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Fox Fights Through the Conditions to Sit in First
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Fox Fights Through the Conditions to Sit in First

Day one of The Assistants’ Championship at Stony Plain GC saw some tricky conditions throughout the day for our competitors. Leading the pack was Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) who knocked in 6 birdies and carded a stellar 3-under par 69 to enjoy a 2-stroke lead going into the final round tomorrow.

Heading up the pack chasing our leader is Logan Hill (River Bend G&RA) who locked down his spot in the final group tomorrow by carding a solid 1-under par 71. In a three-way tie for 3rd place after carding respectable even-par 72’s was Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC), Riley Fleming (Lynx Ridge GC) & Jerome Thorne Jr (Hinton GC).

Still within striking distance of our leaders tomorrow in a two-way tie for 6th place was Joseph Busetto (Glendale G&CC) & Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) who both carded 1-over par 73’s. Rounding out the Top-10 in a three-way tie for 8th place was Braden Chown (Desert Blume GC), Dustin Risdon (The Golf Box) & Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre).

Tee times kick off at 8am sharp tomorrow (July 14) with our final group of Batsel, Fox & Hill heading out at 11:00am sharp.

Click here to view Round 1 Results & Day 2 Draw.


New PAT at Valley Ridge GC added to Schedule
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New PAT at Valley Ridge GC added to Schedule

The PGA of Alberta has added a new Play Ability Test (PAT) to the schedule this season to give applicants going for their Professional status one additional opportunity if needed.

The new and final PAT will be hosted at Valley Ridge GC in Calgary on Monday, September 14th. Start time will be approximately 3:30pm.

The next PAT will be hosted at Lacombe G&CC on Wednesday, August 26th. Please pass this information on to anyone at your facility interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Alberta.

Click here for more information.

PGA of Alberta Championship (August 17 & 18) - Sign Up Today
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PGA of Alberta Championship (August 17 & 18) - Sign Up Today

The PGA of Alberta Championship major is less than a week away! River Bend G&RA will play host to the Championship once again this year on Monday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 18th.

Top 5 Reasons to Play in the Championship

  • Purse money. Largest purse of the season!
  • Skins. Every player is automatically entered so there will be a large Skins pot for both days.
  • Order of Merit points. Winner will receive 50 points (highest amount of the season), 2nd place - 45, 3rd place - 44...
  • Top 100 points. Each player will earn 4 points for attending the Championship (2 points/round) plus 2 points for each round of 75 & under. Be a Top 100 Professional!
  • Network with fellow Professionals and Sponsors.

If you are available/eligible to play, please register by clicking the button below. Registration deadline is Thursday, August 13th at 4pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Whitecotton Wins Pro-Senior at The Ranch G&CC
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Whitecotton Wins Pro-Senior at The Ranch G&CC

Today’s Pro-Senior was hosted at the serene Ranch G&CC and was sponsored by Golf Trends Inc. / Golf Pride. The course was in mint shape throughout the day for our competitors, we saw some blustery wind conditions which picked up for the later groups but overall, it was an excellent event!

This year saw the event switch to a Team Net Stableford scoring format which added an exciting new dimension to the competition. The point allocation in this format is 5 points for Double-Eagle, 4 points for Eagle, 3 points for Birdie, 2 points for Par & 1 point for Bogey.  

Our Champions today hail from The Quarry and were comprised of Keith Whitecotton and Brian Samletzki who both fired excellent rounds to finish with 46 team points to win by 1
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Finishing in a close Second was the team of Michael McEachern & Norman Sigalet of Country Hills GC who both carded great rounds and finished at 45 team points. Finishing tied for Third at 44 team points was the team of Spencer Vandermey & Ted Asai from Edmonton Petroleum G&CC and Scott Borsa & Greg Wilkins from Devon G&CC. 

Rounding out the top five in a three-way tie for Fifth were the teams of Kyle & Bruce Wade (PGA of Alberta Member), Todd Halpen & Keith Newton of Golfuture and Blaine Kruger & Doug Anderson of Northern Bear GC who all finished with 43 team points respectively.

Special thanks to our host course of The Ranch G&CC for putting on a stellar event and to our sponsor Golf Trends Inc / Golf Pride for helping make it a success!

Click here for final results.

Golf Canada Launches COVID-19 Golf Relief Fund
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Golf Canada Launches COVID-19 Golf Relief Fund

Golf Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation have joined together to launch the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND, to support golf courses in helping employees and golfers stay safe while also thanking front-line workers through encouraging additional play and welcoming juniors to further experience the game.

During the pandemic, golf has experienced a booming resurgence, emerging as one of the safest recreational activities for Canadians to enjoy and highlighting the physical and mental benefits that the sport provides.

