Twenty-twenty. An unprecedented year. What can I say that hasn’t already been said by the news or social media a million times?

Well, to me, 2020 reminds me of what James Earl Jones said, as Terrence Mann in the movie Field of Dreams

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been (GOLF) baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But (GOLF) baseball has marked the time.”

Except I would replace the game of baseball with GOLF. Golf, being the one thing we could rely on and escape by doing, in 2020.

So, stocking the golf shop merchandise and equipment has been extremely busy, as our guests gear up to enjoy the outdoors and escape the pressures from COVID-19, even if it’s for just a few hours a day.

Our vendors, even after shutting down for a couple of weeks or a month, have worked tirelessly to provide their equipment for all the avid and new golfers flooding the courses.

The staff of Gold Mountain has worked the front lines right from the start, adapting to the governor’s rules, keeping themselves and our guests safe, as much as possible.

And I have been moving forward, each day, with the hope that the rest of our local businesses will re-open any day as well.

But for now, I’ll keep bringing in the clubs, equipment, attire, and all the necessities to play this amazing game, rain or shine; keeping all our friends out golfing as much as they can, to find some joy being outdoors and participating in this timeless American past-time, golf.

Suzanne Mehlert
Gold Mountain Merchandiser, 2016-2020

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