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Golfcanada.ca’s top 18 stories of 2016

Brooke Henderson (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The votes (or in this case pageviews) are in and I’ve tabulated the 18 most read articles/blogs on golfcanada.ca during the 2016 calendar year.

Please keep in mind that this list is not indicative of the stories’ importance to Canadian golf. Some articles/blogs have been more prominently featured via email, social media or Golf Canada’s other communication channels. Articles published earlier in the year  have also had additional time to be read or found online via search tools such as Google.

So, without further adieu, here’s our top 18 of 2016. And, feel free to click on any of the titles to check out the article.

#18) Buried treasure: The lucky loonie in Rio

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Golf Course Construction in Progress

#17) Scott Simmons steps down as CEO of Golf Canada


Scott Simmons (Golf Canada Archives)

#16) Lorie Kane, Warren Sye and Bob Weeks named for induction into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame


Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Archives

#15) Henderson beats Ko to win Women’s PGA Championship in playoff

KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Final Round

Brooke Henderson (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

 #14) Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes wins Sea Island playoff

The RSM Classic - Final Round

Mackenzie Hughes (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

 #13) Golf Canada announces 2016 championship schedule

16-02-09 - 2016 Schedule Cover - EN

#12) Day and Johnson headline final field for 2016 RBC Canadian Open


Jason Day (Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada)

#11) Canada’s golfers ready for chance to defend Olympic title after 112-year wait

Photo Bernard Brault ©2013

Graham DeLaet, Alena Sharp, David Hearn (Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada)

#10) Is golf really too expensive?


Golf Canada Archives

#9) The Rules of Golf go online

16-04-26 - Rules Cover

Diane Barabé (Jason Scourse/ Golf Canada)

#8) Solo play: a global perspective

Fourth Round -

(Claus Anderson/ Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada)

 #7) Golf Canada announces 2017 Team Canada


Golf Canada Archives

#6) Playing golf can add five years to your life expectancy


(Golf Canada Archives)

 #5) Final field announced for 2016 CP Women’s Open

16-08-16 - CPWO Final Field Cover

Lydia Ko (Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada)

#4) Golf Canada and Hudson’s Bay unveil golf uniform for Rio 2016

16-05-11 - HBC Cover

(Brent Long/ Golf Canada)

#3) Jhonattan Vegas rallies to win RBC Canadian Open

RBC Canadian Open - Final Round

Jhonattan Vegas (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

#2) Canadian golf mourns the loss of Dawn Coe-Jones

Dawn Coe-Jones

Drum roll please…

#1) Changes to Golf Canada’s Handicap System for 2016 released

16-01-27 - Rules Cover

(Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada)


Thanks to everyone who visited our site in 2016. Also, a huge thank you to all the writers and photographers who contributed to the site. Keep an eye our for bigger and better things in 2017.

– Terry Lenyk

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