Mussels, Eagles and Fall Sunshine

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Part of the 15 pounds of seafood we devoured the first night. Set the tone for an awesome week…and my seafood stupor.

I shared daily postcards from my October PEI golf trip and while this fulfilled a bucket list dream trip for me, it has also provided rich content which I will be sharing over the fall and winter season.  Later this month I will begin sharing course reviews for all of the 10 courses played on Prince Edward Island.  For those who can’t wait, I intend to share my posts first on Canadian Golf Magazine.  Here, you can see my first write up for sensational Brudenell River Golf Course.   The trip to PEI was one I will never forget and I’m excited to share over the coming months the diversity of golf options which make it one of the most enjoyable places to visit for golf in Canada.

The golf season is winding down in Ontario and throughout much of Canada.  For those fortunate to live in BC, there are some places which offer year round golf and that must be nice.  My season ended on Sunday and ended in style.  I’ve played golf for 38 years and on my last shot of the year at the executive length Streetsville Glen golf course, I carded my first ever hole-in-one on the 18th hole.  A knock down 8 iron into a stiff wind on the 115 yard final hole made for a memorable celebration and fun afternoon.  First eagle of the season, too.

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Holding up the beat up old Srixon Q Star which found the bottom of the cup.

I will write more about the end of my golf season – it has been an enjoyable and memorable one.  But with weather in Southern Ontario this week hitting 20c a few days in a row, I should approach the Golf Association of Ontario or Golf Canada and learn why the decision is to officially end the handicap season on October 31?  Many players are out this week and I am sure they’d welcome the chance to have their scores count toward their index.  I’d advocate for a change in Ontario to November 15.

After a busy October I am back and will get back on track with more regular posts.  I am considering some new features – expanded opinion pieces and some book reviews.  Thanks for your continued support.

18th at Streetsville Glen from the tee box.

18th at Streetsville Glen from the tee box.

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2 thoughts on “Mussels, Eagles and Fall Sunshine

  1. I can hardly wait for more tales of your journey in PEI. I think Oct 31 because most courses close due to the risk of frost, so there is no need for a handicap system. However, I think it should be left running all year. Jan 1 until Dec 31.

    Cheers
    Jim

  2. Mike,

    Congrats again on ending your season with a hole-in-one! I look forward to your course reviews and continued tales from your trip. I have no doubt it’ll get me even more motivated to plan a PEI golf trip.

    Cheers
    Josh

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