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Golf From Paradise to Paris

As I watched the PGA Tour wind down 2012, it has never been clearer to me that unlike most other sports, golf is a nomad’s game.  Every week players travel around the globe to engage in competition with an international field that seems to live out of suitcases.  One week they’re dodging baboons in the Serengeti; the next they are ... Read More »

“A Hui Hou” Ka’anapali!

Everyone who knows me knows I am in love with Maui.  The “Valley Isle” combines the best of modern conveniences with the serenity and beauty of a tropical beach paradise.  And as far as the weather is concerned…let’s just say that the most boring job in the world must be being the weatherman on Maui – every day is the ... Read More »

Maui…Where the fairways are alive with the sound of…

Birdies Bugs Bees Bunnies Beauties AND . . . Groucho Marx!? STOP THE FORWARD PRESSES! I thought I was playing in the Golf Fore Gals (GFG) 5th Annual Maui Ladies Classic Golf Tournament?  Wahines… have you never heard of… “Proper” Dress Code? Well, it seems that clothing contraventions weren’t the only detours from golf’s honored traditions.  The Rule Book conveniently ... Read More »

Great Gobbling Golf!

It’s almost Turkey Time and golfers are already getting in the “plucking spirit”. Last week the ladies of Ka’anapali Resort invited all golfgals on the island (locals and tourists), to enjoy a friendly round of gobbling golf to celebrate and give thanks for all that we have. It was a great gift for all visitors like me who only had ... Read More »

Kicking “Aces” in Ka’anapali

Monday, November 12, 2012 — the official statutory holiday in Canada for remembering and giving thanks to those brave men and women who fight for our freedoms and safety.  As an army brat, Remembrance Day brings back fond memories of times with my dad, a veteran of two wars, a career soldier and avid golfer. He taught me how to ... Read More »

Golf isn’t hard – it’s just terrifying

Have you ever stood over a 3-foot putt for birdie and had your hands shake so bad that you thought you’d drop the club? Have you ever experienced the Fear Uncertainty and Doubt that comes the moment you realize you are facing the hardest shot in golf – the one right after a sh__k! Do you wonder if you’ll ever ... Read More »

Thank Heaven for Golf!

Fall in Canada always sneaks up on me and I’m never ready for it.  It spells the end of summer and the beginning of 9 months of rain up here in Vangroovy, BC.   Sigh… But this past weekend we got lucky because the forecast called for rain, but instead we had 2 days of perfect golf weather. As I ... Read More »

My Ryder Cup Dream Teams

The Ryder Cup is finally here!  Woohoo!  The best golf event in the world kicked off at 8 AM EST with two pull/hooks from veteran players, McDowell and Furyk.  No harm was done as McIlroy and Snedeker came to their rescue, but it was great to see that these guys may be good, but they are also human. 🙂 I ... Read More »

The 5 P’s of Ryder Cup Fever

As a marketing consultant I am always referring to the 5 P’s of a good marketing plan/campaign in my work: Product, Price, Place, Promotion and People. But when Ryder Cup Fever hits me as strongly as it has this year, I’m thinking more about these 5 P’s: Passion Pride/Patriotism Players Pairings Pressure Passion Is there any event in golf that ... Read More »

Getting ahead of yourself in golf is a hazard to your game.

There’s an old saying that “Practice Makes Perfect”, but we know that is just not true.  “Practice Makes Permanent” which is why our golf games are chocked full of bad habits. One of my worst habits is looking up too soon.  Instead of keeping my eyes down as I swing through, I very often take a peek and pay for ... Read More »