National: What's New

NAGA Takes Swing at Tax Unfairness in Golf Industry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:25 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:10

altOTTAWA (Golf Canada) — The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) brought golf industry representatives to Parliament in order to advocate for tax fairness for the game of golf, Canada's most popular sport.

"Golf is one of Canada's most beloved sports with more people playing the game than hockey," said Jeff Calderwood, NAGA spokesman. "There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,300 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry is worth more than $14 billion per year to the Canadian economy."

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Kane Among Canadians at Final Stage of LPGA Q-School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:08 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:02

Lorie KaneDave Kaplan (@davykap) / Golf Canada

The LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament will get underway at Daytona Beach, Florida, and 12 Canadians will tee-it-up with hopes of securing LPGA Tour status for 2015.

The final qualifier is a 90-hole, stroke-play format and will be played on the Jones and Hill courses at LPGA International.

The top 20 players from the 154-player field will earn Priority in Category 12 (full-time status for 2015), while players finishing 21st -45th will receive Priority in Category 17 (conditional-status for 2015).

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Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Won’t Be Named Until First Half of 2015

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 02:00 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 01:56

Derek SpragueJohn Holmes/RyderCup.com

Who will lead the U.S. Ryder Cup team into Hazeltine in 2016? The answer to that most pressing question likely won't be answered for at least a few months.

The next U.S. captain won't be named until after the PGA of America's Ryder Cup Task Force has met a few times, new PGA President Derek Sprague said on the Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" program.

"We don't want to focus just on winning in 2016, although that's important," said Sprague, who co-chairs the task force with PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. "We're looking to build a process that gives us several years of winning teams here for the United States."

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Hero World Challenge Moving to Bahamas

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 01:55 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 01:48

altWINDERMERE, Florida (PGA TOUR) — It looks like the Hero World Challenge's stay at Isleworth Golf & Country Club will be a short one.

Tiger Woods revealed that the tournament will be played at Albany in The Bahamas for the next three years. It will be the tournament's first trip outside the United States.

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Cheyenne Woods Takes Aim at LPGA

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:50 Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:46

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods, the niece of 79-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods, will take her second crack at the Final Stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. Last year, she missed the 72-hole cut (+3) and finished 8-over for the four days (77-73-73-73).

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