Brooke Henderson will tee off in Thursday’s opening round of the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., at 8:51 a.m. local time. All of the starting times are here … Corey Conners will be the first Canadian off the tee in Thursday’s first round of the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga. Those tee times are here … Renee Powell, the first recipient of the Charlie Sifford Award announced recently by the World Golf Hall of Fame to honour recipients for their spirit in advancing diversity in golf, was a roommate of Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Sandra Post when both were playing on the LPGA Tour. Powell, the second African American woman to compete on the LPGA Tour, has served as head professional at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, which her father established in 1946 as the first U.S. golf course designed, built, owned and operated by an African American. The club’s Clearview Legacy Foundation focuses on education, preservation, and research, utilizing golf as a tool to reach everyone, with an emphasis on youth, minorities, veterans, seniors and other underrepresented groups. Powell spoke with GNN on that very topic a year ago. You can watch that video here … November 30 is the application/nomination deadline for several Canadian Golf Superintendents Association awards. For more information, click here … This week’s GNN Poll asks readers if they’ve decided to attend the January’s PGA Show in Orlando or pass on it. At last look, 56 per cent of respondents said they’re passing on the show this year and 37 per cent said the don’t regularly attend. Only seven per cent said they plan to attend this year’s show. If you haven’t done so, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.
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