National: What's New

Alberta Spending $18M To Rebuild Flooded Kananaskis Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:33 Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:13

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According to a story by Matt Mclure in the Calgary Herald the province of Alberta is spending $18 million to rebuild the Kananaskis Country Golf Course that was heavily-damaged by last year’s flooding.
 
As Mclure reported, while some environmental groups have questioned the wisdom of restoring the 36-hole facility in the floodplain of a creek that is home to the endangered cutthroat trout, the Conservative government said in a media release that the investment is important to the area’s tourism industry.
 
“We get away to Kananaskis to have fun and connect with nature and so do people from around the world,” Tourism and Parks Minister Richard Starke said in the release.

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International Golf Federation Confirms Qualification System For Golf At 2016 Olympic Games

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:13 Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:05

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HOYLAKE, England - International Golf Federation announced on Monday the qualification system that will be used to complete the teams for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
The IGF officials made the announcement during a press conference at the site of the upcoming British Open, Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

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TaylorMade Introduces Secret Weapon For British Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:55 Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:51

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Earlier this year TaylorMade Golf Company introduced the SLDR Mini Driver, a club designed for use off the tee that is designed to be more accurate and longer off the tee than a 3-wood.
 
Now, the they are introducing a club designed to deliver incredible distance on tee shots and performance never before seen in a long iron.
 
Meet the Tour Preferred UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron).

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Canada's David Hearn Added To British Open Field

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:29 Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:18

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Talk about a double-double.
 
Canada’s David Hearn was added to the British Open field Tuesday after former champion Mark Calcavecchia withdrew.
 
No official reason was given. However, Calcavecchia, who is also a past RBC Canadian Open champion, has been battling back problems for some time.
 
He won the 1989 Open at Royal Troon, his only major.

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Record 8-Under-Par Opening Round Shoots St-Germain Into MJT History Books

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 17:29 Tuesday, 01 July 2014 17:19

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LONDON, Ontario — Grace St-Germain of Ottawa, ON, posted an eight-under-par first round score of 64, a MJT record, during the Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s two day MJT-PGA of Ontario Junior Championship at Forest City National Golf Course in London, ON, on June 28 and 29, where a top-rated field of 85 junior golfers competed for titles in four divisions plus the chance to qualify for the North American Junior Amateur Championship.

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