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Tour Roundup: Canadian T3 At Champions Event, Connelly Gives New Format A Go Down Under

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2017-02-19 20:35
Rod Spittle started the week as an alternate, but when the Chubb Classic concluded in Naples, Fla., Spittle had tied for third at 11 under. Spittle wrapped up with a bogey-free, three-under 69 on Sunday at the PGA Tour Champions event. Click here for the leaderboard. European Tour The European Tour introduced a new format […]
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Leblanc Gets A Career-Best LPGA Finish Down Under

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2017-02-19 11:40
Maude-Aimee Leblanc closed with a two-over 75, but still wound up with a career high on the LPGA Tour after tying for seventh at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday. Leblanc tied for seventh at five under, five shots off the winning score, while Alena Sharp also finished with a 75 to tie […]
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Tour Roundup: Rod Spittle Fires A 68 To Move Into Top 10 At Champions Event

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2017-02-18 21:20
Rod Spittle goes into the final round of the Chubb Classic tied for sixth. Spittle, who began the week as an alternate, had six birdies and two bogeys in posting a four-under 68 in Saturday’s second round at the PGA Tour Champions event in Naples, Fla. That left Spittle at eight under, four shots off […]
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Update: Two Canadians In Top 10 Going Into Final Round Down Under

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2017-02-18 08:37
Maude-Aimee Leblanc finished the third round of the Women’s Australian Open with an even par 73 and is tied for fifth going into Sunday’s finale. Leblanc is at seven under, three shots off the lead. Alena Sharp had a one-over 74 on Saturday and is tied for 10th at five under. Click here for the […]
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Brooke Henderson On Playing Solo (Video), Two Canadians In Top 10 Down Under With Round Still In Progress

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2017-02-18 00:32
Brooke Henderson made the cut on the number and, as a result, played solo in Saturday’s third round of the ISPS Women’s Australian Open. On a windy day in Oz, Henderson bogeyed the eighth, but came back to birdie 17 to finish the day with an even par 73. She was also even over her […]
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Tour Report: Canadian Opens In Top 10 At Champions Event In Naples

Golf Industry Insider - Fri, 2017-02-17 19:41
Rod Spittle, who began the week as an alternate, is tied for 10th at the Chubb Classic in Naples, Fla., after he shot a four-under 68 that included six birdies and two bogeys in Friday’s opening round. Spittle goes into the weekend three shots off the lead at the PGA Champions Tour event. That leaderboard […]
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Canadians Move Into Top 10 In Australia

Golf Industry Insider - Fri, 2017-02-17 01:58
Two Canadians were occupying the top 10 as the second round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open wound down on Friday. Maude-Aimee Leblanc was just two shots off the lead at seven under. Leblanc carded four birdies and an eagle against just one bogey to finish the day with a five-under 68 that left […]
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Link: Hamilton Abandons Land Sale Or Redevelopment Of City Golf Courses

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 22:38
Hamilton has decided to abandon study of land sales or housing redevelopment at city golf courses such as King’s Forest and Chedoke and focus on further studies on partnerships to improve operations or facilities. Matthew Van Dongen of the Hamilton Spectator has more here.
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Tour Roundup: Canadian Tied For Lead At Web.com Tour Event

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 21:02
Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., goes into the second round of the Panama Claro Championship in a four-way tie for the lead at the Web.com Tour event in Panama City. Svensson shot a six-under 64 that saw him card just one bogey on Thursday. Click here for the leaderboard. PGA Tour Adam Hadwin shot a […]
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Mackenzie Tour Announces New Montreal Event

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 11:59
The Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada and Mackenzie Investments announced on Thursday that the Mackenzie Investments Open, an official 72-hole event, will take place at Les Quatres Domaines Golf Club in Montreal as part of a multi-year agreement starting in 2017. Mackenzie Investments, the umbrella sponsor of the Mackenzie Tour since 2015, will serve as the […]
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Even In A Tough Economy, Consumers Will Enjoy Golf Shows

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 11:05
The Alberta consumer golf shows are quickly approaching, with the Edmonton show taking place March 11-12 at the Edmonton Expo Centre and the Calgary show happening March 25-26 at the BMO Centre. The way the economy is in Alberta, it will be interesting to see what takes place this year. I think more than ever, […]
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Enjoy Golf’s Young Stars While You Still Can

