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What’s Hot: The Famous Grouse Sets a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Longest Practice Putting Green

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:51 Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:36

Christina Flounders-Conlon measures world's longest putting greenThe Famous Grouse, Scotland’s #1 Scotch, set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Longest Practice Putting Green at a length of 104 feet and 2 inches. Hollis Thomas, Former NFL star who played with the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers set the record.

On October 18, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., The Famous Grouse turned the lawn in front of City Hall into an interactive experience in order to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Practice Putting Green.

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Tiger’s Next Step: TGR

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:39 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 06:24

altOn September 9, 2016, Tiger Woods assembled his entire staff at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, California, for a first-ever town hall. The purpose was clear: to bring everyone together to hear from him directly about TGR and its future. In addition to Tiger’s keynote speech, staff participated in a Q&A, workshops and a cocktail reception.

Below is what Tiger shared with the TGR staff.

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Canadian Golfer Fighting For More Than Just A College Roster Spot

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:50 Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:43

alt(Golf Canada with files from Golf Digest) — Most student-athletes are concerned about finding the balance between class and sport, or retaining their spot on their collegiate team. But, Dustin Barr’s worries are much more formidable.

Barr, a promising junior player from Thunder Bay, Ont., is fighting a recurrence of Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare cancer that first manifested as tumors in his pancreas and hip when he was 17.

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David Hearn Raises Funds For Alzheimer Society Of Canada

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:47 Thursday, 13 October 2016 08:36

David HearnTORONTO, Ontario (Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — David Hearn has announced the success of The David Hearn Foundation hat sales fundraising initiative, which has raised approximately $20,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The David Hearn Foundation hats, produced by Levelwear, went on sale in March 2016 via e-commerce and retail channels and sold out shortly after, with all proceeds being donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Hearn’s sponsor Extendicare pledged to donate an additional $2 per hat sale to the initiative, helping The David Hearn Foundation reach its contribution goal.

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Mickelson, Casey Best Year So Far Without Winning

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 20:36 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:23

Phil MickelsonCanadian Press

NAPA, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Phil Mickelson has now gone three consecutive PGA Tour seasons without a victory, his last title coming at the 2013 British Open at Muirfield. He still has a chance to win before the end of the calendar year by playing his final event this week at the Safeway Open.

That’s not to suggest it’s been a bad year.

Mickelson has accrued the most world ranking points of anyone who has yet to win around the world this year. He was a runner-up at Pebble Beach and the St. Jude Classic, though most of his points came from his runner-up finish at the British Open. Mickelson has 196.03 points this year.

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