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Luke Workman Wins his Second Coach of the Year Award
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Luke Workman Wins his Second Coach of the Year Award

Congratulations to Luke Workman of the Glencoe G&CC Teaching Centre for winning his second PGA of Alberta Coach of the Year Award! (previously won in 2018). Click HERE to see Luke’s reaction to winning the award.

Tomorrow (Oct. 28th) we will be announcing the recipient for the Teacher of the Year Award at approx.10am. See this year’s Finalists by clicking Read More below.

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Bryce Halverson named Apprentice Professional of the Year
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Bryce Halverson named Apprentice Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Bryce Halverson of Valley Ridge GC for being named the 2020 PGA of Alberta Apprentice Professional of the Year! Click HERE to see Bryce receiving the honour today at his club.

Make sure to tune in for this afternoons award reveal at 1pm for Coach of the Year on social media. Click Read More below to see this year’s Finalists.

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Slade King receives Executive Professional of the Year Honour
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Slade King receives Executive Professional of the Year Honour

Congratulations to Slade King of The Links of GlenEagles, our 2020 PGA of Alberta Executive Professional of the Year! Click HERE to hear a few words from Slade after receiving the honour. Congratulations to all Finalists this year for their terrific seasons at their respective clubs.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s (October 27th) Award unveiling’s for the following:

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New Digital Magazine Release - The Awards Issue
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New Digital Magazine Release - The Awards Issue

We are excited to release the latest issue of our Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" featuring the PGA of Alberta Awards Program! In this special edition of the magazine, you can view the Finalists for every Award this year which will be announced in the coming weeks. More information on the Awards Program will be released shortly. Other stories inside the magazine include:

  • Past event winners from this season
  • 2020 Junior Masters champions
  • Latest partnership with Schooley Mitchell
  • and more!

Click here to view Magazine


PGA of Alberta Announces 2020 Awards Finalists
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PGA of Alberta Announces 2020 Awards Finalists

The time has finally arrived! The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce this year’s Awards Finalists! Winners will be announced during the final week of October. Stayed tuned on social media and the website for this year’s exciting new awards process! Congratulations and good luck to everyone for the following awards:

  • Club Professional of the Year
  • Executive Professional of the Year
  • Assistant Professional of the Year – Class A & Apprentice Professional
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Junior of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Sales Rep of the Year
  • Retailer of the Year

Please remember that we will also announce the Player of the Year and Patron of the Year Awards during the final week of October as well.

VIEW FINALISTS HERE

Top 100 Program – Final Day to Submit Extracurricular Form
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Top 100 Program – Final Day to Submit Extracurricular Form

The Top 100 Program presented by Foresight Sports Canada 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.

Today (Wednesday, September 30th) is the final day to submit the Extracurricular Approval Form to receive points for attending education seminars/webinars or volunteerism within the golf industry at non-PGA of Alberta administered initiatives. See Point Allocation breakdown here. Points will be awarded at the beginning of October after approval.

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.

Please note that points will automatically be awarded for Award Finalists once announced later this week and will be included in this program year.

View Standings - Click Here


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Congratulations to our 2020 Junior Scholarship Recipients
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Congratulations to our 2020 Junior Scholarship Recipients

Each year the PGA of Alberta is proud to award four Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving candidates. Two of the Scholarships are awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members and the other two are awarded to competitive junior golfers in Alberta who meet specific criteria. Congratulations to the following:

PGA of Alberta Family Scholarship

  • Max Murchison (Bill Murchison - Golfuture)
  • Zachary Jurak (Todd Jurak - Sylvan Lake G&CC)

Golf Specific Scholarship

  • Kate Martens (Windermere G&CC)
  • Ethan Choi (Pincher Creek GC)

Thank you to everyone that applied for a Scholarship this year. We wish everyone the best of luck in their post-secondary education.

