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SFU’s Jade Richardson Wins $2,500 NWGMA Scholarship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:27 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:11

by Alfie Lau
 

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Fifth-year SFU senior Jade Richardson became the first Canadian to win the prestigious Northwest Golf Media Association’s Scholarship.
 
On Tuesday, Richardson was in Tacoma to accept her $2,500 cheque and play her first ever round of golf at Chambers Bay, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open next June.
 
“This is the largest cheque I’ve ever held in my hand," said Richardson as she accepted the super-sized cardboard cheque from NWGMA President Tom Cade.
 
The double meaning was not lost on the appreciative crowd, who all remember what it was like to be a struggling university student.

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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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