• Canada's Thibault To Play Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur

    Brigitte Thibault

    By GOLF CANADA

    The field for the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship is taking shape as the tournament announced the first 66 players who accepted invitations into the 72-player field for the April 3-6 event.

  • 9 Rule Changes That Most Impact The Recreational Golfer

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    As you have heard, a historic reworking of the Rules of Golf came into effect on Jan. 1.

    To gain a better understanding of how it affects recreational golfers like me, I invited Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s director of Rules, competitions and amateur status, to play nine holes with me at my home club. While the round is fictional—it is minus 8 in Central Ontario and Midland G&CC is snow-covered as I write this—the new Rules are anything but.

  • BC's Hadwin Among GJAC 2018 Players Of The Year

    The Top Female And Male Professionals Of The Year As Voted By The Golf Journalists Association of Canada: Brooke Henderson And Adam Hadwin - Images Courtesy: Golf Canada/Adam Hadwin.com

    TORONTO – Brooke Henderson’s two LPGA Tour victories in 2018, including her historic win on home soil at the CP Women’s Open, earned her two additional honours to add to her rapidly-expanding resumé.

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) has announced Henderson, Adam Hadwin, Garrett Rank and Jaclyn Lee as its 2018 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Henderson’s victory at the national open, the first by a Canadian in 45 years, was also voted Canadian Golf Story of the Year by an overwhelming margin.

  • Golf Clinic Helps Visually Impaired See Past Disability

    By JORDAN SCHWARTZ, USGA

    Matt McCue was used to overcoming the odds. Diagnosed with leukemia at 5, he eventually lost his sight due to a stroke, but didn’t give up. Instead, he found Envision, a not-for-profit in Wichita, Kan., that supports the visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

    One of the programs Envision runs is a summer golf clinic that the USGA has helped fund three times since 2015 through its Alliance Grant Program. The clinic matches visually impaired golfers with mentors to learn the basics of the game.

    “Aside from the physical benefits of playing golf, it gives these people an outlet for socialization and engagement with others,” said Bonnie Cochran, director of support programs for Envision.

    The clinic began in 2011 as the brainchild of a child. Envision patient Andrew McLeod wanted to play golf like his dad, Brady, so he asked Cochran what she could do. The program director mentioned the idea to a volunteer named Manuela Nivia, who played at Kapaun Mount Carmel High School. Nivia asked her first coach if he’d teach the class.

    “I said yes, and I haven’t been sorry for it one day,” said senior instructor Len Hudson. “I got a little panicked on the way to the first session because I had never taught visually impaired people before, but then I realized it was the same as anyone else: grip, stance and swing.”

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  • Two British Columbians On 2019 Golf Canada Young Pro Squad

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit (R) Is One Of Two BC Players, Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald Is The Other, Joining The Likes Of Maddie Szeryk (L) On The 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 10 athletes—six female and four male—who have been selected to the 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2019 Women’s Young Pro Squad is Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.) , Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec City), Maddie Szeryk (London, Ont.) Augusta James (Bath, Ont.), Jennifer Ha (Calgary) and Jaclyn Lee (Calgary). Lee, 21, makes the transition from the Amateur Squad after turning professional in December.

    The Men’s Young Pro Squad will be represented by Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Hugo Bernard (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.), Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver).

  • The 2018 PGA of Canada National Award Winners

    By THE PGA OF CANADA

    The PGA of Canada is proud to announce its 2018 National Award winners and newest Hall of Fame inductee.

  • Dale Jackson - Revealing The Process Behind Creating The New Rules of Golf

     
    On January 1st 2019 The New Rules of Golf were released by the USGA/R&A Joint Rules Committee. Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to what the changes are, but we wanted to reveal the five year process that focused on the why and how.
     
    On this episode Golf Canada Board Member and Past Joint Rules Committee representative Dale Jackson pulls back the curtain to shed some light on the vision, strategy and decision-making process that was half a decade in the making.
  • Voices: Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum Talks With GNN's Ian Hutchinson On Introducing A New Strategic Plan

    Laurence Applebaum - Image Courtesy GNN

    Golf Canada's CEO Laurence Applebaum recently chatted with GolfNewsNow (GNN) owner, operator and Canadian golf writer Ian Hutchinson about Golf Canada's upcoming Annual General Meeting in Montreal, the welcoming of a new President, some new initiatives and the unveiling of a new Strategic Plan.

    To listen to this inteview please click HERE.

  • Video: New 2019 Rules Of Golf Explained

    Some of the new Rules of Golf appear to have confused people.

    This may help, a video highlighting the main changes with the new 2019 Rules of Golf.

     

     

     

  • Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan Among Four New Canadians To Join Team RBC Golf Brand

    Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan Is Joining Fellow British Columbian Adam Hadwin On Team RBC As A Brand Ambassador - File Photo

    RBC has welcomed its newest Team RBC golf brand ambassadors: Corey Conners, Brittany Marchand, Ben Silverman and Roger Sloan. These four Canadians join an elite roster of players, including Canadians Adam Hadwin, Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp.

    Ahead of a historic golf season marked by the most Canadians ever on the PGA TOUR, RBC continues to grow its commitment to the game on home soil by evolving its brand ambassador program. Now, all Canadian players that have reached the pinnacle of performance and secured status on the LPGA and PGA TOURS are eligible to join the Team RBC Canadian program – currently 10 members strong.

