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Women with Drive Clinics Get Female Golfers Into the Game

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:14 Wednesday, 07 October 2015 21:09

Women With Drive WorkshopRICHMOND, 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.”



Performance Camp Hits Atlantic Canada

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 21:46 Tuesday, 08 September 2015 21:41

Performance Camp in Nova ScotiaWALLACE, Nova Scotia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The first of two Golf Canada Performance Camps this year was conducted on September 6–7 at the Fox Harb’r Resort in Wallace, N.S., as part of an initiative to support the growth and development of Canada’s next generation of junior golfers.

The Performance Camps, now in their fourth year, are conducted by Golf Canada in conjunction with the provincial associations to address the talent of budding athletes across the country—in this case, Atlantic Canada. Team Canada’s Lead Development Squad Coach, Robert Ratcliffe, has been at the helm of the project since the first camp was conducted in 2012.



The Els Center of Excellence Opens Its Doors to Students

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:54 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:51

Els Center for ExcellenceJUPITER, Florida — The Els for Autism Foundation, founded by PGA TOUR player Ernie Els, announced the official opening of the first two components of The Els Center of Excellence - The Lower School and The Els Center of Excellence Auditorium Building, which have been delivered on schedule.

The Center, being built in Jupiter, Fla., is set to be a game-changing resource in the field of autism; a disorder that now affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S., and has been created to serve the local, national and international autism communities.



Lisa Longball Tip - Four 'Non-negotiable' Steps To Proper Set-up

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 11:16 Friday, 31 July 2015 10:17


by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk

Using the simple elements of aim, grip, posture and ball position you too can actually have a pretty good idea of where your golf ball should go when you set up to send it flying. Here is Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk's straightforward explanation of how to make that happen. - ed.
Your pre-shot routine should include these 4 aspects of the setup to improve ball striking.



GolfTEC Launches ‘June is for Juniors’ Instruction Program

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:20 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:02

GolfTEC Junior ProgramCENTENNIAL, Colorado — GolfTEC announces the “June is for Juniors” program, designed to help younger players improve performance and have more fun on the course by offering special pricing on all Game Plans and Lesson Packs throughout the month.

Golfers 18 and younger are eligible to receive 30% off the aforementioned services, which boast a 96 percent success rate. GolfTEC lessons are taught one-on-one by Certified Personal Coaches in private, indoor training bays that utilize proprietary teaching technology.

Junior players of all skills are welcome and the trained staff will help each meet their specific goals. Whether golfers are just getting started, hoping to make the team or become the next sensation, with GolfTEC they’ll have a personal coach, private lessons and access to the latest technology.



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