Dennis Begin

Dennis Begin

Dennis Begin is a Western Canadian, having lived and travelled throughout the west.  Dennis attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a B. Ed. and M.A. in History. He taught high school for 35 years, with the last 11 years in the International Baccalaureate Program [1st Year College].  Dennis is a member of the Canadian and United States Golf Teachers Federation and has worked at several golf courses.  Upon retiring, Dennis has pursued his interests in R.V’ing, photography and golf. With his wife Pat and dog Bogey, Dennis continues to enjoy his travel in the Southwest and Mexico, researching its history and attempting to perfect his golf game.

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golf course near the mountains
RV Golfer

RVers love to play at Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club

Camping in Arizona is even more fun for golfers—thanks to Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club 

April 2018 by
golf clubs lined up
RV Golfer

What’s new in golf for 2018?

Find out what's new and exciting this year in the world of golf.

April 2018 by
A golf course green with mountains in the background in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson

A taste of luxury in Tucson, Arizona

 The Starr Pass Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona, offers a first-class hotel and a PGA golf course.

February 2018 by
The third hole of the Mountain Course at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona, is surrounded by saguaro cacti and a desert landscape.
RV Golfer

How to play a new golf course

Avoid intimidation on a new course by warming up, taking your time and studying the lay of the land. 

February 2018 by
An inside view of the Arizona Golf Exchange with rows and rows of golf clubs and bags
RV Golfer

The Arizona Golf Exchange

The Golf Exchange is advertised as a “used golf center,” but the store is a candy store for golfers wanting high-end or quality clubs.

February 2018 by
Garmin product
RV Gear Guide

Golf Review: Garmin G6 Approach Rangefinder—a GPS unit for golf

Having a quality GPS rangefinder is like having your personal caddy in your pocket.

January 2018 by
One Under Golf Club
RV Golfer

Welcome to One Under Urban Golf Club

This virtual reality indoor golf course sets a new standard for the game.

October 2017 by
New Taylor Made TP5 Series Golf Ball.  Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Golf
RV Golfer

The new five-layer golf ball

Taylor Made is ready to compete with its latest golf ball design.

October 2017 by
Twin Lakes Golf Course, hole #12.
RV Golfer

Twin Lakes Golf and RV Resort

Tucked into the Similkameen Okanagan Valley is a golf course most travelers bypass, but golfers/RV’ers should visit. 

July 2017 by
Holes #15 and 16, Princeton Golf Course.
RV Golfer

Princeton Golf and RV Resort

Princeton is a small town of only 2,700 people, but the residents are fortunate to have a first class golf course. 

July 2017 by
A woman golfing with treed hillside in background.
RV Golfer

Golf management and the law

Liability and negligence on the golf course - who really is responsible? 

July 2017 by
Ledgeview Golf and Country Club. #8, Signature Hole.
RV Golfer

Ledgeview Golf and Country Club and the pros

The Ledgeview Golf and Country Club in Abbotsford has produced some of the great names in Canadian golf. 

June 2017 by
A beginner's set of Adams Tight Lie golf clubs
RV Golfer

Beginners and golf clubs

Despite appearances, the old adage, "It's not as easy as it looks," may prove true for the beginner golfer. 

May 2017 by
GX-7 X-Metal Driver
RV Golfer

Be cautious what you buy

Appealing TV advertising can entice you into buying golf products that may not be an improvement over your current clubs. 

April 2017 by
This Cobra Hybrid, 3 to 4, will replace the 3 and 4 irons.
RV Golfer

Gone are the long irons

All the major golf companies now manufacture hybrids, so leave your 3 and 4-iron in the garage and join the revolution in golf clubs.

March 2017 by
Rincon Mountains
Tucson

Paul McCartney’s Arizona ranch

RVers aren't the only ones who like Tucson. One of the Beatles spent many happy days there as well.

January 2017 by
RV Golfer

Use the winter to improve

Follow these 10 tips to improve your game this winter so your summer golfing will be better

November 2016 by
Not a myth. Never Up Never In
RV Golfer

Five myths of golf

Hard work and practice improve your golf game—not these five myths.

November 2016 by
This view from the sixth hole towards the fifth hole shows that the course is relatively flat, which speeds up play.
RV Golfer

Burnaby Mountain: “The busiest 18-hole golf course in B.C.”

The Burnaby Mountain Golf Course employs many strategies to enhance the golfing experience on its super busy course.

November 2016 by
The ninth hole at Mabel Lake Golf & Country Club features two ponds.
RV Golfer

Why I like nine holes

There are plenty of golf courses in the province, from the  No. 1 Capilano Golf and Country Club (private) to the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt.

November 2016 by