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2020 Golf Show Early Bird Registration
Golf Show News

2020 Golf Show Early Bird Registration

The early bird registration deadline for both the Calgary and Edmonton Golf Shows is on December 13th, 2019 which is right around the corner. Take advantage of the early bird rates and don’t miss your chance on great savings and being a part of the Alberta Golf Shows.

Reasons to attend the Golf Show are to gain access to approximately 8,000 passionate golfers throughout the province, have access to our million dollar clearance centre, sell green fees and memberships and expose your brand or facility to new demographics in a fun environment. Attending the show can help increase the number of golfers walking into your clubhouse as well as increased sales in memberships.

For more information on how to register, rates and deadlines please visit the link below.

https://www.pgaofalberta.com/events/golf-shows/

Any questions or concerns please contact our events coordinator Ashley Van Kroonenburg at [email protected]  


PGA of Alberta Members Take Home Three National Awards
Association News

PGA of Alberta Members Take Home Three National Awards

The PGA of Alberta is proud to announce that three members from Alberta won a 2019 PGA of Canada National Award! All three members were also the recipients of the matching provincial award in October and have been recognized nationally for their dedication and achievements this past year. Our winners from Alberta are:

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Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC) – Moe Norman Apprentice Professional of the Year

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Sam Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC) – Stan Leonard Class “A” Professional of the Year

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Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) – Mike Weir Player of the Year

Chris, Sam, and Wes will all be recognized at the PGA of Canada Awards Night in January taking place at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations to all the other National Award Winners and Finalists.

Click here to learn more about this years winners.

PGA of Alberta Announces Top 100 Professionals for 2019
Association News

PGA of Alberta Announces Top 100 Professionals for 2019

The Association is proud to recognize the Top 100 PGA of Alberta Golf Professionals for 2019 as determined by the rankings in the Top 100 Program! The Top 100 list below is the top 100 point earners for 2019.

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 Association’s interests for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The following areas where points are awarded are Education & Employment, Association initiatives and Tournaments.

“The Top 100 Program was an initiative introduced for the 2019 season and helped the PGA of Alberta identify and celebrate those Members who go above and beyond to make our Association one of the strongest in the country" said PGA of Alberta President Greg McGarry.

"The Top 100 Golf Professionals of 2019 are an impressive group of individuals demonstrating key qualities such as leadership, professionalism and dedication to their craft.  We look to grow on it’s success for years to come.”

