Is this a bonafide hole-in-one?

This fall, Glen Simonson, of Chisago Lakes Golf Course, aced a par-3 hole on his home course in Lindstrom, Minn. Since he was playing a “one-man best ball” and it was his second ball that went into the cup, Glen wonders if his perfect shot was a bonafide hole-in-one? The Rules of Golf do not address the validity of making a hole-in-one, but there is an FAQ section on the USGA website that offers a … Continue reading

National Golf Day

In honor of National Golf Day (April 16), and despite the fact that golf is temporarily on hold pending a change in Mother Nature’s current stance on spring, we are extolling a few of the economic, health and environmental benefits of the game: Economic: Golf is a nearly $70 billion industry, providing nearly 2 million jobs and total wage income of $55.6 billion. In Minnesota, the golf industry accounts for 34,653 jobs and $776.7 million … Continue reading

Tigergate — By The Rules

This past Saturday morning, the worlds of golf and sport came to a collective standstill as the Rules Committee at the Masters decided the fate of Tiger Woods. Would they? Could they? Did they dare disqualify him for violating a Rule that resulted in his signing an incorrect score card? There was a media frenzy with everyone having an opinion. Social media was alive with theories. Even the participants in the Rules Workshop I was … Continue reading