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Sep 21, 2017
Alberta Pro’s have Strong Performance at Assistants’ Championship
The province of Alberta was represented well at the annual PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada at the Richmond CC as five Members finished inside the top 12. Top performer from Alberta was Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC) after coming in 4th at 11-under over the three rounds. Right behind Batsel and finishing T- 5th was Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) at 10-under. Other outstanding performances were from Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) coming in T-8th at 7-under, Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) placing T-10th at 6-under and Scott Stiles (Inglewood G&CC) finishing alone in 12th at 5-under. Click here for full results.

Sep 21, 2017
Congratulations to the Glendale G&CC consisting of Greg McGarry and Kylie Barros for capturing the 2017 Pro-Assistant title at Innisfail GC sponsored by Callaway Golf Canada. Team Glendale G&CC narrowly edged out team Blackhawk GC consisting of Kevin Chow and Craig McArthur by a 1 shot margin. Rounding out the top 4 are team Lacombe G&CC and Country Hills GC both posting great rounds of 6-under par. Click here for all the final results.

Sep 21, 2017
Pro-Assistant: Round 2 Cancelled
Round 2 (September 21st) of the Pro-Assistant is CANCELLED due to the weather at Innisfail GC and the course being closed. Breakfast buffet will still be available at the club at 8:30am for any members that need to pick up their clubs at the course. Please notify your partner of this in case they did not see it.

Sep 20, 2017
The players fought through some difficult playing conditions on day 1 at the Pro-Assistant hosted by Innisfail GC. Temperatures hit a low of 4 degrees and rain was persistent all day. The team that fought through these tough conditions and finished Round 1 in the lead was team Glendale G&CC, which consisted of Greg McGarry and Kylie Barros. They posted an impressive 8-under par through the first 27 holes. Close behind them is team Blackhawk GC posting a score of 7-under par. Despite the inclement weather the rest of the field remains in contention going into round 2 which should make for an exciting finish. Round 2 shotgun will begin at 10AM on Thursday, September 21st at Innisfail GC. Click here for Round 1 results and Round 2 draw.

Sep 19, 2017
Three Alberta Pro’s Sit Top 5 at Assistants’ Championship
Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC), Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) and Scott Stiles (Inglewood G&CC) all sit within the top five after round one of the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada in Richmond, BC. Team Alberta currently sits in second in the Inter-Zone competition which will have to make up significant strokes today to challenge the Quebec team. Good luck to all Alberta Professionals in round two of the Championship! Click here for full round one results and round two tee times.

Sep 18, 2017
PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Team
Congratulations to Adam Bruce (Glendale G&CC), Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC), Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) and David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) who will be representing Team Alberta at the 2017 PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada at Richmond CC in Richmond, British Columbia on September 18-20. Good luck to all Alberta Assistant Professionals competing at the Championship this week. Click here for more tournament details.

Sep 14, 2017
Pro-Assistant: Final Tournament of the Year!
The draw is now posted for the annual Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant taking place on September 20th & 21st at the beautiful Innisfail GC. Nine holes each day will be played in a different format: Best Ball, Scotch Ball & Scramble. This year’s tournament will comprise forty-three of Alberta's sharpest Head Pro/Assistant teams that hail from all throughout the province. Last year’s winning team from Redwood Meadows G&CC will be back to defend their title. Shotgun start for both days will be at 10am. Click here to see the current field and draw.

Sep 14, 2017
The cool and damp conditions didn’t stop Tyler LeBouthillier (Lynx Ridge GC) and Scott Smith (Bearspaw CC) from capturing the 2017 Team Match Play Championship hosted by Red Deer G&CC. The back and forth match saw Tyler and Scott jump out to a 3up lead after 12 holes but then Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) and his partner Jeremy Lavallee (Royal Mayfair GC) made a charge to take the match all the way to 18. Fortunately for Smith and LeBouthillier they managed to hold on for a 1up victory.

