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“The Van­cou­ver Is­land Golf Trail”— Has Some­thing For Ev­ery­one

Golf Today Northwest - - News - by CAMERON HEALEY

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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