Golf and Shopping near Owen Sound

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What a beautiful day to wake up in Sauble Beach, near Owen Sound in Ontario.

I woke up with the sun shining through the tall maple tree outside my window.  I stepped onto the patio to check the temperature and it was shorts weather! When I am comfortable in shorts I know it is already +10C or more…I just knew it would be a great day for golf!

Tree on golf course

Large weeping willow on the Saugeen Golf course

We drove down Highway 13 and Highway 3 to the Saugeen Golf Club – we’d made a reservation to play the nine holes of the Legacy and then nine holes of the Sunset.  They had us down as a twosome – no one had opted to play with us – and for any of you who’ve played on a sunny summer Friday, you’ll know that being a twosome behind foursomes isn’t a heck of a lot of fun. Ruth and I spent a lot of time waiting, we tried to keep each other amused (although, let’s face it, that too gets old!) Finally, on the sixth hole on the back nine the foursome in front of us let us play through. Ruth played her better game on Legacy and I played better on Sunset, so we each had our day! We loved this Stanley Thompson-designed golf course and are very sad to say we most likely will not play it again this year, as our real road trip will begin, in earnest, in just under a week, from Sauble Beach, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta. After our round of golf, we were on to Southampton and back to the shops where I had put a pair of Simon Chang pants on hold – and both of us found a few items we had not seen before! Both L and Co. and Sisters on Huron were happy to slide our cards – and we were happy with our purchases!  Ruth and I bought identical funky tops: bright colours of the rainbow with black inserts on the side.  These are long and look great with a skirt or leggings.  Ruth bought a navy and white classy top as well and I bought a black and white sundress and leggings. The lady at L and Co. was sad to see us leave as we had such a fun time in her store.

At Sisters on Huron, they have a room at the back that is filled with samples.  Now many of you know that samples are what the manufactures make up (mostly in size SMALL) to show prospective shop owners.  Then the owners order what they have seen in the sizes they figure will sell best in their stores.  This entire room is filled with marked-down prices and then everything in this room is on sale at 30% off the lowest price.  There were a lot of extraordinary pieces, such as reversible jackets regularly priced at $300 for around $100.  The sizes may show “S” but they could really be medium or large as these are only samples.  You could spend am hour just in their back room!

We had a light dinner and we’re off to watch some sports at Sauble Dunes, the sports bar.  With the time change from Eastern to Mountain we found that the CFL game was not on here until 9:00 pm.  We decided it would be too late for us to stay for the whole game, so we came home.

One last thing I nearly forgot to mention. Before we left the cottage – which is still for sale, by the way – we made a phone call to Cobble Beach to find out all about their Canada Day Golf Tournament, like I mentioned to you in my last post. They had room for both of us, and made us an offer of a practice round on Monday and the tournament on Wednesday for the price of $175 each. We’re thrilled to be golfing at Cobble Beach and we’ll be golfing with another woman, a club member, for the tournament! They’re also having a Canada Day Party starting at 7:00 pm and we’ll be there – maybe in our matching tops – who knows?! In any event, it’s so exciting and I can’t wait to try out that course!

11 Comments, RSS

  1. Rita June 28, 2015 @ 8:29 am

    Seems like you two are enjoying the same things, including buying matching tops. Be sure and include a photo.

    • Maureen O'Shea June 28, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

      I know! My daughter Colleen didn’t even want to publish the post because I didn’t have a picture of any of the clothes that we bought. I’m going to get someone to take a picture of the two of us “Bobsy Twins!” and get it uploaded for you to see. Thanks, Rita!

  2. D Sullivan June 28, 2015 @ 8:40 am

    Maureen….thanks again for your endorsement and for such a wonderful ACCURATE description of Samples and our PREVIEW room…..you are so right a lot of people don’t know what samples are about but we try to explain to each person coming in. I will LIKE your BLOG so I can follow your travels! Your daughter must be so proud of you. I would like to talk to her about hiring her for a consult on ‘growing our FB’. Could you please ask her to e mail me when her time allows. Many thanks again! DS

    • Maureen O'Shea June 28, 2015 @ 9:40 am

      You are welcome. I sent your message to my daughter Colleen.

  3. Sharon Webster June 28, 2015 @ 2:51 pm

    Any chance you will be coming thru Winnipeg on your way back to Calgary, If so, we would love to see you and can put you up for the night. We shall be here until July 15th, then going to Milton for a family reunion. Let us know, Sharon

  4. […] BTW, here’s a picture of our “Bobsy Twin” tops that we bought while shopping in Southampton! They’re funky, and oh so […]

  5. Paulette Peirol June 29, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    I enjoyed your blog — sounds like you’ve been doing a lot of exploring. If you are interested in seeing more of Owen Sound, including great shops,restaurants, galleries and museums, let us know and we can help point the way. I am the city’s tourism marketing co-ordinator. Happy travels!

    • Maureen O'Shea July 2, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

      Lots to be found in Owen Sound. Have fun everyone.

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  7. L & Co. July 6, 2015 @ 6:58 am

    Thanks Maureen. So glad you and Ruth managed to do some damage in Southampton! Wishing you a safe and exciting trip out west.

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