Sep 14, 2017
New Component to be Introduced at the 2017 Buying Show - Register Now
The PGA of Alberta is very excited to announce a brand new component to the 2017 Buying Show. Canada's premier food service supplier, Gordon Food Service (GFS), will introduce the food aspect of the Golf Industry at this year’s Buying Show. Buying Show attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the distinctive products and services offered by GFS’ family of private label brands to develop the facilities’ Food Service Department. Make sure your Chef, Food Service Department and General Manager know of this exciting new opportunity to prepare for the next season’s menu.

Sep 13, 2017
After a season long set of matches, the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship now has its finalists. Representing the South will be Tyler LeBouthillier (Lynx Ridge GC) and Scott Smith (Bearspaw CC) who will take on the North representatives of Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) and Jeremy Lavallee (Royal Mayfair GC) in what should be an exciting match to conclude the Championship. There is no shortage of talent as three of the four competitors sit within the top 15 on the PGA of Alberta Order of Merit. The two teams will square off at Red Deer G&CC on Thursday, September 14th to determine who will take home this year’s title and $4,200 grand prize. Click here to view the complete north/south bracket.

Sep 12, 2017
Knocking at the door all season long has been Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) with some very consistent play and several top 5 finishes. Whitecotton capped off the season with a playoff win at the PGA of Alberta Tour Championship for his first victory of the season. Whitecotton had a dramatic birdie putt on 17 and a solid par on 18 to tie both Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) & Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) which forced the players to head back to 18 for extra holes. Whitecotton maintained his consistent play and ended with an impressive birdie to seal the victory when Belbin and Risdon both pared out. All three players finished the tournament with a total of 2-under par 138. Click here for final results.

Sep 11, 2017
Batsel Leads the Way at Sunice Tour Championship
Royal Mayfair GC presented a championship caliber course in pristine condition for the players on day one of the Sunice Tour Championship. Leading the charge was Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC) who ended the round as the clubhouse leader by posting 5 birdies and 10 pars through the first 18 holes to finish at 3-under 67. David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) and Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) both had superb rounds finishing one back of the lead at 2-under 68. Eight other players all sit within 4 strokes back of leader Batsel. Round two on Tuesday, September 12th will kick off with tee times starting at 10:40am. Final group of Batsel, MacComb and Whitecotton will tee off at 1:10pm. Click here for full round one results and round two tee times.

Sep 07, 2017
Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) wins the 2017 PGA of Alberta Senior Championship with round one and two scores of 74-68, for a two-day total 142. Allred shot a spectacular 3-under today to come from behind to take the championship. This is his third straight Senior Championship title and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Lyndon King (Collicutt Siding GC) finished alone in second with a two day total of 147. Not far behind Allred and King was Cameron Code (Edson GC) who finished in third place by posting a two day total of 148. Click here for the final results.

Sep 07, 2017
Sunice Tour Championship Hosted at Royal Mayfair GC
The draw is now posted for the PGA of Alberta Tour Championship, sponsored by Sunice. After hosting the Tour Championship is 2015, Royal Mayfair will again play host to fifty of Alberta’s most competitive Professionals this year on September 11th & 12th. 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. Defending Champion Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) will lead the field as he will look to defend his title and win his first Championship this year. Tee times begin at 10am on Monday, Sept. 11th and 11am on Tuesday, Sept. 12th. To view the current field and draw, please click here.

Sep 07, 2017
Good friends take part in northern tournaments
Craig Gibson, who grew up in Brooks and now plays out of Calgary’s Sirocco GC, eagled the first playoff hole at a Players' Tour event at Glendale G&CC to edge out Royal Mayfair’s Mike Belbin after both players shot 4-under 68's. Then, Dillon Batsel of Medicine Hat’s Connaught GC won the two-day Professional Series at Blackhawk GC with rounds of 70-68. “Perfect,” said Gibson, Candidate For Membership at Sirocco GC. “We played junior golf together and competed in the Alberta Amateurs and the Canadian Amateur together. I was so glad to hear that he won too”. Click here to read the full article from the Edmonton Journal plus a story on Kylie Barros, Candidate For Membership at Glendale G&CC.

