Aug 13, 2018

Strong Canadian Contingent Headlines Exemptions For 2018 CP Women's Open

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  8/13/2018 10:04:00 PM   No comments
Nice to see a plethora of Canadian women playing in this month's CP Women's Open at Regina’s Wascana Country Club.All eyes will be on Smith Falls Brooke Henderson who's got to be a favourite to win the coveted championship.



Press Release

15 Canadians including Saskatoon native Anna Young; Team Canada Young Pro athletes Brittany Marchand, Augusta James and Jennifer Ha; Team Canada Amateurs Céleste Dao, Grace St-Germain and Naomi Ko; and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Lorie Kane to compete at Regina’s Wascana Country Club

REGINA (Golf Canada)  —  Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2018 CP Women’s Open taking place August 20-26 at the Wascana Country Club in Regina. 

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member and CP ambassador Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, a four-time LPGA Tour winner, will make her record tying 28th start in Canada’s National Women’s Open. 
A trio of Team Canada Young Pro Squad players—Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., Augusta James of Bath, Ont., and Jennifer Ha of Calgary—have also received an exemption to compete in the 46th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. 

Marchand began the season with conditional status on the LPGA Tour, but made the most of her starts on Tour, making the cut in 10 of 12 starts including a T7 finish at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. James, a former winner on the Symetra Tour, currently sits 46th on the Tour’s official money list. She’s made the cut at six of 12 starts including a T3 finish. Ha, a former Alberta amateur standout who played on the LPGA Tour in 2017, is currently in her 3rd season on the Symetra Tour. Marchand, James and Ha will compete in their 5th, 5th and 3rd CP Women’s Open respectively. 

Saskatchewan native Anna Young—currently in her third year on the Symetra Tour—will have a home crowd advantage as the four-time Saskatchewan Women’s Amateur champion makes her first ever start in the CP Women’s Open.

Two other Canadian Symetra Tour players—Elizabeth Tong of Thornhill, Ont., and Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., will also compete at Wascana. Tong, a graduate of the Team Canada Amateur Squad, and Osland currently sit 100 and 122 respectively on the Symetra Tour money list.

Celeste Dao of Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Que., leads a group of four amateurs exempt into Canada’s lone stop on the LPGA Tour. Dao, an 18-year old member of the Team Canada Development Squad, recently won the 2018 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, as well as the 2018 Mexican Junior Girls Championship. She will make her first ever start in the CP Women’s Open.   

National Amateur Squad players Grace St-Germain of Ottawa and Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C., will also compete in the 2018 CP Women’s Open. St-Germain, 20, finished 7th at the 2018 Women’s Porter Cup and T1 at both the 2018 NJCAA National Championship and 2018 NJCAA Region 8 Championship as a member of Daytona State College. Ko, heading into her senior year at N.C. State, is a former Canadian Junior Girls champion who finished T33 at the 2018 Canadian Women’s Amateur.  

Sixteen-year old Yealimi Noh of Concord, Calif., won the 2018 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship to earn her exemption into the CP Women’s Open. Currently ranked no. 21 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Noh is among the hottest amateur golfers on the planet this season with wins at the 2018 U.S. Junior Girls Amateur Championship and 2018 Girls Junior PGA Championship.  
Tiffany Kong of Vancouver also earned an exemption after finishing as the low Canadian (T6) at the 2018 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. The 17-year old will make her second start in the national championship after Monday Qualifying for the 2015 CP Women’s Open at The Vancouver Golf Club as a 14-year old.     

A pair of LPGA Tour veterans—Natalie Gulbis and Becky Morgan—have also accepted an invitation to compete at The Wascana. Gulbis, a long-time fan favourite on the LPGA Tour with a victory and 37 career top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour, will make her 11th appearance at the CP Women’s Open while Morgan, a Wales native who has played 18 years on the LPGA Tour will play in Canada’s National Open for the 12th time. 

The players receiving exemptions are added to an already stellar list of golfers who will be competing at the 2018 CP Women’s Open.

No player will generate more excitement than Canadian sensation and CP ambassador Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., who will compete in her eighth career National Women’s Open. Henderson will be joined by seven of the top 10 ranked players in the world, including world no. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn. 

Reigning CP Women’ s Open champion Sung Hyun Park will look to defend her title against many of the LPGA’s best, including stars Lexi Thompson, Minjee Lee, Jessica Korda, Shanshan Feng, Anna Nordqvist and many more. 

