Apr 30

Celebrating a life saved and three heroes

By Mike Johnny | Misc

The last weekend in April is an annual kick off to my golf season.  An executive length golf course in southwestern Ontario offers a great value golf and stay package which our group has taken advantage of for over 15 years.  It’s generally cold, or wet, often both.  On few weekends’ we’ve left sunburned but […]

Apr 16

Book Review – Fearless Golf

By Mike Johnny | Book Review

Book Review – Fearless Golf I enjoyed a playing lesson with my instructor this year and after a few holes, where I had taken a very the conservative approach off the tee he said to me (and I am paraphrasing), “I rather see you hit the driver into the trees on then play too conservatively […]

Mar 19

Victoria Golf Club – Pebble Beach North

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

https://www.victoriagolf.com/ I am not the first to pen that Victoria Golf Club is reminiscent of Pebble Beach.  But perhaps it should be the other way around.  Victoria Golf Club opened in 1893, making it one of the oldest golf clubs in the country; the oldest in British Columbia.  This venerable course set on under 100 […]

Mar 16

My Golfing Goals for 2018

By Mike Johnny | Misc

My handicap factor is 10.6  I came off a year with some minor health issues and for most of the season I struggled feeling comfortable – with my game and my new golf schedule. I am inspired by Golf Is Mental who set what I saw to be some very realistic goals and it gave […]

Mar 12

Time to Remove Mashed Potatoes from Golf

By Mike Johnny | Opinion

I’m a huge proponent of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and it’s rowdy 16th hole. Love it, and until recently thought it was great for the game; the Yang to Augusta National’s Ying. But it seems, as is the case in many aspects of life, we can’t have nice things. The facts are, the collective […]

Mar 07

2018 Winter Giveaway – Thanks!

By Mike Johnny | Misc

We made it.  Winter is almost in the rear view mirror.  We’re about a month away from The Masters and courses across Canada will be opening over the coming months to kick off another season.  We’ll be trading in our snow shovels for sand wedges and winter boots for golf shoes. Congratulations to Week 9 […]

Mar 05

Smuggler’s Glen – An Eastern Ontario Must Play

By Mike Johnny | Course Reviews

Course Reviews – Smuggler’s Glen – An Eastern Ontario Must Play http://www.smugglersglen.com/ East of Kingston, Ontario the 401 highway offers an exit called The Thousands Islands Parkway.  This scenic drive brings drivers very close to the St. Lawrence River and quickly on your left Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course along with the Glen House Resort.  The […]

Mar 02

Impressions of the 2018 Toronto Golf Show

By Mike Johnny | Misc

It has become an annual tradition and an important step closer to the start of the golf season in southern Ontario.  Having attended this show for almost 10 years now I have seen some significant changes over the years; mostly good.  This years’ show was a favourite of mine and I feel the organizers are […]

Feb 28

2018 Winter Giveaway – Week 9

By Mike Johnny | Uncategorized

First, my congratulations to Serge Palin who was the winner of a dozen Snell Golf Canada balls for Week 8.  Serge entered three times last week – Instagram, Facebook and on the blog.  Well done and thanks for following! This is the final week.  Week 9.  We’re only 5+ weeks until The Masters so we […]