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PGA Winter Championships Kick Off 62nd Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 07:03 Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:55

altPORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (Craig Dolch/PGA of America) — The PGA Winter Championships begin their 62nd season with the PGA Quarter Century Championship being held January 6-7, 2016, at PGA Golf Club.

The 36-hole event is held for those who have been members of the PGA of America for at least 25 years. Last year’s champions were Lonnie Nielsen (64 and under) and Bob Dickson (65 and older).

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Canadian Junior Golf Association Announces 2016 Schedule

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 January 2016 18:52 Sunday, 03 January 2016 18:47

altRestructured Age Divisions, Increased Event Opportunities & PGA TOUR Player Partnership Headline 2016 Season

RICHMOND HILL, Ontario — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 national tournament schedule. Heading into the association's 24th year of operation, the CJGA will provide unmatched opportunities for junior golfers aged 5-19 right across Canada with 107 domestic events on the national schedule.

The CJGA Junior Tour (boys & girls aged 11-19) will have 58 events across Canada to participate in while the CJGA Linkster Tour (boys & girls aged 5-14) will have 47 events in five different provinces. Complimentary golf clinics will once again take place at each CJGA stop as part of the Freedom 55 Financial Clinics for Kids program, supported by the CJGA's National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial.

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Donaldson Wins Thailand Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 14 December 2015 09:35 Monday, 14 December 2015 09:19

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courtesy Golf Canada/Golf Wire
 
CHONBURI, Thailand – Jamie Donaldson won his first title of the year after beating Clement Sordet of France and defending champion Lee Westwood by three strokes in the final round of the Thailand Championship at the Amata Country Club on Sunday.
 
The No. 68-ranked Donaldson rallied from two shots behind at the start of the day to shoot a final-round 65 that featured nine birdies and two bogeys for an overall 21-under-par 267 to win the title.
 
The victory gives the Welshman one of four berths into next year’s British Open.

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Holman Wins Australian PGA Championship In 3-Way Playoff

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 00:10 Wednesday, 09 December 2015 00:06

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GOLD COAST, Australia – Australian Nathan Holman parred the first hole of a three-way playoff with American Harold Varner III and South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli to win the Australian PGA championship on Sunday.
 
Holman, who shot a final-round 1-over 73, and Frittelli and Varner, who each had 75s, finished with even-par totals of 288 on a tough, wind-swept Royal Pines resort course.

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North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong Earns 2016 Web.com Tour Membership

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015 22:11 Sunday, 06 December 2015 21:49

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DONGGUAN, China (December 6)—Vancouver’s Eugene Wong finished fifth on the 2015 Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series’ Order of Merit, a position that earned him  membership on the 2016 Web.com Tour. 
 
Wong's fellow British Columbian, Justin Shin from Maple Ride, slipped to 6th spot on the OOM, narrowly missing his ticket to the next level.
 
Besides Wong other players moving to the Web.com Tour are Australia’s Bryden Macpherson, New Zealand’s Josh Geary and China’s Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou.
 
The players received their membership cards during a ceremony following the final event of the season, the Capital Airlines – HNA Real Estate Championship.

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