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Canadian Brooke Henderson Loving Life as a Full-Time LPGA Tour Pro

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:12 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:08

Brooke HendersonCanadian Press

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Brooke Henderson finished tied for 33rd in her first tournament as a pro and faces having to qualify for many of the LPGA Tour events she wants to play this season, but the Canadian teen couldn’t be happier.

Just over two months after declining a golf scholarship at Florida to play full-time on the LPGA Tour, the 17-year-old native of Smiths Falls, Ont., is relishing her decision.

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Blomidon Golf and Country Club Wins CN Future Links Facility of the Year Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:34 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:26

altOAKVILLE, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — CN and Golf Canada are pleased to recognize the Blomidon Golf and Country Club with the CN Future Links Facility of the Year award for the 2014 season.

Blomidon, nestled in the heart of Corner Brook, Nfld., earned the award for its marked performance and delivery of CN Future Links, Canada’s junior golf program. Under the direction of head PGA of Canada professional Wayne Allen, Blomidon instilled the fundamentals and values of golf through CN Future Links to over 280 juniors—all of whom graduated stages of the Learn to Play program.

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Golf Canada Annual General Meeting Culminates with Induction of Paul McLean as 112th President

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:48 Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:42

altMISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Paul McLean of King, Ont. was inducted as Golf Canada’s 112th President during the National Sport Federation’s Annual General Meeting this weekend in Mississauga, Ont.

McLean succeeds 2014 President Douglas Alexander of London, Ont. while Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S. becomes First Vice-President and Leslie Dunning of Calgary assumes the role of Second Vice-President.

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Diane Barabé Recognized as Golf Canada’s Volunteer of the Year

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:41 Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:34

altGolf Canada is pleased to announce that Granby, Que. native Diane Barabé has been named its 2015 Volunteer of the Year. She will receive the honour at the Saturday, Feburary 14 closing dinner of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

The roles of rules official and golf committee member are not easy. It takes a dedicated and knowledgeable individual to serve the game and teach those willing to gain a better understanding of it. Diane Barabé is one such individual.

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Canadian Among R&A’s First Female Members

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:59 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:51

altST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Golf Canada with files from the Associated Press and The Royal & Ancient Golf Club) — The Royal and Ancient Golf Club announced its first female members, among them was Diane Dunlop-Hébert, a past president of Golf Canada and Golf Québec.

The club voted in September to end 260 years of male-only exclusivity by voting in favour of inviting women to join.

Dunlop-Hébert is one of seven “ordinary” members. She is the first and only Canadian on the list of ordinary members, which was leaked by golf journalists.

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