Almost as quickly as one golf season ends, another begins.

Just 18 days separate the 2012-13 and 2013-14 PGA Tour seasons, which means if you blink - you miss it!

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Henrik Stenson of Sweden is presented the TOUR Championship trophy by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem following the final round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 22, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The 2012-13 season ended with Henrik Stenson's win at the Tour Championship in Atlanta last month.  He walked away with a $10 million paycheck.

4 Deep Golf Blog's Joel Harrington says it was a fitting end to the season:

DUBLIN, OH - OCTOBER 06: U.S. Team members (back row, L-R) Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Hunter Mahan (front row, L-R) Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Fred Couples, Jack Nicklaus, Bill Haas, Davis Love III and Jay Haas pose for pictures after the U.S. Team defeated the International Team 18.5 to 15.5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club on October 6, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

During that tiny break between seasons, some of the best golfers in the world squeezed in the President's Cup in Ohio, with the U.S. winning 18 1/2 to 15 1/2.

Overall a good showing for the Fred Couples captained American squad, which featured Tiger Woods going 4-1 in his matches:

And just like that, golf is back.

The Open tees off this week, and with it, a new PGA Tour season is underway.  But with the new season upon us so soon, many of the top players are skipping the first six weeks of the schedule:

Dakota Dunes

There is a definite end to the golf season in South Dakota, and it comes this weekend with the South Dakota Golf Association's Mid-Amateur Tournament at Dakota Dunes:

So with a few months of not being able to get out on the golf course staring us in the face, what can we do golf-wise this off-season in the upper Midwest?