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Playing it Forward

Most 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!” Read More »

Newmark Breathes New Life into Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club

A 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!

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 US ... Read More »

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

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 much ... Read More »

Private Golf Courses No Longer Off Limits

As 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 »

Links meet Luxury on Prince Edward Island

It’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

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 a ... Read More »

Turnberry Ailsa – Where golf memories are made

Claimed 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 »