GolfSask ’04 Coupon Book tees up big saving$ !
Everyone likes to save big buck$ and try different courses. You can do that now with the new
Coupon Book now published by the NGCOA and the Saskatchewan Lung Association which offers
discounts, even some free golf, at 110 courses. Support your favorite website SaskGolfer.com, by
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The new Golf Sask Coupon book offers savings totalling more than $2,500 for
Saskatchewan golfers. Purchases assist the golf course owners in the province, the Lung
Association of Saskatchewan and SaskGolfer.com, if ordered through this website.
Golf Sask Coupons launched
The National Golf Course Owner‟s Association is making a difference for the Saskatchewan
golfer in 2004, with a joint partnership to produce the Golf Sask ’04 Coupon Book. Working
along with the Saskatchewan Lung Association, NGCOA Saskatchewan has launched a coupon
book with more than 110 courses participating.
Several types of coupons are offered including some FREE golf to purchasers. For example, if
you live in the Regina region, the book includes a free round valued at $32 at the challenging
track at Long Creek Golf and Country Club near Avonlea. There are a lot of other great courses in
the province that are fun to try out.
The coupon book presents a major challenge to Tee-Off, another discount book that's sold in the
province at $29.95. During the last several years, fewer and fewer courses have been offering
discounts. In 2003, only 56 course listed with the book and fewer still actually gave discounts.
If you buy the Golf Sask ’04 Coupon Book through SaskGolfer.com, it helps support your
favorite golf website and our activities. Thank you for you much-needed support. The book sells
for $29.95 plus tax. To order online now, click MORE >>
You‟ve slugged it out for a few years as a politician or a few months as a corporate executive and
made a few bucks. Now you want to multiply that small fortune into a big fortune so you can golf
each and every day. ON your bedroom wall you‟ve posted a prospectus on the Donald Trump
National Golf Club in Westchester, New York – membership $450,000 (Cdn.) to carry the costs of
operating the $72 (Cdn.) million course - to remind you daily of your sole objective in life. You‟ve
tried every type of ball and piece of equipment ever made, so know a winner when you see it.
To help in your path to glory (or poverty), this guide will help track some of the largest golf
companies around the world. If you see one that we‟ve missed, let us know and we‟ll add it to the
This will get you started: Adams Golf –-ADGO, Aldila ALDA, Ashworth ASHW, Callaway Golf –
ELY, Carbite Golf Inc. – CGT, Coastcast Corp.-PAR, Cutter and Buck –CBUKE, Fortune Brands
FO, Freedom Golf Corporation – FGLC, Golf Entertainment Inc. – GECC, Golf Gear International
– GEAR, Golf Trust of America – GTA, National Golf Properties – TEE, Nike – NKE,
Titleist/Footjoy/Fortune Brands – FO, Teardrop Putters – TDRP, Taylormade/Maxfli/Adidas -
ADSG.F (German Stock Exchange) and Women‟s Golf Unlimited - GOLF
Golf is one of the few sports in which cheating isn’t highly acceptable, yet situations
where people bend the rules are fairly prevalent. Golfers who are so inclined to, say, poke
their opponents with a tree branch while they are about to play a crucial stroke, number in
the thousands. In addition, many golfers believe that things like poisoning (yes, Dave,
Zuderman’s moonshine is indeed just that) opponents is an effective way to come out on
top. Regardless of your tactics, chances are you too have schemed ways to ensure that
you are the only one left standing after it’s all said and done.MORE marhumour>>
PGA.com Value Guide cool
The PGA.com Value Guide has been created through the collaboration of three key golf industry
stakeholders - PGA.com, eBay and 3balls.com. It is a broad and ambitious industry initiative
responding to the need for a standard source of credible and constantly updated golf club values.
This resource will help sustain, grow and make more efficient the secondary (or "used") golf club
It is a well-established fact in the used automobile market, (the largest and most efficient
secondary market in the world) that industry-accepted value standards are an essential
component to an efficient market. Automobile industry value guides like Kelley Blue Book® and
Edmunds® are essential resources for both consumers and retailers who participate in buying,
selling and trading-in automobiles.
The PGA.com Value Guide is a resource for both golf consumers and golf retailers looking to
trade, buy or sell used golf clubs some 51 brands and 2,179 models. It presents credible and
constantly updated values (US dollars) for virtually all brands and models. The values are derived
from sales data from the eBay marketplace. Applying statistical calculations, the raw sales data
provided by eBay is converted to the High, Mid and Low value range presented for each golf club
model. Whether trading, buying or selling used golf clubs, this information serves to set
expectations in a given transaction for the fair market value of a golf club. MORE hotlink to
Bobby Jones goes Hollywood
“It was his style that set him apart from all others. A dashing smile. Impeccable integrity.