Developed in consultation with key stakeholders, the RELIEF FUND will focus on two primary areas:

  1. SAFETY: To help maintain the momentum of golf, the RELIEF FUND will subsidize non-medical PPE (personal protective equipment) for golf course employees, as well as sanitization, hygiene, and protective material expenses.
  2. FUN: To thank front-line workers and help juniors increase social interactions and outdoor activity during the pandemic, the RELIEF FUND will subsidize rounds for both groups to enjoy playing golf.

“We find ourselves in a very surprising but special moment for golf and we wanted to show appreciation to the courses providing a safe golf experience and to all Canadians who are coming out and playing. We also wanted to thank our incredible front-line workers who are leading us through unprecedented adversity,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “We are sensitive to the ongoing pandemic and amongst the crushing impact, golf has been a bright spot. This has also been a difficult year for so many kids who have had their summers disrupted and we wanted to support our member clubs in providing youth a healthy outlet through golf.”

Golf Canada member clubs who apply for the RELIEF FUND will be eligible for subsidies up to a maximum of $1,000 per club, with applications opening on August 12 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here for more information.

Tony Griffi in Memoriam (1967-2020)
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Tony Griffi in Memoriam (1967-2020)

We are saddened to announce the recent passing of PGA of Alberta Member Anthony (Tony) Griffi. Tony joined the PGA of Canada in 1988 and in 2019 reached his 25-Year milestone as a Class A Member. He was most recently the Head Golf Professional at Gilwood GC in Slave Lake, Alberta and before that was the Head Professional at Trestle Creek GR. He passed away at the age of 53.

Tony’s lifelong affair with golf began when he was 10 years old, in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario. As soon as he could, he went into an apprenticeship to be a Golf Professional, at the Stratford Country Club. He also attended University, studying electrical engineering, but didn’t like it and decided to drop it in favour of the Golf Pro option. He made the move out west to Alberta with his wife in 2014.

Click Here for Obituary

Pro-Senior Draw – The Ranch G&CC
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Pro-Senior Draw – The Ranch G&CC

The draw is now available for the PGA of Alberta Pro-Senior presented by Golf Trends Inc. / Golf Pride and hosted at The Ranch G&CC located just outside of Edmonton.

This years event will see 46 teams of Professionals paired with a senior amateur (aged 50 & over) competing in the new Team Net Stableford format to determine the victors. Tee times begin bright and early on Monday, August 10th at 7:30am.

Click here to view the draw.

Eleven Players Pass the PAT at The Winston GC
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Eleven Players Pass the PAT at The Winston GC

The third Play Ability Test of the season hosted at The Winston GC in Calgary on August 6th saw 11 players pass and receive their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada! All players shot the target score or better (79 for men & 85 for women) in the hot conditions today to successfully pass. Congratulations to the following:

Name

Facility

Score

Adam Campbell

St. Paul Golf Course

74

Nathan Barendregt

Derrick Golf & Winter Club (The)

75

Jordan Dekens

Lethbridge Country Club

75

Ethan Palmer

Willow Park Golf & Country Club

75

Chase Rau

Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club

76

Jake Harrison

Kananaskis Golf Club

78

Paul Heritage

Banff Springs GC

79

Tanner Wit

Blue Devil Golf Club

79

Tyler Milligan

Cougar Creek Golf Club

79

Scott Turner

Mickelson National Golf Club

79

Carmen Kinas

Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club

80

Click here for full PAT results.

Glencoe Takes Home the Pro-Junior Title at Sundre GC
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Glencoe Takes Home the Pro-Junior Title at Sundre GC

Today’s Pro-Junior hosted at the idyllic Sundre GC and sponsored by Impact Canopy Canada  & AHEAD Canada was a resounding success. The course was in outstanding shape throughout the day and saw a continuation of the hot summer heat.

This year saw the event switch to a Team Net Stableford scoring format which added a little spice 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 hail from the Glencoe G&CC Teaching Centre and was comprised of Luke Workman & Annabelle Ackroyd who both fired scorching rounds to finish with 44 team points to win by 1!

Finishing in a tie for second at 43 points was the teams of Nick Vandermey & Cole Ruelling from Windermere G&CC and Corey Beaver & Karson Ong-Padilla from our host venue of Sundre GC.

Rounding out the top five in a tie for fourth was the teams of Stefan Cox & Hunter Thomson from Calgary G&CC and Dustin Risdon & Ryder Shields from Dustin Risdon School of Golf who both finished with 42 team points.

Special thanks to our host course of Sundre GC for putting on another top-notch event and to our sponsors Impact Canopy Canada & AHEAD Canada.

