The Save Glen Abbey folks aren’t getting complacent after Oakville council recently voted unanimously to designate that course a heritage site. They’re holding a Save Glen Abbey Day this Saturday at various venues around Oakville … With that going on, council in nearby Milton, Ont., last week unanimously supported putting a redesigned Rattlesnake Point forward as a home to the RBC Canadian Open and while it is interesting to note that Glen Schnarr of ClubLink, which owns both Rattlesnake Point and the Abbey, supports such a move, it should be clarified that this is, at this point anyway, a bid, but nothing official. “We’ve had long-term discussions with ClubLink for a number of properties, which include the property in Rattlesnake, which include other properties and we’re working with other developers and other regions as well. So what I can absolutely confirm to you is we’re having good discussions with both ClubLink and the town. Rattlesnake is absolutely a very interesting property for Golf Canada, but as far as commitments and five-year agreements, that’s a ways away,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum at the recent CP Women’s Open … Rattlesnake Point has always been in the running and Jack Nicklaus made a visit there when he visited during the Canadian Open, but a year ago, Hidden Lake in nearby Burlington was supposedly the frontrunner and Vaughan has also been mentioned frequently.
The PGA of Canada is remembering Dave Powell, who died last week at the age of 68. For more, click here … The PGA of Alberta has extended the deadline for submitting nominations for 2017 awards to Tuesday. The nomination form is here … The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, which will be played next week in Victoria, has announced that Kenny Perry, Jesper Parnevik and Tom Kite will be in the field … Lisa Vlooswyk of Calgary won her eighth national title at the ILDC Canadian championships on the weekend … Jennifer Ha, Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Augusta James and Maude-Aimee Leblanc are at this week’s Indy Women in Tech Championship, an inaugural stop on the LPGA Tour this week … Henderson may not have three-peated at the Cambia Portland Classic, but she did make a hole in one while playing alongside LPGA Hall of Fame member Nancy Lopez last Wednesday. “To be able to celebrate with her and be able to walk alongside her, hit shots with her and be on the same team together was awesome,” said Henderson
— Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) August 31, 2017
Henderson remains 10th in world women’s rankings this week, while Alena Sharp is 88th … Henderson is also fourth on the LPGA money list ($1,092,083) and third in tour birdies (297), while Leblanc is second in average driving distance at 278.2 yards … Brogan McKinnon, Samantha Richdale, Anne-Catherine Tanguay and Elizabeth Tong are the Canadians at this week’s stop on the Symetra Tour, the Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes in Garden City, Kan. … With the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list at the end of the season earning graduation to the LPGA Tour next year, Tanguay remains eighth, while Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., is 18th with a couple of weeks off as she plays in the Evian Championship, the final major on the LPGA Tour schedule, next week. She earned the trip to France after winning the PHC Classic in Milwaukee last month. Once she gets back, Marchand will have three tournaments, including the $200,000 Tour Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla., to move up the money list. She’s currently $13,464 outside the top 10 … Last week’s GNN Poll asked if recent unrest in the United States would cause readers to avoid a winter golf vacation or business trip there this year and the American travel officials should take note, even if the majority, or 60 per cent, said it wouldn’t cause them to avoid a trip to their country. Still, the 40 per cent who said they would avoid a trip to the U.S. is noteworthy … This week’s poll asks how much of this year’s summer staff do readers expect to return in 2018. As of this writing, 38 per cent of respondents said they expected 21 to 40 per cent of summer staff to return next year, with 25 per cent saying over 80 per cent and another 25 per cent predicting 41 to 60 per cent of summer staff returning. Another 12 per cent saw 61 to 80 per cent returning, with nobody saying less than 20 per cent will be back. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.