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PGA of Canada Now Accepting Hall of Fame Nominations - Deadline July 1
PGA of Canada News

PGA of Canada Now Accepting Hall of Fame Nominations - Deadline July 1

The PGA of Canada Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the extraordinary contribution and accomplishments of our members to the game of golf in Canada and around the world. Deserving members will be inducted on a regular basis.

A Committee of Past Presidents, Honorary Directors, Members, and representatives of the golf industry is responsible for reviewing nominations and selecting individuals for induction.

Once elected, the nominee is officially inducted at a special ceremony. Virtually housed, the Honoured Member’s portrait and biography are then enshrined in the PGA of Canada Hall of Fame.

Nominations must be received no later than July 1st to be eligible for selection the following year.

All nominations must be submitted electronically using this online form together with all supporting documentation (see link below). If you require additional information with the online form, please contact Darcy Kral at [email protected] or 1.800.782.5764 ext.224.

Click here for Hall of Fame Nomination Form

New Venue Found for GSH Series & Seniors’ Division Events
Tournament News

New Venue Found for GSH Series & Seniors’ Division Events

We are happy to announce that LEDUC GC will host the available GSH Series and Seniors’ Division events later this season on Wednesday, August 25th. Leduc GC has previously hosted the Pro-Lady North in 2019 and also a GSH Series back in 2018. Thank you to all clubs that expressed interest in hosting these events.

Leduc GC is thrilled to showcase their new 9,500 sq. ft. facility that will feature their Pro Shop, Hackers Grill with wrap around patio, Boardroom, 220 person banquet hall, and underground storage with a state of the art two bay virtual golf facility.

Registration is NOW OPEN for these events and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Click the proper link below to sign up.

GSH Series - Register Here

Seniors’ Division - Register Here
  

Leduc


Team Match Play Championship North Bracket Round 1 Complete
Tournament News

Team Match Play Championship North Bracket Round 1 Complete

Yesterday saw the first-round matchups of the Srixon / Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship South bracket presented by Nike Golf. The event was hosted at Sturgeon Valley G&CC. 

The following teams were victorious in their respective matchup today:
Lavallee/Cantera, Mah/MacComb, Plouffe/McArthur, Robillard/ T. Robinson, Belbin/Cuthbertson, McCourt/Piercey, MacGregor/Cartier, Nelson/Leicht, K. Allred/Van Amsterdam, New/DiBartolo, Busetto/Bruce, Jackson/Behiels, Whitecotton/Chapman, Hnatiw/Wisser, Ranger/McDermott. Congratulations to these teams and good luck in the Second Round!

Click here for North Bracket (Winning Side) following Round 1

They will now move on to the second round and the remaining teams will shift to the consolation side. A randomized consolation side bracket will be shared later today with the teams that did not win their first matchup. Best of luck to all these teams in the Second Round!

**Teams are now responsible for scheduling and playing their respective matches B E F O R E the deadlines specified below. As the season has been condensed and shortened there will be N O tolerance for missed deadlines for completing your respective matches.** 

Deadlines for the matches are as follows:

Round

Deadline to Complete Match

Round 1

COMPLETE

Round 2

July 8th

Round 3

July 29th

Round 4

August 19th

Semi-Finals

September 9th

Finals
(North Winners vs South Winners)


September TBA @ Red Deer G&CC

Thank you to our Sponsors for this event and Sturgeon Valley G&CC for hosting us!


Team Match Play Championship South Bracket Round 1 Complete
Tournament News

Team Match Play Championship South Bracket Round 1 Complete

Yesterday saw the first-round matchups of the Srixon / Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship South bracket presented by Nike Golf. The event was hosted by the picturesque Lakeside GC in Chestermere. The day started with some difficult conditions but the later half of the bracket got to enjoy another beautiful sunny summer day.

The following teams were victorious in their respective matchup today:
McCluskey/Hill, Willner/Stef. Anderson, Halpen/G. Johnson, Fukushima/Corrigan, Smith/Keats, Gibson/Lavoie, Chown/Waters, Ritson/Luopa, Fox/Spriddle, Courage/Jenkinson, Fleming/Stiles, Black/Heffernan, Becker/Repp,  Keller/Suto, Robb/Cox, Freeman/Wade. Congratulations to these teams and good luck in the Second Round!

Click here for South Bracket (Winning Side) following Round 1

They will now move on to the second round and the remaining teams will shift to the consolation side. A randomized consolation side bracket will be shared later this week with the teams that did not win their first matchup. Best of luck to all these teams in the Second Round!

