National: Regular Columns / Final Word

Time Is A Reason To Play, Not An Inhibitor

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 23:29 Tuesday, 22 October 2013 22:58

by Mark Corrigan

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I’ve never agreed with the idea that time inhibits people from playing golf.
 
If golf is still viewed that men go to the golf course leaving their wives and kids at home, well then, yes this could be seen as a negative.
 
However the 'Leave It To Beaver' households are long gone and the clubs that haven’t adapted to the new culture of, 'It’s All In The Family' will be left behind.

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At Least Look Like A Player!

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 September 2013 18:35 Sunday, 15 September 2013 17:46

by Mark Corrigan
 

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It’s not my intention to point fingers or bring unwanted attention to those of you out there breaking the good golfer codes.
 
Instead, I look at this as an opportunity to educate what a golfer should look like.
 
Now this has nothing to do with style or fashion, I’m not one to talk about that, I’m actually looking for advice on that. This is just a quick Coles notes version on looking the part of “Player”.

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Barney Adams on The Future of Golf Participation (Part I)

Saturday, 29 June 2013 15:40

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Recently, the founder of Adams Golf released his views on the Future of Golf Participation and although he is discussing it from a U.S. perspective, it is still quite relevant to what we are also experiencing here in the Canadian golf industry. With that said, presented in two parts, here are the thoughts and opinions of a man who has a wealth of knowledge and involvement in the game of golf and where it may be headed. - ed

DALLAS, Texas -- Given my history with Tee It Forward, I have spent a significant amount of time studying participation data in the golf industry. Recently, I saw two forecasts, one from the NGF and one from Golf 20/20. The former predicts 3 million new golfers by 2020, keeping up with the population increase; the latter, an increase to 30 million players in 5 years. Apples to apples the 5 million increase would constitute almost 29 million, so the NGF is relatively more conservative.

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Final Word: The Anchored Putter Witch Hunt

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 18:13 Tuesday, 19 March 2013 17:44

by Mark Corrigan

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Golf balls go forever, great old courses are becoming irrelevant, we are in the midst of a battle to keep golfers around. Trying to fill courses and feed the machine that is the golf business is hard.

And all the powers that be want to do is chain golfers to the furnace and force a gag ball in their mouth.

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Fit To A Tee - Getting The Most Out Of Your Golf Vacation Experience

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:56 Tuesday, 05 March 2013 19:41

by Mark Corrigan

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I played The Links at Crowbush Cove while on holiday with my family this past summer and, being originally from PEI, to play golf back in my old 'stomping grounds' was all that I remembered and more.

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