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Falling in and out of love with golf

Have 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: 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: 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 »

What Millennials Want in Golf

Last fall I posted a survey on my business website to try and learn why more millennials aren’t taking up golf and what could be done to entice them to give the sport a try. It was a bit of a slog trying to get kids to respond to the survey even with targeted ads on Facebook for the 17-25 age group ... Read More »

Insanity – Thy name is golf.

It is said that Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. I’ve always loved that definition because it reminds me to think outside the box when I see myself repeating the same mistakes. I am by nature a stubborn person, but I don’t consider myself insane. If something ‘ain’t broke’ ... Read More »

If the Majority Ruled in Golf…

…there’d be no rules. Okay, maybe that’s a bit extreme….but not that far off the mark either. Most people I golf with don’t follow the rules. Like STOP signs in Montreal, golf rules are often considered “just a suggestion”. Pardonnez-moi mes amis au Québec. 🙂 Why is that? Why do golfers “cheat”? Is it because they consider themselves just weekend ... Read More »