My apologies for serving up the weekend leftovers a little late, with business in Calgary, specifically a visit to Priddis Greens, home to next month’s CP Women’s Open, and a junior clinic put on at the Golf Canada Calgary Centre, by PING and Ted & Dave Custom Golf featuring Brooke and Brittany Henderson. It’s always good to see the Hendersons, but in a country the size of Canada, it’s also good to deal in person with people you don’t see on a day-to-day basis. To put it mildly, I enjoyed some wonderful western hospitality … By the way, I asked Brooke M (for Mackenzie) Henderson if she had an issue with the LPGA Tour’s use of her middle initial on leaderboards, etc., and she gave that familiar smile, and knew why I was asking. It is now official – it’s exclusively an obsession for TSN’s Bob Weeks. If he’s successful in his tirade against the letter M, word is that Weeks’ will then campaign to change Auntie Em’s name in the Wizard of Oz … Weeks will be officially inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening at his home club, the Weston Golf and Country Club, where Warren Sye was also inducted a few weeks back … The Hendersons were at Priddis Greens on Tuesday, attempting to play a hole with each group at a corporate event, but they were cut short when a nasty storm blew in. With plenty of lightning strikes all around, not to worry – everybody made it in safely and they were treated to this rainbow just outside the Priddis Greens clubhouse.
As soon as I get off the plane in Toronto on Wednesday, it’s direct to Glen Abbey for the RBC Canadian Open … If you missed seeing the field for this week’s RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ont., it’s here … On the Web .com Tour, this week’s Utah Championship will include Canadians Albin Choi, Mackenzie Hughes, Taylor Pendrith, Adam Svensson and Ryan Yip in the field … The Senior Open Championship will be played at Carnoustie. Stephen Ames is the lone Canadian … There is no Canadian representation at the UL International Crown, where eight countries will compete in Chicago … Henderson remains second in world rankings, but Alena Sharp remains upwardly mobile, landing in 85th spot in this week’s rankings … Brittany Marchand, Megan Osland, Laura DeMarco, Samantha Richdale, Christina Foster, Augusta James, Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Sara-Maude Juneau, Jessica Wallace, Sue Kim, and Jennifer Kirby are at the Symetra Tour’s Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship in Battle Creek, Mich. … Richdale has been playing regularly on the LPGA Tour lately, which has limited her time on the Symetra Tour, where she hasn’t had much action since her win at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic, which gave her $26,250 in earnings and put her in solid in the top 10 on the tour money list who get status on the LPGA next season. Richdale has since fallen to 15th. James is closest to the top 10, in 13th spot … Last week’s GNN Poll asked if golf courses are making a real effort to become more sustainable and the majority, or 58 per cent, said yes, with 42 per cent saying no … This week the poll asks if the PGA of Canada has provided enough information about the recent financial problems with the PGA of Quebec, leading to the national office taking over that zone and launching reviews of other zones. As of this writing, the no vote is huge at 81 per cent, with 19 per cent saying yes. You can still cast your vote on the GNN home page.