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Spencer Vandermey Wins!
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Spencer Vandermey Wins!

Round 2 saw much more favourable playing conditions at RedTail Landing GC for all competitors as the wind stayed relatively calm and the sun was shining. The players battled it out in attempt to win the first 2-day event of the Golf Supply House Series.

Starting the day with an even-par 72, Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) was able to improve upon his round one lead over the rest of the field by posting a solid second round score of 3-under. Starting the back 9 with two straight birdies led Spencer to claim his first ever victory as a PGA of Alberta Professional with a 72-69-141. Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) was able to sustain his steady play to finish round 2 with a 1-under 71 to capture sole possession of second place with a tournament total 74-71-145.

Finishing in third place and climbing his way up the leaderboard with the lowest round of the day was Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) posting an amazing 5-under 67 to finish the tournament with a two round total of 79-67-146. In a two way tie for fourth place was Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) who both played steady golf over the two-days to finish the tournament with a total of 150.

The next Golf Supply House Series event on the schedule is at Turner Valley GC on June 10th. Today the PGA of Alberta is comprised of over 550 Golf Professionals who are Leaders in Golf. We are Teachers, Managers, Merchandisers, Mentors, Promoters, Players and Ambassadors. We provide Instruction to all golfers, Leadership for all golf environments and the Expertise necessary to handle any situation. Our livelihood is Golf. Whatever Golf means to you.

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2019 Award Nominations Are Open
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2019 Award Nominations Are Open

The PGA of Alberta is proud to present the 2019 Awards Program! The main goal of this program is to recognize several PGA of Alberta Members and Industry Representatives for their achievements throughout the season and their career, as well as for their contributions to the Association and the game of golf. Nineteen Awards including Player of the Year, Championship and Bursary Award winners will be recognised at this year’s Award Banquet.

Please note the below details for the 2019 Awards Program;

  • Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception - Wednesday, October 23rd at the BMO Centre in Calgary!
  • Click here to see the Awards criteria for the below Awards:
    • Assistant Professional of the Year - CFM & Class "A" Professional
    • Club Professional of the Year
    • Coach of the Year
    • Executive Professional of the Year
    • Junior Leader of the Year
    • Teacher of the Year
    • Retailer of the Year - Private & Public
    • Sales Representative of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted online! As a PGA of Alberta member, you may nominate one deserving individual for each of the Award categories.

NOMINATE NOW

Top 100 Award

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The Top 100 Program (formerly known as the Professional Development Program) is based on pre-defined measurable criteria and is designed to recognize PGA of Alberta Members who dedicate their time and demonstrate proven abilities in advancing the Association’s interests for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The yearly award given out at the Awards Banquet during the Buying Show will be for the most points accumulated from October 2018 to October 2019. Every Buying Show begins a new year for the Top 100 Program.

As part of this new program, the PGA of Alberta will acknowledge the Top 100 Professionals which will be the top 100-point earners for that given year of the program. These members will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for that year and will receive a custom Top 100 logo in which they can use to further promote themselves as Golf Professionals to further advance their careers.

In addition to the recognizing the Top 100 Professionals, the PGA of Alberta will offer cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 7 point earners for this program year.


Click here to learn how you can earn points.

Bursary Applications - Opening July 5th

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four bursaries of $750 each to deserving Candidates for Membership and Class A Professionals who meet or exceed the bursary criteria as outlined on the website.

All CFM’s and Class A Professionals (who are not employed as Head Professionals) are eligible and encouraged to apply. A minimum of two of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal CFM’s (working 9 months or less for their employer).

Bursary applications will be accepted until Friday, September 27th at 4:00pm.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Important Dates

  • Junior Scholarship Deadline: July 12th
  • Nominations Close: August 30th
  • Award Applications will be sent to Nominees: As they are nominated or on September 2nd
  • Membership Bursary Deadline: September 27th
  • Finalists will be presented online: October 2nd
  • Award Winners will be recognised at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 23rd

Save the Date: The cocktail reception, sponsored by Jancor Agencies & Inside Golf will begin as soon as the Buying Show concludes on day two at 5:00pm. The Awards Banquet will follow at 5:30pm. Members are encouraged to attend to support their peers.

Contact Quinn Logan at the PGA of Alberta office  by email - [email protected] or by calling 403-256-8894, if you have any questions about the Awards Program.

 


Tournament News

All Tournaments NOW OPEN for Registration

Please note that ALL PGA of Alberta Tournaments are currently open for registration on the website. This means that you can sign up for any tournament on the schedule in which you are eligible for.

