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Thoughts and writing on the world of golf and golf course architecture.

PGA revamps Ryder Cup points

Doug Ferguson, who is likely the best golf beat reporter in the world at the moment (and a good guy as well), reports on the changes to the Ryder Cup qualifying system. Apparently it took a beating at Oakland Hills to help some PGA officials...

Canadian Open returns to Hamilton in 2006

This is good news for Canadian golf, given the interest in Hamilton when the event was held there in 2003. Hopefully the PGA Tour pros will remember it, though I’m not as certain of that. It seems to me, from the tour pros I’ve...

Review: The National Golf Club of Canada

Architects: Tom and George Fazio The National is clearly one of Canada’s great golf courses, with an ingenious routing, difficult greens and remarkable conditioning. First opened in 1976, it was one of the first courses Tom Fazio had the...

Marlene Streit makes the Hall of Fame….

Word on Streit is she’s the best: Canadian has won all the prestigious amateur titles Robert Thompson On Golf No one recognized the self-described “grey-haired little lady” who spent last week taking in the displays at the...

Review: Scarboro Golf and Country Club

There’s a chance Scarboro is Canada’s most under-rated golf course. A Tillinghast design, the only one in Canada, Scaboro is a quirky, old world gem hidden in suburbia. But what a course it is. It starts simply enough, with a...

The legend of Al Balding near the end?

I wrote this story last summer after spending an afternoon in the backyard of my friend, Al Balding. Until Knudson, Balding was probably Canada’s best golfer — surely better than the vastly over-rated Moe Norman, who never won...

Review: Toronto Golf Club

Interesting course that few actually get to play — though it is located right across the street from Lakeview, one of the busiest golf courses in the Toronto area. Toronto is a Harry Colt-design, though there has been a fair bit of work...

Rod Whitman — Canada's best...

I wrote this story for the Post in June — about Rod Whitman, shaper for Bill Coore, and his new golf course, Blackhawk. Wish more people saw it the first time round and I hope lots of people play Blackhawk, which is excellent. Outsider on...

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