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U.S. Holds On to Win the Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2015 08:20 Sunday, 11 October 2015 08:10

2015 Presidents Cup WinnersCanadian Press

INCHEON, South Korea (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Bill Haas delivered the winning point to his team and to his father in a Presidents Cup that ended with a familiar result amid tension not felt in years.

The Americans won for the sixth straight time, 15 1/2-14 1/2, only this one came down to the final match.

And the emotion was never stronger — on both sides.

U.S. captain Jay Haas made his son one of two wild-card selections, and he put him out in the last of 12 singles matches at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea against the local star, Bae Sang-moon, playing in his final event before he starts his mandatory military service in South Korea.



Waste Management Phoenix Open Sets New Charity Record with Over $9 Million Raised in 2015

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:11 Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:07

altPHOENIX, Arizona — Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, will hand out $9,060,731 to local charities through proceeds raised from the 2015 tournament, Thunderbirds Big Chief Danny Calihan announced at the Foundation for Blind Children. This is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, helping to reach a historic milestone of more than $100 million that The Thunderbirds have raised in the history of the organization, dating back to 1932.

This marks the first time that The Thunderbirds have eclipsed the $9 million mark in money raised in a single year, surpassing the previous record of $8.8 million that was raised in 2008.



2015 Travelers Championship Generates More Than $1.56 Million for Charity

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:05 Sunday, 11 October 2015 07:03

Travelers ChampionshipCROMWELL, Connecticut — The Travelers Championship announced that it has generated more than $1.5 million for charity for the second consecutive year. The 2015 tournament generated a record $1.565 million for over 140 nonprofit organizations throughout the region. This year’s total also represents a milestone for the tournament, as the event has generated more than $10 million for local and regional charities since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007.

“Having surpassed $1.5 million for the second year in a row is an incredible achievement for the community,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “The number of local and regional organizations we’re able to impact on a yearly basis with the help of programs like Birdies for Charity sponsored by CohnReznick is what makes the Travelers Championship so special.”



FTF Video: Calgary Centre Making Mark as Canada’s Flagship Junior Golf Facility

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:36 Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:17

Golf Canada Calgary CentreCALGARY, Alberta (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — When the Golf Canada Calgary Centre was established in 2001, the strategy was very clear-cut—create a well-rounded training facility (academy, range, executive par-3 and mini golf) that delivers best-in-class programming and an inviting experience to all types of golfers.

Since its inception, the Calgary Centre has been at the forefront of quality junior programming in Canada. For Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer, Jeff Thompson, the Calgary Centre continues to push the needle when it comes to junior golf and Long-Term Player Development.



GAO Honours Volunteers at Annual Appreciation Day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:08 Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:05

Golf Association of Ontario 2015 Volunteer AwardeesMISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Darren Matte/Golf Association of Ontario) — The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) announced the recipients of the 2015 Volunteer Awards, as part of the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day held this year at Mississaugua Golf & Country Club.

The GAO volunteer recognition program has been designed to recognize outstanding performances and contributions by volunteers who have played an instrumental role in promoting the growth and development of amateur golf throughout the province of Ontario, while preserving the integrity and traditions of the game.



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