As some of you are making your tee times in December and playing in short-sleeve golf shirts, enjoy it! Some of us are not that lucky, due to poor winter weather conditions where we live. A few weeks ago, I was invited to play indoor golf with some friends. At first I thought it would be a waste of time – and money. To my surprise, it was a lot of fun. The technology that the company invested in was very accurate. To hit drivers, long irons and wedges while there is snow on the ground was pretty cool. I will say that one of the members in our group commented that it was “just not real golf,” and it was a waste of money. To me, if you are able to make some good swings without wearing layer upon layer of winter clothes and remain in a groove from fall to spring golf, there is nothing wrong. Are you playing in wind or playing out of bad lies? Of course not. However, when you look at your options, I think indoor golf is a great solution. After visiting with the owner, he mentioned that he hoped business would pick up. I pitched an idea about bringing students to his facilities for lessons during his slow times and give him a cut of the action. He hadn’t thought about hosting a teaching professional to give lessons and loved the idea. It’s been a nice bump to both our wallets and keeps me swinging the clubs a little. Next time you’re driving by an indoor golf facility, stop in and chat with the owner. It might just be a great new business opportunity for you to make it through the cold, winter time blues.