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From The Fringe: Canadian Rockies Courses Launch Social Media Contest

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 23:38 Saturday, 27 July 2013 23:28


Group Ranked Among ‘Most Beautiful’ Courses

CANMORE, Alberta -- Canadian Rockies Golf, the collection of elite mountain golf courses in Western Alberta, has launched a social media photo contest for guests who visit the destination this year.

Through August 24, golfers who visit any of the Canadian Rockies Golf course partners and post a photo of their round to either the Facebook or Twitter page feed using the hashtag #CanRockiesGolf, will be entered to win five rounds of golf for two people that can be used through the rest of the season.



FTF Video: A Par For The Ages At Pacific Coast Amateur

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 12:14 Saturday, 27 July 2013 11:36


Eat your heart out Barry MacDonald.

The Team 1040 afternoon radio host and longtime 'Dean' of Television's now defunct Sport Page has been tormented rather continuously on air for hitting a shot onto the clubhouse roof while playing the 18th hole at the spectacular Capilano Golf & Country Club in West Vancouver, B.C. during a round he played a while back with the LPGA's chief of communications Kraig Kann.

Well, now there's footage of a highly ranked amateur demonstating how to get out of a similar situation with your reputation somewhat intact.



FTF Video: PGA TOUR Canada Players Win 'The Miracle On Grass'

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:30 Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:18


During the week of The Players Cup, a rag-rag team of PGA TOUR Canada players took on NHL stars Jonathan Toews, Zach Bogosian, Shane Hindy and Dale Hawerchuk in a game of ball hockey.



From The Fringe: Hands That Hold The Open Trophy Every Year

Last Updated on Monday, 22 July 2013 00:49 Monday, 22 July 2013 00:41


Jim Litke (AP)

GULLANE, Scotland -- Garry Harvey may have the most famous hands in golf.

Anyone who's watched the closing moments of the British Open has seen them, the calluses on the right index finger and thumb telltale signs that he's played his share of golf. But there's another reason. Like his father before him, Harvey is the man who engraves the name of the winner on the base of the claret jug.

Asking the 58-year-old, soft-spoken Scotsman to pick a favorite out of the field elicits little more than a wry smile.



FTF Video: Rickie Fowler Colour Blind ESPN Ad

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 12:12 Monday, 15 July 2013 10:04


Ohhhh...okay, that explains it. 

The PGA TOUR's  popular young star Rickie Fowler is probably as well known for his colourful orange creamsicle outfit as his prowess on the golf course. 

But just where did the idea come from for him to dress in those colours, anyway? 

Seems there's something about Rickie that we weren't aware of before. 



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