A Season and a Reason for Gratitude!


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. And when it comes to how much we – the luckiest people on Earth – have to be grateful about, the list goes on and on.


There are those self proclaimed “adults” who rue Thanksgiving and the oncoming Holiday Season because they worry about the hustle and bustle being too stressful.  I’m not one of those people and I hope you aren’t one of them either. If you ARE there’s a support group for you. Can any perpetual worriers honestly attest to the fact that their endemic fretting ever actually DID anything other than waste precious moments and add to their all-too-furrowed brows? The Holidays truly should be laughter ringing through the rafters and all other manner of joy.


And to prevent you from a “lack-o-fun intervention”, our marvelous management and staff have once again managed to “haul out the holly” with a stunning series of events that are OPEN to all Association members and their guests. Talk about something to be grateful for!


On Thanksgiving morning, while the dew is still fresh on the fairways, our inside golf staff and outside service professionals will match up for the 814th Annual Victor Mature Classic. I might NEVER truly know when my Thanksgiving turkey will be fully cooked, or if this year the whipped cream will finally congeal, or alas whether to call it “stuffing” or “dressing”, but THIS I KNOW to be true: The Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot at the Club is the most uplifting gift you can bequeath to yourself to herald the Holiday Season. In fact, second to having a dog lick your face it is the world best anti-depressant! Really! And instead of going into the fine details, just look back on the last 15 years of DIVOT articles I have written about this whimsical, wonderful morn’. Basically I have expended all my questionable wit and undeniable bubbly effervescence in those past articles and they are well worth revisiting .  Better yet, suspend your adult-like determination to wring your hands and work yourself into a lather on Thanksgiving –come out this year to see for yourself!


Later in the day families can gather again at the Club for a lavish buffet!  Reservations sell out fast so be sure to call soon and save your spot!


The Christmas Tree Lighting is the following Saturday evening with festive music, food, fun and even a possible reindeer sighting! It’s always a lovely time to savor the sights and sounds of the Holidays amidst a glow of shining, smiling faces.


Then on Tuesday, November 28 our fine Club will host the Holiday Gift Boutique offering a bevy of ideas for giving and entertaining! It will save you having to fight the lines at the malls, and there wil be specialty cocktails to boot!


So see? Nothing to worry about. We’ve got your Season set.  All you need to do is set your minds to remembering back to when the Holidays were nothing but pure bliss.  Because indeed they are at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club!


As a wise philosopher once said:

“What if today we were grateful for everything?”

Charlie Brown


Janet Lawless Christ

“Be the Best. Do the Most.”