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University of British Columbia Men Lead Canadian University/College Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:29 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:15

altGUELPH, Ontario (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — Gusty winds proved to be no problem for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds at the Canadian University/College Championship at Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont. The tournament teed up for the first round on Tuesday with the Thunderbirds men’s team soaring to the top of the leaderboard. UBC’s women’s contingent ended their day tied with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues atop the standings.

The Thunderbirds men’s team shot a combined 2-over-par to gain a slight edge in its quest to avenge last year’s runner-up finish. The Humber College Hawks sit three shots back of the lead while the University of Victoria Vikes round out the top three.



Trio Share Opening-Round Lead at Canadian Women’s Tour Stop in Calgary

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:14 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:09

A Ram ChoiCALGARY, Alberta (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — Surrey, B.C. native A Ram Choi joined Seul-Ki Park of Northbrook, IL, and Allyssa Farrell of Edgerton, WI, in firing 3-under 69 at The Glencoe Golf and Country Club in Calgary to share the opening-round lead of the first stop on the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour.

Choi, who recently finished her collegiate career at Portland State, carded four birdies and a single bogey in her opening-round. The 23-year old amateur wrapped a solid collegiate career at Portland State by winning the Big Sky Conference individual title for the second straight year and being named Big Sky Conference Player of the Year for the third straight year.



PGA of Canada and Golf Canada Launch Community Golf Coach Program

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 05:00 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:50

Community Golf Coach ProgramOAKVILLE, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The PGA of Canada, in partnership with Golf Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada, are pleased to introduce the Community Golf Coach supported by CN Future Links program, a community stream context within the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) designed strictly for junior golf volunteers.

The initiative is backed by extensive research into Canada’s volunteer training curriculums for sport across the country. Industry experts implemented the program to address the gap between PGA of Canada professionals and available volunteer support from family and friends.



Remembering the Father of Canadian Golf – Mr. Dick Grimm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:08 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 01:01

Dick GrimmOAKVILLE, Ontario (John Gordon/Golf Canada) — I’ll miss the usual phone call this year from the man I called the “godfather of Canadian golf.”

Many more knew him as “Mr. Canadian Open.”

The call I always counted on, well, since the mid-1980s when we first met, would come a week or two before the RBC Canadian Open whenever it was played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. It will return there July 20-26 for the 27th time.

But the phone call won’t come this year.



Hudson’s Bay Partners with Golf Canada, Enters Performance Golf Apparel Business

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:16 Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:11

Hudson's BayOAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay announced a new multi-year partnership that will see Hudson’s Bay become a proud partner as the exclusive official outfitter for Golf Canada’s National Team Program.

As part of the three-year agreement, Hudson’s Bay has developed a new line of men’s and ladies golf apparel under the Hudson’s Bay brand that will be worn by Team Canada athletes as well as coaches and sport science staff in all games and competitions through 2017.



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