Kingswell Glen

Gift ideas for the golfers in your life

So you don’t have to stress about finding the par-fect present this holiday season!

Without a doubt, the best part of the Christmas season is the giving…and let’s be honest — checking off those wish lists is is much less stressful when you know what to get. After all, you want the person on the receiving end to enjoy the gift, right?

Sometimes that’s easier said than done, so we’re here to help you out…as long as you’re shopping for a golfer of course!

Wondering what to get the golfer in your life for Christmas this year?

We have a few ideas for you — no matter your budget. 💪


Look good, play good: The golf course Dress code

Does “golf attire” make you think of knickers, high socks, and little caps with pom poms?

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) we take a more relaxed approach to our dress code at Kingswell Glen.

If we trace our dress code back to its beginnings, it was originally intended to stop Joe from wearing his Daisy Dukes in the clubhouse. But because we didn’t want to single him out, we thought we should make the dress code apply to everyone.

Golf course dress codes tend to read like a long list of dos and don’ts.

Instead of doing that, we want to spend some time talking about WHY we have a dress code so you’ll better understand the reasons it exists — and you can make an educated choice to cooperate with it.


Handicaps 201: Taking it to the course

So, now that you have an official handicap, how do you use it?

Remember — your handicap index measures how many strokes you need to deduct from your score to shoot par on a golf course of average difficulty, not necessarily how many strokes you deduct on the specific course you’re playing.

Since no two courses are the same, many courses are rated to measure their relative difficulty. This results in something called a “Slope Rating” which is unique to each course (maybe you’ve noticed it on our scorecard); slope rating varies based on the tees you play.

Your personal handicap is adjusted by the Slope Rating to create a “Course Handicap”.
We won’t get into the math required for this adjustment; just trust us that it’s easiest to use charts like the ones Golf Ontario provides here to convert your personal handicap to a course handicap. Just select the slope rating which lines up with the tees you’re playing (if a course is rated, the scorecard should have this information).

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