“The CP Women’s Open features arguably the strongest field on the LPGA Tour, as well as the very best rising talents in Canadian and international golf,” said CP Women’s Open Tournament Director Ryan Paul. “Golf fans will be treated to an unbelievable showcase of world-class golf when tournament week kicks off August 20th.”

Team Canada Amateur Squad players Jaclyn Lee of Calgary and Maddie Szeryk of London, Ont. were also extended tournament exemptions but were forced to decline as timing conflicted with Stage 1 of LPGA Tour Qualifying. 


Other Canadians scheduled to compete at the 2018 CP Women’s Open include LPGA Tour regulars Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Québec and Maude-Aimee LeBlanc of Sherbrooke, Que.  

In total, at least 15 Canadians will be included among the 156 competitors who will vie for the US$2.25 million purse when the CP Women’s Open descends on Wascana and the province of Saskatchewan for the first time ever.

On Monday, August 20, the LPGA Tour will conduct an 18-hole stroke play qualifier at Royal Regina Golf Club to determine the final four exemptions directly into the 2018 CP Women’s Open.
The golfers teeing-it-up at Wascana Country Club will represent one of the strongest fields on the LPGA Tour with more than 92 of the top 100 players on the LPGA Tour Official Money List expected to compete.

CP HAS HEART IN SUPPORT OF JIM PATTISON CHILDREN’S HOSPITALCanadian Pacific will continue its history of making a substantial donation to the host community through its CP Has Heart community investment program. In the four years of CP’s title sponsorship of the CP Women’s Open, $6.5 million has been raised to support children’s heart health in communities across Canada.

This year, the campaign is supporting pediatric cardiology at Saskatchewan’s new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Funds raised through the CP Women’s Open will help assist a dedicated cardiology space and specialized equipment in the new hospital, currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2019.

CP INAUGURAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT TO TAKE PLACE DURING TOURNAMENT WEEK

As part of the weeklong excitement of the CP Women’s Open, Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific are proud to announce that the inaugural CP Women’s Leadership Summit will take place Tuesday, August 21 at Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina. Keynote speaker and five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser , will be joined by LPGA Champion Lorie Kane; CP Vice-President of Grain and Fertilizer, Joan Hardy; and many more like-minded businesswomen from across the country for a day of networking, empowerment and philanthropy.

KIDS 17-AND-UNDER GET IN FREE

Golf Canada and CP are committed to offering a fan friendly, family event with the CP Women’s Open. To introduce more juniors to the sport, children aged 17-and-under get FREE admission to the CP Women’s Open for the entire week.


ABOUT THE 2018 CP WOMEN'S OPEN
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CP Women's Open from August 20-26, 2018 at Wascana Country Club in Regina. The CP Women's Open is proud to name Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation as the official tournament charity for 2018. Funds raised will be dedicated to pediatric cardiology space as well as specialized equipment and are being matched by CP through its CP Has Heart community program. The CP Women's Open, Canada's National Women's Open Golf Championship, is proudly sponsored by CP, RBC, Steam Whistle, Levelwear, Dilawri Auto Group, The Glenlivet, Golf Town, CVS Controls Ltd., Mott’s Clamato Caesar, Regina Hotel Association, Tourism Saskatchewan, City of Regina and the Government of Canada. For more information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.cpwomensopen.com or call 1-866-571-5742.
ABOUT CANADIAN PACIFIC
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.
ABOUT CP HAS HEARTAt CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That's why, through CP Has Heart, we've already committed more than $12 million to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we're showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPhasHeart.

ABOUT GOLF CANADAGolf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and 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.

Aug 12, 2018

Golf Course Review - Atunyote Golf Course - Turning Stone Resort

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  8/12/2018 08:43:00 PM   No comments
The 2nd golf course Gus and I got to play while at Turning Stone Resort was Atunyote (the Oneida word for 'eagle'). While boasting many accolades including 2018 Northeast Golf Magazine - Best in New York Golf - Public Courses (#4) and 2018 Golfweek - Best Casino Courses I wanted to post a few of Gus's comments during our round:



"Dad I like the big fairways!"




"These are the best golf carts."








"Cool toads here Dad."



"Now these are pancakes."




"This is a great way to stay cool, Dad."


"I'll drive Dad"


 "This is a fun course to play, Dad. Not to much rough"



"I really like the par 3s here."





"The big boys played here Dad!"


"I think there's something special behind this gate, Dad"


Playing Atunyote golf course was a blast with my son, Gus. We played from the front tees and played in a little over 4 hours. If your at Turning Stone Resort Atunyote is a must play not just because it's a very playable parkland course with vast stretches of open area to hit your drives but because it will challenge golfers of all levels and you will be treated like a king/queen as the staff is the most accommodating I've ever seen. 

