Playing golf with friends is always fun. Playing golf with new friends is something I thoroughly enjoy and yesterday I had a chance to expand my circle of grateful golfers. My wife is from a small town in Ontario and recently reconnected with an old friend, Michele. Little did I know I would be the beneficiary of this re-connection as I was invited to golf with her husband Jacques. He brought his brother Gilles and an old mutual friend Glen who I knew from years ago. We decided to meet at the Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort for a quick round and to take the chance to get to know each other.
The last Major of the year starts in two days. I am excited to see how players will respond to playing at The Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. “The Dunluce Links will provide a stern test of golf for the best players in the world. Originally designed by Harry Colt, the course is routed through the rugged links land and constantly changes in both direction and elevation.” (The Open) The real question most golfing pundits are asking: “Who is going to step up and take the Claret Jug?”
One of the reasons to play golf is to meet new people and expand our circle of friends. I am always open to meeting other keen golfers and the other night during Men’s Night, I met a friend’s friend. It was a planned encounter because Andre and I have conversed on line through The Grateful Golfer mediums.
I reposted this article because it is important for the care of golf courses.
One of the must haves in any golf bag is bug spray. In Canada, especially in the more northern locations, golfing without bug spray is not conducive to a fun round on the links. During various times of the summer, different insects can chase you from the course if you are not prepared.
At my home course of Osprey Links Golf Course in Callander, Ontario, different holes have their own species of bugs. So, it is important to have some sort of protection from these pesky insects so they do not become a hazard in their own right. How do we guard against these pests while playing to ensure that they do not affect our golf score? Continue reading →