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RBC Canadian Open Interview: Adam Hadwin

adamhadwin2014145pix.jpgBeing Invited to the media centre and interviewed at the RBC Canadian Open is getting to be a habit for Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford. 2014 is his fourth consecutive season and certainly won't be his final visit although this year marks his first opportunity to play at the Royal Montreal Golf Course.

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Counting Canadians in the Canadian Open

rbc-canadian-open2014_logo200pix.jpgOf the 19 Canadians playing in this year's RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship five are from British Columbia including Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin who gave Canadian fans such a thrill when he challenged for the lead and wound up finishing T4 at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in 2011.

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Another B.C. Golfer in The RBC Canadian Open Field

kevin_stinsin2014250pix.jpgMission, British Columbia's Kevin Stinson, Ontario's Ben Silverman of Concord and Robbie Greenwall of Georegtown will join Ashland Oregon's Jason Allard as the final qualifiers set to tee off Thursday in the 2014 RBC Canadian Open Championship at Royal Montreal Golf Club.

This brings to 19 the number of Canadians playing in this year's 156-man field.

Golf's 3rd Oldest National Championship Up Next

2014_canadian_open_teeingoff2250pix.jpgThe 2014 RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship is just hours away from teeing off with 15 Canadians included in the field of 156 global stars competing for a share of $5.7 million (USD).

"The field is set and we're ready to kick off the 105th playing of Canada's National Open Championship," says Tournament Director Bill Paul.

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Jordon Lu Claims 2nd B.C. Golf Title of 2014

jordon_lu2014bcam250pic.jpgBritish Columbia's AAA High School golf champion, 17-year-old Jordon Lu from Vancouver's Prince of Wales Secondary, is now also the BC Men's Amateur Champion after claiming the prestigious Bostock Trophy in a five-hole playoff at Seymour Golf & Country Club Friday.

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101st Canadian Women's Amateur Set For Next Week

brookehenderwson2014_250pix.jpgDefending champion Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., the world's No. 2 ranked female amateur golfer, will join 155 of the top Canadian and international female amateur players July 21-25 competing in the 101st playing of the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ontario.

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Chinese Golf Not As Strong As Originally Anticipated

According to the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG), for years an unabashed promoter for Asian golf, the development of the game in China may be on the skids.

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What Does The Future Hold For Golf In Canada?

That may depend on how many new golfers course owners can find to replace golfers leaving the game.

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Golf Industry Calling For Tax Fairness

(June 3, 2014)
The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) is once again calling on the Canadian government and the Canada Revenue Agency to consider some form of tax fairness for Canada's most popular sport with the release this week of a much anticipated impact study for the $14 billion Canadian golf industry.

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Dick Grim: April 29, 1923 - May 26, 2014

(May 27, 2014)
dick_grimm_300pic.jpgRichard (Dick) Grimm, one of Canada's finest golf ambassadors, passed away on May 26, 2014 at the age of 91.

(Photo: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame)

To honor Dick's memory, PGA TOUR Canada players and tournament officials will wear black ribbons at this week's
PC Financial Open at
Point Grey Golf & Country Club
in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Richmond's Mayfair Lakes Ready To Repen Again

May 8, 2014
mayfairlakesheader500pix.jpgFollowing an intensive two month drainage improvement upgrade, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club is reopening all 18 holes of the award winning golf course in Richmond, British Colummbia on Saturday, May 10th in time to re-welcome a busy tournament and recreational golf season ahead.

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Canucks (in name only) and PGA of BC to stage golf camps

(April 25, 2014)
canucksgolflogo300pic.jpgA new community partnership program to be called Canucks Junior Golf Week, designed to help young British Columbia athletes stay active and engaged in sport beyond the hockey season, will be launched at more than 50 golf facilities throughout B.C. this summer as part of a joint initiative presented by Odlum Brown Limited, the PGA of British Columbia and the NHL Vancouver Canucks.

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Four SFU Clan Golfers Named All Conference Award Winners

(April 25, 2014)
sfu_logo.jpgFour members of the Simon Fraser University Clan golf team have earned spots on all-conference teams within the NCAA while senior Mike Belle of Burnaby, BC has been named conference player of the year and freshman Kevin Vigna of Coquitlam, BC has been named freshman of the year.
Belle and Vigna both earned spots on the first team while Bret Thompson (Winnipeg, MB) and John Mlikotic (Kelowna, BC) were second team selections

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3 BC Players Awarded Canadian Tour Sponsor Exemptions

(April 25, 2014)
pcgolfbanner350pix.jpgBritish Columbia's Bryne Parry, Kevin Maxwell and Stuart MacDonald, together with Ontario's Matt Hill, have each been selected to receive sponsor exemptions into next month's inaugural PC Financial Open championship at Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club during the first event of the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.

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Volunteers are invited to sign up now for Vancouver's new PGA TOUR CANADA Championship

(Feb. 28, 2014)
pcfinancialvolunteerhead500pix.jpgThere may be snow on some fairways and the greens are rock hard but by the end of May Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club will be completely transformed into a championship course once again in time for the inaugural PC Financial Open and the start of the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.

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Steven Ames Headed for Canada's Golf Hall of Fame

(Feb. 26, 2014)
stephenjudyames250pix.jpgOne of Canadian Golf's most accomplished adopted sons, Stephen Ames of Calgary, has been elected as the 2014 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. A dual citizen of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, Ames, pictured here with his Canadian born wife Judy, is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and his induction in the player category, now becomes the 74th honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

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Hell froze over at Augusta - Ike's tree has finally been removed

(Feb. 17, 2014)
The forces of nature have finally accomplished what a U.S. Army five star general was unable to do even after his country made him their President.
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(Photo: Arnold Palmer, Clifford Roberts, President Dwight Eisenhower at 1950 Masters)

This is the story of how one domineering man ruled the storied history of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, home of the Masters Golf Championship, that he bought and paid for. It is the story of how he controlled the wishes and enjoyment of the game of golf for the 34th president of the United States of America.

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Dwight Eisenhower's wish has finally been granted at Augusta

(Feb. 16, 2014)
eisenhowertreeremoved375pix.jpgOne of the most famous trees seen on any golf course playing host to one of golf's major championships has been removed from the 17th fairway at Georgia's Augusta National, home to The Masters, after a vicious ice storm last weekend caused irreparable damage to the 65-foot tall loblolly pine affectionately known as The Eisenhower Tree.

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The 'New' Mayfair Lakes G&CC Opens Feb. 17, 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014)
drainagemayfairlks2014kellyami300pix.jpgBeginning Monday, February 17 the first stage of a comprehensive drainage project at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond, BC gets underway, however, weather permitting, it won't affect golfers wishing to play at least nine holes over the next few months.

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Vancouver Golf Tour - Bigger & Better for 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014)
vgtlogo2114275pix.jpgThe Marketplace IGA Vancouver Golf Tour celebrates its 8th season of sponsorship in 2014 and for the 8th consecutive year will launch the largest championship schedule in the Tour's history with the introduction of 30 championship events.

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