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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.



The Marshes Set to Welcome World Junior Girls Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:52 Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:45

The Marshes Golf ClubOTTAWA, Ontario (John Gordon/Golf Canada) — Although they don’t realize it, the players at next week’s World Junior Girls Golf Championship have much in common with the golf course they are competing on.

They are all teenagers, have impressive tournament histories and—as all teens can be—at times unpredictable, capricious and challenging.

The Marshes Golf Club, located in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, opened in 2002. It holds the distinction of being the last design collaboration between the late Robert Trent Jones and his elder son, Robert Trent Jones Jr. Also of note is that the layout features six par-3s, six par-4s and six par-5s.



World Junior Girls Championship: A Celebration of Girls’ Golf

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:47 Saturday, 19 September 2015 06:01

World Junior Girls Golf ChampionshipOTTAWA, Ontario (John Gordon/Golf Canada) — Any doubt about the credibility of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship is immediately erased when you realize just how many of the top NCAA women’s golf coaches are in attendance.

“I was shocked when I saw how many were accredited when we had the first championship last September,” says Jim Clark, who was the tournament director for the inaugural event at Angus Glen in Markham, Ont. “I imagine there might be twice as many this year.”

Ann Carroll, head coach for Team Canada’s national girls’ development squad, will be Team Canada’s head coach when the second annual championship is staged at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa from September 20 to 25. “It is really one-stop shopping for the college coaches,” she says, “because, in reality, the world of golf is coming here.”



World Junior Girls Coaching Summit for PGA of Canada Members

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:31 Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:03

World Junior Girls Coaching SummitAs you may be aware Golf Canada and the Golf Association of Ontario are hosting the World Junior Girls Championship at The Marshes Golf Club September 20-25. The PGA of Canada is very excited about supporting this special event.

As part of the Championship’s overall intent of supporting girls and women in golf, the PGA of Canada is hosting a coaches summit for PGA of Canada members. This will be an opportunity to observe and learn from the best international coaches in an in-the-field approach.



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