— Conor Moore (@ConorSketches) April 6, 2021
It’s Masters Week and Conor Moore is offering his impressions of the cast of characters this week at Augusta National (above) … Golf Ontario has been collaborating with provincial junior tours to develop the new Junior Golf Pathway designed to offer three key benefits – provide clarity in the current competitive junior golf space, outline a clear path through the junior golf pathway for aspiring competitive junior golfers and connect young golfers and their families with training and competitive opportunities best suited to their skill levels. “This is an exciting innovation and we invite the entire Ontario golf community to be part of it. The mission of the Junior Golf Pathway is very simple: to ensure that competitive junior golfers stay on course to reach their highest potential. Through robust training tools and resources as well as a powerful marketing engine for tour operators and PGA of Canada coaches, the Junior Golf Pathway will simplify access, modernize a new competitive pathway, and ensure a positive experience for athletes and parents,” said Golf Ontario executive director Mike Kelly. For more information, click here … Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Cathy Sherk will chat about her memories of playing the Whirlpool Golf Course in Niagara Falls, Ont., during the first event of the Stanley Thompson Series on May 5. To register, click here. Other Stanley Thompson Series events include July 5 at Banff Springs, Aug. 9 at Kawartha Golf and Country Club and the Stanley Thompson Classic Sept. 20 at Toronto’s Oakdale Golf and Country Club … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers how seriously the golf operations where they work were affected by their provincial governments recently imposing restrictions in the battle against the “third wave” in the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, 79 per cent of respondents said it’s no worse than 2020, 14 per cent said it’s very serious, with seven per cent saying they hadn’t been given any new restrictions. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.