As well its close to Ottawa and you got all the other courses to play at as well. I'm glad I finally got to cross off the golf courses at Turning Stone off my bucket list. 


Love the waterfalls Tom Fazio decided to add to Atunyote, a beautiful touch.




Jul 29, 2018

Golf Course Review - Sandstone Hollow - Turning Stone Resort

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  7/29/2018 08:03:00 PM   No comments
Although tucked away behind staff and regular parking for Turning Stone Resort. Sandstone Hollow the Rick Smith Designed Par 3 Golf Course at Turning Stone is a must play for anyone especially for any Father/Son golfers on a golf getaway like Gus and I were a few weeks ago.



Even though Sandstone Hollow is a par 3 course, each hole is unique and can be played from various tee boxes giving any golfer of any ability a challenge. Gus and I golfed from the forward tees and had a blast trying to get a hole in one. Challenging yourself and your son is fun but still keep it light especially in the Summer heat.




Sandstone Hollow was in great shape with a variety of tee shots and greens that were fair and challenging at the same time.



Gus was ready to take on the challenge of Sandstone Hollow on Canada Day at Turning Stone Resort, a great resort to golf with your kid.


Gus and I had a blast on a course that has challenging yet fair par 3s. Go for the pin Gus. ;]



Sandstone Hollow was created so golfers who have just a short window to play 9 holes, could play an excellent golf course that will test them none the less.

The 9 hole course winds through woods and wetlands, with greens surrounded by wild fescue grasses and rock outcroppings. A real challenge.




The old guy showing the young guy a few things at Sandstone Hollow.



A fun golf course where you can work on your short game. Every golfer needs this both young and old, experienced or not.

No tee time needed and quite reasonably price for 9 holes at $15 for Adults $10 for Juniors.


Awards
2010 Golf Event Magazine - Top Short Courses in America
2008 Golf Event Magazine - Top 25 Par-3 Courses in the Country

Jul 20, 2018

Henrik Stenson’s History-making Open Championship Victory ‘16

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  7/20/2018 05:04:00 PM   No comments

Henrik Stenson teeing off (Source: Shutterstock)



Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson made history in 2016 when he won the Open Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.
In winning his first major, he became the first male Scandinavian to win a major tournament and improved on his second place finish at the 2013 Championship.




His performance at the 2016 Open was the lowest ever 72-hole score in a major, finishing on 20 under with 264.

Unfortunately for Stenson, he has been unable to rediscover his form since, although the Open Championship this year represents the perfect opportunity for him to return to form.

The Betfair Golf Open odds see 2016 winner Stenson priced at 25/1 to win the tournament for a second time, while last year’s winner Jordan Spieth is third favourite at 14/1.Let’s take a trip down memory lane into his 2016 victory.

First Round

Stenson found himself trailing the first round leader Phil Mickelson by five shots, as he shot three under par, while American Mickelson shot eight under.

In fact, Stenson was trailing behind 11 others - two shots behind Germany’s Martin Kaymer and Patrick Reed of the United States and one shot behind eight other players. He, and nine other players, shot 68 come the close of round one.

The first round of the tournament saw perfect weather conditions which resulted in 50 players shooting under par.

Phil Mickelson came close to becoming the first player to score 62 at a major championship. However, despite the ball looking set to drop in and create history, it was not to be, as the ball lipped out to deny Mickelson victory. Instead the American had to settle for producing the 28th round of 63 in a major and be three shots better off than his nearest rivals.
Being five shots behind the leader, Stenson knew he would have to produce something magic or hope Mickelson would slip up to stand any chance of winning.

Second Round


Phil Mickelson- Clubhouse leader after the second round (Source: Shutterstock)


After the second round, Phil Mickelson remained in the lead. However, having shot 69, he presented an opportunity to close the gap at the top.
Henrik Stenson, who was five shots behind Mickelson after the first round fought back, having shot 65, leaving him just one shot behind the leader.
After Stenson birdied the 16th hole, he was one shot behind Mickelson, but he was unable to capitalise on his opportunity to take the lead in the final two holes.


Third Round

Phil Mickelson finally relinquished the lead after the third round, with his worst performance on the course, shooting 70.

Henrik Stenson became the new clubhouse leader after shooting 68, giving him a one shot lead at the top.

The top two were comfortably ahead of their nearest rival, American Bill Haas, who was sitting in third place, trailing Mickelson by five shots and Stenson by six.


