A Time for Thanks

By Cameron Burechails

This weekend marks another very special weekend for most Canadians. It’s Thanksgiving and time to slow down for a few days, get together with family, friends and loved ones.

Many of us will “be forced” to sit around the fire, relax and watch sports this weekend. The question is, which sport do you want to watch? Baseball, hockey and football are all on this weekend, so you might want to get your hands on the remote.


Thanksgiving means a number of things to me. First it means appreciating what we have, rather than worrying about what we don’t have. Thanksgiving means not taking people and material things for granted.Thanksgiving means being with family and friends. It’s time to stop rushing around, if only for a few days and to enjoy all that we have and have worked so hard for this year. Yes it is time to “crowd into the kitchen”, pitch in and help to make the traditional turkey dinner even though we might have some issues with other members of the “kitchen staff”.

Finally, Thanksgiving is that one time of the year to give thanks to those people that have helped us and our families over the course of the year.

It was a great year in golf for the Georgian Bay Golf Academy. I worked with so many great people this summer that were as so enthusiastic to learn the game of golf. I can only hope that everyone enjoyed working on their games as much as I enjoyed teaching them.

Thanks you to Mary & Ivan Alderdice at the Meaford Golf Club. Your staff are excellent, and your members are always supportive of the many instructional programs and charitable events that we run every year. Thanks also to Errol Smith and his wonderful staff at Batteaux Creek. I enjoyed working with all the members and look forward to helping everyone at the club improve their game in 2018.

Thanks also to Tim Giilck the editor of the Thornbury Paper. We managed to keep all our printing deadlines over the past 26 weeks. I hope that your readers enjoyed my weekly column and that my golf tips helped them improve their games this season. Tim thanks also for helping support our annual Drive Fore Teens Fundraiser. We were able to raise over $9,000 this summer to help fund our winter safe driving program for local teens in February in Thornbury.

Last and not certainly least, I would like to thank all of my clients this season for participating in all of the various instructional programs at the Georgian Bay Golf Academy.

Finally, I would like to thank my wife Lisa for all her patience this year and promise that this fall and winter I will be home more often for dinner.

To everyone, have a great Thanksgiving weekend and a wonderful winter season.

Keep healthy, keep active and remember to stay in shape this winter.  The 2017 season will be here before you know it!


Cameron Burechails (Teaching Professional)                                                                                  The Georgian Bay Golf Academy


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