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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 »

Newmark Breathes New Life into Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailA few years ago I had the pleasure of playing and reviewing one of Canada’s most unique golf courses just outside of Merritt, BC – Sagebrush Golf & Sporting Club. It is definitely in the top 5 golf courses I have ever played and so when I heard that it was rescued from receivership by Newmark Group, a real estate ... Read More »

Maybe pigs really can fly!

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail I was reading the latest edition of Golf Business Magazine this week and the Message from the CEO was, to say the least, disturbing. Although I am well aware of the state of the golf industry and the lack of women in the game, it still upsets me when I read that less than 20% of golfers in the ... Read More »

Golf Fore Gals on a Mission to Grow Women’s Golf in BC

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Earlier this year the (PGA) of America launched an industry-wide initiative to bring more women into the game. With less than 20% of US golfers being women, the PGA has lots of room for improvement. But things aren’t that much different in Canada. Here, only 30% of golfers are women and sadly women are leaving the game at a ... Read More »

Private Golf Courses No Longer Off Limits

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailAs a “public golfer” I occasionally get to play at private clubs where friends of mine have memberships, but most of the time, private country clubs and courses are off limits to me and my golfguy. It’s not that I don’t love public courses. There are a ton of them that are great – just look at Chambers Bay – ... Read More »

Q&A with Kratzert and Byrwa on golf’s last major of 2009 – The PGA Championship at Hazeltine

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Well, this is a first for me. Although I haven’t been blogging about golf for too many years, I’ve never seen the PGA or USGA reach out to the blogging community for content and then turn around and give something back. But for this year’s PGA Championship, the PGA has tried something new and I like it… Earlier this ... Read More »

Links meet Luxury on Prince Edward Island

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIt’s not very often you find a links style course in Canada. So when I had the opportunity to play The Links at Crowbush in PEI, a sister course to Rodd Mill River, home of Big Break PEI, I jumped at the chance. Crowbush is on the north shore of PEI and is a perfect combination of links and luxury. ... Read More »

Andrew Giuliani is Going Fore it on Big Break Disney

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail No sooner does one Big Break end and the next begins! And this one is expected to be even more “interesting” than the ones that came before – this next Big Break is star-struck. Joining Rudy’s offspring is Andreas Huber, son of TV soap celebrity, Susan Lucci. Andrew, who turned pro just this year has been in the news ... Read More »

Turnberry Ailsa – Where golf memories are made

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailClaimed to be ‘the finest links golf course in the world’ by Colin Montgomery, Turnberry Ailsa finally returns to centre stage this week hosting the British Open for the 4th time since its “coming out party” in 1977. And what a coming out party it was. I can’t count the number of times I’ve watched footage of Tom Watson holing ... Read More »

Swinging at Sahalee – Home of the 2010 Senior Men’s US Open Golf Championship

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemailIn 1998, Sahalee Golf and Country Club was the host of 80th PGA Championship, where Vijay Singh won his first major championship. The players must have loved the course because it was scheduled to host that major again in 2010. Unfortunately the honor was snatched from Sahalee by the PGA when it sited corporate conflict with the Winter Olympics in ... Read More »