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Feeling the Pressure?

Feeling the Pressure? During the past off-season, I wrote in this blog space about “grip pressure”. I spent the better part of the winter months ensuring I had a golf club in my hands as frequently as possible, primarily to maintain familiarity and feel. The two keys for me were: The placement of my hands on the golf club – to establish a new, “stronger”… Read more »

Golf Canada Benefits

Golf Canada – New Benefits BLOG Entry – May 12, 2018 A colleague of mine in the golf industry had a standard response for members of the golfing public who, on occasion, would either make incorrect assumptions or assertions while interacting in to the golf shop. “You know, a little self-education can go a long way”, he would frequently opine. Heeding his advice, I spent… Read more »

Back 9 Breakfast Special – 25+ years!

Back 9 Breakfast Special – 25+ years ! Can a 9-hole golf special be worthy of a story?  I think this is a unique golf business story with roots that go back to Stony Plain, Alberta in 1992 – my first year as the GM at a golf course.   While it is now a relatively frequent practice, the idea of sending golfers off the ‘back… Read more »

Rakes

Rakes You may think rakes are a boring topic, and not worthy of a one or two minute read. When golfers show up to play in the morning, the grounds crew has often freshly raked the bunkers (either by machine, or by hand). Ideally, the rakes are placed in the middle of the bunker to make it easier for the golfer to ‘rake their way… Read more »