Click here for full results.

Fox Wins His First
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Fox Wins His First

Mitchell Fox of Speargrass GC captured his first ever PGA of Alberta event shooting a 2-under 70 at the Golf Supply House Series today!  Fox started out slow with a 38 on the front nine of a very challenging Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC, but turned it around quickly after getting birdies on 4 of the next 6 holes to propel him to the top of the leaderboard.

Jeremy Lavallee (Northern Bear GC) narrowly missed his birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff with Fox after making a clutch eagle on #17 par 5. Lavallee finished alone in second at 1-under 71. Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC), Shaun Piercey (The Ranch G&CC), Shawn Proulx (River Ridge G&CC), Dustin Ranger (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) and Dustin Risdon (Dustin Risdon School of Golf) all tied for third place with even par 72’s.

Click here for full results.

Play Ability Test #3 Draw – The Winston GC
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Play Ability Test #3 Draw – The Winston GC

The draw is now available for the third Play Ability Test of the season hosted at The Winston GC in Calgary on Thursday, August 6th. Tee times begin at 2pm. Good luck to the 30 players we have going for their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada!

Click here to view draw.


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2020 Bursary Program Now Open!
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2020 Bursary Program Now Open!

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. Firm deadline to submit is September 30th at 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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Pro-Junior Draw – Sundre GC
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Pro-Junior Draw – Sundre GC

The draw is now posted for the annual Pro-Junior event Presented by Impact Canopy Canada and AHEAD Canada. Forty teams of Professionals and their junior amateur partners will head to Sundre GC on Wednesday, August 5th for a fantastic round of golf and to battle for the Pro-Junior title in the new Team Net Stableford format. Tee times will begin at 10am.

Sundre GC offers unique challenges and breathtaking countryside beauty. Each hole is tailor-made, which provides unique characteristics that will offer a fun challenge to all competitors next week.

Click here to view draw.

GSH Series Draw – Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC
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GSH Series Draw – Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC

The draw is now available for the second final Golf Supply House Series of the season heading north to the Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC next week on Tuesday, August 4th. The event will see 49 players competing for a purse of $6,300. Tee times will begin at 9am.

Winner of the 1-day GSH Series event will receive 20 Order of Merit points. View the standings HERE.

Click here to view draw.

Pro-Lady @ Mill Woods GC - Rescheduled to August 27th
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Pro-Lady @ Mill Woods GC - Rescheduled to August 27th

The Mill Woods GC Pro-Lady event has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 27th and the start time will remain the same at 9am (tee times).

Please be advised that if you were signed up for the event previously, your registration has automatically transferred over to the new date. If you would like to withdraw before penalty, you have until Thursday, August 13th by 4pm.

If you’re now available to play in this event, please click the button below.

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McArthur Wins His Second Club Pro Championship in Four Years
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McArthur Wins His Second Club Pro Championship in Four Years

Players were treated to another perfect day at the PING Club Pro Championship hosted at the prestigious Windermere G&CC. The course provided an excellent challenge for players throughout the two days as they battled to keep scores low as possible.

After a back and forth battle, Craig McArthur of Edmonton Junior Golf at Jagare Ridge came out victorious over Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) on the first playoff hole to win the 2020 Club Pro Championship title!

Both players played excellent today shooting 1-under 70’s with three birdies and two bogeys each. Craig maintained the lead for the better part of today until making a bogey on hole #16 par 4 to drop to 2-under for the Championship to split the lead with Jeff. Both players missed their par putts on #17 to fall back to 1-under setting the stage for an exciting finish on the challenging par 4 eighteenth.

After making a great recovery chip for his third shot, Craig saved par on #18 to tie Jeff and force a playoff after both players finished 71-70 (1-under) for the Championship.

On the first playoff hole, Jeff just missed his par putt leaving the door open for Craig to win his second Club Pro Championship in 4 years after winning in 2017 at The Derrick G&WC.

Falling a bit back of the leaders in 3rd place at 3-over for the Championship was Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC). Starting the day at even par with the leaders, Jamie finished the front nine at 2-over and was unable to keep up with his playing partners falling out of contention.

Moving up three spots today on the leaderboard and finishing in 4th place was Jeremy Lavallee (Northern Bear GC) after turning his game around to shoot an even par 71 today to finish 6-over for the Championship.

Rounding out the top 5 in a three-way tie was Host Professional Brice MacDermott (Windermere G&CC), Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) and Eric Porter (Lethbridge CC). All players ended the Championship at 7-over.

Special shoutout to Adam Pederson (Westlock GC) for making an ace today and winning a skin on hole #8 (par 3) playing 155 yards!

