Five Ways To Improve Your Touch On The Putting Green

 

Putting is the foundation of your golf game. Yeah it’s great to be able to pound 300+ yard drives, but guess what? A five-foot putt and a 300+ yard drive count the same on a scorecard at the end of the round. It’s why the classic golf saying, “Drive for show and putt for dough” rings so true still today. If you can consistently control your touch/speed on the putting greens, you will quickly begin to slash strokes off your scorecard.  For that reason, we have compiled a list of five great ways to help improve your touch on the greens so that you can start saving strokes in no time.

 

1. Practice Putting on a Wooden Floor

 

Some of the hardest greens to putt on for amateur golfers are fast greens. Well what is faster than a fast green? A wooden floor. If you can get a ball to consistently stop where you’re aiming for on a wooden floor, then you have excellent putting touch. Grab a ball and putter and find a wooden floor. Pick a spot on the floor and try to consistently putt the ball with the right touch to get it to stop near the spot on the floor you are aiming for. If you think this sounds ridiculous, just know that this is how Tiger used to prepare for the fast greens at August National.

 

2. Shorten Your Putting Stroke

 

One of the quickest fixes for putting touch is to shorten your backswing in your putting stroke. By shortening the backstroke, you are actually giving yourself more feel and control over the contact and “pop” that you provide the ball in the putting motion. More control = better touch.

 

3. Stare at The Cup Instead of The Ball

 

This is something that has been a drill for a while now but was really popularized by Jordan Spieth. If you’re noticing that your touch on shorter putts (10-feet or less) is not very good, try focusing on the cup instead of your ball when putting. It sounds crazy and doesn’t feel very comfortable at first, but it’s really neat how your body will actually adjust subconsciously to create a putting stroke that gets the ball where you’re looking. Just trust it and let your body be athletic!

 

4. Imagine a Five-Foot Ring Around The Cup on Lag Putts

 

When you have a long putt (usually over 30+ feet), we call it a “lag putt.” This is because with putts of this distance, you shouldn’t be focused so much on making it but instead on lagging the putt the right distance to give yourself a makeable two-putt. Longer putts are difficult to get the speed right, so it’s very helpful to picture an imaginary five-foot ring that surrounds the hole. Instead of focusing on making the long putt, just focus on getting it within that five-foot ring. Getting good at this will immediately help you avoid three-putts and thus save numerous strokes from your scorecard.

 

5. Be Consistent

 

The most important thing with putting is consistency. It’s crucial to have a consistent putting stroke that you can trust. It’s vital to have a consistent pre-shot routine before putting so that you feel confident and comfortable. Consistency in putting (like most things in golf) is key to saving strokes. When you’re bored or at work, take five minutes to grab your putter and work on making the same putting stroke over and over again. Believe me, it helps. 

Good luck and enjoy your lower scores!

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Golfing on a budget _ golf tee time reservation software

 

If you’re reading this, then it’s probably safe to assume that you enjoy playing golf. But do you enjoy the large price tag that generally is associated with the sport? Whether it’s expensive green fees or just having to purchase new golf balls or clubs, the costs can quickly become excessive. The cost, particularly for novice golfers trying to adopt the sport as a regular hobby, may be discouraged by the associated costs. If you’re like me, you are constantly searching for the best deals on golf equipment and tee times to your favorite courses in an effort to save more money.  That is why I have put together the following list of things you can do to successfully golf on a budget.

 

Take Advantage of Twilight Prices

 

One of the best ways to save money during golf is to play in the late afternoon under what most courses call their “twilight rounds.” The twilight rounds are heavily discounted because of the likelihood that the sun will go down before you finish the entire round, hence that you will be finishing your last few holes in “twilight.” Even if you don’t get to finish your round due to darkness, the price you save in green fees means these late afternoon tee times provide excellent value.

