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Stacy Lewis and Canada’s Jennifer Kirby to represent Manulife Financial on Tour

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Jennifer Kirby (Golf Canada/ Bernard Brault)

Manulife Financial has announced a multi-year partnerships with 2013 Women’s British Open Champion Stacy Lewis and up-and-coming Canadian professional Jennifer Kirby.  Both Lewis and Kirby will represent Manulife globally during the 2014 LPGA Tour season, donning Manulife branded apparel while they compete.

“We are proud to have world-class female athletes, Stacy and Jennifer, represent our brand as they travel the globe competing in many of the countries where we have business,” said Marianne Harrison, President and CEO, Manulife Canada. “We wish them the best of luck on the LPGA Tour this season and look forward to seeing them compete in Waterloo this June.”

Partnerships with the LPGA Tour and its athletes allow Manulife – which has operations in Canada, the United States and Asia – to increase its connections with clients and colleagues globally. Manulife will also become the official life and health insurance provider for both players.

This announcement builds on Manulife’s ongoing involvement in golf as the title sponsor of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. The third annual Manulife Financial LPGA Classic will be contested June 4-8 at Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario.  Over its first two years, the tournament has attracted more than 125,000 spectators.

“I am excited to partner with Manulife as I begin my LPGA career,” said Jennifer Kirby. “They are a renowned Canadian brand whose headquarters are a short drive from where I grew up. Both their dedication to the community and commitment to our Tour make me proud to wear their logo around the world.”

Club Car recalling 1,800 golf carts

Club Car is recalling about 1,800 golf carts because of a safety issue that can put passengers at risk of falling out of the vehicle.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that various sizes, models and colours of its 2012 Precedent 12 golf and transport vehicles are being recalled. The hip restraint on the passenger side of these vehicles can fracture, which puts passengers at risk for a fall.

The vehicles were sold at dealers nationwide in February of 2012 for between $5,000 and $8,000.

Club Car, based in Augusta, Ga., said it has received one report of an injury tied to the recall, in which a passenger fell and suffered bruised ribs.

Consumers should stop using the vehicle and contact Club Car for a free replacement of the restraint. The company is also contacting its customers directly.

The Kuchar’s Hawaiian Vacation

Team RBC’s Matt Kuchar recently took some time off to visit the explore the Hawaiian Islands with his family. Check out these video’s recapping his adventures below.