Winnipeg’s Jack Taylor at Team Canada Development Squad Selection Camp
Golf Manitoba Junior Boys Development team member Jack Taylor, of St. Charles Country Club, is one of 22 men in Toronto this week looking to impress Golf Canada at their annual Development Squad Selection Camp.
Heading into this selection camp, Golf Manitoba Junior Boys Development Head Coach Derrik Goodwin believes the future is bright for Taylor based on what he puts into his preparation.
“It has been a privilege to watch Jack grow over the past couple seasons. Implementing regular strength training and fitness sessions into his regular routine has really allowed him to take the next step in his game. Jack has become bigger and stronger, allowing him to pick up some serious distance off the tee” said Goodwin. The detail he puts into his golf training sessions is something all juniors can learn from. He comes with a plan to the course each day knowing exactly what he is going to practice, and how he is going to practice it. From short game to full swing, he is constantly working his plan to improve. The biggest part to his success over the past year has been his off-season training. Jack doesn’t take time off; he continues to work on his swing and putting indoors in the off-season which keeps him sharp 12 months of the year.”
Taylor played his first round at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley carding a six over par 78 and is tied for 18th on the leaderboard.
Marler leads after 36 holes, Diamond top Manitoban at Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship
Three golfers all from British Columbia are separated by only three strokes after two rounds at the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship.
Nonie Marler of Vancouver is atop of the leaderboard after carding a 77 in her second round and sits with a 149 total. Christina Spence Proteau of Port Alberni (77-150) and Nanoose Bay’s Shelley Stouffer (73-151) are right behind.
Hannah Diamond of St. Charles Country Club is the top Manitoban in Mid-Amateur play tied for 10th after her second straight 80.
Jennifer Jones of Breezy Bend Country Club is 19th following an 89 and sits at 179.
Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Rhonda Orr is tied for fourth place, four strokes off the lead in the Senior Championship following a 77 today.
theScore Bet becomes Official Gaming Partner of Golf Canada & it’s Marquee Golf Championships
TORONTO – Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX: SCR; Nasdaq: SCR) (“theScore” or “the Company”) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Score Digital Sports Ventures (Canada) Inc. (“theScore Bet”), has entered into a multiyear agreement with Golf Canada to become its Official Gaming Partner. The exclusive partnership makes theScore Bet the first ever gaming partner for Golf Canada and its prestigious National Open Golf Championships – the CP Women’s Open and the RBC Canadian Open.
The partnership, which begins in 2022, provides theScore Bet with access to activate across Golf Canada’s high-profile events and large digital footprint. As an exclusive gaming partner of the RBC Canadian Open and the CP Women’s Open, theScore Bet will be able to engage fans through a variety of on-site activations, including creating members club experiences for theScore Bet users, as well as digital activations through both tournaments and Golf Canada’s channels.
Bill C-218, which legalizes single event sports betting, was proclaimed to come into force on August 27, 2021, with regulated online iGaming and sports betting offerings from private operators expected to commence in Ontario later this year. Both the RBC Canadian Open and CP Women’s Open will be held in Ontario in 2022. The RBC Canadian Open is scheduled to be held in the Greater Toronto Area in 2023 and 2024.
“We are thrilled to welcome theScore Bet as Golf Canada’s first Official Gaming Partner,” said Golf Canada’s Chief Commercial Officer, John Sibley. “theScore brand is already synonymous with sports coverage in Canada and we’re enthusiastic about the opportunity to team up to help build awareness for theScore Bet. Through Golf Canada’s entertainment properties and channels, theScore Bet will have direct access to engage with our large membership of devout Canadian sports fans.”
“We are proud to be Golf Canada’s first ever gaming partner and align theScore Bet with their organization and Canada’s marquee professional men’s and women’s golf events,” said Aubrey Levy, Senior Vice President of Content and Marketing, theScore. “This partnership provides us with highly engaging access points to introduce theScore Bet to a broad and endemic audience of golf fans. With the RBC Canadian Open taking place in Ontario for all three years and the CP Women’s Open in the province for at least the coming year, it provides us an amazing foothold to interact with Canada’s passionate golf community around two of the most popular golf events in the country.”
The 2022 RBC Canadian Open will be held June 6-12 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto with nearby Islington Golf Club hosting the championship’s practice facility. The 2022 CP Women’s Open takes place August 22-28 at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Ottawa.
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Doerksen leads Manitobans at Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur
Delwyn Doerksen of Altona is the top Manitoban after 36 holes of play at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Doerksen, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, shot a one over par 73 and is currently tied for 10th on the leaderboard with a two day total 150
Charles Fitzsimmons of Ontario is atop of the leaderboard shooting even par 72 and leads with a two day total 142.
Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Ben Bandura shot a 74 in his second round and is only two strokes off the lead in the Mid-Masters Division. Glen Robinson of Nova Scotia is at 150 (76-74) after 36 holes to lead the way.
The following players made the cut who are also representing Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario:
Ben Bandura (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) 74-152 Jay Doyle (Niakwa Country Club) 77-153 Jack Werhun (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) 77-156 Kenny Keeler (Portage Golf Club) 80-157 Jordy Lutz (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) 77-158 Tyler Hall (Pine Ridge Golf Club) 78-163 Drew Jones (Shilo Country Club) 78-164 Jesse Skelton (Breezy Bend Country Club) 81-165
Missing the cut were:
Clayton Salkeld (Bridges Golf Course) 88-84 Ashley Nate (Whitewater Golf Club) 87-88 Terry James (Niakwa Country Club) 87-97
Jean-Phillippe Parr of Quebec shot a final round two over par 74 to win the Canadian Junior Boys Championship by a single stroke over Cooper Humphreys of British Columbia and Nova Scotia’s Owen Mullen.
Parr finished the four day event at 10 under par 278.
Jack Taylor of St. Charles Country Club made four birdies, four bogeys and 10 pars for even par 72 in his final round and tied for 23rd place.
Ryan Blair of Pine Ridge Golf Club shot an 83 to conclude play 69th on the leaderboard.
Jean-Phillippe Parr of Quebec has a one stroke lead over British Columbia’s Cooper Humphreys and Owen Mullen of Nova Scotia heading into Thursday’s final round of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship.
Parr carded a bogey free six under par 66 in his third round and sits with a 54 hole total of 204.
Jack Taylor of St. Charles Country Club had three birdies on the day and shot 75, which has him tied for 42nd on the leaderboard.
Pine Ridge Golf Club’s Ryan Blair is tied for 50th place after a 76.