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Golf Prodigy Began by Swinging Broken Broomstick

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:52 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:40


Canadian Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Vicente Panetta/AP) — Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

Tomatoes, onions and even crushed cigarette packages were his first make-believe golf balls.

"I began hitting everything I came across on the street," he said.



McIlroy to Skip 2 Events to Focus on Lawsuit

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:31 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:21

Rory McIlroy

Canadian Press

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy said that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.

McIlroy will not play the BMW Masters, which starts October 30 at Lake Malaren, or the following week at the HSBC Champions. Those are the opening two events in the final series of the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. The HSBC Champions is a World Golf Championship.



Rio 2016 Volunteers: One Month Left to Sign Up for the Olympic and Paralympic Dream

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 05:09 Thursday, 16 October 2014 05:03

altOnly one month remains for you to apply to be a Rio 2016 Games volunteer. Up to now, more than 100,000 people from 180 countries have registered their interest in being part of this team that will help stage the biggest sporting event on the planet. If you want to be part of this story you must sign up by 15 November, but don’t waste any time – sign up here.



The R&A Appoints New Chief Executive

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:32 Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:28

Martin SlumbersThe R&A has announced the appointment of Martin Slumbers as Chief Executive and also as Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, with effect from 1 October 2015.

Mr. Slumbers will succeed Peter Dawson who is retiring in September 2015 after 16 years leading the body which organises The Open Championship and governs golf worldwide, jointly administering the sport with the USGA.



World Golf Hall of Fame Welcomes Davies, Graham, O’Meara and Tillinghast as the Class of 2015

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:25 Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:08

Laura DaviesST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O'Meara, and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum as the Class of 2015. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week's 144th Open Championship.

This is the first Class to be elected by the Hall of Fame's Selection Commission, which debated a group of 16 Finalists. The four members of the Class of 2015 each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold – approval by at least 12 of the 16 members.



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