As the glow of a phenonemal Masters weekend has yet to fade, I thought I would pass along the news of our own efforts to support the golf careers of two promising Canadians.
Wellington Financial is a new corporate sponsor of Moose Jaw-born Adam Hadwin, and we’re returning to another year of sponsorship of Richard Scott, from Kingsville, Ontario (see representative prior post “Put one down in the win column for Richard Scott” April 10-10). Both have status on the Nationwide Tour this year, although Richard might have time to play some Canadian Tour dates as well. In 2011, he lost the Canadian Tour Championship in a playoff, which would be incentive for anyone to return for another kick at the can.
Adam drew great attention at the 2011 Canadian Open, where he placed 4th overall. Just last weekend, he had a Top-5 finish at a Nationwide event, and is now 22nd on their 2012 Money list; eventually, that list will drive 2013 PGA Tour standing. He is currently ranked the 250th best golfer in the world, and the 2nd best Canadian, behind PGA player David Hearn. To give you a sense of how high #250 actually is, Stephen Ames is currently ranked 360th, and he’s got more than $19 million in career winnings.
Richard has won tournaments throughout North America, including the first round of the PGA’s Q-School last Fall. As a former Canadian amateur Champ, with an NCAA title under his belt as well, he’s proven that he knows how to win.
Please join us in wishing them both a successful season.