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Video: NAGA Talks Tax Fairness For Golf At Parliament Hill

Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 13:11 Monday, 05 December 2016 13:01

altOTTAWA – The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) paid a visit to Parliament Hill recently conducting their National Golf Day and meeting with Parliamentarians to discuss the business of golf in Canada.
 
“Golf is one of Canada’s most beloved sports with more people playing the game than any other sport,” said Scott Simmons, NAGA Chair and Golf Canada CEO. “There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,400 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry contributes more than $14 billion to the GDP per year.”
 
While golf continues to be a favourite pastime for Canadians, it’s important to note that the small businesses involved in the golf industry have felt the impact of the weak economy over the past several years. Both participation rates and employment have significantly decreased.
 
The outdated federal tax legislation ‎that places all golf businesses at an unfair competitive disadvantage can no longer be sustained.

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AUR Is All About The Science Of Looking Good

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 11:04 Monday, 13 July 2015 10:50

by Jim Claggett
 

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When it comes to clothes many of us do our level best to make a fashion statement about who we are and sometimes what we do.
 
In the world of golf back in the 70’s that statement may have been along the lines of “I’m fashion blind.”
 
The gaudier the better it seemed and oh my, did it get gaudy! As things progressed some fashion-wise people decided to step in, a sort of a clothing intervention, if you will, to prevent the garment version of the Titanic from hitting the iceberg.
 
AUR is one of those companies who saw the future when it came to golf shirts. The group, based out of Quebec, has been around the apparel market in one form or another for almost a half century.

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Mackenzie Investments Becomes Umbrella Sponsor Of PGA TOUR Canada

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015 13:59 Saturday, 30 May 2015 13:44

via press release

 

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., and TORONTO (May 27, 2015) – The PGA TOUR and Mackenzie Investments announced today a six-year agreement making the investment management firm the umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada.
 
The Tour is being renamed the Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada, effective immediately with this week’s season-opening event in Vancouver.

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GolfTEC’s Proven Path And Proven Results

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:18 Sunday, 14 December 2014 20:34

by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

 

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Coquitlam native Bob McDonald has a plan to be ready for the beginning of his spring golf league at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
 
He’s signed up for a 10-lesson golf improvement plan at GolfTEC’s Vancouver location and working with his head teaching professional Norman Baufeld, McDonald has set up reasonable and achievable goals.
 
“I’m slicing the ball too much and I’m losing too much distance,” said the young-at-heart golfer who’s turning 80 very soon.
 
“I play about 20 to 25 rounds a year and I’m part of the senior’s men’s club at Burnaby Mountain and I want to continue to get better.”

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Fletcher Sport Brands Announces Corporate Name Change to Sunice

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:02 Monday, 24 November 2014 23:56

SuniceMONTREAL, Canada — Fletcher Sport Brands has announced that it will now operate around the world under the iconic name Sunice, effective immediately. The goal of the name change is to align its corporate and product identity to better focus on a singular brand platform.

“This change gives us a platform to continue the commitment around driving the Sunice brand,” said Conrad Tappert, President of Sunice. “Combining a heritage dating back to 1976 with the current momentum that the brand is enjoying in the marketplace, it is the right time to make this change.”

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