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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



From the Fringe: Obama Hosts Presidents Cup Golfers at White House

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:37 Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:32


Canadian Press

WASHINGTON (Darlene Superville/AP) — President Barack Obama and his most famous golf partner, Tiger Woods, got together again, but at the White House instead of on the course.

Obama honored a team of American golfers who last year defeated an international team to win their fifth straight Presidents Cup, a victory that was clinched by Woods.



From the Fringe: Professional Tour Event Makes History by Allowing Players to Compete Using Mobile Live Scoring App

Last Updated on Friday, 20 June 2014 02:21 Friday, 20 June 2014 02:09


HELSINKI, Finland — Golf GameBook, the free smartphone app featuring a golf community, live scoring, tournament manager and social chat, has created a piece of history by becoming what is believed to be the first mobile live scoring app to be used by players competing in a professional golf tournament in Finland.

Competitors taking part in the Audi Finnish Tour event at Peuramma Golf, June 12-14, 2014, were each given a smartphone pre-loaded with Golf GameBook’s mobile live scoring app, the first time professional golfers have used a handheld device to post scores in full tournament play.



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