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Golf Fore the Cure – Making a Difference One Round at a Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:42 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:36

Golf Fore the CureCanadian Cancer Society

“Initially, we simply wanted to get more women involved in golf. We knew that there was about a 3:1 participation difference in men and women playing the game, and we felt the need to create a platform specifically for women that would be appealing and motivate more of them to play. So out of that, Golf Fore the Cure was born.” – Jeff Thompson, Chief Sport Officer, Golf Canada

That was 12 years ago. In 2006, Golf Canada partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to support the Society’s fight against breast cancer. Since then, Golf Fore the Cure has become Golf Canada’s signature charity event, raising over $4 million for the Society’s breast cancer research and support programs. From east to west and as far north as the Northwest Territories, thousands of female golfers have been making a huge difference in the lives of Canadians affected by breast cancer, one round at a time.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Golf Canada’s partnership with the Society and, as in previous years, the company expects to see more women participating in the program.

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Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS to Feature Special Events on Tuesday, June 9

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:13 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:08

Belmont Country ClubBELMONT, Massachusetts — During the week of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in early June, fans are invited to two special events on Tuesday that will feature Boston sports stars, Champions Tour players and an inspiring message from Dennis Walters. On June 9 at 2 p.m., fans are invited to the City of Champions Challenge, where former players from the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics will team up with a member of the local media and a Champions Tour player for a competition at the practice area at Belmont Country Club. Fans will then have the chance to see The Dennis Walters Golf Show at 3 p.m. at the driving range.

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CBS Sports Special: What Home Means for Players

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 07:05 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:57

PGA TOUR 2015: Coming HomePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — Home is where the heart is, and that certainly is the case when a career requires the extensive travel of a PGA TOUR member.

PGA TOUR 2015: Coming Home presented by Visionworks, a one-hour special airing Sunday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS, examines the prevalence and importance of home for TOUR members who spend a significant part of the year on the road. From spending time at home with family, to following a PGA TOUR star’s return to the small town and the people who were such a big part of his life while growing up, PGA TOUR 2015: Coming Home presented by Visionworks will delve into the various definitions of ‘home.’

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Web.com Tour Chaplain Teams with Players to Support Fellowship of Christian Athletes Summer Camp

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:57 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:50

BMW Charity Pro-AmIn his nine years representing Web.com Tour players, wives and caddies in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes golf ministry, Jose Alvarez had been around plenty of Web.com Tour events – but never with the chance to tee it up alongside the pros in a competitive setting.

That changed at the 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation in Greenville, South Carolina, when Alvarez teamed up with Web.com Tour veteran and FCA member Jeff Gove, in a foursome that also included fellow FCA member Jason Allred.

Alvarez, who resides in Greenville, immensely enjoyed his three days of competition – he even strung together three consecutive birdies at Green Valley Country Club – but he played with a greater purpose.

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AT&T Byron Nelson Teams with Callaway Golf, Birdies for the Brave to Honor Pair of Wounded Veterans

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:49 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 06:41

Birdies for the BraveIRVING, Texas (PGA TOUR Charities) — The AT&T Byron Nelson helped two combat-wounded veterans emulate what it’s like to be a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR when it provided the two with the unique opportunity to be fit with their own set of custom golf clubs thanks to the generosity of Callaway Golf. Part of Birdies for the Brave’s Callaway Warrior Club Fitting Program, the fitting took place on Monday of tournament week on the practice facility at TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas in Irving, TX, adjacent to the Callaway equipment truck, where TOUR players are fitted with clubs on-site at tournaments nationwide.

In addition to the fitting, the heroes had an opportunity to get some tips from TOUR players including Danny Lee, Sang-Moon Bae, Andres Gonzalez, John Rollins and Kelly Kraft, as well as learn how the Callaway staff works with each player to customize their clubs.

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