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Doug Roxburgh Wins Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:07 Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:51

by Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

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West Vancouver, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh shot a 2-under par 69 Friday to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the 2014 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship.
 
Roxburgh, 62, finished at 7-under 277 (69-69-70-69), three-shots clear of runner-up Brady Exber (74-71-67-68—280) of Las Vegas.
 
Exber, 58, is the reigning (British) Seniors Amateur Champion. Steven Hudson of Birmingham, Ala. finished third at 1-over par 285 (71-71-76-67).

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Golding’s Girls Experience The Sweet Spot Of Life, One Swing At A Time

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 July 2014 19:57 Saturday, 05 July 2014 19:27

by Gayle Moss (www.golfgal-blog.com)

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Sixty years ago a priest in Southern Ontario gave a set of sawed-off hickory golf clubs to a tiny 5-year old girl who wanted to play golf.
 
Little did he know what an impact that gift would have on her life and that of thousands of young girls in some of the most poverty-stricken regions of Africa.
 
Little Ginny Golding fell in love with the game and went on to become the first female member of the PGA of British Columbia.
 
She is a pioneer for women’s golf in B.C. and the poster child for players who are committed to giving back through golf.

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The Vancouver Golf Club Selected Host Venue For 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:31 Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:14

by Dan Pino/ Golf Canada
 
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VANCOUVER, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Canadian Pacific (CP) and Golf Canada are pleased to announce The Vancouver Golf Club has been selected as the host venue for the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.
 
The 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open will be contested August 17-23, 2015 with a prize purse of $2.25 million USD.
 
In 2012, Lydia Ko, the two-time reigning Canadian Women’s Open champion, captured her first LPGA Tour victory at The Vancouver Golf Club.

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Instruction: Getting It Together

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:34 Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:09

by Rob Houlding

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Your search for more consistency ends here!
 
I am going to share with you a few of the mental and physical secrets I have used for many years to develop world-class competitive junior and adult players.

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Giving Back Through Golf – One Swing At A Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:55 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:44

Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)

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Did you know that golf raises more money for charity than all other sports combined?

For those of us who love the game, this doesn't come as a big surprise. But the act of giving isn't reserved for the wealthy or the professional associations that run major tournaments.

Many golfers give back without most of us ever hearing about it — golfers like Ginny Golding at the University Golf Club (UGC) in Vancouver.

Ginny Golding, recognized as the Best Golf Coach in BC in 2010 by Best of Vancouver Magazine is celebrating her 65th birthday by playing 65 holes of golf on June 23, 2014 at UGC.

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