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Guest Post: SWIG – Starting Women in Golf

In 2 previous blog posts, I looked at some of the issues that could be impacting on the declining participation of women in golf.  As I’ve found out in many years of marriage, women think differently from men, and men shouldn’t automatically assume that what works for them also works for women.  Unfortunately, the golf industry is largely run by ... Read More »

Guest Post: What Turns Women On — To Golf

This is the 2nd of a 3 week series of posts on Women in Golf  by Jim Lee of BC Golf. Probably most women would agree that most men don’t know what turns women on. In my case its (mostly) true, but it depends if you are asking my wife. So I’m going to restrict my comments in this blog to ... Read More »

Guest Post: Where have all the Women Golfers Gone?

This spring a women’s golf club near and dear to my heart (Golf Fore Gals) closed its doors. Sadly, like in many parts of the world, women’s golf in BC is on the decline.  I have struggled to figure out how to turn this trend around and turned to a colleague of mine from British Columbia Golf to understand the ... Read More »

Take Your Passion for the US Open to North Bellingham!

Well, the craziness that was the U.S. Open in Washington State is now in the rear view mirror.  So…now what do we do? We enjoy the magnificent weather the gods of golf have given us in the Pacific Northwest and sign up with our buddies and buddets to play in the annual North Bellingham Classic presented by Golf Today NW! This ... Read More »

Get Your Brain in Your Golf Game

Golf is like any other sport in that mental strength is essential for success. Indeed, sometimes it is all that matters when it comes to winning or losing. If you learn to develop the correct mentality and to turn your weaknesses into strengths, you can increase your chances of winning. Read More »

Getting Ready for My New Favorite Golf Adventure

I have often thought that you can tell more about a person by what they read, watch, listen to and do for fun than what they say about themselves.  It’s why I ask people I meet for the first time what their favorite books/movies/past times/music are.   If  you were to ask me that question, here’s what I’d say… Read More »

Guest Post: Bringing Back Golf’s Mystique

Just a couple years into my career of teaching golf (nearly 20 years ago now) I was told that the National Golf Foundation declared that golf was declining. Comforting news, when you are a young apprentice feeling blessed that you are actually making a living at something you love. Tiger had just come on the scene and yet the golf ... Read More »

Social Media is a lot like Golf

All true golfers have heard a repertoire of inane comments about the game that cause their ears to bleed. Claims that golf isn’t a sport, dismissive scoffs at “golf-related fitness” (with John Daly as their favourite testimonial), or the average weekend golfer telling all those within earshot that he hits the ball “about 350”—one might say that these kinds of ... Read More »

Calling all Golf Courses – Time to Think Outside the Tee Box

Hey everyone – Welcome to Fall-back” season! I bet many of your are thinking about your upcoming Turkey Day celebrations and Black Friday. But how many of you are thinking about your club’s marketing strategy for 2015?  Not many I expect. I imagine with the dark damp days of December on their way, you’re happy not worrying about how Golf ... Read More »