Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cricket lessons….

Now that I live in Canada I get to watch very little cricket. This is unfortunate because I enjoy the game – very much. Cricket, like rugby, was compulsory at school so you basically grew up with a bat and ball in your … Continue reading

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Are Ground Contours taboo?

Admittedly I did not get to watch much ‘live’ golf on TV these past few days. I would like to have watched more but am currently in the throes of renovating our new home and this has taken presidente unfortunately. The timing stinks but … Continue reading

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My ‘Open’ Adventures

I have been fortunate to attend 3 Open Championships to date. My first back in 2001 at Lytham St Annes, my second at Carnoustie in 2007 and the last one being at Turnberry in 2009. I have also visited the other Open venues, barring … Continue reading

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The ‘very’ short hole

I have been meaning to write this blog post ever since the US Open at Merion a few weeks back.  You see Merion has some long 3’s but it’s the 13th hole I am particularly fond of – a very short hole at around … Continue reading

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When it rains it pours

You could have been mistaken for being in SE Asia yesterday afternoon here in the Greater Toronto area – particular in and around Mississauga where I reside? The weather was something out of a monsoon war story with high winds and … Continue reading

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Phuket, Thailand

This is my 4th visit to Thailand. The first time I made the voyage we (I first visited with my wife about 10 years ago) stayed on the island of Ko Samui for 10 days. The rest of the time I have visited Phuket for … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a green complex

Before I got into the design business, and during those days I was out on the green, I often wondered what a hole and even a green site might have looked like before it was zoned as ‘golf’. Back then I … Continue reading

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At the halfway hut…..

I have done my fair share of international travel……so much so that the airport could be deemed my ‘home away from home’. I have visited, worked and lived in nearly 40 countries and transited in many more. This is why it should … Continue reading

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