Stanley Thompson Symposium May 30 In Oakville

Last year I attended a symposium on Stanley Thompson’s work that was held at Highlands Links. I had several people ask why it wasn’t better publicized and whether we’d consider doing it again. Well we are — this time in Toronto and with Lorne Rubenstein as the keynote speaker, as well as participation from another Canadian Golf  Hall of Famer, Jim Barclay. I’ll be your modest moderator for the event.

This should be quite interesting and very open in terms of allowing discussion on the topics. I’m looking forward to it and hope some G4G readers can make it out:

On Saturday, May 30, 2008, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame is hosting :
A Stanley Thompson Symposium

Join us for a day featuring sessions focussed on different elements of Stanley Thompson design, and four lively debates highlighted with a key note address by noted national columnist and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame honoured member Lorne Rubenstein.
10:00                     Ian Andrew (Weir Golf Design) – The Evolution of Stanley Thompson’s Design Principles.
11:30                     Jeff Mingay (Mingay Golf) – Routing
12:00                     Panel 1: Discussing Thompson’s design principle; Ian Andrew, David Moote (rfm&a/Moote), Dick Kirkpatrick
12:45                     Lunch Break
1:15                       Robert Thompson (National Columnist and Author): Stanley Thompson, Fact and Fiction
1:45                       2nd Panel: Discussing Stanley Thompson, Fact and Fiction; Robert Thompson, Bill Newton (STS Executive Director), Jim Barclay (Stanley Thompson Biographer)
2:45                       3rd Panel – Doing a Restoration: John Gaul, Jamie Cutting (Dundas Valley G&CC Superintendent), Graham Hudson (General Manager, Cape Breton Highlands Links)
3:45                       Lorne Rubenstein (Author of more than 10 golf books and Globe and Mail Columnist) – Key Note Address
4:15                       Final Discussion: All of the panelists in an open discussion
There is a $25.00 fee, which includes lunch.
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
1333 Dorval Drive, Oakville
on the grounds of Glen Abbey.
For further information, or to register, please contact Kristen Luce at
Or call 1-800-263-0009 ext 213

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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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