Fall Hickory Classic – Day 1

Recently, I attended the 2022 Fall Hickory Classic hosted my the Golf Historical Society of Canada. This two day event was designed to bring together like minded golfers who have an affinity for delving into the roots of golf. Dressing up in old style garb, using hickory shafted clubs, and playing challenging courses were only a few of the fun aspects of my weekend. Overall, it was a resounding success and I want to thank Allan Lew, GHSC/Hickory Ambassador/ Fall Tourney Event Co-ordinator, for the fantastic event he hosted on behalf of the GHSC. His continuous efforts resulted in a must attend event for us novice hickory stickers in the future.

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Playing Golf With Friends!

Is there anything better than playing golf with friends; especially friends that we do not see often. Two days ago, I had the opportunity to reconnect with Andre and Serge. I met Andre through Serge a few years back and since then we have stayed connected through our golfing passion. Serge is a great friend from work and travels to North Bay from time to time, but this is the first time since COVID started that we had a chance to play. To round off out group, Blair joined us and he was a perfect fit to round out our foursome. Once we hit the first tee, Andre suggested that we play a game; the gauntlet was thrown; and Blair and I happily agreed!

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When Your Golf Score Never Matters

Yesterday my 2021 golf season started anew. After 6 weeks of a delay, we were finally able to hit the links. The course was full all day, but you would never know it by how professionally the staff managed the tee time flow and how players respected the social distancing rules. The day was over cast, warm, and breezy; in other words it was the perfect day to resume golfing. Since yesterday felt like our first day on the links in 2021, I focused on one thing and one thing only: having fun.

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Playing Golf In the Cold and Wind

The last two rounds of golf have really challenged my game. With gusts up to 65 kph (40 mph) and temperatures around 10° C (50° F), I found the playing conditions very tough. Before Padraig and his crew from the northern shores of Ireland start laughing at me, I think it is fair to say that for our area, these were very tough conditions. It challenged all my play making abilities to a point where I realized that I have some work to do with respect to my mid iron play. But this is a good thing…..right?

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Golfing Mafia

How often do you plan a round of golf with friends? For many, they do not like playing with anyone else; it is their friends or nothing. Normally, this staunch approach to golf goes unnoticed by most in the golfing community.

Through the years, I was a member where a cadre of older players who rarely play with anyone but their friends seem to control the comings and goings at the course. Actually, these groups are like a little golfing mafia who set the tone for the entire course. Continue reading