National: What's New

World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum to Bring 2015 Induction Ceremony to St. Andrews

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:37 Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:27

altST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will stage the 2015 Induction Ceremony at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland, in conjunction with The Open Championship. The Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week's 144th Open Championship.

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Legendary Prestwick Golf Club Puts Itself in the Frame

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:46 Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:36

altFor the first time in its 163-year history, Prestwick Golf Club has commissioned a professional photographer to capture the spirit of the historic links. The renowned club took the unprecedented step during the 143rd Open Championship in July, when award-winning photographer Mark Alexander completed a detailed shoot of the course and club.

"This is the first time we have specifically commissioned photography for the club," explained Ken Goodwin, Secretary of Prestwick Golf Club, the birthplace of the Open Championship. "Over the years, many photographers have visited the club, but this is the first time we have proactively brought in a photographer. Websites are the first port of call for people wanting to visit golf clubs, so as the technology has evolved so has our need for better imagery to promote our club."

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GBC Golf Academies at Olympic View and Mayfair Lakes Awarded “National Junior Golf Development Centre” Designations

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 00:13 Monday, 22 September 2014 00:05

altThe GBC Golf Academies at Olympic View and Mayfair Lakes have recently been named two of five Junior Development Centres in BC for the remainder of 2014 and for the 2015 golf season. This initiative was introduced by the Ontario Golf Association in conjunction with Golf Canada to offer juniors and their parents a permanent home, a facility that can take care of their developmental needs from the first time they touch a club all the way through to competitive golf. Junior Golf Development Centres provide a clear golf developmental pathway with comprehensive coaching support for golfers between the ages of 5 – 18. These centres create a systematic approach to developing junior golfers which benefits players, families, coaches and golf facilities. The result is a system which provides support to players demonstrating a desire and high level of competency while also fostering the life-long passion for golf as a basic underpinning to the entire programming. Recognized NJGDCs receive numerous benefits, including support from governing golf bodies, official certification, promotion, funding potential and more.

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Adam Scott, Steve Williams Part Ways

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 00:03 Sunday, 21 September 2014 23:55

Adam Scott

Canadian Press

Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership.

Scott said in a statement that he and Williams are at different stages of their lives.

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Hugh Royer Passes Away at 78

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:31 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:22

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Hugh Royer, who won the 1970 Western Open and played five full seasons on the PGA TOUR, died September 12, 2014, in Columbus, Ga. He was 78.

Royer, a native of Eastman, Ga., made his TOUR debut as an amateur in 1958, tying for 65th at the Carling Open. He turned pro a year later and made 123 cuts between 1959 and his final TOUR appearance, in 1990.

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