Jan 17

2018 Winter Giveaway – Week 3

By Mike Johnny | Uncategorized

First, I am pleased to share that Josh (@golfismental) is the Week 2 winner.  Courtesy a random draw, he is this week’s winner so the toque is staying north of the border this week.  But we’re just getting started; 7 more weeks of giveaways still.  Heck, we’re not even done watching golf from Hawaii yet […]

Jan 11

2017 in Review – Top 5 Posts

By Mike Johnny | Uncategorized

While we’re early in the winter season thoughts always move forward to the start of the 2018 golf season and for us all I hope it’s a healthy and successful season with birdies for everyone!  But here, a brief look back over the past year.  In 2017, I was fortunate to travel to Kelowna and […]

Jan 10

2018 Winter Giveaway – Week 2

By Mike Johnny | Uncategorized

Congratulations to Week 1 winner, Jimmy F (@TgrGolfTraveler) Well, the extreme cold is in the rear view mirror for now but some reports have a weekend storm brewing with forecasts upwards of 70 cm of snow in some parts.  Luckily for me, we’re only expected to get 50 cm.  Is it possible to miss extreme […]

Jan 08

Underrated Provinces for Golf in Canada

By Mike Johnny | Misc

Underrated and underappreciated golf in Canada. The simple fact is there is not a Cabot Cliffs or a Banff Springs in every province in Canada.  With respect to the quantity and quality of golf options, provinces across Canada are simply not the same.  The PGA of Canada and Golf Canada co-authored a report, Golf Facilities […]

Jan 03

2018 Winter Giveaway – Week 1

By Mike Johnny | Misc

My attitude toward Canadian winter has been sour and bitter for many years and as an avid golfer this forced break has not been well received by me.  But this year, I am resolving to change my attitude and embrace the winter season.  The test to this, of course, has been an extended stretch of […]

Dec 31

2017 in Pictures – Tower Ranch

By Mike Johnny | Misc

The Story – It took me a few years to truly take advantage of annual business travel.  Tack on an extra day and often it affords me a chance to play 36 in a location I can’t easily get to.  My plans to venture to Kelowna before a work conference was a highlight of the […]

Dec 30

2017 in Pictures – Gallagher’s Canyon

By Mike Johnny | Misc

The Story – A four-hour car ride from Vancouver to Kelowna gave me time to realize I had actually played Gallagher’s before, many years before actually.  Likely around 1993 and while the memories were vague at best, it was nice to get back to this area and play this championship course.  My full review shares […]

Dec 29

2017 in Pictures – Bad Weather Golf

By Mike Johnny | Misc

The Story – I played a lot of golf this fall.  Mostly alone.  And mostly in poor, bad or even awful weather.  But no memories of nice or even decent weather.  And I don’t mind one bit.  After a season of mediocre play my fall experience helped me rediscover the fun of the game and […]

Dec 28

2017 in Pictures – Lakeview Golf Course

By Mike Johnny | Misc

The Story – Truth is there are not many municipal courses which are on my Canadian Course Bucket List.  This one is and perhaps it was influenced by proximity – I used to live in Mississauga – but truthfully, it is more out of a deep respect for the history of this course.  The course […]