Click here to view recipients

PGA of Alberta Bursary Program
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PGA of Alberta Bursary Program

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four Bursaries of $750 each to deserving PGA of Alberta members who are either Apprentice Professionals or Class A Professionals and meet or exceed the bursary criteria as outlined.

All Apprentice Professionals and Class A Professionals (who are not employed as Head/Executive Professionals) are eligible and encouraged to apply. A minimum of two of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal AP’s (working 9 months or less for their employer). Please click the below link to be directed to the application form.

Deadline to Submit - September 30th @ 4pm

*New Feature - Saved Drafts*
You can now save your applications online before submitting! Please follow the steps below.

  1. You must be logged into your account to be able to save your draft. 
  2. Save Draft button is located at the bottom of every application on the website.
  3. To find Saved Drafts please go to "My Account" or "Manage Account" > My Saved Drafts.
  4. Submit when finished!

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Gina Gallops to Victory at her First Ladies’ Championship
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Gina Gallops to Victory at her First Ladies’ Championship

After a competitive battle today during Round 2 of the PGA of Alberta Ladies’ Championship at Valley Ridge GC, Gina Nelson of Magrath GC stood above the rest after firing a 1-over 73 to claim the Championship! Playing in her first PGA of Alberta event, Gina showed no fear on the course today scoring four timely birdies to help her cruise to a 5 stroke victory and her first Ladies’ Championship title!

Finishing in second place was Shaye Leidenius (Wolf Creek GR) after improving her second round score by 9 strokes to finish at 3-over 75 today. Rounding out our Top 3 was Rhonda Carter (Blue Devil GC) after carding a solid 7-over 79 today.

Thank you to our presenting sponsors MKRAK and Sundog Eyewear / Tour Tee and host venue Valley Ridge GC for a great two days. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Click here for Final Results

Randy Robb Rallies to First Seniors’ Championship Win
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Randy Robb Rallies to First Seniors’ Championship Win

Day two at the Valley Ridge GC Seniors’ Championship presented by MKRAK and Sundog Eyewear / Tour Tee saw the course again in mint shape for our competitors and a slight improvement on the playing conditions which was a welcome change for all.

Winning his first Seniors’ Championship was a relentless Randy Robb of Edge Golf Academy who carded two excellent rounds to finish at +1 overall for the Championship. Randy managed to come from 2-strokes behind our round 1 leader today and played blemish free golf on the back-9 to end up winning by 2 strokes!

In second was Phil McCluskey (River Bend G&RA) who put together two great rounds of golf to finish the Championship at +3 overall. In third was PGA of Alberta President Greg McGarry (Glendale G&CC) who carded two solid rounds of golf in his first Seniors’ Championship to finish at +5 overall. Rounding out our Top-5, in a 3-way tie for fourth was Richard Stringer (Country Hills GC), Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) & Scott Westman (The Ranch G&CC) who all finished the tournament at +7 respectively.

Congratulations to our Super Senior Division (60+) winner Kevin Day (Billy D’s GC) who carded two excellent rounds to finish the tournament at +9 and in solo seventh of the Championship (pictured below).

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Congratulations to our 6 skins winners today who each won $96 -  Randy Robb on #5, Scott Bergdahl on #6, Richard Stringer on #11, Scott Allred on #12, Richard Hardy on #17 & Bob McArthur on #18. Special thanks to our Sponsors and host venue for helping put on another excellent Championship.

Click here for Final Results

McGarry Motors to Top at his First Seniors’ Championship
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McGarry Motors to Top at his First Seniors’ Championship

Today at the Valley Ridge GC Seniors’ Championship presented by MKRAK and Sundog Eyewear / Tour Tee saw the course in mint shape for our competitors but frigid fall conditions throughout the day which made for a  challenging round for all.

