May 11, 2019

Rocket Tour Knit Headcover Review

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  5/11/2019 12:52:00 PM   No comments
My son Gus and I love doing reviews of golf accessories as they're for us an integrable part of golf. So was thrilled Rocket Tour sent over some knit headcovers for us to review.






Here's a little history on this 15 year old Boulder Colorado based company from their website:

Since 2004, Rocket Tour has designed golf head covers that are a unique mix of classic and modern with a stylish fun twist encouraging self-expression on your golf bag. Created to inspire golfers to “show their stripes,” the quality knit and putter covers are personally designed by founder Helena Stanton and hand-finished in Boulder, Colorado. Best known for their knit headcovers in recognizable Rugby Striped Pom Poms and Skinny Stick Hybrid Covers, Rocket Tour designs a variety of options to sport your favorite sports team, alma mater and more. Rocket Tour supports and outfits more than 250 collegiate golf programs, junior golf programs, state golf associations and charity initiatives. Heading into the brand’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2019, now more than ever the Company is spearheading a movement to rep your style and your team!



Gus was thrilled to test out a driver head cover from Rocket Tour as I had just purchased him a Ping G812 Driver and it didn't come with a head cover.




What he liked about the head cover:

He loved the colour combination of the Victory Stripe Pom Pom - Black - Red / White
I'm not sure whether it's because they're the colours of two of his favourite hockey teams (Ottawa Senators/67s) but when he first saw it he couldn't wait to put it on his Ping driver.

He really like the way it fit his new driver, snug and he didn't have to worry about it falling off during his time playing golf.

He liked the way the head cover made his worn out old golf bag "cool" again.



Dislikes:

The only thing he didn't like was after a few rounds he thought the head cover was "falling apart" as longer threads started to appear on the pom pom of his head cover.

Upon scouring Rocket Tour's website this is what I came upon (a solution):

Sometimes POM POMS or TASSELS need a trim - knit material used in a sporty environment sometimes causes wayward threads that need a quick snip (only on pom or tassel not on body of cover). This is normal and will help keep your POM POM or TASSEL looking nice longer. Shake and snip any long stray threads.


What I really liked about the headcovers I got to test out were the fact they were so versatile. I tried the Argyle Skinny Stick in Black/Red  and it fit great on my Taylormade #5 hybrid as well as my Titleist  #3 hybrid.

I also like the fact the Rugby Strip POM POM in Black / Red fit and protected better both my 3 and 4 woods. Something important especially when you're carrying your bag as much as I do.

Conclusion

Rocket Tour headcovers are both functional, versatile, and stylish. Gus and I loved the way they performed on the golf course.

Individual headcovers will run you between $30-$43 USD and sets will obviously cost you more, pretty reasonable considering I've paid more for headcovers that haven't been as functional as Rocket Tours.

Plus any company that's been around since 2004 and puts out Masters headcovers is #1 in my books.

Apr 24, 2019

Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run Course Openings and Stay-and-Play Packages - Destination Kohler

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  4/24/2019 07:50:00 AM   No comments
With the Ryder Cup slated for 2020 at Whistling Straits here's some info for a round or two before the best players take on each other next September. I know I'm trying to get tickets as well as a possible trip before to check out this beautiful area of Wisconsin.





Press Release

Destination Kohler Announces Whistling Straits & Blackwolf Run Course Openings and Stay-and-Play Packages

Renovated Inn on Woodlake Multi-Bedroom Suites Create Exceptional Group Golf Experience  

(KOHLER, Wis.) – 
Destination Kohler – Wisconsin’s golf leader and home to four internationally acclaimed Pete Dye-designed courses across Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run – announces the openings of the Straits Course at Whistling Straits and River Course at Blackwolf Run on Friday, April 26. The Irish Course at Whistling Straits and Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run opened April 17.

Kohler Golf has collectively hosted six Major Championships with the Straits gearing up to host golf’s preeminent international competition, the 2020 Ryder Cup. A ceremonial symbol linking the past, present and future of the Ryder Cup, the Silver Putter plaque is currently on display at Whistling Straits for guests to enjoy.