  • BC's Hadwin Aiming For Presidents Cup Spot, Return To Major Championships

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Has His Eyes On A Presidents Cup Spot This Year, Among Other Goals For The New PGA TOUR Season - Image Courtesy www.adamhadwin.com

    By Adam Stanley/Courtesy Golf Canada

    With the Presidents Cup in his sights and high hopes to return to major championship fields, Adam Hadwin knows a strong start to 2019 is essential.

    The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer was in the field at the Sony Open in Hawaii (where he finished T57) – the first full-field event of the 2019 portion of the PGA TOUR season – alongside fellow Canadians Mackenzie Hughes, Ben Silverman, Roger Sloan, Adam Svensson, Nick Taylor, and Corey Conners, (who qualified for the event late on Monday and parlayed that into a T3 finish after back-to-back weekend 64's).

    Hadwin, who notched two top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR and represented Canada at the World Cup of Golf with Taylor (they tied for fourth) during the fall of 2018, said he’s excited to get back into the heat of competition again.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules Are Now In Effect

    Golf’s new Rules have been published by the The R&A and USGA in partnership with Golf Canada with the effective date of Jan. 1, 2019.

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the game.

  • 2018 Canadian Golf Review

    Canada's Own Brooke Henderson Won Her National Open With Sister Brittany On The Bag At Regina’s Wascana Country Club - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Written by John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    What a year it was for Canadian golf.

    Our pros won literally around the world and on just about every tour imaginable. Our amateurs of all ages made Canada proud at home and abroad. And, off the course, there were significant moments that are well worth memorializing as 2019 looms on the horizon.

  • RBC Canadian Open Earns PGA TOUR’s 'Best Of' Award

    “The Rink” Fan Experience At The 2018 RBC Canadian Open Held At Glen Abbey Golf Club Was Named “Best in Class Element” in 2018 By The PGA TOUR - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – The RBC Canadian Open was recently honoured at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings thanks to the success of its fan experience “The Rink”, earning a TOUR award for “Best in Class Element.”

    “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate the RBC Canadian Open for this special recognition,” said PGA TOUR Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer Andy Pazder. “The tournament committee should be extremely proud of its hard work and innovation in making the tournament the best among its peers on TOUR.”

  • Golf Fore The Cure Raises Over $425k For Breast Cancer Research In 2018

    Over 140 Women Celebrated This Year’s Success At The 15th Annual Golf Fore The Cure National Event At Thornhill Golf Club In Thornhill, Ont. - Image Courtesy Golf For The Cure Facebook

    Via Golf Canada

    The season of giving has another reason to be cheerful. Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru raised over $425k for breast cancer research in 2018 thanks to the efforts over 13,000 participants at 175 events across the country, including two interior locales in BC who were among the top 20 fundraisers, Fernie GC and Chinook Cove Golf & RV in Barrière.

    Since the program’s inception in 2003, upwards of 120,000 women have raised over $6.7 million to date with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • LPGA Tour Announces 2019 Schedule And Increased Purses

    Written by LPGA Communications/Courtesy Golf Canada

    In a year that saw 10 Rolex First-Time Winners added to the roster of LPGA victors, the 2018 LPGA Tour season produced 26 winners from 10 countries across 32 official tournaments. Powered by determination, athleticism and a drive for greatness, the 2019 season promises to continue the upward growth of the world’s best female golfers.

    The 2019 LPGA Tour schedule will include 33 official events, plus the biennial Solheim Cup, which pits the 12 best players from the United States against their European counterparts. The Tour will visit 15 states and 12 countries (including the United States), with a record $70.55 million in official prize money.

  • BC's Brian McDonald Rallies To Win PGA Head Professional Championship Of Canada

    Brian McDonald claimed his first national title at the PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada presented by Titleist & FootJoy Thursday as he closed with a 5-under-par 67 for a five-shot victory.

    The Director of Golf and General Manager at Fairview Mountain in Oliver, B.C., featured five birdies in his final round at The Gold Course at Wigwam Golf Club, coming from behind to raise a PGA of Canada national championship trophy for the first time in his career.

  • Technology’s Impact On Golf (And How It Can Help Your Game)

    By John Gordon (Courtesy Golf Canada)

    If asked the question “How has technology impacted your game?”, most golfers automatically think of their adjustable driver, game-improvement irons, a ball that promises both distance and accuracy, foul-weather gear and footwear that protect them from the elements and, perhaps, a distance-measuring device that takes the guesswork out of approach shots or an electric trolley that saves wear and tear on their bodies during a round.

    But we got some revealing and unexpected answers when we asked experts from various sectors of the Canadian golf industry what technology they thought was most impactful on golfers.

  • Nine Changes In The New Rules Of Golf You Absolutely Need To Know For 2019

    By RYAN HERRINGTON, Golf Digest

    As January 1, 2019, approaches, it’s time to consider what New Year’s resolutions you’ll be making to help your golf game in 2019.

    For those who haven’t come up with any, here’s a suggestion: Learn the Rules of Golf. (No, really learn them this time.)

    Perhaps you’ve tried, only to find that by February, the copy of the rules book you picked up is covered with as much dust as that Peloton you bought to get into shape.

    Yet here’s the thing: There’s no better time than now to give it another shot because a new, modernized version of the rules goes into effect on New Year’s Day.

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  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings Powered By RBC

    In this week's Golf Canada Top 10 rankings, Abbotsford's Nick Taylor picked up 13 spots in the OWGR thanks to his T9 in the Australian PGA Championship.

    Taylor remains at number 4 in the Men's Pro rankings in Canada, with fellow Abbotsford native Adam Hadwin continuing to be this country's top ranked male professional, a place he's held for nearly two years running, and sits at number 68 in the world.