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Gleneagles Named As Official Supporter of Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:55 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:43

Gleneagles PGA Centenary CourseGleneagles, the world-renowned luxury hotel, has been unveiled as an Official Supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – an exciting new multi-sport event that will see Gleneagles make golfing history as host of the first ever European Golf Team Championships.

To be staged every four years, the European Championships will combine the existing European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon. The first edition will be held in 2018 in a unique sporting partnership between Host Cities Glasgow and Berlin.

The European Golf Team Championships is the only new event being staged as part of Glasgow 2018 and will take place at the famous Jack Nicklaus-designed Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course – the same venue that hosted Europe’s memorable victory over the USA in the 2014 Ryder Cup.

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Canada Games Team BC Selection Camp At Mayfair Lakes

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2017 22:41 Sunday, 19 February 2017 22:33

Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country ClubThe 2017 Canada Summer Games will be hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on August 9-12, 2017, for the sport of golf.

The 2nd of 3 Canada Games BC Team Selection Camps is coming up March 4-5, 2017, at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club.

The games was established in 1967 as part of Canada’s Centennial Celebrations promoting unity through sport as it provides an opportunity for amatuer athletes progressing to national and international level competitions.

The Games is Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes. Athletes from the 13 Provinces and Territories across the Nation compete for the Canada Games Flag and Centennial Cup.

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Fred Couples Wins Chubb Classic For 12th Senior Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 February 2017 21:36 Sunday, 19 February 2017 21:28

Fred CouplesCanadian Press

NAPLES, Florida (AP) — Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles.

The 57-year-old Couples shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to finish at 16-under 200 on the Talon Course, three strokes ahead of second-round leader Jimenez.

“It’s never easy to win a golf tournament,” Couples said. “This is a good course. You have to hit a lot of good shots.”

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Rumford Wins World Super 6 Title, Regains European Tour Card; Connelly Falls In Round 2

Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 15:21 Sunday, 19 February 2017 21:13

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PERTH, Australia (AP) — Brett Rumford beat Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand 2 and 1 in the final round of match play to claim the first World Super 6 tournament title near where he grew up in West Australia.

Rumford led by five strokes at 17-under 199 after 54 holes of stroke play in the experimental golf tournament at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Western Australia, which is being sanctioned by the European, Asian and Australasian tours.

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Innovative Or Too Confusing? Golf’s World Super 6 Set To Go

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:56 Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:39

World Super 6Canadian Press

New and innovative or too confusing? Either way, the World Super 6 which begins with stroke play Thursday at Lake Karrinyup near Perth, Western Australia, and concludes with a 24-man match-play and knockout round on Sunday, is definitely outside the box of a conventional golf tournament.

It also includes nearest-to-the-pins to determine match-play winners, and a countback tiebreaker to determine who gets first-round byes on the Sunday. That’s a system more often used in club competitions to determine who wins the monthly championship or gets a ball in the rundown.

Sanctioned by the European, Asian and PGA of Australia tours, the tournament hasn’t attracted a strong field, particularly from Europe. The low prize money — 1.75 million Australian dollars ($1.34 million), with A$291,660 ($224,000) to the winner — likely hasn’t helped.

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