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 11:04
A scant 25 years ago, people wondered if we would ever see the kind of golf we’d become accustomed to again. Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Trevino and Watson raised every trophy of significance and prior to that, Hogan, Nelson and Snead were joined by other truly capable adversaries. According to some there was a slight pause […]
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Kananaskis Country Requires First Assistant

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 11:03
Kananaskis Country Golf Course is seeking an ambitious, highly-motivated, hardworking second assistant to join its turf care team. The successful candidate will be part of a complete golf course restoration process after the floods of June, 2013. Reporting to the golf course superintendent and first Assistant, the second Assistant will help with daily project management […]
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Links: USGA/R&A Report Shows Slight Increase In Driving Distance Between 2003 And 2016, But Critics Aren’t Buying It

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 11:01
A research document released by the USGA and R&A shows driving distance on five of seven tours increased by 1.2 per cent, or 0.2 yards per year, between 2003 and 2016. Over that same period, average driving distance actually decreased 1.5 per cent on the other two tours. Average launch conditions have remained relatively stable […]
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Link: Muirfield To Hold Second Vote On Female Members

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 10:59
With the host site of the golf event for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo dithers on a decision on whether to allow full female members, Muirfield in Scotland is going ahead with a second vote on its controversial membership that excludes women. The BBC has more here.
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Link: Even At 100, You Can’t Stop This Ontario Woman From Playing Golf

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 10:56
A broken hip may have limited her, but it hasn’t stopped a 100-year-old woman in Picton, Ont., from playing golf in the hallways of the seniors complex where she resides. Bruce Bell of the County Weekly News/Intelligencer has more here.
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Update: Henderson T9 After First Round In Australia

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 08:27
Brooke Henderson is tied for ninth, four shots off the lead, after her bogey-free, four-under 69 in the first round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Thursday. Maude-Aimee Leblanc and Alena Sharp are tied for 25th after each opened with a two-under 71. The leaderboard is here.
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ClubCorp Charity Classic Raises Record-Breaking $3.05M

Golf Course Industry - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:20

Across the U.S. throughout much of 2016, nearly 15,000 people participated in more than 160 ClubCorp clubs open-to-the-public Charity Classic events. The events, consisting of golf and tennis tournaments, concerts, galas, auctions, 5K runs and unique dining experiences, all benefited the following deserving non-profits:
• Augie’s Quest, an aggressive fundraising effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS by supporting the work of the ALS Therapy Development Institute
• ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a 501(c)3 fund established to help Employee Partners of ClubCorp's family of clubs in need of financial assistance in times of crisis
• More than 100 national and local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Wounded Warrior Project and The First Tee

“The Charity Classic has reached this $20 million milestone because of the hard work and dedication of our clubs, their members and employee partners and those in their communities who come together each year to support these very important causes,” said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO. “I am so proud of what the Charity Classic has become and would like to thank every participant for their support.”

Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest and person with ALS says, “The partnership between Augie’s Quest and ClubCorp continues to exceed expectations. Each club’s team works tirelessly on the events and we are so grateful for the continued support.”

The official date for the upcoming 11th annual ClubCorp Charity Classic event is Sept. 29, 2017, with events throughout the country to be held from February through November. For more information on the ClubCorp Charity Classic, visit www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.

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Brooke Henderson Opens With A Bogey-Free Round Down Under

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2017-02-16 02:02
Brooke Henderson was in the top 10, tied for eighth early Thursday morning, after finishing the first round of the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open with a bogey-free, four-under 69. Alena Sharp also had a bogey-free round going and got her score to five under before three consecutive bogeys late in the round left her […]
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Mid-Week Notes: Olympic Controversy Needs To End Now, Fact Checking, Betting On Tiger And More

Golf Industry Insider - Wed, 2017-02-15 14:02
Arrogance is apparently the main stumbling block in resolving the membership policy issue at the private Kasumigaseki Country Club, which does not allow full female membership. According to this story from Reuters, the host club for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was warned of the potential problem five years ago, but the policy was never mentioned […]
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