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Global Golf Post: Manulife's bet on the LPGA

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My latest Global Golf Post column went live on Monday.

I went down to Waterloo a couple of weeks ago for the media conference about next month’s Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. Can’t say the press conference was interesting — a lot of corporate types patting themselves on the back — but maybe they have something to be proud of. After all the tournament was a resounding it last year — literally tens of thousands came out. And yes, the course is still awkward, but that’s part of the issue the LPGA faces often. And the players are anxious to support sponsors and interact with fans — try to find that at the RBC Canadian Open where players often blow by fans as if they aren’t there.

Anyway, you can find the column here. 

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • all golfers should watch the LPGA ! The women still play a game familiar to most of us, the men’s tour bares no resemblance to 99% of golfers.
    Good on Manu Life and other LPGA sponsors!! Good on RBC for their help with the Canadian Open too!

  • “After all the tournament was a resounding it last year — literally tens of thousands came out.” Oops, I think you’re missing an ‘h’ in the eighth word, RT. Otherwise, nice article in the magazine.

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