Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Friday, May 27, 2011

Golfing In Puerto Peñasco!


-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

I wonder how many people throughout Mexico, Canada and the USA know that right here in tropical (well, almost) Puerto Peñasco we have some pretty darn good golfing available to the novice and Pros alike?

Probably not that many in terms of the millions of people who live in the region, but with the recent ‘team’ of amateurs from the U.S. and Mexico competing in the first Ryder Cup-style tournament at the Peninsula De Cortes Golf Course-- and with a little help from promoters’ of Puerto Peñasco-- maybe the word will start to spread that we have much more to offer than just our ‘good looks’, so to speak!


I personally haven’t golfed in many years but seem to be getting the urge again and those who do like to play occasionally couldn’t go wrong by coming down to ‘play the links’ here next to the beautiful Sea of Cortez!

Then, after a good game they can come into town, hit the 19th hole, have some great Mexican food, do a little shopping and then maybe take a stroll down our wonderful beaches and take in the fresh night air and connect (more) with nature!


And now that I think about it-- and the fact that golf is a very popular activity that happens to also be healthy for participants who like to get ‘out-and-about’-- I want to remind everyone who’s never played before of one simple thing when it comes to golfing…

That ‘thing’ is that although there is a serious side to the game such as (e.g.) the PGA, etc., the vast majority of golfers are just regular folk who like to have fun with their friends and loved ones and come out for just the pure enjoyment of ‘playing’ (like kids again) and the outdoor life!]

And I have a suggestion, too, for all you business owners trying to close that next big deal somewhere in Mexico, Canada or the USA. Bring (or send) your ‘prospects’ down here, get ‘em a nice place to stay and toss in a few rounds of golf for free and then when you close that deal and are laughing all the way to the bank remember kindly that that Puerto Peñasco helped out a little, too...

A Gypsy can always dream!

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!

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