Payment will still be required upon registration to secure your spot in the event. Tournament registration will be on a first come, first serve basis, so please ensure you register right away for any events you would like to play in.

Click here to view all remaining tournaments on the schedule.


GSH Series Draw – Inglewood G&CC
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GSH Series Draw – Inglewood G&CC

The sixth Golf Supply House Series of the season will head south to Inglewood G&CC in Calgary next week on July 2nd & 3rd. The event will see a stacked field of 60 competitors including the top 16 leaders on the PGA of Alberta Order of Merit rankings. The purse is set at $13,000 and the event will begin with a 12:00pm crossover on Tuesday, July 2nd.

Inglewood G&CC’s prestigious course is located along the banks of the Bow River just five minutes from downtown Calgary. This par 71 layout boasts superb conditions and is very traditional in layout with many large old trees making accuracy a premium. Even though Inglewood is located in the heart of Calgary, its surroundings are very natural.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


Tournament News

PAT #3 Draw - Inglewood G&CC

The draw is now available for the 3rd Play Ability Test of the season at Inglewood G&CC on Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th. Tee times will begin at 10:20am on July 3rd and will begin at 8:30am on July 4th. Round two draw will be created immediately following the competition of round 1. Good luck to all 20 competitors going for their card!

Click here to view the field and draw.


Cuthbertson Wins in Playoff
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Cuthbertson Wins in Playoff

It took 4 extra playoff holes for Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) to capture the Golf Supply House Event hosted by Broadmoor GC. Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) also shot a 2-under 70 before losing to Cuthbertson in the playoff.  Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) rounds out the top 3 with a 1-under 71. 

Click here for all the results.


Nine Alberta Pros Competing at PGA Championship of Canada
PGA of Canada News

Nine Alberta Pros Competing at PGA Championship of Canada

Good luck to the nine PGA of Alberta Professionals playing in the PGA Championship of Canada this week in Ontario! The PGA of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious Championship takes place on June 25-28 at Whistle Bear GC in Cambridge, Ontario with seventy-two of the Association’s best players looking to capture the 98th playing of the Championship.

Re-launched in 2011, the PGA Championship of Canada was contested strictly as a match play event through 2014 with players from the four brackets—Stan Leonard, George Knudson, Al Balding and Moe Norman—looking to advance through the six rounds to capture the P.D. Ross Trophy. However, the 2015 Championship at Cabot Links saw a format change, with 64 top-ranked players from the PGA of Canada Player Rankings playing two rounds of stroke play. The top-16 players from the 36-hole stroke play portion of the event filled out the four match play brackets with the eventual champion winning four match play rounds.

For more information on the Championship and first-round tee times, please click here.


Golf Supply House Series @ Mill Woods GC - Rescheduled Date
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Golf Supply House Series @ Mill Woods GC - Rescheduled Date

The Mill Woods GC Golf Supply House Series event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 17th and the start time will remain the same - 9am Shotgun.

Please be advised that if you were signed up for the event previously, your registration has automatically transferred over to the new date. If you would like to withdraw before penalty, you have until Wednesday, July 3rd by 4pm.

Click here for more information.


Third Times a Charm for PGA on Wheels at All Sport One Day
Association News

Third Times a Charm for PGA on Wheels at All Sport One Day

For the third consecutive year, the PGA on Wheels Program attended the Sport Calgary All Sport One Day event in Calgary on June 15th. Throughout the course of the event, the PGA on Wheels area saw over 115 kids aged 6-17 that received instruction from PGA of Alberta Professionals while taking part in the various junior golf activities setup. Thank you to our Professionals Dale Tomlinson (The Winston GC), Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi), Michael Graham (Cottonwood G&CC), Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC) and Terry Carter (NGA Dome) for volunteering their time to support the PGA on Wheels Program.

The remaining two PGA on Wheels events on the calendar is the Family Golf Festival on July 4th at Cottonwood G&CC and the RCMP Musical Ride on July 21st in Beaumont. To volunteer for either event, please click Read More below.

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Golf Supply House Series Draw - Broadmoor GC
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Golf Supply House Series Draw - Broadmoor GC

The draw is now posted for the next Golf Supply House Series of the season being hosted at Broadmoor GC in Sherwood Park on Monday, June 24th. Forty players will compete for a purse size of $5,300 with the winner of the event receiving 20 Order of Merit points.

The starting skins pot for all 1-day GSH Series events will be $250 thanks to our Sponsor IMPACT Tournament Systems!

Click here to see the current field and draw.


