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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 and 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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Olympic Golf

Golf will be a part of the 2016 Olympics in Rio for the first time in 112 years. Unfortunately the talk surrounding this long awaited return is not about the course or who is the favorite or the golfers that are attending the games. It is mainly about those who have chosen not to attend the Olympics despite qualifying to represent their country. This is a sad time for golf as a sport as this was a huge opportunity for the game to be put on the world stage and have the worlds best proudly represent their country and the game of golf. Golf struggles in popularity due to its expense, the stereotype of it being an exclusive sport, or...

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