**Teams are now responsible for scheduling and playing their respective matches B E F O R E the deadlines specified below. As the season has been condensed and shortened there will be N O tolerance for missed deadlines for completing your respective matches.** 

Deadlines for the matches are as follows:

Round

Deadline to Complete Match

Round 1

COMPLETE

Round 2

July 8th

Round 3

July 29th

Round 4

August 19th

Semi-Finals

September 9th

Finals
(North Winners vs South Winners)


September TBA @ Red Deer G&CC

Thank you to our Sponsors for this event and Lakeside GC for hosting us!


Tournament Payment Reminder
Tournament News

Tournament Payment Reminder

Please remember that the below events from July 5th forward will be processed TODAY (June 15th) at 4pm. Please withdraw before this point today to avoid any withdrawal penalties.

  • Assistants’ Championship @ Sirocco GC on July 5 & 6
  • GSH Series @ Links at Spruce Grove on July 12
  • Pro-Lady South @ Stewart Creek G&CC on July 13

The payment processing date for events moving forward beyond those listed above will return to the normal 28-days in advance policy. CLICK HERE to refresh yourself on our withdrawal policy.

How to Withdraw from an Event Online

  • Login to the website
  • Go to "My Registrations" under "My Account" or "Manage Account"
  • Click "Manage" beside the event you would like to withdraw from
  • Click withdraw on page and follow steps

How to Update Billing Profile/Credit Card Information on the Website

  1. Login to the website
  2. Go to your "Billing Profile" under "My Account’"or "Manage Account"
  3. To add a new card, click ‘Add Billing Profile’ at the bottom right and follow steps
  4. To remove cards, click ‘Edit’ beside the card you want to remove and then click ‘Delete’ at the bottom of the page.
  5. To update your new card for each tournament payment processing date, go to “My Registrations” on the website
  6. Go to “Manage” beside each tournament your registered for
  7. Click the new credit card you entered for payment and press save (you do not need to process payment if tournament is beyond 28 days out)

How to Enter your Partner’s Name on the Website

  1. Login to the website
  2. Go to "My Registrations" under "My Account" or “Manage Account”
  3. Click "Manage" beside the event you want to update your partner’s name
  4. For Pro-Pro Events - Scroll down and select your partner from the drop down list “Select Partner Name (Eligible Member)”
  5. For Pro-Am EventsScroll down and enter your partners name under “Enter Partner Name (Non-Member)” and valid Golf Canada index under “Partner Handicap”
  6. Look up their Index by CLICKING HERE to ensure their valid Golf Canada is accurate and their name is spelled correctly
  7. Click “Register Partner” once completed

Numrich Wins First Event of the Season
Tournament News

Numrich Wins First Event of the Season

Today’s first Golf Supply House Series of the season is dedicated to the late PGA of Alberta Member Corey Beaver, who sadly passed away earlier this year and was a member of the Sundre GC team.

The first event of the season was a resounding success with a massive field of 76 Professionals and hosted at the picturesque Sundre GC. The course was in immaculate condition and the weather was outstanding for our competitors for the majority of the day.

Grant Numrich of Red Deer G&CC rose to the top of the leader-board today and never looked back. With 3 birdies on the front-9 for a stellar 3-under par (33) start, Grant then carded 35 on the back-9 to finish today with a commanding 3-stroke lead on the rest of the field.

Rounding out our Top-10 today we have a 9-way tie for 2nd place at 1-under par (71): Stefan Cox, Dustin Risdon, Kent Fukushima, Wes Heffernan, Randy Robb, Riley Fleming, Keith Whitecotton, Dallas Cantera and Host Professional, Scott Shouldice.

Congratulations to our Skins winners’ of Wes Heffernan with an Eagle on #7 & Gary Hartford with a Birdie on #1!

Click here for Corey Beaver’s obituary


Tournaments are Back! Purchase your Hole in One Insurance for the Rest of the Season Today
Association News

Tournaments are Back! Purchase your Hole in One Insurance for the Rest of the Season Today

With competitions being allowed again in Alberta, create some excitement to your tournaments and club leagues by purchasing Hole in One Insurance through the PGA of Alberta HIO programIn partnership with Foster Park Brokers Inc., the HIO program provides members and non-members the opportunity to purchase affordable HIO insurance for your club, corporate and charity events!

Click Here for Member Testimonials

What Denominations Can I Purchase?
Any denomination from $1,000 to $50,000 per hole can be purchased online. Should you wish to purchase more than $50,000 per hole, please contact [email protected] for a custom quote. On coverage up to $100,000, PGA of Alberta members will always receive the best possible premium from Foster Park Brokers.

How Do I Purchase?
Coverage can be easily purchased on the PGA of Alberta website with the following steps:

  1. Login to the website and select ‘My Hole In One’ under ’Manage Account’ or ’My Account’
  2. Select the ’Create New Event’ button
  3. Follow the step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the easy purchasing process. It’s as simple as that!

*If you are a non-PGA of Alberta member and interested in purchasing, please contact Marlene Sanderson at the PGA of Alberta office (see contact info below).