Destination Kohler is taking reservations for the popular “Dye-Abolical” and “Golf Kohler” stay-and-play packages. The three-night “Dye-Abolical” package includes four rounds of golf per person, one each on The Straits and The Irish courses at Whistling Straits and The River and Meadow Valleys courses at Blackwolf Run. Cart, caddie and forecaddie fees are included, along with a 30-minute golf lesson and gift pouch with logoed items. Complimentary replays are available on The Irish and Meadow Valleys courses. Golfers also receive a 20% discount at the Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa. Package rates begin at $1,014 at the Inn on Woodlake and $1,191 at The American Club, based on double occupancy.

Golf Kohler” differs only in terms of stay (two nights versus three) and rounds of golf (three versus four). Play on The Straits Course – three-time PGA Championship host and 2020 Ryder Cup venue – and The River Course – recently ranked among the five best Pete Dye golf courses by Golfweek – is included. Rates begin at $781 at the Inn on Woodlake and $899 at The American Club.

“We’re the only resort in the world featuring four golf courses by Pete Dye, who is widely regarded as the greatest architect of his generation,” says Dirk Willis, PGA, Vice President – Golf, Landscape & Retail, Kohler Co. “With golf season fast approaching in the Midwest and with demand being strong, we encourage early bookings to ensure you can play our championship courses leading up to the best American and European golfers arriving for the 2020 Ryder Cup.”

Destination Kohler’s American Club is the Midwest’s only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Wisconsin. Sister property, the boutique Inn on Woodlake, re-opened in 2018 after a year-long expansion and features new suites that are well-appointed for group travel.

To book, please call 855-444-2838. Groups of 12 or more are invited to ask about Ultimate Buddy Trip options. Favorites include Ryder Cup-inspired tournaments and pairing parties, special happy hours, 19th hole celebrations, team shirts, locker room name plates, and logoed tee gifts. For more information: DestinationKohler.com.

Destination Kohler hosts the Spring Golf Sale & Demo Day, May 3 – 4, to kick-off the golf season:

Spring Golf Sale & Demo Day at Blackwolf Run

Spring Golf Sale
May 3 | 10a.m. – 4p.m.
May 4 | 8a.m. – 5p.m.

Wolf Pack/Bear Clan Room at Blackwolf Run
Enjoy 20% – 80% savings on official Whistling Straits® and Blackwolf Run logoed merchandise. For every $50 purchase, receive a $5 Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits voucher, redeemable on any future purchase at the Blackwolf Run or Whistling Straits Restaurants or Golf Shops.

Golf Demo Day
May 4 | 10a.m. – 3p.m.
Blackwolf Run Practice Facility
Enjoy appetizers, drinks and music in the expo tent while representatives from Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping and Tour Edge are on hand demonstrating their latest products. Callaway shoes fittings onsite with a 20% discount on new shoes. Specials available for purchases of $1,000 or more.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in the Midwest, and world-renowned championship golf venues Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. It’s sister property, The Old Course Hotel, golf resort & spa in St Andrews, Scotland, the birthplace of golf. It is recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in the Midwest, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits and The Irish at Whistling Straits and The River and Meadow Valleys at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 64 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare of The Horse & Plow as well as River Wildlife. Herb Kohler believes River Wildlife, located in the forest and on the river, on an early Winnebago encampment, has the best country gourmet dining in the United States. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.



Apr 19, 2019

Phillis Meti Sets New World Record with Exotics EXS Driver - Monster 413 Yard Drive

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  4/19/2019 07:46:00 AM   No comments
Well it seems highly unlikely I'll be unleashing any 413 yard drives like Phillis Meti did this week to win the first World Long Drive competition event of the season. 

Completely happy Tour Edge is sending me the EXS Driver to test out on the fairways North of the border after contacting them this week. Excited to compare to my current gamer against the EXS Driver very soon at Rideau View Golf Club. Stay tuned. 







Press Release

Tour Edge Exotics Staff Player Phillis Meti broke her own World Record for longest drive in the history of women’s World Long Drive competition at the first WLD event of the season Tuesday live on the Golf Channel.

Meti hit the unprecedented 413-yard drive in the women’s finals of the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun WLD event with her new Exotics EXS Driver, breaking her own World Record of 406 yards set in 2017, also set with an Exotics driver by Tour Edge.

Meti, the three-time and defending World Long Drive champion has won two of the last three world titles with an Exotics driver in play. She successfully defended her 2018 Ak-Chin victory with her out-of-this-world 413-yard drive in the finals against Alexis Belton.

