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Our Activities, Programs and Services
The Golf Summit, an Event Not To Be Missed!
To Play Your Ball On the Wrong Putting Green
TVA Sports |GOLFEXPO Montréal
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Sport Development
From School to the Golf Club: Give Back to Children
PERFORMANCE 2015 - Motivate Junior Competitors to Surpass Themselves
Summer Is Coming, Be Ready!
CN Future Links Leader Seminar
Reminder: 2015 Young Athlete Scholarships

Our Regional Associations and Volunteers
Regional Spring Meetings
Introduction to Competition Tours
Montréal - Job Offer: Golf Instructor - CN Future Links
Québec City - Job Offer: Nike Golf Demo Team

Our Competitions and Athletes
Spring Fever Is About to Hit Our Juniors
Spring Open Qualifying Rounds
Étienne Papineau in Argentina and Mexico
Anne-Catherine Tanguay Collects Her First Cheque
Maude-Aimée LeBlanc Maintains Her Pace

Coming Up
Next issue: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Handicap Seminars
Rules Seminars

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March 12, 2015


Our Activities, Programs and Services

The Golf Summit, an Event Not To Be Missed!

To Play Your Ball On the Wrong Putting Green
Last fall, at the Barclays tournament, Seung-Yul Noh played his ball on the wrong green. He had 2 penalty strokes. Rule 25-3 is very clear about it: it is strictly forbidden to play your ball on the wrong putting green. A rules official saw him take his stance, but was too far to confirm whether the ball lied on the green or not. This leads us to wonder: shouldn't this rules official have stopped him before he took his stroke? Double-check the exact position of the ball? Avoid that the player gets penalty strokes?
 
Find out the opinion of our Rules Committee Chairman on this issue. Read Édouard Rivard's blog, on Golf Martial Lapointe...

TVA Sports |GOLFEXPO Montréal
The golf show will be back at Place Forzani, in Laval, for its 15th edition to be held from March 13 to 15. As the largest fair dedicated to golf in Québec, animated by the NGCOA, the TVA Sports |GOLFEXPO Montréal promises that you'll enjoy a great golf weekend! Click here to see the schedule of conferences and workshops (in French)...

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Sport Development

From School to the Golf Club: Give Back to Children
Golf Québec would like to remind you that you can easily make an online donation when your register for a tournament. Collected funds will be invested in our golf development program enabling us to take the children “From School to the Golf Club”, the theme of our 2015 fundraiser. For each donation of $25 and over, a tax receipt will be produced.

PERFORMANCE 2015 - Motivate Junior Competitors to Surpass Themselves
You are a junior golfer, a parent, or a coach? This conference covering topics such as sports performance and surpassing oneself is designed specifically for you. Among others, we will explore the motivation leading an athlete to play golf and compete. Jean-François Ménard, Sport Psychology Specialist, an expert on the subject, will provide advices and more information to young athletes, their coaches and parents. Should you wish to grab one of the few places that are still available, please send us your duly completed registration form before Monday, March 16, at noon.

Summer Is Coming, Be Ready!
The CN Future Links junior golf development program helps children aged between 5 and 14 years old to develop their athletic skills and acquire a positive attitude as well as self esteem that will make them successful on the course while teaching them important and usefull life lessons. The AGFC summer camps are designed from children of 9 to 16 years old who wish to play golf and improve their physical, technical, strategic, and mental skills while developing their understanding of golf etiquette and rules.

CN Future Links Leader Seminar
This workshop has been designed for the Community Golf Coach who is, or would like to, work with children or youth and is introducing the basic skills of golf. The overall goal of this workshop is to help prepare you to be competent in the skills required by a community coach.We are confident that these two days will be a great opportunity for you to reflect on some of your current understandings of children, junior golf and the environments children want to participate in. In Québec, this training session will take place on July 4 and 5 at Le Boisé. Register online or get more information on this seminar...

Reminder: 2015 Young Athlete Scholarships
Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec and RBC are presenting the 2014-2015 edition of their "Young Athletes" scholarships program in collaboration with FIDA (Fonds d’investissement et de développement athlétique), SportsQuébec and Boutique Courir. This program aims to support excellence amongst Québec athletes who stand out in their sport as well as in their academic performances. Scholarships of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000 are available. Application will close on March 15, 2015. For more information, get the regulations of this contest, or apply, visit jdem.com/concours or jdeq.com/concours and download the application forms.

Our Regional Associations and Volunteers

Regional Spring Meetings
Here is the list of spring meetings that were confirmed by our Regional Associations: 
  • Mauricie - Friday, April 10, (venue to be announced) 7:00 pm
  • Lower St. Lawrence - Saturday, April 11 (venue and time to be announced) 
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue - Saturday, April 18, Dallaire, 10:00 am - new date
  • Montréal (men's) - Tuesday, April 28, Rosemère, 5:30 pm
  • Montréal (men's) - Wednesday, April 29, Parcours du Cerf, 5:30 pm 
  • Eastern Townships - Friday, May 1, LongChamp, 6:30 pm 
  • Québec City - Saturday, May 2, Cap-Rouge, 1:00 pm
  • Montréal (women's) - Tuesday, May 5, Rosemère, get-together 5:30 pm, meeting 7:00 pm

Introduction to Competition Tours
The Introduction to Competition Tours (ICT) will be back in every region in 2015. They provide an amazing opportunity for your young children aged between 7 and 12 years old to discover golf competition. For more information, visit your regional association's website...

