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Five Hot Canadian Companies At The PGA Show

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 10:47 Friday, 10 April 2015 09:49

by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk
 

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The PGA Show, held every January in Orlando, Florida is the largest show in golf. Over 1,000 companies feature their wares for attendees from 78 different countries around the world.
 
The 2015 PGA Show did not disappoint. There was hype and buzz from across the golf industry and several Canadian companies garnered a great deal of attention.

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Hyundai Tournament of Champions Raised More Than $340,000 for Charity

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 05:38 Friday, 10 April 2015 05:27

Patrick ReedKAPAUA, Maui, Hawaii (PGA TOUR) — The Hyundai Tournament of Champions is proud to announce that the 2015 event has raised a grand total of $341,000 for Maui charities. With this year’s addition, the tournament and host organizations have donated over $5.3 million to Maui community charities since its move to Maui in 1999.

The six primary beneficiaries of the 2015 event are Boy Scouts of America – Maui County Council, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua Health Services, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui and Lahainaluna High School Foundation. As part of their relationship with the tournament, these designated beneficiaries assisted in promoting the event, offsetting costs, providing volunteers and much more.

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The Open Wins Sports Technology Award

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 04:43 Friday, 10 April 2015 04:37

altLONDON, England (R&A) — The extensive digital content offering at The Open was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony in London.

The Open won the Best Technology for Fans award at the Sports Technology Awards held at The Brewery in London.

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Fire Destroys Montreal-Area Golf Ball Recycling Facility

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 04:37 Friday, 10 April 2015 04:27

altMONTREAL, Quebec (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — The Mulligan International factory on the outskirts of Montreal was ravaged by an intense fire last Saturday. While thankfully, the 20 or so employees of the sporting goods manufacturer and golf ball recycling plant escaped without sustaining major injuries, the same cannot be said for the four million golf balls being processed in the facility.

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Tiger Woods Back at the Masters and Expecting to Win

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:50 Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:29

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AUGUSTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods hit the ball so pure that he felt like a 14-time major champion. Before long, the swing left him and he resembled a guy who couldn’t break 80. He became so frustrated that he even threw a few clubs because of a game that had never been so maddening.

This wasn’t Woods playing in the Masters.

This was the last seven weeks when he was trying to decide if he should even show up.

“I worked my (tail) off,” Woods said Tuesday with a smile of satisfaction. “That’s the easiest way to kind of describe it. I worked hard. ... People would never understand how much work I put into it to come and do this again. But it was sunup to sundown, whenever I had free time. If the kids were asleep, I’d still be doing it. And then when they were in school, I’d still be doing it.

“So it was a lot of work.”

And he got his answer.

It took nearly two months, followed by two practice rounds at Augusta National last week, before Woods decided to end his self-imposed break and return at the Masters.

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