Ranked number 1 in the world for women’s long drive, Meti hit drives of 386 yards, 371 yards and then 408 yards before hitting the record-setting drive of 413 yards – actually breaking her previous world record two swings in a row in the finals.

The three longest drives in the history of the women’s long drive have now been set by Meti and Exotics drivers.

“Congratulations to Phillis once again on her amazing accomplishment,” said Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod. “To have Phillis and the Exotics EXS Driver, a driver that we named the pound for pound best in the market, set two new world records against all the other drivers using the same golf ball, is just amazing. We knew Phillis loved the driver head and that she would represent with some big numbers, but the numbers she put up with EXS just blew away the competition.”

On her 413 yard bomb, she recorded a 127 MPH club head speed and a 182 MPH ball speed with a 117 foot height apex.

“It hasn’t really even sunk in,” said Meti. “I didn’t even think that was possible. That’s probably the fastest I’ve ever swung it to be honest. Hopefully I can stay on this path and keep riding the roller coaster for the rest of the season.”

Meti won the 2018 World Long Drive Championship with an Exotics driver, her 2nd World Long Drive Championship in the last three years playing Exotics.

“The EXS driver is a $299 driver that has now won numerous awards and that has been put into play on the PGA Tours, but this takes the cake,” said Glod. “For Phillis to hit 408 and 413 and produce those kinds of ball speed numbers means that she is an extremely great long driver and that the EXS driver is the perfect fit and the perfect driver for her quest to become the world’s greatest.”
Meti is tied for second-most all time World Championships in the Women’s Division with Stacey Shinnick (2000, ’02, ’05).

In her five WLD competition appearances in 2018, Meti reached the semifinals or beyond in each. Earlier in 2018, Meti won the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun, a World Long Drive Association event, with a 380-yard drive with her Exotics driver.

The 380-yard winning drive was 30 yards longer than the 2nd place finisher in the women’s division and was even longer than the 2nd place finisher in the men’s division, whose best shot in the grid was measured at 372 yards.

The New Zealander has a strong history with World Long Drive as the World Long Drive Champion (2006, 2016, and 2018), World Long Drive Runner-Up (2007, 2008).

This means Meti has won the World title three times, finished 2nd twice and finished third once in the six Worlds’ she has competed in since winning in 2006.

At the age of 19 years, Meti became a world record holder for winning the 2006 Women's Long Drive Championship with a drive of 326 yards. She was runner-up the following two years in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 she took a break from Long Drive to focus on her professional golf career and came back in 2016 to win the women’s long drive competition.

About Tour Edge

In 1986, David Glod founded Tour Edge with a focus on offering golfers with high quality and technologically advanced golf products that were as cutting edge as they were affordable. He is now considered one of the preeminent master club designers in golf club design and has led Tour Edge to be a Top 10 manufacturer in every club category.

Tour Edge products have been put in play on the PGA TOUR, PGA Tour Champions, LPGA Tour and Web.com Tour, as well as European professional tours, and have been in play in every PGA TOUR major event and in Ryder Cup competitions, leading to 19 wins for players playing Tour Edge products on the PGA Tours (10 PGA TOUR, eight PGA Tour Champions and one Web.com Tour victories.)

In 2018 alone, Tour Edge clubs earned seven wins, nine runner-up finishes, 34 Top 5 finishes and 60 Top 10 finishes on the three PGA Tours.

Tour Edge, an American owned and operated company for more than 33 years, manufactures and sells golf clubs under three distinct brand names: Exotics, Hot Launch and Bazooka.

• Exotics products bring futuristic technologies to the marketplace with tour preferred designs and smaller production runs. Exotics clubs utilize higher-grade, avant-garde materials and manufacturing methods that have established Exotics as a leader in quality craftsmanship and to redefine what is possible in golf club performance.

• Hot Launch has forged a name for itself as a producer of high-quality premium game improvement golf clubs from driver to wedge. Hot Launch has proven to provide the greatest custom fit value in golf and includes an unprecedented guaranteed 48-hour custom fit delivery program.

• Bazooka represents Tour Edge’s GetintheGame products and the absolute best value available in golf, offering advancing players, beginners, women and juniors the best in playability and affordability.

All Exotics and Hot Launch clubs are hand built in the United States in Batavia, Illinois and then distributed throughout the world. Every Tour Edge club comes with
a Lifetime Warranty and a 30-day play guarantee.



