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From the Fringe: R&A Allows Postal Vote on Admitting Women Members

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:50 Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:45

Peter Dawson

Canadian Press

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a postal vote on whether to admit women members for the first time.

The club announced that it would allow members to vote by post rather than limiting the vote to members attending in person.

The club says "by taking this decision all members can take part in this historic vote."



2014 PGA of Canada Scholarship Recipients

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:49 Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:42


The PGA of Canada is proud to announce the five recipients of its 2014 scholarships.

Earning scholarships are Benjamin Goheen, Samantha Lacy, Maxwell Winkler, Erika Stonehouse, and Heather Wogden.



PGA of Canada Launches the Trade-In Network

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 July 2014 19:33 Sunday, 13 July 2014 19:16


The PGA of Canada recently announced the launch of The PGA of Canada Trade-In Network.

The new national program enables golfers to trade-in their used golf clubs at any participating PGA of Canada Trade-In Network golf shop and apply the value of their trade-in towards the purchase of new golf equipment.



Calgary Golf Pro Dives Into Water Hazard To Save Man

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:21 Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:48

Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club Head Professional Josh Gardner was teaching a lesson this past Saturday afternoon when he heard a minivan coming down a hill behind him.
What happened next is being hailed by many as heroic, but Gardner felt he was just doing the right thing.
“I heard a bang and then I saw it go airborne, through the air, right into the middle of the pond,” he said. Gardner told his students to call 911 and yelled at the driver of the vehicle.
“He wasn’t responding so I just made the choice to go into the water,” he said.



Life In The Trap - Golf Comic Strip

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 22:39 Thursday, 03 July 2014 22:24


Recently we re-introduced the golf comic strip 'Life in the Trap' by artist Rick Newell. 
You can follow the ongoing exploits of his golf junkie characters by visiting here regularly.
Newell has dedicated his efforts in producing 'Life In The Trap' strips for the purpose of helping young men in need to further their education.
We present here a sampling of his work and hope it will make you smile, especially when you recognize some of the situations all of us golf 'nuts' find ourselves experiencing in pursuit of the great game of golf.
Here are three of Newell's latest creations for your enjoyment. And be sure to visit his site at



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