GEE, WAS THAT STUFF BREAKABLE?
Coming back from Florida on the weekend and had to clamber out of a small Delta Connection plane and hop the bus to Terminal 3 at Pearson. As we waited to go, I looked out and saw some guys loading bags onto the plane for its next flight, and it was quite illuminating.
The fellow at the bottom of the conveyor belt was casually putting stuff onto the belt for the ride up to the belly of the plane, where another worker was loading them. But he didn't do a good job on centreing one of the small bags on the belt and it tumbled about six feet to the ground.
Another worker went over and picked it up, but instead of walking six feet to put it back properly, he tried to throw it onto the belt, which was a couple feet over his head. He didn't make it, but at least caught the bag. He then stood on something and placed the bag onto the belt instead of throwing it. But, again, it wasn't centred and it squibbed off the belt again and tumbled hard to the ground, this time from about 10 or 12 feet.
And you wonder how stuff in your suitcase gets busted.
CANADIAN GOLF RANKINGS
Golf Digest magazine has put together a list of the top 20 courses in Canada. Ontario took the top four honours and had ten of the 20 listings, which is pretty powerful stuff. But Alberta and Nova Scotia also did well, with three for each. British Columbia had two, Quebec had one and Saskatchewan had one.
Seems a little Ontario-heavy when you consider the courses in B.C., but that's just me. Here's the list, so debate away....
1. St. George's Golf & Country Club, Ontario
2. National Golf Club, Ontario
3. Hamilton G and CC, Ontario
4. Beacon Hall GC, Ontario
5. Capilano G &CC, B.C.
6. Highlands Links, Nova Scotia
7. Redtail GC, Ontario
8. Banff Springs, Alberta
9. Fox Harbour Resort, Nova Scotia
10. Devil's Paintbrush, Ontario
11. Royal Montreal (Blue course), Quebec
12. Magna GC, Ontario
13. Tobiano, B.C.
14. Rocky Crest, Ontario
15. Bigwin Island, Ontario
16. Glen Arbour (championship), Nova Scotia
17. Dakota Dunes Golf Links, Saskatchewan
18. Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta
19. Kananaskis Country (Mt. Lorette), Alberta
20. Muskoka Bay Club, Ontario
I've been lucky enough to play St. George's and Highlands Links, as well as Rocky Crest and Muskoka Bay. I've walked Hamilton during the Canadian Open but haven't played it.
I would've put Humber Valley in Newfoundland on the list but the development has sadly gone under.