Since I left Sahalee roughly eight years ago, I’ve been reluctant to join another country club. Although I eat, breath and drink golf, country clubs cost a lot of dough and I can’t say I feel uncomfortable at the blue-collar confines of West Seattle Golf Course.
But five-hour rounds have worn on me over the years and with kids, I really couldn’t justify the 6-7 hour commitment to hit the links any more than once a week. I was beginning to think it was time to either join another club or put my clubs on the shelf for the next several years.
The latter wasn’t going to happen.
So it was with great pleasure that I learned upon returning from New York that the family Jenkins was accepted for membership at Sand Point Country Club. Membership was at what I’m told was an all-time low, so I decided to take the plunge. At SPCC I’ll be able to play a 18 holes door to door in under four hours. On many days the kids will hardly know I was gone. And as they get older they’ll be able to participate in SPCC’s swim team, which I’m told is one of the city’s best.
All this costs money, of course, which isn’t something I’m exactly rolling in right now. On the other hand, we’re only going around once. The clock’s ticking, and I just can’t take many more five-hour rounds.