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Team Canada’s Blair Hamilton Finishes Runner-Up at Jones Cup

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:29 Wednesday, 10 February 2016 05:26

Blair HamiltonSEA ISLAND, Georgia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Blair Hamilton’s best efforts to become the third consecutive Amateur Squad member to win the Jones Cup came up short, carding a final round 76 to finish runner-up at the Ocean Forest Golf Club.

The Burlington, Ont., native held a share of the lead heading into the final but could not hold off the surging world No. 5 ranked Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., who fired a 2-under 70 to leapfrog Hamilton for the victory. With the win, Hossler earned the largest margin of victory for any champion in Jones Cup history (six strokes).



Pace of Play and Its Impact on the Golfer Experience

Last Updated on Monday, 08 February 2016 02:21 Monday, 08 February 2016 02:17

Pace and Innovation Symposium(Adam Helmer, Director, Rules, Competitions and Amateur Status/Golf Canada) — The United States Golf Association hosted 125 industry experts on January 19-20, 2016, at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, Calif., for the Association’s Pace and Innovation Symposium.

The two-day symposium marked the third time that the USGA has brought together experts and leaders from throughout the industry to discuss the issues that often serve as barriers to participation and enjoyment of the game.



Golf Fore the Cure Presented by Subaru Now Open for Registration

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2016 19:40 Sunday, 07 February 2016 19:26

alt(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada’s women’s participation program, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru, has officially opened for registration as of February 4 (World Cancer Day).

Entering its 13th season, Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is aiming to pass the $365,000 mark in 2016—setting the bar higher than last year’s target with hopes of furthering support and participation from Canada’s female golf community.



Dunning Golf’s Canadian Connection

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:17 Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:02

David Hearn(Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — Nearly 15 years ago to the month, Canadian Ralph Dunning was in Hawaii with his wife watching friends race in an Ironman triathlon, the most grueling of all physical challenges. A longtime designer and manufacturer of clothing for cyclists, Dunning told his wife he was going to start a golf company, and bring the fabric technology he knew from cycling to a golf-specific product.

Fast-forward to today, and Dunning Golf is in 100 pro shops across the country, another 1,300 in the U.S., and just experienced 25 percent growth year-over-year, almost an unheard-of feat in today’s unpredictable golf climate.

And it all started in Dunning’s basement.



BC’s Jared du Toit Begins His 12th Consecutive Week at the No. 1 Ranked Canadian

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 23:15 Friday, 29 January 2016 23:05

Jared du ToitAdam Hadwin picked up 32 spots in the world rankings after coming within five strokes of his first career PGA Tour victory. The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer finished tied for sixth at the PGA’s CareerBuilder Challenge after beginning the final round in third, three back of leader and eventual champion Jason Dufner. Three straight birdies to close out the front nine put Hadwin in a tie for the lead with Dufner, who then rallied for three birdies of his own to reclaim the lead. Hadwin went in the other direction with three bogeys which all but spelled the end of his chances for victory. The result was good for 7.20 world ranking points, his first points paying finish since the Open last fall. It was also his best world ranking result since finishing tied for fifth at the Crowne Plaza event last May. The $194,300 paycheque was the biggest of his two-year PGA career.



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