Niagara and Southwest News & Events

  • Study Finds Golf Generates More Than $11 Billion for Canadian Economy

    The Canadian Golf Industry generated $11.3 billion in economic benefits across the nation, according to a recent economic analysis conducted by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. on behalf of the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA). The Canadian Golf industry employs the equivalent of 341,794 people through direct and spin-off effects, generating more ...

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  • Canada's Nick Taylor Wins The Mark H. McCormack Medal

    Canada's Nick Taylor will become the third recipient of the Mark H. McCormack Medal, the award given by The R&A to the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of the amateur season and following the European and US Amateur Championships. The 22-year-old from Abbotsford, British Columbia, has had a truly outstanding season. Tay ...

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  • John Daly to Compete in 2009 RBC Canadian Open

    The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) in partnership with title sponsor RBC, announced today that John Daly has accepted an exemption to compete at the 2009 RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Daly, whose last appearance in Canada came in 2007, has competed in seven Canadian Opens throughout his PGA Tour care ...

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  • Vancouver Golf Course to Host 2011 RBC Canadian Open

    The PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open is headed back to Western Canada in 2011. Thursday April 16, officials at the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) and RBC confirmed that the historic Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, which last hosted the event in 2005, will host the tournanament again in two years time. ...

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  • GreenFinder Golf GPS: Find out how far, on your Phone

    On the golf course, a few feet can be the difference between finding a hazard and landing in a safe spot with a good angle to attack the pin, and club selection is often an integral component in reducing distances to the cup if you're able to find the putting surface. GreenFinder Golf GPS , a system that utilizes already-exisiting global positioning sys ...

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  • Golf Town Announces 'Top 10 Greatest Canadian Golf Moments' Balloting

    TORONTO - Golf Town, Canada's largest golf retailer with unequaled selection and competitive prices, has announced a new promotion providing consumers nationwide the chance to vote for the "Top 10 Greatest Canadian Golf Moments" and enter to win a fabulous stay-and-play vacation. Part of GT-10, the company's season-long 10th anniversary celebr ...

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  • Mike Weir named for Induction into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) are proud to announce that Mike Weir has been elected as the 2009 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. With his induction, the Bright's Grove, Ont. native becomes the 64th honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. Weir also becomes the 20th male professional ...

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  • Finding Bargains On Golf Equipment

    If you are on a tight budget it doesn't mean you can't take up the game of golf. Let's face it, most types of golf equipment and accessories are quite expensive. However, you can find used equipment online, used sporting goods stores, through classifieds, or yard sales. If the majority of your money will be spent on instructors and playing at different gol ...

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  • Michelle Wie to Compete in 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open

    Ottawa, Ont. - CN and the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) announced today that Michelle Wie has accepted a sponsor’s exemption and will be at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club this August 11-17 to compete for the $2.25 million (US) CN Canadian Women’s Open. The CN Canadian Women’s Open will be one of only six LPGA Tour events that Wie i ...

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  • Priddis Greens selected to host '09 CN Canadian Women's Open

    CALGARY, Alberta, Canada - CN, the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) and the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority are pleased to announce that Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club in Priddis, Alta. has been selected as host venue for the 2009 CN Canadian Women’s Open. "The RCGA along with our partner CN is delighted to announce that Priddis ...

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