Bowen Island Golf Club

9 HOLES OF GOLF HEAVEN We ferried into Snug Cove on Bowen Island, and it felt like something out of a storybook.  A perfect little harbour, marina and shops, with treed mountains tumbling down on three sides.  The Village near the harbour had infinite character and it was noticeably clean and well kept.  The feeling […]

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The Putting Course

GOLF ON A SCALE THAT WE ALL CAN ENJOY The first putting course was born adjacent to the first ever golf course in St. Andrews, Scotland.  The Ladies Putting Club of St. Andrews was born in 1867 and I feel it will one day prove to be the greatest revolution in a sport that has

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Golf in the Park

How North Vancouver set the precedence for fitting golf into their community at Sam Walker Park One resident had the idea to bring golf to this small park in North Vancouver.  It was a space in the park that was seldom used because of the slope of the hill and the shade that it gets. 

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Top Golf

GOLF DIFFERENTLY As usual I’m late to the game as I attempt to write about Top Golf several years after it has hit the mainstream.  I just happened to be in Ohio, doing my Ohio thing, and from my hotel parking lot I saw poles and nets that shot up high into the night sky,

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Hooks n’ Slices

Misshapen metal baskets, old balls with the thick red stripes surrounding and weathered old mats. Perfect! It was June of ’89 in Moose Jaw on my 10th birthday and my parents bought me a set of Northwesterns – a common starter set with only odd numbered irons but a complete set of woods (1, 3,

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