From zero to full in 40 seconds, and other strange tales from the 2020 golf season

During a busy 2020 golf season, two golfers enjoy a tranquil, late afternoon round at Cherry Hillls Golf Club near Pickering, Ontario. Just how busy were golf courses in 2020? Early one morning at the beginning of the season, Stephen Jardeleza positioned himself in front of his computer at GreyHawk Golf Club. On his screen was a blank tee sheet for the Ottawa club where he is the Director of Operations. In a few minutes, the computerized … [Read more...]

Golf Ontario names 2020 Hall of Fame class … and OMG, I’m in it

Golf Ontario announced last week that I have been awarded the Lorne Rubenstein Media Award "presented annually to accredited members of the Ontario media for major contributions to golf." It's incredible to receive an award named after Lorne Rubenstein, my greatest influence in becoming a golf writer. Thanks Golf Ontario for this great honour, and congratulationsto Danny Mijovic for being named to the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame. ONTARIO … [Read more...]

Glen Abbey closing would sad but understandable

I felt sad when I saw the news yesterday that ClubLink is looking to develop Glen Abbey Golf Club, but I could also accept it as a business decision. Turning Canada’s most well-known course into housing has been speculated upon for years, especially with the rise of Oakville, Ontario into one of Canada’s wealthiest cities. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Abbey has pushed through about 35,000 rounds this year, but that revenue is peanuts compared to … [Read more...]

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