 

Ditch the Golf Cart

 

Many courses these days will charge you the standard green fee to play the round and then add an extra cart fee if you choose to use a cart. Well choosing to walk instead of ride can save you approximately $10-15 per round. That may not sound like a lot, but it adds up much quicker than you think. Plus, walking the course provides you the opportunity to get more exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and really see the golf course. If you’re on a budget, start by ditching the golf cart.

 

Play Nine Holes

 

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or finances to play 18-holes, but that shouldn’t prevent you from getting out there and playing.  Almost every course offers a 9-hole rate that is substantially cheaper than the rate for a full round. Moreover, there are many executive par-3 courses available that are much cheaper than some of the nicer courses in your area.  Plus the executive courses allow you to really dial in your iron shots/distance.

 

Book A Discounted Tee Time

 

As golf continues to enter the digital age, it’s no longer necessary to call around to different pro shops in order to figure out who has the best deals on green fees that day. Websites like minutegolf provide quick and easy golf reservations from a wide variety of different courses all around Quebec and eastern Ontario. This allows you to quickly scan the courses in your area and find the hottest deals on tee times and reserve them online. Find your next tee time here and start saving money today!

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New To Golf? Five Things You Should Know Before Buying Your First Set Of Clubs

 

So you think you want to try out the sport of golf? That’s great news! It’s really an amazing sport and allows you to build new skills, meet new people, and enjoy the great outdoors all at the same time, so I’m certain you will become hooked in no time. But odds are you don’t have your own set of golf clubs yet.

 

What does a “normal” set include? Where can you find the best deals? What are good brands? These are all questions that you will likely have when making such a purchase. Thankfully, we’re here to will help provide some insight and give you five tips to implement when buying your first set of clubs.

 

Here are five things you should know before splurging on your first set of golf clubs.

 

1. Use Rentals To Make Sure You Actually Like Golfing

 

Before you go down the path of spending big money on any golf equipment, it’s beneficial to go to a local course and play using some rental clubs to see if golf is really your thing or not. Don’t be dismayed if you are not a great player at first as it will likely take months/years to become even an “average” caliber player. Try a few rounds with rental clubs first to see if it’s something you actually enjoy enough to pursue further.

 

2. Used Golf Clubs Are Much Cheaper

 

A new set of golf clubs can cost anywhere between of $300-$3,000+. That’s a hefty price tag for a beginner, so it’s advised to buy a used set first. Used golf clubs are still very high quality but will come with a dramatically reduced-price tag. Plus, the lower your initial investment, the easier it will be for you to spend more money on upgrades once you become more experienced and know what you want. You can find used golf clubs on many online retail stores or at your local secondhand sports retailer.

 

3. Most Sets Include The Same 12 Clubs

 

In golf you’re allowed to keep 14 clubs in your bag during the round. Most sets include the following: Pitching Wedge; Seven Irons (9 through 3); Three Woods (3, 5, Driver); Putter. As you can count, that adds up to 12 clubs, leaving you two extra clubs to customize your standard set. Many people add another wedge (60 or 58 degree) and another hybrid. Again, you can customize your set however you’d like, but this is the standard set-up for most new golfers. 

 

4. Find a Putter You Really Love

 

Many golf sets come with a standard putter that is not really anything special. A putter is the club that you will use the most often during each round so it’s important to find a putter that really makes you feel confident and one that you really enjoy. Don’t be afraid to splurge on a putter if it’s something that you think could stick with you for the next 10+ years.

 

5. Keep Everything Standard Sized (for now…)

 

While your swing and skillset is likely going to change and improve as you continue to play the sport, it’s important to know the differences between certain aspects of golf clubs. A golf club shaft typically comes in three forms: (1) Flex; (2) Regular/standard; and (3) Stiff. As a beginner, it’s advised to stick with the regular/standard shaft for your first set until you know enough about your game to make adjustments. As your game evolves, you can make changes to what best fits your style/swing.

 

What are you waiting for? Go buy some clubs and enjoy!