Playing in his inaugural Seniors’ Championship and showing no fear was Greg McGarry (Glendale G&CC) who is our leader after carding an excellent 2-under par 70. Right behind our Leader in second is Brian Kollman (Golfuture) who carded a great 1-under par 71. Rounding out our final group tomorrow is Randy Robb (Edge Golf Academy) who carded a solid even-par 72.

Leading our Super Senior Division (60+) is Kevin Day (Billy D’s GC) who carded an excellent 2-over par 74 to hold a healthy 4-stroke lead over his nearest divisional competitor.

First tee time is at 8:30am tomorrow and our last group tee’s it up at 10:00am sharp! Congratulations to our 4 skins winners today who each won $120 -  Gord Courage on #1, Paul Horton on #2, Richard Stringer on #13, Randy Robb on #16 & Scott Bergdahl on #17.

Click here for Round 1 Results and Round 2 Draw

Nelson Narrowly Holds Lead at the Ladies’ Championship
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Nelson Narrowly Holds Lead at the Ladies’ Championship

Today at the Valley Ridge GC Ladies’ Championship presented by MKRAK and Sundog Eyewear / Tour Tee saw the course in mint shape for our competitors but frigid fall conditions throughout the day which made for a  challenging round.

Leading the way in her first PGA of Alberta event (and a Championship at that) was Gina Nelson (Magrath GC) who holds a 1-stroke lead on her nearest competitor in a tight field. With all eight competitors within 10-strokes of each other tomorrow is shaping up to be an exciting day on the leaderboard!

First tee time is at 10:10 AM tomorrow and our final group tee’s it up at 10:30 sharp. Congratulations to our skins winners today: Gina Nelson on # 1 & 15 and Shannon Raina on # 11!

Click here for Round 1 Results and Round 2 Draw

PGA of Alberta Announces New Partnership with Schooley Mitchell
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PGA of Alberta Announces New Partnership with Schooley Mitchell

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Schooley Mitchell, a Canadian company specializing in cost reduction consulting, for the next three years!

"The PGA of Alberta is excited to have Schooley Mitchell join our Association as a partner" said Robert Rousselle, PGA of Alberta Executive Director. "Our experience and dealing with Mr. Pendergast was simple, efficient and we are already seeing financial benefit."

Schooley Mitchell has helped thousands of businesses across North America improve their bottom line by reducing overhead using their proprietary software and buying power for over 20 years. They have developed several programs specific to the golf industry, particularly in Canada, recognizing the challenges that come with the seasonal nature of golf in our country.

"We use our massive database and advanced analytics to audit our clients’ monthly expenses, finding ways to optimize their plans and renegotiate their contracts" said Mickey Pendergast, Strategic Partner at Schooley Mitchell.

"We are not providers or brokers, so we are not trying to get our clients to switch providers—we work with them to find the best possible program, usually with their existing provider. And our only fee is a share of the savings for a period of time; if we don’t find savings, we don’t get paid. It’s a no-risk way to make sure you aren’t wasting any of your hard-earned dollars."

CLICK HERE FOR THEIR COST REDUCTION OVERVIEW


Schooley Mitchell has had success with several Alberta golf courses and with the PGA of Alberta itself, reducing costs like telecom, merchant services, and waste handling—all at no cost to them. For more information, please visit their website HERE or contact:

Mickey Pendergast - Strategic Partner
Phone: 403-875-4777
Email: [email protected] 


Seniors’ Championship Draw - Valley Ridge GC
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Seniors’ Championship Draw - Valley Ridge GC

The draw is now available for Round 1 of the PGA of Alberta Seniors’ Championship presented by MKRAK and Sundog Eyewear / Tour Tee. This year will see 30 of Alberta’s top Professionals aged 50 & over head to the beautiful Valley Ridge GC next week on September 14th & 15th to compete in the final championship of the season alongside the Ladies’ Championship.

Last year’s Champion Darryl James of National Golf Academy at Shaganappi is back to defend his title after dethroning Scott Allred of Elbow Springs GC who won the previous four championships. Between the two excellent players, they have won eight of the last nine championships (six for Allred and two for James). Click here to see past winners.

