Laying Low in Abaco Bahamas
Golf Travel and Leisure
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5M ago
Laying Low in Abaco By Jane Finn, Photography by Dave Finn as published in the November 2023 Issue of Planet Golf Review The Bahama Breeze is a popular drink here in the Outer Islands, but for a sailor yearning to set out on a sea of adventure, it’s the wind in your sail, the song in your heart and the skip in your step that gives you the courage and freedom to chart your own course. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life It’s late afternoon and a balmy 27° Celsius when we touched down in Marsh Harbour, the nation’s third-largest settlement behind Nassau and Freeport. Still, there’s plenty of time ..read more
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New Zealand – The Sound of Silence
Golf Travel and Leisure
by Jane Finn
5M ago
Join Jane Finn for an Epic Road Trip as she navigates the highways and byways of New Zealand’s South Island Words by Jane Finn Photography by Jan Helebrant – As published in the summer issue of Planet Golf Review It’s 6:45 in the morning, and the rain continues to beat a constant tattoo on the roof of our camper van. We had planned to leave Wellington yesterday, but the seas were running so high that our ferry crossing was cancelled. Instead, we’ve spent the night on the dock, wedged between two transport trucks, somewhat buffeted by the fierce winds ripping through New Zealand’s capital ..read more
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A Taste of Thailand – James Bond Licence to Thrill
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
THAILAND – A LICENCE TO THRILL Jane Finn heads east to Thailand and not only explores the caves on James Bond Island but discovers an inner peace after a chance conversation with a Buddhist monk. By Jane Finn and Dave Finn As published in November 2020 Issue 17 of Planet Golf Review Life is full of contrasts, but Westerners are often oblivious to these nuances. In Thailand, you will find cosmopolitan cities and rural villages that dot the landscape, pristine beaches and dirty canals, ancient temples amidst towering skyscrapers, luxury hotels and backpacker’s havens and a vibe that is either en ..read more
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Canada’s Wine Country – Message in a Bottle
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
Message in a Bottle – Canada’s Wine Country “A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rose instead.” Join Jane Finn as she savours the flavours and philosophy of Canada’s Wine Country. By Jane Finn, Photography by Dave Finn as published in Issue 20 of Planet Golf Review Magazine Writing this article was a challenge. Not because I had to sample so many delectable wines to make sure you would be delighted with my picks, but because Canada’s wine scene is as varied and diverse as the country’s landscape. From coast to coast, I’ve had the privilege of meeting passionate growers and ..read more
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Moe Norman – A Canadian Golf Legend
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
The unique, quirky, uber-talented Moe Norman By Paul Knowles Moe Norman is a legend among golfers everywhere. Moe, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 75, was renowned for consistently making perfect golf shots. His swing has been praised and admired by hundreds of golfers up to and including Tiger Woods himself. Moe was also known as the quirkiest good golfer ever – an introvert, described as “slightly autistic” as well as “a savant.” His skill was unquestioned, but his struggles with learning disabilities and self-esteem robbed him of the success he could undoubtedly have achieved on the b ..read more
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Surfing Portugal’s Silver Coast
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
SILVER SURFER Jane Finn discovers a 60’s vibe while searching for hidden gems along Portugal’s Silver Coast __________________________________________ Words by Jane Finn Photography by David Finn As published in the April 2022 Edition of Planet Golf Review Magazine. To read the entire issue click here I ease the car onto the Vasco da Gama bridge, admiring the bluebird sky above that’s mirrored in the cool, blue waters of the Tagus River below. It’s November, and Portugal is enjoying “St. Martin’s Summer.” The sun is beaming, and my heart does a little skip as I leave the hustle and bustle of L ..read more
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Gus Maue – The Legendary Canadian Golf Professional
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
Gus Maue: A life in golf… and he ain’t done yet By Paul Knowles A chat with Ontario golf icon Gus Maue is never really over – his supply of fascinating stories about golf and golfers is unending. We talked about a slew of golfing greats who have crossed paths with Gus – Arnold Palmer, David Feherty, Raymond Floyd, Al Balding, Moe Norman, and many more. So, when Gus called me the day after our interview, to tell me about some important characters he had forgotten to mention, I wasn’t surprised – until he told me who these “characters” were. Their names were Willie and Bowdy. Willie was a black ..read more
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Queensland Australia – Of Beauty Rich and Rare
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
OF BEAUTY RICH AND RARE Jane Finn heads to Australia and discovers the rich and rare wonders of Queensland Australia is an island, a country and a continent. The perfect destination for the young and the young at heart. A place as diverse as the topography, the people, the plants and wildlife that inhabit it.  I loved sophisticated Sydney and pretty Adelaide, driving the Great Ocean Road, navigating the Snowy River Mountain Pass, and sampling world-class wines in the Mudgee, Barossa and Hunter Valleys, but it was Queensland that captured my heart. Described as both the Sunshine State and ..read more
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Born To Be Wild – Costa Rica
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
BORN TO BE WILD Jane Finn immerses herself in nature and discover why Costa Rica may be “The Happiest Place on Earth!” By Jane Finn, Photography by David Finn As published in the April 2021 edition of Planet Golf Review ¡Pura Vida! ¡Pura Vida! In Costa Rica, whether you’re traversing a mountain trail, hiking in the jungle, relaxing by the water or ordering shi-frijo for lunch, you’re bound to be the recipient of this distinctive Tico greeting. Two simple words that translate as “Good Life,” but how do you define it? Is it catching the perfect wave, thundering across a deserted beach on horseba ..read more
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Challenge Golf in Costa Rica
Golf Travel and Leisure
by golfinn
1y ago
Challenge Golf: Empowering People of All Abilities by Jane Finn As published in the April 2021 Issue of Planet Golf Review I have listened to hundreds of TED Talks and paid big bucks to hear motivational speakers, but it has been a long time since I have been as inspired as I was after having lunch at the 18th & Greene with José Quesada. José is a natural redhead, a spitfire, a bundle of energy, and a force to be reckoned with, who happens to be the PGA Director of Golf for Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort whose commitment and contribution to the game far exceeds his position ..read more
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