(Stenson kissing the trophy following victory)

Source: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/jul/17/henrik-stenson-wins-duel-with-phil-mickelson-to-cl/


Final Round

Stenson saved his most magical and memorable performance for the final round, which was a tightly contested affair with Mickelson.

After hitting a 65, Mickelson left himself on a total of 267 for the tournament, meaning Stenson was required to match or better that score to win. By this point Stenson had hit 68, 65 and 68 so there was the possibility that he could miss out on winning his first major.

It was on this round that Stenson produced his best golf of the tournament, scoring a record- breaking 63, to leave him three shots clear of Mickelson and claim his first major title.




Having previously only ever finished as runner-up at a major once and third four times, this victory at Royal Troon represented his and Sweden’s first male victory at a major.

Stenson’s win is also a reverse of the 2013 Open Championship, in which Mickelson finished three shots ahead of Stenson

Jul 18, 2018

CHASE54 Launches Fall 2018 Collection

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  7/18/2018 10:21:00 PM   No comments
CHASE54 announced the launch of its fall 2018 Choose Your Now collection featuring men's and women's designs inspired by the past, present and future of golf style. Will be doing a review soon so stay tuned.






Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2018

(New York, New York) – CHASE54 – a golf and lifestyle apparel brand named for the pursuit of the perfect score in golf – announces the launch of its fall 2018 Choose Your Now collection. Inspired by the past, present and future of golf style, the range boasts nostalgic, modern-classic designs married with CHASE54’s proprietary fabric technologies that set the brand apart.

The Choose Your Now collection includes two men’s groups and two women’s groups, plus the brand’s ever-evolving Elements line that can be mixed and matched into each group to round-out the collection with a timeless look. Incorporated into each item are technical material elements like sun protection, cooling properties and moisture-wicking qualities.

"Our fall 2018 collection embodies the richness and thrill of golf's past and present, as well as the possibilities of what is yet to come,” says Lulu Faddis, CHASE54 Designer. “There is something for everyone and every era of style you want your game to reflect.”

The men's offerings include the sporty Retro Active range featuring crease-free material, while the Outdoor Games group offers CHASE54’s take on today’s golf style trends with an athletic influence. The Alternate Bliss ladies’ line is inspired by the idea of a floating new world, boasting whimsical prints in moisture-wicking and cooling tech fabrics. Additionally, the Power Style group offers mesh insert and cutaway details combined with bold, color-block designs.

For more information, please contact CHASE54 Marketing Coordinator, Keely Pemberton: keely@chase54.com  970-302-8110.

ABOUT CHASE54

Based in New York, Chase54 is a lifestyle brand created by golfers for golfers and beyond. Founded and backed by 30 years of garment manufacturing excellence and more than 400 million garments produced, Chase54 offers golf apparel for both men and women with phenomenal styling and superior fabrics, all at an affordable price. To learn more about the brand, visit www.chase54.com

Jul 16, 2018

Turning Stone Resort - Great Destination For Father Son Golf Getaway

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  7/16/2018 09:15:00 PM   No comments
Had the pleasure of finally heading down to Turning Stone Resort the long weekend in July with my son Gus on a two night golf trip. Although Turning Stone is more noted for its gambling prowess I was excited to test out 3 of their 5 golf courses with Gus my 10 year old son who's been golfing for the last 4-5 years.


If you don't know Turning Stone Resort it's about 3.5 hrs from the Ottawa area and is a premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York proudly owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation.

The golf courses we were going to play were:

Atunyote Golf Course

The longest of Turning Stone Resort’s three championship courses, at 7,315 yards, this Tom Fazio design was home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from 2007 – 2010. In 2006 it was the site of both the PGA Professional National Championship and the BC Open. The parkland setting of Atunyote (the Oneida word for 'eagle') features vast stretches of open space, gently rolling hills, a stream of small waterfalls, and several lakes. Walk the fairways that past champions Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas, Matt Kuchar, Steve Flesch, and Dustin Johnson have all walked.

Shenendoah Golf Course

Be among the first to experience Turning Stone’s new Shenendoah Golf Course! After an almost year-long redesign that resulted in seven new holes, the golf course has officially reopened.
Shenendoah offers 18 holes of PGA-level golf in a spectacular natural setting. The course was built and is maintained to comply with stringent Audubon International standards for environmental protection and preservation. Designer Rick Smith used the natural landscape to create wooded parkland holes, open pastures that capture the links feel, and beautifully simple low country-style holes. Designed, constructed and maintained to TOUR standards at more than 7,000 yards, the course offers conditions normally reserved for TOUR professionals. In 2006, Turning Stone Resort’s Shenendoah Golf Club was host of the PGA National Club Professional Championship.

