We’ve got good news and bad news for you this morning on the professional golf front.
Which do you want first? Okay, let’s get the bad news out of the way.
No Canadian was in the field for the just-concluded British Open, a tournament that featured flags from about every country imaginable – except the maple leaf.
Now the good news.
To go along with well-established events such as this week’s RBC Canadian Open at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club and next month’s CN Canadian Women’s Open, Canada has added a couple of more high-profile events in the past couple of years.
The Montreal Championship has become a popular stop on the Champions Tour, while it was just announced a couple of weeks ago that the LPGA Tour will be making a second stop in this country in Waterloo, Ont., to be specific.
We’ll see what happens with the Manulife-sponsored LPGA event when it’s played for the first time next June, but the other three Canadian tournaments have established themselves as premier stops on their respective tours.
While the presence of high-profile tour players is great for entertainment and image, does it do anything for the golf industry as far as encouraging participation?
That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll. As always, we welcome your opinions as well, which you can enter in the Comments box below.
So tee it up and let us know what you think.
Do you think more tour events in Canada encourage more participation at the grassroots level?
- YES (72%)
- NO (28%)