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For some people Labor Day signals the end of summer, while Memorial Day, for many others is the start of is. To put it politely, the winter of 2010 was miserable. Memorial Day began as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the civil war, By the early 20th century, it was an occasion for more p4general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 (since 1911) and the Coca-Cola 600 (since 1960) auto races
Despite gasoline prices above $4 per gallon in many regions of the US (other countries would love to trade prices) and even thought a slight decline is anticipated in automobile travel, nearly 35 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend. AAA projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during this Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight increase of 0.2 percent – or 100,000 travelers – from the 34.8 million people who traveled one year ago. Given the rugged winter that has finally passed, there are plenty of Americans eager to revisit the outdoors as well as some of the favorite activities and golf just might be one of them.
The PGA Tour has been in full swing ever since the calendar turned to 2011. This week’s stop is the HP Byron Nelson Championship outside of Dallas, TX. While the pros have a game every week, that isn’t always the case for everyone else. This Memorial Day weekend, however, is the time when recreational players finally have a chance to tee it up and the rest of summer to get as many rounds in they can afford.
The economy has been an obstacle for some time, but there are some silver linings. For example, tee times in general are more available and accessible through electronic services that offer a golf course directory through out the country that anyone can access for booking a time regardless of where they live or plan to travel to even this weekend. In some instances golf courses have lowered their rates to compensate. Now that its summer, recreational players have more options available to choose from and finally the weather looks like it wants to cooperate. Enjoy the long weekend as well as the sun and fun.