January has been a virtual wipe-out for golf in Northern California. The region has been doused with significant rainfall and now courses have had to close. Good for our region (save the flooding, road damage and power outages) to alleviate the severe drought conditions of the past six years. We’ve also escaped the treacherous and more damaging weather that has impacted the rest of the country with more serious consequences than ours.
I was able to play in England this past Monday at Wheat Hill Golf Club, a local club in Somerset, England. The course was a bit soggy from the rains of the previous weekend there and prevented us from trekking to the coast for some links golf at Sauton. Next big event here is the AT&T Pro-AM on the Monterrey Peninsula in the first week of February. Hopefully things will dry out by then.