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PGA of Alberta Partners with O’Neill Canada
The Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta is pleased to announce a new partnership with O’Neill Canada as the presenting sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Bursary Program. O'Neill's set of core values – innovation in style and technology – has seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of action sports. The same quality and high performance features common to all O’Neill products are found in the O’Neill golf styles. Click here for more information on O’Neill.
Field size expands for Priddis Greens G&CC Professional Series
The field for the Professional Series (1-day) at Priddis Greens G&CC on June 19th has now opened up to ninety players. All members on the waitlist are now registered for the event. The tournament start time will now be 8am tee times. Click here for event details.
TEAM MATCH PLAY OPENS Up Field
The PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship has now opened the field to allow all teams on the waitlist to play in the event. For the fifth year in a row the Championship will be held at Wolf Creek GR in Ponoka on Wednesday, May 17th with round one beginning at 10am. If you are still interested in playing in the Championship, please contact the office immediately. Click here for more information on the event.
Northern Bear coming out of hibernation for 2017 golf season
Northern Bear is on the prowl again. Fort McMurray businessman Irv Williams has bought the Sherwood Park golf course out of receivership. That’s simply outstanding news for Edmonton’s golf community because Northern Bear is arguably one of the top layouts in all of Canada and presents a stern challenge to anyone’s game. “It’s finally official,” said Jay Barrett, PGA of Alberta Head Professional at Northern Bear GC. “We’ll be ready to go as soon as the weather co-operates”. Click here to read the full article from the Edmonton Journal.
New name, same game at what's now the Winston Golf Club in Calgary
Golfers like the new logo. Give them a second or two … and they love it. At least, that’s been the experience of staff at the re-branded Winston Golf Club, the semi-private escape that was formerly known as Calgary Elks. “The logo is two tees and a club head to form a W, and people just love it,” beamed Shawn Lavoie, PGA of Alberta Executive Professional and General Manager at The Winston. “A lot of people at the Golf Show stopped by and said, ‘Wow, that’s a great logo.’ Then you ask them, ‘Do you see what it is?’ And they have that ah-ha moment. That’s a lot of fun”. Click here to read the full article from the Calgary Sun.
2017 TOURNAMENT UPDATE
The 2017 tournament season is almost here and PGA of Alberta members can expect a packed calendar filled with all their favourite events. The first event to kickoff the 2017 season will be the Golf Supply House Professional Series at Desert Blume GC in southern Alberta. The one-day stroke play event will be held on Monday, May 15th with tee times starting at 10:00am. Click here to sign up for the first tournament of the year.
PGA of Alberta Launches Instagram Account
The PGA of Alberta has added Instagram to their communication lineup. You can now follow the Association on the quickly growing platform under pgaofalberta. Instagram is a fantastic way to share your favourite photos and videos with others in the golf industry. Members are encouraged to include #pgaofalberta in their posts and their picture may be reposted on the Association’s page. Click here to follow the PGA of Alberta on Instagram.
Partnership Announcement – Offcourse Golf
The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce a new partnership with Offcourse Golf who makes apps for golfers and golf courses alike. Golfers all over the world use Offcourse powered apps. They use them to track their scores and stats and handicap. They interact with their friends and their favourite courses. Golf courses use Offcourse powered apps to reach their customers on mobile phones. To make exclusive offers to their most engaged customers. To drive sales in the pro shop, clubhouse, and halfway house or to put a tee time booking button in their customers’ pockets. For more information on Offcourse Golf, please click here.
Turn Your Passion Into A Career; Become a Golf Professional
The golf industry can be a rewarding and challenging industry for those who make the decision to call it their chosen profession. A golf professional provides instruction to all golfers, leadership for all golf environments and the expertise necessary to handle any situation. Click here to read more about becoming a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta.
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.