Sep 06, 2017
We had some beautiful weather today at Belvedere G&CC for Round 1 of the 2017 PGA of Alberta Senior Championship, sponsored by MKRAK Management. The leader after round 1 is Bob MacDonald (Douglasdale GC) who posted a blistering even-par 71. In a three-way tie for second place is Dean Walker (PGA of Alberta Member), Lyndon King (Collicutt Siding GC) & Alan Carter (Edmonton CC) all posting rounds of 2-over 73. The rest of the competition is close behind with 7 more players posting a score of 75 or better. Round 2 should show some exciting play with such a tight leaderboard. Round 2 tee times begin at 11am on September 7th. Click here for R1 results and R2 Draw.

Sep 06, 2017
Senior Championship hosted at Belvedere G&CC
The draw is posted for the 2017 PGA of Alberta Senior Championship sponsored by MKRAK Inc. This year’s Championship will be held at Belvedere G&CC on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7. Last year’s Champion Scott Allred of Elbow Springs GC will look to defend his title against thirty other top Alberta Professionals. Round 1 & 2 tee times begin at 11am. View the draw by clicking here.

Sep 05, 2017
It was perfect weather conditions for the 36 teams today at The Ranch G&CC for the 2017 PGA of Alberta Pro-Pro Best Ball, sponsored by G&G Golf Company and Allstate Insurance. Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) and Samuel Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC) shot an 8-under par 63 and edged out Joseph Busetto (Riverside GC) & Gary Hartford (Riverside GC) in the first playoff hole to clinch the victory. Competition was strong as 14 teams posted scores of 67 (4-under) or better. Click here for full results.

Sep 01, 2017
Award Nominations Deadline extended to September 5th
Nominate a PGA of Alberta Member or Industry Representative who you feel deserves a chance to receive an Award at this year’s Awards Banquet. We value feedback from every member and your participation in the process helps us to recognize outstanding members. This year we have streamlined the nomination process, you can now nominate through the new online form. Click here for details on the nomination process and to nominate a deserving individual. Nominations will now be accepted until September 5th at 12pm.

Aug 31, 2017
Tour Championship Qualifiers
Invitations have been sent to all members that have qualified for the 2017 Sunice Tour Championship hosted this year at Royal Mayfair GC in Edmonton. This two-day 36-hole competition is comprised of the top 10 money leaders from the Players' Tour, the top 10 money leaders from the Professional Series and the top 30 individual money winners from the Association's individual money leaders who have not otherwise qualified. Click here to see this year’s qualifiers.

Aug 31, 2017
Draw Posted for the PAT at the Belvedere G&CC
The draw is now available for the Playing Ability Test at the Belvedere G&CC on September 6th & 7th. Tee times begin at 1:00pm on both Wednesday, September 6th and Thursday, September 7th.

Aug 31, 2017
G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball Goes to The Ranch G&CC
The draw is now posted for the annual G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball presented by Allstate Insurance and hosted at The Ranch G&CC. Thirty-six teams of Professional golfers from throughout the Province will battle on the course to determine the top team of 2017. Shotgun start will get underway at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 5th. A light continental breakfast will be provided to all players in the morning along with a fantastic meal after the round. To view the draw and current field, please click here.

Aug 30, 2017
Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC) held on down the stretch to win the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event hosted by Blackhawk GC. Batsel shot a two day total 4-under 138 to win by four shots over Albert Pistorius (Pinebrook G&CC). Pistorius made a charge on day two shooting a 6-under 65. David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) shot 2-under on day two to finish third at 144. Click here for all the results.

Aug 29, 2017
Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC) holds the lead at the inaugural 2 Day Professional Series Event sponsored by Golf Supply House and hosted by Blackhawk GC. Batsel shot a blistering 1-under 70 in the tough windy conditions. Tyler Komick (Ranch G&CC) sits alone in second at even par. Gary Hartford (Riverside GC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) sit tied for third at 2-over. Click here for Day 1 results and Day 2 Tee Times.

