The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.
At Benthic Scuba Center, a PADI Five-Star Development Center, a knowledgeable staff draws on more than 40 years of collective experience as they unlock the ocean's depths for seafaring visitors. Certified instructors lead all levels in dive courses such as Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, and Air Diver Specialty. In addition to instructing divers, the centre also houses a vast selection of diving gear from top brands including Sherwood Scuba, Poseidon, and Oceanic, and loans rental equipment ranging from wetsuits and hoods to gauges and rubber duckies. The staff can also repair and maintain equipment to ensure safe aqueous excursions.
The Women’s Club for Fitness and Wellness is an upscale, women-only wellness facility that helps bodies harness health through a variety of fitness classes, lifestyle coaching, and nutritional-awareness information outlets. Like a slow-motion ballerina, the extensive schedule rotates monthly, and some class favourites answer to names such as spin and sculpt, Zumba, Pilates, and power yoga. All of Women’s Club’s fitness equipment is specifically designed for a woman’s body. Pre- or post-sweat session clients can enjoy the cedar sauna to relax sore muscles or settle into the steam room to shoo away stress. For a cozy wind-down, guests can also lounge on the couch by the fireplace in the halcyon sitting room. A child-watch centre provides childcare services so you can workout sans weighty ankle-biter attachments.
Owned by Anusara-inspired teacher Dianne Bondy, Eastside Yoga Studio nurtures students of all skill levels with a vast, accessible range of yoga classes performed in a caring, compassionate environment. Today’s Groupon provides apprentice yogis with the secret password to all classes, ensuring a comprehensive yoga experience. Increase flexibility and well-being with a Gentle Yoga class, ideal for beginners, or learn the basics of postures, breathwork, and meditation in the Yoga Basics class. For a more strength-oriented option, the studio’s signature power class, Fusion, offers extra attention to both nuclear and anatomical cores. After mastering the basics, Eastside’s Follow the Yogini class gives students an opportunity to create their own unique rhythms, fashioning a chorus line of synchronized movement and breath. All classes at Eastside Yoga Studio are intended to help individuals work towards their greatest potential, and provide the fundamentals for developing strength, both of muscle, mind, and spleen.
• For $16, you get two tickets to No Sex Please, We're British!, valid Thursday, September 8, through Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. (up to a $32 value). • For $16, you get two tickets to Survive Another Day, valid Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. (up to a $32 value). • For $29, you get four tickets to No Sex Please, We're British!, valid Thursday, September 8, through Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. (up to a $64 value). • For $29, you get four tickets to Survive Another Day, valid Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. (up to a $64 value).
At Lakewood Golf Club, links enthusiasts can tee off on a serene, par 71 golf course constructed in 1919. The idyllic, meticulously manicured grounds boast 18 holes of gently rolling, tree-lined fairways, visually pleasant but skills-challenging ponds, and a merry band of shepherdesses on guard to corral wayward golf balls. Holes culminate in small greens designed by the course's architects to ensure that putts roll straight and true. The club recommends calling seven days in advance to book a tee time or reserve the course for filming slow-motion reunion scenes.