Lance's blog

PRO-SPECTIVE - Periodization for Golf

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Periodization is the systematic planning of training for sport...

      Periodization is the systematic planning of training for sport. For the competitive athlete the aim is to reach the best possible performance in the tournament season. Competitive or not, you can use this concept to organize limited time to the greatest effect.

Food and Wine Pairings - Part 2

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Last month we began our discussion about food and wine pairings...

Last month we began our discussion about food and wine pairings with some ideas on regional pairing.  Regional pairing works great in places where wine has been made for hundreds of years such as Burgundy, Tuscany and Jerez, since the food has developed with the wine.  

Food and Wine Pairings - Part 1

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It's the moment of truth. A special occasion, you're at the restaurant...

It's the moment of truth.  A special occasion, you're at the restaurant and the overbearing sommelier is waiting impatiently for your choice for the evening's wine.  You have made your dinner choices but have no idea what to pair with it. Panic sets in.  What do you do?

Flowers of the Bay - Dahlias

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The weather this summer has been perfect for our all our gardens...

The weather this summer has been perfect for all our gardens and flowers to flourish!  The dahlias have been spectacular all summer, and have grown to new heights.  The array of dahlias here at Cordova Bay are just a taste of what's out there, as there are actually 42 different species of dahlias around the world!  They can range from being as small as 2 inches in diameter (similiar to the picture in the top left) and up to 1 foot in diameter (as shown in the top right picture).

Maintenance Update - Water Management

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With the present water restrictions being imposed on Vancouver Island Golf Courses...

MAINTENANCE UPDATE: WATER MANAGEMENT 

by Dean Piller, Superintendent 

Flowers of the Bay - Davidia Involucrata.. The tree with many names!

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Dove tree, handkerchief tree and ghost tree are all common names for this beautiful and unusual tree.

FLOWERS OF THE BAY - Davidia Involucrata.. The tree with many names!

by Emily Richardson, Head Horticulturalist

PRO-SPECTIVE - Smash Factor...1.5!

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If you're like most golfers, you want to maximize distance off the tee.

PRO-SPECTIVE - SMASH FACTOR...1.5!
by Brian Hann, PGA of Canada 

Happy 24th Birthday Cordova Bay!

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We can't believe it has been 24 years since Cordova Bay Golf Course opened!
 

The Stimpmeter

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The Stimpmeter...what is it and how is it used?
 
THE STIMPMETER
'what is it and how is it used?'
 

Garden Renovations and Course Accessory Upgrades

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Many new and exciting things are happening in our maintenance department as we close in on summer.

GARDEN RENOVATIONS AND COURSE ACCESSORY UPGRADES
by Dean Piller, Superintendent