It’s been some time since I’ve posted anything, and for good reason: I’m a new dad again! On January 29, my wife Kelly and our son, Charlie, and I welcomed our daughter Quinn Caroline to this world.
Life’s been very busy in the Seifert household, but I’m looking forward to getting back to writing golf-related articles for you all soon. I’m also looking forward to featuring interesting contributing writers… More to come on that soon.
We can all be happy Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, but I’m not sure I’m buying it after witnessing a mild holiday season that led to massive snow storms and unbearably cold weather. Actual air temperatures hit -30 degrees while we were in the hospital with Quinn, and the wind chill dipped to 60-below! It was bad.
I’m excited for the golf season to get here, though, and look forward to playing more new courses this year. I’m especially hoping to check out and review new (for me) private clubs like the Legend courses, Oconomowoc, Blue Mound and others. With two kids under two I know I’ll have to be selective and strategic about my rounds… Challenge accepted.
I hope you’re all doing well, enjoying the off-season and maybe even getting in some non-Wisconsin bonus golf. There’s a lot to look forward to, that’s for sure. Happy 2019!
4 thoughts on “Welcome, Quinn Caroline!”
Congrats!! We have a daughter that’s about Charlie’s age but no thoughts on adding just yet! Looking forward to getting some golf in now that she is a little more independent. How do you try to get on the private courses? Through connections or reciprocals form another club? Questing to play Blue Mound this year to see the Raynor design in person. Prodding some clients to bring me along this summer!
Thank you, Kale! Fatherhood’s amazing huh? Have you seen your golf rounds plummet the way I have?
I used to send emails to folks at private clubs to set things up (usually Directors of Golf or Head PGA Pros), then follow up with a phone call if I didn’t hear back in a few days.
I still do that with out-of-state requests, but have been fortunate to make friends at quite a few area clubs who I already struggle to get out with.
Reciprocity helps when contacts at the club aren’t responsive, but if it’s not a direct reciprocity situation it can get really pricy (we’re looking at 2 under 2 in day care, so yeah..).
Here’s a good article on the subject from Sean Ogle of Breaking 80. He does an awesome job with his site and gets on everywhere.
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Thank you, Al!