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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 »

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 »

Interview with Altered Course Contestants – The Canadian Ninjas

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailThe last time I caught up with Kelowna, B.C.’s Kyla Inaba, she was captain of the Thunderbirds golf team at the University of British Columbia and seriously considering a future in professional golf. Fast-forward a few years and the 28-year-old has not only made up her mind, she also made it onto Golf Channel’s latest reality competition, Altered Course. FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Ka’anapali Kicks It Up Another Notch in Paradise!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailDiversification has been the mantra of financial advisers since the dawn of the stock exchange and for good reason. Putting all of one’s eggs into one basket is a high-risk game in personal wealth management as well as in many businesses.  Unfortunately for the golf industry, it hasn’t jumped on the diversification gravy train and is suffering the consequences.   FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Playing it Forward

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailMost of us were introduced to the game of golf by someone who was inspired to share their passion—whether it was a great teaching pro, an encouraging family member, or a dear friend who promised, “No seriously, it will be fun!” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »