New column on Bill Coore and Rod Whitman on Score Golf

My new column on Bill Coore, Rod Whitman and the great site in Alberta called “Alberta Dunes,” is now up on You can find it on their site, but here’s a little taste:

LLOYDMINSTER, Alberta “ The best golf architect in the world stands solemnly, arms folded across his chest, in the middle of a wild field of fescue and dunes. For what seems like an eternity, but is actually only a handful of minutes, Bill Coore, the American design partner of Ben Crenshaw and the creator of Sand Hills, arguably the best golf course built in the world in the last 50 years, does not move. Like a sponge, hes trying to absorb the greatness that abounds on a site 50 kilometres south of Lloydminster tentatively called Alberta Dunes. Regardless of what the course is titled, Coore feels the site might be the best untapped location for golf, not only in Canada, but perhaps the world.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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