PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA | Golfers know the signs of an impending squall.
A collection of range plaques shows some of the professionals who played in the Bahamas Strong Pro-Am. Photo: Sean Fairholm
There’s the blanket of murky gray sky slowly surrounding you, followed by a brief period where the temperature rapidly drops. For some reason it always seems to work out that the wind will come to an eerie halt before nervously shifting to announce the thick sheets of rain in tow.
When the heavy drops rush in and pelt the course, the golfer’s soul is entrenched deeply in two emotions.
The first is the frustration of a round suspended by unplayable conditions, a palpable anger as puddles begin to form on fairways. But because we are golfers, it also means we become amateur meteorologists with eternal optimism. Interrupted golf, even if we are in the midst of a poor performance, suddenly makes us yearn for the remainder of a round. The sudden absence of something we love alters our perspective in a way we didn’t realize was pos...
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