Valley Ridge GC will offer a great day of golf for all competitors in the event. The front nine along the Bow River is where players will find the vivid sights and sounds of nature down in the valley.  The back nine will present new challenges around every fairway corner which will make for an exciting championship!

Click here to view the draw.
     

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Ladies’ Championship Draw - Valley Ridge GC
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Ladies’ Championship Draw - Valley Ridge GC

The draw is now posted for the annual PGA of Alberta Ladies’ Championship presented by MKRAK and Sundog Eyewear / Tour Tee. Alberta’s top female Professionals will head to Valley Ridge GC on September 14th & 15th to compete against one another for their shot at the title.

All players will be looking to dethrone back-to-back defending champion Marsha Rogers of The Derrick G&WC after winning the Championship last year at Sturgeon Valley G&CC with scores of 74-77 to win by 7 strokes! Marsha will be looking for her second victory this season after winning the Ladies’ Division at the Pro-Pro Best Ball at the end of August. Click here to see past winners of the Championship.

Tee times will begin at 2:40pm for Round 1 of the Championship on September 14th

Click here to view the draw.
   
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Modern Golf Mauls the Competition at the 2020 Pro-Assistant
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Modern Golf Mauls the Competition at the 2020 Pro-Assistant

Round Two of the Pro-Assistant at the spectacular Jasper Park Lodge GC and sponsored by Callaway Golf was a huge success. We had a packed field of 50 teams and 100 Professionals playing in an exciting format of six holes in rotation of Scramble, Scotch Ball & Best Ball to finish. We saw a continuation of the excellent summer conditions for our competitors today which contributed to the elated atmosphere of all our competitors.

Congratulations to our Champions today who hail from Modern Golf (Jeremy Maher & Craig Dale) who put together two exceptional rounds of golf and carded unreal 8-under par 63’s both days to finish the tournament at a staggering 16-under par!

In Second place was the team of Cardiff G&CC (Dallas Cantera & Matthew Mah) who kept things tight with our champions all day and helped keep things interesting for the last few holes. Team Cardiff G&CC played excellent golf for both rounds carding 63 and 65 today to finish the tournament at 14-under.  

In a two-way tie for third was the teams of Calgary G&CC (Stefan Cox & Tom Greiner) and Windermere G&CC (Brice MacDermott & Cam Martens) who each put together two great rounds of golf to finish 12-under total.

In sole possession of fifth was the team of Sundre GC (Scott Shouldice & Corey Beaver) who finished at 11-under. In sixth place was the team of Speargrass GC (Jacob Manz & Mitchell Fox) who finished at 10-under. 

Congratulations to Dallas Cantera for winning the closest-to-the-pin competition today on the par 3 fifteenth hole with an excellent shot that was 2 feet from the pin.

Special thanks to Jasper Park Lodge GC and Callaway Golf for helping make another excellent event happen!

Final Results - Click Here

Cardiff G&CC & Modern Golf Tied for Lead at the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant
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Cardiff G&CC & Modern Golf Tied for Lead at the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant

Today saw the third last event of the season at the sprawling & picturesque Jasper Park Lodge GC and sponsored by Callaway Golf. We had a packed field of 50 teams and 100 Professionals playing today who saw some of the best summer conditions to date for our competitors.

Leading the way after round one today was the teams of Modern Golf (Jeremy Maher & Craig Dale) and Cardiff G&CC (Dallas Cantera & Matthew Mah) who all played lights out golf and carded unreal 8-under par 63’s to hold a 1-stroke lead going into tomorrow.

In a two-way tie for third was the teams of Miskanaw GC (Jason Vaughan & Graig Walsh) and Windermere G&CC (Brice MacDermott & Cam Martens) who carded excellent 7-under par 64’s respectively to be right in the thick of things tomorrow.

