Defending Champion Mike Belbin Leads 2011 Golf Supply House Assistants' Championship after first round
Two-time Assistants' Champion Mike Belbin of the Royal Mayfair GC shot a 6-under par 66 today at the Stony Plain GC to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the 2011 Golf Supply House Assistants' Championship. Darryl James of the National Golf Academy at McCall Lake shot a 4-under 68 to sit alone in second place. Belbin and James will be joined by Dale Miners of the Priddis Greens G&CC (2-under 70) in the final threesome tomorrow.
PGA of Alberta Scholarship Recipients Announced
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to recognize Jordan Moe and Andrew Ritchot as the recipients of this year's PGA of Alberta Scholarship Awards.
Riverview GC Wins Golf Trends - Flightscope Pro Senior
Head Professional Trevor Ellerman and his partner Ken McMorran won the 2011 Golf Trends - Flightscope Pro Senior Team Competition. Brett Burgeson won the Individual Title.
Kevin Day Wins In Playoff At Ponoka
After a 2 Under Par Round of 70, Kevin Day held off Ryan Moore for the Callaway Series Title at Ponoka
Riverside GC Celebrates 60th Anniversary
Riverside GC in Edmonton celebrated its 60th anniversary on August 22nd, 2011 with a nine-hole tournament and rededication ceremony. Long-time members shared stories of the changes to the golf course over the past 60 years, making it one of the country's busiest municipal courses.
Draw posted for the Professional Series event at Ponoka
The draw has been posted for 11th Callaway Professional Series Event. Tee Times will begin at 8:00am at the Ponoka Community GC.
Draw Posted for 2011 Golf Trends / Flightscope Pro-Senior
The draw has been posted for the 2011 Golf Trends / Flightscope Pro-Senior, being held at the Carstairs GC on Tuesday, August 30th. The event will be a 9:30am shotgun with a light breakfast for players, followed by a lunch when play is complete.
Scott Allred of the Elbow Springs GC Wins the 2011 PGA of Alberta Senior Championship
Scott Allred of the Elbow Springs GC followed up his first-round 72 with an even-par 71 in the final round to take home his first PGA of Alberta Senior Championship today at the Windermere G&CC. Allred defeated two-time defending champion Gord Courage of the CC of the Hamptons by four shots after Courage shot the low round of the event, a 3-under 68. Darrell McDonald of the Mill Woods GC finished alone in third place five shots behind Allred, while Burt Drysdale, a PGA of Alberta Life Member, won the Super Senior title for players aged 60 or over.
Allred and Drysdale Share First Round Lead at Seniors
Scott Allred and Burt Drysdale both shot 72 to take a two shot lead into the 2nd round of the PGA of Alberta Senior Championship.
Belbin gets a little goofy
Mike Belbin of the Royal Mayfair GC lowered his first-round score by 15 shots last week at Cardiff when he shot a course-record 63 in the final round, but it wasn't enough to beat Jeff Cuthbertson of the Cougar Creek GR, who claimed the final regular stop on the 2011 PGA of Alberta Players' Tour.
Shawn Croden Prevailed in a Playoff with Ryan Doucette at the Callaway Series Event held at River Ridge GC.
Draw posted for the 2011 PGA of Alberta Senior Championship
The draw has been posted for the 2011 PGA of Alberta Senior Championship being held at the Windermere G&CC on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23rd and 24th. Tee times for Round 1 begin at 12:00pm on Tuesday, while Round 2 gets started at 8:00am on Wednesday.
River Ridge Draw Posted
The draw for the Callaway Professional Series event being hosted by the River Ridge GC has been posted. This event will take place on Monday, August 22nd with a 7:30am Crossover.
Jeff Cuthbertson Wins the Final 2011 PGA of Alberta Players' Tour event at the Cardiff GC
Jeff Cuthbertson of the Cougar Creek GR shot a final round 3-under 69 today at the Cardiff GC to hold off a hard-charging Mike Belbin of the Royal Mayfair GC and win the final event on the PGA of Alberta Players' Tour. Cuthbertson's 4-under 140 total for the two days was just enough to hold off Belbin, who shot a course-record 9-under 63 to get into the clubhouse early at 3-under. Lindsey Kotylak of the Edmonton CC finished alone in third place two shots behind Cuthbertson.
Final Results from Cardiff Playing Ability Test Posted
Final results are available from this week's Playing Ability Test at the Cardiff GC. In total, 8 players met the standard of acceptance. Congratulations to the newest Candidates for Membership: Jaron Higgens of the Whitecourt G&CC, Dan McIntosh of the Highwood G&CC, Walt McIlhone of the Heatherglen GC, Stuart Campbell and Leigh Thomas of the Sandpiper GC, Cory Seaman of the Turner Valley GC, Mark Milne of the Carnmoney G&CC and James Chapman of the Sherwood G&CC.
