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Canada’s Development Squad to Fly Flag in Argentina

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:21 Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:15

altARGENTINA (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada is ramping up to send four Development Squad members to Argentina from March 26–29, 2015, to compete in the Southern Cross Invitational.

Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.), Étienne Papineau (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Trevor Ranton (Waterloo, Ont.) and A.J. Armstrong (St. Albert, Alta.) will make up the contingent representing Canada at the Nordelta Golf Club in Tigre.



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.



One Nation; One Vision

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 19:02 Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:58

altOAKVILLE, Ontario (John Gordon/Golf Canada) — To use a nautical metaphor, when a ship is in troubled waters, everyone must row in unison to propel it to its ultimate destination. That’s golf’s philosophical equivalent of One Vision.

As succinctly stated in Golf Canada’s message at its recent annual general meeting, One Vision (you can see the details here) aspires “to ensure golf maintains its status as the most popular sport in Canada.”

Golf Canada readily acknowledges it cannot do this on its own. Continuing the metaphor (… to steady the ship, to maintain course …), the association, named in 2006 by the federal government as the game’s National Sport Federation, needs every stakeholder—every golfer, for that matter—on board, pulling together.



Digging for Gold

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:56 Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:51

altMeggan Gardner/Curator of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum

Antiques Roadshow. Auction Hunters. Storage Wars. If these shows have taught us anything, it’s that value can be found almost anywhere and in almost anything. While you think that dusty hand-me-down of a family heirloom might be priceless…it almost certainly is not and half the fun lies in finally knowing.

While owning that buried treasure is one thing; going out and discovering that hidden gem is a completely different matter. Whether you’re a treasure hunter, hoarder or hawker, the Golf Historical Society of Canada’s (GHSC) annual Trade Show and Auction will offer something for everyone. And whether they’re your great uncle’s clubs or a small town trophy from another era, the GHSC wants to see it. Hosted at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum on April 19, appraisers and collectors will be on-hand to separate the studs from the duds.



Meet Ida Pieracci, the 102-Year-Old Golfer with the Key to a Long, Happy Life

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 04:06 Monday, 23 March 2015 04:01

altSAN JOSE, California (Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — Ida Pieracci grew up beside the San Jose Country Club and considers it her second home.

At 102 years of age, she holds the record for most holes-in-one at the club, with 11, and continues to play golf four or five days per week.



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