Top 100 Golf Professionals

Adams, Corbin
Jagare Ridge GC
Gillett, Weston
Lacombe G&CC
McDonald, Darrell
Mill Woods GC
Allred, Scott
Elbow Springs GC
Goplin, Trevor
Derrick G&WC
McDowell, Blair
Northern Bear GC
Anderson, Scott
Winston GC
Gordon, Tiffany
Carnmoney GC
McEachern, Michael
Woodside GC
Babkirk, Tyrel
Apple Creek GC
Graf, Kevin
Serenity GC
McEvay, Mike
Goose Hummock GR
Behiels, Jake
Cougar Creek GR
Graham, Michael
Cottonwood G&CC
Palenchuk, Keith
Earl Grey GC
Belbin, Mike
Royal Mayfair GC
Greiner, Tom
Calgary G&CC
Paley, Bob
Kananaskis Country GC
Black, Kevin
Redwood Meadows G&CC
Halverson, Bryce
Winston GC
Pecman, Tyler
Highlands GC
Borsa, Scott
Devon G&CC
Hancock, Cody
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Petryk, Larry
Raven Crest G&CC
Bruce, Adam
Glendale G&CC
Hartford, Gary
Highlands GC
Plosz, Jason
Affiliate
Busetto, Joseph
Glendale G&CC
Heffernan, Wes
D.M. Golf Performance Centre
Raina, Shannon
Glencoe G&CC
Cantera, Dallas
Cardiff G&CC
Henzie, Dave
Nanton GC
Repp, Doug
HeatherGlen GC
Carter, Alan
Edmonton CC
Hnatiw, Jason
Windermere G&CC
Robb, Randy
Edge Golf School
Carter, Rhonda
PGA of Alberta Member
Horton, Paul
Heritage Pointe Golf Academy
Robertson, Curtis
Valley Ridge GC
Carter, Terry
National Golf Academy Dome
James, Darryl
National Golf Academy @ Shaganappi
Rogers, Marsha
Derrick G&WC
Cartier, Jacob
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
James, Robb
Stony Plain GC
Scheller, J.D.
Turner Valley GC
Chan, Stuart
Willow Park G&CC
Jenkinson, Garett
Golf Performance Canada @ E.S.
Seifert, Matt
Earl Grey GC
Chow, Kevin
Blackhawk GC
Johnson, Greg
Inglewood G&CC
Smith, Scott
Pinebrook G&CC
Chown, Braden
Desert Blume GC
Johnson, Matt
Royal Mayfair GC
Stanier, Jason
Inglewood G&CC
Christenson, Gary
Sturgeon Valley G&CC
Karlson, Brady
Canyon Meadows G&CC
Stiles, Scott
Winston GC
Cooke, Chris
Kananaskis Country GC
Kirkness, Samuel
Priddis Greens G&CC
Stringer, Richard
PGA of Alberta Member
Courage, Gord
Hamptons GC
Komick, Tyler
PGA of Alberta Member
Sweenie, Tahlon
Jasper Park Lodge GC
Cuthbertson, Jeff
Stony Plain GC
Kruger, Blaine
Stony Plain GC
Tanner, Jeremy
Highlands GC
DiBartolo, Andre
Jagare Ridge GC
Latimer, Cameron
Woodside GC
Taylor, Carson
Winston GC
DiPasquale, Chris
Bridge Valley GC
Laugher, Ron
Priddis Greens G&CC
Thompson, Sean
Cottonwood G&CC
Douglas, Joel
Inglewood G&CC
Lavallee, Jeremy
Royal Mayfair GC
Timms, Kasey
Royal Mayfair GC
Drummond, Graeme
Inglewood G&CC
Lavoie, Shawn
Canyon Meadows G&CC
Tomlinson, Dale
Winston GC
Dyki, Evan
Blackhawk GC
LeBouthillier, Tyler
GOLFTEC Calgary Heights
Van Kroonenburg, Ashley
PGA of Alberta Member
Dzieciuch, Edmund
Apple Creek GC
Locke, Eric
Priddis Greens G&CC
Van Tighem, Taylor
Royal Mayfair GC
Fast, Brian
Sirocco GC
MacComb, David
Blackhawk GC
Vandermey, Nick
Windermere G&CC
Feener, Chad
Leduc GC
MacDonald, Mathew
Henderson Lake GC
Vandermey, Spencer
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Fleming, Josh
GOLFTEC Beacon Heights
MacGregor, Jeff
Inglewood G&CC
Vaughan, Jason
Miskanaw GC
Fleming, Riley
National Golf Academy Dome
MacKinnon, Jennifer
Earl Grey GC
Ward, Chris
Edmonton Petroleum G&CC
Foote, Kurtis
Country Hills GC
Mah, Matthew
Mill Woods GC
Ward, Jeff
Brooks GC
Forshner, Judy
Glencoe G&CC
Maher, Jeremy
PGA of Alberta Member
Weich, Jordan
Earl Grey GC
Freeman, Matt
Canyon Meadows G&CC
McArthur, Craig
Affiliate
Westman, Scott
Ranch G&CC
Garbutt, Shane
Glendale G&CC
McCluskey, Phil
River Bend G&RA
Willner, Tyler
Lakeside GC
Gibson, Craig
PGA of Alberta Member
McCourt, Murray
Ranch G&CC
Wilson, John D.
Priddis Greens G&CC

Award Winner...
Congratulations to Sean Thompson of Cottonwood G&CC, winner of the Top 100 Award this year after accumulating the most points (91) to win by a margin of 10. Sean was the winner of the Award in 2017 (formerly the Professional Development Program) and has been ranked consistently in the top 10 over the last five years.

“I am incredibly proud to be the recipient of the inaugural Top 100 Award" said Sean. "Outside of doing a good job at our various facilities, I view it as our responsibility as Golf Professional’s to grow the game at every opportunity and to have an award that recognises Professional’s for developing their skills to better service the local golfing community is a great asset for our Association"


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Cash Prizes...
In addition to the Award winner, the Association is proud to have awarded seven cash prizes to the top point earners for the program year. Members needed to accumulate 65 points or more to earn a cheque. Congratulations to the following cash recipients:

Place

Name

Points

Cash Prize

Winner

Sean Thompson

91

$1,200

2nd

Sam Kirkness

81

$900

3rd

Dale Tomlinson

71

$700

4th

Josh Fleming

70

$500

T - 5th

Jeff MacGregor

66

$287

T - 5th

Craig Gibson

66

$287

7th

Eric Locke

65

$125

We look forward to another successful year of the Top 100 Program in 2020. The Buying Show always begins a new year for the program so stay tuned for Top 100 news moving forward. Check out the updated Standings on the website and see where you currently rank on the leaderboard.

