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John Derr, Longtime Golf Journalist, Dies at 97

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 03:04 Monday, 08 June 2015 02:59

John DerrCanadian Press

PINEHURST, North Carolina (AP) — John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times and broadcast from the 15th green when it first was on television, died of an apparent heart attack, his daughter said Sunday. He was 97.

Cricket Gentry said her father watched American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes to capture the Triple Crown. She went to his house after the race Saturday evening and found him in his chair in front of the TV.

“It was like he had stood up and said, ‘Hooray!’ and then fell over,” said Gentry, a paramedic for 40 years.



‘Canadian Ninjas’ to Compete on Altered Course Reality Golf Series

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 02:58 Monday, 08 June 2015 02:49

Kyla Inaba and Eileen KellyORLAND, Florida (British Columbia Golf) — Golf Channel recently announced a new reality competition series, Altered Course, that combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork, and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards, traversing the natural obstacles and challenging terrain as fast as possible.

Altered Course’s inaugural season will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Of particular interest to Canadians, and British Columbians specifically, is the team of Eileen Kelly and Kyla Inaba, calling themselves the #Canadian Ninjas.



Muirfield Village Golf Club Selected as Site of Jason Day Charity Tournament

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2015 22:28 Sunday, 07 June 2015 22:18

Jason DayCOLUMBUS, Ohio – PGA TOUR player Jason Day and his wife Ellie announced  they will host a celebrity golf event on August 2-3, 2015, at famed Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Day’s charitable organization, the Brighter Days Foundation, as well as five mid-Ohio based non-profits: Children’s Hunger Alliance, Community Kitchen Inc, Dublin Food Pantry, Ohio FFA Association and Welcome Warehouse.



PGA Tour & EZLinks Golf Forge New Company – EZLinks Golf LLC

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2015 19:41 Sunday, 07 June 2015 19:30

TeeOff.comPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida and CHICAGO, Illinois — The PGA TOUR and EZLinks Golf, Inc., a pioneer in golf course technology and services, announced the formation of a new company, EZLinks Golf LLC. A PGA TOUR affiliated company, EZLinks Golf LLC marks the TOUR’s entry into the tee time marketplace with by PGA TOUR and underscores the TOUR’s and EZLinks’ ongoing commitment to growing the game through the production of industry-leading technology and marketing.



PUMA and Golf Town to Support Graham & Ruby DeLaet Foundation

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2015 19:24 Sunday, 07 June 2015 19:17

PUMA GolfPUMA Golf Canada & Golf Town have joined forces to pledge their support for Graham & Ruby DeLaet’s efforts to improve the health and wellness in children, as well as the development of junior golf.

PUMA Golf & Golf Town have joined forces to develop a Graham & Ruby DeLaet Foundation signature cap that will be sold exclusively at Golf Town locations throughout Canada. Proceeds from the sale of this cap will be donated to both Graham & Ruby the week of the 2015 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.



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