Batsel Takes Home First Players Tour Title Of The Season
The first Players Tour event of the season at the beautiful Magrath GC is complete and was a successful day. With score-able conditions for most of the day, we saw some great scores on the Leaderboard today with 15 players under par or even. Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC) rose to the top and takes home our first Players Tour Title of the season.
Starting his season off with an excellent round, Dillon carded an excellent round of 7-under 65 today with 6 Birdies on the card and only 1 bogey. Dillon carded a great 5-under 31 on the front 9 and followed it up with 34 on the back-9 to prevail by 3 strokes over his nearest competitors.
Finishing behind our Leader in a 2-way tie for 2nd after carding great 4-under par 68’s was: Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC) & Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre).
Cox & Thomson Conquer at Sunice / Bobby Jones Tournament of Champions
The annual Tournament of Champions sponsored bySunice/Bobby Jonessaw some great weather and a mint conditioned The Hamptons GC giving players an absolute top-notch golf experience from start to finish! We had a packed field of 58 teams comprised of a Professional and their respective Club Champions from last year.
Today’s Tournament of Champions Winners are: The team from, Calgary G&CC, comprised of: Professional, Stefan Cox & Hunter Thomson who carded a scorching team low best ball gross round of 12-under par 60 to prevail by 4-strokes over their nearest competitors. Stefan and Hunter had 5 Birdies on the front-9 to card 31 and followed it up with a blemish-free back-9 with 7 Birdies for a ridiculous 29.
In Second Place, was, The team from: Priddis Greens G&CC, comprised of: Professional, Eric Locke & Adam Henning who carded an excellent 8-under par 64 today. Eric and Adam had a blemish-free front-9 carding a 31 with 1 Eagle and 3 Birdies. They followed it up on the back-9 with a 33 with 4 Birdies to finish 1-stroke up on the 3rd place competitors.
In Third Place, was, The team from: Picture Butte GC, comprised of: Professional, Jamie Gerlitz & Kris Wasylowich who carded an excellent round of 7-under par 65 today. Jamie and Adam carded a strong front-9 of 31 with 6 Birdies. They followed it up on the back-9 with a 34 with 2 Birdies to finish 1-stroke up on the pack right behind them at 66.
In a 4-Way Tie for Fourth Place, after all carding great 6-under par 66’s today, was the teams from: Bearspaw GC, Lacombe G&CC, Edmonton Petroleum G&CC & Miskanaw GC. The team from Bearspaw GC was comprised of: Braden Chown & Brendan Peacock who had 8 Birdies on the card today. The team from Lacombe G&CC was comprised of: Weston Gillett + Tom Mckinlay Jr. who had 1 Eagle and 4 Birdies on the card today. The team from Edmonton Petroleum G&CC was comprised of: Kyle Boyd & Alex Rakowski who had 1 Eagle and 6 Birdies on the card today. The team from Miskanaw GC was comprised of: Jason Vaughan & Ryan Coish who had 2 Eagles and 3 Birdies on the card today.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor Sunice / Bobby Jones for the continued support of the Association and host venue The Hamptons GC for putting on such a first-class event. This event is dedicated to the memory of long-time Sunice / Bobby Jones rep Nevin Thompson who sadly passed away earlier this Spring.
The 2023 Alberta Teaching Summit is approaching quickly and there are a few spots remaining for registration.
This 2-day event, hosted at Golfuture YYC, is designed for golf professionals to learn from some of the zone’s top instructors and network with fellow professionals in the area. This is the only hands-on Education event of the season, so don’t miss out.
Benefits of the Teaching Summit
Collaborate and learn from 5 of the zone’s top instructors
Network with 15+ golf professionals over 2 full days
Expand your teaching repertoire
Build your personal business and provide additional value to your club/business
Scramble Fun Night – Teams of 2 will play the Par 3 course. 3 holes alternate shot, 3 holes scramble, 3 holes best ball
Foote & Horton Victorious At 2nd Annual Mentorship Tournament
The second annual PGA of Alberta Mentorship Tournament hosted at Lacombe G&CC is now officially in the books. It was a great day for golf and the playing conditions were perfect across the board. We saw some outstanding scores on the Leaderboard today and the format was a nine-hole rotation of team Best Ball and Scramble. This event was exclusive to pairings in the PGA of Alberta Mentorship Program within the last two years.
Winning the second Mentorship Tournament was the team of Kurtis Foote (Valley Ridge Golf Academy) and Christopher Horton (Golf Channel Academy at Cottonwood G&CC) shooting an unreal team score of 10-under par 61 with a 33 in the best ball format and a ridiculous 28 in the scramble format. Kurtis had the shot of the day with an Ace on #6!
Rounding out the top three, in a two-way tie for second place, after carding stellar 7-under par 64’s, were the teams of: Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC) & Brendan Grabo (Ponoka GC) & Josh Fleming (365 Golf) and Jordan Campbell (GOLFTEC Sherwood Park) who finished three-strokes back of the lead.
Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship South presented by Nike Golf - R1 Complete
Round One of the Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship South presented by Nike Golf, is complete and it was a perfect day for golf at Heritage Pointe GC which is in great shape for being early in the season still. We had 32 Teams and 64 Professionals’ competing today.
Congratulations to the 2 players that passed the Play Ability Test today hosted at Magrath GC. All players shot the target score or better - 81 (49 years & younger) or 83 (50 years & up) to successfully pass and become an Apprentice Professional of the PGA of Canada. Congratulations to the following:
The first event of the year will head south to Magrath GC on Wednesday, May 10th. We have 36 Professionals in the field who will test their skills and compete to kick the season off! The first tee time is set for 12:00 PM with the last time set to tee it up at 1:50 PM. The first PAT of the season goes out directly after the Professionals, good luck to all our competitors in both events!