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Three Easy Ways To Get Your Child Interested In Golf

Three Easy Ways To Get Your Child Interested In Golf

 

Golf is an incredible sport to learn at any age, but there are some very real advantages to learning the sport as a child. Not only will your child learn the rules of the game and the fundamentals of a swing, chipping and putting, but it’ll also instill another set of values that golf preaches like honesty, patience, work-ethic, and sportsmanship. 

 

Moreover, the first time you golf with your kids and when you’re also a golfer, it will help create a bond between you and your child the first time you take the course together. So where do you start in getting your child interested in golf? Let’s look at three of the best, and probably the easiest, ways to get it going.

 

1. Local Golf Course Camps/Lessons

 

One of the best ways to generate interest in the sport of golf for your child is to sign them up for any youth camps or golf lessons that your local golf courses may offer. Not only do these golf camps/lessons provide the basic foundation for learning the game of golf, it allows your child to feel comfortable at your local courses and build relationships with the staff at said courses. Another perk of these golf camps/lessons are that they are often lower price than hiring a private instructor and will sometimes provide free rental clubs as part of the lesson so that you do not have to make a big initial investment before finding out whether your child likes golf or not. 

 

2. Keep It Fun!

 

A major challenge in teaching children a new sport like golf is that kids tend to get bored relatively quickly if things are too complicated or challenging. For that reason, it’s important to keep things fun as your child learns the sport.  A great way to keep things fun is to make a game within a game that makes the sport easier for your child. Instead of having them tee of from the tee boxes, shorten the hole for them by having them tee off from about 150 yards out on the fairway. It’s also be a good idea to implement games when practicing putting or hitting balls on the driving range. Whatever your ideas are just remember the key to generating interest in golf for your child is having fun!

 

3. Talk About (and watch) Golf With Them Often

 

It’s well known that children often look up to their parents as role models and want to mirror their actions. Follow this well-known learning cue and implement it with golf by bringing your child to the golf course often and talking about golf on a daily basis. Watching golf on TV, like the PGA Tour, is also a way for children to gather interest in the sport. Attending a local professional golf tournament is also a perfect way to get your child interested in learning the sport. 

 

If you want your child to start gathering interest in golf, be proactive about getting them involved with youth camps/lessons at your local golf courses, make sure to keep it fun, and don’t be afraid to talk about golf and invite them to watch the PGA Tour events with you on TV or in person (if possible). Whatever you choose, be sure to enjoy building this special bond with your young golf partner.

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nobody likes a slow player in golf. Just take PGA star Brooks Koepka comments regarding long rounds when he stated, “Five and half hours to play golf is a long time. Everybody’s going to get bored.” Anybody who has been stuck in a 5-plus hour round before can agree with Koepka’s stance on slow play. So what are some strategies that you can implement to help ensure your next round is completed within four hours? Below are ideas that you can immediately implement to speed up your pace of play and help avoid those dreaded long rounds.

 

Play First Thing In The Morning

 

The easiest and most effective way of ensuring that you will complete your round in under four hours is to secure an early morning tee time. If you can get the first tee time of the day, that is even better. The reasoning behind this strategy is that when you are the first group of the day, there will be nobody ahead of you that you are forced to wait on. So by being the first tee time of the day, you control your destiny as far as the timing of your round.

 

Develop a Quick Pre-Shot Routine 

 

One of the most common habits of slow golfers is their lack of a consistent pre-shot routine. If you want to speed up your round a bit, developing a pre-shot routine that takes about 25-30 seconds from the moment you’ve selected what club you’re going to hit, to stepping up to the ball, getting lined up, and then ultimately completing your swing. If you can keep this pre-shot routine to under 30 seconds and remain consistent with it each time, it will not only speed up your round, but it will also help keep you in a good rhythm. 

 

Allow No More Than Five Minutes Looking For A Lost Ball

 

A real round momentum killer is when a member of the group hits a ball near out of bounds or into an area of thick rough/desert (depending on the type of course). If you hit a ball that appears unfindable, don’t be that player that looks around for their ball for 10-plus minutes. If your ball is lost, give yourself a maximum of five minutes to look for it before moving on to dropping another ball and continuing your round. On that note, it’s always important to hit a provisional shot if you fear that your ball may be lost or hit out-of-bounds. 

