Golf Lesson #1 – Back to Fundamentals

The 2014 golf season has officially started in Calgary. Wait, what? Alright, there is still snow on the ground and it’s currently -11 degrees Celsius, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting your golf game ready. Beth and I were at the Calgary Golf and Country Club today to get our first of several…

Review: Banff Springs Golf Club

Banff Springs Golf Club (click for website) is set in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Winding along the Bow River and nestled in between Sulphur and Rundle mountain, it’s difficult to find a nicer setting for a golf course. Designer Stanley Thompson did an elegant job of routing the…

Review: Golden Golf Club

We had the chance to play Golden Golf Club back in August of 2013 and I’ve been looking forward to writing about it. Located in Golden, British Columbia, Canada just west of the Canadian Rockies in the Columbia valley makes for a beautiful backdrop. The club has a large full length driving range and a large practice…

Golf Tips for Beginners: 10 Mistakes You Can Avoid

We were all beginner golfers at some point. It’s easy to get off on the wrong track in golf when you’re a beginner. Here’s 10 beginner mistakes to avoid when you start your golf journey. 10. Buying expensive equipment Sure, equipment technology has come a long way. However, it can be daunting getting equipped with all…

Pace of Play

One of the hottest topics in the game of golf today is pace of play. Whether at your local club or on the pro circuit, pace of play is becoming an issue. I truly believe golf was intended to be a 4 hour game for 18 holes of play, with no exceptions. Ok, there may…

Expectations in Golf

You often hear amateur golfers say that they play their best golf once they stop caring, or at the beginning of the year after a bit of lay off from golf. Often attributing it to not having any expectation and therefore being more relaxed and loose out there. Then once they start seeing some good…

Be Your Own Caddy

How many times have you seen someone berating themselves on the course after a poor shot? It happens all the time, whether it’s yourself or your playing partner. The words “way to slice it in the water you idiot” or “leave another putt short you chicken” are heard echoing down the fairways. We’ve all been…

My First Trip to Pebble Beach Golf Links

My girlfriend Beth and I got into San Francisco the eve of playing Pebble Beach Golf Links (click for their website) for the first time. It was December 29th, and our 9:15am tee time the following day felt surreal. We took the coastal highway down to Santa Cruz during sunset, stopped for some delicious Mexican…