View Standings - Click Here

Awards Recap Issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine Now Live
Association News

Awards Recap Issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine Now Live

The newest issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine, the Golf Report, is now live! This magazine is in partnership with Inside Golf covering the latest Association and Industry news. Inside this issue includes stories on the following:

  • PGA of Alberta Buying Show and Award Winners
  • Interview with Club Professional of the Year, Greg Kincade
  • New World Handicap System Being Rolled Out in 2020
  • PGA of Alberta Bursary and Scholarship Recipients
  • Early Bird Registration for 2020 Alberta Golf Shows
Click here to view magazine.

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Two Alberta Pro’s Inside Top 10 at Head Pro Championship
PGA of Canada News

Two Alberta Pro’s Inside Top 10 at Head Pro Championship

Both Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) and Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) sit inside the top 10 at 5-under after two rounds at the PGA Head Pro Championship of Canada hosted at the Wigwam GC in Arizona. Both players will need to have miraculous rounds to catch leader Gordon Burns from Ontario after shooting a blazing 17-under to lead by seven strokes over his nearest competitor going into the final round.

Sitting just outside the top 10 is Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC) having another terrific performance at the Head Pro Championship at 3-under.

Click here for full results and live scoring throughout the round.

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Kirkness and Douglas Newly Elected President and Vice President of Assistants’ Board
Association News

Kirkness and Douglas Newly Elected President and Vice President of Assistants’ Board

Congratulations to Sam Kirkness of Priddis Greens G&CC on being elected President of the PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Board of Directors. Sam has been a member of the Assistants’ Board since 2017 and has been actively involved in the Association through all facets including committees, tournaments and education.

Being appointed as the new Vice President of the Assistants’ Board was Joel Douglas of Inglewood G&CC. Like Sam, Joel has been an active Association member since passing his PAT in 2014 and has been on the Assistants’ Board since the beginning of 2018.

The Assistants’ Board is in great hands with Sam, Joel, and the other five Board members all working hard to make a positive impact for the PGA of Alberta.

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About the Assistants’ Board of Directors...
Class A Professionals and Apprentice Professionals also have a voice in the Association, through the Assistants’ Board of Directors. Eight Class A Members or Apprentice Professionals are invited to run annually for two-year terms on the Assistants’ Board of Directors, and upon election assume a portfolio, and attend Committee meetings consistent with those on the Board of Directors.


Team Alberta Heads South to Wigwam GC for National Championship
PGA of Canada News

Team Alberta Heads South to Wigwam GC for National Championship

Good luck to our Cobra Puma Golf Head Pro Team who will be representing Alberta in the Inter-Zone Competition at the 2019 PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada. The Championship this year is taking place at Wigwam GC in Litchfield Park, Arizona on December 2-5. Good luck to the 14 Alberta Professionals competing at the Championship next week!

This years team consists of our 2019 PGA of Alberta Club Pro Champion Scott Borsa (Devon G&CC), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) and Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC).

Click here for more information and to view the field.

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2019 Buying Show – Thanks for Attending
Buying Show News

2019 Buying Show – Thanks for Attending

Thank you to everyone who attended and played a part in the 2019 edition of the PGA of Alberta Buying Show hosted at the BMO Centre in Calgary on October 22 - 24. The Show featured several new components this year that added value to all Attendees while bringing more excitement to the Show throughout the week. New components included:

  • Opening Breakfast with David Hearn
  • Complimentary F&B throughout the week supplied by Gordon Food Service
  • Cocktail Reception @ Hotel Arts after Day 1
  • Roger Cleveland Presentation @ Hotel Arts

We are proud to run the largest Buying Show in Canada each year and it would not be possible without the continued support from our Exhibitors, Partners, Members and Attendees!

We wish everyone a great off-season this year and hope to see you back in 2020! Click here to view a few photos from the Show on our Instagram account.


2019 Award Winners
Association News

2019 Award Winners

The PGA of Alberta announced the winners of the annual awards on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Calgary BMO Centre. Individuals were recognized for their achievements throughout the season and their career, as well as for their contributions to the Association and the game of golf.

Some of the categories recognised included Club Professional, Teacher, Junior Leader and Executive Professional of the Year! Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees! See winners below.

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Greg Kincade (Edmonton CC), Club Professional of the Year
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Murray McCourt (The Ranch G&CC), Executive Professional of the Year
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Sam Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC), Assistant Professional of the Year - Class A
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Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC), Assistant Professional of the Year - Apprentice Professional
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Derek Baker (Derek Baker Golf Academy), Teacher of the Year
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Lyndon King (Collicutt Siding GC), Junior Leader of the Year
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Randy Robb (Edge Golf School), Coach of the Year
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Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC), Top 100 Award
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Jared Engel (adidas Golf), Sales Representative of the Year
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Red Deer G&CC, Retailer of the Year (Private)
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Sirocco GC, Retailer of the Year (Public)
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Golf Supply House, Jack Skellern Patron of the Year
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Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre), Player of the Year
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Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC)Head Professional Order of Merit Champion
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Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC)Ladies’ Order of Merit Champion
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Riley Fleming (NGA Dome)Assistant Professional Order of Merit Champion

Association News

PGA of Alberta Bursary Recipients

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four bursaries of $750 each to the following deserving Assistant Professionals in the Association:

  1. Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC)
  2. Jennifer MacKinnon (Earl Grey GC)
  3. Scott Stiles (The Winston GC)
  4. Michael McEachern (Woodside GC)

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who applied.

