Course: Tarandowah GCLocation: Springfield, ONLength: 5402 To 7067 YardsPar: 70Driving Range: YesPutting Green: YesWebsite: http://www.puregolf.net/golfcourse.html If you haven’t heard of Tarandowah yet, you’re probably not alone. This links-style track is somewhat of a hidden gem but once you find it you’ll never forget it. Located in Springfield, Ontario, you may be a little thrown off at first due to … Continue reading Tarandowah GC Review
Course: Briars ClubLocation: Sutton, ONLength: 6273 YardsPar: 71Driving Range: Irons & Wedges onlyPutting Green: YesWebsite: The Briars Club Putting Green Less than an hour drive from downtown Toronto (traffic included), my best friend and Teeing Off Podcast co-host Greg and I embarked on a two-day, one night trip to The Briars Club hopeful of some … Continue reading The Briars Club — Course Review
June 25th, 2018 is a date I will never forget. That was the day my father passed away. A year later I’ve realized the first time it really hit me though was July 1st, about a week later. The Leafs had just signed – no, not John Tavares, but Josh Jooris. He grew up playing … Continue reading An Unbreakable Bond — Reflections One Year After Losing My Dad
The United States Open. It is referred to as “the toughest test in golf” played annually on the most difficult courses across America, set up in the hardest way possible. As a fan it’s electric. Seeing players flub approaches out of the rough, have putts go off the green and down slopes 30 yards from … Continue reading USGA Course Setup Issue Looms at Pebble Beach… As It Does Every US Open
The odds of two golfers growing up on the same golf course at the same time and ending up as winners on the PGA Tour can’t even be calculated. It seems nearly impossible, especially in Canada where we don’t have the luxury of playing the sport all 12 months of the year. But that’s exactly … Continue reading Abbotsford, BC Ready for a Big Weekend from Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor
His brother has worked there for over 20 years. He has played the course over 500 times. But come July, none of that will matter to Graeme McDowell if he doesn’t get into the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, the course he grew up on and knows so well. As of this moment Graeme has … Continue reading With Time Ticking Down Graeme McDowell eyes Open Championship Spot at his Home Course
It may be our national open but prior to this year it occupied arguably the worst spot on the PGA Tour’s summer schedule: the week after the Open Championship. Not only would players be exhausted from the gruelling task that is a major championship, they would also be dealing with the time change, jet lag, … Continue reading Is the Revamped Canadian Open a Perfect Test for Next Week’s US Open? Or A Swing-and-miss?
Ah Steve Williams. The same man that made tens of millions of dollars working for Tiger Woods; who happens to be the same man that said “It was like I was his slave” and “I've been caddying for 33 years and this is the best week of my life” after one win with Adam Scott; … Continue reading Steve Williams (Tiger’s former caddie) Wrote the Most Self-serving Article of All-time
Probably the best perk of a media pass is the “inside-the-ropes” access we get. Today I wanted to give you, the reader, a glimpse into what a day with Jordan Spieth on the course would be like. And what a day it was. A relatively new pro-am rule dictates that each group of four is … Continue reading Inside the Ropes with Jordan Spieth
I pressed stop on my Iphone’s voice recorder and looked down to make sure the interview had been captured in its entirety. It had. As I plugged my headphones in to listen back, I heard a voice from over my shoulder, “You goin' to the clubhouse?” It was Corey Conners. He had just finished up … Continue reading Corey Conners is now a PGA Tour Winner. But He’s An Even Better Person
This interview was incredible. Some of the most insightful and thought-provoking discussion on Tiger Woods I have heard in some time. If you’re unaware of Wright Thompson, he wrote (among many other stories) this incredible piece on “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods” back in 2016 that exposed a previously unseen side of Tiger to … Continue reading Wright Thompson gave a FASCINATING interview about Tiger Woods
Jon Rahm is a bit of a confusing fella. On one hand he is clearly one of the most talented players in the world. On the other however, he frequently displays the mental fortitude of a prepubescent teen. Take Sunday for example. Rahm was leading the Players Championship until this happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgFtyv25ZU&feature=youtu.be Not smart. This … Continue reading Jon Rahm is Working With a… Bomb Diffuser?
Brooks Koepka has intentionally lost nearly 25 pounds over the last four months, but he won't tell us why. Yet. Yes believe it or not, the guy that posted this video a mere two weeks ago has dropped a considerable amount of weight: https://www.instagram.com/p/BugwbpHnVc7/?utm_source=ig_embed When asked what spurred this on, Koepka played coy: "You'll see... … Continue reading What secret is Brooks Koepka keeping?
Despite the week getting off to a rocky start, PGA Tour rookie and Twitter aficionado Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie) capped off his Players Championship debut with a third place finish. That isn't the best thing Eddie has done in the past few days though (unless you have access to his bank account). Eddie runs a personal … Continue reading Eddie Pepperell is an absolute delight
48-year-old Jim Furyk captured the hearts and minds of the golf world once again on Sunday, turning back the clock to finish in solo second place in the Players Championship. In the process Furyk re-introduced the public to his gritty, consistent style of game. The man holding his bag, 71-year old Mike "Fluff" Cowan, deserves … Continue reading Mike “Fluff” Cowan is the Coolest Caddie on Tour
Genesis Open Course – Riviera CC -- 7,322-yard, par-71 315-yard, par-4 10th hole - Risk/reward short Par-461 percent of players have gone for the green since 201430 percent of the time they have made birdie or better Par-3 6th Hole - The green features several slopes and elevation changes, but it is best known for … Continue reading 2019 Genesis Open — Who will win & Best bets
We now know Jimmy Walker as the smooth-talking Texan with the laid back demeanor and steely stare. Before winning six PGA Tour events and the 2016 PGA Championship, though, Jimmy arrived at the 2013 Fry's.com Open having started 187 events on tour without a victory. Sunday, October 13th, 2013, was the day that would all … Continue reading Throwback Thursday — Jimmy Walker’s 1st PGA Tour Win at the 2013 Safeway Open (then the Frys.com Open)
It's been five years since Tiger Woods last played four rounds at Firestone Country Club; four years since he last competed. In 2013 he won by seven strokes. In 2014, he was forced to withdraw due to back pain; a simple reminder of both how far he has come, but also how far he … Continue reading Reliving Tiger’s 8 Wins at Firestone CC
This week, twenty seven players made the trek over from Carnoustie and last week's British Open to Ontario, Canada for the RBC Canadian Open. A large part of the reason RBC and the Canadian Open brass have been looking for a change in dates, and will get it, is the difficulty in attracting marquee players … Continue reading From Carnoustie to Canada: How the 27 players who made the trek fared this week
Spectator viewing areas One of the first courses specifically designed for use on the PGA Tour, Jack Nicklaus made sure to include plenty of viewing areas for fans to convene in when putting together Glen Abbey. With the course set up in an outwardly expanding circle away from the clubhouse, nearly all of the action … Continue reading Abbey’s final stand — What the Canadian Open will miss about Glen Abbey