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Golf Canada Names 2016 World Amateur Teams

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 05:34 Monday, 05 September 2016 05:29

Canada's World Amateur TeamOAKVILLE, Ontario — Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships — featuring both a women’s (September 14-17) and men’s (September 21-24) competition — will take place in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Representing Canada on the women’s side will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Tex., Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 18, of Victoria, B.C. The trio will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Jared du Toit, 21, of Kimberley, B.C., Garrett Rank, 28, of Elmira, Ont., and Hugo Bernard, 21, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. Also contested on both Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.



CSGA To Match Golf In Schools Adoptions During Golf In Schools Week Beginning September 5

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 03:51 Monday, 05 September 2016 03:49

altTo mark the start of the 2016/17 school year, the Canadian Seniors Golf Association (CSGA) have generously offered to match Golf in Schools adoptions in support of Golf Canada’s Adopt a School Week.

Starting the week of September 5, the CSGA will be directly matching adoptions, giving donors the option to select two schools that will receive the Golf in Schools program, while only donating the funds for one.



Grand Niagara Golf Club Sets The Stage For Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 21:02 Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:48

Grand Niagara Golf ClubNIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — The 2016 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship will visit the Niagara region for the 2016 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship. A qualifying round will take place at Hunters Pointe Golf Course in Welland, Ont., on September 4, 2016, before the championship’s four tournament rounds begin on September 6, 2016, at the Grand Niagara Golf Club.

“Golf Canada is thrilled to once again visit Niagara Falls for our national amateur championships,” said Tournament Director Justine Decock. “It has been our pleasure to partner with these tremendous venues for what is sure to be a fantastic championship. Our hosts at Grand Niagara have brought together a great team of volunteers; our players are going to have a wonderful experience.”



Hugo Bernard Moves Up To No. 4 In Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:41 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:24

Hugo BernardHugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada. He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.



Women’s Golf Podium May Look Younger Than Men’s

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:25 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 20:15

altThe men’s Olympic Golf podium exuded experience and longevity with the likes of PGA TOUR veterans Justin Rose (gold), Henrik Stenson (silver), and Matt Kuchar (bronze).

The average age of the trio is 38 years old with Rose the youngest (36) and Stenson the oldest (40). Chances are the three women standing on the podium come will be a representation of youthful exuberance and a snapshot of the future of golf.



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