Jan 18

2019 Winter Giveaway – Week 1

By Mike Johnny | Misc

Hello friends.  Winter has been relatively tame where I live.  Our first storm is expected to bring cold and snow two days from now.  I’ll be celebrating winter’s imminent arrival by leaving shortly thereafter for a 10 day Caribbean beach vacation (no golf, however) and felt it appropriate to kick off the second annual winter […]

Jan 11

Gear Essentials – FootJoy Waterproof Golf Boot

By Mike Johnny | Gear / Swag

Gear Essentials – FootJoy Waterproof Golf Boot – Cleated Cascade Boot. https://www.footjoy.ca/golf-shoes/men/spiked/ (look for boot option) MSRP – $179.99 I am beginning to understand that I am in a minority of players who will stretch the Canadian golf season to an extreme.  I’ve played in near freezing weather, with light snow on the ground, and […]

Jan 02

My Golfing Goals for 2019

By Mike Johnny | Misc

My Index crept up from 10.6 to 11.8 and while that is not exactly the direction I was hoping it would move, I can safely say I had more fun playing golf in 2018 than I have possibly ever had.  Don’t get me wrong, I still feel I am a scratch golfer stuck in a […]

Dec 31

2018 In Review – Top Post of 2018

By Mike Johnny | Misc

https://36aday.net/2018/07/26/2018-score-golf-top-100-response/ http://scoregolf.com/top-100-2018/ Here it is, my most popular post from the past year.  My response to the SCOREGolf Top 100 Course List generated considerable interest.  People have strong opinions on course lists, and specific courses on (or off) these lists. I love them; they generate buzz and conversation about the game.  While I respect the […]

Dec 30

2018 In Review – Courses Played – #1

By Mike Johnny | Uncategorized

Victoria Golf Club https://www.victoriagolf.com/ https://36aday.net/2018/03/19/victoria-golf-club-pebble-beach-north/ This is without question one of the top 5 courses I have ever played in Canada and certainly one of the most unique.  It’s been over 10 months now and I still go back in my mind and replay the round on many occasions (especially the good shots).  Critique of […]

Dec 29

2018 In Review – Courses Played – #2

By Mike Johnny | Misc

Granite Hills https://www.granitehills.ca/ https://36aday.net/2018/08/17/granite-hills-manitobas-lakeside-golf-wonder/ The factors that converged to allow for this trip – 3 of Manitoba’s best public courses in 2 days, with a good friend from the area – may never align again (though I hope it can).  This was a truly special golf experience.  The course itself, like seemingly many Manitoba courses, […]

Dec 28

2018 In Review – Courses Played – #3

By Mike Johnny | Misc

Bear Mountain – Valley Course https://bearmountain.ca/recreation/golf/valley-course/ https://36aday.net/2018/02/19/bear-mountain-valley-course-bear-mountains-best-course/ I can’t recall greater anticipation for travel which involved some golf like my winter trip in February to Victoria.  With limited time to play, I would contest I did it about as perfect as one could plan.  Playing Bear Mountain’s newest course on the day I arrived (which […]

Dec 27

2018 In Review – Courses Played – #4

By Mike Johnny | Misc

North Granite Ridge https://www.northgraniteridge.com/ https://36aday.net/2018/08/09/north-granite-ridge-a-fabulous-cottage-golf-experience/ While southern Ontario gets teased with some stretches of mild winter weather, in the Muskokas any dreams of golf are snowed under and frozen well into early spring.  North Granite Ridge was a mid-summer play for me and within a region of the country I regrettably don’t have much experience […]

Dec 26

2018 In Review – Courses Played – #5

By Mike Johnny | Misc

Quarry Oaks, Steinbach, MB Welcome to Quarry Oaks Quarry Oaks – A Rustic Beauty Time to look back over five of my favourite courses played in 2018.  Christmas has passed and I am in that magical period where I begin to forget the date…basing time only on how many days until I go back to […]

Dec 24

2018 In Review – Pictures – #1

By Mike Johnny | Misc

I will be hard pressed to experience a course as awe-inspiring as Victoria Golf Club.  This is a private club and one of Canada’s oldest.  Contrast to yesterday’s image, this photo was modified using an application called Snapseed.  Strengthening, even in a subtle manner, the contrasts between the ocean, sky, course and and rocky shoreline […]

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