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Registration NOW OPEN for the 2021 Digital Spring Seminar
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Registration NOW OPEN for the 2021 Digital Spring Seminar

Registration is now open for the 2021 PGA of Alberta Digital Spring Seminar! The 2021 Spring Seminar will be held February 22nd & 23rd as a digital education Conference via the Whova App/Platform - which allows video integration with a variety of video hosting platforms, sharing of agendas with attendees for presentations, sharing of any presentation related documents the Speakers provide and many more features. Click here for a YouTube video on WhovaThe Education Committee has diligently been working through the survey results from last year’s seminar, proposals received from various speakers on relevant industry topics and are excited for this year’s line-up.

Please note that we are offering Early Bird Pricing to all our Members NOW so take advantage while you can! Mark these dates in your calendar now, we hope you plan on attending this annual kick-off to the golf season in an albeit different but still exciting capacity this year!

Click here for the Info Package

Click here for event page and registration 


PGA of Alberta Updated Office Hours - Closed Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st
Association News

PGA of Alberta Updated Office Hours - Closed Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st

The Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta would like to wish everyone and their families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Our office will be closed starting December 21st and will be open again on January 4th.

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Nike Golf and PGA of Alberta form New Partnership
Partner News

Nike Golf and PGA of Alberta form New Partnership

The PGA of Alberta is delighted to form a new partnership with Nike Golf Canada heading into 2021. Next season, Nike Canada will be the new Title Sponsor of the annual Pro-Junior event which features one Professional paired up with a Junior Golfer in a team net stableford format.

Nike Canada will also be 
the new Presenting Sponsor of the Team Match Play Championship, one of the Associations premier events on the schedule! This increased partnership at both events next season will enhance the overall playing experience for our membership and junior amateurs alike.

“Nike Canada is thrilled with this partnership and the opportunity to take the PGA of Alberta to the next level” a statement from Nike Golf Canada. “Nike Canada has always felt strong support in Alberta and are eager to solidify this relationship for many years to come. We at Nike Canada believe that these sponsorships demonstrates our organization’s commitment to the PGA of Alberta and its members moving forward".

About Nike Golf…
Making products since the late 1990’s, Nike’s range has included clothing, footwear, bags and balls. Today, it focuses solely on what it has always been best at, producing world class golfing footwear, clothing, and accessories for both professional and amateur players.

Nike’s golf collection aims to achieve two things. Firstly, they focus on creating products which will enhance the players performance on the course and give him the advantage of wearing high quality golf gear. Secondly, Nike created products for the golfer who wants to be comfortable while looking stylish.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Jason Day are only some of the big names within the PGA Tour Professionals wearing Nike’s golfing footwear. The main reason for Nike’s products being popular among world leading players is the game enhancing technology used to create them. Nike provides a wide range of shoes and golf clothing for both men and women, from summertime T-shirts and dresses to coats and jackets for the colder conditions.

For more information on products, Click Here to be directed to their website OR contact your local Sales Rep below:

Tanner Fermaniuk - Northern Alberta Sales Rep
E: [email protected]
P: 780-232-0669

Andy Huculak - Southern Alberta Sales Rep

E: [email protected]
P: 403-850-0688
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PGA of Alberta Expands Partnership with Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada for the 2021 Season
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Expands Partnership with Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada for the 2021 Season

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce an expanded partnership with Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada for 2021. In addition to Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada continuing as the Title Sponsor of the Team Match Play Championship, they will also be the Presenting Sponsor of the Pro-Junior event next season!

“Srixon/Cleveland is very excited to continue and expand our sponsorship with the PGA of Alberta” a statement from Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada. “We have felt a growing support in the Alberta golf community and we are certain that these sponsorships will continue to foster that relationship. Our current sponsorships align extremely well with both our values and the values of the PGA of Alberta. We at Cleveland-Srixon believe that the designation of ’Title Sponsor’ of the Team Match Play Championship, and ’Presenting Sponsor’ of the Pro-Junior demonstrates our commitment to the PGA of Alberta and all its members".

The Team Match Play Championship is one of the Associations premier events on the tournament schedule that lasts the entire duration of the season. The Championship will have an opening seeding round at the beginning of the season in the Edmonton and Calgary areas to determine team rankings for the round one bracket.

The PGA of Alberta runs one Pro-Junior event every year which consists of one Professional paired up with a Junior Golfer playing in a team net stableford format. The event features a maximum of 60 teams with a meal following the round.

About Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada...
Cleveland Golf and Srixon enjoy a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes players such as Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and Inbee Park.

Cleveland
 Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading manufacturer specializing in short game technologies and solutions that benefit all golfers. Srixon, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls that offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability.

Srixon/Cleveland Golf remains steadfastly committed to providing “Tour-proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf”.

For more information on products, click the following links for Srixon Golf and Cleveland Golf OR contact your local Sales Rep below:

Andy Huculak - Southern Alberta Sales Rep
E: [email protected]
P: 403-850-0688

Tanner Fermaniuk - Northern Alberta Sales Rep
E: [email protected]
P: 780-232-0669

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Virtual National Awards Ceremony - Register Now
PGA of Canada News

Virtual National Awards Ceremony - Register Now

Registration for the PGA of Canada’s National Award Ceremony, which will be conducted virtually on January 28th, 2021, at 5pm MST, is now open.

