The Titleist and FootJoy PGA of Canada Assistants’ Championship gets underway today at Cherry Hill, near Niagara Falls, Ont. Purse is $60,000, with $9,000 going to the winner. The 54-hole stroke play event also includes a 36-hole Inter-Zone Team competition. Defending champion is Brian McCann of Mississauga, Ont. For more information, click here and watch GNN for round-by-round coverage … Wascana Country Club in Regina will be hiring a head professional to start at the beginning of January. Send resume and cover letter to James Cronk at firstname.lastname@example.org … Jancor Agencies is now distributing NHL licenced Tervis tumblers and golf accessories …The PGA of Canada has launched its new website, which you can visit here. The new site has several features including Find a Pro, a search tool that gives the public access to the programs and facilities of the association’s 3,700 members. It can also be used to locate a golf professional, a facility, lessons or programs in cities and regions across the country. Other features include a tournament section with photo galleries and live nine-hole scoring, information on specialized programs such as National Golf In Schools, CN Future Links and Get Golf Ready, information for those interested in becoming a golf professional and joining the PGA of Canada, a link to the association on Twitter and PGA TV… Izzy Beisiegel of St. Hilaire, Que., made news by playing on the men’s Canadian Tour this year, but made her mark on the LPGA Futures Tour, where she received the 2011 Heather Wilbur Spirit Award. Beisiegel, who had three top-10 finishes this year on the Futures Tour, was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 2005, which threatened her career. She also led the Futures Tour in driving distance this year, averaging 264.661 yards. The award is named after Heather Wilbur of Moncton, who died after a battle with Acute Myelogenic Leukemia (AML) and was the first recipient in 2003.
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