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Mackenzie Hughes Remains At The Top Of The Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 07:40 Monday, 05 December 2016 07:33

Mackenzie HughesMEN’S TOP-10

One week after claiming the No. 1 ranking in Canada, Mackenzie Hughes remained in the top perch. The Golf Canada Young Pro squad member was the only one in the Top-10 to maintain his world standing as every other golfer lost ground in the rankings.



Calgary’s Ha Earns Full LPGA Tour Status For 2017

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 17:44 Monday, 05 December 2016 07:03

Jennifer HaDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Gord Montgomery/iG) — When all was said and done at the LPGA’s 2017 edition of the Q-School race, it looked like Calgary’s Jennifer Ha easily made it across the finish line to earn except status on tour fort the 2017 season. But, looks can be deceiving.

After all, tournament placings can be altered drastically as a result of the pressures of trying to qualify for the biggest show in the world in women’s golf and with only 20 full time spots open and 156 players after those spots, there was plenty of tension to go around.

Ha, who played the mini-tour circuit for much of 2016 but also had three LPGA starts on exemptions was ready for the challenges though. She had said in an earlier interview with Inside Golf, “I love feeling pressure and I really do love being put into those situations.”



Scott Simmons Pens Farewell Letter To Golf Canada Members

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:21 Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:09

Scott Simmons(Scott Simmons, CEO of Golf Canada) — As the 2016 golf season comes to a close, I would like to thank you for supporting the game of golf through your membership with Golf Canada and your provincial golf association.



Golf Leaders Take To Parliament Hill To Advocate For Tax Fairness

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:23 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 07:18

Parliament HillOTTAWA, Ontario — The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) are on Parliament Hill conducting their National Golf Day and meeting with Parliamentarians to discuss the business of golf in Canada.

“Golf is one of Canada’s most beloved sports with more people playing the game than any other sport,” said Scott Simmons, NAGA Chair and Golf Canada CEO. “There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,400 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry contributes more than $14 billion to the GDP per year.”



Nine Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of LPGA Q-School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:51 Wednesday, 30 November 2016 06:39

Megan OslandDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Golf Canada with files from the LPGA Tour) — The LPGA Tour will host the Final Stage of its Qualifying Tournament on November 30–December 4, where nine Canadians will be among the 157 player-field competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards.

The ladies will alternate over the first four rounds between the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round. The final-round will be contested on the Hills course. Play will begin at 8 a.m. all five days.



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