Thursday, August 10, 2006

Golf Travel: Now What?

OK, I just pulled out to the large suitcase and the Golf Bags to get ready to take our long awaited golf vacation to Palm Springs.  Over the past two weeks I have been researching everything from the latest sunscreen pills you can take to help control the amount of sun your body is exposed to, to where the largest and best martinis are made.  I have dealt with all of the hassles of getting the hotel, airlines and tee times set up.  I even have got the dinner reservations for the evening lined out.  I have even thrown in a business meeting or two just so I can take this time to play a round of Business Golf with my clients and associates who live in Southern California.  So, everything is set, right?


Wrong.  I did not take into account that the Dam Al Qaeda was going to set up a golf outing in Palm Springs and that every flight in the world was checking every passenger for  illegal golf clubs and golf balls that golfers were carrying on board the plane. 


I am kidding. 


The situation with the terrorist alert is no laughing matter and I stand behind everything HLS is doing to protect all of us.  And having seen what happen during the last time the upgraded the security level I an now anticipating what  to expect when we arrive at DFW with our car load of luggage.  The main thing that concerns me are all of the idiots who think the security searches don’t concern them and feel it is a violation of their privacy…


It embarrasses me to watch the news clips of people throwing fits with the security agents over something as stupid as having to confiscate their contact lens solution.  Come On, people….haven’t you heard of lasik…just kidding again, but that is about how absurd some people are with what they think is their civil liberties being violated.  


So, since I am now sitting on the floor in the living room going through my briefcase making sure I do not have any thing that could be considered an explosive devise and putting everything in my checked luggage, I have this to say to those people in the airport security lines in front of me.


When it comes to what terrorist are willing to do to freedom loving people like most Americas, the fuss over contact lens solution is exactly what they are hoping we will do…so FOOL, (now I am not kidding), think of what is going on here and who is effected.  The security lines are not just made for other people, they are made for you also, so, zip it and let’s keep the lines moving.  Let’s get the planes back in the air since that shows the terrorist they are losing the battle.  You can take up your civil liberty violations after you get through the line with who every really cares.


So, NOW I got that off my chest I can go back to thinking about my vacation and the martini’s that are waiting for me in Palm Springs…


Scot Duke,  President of Innovative Business Golf Solutions, provides over 31 years of corporate management experience to helping small businesses improve their marketing strategies. As author of: How To Play Business Golf, Mr. Duke outlines the steps to sucessfully using golf as a business tool.  To learn more about Mr. Duke, IBGS or to purchase How To Play Business Golf visit


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