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The Rules of Golf Goes Online

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:34 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 19:29

Diane Barabé(Dan Hyatt/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada is proud to release our new Rules Education platform. An online portal for golfers looking to learn the details of golf etiquette, rules basics and commonly encountered situations.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a referee or just want to learn more about the game, our new rules platform offers plenty of great content including a fun and interactive way to learn the rules of golf.

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Learn to Compete: Golf Canada’s Guide to Competitive Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:11 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:03

Brooke HendersonThe Learn to Compete Program is a framework that PGA of Canada members can use to foster the development of competitive junior aged athletes through a three-stage program that aligns with the various stages of Long-Term Player Development.

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Conners Ties for Second at PGA Tour Latinoamerica Event in Guatemala

Last Updated on Monday, 25 April 2016 23:55 Monday, 25 April 2016 23:47

Corey ConnersANTIGUA, Guatemala (Golf Canada) — Team Canada Yong Pro Squad member Corey Conners finished in a tie for second at the Stella Artois Open.

Conners shot a 6 under 66 in his final round to move up three spots on the leader board and tie Puma Dominguez for second place at 13-under for the tournament.

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BC’s Du Toit Continues to Top Amateur Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 01:08 Friday, 22 April 2016 01:02

Jared Du ToitAustin James gained 20 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational. It was the No. 3 ranked amateur in Canada’s seventh straight Top-10 result and his third consecutive Top-5 showing. His 10-under 206 total was the third lowest in school history.

Alistair Docherty picked up 19 places in the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, just three strokes behind the winner. The result moved the senior at Chico State up to No. 5 in the Canadian rankings. The New Brunswick native, currently the top-ranked Division II golfer, was also one of 10 collegiate golfers selected to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Palmer Cup – the collegiate version of the Ryder Cup.

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Austin James Wins NCAA Men’s Big South Conference Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016 01:01 Friday, 22 April 2016 00:56

Austin JamesNINETY-SIX, South Carolina (Charleston Southern via Golf Canada) — Austin James’ sterling junior season was missing one thing. A win. The Bath, Ont., native put the finishing touch on an impressive season, taking medalist honors at the 2016 Big South Men’s Golf Championship presented by Musco Lighting.

The Charleston Southern junior ran away from the field with a 3-under 69 in the final round to win by five strokes. His 11-under par was one stroke shy of the Big South Championship record, held by Dustin Johnson. James had four birdies on the front nine and was a consistent 1-under on the back with a birdie and eight pars.

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