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Canadian Women’s Tour Returns for 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 05:39 Monday, 06 April 2015 05:32

Canadian Women's TourHerb Fung/Golf Canada

Golf Canada announced the 2015 schedule for the Canadian Women’s Tour. The tour’s 14th season will feature three tournaments, and offer five exemptions into the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

Each event champion will earn direct entry into the 43rd playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open. Following the tour’s finale – the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada – two additional exemptions will be awarded to the top two competitors (not otherwise exempt) on the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour Order of Merit.

The 2015 season will see a total of $180,000 being awarded through the Canadian Women’s Tour. Each 36-hole competition purse has been set at $60,000, while the winner of each event will come away with $10,000.

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Two-Timers: Winners of the Canadian Open and the Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 22:38 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 22:31

Canadian Open TrophyAUGUSTA, Georgia (Herb Fund/Golf Canada) — Only 12 players have emerged victorious at both the Canadian Open and the Masters, though none have done so in the same year. As we prepare for the 2015 editions of the two events, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum looks back at these 12 players and the elite company they hold on this elusive list.

The 2015 RBC Canadian Open will be played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. from July 20-26. Additional information regarding the event can be found on the official site.

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Canada’s Conners Trying to Treat Masters Like Any Other Golf Tournament

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:38 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:33

Corey ConnersCanadian Press

(Adam Stanley/The Canadian Press) Corey Conners is getting ready for the biggest golf tournament of his life. But, the Canadian is trying to treat it like any other.

As a youngster, Conners said he got a VHS tape of the 1997 Masters when Tiger Woods won by 12 strokes. He watched that video “one or two hundred times.” He also remembered watching on television as Mike Weir sank the final putt to win his own green jacket in 2003.

Now, Conners will be playing in the tournament he’s only seen on a screen.

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Grow the Game, Coach in the Community

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:21 Monday, 30 March 2015 07:17

Grow the Game(John Gordon/Golf Canada) If you love golf and you hear the PGA of Canada’s technical director describe it as “just another sport,” you may be, at the least, dismayed and, maybe, shocked.

But don’t worry. It’s all good, and for the betterment of the game.

Glenn Cundari has been integral in the development of the Long Term Player Development program (LTPD) for golf in Canada. And integral to the program itself is the new Community Golf Coach concept which was designed by the PGA of Canada in conjunction with the Coaching Association of Canada and Golf Canada.

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Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada Launch Second-Generation of the Long-Term Player Development Guide

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:23 Sunday, 29 March 2015 18:10

Long-Term Player Development GuideGolf Canada and the PGA of Canada are proud to jointly present the second generation of the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) Guide.

The comprehensive resource, referenced as LTPD 2.0, outlines an eight-stage, systematic approach to golf and athlete development in Canada.

Available in various formats — a hardcopy print edition, online as a web resource, and by downloadable app LTPD 2.0 offers a full range of resources designed to help all coaches, teachers, players and parents understand the stages that each player goes through and also the training principles and activities at each stage.

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