The Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta is pleased to announce a new partnership with O’Neill Canada as the presenting sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Bursary Program. O'Neill's set of core values – innovation in style and technology – has seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of action sports. The same quality and high performance features common to all O’Neill products are found in the O’Neill golf styles. Click here for more information on O’Neill.
PGA of Alberta Partners with Pixel Army for New Website
The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce that the Association will be partnering with Pixel Army for a new website with the anticipated launch date being February, 2018. Pixel Army is an Edmonton based Website Design Company that specializes in fully responsive web design, branding, and online marketing services. Pixel Army will also be the new Presenting Sponsor of the Pro-Lady North event alongside title sponsor EFW Radiology. This year’s EFW Radiology Pro-Lady North event will be held at Goose Hummock GR on June 27th. Click here for more information.
Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) and Gerry MacDonald needed 2 extra playoff holes over Dave Henzie (Nanton GC) and Matt Nienaber to win the 2017 Tournament of Champions sponsored by Callaway Golf and hosted by RedTail Landing GC. Jeremy Maher (Valley Ridge GC) and Kenny Gregor rounded out the top 3 one behind with a 9-under 63. Click here for all the results.
2017 Junior Masters Champions
Carter Graf (Red Deer G&CC) bettered his round 1 score by 4 shots to shoot a two-day total of 146 to tie day 1 leader, Matt Campbell (Earl Grey GC) after 18 holes. It took one extra hole for Graf to take the Junior Masters title for the boy’s division. The girl's division also ended tied after 18 holes. A playoff between Cassidy Laidlaw (Glencoe G&CC) and Kehler Koss (Glencoe G&CC) needed 1 extra hole to settle the score. Koss birdied the first hole to become the girls Junior Masters Champion. Click here to view the full results.
2017 Junior Masters Round One Results
Reigning champion Max Sekulic (Grande Prairie G&CC), Alexander Smith (Pinebrook G&CC) and Matt Campbell (Earl Grey GC) hold a three-way tie going into round 2 of the Junior Masters at the Wolf Creek GR. One will try to break away from the field on day 2. Cassidy Laidlaw (Glencoe G&CC) shot a 4-over 75 to lead the girl’s division and will try to hold off the other competitors in pursuit of the Junior Masters title, presented by Sundog Eyewear. Click here to view the round 1 results and the round 2 tee times.
PGA of Canada News
Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR - Cancelled
Round two of the Playing Ability Test at Alberta Springs GR has been cancelled due to unplayable conditions. An update will be provided once round two has been rescheduled. Click here to see results from round 1.
RISDON WEATHERS THE STORM
In some of the toughest conditions anyone will play in, Dustin Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake) captured the Players' Tour Event hosted by The Ranch G&CC. Risdon carded a remarkable 2-under 69 on day 2 to finish the tournament at 5-under par. Kent Fukushima also played great with a 1-over 72 to finish second in the event. Day 1 leader Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) rounded out the top 3. Click here for all the results.
GERLITZ WINS FIRST EVENT OF THE SEASON
Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC) took 5 extra holes to capture the first Golf Supply House Professional Series event of the season hosted by Desert Blume GC. Albert Pistorius (Pinebrook G&CC) also shot a 1-under 71 but lost in the playoff. Mark Corrigan (Mickelson National GC) and Jesse Florkowski (Medicine Hat G&CC) round out the top 4 with even par 72’s. Click here for all the results.