New Score Column

As mentioned yesterday, my new Score Golf column is online. It can be found here.

Here’s a taste:

To those watching carefully, the struggles are evident: Few cars in parking lots, fairways devoid of golfers and inevitably, empty cash registers.

That’s been the plight of Copetown, Ont.’s Mystic Golf Club since opening in the middle of last summer. In an attempt to offer a high-end golf club in an area more used to mom-and-pop shops, Mystic has struggled with conditioning, pricing and in finding a market for its brand of tough, target golf. Senior employees have come and gone as the facility’s struggles have continued, as witnessed most recently by the departure of respected head professional John Hayward.

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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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