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Jul 21, 2016
Pro-Junior Heads North to Goose Hummock GR
The draw is now posted for the second PGA of Alberta Pro-Junior event of 2016 this time being hosted by Goose Hummock GR. The event is taking place on Wednesday, July 27th with a 10am Shotgun start. Twenty-seven teams will battle it out to collect a slice of the $8,300 purse. Click here to see the current field and draw.

Jul 21, 2016
Assistants' Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF
The draw for the 2016 PGA of Alberta Assistants' Championship presented by Cobra Puma Golf is now posted. Sixty-nine of the top Assistant Professionals will compete for a chance at the $19,000 purse and to be crowned this year’s Champion at Mill Woods GC in Edmonton. Last year’s Champion Justin Stoski (Lethbridge CC) will look to defend his title after winning last year with a 72-70 over the two days. This year’s format will be a shotgun start in groups of four beginning at 9am both rounds. To view the field and round one draw, click here.

Jul 21, 2016
PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #8
Check out the newest issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine, The GOLFReport. An initiative in partnership with Inside Golf, the magazine covers stories on PGA of Alberta member Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre), Q&A with Executive Director Robert Rousselle, and much more. Click here to see the digital magazine.

Jul 20, 2016
RISDON SETS COURSE RECORD
Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) shot 8-under 64 course record and captured the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event hosted by Country Side GC. Mike McEvay (Goose Hummock GR) and Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) also had great rounds finishing tied for 2nd with a 3-under 69’s. Click here for all the results.

Jul 19, 2016
7 Candidates pass at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC PAT
Congratulations to Cameron Cox (Priddis Greens G&CC), Ryan Nordin (Oxbow Country GC), Dustin Ranger (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC), Brandon Ryan (The Ranch G&CC), Jeanine Sears (Derrick G&WC), Chance Thomas (The Ranch G&CC) and Kyle Winters (The Quarry GC) on becoming Members of the PGA of Canada. Click here for the full results.

Jul 19, 2016
BELBIN CLAIMS VICTORY AT THE GARRISON
Belbin’s solid ball striking through 36 holes leads him to his first Players’ Tour win of the 2016 season with 3-under 141 and a payout of $1,900. Sitting alone in second place is Timms with a tournament round of even par 144, earning him $1,150 of the $7,800 purse. Both Jacob Cartier (Sturgeon Valley G&CC) and Larry Petryk (Raven Crest G&CC) maintained their play to finish in the top, tied for third, carding two round totals of 1-over 145, making them $912.50 each.

Jul 18, 2016
Round 1 Results – Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC PAT
Click here for the round one results from the 2016 Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC Playing Ability Test.

Jul 18, 2016
Players' Tour hosted by Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC
Competing for a total purse of $7,800 and contending for a spot in the season ending Sunice Tour Championship, Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) shoots a 5-under par 67 to top the leaderboard after round one. Looking to better Cuthbertson in round two is Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) who sits one shot back at 4-under 68, Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) sitting 2 shots back at 3-under 69, and Jacob Cartier (Sturgeon Valley G&CC) who finished day one 1-under 71. To see round one results and day two tee times, click here.

Jul 15, 2016
PGA on Wheels has another successful event at Jumpstart Games
The PGA on Wheels headed to the Soccer Centre in SE Calgary for the second year in a row for the Jumpstart Games where hundreds of kids took part in various golf activities throughout the day. Thank you to every PGA of Alberta member that volunteered their time to support the PGA on Wheels program and provide hundreds of kids with one-on-one lessons. PGA on Wheels will be looking to attend one more event in the North before the season is over.

Jul 15, 2016
Draw Posted for the Playing Ability Test at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC
The draw has been posted for the Playing Ability Test at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC on July 18 & 19, 2016. Tee times begin at 3:00PM on July 18th and 10:10AM on July 19th. Click here for the draw.

Jul 14, 2016
Golf Supply House Professional Series' 8th event at Country Side GC
The draw is now posted for the Golf Supply House Professional Series' 8th event hosted by Country Side GC. Players will begin their competition for the $5,200 purse on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Tee times will begin at 7:30am. Click here to see the current field and draw.

Jul 14, 2016
Third Players’ Tour Event at Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC
The third of four Players’ Tour events sponsored by FlightScope, Impact Canopies, and Jancor Agencies is scheduled to take place on July 18th and 19th at Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC. Thirty-one players will be competing for a purse of $7,800. Tee-times for day one are scheduled to begin at 1:00pm. To see the full field and round one draw, click here.

