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Does Positive Economic News Add Up To A Banner Year In 2020?

Golf Industry Insider - 4 hours 46 min ago
The Canadian economy added 54,000 jobs in September and unemployment fell from 5.7 per cent to 5.5 per cent in September, according to Statistics Canada, and most of those were full time. Even wages were upwardly mobile, the hourly rate rising from $27.66 to $28.13 last month, a good sign for the economy going forward. […]
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Link: Construction About To Begin At Ledgeview

Golf Industry Insider - 4 hours 47 min ago
The ground has been broken on the site of the new Ledgeview Golf and Country Club’s clubhouse in Abbotsford, B.C., an operation that has produced PGA Tour players such as Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor, among other. Construction is to begin in November with a $6.8-million budget. Patrick Penner has more here for the Abbotsford […]
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Link: Golf Club In The Soo To Receive Upgrades And Renovations

Golf Industry Insider - 4 hours 47 min ago
The Crimson Ridge Golf Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., will get $600,000 worth of renovations and upgrades that include a new restaurant and bar and a stand-alone pro shop. James Hopkin has more here for SooToday.
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Link: Boil Water Advisory Lifted After Watermain Break At PEI Golf Course

Golf Industry Insider - 4 hours 48 min ago
A precautionary boil water advisory issued Friday after a watermain break on the Belvedere Golf Club in Charlottetown has been lifted with water quality confirmed as safe for consumption. The SaltWire Network has more here.
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Tour Roundup: Final Round 66 Vaults Conners Up Leaderboard In Korea

Golf Industry Insider - 11 hours 41 min ago
Corey Conners eagled the final hole of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in Korea to finish off a final round, six-under 66 in style. Conners made the turn at even par, but put up four birdies on the back nine before the eagle on the par five 18th that left him at 11 under […]
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Ames Fires A 66 To Move Up Leaderboard At Charles Schwab Playoff Event

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-10-19 17:52
Stephen Ames had an eagle and just one bogey in posting a six-under 66 in Saturday’s second round of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Va. With five birdies n the day, Ames shot up 23 spots into a tie for 15th at five under going into Sunday’s final round. This week’s event is […]
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A Pair Of Third Round 64s Leave Canadians In Top 10 In Peru

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-10-19 17:47
Toronto’s Russell Budd and Sebastian Szirmak each shot bogey-free, eight-under 64s on Saturday, leaving both in the top 10 with one round to go at the Diners Club Peru Open in Lima. Budd is tied for third at 15 under, four shots off the lead, with Szirmak tied for seventh at 13 under after three […]
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Tour Roundup: Henderson Falls Five Off The Lead In Shanghai

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-10-19 05:50
A double bogey on her final hole put an exclamation mark on a disappointing day for Brooke Henderson in Saturday’s third round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai, where she’s third at 10 under. What was a two-shot lead is now a five-shot deficit after Henderson shot a one-over 73 as leader Jessica Korda finished the […]
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Ames Begins Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs

Golf Industry Insider - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:19
Stephen Ames opened the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Va., with a one-over 73 that has him tied for 38th going into the weekend. This week’s event is the beginning of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs on the PGA Tour Champions schedule, with the top 72 players from the Charles Schwab standings in the […]
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Tour Roundup: Ace Sets The Pace As Henderson Shoots 64, Takes Two-Shot Lead In Shanghai

Golf Industry Insider - Fri, 2019-10-18 06:21
Brooke Henderson’s day started on a positive note on Friday at the Qizhong Garden Golf Club Shanghi, an ace on the 142-yard par three second hole that set the tone for the day. She bogeyed the next hole, but that would occur just once in her second round as Henderson added seven birdies to finish […]
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Canadians Won’t Move On From Second Stage Of LPGA Q-School

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-10-17 19:13
No Canadian will move on to LPGA Q Series after all at the second stage of qualifying school failed to make the top 30 and ties. Toronto’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham fired a four-under 68 in Thursday’s final round, but missed moving on to Q-Series by one shot after finishing all four rounds at three under., as […]
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Link: A.C. Tanguay To Take Extended Break From Golf In 2020

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-10-17 14:59
Anne-Catherine Tanguay, who played on the LPGA Tour, has announced she is taking a one-year sabbatical from golf, but may return in 2021. The Canadian Press has more here in the Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay, Ont.
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PGA Of Quebec Hands Out The Hardware For 2019

