Mindy Schuehrer, Director of Food and Beverage
As a novice golfer with the supreme privilege of working at one of the best golf resorts in the nation I have an advantage over most casual golfers. I have the pleasure of being able to golf at any one of our spectacular courses as often as I can break away from the office. The Tradition course at Treetops North is far and away my favorite. There are several reasons I most enjoy the Tradition. First it is an excellent course for boosting confidence. While the Signature, Fazio, Masterpiece, and Threetops are challenging to say the least, the Tradition is forgiving. It allows the average golfer a chance to improve with each hole and is not as daunting as our other courses. Most golfers whether average or exceptional understand the most difficult aspect of the game is all in the mind. Whether you over think your shot or under think your shot, the mental challenge of golf is the key to a good round or a not so great round. (Is there ever really a bad round? Any day golfing is better than no day of golfing in my opinion.) The Tradition with its wide open fairways and gentle greens is foremost relaxing to look at. Whether you walk or ride, whether you power swing, chip in earnest, or ease in the birdie putt, the Tradition begs you to enjoy. As you move from each hole to the next you can't help but open yourself up to the rolling vistas, gorgeous views, and take that next leap into the wonderful world of golf as therapy. I enjoy the game of golf as respite from the busy world we all live in, the chance to turn off the cell phone, engage my inner athlete, and concentrate on the simplest of things- a ball flying through the air trying to land as close to the cup as possible. It is easy to get caught up in the challenge of golf, man against himself, the inner quest for dominance over a little white ball, thus I try to remember the best advice I have ever received about the game of golf...if you have four good shots in a round you're doing well. I can honestly say the Tradition not only affords me the opportunity to achieve that goal but often I exceed that goal, thus preserving every ounce of golfing self confidence I can. In essence the Tradition makes me a better golfer, therefore the next time I am golfing one of our more challenging courses I am armed with a little more confidence than the last time, improving my odds and sighing every golfer's wish... "the eagle has landed."