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Robert Doucette in Memoriam (1972-2017)
After a difficult battle with a brain tumor, Robert Doucette passed away this morning, August 4, 2017 at the age of 45. He is survived by his wife Leslie. As a member of the PGA of Canada for over 20 years, Rob became known for how much he gave back to the game. Twelve years ago Rob made the move from the PGA of Manitoba to take his position as Head Professional at the Hinton GC and was a valued member of the PGA of Alberta since then. Those who knew Rob will continue to remember his passion for the game and will miss him greatly. Information on the service for Rob will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.
The Ranch G&CC: New Host of G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball
The Ranch G&CC will now host the G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball presented by Allstate Insurance. The event will be held on the same date as before, Tuesday, September 5th with a shotgun start at 10am. Click here for more information.
HEFFERNAN WINS WHERE IT BEGAN
Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) went back to Highwood G&CC where he started his junior career to capture the Players Tour Event sponsored by Jancor Agencies. Heffernan carded a 3-under 68 to win by 1 shot over Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi). Josh Fleming (GolfTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) rounds out the top three with a 1-under 70. Click here for all the results.
PING Club Pro Championship
The PGA of Alberta PING Club Pro Championship will be taking place next week on August 9th and 10th at The Derrick G&WC in Edmonton, a Jeff Mingay designed course. This year’s field consists of 54 of Alberta’s finest Head Professionals and Executive Professionals who will compete in the two-day stroke play Championship to determine this year’s victor and for a piece of the $15,425 purse. Tee times will begin at 1pm on August 9th and 8am on August 10th. Please click here to view the field and draw.
Professional Series Hosted by Speargrass GC
The draw is now posted for the rescheduled Professional Series event hosted by Speargrass GC and sponsored by Golf Supply House. Tee times will begin at 8:30am on Tuesday, August 8th. To view the draw, please click here.
PGA of Alberta Order of Merit
The new leader of the PGA of Alberta Order of Merit is now Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) after winning the Assistants’ Championship. With the win, Craig has secured himself a spot of the Cobra Puma Golf Assistants’ Team that will go on to represent Team Alberta in the PGA Assistants' Championship of Canada at Richmond CC in British Columbia. Click here to view the standings.
Craig Gibson Wins Assistants’ Championship in a Playoff Battle
Spectators gathered around the 1st tee and 18th green of Cottonwood G&CC for the Assistants’ Championship, sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf, to watch 74 of Alberta’s top Assistants’ take on the quick surfaces. A playoff on hole 18 was needed to decide the winner. With spectators and fellow competitors lining the green, Locke’s second shot of the hole went into the water and opened the door for Gibson to claim the 2017 Assistants’ Championship title with an easy 2-putt, for a final score of 2-under 140 over 36 holes. The battle for third place resulted in a 2-way tie consisting of Kasey Timms (Highlands GC) and Braden Chown (Desert Blume GC) who both posted a score of 1-under 141. Click here for full Championship results.
Scott Smith Leads at Assistants’ Championship
The 27th annual PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Championship sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf started with great conditions for the 74 competitors that took to Cottonwood G&CC in De Winton, Alberta. Leading the field after round one was Scott Smith (Bearspaw CC) after shooting a low of 1-under 70. Sitting one back of Smith are the likes of six other Assistant Professionals that include Kasey Timms (Highlands GC), Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC), Kolby Vold (Wolf Creek GR), Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC), Braden Chown (Desert Blume GC) and Jordan Weich (Earl Grey GC), who all shot even par 71 for the day. Round two tee times will begin tomorrow again at 9am. Final group of Weich, Chown and Smith tee off at 1pm. Click here for full round one results and round two draw.
Club Pro Championship Round One Start Time
The start time for round one of the Club Professional Championship on Wednesday, August 9th at The Derrick G&WC has moved from 2pm to 1pm, one hour earlier. Round two start time remains the same at 8am. For more information on the event, please click here.
Assistants' Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF
The draw for the PGA of Alberta Assistants' Championship presented by Cobra Puma Golf is now posted. Seventy-five of the top Professionals will compete for the $17,000 purse and to be crowned this year’s Champion at Cottonwood G&CC. Tee times will begin at 9am both days of the Championship on August 1st & 2nd . To view the field and round one draw, click here.