Golfing & Gambling in Las Vegas

Golfing & Gambling in Las Vegas

By: Andrew Penner Golf and gambling go together like cake and ice cream. Beer and nachos. Steak and potatoes. Or, in Vegas, Kobe beef and a bottle of Bordeaux. Indeed, swinging with some swagger – and going for broke whenever possible – on Sin City courses is just par...
Canadian Golf Sweet Spots

Canadian Golf Sweet Spots

By: Andrew Penner Golf is a tricky little sport. The kinesiology alone is killer. Then, of course, you’ve got petulant playing partners and all those messy mind games to deal with. But, regardless if you’re prone to major melt downs (see Happy Gilmore), a round of...
Bandon Dunes: Golf Perfection

Bandon Dunes: Golf Perfection

By: Andrew Penner Pressed along the wind-blasted Oregon Coast and boasting four stunning 18-hole courses, the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is – for good reason – one of the world’s premier golf destinations. I have visited Bandon three times now and each time...
Early Season Golf in Alberta

Early Season Golf in Alberta

By: Andrew Penner It’s only 155 yards to the pin but, standing high on the perched tee with a wicked west wind swirling through the Old Man River Valley, I have no idea what club to hit. I choose the five-iron, thinking it’s plenty of stick to get me to the green. I...
Golf and Surfing on the North Shore

Golf and Surfing on the North Shore

By:Andrew Penner After my fifteenth backwards bail, arms-and-legs and bad words flying everywhere, I knew I was in some trouble. My surfing lesson – with a couple of legendary Hawaiian watermen, no less – wasn’t going well. My feet, thanks to a couple of crashes...