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Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 09:01 Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:55

Arnold PalmerPITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (Dan Pino/Golf Canada's Director, Corporate Communications) — It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

Affectionately known as “The King,” Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

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Growth Of Golf At Heart Of World Junior Girls Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2016 00:41 Monday, 26 September 2016 00:36

2015 Junior Girls Skills Development ClinicMISSISSAUGUA, Ontario (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — When the third annual World Junior Girls Championship takes centre stage at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club on September 25-30, fans of the sport will focus upon the tournament between the talented 18-and-under female golfers from across the globe. But the organizers of the competition and the events surrounding the championship have a larger goal in mind – the continued development of the sport.

“The World Junior Girls Championship is about more than this year’s competitors and the chance to learn through international competition,” said Tournament Director Mary Beth McKenna. “It is also about the promotion of junior girls golf in the Mississauga community and Canada as a whole.

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Golf Canada Staff Celebrate Adopt A School Week With 10 Adoptions

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2016 21:24 Sunday, 25 September 2016 21:12

Golf in Schools(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — During September 19-23, Golf Canada along with industry partners are celebrating the inaugural Adopt a School Week to honour the investments made throughout 2016 in support of the Golf in Schools (GIS) program.

Through a staff fundraiser, Golf Canada raised over $2,800 towards Golf in Schools adoptions and are proud to select ten schools from its waiting list—thanks in part to the matching program in place from the Canadian Seniors Golf Association (CSGA).

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Canada Sits T23 Through 36 At The World Amateur

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:29 Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:25

Jared du ToitRIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (Golf Canada with files from the International Golf Federation) — The Canadians struggled to make up any significant ground in the second round at the 30th World Amateur Team Championship, carding a team score of 140 (-2) on the par-71, 6,771-yard/6,187-meter Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club to sit T23.

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B.C.’s du Toit Remains In Top Spot In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:10 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:00

Jared du ToitKi Taek Lee got his senior campaign at Arizona State off to a solid start, climbing 272 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite; it was the best career result for the senior and moved him back into the Top-20 in the Canadian rankings at No. 15.

Fellow Canadian and Arizona State teammate Jared du Toit, the No. 1-ranked amateur in Canada, finished in a tie for 48th.

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