In a three-way tie for fifth was the teams of Calgary G&CC (Stefan Cox & Tom Greiner), Speargrass GC (Jacob Manz & Mitchell Fox) & last but not least Sundre GC (Scott Shouldice & Corey Beaver) who all carded great 6-under par 65’s respectively.

Congratulations to Cody Hancock of Sturgeon Valley G&CC for winning the closest-to-the-pin competition today on the challenging par 3 ninth hole with an excellent shot that was 4.5 feet from the pin. The first tee time is at 8:57am tomorrow and our leaders of Cardiff G&CC & Modern Golf are going out at 12:33 PM.

Click here for Round 1 Results & Round 2 Draw! 

Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Heads to Jasper
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Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Heads to Jasper

Jasper Park Lodge GC is ready to host this year’s Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Championship next week! Fifty teams of Head/Executive Professionals and their Assistants’ will head to Jasper on September 8th & 9th for a great two days of golf in the mountains and the chance to be crowned this years champions!

Format for the event will be a six-hole rotation of Scramble, Scotch Ball and Best Ball each day. Tee times begin at 10:45am for Round 1.

Click Here to View Draw


About Callaway Golf...

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Callaway Golf was founded in 1982 by the late Ely Callaway, a visionary entrepreneur who operated under a simple but profound business promise: Deliver Demonstrably Superior, Pleasingly Different products and services. That philosophy turned what was originally a boutique manufacturer of high-quality wedges and putters into the world’s largest maker of premium, performance golf products. The Callaway mission and vision has remained the same; to passionately pursue advanced, innovative technologies that help golfers of all abilities find more enjoyment from the game.

Callaway Golf has been a Champion Partner of the PGA of Alberta for over 20-years! They have been long-time supporters of the annual Buying Show as well as our Consumer Golf Shows every year. Please visit their website for more information on their products or contact: Jim McCulley - Northern Alberta ([email protected]) or Tory Nilson - Southern Alberta ([email protected]).

About Jasper Park Lodge GC...
Stanley Thompson, Canada’s master golf course architect, displayed some of the finest work of his career with this design. The 18-hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas.  Few golf courses in the world can match the rugged majesty of this national treasure, nestled between sparkling lakes, pristine forest and rocky peaks.

Highly acclaimed for its challenging layout and spectacular beauty, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is rated by SCOREGolf Magazine as the #3 Golf Course in Canada in 2020.

Each round of golf at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course takes you on an exquisite journey through a stunning mountain backdrop. Wildlife abounds on the course, from deer, elk and Canada Geese to the occasional, curious bear - a true Rocky Mountain mulligan!


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Carter Code & Jenna Bruggeman are Victorious at the 2020 Junior Masters
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Carter Code & Jenna Bruggeman are Victorious at the 2020 Junior Masters

The 2020 edition of the PGA of Alberta Junior Masters presented by Sundog Eyewear & TourTee is now officially in the books. Round 2 today saw plenty of fantastic golf being played by the talented field of juniors showing why they are the top players in the province.

Winning her first Junior Masters title in the Girls’ Division was Jenna Bruggeman of The Derrick G&WC. Jenna played fantastic golf today shooting a 3-over 73 to overtake last year’s champion Grace Bell (Glencoe G&CC) by one stroke. It was a back and forth battle all day between the two competitors which came down to the final hole to determine the victor. Jenna finish the event at 9-over par (150 total) while Grace fell just short at 10-over (151 total). Congratulations to the following winners of their respective Flight:

  • 18 & Under - Emily Cornwall (Springbank Links GC)
  • 16 & Under - Grace Bell (Glencoe G&CC)
  • 14 & Under - Jayla Kucy (Camrose GC)

In the Boys’ Division, after shooting an unreal 2-under 68 today to win the Junior Masters was Carter Code of Glencoe G&CC. Carter started today’s round one stroke back of the round one leader Cooper Lindberg (Glencoe G&CC) but made a move quickly after making a birdie on the first hole and adding four others on the day. Carter finished the event at even par (141 total) and takes home his first Junior Masters title!

