Gratitude (1): Friends for Life

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

Gratitude:  Friends for Life

Many of you know that I'm a golfer, and have played my whole life.  After college I came west to play on the mini-tour. Over the course of 6-7 years I met and played Kathy Schowegolf with many wonderful women.  We travelled together, practiced, competed against each other, and cheered each other on.  The life was not glamorous- it could be grueling on the road for months, and remember... this was back before cell phones and the internet.  We would play 20+ tournaments and be away from home most all of that time; Players West, Futures Tour, some went to Australia and Asia.

When you spend so much time together there is a bond unlike even school friendships.  We helped each other thru life challenges beyond golf.  We were there for each other. Kind of like a sorority of golfers! Several of our buddies went on to play the LPGA, some chose marriage and motherhood, others followed careers in teaching or opportunities outside of golf.  

I am grateful that I had the luck or fore site to settle in and make the Palm Springs area my home-- because so many of my golfer girlfriends did the same.  After tour life many of us got jobs here or settled down and married.  It is such a golf centric and beautiful place to live, with incredible weather most of the year.  

We are fortunate to be able to get together and spend some time together, tell stories, laugh, and remain friends after all these years.  For this I am grateful.  The friendships I made many years ago remain and will continue as we get older.  We even play some golf together when we can!  How cool is that!? 



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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comments (11)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and friends are so great to have around and share stories with and meals with, the more I am around my old college roommates, the more I laugh.


Nov 07, 2023 08:31 AM
Kathy Schowe

Will Hamm ,  There is just something about old friends.. They are good for the soul!  Have a great week!  Kathy

Nov 07, 2023 10:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Kathy... to answer your question... it's all very cool! So nice to have good friends close by as we get older... in so many cases it's just the opposite.

PS Loved all your photos.

Nov 07, 2023 01:26 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker - I am blessed!  Have a great week!  Kathy

Nov 07, 2023 02:04 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Those are the memoires that stay with us forever and when the friends are around, you get to make new memories

Nov 07, 2023 04:55 PM
Kathy Schowe

That's a great way to think about it!  K

Nov 07, 2023 09:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathy- I agree with you. it's fun making new friends but there is something about old friends that will always hold a special place in our hearts. You are very blessed to have these friends. 

Nov 07, 2023 07:14 PM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you Kathy Streib - I sure am!  Kathy

Nov 07, 2023 09:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

OH WOW! I never knew that story, Kathy! What a life that I'm sure we all believe to be more glamorous than it was - as you said, grueling! I love where you landed and how cool is it that you all remain friends and still play some golf together. That bond will never be broken. Basketball & volleyball teammates from high school & college are still friends - there is something to be said about giving your all to a team and always having each others backs...even after all these years!

Fantastic photos - love your smile too! Thank you so much for sharing this with us and participating in this month's challenge.

Nov 07, 2023 08:51 PM
Kathy Schowe

Debe Maxwell, CRS Thank you for creating this challenge- I love it!  Kathy

Nov 07, 2023 09:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Schowe  I loved your post and yes I knew you were an obsessive compulsive golfer:) now with that said loved that the friendships developed pre internet, pre cell phones:) on a side note maybe you and Carol Williams  should get together, I hear she has the same disease Golfing:)Endre

Nov 07, 2023 10:19 PM
Kathy Schowe

When it comes to golf ... there are lots of us with this disease!  K

Nov 08, 2023 07:32 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Friendships like that should definitely be treasured!  I used to play a lot of golf and even went on many golf trips but I have not picked up a club for probably 10-15 years.  Perhaps I will take it up again in retirement, haha.

Nov 08, 2023 04:18 AM
Kathy Schowe

You should dust off your clubs and play again!  It's like riding a bike!  K

Nov 08, 2023 07:32 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I knew you were a golfer but didn't know your story! How cool is that!! I can see why you and your "tribe" are still such good friends. Your photos tell the story of these great relationships, you truly are blessed! A wonderful entry into the November Challenge!

Nov 09, 2023 07:59 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX - have a great rest of your week!  K

Nov 09, 2023 11:26 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial Realty Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Happy moments in time Kathy Schowe thanks for sharing your snapshots with us here in the Rain😎

Nov 09, 2023 08:03 AM
Kathy Schowe

Thanks for stopping by Eileen Burns 954.483.3912 !

Nov 09, 2023 11:26 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

ActiveRain Member Support -- once again, my most recent posts are not registering short url clicks.  I  know many of them have been clicked and read via my facebook and instagram postings.  Why aren't they showing up in stats?  Please help!

Nov 10, 2023 08:14 AM
ActiveRain Member Support

Kathy, I just tested your last two posts and the short URLS worked and recorded a click on your Stats.  Maybe there's some change on the Facebook or Instagram side of the house that prevents the clicks being recorded on the ActiveRain side.

Nov 11, 2023 01:36 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Schowe - What a blessed friendship you girls have had over many beautful years. Friendship like yours, touring with your golf sisters must have been exciting, exhausing, and fun! 

Not only are you a good writer, I would bet you could have a sitcom on television that would be a thousand times better than the "Golden Girls," and theirs was really good!

Nov 30, 2023 04:27 PM