Thursday, May 13, 2010

PGA Tour "Halfway Point"

Hard to believe how quickly the season marches along. Here's an interesting article by PGATour's Rob Bolton, sort of a "report card" type of thing:

It looks like Tiger Woods will take a break, nursing an inflamed neck joint. There goes my pool!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Picture of the North Channel

In my last blog entry, I mentioned that I'd post a pic from Manitoulin Island. We were there during the last weekend of April to attend a funeral (my wife's aunt, she was a very classy & hospitable lady) and the weather was beautiful. The ferry from Tobermory wasn't running yet, so it's a bit of a drive: up to Sudbury, west to Espanola, and across the swing bridge to the Island.

The picture was taken on Highway 6 just south of Little Current (the biggest town on Manitoulin). We're looking north-east, where the North Channel meets Georgian Bay. That's my sister-in-law Lori on the left, and my wife Jane on the right. What a spectacular view.

There are 3 golf courses on the Island, and 2 of them were open - very early for them! The 18-hole course in Manitouwaning had already cut most of the turf - again, very early. I've only played the 9-hole course in Mindemoya, Brookwood Brae, a fun & tight track with a few surprises! Definitely worth a visit.

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Showers & Flowers?

It's been awhile since my last post. My wife and I went to Manitoulin Island last weekend for a funeral, and it's otherwise been a busy week.

Some good news on the golf course: we now have all 18 greens open for play, just #6 has a small area at the front still roped off. The picture here is our 18th green. Conditions are improving nicely, and as you can see, the trees are starting to thicken up. Easier for me to hit them!

The weather hasn't been great for golf, and it looks like we have a "cold spell" coming. Oh well, c'est la vie... Speaking of Manitoulin Island, I'll post a great pic soon, that I took just south of Little Current, of the North Channel. Spectacular!