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David Hearn to Attend Buying Show Welcome Breakfast
Buying Show News

David Hearn to Attend Buying Show Welcome Breakfast

The PGA of Alberta Buying Show just keeps getting better and better as we have lined up Canadian Professional Golfer David Hearn to attend and say a few words at the opening Welcome Breakfast on Day 1 of the PGA of Alberta Buying Show on Tuesday, October 22nd.

David will also be attending the Buying Show on behalf of the Greg Norman Collection / Mint Green Group booth (#504) at the Show. The Canadian golf icon will be present at their booth from 9:00 - 11:30am on Day 1 only so make sure to get there early!

The Breakfast will begin at 8am on the opening day at the BMO Centre (Hall C) with the food and beverage portion being supplied by Gordon Food Service (Booth #707). See the menu for the breakfast below.  David will say a few words at approximately 8:45am.

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About David Hearn…
Rookie of the Year on PGA Tour Canada in 2002, Brantford’s David Hearn has had a long and successful career spanning several professional tours. After playing in Canada and Asia early in his career, Hearn broke through in 2004, winning on both PGA Tour Canada and the Web.com Tour.

In 2014-2015, Hearn collected eight Top 25 finishes, including four Top 10 results and narrowly being the first Canadian in over 60 years to win Canada’s national tournament – the RBC Canadian Open.

His 2015-2016 campaign was full of strong consistent performances with fourteen top 30’s including two top 10’s.  It was highlighted by a July trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the XXXI Olympiad.  It was the first-time golf had been included in the Summer Olympics since 1904.  Hearn attempted to defend Canada’s title 112 years in the making, resulting in a T30 finish.

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Breakfast Menu (Tuesday, October 22nd, 8:00am - 9:30am)

  • Assortment of fresh cut fruit
  • Assortment of freshly baked pastries and Danishes
  • Bacon/Sausage
  • Scrambled Western Omelette
  • Pancakes w/ Baileys Whipped Cream and Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze
  • Waffles w/ Baileys Whipped Cream and Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze
  • Potato Wedges w/ Garlic Aioli, Jalapeno Lime Aioli, and Chipotle Aioli options

Click here to see the full Buying Show Itinerary!


Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to be at the 2019 PGA of Alberta Buying Show
Buying Show News

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need to be at the 2019 PGA of Alberta Buying Show

Here are the Top 10 reasons why you need to be at the 2019 PGA of Alberta Buying Show this year at the Calgary BMO Centre on Oct. 22-24.

#1 - One stop shop for all your BUYING – Visit our 80+ Companies/Exhibitors and view 100’s of Brands at one venue. Be a proud supporter of PGA of Alberta Association.

#2 - Come Network with your Fellow Golf Professionals throughout the three days at the Show.

#3 - Astonishing Food & Beverage segment – Bring your F&B Team to build your clubs menu! Amazing Food Services and Beer Samples at all Events Served by Gordon Food Service. Support our New Partners.

#4 - Build relationships with top Company Executives & your local Reps.

#5 - Amazing Education opportunities available for all Members and Guests.

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#6 - Complimentary Grand Opening Breakfast Celebration on Tuesday morning (Oct. 22) - Come meet Canadian Professional Golfer David Hearn presented by Greg Norman/Mint Green Group, TourTee by Sundog and breakfast served by Gordon Food Service.

#7 - Cocktail Reception on Tuesday night at Hotel Arts - Come celebrate with us and listen to Roger Cleveland’s Presentation - Chief Designer for Callaway. The evening is Sponsored by Gordon Food Service, Tribal Sportswear, Sleeman Breweries & Hotel Arts. Sign Up Here.

#8 - PGA of Alberta Awards Evening. Opening with a dazzling cocktail reception with great food to start your evening presented by Jancor Agencies, Inside Golf, and Gordon Food Service. See Award Finalists here.

#9 - FREE Lunch served daily at the 19th Hole on the Show floor supplied by Gordon Food Service.

#10 - Easy access to venue by walking, train, bike,etc. PGA of Alberta also offers free parking on site if needed.