 

Be More Generous With The “Gimme Putts”

 

The final tip that can quickly speed up a round is to be more generous with giving “gimme putts” to your playing partners. Unless you’re betting big time money or have a lot of skins riding on that 3-foot putt, don’t be super stingy with providing gimme putts. Allowing gimme putts helps speed up a round more than you would think. Don’t believe me? Give it a try in your next round and find out. 

 

Play Ready Golf

 

This final tip is one of the most classic expeditious golf rules and is one every player should know. Playing “ready golf” is simple. If you’re ready to play, go ahead and hit instead of waiting to follow the proper/professional rules of who hits next.

 

While there are endless ways that you can speed up your round and ensure a four hour or less round, the tips listed above are some of the easiest and most effective tips that you can implement in your next round. Enjoy!

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Club de Golf Canton continues proud 40+ year tradition

Canton offers excellent playing conditions, a friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere in Warwick

 

While the 2020 golf season got off to a later start than usual, well-run courses like Club de Golf Canton were able to reopen without missing a beat. That’s what comes with Canton’s 40 years of experience in running a club built on a reputation of high quality conditions, a hospitable environment and of course, its great location. 

 

Canton is a semi-private course that hits the right balance of making its members feel special, while making visitors feel welcome with every visit. 

 

Whether you attend Canton as a member, playing as a guest, organizing a business meeting or simply to enjoy a meal in the clubhouse, the friendly staff makes everyone feel welcome.

 

Let’s take a look at what Canton has to offer.

 

Breathtaking course with unique challenges

 

It all starts with the stunning view you get of Mont Gleason when playing on Canton’s course. The par-71 course has a slightly hilly landscape and narrow river winding through the course. This presents a challenge for golfers of all levels, as they try to navigate their shots through the elements of nature.

 

canton course map

 

Run by general manager Luc Fillion, Canton features all the hallmarks of Quebec Golf.

 

Even though the course is semi-private and run with high standards, it’s still a very affordable course to play. Tee times for a full 18-hole game start for as little as $30 with taxes included and you can find discounts widely available on minutegolf throughout the week. Canton also offers lower prices if you choose to play after 1 PM and an even greater discount if you tee off after 4 PM.

 

Environmentally friendly

 

Canton has made a commitment to helping preserve its pristine environment by limiting its use of herbicides, pesticides and insecticides. Their product use plan is overseen by an agronomist, and they maintain a register of which products they use. However, Canton doesn’t just comply with law to meet standards; they set their own heightened standards. They choose to do more than the bare minimum in meeting standards expected of golf clubs. Their rigorous monitoring ensures that regulations are respected and the course’s landscape is preserved.

 

One area of note is their commitment to water preservation. Due to its ideal location, a stream crosses or runs adjacent to eight holes on the course. Canton is adamant in ensuring they begin cutting their grass at least three metres from the stream. They also ask golfers to play their ball before that area to preserve the course’s wildlife habitat.

 

The course also installed a water treatment system in 2011 to preserve the stream that runs along its course. On top of that their signage is made from recycled materials and they commit to planting a dozen trees each year.

 

All of this goes hand in hand with Canton’s belief that respecting the environment goes hand in hand with both golfer experience and maintaining the beauty of its course.

 

Proud 40+ year tradition

 

Canton’s beginnings go back to 1975 when the club was first founded and construction of the 18-hole course was a process that took several years. The club officially celebrated its opening in September 1977 with the Warwick Open tournament. A whopping 420 players took part in the tournament on the brand new 12-hole course (the remaining six holes were completed afterwards). Finally, the clubhouse was ready for members in time for the 1978 golf season. 

 

Since then, it’s been all about Canton running its course and clubhouse with passion and grace.

