Getting Ready For Golf At The 2017 New England Golf Expo

Matt and I  set up a booth at the New England Golf Expo last weekend in Manchester,  NH  –  and the one thing I can say about Golfers in the Northeast  –  they’re a hearty bunch of people!   Hundreds came out despite blizzard warnings to build excitement for a new season on the course.

16684101_10210013693992703_4568939098546775837_n

Matt and Teresa at the New England Golf Expo, 2017. 

I had a great time going around to all the booths,  meeting new people,  checking out golf courses and equipment,  and trying out the simulators.  As I moved around the Expo center,  I came across the smiling face of Sharon May.

13087878_1176294789048305_6233959668503208512_n

Sharon May from “Discovering Uncle Joe” Photo Credit: Sharon May

The first thing I noticed was her dress.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  It.  Was.  Fabulous!  And then I noticed her exhibit.

Her booth was called,  “Discovering Uncle Joe”,   and it was all about the golf escapades of her real-life Uncle Joe.

16386944_1421087644569017_2667562737803695359_n
  Dean Martin at Pebble Beach Golf Course. Photo Credit: Joe D’Angelo and Sharon May

Uncle Joe must have been quite a character!  He worked for the Post Office,  invented the zip code,  and travelled the world playing golf  –  with famous golfers,  celebrities,  and even the President.

Sharon shared a bit of history with me about her Uncle’s collection as we chatted at her booth.  He was a photographer who hobnobbed around on golf courses with Frank Sinatra,  Bob Hope,  Dean Martin,  and the rest of the Rat Pack.  She had incredible photographs,  old score cards,  playbills from tournaments…  you name it!

It was a fascinating look at the history of golf from the unique perspective of a regular guy who simply loved the game.

Talking to Sharon about her uncle and his experiences in the Golf world made me super excited about getting back on the course this Spring!   I can’t wait to dust off my clubs and keep working on my swing.

I also can’t wait to check back in with Sharon to see what her Uncle Joe will be discovering next!

In the mean time,  and to hold me over until the snow melts,  I’ll be blogging about last year  (my first year as a golfer)  while checking out some of the golf simulators at local area courses.

Stay Tuned!  The 2017 Golf Season is just getting started!

16711512_1431504890193959_3006564865926465835_n

2017 New England Golf Expo Photo Collage:  Photo Credit: Sharon May

If you live in the Greater Manchester or Seacoast area of New Hampshire, check out

Matt’s Discount Lesson Packages and Year Round Membership Programs.

It’s golf for people on a budget. 

Affordablegolflessons.net

Making Golf Affordable for Everyone!

Advertisements

One thought on “Getting Ready For Golf At The 2017 New England Golf Expo

  1. Awesome job Sharon May so proud of the best friend’s Kim May little sister. Way to go baby girl!!!! Whoot whoot

    I love you,

    Laura Pappacoda (Mejia)

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s