Apr 7, 2019

Golf Course Review - Barefoot Resort Myrtle Beach - Dye Course

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  4/07/2019 09:42:00 AM   No comments
I've been lucky the last few years at starting out my golf season at some pretty beautiful golf locations. Last year on Bald Head Island North Carolina at the Bald Head Island Club and this March playing another of Barefoot Resort's magnificent golf courses, the Dye Club.

This year again was with family and friends and for me is what playing golf is all about especially with our "busy" lives. Trey a gentleman who wears many hats with Barefoot Resort was awesome in getting our large group set up for a beautiful day of golf at the Dye Club.

Semi- Private Golf Course Located in the Dye Estates - A Private Gated Community
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Length: 7343 yards (tips)
Slope: 149
Rating: 75.3

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Pete Dye
Greens: Champion UltraDwarf Grass
Fairways: GN-1 Bermuda Grass
Season: Year round
Rates



Brilliant layout will have you using every club in your bag even if your only a 11 year old golfer.





You have to love when your starter has the same name as your son. "Gus" was perfect gave us just the right amount of info on the course and informed us that all the bunkers are considered waste areas.



The Dye Club had a great driving range for the golf starved Canadians to warm up. 




Gus cranking one out on the par 3 3rd hole at the Dye Club



It's inevitable you'll land in one of the many waste bunkers at the Dye Club. Don't be discourage and remember you can make a practice swing to test your lie just make sure you rake. Gus was a great raker seemed like I was in a few waste areas during the round. :(




There were a few nice pars on this tough par 3  #15 with deep bunkers on the left side the tendency is to block it out to the right. With the pin in the back par felt like birdie.




All carts have a built in GPS which is definitely a must for this Pete Dye layout.




The par 10th can be a daunting tee shot especially with a right to left wind.



Be sure and play from the right tees I might even suggest playing from one tee closer as you'll have a more enjoyable round especially if you're playing the Dye Club for the first time. I managed a 89 from the green tees for my first round of the season (normally I play from the whites).



Combination great weather, fun yet fair golf course, and family made for happy golfers.



Putting out on the 18th. Found this to be one the toughest golf holes at the Dye Club. Not the tee shot but the approach you can see from the picture nothing to stop the wind. So beware of wind direction and of course Dye's infamous perils around the green.



Spring has sprung at Barefoot Resort.


For Spring Golf in the Myrtle Beach area I don't think you can find a better place for a round then at the Barefoot Resort Dye Club Golf Course with exceptional customer service and a layout that will test out all levels of golfers. 

Our group had a great day playing this Pete Dye designed course. Yes we could of used a bit more practice out of the waste bunkers and it did took a few holes to get use to the speed of the Champion UltraDwarf Grass greens but smiles all around when we finished on 18. Would go back in a heartbeat.







Mar 18, 2019

Golf Map Review - Awesome Map Delivers

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  3/18/2019 07:27:00 PM   No comments
I have many requests from companies wanting to send me golf products to review. Most I turn down as I don't have a lot of time. Awesome Maps wanted to send me over an illustrated golf map and I jumped at the chance. First off I thought how unique, a map of the world that shows over 400 courses including:


  • Information about course style
  • Signature holes
  • Water hazards 
  • Major championship  
  • Ryder Cup history



I've always had a fascination with maps going back to my days of tree planting and living in the wilds of B.C. So I found the golf map from Awesome Maps to be just plain "Awesome" uniquely illustrated with just enough information to be not to cluttered. This hand painted gem of a map would be a great gift for any avid golfer. I ended up pinning the golf courses that I've played whether they were on the map or not. A great idea I got from my oldest daughter who pins any new places she travels to in her life.

This company doesn't just do golf maps they do pretty much any kind of map you can dream of which makes it great for people looking for maps for themselves or as a gift. Unique awesome maps will range in cost from about $39USD for the Golf Map too . You can also get the maps on canvas, as well as scratch of course for an extra cost. Check out all they have at Awesome Maps.



Feb 28, 2019

Who can we expect to see at the US Masters 2019?

