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Jessica Wallace Trading In Her Clubs For A Calculator

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:16 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:09

Jessica Wallace(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — It was Jessica Wallace’s best year on the Symetra Tour and it will also be her last. Wallace, the two-time B.C. Junior Girls champion from Langley who has spent the past four and half years chasing her professional golfing dream, has decided to step away from the game she loves.

“It’s something that has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years,” says Wallace. “I have always been someone who has had a backup plan in my head even through I had my primary goal. I have always been thinking what would I like to do outside of golf.”

Wallace has decided to step away despite recently completing her best year on the Symetra Tour. She finished 19th on the 2016 money list and had four top-10 finishes. She was exempt to the final stage of the LPGA Tour’s qualifying school in Florida, but decided to stay home.

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Peggy Kirk Bell, Women’s Golf Pioneer, Dies at 95

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:30 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:22

Peggy Kirk BellFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — Peggy Kirk Bell, a member of the 1950 USA Curtis Cup team, winner of the 1990 Bob Jones Award, one of golf’s foremost instructors and an inspirational ambassador for the game, died on November 23, 2016, at the age of 95.

Bell was born Margaret Anne Kirk on October 28, 1921, in Findlay, Ohio, and cited her father as a strong early influence.

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Tiger Woods To Wear TW ’17 At Hero World Challenge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:46 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:37

altWhen Tiger Woods returns to action — his first tournament play since Fall 2015 — he’ll come equipped with a prototype of his latest signature golf shoe, the Nike TW ‘17.

“This shoe is an absolutely integral part of my return to the sport I love and have missed so much,” Woods says. “Nike really got in the zone with me. I knew Tobie and I were on to something special back when I tried on the first prototype. I feel supreme support from this shoe which leads to the utmost confidence when I step onto the course.”

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adidas Unveils World’s First Performance Shoe Made From Biosteel® Fiber

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:37 Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:31

adidas Futurecraft Biofabricadidas has unveiled the world’s first performance shoe made using Biosteel® fiber – a replication of natural silk – at the Biofabricate Conference in New York.

The adidas Futurecraft Biofabric prototype shoe features an upper made from 100% Biosteel® fiber, a nature-based and completely biodegradable high-performance fiber, developed by the German biotech company AMSilk. The material offers a unique combination of properties that are crucial in performance, such as being 15% lighter in weight than conventional synthetic fibers as well as having the potential to be the strongest fully natural material available.

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Scott Simmons To Step Down As Golf Canada’s CEO

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:24 Monday, 28 November 2016 07:16

Scott SimmonsOAKVILLE, Ontario (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada announced that after 10 years at the helm, CEO Scott Simmons has made the decision to depart the organization in early February 2017.

Originally hired to lead Canada’s National Sport Federation for golf in the summer of 2007, Simmons will continue to lead the organization during the transition period and assist Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in the search for a successor as CEO.

“This was a very personal decision, and a difficult one,” said Simmons, who had previously worked as the association’s Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications from 1992 to 2000. “It has been an honour to represent and lead Golf Canada for the past 10 years but I felt the time was right to seek out new challenges.”

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