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London Golf Community Embraces Golf in Schools

Monday, 15 September 2014 08:40

altLONDON, Ontario (Dan Pino/Golf Canada) — While the stars of PGA TOUR Canada will vie for the championship title and the Top-5 exemption to the Tour, the real winners of the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial will be the hundreds of children introduced to the game of golf through the event's community legacy campaign.

In all, 18 schools within the London area will receive the Golf in Schools program in the honour of this week's season-ending event on the PGA TOUR Canada season at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club in London, Ont.



Brooke Henderson Celebrates Birthday by Taking Over Top Spot in World Rankings

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:58 Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:45

altTyler Costigan/Golf Canada

On September 6, 2014, 16-year-old Team Canada athlete Brooke Henderson took over the no.1 spot on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). This marks the first time in program history that a Canadian female has held the no. 1 spot.



Canada Finishes Second at Men’s World Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:13 Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:03

altKARUIZAWA, Japan (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada made it interesting down the stretch but could not catch the Americans, falling short by two strokes to finish second at 36-under par at the 2014 men's World Amateur Team Championship at Karuizawa 72 Golf East.

Canada, which began the day six strokes behind U.S.A., fought back to hold a share of the lead going into the 18th hole, with Canada's Corey Conners and America's Bryson Dechambeau left as the final group.



Nova Scotia Golf Association Announces 2014 Bursary Recipients

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 00:54 Friday, 12 September 2014 00:51

altGolf Canada with files from the Nova Scotia Golf Association

The Nova Scotia Golf Association (NSGA) has announced recipients of the 2014 Murray Purcell Bursary Program.

The 2014 winners originate from all areas of the province. This year the NSGA received bursary applications from a variety of Nova Scotian students and eight of these student golfers have been awarded bursaries to a total of $15,000.



Golf Canada Calgary Centre Back in Full Swing

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:49 Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:39

Golf Canada Calgary CentreTyler Costigan/Golf Canada

As summer winds down, Golf Canada's Calgary Centre is enjoying a busy schedule on the facility's newly recovered grounds. The centre has come a long way, fighting back from over $2.3 million in damages from the mass flooding of Alberta's Bow River in June of 2013.

Recently, the team in Calgary hosted a junior shootout where 18 lucky qualifiers played for a chance to golf with a Champions Tour player and a local celebrity in the pro-am of the 2014 Shaw Charity Classic.



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