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A case for re-imagining long drive

RT’s Note: I’ve had several good chats with Colin McDougall while sitting at London’s Hunt Club or in a nearby Starbucks in recent months. Like most conversations I have people in the golf business, the situation inevitably leads to a...

Should Canadian Open become a WGC event?

Should we sacrifice the RBC Canadian Open? That seems to be what Golf Canada executive director Scott Simmons was raising while talking to the Globe’s Lorne Rubenstein at the Canadian Open. Simmons was apparently discussing the possibility of...

RBC Canadian Open Day 2: SportBox...

I’m working the week for Global television as a golf analyst and writing for their website. I’ve done a few things already, including: A preview of Glen Abbey A look at the Canadians in the field with a focus on Brian Hadley, the...

Girls in bikinis, guys in flip flops —...

Last Thursday I sat on the patio at Squaw Creek Golf Club, one-third of the Avalon Lakes course group in Ohio near the Pennsylvania border. If you didn’t see the golf course from we were sitting, you might be convinced that we were at a resort...

Predator Ridge's Ridge Course —...

The more I play design Doug Carrick’s Ridge Course at Predator Ridge, the more I’m convinced it might well be the designer’s best work. It is a great deal of fun to play, it has enough challenge to be intriguing and the vistas...

Guest blog – McDougall: "Long...

RT’s note: Regular guest blogger Colin McDougall is an educator in the golf industry who formerly ran equipment maker Accuform (and still plays Accuform blades!). After completing his MBA at Ivey, McDougall attempted to create a long drive...

Tobiano sale: "How many Top 10 courses...

I received a call from former Tobiano owner/founder Mike Grenier about a new group’s acquisition of the course. A price for the sale wasn’t disclosed, but the course was built for around $15-million (including the clubhouse), and...