Stanley Thompson Symposium Tomorrow

Just an update on the Thompson Symposium tomorrow — you don’t have to RSVP, and feel free to join us:


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 Thompsons Design Principles.
11:30                     Jeff Mingay (Mingay Golf) – Routing
12:00                     Panel 1: Discussing Thompsons 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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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.

11 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I’m glad I took the time to attend. Excellent symposium and Robbie did a first class job!

  • Phil: I was busy running about, but did you introduce yourself? Where were you sitting?

  • Rob,

    Wanted to thank you for an outstanding symposium since I didn’t get a chance to there, also to Ian, Jeff, Lorne and all the participants for an excellent day of honouring Stanley Thompson.
    Well done!

  • George….. If you were to actually read Mike’s post you would have noticed that he said “Wanted to thank you for an outstanding symposium since I didn’t get a chance to there” People are quick to judge on this site….

  • Still, makes no sense to me to mention outstanding when he wasn’t even there.

    I thought the Agenda was outstanding and I would thank RT for giving up his time going there but really commenting and thanking someone for doing a good job when not experiencing it seems a bit daft.

    I think RT should be applauded for presenting there but I don’t know if he did an outstanding job as I wasn’t there.

  • George,

    Mike was there. I can attest to it. He’s saying he didn’t get a chance to thank everyone during the event, in person. So, he’s doing it here.

    The syposium was a great success. The day was very interesting and informative.

    Rob Thompson, Ian Andrew, and Karen Hewson at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame did an excellent job putting the event together, and moderating the day.

    My thanks.

  • George – try to follow along. He never said he wasn’t there. He said he was there, and didn’t have a chance to thank him. Read Don’s remark that precedes yours and stop digging.

  • Ah, now I get it……….just slow in my old age.

    I am sure it was good as you folks are the ST experts. Did any of you apprentice under one of the 3 that worked for ST?

  • Sorry not to respond sooner. Just got back from Ireland where I played some of those great south west courses and enjoyed multiple pints of Murphys! Didn’t get a chance to speak with you as I had to make several calls during the break and then had to leave before the day was over. Very enjoyable!

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