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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.
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.