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A Century of Swings at Glenboro Golf Club - Part 3

Over the coming months leading into the 100th season at Glenboro Golf & Country Club, I will be taking you through the decades that have moulded the rural Manitoba golf club into one of the top 9 hole golf courses in North America. This information comes from numerous articles and first hand accounts from long time Glenboro Golf Club members. The third part, "Water & Grass" takes us through the major transformations to the golf course through the 1960s & 1970s including grass greens and full course irrigation.   Part 3 - Water & Grass   As the sixties begin at Glenboro Golf & Country Club, golfers are flocking to the course in record numbers. The newly expanded clubhouse is filled...

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A Century of Swings at Glenboro Golf Club - Part 2 - Post WWII

Over the coming months leading into the 100th season at Glenboro Golf & Country Club, I will be taking you through the decades that have moulded the rural Manitoba golf club into one of the top 9 hole golf courses in North America. This information comes from numerous articles and first hand accounts from long time Glenboro Golf Club members. The second part, "Post WWII" chronicles the struggles the war placed on the course and how GGCC came out the other side stronger than before.   Part 2 - Post World War II   On September 10th, 1939, Canada entered the second World War. Cabinet dispatched one army division to Europe and by late 1942 there were five divisions overseas....

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A Century of Swings at Glenboro Golf Club - Part 1 - Pasture Pool

Over the coming months leading into the 100th season at Glenboro Golf & Country Club, I will be taking you through the decades that have moulded the rural Manitoba golf club into one of the top 9 hole golf courses in North America. This information comes from numerous articles and first hand accounts from long time Glenboro Golf Club members. The first part, "Pasture Pool" chronicles the humble beginnings of GlenboroG&CC through the Great Depression.    Part 1 - Pasture Pool   The year is 1922. Gene Sarazen won the US Open with a four round score of 288 (+8) defeating Bobby Jones & John Black by 1 shot. Sarazen earned $500 for his first major victory. The Toronto St....

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Twenty Twenty

As 2020 comes to close I want to reach out to you all and thank you for your support through what was a difficult year for everyone! This year will be one that no one will forget any time soon, if ever, especially here in Minnedosa. From a global pandemic to catastrophic flooding and everything in between, 2020 was full of challenges.    After a delayed start due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season began on May 4th, 2020 for almost every golf course in Manitoba. All courses hitting the ground running on the same day is something we will probably never see again. With restrictions in place we were thrilled to be able to open our doors and offer...

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Golf Can Help, If We Let It

It has been some time since I have written anything on my site in regards to the state of the game of golf or any aspects of it. Over these past few weeks, the spring that I and the entire golf industry had planned has been flipped on its head along with the rest of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world and into our backyard in Manitoba. The government and all those who are taking this as seriously as we should are pleading with everyone to stay home and prevent the spread of this virus. Many are abiding and staying home and social distancing, many are not and that is disappointing. For some, staying at...

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