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Scholarship Deadline is Approaching!
There is still time to complete an application for the PGA of Alberta Junior Scholarships! Two of four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members (no golf experience needed) and the other two will be awarded to selected Alberta Juniors, 18 years or younger, who meet the specific criteria. For more information on PGA of Alberta Scholarships please click here. The deadline has been extended to Monday, August 14th.
PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #14
The latest issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" is now live. Content in this issue includes stories on the PGA on Wheels program, PGA of Alberta Bursaries, Association tournaments and much more! Click here to view the newest issue now.
Course Record Set on the Way to Victory
The stage was set for round two of the PGA of Alberta PING Club Pro Championship for one Professional to stand above the rest and forever place their name in history. Craig McArthur of Blackhawk GC found his game at the right time to claim this year’s Championship with a dominant 3 stroke victory. Craig finished with a 4-under (66) for the day and 3-under overall (137 total) for the Championship. With the 66, Craig shot the course record at newly renovated Derrick G&WC. Craig will take home $3,000 in prize money and also secures himself a spot on the Club Pro Team which will represent Team Alberta at the National Championship. Kevin Broderson (Lacombe G&CC) had himself a fantastic round scoring 7 birdies for the day and finishing in second place with a two day score of even par (140 total). Rounding out the top three was Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) with a two day score of 3-over par (143 total). Click here for full Championship results.
Cantera Stays Even at PING Club Pro Championship
Players could not have asked for better conditions today for the annual PGA of Alberta Club Professional Championship sponsored by PING Canada. Fifty-four of Alberta’s premier Head and Executive Professionals competed at The Derrick G&WC for the chance to be crowned this year’s Champion. Leading the way for round one was Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) after shooting a round one score of even par 70. Falling one stroke back in a 3-way tie for second spot is Murray McCourt (The Ranch G&CC), Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) and Craig McArthur (Blackhawk GC). The Championship is still very much up for grabs tomorrow with 18 competitors all sitting within 5 strokes or less of leader Dallas Cantera. Action resumes bright and early tomorrow morning with the first tee time at 8:00am. Top group of McCourt, Stanier and Cantera will tee off at 10:50am. Click here for full round one results and round two draw.
Calgary's Kyle Miller set to make history
PGA of Alberta Member Kyle Miller is set to make history as the first golfer with cerebral palsy to play in PGA Tour-sanctioned event. He will achieve this when he cracks his opening drive Thursday (August 10th) at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s ATB Financial Classic at Country Hills GC. A PGA of Canada-certified instructor at GolfTEC Calgary Midnapore, Miller is on the list of sponsor exemptions for the 2017 ATB Financial Classic. Click here to read the full article from the Calgary Sun.
MURPHY WINS HIS FIRST
Gage Murphy (Cardiff G&CC) wins his first professional golf tournament by capturing the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event hosted by Speargrass GC. Murphy shot a blistering round of 5-under 67 to narrowly beat runner up Albert Pistorius (Pinebrook G&CC) by 1. Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC) finished third with a 3-under 69. Click here for all the results.
Shaw Charity Classic Qualifiers
The PGA of Alberta will once again be hosting two Qualifiers for the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic. The Pre-Qualifier which is open to Amateurs and Professionals alike, aged 50 years or older, will be taking place at The Winston GC on August 24th. Those who qualify for the Event Qualifier will head to The Hamptons GC on August 29th. The Shaw Charity Classic will be taking place at Canyon Meadows G&CC from August 30th to September 3rd. For more information on how to qualify, please click here.
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.