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Roger Sloan And Riley Wheeldon Named Brand Ambassadors, Honourary Members At Bear Mountain Golf Club

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 23:56 Thursday, 30 October 2014 23:27

by Alfie Lau


Two of British Columbia’s brightest young golfers have signed on as brand ambassadors with one of B.C.’s most iconic golf courses.
PGA TOUR rookie Roger Sloan and and PGA TOUR Canada player Riley Wheeldon have inked a deal as official Bear Mountain Resort brand ambassadors.
Bear Mountain, located just outside of downtown Victoria, is now owned by leading residential and resort firm Ecoasis and features 36 championship golf holes and a Westin hotel on 1,300 acres of pristine land.
"Both my wife, Casey, and I are extremely excited to start a relationship with Bear Mountain Resort,” said Sloan. “We have always enjoyed spending time in Victoria.



USGA Short Film “More Than A Game” Earns IHSA Award

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 21:02 Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:56

altThe USGA Museum was among 11 institutions to win 2014 Communication Awards at the recent International Sports Heritage Association annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.

During the Evening of Champions dinner on Oct. 28 at the Bridgestone Arena, the USGA Museum was honored for its short film, "More Than a Game," which details the Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, built by African-American William Powell. The legacy of the public course, the only one in the United States designed, built, owned and managed by an African American, continues through Powell's children. His daughter, Renee Powell, was the second African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour and serves as the head golf professional at Clearview, while his son, Larry, is the club's superintendent.



Rio 2016 Announces Plans to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Olympic and Paralympic Games

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:49 Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:47

altThe Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has presented its prediction of the carbon footprint that will be left by the Games, along with the actions that will be taken to reduce, compensate and mitigate carbon emissions related to the Games.

At the launch event for the Games Carbon Footprint Report on Thursday (30 October), Rio 2016 said that the aim is for the Games to encourage a low-carbon economy, with solutions already being implemented.



Callaway Golf Signs Phil Mickelson

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:46 Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:41

Phil MickelsonCARLSBAD, California — Callaway Golf announced that longtime Staff Professional Phil Mickelson has signed a multiyear extension with the company.

"When I joined the team at Callaway 10 years ago, I knew I was making the best decision of my career," Mickelson said. "And I feel even stronger about that decision today. Backed by innovative technologies, industry-leading products, and the outstanding R&D group that works so closely with me, I honestly believe that these next few years will be the best of my career."



Bradley, McDowell, and Jacobson Launch Craft Beers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:39 Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:30

GolfBeerFreddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell have announced they will be launching a series of craft beers through their new company, GolfBeer Brewing Co. The move marks the first time professional golfers have started their own beer company and have been associated with craft beer.



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