Come and Support our Partners, Companies and Events.  Be sure you don’t miss all the excitement!


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Roger Cleveland to Speak at Buying Show Cocktail Reception
Buying Show News

Roger Cleveland to Speak at Buying Show Cocktail Reception

We are excited to announce that Roger Cleveland of Callaway Golf will be the guest speaker at the Buying Show Cocktail Reception after Day 1 of the Buying Show on October 22nd!

Roger Cleveland, founder of Cleveland Golf, joined Callaway Golf Company in January 1996 and now serves the Research & Development and Pro Tour Divisions as Callaway’s Chief Designer. His craftsmanship and expertise make him one of the most sought-after clubmakers in the world, and he regularly applies his personal touch to the equipment of many of golf’s leading professionals. Find Mr. Cleveland’s full bio below for more information.

The Reception will begin at 5pm on October 22nd at Hotel Arts which is a short walk from the BMO Centre. Mr. Cleveland presentation will be from 6–7pm and will be open to PGA Members only.

This is a complimentary event - all Attendees & Exhibitors of the Buying Show are welcome to attend the Cocktail Reception portion of the evening from 5-6pm. Please find below important details for the Cocktail Reception.

Confirm your spot at the Cocktail Reception by clicking Register Now below. As mentioned, this is a FREE event to attend.

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Roger Cleveland, founder of Cleveland Golf, joined Callaway Golf Company in January 1996 and now serves the Research & Development and Pro Tour Divisions as Callaway’s Chief Designer. His craftsmanship and expertise make him one of the most sought-after clubmakers in the world, and he regularly applies his personal touch to the equipment of many of golf’s leading professionals.

Mr. Cleveland has brought his vision, experience and craftsmanship to a number of Callaway Golf products. Mr. Cleveland is renowned for combining his depth of experience working with the Tour and combining this with the technological expertise of Callaway Golf’s renowned R & D Team to bring outstanding products to you year after year. He has also garnered considerable knowledge of the short game working with the talented CG Tour Staff.

Mr. Cleveland founded Cleveland Golf in 1979, using the professional tours as a testing ground and the inspiration for his designs. He was Chief Designer and President until that company was sold in 1990 to Skis Rossignol S.A. of France. Following the sale of the company, Mr. Cleveland served in a senior executive position with an emphasis on club design.

Mr. Cleveland was born in Long Beach, California, and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He currently resides in West Los Angeles with his wife, Yoshiko, and son, Justin.

Cocktail Reception Sponsors...

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PGA of Alberta Partners with TourTee for Buying Show Welcome Breakfast
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Partners with TourTee for Buying Show Welcome Breakfast

The PGA of Alberta has partnered with TourTee by Sundog Eyewear as the Presenting Sponsor of the upcoming Buying Show Welcome Breakfast held on the first day of the Show on Tuesday, October 22nd just outside of Hall C at the BMO Centre.

The Welcome Breakfast is a new event this year at the Buying Show beginning at 8am and will create some excitement before the Show officially opens at 9am. All attendees and exhibitors of the Buying Show are invited to attend this complimentary breakfast!

About TourTee…
Introducing TourTee, a new innovative technology that allows you to hit up to 12 yards further!  The patented and USGA approved TourTee is made from a co-moulded construction using a durable plastic base and rubberized head. The unique "Cupped" top patented design with sharpened tip make teeing up the ball extremely easy, even with hardened tee boxes.

At 3.15’’ in length, the TourTee works well with virtually any driver and is designed to deliver a low spin launch for added distance. Also available in low a profile 1.70” for use with Irons. Virtually unbreakable, a single tee can last many rounds. Also conveniently doubles as a groove cleaner and divot repair tool, eliminating pocket clutter.

For more information on TourTee, please visit their website at www.sundogeyewear.ca/tourtee or contact Corey Austin at [email protected].

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PGA of Alberta Announces 2019 Awards Finalists
Association News

PGA of Alberta Announces 2019 Awards Finalists

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce the 2019 Awards Finalists! Winners will be announced at the PGA of Alberta Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Calgary Stampede BMO Centre. These Awards include:

  • 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 – Private & Public

All Members, Exhibitors and Partners of the PGA of Alberta are encouraged to join us for this evening of recognition and celebration! The Cocktail Party will begin at 5pm and the Awards Banquet will start at 5:30pm. Good luck to all Finalists!

Click here to view Finalists

PGA of Alberta Partners with Tribal Sportswear for Cocktail Reception
Partner News

PGA of Alberta Partners with Tribal Sportswear for Cocktail Reception

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Tribal Sportswear as the Presenting Sponsor of the Buying Show Cocktail Reception after Day 1 of the Show on Tuesday, October 22nd.

