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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One Under Golf Club
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
A man finishing his golf swing
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Tips on the mental approach to golf

The mental game of golf is as important as the physical skills of the game. 

July 2016 by
Socorro Peak or M-Mountain in Socorro, New Mexico, the site of the Elfego Baca Shootout Golf Tournament.
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Toughest golf tournament in the world

The Elfego Baca tournament is a one-day one-hole tournament .

June 2016 by
Hole 16 at the Guildford Golf and Country Club in Surrey
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Best par 3 golf holes in British Columbia

The criteria to determine outstanding holes are playability, aesthetic value, quality of greens and sand traps, and enjoyment to play.   

June 2016 by
SFU Women's Golf Team.
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How to get a golf scholarship

How to obtain a golf scholarship

May 2016 by
Odyssey Tank Mallet Putter.
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Putters and putting

As putting can make up half of your final score, it is no wonder that putters are such an important part of your equipment.

April 2016 by
Callaway MD3 Wedge.
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Callaway Wedges MD3

What are the differences between the Pitching and Gap Wedge—48 degrees, Approach Wedge—54 degrees and the Lob Wedge—58 degrees?

April 2016 by