National: What's New

Canadian Junior Golf Association Expands Partnership with Bushnell Golf

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 08:31 Friday, 27 March 2015 08:25

altRICHMOND HILL, Ontario — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the partnership with Bushnell Golf has been renewed for the 2015 season. The partnership will see the aforementioned company’s product become the official rangefinder of the association as well as presenting sponsor for the British Columbia and Ontario Fall Series events.

Bushnell will have a presence at all events across the country along with the continuation of “The Bushnell Award of Excellence.” This award will recognize juniors with the lowest par three scoring over the course of the season in each division.



Canadian Golf Mourns the Loss of R. Bruce Bailey and Thomas P. Wood

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:14 Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:07

altThe Canadian golf community lost two brothers earlier this month with the passing of former Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA – now operating as Golf Canada) presidents R. Bruce Bailey and Thomas P. Wood. Golf Canada, Alberta Golf and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame are deeply saddened by the loss of these two influential leaders and passionate proponents of the sport.



Stacy Lewis to Host Mixed Event for Top Juniors

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:35 Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:31

Stacy LewisCanadian Press

BRASELTON, Georgia (AP/LPGA) — Stacy Lewis is hosting a junior event this summer in Arkansas in which boys and girls will play with each other — and against each other.

The LPGA star hopes the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational will develop what she calls a “gender-blind respect” among golfers. It will be part of the American Junior Golf Association and played June 22-25, 2015, at Blessings Golf Club.



Rio 2016 Opens Innovative Volunteer Training Centre and Starts Selection Process

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:29 Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:22

altVolunteers at the Rio 2016 Games will pass through a selection and training process different to anything that has gone before. The first training centre, which opened on Wednesday (25 March), features a ‘sensory tour’ through which candidates will walk, being told about the history of the Games by the voices of the Olympic gods, as props create sensations of goose bumps and heat, replicating those felt by athletes on their big day.  

“We want our candidates to learn new things, to have the opportunity to have a unique experience and to be able to share with other people the experience of having worked on the world’s largest sports event,” said Flávia Fontes, Rio 2016’s head of volunteers. “The goal of the centre is to train volunteers so that they perform focused and efficient work.”



European Tour Support Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation Launch

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:21 Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:16

altThe Sport and Recreation Alliance alongside the Professional Players Federation and with support from the mental health charity Mind, today launched The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation with the backing of the UK Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

The Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation sets out how sport can use its collective power to tackle mental ill health and the stigma that surrounds it. The country's biggest sports organisations, including The European Tour, the Football Association, Lawn Tennis Assocation, Rugby Football Union, English Cricket Board and UK Athletics, have already signed-up.



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