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From the Fringe: A Trip of a Lifetime to the Home of Golf

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 23:12 Monday, 23 February 2015 23:00

altJustine Decock/Golf Canada

It’s true what they say about St. Andrews, Scotland — it really is the Home of Golf. The feeling of walking through town, past the clubhouse and over Swilcan Bridge is like none other. The Home of Golf truly lives up to the hype. I was fortunate enough to experience these things first hand by attending the R&A Tournament Administrators and Referees School (TARS) with our Vice-President, Roland Deveau. We had the chance to represent Golf Canada and to see the mecca of golf in-person.



Love Named 2015 Player Advisory Council Chairman

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:43 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:15

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The PGA TOUR announced that Davis Love III has been elected Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) by the TOUR's membership for the 2015 calendar year. Voting ended on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

The 16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Tim Finchem on issues affecting the TOUR.



From the Fringe: Adam Scott Announces Birth of First Child

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 04:47 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 04:41

Adam ScottCanadian Press

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott is now a father.

Scott said his wife gave birth to a girl they named Bo Vera Scott. She was born Sunday in Australia.



McGinley’s Golf Clubs, Ryder Cup Items, Stolen from Car

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:32 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:25

altCanadian Press

SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley had his golf clubs and some Ryder Cup mementos stolen in a smash-and-grab not long after arriving for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that McGinley went from the airport to Ocean Beach to get some fresh air and have lunch. When he returned to his SUV outside the restaurant, he was startled to see the back window shattered.



PGA TOUR and Bedrocket Announce Skratch TV

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:16 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 19:11

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR and Bedrocket announced a joint venture to launch golf’s first internet video network, Skratch TV. A digital platform for a golf-hungry community of creators, celebrities, pro athletes, and fans, Skratch TV will deliver custom content in a voice honed for the age of social networks. Skratch will feature daily golf video comprised of original and curated programming, PGA TOUR highlights, and special production from events. Overseen by the same management team that created and operates Network A, the leading action sports network, and built and launched the premier YouTube soccer destination, KickTV, for Major League Soccer, Skratch will operate out of Bedrocket’s New York offices.



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