Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club

After 2015 exceeded my expectations in both life and blogging, I had wondered at times if 2016 would be a let down. Would I have anything to write about that could possibly compare to our 2015 adventures?

Turns out I found a few things to write about in 2016 and even though blog traffic in 2015 started to blow away my expectations, traffic in 2016 somehow exceeded that by 65%. So what managed to catch the most attention from you, the reader?

Here are our most popular posts published in 2016:

Review: Poipu Bay Golf Course

Poipu Bay Golf Course 16th hole

Poipu Bay Golf Course is located along Kauai’s famous sunny south shore, adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Resort. It was our 4th round of golf on Kauai with local golf blogger, Wayne Halm. Conveniently for us, Poipu Bay was only a short 5 minute drive along the south shore from our accommodations at Koloa Landing Resort.

If you’re wondering why the name Poipu Bay is ringing a bell, this might be why:

Wailua Golf Course – not your average muni 

Wailua golf course kauai 17

For the 3rd round of our Kauai golf adventure with Wayne Halm, we visited Wailua Golf Course. Wailua is a municipal golf course located along the eastern shore of Kauai, approximately 30 minutes from our south shore accommodations at Koloa Landing Resort.

Wailua is a course which helps debunk a common misconception of golf in Hawaii – that you have to pay big bucks to play good golf…

Makai Golf Club – “toward the ocean” 

Makai Golf Club is located along Kauai’s north shore in the Princeville area. Makai is a Hawaiian word roughly meaning “toward the ocean”, which turns out to be a very appropriate name for this golf course.

Upon arrival at the Makai bag drop there was no mistaking that it’s a high end establishment. We were welcomed with a warm aloha spirit and immediately felt relaxed there…

10 Common Sayings You Shouldn’t Apply to Golf

golf sayings

I fell down a Google wormhole a few days ago searching out some of the most cliche sayings of all time. I had no purpose for this search other than to relentlessly avoid whatever I was supposed to be doing at the time, but then I started to realize that golf provides some strong exceptions to some of these sayings and I thought it would be fun to share them with you. Please enjoy.

Crushing the Off-Season

golf off season plan

As a golfer in Canada, learning how to embrace and make the most of the off-season is essential to my sanity. Although the end of another golf season can feel like a bummer, I also look forward to the off-season and all of the opportunities that come with it.

I recently saw a comment from DM Golf Performance on Facebook that reminded me of the importance of having an off-season:

Review: Osoyoos Golf Club (Park Meadows Course)

Osoyoos Golf Club Park Meadows

One thing Beth and I never get tired of doing is traveling to British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley. We were back there again for a quick Thanksgiving road trip this month and completed some unfinished business at Osoyoos Golf Club by playing their Park Meadows Course. Based on our previous positive experience on their Desert Gold Course, we were excited to see what the easier of the two courses had in store…

Playing Golf With Your Higher Conscious

Playing golf with higher conscious

The mental side of golf can sure feel like a mind warp sometimes. One day you’re in the zone and think you have FINALLY figured it out. At that moment you know you are never going to let yourself slip out of the zone ever again. Then the next day your mind seems to be your own worst enemy. Ugh. We’ve all been there.

My belief is that being in the zone (or not) comes down to a battle between the primitive part of our brain and our higher levels of consciousness…

Review: Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club (The Raven Course)

Priddis Greens The Raven course 10th hole

I am pleased to share with you the scoop on one of Alberta’s most beautiful private golf courses — The Raven Course at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. This review is brought to you by my brother-in-law, Matt Beauchamp, who spent this season as a member of the club and was also a professional caddy on this course for a week! Please enjoy Matt’s review: