Sportswave.ca

Golf Success

Photo Credit D. Laird Allan/Sportswave

One sport that seemed to venture the storm during the Pandemic we are currently facing is that of golf.

While many of the courses were undergoing changes to accommodate those willing to hit the links once again, it seemed that all players were more in tune to making the return more forthcoming than other sports.

Did you know that you can practice golf in your basement using a golf simulator that is used by all the professional players.

Jay Monahan PGA TOUR Commissioner made it official by announcing the return of the Presidents Cup to The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal in 2024 when it shifts internationally. 

The Royal Montreal Golf Club hosted the 2007 Presidents Cup and becomes only the second international venue to host the Presidents Cup more than once – the other being The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.

The 2007 Presidents Cup saw two captains, both of whom are classified as legendary golfers that lead their respective teams for the final time that saw Jack Nicklaus (four-time champion) guide the U.S. to victory over three-time captain Gary Player and the International Team by a score of 19 ½ – 14 ½.

Over the week’s play all International Team fans was Singles victory by Mike Weir over the #1 world player Tiger Woods, with Weir entertaining those on hand supporting him on the course.

Monahan also announced an additional partnership between First Tee, Golf Canada and Golf Canada Foundation to launch First Tee – Canada. 

This can only add First Tee’s youth development program for Golf Canada’s impressive program that reaches today’s youth in schools and golf facilities.

The Royal Montreal Golf Club was founded in 1873 and listed as the oldest golf club in North America knowing that the Blue Course was designed by Dick Wilson and updated by Rees Jones in 2004 and 2005. 

In addition to hosting the Presidents Cup, The Royal Montreal has also held the RBC Canadian Open on 10 occasions, most recently in 2014 with Canadian’s Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin and Mike Weir who have competed in the Presidents Cup.

Weir, a five-time Presidents Cup player who has an impressive 13-9-2 record prior to the role of captains assistant for the 2017 and 2019 Presidents Cup and also the first Canadian to compete in the Presidents Cup. 

He was eventually followed by Canadian’s Graham DeLaet who at the time was 31 made his debut for Captain in 2013 for Nick Price. 

DeLaet delivered a 3-1-1 performance victory including a Singles match win over Jordan Spieth at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

The third Canadian was Adam Hadwin who played in the Presidents Cup after a qualifying round at Liberty National Golf Club for the 2017 International Team 

Hadwin returned for the 2019 team thanks to one of four captain’s picks from Ernie Els, which he converted into a 1-1-1 record at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

We are hearing that Ryan Hart who has worked at the Tour Headquarters for over 3 years has been named as Executive Director for the 2024 Presidents Cup.

The Players Cup on Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada for seven years while leading a local marketing firm. Ryan will be returning to Canada to lead the TOUR’s efforts over the next four years.

Take a look at the latest flightscope to keep practicing golf at home. Improve your skills with the latest technology on the market. Tournament dates for the 2024 Presidents Cup are yet to be announced and we thank Golf Canada for the info.