• Video: Deer Does Pole Dance At Kelowna G&CC

    A deer was recently caught on camera at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club doing its version of pole danceing. 

    Castanet/Kelowna website reader Cathy Swabey captured the video on the sixth hole of the golf course.

    As the deer rears up on its two hind legs holding the flag, Swabey adds some music to accompany the dancing deer. 

     

     

  • Rules From The Garden: #AskGrant

    In a special episode hosted by George Harper Jr., Grant Moir from The R&A Rules Team answers viewer questions and gives behind the scenes insight on refereeing at some of the biggest golf tournaments across the world including The Open Championship.

    The really interesting part is how Moir found a way to demonstrate and film the rules examples in his backyard. Hence the name, 'Rules from the Garden'

     

  • Video Humour: Ken Rogerson 'Everyone You Know Sucks At Golf'

    One element that is basically a necessity for the vast majority of recreational golfers, is that you have to have a sense of humour. Golf is not only not fair, it provides countless opportunities for comedians, both professional and wannabes, to laugh at the situations and reactions we all witness and take part in over time on the golf course. 

    Professional comedian Ken Rogerson has a very funny take on the game and why 'we all suck at it'. 

     

  • Video: European Tour - Worst Shots of The Year...So Far

    Tour Pros are good, but they're only human. The worst shots of the year so far. Enjoy!

     


  • European Tour Video: Shots Of The Year For 2020 (So Far)

    The best shots of the year so far during the 2020 European Tour season. Enjoy!

     

  • Video: 8 Weird Things Golfers Do

    ** This video was filmed pre-lockdown **

    Neil Tappin with the UK's Golf Monthly takes a look at 8 weird things golfers do, from putting gloves in back pockets to plumb-bobbing and strange swing rehearsals. Take a look at this list and see how many you do. To 'non-golfers' many of these things look truly strange, but there is often a logic behind the weird things golfers do.

    ed. note: We particularly like the presentation of numbers 6 and 5...(also, from our observation there appears to be a solid influence from Greg Norman in at least some of these 'idiosyncracies' that carry on.

     

  • Video: THE MASTERS: Greatest Shots and Moments, 'Dear Masters'

    Courtesy Golf Focus and YouTube

    Over the years, The Masters has become a tradition unlike any other, taking place every April. This year however, it has been postponed to November. In lieu of an April 2020 Masters, we present this video of some of the greatest shots and moments from The Masters over the years.

    The Masters was started by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, and was first played at Augusta National (designed by Jones and Alister MacKenzie) in 1934. In 1949, the tournament began giving out a Green Jacket to the champion.

    Enjoy.

  • How To Make A Portable Golf Putting Green For Less Than $1 A Square Ft.

    A perfect addition to any Game Room, Man Cave or Woman Cave. This video will show you how to build a flexible, portable putting green which can be easily reconfigured in seconds.

    Despite what may have been said in the video at around 1:07 minutes, the holes are 4.25 inches.

     

  • 7 Bizarre But True Stories About Augusta National Golf Club, Home Of The Masters

    Augusta National Image Courtesy Wikipedia

    By Kevin Cunningham/golf.com

    Every April — well, every April except this one — the top pro golfers, avid golf fans and hordes of media members make a mass migration to Augusta, Ga., and descend upon exclusive and private Augusta National Golf Club for the Masters. Thanks to this annual televised celebration of golf, diehard Masters fans may feel like they know the grounds and history of ANGC as well as their local muni.

    But how much do you really know about Augusta National? The truth is, despite the fact that 83 Masters tournaments have been contested there, the hallowed grounds of the club are still shrouded in mystery — and history.

    With everyone stuck at home this Masterless-Masters weekend, we compiled a selection of some truly strange and lesser-known stories about Augusta, so you can get a small peek at the club’s history beyond what it reveals every April. From hostage situations, to radical course redesigns, here are some of the most bizarre but true stories about Augusta National.

    Click HEREfor complete story....

  • The Best Golf Movies And Shows You Can Stream At Home Today

    By EMILY HAAS, Golf.com

    Now is the perfect time to catch up and rewatch your favorite golf movies and shows. We’ve gone through and listed the best ones by streaming service to help you fill your time while self-quarantining. Check out the below list, grab some popcorn, and start binging!

    Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk

    This Bill Murray movie explores the relationship between golfers and caddies showing the game from a unique perspective. Rent on Amazon for $3.99.

    Click here to read the full story...

  • A Little Golf Humour And Entertainment...Just Because

    The intent of this page is very simple, to make you laugh, smile or at least be entertained. The theme is golf, which makes sense we think.

    And humour, which almost always makes sense too. Enjoy.

  • Video: SCGA Rules Crew - Rule 16.1 'Nearest Isn't Always The Nicest'

    In this newest SCGA Rules Crew take on one of golf's often misinterpreted rules, 'Taking The Nearest Point Of Relief' - they remind us that, "Nearest Isn't Always Nicest" when fulfulling the obligations of the rule. 

