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CN Future Links Kicks Off Community Tour in Kamloops Region with 15 Golf in Schools Adoptions

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:03 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:58

altCN and Golf Canada announced the continuation of CN’s school adoption program this year in Kamloops as an extension of their dedication to junior golf through the CN Future Links Community Tour.

Close to 50 students from both Sk’elep School of Excellence and Pinantan Lake Elementary celebrated with a CN Future Links Field Trip event at Mount Paul Golf Course in honour of CN’s recent adoption of 15 local schools in the Kamloops region. Students received lessons in safety, putting, driving and chipping from Head Professional, Danny Latten.

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From the Fairway: Respecting the Game Means Respecting the Course

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:57 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:52

alt(Justine Decock/Golf Canada) — With summer just around the corner, many courses are completing spring maintenance to prepare for the busy season ahead. The grounds crews at golf courses around the world work tirelessly to have their courses in prime condition for golfers and tournament play. The Etiquette section in the Rules of Golf aim to assist maintenance departments and help in caring for the course; the rules serve as guidelines for play and are not there to penalize players.

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National Junior Golf Skills Competition to be Hosted at Glen Abbey Golf Club as Part of 2015 RBC Canadian Open

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 08:31 Friday, 05 June 2015 08:21

National Junior Golf Skills CompetitionOAKVILLE, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with title sponsor CN announced that the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event will be hosted at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. on Saturday, July 18th leading into the 2015 RBC Canadian Open.

Now in its seventh season, the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event brings together Canada’s 24 top-scoring juniors in a competition that showcases putting, chipping, iron and driving skills on the national stage.

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Golf Fore the Cure – Making a Difference One Round at a Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:42 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:36

Golf Fore the CureCanadian Cancer Society

“Initially, we simply wanted to get more women involved in golf. We knew that there was about a 3:1 participation difference in men and women playing the game, and we felt the need to create a platform specifically for women that would be appealing and motivate more of them to play. So out of that, Golf Fore the Cure was born.” – Jeff Thompson, Chief Sport Officer, Golf Canada

That was 12 years ago. In 2006, Golf Canada partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to support the Society’s fight against breast cancer. Since then, Golf Fore the Cure has become Golf Canada’s signature charity event, raising over $4 million for the Society’s breast cancer research and support programs. From east to west and as far north as the Northwest Territories, thousands of female golfers have been making a huge difference in the lives of Canadians affected by breast cancer, one round at a time.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Golf Canada’s partnership with the Society and, as in previous years, the company expects to see more women participating in the program.

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Glen Abbey Golf Club to Host 2016 RBC Canadian Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:10 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:04

Glen Abbey Golf ClubOAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., has been selected to host the 2016 RBC Canadian Open, as announced by Golf Canada and RBC.

With the venue confirmed, the Jack Nicklaus-designed, Oakville, Ont. layout will host back to back RBC Canadian Opens, beginning this July 20-26 with the 2015 RBC Canadian Open and then again July 18-24, 2016.

For Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons, a two-year commitment to Glen Abbey will allow the tournament to build multi-year momentum in the community and deliver innovative activities to enhance the championship experience for players and spectators alike.

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