We Are Getting Close To Playing Golf

Well, the time is almost upon us to hit the links. Because of COVID-19, all golf courses in Ontario have been closed since last fall (Well since mid-March for COVIC-19 and winter for the rest). Now we await patiently for the government to give us the thumbs up. And last Friday, Premier Doug Ford told golf courses to start full scale maintenance and to prepare for opening day! This is great news for all golfers in Ontario.

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Middle Of The Fairway Yardage Markers

I came across the discussion the other day on whether yardage markers in the middle of the fair way are needed. With the advent of electronic measuring devices, the historic method of measuring distances by a red, white or blue stack seems passé. Well, I am not convinced this is the case, however other methods of none electric methods of indicating distances can be used.

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My Thoughts on the Ottawa/Gatineau Golf Expo

I was invited by my friend Serge to visit him in Ottawa to attend the Ottawa/Gatineau Golf Expo last Friday. Missing the golf show in Toronto, I decided this was a great opportunity to visit my friend and to attend one of my favourite events. I packed up the car on Thursday, drove 3.5 hours to Serge’s place, stayed the night and headed to the expo for noon on Friday. Overall, the expo was a good experience and I met many like minded individuals in the golf industry; however it did fall short a bit with respect to the vendors. Let me explain.

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Protecting Your Golf Course

The weather this spring is extremely hard on the my home golf Course of Osprey Links. The maintenance team is working extremely hard to elevate our course into awesome playing condition. As they work diligently to fix the extensive damage, I believe that it is every golfers responsibility to care for the course and help protect it from further damage. There are many ways to help and as a habit, we should adopt all of them!

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Cart Path Only Please

This article is a little late coming, but it is relevant for those players still hitting the links. I am strong defender of my golf course. I replace divots (my own and others), fix multiple ball marks on the green, pick up garbage and rake sand traps. If I want Osprey Links Golf Course to be ready for when I break par, it needs a little care to keep it pristine. Unfortunately, there is one rule many players do not follow and it is keeping to the cart path when instructed to do so by the course management! Continue reading