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Scott Simmons Pens Farewell Letter To Golf Canada Members

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:21 Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:09

Scott Simmons(Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada) — As the 2016 golf season comes to a close, I would like to thank you for supporting the game of golf through your membership with Golf Canada and your provincial golf association.



Golf Leaders Take To Parliament Hill To Advocate For Tax Fairness

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:23 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:18

Parliament HillOTTAWA, Ontario — The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) are on Parliament Hill conducting their National Golf Day and meeting with Parliamentarians to discuss the business of golf in Canada.

“Golf is one of Canada’s most beloved sports with more people playing the game than any other sport,” said Scott Simmons, NAGA Chair and Golf Canada CEO. “There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,400 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry contributes more than $14 billion to the GDP per year.”



Nine Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of LPGA Q-School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:51 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:39

Megan OslandDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Golf Canada with files from the LPGA Tour) — The LPGA Tour will host the Final Stage of its Qualifying Tournament on November 30–December 4, where nine Canadians will be among the 157 player-field competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards.

The ladies will alternate over the first four rounds between the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round. The final-round will be contested on the Hills course. Play will begin at 8 a.m. all five days.



B.C.’s Justin Shin Advances To Final Stage Of Tour Qualifying

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:38 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:34

Justin ShinPitt Meadows, B.C., product Justin Shin finished 9th on the PGA Tour China’s Order of Merit to become the latest Canadian to earn a spot in Tour’s third and final stage of qualifying in December.

The former Team Canada Amateur Squad member finished with a share of ninth this past weekend at PGA Tour China’s Buick Open, bringing his season earnings total to $362,118 through 13 events.



Scott Simmons To Step Down As Golf Canada’s CEO

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:24 Monday, 28 November 2016 07:16

Scott SimmonsOAKVILLE, Ontario (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada announced that after 10 years at the helm, CEO Scott Simmons has made the decision to depart the organization in early February 2017.

Originally hired to lead Canada’s National Sport Federation for golf in the summer of 2007, Simmons will continue to lead the organization during the transition period and assist Golf Canada’s Board of Directors in the search for a successor as CEO.

“This was a very personal decision, and a difficult one,” said Simmons, who had previously worked as the association’s Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications from 1992 to 2000. “It has been an honour to represent and lead Golf Canada for the past 10 years but I felt the time was right to seek out new challenges.”



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