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Will York Downs members vote to sell?

Global News: York Downs’ $400-million offer

I wrote about the latest in the York Downs saga for Global News yesterday: Markham, Ont.’s York Down Golf and Country Club has an offer of $412-million for its property, making it another example of a club that has found its property value...

Will York Downs members vote to sell?

York Downs interest heats up

Sources are now saying York Downs, the private club in Markham, Ont., has up to 11 offers on the property, with an estimated price of upwards of $325-million. A note to members says the process is now in “final stages.” If the club...

Rory and Tiger finally together at Nike

And Nike Golf has wasted no time in getting the games two biggest stars together in a new commercial. Surprised that Tiger allowed himself to be called the ‘old guy’ in the spot, but it is fun. Let us know what you think in the...

The Last, Mind-Boggling Hurrah

In case you’re not paying rapt attention, this is a week of endings folks.  First, and probably biggest; the interminably long US election is finally over! Second; for many of you in various parts of the country, the local golf courses have...

Corgies in Costumes…and Fortune Cookies

It’s been a busy week friends. After I finished sorting through my latest batch of multi-million dollar inheritance offers from rich Nigerian princes and widows (it was down to a mere $68.5 million in total this week…hardly worth the...

I Do So Like Greens Jackets and Hams

Maybe I’ve just become spoiled.  God knows I’m already jaded enough….and jaundiced and cynical and (add your choice of disgruntled, curmudgeonly epithets here).  But did the “big finish” at Sunday’s Houston Open strike you as a bit...

On Gullibility…and Golf Ability

Did you know that if you say the word “gullible” very slowly, it actually sounds like “oranges?” Please, tell me you didn’t just sound that out in your head.  PLEASE! Gullibility has been on my mind a lot lately.  And I mostly blame Facebook. ...

Long Live The King!

I saw an interview with John Cleese recently in which he was talking about the research of a friend of his, a fairly renowned professor at a very respectable US University (Cornell, I think he said).  The professor’s research had revealed that...

On Being Bamboozled and Deported… and...

If you’re one of the people who has read this column for any amount of time (and I know who both of you are!), you’ll be aware that I run a golf pool.   Even if you don’t, it’s over there on the right…no farther over to the right...

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