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5 responses to “PGA Tour Canada announces sched — prez’s salary equal to purse of three tournaments”

  1. Steve

    I’d be interested to know how much the RCGA Head Honcho makes annually. Would that info be public knowledge RT, since Golf Canada is receiving Gov’t funding?

  2. Golf without Politics

    Correct me if I’m wrong but the PGA tour is funding the CanTour and if it chooses to pay the CanTour commish so much then its really the PGA players who has the real beef on this issue. After reading your endless tirades on Toronto and its mayor, its becoming all too evident that your entitlement views are now prevailing on the sport that you cover.

  3. Robert Thompson

    Endless tirades on Rob Ford? Really.

    But you’ve figured me out — I’m a socialist.

    Well done.

  4. JJ

    Comrade Thompsonevski,
    You have always struck me as a ‘champagne socialist’.
    You (and all golfers in Canada) need to check out this link:
    http://resource.golfcanada.ca/_uploads/AGM2013/2012AnnualReport-EN.pdf
    While the annual report is very short on details and they would not meet the basic rules for financial transparency, it does shed some light on the organization – Golf Canada. Although 28 of the 40 pages provide little financial info to us (the owners) it does go into great detail about the Board members, committees and winners of last year’s events. One could argue ALL this info should be on the website and not used to bulk up the Annual Report. It is far less detailed than several years ago although several of the same issues still remain (To name a few the $40MM from the sale of Glen Abbey still not converted into Open sites and the Golf Canada Centre still has a significant cost to operate-$1.5MM per annum). Here are some other highlights: Dues collected from amateurs -$3.3MM (called membership but it is the only membership where I do not receive a cent in value), investments stand at 26MM – a loss of 400K from 2011, a market to market loss of 145K on their currency hedging, etc.
    It is very difficult to garner any information from these statements. If you have better luck let us know!

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