Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A 2-Course Membership

With the impending opening of Victoria Park Valley in the Spring, we're offering a Dual membership option to both Victoria Park East and the Valley.
Here's our brochure, if you're interested in checking it out. Great Value!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Canadian Golf Talent

Tour player Adam Hadwin

Here's a very interesting article by Sympatico's Robert Thompson entitled "Will Canada Ever Be a Golf Superpower?"

A few weeks ago my daughter played in our district high school golf finals at Saugeen Golf Club. She finished in the middle of the pack, but the winner of the girls' division shot 3 over. And, the girl that came second had a hole-in-one!

Some fabulous talent. I know, Saugeen is not Beth Page Black, but you can't fairly dismiss those scores. If I recall, the boys' division winner shot 2 or 3 under.

I'm always imagining that a "wave" will happen with Canadian golfers... eventually. The real test, of course, is how we stack-up internationally: then we can see what Great means!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Straw Poll...

Big discussions are happening in the back-rooms of many golf shops: do people want to book tee times using their smart phones?

A Thankful Thanksgiving

Wow, what a weekend! The weather was spectacular, and so was the golf. If memory serves, this was the 4th Thanksgiving weekend in a row with summer-like conditions... a trend I certainly hope continues.
Of course, we're now looking "down the pipe" at the 2011 golf season, and what an interesting season it was:

  • Who can forget the absolutely brutal spring - wet and cold from the get-go right up until the first week of June. In our experience, it was the worst spring ever (in terms of golf)

  • In spite of the wet, construction continued at our new Victoria Park Valley Golf Club... and it's looking great. We're very excited about the Spring 2012 opening.

  • Our membership levels increased in 2011, and so did our public play.

  • It was a great year for the turf. The heat and humidity we experienced in July fortunately did not cause any major turf problems.

And so far, Autumn Golf is popular. Even with the forecast looking wet and cool, the phone keeps ringing...