TheGolfExpert.com is the official
site of amateur golfers. We want
to help you play better golf! We want to
be the place where weekend duffers, business
people, men, women and kids of all ages
come to learn more about the game of golf.
Whether you're looking for a better swing,
tips to help score better, clarification
of rules, what etiquette is important, drills
for the driving range and putting green,
or which local course you should try out,
we want you to come here first for that
the golf expert?
TheGolfExpert.com was started in 2001 by
two brothers, Jim and Doug Paterson who
continue to run the site today while holding
down 'regular' day jobs in their spare time.
Doug is a Professional Teaching Pro who
has taught hundreds if not thousands of
amateur golfers in the Greater Toronto Area.
He has held various positions at some of
the most prestigious clubs in the Toronto
area. Doug has played all over North America
and spends his days toiling in the highly
competitive golf travel industry. Jim has
been a golfer for 20+ years and worked both
inside and out for more than 6 years at
a number of respected courses in the Toronto
area. His days are spent locked in an office
in the financial services industry.
Our web presence is intended to provide
information for the average golfer (4-36
handicapper) which is written and developed
by avid golfers that have industry experience
and professional golf designations. We also
hope that you'll ask questions and contribute
information or experiences that will benefit
others. TheGolfExpert.com understands
the experience of our visitors because we've
been there ourselves.
While based in Canada, our aim is to provide
information that transcends political borders.
Golf is the 'great equalizer' and the information
that helps you improve your swing in Toronto,
Vancouver or Myrtle Beach is just as useful
in the UK, France and Asia. We hope that
no matter where you play golf you'll find
the information here both useful and world-class.
Opinions on Golf
Our opinions are, we hope, one of the reasons
that you keep coming back. As such we print
what we want about courses, resorts, balls,
clubs etc. We hope that you'll appreciate
our frankness. While some people may be
upset by this approach and you may not always
agree with our opinions we think that 'the
honest way' is also 'the best way' to do
We're not a news service and while we may
from time to time offer some opinions on
the professional tours or some of the pros
themselves we do not intend on the being
a tour insider. There's just too
much going on and we don't have the resources
to be on top of it. If we can't do it well
we'd rather not do it at all.
If you'd like to contribute an opinion or
other content or want to ask a question
please don't hesitate to click here.
Alternatively, if you have written an article
that you think other amateur golfers should
read please consider submitting
it for our consideration.
to hear from you! Regardless
of topic, we read every email you
send to us. If you've had a positive or
negative experience at a local or resort
course please let
us know and we can let thousands of
others know too. This way we can all learn
from your bad experiences and benefit from
your good ones.
The bottom line is that TheGolfExpert.com
is here for you. If we're not providing
what you want to see - let
us know! We'll try to do better. If
by some chance you like what you see - let
us know! Maybe we'll publish your comments
or at least we can all take a moment to
sit back and read your comments over and
over again while enjoying a single malt
scotch and a cigar while we bask in the
glory of your positive feedback.
Play well and may you never lip out again!!