Kay Helleur, a 2001 inductee into the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame, celebrates her 100th birthday on Monday. A former golf course owner, manager and designer, Helleur won the Canadian Senior and Ontario Senior titles, helped develop the Canadian Senior Ladies Championship, was a multiple-time club champion at Rosedale Golf and Country Club and Oshawa Golf and Country Club and, in 2019, published her first book, Walk the Green Fairways. She’s also a member of the Sports Hall of Fame in Whitby, Ont. … The PGA Merchandise Show, which went virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is reporting that more than 11,000 attendees from 78 countries, including 6,500 PGA Professionals, connected online to source products from nearly 400 participating golf brands … Brendan Stasiewich, formerly with the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada, is the new communications manager for the PGA of Canada. He starts Monday … Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor are the Canadians in the field for this week’s PGA Tour stop, the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Michael Gligic and David Hearn start the week as alternates … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers if they planned to check out this week’s virtual PGA Merchandise Show. The majority, or 60.per cent of respondents, voted no, with 40 per cent saying yes … This week’s poll asks readers if the golf operations where they work plan on holding a job fair or to start hiring in the next few weeks, or will it hold off until closer to the season due to COVID-19? If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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