• Your Search For Consistency

    By Rob Houlding (Courtesy Inside Golf)

    Your search for more consistency ends here!

    I am going to share with you a few of the mental and physical secrets I have used for many years to develop world-class competitive junior and adult players.
  • BC's Top Courses?

    August 4, 2014

    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    ScoreGolf released their list of the top 100 golf courses in Canada for 2014. Sixteen BC courses are in the top 100 – here’s the list, with the architect and the date built:

    8 – Capilano (Stanley Thompson, 1937)

    10 – Sagebrush (Rod Whitman, Dick Zokol, Armen Suny, 2009)

    11 – Shaughnessy (AV Macan, 1961)

    13 – Tobiano (Thomas McBroom, 2007)

    23 – Greywolf (Doug Carrick, 1999)

    25 – Predator Ridge, Ridge Course (Doug Carrick, 2009)

    26 – Royal Colwood (AV Macan, 1913)

    28 – Victoria (Harvey Coombe, 1893)

    33 – Big Sky (Bob Cupp, 1994)

    41 – Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Robert Trent Jones, 1993)

    43 – Bear Mountain, Mountain Course (Nicklaus Design, 2003)

    47 – Nicklaus North (Jack Nicklaus, 1995)

    58 – Bear Mountain, Valley Course (Nicklaus Design, 2008)

    86 – Predator Ridge – Predator (Les Furber, 1991)

    87 – Tower Ranch (Thomas McBroom, 2008)

    92 – Eagle Ranch (Bill Robinson, 2000)

  • The Putting Revolution Report

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  • BC Golf Course Architects

    July 21, 2014

    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    In 2011, I was thinking about golf in BC for a newsletter article, and what kind of course best represented the essence of golf in the province.  This got me to thinking about who had designed what courses and whether any one architect had captured best the spirit of golf in the province.  I did some research on the courses in the province, going to websites to track down designers.  This wasn't always easy.

  • Is Golf Really Too Expensive?


    By John Gordon (Golf Canada)

    I’m giving up driving. Cars are too expensive.  Look, I just read that a new Bugatti goes for about $2.5 million. Who can afford that?

    And I now realize I will never own my own house. They just cost too much. For example, the newspaper just said there is a condo in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville selling for $12.9 million.

  • Everyone Should Swing Like a Girl


    By AJ Eathorne (Courtesy Inside Golf)

    VERNON - To some the phrase “swing like a girl,” could seem derogatory. That’s not the way we see it at Predator Ridge. To us, Swing Like a Girl is about freedom and fun – to learn and play golf in a unique and compelling way.

    Most of all, Swing Like a Girl has become the description for our instructional programs designed to involve more women in the game of golf.At Predator Ridge Resort, we’re very proud of the program. For those that don’t know about it, Swing Like a Girl is a series of five-hour clinics designed specifically for women of all skill levels, shapes and sizes.

  • Rickie Fowler: Play 9

    July 18, 2014

    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    In this amusing video from the USGA, Rickie Fowler shows you how you can fit 9 holes into your busy day and still find time for family and friends.  It just takes a little organisation, lots of multi-tasking and of course, a little creative license.   View the video

    Photo courtesy of pga.com

  • Changing Hole Locations Video

    July 9, 2014

    Jiim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    RICHMOND - The hole location on a green is something most golfers complain about, at least on occassion, but rarely think about.  What was the superintendent thinking about when she put it here?  Few of us are at the golf course early enough to witness this daily ritual, but it is extremely important to both the quality of the experience of the golfer and to the health and conditioning of the green.

    This new video from the USGA shows how the superintendent selects hole locations on a green and what the factors are that (should) influence the hole location.  I had always wondered how they managed to cut so precise a hole, take out the plug and put the new plug back in the old hole.  This video shows how its done.

    Watch the video

    Image courtesy of wn.com

  • Find a Pro

    June 23, 2014

    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    RICHMOND, BC - A few years ago, we surveyed readers of our newsletter about what they spent on golf.  Naturally, the  largest expenditures were on memberships, green fees and golf travel.  Unfortunately for many of us, not very much was spent on golf lessons.  Fourty four percent said they spent nothing on lessons and twenty eight percent said they spent less than $100 the previous year (2012).

    I'm probably like a lot of high-handicappers, I'm afraid what a professional might say about my swing.  I'm sure they wouldn't laugh.

  • Don’t be intimidated by golf

    June 19, 2014
    John Gordon (Golf Canada)

    Who was the first person to be intimidated by golf? Hint: It wasn’t you. Little-known fact: He was the second person to take up the game about, oh, 600 years ago in Scotland.

  • Repairing Divots

    June 9, 2014

    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    RICHMOND, BC  - Although I do my very best not to harm that lovely green grass by taking a divot, I often make a mistake (usually at great harm to my wrists) and take a big chunk.  Usually the divot goes further than my ball.  That's embarassing.

  • Eight-Inch Holes

    April 30, 2014
    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)
     
    On April 22, the Vancouver Sun carried an article by Brad Ziemer entitled A Hole Lot More Fun.
  • Participation in golf by juniors

    April 2014
    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    Almost everyone who takes golf seriously agrees that the future of the game of golf  lies with developing new junior golfers. After all, as our current golfers age and drop out of the game, we need to replace them with younger golfers who will (hopefully) stay with the game over a longer time frame.