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Marriott Golf Debuts $1 for HOPE Campaign

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:55 Tuesday, 19 May 2015 06:48

PGA H.O.P.E. Military Golf ProgramORLANDO, Florida — Marriott Golf announced the launch of the $1 for HOPE campaign, in support of military veterans nationwide through PGA REACH. The campaign was officially announced on Wednesday, May 13th, in conjunction with PGA HOPE Day at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA.

As part of the $1 for HOPE campaign, all golfers/visitors checking in for their tee time and/or making a purchase at the pro shop — at any of 20 participating Marriott Golf resort destinations — will have the opportunity to make a donation, by adding $1 or more, to their fee. All proceeds from this initiative will be used to support and enhance PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) programming nationwide.

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Alberta Golf Announces Two-Year Extended Partnership with Sun Life Financial

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 23:15 Sunday, 17 May 2015 23:12

altCALGARY, Alberta — For the 2015 season, Alberta Golf has announced a two-year extended partnership for the Amateur Championships. Sun Life Financial has continued its sponsorship level, which was first established in 1990, for two more years with the Amateur Men’s and Ladies Championships. The 2015 Sun Life Financial Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship will take place at the Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club July 20-23, 2015, while the Ladies Championship will take place at the Lynx Ridge Golf Club on July 14-16, 2015.

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Canada’s Blair Hamilton Earns Co-Medalist Honours at NCAA Lubbock Regional

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:49 Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:44

altLUBBOCK, Texas (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Blair Hamilton notched his second collegiate victory of the season, posting a total score of 8-under par to share co-medalist honours at the NCAA’s Lubbock Regional.

The 21-year-old junior was making his collegiate postseason debut for the University of Houston, becoming the first Cougar in NCAA Regional history to card three consecutive rounds in the 60s (68-69-68).

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Top 10 Confirmed for PGA Championship of Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:44 Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:32

altWhen Cabot Links was announced as host venue this year’s PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf the golf world took notice.
 
And now with just a little more than a month before the start of the championship, anticipation continues to build with each of the top 10 players from the PGA of Canada Player Rankings presented by RBC committing to play. 

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McIlroy Finishes at 21-Under, Wins Wells Fargo Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:19 Sunday, 17 May 2015 21:57

Rory McIlroyCanadian Press

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Steve Reed/AP) — Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

It was still effective.

Always in control, the top-ranked McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship with a seven-shot victory over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers.

McIlory closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under 267, shattering the tournament record by five strokes. He entered the day with a four-stroke lead over Simpson after a course-record 61.

“Everything is firing on all cylinders for me,” McIlroy said.

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