 

Explore Canton for yourself

 

Besides its golf course, Canton has plenty more to offer, including a reception hall with a 200-person capacity, a fully stocked boutique and of course, its inviting on-site restaurant. One quick tee time booking with Minutegolf and you’ll see just what Canton can offer.

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Five Great Ways That Golf Courses Can Attract New Golfers

Golf courses are always looking for innovative ways to attract new golfers and help grow the game. While the coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges this year, it has created a unique opportunity for golf courses to market to new golfers.  Given the social distance and quarantine rules that have been in place for months now, one of the best options for people to get outdoors and get some exercise nowadays is to play golf. So how can golf courses take advantage of this new wave of interest to attract new golfers and create more business? Below are five sure-fire ways to help attract newbie golfers in 2020.

 

1. Social Media Management

 

Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools available to businesses today. For that reason, it’s imperative that all golf courses have their own social media profiles (Instagram, Facebook, etc.).  If a golf course is active on social media, they can quickly grow a large following. There is a large market of young golfers that are growing interested in the sport and social media is the most effective way to target promotions to that younger market.

 

2. Host Free Beginner Golf Lessons

 

Another great way to attract new golfers is to offer free lessons for beginners. Hosting a one hour free lesson once a month is very attractive to golfers who want to get a taste of the sport before making a big investment in clubs and other equipment. Each month can cover different topics like swing fundamentals, putting, chipping, etiquette, etc.. This is one of the best ways to turn prospective interest into new golfers.

 

3. New Golfer Memberships/Rewards

 

Many golf courses have membership opportunities that come with perks such as member tournaments, discounted rates, and preferred tee times. An innovative way for golf courses to attract new members is to advertise special memberships for new golfers. Not only will these memberships be enticing as a way for the new player to save money, but it will also help them feel as part of the golf community at your golf course. This option definitely creates loyalty between the new golfer and your golf course.

 

4. Pre-Paid Practice Range/Balls

 

One thing that new golfers need to do a lot of is practice. Golf can be a very difficult sport to learn, so it’s a wonderful idea for golf courses to offer pre-paid practice range cards that allow the player to save money by pre-paying and/or buying in bulk. Many golf courses actually make a higher profit on selling practice/range balls than they do on actual green fees. This is a deal that can also be offered to more seasoned golfers, as they will surely appreciate the savings opportunity as well.

 

5. Video Meet-ups For New Golfers

 

The idea of video conference meet-ups and social groups seemed so bizarre until the pandemic hit this year and all of a sudden Zoom and Google Hangouts became commonplace. Some players may not feel comfortable coming to the golf course for in-person meetings, so why not host a video meet-up for new golfers to get to know each other and learn more about golf together. After a few group meet-ups, encourage the new members to come to the course and practice together.

With these suggestions, golf courses will be attracting new golfers in no time!

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Golf Cardinal is Laval’s Best Kept Secret | golf course software

Enjoy a round at Cardinal and join the course in celebrating its 65th anniversary

 

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. However one thing that we haven’t lost is our passion for golf. In fact, our desire to golf is higher than ever as we search for escapes from everyday life. Fortunately, Club de Golf Le Cardinal is still here after 65 years to deliver just what passionate golfers are looking for: a course with its unique challenges and exceptional playing conditions.

 

Let’s take a look at what golfers can expect when choosing to play at Le Cardinal.

 

Highest of Safety Measures Followed

 

While the 2020 season is unique amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal has taken all the necessary health measures to ensure the safety of golfers and staff. 


About Le Cardinal

 

Cardinal Golf Club is known as Laval’s best kept secret. It’s one of the most mature golf courses in Quebec and its enchanting setting between Montreal and the North Shore makes it very accessible, whether you’re showing up from the city or the suburbs.

 

The course consists of poa annua grass, which presents an interesting challenge on the putting greens. The par-71 course totals 6,296 yards and is sure to keep golfers engaged throughout the round. 

