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2016

Chris Ross named first Mackenzie Investments-GJAC Player Bursary Recipient 

GJAC Fall Ryder Cup at Tarandowah – Register Now

You’re Invited — GJAC Golf Day at Peterborough

GJAC is adding a Membership Director. Apply Now. 

GJAC Announces 2016 Mackenzie Investments-GJAC Player Bursary

GJAC raises $2000 for Fort McMurray relief efforts

GJAC ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 DICK GRIMM AWARD WINNER

GJAC ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 WRITING AWARD WINNERS

2016 Golf Day: The Draw

Bob Weeks inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

You’re Invited: The 2016 Golf Day and Writing Awards

2016 London Heart Awards

GJAC Member Directory (Deadline: June 6)

2016 Writing Awards – All the details

Thornhill G&CC – Spring Golf Day

Ottawa Golf & Hunt Club – Special GJAC invite

Mikey’s Tournament for Autism 2016 – All the details

Golf Historical Society of Canada – special GJAC offer

Golf Historical Society of Canada – annual tradeshow

Welcome to 2016! A Presidents Message

2016 London Heart Award Recipient Named

Dues are due – 2016

2015

Carleton University student Kelly Hobson named inaugural GJAC/Freedom 55 Scholarship Winner 

Ted Stonehouse has joined Cabot Links

Press Release: George S. Lyon Day

Schedule of Events: GJAC Presidents Cup at Tarandowah

You’re Invited: Play The Briars this fall 

You’re Invited: A special luncheon from Visit Florida

You’re Invited: The launch of LondonOntarioSports.com

Celebrate George S. Lyon at Lambton G&CC

GJAC donates $1000 to RMCHCC

Lorne Rubenstein wins 2015 Dick Grimm Award

GJAC Announces its Writing & Photography Award Winners

Important details for GJAC Golf Day

A Message from Rick Young

The Devil’s Double – Media Invite for July 2

2015 Writing & Golf Day at Toronto Golf Club 

The Deadline for the Writing Awards is soon! 

On Mikey’s Tournament for Autism 

2015 Writing & Photography Awards: Details

Congratulations Tim O’Connor!

A note from Garry McKay and the GAO

A Message from the Stanley Thompson Society

GJAC 2015 – Newsletter Vol. 1

2015 Dues are Due

Grant Fraser named President of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada

2014 

Vote now: the 2014 Players of the Year 

Garry McKay to be awarded Lorne Rubenstein Media Award in 2015

Media Ryder Cup at Tarandowah!

GJAC rallies for Heart

Summer Newsletter

Golf & Awards Day – LONDON

Golf in London and Montreal – Updates

Extension: Writing & Photography Awards

A note on Dick Grimm’s passing

Important Summer Announcements!

GJAC’s New Website!

GJAC Newsletter: Volume 1 | 2014

GJAC Members can experience ClubLink courses in Florida

GJAC names its 2013 Players of the Year 

Windermere G&CC to host GJAC members for golf after PGA Show

Housing available for the PGA Show 

Rick Sovereign Obituary

2013

GJAC’s 2013 Players of the Year nominees

Robert Thompson named to GJAC Board of Directors

Adam Stanley named Director of Communications

Communications Director needed for GJAC

Golf GameBook Event for GJAC Members

Bob Weeks wins 2013 Dick Grimm Award

GJAC announces winners of the 5th annual writing/photography awards

Media Day at Barrie Country Club

Deadline extended, new sponsors announced for writing awards

March 2013 Newsletter

January 2013 Newsletter

2012

GJAC announces winners of the 4th annual writing/photography awards

Sandra Post the recipient of the 2012 Dick Grimm Award

June 2012 Newsletter

March 2012 Newsletter

2011

Canadian Golf Journalists announce their 2011 Player of the Year Awards

2011 Player of the Year Nominees

December 2011 Newsletter

In Memoriam… Norm Woods

August 2011 Newsletter

July 2011 – Writing & Photography Award Winners

June 2011 Newsletter

Writing Awards Deadline Extended

April 2011 Newsletter

March 2011 Newsletter

February 2011 Newsletter

2010

Canadian Golf Journalists announce their 2010 Player of the Year Awards

 


For Immediate Release

Golf Journalists Association of Canada names 2014 Players of the Year

TORONTO – The Golf Journalists Association of Canada [GJAC] is proud to announce Adam Hadwin, Alena Sharp, Corey Conners, and Brooke Henderson are the 2014 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country.

“We at GJAC are delighted to honour this remarkable foursome, and the runners up who in other years could have won handily,” said Hal Quinn, GJAC President. “The skill levels and accomplishments of the winners and all the nominees heralds a new and very promising era in Canadian golf.”

Adam Hadwin was named the Male Professional of the Year in a tight vote with Graham DeLaet and Nick Taylor. Hadwin won twice on the Web.com Tour, finished first on the Tour’s money list, and earned full status for the PGA Tour in 2014-15. He already has one top-10 finish this season. DeLaet, who earned over $2.6 million on the PGA Tour in 2014, is Canada’s highest-ranked pro golfer, while Taylor became the first Canadian in five years to win on the PGA Tour.

