I met Stew at Copetown Woods Golf Club an hour before challenging the 2021 Drive, Chip and Putt national champion Alexis Card, 10, and her brother, Brayden, 12, to a competition.
Weekend Morning News Host
A passionate sports and fitness junkie, interviewer and content creator, Mike Arsenault brings his enthusiasm for media to the Global News team as a digital broadcast journalist and morning show host.
Arsenault’s love of sports catalyzed the beginning of his media career. After playing varsity baseball for five years at Queen’s University and Durham College, and obtaining an economics and history honours degree, he played semi-pro baseball in London. While in London, he began writing a weekly column for a local newspaper that provided an insider’s perspective on the season which later led to the publication of his first novel, 60’6”: Balls, Strikes, and Baseball Mortality. After his playing career ended, he joined the Metro News London as a freelance reporter and photographer.
Arsenault made the jump to television in 2013 as an on-camera presenter and field reporter with The Weather Network. He also presented weather forecasts on CBC News Network, CBC Toronto, and CBC’s The National.
He joined Global News in 2015, where he has created, produced and hosted the following series: What’s Your Fitness Age, The Culture of Fitness, Fitness Served Cold and Top Dog. Currently, he produces original content for Global News Weekend and the Global News affiliate network.
In his spare time, Mike can be found on the tennis court in the spring, summer, and fall and thinking about being on the tennis court during the winter.
Surely all of the work I’d been putting in would translate to the course (spoiler alert: it didn’t). My irons were atrocious. The lack of practice with them was readily apparent.
I’m focusing on fitness this month. I’ve been working out, but nothing golf-specific. I need more clubhead speed to give myself a little more margin for error to hit 300 yards.
Mike Arsenault continues to work on his golf swing during the pandemic and goes through the club fitting process to get closer to his goal of hitting 300 yards.
Mike Arsenault is fixing his golf swing over text, video messages and Zoom calls with Stew Bannatyne. In this installment, Stew helps Mike get a better grip on the club.
Mike Arsenault is working with golf instructor Stew Bannatyne to rebuild his swing — and perhaps even learn how to hit a golf ball 300 yards this year.
How would they fare during the final hurdle — a costume-themed dog pageant?
Top Dog is a competition among four-legged Global News canines.
Dave Proctor loves competing in ultra-marathons because they challenge him mentally and physically, helping him accurately determine just how far he can push himself.
Austin Sora was cast aside by the National Ballet School of Canada when she was 12. Despite the crushing blow, she persevered to become a professional dancer.
More than any other activity I’ve tried in this series, snowkiting is absolutely at the mercy of Mother Nature.
“I wouldn’t say that I’m afraid of heights, per se; it’s more that I have a fear of falling from a great distance,” Mike Arsenault says of his ice-climbing experience.
I fell within the first three seconds of getting my skis on with the laughter of my instructor, Andrew, ringing in my ears.
When it comes to making the most of winter, fat biking is a whole different ball game, Mike Arsenault says.
There are many comparisons between cricket and baseball, but there is more running in cricket. Cricket is a start-and-stop sport, so there is a lot of anaerobic activity.