To the surprise of anybody who knows how I feel about golf course rankings, I must admit I enjoy Golf Digest’s Top 30 Courses in Canada.
The inclusion of Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club, an operation that has been closed for the past two seasons, at No. 18, is a convenient time-saver. That says it all about course rankings and takes away the need for me to go on my traditional rant.
It also says Sagebrush is open to the public and I haven’t heard anything about it re-opening, especially with the defections of key employees and legal challenges facing key players at the parent company.
It makes you wonder why we take seriously the things we take seriously in the golf industry. The other thing you wonder about is why this is a topic on social media now. The story says it was first posted over five months ago.
Not to worry.
That will be forgotten as attention turns to analyzing Tiger Woods’ chances in breathless anticipation of him playing at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, despite the fact that we haven’t even seen him in competition for the better part of a year or that he’s had yet yet another surgery that had some wondering whether he’d ever be back.
“I don’t know what my future holds,” said Woods, upon making his announcement.
Don’t worry Tiger. Apparently , there are some who do and some who actually take that seriously.
While Tiger’s been away, some in golf have been instead focusing on President Donald Trump’s game, lashing him for playing too much while in the Oval Office, or driving a cart on to a green or the latest, whether or not he cheats at golf.
It is, of course, an extension of the obsession that the news media has with anything Trump does, but despite the attention, there are much more important things to concern ourselves with when it comes to Trump, who isn’t paid to play golf.
In the spirit of the season, the things we take seriously in golf is a scary thing.
Questionable Future For Canadian Shows
This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if they believe there is a long-term future for the regional buying shows in Canada. As of this writing , 60 per cent say no, while 40 per cent voted yes. If you haven’t voted already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.