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CCAA Names All-Canadian Golfers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:05 Wednesday, 15 October 2014 18:36

CCAARodney Wilson/CCAA

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association has announced the 2014 CCAA Golf All-Canadians.

The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Quebec City.



The R&A Needs Your Help

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 00:48 Friday, 10 October 2014 00:43

altAdam Helmer/Golf Canada's Director of Rules and Competitions

One of the hot topics in golf at the moment is pace of play.

Pace of play is affected by many factors, including player ability and behaviour, management practices and course difficulty and set-up. Many commentators argue that golf nowadays takes too long, that slow round times are driving people away from the game and that something needs to be done.



Participants Confirmed for 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 00:33 Friday, 10 October 2014 00:28

altOne hundred student-athletes will compete in the 2014 PING Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf National Championships, which take place October 14-17, 2014, at the Club de Golf Lorette in Quebec City. For the second straight year, the tournament will be hosted by Champlain College St. Lawrence.



GAO Announces New Youth (U13) NXTee Program

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 05:59 Thursday, 09 October 2014 05:48

altUXBRIDGE, Ontario (Darren Matte/Golf Association of Ontario) — The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO), Golf Canada and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport are proud to announce the implementation of a new junior golf initiative: the NXTee youth (U13) golf x-perience.

The NXTee pilot program has been created to increase the development and engagement of junior golfers, aged 8-13 in the York Region, by providing them with an opportunity to continue to practice and increase their skills throughout the winter. The program prepares participants for the golf season in a fun and friendly environment.



Ontario Clubs Recover from Spring Grass Struggles with Sustainability Plan

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 05:48 Thursday, 09 October 2014 05:43

altRobert Thompson for the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association

Keith Bartlett thought there was a day in the future that he'd have to deal with the problems plaguing his course's greens. He just didn't know how quickly that day would come.

Bartlett, superintendent at St. George's Golf and Country Club in Toronto, recognized his club's problem in the late winter. Core samples of grass from the club's greens didn't come to life when grown indoors, and there was a decidedly nasty odor from the grass. It turns out a combination of factors—a lengthy and unseasonably long cold snap, ice and other circumstances—put undue pressure on the short grass that serves as a putting service for thousands of golfers each year. That grass was dead, leading Bartlett and other superintendents from across Ontario to seek out a way to deal with one of the biggest catastrophes to hit golf clubs in the province in decades.



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