If you’ve played golf, you wouldn’t think a study is required to confirm that the faster the greens, the slower the play. But confirmation by data is never a bad thing, and so it’s helpful to note the results of a study that the USGA and the University of Minnesota conducted at the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.
I doubt there’s a more meaningful way for me to end a season than nine holes at Don Valley Golf Course in Toronto. It’s where I first played and where my dad and I enjoyed our last game together, on May 14, 1987. Earlier this week, when the sun shone and the colours were vivid and the weather was mid-autumn mild, I took a spin around the front nine — well, a walk — with my pal Jerome Shore. Our game could not have been more pleasant. My day had started when I walked in my neighbourhood.
These days, a car often becomes a mobile office. I was in the passenger seat Monday en route to Toronto, as my wife guided the four-wheeled office along the New York State Thruway. Phone in hand, I noticed an e-mail that Meggan Gardner, Golf Canada’s curator of its museum and library, had sent. Her note informed me that Karen Hewson, Golf Canada’s managing director of membership, had “ended her long career” there. I was taken aback.
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Selecting a term
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