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Canadian Golf Journalists Name 2016 Players Of The Year

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 04:47 Wednesday, 04 January 2017 04:45

Brooke HendersonTORONTO, Ontario (Golf Journalists Association of Canada) — Brooke Henderson won twice on the LPGA Tour in 2016, and before the year ended, she added two more honours to her ever-growing trophy case.

The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is proud to announce Henderson, Mackenzie Hughes, Jared du Toit, and Naomi Ko are the 2016 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Henderson’s two-win season was also named the Canadian Golf Story of the Year.

“GJAC is happy to honour these wonderful golfers and their accomplishments in 2016,” said Grant Fraser, GJAC President. “The accomplishments of the winners – and each of the nominees – show that Canadian golf is in very good hands.”



Calgary Man Tops Field In PGA Tour Volunteer Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 17:06 Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:29

altPALM SPRINGS, California/CALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — John Hamaliuk likes to spread the wealth around whether through volunteer work or charitable donations. When he combined both in a recent PGA-sponsored event however, he came away as a bemefactpr on both ends.

Hamaliuk, who has been a volunteer for a number of PGA and LPGA events over the past 17 years put that practice into play last year by winning the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge. Through that, he lined the pockets of a foundation in his winter home of Cathedral City, Calif. to the tune of $10,000 US.



Szeryk, du Toit, Ewart, And Parsons Named Canada’s 2016 Players Of The Year

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:58 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:54

Mary Parsons, Maddie Szeryk, Jared du Toit, A.J. Ewart(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada athletes Maddie Szeryk and Jared du Toit finished first in the women’s and men’s National Order of Merits, respectively, to claim honours as the top amateur athlete in each division and be named Canada’s 2016 Players of the Year. On the Junior Order of Merits, two-time Development Squad athlete A.J. Ewart captured the boys’ title, while Development Squad rookie Mary Parsons took home the honours for the girls.



B.C.’s du Toit & Rowe Make Year’s Biggest Overall Gain In WAGR

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:52 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:42

Jared du ToitPLEASE NOTE: This is the final Weekly Top 10 for 2016. The next Weekly Top 10 will be published January 11, 2017.

Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit was the number one ranked Canadian Amateur Male golfer for all but five weeks of 2016 and moved up an incredible 973 places in the Wordl Amateur Golf Rankings to finish the year ranked at No. 29 in the world.

Making the biggest leap up the WAGR was Victoria's Lawren Rowe as his play for the the University of Victoria Vikes vaulted him 1,207 places to become Canada's number 4 ranked amateur. 



Club Colombia Championship Receives 2016 Tour President’s Award

Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2016 07:23 Monday, 26 December 2016 07:12

Club Colombia ChampionshipPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The Tour honored seven tournaments and a volunteer at the PGA TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings on Wednesday in Las Vegas with the second annual season-ending Tournament Awards.

The Club Colombia Championship presented by Claro, contested annually in Bogota, Colombia, claimed the prestigious “President’s Award,” given annually to the Tournament of the Year.



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