I can see it now. I really can.
I didn't realize how much fun golf was until I had cataract surgery a few weeks ago. Surgery corrected my left eye on March 20. One week later, I had surgery on my right eye.
"Texas" Terry Stuart and I played 18 holes at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club after my last follow-up doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I couldn't believe the difference.
Pausing before I hit my first tee shot, I laughed and said, "I can actually see dimples on the golf ball. I can tell the difference between the fairway and the rough. Shucks, I can see the flag waving in the sun on the green some 500 yards away."
I have always enjoyed golf, but certainly see it in a new light now. Colors are so much more vivid, too.
Yup, it's going to be a great season regardless how well I shoot!
GREAT DEAL ON TITLEIST GOLF BALLS: Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse is offering a super deal on Titleist ProV golf balls.
Purchase three dozen Titleist ProV balls and receive a dozen free. It's a great way to stock up for the season and save money at the same time. You can also get them personalized for free. The offer ends on Easter Sunday.
Oh, by the way. If you are going to play golf at Forest Hills at least three times this year, you should buy a Players Club Membership for only $25 for the entire season. I have taken advantage of the program ever since it's been offered. It's definitely worth it.
You save on green fees, cart fees and receive Players Club Member only specials saving you even more.
Another option for saving money on your golf rounds is a 10 play punch card. Punch cards are available for both 9 and 18 hole rounds.
For more information, call 608-779-4653.
GOLF SCHEDULE GROWS: Our golf schedule, the most comprehensive schedule published in the Greater La Crosse Area, continues to grow.
With more than 100 events scheduled so far, the list will only grow larger as more courses open and more tournaments finalized.
Here are a few events that came in this week:
* FRIDAY, MAY 26: Annual Citizen Advocacy golf outing at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI; Contact 608-799-4077.
* WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7: R. Scott Bjorge CPC Memorial Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek on Inalaska, WI; Contact golf.cpcprintpromo.com.
* WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9: Annual University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Alumni and Friends golf outing at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska, WI; Contact 608-785-8489.
* SUNDAY, AUG. 13: Annual Harold and Linda Wilber big cup scramble at Trempealeau Mountain Golf Club in Trempealeau, WI; Contact 608-534-7417.
Be sure to check out our golf schedule on a regular basis.