Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) and Keith Whitecotton (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) are tied for the lead at four under with first rounds of 68 at the Players Tour event held at the Montgomery Glen GC. Darryl James (National Golf Acadamy) sits in third with a first round 70 and David MacComb (Blackhawk Golf Club) in fourth with a one-under 71.
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Golf Tip: How to make a left-to-right breaking putt
Click here to watch PGA of Alberta Member Jeff Cuthbertson discussing left-to-right putts for right-handed golfers and the right-to-left putts for left-handed golfers.
Whitecotton determined to steal the Club Pro title from defending champion Scott Allred
Keith Whitecotton (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) shot a two-under par 70 in round one of the Club Pro Championship at Priddis Greens G&CC to take the lead. Tied for second at one-under par are Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC), Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) and Joel Monk (Heatherglen GC).
2013 PGA of Alberta Club Pro Championship
The 2013 PGA of Alberta Club Professional Championship sponsored by PING Canada will be taking place Monday, July 29th and Tuesday, July 30th at the Priddis Greens G&CC. Tee times will begin at 12:30am on Monday and 7:30am on Tuesday. Click here to view the draw.
Krulicki wins at Ponoka
Jordan Krulicki (BelvedereG&CC) wins his first event at the Golf Supply House Professional Series Event held at the Ponoka Community GC. Jordon had a six hole stretch of five birdies and an eagle on his way to shooting a 3-under 69. Finishing second was Craig Willis (Pioneer Meadows GC) shooting a 1-under 71 with Kevin Broderson (Lacombe G&CC)a close third at 72.
MILLER WINS LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
The weather cooperated on day 2 of the Dexim Golfwear Ladies Championship held at Country Hills GC. Jacklynn Miller (Bearspaw CC) who shot 74 on day 1, fired a 76 today for a 2 day total of 150 to win her first PGA of Alberta Ladies Championship. Shooting 157 over the 2 days and finishing in second place was Jillian Wyne (Willow Park G&CC). Rounding out the top three was Elizabeth Goldsmith (Country Hills GC) who shot a two day total of 159.
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Golf tip:10 ways on how to hit chip shots
Bruce Hardy of the Mill Woods Golf Club describes 10 things which you want to do or know about when chipping. Click here to watch the video.
The brand-new Li’l Devil short course at the Blue Devil GC is “for golfers, or even non-golfers, who are maybe a little intimidated by the big course,” explained Executive Professional Slade King. “It’s a perfect place to learn in a casual environment. It’s a great place for the social side of the game. For families. For kids. For beginners. The ladies seem to be loving it already. We have a lot of seniors, playing on their own and also taking out their grandkids. Click here to read the full story.
LIGHTENING STRIKES IN ROUND ONE AT THE LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
The lightening didn’t stop Jacklynn Miller (Bearspaw CC) from firing a 2-over 74 on the Talons course at Country Hills GC in the PGA of Alberta Ladies Championship sponsored by Dexim Golfwear. Not far behind, sitting in second place is Jillian Wyne (Willow Park G&CC) who shot 75. Sitting in third place and shooting a 77 is Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC).
James/Kureluk Edge Out MacGregor/Stanier in Southern Match Play Quarter-Finals
Darryl James and Jamie Kureluk defeated Jeff MacGregor and Jason Stanier 1-up, advancing them to the semi-finals of the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship. Only eight players remain in the championship with the semi-finals set to finish by August 21st.
Draw Posted for Ponoka GC Professional Series Event
The draw for the 11th Golf Supply House Professional Series event at Ponoka GC is now posted. The first tee-time for the one-day event on Wednesday, July 24th is 8:00am.
Draw Posted for PGA of Alberta Ladies Championship at Country Hills GC
The draw for the PGA of Alberta Ladies Championship, sponsored by Dexim Golfwear has been posted. Round one of two at Country Hills GC begins at 3:06pm on Monday, July 22nd.
Top 30 Money Winners from the Players' Tour released
The top 30 money winners from the 2013 Players' Tour events has been released. These top 30 will compete with the top 20 overall money winners (to be released August 21st) at the 2013 Tour Championship in September at the Canal at Delacour.
Round One Cancelled at the Raven Crest Players' Tour
Due to the mass amount of rain that has fallen in and around the Edmonton area, R1 has been cancelled for the Players’ Tour event due to the course being unplayable. This event will now be 18-holes. Click here for the draw.