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  2/28/2019 06:55:00 PM   No comments
While the field is smaller than that of other major tournaments, the importance of the US Masters in the golfing calendar as the event to ring in the season makes it a keen one to watch for fans of the game. But with a smaller field and the fact that entrants need to qualify for entry, it can mean some uncertainty about who you can expect to see playing. With the tournament a whole month away, here are a few likely candidates. And if you think any of them have a good chance of winning, why not check out the US Masters 2019 odds and see what the bookies think.






Qualifying Criteria

In order to receive an invitation for the Masters you will generally need to hit one of their 18 qualifying criteria. While the event is officially an invitation only affair, the criteria are a major part of the decision-making process and affects the entire event. It’s possible for a player to fill multiple categories but they’ll be classified by the first one they qualify for. These categories are:

1. Past Masters Champions

2. Last five U.S. Open Champions

3. Last five Open Champions

4. Last five PGA Champions

5. Last three winners of The Players Championship

6. Top two finishers in the 2018 U.S. Amateur

7. Winner of the 2018 Amateur Championship

8. Winner of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

9. Winner of the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur

10. Winner of the 2019 Latin America Amateur Championship

11. The top 12 finishers and ties in the 2018 Masters Tournament

12. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2018 U.S. Open

13. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2018 Open Championship

14. Top 4 finishers and ties in the 2018 PGA Championship

15. Winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the FedEx Cup, between the 2018 Masters Tournament and the 2019 Masters Tournament

16. All players qualifying for the 2018 edition of The Tour Championship

17. Top 50 on the final 2018 Official World Golf Ranking list

18. Top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking list on April 1, 2019

As you can probably tell, there are a fair few crossovers here – a prime example, Tiger Woods (who spent a lot of 2018 proving he still has what it takes) is both a past Masters Champion and one of the top 4 finishers in the 2018 PGA Championship as well as one of the Top 50 on the final 2018 Official World Golf Ranking lists. While this narrows the field, it is possible to receive an invitation without meeting any of the criteria, as has happened with Shugo Imahira this year.

Of the golfers who meet the criteria, there are a few famous names and faces such as Rory McIlroy who many see as a favourite, Tiger Woods who we mentioned earlier and could be going for his fifth green jacket, and Dustin Johnson, coming fresh off a victory over McIlroy at the WGC Mexico Championship. Whoever the winner ends up being, the current pool sits at 83 who meet the criteria ahead of the Official World Golf Ranking list being revealed on the first of April.

Who do you think is going to win this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Feb 12, 2019

Golf Canada Releases 2019 Championship Schedule

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  2/12/2019 06:52:00 AM   No comments
For me over the last few years I've tried to make a point of attending either as media or as a paying customer to one of Golf Canada championship events. Whether it's the World Junior Girls Championship, CP Women’s Open, or the RBC Canadian Open I've had a blast. I've met some amazing golfers, people and enjoyed watching some of Canada's best as well as the World's. This year I'm targeting the CP Women’s Open again as it returns to the Greater Toronto Area. Where Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., will host the stars of the LPGA Tour from August 19-25. Holidays booked. Any plans to attend any of the competitions?








Press Release

Thirty-one amateur and professional competitions plus qualifiers to be conducted from coast-to-coast

OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2019 championship schedule, which includes a record setting 31 amateur and professional competitions in addition to various qualifiers hosted at golf facilities across Canada.

The 2019 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships — the RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open, to be conducted August 19-25 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont.

The 2019 competition calendar includes eight national amateur championships, eight Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior competitions and two international women’s championships.

As the National Sport Federation and governing body of golf in CanadaGolf Canada conducts the country’s premier amateur and professional golf championships as part of its mandate to support the development of the nation’s top talent through world-class competition.

Golf Canada is incredibly proud to conduct our national championships for the more than 3,000 talented Canadian and international golfers who take part in our competitions,” said GolfCanada’s CEO, Laurence Applebaum. “Together with our host clubs, communities, volunteers and corporate partners, we are excited to be welcoming the next chapter of Canadian golfchampions.” 

Golf Canada’s championship season kicks off May 6 with the RBC Canadian Open British Columbia Qualifier and concludes in September with the Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series Championship at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay, B.C. 


To view Golf Canada’s 2019 championship schedule including all host venues, registration requirements and volunteer opportunities please click here. 

