Not since the Ontario government introduced its controversial sex-ed curriculum have I heard so much talk about people playing with themselves. Oh come on, you knew a joke like that had to be coming since the USGA announced a revision that scores during “solo rounds” couldn’t be used for handicap purposes … Veteran golf writer John Gordon took to Twitter to commend Golf Canada for sticking to its guns and not going along with the USGA on that particular revision and that’s not surprising. Had Golf Canada gone along with the USGA, Gordon would have faced the difficult task of finding friends if he wanted an official handicap. Just kidding Senator. As Rodney Dangerfield always said “You’re alright.” … Are there not drones that will record every move by a solitary golfer, who can just upload video of his/her round when submitting the score? … At least there is an answer now to an age old question in golf. If a putt falls on a golf course and no one is around to see it, does it count? The answer is depends on what country you’re in … Going strictly by response on social media to the USGA revision, but there were a lot of golfers carving this turkey on American Thanksgiving … The snow got ahead of Royal Ottawa before final winter preps were done, but nothing they couldn’t deal with on Wednesday …
Shovelling off the putting green to install the cover….almost done. pic.twitter.com/4X6pseiq9Q
— Royal Ottawa Golf (@RoyalOttawaGC) November 25, 2015
On a trip to Maui about 10 years ago, I was chatting with Montreal’s Claude Brousseau one morning at Kapalua, where he was working at the time, and he warned me about the trade winds that would become a factor throughout my round that day. About a minute later, those very winds began to ramp up, making him appear to be the grand oracle. Brousseau, now working at Ko Oilina Golf Club on Oahu, was just named Teacher of the Year for the Aloha Section of the PGA of America … The PGA of Canada Foundation’s 2016 Inspired Golf calendar is now available for $20, with all proceeds from sales going to scholarships and charitable donations. The calendar features some of Canada’s most renowned golf courses and can be purchased by clicking here … The majority of respondents to the current GNN Poll see no improvement in the economy/business environment for the golf industry under the new federal government led by Justin Trudeau. Only 16 per cent as of this writing saw any improvement coming under Trudeau. You can still cast a vote on the GNN home page.