Placing in second was the likes of Tommy Sluka (Canmore G&CC) after finishing 3 strokes back of the champion at 3-over par overall (144 total). Congratulations to the following winners of their respective Flight:

  • 18 & Under - Cole Ruelling (Windermere G&CC)
  • 16 & Under - Tommy Sluka (Canmore G&CC)
  • 14 & Under - Peter Hlushak* (Stony Plain GC)
    *winner by retrogression

Thank you to all our players, sponsors, and of course Wolf Creek GR for hosting another fantastic Junior Masters event on its 30th anniversary. We hope to see everyone again next year!

Click here for full results for both divisions.

Lindberg & Bell Start Strong and Lead the Way at the Junior Masters
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Lindberg & Bell Start Strong and Lead the Way at the Junior Masters

To no surprise, reigning champion Grace Bell (Glencoe G&CC) shot a superb 71 (even par) on the Links Course at Wolf Creek GR to lead the Girls’ Division after Round 1 of the annual PGA of Alberta Junior Masters presented by Sundog Eyewear & TourTee. Sitting right behind and putting some pressure on Bell is Jenna Bruggeman (The Derrick G&WC) after firing a solid 77 to sit only a few strokes back.

For the Boys’ Division, leading the way after Round 1 was Cooper Lindberg (Glencoe G&CC) after shooting an impressive 1-over 72 .  Nipping at Lindberg’s heels heading into tomorrow in second is Carter Code (Glencoe G&CC) sitting only 1 stroke back at 2-over 73. Nine players are within 5 strokes of the leader heading into tomorrow which should make for an exciting day on the leaderboard.

Players will take their talents over to the Old Course tomorrow at Wolf Creek GR for the final round and do everything they can to take home the 2020 Junior Masters title as well as their respective Flight.

Click here for Round 1 results & Round 2 draw.

Pro-Assistant Championship (September 8 & 9) - Sign Up Now
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Pro-Assistant Championship (September 8 & 9) - Sign Up Now

The Pro-Assistant Championship sponsored by Callaway Golf is less than a week away and will be hosted this year at the legendary Jasper Park Lodge GC! If you’re available/eligible to play, don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to play in this prestigious event. Registration deadline is this Thursday, September 3rd at 4pm.

PLEASE NOTE - Courses are allowed to registered multiple teams for the Pro-Assistant as long as the facility has a Head and Executive Professional.

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About Jasper Park Lodge GC...
Stanley Thompson, Canada’s master golf course architect, displayed some of the finest work of his career with this design. The 18-hole layout offers elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas.  Few golf courses in the world can match the rugged majesty of this national treasure, nestled between sparkling lakes, pristine forest and rocky peaks.

Highly acclaimed for its challenging layout and spectacular beauty, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is rated by SCOREGolf Magazine as the #3 Golf Course in Canada in 2020.

Each round of golf at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course takes you on an exquisite journey through a stunning mountain backdrop. Wildlife abounds on the course, from deer, elk and Canada Geese to the occasional, curious bear - a true Rocky Mountain mulligan!

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Fox & Manz Dominate at the Pro-Pro Best Ball
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Fox & Manz Dominate at the Pro-Pro Best Ball

Players today put on a show resulting in some fantastic scores at Northern Bear GC for the annual Pro-Pro Best Ball sponsored by longtime partner G&G Golf Company.

Shooting a remarkable 10-under 62 in the team best ball format, our champions in the Overall Division this year are Jacob Manz and Mitchell Fox of Speargrass GC. The team made a statement early going 7-under after the first seven holes to quickly move to the top of the leaderboard. They continued their solid play for the rest of the round adding 3 more birdies and playing bogey free golf to win by 2 strokes over the defending champions. With the win, Mitchell Fox adds another trophy to his mantle after winning a 1-day event at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC earlier this month.

