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By The Numbers: Alcohol Consumption on the Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:46 Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:10

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Golf and alcohol have a long standing connection which goes back to virtually the first time a Scotsman whacked a wee stone with a crooked a stick into a hole on a sheep pasture and celebrated with a nip or three of the golden nectar.

The accepted reason for why a golf course has 18 holes?

Well, it seems During a discussion among the membership board at St. Andrews Golf Club in 1858, one of the members pointed out that it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch.

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Canucks Sports & Entertainment Announce Promotional Partnership With Nationwide Tour Golfer, Adam Hadwin

Last Updated on Monday, 21 May 2012 22:53 Monday, 21 May 2012 22:29

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Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to announce that they have entered into a promotional partnership with Nationwide Tour golfer and British Columbia-native Adam Hadwin.

As part of the new partnership, Hadwin will support Canucks Sports & Entertainment’s charitable initiatives by participating in signature Canucks for Kids Fund events where his schedule permits.
 
Hadwin will display the Vancouver Canucks primary logo on his apparel while on tour and in other sanctioned PGA events.

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Golf Town To Buy U.S. Golfsmith Chain For $97 Million

Last Updated on Monday, 14 May 2012 22:26 Monday, 14 May 2012 18:37

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TORONTO - Canadian specialty retailer Golf Town is expanding south of the border by acquiring Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:GOLF), a similar U.S.-based chain, in a deal valued at almost US$100 million.

Golf Town will pay US$6.10 per share in cash, or about US$96.8 million, to acquire the 85-location golf equipment and clothing retailer.

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Quagmire Golf - Fit For More Than The Fairway

Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2012 09:42 Friday, 27 April 2012 08:22

 by Lisa Vlooswyk

 

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Quagmire Golf is one of the most fashion forward golf apparel lines in the industry and it is a Canadian Company through and through.
 
Co-Created in 2005 by 'Canuck' buddies Geoff Tait and Bobby Pasternak, the brand had humble beginnings.  
 
Tait having an affinity for golf took the Professional Golf Management program at Humber College.
 
Upon graduation he moved to Australia to study business. It was down under that Tait made his first foray into the textiles industry making and selling pants on Bondi Beach.  
 
Tait will tell you he is neither shy of a party nor adventure.

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Association Spearheads Move To Address Industry Challenges

Last Updated on Monday, 02 April 2012 10:48 Monday, 02 April 2012 09:48

By Jeff Sutherland

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On March 27 the newly renamed Allied Golf Associations of British Columbia (AGA) hosted a one-day symposium to examine the problems facing the golf industry and find solutions.

 

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