The Cocktail Reception will be immediately after the conclusion of the Buying Show on the first day and will be hosted at Hotel Arts (walking distance from BMO Centre) in Calgary from 5-7pm. All attendees and exhibitors of the Buying Show are invited to attend the complimentary event!

The Reception will also feature a well-known special guest speaker from within the golf industry so it will be an event you do not want to miss!

About Tribal Sportswear…
Tribal Sportswear is much more than best-in-class women’s clothing. Their mission is to deliver on-trend collections that make you look and feel your best, for enjoying life’s adventures in comfort and style.

Founded in 1971 in Montreal, Canada, Tribal Sportswear began as a women’s pants separates brand. Over the past 40 years, the brand has evolved into a fully merchandised lifestyle collection and fashionable golf and leisure line designed for on and off the course.

Tribal Sportswear is stepping up their golf game with a new high-performance collection featuring a UPF50 fabric. Available in Spring 2020, this fashionable assortment offers sun protection, moisture-wicking and quick drying properties. Click here for a teaser of what’s to come at this years Buying Show.

For more information on Tribal Sportswear, please visit their website here or contact Jordy Shnier at [email protected].


PGA of Alberta Bursary Worth $750 - Deadline Extended
Association News

PGA of Alberta Bursary Worth $750 - Deadline Extended

The deadline to apply for a Bursary has been extended to Monday, September 30th at 4pmThe PGA of Alberta is happy to present a total of four bursaries of $750 each to deserving Apprentice and Class A Assistant Professionals who meet or exceed the bursary criteria as outlined below.

All Apprentice and Class A Assistant Professionals (who are not employed as Head/Executive Professionals) are eligible and encouraged to apply. Two of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal Apprentice Professionals (working 9-months or less for their employer). 

Winners of the bursaries will be announced at the annual Awards Banquet during the Buying Show on Wednesday, October 23rd.

Bursary Criteria

  1. Participation in Association & Industry Events
  2. Volunteer Experience
  3. Education
  4. Work Experience & Responsibilities
  5. Reference Letter
  6. Declaration

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New Date for 2020 Edmonton Golf Show
Golf Show News

New Date for 2020 Edmonton Golf Show

Looking forward to the 2020 golf season already? Then make sure to mark your calendars for the NEW Edmonton Golf Show date next year. The Show will now be held on the first weekend of April, 2020 at the Edmonton Expo Centre (Hall H). See date below.

This new weekend for the Edmonton Show will be great timing for all attendees and exhibitors as the golf season will be just around the corner. Also, The Masters tournament will be the following week of the Show on April 9-12, 2020 so consumers will have a high-level of golf fever around this time and be excited for the season to begin!

The Calgary Golf Show will continue to be on the third weekend of March at the BMO Centre (Hall B). See date below.

2020 Show Dates
Calgary Golf Show – March 21 & 22, 2020
Edmonton Golf Show – April 4 & 5, 2020 *NEW DATE*

Click here for more information on the Shows.


2019 Buying Show Education Series - Registration Now Open
Education News

2019 Buying Show Education Series - Registration Now Open

The PGA of Alberta invites you to attend the Buying Show Education Series Seminars during the 3-day Show. There will be three separate Education Seminars throughout the course of the Show. See the below details for more information on topics, dates and times.

Registration is now live for the Day 1 Seminar - The Body/Swing Connection by Presenter Shannon Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre)

Click here to learn more about the Day 1 Seminar and to register now! 

Registration is now live for the Day 2 Seminar -  Buying and Inventory Management Strategies by Presenter Kristi Larson. 

Click here to learn more about the Day 2 Seminar and to register now!

Registration is now live for the Day 3 Seminar - World Handicap System Seminar by Alberta Golf.

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Date Topic/Presenter Location Cost

Day 1 - October 22 
@ 12:00-1:00PM

The Body/Swing Connection by Shannon Heffernan BMO Centre
Arabian Room B
$25 + GST

Day 2 - October 23
@ 11:15AM-12:15PM

Buying and Inventory Management Strategies by Kristi Larson   BMO Centre
Arabian Room B
$25 + GST

Day 3 - October 24
@ 12:00-1:00PM


World Handicap System Seminar
presented by Alberta Golf

BMO Centre
Arabian Room B
$25 + GST
*Buying Show Education Series Information Package *

Vandermey’s Triumphant at Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship
Tournament News

Vandermey’s Triumphant at Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship

What a finish to the season for Nick (Windermere G&CC) and Spencer (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) Vandermey after winning the 2019 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship today at the beautiful Red Deer G&CC. The Vandermey’s earned the victory after hard-fought battle against the South team of Eric Locke and Sam Kirkness who both hail from Priddis Greens G&CC.

