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Calgary's Shaw Charity Classic Earns Champions Tour President’s Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:03 Monday, 24 November 2014 22:11

Shaw Charity ClassicPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Champions Tour) – The Champions Tour announced the best tournaments of the 2014 Champions Tour season.

Four specific categories are recognized – the President's Award, the Players Award, the Tournament Business Affairs Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award.



Yip, Heffernan And Renfrew Advance To Final Qualifying

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 13:59 Saturday, 22 November 2014 13:07

by Dave Kaplan (@davykap)/Golf Canada


Murrieta, Cal. — Canada’s Ryan Yip, Wes Heffernan and Cory Renfrew all advanced to the final stage of Tour qualifying with strong final rounds at Bear Creek Golf Club on Friday.
Calgary’s Yip made six birdies en route to carding a 4-under 68 and finishing in solo third at 5-under 283.
Heffernan, the 2000 Alberta Amateur Champion, finished two shots back of Yip in fifth at 3-under 285 (71-72-71-71). He carded a final round 1-under 71.
Renfrew, of Victoria, B.C., began the day on the cusp of advancing, but climbed nine spots as a result of his final round 3-under 69.  
Renfrew went out on the front nine with a 2-over 38 including a double bogey on 3, but made five birdies on the back nine.



Links Golf - Better Than Chocolate...

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 15:33 Monday, 03 November 2014 14:31

Over the course of the last few years a dedicated and very talented group of women have represented Canada in a way we can all be proud of both with their excellent play and the manner in which they have carried themselves while wearing the Maple Leaf abroad. A fairly regular member of this most worthy contingent has also taken the time to share some of their experiences as they competed in the Irish and British Senior Women's Championships. They may have taken in the odd historic site as well as partaken of a pint or two along the way -  they are, after all, Canadian. - ed.
by Karen Pultz


My name is Karen Pultz. I am a member of Peace Portal Golf Club in Surrey, B.C. 
Over the last 7 years my competitive golf travels have taken me to the UK for 5 British Senior Amateurs and 4 Irish Senior Amateurs.
Canada has proudly had as many as 34 participants in a single event (2013 Irish Senior at Castlerock GC).
I have placed from 4th to missed cuts and some in between, all cherished golfing experiences. Please enjoy my recent British Senior golf memory.



Comfort And Price Point Keys To New Wearable GPS Units

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 00:00 Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:10

by Gord Montgomery (iG)


For the past number of years the given in golf has been simple: Bigger is better. You know, bigger clubheads, bigger sweet spots, bigger golf courses and along with all that, bigger costs.
Now though, an entrepreneur in Calgary, Derek Rucki and his two partners are suggesting that smaller is smarter, particularly in the world of playing aids that one wears on the course.



Mickelson National Will Fill A Niche In Calgary Area

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 12:12 Monday, 13 October 2014 10:52

by Gord Montgomery


The Mickelson National Golf Club, now under construction near Calgary, will be a one-of-a-kind facility in that area, and perhaps even in all of Alberta, says the man in charge of the operation, Barry Ehlert.
In a phone interview, Ehlert, who heads up the Windmill Golf Group, said the idea of a high-end golf course in that part of the province is what is missing from the sport’s landscape at present.



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