July 2, 2015
|Our Activities, Programs and Services
Out of Bounds Podcast | What Was Your Greatest Golf Achievement?
Did you ever feel the rush of victory? Whether it was at a Canadian Championship, on a pro Tour, or simply in a round with friends, we all have our personal view on what success is. Discover the greatest golf achievements of our participants in a new Out of Bounds
podcast on GolfQuebecMedias
Golf Avenue Supports the “From School to the Golf Club” Fundraiser
In its agreement with Golf Québec, Golf Avenue offers a 10% discount on all purchases made on http://www.golfavenue.ca/
using the GOLFQC10 promotional code. Moreover, a share of these sales will also be donated to Golf Québec as part of the fundraiser supporting the golf introduction program “From School to the Golf Club”. Read more
The Rules of Golf According to Édouard | Preferred Lies
In golf, Rule 13-1 is the most fundamental rule: the ball must be played as it lies
... This is often refered to as Summer Rules. But depending on the quality of some courses, the tournament committee may decide to grant relief by temporary Local Rule and allow "Preferred Lies". Read more in Édouard's blog on the Rules of Golf
on Golf Martial Lapointe (in French)...
To contact our Rules of Golf Chairman, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
#golfcanadagolf Campaign Unites Canadians’ Passion For Golf
With nearly 5.7 million Canadian golfers and 60 million golf rounds played annually, it’s no surprise golf is the number one participation sport in the country and the anchor for a newly launched initiative at GolfCanadaGolf.ca
to herald the love of the game. Read more
Do you have the Golf Canada scoring app? Keeping track of your scores is even easier when you use the app. You can fill in your hole-by-hole score as you play or your Gross Adjusted Score instantly after your game. Download it today from www.golfcanada.ca/mobile
for iPhone or Android.
Golf in Mexico with e-Golf Québec and Merit Travel
From June 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015
, subscribe to e-Golf Québec, our electronic newsletter, and get the chance to win a fabulous golf trip
for two at the Iberostar Paraíso Maya in Mexico. An approximate value of C$4,000.
Junior Golf Development Centers, Investing in Golf's Future
This is well known, the long term development of our game must start with children. This month, discover the vital role of our Québec JGDC. You will find the 4th issue of Élan, the official magazine of Golf Québec, integrated in your Golf AGP International
magazine, you can read it on your smart phone as a mobile app
and it is on our website
in French, in "flip-page" format or in English
as a PDF file. Enjoy reading!
Birdies for Charity Coming Up at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open
Birdies for Charity
is a fundraiser based on the number of birdies made by the golf professionals at the 2015 RBC Canadian Open
. Donors will commit to making a donation for each birdie made by the golf professionals at the tournament during the four rounds (Thursday through Sunday) of the tournament. As a result, they will contribute to supporting youth programs and initiatives through the Golf Québec Sport Development Program. Read more
CN Future Links and Golfmobile in Drummondville
As part of the Community Tour
, CN Future Links
and the Golfmobile
participated in the 200th anniversary celebration of the city of Drummondville. We were very impressed to see a total of 1,530 visitors during the weekend of June 27 and 28.
Au 19e Features the Women's Golf Program
You have missed the Au 19e show aired on RDS? Don't worry! You can still see it online as Daniel Caza of Ovation Médias presents the Women's Golf Program
, a Golf Québec
initiative presented at the recent women's clinic held at Golf Le Mirage. (Video clip in French.)
|Our Regional Associations and Volunteers
Meet our Course Raters | Pierre-André Neault
As part of our interviews with some of our volunteers who are very active in the delivery of our services, this week we are introducing to you Pierre-André Neault, Course Rater in the Mauricie area. Enjoy reading!
Eastern Townships | A First Elementary Micro-Tour
On June 15, an ICT event was held at Cowansville and presented as the "Elementary School Golf Micro-Tour". Golf teams representing four local schools, St-Léon, Curé-A.-Petit, Ste-Thérèse and Heroe's Memorial, took part in this NCAA-style competition. The host club generously distributed green fees to young participants and their parents. Phys. Ed. teachers, school principals, parents, and members enjoyed a great Golf in School celebration. This was a huge success! Who's up for the challenge?
This event was the continuation of a dozen clinics given on volunteer basis by Pierre Dugas and Maxime Paiement as part of the "From School to the Golf Club" program. What a great initiative! How nice would it be to see it everywhere in the province!
Montréal | Le Parcours du Cerf, Proud Partner of the Federation
Le Parcours du Cerf, as you can see on their dynamic website
, is very committed to the Federation and golf industry at large. As a matter of fact, their General Manager, Bernard Vaillancourt, is also the Chairman of the Industry Standing Committee which is actively involved in revitalizing our industry and promoting the game of golf. We would like to invite all our member-clubs to follow this great communication example.
|Our Competitions and Athletes
Katherine Gravel-Coursol Captures A First Title
NIVO Debbie Savoy Morel Cup
After a brief absence from the region, the NIVO Debbie Savoy Morel Cup and elite players of the NIVO Provincial Women’s Tour return to the Ki-8-Eb golf club in Trois-Rivières. Back from her second season with Kansas University in the USA, Katherine Gravel-Coursol captured her first title at the 6th
edition of the NIVO Debbie Savoy Morel Cup with a cumulative score of 73-72—145 (+1). Read more
(Photo credit by Golf Québec: Katherine Gravel-Coursol, amateur champion, and Marie-Thérèse Torti, senior champion)
My Story | Francis Rouillier
Charles-Éric Bélanger at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
Charles-Éric Bélanger made us all proud. The Québec City golfer will take part in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
in South Carolina from July 20 to 25. The 16-year old earned his qualification tournament with amazing rounds of 66 and 67 (-11) for an overall -9.
Symetra Tour: Two Québec Players in the Top 10
Canadian ladies did very well, except for capturing a victory, at the recent event of the Symetra Series
held in Harris, Michigan. Amongst them, young Québec professionals, Anne-Catherine Tanguay and Maude-Aimée LeBlanc, made it to the Top 10. Read more on MonGolf.ca
Golf Fore the Cure Events
July 7 - Club de golf le Montmorency
July 8 - Club de Golf le Chambly le CarignanJuly 10 - Le Maitre de Mont TremblantJuly 11 - Club Sports BelvédèreJuly 14 - Club de golf HemmingfordJuly 14 - Club de golf Municipal de DorvalJuly 15 - Club de golf le ContinentalJuly 15 - Club de Golf Baie Missisquoi
Our member-clubs are invited to register their events online. It's free! For more information, contact Whitney Gorges, Golf Fore the Cure Coordinator, Golf Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 800 263-0009 x495 or visit the official website.
Certify on the Handicap System: August 5 - L'Empress