 

Practice Grounds

 

If you’re stopping by Le Cardinal, be sure to take advantage of their 30-tee driving range to get some good practice in before hitting the links. Their practice range is open daily from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM so you can get some extra practice in whenever you’re up for it. 

 

Golf lessons

 

Le Cardinal does everything to ensure golfers can improve their game, thanks to Michel Boyer, their PGA Canada professional on the grounds. Boyer offers courses for golfers of all levels, whether it’s a hobby you’ve recently picked up, or you want to take your game to greater heights. 

 

Rich History

 

cardinal hole 6

 

The club was founded in 1955 by Maurice Cardinal, who was also the course’s architect, along with Léopold Benoit. After starting as a nine-hole course, nine more holes were added in 1958. Ten years later, Mr. Cardinal became the course’s sole owner and renamed the course in his name, after operating as  Club de Golf Ste-Dorothée. 

 

The club has been family run from the beginning, as Mr. Cardinal passed the course onto his kids. His son, Guy Cardinal is now the course’s owner, and it remains a family run business, with his sons Marc-André and Philippe now the course’s Club Manager and Superintendent respectively. His daughter Sarah also helps run the clubhouse.  

 

Easy Commute, Easy Reservation

 

Le Cardinal’s semi-private course is very accessible and easy to get to, just 15 minutes north of Montreal, just west of the 440 highway in Laval. While the course has a loyal membership base, visitors are always welcome to play a round and booking a tee time is simple with minutegolf. Just search in the Montreal - Laval region, select Cardinal and add your preferred date and time. 

 

Excellent Value 

 

While Cardinal offers a lot in excellent playing conditions, a friendly staff and a variety of well maintained facilities, tee times start as low as $34.79. Golf cart rentals can be added on for an additional $19.14 per person. The best part is, your tee time price can be even lower if you regularly check Minutegolf’s ‘Deals’ section, as Minutegolf offers several discounted prices throughout the week.

 

Book Your Tee Time Today


There’s so much to discover at Golf Cardinal, from its mature course to its charming clubhouse that was rebuilt in 2014. The family-run course keeps a sense of closeness among club members and makes visitors feel welcome. Discover Golf Cardinal today by booking your tee time with Minutegolf.

 

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

New Golf Etiquette: How Covid-19 Has Changed Golf’s Etiquette Rules

Golf is a game steeped in tradition. One of those traditions is the idea of an unwritten code of conduct amongst players, otherwise known as the rules of etiquette. Experienced golfers will tell you that the unofficial rules of etiquette are almost just as important as the official rules of golf themselves. But with the world in 2020 changing at an unprecedented rate due to the Novel Covid-19 virus, the rules of golf etiquette are having to change as well in order to follow social distancing and non-contact guidelines that are now in place. This article takes a look at some of the most notable rules of golf etiquette and explains the proper way to adhere to them in midst of the pandemic.

 

1. The Post-Round Handshake

 

Pre-Covid: One of the earliest and most honored rules of etiquette is for each player in a group to remove their hats and shake the hands of each other player in the group at the conclusion of the 18th hole.

 

Now: Contact between persons is generally advised against by healthcare professionals due to the ability to transmit the virus through touch, so the proper etiquette now is to implement either an “air fist bump” or just a respectful head nod in each other’s direction without coming too close.

 

2. Tending the Flagstick

 

Pre-Covid: Although the rule change in 2019 allowed for flagsticks to remain in the cup while putting without incurring a penalty, many people still preferred removing the flagstick from the cup while putting or having somebody “tend the flag” on longer distance putts.

 

Now: When golfing nowadays, it’s a strongly advised guideline for no players to touch or remove the flagstick. So, this one is pretty simple nowadays: Don’t touch the flagstick!

 

3. Raking the Sand Bunkers

 

Pre-Covid: One of the first rules of golf etiquette that was always taught to new golfers was to remember to properly rake the bunker after hitting a shot out of the sand. This was always done to ensure that players behind you on the course would get the same type of lie that you received (assuming you properly raked the bunker).

