New Project: Stay Work Play

Writing for Stay Work Play, the New Hampshire non-profit to encourage 20 and 30-somethings to make the state their home, is really a perfect fit for me. I’m one of those people who jumps at the chance to provide a lost tourist with directions or recommend a good lunch spot off the beaten path. Stay Work Play give me the opportunity to exercise that concierge part of my personality on a much larger stage.

Stay Work Play is about all three — living in New Hampshire working here and the fun stuff to do after work. I’ve got the “play” part down; that’s easy. But I’ve also got a few work and living related blog posts cooking as well. Please check out Stay Work Play and the many other great writers they have from around the state for them. This is my latest post, and yes, golf lessons went quite well yesterday, despite the heat.

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Back in the game

For most people I know, golf is little more than the game the characters play in the movie Caddyshack. I grew up in a family that played golf, and therefor were constantly attempting to instill an appreciation for the game. My dad played and my grandfather was a pro golf instructor. I watched plenty of tournaments and drove the cart for my dad a few times, but never really took much interest in the game until I moved home from college.

My first job after I moved back to New Hampshire after college, or really the job I took while looking for a “real” job, was as a bartender in a golfer hangout. I worked the Sunday afternoon shift, which in the warmer months meant golfers started trickling in from the links around noon and continued in at a steady stream until dusk. One of the most common questions these patrons would ask me is, “Do you play?” After a while, I got tired of saying no and figured I’d give it a shot. It had to be kind of fun if all these people were doing it, right?

Read more at stayworkplay.org.

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