President's Message - Links of Gold 2016
The 2016 Links of Gold committee members are hard at work. The golf tournament will have many of the same features as in previous years, the longest drive for ladies and men, closest to the pin, along with various great prizes for a hole in one, including a possible $10,000 prize. We are adding several new attractions that will include: a free putting and chipping clinic for those who wish to attend; a putting competition and local craft beer tasting. We are also planning a fun, intriguing poker game that will require some luck and skill on the Golden dog-leg hole – more details about that later!
Don't forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, September 10th...in fact, why not click here to sign up on our website now! Your support is much appreciated.
Corporate Sponsors: So far we would like to thank the following sponsors:
- Ken & Marilyn Edwards of Tristar Hotel Group
- Jackie & Jerry Miles from the J&J Miles Living Trust
- Terry Cox of Raymond James - Financial Investment Company 480-837-4590
- Sean Lonergan - GenRx Pharmacy
Why do some dogs get cancer more than others?
Golden Retrievers in the U.S. have a high rate of cancer compared to many other breeds. The high rate of cancer in Goldens is a relatively recent development. In the late 1980s, the breed wasn’t considered as having a high rate of cancer. But by the late 1990s, cancer was taking the lives of about 60 percent of U.S. Goldens. European-Bred Golden Retrievers develop cancer at a much lower rate (under 40 percent) than U.S. Goldens.
For the rest of this story, click here.
How you can help fight Valley Fever
Fighting Valley Fever by Jodie Snyder is reproduced from an article that first appears in Healthy Living.
For further information on how you can help, click here.
Another Brief History of the Golden Retriever
Then if you click here you will be able to read an article entitled the Origin of the Yellow Retriever. It is an article first was printed in Country Life Magazine (England), July 25, 1952 and written by The Earl of Iichester...
...and click here to finish up this series of articles from the AKC Gazette, Golden Retrievers Food for Thought.
Vet Care Tip of the Month
Cutest Golden Contest
The contest took in over $4,400, which, as always, will go toward rehoming Golden Retrievers all over Arizona. Thank you to everyone, human and four-legged, who participated. Our calendar is going to press shortly but you still have another month to submit photos for the Rainbow Bridge page and the Working Dog page.
And CLICK HERE to see a remembrance including those Goldens that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge previously.