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Draw for the Golf Supply House Professional Series #5 at Speargrass GC

The draw is now posted for the Golf Supply House Professional Series' fifth event, hosted by Speargrass GC. 46 players will compete for a total purse of $5,900 on Tuesday, July 11th. Crossover will begin at 8:30am. Click here to see the draw.


The Winston GC to Host PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada
PGA of Canada News

The Winston GC to Host PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada

The PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf heads to Calgary this September. The Winston GC hosts the national championship Sept. 16-19 and will undoubtedly feature a field deep with talent. “On behalf of the board of directors, membership and staff, we could not be more thrilled to be hosting this year’s PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf,” said The Winston GC’s Head Golf Professional Dale Tomlinson. “Since 1923 the club has hosted numerous championships, most notably the 2007 Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada’s ATB Classic and most recently the 2012 PGA of Alberta PGA Championship,” he said, adding, “with superb course conditions, fantastic weather through September, we believe this championship will be remembered for many years to come and look forward to hosting PGA members from coast to coast”. Click Read More below to read full press release.

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Register for TEE Talks Live / National Teaching and Coaching Conference
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Register for TEE Talks Live / National Teaching and Coaching Conference

REMINDER! Don’t miss your chance to attend the PGA of Canada’s Tee Talks Live, which takes place from November 26-27, and the National Teaching and Coaching Conference taking place from November 28-29 in Toronto, Ontario. Both Conferences will focus on disruption and innovation in the business world from industry and business leaders from around the world. Join the other PGA of Alberta Professionals attending for your chance to see keynote speakers, such as:

  • Troy Warfield (President, Topgolf International)
  • Brian Williams (Sport & News Broadcaster)
  • Jim Harris (Disruption and Innovation Specialist)
  • Mike O’Donnell (Senior Director at PGA of America)

Any questions about the conferences can be directed to Matt Allen, Managing Director of Education at [email protected] or 1-800-782-5764 ext. 236. 

Click here for more information.


Tournament News

Pro-Lady North Draw – Cardiff G&CC

Take two for the Pro-Lady North sponsored by EFW Radiology and Pixel Army. Being hosted at Cardiff G&CC on June 25th, the original round earlier in the month was unfortunately cancelled due to weather but fingers crossed for better luck this time around. Thirty teams will head to Cardiff G&CC for the 10am shotgun start to compete for a chance to hold the trophies at the end.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


PGA on Wheels - Stampede Breakfast
Association News

PGA on Wheels - Stampede Breakfast

Come join us for the final PGA on Wheels event of the season for the Stampede Breakfast on Sunday, July 8th (9am - 12pm) at the Golf Canada Calgary Centre. The day will include FREE lessons given by PGA of Canada Professionals, junior activities and giveaways, bouncy castles and a free pancake breakfast!

Bring the entire family and take part of this fantastic event being organized by Alberta Golf, Golf Canada Calgary Centre and the PGA of Alberta.


Playoff Needed at Jagare
Tournament News

Playoff Needed at Jagare

Two extra holes were needed at Jagare Ridge GC to decide the winner of the Golf Supply House Series event. Gage Murphy (Cardiff G&CC) birdie both playoff holes to defeat Kasey Timms (Glendale G&CC) and Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC).  All 3 players finished the day with scores of 1-under 70’s.  Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) finished 1 shot out of the playoff carding an even par 71. 

Click here for all the results.


Register NOW for the 2018 Buying Show
Buying Show News

Register NOW for the 2018 Buying Show

The PGA of Alberta would like to invite you to showcase your company and products at the annual PGA of Alberta Buying Show on October 16th – 18th, 2018. 

 A 5% discount on rates will be offered if registration and payment is received prior to
July 16th, 2018.


The purpose of the Show is to bring Golf Professionals, Equipment Manufacturers and Sales Representatives together, in order for them to prepare their inventories for the following season. Over the course of the three days, nearly 1,200 people gather from across the country and around the world to take a look at what’s new and exciting in the golf industry. Our Buying Show continues to be the only “full scale” show of its kind in Canada and it is with great pride that we host this show every fall for our Members, Industry Suppliers and guests of the Industry.  The Buying Show is an event that is restricted to PGA of Canada Members, Non-PGA of Canada Facilities and Golf Industry Equipment Manufacturers.