Sandstone Hollow Par 3 Golf Course

Sandstone Hollow was built with the busy golfer in mind. The result: a nine-hole, par three course that winds through woods and wetlands, with greens surrounded by wild fescue grasses and rock outcroppings. This isn’t a pitch-and-putt course. Designed by Rick Smith, Sandstone Hollow is rated among the top 25 par three courses in the USA by Golf Event magazine – and Sandstone Hollow will push your game to the limit.


Atunyote Golf Course



When you enter Atunyote Golf Course through the beautiful gate you know you're in for something special. Gus and I teed off at 9:20am and had a blast the whole round. Just make sure you tee off from the appropriate tee box. Gus is 10 and has been golfing for about 4-5 years so we both teed off from the reds(It's important to tee off of the same tees much more enjoyable for father and son and still challenging for the Dad). 






The view from the clubhouse eating our lovely breakfast, Gus had a hard time finishing his pancakes (and there his favourite).


Ah bacon!




Lots of wildlife at Atunyote including this toad who was hanging out on the ball washer.





Atunyote was a very playable golf course for Gus no long carries, larger fairways and some great par 3s. Perfect for a father and son getaway.





The service was amazing at Atunyote and the carts that the Ladies used were the coolest Gus and I had ever seen. Thanks Allie you were great.




Shenendoah Golf Course




Ready to start our round at Shenendoah. 


 Gus loves firing over a water. Managed to skip this one onto the bank. Conditions and layout were perfect for the long weekend in July especially the par 3s.





Gus really enjoyed his round at Shenendoah although he found some of the carries(over fescue) from the red tees tough. 








Sandstone Hollow Par 3 Golf Course

Although only a par 3 course Rick Smith knew what he was doing when he designed this beauty perfect way to end our Father and Son Golf Getaway. No tee time needed and relatively cheap for the quality and a test of golf for any skill of golfer. Remember tee it up at the appropriate tees. 










Ready to golf at Sandstone Hollow.









Golf Dome

You'd think after a morning of golfing at Atunyote Golf Course Gus would of been tired but he wanted to check out the PGA Superstore and Golf Dome which offers an indoor practice area with 40 driving range hitting stations arranged in a double-deck structure. Needless to say he wore himself and the Ping G 812 Driver out.  He pounded balls into the Golf Dome which stands seven stories high, and stretches 110 yards long by 80 yards wide. It was hard to get him out of there he enjoyed it so much.








Why Turning Stone Resort was great for a Father/Son Golf Getaway

  • Amazing golf course the three (Atunyote, Shenendoah, Sandstone Hollow) Gus and I played top notch all the way from service on and off the course to quality and condition of the course.
  • Accommodations to fit all budgets.
  • Amazing service, Gus quote, "the people(Staff) here are so nice".
  • SO much else to do if you're not golfing. Gus loved access to the pool, arcade, Golf Dome, and many restaurants.




Special dessert from staff at Upstate Tavern.



Got amazing service from this young lady (Allie). Gus and I thought she was awesome. Ended up seeing her both at Shenendoah and Atunyote great smile and fun to talk to. Good Luck Allie.

Jul 3, 2018

RBC scores ‘A HOLE IN ONE’ with 2019 PGA TOUR Schedule Change

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  7/03/2018 09:17:00 PM   No comments
Dustin Johnson revealed yesterday what the Press Release today confirmed. RBC Canadian Open gets a date change.




Critical date change will enrich golf in Canada and the RBC Canadian Open for years to come
TORONTO, July 3, 2018 —  RBC, Golf Canada and the PGA TOUR today announced that the 2019 RBC Canadian Open will be moving to a premier spot on the PGA TOUR schedule starting in 2019, one week before the U.S. Open. The 110th RBC Canadian Open, to be played at the historic Hamilton Golf and Country Club with new dates, June 3-9, 2019, is expected to attract an even better field for Canada’s National Championship.

The 2018 RBC Canadian Open will be played as scheduled, July 23-29, at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

“The RBC Canadian Open is one of the oldest and most-prestigious golf events in the world and we’re thrilled to start a new chapter in 2019,” said Mary DePaoli, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer, RBC. “As the only Canadian stop on the Tour, the June tournament date will help enrich the experience for fans, players and all Canadians.”

