Southwest British Columbia
“The Vancouver Island Golf Trail”— Has Something For Everyone
The Vancouver Island Golf Trail probably doesn’t enjoy the high-profile status that a Palm Springs or an Arizona golf destination does, but if you’re a fan of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive or, more specifically, Matt Ginella’s Ginella’s Journey segment, you might have seen his piece last month highlighting his recent trip to the fabulous Vancouver Island Golf Trail. For us Pacific North westerners, the Island is a short hop, skip, and a jump by boat or air and offers an incredible smorgasbord of world class golf, fishing, beer tasting, and all-around fun activities. Matt Ginella experienced the Trail first hand and is a huge fan. Why not you? Regular contributor and friend from Vancouver, BC, in this month’s feature story, Hal Quinn looks at some of the
must visit and must experience activities if you’re planning on hitting us the Vancouver Island Golf Trail this summer. Check out his story titled, “A Trail of Countless Delights. Vancouver Island Golf Trail Has Something for Everyone” on page 18-19. Also, this month, regular contributor Ed Travis looks at the growing trend toward golfers using third party online tee time services to book their rounds of golf. While this is not a new service, it is becoming clear that the two heavyweights in the industry-- Golfnow and Teeoff.com-- are selling hundreds of thousands of rounds across the country for a reason. They have the marketing clout, golf course network, and a loyal following of avid golfers who are helping to drive golf bookings. Check out his perspective titled, “Getting a Tee Time” on page 52-53. In addition, regular golf fitness guru and Bellevue, WA resident Doc Harry Sese (known to us as “The Golfing Doc”) looks at lumbar fusion
surgery and the implications for those individuals desiring to continue playing golf. Think of Tiger Woods and his multiple back surgeries. The good news for those readers who have or are currently experiencing the prospect of lumbar fusion, there is light at the end of the tunnel! What about new gear reviews this month? Gear man, Hal Quinn (yes, the very same mentioned above) looks at the new PXG Bat Attack putter, the current flat stick choice of Rolex #1’s Lydia Ko. Not a bad endorsement, indeed. In addition, he reviews new apparel from Sligo and gives a thumbs up to the latest collection from Antigua. What else? Oh, yes! The sun is out! Get out there and support your Pacific Northwest golf community and swing the sticks with abandon. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you out there on the links! Please enjoy this month’s issue and consider sharing with your golfing friends! If you have a story idea or just want to tell us about your recent low round, ace, or other golf-related story, please drop me a line! Cheers!
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