When Ontario announced its third shutdown of the COVID-19 pandemic last week, there was confusion – partly due to the lack of specifics in the announcement and partly due to erroneous social media reports – about whether golf courses could open. The good news from an industry perspective is that it’s business not quite as […]
Depending on how you look at it, a recent post on social media was either sad or humourous. It showed a bottle of booze being poured over a bowl of cereal and underneath it said “Breakfast in the pandemic.” There’s little doubt that’s how many people feel since COVID-19 began disrupting our lives more than […]
They’re still about four months away, so let’s not be premature as several social media posts were on Wednesday in wrongly saying golf courses would have to close when Ontario declared its third state of emergency in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, recent developments are beginning to cast a long shadow on the 2021 CP […]
With the ANA Inspiration, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the Masters back in their traditional spots on their respective schedules, things may not have returned to normal in this era of COVID-19, but those events are doing a fine job of diverting attention from a side of life we’d prefer to forget right […]
The Ontario government has slammed on what it’s calling a “provincewide emergency brake” due to an alarming rise in COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations. How seriously will the golf operation where you work be affected by your provincial government recently imposing restrictions in the battle against the “third wave” in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Chances are that any of us who have played golf in the southern United States have seen some good-sized alligators sunning themselves and since you’re reading this, we can only assume you had the good sense to steer clear of them. Or maybe not. There are those who are apparently devoid of common sense who […]
It’s time for an update with most getting a spring look at how the golf course came through winter. How would you describe the condition of the golf course where you work or play now that winter’s over?
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, some golf courses aren’t being shy about loosening the purse strings and investing back into their operations. Is it making any significant upgrades, renovations or improvements in 2021?
Today’s contribution is not golf specific, but it does apply to the workplace, a timely topic for the golf industry with the dawn of the 2021 season upon us. The inspiration is Pepe Le Pew, the Looney Tunes character introduced back in 1945, who was known to steal kisses, prompting one New York Times columnist […]
This year’s proceedings at Augusta National are less than a month away, taking place April 8-11, but golf courses in Canada are getting a jump on the season long before the first men’s major of the year. Certainly, Southern Ontario was basking in springlike conditions last week under sunny skies and temperatures getting close to […]