Despite the unfavorable weather forecast and the cool morning breeze the sun made an appearance and turned into an excellent day to play golf. The playing conditions for round two gave all 50 competitors a chance to battle it out to win the second two-day event of the Golf Supply House Series.
Starting the day at 5-under 65, Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) found himself in contention being only 3 strokes back of the round 1 leader Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC). Keith was able to draw from his consistent round 1 play and finished round two with a 2-under 68 coming in with fourteen pars, three birdies and one bogey to claim his first victory of the season with a 65-68-133. Batsel was able to capitalize on his astonishing play from round 1 to clinch sole possession of second place by carding a 62-72-134 and almost tying Keith on 18 by putting his 80-yard pitch shot half an inch away from going in for eagle. It was an exciting finish as Keith and Dillon battled it out until the very end.
Finishing in a two-way tie for third place was Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) and Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) who both finished the tournament with a total of 136. Finishing in sole possession of fifth place was Scott Stiles (Inglewood G&CC) who finished with a two-day total of 138.
The next Golf Supply House Series event on the schedule is at Stony Plain GC in Stony Plain, Alberta on July 9th which will see approximately 50 of the top Professionals in Alberta.
Round two of the Club Pro Championship saw an excellent start to the day with minimal wind and beautiful weather. The favourable playing conditions helped encourage low scores as the players started off in the morning. As the day progressed the wind began to slowly pick up making things a bit more difficult with its swirling inconsistencies for the field of 46 competitors.
Starting the day off with the outright lead was Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC) as he was sitting at a 1-under 71. Maintaining his consistent round one play Gerlitz was able to improve upon his opening round score by coming into the clubhouse at 2-under 70 which put him at a two-round total of 3-under 141, cementing his victory at the first Championship of the season. Jamie had an excellent round as he posted 10 pars and 5 birdies which separated him from the rest of the pack. In a two-way tie for second place was Josh Fleming (GolfTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) and Jeremy Maher (Valley Ridge GC) who were both able to finish with a two-round total of 3-over 147. In a three way tie for fourth place was Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC), Craig McArthur (Blackhawk GC) and Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi) who all finished with a 5-over 149 through the two days at Innisfail.
Finishing in sole possession of 7th place was Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) who shot a two-round total of 150. Close behind Jeff in a three-way tie for 8th place was Dale Tomlinson (The Winston GC), Mike McEvay (Goose Hummock GR) and Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) who all posted scores of 151.
The next Championship event on the schedule is at The Ranch G&CC in Edmonton, Alberta on August 7th & 8th which will see approximately 60 of the top Professionals in Alberta.
The draw is now available for the annual Pro-Senior event hosted at Highlands GC in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 1st. Over 55 teams of Professionals and their Senior Amateur (aged 50 & over) will compete in a Team Net Best Ball format to determine the champions. Professionals will also compete for a separate purse on the individual Professional side. Shotgun begins at 1:30pm.
Team Winston GC wins the Pro-Lady South at Redwood Meadows G&CC, sponsored by EFW Radiology. Dale Tomlinson and playing partner Nancy Bird posted a Team Net total of 10-under 62. Dale Tomlinson also captured the individual pro-side by posting a tournament low 5-under 67. Coming in second place was team NGA @ McCall Lake where Dustin Risdon and playing partner Skyesong Alexis posted an 8-under 64. In a two-way tie for third place was team Pinebrook G&CC and Redwood Meadows G&CC shooting a 7-under 65. Thank you to all professionals and amateurs for a great event! Click here for the final results.
Buying Show News
Early Buying Show Registration Deadline is today at Midnight!
Register now for the 2018 PGA of Alberta Buying Show on October 16th – 18th, 2018. A 5% discount on rates will be offered if registration received prior to July 16th, 2018 at midnight.
Please click here for the 2018 Exhibitor Package or here to register ONLINE now!
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.
Visit the PGA of Alberta website for additional information or call Britney Andersen at the PGA of Alberta (403-256-8894 or [email protected])
Pro-Lady South Draw - Redwood Meadows G&CC
The draw is now posted for the Pro-Lady South event hosted at Redwood Meadows G&CC on Monday, July 16th. Forty teams of Professionals and their female amateurs will battle it out on the golf course next week to be crowned this year’s EFW Radiology’s Pro-Lady South Champions. Shotgun will begin at 1:30pm. Lunch will be served prior to the round as well as a meal and prize presentation afterwards.
The team of Craig Gibson and Mathew Betker of Sirocco GC took home Low Gross honours today at Blackhawk GC in the 2018 Pro-Junior. Team Sirocco GC shot an 8-under par score of 63 to edge out the competition. Jacques Plouffe and Sonny Assaly of Blackhawk GC combined for an excellent score of 9-under 62 to take home the Net title. Wes Heffernan of Golf Canada Centre posted a tournament low of 4-under par 67 to win the Individual Professional title.
PGA on Wheels Grows the Game at Stampede Breakfast
The first ever Stampede Breakfast event hosted at the Golf Canada Calgary Centre was a day filled with fun for every person that attended. In partnership with Alberta Golf and the Golf Canada Calgary Centre, the event saw over 400 people throughout the morning taking part in free golf tips, junior activities, and of course a complimentary pancake breakfast. Thank you to everyone who supported the inaugural event including our dedicated Professionals Gary Slatter (PGA of Alberta Member), Joel Douglas (Cottonwood G&CC), Matt Seifert (Earl Grey GC) and Sean Murray (Bearspaw CC) for volunteering their time to grow the game to the youth.
Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) is back on the top of the leader board firing a 6-under 66 to capture the Golf Supply House Event hosted at Stony Plain GC. This is Risdon’s first win of the season. Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Calgary Centre) and Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) both shot 4-under to tie for second place.
The draw is now available for the solo Pro-Junior event of the season hosted at Blackhawk GC in Spruce Grove on Tuesday, July 10th. Over fifty teams of Professionals and their Junior will battle it out on the golf course next week to be crowned this year’s Net or Gross Team Champions. Shotgun will begin at 1pm with a meal and prize presentation following the round.
Stony Plain GC is set to host the eighth Golf Supply House Series event of the season taking place on Monday, July 9th. The event will see a competitive field of 49 players competing for a purse of $6,450. Tee times will begin at 8am.
After a two-day grind at Wolf Creek GR, two players successfully passed their Playing Ability Test. Congratulations to Marcus Meneghetti of Silver Springs G&CC (155) & Shane Garbutt of Glendale G&CC (156), on being the newest Member of the PGA of Canada and achieving their CFM Target Score.