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Sep 23, 2016
Tour Championship Winner Dustin Risdon
Click here to watch a brief interview with the Sunice Tour Championship Winner Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) after firing a two day total of 11-under par 133 to win by 8 shots ahead of his nearest competitor. Risdon trumped the course record on day two by one shot with a 64 (8-under).

Sep 23, 2016
Buying Show Education Series
Take the opportunity to listen to some knowledgeable presenters at the 2016 PGA of Alberta Buying Show. Click here to view the full schedule, along with speaker bios. Open to all attendees at the Buying Show! REGISTER TODAY.

Sep 23, 2016
From Baby Boomers to Millennials - 'How to Get Your Shop Back on Track and into the New Age'
Never have we lived in an era where the golf business needs to stay relevant to this many differences in purchasing habits over so many generations. In this one hour education session presented by Vanessa Salomons, Director of Retail – Monaghan Golf Group, you will look at some ways to creatively reinvent your approach to golf retail. Learn how to boost your pro shop sales by embracing the changing way people purchase. What are you doing differently in your shop since the "Millennials" have become the largest living generation? Click here to register.

Sep 23, 2016
Social Media as a Revenue Generator & Employment Opportunity
Do you find social media time consuming and overwhelming? You and your club are posting, engaging with users and sharing online but who is listening and why? Engagement is the key to growing your audience. In this session you will discuss why it is important to take a step back and ask yourself ‘what am I trying to convey?’ Click here for the full topic description and REGISTER TODAY!

Sep 23, 2016
Buying Show Education Series Released
Craig Kirchner, professional retail consultant and merchandising specialist, will be presenting at the 2016 Buying Show. Listen to this accomplished professional, who has more than 30 years of experience, educate you on ‘The Winning Golf Culture’ and ‘Merchandise Buy Plans’. Click here for a detailed topic description, as well as Mr. Kirchner’s full bio. REGISTER TODAY.

Sep 22, 2016
ANDERSON AND TIMMS WIN MATCH PLAY
Kasey Timms (Drayton Valley GC) and Scott Anderson (The Golf Academy at River Bend) defeat Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) and Nicolas Becker (Silver Springs G&CC) 2&1 to capture the 2016 PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship hosted by Red Deer G&CC. Click here for full tournament results.

Sep 21, 2016
Redwood Meadows G&CC Wins Pro-Assistant by a Landslide
The scenic yet challenging 27-hole course at The Quarry proved to be a perfect match for many of the 37 teams in the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant. The pair from Redwood Meadows G&CC, Kevin Black and Murray Walter, went unchallenged for most of the two day event, shooting a remarkable 30-under par 186. The day one lead of 13-under seemed impressive, but they followed it up with 15 birdies and 1 eagle on day two to top their round one performance. Kevin and Murray will walk away with $3,200 in prize money along with the coveted title. The team from Cardiff G&CC, Dallas Cantera and Cody Hancock, finished in second place for the tournament after shooting a 21-under par 195. Rounding out the top three was Kevin Broderson and Tye Friesen from Lacombe G&CC with a two day total of 20-under par 196. Host Executive Professional Taylor Scinski and his partner Keith Whitecotton ended up in fourth on their home course shooting a tournament total of 19-under par 197. Click here for full tournament results.

Sep 20, 2016
Redwood Meadows G&CC Takes Round One Lead at Pro-Assistant
Round one of the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant hosted by The Quarry in Edmonton is now complete. Conditions were just right for the 37 teams to score low over the 27-hole round during the final PGA of Alberta tournament of 2016. The team of Kevin Black and Murray Walter from Redwood Meadows G&CC shined bright today as they set themselves away from the pack with a 13-under round one, giving them a two stroke cushion going into tomorrow. Sitting two strokes behind and tied for second are the teams from Cardiff G&CC (Dallas Cantera and Cody Hancock) and GolfTEC Calgary Beacon Heights (Josh Fleming and Craig Vogel). With competitive scores going into round two, the fight to top the leaderboard is expected to be a tight finish. Action resumes tomorrow at 10:00am with a shotgun start. For full round one results, please click here.

Sep 16, 2016
Cobra Puma Golf Club Professional Team
Congratulations to Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Darryl James (National Golf Academy at Shaganappi) and Blair Oko (Blair Oko Golf Academy) who will be representing Alberta at the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada at Port Royal GC in Southampton, Bermuda on November 22 – 24. Click here for more tournament details.