The Vandermey’s had a strong front nine making crucial shots when they needed it most give them a 3-hole lead heading into the back nine. The match was looking like it would be a runaway for the Vandermey’s until Locke and Kirkness made some clutch birdies on holes 14 and 16 to cut down the lead to one. All players had a look at birdie on hole 17 par 3 however it was Nick Vandermey that made the putt to secure the victory for him and his brother Spencer.

Fresh off of winning the Pro-Pro Best Ball less than two weeks ago, the Vandermey’s follow it up with the Team Match Play Championship and each earn $2,800 in prize money for the win.

Click here to view the season long bracket.


PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #25
Association News

PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #25

The latest and greatest issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine the "Golf Report" is now live! This issue features lots of great content such as a highlight of our recent tournaments winners, information on the PGA of Alberta Bursary Program, Buying Show Education Series Seminars, our 2019 Junior Scholarship recipients, and much more!

CLICK HERE to view the magazine.


PGA of Alberta Partners with Gordon Food Service for 2019 Buying Show
Buying Show News

PGA of Alberta Partners with Gordon Food Service for 2019 Buying Show

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Gordon Food Service as the Official Food Supplier for the upcoming 2019 PGA of Alberta Buying Show!

Gordon Food Service will be offering complimentary food and beverage options for everyone in the Association located in the 19th Hole for the entire 3-days of the Buying Show! This will give you a chance to try their food and re-energize yourself while at the Show this year. You can also stop by their show booth to discuss all of your food service operation needs.

With this new partnership, we ask all Clubs/Facilities to bring their F&B Managers and staff as we want to continue to build this aspect of the Show. By partnering with Gordon Food Service, this is going to give members a great opportunity to review all their on course and clubhouse needs for the 2020 season and beyond!

Gordon Food Service Products
Have confidence in what you serve. From fresh produce and custom proteins, to kitchen staples and supplies, Gordon Food Service’s focus is on service, quality, price and assortment. They guarantee the quality of everything their trucks deliver and will work with you to get the right products for your operation.

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Their Solutions
Gordon Food Service offers an array of tools and resources - from online ordering and recipe inspiration, to a team of chefs, dieticians and experts in your industry - meant to make running your operation easier. Which means you can spend less time managing your orders, and get back to what’s important to you.

More information will be released in the upcoming weeks as we get closer to the 2019 Buying Show. See you at the Show and 19th Hole!

CLICK HERE to register for the Show.


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Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship Finals
Tournament News

Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship Finals

The Finals for the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship Sponsored by Srixon/Cleveland Golf Canada have now been determined!

Winning the North bracket and fresh off the Pro-Pro Best Ball victory is the Vandermey brothers of Nick (Windermere G&CC) and Spencer (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC). Nick and Spencer beat out the second ranked team of Kyle Boyd (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) and Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) in the North finals to secure their place in the Championship match.

Winning the South bracket was the Priddis Greens G&CC team of Sam Kirkness and Eric Locke, who took down the fourth ranked team of Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) and Dustin Risdon (The Players Shack).

All players in the finals have had fantastic seasons this year all ranking within the top 25 on the PGA of Alberta Order of Merit and Overall Money Earned.

The final match will be played in neutral territory at Red Deer G&CC on Tuesday, September 24th. Follow the action of the PGA of Alberta Twitter account where we will be giving hole by hole updates of the match. Good luck to both teams in the finals!

Click here to see the Team Match Play Championship bracket.


Wes Heffernan Wins PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada
Tournament News

Wes Heffernan Wins PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada

Wes Heffernan elevated his game to the next level Thursday at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley, capturing the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf in impressive fashion.

The 42-year-old from the Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre in Calgary capped off his first PGA of Canada national championship with a final-round 8-under-par 64, bringing his three-day total to -19. Heffernan’s championship run featured 19 birdies and more incredibly, not a single bogey for the week.

“Today I played pretty much like I had all week,” Heffernan said. “I drove the ball really, but hit my irons great — especially on the back nine when I needed it most.”

Heffernan’s five birdies on the final nine saw him put some space between himself and his two playing competitors, Yohann Benson of Quebec and B.C.’s Oliver Tubb. All three were jostling for the lead throughout the front nine of the North Course at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley, but the back is when Heffernan took his play up a couple notches.

“I made a great birdie on No. 13 and that was big because both Oliver and Yohann made par and that opened up a little gap between us,” Heffernan admitted after the round. “But I think the biggest birdie of the day for me was at No. 15 when they both it in there really tight and I was forced to make a good putt to keep my momentum going.”

Click here to read entire press release on the PGA of Canada website.


