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Golf is a gift worth giving

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIf you ever have the opportunity to stay and play golf on Maui, I strongly urge you to check out THE PGA golf professional that epitomizes the term “generous soul” – PGA golf professional, David Havens – founder of The Haven’s Experience at Maui Nui golf course. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

My Ka’anapali Royal Golf Course playlist

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAlthough I grew up playing lots of different sports, none have kept my loyalty as long as golf has.  Sure, I’ve had my share of moments wondering why I play this infuriating game, but when  I think about life without it, I’m reminded why I love it so much even if it doesn’t always love me back. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Birdies, Eagles and Bears – Oh My!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThe golf season is almost over, but for me, it’s just beginning.  I have only played 8 rounds of golf in 10 months – I know…it’s shameful!  But this weekend, I was fortunate to play The Rock – a Nick Faldo design up in the Muskokas.  My golf guy and I had a blast playing the best and worst golf ... Read More »

Guest Post: Rio welcomes golf back into the Olympics [infographic]

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAt long last, Golf is making a heroic comeback at this years Rio Olympic Games. It’s hard to believe that the “game” is proving itself to be a real sport after 112 years of debate.  Well now that is over and we’re excited to see who will end Margaret Abbott’s 116 year reign as the Women’s Olympic Golf Champion! You may have ... Read More »

Opposites in Golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailWhen it comes to golf, I love a good laugh.  Because if I didn’t laugh, I wouldn’t be golfing at all. It may be the greatest game in the world, but it’s also the most infuriating.  For every good shot, there are 5 “opposites” just waiting to steal all my glory.   FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Is the Internet Killing Golf or is it Digital Darwinism?

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailLast month I read a very interesting post from Rory Hughes called The Internet is Killing Golf.  Originally published in Golf Chicago Magazine, the article is well written and presents a compelling argument. But after working in industries that have  been digitally disrupted, I have come to realize that the problem with golf is not the Internet, it’s Digital Darwinism. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Falling in and out of love with golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailHave you ever been so in love with someone/something that you can’t imagine living without them/it?  That happened to me in 2007 when I fell in love with golf. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone/something and can’t imagine ever living with them/it again?  That’s what happened to me in 2015 when I fell out of love with ... Read More »

Ka’anapali’s Legendary Tommy Tang’s Journey

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailGolf – it’s so much more than just a game.  So as much as I love it for its challenges and rare rewards what makes it extra special for me are the extraordinary people I meet on the fairways. When my golfguy and I made our annual escape to paradise this fall, I was reminded once again of this reality ... Read More »

Guest Post: Royal and Ancient and Still Ahead of the Times

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThe first time I set foot on a golf course this season was in Howth, Ireland, a stunning example of seaside “suburbia” in County Dublin. With a volcano view in the distance beyond miles of blue sky and water, it was the hilltop setting that first blew me away. But it didn’t take long for my focus to turn to ... Read More »

Golfing for nothing – Let the kids play free!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailI’ve developed of a bit of a reputation for beating up on some golf courses for not recognizing their responsibility in growing the game of golf.  Not all golf courses are delinquent but we still have a long way to go in North America. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »