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World’s Best Amateurs Ready for 101st Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:30 Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:21

Brooke Henderson

WOODSTOCK, Ontario (Morgan Bell/Golf Canada) — A strong contingent of the world’s top female amateur golfers will compete July 21-25 in the 101st playing of the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ont.

The championship will feature 156 of the top Canadian and international female amateurs contending for the Duchess of Connaught Trophy. This year, 13 players ranked inside the top-100 in the world, including No. 2 ranked amateur and defending champion, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. highlight the strong field.



What Exactly Goes in the Claret Jug?

Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 23:40 Friday, 18 July 2014 23:33


The Claret Jug has been presented to every Open Championship victor since 1873.

First awarded to Tom Kidd, the Claret Jug has been raised by some of golf’s greatest champions.

Here’s what they’ve put in…





Team Canada’s Pendrith, Svensson, Conners Added To RBC Canadian Open Field

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:27 Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:16


Oakville, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and RBC are pleased to extend three players exemptions into the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at The Royal Montreal Golf Club through Canada’s National Amateur Team program.
Among those extended tournament invites are Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. and Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont.



Canada’s Golf Team Announced for 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:58 Sunday, 13 July 2014 21:53


OAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada is proud to announce the names of the athletes set to represent Canada in the Youth Olympic Games, taking place in Nanjing, China from August 16 – 28, 2014.

Representing Canadian golf will be Team Canada Development Squad member Tony Gil, 16, of Vaughan, Ont. and Maddie Szeryk, 17, of Allen, Tex.

Gil and Szeryk will be accompanied to Nanjing by Robert Ratcliffe, lead coach with Team Canada’s Development Squad. Ratcliffe has international playing and coaching experience and has worked with Golf Canada’s National Team program since 2007.



Royal Montreal Golf Club Poised for Another Successful RBC Canadian Open

Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 04:52 Friday, 11 July 2014 04:45


(Randy Phillips/Golf Canada) All is set for The Royal Montreal Golf Club to again stage one of the most successful editions of the RBC Canadian Open.

Tournament chair Tom Quinn says everything is ready for the return of the world’s third oldest national open golf championship to the Montreal area for the first time since 2001 and the 10th time overall on the Canadian Open’s 110th anniversary.

The only Canadian stop on the PGA Tour is July 24-27, 2014, on Royal Montreal’s 7,153-yard, par-70 Blue Course. It has a total purse of $5,700,000 U.S. with $1,026,000 to the winner.



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