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Published In The Great North Arrow, August 2021: If You Build It... They Will Come

- jim Young Even though Golf may not be my cup of “tee”, a recent NAVICOM study reported there are almost 5.7 million golfers in Canada. That’s about 15% of Canada’s population that look forward to getting out on the links to tee off. Avid golfers that live in or are visiting the Argyle area don’t have to go far to enjoy their sport since Northern Palms Golf Course opened in 2016. A little off the beaten path, you’ll find Northern Palms Golf Course situated halfway between Highway 69 and Highway 11 so it’s easy access no matter where you’re coming from.  Situated at 558 Clear Lake Road in Arnstein, the Par 3 Golf Course is owned and operated by Sandy & Rick Curry who welcome you seven days a week to their 9 hole course any time between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. No reservations required. Scotland as you know is the birthplace of golf and both Rick and Sandy come by their love of golf honestly through their Scottish Heritage. While they were born and bred in Canada, Sandy’s

Published In The Great North Arrow, August 2021: The Game Of Golf

- jim Young “The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots." - King Edward Longshanks in the movie Braveheart. I’m proud of my Scottish heritage.  I am a descendant of many great Scottish clans including the “fighting McGregors” and the Lyons (which allegedly link me to Royalty) as well as many other proud clans such as Dickson, Killah, Chalmers and more. My Great Grandfather Thomas John Dickson was a Gordon Highlander, one of the “contemptibles” that fought to successfully defeat the Kaiser in World War I. Thomas John Dickson My cousin is a descendant of the William Wallace Clan. FREEDOM! I love kilts, bagpipes (to the dismay of my dog) and Sir Harry Lauder singing “ A Wee Deoch & Doris”.  As a disc jockey, I even supported the Bay City Rollers when they were popular in the 70s. As a child I marveled at the workings of my toy steam engine that was modeled after the invention by Scotsman James Watt. I celebrate Robbie Burns Day and sing Auld Lang Syne every New Year