In addition to the new spot on the PGA TOUR schedule, the 2019 RBC Canadian Open will also feature an increased purse, set at USD $7.6-million.

“The PGA TOUR, RBC and Golf Canada have collaborated to ensure this new date is the right fit for players and fans of the RBC Canadian Open,” said Andy Pazder, chief tournaments & competitions officer, PGA TOUR. “As title sponsor of both the RBC Canadian Open and the RBC Heritage, RBC has been a tremendous partner of the PGA TOUR, and we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to move one of golf’s most important and historic tournaments to a new date for the event starting in 2019.”
With even stronger fields and competition anticipated with the new date, the RBC Canadian Open is expected to:

Increase global awareness for golf in Canada and the RBC Canadian Open tournament
Drive deeper interest and participation in golf in Canada
Positively impact the regional economy with increased ticket sales, hospitality and tourism

“Golf Canada is beyond thrilled by RBC’s overall support for the Canadian Open. Together with the PGA TOUR, the new 2019 date change is a clear demonstration of our combined commitment to the game and Canada’s National Open Championship,” said Laurence Applebaum, chief executive officer, Golf Canada. “This exciting change will inject tremendous energy into the RBC Canadian Open and make Canadian golf better.”

For ticket, volunteering, sponsorship and corporate hospitality information on the 2018 RBC Canadian Open, details are available online at www.rbccanadianopen.com.
About RBCGolf Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 81,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.‎

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-sustainability.

About Golf CanadaGolf Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 319,000 golfers and 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.

About PGA TOUR
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By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide. The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members of the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 25 countries (85 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2017, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $180 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.65 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.



Galvin Green Launches 2018 Ventil8™ Plus Range

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  7/03/2018 09:12:00 PM   No comments
Galvin Green one of my favourite apparel brands has announced the launch of its 2018 Spring/Summer Ventil8 Plus apparel. Galvin Green just has that great mix of style, technology and performance within their apparel. Once again this years offering looks amazing.




Ventil8™ Plus embodies ‘fashion meets function’ with no compromise on quality. The line features modern, eye-catching designs made of exceptionally comfortable, lightweight and breathable fabric that won’t stick to skin or interrupt your swing. As always, the entire Ventil8™ collection provides UV protection 20+











Modern Designs, Extremely Breathable Material Designed for Warm Weather Conditions
 
(Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of high-performance and functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – has announced the launch of new apparel offerings for their 2018 Spring/Summer Ventil8 Plus collection.

The Ventil8 Plus functional men’s and women’s golf shirts, shorts, pants and skorts are designed to keep golfers cool and comfortable in the summer heat while sustaining top-level performance on the course. Each item is constructed with highly technical, lightweight and breathable materials to help regulate body temperature and transport moisture and heat away from the skin twice as fast as a traditional polyester golf shirt.

“With advances in modern fabric technology, today’s performance apparel brands are held to the highest competitive standards,” says Jonathan Wong, President of Galvin Green Canada. “Our team knows firsthand what it takes to exceed expectations and has developed a quality line of lightweight attire guaranteed to keep golfers cool and composed in high temperatures.”

Function meets fashion in the men’s polo range highlighted by the Mayer with horizontal stripe design and the Marty solid shirt available in eight colorways and in an exclusive Tour Edition. Completing the ensemble are the all-purpose Noah and Nash pants and Parker shorts.

Headlining the colorful ladies’ line is the Megan shirt with contrast color detailing, the May skort and the Miriam jumpsuit, a lightweight, eye-catching piece with extreme breathability designed to minimize restriction when swinging. In addition to providing UV protection 20+, all Ventil8 Plus garments are easy to care for and contain hygienic anti-bacterial elements.

Galvin Green is also the Official Team Supplier of Weatherwear for the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team. Through this partnership, the company will provide its premium outerwear garments to the captains, vice captains, team members and their caddies during the matches at Le Golf National. Part of the brand’s esteemed Multi-Layer system, the outfit includes a GORE-TEX® fabric shell layer and an Interface-1™ hybrid jacket.

Based in Sweden, Galvin Green is a pure golf brand that developed the sport’s first apparel layering system – the Multi-Layer Concept – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance.

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About Galvin Green

Galvin Green is a family-owned business founded in 1990. A pure golf brand, its products – including premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories – are available for purchase at better green grass shops and golf-specialty retail locations in more than 20 countries.

Crafted by golfers for golfers, every garment and layer has been developed to be compatible – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Each detail exists because the game demands it.




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