National: What's New

Mackenzie Investments Becomes Umbrella Sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:28 Saturday, 30 May 2015 05:22

Mackenzie Tour/PGA TOUR CanadaTORONTO, Ontario — The PGA TOUR and Mackenzie Investments announced a six-year agreement making the investment management firm the umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada.

The Tour is being renamed the Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada, effective immediately with this week’s season-opening event in Vancouver.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this landmark sponsorship and to welcome Mackenzie as the umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. “Mackenzie’s involvement will enable us to continue to strengthen and grow the Tour throughout Canada.”



Nike’s Vapor Speed Driver Built for Tiger Woods Now Available

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:37 Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:31

Vapor Speed TW DriverNike’s new Vapor Speed driver designed and built to Tiger Woods’s specifications will be available for purchase for the first time in limited quantities.

“Stability has always been the most important thing to me when choosing a driver,” said Woods. “I like the pear shape. It is appealing to my eye and it also has a slightly lower MOI (Moment of Inertia) that allows me to shape shots easier.”



Lyle to Take Break from PGA TOUR

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:54 Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:37

alt(Australian AP via PGATOUR.COM) Dual cancer survivor Jarrod Lyle will take the rest of the PGA TOUR season off after failing to make significant inroads this year.

Lyle, who returned to the TOUR after beating leukemia for a second time in his life, has made the decision to pull the plug and better prepare himself for another crack in the 2015-16 season.



PGA of BC Announces New Marketing Manager

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:35 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:31

Katrina OwensFresh after finishing her degree in Communication Studies at McMaster University, where she graduated with Honours, Katrina joins the PGA of BC team with a wealth of education and experience in the field of public relations, communications, and marketing. In 2014, she spent the summer working with Golf Canada as their Media & Public Relations Intern, which saw her active at many national championship events throughout the season.



Golf Channel, East Lake Golf Club, and East Lake Foundation Create the East Lake Cup

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 07:48 Friday, 22 May 2015 07:44

altGolf Channel, East Lake Golf Club, and the East Lake Foundation announced the creation of the East Lake Cup, a new collegiate two-day match-play championship featuring top-performing teams from the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. The East Lake Cupwill take place at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, and air live on Golf Channel on Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

“We are thrilled about this partnership and the opportunities it presents to highlight the best of college golf and the work of the East Lake Foundation,” said Tom Cousins, Founder, East Lake Golf Club. “As home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones, East Lake Golf Club provides the ideal venue for showcasing the next generation of golfers.”



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