With the sun expected to be out all weekend and temperatures in the low-to-mid 20s in Vancouver, Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club looks to be even meaner as we edge towards the conclusion of the RBC Canadian Open.
What little fairway there is at Shaughnessy will firm up, meaning more trips to the gnarly rough by players who have, so far, been kind in their praise of the golf course. Will that continue as the weekend progresses or will the air start to turn blue around players who get caught in Shaugnessy’s jungle?
Perhaps, the United States Golf Association should be paying attention to the Shaughnessy set-up to ease its concerns about classic golf courses becoming obsolete with all the power-hitters on the PGA Tour. Shaughnessy has, in many cases, taken driver out of the hands of the big hitters.
Maybe, it’s time for the USGA to take its nose out of players’ golf bags in its quest for a solution and quit blaming equipment technology. The answer may be in the cabbage at Shaughnessy.
I .continue this thought in my latest Sun Media column, which you can read here