Olympic Golf already feels like a winner

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I’ll be honest, I was skeptical about golf in the Olympics. I wasn’t always sure what to think about it, or how it would go over. When marquee players were lining up to announce they wouldn’t be participating, I had mixed emotions from disappointment to complete understanding to not really caring that much. Unlike The Masters or the Ryder Cup, Olympic Golf wasn’t circled on my calendar this year.

Then, the Olympics started …

Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club – a timeless Canadian gem

Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club

It was a very overdue trip, but we finally made our way up to scenic Jasper, Alberta last week to play one of Canada’s highest regarded courses — Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club. It was approximately a 4.5 hour drive from Calgary, and the trek between Lake Louise and Jasper along Highway 93 is one of the most scenic drives you can experience …

Trees and the Golf Course – a complicated relationship

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Trees can be beautiful. They absorb potentially harmful gasses and release oxygen into our atmosphere. They provide habitat and food for animals. You can hang a hammock between two trees and have a nap, or you can take refuge on a warm summer day in the shade generated by a tree.

Trees are everywhere, including the golf course (with some exceptions, of course). Unlike the trees in the park which you may not pay much attention to, a tree on a golf course — the type, location, and the way it is maintained — plays a significant role.

Never Give Up: 2016 Low-Handicap Match Play

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Golf is a crazy game sometimes (most of the time). One day you have it and the next you might not. We’ve all had moments during a round, match or tournament where things were slipping and the outlook felt bleak. This past weekend at our club’s Low Handicap Match Play tournament, I encountered this feeling multiple…

Road to Scratch Update: Taking the lows with the highs

Peak Performance Canada Golf

Sometimes the greatest gift to a golfer is that tomorrow is always a new day. No matter what happens, you can always take comfort in waking up to a clean slate and a clean scorecard. My last update outlined some joyous match play successes and lessons learned from some early season matches, but all good things come to an end eventually …

Review: Maui Nui Golf Club

Maui Nui Golf Club Review

Maui Nui Golf Club, as the name suggests, is located on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui. It is conveniently located in the town of Kihei, a popular area for vacation condo rentals. It was five minutes up the road from our condo, which made it dangerously convenient.

One of the first selling points of Maui Nui is that it is one of the few courses on Maui that can be played for under $100…

After Further Review: The R&A Nailed It

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It is 2016, yet Muirfield Golf Club in East Lothian, Scotland, is so set in their ways that they don’t even realize it. I can only assume that their club does not allow the use of the Gregorian calendar (introduced in 1582, approximately 125 years after the first known roots of golf), as its modernity would surely make some members very uncomfortable.

On May 19th, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns Muirfield, announced their decision to retain the club’s male-only policy following a ballot of 750 members. A two-thirds majority is required for changes to take place, but 36% of members voted against allowing women …

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