Alena Sharp was named the Female Professional of the Year for the second time in the past four years. Sharp had two top-20 finishes on the LPGA Tour in 2014 and was Canada’s highest-ranked female professional golfer, prior to Brooke Henderson turning professional in December.

Henderson was voted Female Amateur of the Year for the third year in a row. The 17-year-old vaulted to the top of the world amateur rankings with six tournament wins in 2014. Henderson was runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, and was low amateur with a T-10 finish in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Corey Conners is another repeat winner as Male Amateur of the Year for the second year in a row. Conners, a member of Canada’s national team, finished second at the U.S. Amateur earning a chance to participate in the 2015 Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open. Conners won three NCAA Division I individual titles in his graduating year from Kent St. University, and is Canada’s highest-ranked male amateur golfer.

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About the Golf Journalists Association of Canada:

The purpose of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is to encourage and promote golf journalism in Canada, recognize excellence in Canadian golf and golf journalism through annual awards, bring together golf journalists from across the country to share ideas and common interests, and help develop better media relations between the Association’s membership and various golf associations, sponsors, and golf companies across Canada. You can now follow GJAC on Twitter at @GJ_AC

For more information contact:

Hal Quinn, President

halquinn@shaw.ca

Adam Stanley, Director of Communications

adam@adamstanley.ca


 L’Association canadienne des journalistes de golf annonce ses lauréats de 2014

Adam Hadwin, Alena Sharp, Corey Conners et Brooke Henderson sont les heureux élus

TORONTO L’Association canadienne des journalistes de golf (ACJG) est fière d’annoncer qu’Adam Hadwin, Alena Sharp, Corey Conners et Brooke Henderson ont été nommés golfeurs de l’année 2014 à la suite d’un scrutin auprès des membres de l’ACJG.

« L’ACJG est ravie d’honorer ce quatuor remarquable ainsi que les finalistes qui dans une autre année auraient pu facilement remporter la palme, a déclaré Hal Quinn, président de l’ACJG. L’immense talent et les exploits des gagnants et finalistes indique que le golf canadien entre dans une ère nouvelle et remplie de promesse. »

Adam Hadwin a été nommé Professionnel de l’année, tout juste devant Graham DeLaet et Nick Taylor. Hadwin a remporté deux victoires sur le Circuit Web.com qu’il a mené pour les gains officiels, ce qui lui a permis d’obtenir sa carte du Circuit PGA TOUR en 2014-2015. Cette saison, il revendique déjà un top 10. DeLaet, qui a gagné plus de 2,6 millions$ sur le Circuit PGA TOUR en 2014, est le golfeur professionnel canadien le mieux classé. Quant à Taylor, il a signé une victoire sur le Circuit PGA TOUR en 2014, premier Canadien à réussir l’exploit en cinq ans.

Alena Sharp a été nommée Professionnelle de l’année pour la deuxième fois en quatre ans. En 2015, Sharp a obtenu deux top 20 sur le Circuit de la LPGA. Elle était la professionnelle canadienne la mieux classée jusqu’à ce que Brooke Henderson accède aux rangs professionnels en décembre.

Henderson a été nommée Golfeuse amateur de l’année pour la troisième année consécutive. Âgée de 17 ans, elle a grimpé au premier rang du classement mondial amateur féminin en 2014, grâce notamment à six victoires. Henderson a pris la deuxième place du Championnat amateur féminin des États-Unis et a été la meilleure amateur de l’Omnium féminin des États-Unis grâce à une 10e place ex æquo.

Corey Conners a été nommé Golfeur amateur de l’année une deuxième année de suite. Membre de la formation nationale d’Équipe Canada, Conners s’est classé deuxième du Championnat amateur masculin des États-Unis, ce qui lui permettra de participer en 2015 au Tournoi des Maîtres et à l’Omnium des États-Unis. Conners, qui a remporté trois titres individuels de la Division I de la NCAA à sa dernière année à l’Université Kent State, est le golfeur amateur canadien le mieux classé.

À PROPOS DE L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES JOURNALISTES DE GOLF

Le mandat de l’Association canadienne des journalistes de golf ( ACJG) revêt diverses formes : encourager et promouvoir le journalisme de golf au Canada, remettre des prix annuels pour récompenser l’excellence du golf canadien et le journalisme de golf, rassembler les journalistes de golf de tout le pays afin d’échanger des idées et de partager des intérêts communs, améliorer les relations entre les membres de l’association et les diverses associations de golf, les commanditaires et les sociétés de golf d’un bout à l’autre du pays. Vous pouvez suivre l’ACJG sur Twitter à @GJAC.

Renseignements aux médias :

Hal Quinn, président

halquinn@shaw.ca

Adam Stanley, directeur des communications

adam@adamstanley.ca

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