Sunday was an absolute perfect weather day and lucky for me I got to spend some time outside with my son, father and stepmother playing in a golf tournament. I haven't played nearly as much as I did last year, but being out there gave me the itch. Luckily, there's a great fall golf season in Lehigh Valley, so I can get out and hack up the links a couple more times yet this year.
This area not only has plenty of great golf courses to choose from, it also has the Lehigh Valley Amateur at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem. This year will be the 73rd year the Lehigh Valley Amateur has taken place. The events start on September 19th and run all week with final rounds on Sunday, September 27th. Hundreds of players, from juniors to seniors, will take to the greens for some of the best-of-the-best Lehigh Valley golf.
I must say that Green Pond Country Club really puts on an awesome show. While I haven’t competed in the actual Lehigh Valley Amateur tournament, I have played on the sponsor’s day. The course is always in immaculate condition with lightning-quick greens, perfectly manicured fairways and some of the thickest rough I’ve ever seen.
My favorite part of the Lehigh Valley Amateur isn’t playing on sponsor’s day though. It's a lot more fun being a spectator and taking in the excitement by following around your favorite golfers. Even though these men and women aren’t professionals, they sure know what they’re doing out there. I learn so much just from watching.
Will you be heading out to watch the Lehigh Valley Amateur or are you taking a chance and playing in it this year?