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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.



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.



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.



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.



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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