By: John P. Napolitano, CFP®, CPA, PFS, MST
If you follow these pages, you know that I am a very average to below average golfer. But for some reason, I enjoy being outside and hitting that little round ball, even if it doesn’t go where I intended it to land.
In 2022, my objective is to play at least once per month in all 12 months. I snuck in one and a half rounds in January, and February looks to be a walk in the park with a round already booked for Friday of this week.
Of course, I’m not in snow covered New England, but in almost sunny and warm Florida. The mercury actually dipped to about 38 degrees last Sunday morning when I teed it up. By tee time, the thermometer had reached a balmy 40, with a peak of 58 by the time we reached 18.
In addition to the round of golf per month, I am also attempting to walk at least 3 miles every day. That’s my way of shaking off the guilt of not having to fire up the snow blower and a feeble attempt to shed some of that holiday pumpkin pie still lingering around my mid-section. So far, so good. Feel free to hold me accountable to this one.
Only time will tell to see if the golf game improves, but like finance, the numbers don’t lie. Standing at an 18.4 handicap index at this moment, we shall see where it is by the first of May.
For those in or coming to southwest Florida, please give me a call. I am working most days while squeezing in about two rounds of golf per week, and I’d love to see you for golf, dinner or just to say hi.