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Desert Blume Golf Club Set to Host the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:59 Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:49

Desert Blume Golf ClubMEDICINE HAT, Alberta (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — The top Canadian and American senior male golfers will tee off at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta., for the 53rd playing of the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship.

The 72-hole stroke play competition will feature a practice round on August 31 followed by tournament play from September 1-4. The national championship is open to players over the age of 55, while competitors 70 years of age and older will also be eligible for the Super Senior division to be played concurrently over the first 36 holes of the tournament.

“With a field of highly-touted senior golfers ready to take on Desert Blume Golf Club, the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship will prove to be an exciting competition,” said Tournament Director Mary Beth McKenna. “The course is in excellent condition and will test the best senior golfers from across our country and the United States.”



National Junior Golf Development Centre Initiative Hits the Fast Lane

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:33 Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:13

National Junior Golf Development Centre(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The term National Junior Golf Development Centre might be a mouth-full, but its strategy is very clear-cut.

A joint initiative between Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada, and the Provincial Associations, Development Centres offer best-in-class programming, instruction and facilities for junior golfers between the ages of 5–18.



Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Scores Big for BC Kids

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 23:24 Monday, 24 August 2015 23:20

altCOQUITLAM, British Columbia (Golf Canada) — Lydia Ko beat one of the strongest fields on the LPGA tour this year to win the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open title, but it is British Columbia’s kids that will leave with the biggest prize as CP is donating $1.2 million to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) in support of pediatric cardiac research.

“We are proud to have brought professional golf to the Lower Mainland and we are even prouder to make one of the largest charitable donations on the LPGA tour to this important cause,” said CP President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel. “The leading edge cardiology research being conducted at BC Children’s Hospital has the potential to change and even save the lives of children living in BC, and the newly established CP Healthy Hearts Research Fund will ensure these benefits continue long after the end of our tournament.”



Canada’s Austin James Advances to U.S. Amateur Quarter-Finals

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 07:45 Friday, 21 August 2015 07:37

<br /><strong><em>(Photo/Golf Canada)</em></strong>OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Canadian Austin James won his third consecutive match on Thursday to advance to the U.S. Amateur quarter-finals at the Olympia Fields Country Club.

The Bath, Ont., native started out the day squaring off against American Denny McCarthy in the morning’s round of 32. James came out of the gate hot, winning five of the first six holes to put the pressure on McCarthy, who currently holds the No. 10 rank on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).

The Charleston Southern junior lost some momentum with a string of four consecutive bogeys, before bouncing back to close out McCarthy with a 3 and 2 victory.



Karine Icher Shoots 65 to Lead Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 07:16 Friday, 21 August 2015 07:11

Karine IcherCOQUITLAM, British Columbia (Golf Canada) — Karine Icher shot a bogey-free 65 on Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at The Vancouver Golf Club.

“My putting was very good, and I think today I’ve seen the hole bigger than the other days,” Icher said. “So sometimes you have days like that where everything works, so I’m quite happy with this one.”

Icher’s round was keyed by a stretch of six birdies in seven holes from holes 5-11 to move her from 1-under to 7-under.



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