Team Alberta Set for the 2011 Canadian PGA Assistants' Championship
Mark Corrigan of the Pinebrook G&CC and Dallas Lequyer of the Picture Butte GC will join previous qualifiers Mike Belbin of the Royal Mayfair GC and Darryl James of the National Golf Academy at McCall Lake at the Canadian PGA Assistants' Championship in Niagara Falls, ON at the end of September. Congratulations to these four Professionals and best of luck in Ontario!
Eligible Field Set for the 2011 PGA of Alberta Tour Championship sponsored by Fletcher
The final list of eligible players for the 2011 PGA of Alberta Tour Championship sponsored by Fletcher, being held at the Jasper Park Lodge GC on September 7th and 8th, is now available. Click Read More to see the final list of qualified players.
Brad Simpson leads after Round 1 of the PGA of Alberta Players' Tour event at Cardiff
Brad Simpson of the Stony Plain GC shot a 4-under par round of 68 today at the Cardiff GC in Morinville to lead after the first round of the fourth and final stop on the 2011 PGA of Alberta Players' Tour. Lindsey Kotylak of the Edmonton CC sits two shots back after a round of 2-under 70, while Greg McGarry of the Glendale G&CC and Jeff Cuthbertson of the Cougar Creek GR are three shots behind after rounds of 1-under 71.
First Round Results for Playing Ability Test at Cardiff Available
First round results for this week's Playing Ability Test at the Cardiff GC are available. Click Read More for today's scores.
Good Enough For The Win
Mike Belbin's Critical Tee Shot on the 2nd last hole of the Assistants' Championship proves to be turning point.
Troy Golden wins Callaway Professional Series event at Sturgeon Valley
Troy Golden of the Windermere G&CC made birdie on the second playoff hole to win today's Callaway Professional Series event at the Sturgeon Valley GC. Golden was joined in the playoff by Tyson Cote of the Lewis Estates GC and Cody Heath of the Edmonton Petroleum G&CC after all three players posted scores of 1-under par 71. Four other players finished one shot out of the playoff after even-par 72's.
PGA of Alberta Launches 2012 Winter Classic
The PGA of Alberta in conjunction with Newest Travel has launched the 2012 PGA of Alberta Winter Classic to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico January 21 - 28.
Draw Posted for Callaway Professional Series Event at Sturgeon Valley GC
The draw has been posted for the Callaway Professional Series event being held at the Sturgeon Valley GC on Monday, August 15th. Tee times will begin at 8:00am.
Players' Tour Event #4 - Cardiff GC Draw Posted
The final Players' Tour event of the season heads to the Cardiff GC on August 16th & 17th, 2011. Tee times will begin at 1:00PM on Tuesday, August 16th and 8:00AM on Wednesday, August 17th.
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Playing Ability Test # 5 - Draw Posted
The fifth and final PAT of the 2011 season will be taking place on Tuesday, August 16 & Wednesday, August 17th at the Cardiff G&CC. Tee times will begin at 2:40pm on Tuesday and 9:40am on Wednesday. Click here to view your tee time.
Mike Belbin of the Royal Mayfair GC Wins the 2011 Golf Supply House Assistants' Championship
Mike Belbin of the Royal Mayfair GC won his second straight Golf Supply House Assistants' Championship today at the Stony Plain GC. Belbin added a 1-under par 71 to his first-round 66 for a three-shot victory over Darryl James of the National Golf Academy at McCall Lake. Belbin made eagle on the par-4 17th after two consecutive bogeys on 15 and 16 to finally distance himself from James after a hard-fought battle throughout the back nine. Jamie Gerlitz of the Lacombe G&CC finished alone in third place at 3-under for the tournament.
2011 Assistants' Championship Draw Posted
The 2011 Golf Supply House PGA of Alberta Assistants' Championship draw has been posted. Tee times begin at 7:00am at the Stony Plain GC on both Monday, August 8th and Tuesday, August 9th.
The River's Wild
At the River's Edge GC in Okotoks, Head Professional Kim Wilkowich and his team put the emphasis on fun, from Margaritaville Nights to 80's Night to a Tiny Tiger membership for the youngest of junior players.
Gary Ward Wins Callaway Professional Series Event at Mill Woods GC
Gary Ward of the Edmonton CC shot a 4-under par 68 today at the Mill Woods GC to claim his second career Callaway Professional Series victory. Ryan Moore of the Ponoka Community GC finished second alone after a 2-under 70, while Cody Heath of the Edmonton Petroleum G&CC was third after a 1-under 71.
Speed Key to Long Drives
Curtis Stock of the Edmonton Journal spends some time with Edmonton-area PGA of Alberta Professionals trying to unlock the secret to longer drives.