Winners of the Ladies’ Division this year was the team of Marsha Rogers (Derrick G&WC) & Shannon Werbicki (Royal Mayfair GC) after shooting a stellar 1-over 73 to easily win by 4 strokes over their nearest competitors (picture below).

Falling just short of going back-to-back at the Pro-Pro Best Ball was the team of Spencer (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) and Nick Vandermey (Windermere G&CC). The team ended up in second place after their solid play on the course which included 9 birdies to finish at 8-under 64.

In a 4-way tie for third place finishing at 7-under 65 for the round was the teams of Kurtis Foote and Richard Stringer (Country Hills GC), Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) and Dustin Risdon (Dustin Risdon School of Golf), Cullen Wanvig (The Winston GC) and Riley Fleming (Lynx Ridge GC), & Randy Robb (Edge Golf Academy) and Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC).

Thank you to our host venue Northern Bear GC for an excellent event and making everyone feel welcome. We will see players next at Jasper Park Lodge GC for the annual Pro-Assistant.

Click here for full results.

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PGA of Alberta Celebrates its 30th Annual Junior Masters Event
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PGA of Alberta Celebrates its 30th Annual Junior Masters Event

The PGA of Alberta Junior Masters sponsored by Sundog Eyewear & TourTee is a 36-Hole invitational Junior Golf event organized each year by the Professional Golfers’ Association of Alberta. Celebrating its 30th year in 2020, this event was initiated to provide elite level competition to a limited field of Alberta’s top junior golfers.

This year we have 57 of the top Junior Boys and Girls in the province with a highly competitive golf background competing at Wolf Creek GR in Ponoka next week on September 2nd & 3rd. The Girls Division Champion from 2019, Grace Bell (Glencoe G&CC), will be back to defend her title while the Boys Division will crown a new Champion this year!

Click here to view draws.


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G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball - Northern Bear GC
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G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball - Northern Bear GC

The draw for the annual G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball is now available. The event will see 54 teams of Professionals head to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course Northern Bear GC in Sherwood Park on Monday, August 31st. Tee times will begin at 8am.

For the third year in a row, the Pro-Pro Best Ball will see a Ladies’ Division for the event. Female Professional teams will compete for a separate purse from the main field.

Click here to view draw now.

Risdon Return’s to Winner’s Circle at Pro-Lady
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Risdon Return’s to Winner’s Circle at Pro-Lady

Today saw the last Pro-Am of the season hosted at the immaculate & superbly conditioned Mill Woods GC and sponsored by EFW RadiologyDexim Golfwear, Pixel Army & Nespresso Professional  & was hugely successful. The course was in outstanding shape and all the teams had an incredible experience.

This year saw the event switch to a Team Net Stableford scoring format which added a fun new dimension to the competition. The point allocation in this format is 4 points for Eagle, 3 points for Birdie, 2 points for Par & 1 point for Bogey.

Our Champions today were the team of Dustin Risdon (Dustin Risdon School of Golf) & his partner Wendy Ellacott who both fired scorching rounds to finish with 48 team points to win by 1! Dustin managed to knock in an incredible 9 birdies and Wendy chipped in with 3 timely net birdies herself.

In sole possession of second was the husband and wife team of Dale (The Winston GC)  & Jaclyn Tomlinson who accumulated a superb 47 points today.

Finishing in third through retrogression at 42 points was the team of Scott Borsa (Devon G&CC) & Deb Wood. Also finishing with 42 points was the team of Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC) & Carla Duncan.

Rounding out the Top-Five in fifth place through retrogression was the team of Joseph Busetto (Glendale G&CC) & Shaylin Sharpe at 41 points. Also finishing with 41 points was the team of Jacob Cartier (Sturgeon Valley G&CC) & Linda Mitchell.

