Slow Golf Play Cure Found at Show: Lacrosse on a Bike

The annual PGA Merchandise Show is a golf paradise: 1 million square feet of products designed to help hit the ball farther, straighter and less often. And it’s in Orlando, Florida, where January temperatures reach a balmy 75 degrees. There’s new clubs, new balls and booths and booths of clothes, from traditional golf duds to […]

Let’s fix golf

Bad news for golf fans – our sport is teetering. Those in the golf industry will have suspected for some time now that the sport is in decline, but numbers released from a survey into the US golf market are worrying. They show that not only are fewer people taking up the game, but even […]

Brooklyn man known as ‘Tiger Hoods’ built mini-golf course out of trash

I don’t really need to elaborate on that headline, do I? This New York Times story about a Brooklyn man named Alfred Evans, who built a miniature golf course made out of trash in Brooklyn, is just the greatest. Evans uses anything he can get his hands on to build the holes and the layout, […]

Bend it like Jeev Milkha Singh: Tee off a golf career

Thanks to the success of ­players like Arjun Atwal and Jeev Milkha Singh, who have made a name for themselves in the international arena, golf is becoming popular in India. Golf is about hitting shots around a course through the least number of strokes/shots. In other words, it is a precision club-and-ball game in which […]

Tee off a career in golf

Thanks to the success of ­players like Arjun Atwal and Jeev Milkha Singh, who have made a name for themselves in the international arena, golf is becoming popular in India. Golf is about hitting shots around a course through the least number of strokes/shots. In other words, it is a precision club-and-ball game in which […]

Craving some golf? Try snolf

With snow on the ground, it may not seem like ideal weather for golfing. That is, unless you’re planning some snow golfing. Terrace Lakes in Garden Valley has been hosting a “snolf” game for the past three years. Instead of a golf ball, snolfers use a tennis ball. Each player is allowed one club as […]

Four things you can learn from playing with better golfers

One of the things we hear from beginning or inexperienced golfers is that they sometimes feel “intimidated” when playing with really good golfers, and it keeps them from enjoying themselves on the course. But you know what? Unless your name is Rory McIlroy, there’s always going to be someone out there better than you. And […]

Golf people are like old soldiers. They just never quit.

Golf people are like old soldiers. They just never quit. Even as a teacher, promoter or director of a club, they can’t ever seem to let go. Debbie Mastromarino spent the past 17 years of her life dedicated to helping kids learn, as well as love, the game in her post as director and president […]

Keeping It Simple

As we gain experience playing golf, we try to do more and more to improve in order to reach loftier goals and lower scores.  We buy more clubs and more equipment, then work with our new toys to get better. And since we love the game and are fully immersed in the sport, we follow […]

VISION 2020 Delivers Inspiration in Barcelona

The 9th European Golf Business Conference hosted by the European Golf Course Owners Association last week in Barcelona has been hailed as ‘the best to date’’ with over 500 golf courses represented from 27 countries, writes John King. The EGCOA’S VISION 2020 project which was developed to provide a roadmap for the sustainable development of […]