Brooke Henderson tees off Friday morning at 10:54 a.m. at the Diamond Resorts Invitational, a PGA Tour Champions/celebrity/charity event in Orlando, with Toronto Blue Jay third baseman Josh Donaldson and Hockey Hall of Fame member Mike Modano … Adam Blair of Talking Rock Golf Resort has been recognized as winner of the 2016 PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) Order of Merit, which recognizes contribution to the association and involvement in education, tournaments, trade shows, awards and various forms of volunteerism. Bill Kelly of Glacier Greens Golf Course was runner-up and Matt Palsenbarg of Northview Golf Academy rounded out the top three. For complete final standings, click here … A PGA of Canada national award winners panel discussion senies will be held in Room 109A of the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando on Jan. 26 as part of the PGA Merchandise Show. Seminars begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day. For more information, click here … Right after the PGA Merchandise Show, from Feb. 27-March 3, the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference takes place in Victoria … The PGA of Alberta is seeking those interested in serving on its board of directors. Deadline is Jan. 20. For more, click here …TaylorMade has announced the signings of six players, including Smylie Kaufman, Paul Casey, Seung-Yul Noh, Nick Watney, Kyle Stanley and Jon Curran, all of which will play company metalwoods … Brian Burke, president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, Alan Palmer of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver and Liam Mucklow of the Golf Lab are among the guest speakers at the PGA of Alberta’s spring seminar, March 6-7 at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary. For more information, click here … His T5 finish at the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic came in the first start in his rookie year on the Web .com Tour for Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., who eagled the first hole of the final round to get within one of the lead … When you talk windy conditions, it’s better in the Bahamas as the old travel pitch goes. The par-four 12th at Sandals Emerald Bay was the toughest hole in Web .com Tour history with a scoring average of 5.008 for the week and the 11-over cut was the highest in tour history … Last year’s Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit winner Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., a solo fourth-place finish … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers how they would describe their interest level in player endorsements and the movement of players between companies at this time of year? As of this writing 55 per cent describe it as a passing interest, with 24 per cent saying very interested and 21 per cent adding they had no interest at all. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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