P.A.T. at Raven Crest
The first round of the P.A.T. at Raven Crest GC has been cancelled. Round one will now be played tomorrow, July 16th at the Raven Crest GC and round two will be played at the Devon GC on Wednesday, August 14th. Please contact the PGA of Alberta office if you have any questions. 403.256.8894
Players' Tour at Raven Crest GC - Draw Posted
The final Players' Tour event of 2013 will be taking place on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th at the Raven Crest GC. Tee times will begin at 12:00pm. Click here to view the draw.
Draw posted for the P.A.T. at Raven Crest
The fourth Alberta Playing Ability Test of 2013 will be taking place on July 15 & 16th at the Raven Crest GC. Click here to view the draw for day one and day two.
2013 Caulfeild Pro Lady North
The draw is now posted for the 2013 Caulfeild Pro Lady North being hosted by the Sturgeon Valley GC. This event will start with an 9:00am shotgun on Wednesday, July 17th.
2013 Callaway Golf Pro Junior South Results
Team members, Lyndon King and Patrick Murphy of the Collicutt Siding GC and Dan McIntosh and Joel Douglas of the Highwood G&CC come out victorious at the 2013 Pro Junior South winning the Gross and Net divisions respectively. Darryl James (National Golf Academy @ Shaganappi) beat out Ron Laugher (Priddis Greens G&CC) and Matt Freeman (Canyon Meadows G&CC) in a five hole playoff to win the individual professional side.
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Ten Days Until Scholarship Deadline
Just ten days remain until the July 19th PGA of Alberta Junior Scholarship Deadline. Two scholarships of $1,500 will be handed out once again this year to aspiring junior golfers, please make sure any eligible applicants submit their forms in time.
Keith Whitecotton wins his second consecutive Playoff
Keith Whitecotton (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) beat out Dallas Cantera (Edmonton CC) and Greg McGarry in a 1-hole playoff today after shooting a 1-under 70 to win the Golf Supply House Professional Series at the The Ranch GC. Chris Toth (Stony Plain GC) and Cameron Fawns (Country Hills GC) came tied for 4th after shooting a 1-over par of 72.
Two tie at Elbow Springs GC
Ron Laugher (Priddis Greens G&CC) and Garett Jenkinson (Riverside Golf Academy) both shot one-under par, 71 to finish as co-winners. Due to inclement weather the two agreed to forego a playoff and decided to split first-place. Tied for third with 72 were Mark Corrigan (Pinebrook G&CC) and Joel Monk (Heather Glen GC).
Draw Posted for Elbow Springs
The draw is now posted for the Golf Supply House Professional Series event being hosted by the Elbow Springs GC. Tee times begin with a 7:20am crossover on Monday, July 8th.
GSH Professional Series at The Ranch
Click here to view the draw for the tenth Golf Supply House Professional Series event of 2013 being hosted by the Ranch G&CC. Tee times begin at 7:30am on Tuesday, July 9th.
2013 Callaway Golf Pro Junior South
The 2013 Callaway Golf Pro Junior South is being hosted by the Banff Springs GC on Wednesday, July 10th. Click here to view the draw.
Belbin and Whitecotton stay hot at Montgomery Glen
36 holes weren’t enough to decide a winner for Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) and Keith Whitecotton (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC). The two players finished the tournament with six-under par totals of 138. After three-holes of sudden death golf, Keith Whitecotton finally edged out Mike Belbin to take home first place. Scott Anderson tied the course record with a 6- under par 66 to finish solo third at 5-under.
Montgomery Glen P.A.T. Final Results
Congratulations to Chris Acorn (Edson GC), Scott Ellen (Lacombe G&CC), Jason McKinlay (Lacombe G&CC), Kyle Miller (Carnmoney G&CC) and Shawn Proulx (River Ridge GC) for passing their Playing Ability Test today at the Montgomery Glen GC.
GSH Professional Series at Valley Ridge moves to Elbow Springs.
Due to the flooding that has occured in and around the Calgary area, the Golf Supply House Professional Series event at Valley Ridge GC on July 8th has been moved to the Elbow Springs GC.
Montgomery Glen P.A.T. - Round One Results
Click here to view the round one results from the Montgomery Glen GC playing ability test.