Jul 13, 2016
Professional Series at Stony Plain GC
The PGA of Alberta has found a new host venue at Stony Plain GC for the recently cancelled Professional Series at Trestle Creek GR. Stony Plain GC has graciously accepted to host the tournament on August 31st which will now be the final Professional Series event of 2016 and also count towards individual money earned for the Tour Championship on September 6 & 7 at Sundre GC. If you are interested in playing in the Stony Plain GC Professional Series, click here.

Jul 11, 2016
National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake takes home Low Net honours at the Pro-Junior South
The team of Dustin Risdon & Mark Janes of National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake took home Low Net honours today at the Strathmore GC in the 2016 Pro-Junior South. National Golf Academy shot a 10-under par score of 62 to edge out their closest competitors Stefan Cox & Carson Rody (Pinebrook G&CC) by 4 shots. Timothy Cameron & Arthur Deng of the Calgary Elks Lodge & GC combined for an excellent score of 5-under 67 to take home the Gross title. Dustin Risdon of National Golf Academy @ McCall, who grew up playing at Strathmore Golf Course, shot a 4-under 68 to also win the Individual Professional title. Click here for the full tournament results.

Jul 08, 2016
Burt Drysdale: In Memoriam (1949-2016)
Life Member, Burt Drysdale passed away on July 7, 2016 at the age of 67. Burt is survived by his wife Patsy, two children and grandchildren. Burt’s passion for the game of golf developed at the Calgary G&CC, where he was a caddie from 1963-1966. In 1969 Burt became a member of the PGA of Canada and worked as an Apprentice Professional under Bud Loftus and later Al Ewen. Over the span of his career Burt worked under many mentors honing his craft, and later became a respected mentor to many, at facilities including Redwood Meadows G&CC and Canyon Meadows G&CC. Those that knew Burt remember his passion for not only the game of golf but also the Association. A memorial service will be held in Calgary on Tuesday July 19th at 3:30pm at Canyon Meadows G&CC.Click here for Burt's obituary.

Jul 07, 2016
Draw for the Pro-Junior South
The draw is now posted for the Pro-Junior South hosted by Strathmore GC on Monday, July 11th. With a 9:00am shotgun, 42 teams will battle for a piece of the $11,300 purse and the 2016 title. Click here to see the current field and draw.

Jul 06, 2016
Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada - Qualifier
The PGA of Alberta Qualifier for the Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada saw 25 teams vying for a spot to represent Alberta at the National Championship, which will be played later this fall. Congratulations to the 7 teams which will be playing in the event hosted by The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. Three teams tied for low round of the day after all shooting a 62 at River Bend GC. Teams include, Matt Freeman (Canyon Meadows G&CC) and Murray Walter (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Dustin Risdon and Terry Carter (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake), and Tyler Komick (The Golf Den – Edmonton) and Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry). Click here for full results.

Jul 05, 2016
PGA on Wheels a Huge Success at Canmore Canada Day Parade
A big thank you to Bill Dreger (Canmore G&CC), Chris Schatzmann (Stewart Creek G&CC), Conor Carnall (Banff Springs GC), Darren Cooke (Canmore G&CC), Tony Brown (Stewart Creek G&CC) and all the volunteers that helped make the PGA on Wheels event successful at the Canmore Canada Day Parade. The PGA on Wheels area saw hundreds of kids throughout the day take part in the various junior activities offered. The next PGA on Wheels event will be the JumpStart Games at the Subway Centre in Calgary on Thursday, July 14th. We will need strong support from our members so please contact the office today if you are available to volunteer. Click here for more information.

Jul 04, 2016
REDWOOD MEADOWS CLAWED THEIR WAY TO VICTORY AT NORTHERN BEAR
Under perfect playing conditions at Northern Bear GC, Kevin Black and Don Moroz (Redwood Meadows G&CC) claimed the trophy for low team net at the Greg Norman Pro-Senior with a 13-under 59. Kevin Black shot a blistering round of 8-under 64 and also took home the title of low professional. Click here for full tournament results.

