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Another tired take on the demise of golf in Canada

Last week Canadian Press reporter Alexandra Posadzki wrote another in what has become a series of badly researched and poorly written stories on the demise of golf. This time she waded into the issue of corporate golf: Hitting a few rounds was once considered a staple of networking for Canadian business leaders. But there are signs more »

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Global Golf Post: Highlands Links saved by GolfNorth?

I wrote about the takeover of Highlands Links by GolfNorth in this week’s Global Golf Post. Here’s a taste: For years Highlands Links has been the Canadian Federal Government’s red headed stepchild. In other words, Parks Canada, the Canadian government department that is in charge of the historic Cape Breton, NS, golf course, had to more »

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GolfNorth CEO talks Highlands Links takeover

Last week GolfNorth announced it is leasing Highlands Links, the venerable Stanley Thompson masterpiece on the Cape Breton coast. I spoke with Shawn Evans, GolfNorth’s CEO, about his plans: G4G: I was surprised to hear of your interest in a course outside of Ontario. Evans: We’re always aware of what is going on outside of more »