Monday, December 18, 2017

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CameronBurechails2016 270This weekend marks another very special weekend for most Canadians. It’s Thanksgiving and time to slow down for a few days, get together with family, friends, and loved ones.

Many of us will be 'forced' to sit around the fire, relax, and watch sports this weekend. The question is, which sport do you want to watch? Baseball, hockey, and football are all on this weekend, so you might want to get your hands on the remote.

Thanksgiving means a number of things to me. First, it means appreciating what we have, rather than worrying about what we don’t have. Thanksgiving means not taking people and material things for granted. Thanksgiving means being with family and friends. It’s time to stop rushing around, if only for a few days, and to enjoy all that we have and have worked so hard for this year. Yes, it is time to 'crowd into the kitchen', pitch in and help to make the traditional turkey dinner even though we might have some issues with other members of the 'kitchen staff'.

Finally, Thanksgiving is that one time of the year to give thanks to those people that have helped us and our families over the course of the year.

It was a great year in golf for the Georgian Bay Golf Academy. I worked with so many great people this summer that were so enthusiastic to learn the game of golf. I can only hope that everyone enjoyed working on their games as much as I enjoyed teaching them.

Thank you to Mary and Ivan Alderdice at the Meaford Golf Club. Your staff are excellent, and your members are always supportive of the many instructional programs and charitable events that we run every year. Thanks also to Errol Smith and all of his staff at Batteaux Creek. I enjoyed my first season at the club and I look forward to working with all of the members in 2018.

Thanks also to Stephen Vance and the staff at The Meaford Independent. It was great to work with you again this year and I hope that your readers enjoyed my articles this season. Stephen, thanks also for helping to support our Drive Fore Teens fundraiser. We were able to raise over $9,000 this summer to help fund our annual winter Safe Driving program for local teens, which will take place in Thornbury in February of 2018.

Last and not certainly least, I would like to thank all of my clients this season for participating in all of the various instructional programs at the Georgian Bay Golf Academy.

Finally, I would like to thank my wife Lisa for all her patience this year and promise that this fall and winter I will be home more often for dinner.

To everyone, have a great Thanksgiving weekend and a wonderful winter season.

Keep healthy, keep active, and remember to stay in shape this winter. The 2018 season will be here before you know it!

Cameron Burechails (Teaching Professional), The Georgian Bay Golf Academy at Meaford Golf Club (705)441-0865, baygolfacademy@bell.net or www.meafordgolf.com.


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