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?

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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.

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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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Handicaps 101: Sandbaggers and Vanity Caps

Some of us are drawn to golf for the serenity and solitude it provides. How nice, right?

Others, however, want to compete — whether it’s a match for $5 a side, skins, or drinks after the round.

If you’re in the second group, you may find the competition to be fair when everyone is the same skill level.

But what about if you get a lot of pars and your playing partner gets mostly bogeys? How can you compete fairly? Eventually you’re going to feel bad taking your partner’s money… right? 😉

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Need a Venue for your next event?

The Kingswell Clubhouse is available to meet any and all of your special event needs. Our beautiful and spacious venue is available for socially-distanced holiday parties, weddings and engagement parties, birthdays, baby showers, staff parties and more!

We will go above and beyond to ensure that your event experience is exactly how you imagined it. With our in-house kitchen and fully stocked bar The Kingswell Clubhouse can offer a wide array of food and beverage options for your event.

All you have to do is show up and we will take care of the rest!

Email karen@kingswellpetrolia.com to speak with a Kingswell Representative today!
We look forward to hosting you!