Championship Season at a Glance…
The 115th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will be contested at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Hammonds Plains, N.S. and The Links at Brunello in Timberlea, N.S., August 3-8. A field of 240 players will be cut to the low 70 players and ties after 36 holes, with the final two rounds contested at Glen Arbour. The champion will receive an exemption into the 2020 RBC Canadian Open, as well as an invitation to the 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship. Additionally, the winner will receive an exemption into local qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open, and if applicable, the U.S. Junior, U.S. Mid-Amateur or USGA Senior Amateur Championships.

The 106th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship takes place July 22-26 at Red Deer Golf& Country Club in Red Deer, Alta. with the champion earning an exemption into the 2019 CP Women’s Open, as well as an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Additionally, the winner will receive exemptions into the U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championships, if applicable.

At the junior level, the 81st playing of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship will be contested August 11-15 at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club in Hartland, N.B., with the winner earning an exemption into the 2020 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The 65th Canadian Junior Girls Championship will be contested at Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alta.

The 17th Canadian University/College Championship will be held May 27-31 at FireRock GolfClub in Komoka, Ont. The national championship includes both a team and individual component featuring Canada’s top university and college talent.

The Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur will be held Aug. 19-23 at Summit Golf Club in Thornhill, Ont. 

The Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior series will round out the schedule with two Fall Series Championships in 2019, totalling eight competitions conducted in conjunction with the Provincial Golf Associations. The Fall Series will take place in September in British Columbia and Quebec, where the region’s best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2020 national championships. The Future Links, driven by Acura Championships provide juniors an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf

The 2019 RBC Canadian Open on the PGA TOUR will be contested June 3-9 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ont., and will mark the 110th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship.

The CP Women’s Open will return to the Greater Toronto Area as Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., will host the stars of the LPGA Tour from August 19-25.

The Astor Trophy makes its return to Canadian soil after 20 years abroad. The 16th playing of the international women’s amateur event will run Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 at Royal Colwood GolfClub in Victoria, B.C. The five-team competition features both foursomes and stroke play and is contested once every four years between Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.

Cedar Brae Golf Club in Scarborough, Ont., will host the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship from September 9-13, with the winner earning an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Senior Amateur. The Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship will be held Aug. 17-20 at Osoyoos Golf Club in Osoyoos, B.C., with the champion earning an exemption into the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

An accomplished field of international competitors will take to Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont., from Sept. 22–27, for the sixth annual World Junior Girls Championship. The event will welcome 20 countries playing as 3-member squads competing for both a team and individual title.  

The Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru National Event will be held at Credit Valley Golf & Country Club on Sept. 23. The one-day event is a celebration of the success of all Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru events held nationwide during the 2019 season. To date, the fundraising efforts of thousands of golfers have totaled more than $6.7 million for breast cancer research since the program’s inception in 2003. The program’s goal is to drive women’s participation in the game of golf through the use of fun, non-intimidating activities. Click here to learn more about Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru.


GOLF CANADA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Golf Canada annually conducts championships nation-wide which play host to more than 3,000 domestic and international athletes from all corners of the world. In partnership with our host clubs, thousands of volunteers, provincial golf associations and our proud sponsors, GolfCanada is dedicated to supporting player development through world-class competition since our inception in 1895. Officiated by certified Canadian Rules of Golf officials, Golf Canada’s amateur competitions are fully compliant with golf’s international governing bodies and include marquee events such as the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships, as well as the Canadian Junior Girls and Junior Boys Championships. Golf Canada’s amateur championships are proudly supported by RBC, Canadian Pacific, Sport Canada, Levelwear, Titleist and FootJoy. For more information and scheduling visit www.golfcanada.ca/competitions.

FUTURE LINKS, driven by AcuraFuture Links, driven by Acura is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by GolfCanada, the PGA of Canada and Canada’s provincial golf associations. Proudly supported by Acura, Puma, The R&A, NGCOA Canada, ClubLink and Sport Canada, the program is designed to forge a link between Canada’s youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. The program features three core areas of focus—in-school programming, facility programming and community outreach—including elements such as Golf in Schools, Learn to Play, Girl’s Club, Mobile Clinics, Junior Skills Competition and Community Golf Coach, along with six regional Future Links Junior Championships.  Since the inception of the program in 1996, more than 1.3 million young Canadians have taken part in Future Links. For more information, visit golfcanada.ca/futurelinks


GOLF CANADA Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canadarepresenting over 319,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca

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