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Changing of the Guard

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:35 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 23:20

altJohn Gordon/@gordongolf

Talk about having big shoes to fill.

When Bill Paul worked his first RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club 38 years ago, his boss, the tournament chairman, was a man… no, a legend … known as “Mr. Canadian Open”—Richard (Dick) Grimm.



RBC Canadian Open Recognized for Environmental and Sustainability Initiatives

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 01:05 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 01:02

altPHOENIX, Arizona (Golf Canada) — Waste Management has announced that the RBC Canadian Open was named the winner of the second annual Sustainability Challenge, a contest sponsored by Waste Management to encourage all PGA TOUR tournaments to engage in and advance sustainable practices at their respective events. With this distinction, the RBC Canadian Open joins the ranks of the Sustainability Challenge inaugural winner, the Shell Houston Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open as PGA TOUR tournaments that demonstrate the value of responsible sustainability practices.



Chris Osborne Becomes 2015 GAO President

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 01:01 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:57

altHALTON HILLS, Ontario (Golf Association of Ontario) — Oakville’s Christian Osborne will serve as the 2015 President of the Golf Association of Ontario (GAO). Osborne, who is a member of Mississaugua Golf and Country Club, was named President at the GAO’s Annual General Meeting held January 24, 2015, at Glencairn Golf Club in Halton Hills.

Osborne is the 13th GAO President in the Association’s history, which was formed in 2001 with the amalgamation of the Ontario Ladies’ Golf Association and the Ontario Golf Association (OGA).



Canada’s Conners and Lee Advance at Australian Amateur

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 06:30 Friday, 23 January 2015 06:25

altROSEBERY, New South Wales, Australia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Corey Conners and Jaclyn Lee have advanced to the second round of match play at the Australian Amateur.

Conners, a 23-year-old National Team member, took down Korea’s Sung-Ho Yun 3&2 in the men’s opening match play round of 64. The Listowel, Ont., native is coming off an impressive win at the Lake Macquarie Championship last week and will look to keep rolling in Friday’s match against Japan’s Daisuke Matsubara.



Teeing Up the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:20 Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:50

altGolf Canada with video from Global BC

This August, The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C. will play host to the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Despite the annual event being seven months away, preparations are well underway to handle the logistics behind running an event of this magnitude.



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