Traditionally held at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., this year’s celebration will bring together industry members, media, and PGA professionals in a safe and engaging digital format to recognize the PGA of Canada’s National Award winners.  

“This annual celebration has grown into one of the most anticipated events in Canadian golf, and this year will be no different,” said the association’s president Teejay Alderdice. “While we can’t be together physically, we look forward to connecting and recognizing the efforts of our members and greater industry virtually.”

Finalists for each award, including the newly created Warren Crosbie Community Leader of the Year Award, will be announced the first week of January. Winners will be revealed live during the awards show. 

“We’re keeping everyone in suspense this year—even the finalists,” said Alderdice, adding “it should make for an exciting evening.”

Bob Weeks and Ian Leggatt are slated to return as co-hosts for the evening’s festivities. 

Registration is now open and all members, industry professionals, media, family, and friends are encouraged to attend.

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PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with Jancor Agencies for Two Years
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Extends Partnership with Jancor Agencies for Two Years

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce an extended partnership with Jancor Agencies as the new Presenting Sponsor of the PGA of Alberta Pro-Lady South event for the 2021 & 2022 seasons! The PGA of Alberta Pro-Lady consists of one Professional paired up with a female amateur golfer in a team net stableford format.

Jancor Agencies has been a Proud Partner of the PGA of Alberta since 2009 supporting various tournaments and Association events over the years. They have also been a long-time supporter of our annual Buying Show now held in Calgary.

About Jancor Agencies...
In 2005, Jancor Agencies was created with the vision of helping golfers enjoy the game more, by providing the Canadian market with premium golf brands. Jancor Agencies is the Canadian Distributor for SkyCaddie, SkyTrak, TurfHound Tee Surfaces, Orange Whip, Tervis Tumblers, Impact Snap and Harry Taylor Golf.

Backed by a team of professionals with expertise in sales, marketing, distribution and customer service, Jancor Agencies offers a turn-key solution to partners outside of Canada, who wish to offer their brands to the Canadian market. Jancor’s team promises to provide the best experience possible to both our customers and our brand-partners. At Jancor, they believe in building brands, and not just selling products.

For more information on Jancor Agencies and to see what products they offer, please visit their website by clicking here or contact:

Tanice Bosanko – Sales Rep
E: [email protected]
P: 587-432-3585


PGA of Alberta Announces Top 100 Professionals for 2020
Top 100 News

PGA of Alberta Announces Top 100 Professionals for 2020

The Association is proud to recognize the Top 100 PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals for 2020 as determined by the rankings in the Top 100 Program presented by Foresight Sports Canada! The list below is the top 100 point earners for 2020 program year.

Click Here for 2020 Standings

The Top 100 Program is based on a pre-determined measurable criteria designed to recognize Members who dedicate their time and demonstrate proven abilities in advancing the golf industry for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The following areas where points are awarded are Education, Association initiatives, Tournaments and Volunteerism.

Congratulations to the following Professionals (click on a name to learn more):