 

Now: If you have played golf in the past few months, you may have noticed that there are no rakes in any of the bunkers anymore. The new rule allows you to move the ball to a more favorable lie if it happens to come to rest in a previous divot or footprint. I for one kind of enjoy this new rule!

 

4. Grabbing Other Player’s Clubs From The Green

 

Pre-Covid: It was always a nice gesture to help pick-up another player’s clubs (especially elderly players who have difficulty bending over) that were left on or near the green (i.e., pitching wedge, putter cover, etc.) if you finished the hole while they were still putting out.

 

Now: Similar to the flagstick rule, unfortunately it is strongly advised against picking up somebody else’s club and handing it to them nowadays. While it remains a nice gesture, the risk of exposure from touching the equipment makes this rule of etiquette obsolete for the foreseeable future.

 

5. High Fives/Celebrations

 

Pre-Covid: Imagine a playing partner sinking a 40-foot putt or chipping in from off the green, your first inclination may be to high-five them or some other celebratory gesture to show your excitement.

 

Now: Much like the post-round handshake being banished, high-fives or other celebratory physical touching is highly discouraged. “Air fives” or fist-pumps are still encouraged. So still get excited, just do it responsibly!

 

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Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re like many of us, you still haven’t thought of what kind of gift to give your father this year. It’s okay, however, there is still time to get your father an amazing gift that will truly make this Father’s Day one of the most memorable ones yet.  Continue reading below to discover five must-have golf inspired gift ideas that you can do in 2020.

 

Buy a Round of Golf

 

If your father has a certain day of the week that he likes to play golf, you can go ahead and pre-pay for a round at one of his favorite courses and surprise him with it on Father’s Day. Every golfer loves free green fees, so a pre-paid round of golf is sure to put a smile on his face. A great and easy resource to browse discounted tee times for multiple courses at once is minutegolf.ca. It’s hard to find a better gift than that for a golf loving father.

 

Golf Lessons

 

Does your father love playing golf, but then often comes home after each round complaining about how poorly he played? Well help your father out by purchasing him a set of golf lessons from a local golf instructor. Again, you can find many amazing deals for golf lessons through your local course pro shops and websites. This is a gift that will benefit your father year-round by helping improve his game.

 

Some New Golf Gear

 

Let’s be honest, most fathers could use a little help in keeping their wardrobe up to date with the latest fashion trends and that includes their golf attire. Fortunately, the golf clothing industry is booming at the moment and caters to golfers of all ages. If you want your father to be looking cool, and staying cool, on the course this season, check out some of the clothing from brands like Travis Matthews, Under Armour, Nike, or Peter Millar, which can often be found in your local course’s pro shop.

 

Shoe Cleaning & Spike Change

 

For a more inexpensive gift idea, consider taking your father’s golf shoes to the local course pro shop and asking them for a good cleaning and a spike change. Most courses provide this service ranging from anywhere between $10-$25. Changing golf spikes is one thing that most golfers often overlook, despite the fact that having new spikes on your shoes is what provides most of our balance throughout our golf swing. This will be an unexpected gift idea, but one that your father will absolutely appreciate.

 

Customized Golf Balls

 

If you want to give your father a tangible gift that he will have fun opening up this year, a dozen customized golf balls are always a fun gift idea. Does your father have a nickname? A favorite saying? His own business? Whatever it is that makes your father unique, you can have it printed onto his favorite kind of golf ball through many different custom golf ball websites. This gift is something he will surely cherish and he will think of you every time he tees-up one of his new custom golf balls.

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For over 19 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

When it comes to booking a tee time for your golfing needs, GGGolf has the perfect platform in the MinuteGolf portal -- your reference for golf bookings, tee times, discounts and golf packages!

Find a Tee Time online today, or download the MinuteGolf app on iOS or Google Play. If you are in need of anything for your golf club, please reach out to GGGolf at 450-641-4241 or send a quick email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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