Golf Etiquette Truth #8

Unsolicited swing advice Unless you have an understanding with someone, don’t try and fix their golf swing on the course. Keep it to the range, or let someone qualified give your buddy swing advice. Just because your handicap is 14 and your friend is a 20 doesn’t make you qualified. If you try and Hank Haney…

Protecting Your Golf Ego: Where’s The Line?

All golfers protect their egos to varying degrees. Some are rock solid while others are delicate flowers that need constant nurturing. Some egos are inflated beyond reality and some are deflated beyond reality. In our own way, we all try and protect our golfing egos in an attempt to keep our confidence high. How we view…

Review: SilverRock Resort Golf Course

The third golf stop during our Palm Springs trip was at the SilverRock Resort Arnold Palmer Classic Golf Course. We were greeted at the bag drop by two friendly gents who opened our car doors and wouldn’t dare let us take the clubs out of the trunk ourselves. Not completely necessary, but a very nice…

Golf Lesson #3 – A Temperamental Driver

After a week of golf in Palm Springs followed by a week trying to acclimatize back to the cold Calgary winter, Beth and I were back at the Country Club Sunday for another golf lesson. Fred was pleased to hear that we had some encouraging results in Palm Springs, particularly with our iron games. With…

Review: Mountain Vista Golf Club

Course Design: 8/10 Fun/Playability: 9/10 Course Conditions: 9.5/10 Service: 8/10 Value: 8.5/10 This is a review that begs to be short and sweet, with pictures doing most of the talking. Mountain Vista Golf Club is a 36 hole facility located in Palm Desert, California. The two championship layouts are called Santa Rosa and San Gorgonio.…

Escaping Winter: Palm Springs Trip!

A week in Palm Springs has come and gone way too quickly and we’re immersed once again in the daily grind of a dry Calgary winter. Beth and I had a fantastic time down in Palm Springs visiting her parents and hanging with her sister Jane and brother-in-law Matt; their trip overlapped with ours for…

Golf Nutrition: How Do You Get Energized?

Whether you’re heading out for a round of golf or heading into the office for the day (hopefully the former), it doesn’t take a PhD to figure out that getting something into your system that’s well balanced and nutritious to sustain your energy is crucial for maintaining a high level of awesomeness. I’ve recently added…

Review: Bayonet Black Horse (Bayonet Course)

The Monterey Peninsula is known as a golfing haven, most notably for Pebble Beach Golf Links. However, there is more to golfing the peninsula than paying the big bucks to golf along ocean cliffs. There is great golf a bit further inland which shouldn’t be missed. A great example of that is the Bayonet Golf…