Darryl Dances His Way to Victory at Seniors’ Championship
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Darryl Dances His Way to Victory at Seniors’ Championship

Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi) came from behind today to win the 2019 PGA of Alberta Seniors’ Championship presented by Sponsor MKRAK Management Inc. with Round One and Two scores of 70-68 for a stellar two-day total 138 (6-under). James shot a Round Two low of 4-under to vault into the lead and take home the Championship for the second time (won in 2012).

Grant Cammidge (72-69) (Red Tail Landing GC) finished alone in Second with two great rounds of  72-69 for a two day total of 141 (3-under). Not far behind the leaders was defending Champ Scott Allred (69-73) (Elbow Springs GC) who finished in Third by posting a two day total of 142 (2-under).

Rounding out the top five were Gord Courage (70-74) (Hamptons GC) & Blair Oko (73-71) (Blair Oko Golf Academy) tied for Fourth with tournament totals of 144 (even par). Special shout out to Gord for winning the Super Seniors’ Division for players 60 years & older.

Special thanks to Sturgeon Valley G&CC for hosting great Championship events, all the staff did an amazing job throughout the tournaments.

Click here for the final results.


Rogers Rolls to Repeat at 2019 Ladies’ Championship
Tournament News

Rogers Rolls to Repeat at 2019 Ladies’ Championship

Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC) put together two solid rounds at the 2019 PGA of Alberta Ladies’ Championship hosted at Sturgeon Valley G&CC to successfully defend her title. Marsha carded a 74-77 for a two day total of 151 to secure the Championship and become the 5th female in the Association to win the trophy back-to-back years. 

Shannon Werbicki (Royal Mayfair GC) played solid over the two days to finish in Second while Rhonda Carter (Canyon Meadows G&CC) took home third place sitting a few strokes back of Shannon.

Thank you to everyone who played in this years Championship. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Click here for more information.


Rogers Riding High in Championship Defense at 2019 Ladies’ Championship
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Rogers Riding High in Championship Defense at 2019 Ladies’ Championship

Last years defending Champion Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC) came ready to play at the Ladies’ Championship hosted at the beautiful Sturgeon Valley G&CC and finished Round One in sole possession of First carding a solid 74 to give herself a bit of breathing room for Round Two tomorrow.

Hoping to keep some pressure on the leader and still in the hunt is Shannon Werbicki (Royal Mayfair GC) who carded a 78 and needs a good low round tomorrow to keep Marsha in her sights. Round Two starts at 10am sharp tomorrow (September 18).

Click here for Round One results and Round Two draw.


Allred Aiming to Repeat at Seniors’ Championship
Tournament News

Allred Aiming to Repeat at Seniors’ Championship

Four time defending Champion Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) is the Round One leader at the 2019 Seniors’ Championship at Sturgeon Valley G&CC presented by MKRAK Management Inc. Scott was able to finish the day strong posting a great Round One score of 3-under 69, giving himself a one stroke lead over the nearest competitors while in pursuit of his 5th consecutive and seventh overall Seniors’ Championship.

Tied for possession of Second place is Gord Courage (Hamptons GC) & Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi) who both finished the day with a stellar 2-under 70 to help keep some heat on Scott heading into Round Two. Sitting alone in Fourth is Grant Cammidge (RedTail Landing GC) who carded a solid even par 72 sitting only a few strokes back of the lead.

First tee time is at 8am tomorrow (September 18) with a meal and the awards presentation immediately after. The winner of the Championship will go on to represent the Alberta Zone at the 2020 PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada.

Click here for Round One results and Round Two draw.


Cobra Puma Golf Alberta Assistants’ Team Heads to TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley
Tournament News

Cobra Puma Golf Alberta Assistants’ Team Heads to TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley

Good luck to our Cobra Puma Golf Assistants’ Team who will be representing Alberta in the Inter-Zone Competition at the 2019 PGA of Assistants’ Championship of Canada. The Championship this year is taking place at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley on September 17-19.

This years team consists of our 2019 PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Champion Riley Fleming (NGA Dome), Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre), Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) and David MacComb (Blackhawk GC).

Click here to view field and Round 1 tee times.


PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada Hosted at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley
Tournament News

PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada Hosted at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley

One of Canada’s top championship-tested venues is ready to host the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley’s North Course plays host to nearly 100 PGA of Canada’s members and Apprentice Professionals Sept. 17-19. Located north of Toronto in Alton, Ont., the North Course has been the site of a PGA TOUR Canada-Mackenzie Tour for the past two years, as well as host qualifiers for the RBC Canadian Open and the U.S. Open.

Good luck to the fourteen PGA of Alberta members making the trip out east to compete in the Championship!

Click here to read the full press release from the PGA of Canada.