Country Hills GC & The Players Shack Prevail at D’Arcy Ranch for Pro-Lady South
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Country Hills GC & The Players Shack Prevail at D’Arcy Ranch for Pro-Lady South

Players today were treated to a fantastic round of golf at the Pro-Lady South thanks to our host D’Arcy Ranch GC and Sponsors EFW Radiology, Dexim Golfwear and Nespresso Professional. Leading the way in the Team Net Division was the team from Country Hills GC of Ryan O’Connell and partner Linda Chang with a score of 5-under 67. Winning the Team Gross Division was the team representing The Players Shack of Dustin Risdon and partner Bonny Bonnello after shooting a score of 5-under 67.

Next Pro-Am event on the schedule is the Pro-Junior hosted at the prestigious Glencoe G&CC on July 15th. To register for the event, click here.

For full tournament results, please click here.


Golf Supply House Series Draw - Mill Woods GC
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Golf Supply House Series Draw - Mill Woods GC

The 5th stop of the Golf Supply House Series will be at Mill Woods GC on Wednesday, June 19th.  The event will see a stacked field of 56 Professionals competing for their share of the $7,150 purse.  Shotgun start will begin at 9am on June 19th.

Winner of the event will receive 20 Order of Merit points to help secure their spot on the Alberta Assistants’ or Head Pro Golf Team.

To view the field and draw, please click here.


Pro-Lady South Draw – D’Arcy Ranch GC
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Pro-Lady South Draw – D’Arcy Ranch GC

The draw is now posted for the Pro-Lady South Sponsored by EFW Radiology, Dexim Golfwear and Nespresso Professional. Teams of Professionals and their female amateur partners will head to D’Arcy Ranch GC on Monday, June 17th to enjoy a great day of golf and compete for a piece of the $8,300 purse. Shotgun will begin at 1pm with a meal to follow the round.

Located just minutes south of Calgary, D’Arcy Ranch GC is a pristine 18-hole public golf course with a balanced design that maintains harmony with the tree-lined ravine, escarpments, slopes and water -- a style and presence of national stature with unending challenges.

Click here to view the current field and draw.

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Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship – Round Two
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Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship – Round Two

The brackets for the second round of the Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship have now been updated! Congratulations to all teams advancing on to Round 2! Each team has until July 3rd to complete their match. Click Read More below to be directed to the brackets.

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Cardiff G&CC & The Quarry Claim Titles at Pro-Lady North
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Cardiff G&CC & The Quarry Claim Titles at Pro-Lady North

The always enjoyable Pro-Lady North Sponsored by EFW Radiology, Pixel Army and Nespresso Professional saw great weather today for the event hosted at Leduc GC. After a good challenge on the golf course, the teams from Cardiff G&CC and The Quarry took home the titles for the Team Net and Gross competitions. Dallas Cantera and partner Dani Pearl from Cardiff G&CC took the Team Net title after shooting a score of 6-under 65. Keith Whitecotton and partner Kim Whitecotton from The Quarry managed to win the Team Gross side after shooting a score or 2-under 69.

Next event up is the Pro-Lady South hosted at D’Arcy Ranch GC in Okotoks on June 17th. To register for the event, please click here.

Click here for full tournament results.


Halpen Wins in First Tournament Back
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Halpen Wins in First Tournament Back

After not playing tournaments for a few years, Todd Halpen (Golf Canada Calgary Centre)  shot a 5-under 67 to capture the Golf Supply House Event hosted by Turner Valley GC.  Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) finished a close second with 4-under 68.  Rounding out the top 3 was Tyler LeBouthillier (Lynx Ridge GC) and Brady Karlson (Canyon Meadows  G&CC)  shooting 69. 

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Rushnell Wins First Event in Alberta
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Rushnell Wins First Event in Alberta

After recently transferring from the Ontario PGA, John Rushnell (PGA Member) shot a 1-over 73  to capture the first Seniors’ Division event of the season. It took a birdie on the first extra playoff hole over Andre DiBartolo (Jagare Ridge GC) to capture the win.  Levi Arcega (Redwood Meadows G&CC) finished in third with 74. 

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Pro-Lady North Draw – Leduc GC
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Pro-Lady North Draw – Leduc GC

The first Pro-Lady event of the year will head north to Leduc GC on Wednesday, June 12th. Sponsored by EFW Radiology, Pixel Army, and Nespresso Professional, 31 teams of Professionals and their female amateur partner will test their skills in the Team Net and Gross competition to determine the Champions in each division. Shotgun will begin at 9am.