Jun 30, 2016
Nike Golf Team Championship of Canada - Qualifier
River Bend GC will once again host the Qualifier on July 6th for the second Nike Golf PGA Team Championship of Canada. The shotgun will start at 1:30pm and 25 teams will compete for the seven qualifying spots in the National Championship taking place at The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda on October 24-27. Click here to see the current field and draw.

Jun 30, 2016
Greg Norman Pro-Senior at Northern Bear GC
The draw for the 2016 edition of the Greg Norman Pro-Senior is now posted. Hosted by Northern Bear GC, a Jack Nicklaus signature course, the event will kick off with a 10am shotgun on July 4th. Fifty-five teams will battle it out for the trophy and a purse of $16,400. Click here to view the draw.

Jun 30, 2016
Three players Successful at The Ranch G&CC Playing Ability Test
Three players from a field of fourteen passed their Playing Ability Test today at The Ranch G&CC. Click here for full round two PAT results.

Jun 30, 2016
Scott Anderson wins Players’ Tour at The Ranch G&CC
The inclement weather was not enough to stop Scott Anderson (The Golf Academy at River Bend) from winning the second event in the 2016 Players’ Tour series. Anderson shot a 76, making for a two day total of 2-over par 144. Scott Borsa (Devon GC) tailed closely behind Anderson also finishing with a 76. Dallas Cantera tied Borsa with both shooting a two day total of 144. Click here for full results.

Jun 29, 2016
The Ranch G&CC PAT – Round 1 Results
Click here for the round one results from the 2016 The Ranch G&CC PAT. Tee times for round two begin at 10:30am tomorrow, Thursday June 30th.

Jun 29, 2016
Anderson leads after Round 1 of the PGA of Alberta Players' Tour event at The Ranch G&CC
The excellent conditions at The Ranch G&CC in Acheson led Scott Anderson (The Golf Academy at River Bend) to shoot a 3-under par round of 68 to lead after the first round of the second event in the 2016 PGA of Alberta Players' Tour. Scott Borsa (Devon GC) and Nicholas Vandermey (Links at Spruce Grove) sit one shot back after a round of 2-under 69, while Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) and Matthew Mah (Mill Woods GC) are two shots behind after rounds of 1-under 70. Owen McCarthy (Dorchester Ranch GC), Jacob Cartier (Sturgeon Valley G&CC) and Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) all shot even par. Click here for full round one results and round two tee times.

Jun 29, 2016
Players’ Tour at The Ranch G&CC
The draw for the second event in the 2016 Players’ Tour circuit is now available. The event sponsored by Flightscope, Impact Canopies, and Jancor Agencies, is hosted by The Ranch G&CC on June 29th & 30th. Players will begin their competition for the $12,000 purse at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 29th and 7:30am on Thursday, June 30th. Click here to see the current field and draw for day one.

Jun 28, 2016
CARNMONEY WINS PRO-LADY SOUTH
Jamie Robinson (Carnmoney GC) and his partner Margaux Ullet win the team side of the EFW Radiology Pro-Lady South hosted by Paradise Canyon GR. Robinson and Ullet edged the other teams out with a score of 7-under 64. Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows) was victorious in the individual professional side shooting a 2–under 69. Click here for all the results.

Jun 28, 2016
Highwood Golf Club in High River adds six-hole loop to unique lineup
Prior to the historic flooding in June 2013, High River’s hangout was a 27-holer. The rebuild will be complete on Canada Day with the unveiling of their new Spitzee Six, a short n’ sweet addition that will be one-of-a-kind on Alberta’s golf scene. You read that right — Highwood’s new loop is a six-hole standalone, ideal for beginners, families or more seasoned birdie-seekers who are simply tight for time. Click here to read the full article by Wes Gilbertson, Calgary Herald.

Jun 27, 2016
Fort McMurray Golf Club down, but not out
In the wake of ‘the beast’, their clubhouse, halfway hut and a sizeable majority of their carts are no more; fenced off and covered in a healthy dose of tackfire. That has yet to impede their plan to reopen July 1, with their nine-hole expansion pushed back to a tentative date of Aug. 1. Overseeing the revitalization, course superintendent Jeff Hacior and his staff have worked 10-16 hour days in order to get the course back to its original condition, if not a little bit better. “I don’t think it’ll be hard,” said Hacior. “It’ll just take some time. “Once this is all said and done, the place is going to be better than it ever was.” Click here to read the full article written by Robert Murray, Fort McMurray Today