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Mr. Canadian Open - Dick Grimm

RIP: Mr. Canadian Open, Richard Grimm

I didn’t know Dick Grimm when he was one of the most influential people in Canadian golf. That’s my loss. However, I had the privilege of his acquintance many times over the last decade, always enjoying his comments, his occasional jabs at my...

UK golf news on Road to Dubai

This week at lot of press has been about the Ryder Cup, mainly about Monty winning the right to pick three of his team, the other nine automatically qualifying from World Rankings and European Tour standings. Monty will have a great team...

Monty and the Kid

As Colin Montgomery and Rory McIlroy prepare to play the first two rounds of the Irish Open together, much of the press is more interested in Monty discussing his Captaincy of the Ryder Cup team which will face Cory Pavin’s US Squad in...

Nairn Golf Club

Last Wednesday our course super Neil Ballingall, and self, drove north 3 hours to Nairn Golf Club where we played 36 holes on a superb links course. Nairn is a bit off the beaten path although many people do play it on their way to or from...

Muirfield 2013 Open choice

The Royal & Ancient, joint custodian of the game of golf with the USGA and the RCGA, announced this week that the 2013 Open will be contested at MUIRFIELD Golf Club. Muirfield has produced many memorable Opens and Senior Opens and is a...

Arnold Palmer in town today

The man who put the Open back on top returned to St Andrews this week, playing in his Club’s medal. No fan fare, just another R&A member’s event. Carolyn, Marley and I covered the first hole before retreating indoors to Costas...

Spey Valley Golf Course, Aviemore

I had a chance to visit one of Scotland’s newer courses Monday. It was our good friend James Smith’s annual birthday golf tournament and we joined around 30 great Scots for a little golf and much merriment in Aviemore, in the...

A Question for Robert Thompson

Robert, I know there is no connection between RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) and RBC (Royal Bank of Canada). So why would they both be listed as sponsors of the 2008 Canadian Open? The current edition of SportsPro Magazine lists all corporate...

IRELAND cont’d

Last week after playing Royal County Down we stayed overnight at Slieve Donard and then drove south into the Republic of Ireland. The change from one country to another was seamless, the only change was we needed Euros for the toll booth but...

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