Alena Sharp and her caddie Sarah Bowman currently have two good knees between them.
Just days after the LPGA Tour season ended, Sharp had her knee scoped to repair her right medial meniscus.
Sharp’s scoping comes about a month after Bowman had knee surgery, which led to LPGA veteran Gail Graham of Kelowna, B.C., working Sharp’s bag the last two events of the season, first in China, then at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.
Sharp will be ready for the start of the season.
Q-School Turns Into Q-Series
The LPGA Tour is changing the way it conducts its qualifying school. Next year, Q-school turns into Q-series, which the tour believes better identifies LPGA-ready players.
Click here for the explanation.
TV Sports Evolving
The media bloodletting continues and it appears to be shifting from print to radio and television, the latest being cuts at CTV, that include the departures of sport director Lance Brown and longtime sportscaster Joe Tilley in Toronto.
Both had been with the company since the mid-1980s and had become familiar faces to Toronto sports fans. I’ve known Joe for years and have played golf with him several times and he’s the same guy on or off camera, always wearing a big grin, even if he takes a triple bogey.
They are among several cuts across the country this time around, according to this story in the Toronto Star, and in previous rounds of layoffs and local sports coverage is expected to disappear, replaced instead by national feeds from TSN.
The cuts aren’t only happening at CTV as serious slashing of jobs at ESPN are said to be on their way, according to this story from the New York Daily News.
Minimum Wage Hike Now Official
Ontario passed Bill 148, which includes among other things an eventual $15 an hour minimum wage, on Wednesday, legislation that many fear will result in job losses and less hours for employees, not to mention a rise in prices for many products and services as companies adjust to accommodate the new minimum wage, which will also be used in Alberta and is being considered in British Columbia.
With many fearing that the new minimum wage, as a result of these consequences, may not be a benefit for workers at all, GNN asked in this week’s poll on the home page if $15 an hour should become a standard minimum wage across Canada, despite the risk of layoffs, reduced hours and rising prices.
As of this writing, 68 per cent had voted no, with 32 per cent saying yes. If you haven’t done so, you can cast your vote on the home page.