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On The Move


Familiar faces in new places and new faces in familiar places. Here are a few professionals who have recently taken on new challenges in the greater Georgian Bay area and cottage country.

Quinn Godfrey has traded cottage life at Port Carling for city life at The Toronto Golf Club as has Muskoka Lakes' Simon Lycklama who moves to Thornhill. Brenden Parsons has assumed the head pro position at Listowel while Carl Penfold has swapped his head pro chair at Hockley Valley for the same position at Eagles Nest. Cory Helm has stepped down head pro at Orchard beach to pursue other opportunities outside the industry while Ken Hamilton has stepped in to assume the vacancy. Keir Smith moves north from The National to assume the GM duties at Oak Bay. Formerly of Doon Valley Bill Stewart has taken the head pro spot at Stone Tree. Congrats to Thomas Keddy of Oslerbrook for his promotion to Class A status.




Short Course Series -Deerhurst Resort-Lakeside Course, Huntsville, On.


With spring arriving many golfers are looking north with anticipation for cottage country courses to open their first tees. For your next Muskoka visit to Deerhurst Resort's Lakeside course should be giving serious concideration. The Lakeside Course at Deerhurst Resort is the little sister to the resort’s Bob Cupp / Thomas McBroom Highlands routing. In contrast to the 7000+ yards of densely forested rugged terrain that is home to the championship side, the Lakeside track is laid out in a park like setting where the tree lines are sparser and wilderness a little more distant. Also designed by Cupp and McBroom, this par 64 course is routed around a cove belonging to Peninsula Lake....


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On The Tee at TPC Las Vegas, NV.


The PGA has been part of the Las Vegas golfing landscape since 1983. With a variety of private and casino-based facilities hosting the pros over those decades, it was natural that as the TPC concept of courses was undertaken, that Las Vegas was considered as an obvious location for the development of courses for tour players and events.  The opening of what is now the TPC Las Vegas in 1996 saw a new era in the presence of tour caliber golf in Sin City....


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On The Tee at TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ:


The City of Scottsdale is widely considered one of the great western golfing destinations. Dotted with dozens of suburban golf courses and resorts, the area is blessed with a variety of top-notch routings that will challenge and impress. One such facility, that also plays host to the world's best tour players, is the city owned TPC Scottsdale.  Located in the northern reaches of sprawling suburban Scottsdale, this 36 hole facility is home to both the Stadium and Champions courses providing premier public-access, and tour-calibre golf.....


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Resort Report: Alabama's Gulf Coast Treasure


The Gulf States of the southern U.S. boast some of the most remarkable stretches of waterfront found on the continent, home to slender strips of barrier islands filled with scraggly dunes and hotel towers dotting the skyline and backwater bays and bayous provide an aquatic oasis for a more relaxing connection to the water. The Gulf is a little of everything — sprawling beachfront meccas for the party crowd and quiet, charming resorts to unwind and reconnect.  One of these charming, historic resort experiences is found at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort in Point Clear, Alabama. 


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A Conversation With Dean Snell:


The Golf Ball Guru Creates His Own Premium Brand.


The highly competitive golf ball market has a new kid on the block. Well, not necessarily a new kid since the name behind this newest player in the dimpled sphere scene is the same one behind some of the biggest brands in the industry.


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Resort Report: Arizona Suburban Golf Resort Tour


Arizona is widely considered the premiere desert golf destination.  Scottsdale has long been the most familiar name  for travelers considering the hospitable climate from Fall to Spring that draws hundreds of thousands to the Sonora Valley, many with travel bags filled with drivers and irons. Iconic images of cactus and desert, lining lush green fairways, populate the minds of those looking for a cold weather escape and plentiful options to satisfy that craving for rugged locales that would make Wille Coyote and the Roadrunner feel at home.


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On Course at Lebovic, Aurora, ON:


The saturated golf market has seen the building of new courses  slow in recent years with an abundance of available tee times already available for golfers. Bucking the trend of course closures or the purchasing and consolidation of facilities by numerous management companies, Lebovic Golf Club presents a brand new option for public and membership play in Aurora. ....


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