Please click here for the 2018 Exhibitor Package or here to register ONLINE now!

 
Visit the PGA of Alberta website for additional information or contact Britney Andersen at the PGA of Alberta (403-256-8894 or [email protected])


PGA on Wheels Attends All Sport One Day Event in Calgary
Association News

PGA on Wheels Attends All Sport One Day Event in Calgary

For the second year in a row, the PGA on Wheels attended the Sport Calgary All Sport One Day event in Calgary. In partnership with Alberta Golf and the City of Calgary, the PGA on Wheels area saw over 120 kids aged six all the way to seventeen who were introduced to the game and took part in various junior golf activities. Big thank you goes to our Professionals Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake), Edmund Dzieciuch (Apply Creek GC), Gary Slatter (PGA of Alberta Member), Sean Murray (Bearspaw CC), Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC) & Terry Carter (NGA @ McCall Lake) for volunteering their time to support the PGA on Wheels program.

The final PGA on Wheels event for the summer will be the Stampede Breakfast taking place July 8th at the Golf Canada Calgary Centre.

Click here for more information.


GSH Series Draw - Jagare Ridge GC
Tournament News

GSH Series Draw - Jagare Ridge GC

Jagare Ridge GC is set to host the sixth Golf Supply House Series event of the season taking place on Monday, June 18th. The event will see a competitive field of 54 players competing for a purse of $7,050. Tee times will begin at 9am.

To view the current field and draw, please click here.


Pro-Lady North – Date Rescheduled
Tournament News

Pro-Lady North – Date Rescheduled

The Pro-Lady North event hosted at Cardiff G&CC has been rescheduled to Monday, June 25th. The event will be opened back up for registration so if you wish to play, please click Read More below.

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Fleming Challenged by Heffernan at the Lynx
Tournament News

Fleming Challenged by Heffernan at the Lynx

The warm weather and ideal course conditions for round two made for a perfect day at Lynx Ridge GC as 55 competitors battled it out to win the first two-day event of the Golf Supply House Series.

Starting the day at 4-under, Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) was able to maintain his day one lead over the rest of the competition. Riley finished round two with a 6-under 65 finishing with two birdies on the last three holes to claim his third victory of the season with a 67-65-132. Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) was able to climb his way up the leaderboard to capture sole possession of second place as he followed up his impressive round one with an eagle on 16 which put him only three strokes back at 71-64-135.

Finishing in a two-way tie for third place was Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC) and Nicholas Vander Mey (Windermere G&CC) who both finished the tournament with a total of 139. Finishing in sole possession of fifth place was Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) who finished with a two-day total of 140 and fought to the very end with a birdie on 18.

Final Results

The next Golf Supply House Series event on the schedule is at Jagare Ridge GC in Edmonton on June 18th which will see approximately 50 of the top Professionals in Alberta.

Today the PGA of Alberta is comprised of over 550 Golf Professionals who are Leaders in Golf. We are Teachers, Managers, Merchandisers, Mentors, Promoters, Players and Ambassadors. We provide Instruction to all golfers, Leadership for all golf environments and the Expertise necessary to handle any situation. Our livelihood is Golf. Whatever Golf means to you.


Association News

Lynx Ridge Playing Ability Test – Final Results

After a two day battle at Lynx Ridge GC, one player successfully passed their Playing Ability Test. Congratulations to Andrew Moore  of Silver Springs G&CC on being the newest Member of the PGA of Canada after shooting a two-day score of 159 to achieve the CFM Target Score.

Click here for full P.A.T. results.


GSH Series Draw – Lynx Ridge GC
Tournament News

GSH Series Draw – Lynx Ridge GC

Lynx Ridge GC is ready to host the first two-day Golf Supply House Series event of the season taking place on June 12th & 13th. The event will see a competitive field of 55 players competing for a purse of $12,200. Tee times will begin at 11am on June 12th for round one and 8:00am on June 13th for round two.

To view the current field and draw, please click here.


Pro-Lady North – CANCELLED
Tournament News

Pro-Lady North – CANCELLED

The Pro-Lady North today (June 11) at Cardiff G&CC has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. The office will look to secure a new date for the event. If you have any questions, please contact Trevor Rioux at the PGA office. We appreciate your understanding of this decision.


