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Video: Seven Manatees Freed From Pond On Florida Golf Course

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 10:49 Monday, 19 September 2016 10:28

altCrews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission removed seven manatees stranded in a pond on the Plantation on Crystal River golf course on Thursday, September 15.

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‘Chronicles of A Champion Golfer’ Film Series Now Available To Download

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:01 Thursday, 15 September 2016 17:58

Tiger Woods on Chronicles of a Champion GolferThe compelling documentary film series Chronicles of a Champion Golfer, which tells the individual stories of the world’s greatest players at The Open, is now available on iTunes (UK, Australia, Canada), Amazon Video (UK) and the Google Play store (UK).

The series takes a fresh and innovative approach to documentary production and includes unparalleled access to golf’s most celebrated players including Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Sir Nick Faldo.

The centrepiece to each 30-minute film is a stylised interview where each player speaks introspectively about his life, his golfing career and the path he took to become Champion Golfer of the Year. The interviews are accompanied by footage from The R&A’s extensive video library and newsreel archive.

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PGA of BC Members Come Out Swinging For ALS

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 05:20 Thursday, 15 September 2016 05:13

Brett Standerwick(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Like so many other members of the Professional Golfers Association of BC, Brett Standerwick has been a longtime supporter of the organization’s annual golfathon for ALS

Standerwick, who is sales and revenue manager at Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, has also tried to put his own personal stamp on a fundraiser that is now more than a decade old. “Typically, guys go out and you play from dawn to dusk and play as many holes and you can,” Standerwick says.

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From The Fringe: Meet Gianna ‘One-Handed Lady Golfer’ Rojas, Volunteer At The Barclays

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:39 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:35

Gianna RojasFor Gianna Rojas of Oak Ridge, NJ, no obstacle is too daunting to tackle. Having been born without fingers on her left hand, Gianna is known as the “one-handed lady golfer.” She strives to bring attention to golfing success stories of people with physical challenges, and by sharing her own story she hopes to inspire others who may question their abilities.

Gianna began playing golf nearly 10 years ago as a way to experience the game her husband deeply loves. After learning how to adapt her swing to her disability, Gianna developed a passion for golf and recognized an opportunity to advocate for others through her participation in the sport.

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From The Fringe: Robert Allenby Arrested Outside Casino

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2016 02:32 Monday, 15 August 2016 02:27

Robert AllenbyCanadian Press

SILVIS, Illinois (AP) — Robert Allenby of Australia was arrested outside of a casino in Rock Island, Illinois, early morning on August 13, 2016, after missing the cut in the John Deere Classic, according to police department arrest reports.

Allenby, 45, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. outside Jumer’s Casino and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. His bond was set at $1,500, WQAD-TV reported.

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