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GlenboroG&CC

Recently, while reading the blog post of golf course shaper and architect Riley Johns, I stumbled across a picture of Glenboro Golf and Country Club. The photo was part of a collection of Riley's favorite golf courses he got a chance to play in 2016 and included courses such as Pinehurst No.2, SandhillsGC and Banff Springs to name a few. All of these golf courses are featured near the top of every list of best golf courses in the United States, Canada and the World. So, one can imagine my amazement when a photo of our GlenboroG&CC appeared in the album. "This 9 holer in the middle of Manitoba was the biggest surprise of 2016. It has been around since...

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The Short Course

"92% of golfers can't break 90, half of that 92% can't break 100. 8.5% can break 90 but not 80 and the remaining 0.5% can break 80. Golf is a hard game!" - Tom Weiskopf. This quote is one that stood out to me over the course of watching and reading various articles and features on the game of golf, growing the game and the design of current golf courses. There is no denying golf is a hard game and if you have followed any of my previous posts many of them have been tailored toward making the game easier by informing anyone willing to listen. Spoiler, this article is no different. The design of the golf course itself has...

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Indoor Golf

As the 2017 golf season wraps up outside and temperatures begin to cool everyone must now reluctantly store their clubs away for the winter only to dust them off in the spring, right? Wrong! Shilo Country Club is proud to be able to offer golfers an option to play and practice their game year round! For a 6th straight winter, SCC will open the doors to their Winter Golf School and allow public use of their 7 hitting bays, short game area, 2 virtual simulators andĀ PGA of Canada Certified lessons are also available. Featuring some of the best golf courses in the world, the 2 virtual simulators at the Shilo Country Club allow golfers the chance to play courses such...

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Goodbye World

20 years ago Tiger Woods turned professional and coined the phrase "Hello, World". Over the last 20 years we have been witness to something we in all likelihood will never see again in the game of golf. Pure domination on the golf course, a super celebrity off the course and an ambassador for golf that grew the game in ways no one ever has or will. We have also seen some of the very public lows of Tiger Woods the obvious notable being his scandal that left him in an ugly divorce and imapcted on his golf gameand public image in a way no one saw coming. One year ago, almost 19 years to the day after turning professional, Tiger...

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RIP Nike Golf

Nike announced yesterday that they are getting out of the golf equipment business and planning to focus on apparel and footwear only in their golf line. Now there are many articles chronicling the details behind this huge announcement or at least the few details that we know. In a nutshell, Nike will no longer be making golf equipment, instead just clothing and shoes, Tiger, Rory and the rest of their staff will now have to find new equipment to play and the entire golf industry seems somewhat speechless. This is huge news for a number of reasons in the golf business but in a way I am not shocked as it appears as though Nike is cutting its losses in...

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