• PGA TOUR - Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week of January 28, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World For The Week JAN 31 - FEB 3

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • The USGA And The R&A Release 2018 Driving Distance Report

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland – The USGA and The R&A have released the 2018 Annual Driving Distance Report, containing driving-distance data from seven men’s and women’s professional golf tours around the world. This is the fourth annual distance report issued by the game’s governing bodies, completed in an effort to monitor current trends in driving distance.

    The 2018 data show that driving distances on these seven tours increased by an average of 1.7 yards, beyond the previous year’s gain of more than 3 yards.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World Last Week

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • New Rules Will Simplify Game's Penalty Implementation

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    "Even though a new set of guidelines have now been put into play for the game of golf, the rulebook still doesn’t address one major component found in every weekend warrior’s game — the mullligan or breakfast ball.

    Despite that oversight, the new rules, the first in over six decades, will make the game’s regulations a bit easier for one and all to comprehend and abide by. At least that’s the word coming from Adam Helmer, the Director of Rules and Competitions for Golf Canada.

  • 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.