As much as tasty food and comfy beds, a key ingredient of a successful golf tour in a foreign land is a qualified driver who doubles as a convivial tourist guide. I’ve had the good fortune to meet several such godsends during my travels.
Take any large map of North America and zoom in on the Great Lakes. That dot where Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan appear to converge near the Canada-US border? That’s Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario — my hometown. We were back recently for a family visit and to check out the local golf courses. [...]