Montréal - Job Offer: Golf Instructor - CN Future Links
Sports Montréal inc. is a private not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the city of Montréal. Sports Montréal is currently looking for a golf instructor (PDF in French) to give golf lessons as part of the CN Future Links program. These lessons are designed for children and teenagers of 7 to 16 years old. The instructor would work part-time, on Saturday, from May to June, then during the week beginning on June 25 until the end of August. Lessons are conducted at the Sports Montréal golf facility located at 4235, Viau, just behind the olympic pyramids. Please submit your resume with a letter of presentation before Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 9:00 am, either by e-mail emplois@sportsmontreal.com or fax 514 872-9626. For more information, visit www.sportsmontreal.com.

Québec City - Job Offer: Nike Golf Demo Team
Mosaic SM is currently recruiting avid golfers and golf enthusiasts to represent its client Nike Golf. Together, they have developed a campaign that allows consumers and retailers to experience the brands latest technology and products while sharing their passion for the game. The Nike Golf project will take place during the April 17-19 weekend, in the Golf Town branches of the Québec City area. The Nike Golf Ambassadors will promote the VAPOR brand and work directly with the golf professionals and Nike sales crew appointed to this promotion. Hourly rate is $14/hour (with an additional $1/hour paid at the end of the promotion.) Apply online.

Our Competitions and Athletes

Spring Fever Is About to Hit Our Juniors
Our junior competitors will be the first ones to set foot on fairways when the Junior Spring Open will be held in the New York State on May 2 and 3. But hurry up, online registration will close on April 6 for this event!
As part of its Provincial Junior Tour, the Golf Québec team created a brand new tournament for young golfers of 11 to 14 years old: the Pee-Wee and Bantam Classic to be held at Verchères. As well, the Assante Optimist Classic was integrated in the Provincial Junior Tour. This 36-hole tournament gathers over 245 golfers, boys and girls, and as such is the most important junior tournament presented in Québec, in terms of participants.
 

Spring Open Qualifying Rounds
Gentlemen, we would like to remind you that the registration process for the Spring Open qualifying rounds is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Some of our host venues are selling out quite rapidly. Don't wait any longer! Register today!

Étienne Papineau in Argentina and Mexico
Did you know that Étienne Papineau was recently honoured as our Junior Golfer of the Year for 2014? This young man is currently studying at the Champlain-St-Lawrence College where he plays with the Lions. A member of the National Development Team, he will be representing our country in Argentina (from March 22 to 30) and Mexico (from April 12 to 17). We will follow his performances very closely.

Anne-Catherine Tanguay Collects Her First Cheque
Anne-Catherine Tanguay, who recently completed her accounting degree with the Oklahoma Sooners, just begun her professional career on the SunCoast Tour. Already, after two tournaments, the young Québec player collected her first cheque as runner-up at the Timacuan GC, only 3 strokes behind the winner. Like her Facebook page to follow her career. Her fellow Québec player, Sabrina Sapone, tied for 23rd.

Maude-Aimée LeBlanc Maintains Her Pace
The second tournament of the Symetra Tour took place in California as the Morongo Golf Club was host to the Volvik Championship from February 27 to March 1. Québec professional, Maude-Aimée LeBlanc, maintained her pace and tied for 4th once again with 216 after three rondes. Unfortunately, her fellow Québec player, Sara-Maude Juneau, did not make the cut. 

Coming Up

Next issue: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Handicap Seminars
Here is the list of handicap seminars that were confirmed up to now and for which you can already register. The purpose of these training sessions is to make sure that qualified individuals are identified in all golf clubs to form local Handicap Committees who will answer your questions properly and enable you to get a valid handicap factor.

Québec City - May 2 from 9 am to noon at Cap-Rouge
Mauricie - May 7 from 5 to 10 pm at Le Métabéroutin
Montréal - May 14 from 5 to 10 pm at Le Versant 
Eastern Townships - May 20 from 5 to 10 pm at  Domaine Château-Bromont 
Ottawa - May 26 from 5 to 10 pm at Camelot
Lower St. Lawrence - May 29 from 5 to 10 pm at l'Empress 

Rules Seminars
From April 24 to April 26, 2015, level 3 and 4 seminars will be given at the Elm Ridge Golf Club. We strongly encourage all captains, professionals and General Managers to attend one of these very interesting seminars. You will all gain a lot of knowledge on the rules of golf. Registration fees of $149.47 include: learning material, decisions book, rules book, continental breakfast, and lunch for the 3 days). The exam is not mandatory. The seminars will be given in French, English or might even be bilingual depending on the number of participants.
Level 1 and level 2 must be completed online before attending a level 3 seminar.
For more information on Rules Education, please contact the Chairman of our Rules Committee, Édouard Rivard, edouard.rivard@videotron.ca, or our Member Services Coordinator, Gladys Iodio, services@golfquebec.org.

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