Sep 15, 2016
Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant: Final Event of 2016
Players will head north next week to round out the 2016 PGA of Alberta season with the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Championship. Hosted this year by The Quarry, thirty-eight teams of two will compete on the course over the two days and try to take home a piece of the $17,800 purse. Defending Champions Terry Carter and Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) will look to defend their Championship against some stiff competition. Rounds one and two will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 20th and Wednesday, September 21st. Click here to see the current field and round one draw.

Sep 15, 2016
Dustin Risdon Wins PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf
Dustin Risdon put the hammer down Thursday at Lora Bay Golf Club, winning the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf in astonishing fashion. The 35-year-old’s three-day total of 18-under-par (67-67-64) was 11-shots better than his nearest competitors, Mike Belbin, Thomas Keddy and Bryn Parry. “All week I had the same goal of getting to 18-under-par,” Risdon said. “I had to make three birdies coming home to get to the number and I did, so that’s pretty awesome.” Risdon’s final round 8-under-par 64 included nine birdies and a bogey—his first and only of the championship—at No. 11.

Sep 14, 2016
Garett Wins Final Players' Tour of the Season
To close out the Players’ Tour series, day two at Coyote Creek G&RV Resort saw great weather and low scores. Garett Jenkinson (Golf Performance Canada at Inglewood) made it difficult for the rest of the pack to catch up to him after an early lead on the front nine. Jenkinson continued sinking putts to finish with the tournament low of 9-under par 133. John McKiernan & Scott Anderson (The Golf Academy at River Bend) tied for second after both shooting 3-under 139 over the two days. Unable to hold onto his day one lead, Kolby Vold (Wolf Creek GR) finished in fourth place with a 1-under 141. Kent Fukushima made a strong comeback in round two to end up in fifth place where he finished the tournament at even par 142. Click here for full tournament results.

Sep 14, 2016
Six Pass the Playing Ability Test at Coyote Creek G&RV
Congratulations to the six players who passed their Playing Ability Test today at Coyote Creek G&RV Resort. The new members are Chad Feener (The Quarry), Carter Grosart (Eaglequest Golf Dome), Will Manarey (Earl Grey GC), Tim Mody (Speargrass GC), Corey Strong (Broadmoor GC) and Josh Witty (Strathmore GC). Click here for full P.A.T. results.

Sep 14, 2016
Risdon sits 10-under at PGA of Canada Assistants' Championship
Click here to watch Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy) discuss his second-consecutive 67 at The Golf Club at Lora Bay. Risdon currently leads the field with a 10-under 134, while Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) and Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) sit T8 with two round totals of 141.

Sep 14, 2016
Team Alberta wins Inter-Zone Competition
Congratulations to the PGA of Alberta Assistants team, made up of Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC), Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre), Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy) & Kasey Timms (Drayton Valley GC), who won the 36-hole Inter-Zone competition by an impressive 15 shots over Team Ontario and 16 shots over Team British Columbia. Click here to follow all the scores from the PGA of Canada Assistants’ Championship at The Golf Club at Lora Bay in Ontario.

Sep 14, 2016
Calgary Golf Professional caps off outstanding Tournament season
Ridiculous. How else do you explain the season that Dustin Risdon has had on the PGA of Alberta Tour? Including last week’s Sunice Tour Championship at Sundre GC— which he won by a staggering eight shots while shooting a course record 64 in the final round — Risdon has taken seven of the eight PGA of Alberta events he entered. In his only loss he finished second — at Calgary’s Heritage Pointe in brutal conditions. The runaway Order of Merit leader and a cinch to win Player of the Year, Risdon was as self-effacing as usual when describing his season that saw him win two professional series’ events, the Pro-Junior, a Players Tour event and three championships. Click here to read what Risdon had to say about his stellar season in the article written by Curtis Stock – Edmonton Journal.

