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Dan McIntosh hoping for success in long-drive world
Dan ‘Smackintosh’ McIntosh, Candidate For Membership at River’s Edge GC, will often set up at corporate tournaments or other on-course shindigs, where the local long-drive competitor charges about five bucks per player to crush a golf ball on your behalf. “It’s a way for me to get a paid practice,” said McIntosh, who was raised in High River and just made the move to the Calgary suburbs. “And there’s pressure, too, because somebody has paid me to hit a good drive for them. So I have to hit a good drive”. Click here to read the full article from the Calgary Sun.
Pro-Pro Scramble at Coyote Creek G&RV Resort
The draw for the second ever PGA of Alberta Pro-Pro Scramble is now available. The two-man scramble sponsored by Golf Supply House will take place on Tuesday, June 6th at Coyote Creek G&RV Resort in Sundre. The shotgun start will begin at 1:00pm. To see full tournament details and the draw, click here.
PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #13
The spring issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" is now live. Content in this issue includes stories on the new PGA of Alberta President Trevor Goplin, Northern Bear GC’s new ownership, the new rules of golf and much more! Click here to see the newest issue now.
INGLEWOOD WINS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) and Gerry MacDonald needed 2 extra playoff holes over Dave Henzie (Nanton GC) and Matt Nienaber to win the 2017 Tournament of Champions sponsored by Callaway Golf and hosted by RedTail Landing GC. Jeremy Maher (Valley Ridge GC) and Kenny Gregor rounded out the top 3 one behind with a 9-under 63. Click here for all the results.
PGA of Alberta Partners with Pixel Army for New Website
The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce that the Association will be partnering with Pixel Army for a new website with the anticipated launch date being February, 2018. Pixel Army is an Edmonton based Website Design Company that specializes in fully responsive web design, branding, and online marketing services. Pixel Army will also be the new Presenting Sponsor of the Pro-Lady North event alongside title sponsor EFW Radiology. This year’s EFW Radiology Pro-Lady North event will be held at Goose Hummock GR on June 27th. Click here for more information.
2017 Junior Masters Champions
Carter Graf (Red Deer G&CC) bettered his round 1 score by 4 shots to shoot a two-day total of 146 to tie day 1 leader, Matt Campbell (Earl Grey GC) after 18 holes. It took one extra hole for Graf to take the Junior Masters title for the boy’s division. The girl's division also ended tied after 18 holes. A playoff between Cassidy Laidlaw (Glencoe G&CC) and Kehler Koss (Glencoe G&CC) needed 1 extra hole to settle the score. Koss birdied the first hole to become the girls Junior Masters Champion. Click here to view the full results.
2017 Junior Masters Round One Results
Reigning champion Max Sekulic (Grande Prairie G&CC), Alexander Smith (Pinebrook G&CC) and Matt Campbell (Earl Grey GC) hold a three-way tie going into round 2 of the Junior Masters at the Wolf Creek GR. One will try to break away from the field on day 2. Cassidy Laidlaw (Glencoe G&CC) shot a 4-over 75 to lead the girl’s division and will try to hold off the other competitors in pursuit of the Junior Masters title, presented by Sundog Eyewear. Click here to view the round 1 results and the round 2 tee times.
Callaway Golf Tournament of Champions
The draw is now posted for the Callaway Golf Tournament of Champions hosted at RedTail Landing GC on Monday, May 29th. Forty-eight teams consisting of either a Head Professional or Executive Professional and their 2016 Club Champion will play in a gross best-ball format for the round to determine who the victor is. The event will begin with a 1:00pm shotgun. Click here for full details and draw.
RISDON WEATHERS THE STORM
In some of the toughest conditions anyone will play in, Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) captured the Players' Tour Event hosted by The Ranch G&CC. Risdon carded a remarkable 2-under 69 on day 2 to finish the tournament at 5-under par. Kent Fukushima also played great with a 1-over 72 to finish second in the event. Day 1 leader Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) rounded out the top 3. Click here for all the results.
Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR - Cancelled
Round two of the Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR has been cancelled due to unplayable conditions. An update will be provided once round two has been rescheduled. Click here to see results from round 1.