Golf Canada introduces new development program to increase LPGA presence, PGA Tour

Golf Canada has launched a new development program, with the aim of increasing the number of athletes competing on the PGA and LPGA Tours to 30 by 2032.

The organization said in a release that the plan would include the creation of a national infrastructure to identify and develop promising young golfers, with female head coach Tristan Mullally moving to the new position of director of national talent identification.

Golf Canada said the program was shaped in part by a global comparative analysis of how the country produces top-class players.

“Canada has made significant progress in the development of world-class golfers in the past decade and is poised to take another step forward,” said Kevin Blue, chief sports officer of Golf Canada, in a release.

“Over the past year, we conducted an in-depth analysis of global golf, consulted with the many stakeholders involved in Canadian high-performance golf, and created the framework for an updated strategic plan for Canada to develop more world-class golfers.”

Mullally will shift into her new role in the coming months while Golf Canada begins its search for a new female head coach.

Golf Canada said it had received $13.5 million in initial contributions from donors to fund the program.

Canadian golfers are currently enjoying significant global success, led by Brooke Henderson on the LPGA Tour and Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes on the PGA Tour.

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