Just a quick update as I look outside of my window at my snow-filled backyard here in lovely Scarborough….
First, last year I did a series on Golf Digest’s Best New Courses in Canada — what was overlooked, what had staying power and which courses didn’t have any right receiving an award. That series can be found here.
Since it is pretty quiet in the Canadian golf world these days, I’m going to launch another series — detailing and reviewing the work of every notable Canadian designer working in the business. The goal is to look at their best and worst work and give some indication of where they stand. This is particularly interesting considering there are more than 30 working golf architects in Canada — and with a slowing economy, this area will become increasingly competitive. The series will start later this week and list one designer a day until I run out of people to write about.
On another note, I’ve cut back on by blog roll (listed on the right side of the screen), but one new site worth checking out is Golfnewsnow.ca, run by Ian Hutchinson, the golf columnist with the Toronto Sun. Ian is focused heavily on industry news and insights, and appears very committed to the site. So many blogs fall by the wayside, but Ian’s work brings the list of regular Canadian golf blogs to four (Bob Weeks at Score, the Ontgolf.ca site, Ted McInytre at OG, and Eagleparbirdie.com). Am I missing any?