In case you’re wondering, the sale of Golf Town was completed as of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31. Click here for more. Now comes the winter of discontent with the new regime facing a restless golf industry, with many of its denizens left in precarious situations by the previous regime under OMERS … Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun reports here that David Feherty will be in Calgary on Dec. 16 and part of his schtick that evening will be an interview with Graham DeLaet. “He had that amazing beard where it looked like he was trying to swallow a cat for several months.” said Feherty, who had another classic line, recalling the first time he flew into Calgary.
“I remember being in the airport for the first time and just walking by what looked like an Inuit with mukluks. The next thing you know there’s a cowboy with his boots, hat and big belt buckle on, followed by a policeman. I felt like I was in the Village People.”
Still say Feherty is a carbon copy of Grant Fraser, founder of the Golf Management Institute of Canada. Well, Feherty would probably say Fraser is a carbon copy of him. You be the judge … Brooke Henderson, after a rare week off, is back in action this week at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City. She’s the only Canadian in the field although Maude-Aimee Leblanc starts the week as an alternate. It will be her 30th LPGA Tour event of the season. She will also play in next week’s CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. … The PGA Tour is also in Mexico for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba where DeLaet, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor will tee it up in Playa del Carmen … Neither Rod Spittle nor Stephen Ames were among the top 36 in points standings who will move on to this week’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Scottsdale, Az. …
Callaway has for the second year teamed up with the San Diego Padres to offer a nine-hole golf experience at Petco Park using company products. The Links of Petco opened on Thursday and will continue through Tuesday. Tee times quickly sold out and 27,000 golfers were expected to go through a course with nine new designs, each offering four different levels. A putting challenge was also offered and there was a dedicated spectator area … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers if they saw in the foreseeable future government-mandated gender quotas that would affect staffing where they worked. A strong majority, or 72 per cent, said no, with 28 per cent saying yes … This week’s GNN Poll is sticking with a government theme, asking readers to describe the effects of government decisions on business these days. As of this writing, 82 per cent said government decisions were having a detrimental effect, 14 per cent said they were tough, but fair, and four per cent said the effect was positive. You can vote on the GNN home page.