Special thanks to our host course of  Mill Woods GC for putting on another top-notch event and to our sponsors Dexim Golfwear, EFW Radiology, Pixel Army & Nespresso Professional!

Click here for full results.

Seven Players Pass the PAT at Lacombe G&CC
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Seven Players Pass the PAT at Lacombe G&CC

The fourth Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Lacombe G&CC on August 26th saw 7 players pass and receive their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada! All players shot the target score or better (79 for men & 81 for women (49 & under)) in the hot conditions today to successfully pass. Congratulations to the following:

Name

Facility

Score

Clayton Borders

Bonnyville Golf & Country Club

71

Gina Nelson

Magrath Golf Club

73

Ryan Provencal

Westlock Golf Club

78

Tyler Leicht

Derrick Golf & Winter Club (The)

78

Nic Longley

Valley Ridge Golf Club

78

Jacob Suto

Bearspaw Country Club

79

Tyler Murdoch

Speargrass Golf Course

79

Click here for full PAT results.

Heffernan Holds On to Win at Lacombe G&CC
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Heffernan Holds On to Win at Lacombe G&CC

Today saw the last Golf Supply House event of the season which was hosted at the picturesque Lacombe G&CC. The competitors enjoyed a course in mint condition and some beautiful summer weather today which helped produce some great rounds.

Our Champion today is none other than Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) who carded an excellent 6-under par 65 with 2 eagles and 5 birdies on the scorecard today. With the win, Wes is our official overall Order of Merit Champion for the 2020 season!

In a two-way tie for second was Dustin Risdon (Dustin Risdon School of Golf) and hometown favourite Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC) who both carded great 5-under par 66’s today. Jamie started the day off on fire going eagle-eagle to start but was unable to keep the pedal to the floor and maintain his torrid pace.

In sole possession of fourth was Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) who carded a stellar 4-under par 67. Rounding out our top 5 today and all carding 2-under par 69’s was Host Professional Weston Gillett, Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry), Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) & our other hometown favourite Todd Halpen (Golfuture).

Congratulations to all our Skins winners today who each take home $126 per skin! Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) who won two skins today on #5 and #10. Wes Heffernan who won two skins today on #9 and #16. Jamie Gerlitz on #2 and Cullen Wanvig (Winston GC) on #13.

Thank you to our Sponsor Golf Supply House and our host course of Lacombe G&CC for helping put on another successful event!

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Play Ability Test #4 Draw – Lacombe G&CC
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Play Ability Test #4 Draw – Lacombe G&CC

The draw is now available for the fourth Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Lacombe G&CC in central Alberta on Wednesday, August 26th. Tee times begin at 12:20pm. Good luck to the 25 players going for their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada!

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Pro-Lady Draw – Mill Woods GC
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Pro-Lady Draw – Mill Woods GC

Take two for the annual Pro-Lady sponsored by EFW Radiology, Dexim Golfwear, Pixel Army and Nespresso Professional. Twenty-nine teams will head to Mill Woods GC on Thursday, August 27th to enjoy a great day of golf and compete for a slice of the $7,600 purse. 

Winners of the last three Pro-Lady North events Dallas Cantera and partner Dani Perl from Cardiff G&CC have joined forces once again looking to make it four-in-a-row!

This year players will compete in the new Team Net Stableford format to determine the victors. Tee times will begin at 9am.

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GSH Series Draw @ Lacombe G&CC - Final GSH Event of the Season!
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GSH Series Draw @ Lacombe G&CC - Final GSH Event of the Season!

The draw for the fifth and final Golf Supply House Series of the season is now posted. Players will head to central Alberta at Lacombe G&CC next week on Wednesday, August 26th to compete for the final GSH Series trophy of 2020. Tee times will begin at 10am.

The winner of the event will receive 20 Order of Merit points. After the event is concluded, we will have our official Order of Merit Champion for the 2020 season!

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