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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 »

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 »

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 »

Declining participation in golf is hitting too close to home

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIn the past 6 months I’ve played only 4 rounds of golf which is pretty sad given we can play here all 12 months of the year.  And it’s been many months since I wrote a post on this blog or really engaged with other golfers on social media.   To say I’ve been busy this year at work is an ... Read More »

Take Your Passion for the US Open to North Bellingham!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailWell, 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 »

Getting Ready for My New Favorite Golf Adventure

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailI 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… FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Read More »

Social Media is a lot like Golf

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAll 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 »