Tournament News

Club Pro Championship - Round One Start Time

The start time for round one of the Club Professional Championship on Monday, July 30th at Innisfail GC has changed from 9am to 11am crossover, two hours later. Round two start time remains the same at 9am. For more information on the event, please click here.


Stony Plain GC Wins Tournament of Champions
Tournament News

Stony Plain GC Wins Tournament of Champions

Team Stony Plain GC consisting of Executive Professional Jeff Cuthbertson and amateur Jeff Murdoch took home the 2018 Callaway Golf Tournament of Champions after posting a blistering low score of 12-under 60.  Team Stony Plain were able to finish the front nine with a 7-under 29 and rounded out the back nine with a 5-under 31. Coming in second place was team Inglewood G&CC where Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) and amateur Gerry MacDonald posted an 11-under 61. In a five-way tie for third place was team Country Hills GC, The Winston GC, Dinosaur Trail G&CC, Glendale G&CC and Windermere G&CC who all posted scores of 8-under 64. 

Click here for all the results.


Second Win of the Season for Riley Fleming
Tournament News

Second Win of the Season for Riley Fleming

Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) is off to an excellent start this season as he took home his second win of 2018 at River Spirit GC. Riley jumped off to a steady start to the round after posting 8 pars and 1 birdie on the front nine and another 5 birdies on the back nine, for a tournament low 4-under 68 to capture the fourth Golf Supply House Series event of the season. In a three-way tie for 2nd place and falling one stroke short from forcing a playoff was Phil McCluskey (Dinosaur Trail G&CC), Jordan Fenwick (GolfTEC Calgary) & Scott Stiles (Inglewood G&CC) who all posted a 3-under 69.

Click here for full tournament results.


Inglewood G&CC Reaches Finish-Line on Restoration Work
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Inglewood G&CC Reaches Finish-Line on Restoration Work

Nearly five years after the devastating floods, the restoration and renovation efforts at Inglewood G&CC are complete. With two remodelled holes re-opening prior to the Victoria Day long weekend, there’s no longer a need for temporary greens at the popular semi-private setup. “Now, we have the full golf course back and better than it was before the flood,” said Jason Stanier, PGA of Alberta Executive Professional at Inglewood. “We’re excited about that”. Click Read More below to read the full the article from the Calgary Sun.

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Tournament of Champions Draw - McKenzie Meadows GC
Tournament News

Tournament of Champions Draw - McKenzie Meadows GC

The draw is now posted for the annual Tournament of Champions sponsored by Callaway Golf and hosted at McKenzie Meadows GC in Calgary. The tournament will see 52 Professionals and their 2017 Club Champions play in a best-ball format to determine this years Champions. The event will begin at 1pm on Tuesday, June 5th.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


GSH Series Draw - River Spirit GC
Tournament News

GSH Series Draw - River Spirit GC

The draw for the fourth Golf Supply House Series event at River Spirit GC is now posted.  The event will be on Monday, June 4th. Field size is confirmed at 56 players with the purse set at $7,300. Crossover times begin at 8:00am.

New for this season, the Skins Pot for every GSH Series event will begin at $400 which is sponsored by IMPACT Tournament Systems. This boost into the Skins will bring added value for the participants by increasing the size of Skins available to be won.

Click here to see the current field and draw.


Team Match Play Championship – Round 2
Tournament News

Team Match Play Championship – Round 2

The draw for Round 2 of the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship is now posted! Congratulations to all teams who won their first round match. Winning teams from round 1 move advance to round 2 on the Champion bracket side while the losing teams will compete in the Consolation bracket for a separate purse. Each team has until June 22nd to complete their second-round match up. Click Read More to be directed to the bracket.

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June 1st PAT Registration Deadline
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June 1st PAT Registration Deadline

Individuals interested in becoming a Golf Professional must register as an Applicant with online the PGA of Canada by JUNE 1, 2018.

Once the applicant’s profile has been approved, they can register for the 3 remaining Playing Ability Tests (P.A.T) in Alberta.  After becoming a PGA of Canada applicant, please create a profile on the PGA of Alberta website before June 1st.

