On Christmas Day, my family and I went to visit my in-laws who live in Bridlewood. After our Christmas celebrations were over, I decided to go for an afternoon run.
Noticing that the golf course was closed, I decided to do my run through the course. Anyone who runs knows that this is a rare opportunity to get to run on a beautiful course without the threat of being hit by errant golf balls.
No sooner had I started, a gentlemen in a golf cart came speeding up to me wanting to know what I was doing. I graciously explained that I was out for a run on the course. I was then told to leave the course and that I wasn’t welcome to run there. I was totally stunned. Why would a course care that someone was running there on a day the course was closed I asked? I got no response other than I was to immediately leave the premises. I complied and turned and headed back.
As I was leaving I noticed another cart that was also out patrolling the course. I was amazed that Bridlewood GC was paying at least two people to spend their Christmas Day driving around to make sure no one stepped foot on the course. Especially since it was still cold and there was some snow still on the fairways.
Instead of acting like an Ogre on Christmas Day, why not make it your gift back to the community and allow anyone that would like to play golf or run to do so without worrying about being thrown off the course. BRING BACK THE CHRISTMAS CHEER BRIDLEWOOD GC!