Top 100 Professionals
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Anderson, Scott
Winston GC (The)
Babkirk, Tyrel
Apple Creek GC
Belbin, Mike
Royal Mayfair GC
Black, Kevin
Redwood Meadows G&CC
Borsa, Scott
Devon G&CC
Boyd, Kyle
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Brandt, Kyle
Derrick G&WC (The)
Bruce, Adam
Leduc GC
Buchner, Aaron
Fort McMurray GC
Bunner, Alexander
Belvedere G&CC
Busetto, Joseph
PGA of Alberta Member
Caines, Ryan
Inglewood G&CC
Carr, Glenn
Lakeside GC
* Carter, Alan * Top 10
Edmonton CC
Cartier, Jacob
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Charlton, Shelley
Pinebrook G&CC
Chow, Kevin
Blackhawk GC
Christenson, Gary
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Cook, Aaron
Edmonton CC
Cooke, Chris
Silvertip GR
Cooke, Darren
Canmore G&CC
Cox, Stefan
Calgary G&CC
Cuthbertson, Jeff
Stony Plain GC
DiPasquale, Chris
Par 3 Golf Academy at Bridge Valley Golf
Fast, Brian
Sirocco GC
Feener, Chad
Leduc GC
* Fleming, Josh * Top 10
GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights
Fleming, Riley
Lynx Ridge GC
Foote, Kurtis
Country Hills GC
Freeman, Matt
Canyon Meadows G&CC
Fukushima, Kent
Redwood Meadows G&CC
Garbutt, Shane
Blackhawk GC
Gerlitz, Jamie
Picture Butte GC
Gillett, Weston
Lacombe G&CC
Goplin, Trevor
Derrick G&WC (The)
* Graham, Michael * Top 10
Cottonwood G&CC
Greiner, Tom
Calgary G&CC
Halpen, Todd
Golfuture
* Halverson, Bryce * Top 10
Valley Ridge GC
Hancock, Cody
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Hartford, Gary
Highlands GC
* Henzie, Dave * Top 10
Nanton GC
Hill, Logan
River Bend G&RA
Hnatiw, Jason
Windermere G&CC
Horton, Paul
Golf Channel Academy @ Heritage Pointe
Irvin, Taylor
Silver Springs G&CC
Jeffries, Nicola
Springbank Links
Johnson, Greg
Inglewood G&CC
Johnson, Matt
Royal Mayfair GC
Johnson, Robert
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Karlson, Brady
Canyon Meadows G&CC
Kincade, Greg
Edmonton CC
Kirkness, Sam * Top 10
Priddis Greens G&CC
Latimer, Cameron
Woodside GC
Lavallee, Jeremy
Northern Bear GC
LeBouthillier, Tyler
GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights
Link, Matthew
Strathmore GC
Locke, Eric
Priddis Greens G&CC
Lukasewich, Jerry
Coal Creek GR
Luopa, Shaun
Country Hills GC
MacComb, David
Blackhawk GC
MacDermott, Brice
Windermere G&CC
MacGregor, Jeff  * Top 10
Glendale G&CC
Maher, Jeremy
Modern Golf
Matuch, Mike
Kananaskis Country GC
McCluskey, Phil
River Bend G&RA
McCourt, Murray
Ranch G&CC (The)
McEachern, Michael
Country Hills GC
McGarry, Greg
Glendale G&CC
McKiernan, John
HeatherGlen GC
Mills, Troy
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Murphy, Jordan
Stony Plain GC
Pacholok, Chris
PGA of Alberta Member
Paley, Bob
Kananaskis Country GC
Paskin, Chris
Valley Ridge GC
Pecman, Tyler
Highlands GC
Penfold, Carl
Earl Grey GC
Petryk, Larry
Raven Crest G&CC
Piercey, Shaun
Ranch G&CC (The)
Plosz, Jason
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Quickstad, Bryn
Windermere G&CC
Robb, Randy
Edge Golf Academy
Rogers, Marsha
Derrick G&WC (The)
Schatzmann, Chris
Stewart Creek G&CC
Seifert, Matt
Earl Grey GC
Smith, Scott
Pinebrook G&CC
Stanier, Jason
Inglewood G&CC
Stiles, Scott
Earl Grey GC
Sweenie, Tahlon
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Tanner, Jeremy
Highlands GC
* Tomlinson, Dale * Top 10
Winston GC (The)
Valleau, Kim
Winston GC (The)
Van Deurzen, Ben
Stewart Creek G&CC
Van Kroonenburg, Ashley
PGA of Alberta
Van Tighem, Taylor
Royal Mayfair GC
Vandermey, Nick
Windermere G&CC
* Ward, Chris * Award Winner
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Werbicki, Adam
Derrick G&WC (The)
Westman, Scott
Ranch G&CC (The)
Willner, Tyler
Lakeside GC
Wilson, John D.
Priddis Greens G&CC
Wright, Andrew
Country Hills GC
 Yanitski, Stephen
Valley Ridge GC
 

Award Winner...
Congratulations to Chris Ward of the Edmonton Petroleum G&CC on winning this year’s Top 100 Award! Chris finished the program year with 104 points to win by just one point! It was a goal of Chris’ this year to win the Award and he accomplished that by increasing his point total by 56 overall compared to last year, going from T-19th in the standings in 2019 to winning the title.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH CHRIS RECEIVING THE AWARD

Cash Prizes...
In addition to the Award winner, the Association is proud to award 10 cash prizes to the top point earners. Members needed to accumulate 76 points or more to earn a cheque this year. Congratulations to the following:

Professional
Points
Cash Prize
1st Chris Ward 104 $1,300
2nd Sean Thompson 103 $1,000
3rd Jeff MacGregor 95 $800
4th Josh Fleming 93 $600
T-5th Bryce Halverson 80 $400
T-5th Dale Tomlinson 80 $400
T-7th Dave Henzie 79 $225
T-7th Samuel Kirkness 79 $225
9th Michael Graham 77 $150
10th Alan Carter 76 $125

We look forward to an even better year for the Top 100 Program in 2021. October is when the new program year begins so stay tuned for more Top 100 news moving forward. Check out the 2020/21 Standings on the website or see where points are awarded by clicking the link below.

LEARN MORE HERE


About Foresight Sports Canada…

Foresight Sports produces the most trusted launch monitors in the world. The Foresights Sports GCQuad and the ceiling mounted GCHawk are world leaders in launch-monitor and golf-simulator technology and software, providing forward-thinking solutions to aid instruction, club fitting, and equipment innovation.

As the most trusted launch monitor in the world, Foresight Sports has more than 10,000 launch monitors in use in retail, residential, commercial, and driving range facilities around the world.  The GCQuad and the GCHawk are trusted by the leading OEM’s for their indoor club fitting needs.

To learn more about the products, please visit www.foresightsports.com. For a demonstration, contact the Representative below:

Garett Jenkinson, Territory Manager
P: 403-861-0551
E: [email protected]

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