City council in Thunder Bay, Ont., is considering lowering green fees on its muni to attract more golfers and save the golf course, but the other side of the argument believes it could simply mean a loss in revenue, according to this story from CBC News … Toronto’s Albin Choi won his fifth tournament of the season and the ninth of his collegiate career with North Carolina State on Sunday. For more on that, see the NC State website here … The company that owns Meadowbrook Golf Course in Montreal has been accused of lobbying employees at the municipal and provincial levels without being on the Quebec lobbying registry, according to this story by Monique Beaudin of the Montreal Gazette … After an unpredictable start to the season in Calgary, golf courses there are hoping that it will finally get going this week, according to this article by Brody Mark in the Calgary Herald … Many GNN readers feel bifurcation will be unavoidable if the USGA and R&A go ahead with a rollback on the distance a golf ball travels, according to last week’s GNN Poll. The specific question asked if a rollback on distance will make it necessary to have two different types of golf balls available, one for elite players and one for recreational golfers? A slight majority, or 56 per cent, said yes, while 44 per cent said no. This week’s question asks what effect, if any, you think Adam Scott’s recent victory will have on the final decision in the proposed ban on anchored putting. To cast your vote, visit the GNN poll on the home page.
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