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. … Continue reading Review: Mountain Vista Golf Club
The Westin Mission Hills Gary Player course was the last stop for us on our Palm Springs trip, and the course did not disappoint! Located in Rancho Mirage, California, Mission Hills offers two courses, the Gary Player and Pete Dye tracks. This review is for the Gary Player course. The course can be stretched out … Continue reading Review: The Westin Mission Hills – Gary Player Course
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 … Continue reading Escaping Winter: Palm Springs Trip!
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 … Continue reading Golf Nutrition: How Do You Get Energized?
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 … Continue reading Review: Bayonet Black Horse (Bayonet Course)
Beth and I were at it again today at the Calgary Golf and Country Club. We had our second session of a series of golf lessons planned with Fred Teno and it was another productive session for both of us and a good way to stay warm on a chilly Calgary Sunday! We put in … Continue reading Golf Lesson #2 – The Grip and Backswing
Being a golfer and being grateful. Two things that should always go hand in hand to keep your mental game healthy, whether out on the course or during the off season. Golf is a privilege, an opportunity, and a luxury that we should be grateful for. Each time we forget that while we're on the course … Continue reading The Grateful Golfer
Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club's website describes the course as "The Gem of the North Okanagan" -- I can't help but agree. It's located in beautiful Vernon, British Columbia, Canada just off of Highway 97N and offers 27 holes of golfing heaven. An 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole executive course provides something for … Continue reading Review: Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club
It's still pretty early in the 2014 season, but Augusta is going to come quick for a lot of players and the major championships will be underway. Tiger has looked rusty. So has Phil. Rory's game seems to be coming around. Adam Scott was playing terrific golf and is now on hiatus. Even Sergio chalked … Continue reading 2014 Major Championships Predictions
Although I try my best to ignore what other people are doing on the range, I can't help but notice on occasion how other people perform their golf warm up before a round. I'll often notice fellow amateurs sabotaging themselves during their pre-round warm up. I've seen clubs thrown, self degrading curses after poor shots, … Continue reading Golf Warm Up – Getting Your Round Started Right