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Wounded Warrior Tees It Up at Cougar Creek in New Life

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 18:03 Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:07

altGord Montgomery

Transitioning from one career to another, especially in mid-life, is no easy chore but at times it's what you have to do to move on. That's the case for an ex-military man, Shawn Hofan, who is making a career switch at 41 from bearing arms to swinging clubs.

To some people every shot in a round of golf is a matter of life and death. For others, like Hofman, who lives just west of Edmonton, is moving from his former world of order and regimentation in the armed forces to the world of golf and its own sets of rules and regulations as he looks to become a carded CPGA professional.

While that may not seem like much of a challenge to this lifelong army guy, it in fact is.



Michelle Wie First Woman On Golf Digest Cover In 8 Years

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 13:08 Saturday, 20 September 2014 12:38


Michelle Wie has  probably been one of the 10 biggest stories in golf this season and on Tuesday Golf Digest confirmed that by putting her on the cover of their upcoming October issue. 
Wie joins Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Paulina Gretzky, Keegan Bradley, Jimmy Fallon, Jordan Spieth, and Jason Dufner as the cover subjects for 2014.
Inside the magazine she talks about what got her game back on track and how it helped her to win the Women's U.S. Open.



Canada’s Judith Kyrinis Runner-Up in U.S. Sr. Women’s Am Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:08 Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:04

altDEAL, New Jersey (USGA) — Joan Higgins, of Glendora, Calif., defeated Judith Kyrinis, of Canada, 1 up, in the final match Thursday to win the 2014 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship, held at the 6,109-yard, par-73 Hollywood Golf Club.

Higgins, 58, became the third player to win both the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur and U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, a championship she captured in 2008. She joins World Golf Hall of Famer Carol Semple Thompson, who won four Senior Women's Amateurs and two Women's Mid-Amateurs, and Ellen Port, who captured the 2012 and 2013 Senior Women's Amateur and four Women's Mid-Amateurs.



Royal & Ancient Votes to Admit Female Members

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:03 Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:57

Natalie Gulbis

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson/AP

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

The spiritual "Home of Golf" became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective immediately.



DeLaet Foundation Launches Fundraiser for Golf in Schools

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 19:11 Monday, 15 September 2014 19:05

Graham DeLaet

Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada

The Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation launched a Twitter campaign to raise funds in support of the Golf in Schools program.

Running until September 21, the Foundation will donate $1 for every Twitter follower gained at the '@Fore_Kids' Twitter handle.



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