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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.



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.



From the Fringe: Celebrity Golf Fan Arrested After Touching Justin Timberlake

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:28 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:22

Keith WeglinCanadian Press

RENO, Nevada (Scott Sonner/AP) — A California man was arrested for disorderly conduct after Justin Timberlake said he got too physical with him last weekend during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, sheriff’s officials said.

Keith Weglin, 29, of Sacramento, California, was booked into the county jail for the misdemeanor Saturday afternoon, posted $640 bail and was released late that night, Douglas County Undersheriff Paul Howell said.



Golf Journalists Announce Winners 8th Annual Writing & Photography Awards

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:40 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:31

altHAMILTON, Ontario (Adam Stanely/Golf Journalists Association of Canada) — From the most pressing issues in Canadian golf news, to thought-provoking profiles and jealously-inducing travel logs, the best in Canadian golf writing and photography was showcased Monday at Beverley Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario as the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) held its annual general meeting and awards banquet.

First, second and third prizes were handed out in the following categories: Feature, Profile, Editorial/Column/Blog and Travel. Three prizes for Photography were also awarded.



FTF Video: Brooke Henderson Demonstrates One of Many Life Skills Lessons

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 17:37 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 17:31

Brooke HendersonIn 2015, Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada partnered with the University of Ottawa to develop a Life Skills model for junior programming, designed to place added focus on core values learned through golf, and their relevance to social and peer-to-peer environments.



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