What are the Benefits of PGA of Alberta HIO Program?

  • Competitive industry rates
  • Easy to purchase online
  • Purchase for one event OR for an entire season worth of events at once
  • Modify your events by contacting the office based on any changes that occur throughout the season
  • Fees/Premium waived if tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather
  • No dealing with the insurance company directly
  • Supporting the Association

Important Items to Note
Electronic scorecards are acceptable as long as they can still be signed by the winner (digital signature acceptable).

Elevated flag/holes will NOT be permitted for HIO Insurance. However, clubs are still able to purchase insurance as long as the ball drops and stays in the hole after coming to a rest. There are NO requirements for a specific depth of the hole.

Questions?
If have any questions on how this program can work for you, please contact Marlene Sanderson at the PGA of Alberta office (E: [email protected] OR P: 403-256-8894 / TF: 1-888-866-6140).

Purchase

3-Way Tie for First Place inside the Top 100 Program
Top 100 News

3-Way Tie for First Place inside the Top 100 Program

With the golf season well underway, we wanted to provide a standings update on the PGA of Alberta Top 100 Program. This is year three of the revamped Top 100 Program (formerly the Professional Development Program) presented by Foresight Sports Canada. The Top 100 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.

As of June 3rd, we have a 3-way tie for top spot between Alex Bunner (Belvedere G&CC), Stephen Yanitski (Valley Ridge GC) and Assistants’ Board President Bryce Halverson (Valley Ridge GC), all sitting at 39 points for this program year. All three members will continue to add points to their total in hopes of being named this year’s Top 100 Award recipient at the Awards Banquet in October. Last year’s winner Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) is sitting within striking distance at 36 points as he looks to be the first member in PGA of Alberta history to win the Top 100 Award in back-to-back years! The current Top 10 in the standings are:
   

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Current Co-Leaders: Stephen Yanitski (left), Alex Bunner (centre),  Bryce Halverson (right)

T-1st  Alexander Bunner (Belvedere G&CC) - 39 points
T-1st  Stephen Yanitski (Valley Ridge GC) - 39 points
T-1st  Bryce Halverson (Valley Ridge GC) - 39 points
4th  Brad Gagne (McKenzie Meadows GC) - 37 points
T-5th  Mike Matuch (Silver Springs G&CC) - 36 points
T-5th  Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) - 36 points
T-5th  Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) - 36 points
T-5th  Logan Hill (River Bend G&RA) - 36 points
T-5th  Tyler Pecman 
(Highlands GC) - 36 points
T-10th Josh Copeland (Wainwright GC) - 33 points
T-10th Kyle Boyd
(Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) - 33 points


How to Earn Points?

There’s still lots of time to earn points and move up in the rankings as this program year finishes at the end of September. A few areas where members can receive points right now is by attending education webinars or workshops, volunteering within the industry or just by completing the Compensation Survey (if not done so already). See where you can earn points by clicking the link below and looking under the "Point Allocation" tab.

*New Feature* - Standings by Membership Category
Want to see how you compare to other Professionals in the same membership category as yourself?  You can now do so by viewing the rankings in the following four membership categories; Apprentice Professionals, Class A Professionals, Head Professionals and Executive Professionals. *Please note that the cash prizes and Top 100 Professional initiative mentioned below are still based off the overall standings and not by the member category standings. Click Here for standings by membership category.

Top 100 Professionals & Cash Prizes
Please remember that the Top 100 point earners will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for this program year. Learn more about the program and see where you currently sit in the standings by clicking the link below.

The top 10 point earners for the 2021 program year will again receive a cash prize as an added incentive! Cash prizes total over $5,200! See the prize breakdown by clicking the link below and looking under the "Cash Prizes" tab.

Click Here for Standings & Information
  

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2021 Shaw Charity Classic Qualifying Events - Register Today
Tournament News

2021 Shaw Charity Classic Qualifying Events - Register Today

The PGA of Alberta is excited to host two Qualifying events for the 2021 edition of the Shaw Charity Classic held at Canyon Meadows G&CC. This year the Shaw Charity Classic will be held a bit earlier in the season on August 13th-15th.

The Pre-Qualifier, which is open to Amateurs and Professionals aged 50 years and older by the day of the event, will be taking place at Valley Ridge GC in Calgary on Friday, August 6th. The Top 5 scores from the Pre-Qualifier will advance to the next stage noted below.

Players who advance from the Pre-Qualifier will compete in the Event Qualifier on Monday, August 9th hosted at Elbow Springs GC, the final stage before the Shaw Charity Classic. The Top 4 scores from the Event Qualifier will go on to play in the 2021 Shaw Charity Classic!

DEADLINE to register for the Pre-Qualifier is Friday, July 30th by 5pm MST. For more information on eligibility and how to register, please click Read More below.

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