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Special Olympic British Columbia Athletes Hit the Links with Golf Canada

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 22:58 Sunday, 15 May 2016 22:53

Special Olympics BCKAMLOOPS, British Columbia (Special Olympics B.C.) — Golf Canada gave Special Olympics BC (SOBC) athletes and coaches the opportunity to showcase their abilities and hone their skills at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops on May 11.

Twenty-five golfers from SOBC – 100 Mile House, Kamloops, Kelowna, Quesnel, Surrey, Trail, and Victoria opened the day with a nine-hole competition, followed by a clinic for the athletes and SOBC coaches with a PGA of Canada professional to cover key lessons from the day.

The top-scoring female golfer was SOBC – Victoria’s Kelsey Simpson, and the top-scoring male golfer was Ryan Courtemanche of SOBC – Kelowna.

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Tony Gil and Mary Parsons Lead as CN Future Links Pacific Championship Gets Underway

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:27 Saturday, 14 May 2016 04:21

2016 CN Future Links Pacific ChampionshipKAMLOOPS, British Columbia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — The Pacific edition of the CN Future Links Championships opened Golf Canada’s 2016 competitive season at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Club. Tony Gil and Mary Parsons each shot rounds of 6-under 66 to lead the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Divisions, respectively.

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This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:44 Thursday, 12 May 2016 04:20

Samantha RichdaleSamantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.

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Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay Unveil Golf Uniform for Rio 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 19:07 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 18:59

Golf uniform for Rio 2016TORONTO, Ontario — Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay Company unveiled the uniform that Team Canada golfers will wear when golf makes its historic return to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Unmistakably Canadian with an inspiration that balances tradition, style and strength, the scripting will feature the Canadian Olympic Team mark along with the iconic red Maple Leaf that Canadian athletes have proudly donned in international competition.

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Canadian Players and Fans are Ready for THE PLAYERS Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:37 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:30

Graham DeLaetPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — Ten years ago on the final time THE PLAYERS Championship was played in March, before moving to May in 2007, it was Canadian Stephen Ames who captured his second PGA Tour title at the iconic event.

After three rounds, Mike Weir was just three shots back and tied for fourth. It was shaping up to be a Canadian Sunday before Weir faded and Ames pulled away from the pack for an eventual six-shot win, his biggest on the PGA Tour at an event many dub the ‘Fifth’ major – thanks to its tremendous field and recognizable, challenging course (the TPC Sawgrass ‘Stadium’ course, which has hosted each iteration of the event since its inception in 1982.

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