Courses & TravelMarch 12, 2015

This headline is insensitive and, frankly, a little bit mean

It has been warm in Connecticut the last couple of days. And by warm, I mean high 40s, maybe inching up into the 50s -- not exactly beach weather, but still a break from this bury-your-head-in-your-coat winter.

At lunch at Golf Digest headquarters the other day, we were projecting when we might actually get a chance to play golf. We were looking out the window at the open field out behind the cafeteria, still almost entirely covered with snow. If you craned your neck and looked in a corner, you could see a patch of brown grass no bigger than a manhole cover.

"April," Steve Hennessey said. "Masters week."

That was a solid month away. It still sounded ambitious.

"I don't know," I said. "That sounds early."

Here was the view:

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I hadn't thought about that exchange until this morning, when I came across this headline online.

Warmer Weather Springs Golf Courses To Open Early

What made it even worse was that the story was from website of the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis.

Minnesota!

The story had a video featuring all these pleasantly surprised golfers who said they weren't expecting to play golf this early, but here they were.

I didn't know any of these men, but I can tell you now I don't like them. Especially this guy.

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Perhaps I'll feel differently in April.

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