Unrivaled intensity. Legendary wit and intelligence. An epic passion for life, born out of adversity.
During a seven-year period, Bobby Jones captured the attention of the world by winning an
amazing 62 percent of the national championships he entered, including 13 of 21 tournaments.
This amazing run culminated in his Grand Slam sweep of the four majors in the glorious summer
of 1930, a feat that has yet to be repeated. Then he retired, never to play as a real competitor
If that promo isn‟t enough to get you interested in the film Bobby Jones: A stroke of genius
coming to a cinema near you this summer – you‟re not a hardcore golfer. If you have any
hesitation about not seeing the film this summer, check out http://www.bjfilmsllc.com/ for the
story and film trailers.
Bernakevitch on a roll
Lindsay Bernakevitch of Regina will find out March 18 if he‟ll take home the 2003 Athlete of the
Year Award from Sask Sport. It would be icing on the cake after a stellar year for the amateur
On the international scene, Bernakevitch, 23, was third at the New Zealand Amateur
Championships, 11th at the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup, 42nd at the Argentine Open, 13th at the
CPGA Bay Mills Canadian Tour Players Championship, and 15th at the Mexican Amateur
Championship. He also finished 15th as part of Team Canada at the Spirit International Amateur
Championship in Houston. Bernakevitch also played in the PGA Bell Canadian Open by winning
the qualifier and was 11th at both the RCGA Canadian Men's Amateur Championship and the
Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.
He won the Saskatchewan Amateur Men's Championship, Kelowna Golf and Country Club
Ogopogo Invitational, and the Pengrowth Glencoe Invitational, and was third at the Marine Drive
Amateur Championship in Vancouver. MORE hotlink to
THIRD COLUMN STUFF – Evergreen column ad placed after Around Saskatchewan links
Around Saskatchewan links
A Saskatchewan businessman has come up with a solution for golf course operators who don‟t
like to see their golfers getting pummeled with wind, rain, hail, sun and perhaps snow as they‟re
waiting on a tee box. Butch McLean of Estevan Plastic Products (www.estevanplastics.com)
has designed a rotating fibregalss shelter that rotates to avoid the weather. They seat four golfers
and allow advertising messages on several spots. …Regina blind golfer added another
international win to his list that includes the British Blind Golfers‟ Tournament title. Otto Huber
captured the US Blind Golfers‟ Tournament in Portland, Ore., when he shot 121 average score
last fall, with the help of his coach Tony Brezinski….….Glen Jones is now managing the nine-
hole golf course at Wakaw Regional Park where three new holes have been recently
constructed to replace Holes 5,8 and 9 …Ladies are talking about the big improvements in the
new LPGA website at www.lpga.com , now an even better place to keep track of Annika and
friends. Completion date set for the end of March….Welcome to Gordon Brayton, the new
general manager and head pro at Green Hills Golf and Country Club at Greenwater Provincial
The home hole
Last impressions are lasting impressions, says SaskGolfer.com reader Gregory Murphy. A
memorable home hole enhances one's memory of the entire course. A weak finishing hole, or
worse, a weak stretch of finishing holes, can have an even stronger opposite effect. As a member
of the Wascana Golf and Country Club in Regina and the designer of the Katepwa Beach Golf
Course, Murphy should know. Check out Murphy‟s intriguing article on golf course design in
Saskatchewan and what makes a great finishing hole. MORE bunkershots >>
First device in province
The City of Regina, with funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program, has
purchased a mobility assistive golf cart for use at the Lakeview Par 3 Golf Course. The device is
the first of its kind in Saskatchewan and is similar to a rider golf cart with added features including
hand controls, a pivoting seat and a hydraulic seat that allows the individual to raise chair to a
The clubhouse at Lakeview has been renovated to become accessible to persons with
disabilities. The car is also used on the greens but no damage is caused. It‟s available at no
charge to those who require a consistent use of a seated, mobility assistive device.
Which tees to play?
QUESTION: Could you tell me which tees one must use. I was at a rules clinic a couple of years
ago and we were told juniors and seniors (plus 65) were able to tee from the forward tees
(formerly the ladies tees). Is this a fact or a local rule? I can‟t seem to find anything in the CGA
ANSWER: This is not part of the RCGA Rules of Golf. You should seek advice of the golf pro and
play the tees appropriate to your ability.
Send us your rules question and we’ll post it within a week. MORE bunkershots
Just can’t win
A golfing clergyman was beaten badly by a parishioner some 30 years his senior. He returned to
the clubhouse, disappointed and depressed. “Cheer up,” said his opponent. “Remember, you win
at the finish. You‟ll probably be burying me someday.” Replied the cleric, „Yes, but even then, it
will be your hole.”
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