A native of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Valérie Tanguay has made great strides on the green since first taking up golf at age 13. She was her high school golf team’s MVP in 2013 and again in 2014, and that same year was named athlete of the year at Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence. She then went on to play NCAA golf at the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated with an accounting degree. Currently pursuing her LPGA tour card, she now has a distinct competitive advantage as a recipient of the DCM Power Up Bursary.
Jennifer Ha first began playing golf at the age of nine. “My dad got me started,” she says, “and I just fell in love with all the aspects of the sport.” Now she has more than 15 years on the green under her belt, and has competed professionally since 2016. In 2018, her career was propelled forward when she was awarded the DCM Power Up Bursary.
While there’s no shortage today of passionate, skilled female golfers, they often can’t get the support and funding they need to play the game professionally. Limited purses and a lack of resources can be enough to sink any LPGA aspirations.
DCM PGA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER FOR 2018
When Jessica Porvasnik was awarded her golf scholarship at Ohio State University back in 2012, the head women’s golf coach at OSU noted that “Jessica has high expectations and a fantastic work ethic.” She was right: Porvasnik has gone on to win a number of tournaments across Ohio. But the DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada is a milestone among them: it’s her first professional win outside the state.
As if it were scripted, two best friends were part of a three-person playoff last week at Scarboro Golf & Country Club to decide the winner of the 2017 DCM PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
There’s a new name in women’s golf: DATA Communications Management. DCM has signed on as title sponsor of the PGA Women's Championship of Canada. The annual event takes place in August at Toronto’s Scarboro Golf & Country Club.