    The 'nearest' point that offers 'relief' is often not all that nice. It helps to know the wording of the rule and specifically what 'relief' actually offers you...

     

  • 5 Guidelines To Build Your Romance Through Golf

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, let’s get all the bad, frequently offensive, jokes out of the way first. 

    To speed up the process, I will provide just the punch lines to a couple of the hoariest groaners.

    “No way! The last time I tried that shot, I made double bogey!”

    “But you don’t understand. It’s my wife’s funeral.”

    On a related note this February 14, let’s officially bury the term “golf widow.”

    With that out of the way, let’s move on.

  • It’s Back! Life In The Trap Comic Strip Returns

    A few years back a humorous comic strip centred around golf with some characters whose lives in and around the game are likely very familiar to many of us, was a regular feature in many golf publications and on websites.

    Life In The Trap, written by Seattle's Rick Newell, tells the story of Clay, Duff, Rosie, Putts and Carrie, the local golf pro, along with the occasional insight from 'Dimples' the golf ball. After a self-imposed hiatus, Newell has decided now is a good time to bring back the once hugely popular strip.

    There is a deeper, more meaningful story as to why Newell has resurrected the comic strip and what he hopes it can do toward a greater good. He and his wife run a program called M.U.S.T. - a mentorship program for young people that is having a real positive effect in their community.

  • Video: The European Tour Is At It Again - Luck Of The Draw: Beef v Hovland

    In the European Tour's latest video presentation they have come up with a challenge for their Tour Members they call, 'Luck Of The Draw' and in this episode Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and Viktor Hovland go head-to-head. Filmed on the iconic par five 18th hole at the Emirates Golf Club, home of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

    The rules are as follows: each player will draw a random club for every shot, lowest score wins.

     

  • Behind The Scenes At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am

    By Alfie Lau

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor is now forever a part of Pebble Beach history with his 2020 win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Not only will he will be invited back to play in next year’s Chevron Putting Challenge on the Tuesday prior to the tournament, he will probably join the Superstar groups starting next year, with famous partners if he isn’t paired once again with Golf Digest’s Jerry Tarde.

    Tarde and Taylor finished T2 in the amateur side of the tournament, but Taylor is probably OK with that because he has the big trophy that really counts.

  • One Writer's Tribute To AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am Winner Nick Taylor

     By Alfie Lau

    By now, you know that Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor won the 2020 AT&T Pro Am by four strokes over Kevin Streelman as Phil Mickelson folded in the final group and fell to third place. Taylor adds this title to the 2015 Sanderson Farms Championship and with two PGA TOUR titles, he has solidified his place in Canadian golf history.

    But let’s go all the way back to the 2009 U.S. Open, where I first met a 21-year-old Taylor who was paired with a recently turned pro Northern Irishman by the name of Rory McIlroy. McIlroy got most of the publicity at first, but Taylor showed his bona fides by not only making the cut, but winning the medal for Low Amateur.

  • Golf Channel Announces Holiday Programming To Cap 2019 Golf Season

    David Feherty Hosts The 'Brilliantly Stupid Not So Special Year-End Special' As Well As A Very Feherty Christmas This Month On Golf Channel - Image Courtesy Golf Channel

    ORLANDO, Florida — As the golf season wraps up in exciting fashion over the next few weeks with the Hero World Challenge and Presidents Cup highlighting the month of December, GOLF Channel has announced its holiday programming plans to close out 2019.

    The network’s slate of holiday programming began Tuesday Nov. 26th, with the premiere of Extraordinary Firsts – The Inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur (8 p.m. ET). Narrated by NBC Sports’ Emmy Award-winning reporter Michele Tafoya, the film chronicles the historic first edition of the event having taken place at Augusta National Golf Club this past April.

  • Video: Little Billy Tries European Tour Interview Comeback. Results...Mixed

    Remember 'Little Interviews'? In 2016, nine-year old child star Billy Jenkins found fame interviewing European Tour stars and golfing celebrities.

    The controversial interviews caught the attention of the golf world but since then, Billy’s career has stalled dramatically.

  • Video: We've Heard Of Being A Long Driver...But This Is Ridiculous

    Golf Trick Shot artist and 3-time Guiness Book of World Records holder, Karsten Maas, is at it again. Maas, who has been a golf professional for 30 years is mainly known as a trick shot artist and hits some amazing shots with unusual (to say the least) golf clubs.

    One of his staples is hitting a ball with clubs measuring further in shaft length than some of us hit the ball itself.

    Already the holder of the record for hitting a shot with 'The Longest Useable Club' Mass recently 'added' to his mark by swinging, connecting with a ball, and hitting it over 90 yards... using a driver that measured nearly 37 1/2 feet in length. 

    World record video for the third World Record from Karsten Maas. The longest usable golf club, 11,40 meters  (37.4 ft) ...  hit 83,3 meters...(273.294 ft or 91.098 yds)

     

     

    To get an idea of Maas' other Trick Shot abilities watch this video.