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-10-17 14:30
The PGA of Quebec handed out its 2019 awards on Wednesday evening during the BPG Buying Show at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ont. They are as follows: PROFESSIONNEL GESTIONNAIRE DE L’ANNÉE/PROFESSIONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Éric Lafrenière, Le Parcours du Cerf PROFESSIONNEL CLASSE A DE L’ANNÉE/CLASS A OF THE YEAR: Steve Foisy, Le Mirage […]
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PGA Of Ottawa Names Its 2019 Award Winners

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-10-17 14:19
The PGA of Ottawa handed out its 2019 awards on Wednesday evening during the BPG Buying Show at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ont. They are as follows: Kevin Haime Junior Leader of the Year: Jeff Gunn, GUNNGOLF Harry Hereford Teacher of the Year: Mike Dagenais, Kingsway Park Harold Blackman Apprentice Professional of the Year: […]
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Asian Events: Henderson Two Off The Lead In Shanghai

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:42
Brooke Henderson is two shots off the lead after the opening round of the Buick LPGA Shanghai. Henderson shot a three-under 69 in a round that included four birdies, three bogeys and an eagle. She is tied for fifth going into Friday’s second round in China. Alena Sharp shot and even par 72 and is […]
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PGA Of B.C. Names Its 2019 Award Recipients

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:36
The PGA of British Columbia has named the recipients of its 2019 awards honours for 2019 during the association’s awards Celebration on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort. The recipients are: Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year: Dave Zibrik, Point Grey Golf and Country Club Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year: […]
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EcoBunker key to new Pakistani golf project

Golf Course Industry - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:41
One of the larger golf developments in the world is under way in the Pakistani city of Multan, and Welsh-based synthetic bunker edging specialist EcoBunker is on the ground.

Designed by Sir Nick Faldo’s practice and still currently under construction, the Rumanza course is part of a 9,000-acre community being developed by DHA Multan, an offshoot of the Pakistani Ministry of Defence. 

“This is a vast development on land that has historically been used for agriculture and is rather flat,” Faldo Design lead architect Andy Haggar said. “On part of the site, fruits, notably mangoes and oranges used to be grown, while elsewhere the land was used for cereal crops. The development will be a key center of excellence for golf in Pakistan and a Sir Nick Faldo Signature project.

“Any design has to work with the local environment and obviously on a flat site that can be difficult to find. From my first visit, I latched on to the ‘deras’ – vernacular mud brick dwellings, surrounded by walls which form a courtyard. The walls are rendered with the same mud mix so you don't see the bricks. These were dotted around the site, and I immediately thought ‘We have to use these.’ The golf course is mostly cut into the ground, so a significant part will provide a quarry-type setting for a number of holes. Elsewhere, the golf course will further utilize the natural sand to give more of a desert feel, with an area of retained fruit trees providing a third playing environment.

“Once we had scraped off the top surface of material we found pure sand that seems to go on forever. That's why we chose a linksy shaping theme, and hence the revetted bunkers. Obviously given the location, it is a warm-season turf project and it’s difficult to revet satisfactorily in warm-season grasses, which is why we got EcoBunker involved. The bunkers will not be wholly revetted – I want a revetted edge in the line of play and grassy edges elsewhere, and there are also waste areas that are edged with EcoBunker.”

The company is supplying material to both the contractor, Desert Group, and their subcontractors, as well as providing training. “Construction manager Llewelyn Matthews will go out to Pakistan in November to coincide with Sir Nick’s next visit, spending a week there building several bunkers of different shapes and sizes, to train the team,” said EcoBunker founder and CEO Richard Allen, who noted that among his company’s projects, only the 27-hole TPC Sugarloaf was larger.

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Maude-Aimee Leblanc Announces Retirement

Golf Industry Insider - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:20
Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Sherbrooke, Que., who finished 30th on this year’s Symetra Tour money list, says on her Facebook page she has retired from golf. “I have decided to retire from professional golf indefinitely. With time I finally realized that this was never my dream and wasn’t making me happy even after good performances. I […]
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Richdale Vaults Up Leaderboard With A 66 At Second Stage Of LPGA Q-School

Golf Industry Insider - Wed, 2019-10-16 19:50
Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, B.C., is well inside the top 30 who will move on to LPGA Q Series with one round to go at the second stage of Q-school in Venice, Fla. Richdale waited until her final hole on Wednesday to record her lone bogey of the day as she fired a six-under 66 […]
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