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Win! The Ultimate Day of Golf Contest

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

The Northern Bear Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, is offering avid golfers the ultimate in golf experiences with their new contest. The winner of the Ultimate Day of Golf contest will invite three guests to take an elegant limo ride to the Northern Bear Golf Club where they will receive an hour-long private lesson. After the private lesson the group will hit the links for a spectacular round of golf at the Northern Bear Golf Club’s pristine facilities. After their reinvigorating round of golf the winner and his/her guests will dine at the finest clubhouse in Canada and receive champagne for the limo ride home.

Sign up today at Ultimate Day of Golf and not only will you be entered to win this fantastic prize, but you will also receive future discount tee time notifications for golf courses in Northern and Southern Alberta! Alberta golfers are encouraged to enter the contest as the Northern Bear Golf Course is located only 30 minutes outside Edmonton.

Oh, Sergio!

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Once ranked number two in the world, and known for almost overtaking an ailing Tiger Woods for the top spot, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia seems to be making quite a stir in the world of golf lately. However, if you’re thinking it’s been about his latest victory on the green, think again.

In fact, it seems to be that the slump that has befallen Garcia has been in the name of love. Yes, you read right, love.

Although he has often been portrayed unsympathetically and criticized in the press for his childish attitude; who knew Sergio Garcia was such a romantic? Apparently though, for Garcia, a bad break up is reason enough to set him off his game. Garcia, who had been dating Australian golfer Greg Norman’s daughter, got the news from Morgan that they would no longer be an item when the couple were in Miami over 2 months prior.

Since then, Garcia has been playing abominably and finishing in the 20’s for tournaments that he won just last year. To add insult to ‘injury’, last weekend at Turnberry Paul Casey (undoubtedly capitalizing on Garcia’s broken-heart induced slump) managed to surpass Garcia; banishing the Spanish golfer to fourth place. This is, no doubt, a frustrating position for a golfer that was singled out to beat Tiger Woods only a few months ago.

In a very candid press conference Garcia had this to say about his less than stellar performance:

“Myself, when I am not feeling happy on a golf course and not up for it, that is the way it is. You can’t do anything about it. I can’t do well. Obviously the break-up with Morgan didn’t help. You get over some things. Others take a little longer.”

One thing is for sure, it is definitely refreshing to see an athlete that is not squeamish about letting the press see his vulnerable side. When asked whether he finds it difficult to handle his emotional woes in the public eye, without hesitation, he replied: “No, I wasn’t sad because my relationship was public because everybody knew about it. I was sad because of my feelings. It is within me. It is in my heart. I am not thinking what other people are thinking about it. I am thinking what I am thinking about it. At the end of the day a relationship is still a relationship.”

However, coming from Spain, a land of bull fighters and Latin machismo, I am unsure as to whether his countrymen will find his delicate sensibilities as interesting as I do.

You can read the full article by John Hopkins and Jack Malvern at the times online here.

Save on Tee Times in Columbia Valley, BC

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

If flurries in May are not reason enough to escape to sunnier destinations perhaps, these deals being offered by Columbia Valley golf courses will help you decide to finally take that trip to B.C.

Columbia Valley golf courses are located in the Kootenay Rockies mountain range of British Columbia. The Columbia Valley, BC region is a fantastic location for a golf vacation and offers a multitude of options for intermediate and experienced golfers to enjoy.

Learn about the fantastic golf courses in the Columbia Valley and the special deals they are offering right now!

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The two courses offered by the Fairmont Hot Springs appeal to golfers for different reasons. The Mountainside Golf Course has been challenging golfers for 46 years and is home to one of the trickiest holes in Canada which is lovingly referred to as the “the Fairmonster.” Comparatively, the Riverside Golf  Course has a charming stream that runs through the middle of its golf course, offered by the majestic Columbia River that runs just past the course.

Presently, the Fairmont is offering a 10% discount off tee times for next week from Monday to Friday.

Radium Resort

Look no farther than the Radium Resort for two spectacular golf courses (The Springs Course and The Resort Course) and one of the most scenic views of the Columbia Valley. In fact, the Springs Course has often been ranked one of Canada’s top 100 golf courses. In addition to being located among the serene Purcell Mountains, the Radium Resort offer golfers challenging, but playable courses.

At the moment, the Radium Resort is offering discounts between 32 – 41% off its tee times for both its Spring and Resort Courses.

Copper Point Golf Club

Be sure to check out Copper Point Golf Club and the Ridge at Copper Point. These relatively new courses use existing hills and ravines to emphasize the courses’ ‘classic feel’ however, still offer the latest in golf technology such as, color GPS in the carts and full clubhouse amenities.

Currently, Copper Point Golf Club is offering golfers discounts between 8 – 11% on tee times for the week of May 25 – 31.

Windermere Valley Golf Course

This sporty, family-friendly course offers visitors a round of golf that is short and sweet. With beautiful vistas, well-maintained and highly walkable courses; Windermere’s golf experience is a breath of fresh air.

For the week of May 25 – 31 the Windermere Valley Golf Course will be offering numerous tee times at the special rate of $28.10!

To learn more about the Columbia Valley and the other golf courses that are located in this region of B.C., check out Golfpatio’s Columbia Valley Golf page.  Also, search by for more special deals on tee times by clicking on Golfpatio’s Discount Tee Times search tool.

Started a Squidoo Lens

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Have you heard of Squidoo? It is a great website focused on small 1-page sites on every topic you can imagine. Since I am passionate about Edmonton Golf I decided to start a Squidoo page on Edmonton Golf Courses. I don’t have much on there yet since I just threw it up but I will try and add more soon. It’s another great way to educate more people about the wonderful golf courses we have here in Edmonton.

Tory Government Spends $7M on Alberta Golf Courses

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Today in the Edmonton Journal there was an interesting article on the Alberta PC government allocating over $7 million in grant money to Alberta Golf Courses over a period of three years. The catch is that almost ALL of the money went to courses in Tory ridings. That being said, I would have to assume that since we have more Tory ridings that this is not statistically that abnormal, but I could be wrong.
Over 50% of the grants were allocated in 2003, the year before the last provincial election, according to provincial government documents.

Read the Full Article, written by Darcy Henton, The Edmonton Journal