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Grow the Game, Coach in the Community

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:21 Monday, 30 March 2015 07:17

Grow the Game(John Gordon/Golf Canada) If you love golf and you hear the PGA of Canada’s technical director describe it as “just another sport,” you may be, at the least, dismayed and, maybe, shocked.

But don’t worry. It’s all good, and for the betterment of the game.

Glenn Cundari has been integral in the development of the Long Term Player Development program (LTPD) for golf in Canada. And integral to the program itself is the new Community Golf Coach concept which was designed by the PGA of Canada in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada and Golf Canada.



From the Fringe: The Player Foundation to Receive Winnie Palmer Award

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:16 Monday, 30 March 2015 07:10

The Player FoundationTARRYTOWN, New York (Metropolitan Golf Writers Association) — The Player Foundation and World Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player will receive the Winnie Palmer Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association at the 64th National Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 9, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York.

Established by Marc Player in 1983, The Player Foundation has provided quality education, nutrition, medical care and extra-curricular activities for underprivileged children around the globe. Today, through the Gary Player Invitational charity series in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South Africa, the foundation has raised more than $60 million for these important causes. This year’s global series will be played at the Wentworth Club near London, GlenArbor Golf Club outside New York, Shanghai Links Golf and Country Club in China, The Lost City Golf Course in Sun City and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi.



Kaymer and McDowell Add Their Weight to BMW PGA Championship Field

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 06:52 Monday, 30 March 2015 06:47

altMartin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell, two global golfing superstars who have made a significant footprint on the history of the US Open Championship, are the latest ‘big hitters’ to be confirmed for next month’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club.

Kaymer, the reigning US Open Champion and McDowell, who in 2010 became the first European winner of that event in 40 years, will cast a huge shadow over the London landscape in the second phase of the European Tour’s association with outdoor advertising company Clear Channel, the Official Media Partner of the BMW PGA Championship.



Woods Falls Out of Top 100 in the World

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:49 Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:39

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking.

Woods, who hasn’t played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6, falls to No. 104 this week. The last time he was out of the top 100 was on September 29, 1996, when he was at No. 225. The following week, Woods won the Las Vegas Invitational as a 20-year-old for the first of his 79 PGA Tour victories.



Valero Texas Open Teams with Callaway Golf, Birdies for the Brave to Honor Two Local Wounded Heroes

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 05:19 Friday, 27 March 2015 05:06

altSAN ANTONIO, Texas — Two combat-wounded veterans were shown some greatly-deserved appreciation during the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, when they had the opportunity to participate in Birdies for the Brave’s Callaway Warrior Club Fitting Program. One of more than 15 fittings scheduled to take place during TOUR tournaments in 2015 thanks to the generosity of Callaway Golf, the event provided the opportunity for these two American heroes to be fitted with their own custom set of Callaway Golf clubs, take a tour of the Callaway truck where clubs are fitted for TOUR players on-site, and participate in a mini lesson on the practice facility.

The experience proved to be extremely memorable for both participants – helping them escape from the memories of war and focus on the task at hand, according to Josh Stein, a double amputee and Purple Heart recipient from Spring Brach, TX.



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