Barring unforeseen circumstances, I plan to be in Orlando for the PGA Merchandise Show as I am every January and I wouldn’t pass up a chance to go on a golf holiday in the U.S. due to events transpiring there recently and the majority, or 60 per cent of respondents to this week’s GNN Poll, agree with me. What’s surprising is the significant percentage of respondents (40 per cent) who wouldn’t go as a result. It would be a shame to see people lose their jobs over something, in most cases, they have no control over or no involvement in … I’m not certain why some commentators on whether Glen Abbey should receive a historic designation or not feel obligated to voice an opinion on how good the golf course is, which really means nothing in this fight. The can agree or disagree on the historic or cultural significance of Glen Abbey, but the obsession with course rankings really isn’t a part of the argument … The PGA of Ontario is accepting nominations for its 2017 awards. For more information, click here … It’s getting so that golf courses need to post viewer discretion signs, with incidents such as this going on … There’s no doubt that last week’s CP Women’s Open was special for Brooke Henderson, with it being played at Ottawa Hunt, where she’s an honourary member, so close to her home town of Smiths Falls, Ont., in Canada’s 150th birthday year, but this week’s stop, the Portland Cambia Classic is the site of a significant milestone in her young career. When she won her first of two consecutive titles in Portland in 2015, she was playing a mixed bag of tournaments and her victory earned her LPGA membership, which has led to four wins at this point, including a major championship, and her current standing of 10th in the world rankings. “This event changed my life two years ago becoming an LPGA Tour member, winning my first event. To be back here, I have so many great memories,” she said on Tuesday. “I played 18 holes, practice round (Tuesday) and just walking around, I remember certain shots I hit and what they really meant to me. It’s just such a special feeling,” she said.
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