Take note of the 2018 PAT Schedule and find out more information by Clicking Here to be directed to the ’Become a Member’ section of the website. Please pass this information on to anyone interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Alberta at your facility!

For more information, please contact Britney Andersen by email or call the office at 403-256-8894.


Heffernan Wins His First of the Season!
Tournament News

Heffernan Wins His First of the Season!

Tournaments are cruising along this season with the third Golf Supply House Series taking place today at Valley Ridge GC in Calgary. The event saw a packed field of Alberta’s top players all trying to take their share of the $8,450 purse. Teeing off in the final group and leaving everyone in the clubhouse in suspense, Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) wins his first PGA of Alberta event of the season after firing an unreal 7-under 65. To no surprise, Heffernan started the day on fire by going 5-under through nine allowing himself to play steady golf on the back nine to secure the win. Finishing tied for a distant second at 3-under 69 was Stefan Cox (Calgary G&CC), Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC), Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) and Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC).

Side note, congratulations to Dale Tomlinson (The Winston GC) on shooting his first Albatross ever on hole #8, par 5!

Click here for full tournament results.


Stanier and McGarry Win it in a Playoff!
Tournament News

Stanier and McGarry Win it in a Playoff!

Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) and Greg McGarry (Glendale G&CC) capture the third annual Golf Supply House Pro-Pro Scramble, hosted by Windermere G&CC.  Stanier and McGarry won the event in a playoff against Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) and Jamie Kureluk (GOLFTEC Calgary) after both teams posted low scores of 9-under 62. The playoff was on hole 18 where McGarry had a big drive down the middle and Stanier finished it off with a clutch birdie putt.  There were four teams tied at 63 narrowly missing the chance to play extra holes. 

Click here for full tournament results.


PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #18
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PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #18

The latest issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" is now live. Content in this issue includes stories on the PGA of Alberta’s brand-new website, Hole-In-One Insurance Program, 10 ways to practice more effectively by former Teacher of the Year Garett Jenkinson, and more!

Click here to view the newest issue now.


Junior Masters Final Results
Tournament News

Junior Masters Final Results

Taylor Stone (Pinebrook G&CC) was able to stay ahead of the competition on day 2 to win her first Junior Masters title by shooting a two day total of 144. Ethan Choi (Pincher Creek GC) remained calm under the pressure to match his score from day 1 with a 69. Click here to view the round 2 results.


PGA of Canada National Conference Series Spring Special!
PGA of Canada News

PGA of Canada National Conference Series Spring Special!

PGA of Canada is offering a Spring Special for their 2018 Nation Conferences and Tee Talks Live hosted in the Greater Toronto Area in the last week of November. The Spring pricing special ends June 1st. What are the advantages of registering by June 1st and perks to attending the conference?

  • Register by June 1st and save $250 CAD
  • 100% of delegates from last year’s inaugural event recommend attending the conference
  • Speakers from across various industries
  • Located minutes from the Toronto airport
  • Discounted hotel rate available

Check out hashtag #TeeTalksLive - For more information on conference dates, confirmed speakers and to register click here!


Pro-Pro Scramble Draw – Windermere G&CC
Tournament News

Pro-Pro Scramble Draw – Windermere G&CC

The draw for the PGA of Alberta Pro-Pro Scramble is now available. The two-man scramble sponsored by Golf Supply House will take place on Monday, May 28th at Windermere G&CC in Edmonton. The shotgun will begin at 2pm.

Click here to view the field and draw.


GSH Series Draw - Valley Ridge GC
Tournament News

GSH Series Draw - Valley Ridge GC

 The draw for the third Golf Supply House Series event at Valley Ridge GC is now posted.  The event will be on Tuesday, May 29th. Field size is confirmed at 66 players with the purse set at $8,450. Crossover times begin at 8:00am.

New for this season, the Skins Pot for every GSH Series event will begin at $400 which is sponsored by IMPACT Tournament Systems. This boost into the Skins will bring added value for the participants by increasing the size of Skins available to be won.

Click here to see the current field and draw.


Website Search Bar
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Website Search Bar

The PGA of Alberta website has now added a search bar to make it easier to navigate. You are now able to search any area of the website such as Find a Pro or Facility, Tournaments, PGA on Wheels, etc. Find the search bar now on the top left corner of the website!