Hot Springs and high society mesh with chilled bubbly and even cooler surroundings in wine Mecca U.S.A.
By Ted McIntyre
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has been getting itself into a lot of hot water for some time now. And no, it has nothing to do with the healthy wine pours in the Lobby Bar or the complimentary daily tastings from local vineyards in the reception area from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read more »
By Anita Draycott
Most Canadians don’t consider France when looking for a golf getaway. But you might be surprised to know that France boasts about 600 courses, more than the rest of continental Europe put together. You need not speak French. A green is a green, a slice is a slice, a birdie is a birdie. You’ll find some of the most scenic fairways along the coast of Normandy where you can combine your passion for the game with visits to the D-day Beach memorial sites. And this being France, you’ll never be far from a gastronomic feast. Read more »
As international travel goes, Bermuda is a tantalizingly drivable par-4
By Ted McIntyre
If you’re going to watch a movie during your flight to Bermuda, you might want to stay away from something like, say, The Ten Commandments. At barely two hours and 45 minutes, it’s almost as quick to fly to Winnipeg from Toronto as it is to L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. Read more »
Nothing in the golf world tops hitting the links at Scotland’s Old Course.
By Donna Carter
It was a May weather day in “the land of plaid” with the same kind of relentless rainfall that required Noah to build an ark. Even though the big tap in the sky was turned on full blast, I didn’t mind a bit that I was starting a golf round in a downpour so heavy it could have filled a wash bucket in mere minutes. My three golf buddies didn’t mind either.
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By Brent Long
Been there, done that, when it comes to golf on Vancouver Island, but when we headed to Vancouver for a family wedding last August it didn’t take long to figure out we should do it again. It had been almost a decade since my wife and I first hit the links as part of an eight-night trek from Victoria to Campbell River for some terrific golf and relaxing “island time.” This time along we added a six-year-old avid golfer to mix as we hopped into a brand new 2013 Acura RDX for a 90-minute crossing on one of BC Ferries (www.bcferries.com) sleek ships that transport 20 million guests annually – talk about traveling in style – booking and boarding couldn’t have been smoother! Read more »
By Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk
To add distance to your game this season, focus on making a good shoulder turn. You want to create coil and torque in your swing to generate power. That means you need to rotate your torso. I like to think of getting my back to the target in my back swing for all of my clubs. Even if you don’t have the flexibility to do that, the swing thought makes you turn more. Read more »
By Rick VanSickle
Canada is a huge country with wines now being made coast to coast. But it’s only been the last few years that we could hope to see the great wines of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia hitting the store shelves in Ontario.
Now, with new rules being slowly implemented that allow the free flow of Canadian wines across provincial borders, you don’t have to wait until the wines hit the LCBO. You can just order direct from the winery. Read more »
By Claudio DeMarchi
She has the sweetest voice, a petite charming young lady originally from Sweden now an Ocean City local. And when she speaks about Ocean City people listen. I have noticed that the guys in particular do.
I had been hearing about Ocean City Maryland as a golf destination for years. It just seemed like one of those places a little too far up north from the traditional places in North and South Carolina to think it could be as warm as we might like it to be during what Canadians consider off season. Read more »