Best wishes for a speedy recovery going out to Keith Tucker, 79, who took ill during a visit to the Montreal area recently.
The honorary director of the PGA of Canada has been in the intensive care unit of Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, Que., and continues to undergo tests. As of Monday afternoon, he was expected to be moved from ICU.
GNN will keep you updated on his progress as information becomes available.
Oil prices continued to drop on Monday and some forecasters saw it going below $80 a barrel by early next year as the Canadian golf season gets underway. Most respondents to last week’s GNN Poll agree with that assessment as 59 per cent thought oil prices would remain low throughout the winter and into next season when the price affects golf operations the most … The bad news is that it’s also a troubling sign for the economy as the International Monetary Fund has cut its global growth forecasts … Graham DeLaet and Mike Weir are the only Canadians in the field at this week’s CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur … Friday is the deadline for submitting applications/nominations to the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association for the Environmental, Equipment Technician of the Year and Student Scholarship Awards … Can’t help but giggle when I see an editorial such as this one by Karen Crouse in the New York Times after Ted Bishop called Ian Poulter a “lil girl” on social media. Shortly after reading that, I ran across this story from the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom about Nicole Kidman’s dress billowing up when it caught a gust of wind during a game in China. The Times writer may sneer and say the sexy shot of Kidman appeared in a different media outlet than her own, so what’s the point? The point is that if the golf industry as a whole is sexist because of Bishop, then the media as an industry is sexist because of the Daily Mail photo (and there are plenty of other examples). There are plenty of examples of it in golf too, as Crouse points out, and maybe the Bishop incident will wake a few people up about the sensitivities of others and what problems can arise from ridiculous statements, but will the media ever change? I would bet on golf changing before that happened. “Persistent sexism” is not exclusive to one industry.