March 6, 2017
Health benefits associated with playing golf are widely recognized by golfers, especially as we get older and look for lower impact forms of exercise. After walking 18 holes last fall I checked my smartphone to see if it recorded how far I had walked. It showed that I had walked over six miles. The scorecard says the course is 6400 yards, which equates to 3.6 miles, and the number of strokes it recorded accounted for much of the additional ground I covered that day.
While playing golf provides numerous health benefits, we must be careful to protect ourselves from a particularly dangerous hazard...Lyme Disease. Last winter I started working on a Lyme Disease Education and Prevention project, and I will be forwarding the information and recommendations to the membership in order to help prepare them for the coming golf season.
I recently saw a post on Twitter indicating that 2017 looks like Lyme Disease infection rates could be on the rise. Here is a link to an article on NPR that explains a few reasons that we should be extra diligent this year.
In the coming weeks I will provide additional resources that will help us protect ourselves, our pets, and our properties. Keep checking this site for a variety of information that we hope helps you enjoy your time at Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club.