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FTF Video: Calgary Centre Making Mark as Canada’s Flagship Junior Golf Facility

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:36 Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:17

Golf Canada Calgary CentreCALGARY, Alberta (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — When the Golf Canada Calgary Centre was established in 2001, the strategy was very clear-cut—create a well-rounded training facility (academy, range, executive par-3 and mini golf) that delivers best-in-class programming and an inviting experience to all types of golfers.

Since its inception, the Calgary Centre has been at the forefront of quality junior programming in Canada. For Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer, Jeff Thompson, the Calgary Centre continues to push the needle when it comes to junior golf and Long-Term Player Development.



Canada’s Casey Ward Earns Medalist Honors and is Primed for Match Play

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 23:47 Sunday, 04 October 2015 23:42

Casey WardCHOUDRANT, Louisiana (Golf Canada with files from the USGA) — Casey Ward, 25, of Picton, Ont., followed Saturday’s round of 2-over 74 with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to earn stroke-play medalist honours at the 29th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,061-yard, par-72 Squire Creek Country Club.

Ward, who finished at even-par 144, is the second Women’s Mid-Amateur medalist from Canada and first since former Team Canada member Mary Ann Hayward, the 2005 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, did so in 1998. Entering the day two strokes behind Sarah Davison, Ward posted four birdies and two bogeys on the day to record the low round of stroke play.



Ottawa to Host 2017 CP Women’s Open as Canada Celebrates 150 Years

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 23:41 Sunday, 04 October 2015 23:36

Canadian Pacific Women’s OpenOTTAWA, Ontario (Golf Canada) — For the fourth time, the stars of the LPGA Tour will light up the nation’s capital as Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific announced today that the 2017 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open will return to Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in August of 2017 (date TBC) to coincide with Canada’s 150 year celebration.

“Bringing the CP Women’s Open to Ottawa to celebrate Canada 150 is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the role CP played in the building of the country,” said E. Hunter Harrison, CP’s Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to bringing the world’s best golfers to Ottawa, CP looks forward to a number of other events in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s past and bright future, while giving back to the community.”



Fundraising Total Outshines Rain at Golf Fore the Cure Presented by Subaru National Event

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:59 Thursday, 01 October 2015 08:51

Golf Fore the CureRICHMOND HILL, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — No amount of rain could put a damper on Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru National Event at the Richmond Hill Golf Club.

Despite the wet conditions, over 100 ladies were on hand to celebrate eclipsing the $300,000 mark for breast cancer research in 2015. The National Event, running for the twelfth consecutive year, featured 18-holes of golf packed with prizing, games and laughter, followed by an awards dinner to thank the many fundraising efforts put forth by Golf Fore the Cure participants across Canada.



PING Extends Contract with Brooke Henderson

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 08:49 Tuesday, 29 September 2015 08:46

Brooke HendersonPHOENIX, Arizona (Golf Canada) — Canadian golf sensation Brooke Henderson has extended her agreement to continue playing PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced. Henderson, who recently turned 18, first signed with PING in January.

In August, at age 17, she became the third-youngest player ever to win an LPGA event when she ran away with the Cambia Portland Classic by eight shots, setting a tournament scoring record at 21 under par. Two days later she was granted her LPGA Tour card for the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016.



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