Nestled in the beautiful city of Leduc, the 18-hole Par 71 golf course will provide players with an enjoyable experience as well as a true and fair test of golf.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


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PGA of Alberta Buying Show - Exhibitor Registration OPEN
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PGA of Alberta Buying Show - Exhibitor Registration OPEN

Exhibitor Registration for the 2019 PGA of Alberta Buying Show is now LIVE! This is an exciting year for the annual Buying Show as it will now be located in Calgary, AB at the Calgary Stampede - BMO Centre in Hall C.  This amazing change provides both exhibitors and attendees with a wide variety of show features that weren’t available before, such as, easier transportation in & out of the city, better networking opportunities and walking distance from our preferred hotel partners. The PGA of Alberta is extremely excited to invite you to showcase your company and products at the annual PGA of Alberta Buying Show on October 22nd – 24th, 2019. Exhibitor set up will be on October 21st 


We will have our EARLY BIRD booth rates available to all exhibitors up until July 12th, which is the Early Bird deadline and when booth prices will be adjusted to our full rates. Make sure you take advantage of this great discount as it will save you 5% on any booth option.

The purpose of the Show is to bring Golf Professionals, Equipment Manufacturers and Sales Representatives together, in order for them to prepare their inventories for the following season. Over the course of the three days, nearly 1,200 people gather from across the country and around the world to take a look at what’s new and exciting in the golf industry. Our Buying Show continues to be the only “full scale” show of its kind in Canada and it is with great pride that we host this show every fall for our Members, Industry Suppliers and guests of the Industry.  The Buying Show is an event that is restricted to PGA of Canada Members, Non-PGA of Canada Facilities and Golf Industry Equipment Manufacturers.

Please click HERE for the 2019 Exhibitor Package or HERE to register ONLINE now!

For additional information or call Quinn Logan at the PGA of Alberta
(403-256-8894 or [email protected]).


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GSH Series Draw - Turner Valley GC
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GSH Series Draw - Turner Valley GC

Turner Valley GC is excited to be hosting the 4th Golf Supply House Series of the season and their first tournament since 2014.  The event will see a competitive field of 45 Professionals competing for their share of the $5,900 purse. Tee times will begin at 9am on June 10th.

Originally a 9-hole course with sand greens, the Turner Valley GC now boasts an 18-hole layout that spans between 4227 and 6856 yards. The course is characterized by its challenging and tree-lined fairways with small, well protected greens, all amongst breathtaking views in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains

To view the current field and draw, please click here.


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Seniors’ Division Draw – Turner Valley GC

The draw is now available for the first Seniors’ Division event of the season held at Turner Valley GC. The field size is confirmed at 11 Professionals aged 50 & older and will kick off immediately after the Golf Supply House Series. First tee time will be at 11:30am.

Originally a 9-hole course with sand greens, the Turner Valley GC now boasts an 18-hole layout that spans between 4227 and 6856 yards. The course is characterized by its challenging and tree-lined fairways with small, well protected greens, all amongst breathtaking views in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains

Click here to view the field and draw.



Vandermey in the Lead After a Battle at RedTail Landing
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Vandermey in the Lead After a Battle at RedTail Landing

Round one of the first 2-day Golf Supply House Series event at RedTail Landing GC saw some fluctuating scores as the wind challenged the players on the course making them play more strategic golf throughout the round. Leading the charge was Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) as he separated himself from the stacked field of Professionals. Despite the difficult playing conditions Spencer posted a fantastic even-par 72 through the first 18 holes of competition to hold a two-stroke lead.

Right behind Spencer in a two-way tie for second place is Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) who finished the day at 2-over par 74. Finishing in sole possession of fourth place was Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC) posting a 3-over par 75.

Other players to watch tomorrow include Craig McArthur, Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC), Brady Karlson (Canyon Meadows G&CC), David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) and Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC).

Round 1 Results/Round 2 Draw 

Action resumes bright and early tomorrow morning with the first tee time at 7:30am. Top group of Kruger, Gibson and S. Vandermey tee it up at 9:40am. Final results will be posted on the PGA of Alberta website at approximately 4pm. 

The PGA of Alberta Golf Supply House Series consists of nine one and two-day tournaments held throughout the province featuring some of the most competitive Golf Professionals in Alberta. The next stop for the Golf Supply House Series will be at Turner Valley GC (1-day) on June 10th. These nine events, proudly sponsored by Golf Supply House, culminate in a season-ending event at Royal Mayfair GC where the top 50 players in the province will compete for the Fall Championship title.


Tournament News

Play Ability Test – Round One Results

Round one is complete for the second Play Ability Test of the season hosted at RedTail Landing GC. Tee times will begin tomorrow at 9:50am. Good luck to all competitors!

Click here for full round one results and round two draw.