Championship golf rounds rose 2.2 per cent, leading to increased guest and green fee revenue for the Canadian golf club operations for ClubLink in 2016, according to its year-end results announced Tuesday. Click here for the results, with ClubLink results indicated as part of the overall results of TWC Enterprises.
The USGA and R&A have announced changes that would simplify and reduce the number of main rules and definitions from 34 to 24. The governing bodies will allow for a six-month comment period with a proposed implementation date of Jan. 1, 2019. Highlights include: Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no […]
The Golf Management Institute of Canada has two new courses beginning next month, including Retail Management in Golf Operations, which gets underway March 23. Topics such as seasonality, inventory management, customer identification and service, display techniques and promotional ideas for generating additional revenues for the pro shop will be addressed. Students will also be taught […]
Born in Montréal, Bob Vokey says his early inspiration in club design came during the summers he spent with his father, a fine tool and die maker who had a penchant for golf and enjoyed tinkering with equipment. Vokey was a three-sport athlete in hockey, baseball and football growing up and his talents on the […]
Born in Montreal, Judy Darling-Evans was first introduced to the game at Whitlock Golf Club where her grandfather, J.A. Darling, a Quebec Amateur champion himself, served as the club’s first president. Her father, Bill won 11 club titles and the Western Canada championship. Her mother, Dora, twice captured the Québec Women’s Amateur crown and […]
The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame has announced that Judy Darling-Evans and renowned golf club maker Bob Vokey, both from Montreal, have been selected as its 2017 inductees. Darling will be inducted under the player category while Vokey will be inducted as a builder. “The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding […]
What began as a request for a letter to the provincial government in Alberta asking for a review of how golf courses are taxed will turn into a study on golf and the future of Calgary’s 23 courses. Annalise Klingbeil has more here for the Calgary Herald.
Renowned golf instructor Hank Haney has collaborated with Callaway engineers to create a new wedge. The Sure Out features an enhanced camber and high bounce to glide smoothly through sand and thick grass without the need to open the face. “Sure Out allows you to simplify bunker shots by playing them with a square face,” […]
On Monday morning, GNN reported that Ben Cowan-Dewar, one of the founders of Cabot Links/Cabot Cliffs, had been named chairperson of the board of directors for Destination Canada. On Monday afternoon, it was announced the Cowan-Dewar had stepped down as board chair for Tourism Nova Scotia. For the release, click here. For the previous story […]
One of the founders of Cabot Links/Cabot Cliffs has been named chairperson of the board of directors for Destination Canada. The press release is here.