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Feb 10, 2016
DR. STEPHEN NORRIS, Opening Speaker at the PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar
Dr. Stephen Norris is the Executive Vice-President & Chief Sport Officer at ‘WinSport’ based in Calgary, Alberta, and is charged with bringing together world-leading performance & development programming and the incredible facilities afforded by Canada Olympic Park, the Canmore Nordic Centre, and the Olympic Speed Skating Oval to create the benchmark ‘Winter Sport Institute’ for Canada. Increasingly sought after as pivotal speaker and presenter internationally, Stephen focuses upon the understanding and creation of sustainable systems and cultures aimed at performance and excellence. This is an area of attention for both sport and business endeavours and Stephen acts to help organizations move from early inspiration to continual implementation of specific processes, behaviours, and habits.

Feb 05, 2016
SPRING SEMINAR: MEET THE SPEAKERS
Registration is now open for the 2016 edition of the Sunice Spring Seminar presented by Fiberbuilt. The Seminar is being held in the Main Ballroom at The Carriage House Inn in Calgary on February 29th & March 1st. Click here to learn more about the dynamic speakers lined up for both days.

Feb 03, 2016
The Quarry GC plays host to the Pro-Assistant
The Quarry GC is excited to host the 2016 edition of the PGA of Alberta Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Championship. The Quarry is nestled along the North Saskatchewan River in North East Edmonton. The Quarry boasts 27-holes of championship golf with yardages up to 7600. The event will be held on September 20th & 21st. Click here for more tournament info.

Feb 02, 2016
Certified Business Coach Kelly Laverty Presenting at Seminar
Kelly Laverty is a graduate from Concordia University in Montreal. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Crowchild Hockey Association, and the Vertigo Mystery Theatre. Kelly has a passion for helping business owners and entrepreneurs achieve their full potential and is dedicated to enhancing the performance and profitability of all businesses he works with. Kelly has over 30 years’ experience with some of Canada’s leading Enterprises including Bell Canada, Nortel Networks, TELUS, and the ATCO Group of Companies. With over 3,500 hours of business coaching experience, Kelly has successfully coached business leaders and entrepreneurs from businesses of all sizes and from several market segments. He currently serves as a Board member for the Silver Springs G&CC where he is also the Secretary/Treasurer.

Jan 29, 2016
Register today for the 2016 Spring Seminar!
Registration is now available for the 2016 Sunice PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar presented by Fiberbuilt on February 29th & March 1st at the Carriage House Inn. Click here for online registration.

Jan 29, 2016
Jeff Ciecko presenting at Spring Seminar, March 1
Jeff Ciecko is a 20 year Golf Industry veteran. Since 2008, he and his wife Tara, have owned and operated CK Golf, a management, marketing and business strategy company focused on the golf industry. The company has worked with more than 50 golf operations to improve their bottom line and marketing exposure. His previous positions included General Manager/Executive Professional at Nicklaus North, General Manager/Director of Golf at the Salmon Arm GC as well as the Head Golf Professional at Rivershore Estates & Golf Links. Jeff has been a frequent speaker at PGA seminars, the annual NGCOA Golf Business Canada Conference and many other events outside of the golf industry. He is a Past President of the PGA of BC, Board Member of the BC NGCOA Chapter and the BC Golf House Society. His topic at the seminar will be “How Internet Marketing Has Changed the Sales Game”.

Jan 28, 2016
Valley Ridge GC to host 2016 StayPrime – PGA of Alberta Invitational
The 3rd annual StayPrime - PGA of Alberta Invitational will take place on Monday, May 30th at Valley Ridge GC in Calgary in an effort to kick off the 2016 tournament season and to help generate excitement around the PGA of Alberta through province-wide media exposure. Thirty (30) teams consisting of one PGA of Alberta Professional, two amateurs and a media representative will compete in an 18-Hole Two-Net Stableford competition. Click here for more information.

Jan 26, 2016
Businessman George Brookman to present at PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar
George Brookman is well known in Calgary’s business and volunteer community. He is a third generation Albertan and was born in Calgary. Most of his early career was spent in the Real Estate Development Industry; initially with Manulife Financial and then later as Vice-President of Development for ATCO Ltd. In 1984, he acquired West Canadian Digital Imaging, Canada’s leading digital print and document management organization. In addition to his own company, Mr. Brookman serves on the Board of Directors of Penn West Exploration as the Chairman of the Governance Committee. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Travel Alberta as well as the Calgary Flames Foundation and the Calgary Stampede Foundation. Click here to learn more about George.

Jan 21, 2016
Max Gartner presenting at 2016 Sunice Spring Seminar presented by Fiberbuilt
Max Gartner is the former CEO of Alpine Canada and current Founding Partner of Gold Mettle. An outstanding coach and team leader, Gartner spent many years working with both the men's and women's alpine teams. He coached many of Canada’s biggest stars, including Thomas Grandi, Cary Mullen and Ed Podivinsky and in 1991 the Canadian Ski Coaches' Federation named him Coach of the Year. Click here to learn more about Max.

Jan 21, 2016
PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine: January Issue
Check out the latest first issue of 2016 of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – The GOLFReport. Inside this issue covers stories on the PGA of Alberta award winners, preview of the upcoming Golf Shows, an update on the Kananaskis rebuild, and new rules of golf for 2016. Click here to view the newest issue of the GOLFReport.

Jan 18, 2016
Senior Championship Heads South to Inglewood G&CC
The Golf Vacations Ireland Senior Championship presented by MKRAK will head south to the Inglewood G&CC for the 2016 season. Dating back to the 1930's, this par 71 layout boasts superb conditions and is very traditional in layout with many large old trees making accuracy a premium. Even though Inglewood is located in the heart of Calgary, its surroundings are very natural. The course offers amazing views of the Bow River and the adjacent Inglewood Bird Sanctuary with the nearby city skyline beyond.

Jan 15, 2016
Alan Fine announced as a presenter at the 2016 Sunice Spring Seminar presented by Fiberbuilt
Alan is considered the pioneer of the modern day coaching movement and is the co-creator of the widely recognized G.R.O.W.® Model. Alan is a New York Times Bestselling Author, international performance expert, National Speakers Association (NSA) member, sought-after keynote speaker, and well-respected business executive and professional athlete coach. From the golf course to the boardroom, Alan has worked with many of the world's most respected athletes and organizations. Alan's work with the InsideOut Approach has touched the lives of PGA golfers Phillip Price, David Feherty, Colin Montgomerie, and Stephen Ames; and has significantly impacted the organizational culture and business results of companies like IBM, NASA, Honeywell, Gap, and Coca-Cola. Click here to learn more about Alan Fine.