Alena Sharp is the only Canadian in the field for this week’s Blue Bay LPGA event in China … Sharp will have Gail Graham, a two-time LPGA Tour winner from Kelowna, B.C., on her bag this week after her regular caddie, Sarah Bowman, had recent knee surgery … Two years ago, Sharp tied for fifth in China, which was a career best for her at that time. She has since enjoyed a fourth place finish at last year’s CP Women’s Open in Calgary and had a solo fifth earlier this year at the Lotte Championship in Hawaii … Brooke Henderson isn’t playing in China this week and will finish the season at next week’s CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. With 29 tournaments to date this year, Henderson will finish with 30, just one less than last season, which also included the Olympics. With two wins and eight top-10 finishes to this point, Henderson avoided the sophomore jinx despite concern in some quarters about her results earlier this season. Henderson is also fourth on the money list, second in LPGA birdies with 392, just three less than leader Moriya Jutanugarn, and is ranked 13th on this week’s world rankings …
Hall of Fame to be launched at Awards Gala … Wednesday Nov 8th. Great gathering of the golf industry in Atlantic Canada. pic.twitter.com/dEnc1fb4X9
— PGAofCanadaAtlantic (@PGAofCanadaAtl) November 5, 2017
PGA of Canada Atlantic will launch a new hall of fame at its awards gala on Wednesday, part of its buying show at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton. For a list of finalist for Atlantic awards, click here… A PING Junior Tournament of Champions will be launched in Atlantic Canada in 2018 … Just a reminder there will be a Celebration of Life for late, renowned golf professional Alvie Thompson on Tuesday, Nov. 21st at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club, but an RSVP is required. You can send your RSVP here … The dates of the PGA of Alberta consumer golf shows have been announced. The Edmonton Golf Show will be held March 10-11 at the Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall H, followed by the Calgary Golf Show, March 24-25 at the BMO Centre, Hall B. Registration is open. For more information, click here … Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, Ben Silverman and Nick Taylor are the Canadians at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. David Hearn began the week as an alternate … Stephen Ames is the only Canadian in this week’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix, featuring the top 36 players from the year-long standings in the final event of the PGA Tour Champions season … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers if they believe there is a long-term future for the regional buying shows in Canada and 60 per cent replied no, with 40 per cent saying yes … This week’s poll asks if recent circumstances (lack of security, cost of living, wages, etc.) have caused readers to reconsider their futures in the golf industry to which 53 per cent of respondents voted yes and 47 per cent said no. If you haven’t done so already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.