Golf in Canada
The par 4 9th hole on the South course at Anderson Links in Carlsbad, ON has the toughest green on the 27 hole layout. A precise tee shot is also required.

The par 4 9th hole on the South course at Anderson Links in Carlsbad, ON has the toughest green on the 27 hole layout. A precise tee shot is also required.

The par 4 6th at the Perth Golf Course in Perth, Ontario requires a well positioned tee shot to attack the large green.

The par 4 6th at the Perth Golf Course in Perth, Ontario requires a well positioned tee shot to attack the large green.

The 18th at Nation Golf Club in Curran, Ontario has one of the nicest finishing holes in the Ottawa area. At only 115 yards, the elevated par 3 tee shot to an island green can be very intimidating.

The 18th at Nation Golf Club in Curran, Ontario has one of the nicest finishing holes in the Ottawa area. At only 115 yards, the elevated par 3 tee shot to an island green can be very intimidating.

The skunks were busy looking for grubs on the Metcalfe G&CC in Metcalfe, ON. Damage is minor except for the 9th hole on the 9 hole course. Repairs should happen quickly.

The skunks were busy looking for grubs on the Metcalfe G&CC in Metcalfe, ON. Damage is minor except for the 9th hole on the 9 hole course. Repairs should happen quickly.

As expected, the water on hole #2 at Falcon Ridge (Raceview) is high making the tee shot landing area much smaller. Don’t ask me my score.

As expected, the water on hole #2 at Falcon Ridge (Raceview) is high making the tee shot landing area much smaller. Don’t ask me my score.

Ottawa/Gatineau Golf Expo 2013

[2013-Mar-10] I attended the Ottawa/Gatineau Golf Expo yesterday with great enthusiasm. Our local golf show is very well supported despite being overpriced at $14 for admission. Add on another $7 to park at the new Ottawa CE Convention Centre and you’ve got a pricey few hours of entertainment. Someone is pocketing a lot of money.
Once again the show had more of the same with golf deals to be had if you are willing to fork out cash before the season begins.
Golf Town had a booth which I was hoping would be similar in content to the Toronto Golf Show as I wanted to purchase a few more golf gloves but their booth only offered lessons. Odd.
Missing were new products (as did the Toronto and Syracuse Shows) and I’m beginning to wonder whether golfers have run out of ideas or golf shows have gotten too pricey to participate.
Something needs to change as I heard a number of people suggest only attending a golf show once every two years.

Toronto Golf Show - 2013

[2013-Mar-04] I attended the Toronto Golf Show on Friday, March 1st, opening day. Sticking to previous years floor layout navigation to desired sections was very easy.
Lacking this year were booths of new golf products. The show focused on many local golf courses and surrounding American states. Any traveling golfer could find information on great North American destinations.
Trying out some of the latest clubs from equipment manufacturers is always a highlight of the Toronto Golf Show. Mix in chats by well known teachers like Michael Breed and Sean Foley and my eagerness for the 2013 golf season to start is peaked.
The Toronto Golf Show is my favorite of the many I attend and the biggest.



Syracuse Golf Show

[2013-Feb-18] Yesterday I attended the Syracuse Golf Show in Syracuse, NY for the first time. The show is quite small and the booths consisted mainly of local golf clubs. Iā€™m not sure how well the overall three day show was attended but the few non-local participants that I talked to did not seem to indicate that numbers were encouraging, especially on the Friday.
The $10 entry free provided a free round of golf at Radisson Greens which is well worth the price of admission.
The standard equipment supplies were available from a couple of vendors and nothing new or innovative was noticed.



[2012-Oct-25] Loch March Golf & Country Club in Kanata, Ontario prides themselves on quality of service. Accompanying this service is a great golf course! The course is still in great shape and the price of a round has dipped to $40 to finish the season.

Loch March has the largest practice green I have even seen. It’s circular in shape and has 8 pin placements.



[2012-Oct-13] Ten minutes before our 8:02am tee time at Cloverdale Links in Winchester, Ontario. With frost on the ground it looks like a 2 hour delay before we can hit the little white ball.

[2012-Oct-13] Ten minutes before our 8:02am tee time at Cloverdale Links in Winchester, Ontario. With frost on the ground it looks like a 2 hour delay before we can hit the little white ball.



[2012-Oct-12] The Tecumseh Golf Club in Gatineau, Quebec was a much nicer play than I remember some 30 years ago. Rule of thumb on this course is to remember almost all greens slope back to front.

[2012-Oct-12] The Tecumseh Golf Club in Gatineau, Quebec was a much nicer play than I remember some 30 years ago. Rule of thumb on this course is to remember almost all greens slope back to front.



[2012-Sep-22] The Legends course 18th hole at Woodington Lake in Aurora, Ontario is a great finishing hole with risk and reward when the pin placement is close to the water.

[2012-Sep-22] The Legends course 18th hole at Woodington Lake in Aurora, Ontario is a great finishing hole with risk and reward when the pin placement is close to the water.



[2012-Aug-26] It’s not often you see a helicopter pad on a golf course. This one at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario caught me by surprise as I passed the 9th green.

[2012-Aug-26] It’s not often you see a helicopter pad on a golf course. This one at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario caught me by surprise as I passed the 9th green.



[2012-Aug-19] A light shower disrupts our game at Capital Golf Centre in Ottawa, Ontario after completing the 7th hole.

[2012-Aug-19] A light shower disrupts our game at Capital Golf Centre in Ottawa, Ontario after completing the 7th hole.



[2012-Aug- 14] The 18th hole at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario, is a challenging par 4 which curls around a large pond. The clubhouse is a great place to watch this finishing hole.

[2012-Aug- 14] The 18th hole at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ontario, is a challenging par 4 which curls around a large pond. The clubhouse is a great place to watch this finishing hole.