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Teeing Up the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:20 Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:50

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This August, The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C. will play host to the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Despite the annual event being seven months away, preparations are well underway to handle the logistics behind running an event of this magnitude.

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Coaching Team Canada in a New Era

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:50 Wednesday, 21 January 2015 20:40

Team CanadaTwo weeks ago, Women’s Head Coach Tristan Mullally was in Palm Springs, Fla., leading Team Canada’s first training camp of the season with a new squad. While the group is together, Mullally, along with the supporting sport science staff, must ensure they maximize every minute they have with the athletes.

“We’re always trying to enhance our coaching—through different seminars, dialogue with coaches and other pieces that help us create new ideas for how we can continue to move forward,” said Mullally. “With this camp, we are focusing on fine-tuning details and tendencies to ensure we maximize their time in the off-season.”

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The Exciting Journey Ahead for Taylor Pendrith

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 01:41 Tuesday, 20 January 2015 01:21

altWith an impressive list of accomplishments as an amateur under his belt, Taylor Pendrith is now setting his sights on similar success as a professional golfer.

The 23-year-old Kent State University graduate has come a long way from his high school days, when as an all around athlete, he had thoughts of pursuing a career in another sport.

“Starting out in high school, I was better in baseball than hockey or golf; and thought about even playing college ball,” admitted Pendrith, who attended Bayview Secondary in Richmond Hill, Ont.

“But in grade 11, I started playing in more golf tournaments and did well in those; and that’s when I started to focus more time on golf,” Pendrith explained. “Also, I like the part where golf is an individual sport and your results depend on you.”

According to his former schoolmate from Bayview Secondary, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Pendrith made the right decision to pursue golf.

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Canadian Golf Pioneer’s Family Donates Historical Pieces to Hall of Fame

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:43 Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:28

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The lasting legacy of Albert H. Murray has taken its rightful place alongside a number of the nation’s most prized and treasured items celebrating Canada’s storied history with golf. Ian Murray has generously donated a number of his grandfather’s keepsakes to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum in an effort to share the past of one of the country’s golfing greats.

“Albert has had a tremendous impact on the sport of golf in Canada and we are thrilled to add these pieces to our collection in recognition of his many successes,” said Meggan Gardner, curator of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Starting From Scratch

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:32 Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:20

altIt’s early January — a time when avid Canadian golfers are imagining a smooth new swing that will finally make this year the one that pulls it all together. But are kids thinking about golf? Do they share that same passion for the perfect swing?

For a junior golfer, the answer is likely no. As far as Golf Canada is concerned — that’s not a problem.

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