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Canadian Golf Mourns the Loss of Keith Alexander

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:49 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:44

Keith AlexanderDan Pino/Golf Canada

It is with great sadness that Golf Canada, Alberta Golf, and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame mourns the loss of R. Keith Alexander, who passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the age of 84.

In further sadness, the Alexander family is also mourning the loss of Keith's wife Vanessa who passed away one day earlier on Remembrance Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014.

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BELFOR Renews Partnership with Adam Hadwin

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 22:29 Monday, 17 November 2014 22:21

altDave Kaplan/Golf Canada

BELFOR has announced that it will once again partner with PGA Tour rookie Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C.

BELFOR first partnered with the 2014 Web.com money list winner in 2009 when Hadwin was making the jump from amateur to professional.

Hadwin had a stellar 2014 campaign, capturing wins at the Web.com Tour's Chile Classic and Chiquita Classic and securing full status on the PGA Tour for the 2014/2015 season. With four events already under his belt, Hadwin is making the most of his rookie season on the PGA Tour, having placed in the top-10 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas last month.

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Canada’s Lee, Fritsch, and Brown Advance to Final Web.com Qualifying

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:20 Sunday, 16 November 2014 19:15

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Beon Yeong Lee, Brad Fritsch and Ted Brown have advanced to next month’s final Web.com qualifying stage after solid finishes at 2nd stage qualifying.

Lee came into the final round just outside of the cut-line and played stellar golf, shooting a 4-under par 68 to finish T17. The Montreal resident made seven birdies on the day including a clutch one on No. 18 that sealed his berth in December’s final.

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Understanding Canada’s Active/Inactive Golf Seasons

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:46 Thursday, 13 November 2014 19:39

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Craig Loughery/ Golf Canada’s Director of Handicap and Course Rating

If you’ve been playing golf in Canada recently and entering your scores into the Golf Canada Handicap System, chances are those scores have not been counting towards your Golf Canada Handicap Factor.

In Canada, each province has an "active season" (listed below), during which period one must register all golf scores to establish a legitimate Golf Canada Handicap Factor.

Any rounds played at a golf club observing an inactive season can be posted, however, they will not count towards your handicap factor.

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Kevin Carrigan Balances Sterling Amateur Golf with Career

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 02:14 Thursday, 13 November 2014 01:56

Kevin CarriganAlfie Lau/iG

By day, Kevin Carrigan is a mild-mannered full-time financial planner with Investors Group in Victoria.

But get him out on the golf course and he's the sixth-ranked amateur in Canada and 334th in the world, according to Golf Canada's most recent amateur rankings.

Carrigan is different from most of the amateurs on this list because while many of them are younger and playing college golf, Carrigan has to fit his competitive golf in between business meetings and obligations.

Not bad for the Royal Colwood club champion who has to use most of his vacation time to play in worldwide golf tournaments.

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