Last year, Cam Martens of the Windermere G&CC helped Kamau Peterson of the Edmonton Eskimos drop his handicap from 15 to 7. This year, Martens takes on Oilers tough guy Zack Stortini as his latest project. In Week 1, Martens and Stortini work on proper alignment.
Curtis Stock of the Edmonton Journal reviews the highlights of the annual North / South Ryder Cup, a fun event hosted and run by the Jasper Park Lodge GC. The North team won this year's edition of the Ryder-Cup style tournament, led by nine points from Trent Wright, Executive Professional of the Broadmoor GC.
Almost a week after his 11-under par 25 on the back nine of his first round at the Alberta Open, Jamie Kureluk of Cottonwood G&CC still has the golf world shaking their heads in amazement. In an interview with John Down of the Calgary Herald, he discusses the impact his record score is having on his life.
The round one draw for the Junior Masters being held on June 3rd and 4th at Wolf Creek has been posted.
Fiske and Kreiner Share Title at Banff Springs
Todd Fiske of River Bend GC and Graeme Kreiner of Hinton GC both shot 2-over par 73's to share first place today at the Callaway Professional Series event at Banff Springs GC. Paul MacLeod of Priddis Greens G&CC and Terry Carter of the National Golf Academy finished in a share of third place one shot behind the leaders. Darkness prevented a playoff for first place.
Draw Posted for 2010 TaylorMade Tournament of Champions
The draw has been posted for the TaylorMade Tournament of Champions, taking place on the Links Course at Wolf Creek GR on Wednesday, June 2nd. The event will be a 1:00pm Shotgun.
PGA of Canada News
Jamie Kureluk Wins Weather-Shortened Alberta Open
Jamie Kureluk of the Cottonwood G&CC won his first Alberta Open title today at Carnmoney G&CC after rain and snow washed out the third and final round of the Championship. Kureluk followed his 10-under par 61 on Day1 with a steady 1-under par round of 70 on Day 2 to take home the title by three shots. Kureluk takes home $6,000 for the win.
The draw for both rounds one and two have been posted for the Spring Playing Ability Test. This event will be taking place on Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1 at Alberta Springs Golf Club in Red Deer.
Tips from the Pros - Week 5
In this week's video tip with the Edmonton Journal, Tyler Foster of the Edmonton Country Club talks about how to prevent your arms becoming disconnected from the rest of your body in your swing.
Jamie Kureluk Wins the First Players' Tour Event of 2010
Jamie Kureluk of the Cottonwood G&CC shot a second straight 3-under 68 today at Blackhawk GC to claim the first Callaway / Fletcher Players' Tour event of the season. Kureluk's 6-under total was enough for a 5-shot victory over Scott Allred of Elbow Springs GC. Mike Belbin of Royal Mayfair GC and Blair Buttar of Glendale G&CC finished in a tie for third.
Keith Whitecotton Leads after Day 1 at Blackhawk
Keith Whitecotton of the Edmonton Petroleum G&CC birdied his final four holes at Blackhawk GC for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot lead heading into the final round. Jamie Kureluk of Cottonwood G&CC and Blair Buttar of Glendale G&CC both shot 3-under 68's, and will join Whitecotton in the final threesome on Day 2.
Draw Posted for Round 1 of Players' Tour Event at Blackhawk
The draw has been posted for the first round of the first Callaway Golf / Fletcher Players' Tour event of 2010. Blackhawk GC in Edmonton will be the host, with play taking place on Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th.
Tips from the Pros - Week 3
This week's Edmonton Journal video tip comes from Kyle Brandt, Head Professional at the Belvedere G&CC. Kyle discusses the importance of finishing the golf swing and how not doing so may affect the path and flight of your shots. This is part 3 in a weekly series with Edmonton Journal golf writer Curtis Stock.
Tyler Lebouthillier Wins Season Opener in Lethbridge
Tyler Lebouthillier of Elbow Springs GC shot a 3-under 69 at the Lethbridge CC to win the first Callaway Professional Series event of 2010. Lebouthillier's round bested Cory Schommer of Pinebrook G&CC by two shots. 4 players finished in a tie for third after even-par 72's.
Lethbridge Professional Series Draw Posted
The draw has been posted for the Callaway Professional Series event at the Lethbridge Country Club. The event will take place Monday, May 10, 2010 with tee-times starting at 9:00am.
Golf Show News
2010 PGA of Alberta Buying Show Registration
The 2010 Exhibitor Registration Package will be available on May 17, 2010.
A reminder to those wishing to attempt a Playing Ability Test in 2010 that the deadline to register as an Applicant with the CPGA is June 1st, 2010. The deadline for entry into the formal Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs is Monday, May 17th.
2010 Junior Scholarships
The PGA of Alberta has a post-secondary scholarship program for junior golfers. Scholarships are awarded to those junior boys and girls who meet or exceed the scholarship criteria. Apply today.
Tips From the Pros - Week 2
Last week, Jason Hnatiw of the Edmonton Country Club demonstrated how to stretch properly on the driving range. This week, he demonstrates his warm-up technique before a round. This feature will be a weekly submission by Curtis Stock of the Edmonton Journal, involving a number of Edmonton and area Professionals.