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Senior Amateur Golfer Ed Ervasti Dies at 101

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:58 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:49

Ed ErvastiCelebrated senior amateur golfer Ed Ervasti passed at 101-years-old.

Ervasti is native of Minneapolis who has long called London, Ont., home.

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Sir Nick Faldo and Sandy Lyle Become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:31 Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:24

Sir Nick FaldoSir Nick Faldo MBE and Sandy Lyle MBE have accepted invitations to become honorary members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Two of Britain’s finest ever golfers, Faldo and Lyle inspired a generation of players with their wins in The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament and were at the forefront of a new wave of European golfers who rose to prominence in the 1980’s. 

They join fellow Open Champions Peter Thomson CBE, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Roberto de Vicenzo, Tony Jacklin CBE, Lee Trevino and Tom Watson in becoming honorary members.

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Credit Suisse Extends Deal with Omega European Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:27 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:15

Omega European MastersCredit Suisse has extended its existing sponsorship of the Omega European Masters until at least 2017.

The agreement, which began in 1984, includes the Swiss bank’s sponsorship of the two pre-tournament Pro-Ams.

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GoGolf! Achieves European Commission Erasmus+ Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 04:54 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 04:47

altGolf Europe, a group of European golf’s major stakeholders including The R&A, will aim to progress golf’s contribution to European society and the focus it receives within the community. Approximately 7.9 million European citizens play golf in an industry that contributes over €15.1 billion to the European economy.

The Europe 2020 strategy, which outlines the European Union’s vision for the 21st century, includes sustainability as a key driver for economic growth and resource efficiency. In this context, Golf Europe’s activities of growing the sport of golf in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable way are in line and contribute to realising Europe’s 2020 vision.

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Pete Brown, First Black Player to Win PGA Tour Event, Dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:32 Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:30

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AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — Pete Brown, the first black player to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday, May 1, 2015. He was 80.

PGA Tour officials say Brown died in Augusta. Details on the cause of death weren’t immediately available.

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