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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.

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 […]

Jul 11

Giving Golf in Manitoba its Due

By Mike Johnny | Opinion

Giving Golf in Manitoba its Due I have a greater appreciation for the ongoing advocating which @PrairieGolfMagazine does for golf in central Canada now.  I am not going to urge you to cancel your golf trip to Cabot or PEI either.  But golf in Manitoba is misunderstood, underappreciated and surprising in its diversity, value and […]

Jul 04

Weather Considerations for Planning Golf Trips in Canada

By Mike Johnny | Misc

With very little exception (and deep envy to the temperate Vancouver Island climate) the golf season in Canada is limited to spring, summer and fall months.  And for spring and late season players, the perils of play are predominantly weather related.  However, for the value conscious golfer there can be some wonderful opportunities to travel […]

Jun 05

eQuinelle – Immaculate and Fun For All Skill Levels

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

eQuinelle – Immaculate and Fun For All Skill Levels http://www.equinellegolf.ca/ eQuinelle is one of a small number of courses I know who have mastered social media engagement with their members and the public.  As a public player with a bucket list to consider, this course provides timely and relevant information and shares just enough to […]

May 17

Panic Attacks in Golf

By Mike Johnny | Misc

The issue is a serious one and not a flippant reaction to topping a drive or chunking a chip shot.  And in all my years of golf I recall experiencing two panic attacks on the golf course.  One was last summer and I was fortunate to let my friends and playing partners know I wasn’t […]

May 08

Same Address. But A New Home for 36aday.

By Mike Johnny | Misc

After over three years on my old blog platform I felt it was time for a change.  I was seeking a new look but something clean, easy to access and most important, a means to continue to engage with golfers I have met through this blog and on social media over the years.  I am […]