Aug 29, 2017
Four Advance to the Shaw Charity Classic
Four players qualify for the Champions Tour Shaw Charity Classic on Aug. 30 - Sept. 3 at Canyon Meadows G&CC. Tommy Tolles of Hendersonville, North Carolina, shot the course record 7-under 64 to lead the way, followed by Guy Boros at 6-under 65. The other two players who qualified were Steve Jurgensen and Mike Grob, both shooting 3-under 68’s. Click here for more information.

Aug 29, 2017
Three players pass their Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR
Congratulations to Keaton Allred (River Ridge GC), Michael Pike (Fort McMurray GC) and Crystal Shapka (Highwood G&CC) who all passed their Playing Ability Test today at the Alberta Springs GR.

Aug 28, 2017
Round one results from the Fall PAT at Alberta Springs GR
Click here for the round 1 results and round 2 tee times for the Fall Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR.

Aug 28, 2017
Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) continued with his great season with a 4-under 68 but needed one extra hole to capture the last Players' Tour event of the season hosted by Glendale G&CC and sponsored by Jancor Agencies. Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) found his name back at the top of the leader board finishing second. Scott Stiles (Inglewood G&CC) and David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) tied for third with 3-under 69’s. Click here for all the results.

Aug 25, 2017
Shaw Charity Classic Event Qualifier Draw
Twenty-nine players will compete at the Event Qualifier - the last stage before the Shaw Charity Classic held at Canyon Meadows G&CC on August 30 – September 3. The Qualifier will begin at 7:30am on Tuesday, August 29th at The Hamptons GC in Calgary. Good luck to PGA of Alberta member Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) and all other participants. To view the draw, please click here.

Aug 24, 2017
2-day Professional Series Hosted at Blackhawk GC
Blackhawk GC is ready to host the PGA of Alberta two-day Golf Supply House Professional Series set to take place on August 29th & 30th. This is the final Professional Series of the season so players will attempt to qualify for the Tour Championship by being on the top 10 money list for Pro Series events. Tee times will begin at 11am on August 29th for round one and 7:30am on August 30th for round two. Purse is set at $10,050. To view the current field and draw, please click here.

Aug 24, 2017
Draw Posted for the Fall PAT at the Alberta Springs GR
The draw is now available for the Fall Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR on August 28th and 29th. Tee times begin at 10:00am on Monday, August 28th and 8:00am on Tuesday, August 29th.

Aug 24, 2017
Players' Tour #6 - Glendale G&CC - August 28
The draw has been posted for the final Players' Tour event sponsored by Jancor Agencies and hosted by Glendale G&CC on Monday, August 28th. Tee Times will begin at 8:00am. Please click here to view the draw and field.

Aug 24, 2017
Five Advance to Shaw Charity Classic Event Qualifier
The Winston GC in Calgary saw 19 participants today giving it their all to qualify for the Shaw Charity Classic. However, only the top five earned a spot in the Event Qualifier being held on Tuesday, August 29th at The Hamptons GC. Congratulations to Brett Sampson (69), Bobby Romero (70), Wayne Bach (70), Jim Karr (72) and Kyd Connick (73) for all advancing to the Event Qualifier. Click here for more information.

Aug 24, 2017
Shaw Charity Classic Pre-Qualifier Draw
Twenty players will play for five spots at the Champions Tour Event Qualifier - the last stage before the Shaw Charity Classic being held at Canyon Meadows G&CC. The Pre-Qualifier will begin at 8am on Thursday, August 24th at The Winston GC. Good luck to PGA of Alberta members Gord Courage (Hamptons GC), Andre DiBartolo (Belvedere G&CC), Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi), Rob McLeay (Riverside Golf Academy), Brian Miller (River Bend G&RA) and Tim Sawatzky. To view the draw, please click here.