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Golf Tip: Scott Orban of McKenzie Meadows GC teaches how to putt through the uprights
“Have you ever had one of those days where you're hitting the ball great, but your putting lets you down?”, said Scott Orban, Executive Professional at McKenzie Meadows GC in Calgary. “A good rule of thumbs is don’t forget to work on your putting once in a while. Maybe it’s your focus, maybe technique or it could be both. Here is a great little drill to help you work on the path of your swing, and as a consequence, you will also be training your focus”. Click here to read the full tip from Scott.
Players’ Tour (1-day) at Highwood G&CC
The final Players’ Tour (1-day) event is confirmed at the Highwood G&CC in High River on Thursday, August 3rd. Click here to register for the event.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners from the 2017 Calgary Golf Show!
Click here to see the full list of winners from the Calgary Golf Show on March 25 & 26 on the Alberta Golf Shows website.
Priddis Greens G&CC to host Inaugural Teaching Professional Championship
The first ever PGA of Alberta Teaching Professional Championship will be hosted this year at Priddis Greens G&CC in beautiful Priddis, Alberta. The Championship will be held on July 31st & August 1st. For more information on the Championship, please click here.
Hole In One Insurance Program - Foster Park Brokers Inc.
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce a new partnership with Foster Park Brokers Inc. as the official Hole in One provider of the PGA of Alberta for the 2017 golf season. Foster Park Brokers Inc. (www.fpb.ca) is excited to partner with the PGA of Alberta to provide a Hole in One Insurance Program for its members. FPB is a locally owned, Alberta based company that has been in business since 1979. FPB is one of the largest independently owned brokerages in Western Canada and their core focus remains in providing exceptional service year after year for their valued clients.
Calgarians dust off golf clubs as courses open
It’s now officially birdie (or bogey) season in Calgary, with a handful of hangouts opening for business last Friday or Saturday. “With the snow on the ground and how cold it was, I think this kind of snuck up on a lot of people,” said Play Golf Calgary’s Chief Operating Officer and PGA of Alberta Member Slade King, who prompted an outbreak of office fist-pumps with the announcement that both Blue Devil and Links of GlenEagles would be ready to roll Friday on full greens and tees. Click here to read the full story from the Calgary Herald.
Thanks for attending the 2017 Golf Shows!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Alberta Golf Shows in Edmonton & Calgary. Both Shows we’re full of enthusiastic golfers who are excited for the upcoming season. We wish everyone a great golf season this year and we hope to see you back at the Shows in 2018!
Calgary Golf Show - Click here to Receive $2 off your golf show ticket!
Claim Your $2 Off Coupon for the Calgary Golf Show on March 25 & 26 at the BMO Centre (Hall B) and the Official Vancouver Island Golf Vacation Contest Ballot, where you can enter to win a One Week Vancouver Island Golf Trail for 2 Getaway. The Vancouver Island Golf Trail for 2 Getaway Grand Prize Includes: 6 Nights’ Accommodation: 2 nights in Victoria; 2 nights in Parksville; 2 nights in Courtenay and 6 Rounds of Golf on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail: 2 rounds in Victoria; 2 rounds in Parksville; 2 rounds in Courtenay. Click here to enter.
KENNETH MATSON IN MEMORIAM (1936-2017)
PGA of Canada Life Member, Kenneth Matson passed away on March 14, 2017 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters Brenda, Diana and Rhonda; and his 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grand-children. Born on December 13, 1936 in Toronto, Ontario, Ken began his love affair with golf as a teenager caddying at York Downs G&CC in Toronto. Bill Thompson, the Head Professional at the time, made a great impression on Ken. However, it wasn’t until he was almost 30 years old that Ken decided to take on golf as a career after spending his early working years at a variety of sales jobs. Please click here for more on Ken’s great contributions to the Golf Industry.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winners from the 2017 Edmonton Golf Show!
Click here to see the full list of winners from the Edmonton Golf Show on March 11 & 12 on the Alberta Golf Shows website.