The Golf Fore the Cure program, presented by Subaru, is the largest national grassroots female recreational golf program in Canada. The program was created to grow women’s participation in the game of golf by introducing them to the sport through fun, non-intimidating activities, while also featuring unique partnerships with the Canadian Cancer Society and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation that add awareness and fundraising components to support the fight against breast cancer. With the help of volunteers from across the country, the Golf Fore the Cure program has exposed more than 76,000 women to the game of golf and raised $3.8 million dollars in support of breast cancer research initiatives over the past eight years. The Golf Fore the Cure program is all about using the sheer power of women playing the game of golf to make a difference. The annual Golf Fore the Cure campaign culminates in a National Event that recognizes the outstanding efforts of female golfers from across the country. It is a celebration of the success of the entire Golf Fore the Cure campaign and it recognizes all those that have contributed to a future without breast cancer. In September, individuals, friends, and corporate teams come together to enjoy a great day of golf, food and camaraderie. For more information on the Golf Fore the Cure program, visit www.golfcanada.ca/golfforethecure.
Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru
CN Future Links Girls’ Club
The CN Future Links Girls’ Club is a community-level, membership-based and volunteer-driven developmental golf program for girls 7-18 years of age, designed to provide members with a safe and fulfilling introduction to golf that will help ensure young girls’ continued participation and involvement for years to come. As members, participants will develop the skills, values, and character traits necessary to succeed as athletes on the golf course, while fostering a life-long love of the game. Activities are provided for players of various skill levels, with members being encouraged to improve and progress further with their respective golf game. Clubs meet regularly, usually once a month, with events ranging from clinics to ‘play days’ and ‘fun days.’ Tournaments are primarily team-oriented events, including Scrambles and Best Ball competitions that promote a fun and enjoyable environment, as opposed to a highly-competitive atmosphere. The CN Future Links Girls’ Club program is based on the premise that we can encourage more young girls to experience all of the positives the game of golf has to offer through the delivery of engaging activities in a "girls only" setting. Clubs also focus on introducing girls to social competition that allows members to meet other girls their own age and experience competition in a non-threatening environment, while developing friendships with fellow players. A number of theme days are held during the year, including Dad & Daughter Days, the Golf Olympics, and Night Golf, among others. Your Provincial Ladies’ Golf Association or Golf Canada can advise you of the closest golf club to your community. The Girl Guides of Canada is a proud partner of the CN Future Links Girls’ Club program. As part of the partnership, Girl Guides of Canada will offer golf as an activity to all girls aged 7-18. Visit www.girlguides.ca to learn more about the variety of girls’ only programs available locally across Canada. For more information on the CN Future Links Girls’ Club program, www.cnfuturelinks.com.
Royale and Women's Golf
Irving Tissue, the makers of Royale, is the official title sponsor of all three of the Canadian Women’s amateur competitions; Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship, Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Senior Championship. The Royale Cup circuit showcases the best female amateur golfers from across Canada and around the world, as Royale strives to encourage outstanding women to strive for greatness on the golf course. For more information on Golf Canada’s amateur championship competitions, including the Royale Cup events, visit www.golfcanada.ca/championships.
Golf Canada Women's Fund
The Golf Canada Women's Fund was created in 2005 as a result of the merger between the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association and the Royal Canadian Golf Association. The intent of the fund is to have a dedicated "pot" of money that will be used towards supporting female specific initiatives that have a long term affect on growing the game for women. The fund supports women's education in the game through the Rules of Golf or Handicap and Course rating seminars. In addition, the fund also supports female training or player development programs that focus on long term development and/or player competitive experience. For more information on grants available or to apply for Golf Canada Women's Fund grants, please click here.
CN Canadian Women’s Tour
Conducted by Golf Canada and sanctioned by the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA), the CN Canadian Women’s Tour is a developmental series for Canadian and international female professionals, as well as top amateur and junior golfers. Each year, the CN Canadian Women's Tour strives to provide competitors with the opportunity to compete on great golf courses in remarkable host cities. The CN Canadian Women’s Tour offers participants the opportunity to compete for exemptions into the CN Canadian Women’s Open, an LPGA Tour event. The winner from each of the three Tour events is granted an exemption, with the additional two exemptions being distributed based on the Tour’s season-ending Order of Merit standings. Since its inception, the CN Canadian Women’s Tour has played an instrumental role in developing the careers of many of our country’s top female golfers, including LPGA Tour players Lorie Kane, Alena Sharp, Samantha Richdale, Jessica Shepley, Adrienne White, Lisa Meldrum, Isabelle Beisiegel, Stephanie Sherlock, Kirby Dreher, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Maude-Aimée LeBlanc. For more information on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour, visit www.cncanadianwomenstour.com.