News & Views in Canadian Golf

2010 RBC Canadian Open
While the 2010 RBC Canadian Open will be held at St. George’s Golf & Country Club, nearby Islington Golf Club will host the practice range for the Championship. A new practice facility will be constructed using the first and second holes at Islington for the tournament to be conducted July 19 – 25, 2010. Islington is a private Stanley Thompson design located a mere two kilometres from St. George’s. Initially the RCGA was looking at a venue at Eglinton Flats, a community park located seven kilometers from the host course. Islington eases the burden on PGA Tour players traveling to and from the practice facility, in particular if a rain delay were to occur during the Championship.

First Stage of PGA Tour School Wraps Up
Following the wrap up of the first stage of the PGA Tour School, 39 current members of the Canadian Tour have advanced to the second stage. Those players along with additional Canadians including the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Bryn Parry, Adam Hadwin and Stuart Anderson bring the Canadian contingent to 18 moving on to stage two. You can view the full list of first stage Canadian graduates here.

Adam Hadwin Launches Website
First stage PGA Tour graduate and runner-up on the Vancouver Golf Tour order of merit Adam Hadwin launches his website. Hadwin has some neat features to keep track of him in his goal to reach the PGA Tour on his site and we are looking forward to the launch of his blog. Visit Adam

BCGA Launches New Website
The British Columbia Golf Association has launched a new website. It is much more functional and includes a lot of new features including links to their Twitter and Facebook pages. You can view the new website, follow them on Twitter, or join their Facebook page.

The PGA of BC has launched its 2010 tournament schedule. You can view a pdf of the 2010 events here.

National Golf Course Owners Association Golf Canada Business Conference and Trade Show
The NGCOA Golf Business Canada Conference and Trade show embarks on the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, B.C. November 11 – 13, 2009. You can view the conference website here.   If you are attending be sure to come by to take in the social media presentation given by Jeff Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions to golf course owners and operators on Wednesday November 11th at 4:30 PM.