PGA Championship of Canada Returns to Edmonton’s Royal
The PGA Championship of Canada presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada and adidas Golf returns to Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton July 6-10, for the fourth time in the event’s 99-year history. The last time it was there, “The King” Arnold Palmer took home the title.
“Royal Mayfair Golf Club’s rich heritage and pristine conditions make it the perfect venue for our association’s most prestigious championship,” said PGA of Canada President Mark Patterson. “We are delighted to see our top professionals return to such an iconic facility and thank Director of Golf Matt Johnson and the entire membership for sharing their club with us.”
Established in 1922, Royal Mayfair Golf Club remains one of the longest-standing private clubs in Edmonton. An impressive list of golfers have graced the fairways there, from LPGA TOUR players Lorena Ochoa and Lydia Ko (both CN Women’s Open champions) to golf legend Arnold Palmer, who won the PGA Championship of Canada in 1980—known then as the Labatt’s International Golf Classic.
“Our club is honoured to welcome back the PGA Championship of Canada presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada and adidas Golf,” said Johnson. “It’s pretty special to host this event on the 40th anniversary of Palmer winning at Royal Mayfair."
Last year’s winner Dustin Risdon from Calgary, Alta. bested Vancouver’s Oliver Tubb 3&1 to claim his second national PGA title. “This is one trophy in Canadian golf that I really wanted to win,” said Risdon. “If you look at the names on the trophy it’s amazing and now my name will be on there too for the rest of time.”
PGA of Alberta Expands Partnership with Tribal Sportswear
We are delighted to announce an extended partnership with Tribal Sportswear as a Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 PGA of Alberta Buying Show Cocktail Reception hosted at Hotel Arts after day 1 of the Show. Tribal Sportswear will now also be a Presenting Sponsor of the Opening Welcome Breakfast at the Show introduced in 2019 at the BMO Centre.
All attendees and exhibitors of the Buying Show are invited to attend both complimentary events which will be held on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020. Mark this date in your calendar now!
“Tribal has committed to another two-year partnership with the PGA of Alberta as a corporate sponsor” says Western Canadian Sales Rep Jordy Shnier. “We’re looking forward to another amazing year with this wonderful association!”
Opening Welcome Breakfast 2019
About Tribal Sportswear… Tribal is so much more than best-in-class women’s clothing. Currently represented in many of Canada’s top 100 PGA courses, Tribal’s golf collection has tripled in the last 3 years!
The newest generation assortment of technical gear made with sun protection fabric, offers the following properties: UPF 50+ , moisture wicking, cool & lightweight, breathable and quick dry fabrications with our signature fits, great price and “on point” fashion! There truly is something for everyone!
For more information on Tribal Sportswear, please visit their website here or contact Jordy Shnier below.
Michael Jordon (Jordy) Shnier, Western Canadian Sales Rep Tribal Sportswear Email: [email protected] Phone: 204-293-7507
Spring Seminar - Take Advantage of Extra Educational Opportunities
The Education Committee is happy to offer 3 additional Education Events ran on the sidelines of the Spring Seminar this year! This is the final week to REGISTER. Click the links below to sign up NOW. Time is still subject to change. Contact [email protected] with any questions.
We will be partnering with Alberta Golf who will be providing a certification seminar on the new World Handicap System.
Last but not least, we are excited to have Nick Clearwater of GOLFTEC who will be running a live instruction seminar with the ability to attend and receive instruction or just observe at a reduced rate.
Digital Magazine – 2020 Alberta Golf Shows Preview
The Alberta Golf Show edition of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" is now live. Content in this issue includes highlights of the 2020 Calgary Show (March 21 & 22) and Edmonton Show (April 4 & 5), information about the upcoming PGA of Alberta education seminar, the top rated courses in Alberta as voted by PGA of Canada Professionals and more great content! Click the link below to view the magazine and see what’s happening within the golf industry.
Reasons to Attend the Alberta Golf Shows
Million Dollar Clearance Centre - Clubs, bags, shoes, accessories, we have it all!
FREE golf lessons from PGA of Canada Professionals
Prizes, prizes, prizes. Over $30,000 of prizes will be given away over the two days
Exhibitors. See what’s new and exciting coming out for the 2020 season
Driving Range - Test out the latest and greatest technology from the equipment manufacturers
Speaker presentations at the 19th Hole. Grab a refreshment and listen to the awesome speakers we have at the Show
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce a new partnership with AHEADas an official Presenting Sponsor of the 2020/’21 PGA of Alberta Pro-Junior golf tournament. The location of the Pro-Junior along with the entire tournament schedule will be announce Day 1 of the Spring Seminar on March 2nd.
About AHEAD… Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort, and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to more than 20 years of continued growth and expansion.
AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup, and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Members of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta will be held on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at The Derrick Golf and Winter Club (3500 119 St NW) in Edmonton. Start time will be 9:00am.
Elections for the PGA of Alberta Board of Directors and Assistants’ Board will be held at the AGM. Please click on the below links to view this years Nominees for each respective Board. If you did not receive information on the AGM, please contact the PGA office.