The Dogs spent a couple of nights at Twin Peaks bar (c’mon it was walking distance) in Orlando during their “Snow Bunnies Week” in January. Gotta give the place and its servers a huge thumbs up. Lot’s of TV’s, we figured out who was in charge of the converters and got to keep up with the Leafs and Sens!
Both of the Dogs will be at the Ottawa and Montreal Golf Shows. Helping out the team at the Santee Tourism booth at both shows. An Ottawa Senators logoed golf bag is up for grabs at Ottawa Gatineau Golf Expo March 9 &10 http://ottawa.golfexpos.ca and Montreal Canadians logoed golf bag up for grabs at Expo Golf Montreal March 16 -18 http://montreal.golfexpos.ca. Big Dog has just returned from a wonderful week of golf with friends from Club EG. Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort former host of Big Break on the Mayan Riviera was where they called home. He should be all bronzed and desirable – well maybe.
Just in case anyone cares ………. both Dogs are Leafs and St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans! Big Dog an Ottawa Red Blacks CFL fan, Little Dog hardly knows the CFL exists, preferring US Collage Football by far – ROLL TIDE! Little Dog is Cheesehead Packer fan while Big Dog is sticky to the Cardinals of Arizona.
Mid August might just find both of them roaming the Fairways of England and no doubt the streets as well. Cuz that is what dogs do when they sniff out new territories.
It’s going to be a busy few months for this Big Dog, here some of what’s on the calendar plus getting in shape for golf!
Looking at a couple of buddy trip options in April or late May – Ocean City always on my mind or maybe closer to home – familiar stomping grounds, Foxfire in Syracuse.
Off to the Dominican Republic May 6-10 to golf and be in awe of the amazing Casa de Campo Resort – home of bucket-list courses Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore. Fond memories remain of the last time Big Dog played Teeth of the Dog – with seven holes directly on the ocean – on a vacation 30 years ago.
There’s a strong possibility of a week-long golf trip to Louisiana – with superb courses like TPC Louisiana on the agenda – the third week of May.
Also on the To Do list is the Ottawa Sun Scramble, an inclusive Club EG-run tournament that pulls in about 1,000 competitors of all ages in a wide range of divisions in August.
Next big trip for Little Dog will be to the Philippines in mid April. On route to IAGTO’s Asia Golf Tourism Convention I will be making a pre convention detour to the island of Boracay and the Fairways and Bluewater Resort. back to Manila for the Convention and 1 round of golf in the big city before escorting a group of Tour Operators to Clark/Angles City. Excited about my 5th visit to Asia!
Monday June 11 – Hooters Toronto Airport Golf Tournament at Royal Woodbine Golf Club where Team Traveling Golfer will defend its title.
Mid to end of June will find me in Seattle/Tacoma for a few days escorting golf tour operators on a pre FAM for the IAGTO North American Convention. Looking forward to tackling the renowned Chambers Bay Course which plated havoc to many top professionals in the US Open a few years back. Then off to Bend Oregon for the 10th annual Convention. No doubt a few rounds there and maybe a visit to British Columbia before venturing back home.
In September I will make my way to the fastest growing golf destination in America Branson Missouri with a group of international golf tour operators as we explore the Live Entertainment Capital of the Ozarks. We will explore some of the many creations of Bass Pro Shop founder Johnny Morris – golf and otherwise!