I got to work about 7:30 a.m. our time and about 8, we turned the TV on and saw what was happening in Ottawa on Wednesday.
I have complete respect and admiration for all soldiers.
Flying through the U.S. to play tournaments, you see a lot of service men and women at airports, particularly in the hubs, and when people walk up to them and say thank you, you get a chill, which makes what happened Wednesday so tough on Canadians. I think we all feel that way.
On Tuesday night, we had a big storm come through, so the golf course was a mess, no trees down, but a lot of clean-up to do and it was pretty wet, so there weren’t a lot of golfers going out.
We lost about half the power in the buildings, but phones and TVs were working, even though the kitchen was closed. There weren’t a lot of people around, but the ones who were kept coming down to the shop and watching the news and talking about was going on. It went in waves.
Usually, it’s a senior crowd in the morning and a lot of them have served in the military and you could see what happened in Ottawa was pulling at their heartstrings because they understood.
The greens crew was working hard out of necessity and the office was busy dealing with the aftermath of the storm, so that kept them occupied, but a lot of people were keeping an eye on the news.
I remember when 9/11 happened, but this happened right here at home and it had a dramatic effect due to social medial and increased television coverage.
You don’t want to jump to conclusions, but you do want to find out who’s responsible. You wonder what the repercussions will be in the near future.