Last week’s announcement of new COVID-19 lockdown rules in Ontario wasn’t a signal that the 2021 RBC Canadian Open won’t be played, but it wasn’t good news either This year’s Open is to be played June 10-13 at Toronto’s St. George’s Golf and Country Club, the same facility that was to host it last year […]
Last week, serious wind blew into Alberta and continued to move east into Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with both of those provinces experiencing a nasty winter storm.
It was sudden, but not surprising, when this release appeared last week, letting it be known that Torstar was joining forces with Golf Town to acquire ScoreGolf Magazine, its website, TV and other assets. It was no secret in the golf industry that ScoreGolf had been on the market for years, but buyers willing to […]
The price of houses in many Canadians cities made it difficult for first time buyers, particularly young people, to get into the market even before the coronavirus pandemic hit nearly a year ago. COVID-19 isn’t just a health issue. With businesses of all kinds forced into lockdowns and laid off workers using government programs, scraping […]
Normally, as we come out of the holidays, my focus is on the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, but such is not the case this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so no need for last-minute preparations before departing. Instead, the Orlando show will be a virtual affair, Jan. 26-29. PGA and LPGA members can […]
Happy New Year! One of the funnier comments I heard as last year wound down predicted that one second after midnight last Friday morning was the first time in history that we could truly state that hindsight was 2020, as the old saying goes. Anything that involves the year 2020 being in the rear […]
In keeping with GNN tradition in the dozen plus years since its inception, things will begin to slow down over the holidays. We’ll be on call for any breaking stories and continue to report on the pro tours, but we’re taking the time to do some administrative work and, most importantly, spend more time with […]
GNN POLL: From a business perspective, how would you describe your attitude towards 2021.
The holiday season is upon us, that festive time of get-togethers and gift buying. Then again, this is 2020, the year of the pandemic, a year like no other, not only in the golf industry, but all sectors of the economy. With coronavirus cases on the rise across Canada, there are various restrictions in place […]
Aaron Cockerill shot a four under 68 and is tied for fifth at the midway point of the South African Open in Sun City, South Africa. Cockerill is five under, five shots off the lead, going into the weekend. The leaderboard from that European Tour event is here. PGA Tour Corey Conners finished Friday’s second […]