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Federal Budget Disappointment for Canadian Golf Industry

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 22:03 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 21:42

Canada's Parliament HillOAKVILLE, Ontario (Scott Simmons/Golf Canada’s CEO) — As you may have seen, the 2015 Budget was just released, and despite the fact that the Federal Government announced a sizable surplus, we are disappointed to see that the National Allied Golf Associations’ (NAGA) request to amend the Income Tax Act was not included in this year’s Budget.

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TARS 2015: The Start of Something Good

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:14 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:08

Tournament Administration and Rules SeminarTORONTO, Ontario (Mary Beth McKenna, Manager, Rules and Competitions) — Golf Canada hosted its inaugural Tournament Administration and Rules Seminar this past weekend in Toronto. Sixty participants attended the four-day seminar which covered everything from course setup to rules scenarios and amateur status. We were extremely fortunate to have had a number of notable guest speakers on-hand to enhance the seminar.

Grant Moir, Director, Rules of Golf from the R&A, lent us his expertise throughout the weekend. Grant’s vast knowledge of the rules and his experiences at professional and elite amateur championships certainly brought an invaluable perspective to the participants.

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PGA Tour Canada Qualifying Resumes This Week in California

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:46 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:42

Taylor Pendrith

LOMPOC, California (Golf Canada) — The 2015 PGA Tour Canada qualifying resumes this week with the second of three Qualifying Tournaments. Last week’s event at Orange County National Golf Club in Orlando saw 48 players earn status on PGA Tour Canada for 2015. The third Q-School event will take place in two weeks at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, B.C.

Once again, PGA Tour Canada players will aim to take the next step on the path to the PGA Tour in 2015. The leading player on the Order of Merit at season’s end will earn exempt status on the Web.com Tour for 2015, while players 2-5 will earn conditional status, players 6-10 will earn an exemption into the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School and players 11-20 will earn an exemption into the second stage.

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PING Signs Corey Conners

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 April 2015 16:05 Sunday, 19 April 2015 16:03

Corey ConnersPHOENIX, Arizona (Golf Canada) — Just a few days after turning professional, Corey Conners capped a memorable week at the Masters by signing an agreement to play PING equipment, PING Chairman & CEO John A. Solheim announced. He’s making his professional debut at the RBC Heritage, playing on a sponsor’s exemption from RBC.

Conners is a 2014 graduate of Kent State University, where he won three times as a senior. He was recently #1 in the Golfweek World Amateur Rankings, and last year was runner-up in the U.S. Amateur, which earned him an invitation to this year’s Masters.

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Canadian Golf Leaders Launch Joint Campaign to Market Golf in Canada

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 06:43 Friday, 17 April 2015 06:32

Golf Canada GolfWith nearly 5.7 million enthusiasts and 60 million rounds played annually, Canadians are passionate about the game of golf.

As Canada’s most participated sport, every golfer has a unique story to tell—now the Canadian golf industry is encouraging golfers to share those stories, aligning on a national campaign to market the game of golf in Canada.

The campaign – Golf Canada Golf – is designed to inspire Canadian golfers through storytelling, inviting enthusiasts to share their stories and special connections to the game through a series of promotional activities across video, broadcast, print, online and social channels.

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