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Calgary Flames’ Brian Burke to present at PGA of Alberta Spring Seminar
Brian Burke is not only the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, he is a NHL Leader, Community Activist & Mentor. He is also one of the most sought after, dynamic and engaging Keynote Speakers in Canada, speaking on business management and growth, leadership and his life in professional sports. Brian’s topic for our seminar will be “10 Rules of Leadership”. Click here to learn more about Brian Burke.
Ryan Anderson: recipient of the Top 50 Kids Teachers Award
U.S. Kids Golf has announced the recipients of the Top 50 Kids Teachers Award, which annually recognizes the world’s most outstanding youth golf instructors. This year’s recipients include the PGA of Alberta’s Ryan Anderson, Head Teaching Professional at the Glencoe G&CC Teaching Centre. Ryan is one of three award winners from outside the U.S.—the others being from England and Kenya. Click here for more information.
Alberta Golf Shows: Exhibitor Registration
Don’t forget to register for the 2017 Edmonton and Calgary Golf Shows in March. These Shows are great opportunities for you to promote your club and your club’s programs to over 7,000 consumers! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your booth today. DEADLINE to register is February 10th. Click here for more information on the Shows.
MICROSOFT PUBLISHER WORKSHOP in January
Learn how to create professional marketing and communication materials for your facility quickly and easily by registering for a one day Microsoft Publisher 2010 session. The session will be held in Calgary on January 20th. Space is limited so register today by clicking here.
The office is closed for the Holidays!
The PGA of Alberta would like to wish everyone and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our office will be closed starting the week of December 26th and will be open again on January 3rd.
PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #11
The winter issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" is now live. Content in this issue includes a recap of the 2016 PGA of Alberta Award Winners, story on Dustin Risdon’s (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) outstanding tournament season, highlight of the 2017 Alberta Golf Shows, and much more! Click here to view latest issue of the magazine.
Alberta Golf Shows 2017: Early Registration Deadline
Register today for the 2017 Edmonton and Calgary Golf Shows in March. These Shows are great opportunities for you to promote your club and your club's programs to over 7,000 consumers. The early registration option of $1,000 (100 sq. ft. booth) plus a prize donation of $400 is available until December 2nd. If you have any questions about the show or require further information please contact the PGA of Alberta office at 403.256.8894.
GRANT COOK IN MEMORIAM (1969-2016)
Long time PGA of Canada Member and PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year award recipient, Grant Cook passed away on November 27th, 2016 at the age of 47. He is survived by his wife, Katherine and sons Andrew and Mathew. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on May 5th, 1969 Grant spent a short time here before migrating west to Fort McMurray with his family in 1976. His post-secondary education at the University of Calgary brought him to Calgary in 1988 to begin his journey towards completing his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Commerce Degree. It was in Calgary that he joined the PGA of Canada in 1992 and developed as a Golf Professional for the following 24 years. He was only at Shaw-Nee Slopes GC for one season before being appointed Head Professional, where he remained for 8 years. For 12 years, as a Teaching Professional at the National Golf Academy he continued to make a great impact on many PGA of Alberta member’s lives. As a well-respected instructor, Grant incorporated the philosophies of the National Golf Academy to golfers at all levels. He was nominated for PGA of Alberta Teacher of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Grant was awarded with this honour in 2008. He made an impact on everyone who had the opportunity to meet him and he will be greatly missed. Please click here for information on Grant Cook’s Celebration of Life and on his Memorial Fund.
One Week Left for Early Registration!
There is only ONE WEEK left for the early registration option for the 2017 Edmonton and Calgary Golf Shows in March. These Shows are a great opportunity for you to promote your club and your club's programs to over 7,000 consumers. The DEADLINE for early registration is DECEMBER 2. The option is $1,000 (100 sq. ft. booth) plus a prize donation of $400. If you have any questions about the show or require further information please contact the PGA of Alberta office at 403.256.8894.
PGA of Alberta Club Professional Team
Congratulations to Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Garett Jenkinson (Golf Performance Canada at Inglewood) and Blair Oko (Blair Oko Golf Academy) who will be representing team Alberta at the 2016 PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada at the Port Royal Golf Club in Southampton, Bermuda on November 22 – 24. Good luck to all Alberta Club Professionals competing at the Championship next week. Click here for more tournament details.