I can’t imagine how many times I’ve found myself huddled under a tree or beneath a shed with friends during a rain delay. As much as I hate to come off the course, I still enjoy the chance to catch up with my pals when there is nowhere else to go. While the water falls from the heavens we find time for jokes and country club gossip. There is chatter about those with generous handicaps, opinions on the state of the course, and lots of talk about the shenanigans we all get into together. The rain pounds the ground around us and the runoff sheets over the fairways we are escaping but under our makeshift shelter is an enjoyable environment. Belly laughs and the sound of beers opening is a perfect accompaniment to the beats of a southern thunderstorm. We check the radar, but despite seeing shades of green and red on the screen all around us there is no rush to go in. Why head for home when we can hide from the world right here a bit longer? The golf course is a great place to be stranded in a downpour. Nobody is in a hurry to break the huddle.
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