National: What's New

Canada's Brooke Henderson Turns Pro

Last Updated on Friday, 19 December 2014 15:05 Friday, 19 December 2014 14:44

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TORONTO — Brooke Henderson, the No. 1 ranked female amateur golfer in the world, has turned professional and signed with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation.
 
A native of Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, Henderson was assisted by her hometown Ottawa Senators hockey team in making today’s announcement.
 
Henderson has signed with PING and will continue to be supported by Golf Canada’s Young Pro program.

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Annika Sörenstam to Design First Course in Europe at Estonian Golf & Country Club

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:10 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:01

altAnnika Sörenstam, widely regarded as the greatest female golfer of all time, is to design her first course in Europe, at Estonian Golf & Country Club.

The new course, which will complement the venue's acclaimed Sea Course, rated among Europe's top 100 courses*, is part of a major development to create a family leisure resort and spa overlooking the Gulf of Finland.

Annika has been selected both for the caliber of her design work – she has designed three courses worldwide to date – and her appreciation of a project that is targeting families and golf tourists from Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.

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LPGA Legend Nancy Lopez to Serve as Honorary Chair of 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:55 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:49

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (LPGA) — The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that 48-time LPGA Tour winner Nancy Lopez will serve as an Honorary Chairperson of the 2015 Toyota Danielle Downey Classic, which will be held at Brook Lea Country Club the week of July 13-19, 2015.

Lopez will be on site in Rochester during the week of the event to interact with fans, players and sponsors and participate in the closing ceremonies on Sunday.

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The European Tour Welcomes Hilton as Hotel Supplier

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:48 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 18:45

altThe European Tour and Hilton Worldwide  announced that the world’s largest hospitality company is to become the Tour’s official worldwide hotel supplier.

Building on Hilton’s rich history of sporting association and diverse locations across 93 countries, the deal welcomes Hilton into the stable of European Tour global partners for three years, beginning in 2015. The initial arrangement will see Hilton host Tour staff in its many properties that have proximity to events taking place across the world, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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Golf Inc. Recognizes Three Nicklaus Design Layouts as Development of the Year Honorees

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:59 Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:50

altGolf Inc. will honor six golf courses from five countries in this year’s Development of the Year competition, including an impressive three by Nicklaus Design: Nicklaus Club-Beijing in China; Quivira Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; and Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in New York, New York. Each course’s specific ranking amongst the six finalists will be announced in the January/February issue of Golf Inc. Magazine.

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