Another year has quickly passed and 2019 is upon us. And with it brings many changes to the game of golf. Most notably, the USGA, in a attempt to improve pace of play and fairness, made interesting and significant changes to the Rules of Golf. These changes are now fairly well known and have been discussed, dissected and implemented throughout the world. To me, it is an example of that organization trying to better the game for all. Here at the Columbus District Golf Association, our mission is to grow the game and to boost the enjoyment and interest of our members. For those of you that don’t know, the CDGA has expanded. We have added public golf courses and players, and have merged with the Women’s CDGA. Through that expansion, and by partnering with the Ohio Golf Association, we have the ability to reach considerably more golfers than any time in the past. We will do this in a variety of ways, including, but not exclusively, through tournaments, education and promotion. We have a full schedule of tournaments available to men, women, juniors and golfers of all abilities. With the assistance of the OGA, we will host a number of seminars that will fully explain the changes to the rules. Please, do not hesitate to visit our website at www.cdgagolf.org to see that tournament schedule and to learn more about our organization. Rest assured, the CDGA will continue to do what it can to assist its members and better the golf experience.
It is, without a doubt, an exciting and important time. But there are some problems. Participation is one, which is noticeably declining, but the CDGA, and similar organizations, will continue to do their best to ensure the longevity and enjoyment of this wonderful game. But we cannot do it alone. Ideas, involvement and even criticism can be helpful. Together, we will keep this thing going.
Have a great 2019,
Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club