Have you spent time at the Port Townsend Golf Course, a viable local business? Did you ever invite friends to laugh and holler as you hit a bucket of balls, or golf solo for the pleasure of …
Have you spent time at the Port Townsend Golf Course, a viable local business? Did you ever invite friends to laugh and holler as you hit a bucket of balls, or golf solo for the pleasure of walking the earth?
I often spot my neighbor wheeling his golf cart down Lincoln Street to play a round. Please walk the course with a golfer you know, consider trying a round of golf. Maybe you will hit a hole-in-one past the pond to the second hole.
I enjoyed leisurely times golfing with friends and my husband Jim Toyne. He loved coaching golf with Jim Parker, especially happy were the years at State with our daughter and Port Townsend High School girls’ golf team. Sports teach many life skills.
This course is small, not fancy, however, it remains an all-age opportunity and place to share the air, courtesy, and time in nature. What is on your bucket list for Port Townsend?
Lighten up while you still can, the golf course is a business, a fitness, social, and sports location; a community open space treasure, not exclusive, not gone to density. The golf course has its own well water and tested, clean natural pond. Our local dogs have safe play areas.
Consider the golf course as a sweet balance to the every day necessary changes by home owners and speculators who manipulate the landscape of the region for homes, businesses, and personal goals.
The best course of action and use of the land and sea might be resistance to the desire to “please make it perfect here,” better than it is now. Heaven on Earth is a state of mind. It is useful to repurpose, vitalize, and visualize the Lincoln Building, Community Center, Kah Tai Lagoon, Mountain View campus, including the tennis courts. A potter knows the open space is what makes a bowl useful. It is useful to continue to create community.
Thank you to my fellow citizens who love this town and work to support beauty, diversity, and integrity within this place.