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Lorie Kane Inducted Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:28 Wednesday, 31 August 2016 01:19

Lorie KanePGA of Canada member Lorie Kane was recently inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

Kane, who won the PGA Women’s Championship from 1996-1999 and again in 2001, started playing the game of golf at the age of five. As her interest and talent grew, she came under the tutelage of Canadian Golf and PGA of Canada Hall of Fame member Jack McLaughlin, whom she still credits as an inspiration and major influence in her career.

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Jack Westover To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 06:06 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:58

Jack WestoverThe PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce Jack Westover as recipient to receive the PGA of BC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Westover becomes only the 9th recipient of the award, the Association's highest honour.

Westover joined the PGA of Canada in 1957 while apprenticing under Bill Thompson and Len Collett at Marine Drive Golf Club until the mid-1960s.

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One Way To Eliminate Slow Play On Golf Courses

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:18 Wednesday, 24 August 2016 02:15

Bill StamileCALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — For those of us who complain about the length of time a round of golf can take, here’s a solution: FROG.

No, that acronym doesn’t stand for the jumpy kind of creature one sees bouncing around the ponds and your local playpen. Rather, it’s a cure, in a way, for slow play as it stands for Fastest Round Of Golf.

And that’s fast, really fast. As in under 14 minutes for 18 holes.

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Henderson Makes Late Push With 67, Shares 7th At Rio Olympics

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2016 01:12 Monday, 22 August 2016 00:55

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Gregory Strong/The Canadian Press) — Brooke Henderson signed a few autographs and posed for some pictures after her final round, the frequent cheers from the grandstands behind her a reminder that others were still playing for the Olympic hardware she coveted.

She knew her 67 wouldn’t be enough to crack the top three at the Rio Games, a respectable 8-under-par 276 eventually leaving her in a tie for seventh place.

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Hugo Bernard Moves Up To No. 4 In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:41 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:24

Hugo BernardHugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada. He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

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