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2021 Junior Scholarships - Now Open

Once again the PGA of Alberta is offering FOUR Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving applicants. Two of these scholarships will be awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members, which doesn’t require any golf experience to apply! The other two scholarships will be awarded to Alberta Juniors who meet the specific criteria outlined on our website. Deadline is Friday, July 30th2021 by 4pm.

For more information OR to apply, please click here.

Mobile Scoring – Download the Golf Genius App Today
Tournament News

Mobile Scoring – Download the Golf Genius App Today

This season we will be utilizing mobile scoring through the Golf Genius software to avoid exchanging scorecards.

  • Players will be emailed the necessary information in advance of the event and use their phone to score for one of their playing partners.
  • NO physical scorecards will be given at events.

DOWNLOAD THE APP - All players need to download the FREE Golf Genius App before their first event.  Click the link below to download on your phone.

TUTORIAL VIDEO - CLICK HERE to watch a short video from Golf Genius on Digital Scorecard Player Instructions so you know what to expect at events.


PGA of Alberta Partners with WizGolf for 2021 Championship
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Partners with WizGolf for 2021 Championship

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce a new partnership with WizGolf for this year’s PGA of Alberta Championship hosted at River Bend G&RA in August!

The Championship is the flagship event on the Association’s schedule featuring approximately 100 of Alberta’s top Professionals competing for the largest purse of the season. WizGolf will be a Co-Title Sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Championship alongside TaylorMade and adidas Golf. Click here to learn more about the Championship.

“We are proud to become Champion partners with the PGA of Alberta” said KJ Wi, General Manager of WizGolf. “We are confident to become a game-changer in indoor golf and golf in general".

About WizGolf…
Launched in 2019, WizGolf is the ultimate destination for year-round indoor golf. Large HD screens with state-of-the-art technology along with E6 golf technology give you access to more than 90 golf courses from around the world. One trip to WizGolf gets you swinging your clubs on courses from Hawaii to Mexico.

During COVID-19, WizGolf has faced hardship just like everyone else around the globe. During the lockdown, WizGolf has actively been working to develop a launch monitor of their own. After numerous trials and developments, WizGolf is now a proud founding company of “Wiz-I” Launch Monitor. Click here to watch a short video on their Launch Monitor.

For more information on WizGolf, please visit their website by clicking here or contact:

KJ Wi - General Manager
E: [email protected]
T: 403-938-7733

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Resource Centre Update - COVID-19
Association News

Resource Centre Update - COVID-19

With last week’s various announcements regarding the new restrictions brought into effect by the province of Alberta, Chief Medical Officer and Alberta Health Services, we decided to consolidate the various COVID-19 related pages on our website to provide ease of access for all our Members.

We hope the updated Resource Centre Page (found under the "My Account" tab) will help with any questions you may have during these trying times and all information on these pages has come directly from Alberta Health Services or government of Alberta or Canada pages to ensure accuracy, consistent messaging and clarity. 

With all the hard-work being done on our Industry’s behalf by the tireless NAGA Alberta & all advocates, we have thankfully managed to remain open whereas so many others have not. While not easy to yet again be forced to endure making changes to operations and all the challenging facets that entails; we implore everyone to hang on and follow the new restrictions and guidelines that have been imposed. A recent article in the Calgary Herald by Wes Gilbertson helps shed some light on the current direction of lobbying and ongoing discussions with governmental persons.

Please click here to see the most recent update from NAGA Alberta and their most recent communication with the Chief Medical Officer - Dr. Hinshaw.

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Junior Masters Rescheduled to September
Association News

Junior Masters Rescheduled to September

The 2021 PGA of Alberta Junior Masters sponsored by Sundog EyewearTour Tee has been rescheduled to September 2 & 3 after review of the recent government restrictions effecting the golf industry. The event will still be hosted at Wolf Creek GR in Ponoka. We are pleased to keep this event on the schedule to provide the top juniors in the province with a highly competitive golf experience through our partnership with Wolf Creek GR.

For more information on the event, please click here.

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Corey Beaver in Memoriam (1993-2021)
Association News

Corey Beaver in Memoriam (1993-2021)

We are saddened to announce the recent passing of PGA of Alberta member Corey Beaver. Corey joined the PGA of Canada in 2015 and received his Class A status at the beginning of 2020. He was most recently the Assistant Golf Professional at Sundre GC and previously worked at Jasper Park Lodge GC and Station Creek GC in Ontario. Corey passed away at the age of 27.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a time of celebration to honour Corey’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St, Truro, N.S.

Our deepest condolences goes out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Click the link below for Corey’s obituary.
  

Click Here for Obituary

Professional Development Podcast - Episode 6
Education News

Professional Development Podcast - Episode 6

The Education Committee is happy to present the sixth and final episode in Season 1 of our new Podcast series featuring various PGA of Alberta Members. Our final guests will be two incredible Ladies’ from our Association: Ms. Gina Nelson of Magrath GC and Ms. Nicola Jeffries of Willow Park G&CC. They will be discussing a variety of topics which include, their life, dreams, journey in the golf industry, what makes them tick, inspires and motivates themselves with today’s Host, Ashley Van Kroonenburg of our Association & PGA of Alberta Staff Member.

This new opportunity allows us to provide our members with more relevant topics from our industry leaders. The episodes are an easy listen, and we are confident that you will be able to extract some information that will help you professionally and personally. Our committee has enlisted the following guests for season 1 of the show; Dean Ingalls, Bob Paley, Riley Fleming, Tahlon Sweenie, Adam Werbicki and last but not least, Gina Nelson & Nicola Jeffries. Each episode will be unique and cover specific topics that are relevant to our industry. 

Click here for the website for our Podcast

Click here for Episode 6 on Spotify

Click here for Episode 6 on Apple