Ill and injured veterans “soldier on” with golf and fellow vets

Howard Glassman, my co-host on our Swing Thoughts podcast, and I are proud to be playing in the Soldier On to St. Andrews golf tournament at Beacon Hall Golf Club on Monday, June 6. My story tells why it's so important. Please share it. And media people--tell it! When retired Canadian soldier Chris Charron spilled coffee on his pants while driving to a Golf Camp for veterans last summer, he thought it was the excuse he needed to turn around … [Read more...]

Young Canadian golfer beats cancer and a top junior field

I wrote this story as a news release yesterday for Core Golf Academy. I wish all news releases were this fulfilling to write. Two years ago, junior golfer Dustin Barr was undergoing chemotherapy for two tumours, but he continued to practice every day and compete. That will to win helped him beat cancer, and over the weekend the 19-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ontario won his first junior tournament in Florida against top young players … [Read more...]

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The key to great PR is GR — Part II

Welcome back from the break, and we’ll continue with our chat on communications. (This is based on a talk that I gave last fall to first-year students in the Turfgrass Management program at the University of Guelph. Check out Part I.) My key message is that great superintendents excel at creating great conditions, but they also need skills in business and communications. The best superintendents that I’ve run across at semi-private or private … [Read more...]