Sep 13, 2016
Vold takes round one gold at Coyote Creek
Good weather during the 2016 golf season has become a novelty, yet today, the players lucked out with nothing but blue sky and sunshine for the final Players’ Tour event of the year. The tree lined fairways and lush greens at Coyote Creek G&RV Resort provided great course conditions, which meant low scores. Kolby Vold of Wolf Creek GR leads day one after shooting an impressive 5-under 66. Hot on Vold’s tail is Garett Jenkinson (Golf Performance Canada at Inglewood), who will go into round two only one shot back. Scott Anderson (The Golf Academy at River Bend) sits in third after shooting 2-under par 69. Fourth from the top and finishing 1-under, sits John McKiernan. Click here for full round one results and round two draw.

Sep 13, 2016
Playing Ability Test – Coyote Creek G&RV Resort
Round one scores and the round two draw for the Playing Ability Test at Coyote Creek G&RV Resort is now posted. Click here to view.

Sep 12, 2016
THREE WAY PLAYOFF
It took three extra holes at Dinosaur Trail G&CC for Mark Corrigan (Hamptons GC) with his partner Tim Cameron (Calgary Elks Lodge & GC) to capture the Pro-Pro Best Ball sponsored by G&G Golf Company and presented by Allstate Insurance. Phil McCluskey (Dinosaur Trail G&CC) and Dale Tomlinson (River Bend GC), Dale Miners (Nanton GC) and Dave Henzie (Nanton GC), tied for second with scores of 5-under 67. Click here for all the results.

Sep 08, 2016
G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball at Dinosaur Trail G&CC
Twenty-four pairs of PGA of Alberta Professionals will head east to Dinosaur Trail G&CC for the annual G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball. Presented by Allstate Insurance, the teams will compete for a piece of the $10,500 purse and the Top Team of 2016 title. Shotgun start will get underway at 11:00am on Monday, September 12th. To view the draw and current field, please click here.

Sep 08, 2016
The Final Players’ Tour of 2016 - Coyote Creek G&RV
Closing out the 2016 series, the final Players’ Tour will take place on September 13th and 14th after being rescheduled earlier in the season. Hosted by Coyote Creek G&RV and sponsored by FlightScope, Impact Canopies, and Jancor Agencies, day one tee times will begin at 1:00pm. To see the full field and the round one draw, click here.

Sep 08, 2016
Coyote Creek Playing Ability Test
Click here to view the draw for the Coyote Creek Playing Ability Test on September 13th & 14th, 2016.

Sep 07, 2016
THREE FOR THREE
After winning the Assistants and PGA Championships, Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) capped off his unbelievable season by winning the 2016 Tour Championship sponsored by SUNICE Inc. and hosted by Sundre GC. Risdon shot a course record 64 on day 2 for a two day total of 11-under par, to win by 8 shots over his nearest competitor Wes Heffernan (Canada Golf Centre). Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) rounded out the top three at 2-under. Click here for all the results.

Sep 06, 2016
STORY OF THE SUMMER
Another day started with perfect conditions then turned cold and rainy which was similar to the golf at the Tour Championship sponsored by SUNICE Inc hosted by Sundre GC. The players started hot in the great conditions and then finished cold in the rain. Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) holds the day 1 lead at 3-under par with Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC) sitting one behind. Click here for all day 1 results.

Sep 06, 2016
After caddying at Shaw Charity Classic, Calgary Professional Dustin Risdon will tee it up at PGA of Alberta Tour Championsip
He’s admittedly more passionate now about teaching than swinging his own sticks. For local instructor Dustin Risdon, that short-term gig — lugging the weaponry for Spain’s Miguel Angel Martin during the 2016 Shaw Charity Classic — was all about gaining knowledge to share with his students. After donning a caddie bib last week, Risdon should be wearing a bullseye Tuesday-Wednesday at the PGA of Alberta’s Sunice Tour Championship at Sundre Golf Club. “Obviously, everything has gone my way,” said Risdon, who has a sparkling scoring average of 67.11 in eight PGA of Alberta get-togethers this season. “I didn’t plan on playing this well. But I got the Assistants Championship and the PGA Championship, so I guess this would be the last one on the list.” Click here to read the full article by Wes Gilbertson – Calgary Sun.

Sep 01, 2016
Sunice Tour Championship Draw Now Posted
Sundre GC will host the 2016 Sunice PGA of Alberta Tour Championship next week on Sept. 6th & 7th. The top 10 money leaders from this years’ Players’ Tour events, the top 10 money leaders from this years’ Professional Series events, and the top 30 overall individual money leaders were all invited to play in this two day 36-hole competition. Two time defending Champion Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) will lead the charge against 46 other top Professionals in Alberta. Tee times begin at 1pm on Tuesday, Sept. 6th and 8am on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. Please click here to see the current field and draw.

