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Tour Championship Winner Dustin Risdon
Click here to watch a brief interview with the Sunice Tour Championship Winner Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) after firing a two day total of 11-under par 133 to win by 8 shots ahead of his nearest competitor. Risdon trumped the course record on day two by one shot with a 64 (8-under).
From Baby Boomers to Millennials - 'How to Get Your Shop Back on Track and into the New Age'
Never have we lived in an era where the golf business needs to stay relevant to this many differences in purchasing habits over so many generations. In this one hour education session presented by Vanessa Salomons, Director of Retail – Monaghan Golf Group, you will look at some ways to creatively reinvent your approach to golf retail. Learn how to boost your pro shop sales by embracing the changing way people purchase. What are you doing differently in your shop since the "Millennials" have become the largest living generation? Click here to register.
Social Media as a Revenue Generator & Employment Opportunity
Do you find social media time consuming and overwhelming? You and your club are posting, engaging with users and sharing online but who is listening and why? Engagement is the key to growing your audience. In this session you will discuss why it is important to take a step back and ask yourself ‘what am I trying to convey?’ Click here for the full topic description and REGISTER TODAY!
Buying Show Education Series Released
Craig Kirchner, professional retail consultant and merchandising specialist, will be presenting at the 2016 Buying Show. Listen to this accomplished professional, who has more than 30 years of experience, educate you on ‘The Winning Golf Culture’ and ‘Merchandise Buy Plans’. Click here for a detailed topic description, as well as Mr. Kirchner’s full bio. REGISTER TODAY.
ANDERSON AND TIMMS WIN MATCH PLAY
Kasey Timms (Drayton Valley GC) and Scott Anderson (The Golf Academy at River Bend) defeat Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) and Nicolas Becker (Silver Springs G&CC) 2&1 to capture the 2016 PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship hosted by Red Deer G&CC. Click here for full tournament results.
Redwood Meadows G&CC Wins Pro-Assistant by a Landslide
The scenic yet challenging 27-hole course at The Quarry proved to be a perfect match for many of the 37 teams in the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant. The pair from Redwood Meadows G&CC, Kevin Black and Murray Walter, went unchallenged for most of the two day event, shooting a remarkable 30-under par 186. The day one lead of 13-under seemed impressive, but they followed it up with 15 birdies and 1 eagle on day two to top their round one performance. Kevin and Murray will walk away with $3,200 in prize money along with the coveted title. The team from Cardiff G&CC, Dallas Cantera and Cody Hancock, finished in second place for the tournament after shooting a 21-under par 195. Rounding out the top three was Kevin Broderson and Tye Friesen from Lacombe G&CC with a two day total of 20-under par 196. Host Executive Professional Taylor Scinski and his partner Keith Whitecotton ended up in fourth on their home course shooting a tournament total of 19-under par 197. Click here for full tournament results.
Redwood Meadows G&CC Takes Round One Lead at Pro-Assistant
Round one of the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant hosted by The Quarry in Edmonton is now complete. Conditions were just right for the 37 teams to score low over the 27-hole round during the final PGA of Alberta tournament of 2016. The team of Kevin Black and Murray Walter from Redwood Meadows G&CC shined bright today as they set themselves away from the pack with a 13-under round one, giving them a two stroke cushion going into tomorrow. Sitting two strokes behind and tied for second are the teams from Cardiff G&CC (Dallas Cantera and Cody Hancock) and GolfTEC Calgary Beacon Heights (Josh Fleming and Craig Vogel). With competitive scores going into round two, the fight to top the leaderboard is expected to be a tight finish. Action resumes tomorrow at 10:00am with a shotgun start. For full round one results, please click here.
Cobra Puma Golf Club Professional Team
Congratulations to Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Darryl James (National Golf Academy at Shaganappi) and Blair Oko (Blair Oko Golf Academy) who will be representing Alberta at the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada at Port Royal GC in Southampton, Bermuda on November 22 – 24. Click here for more tournament details.
Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant: Final Event of 2016
Players will head north next week to round out the 2016 PGA of Alberta season with the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Championship. Hosted this year by The Quarry, thirty-eight teams of two will compete on the course over the two days and try to take home a piece of the $17,800 purse. Defending Champions Terry Carter and Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) will look to defend their Championship against some stiff competition. Rounds one and two will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00am on Tuesday, September 20th and Wednesday, September 21st. Click here to see the current field and round one draw.
Dustin Risdon Wins PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf
Dustin Risdon put the hammer down Thursday at Lora Bay Golf Club, winning the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf in astonishing fashion. The 35-year-old’s three-day total of 18-under-par (67-67-64) was 11-shots better than his nearest competitors, Mike Belbin, Thomas Keddy and Bryn Parry. “All week I had the same goal of getting to 18-under-par,” Risdon said. “I had to make three birdies coming home to get to the number and I did, so that’s pretty awesome.” Risdon’s final round 8-under-par 64 included nine birdies and a bogey—his first and only of the championship—at No. 11.