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Polishing up the Family Jewels – The Restoration of Highlands Links

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With the completion of Cabot Links in Inverness capturing the golf world’s attention, golfer’s will begin flocking to Cape Breton in 2012 to visit the tiny town of Inverness to check out Canada’s first true links.  While there, they will surely make the two hour drive around some of this country’s most beautiful coastline to travel to Ingonish for a round at the fabled Highlands Links.  Highlands is regarded by many as the jewel in Stanley Thompson’s crown as the king of canadian golf architecture but over the years redesigns, growing trees and neglect have dropped it down the world’s golf rankings.  Over the past couple of years an extensive tree removal program was put in place and throughout the 2011 season Toronto golf architect Ian Andrew has been recapturing Thompson’s original bunkering.  All in all, golfers who do make the trip will once again get to play one of the world’s Top 100 courses in all of its former glory.

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Steve Waxman

Steve Waxman has hob nobbed with some of the music world's biggest stars for the past 20 years. He's that single player that has joined your group on Saturday or Sunday mornings and has found a way to drop the names of Madonna, Phil Collins or Kiss sometime during the round.

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