Aug 31, 2016
MacCOMB FINISHING STRONG
With the season winding down David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) shot his best tournament round of the season to win the final Golf Supply House Professional Series Event of the season. Under great conditions MacComb had an eagle and eight birdies to shot a 5-under 67. Joey Sereda (Highlands GC) finished a close second with a 4-under 68. Spencer Vandermay (Lewis Estates GC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) finished tied for third at 3-under. Click here for all the results.

Aug 31, 2016
PGA of Alberta Champion Dustin Risdon
Click here to watch a short interview with the PGA of Alberta Champion Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) who shot a 1-under 71 at Edmonton Petroleum G&CC to win the Championship.

Aug 30, 2016
Six Advance to the Shaw Charity Classic
Six players qualify for the Champions Tour Shaw Charity Classic on Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 at Canyon Meadows G&CC. Clark Dennis & Bob Niger had the low rounds of the day both shooting 3-under 69’s, followed by Jeff LeMaster, Miguel Angel Martin & John Inman with 1-under 71's. Jose Coceres received the final qualifying spot with an even par 72. Click here for more information.

Aug 30, 2016
Four pass the Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR
Congratulations to the following new members; Graeme Drummond (McKenzie Meadows GC), Evan Dyki (The Quarry GC), Shae Wagner (Boulder Creek GC), and Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC).

Aug 30, 2016
Canyon Meadows G&CC ready for golf's legends and the Shaw Classic
“It’s funny because this is Year 4 and every year has been a bit of a different buildup as far as excitement goes,” said Matt Freeman, the Head Pro at the club which is once again hosting the Shaw Charity Classic tournament. “This year I would say there’s a little more hype based on the field and the new players coming. The last-gasp qualifier for the Classic goes on Tuesday, August 30th at The Hamptons Golf Club, with 28 golfers teeing off in hopes of snaring one of six entries. Included in the group are three Calgarians: Scott Allred, Gord Courage and Darryl James. Click here to read the full article.

Aug 30, 2016
Calgary Golf Professional, Darryl James, battling recent back injury in bid for Shaw spot
Darryl James is shooting to qualify for the Shaw Charity Classic. James has already teed it up twice against the PGA Tour Champions stars and is hoping to experience it all over again as the senior birdie-machines return to Canyon Meadows, but the 55-year-old has been bothered by a lower-back injury since being rear-ended in a traffic accident late last week. An instructor at National Golf Academy at Shaganappi, James was among the success stories at the qualifier in 2014 and received an exemption last summer. Click here to read the full article by Wes Gilbertson - Calgary Sun.

Aug 30, 2016
Sunice Tour Championship - Qualifiers
Sundre GC will play host to this year’s Sunice Tour Championship on September 6th & 7th. The top 10 money leaders from this years’ Players’ Tour events, the top 10 money leaders from this years’ Professional Series events, and the top 30 individual money leaders were all invited to play in this two-day 36-hole competition. Click here to see if you’ve qualified for the Championship.

Aug 29, 2016
RISDON WINS AT WILLOW
Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) shot a 4-under 67 to win the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event hosted by Willow Park G&CC. Almost chasing down Risdon was runner-up Murray Walter (Redwood Meadows G&CC) with a 3-under 68. Todd Halpen (Golf Canada Centre) finished in third with a 2-under 69. Click here for all results.

Aug 29, 2016
Alberta Springs PAT - Round 1 Results
Click here for the round one results for the 2016 Alberta Springs Fall Playing Ability Test. Tee times for round two begin at 8:00am tomorrow, Tuesday August 30th.

Aug 28, 2016
For PGA of Alberta Championship winner Dustin Risdon, bad weather is his edge
It was cold. It was wet. It was windy. Other than that it was a pretty nice day for the PGA of Alberta Championship played at the wet and soggy Edmonton Petroleum G&CC. Dustin Risdon of National Golf Academy at McCall Lake took the title for the second straight year. “I’m a mudder. This kind of weather doesn’t bother me at all,” said Risdon, who won the largest-field PGA of Alberta event of the season with a 1-under 71 to edge out Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) and Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) by one shot. Click here for full story from the Edmonton Sun.