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From The Fairway: Augusta Ice Storm Puts an End to Eisenhower Tree

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:44 Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:38

Eisenhower Tree

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of Augusta National that not even a sitting U.S. president could have it taken down, was removed from the 17th hole this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the club said.

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From The Fairway: Distance-Measuring Devices Allowed in Golf Canada National Events

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 00:01 Tuesday, 11 February 2014 23:56

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As part of Golf Canada’s Annual General Meeting in London, Ont., the association’s Rules & Amateur Status Committee has approved the use of Distance Measuring Devices (DMD’s) for all amateur championships beginning in 2014.

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From The Fairway: Golf Fore Gals is Good Fore Golf

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 14:53 Monday, 10 February 2014 13:34

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by Gayle Moss (golfgal)
 
In 2012, National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) published the findings of their Canadian Golf Consumer Behavior Study, a number of which were disturbing…
 
  • There is a fundamental lack of engagement (playing, following, supporting and endorsing golf) among consumers in the Canadian golf industry.
  • Golf is a zero-growth sport.  Among the 5.7 million golfers, the number of people entering the game is equal to the number of people leaving it (18% or approximately 1.026 million people).
  • But the good news is that women offer one of the greatest opportunities for growth.

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From The Fairway: This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:43 Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:27

Phoenix Open

Canadian Press

All Times EST

PGA TOUR

PHOENIX OPEN

Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,152 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's share: $1,116,000.

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From The Fairway: This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:28 Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:05

Farmers Insurance Open

Canadian Press

All Times EST

PGA TOUR

FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

Site: San Diego.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Courses: Torrey Pines, South Course (7,698 yards, par 72) and North Course (7,052 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.1 million. Winner's share: $1,098,000.

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