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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:14 Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:09
RICHMOND, British Columbia (Alfie Lau/iG) — All throughout the province, for most of September and October, women golfers have been getting together with certified PGA of Canada or LPGA coaches in Women With Drive, Get In The Game workshops funded by British Columbia Golf and the Golf Canada Foundation Women’s Fund.
“We’ve organized clinics all throughout the province which will enhance opportunities for women to gain interest and develop their golf skills so that we can continue to grow women’s golf,” said Debbie Pyne, the managing director for player development for British Columbia Golf. “We’ve had clinics all throughout the province and they have been well attended.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:55 Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:52
In July of 2015, when the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada played the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel at the Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) worked with City of Thunder Bay – Tourism to conduct an economic impact study on the event. The Sports Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM) found that the combined spending of visitors and event organizers in producing the event reached more than $1.8 million in initial expenditures, which supported an estimated $4 million of economic activity in Ontario and $2.8 million in Thunder Bay alone.
The event supported 25 jobs in the province paying $767,000 in wages and salaries, and total federal, provincial and municipal taxes supported by the event reached $728,000. In total the net economic activity (GDP) was $2.0 million in the province, of which $1.2 million was in Thunder Bay.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:52 Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:47
NEWTON SQUARE, Pennsylvania (PGA TOUR Charities) — The 23rd annual Jay Sigel Golf Invitational at Aronimink Golf Club brought together area golfers to raise funds for prostate cancer research and programs at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
In celebration of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, this annual charity event welcomed three-time PGA TOUR winner and recent prostate cancer survivor Gary Hallberg as its special guest. Over its history, The Sigel Invitational has raised more than $3 million for cancer research at Penn Medicine.
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015 12:41 Saturday, 03 October 2015 12:40
Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:37 Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:31
ORLANDO, Florida — NBC Sports Group will dedicate nearly 60 hours of live news, analysis and tournament coverage surrounding the 2015 Presidents Cup, Oct. 5-11, including more than 25 hours of live tournament coverage on Golf Channel kicking off each night in primetime. The biennial international match play event – which will take place at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea – will showcase the top players from the United States against the top international players outside of Europe.
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