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Mildly addicted to the game of golf. Fiercely loyal. A planner, a dreamer, reflective and a proud and passionate Canadian. A father. A fiancé. A tree planter. A Trent graduate. A dog owner. Falling in love with my putter after many failed relationships. A scratch golfer stuck in a 10 handicap body. Love, love, love golf value. Fade on a good day. One ace (and seeking a second). A golf writer/blogger focused on public golf in Canada. Chipping away at my own Bucket List of Canadian golf courses.

Nov 02

Book Review – The Big Miss

By Mike Johnny | Book Review

A recent business trip gave me a reason to crack into my off-season reading a little early.  I acknowledge I am late to the party here, as Hank Haney’s book about his six year instructional relationship with Tiger Woods was published back in 2012.  But Tiger’s recent resurgence brought this book back as a must […]

Oct 11

Public Golf as a Political Hot Potato

By Mike Johnny | Opinion

Public Golf as a Political Hot Potato Toronto Mayoral candidate, Jennifer Keesmaat’s recently tweeted about transforming lands currently used for three municipal golf courses into space more accessible for the public. There is so much more we can do with this land. Highest and best use of public land means opening it up to more […]

Sep 29

Crosswinds Golf – Country Club Quality for Public Players

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Crosswinds Golf and Country Club – Country Club Quality for Public Players https://www.crosswindsgolf.com/ With all the amenities of a private country club, this public golf facility in the north west part of Burlington is an impressive facility which is one of the best conditioned courses in the region.  An ideal location, framed between Rattlesnake Point […]

Sep 21

Quarry Oaks – A Rustic Beauty

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

This is the final in our three part series highlighting eastern Manitoba courses. It has been composed by Mike Johnny (@36aday) and Jeremy Kehler (@meximenno) and also appears on Jeremy’s website, prairiegolfmagazine.com Quarry Oaks – A Rustic Beauty http://quarryoaks.ca/ Located about 45 minutes southeast of Winnipeg, just outside of Steinbach, is a stout course with […]

Aug 31

Pinawa – A Relaxed, Resort Golf Experience

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

This is the second in our three part series highlighting eastern Manitoba courses. It has been composed by Mike Johnny (@36aday) and Jeremy Kehler (@meximenno) and also appears on Jeremy’s website, prairiegolfmagazine.com Pinawa – A Relaxed, Resort Golf Experience https://www.pinawaclub.mb.ca/   MJ – I was pleasantly surprised when a golf buddy from Ontario told me […]

Aug 17

Granite Hills – Manitoba’s Lakeside Golf Wonder

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Granite Hills – Manitoba’s Lakeside Golf Wonder https://www.granitehills.ca/ This is the first of three reviews co-authored with Jeremy Kehler from Prairie Golf Magazine.  He is a passionate, unapologetic and unwavering advocate for prairie golf.  Having experienced some of Manitoba’s finest public golf this spring, I can understand why. MJ: Of the three courses I played […]

Aug 09

North Granite Ridge – A Fabulous Cottage Golf Experience

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

North Granite Ridge – A Fabulous Cottage Golf Experience https://www.northgraniteridge.com/ A cottage experience is synonymous with fun and relaxation and North Granite Ridge based south of Huntsville in Port Sydney, Ontario, in the heart of cottage country, embodies this. This par 70 layout tips out at just over 6100 yards but don’t be deceived, it […]

Jul 26

2018 SCORE Golf Top 100 – Response

By Mike Johnny | Opinion

This is not news to followers, but I love golf course ranking lists.  They generate interest, discussion and debate and help show off the true quality this country offers from coast to coast. And the seminal list that checks off all boxes listed above is the SCORE Golf Top 100 list.  This biennial list is […]