Click here for full Championship results

Thank you to our host venue Windermere G&CC for a terrific two days. Next Championship stop on the schedule is the one and only PGA of Alberta Championship hosted at River Bend G&RA in Red Deer on August 17 & 18.


Three-Way Tie for Top Spot at the Club Pro Championship
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Three-Way Tie for Top Spot at the Club Pro Championship

It was a beautiful day for Round 1 of the annual PING Club Pro Championship hosted this year at Windermere G&CC in Edmonton.

Coming ready to play today and sitting in a three-way tie for 1st is the likes of Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC), and former Champions Craig McArthur (Edmonton Junior Golf at Jagare Ridge) who won in 2017 at The Derrick G&WC, and Jamie Gerlitz (Picture Butte GC) who won two years ago in 2018 at Innisfail GC. All players made their fair share of birdies today mixed in with a few bogeys to finish at even-par 71, giving them a two-stroke lead over their nearest competitors heading into tomorrow.

Sitting at a respectable two-over par 73 and tied for 4th is Host Professional Brice MacDermott (Executive Professional at Windermere G&CC) and PGA of Alberta President/former Champion Greg McGarry (Glendale G&CC), who won the Championship back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006.

Alone in 6th place is Eric Porter (Lethbridge CC) after carding a 74 (3-over) to maintain some pressure on the leaders. Right behind Eric in 7th sits our other Host Professional Jason Hnatiw (Head Professional at Windermere G&CC) at 75 (4-over).

In a four-way tie for 8th at 77 is Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Gord Courage (Hamptons GC), Jeremy Lavallee (Northern Bear GC), and former Champion Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC) who won the Championship back in 2010 at Earl Grey GC.

Click here for Round 1 results and Round 2 draw

Round 2 will resume early tomorrow morning (July 27th) at 7am. Final group of Gerlitz, Cuthbertson and McArthur tee it up at 9:30am.

Follow the action on our live scoring link HERE for tomorrow’s round.


Club Pro Championship Draw - Windermere G&CC
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Club Pro Championship Draw - Windermere G&CC

The draw is now available for Round 1 of the prestigious Club Pro Championship sponsored by PING Canada on July 26th & 27th. Forty-seven Head, Executive and Head Teaching Professionals will head to the picturesque Windermere G&CC in Edmonton for the chance to be to crowned this year’s Champion. Purse for the event is set at $13,250.

Defending Champion Scott Borsa of Devon G&CC will look to go back-to-back after winning the Championship in 2019 at Elbow Springs GC carding a 72-69 (3-under) to win in a playoff.  Click here to see past champions.

Tee times begin at 1:40pm on Sunday, July 26th and at 7:00am sharp for Round 2 on Monday, July 27th. Winner of the Championship will receive 40 Order of Merit points.

Click here to view the Draw

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Digital Magazine – The Instruction Issue
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Digital Magazine – The Instruction Issue

The latest issue of our digital magazine the Golf Report is now available. In this special edition of the magazine, learn up to 15 helpful tips on simple ways to improve your game from our certified PGA of Canada Professionals, The Most Trusted Resource in Golf!

Other content in the magazine includes a story on the recent passing of Dave Mayes, the first ever Executive Director of the PGA of Alberta (1986-2000), and a highlight on the new Mickelson National Golf Club.

Click here to view Magazine

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Pro-Lady Cancelled @ Mill Woods GC

The Pro-Lady event today (July 23rd) at Mill Woods GC has officially been CANCELLED due to the following reasons:

  • Recent weather resulting in the course being extremely saturated.
  • The expected forecast for today calling for more rain and potential lightning during the event.

With our new COVID-19 Tournament Guide policy, players would have to wait in their cars for any weather delays to prevent group gatherings in the clubhouse. We always want to ensure the safety of all our players and give everyone the best possible experience at the event. We will look to reschedule to a later date.

Thank you for your understanding.


Country Hills GC Claims the 2020 Tournament of Champions
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Country Hills GC Claims the 2020 Tournament of Champions

The annual Tournament of Champions sponsored by Sunice / Bobby Jones saw some great weather and a mint condition Glendale G&CC giving players a first class golf experience from start to finish!

Coming away with another Tournament of Champions win was the team of Country Hills GC, winning the title through retrogression over Picture Butte GC at 5-under 67. Professional Kurtis Foote and his 2019 Club Champion Kevin Temple played bogey-free golf while sinking five clean birdies, one of which on the final hole, to claim this year’s title. Country Hills GC previously won the Tournament of Champions  back in 2015 and 2016.

Finishing at 5-under 67 as well placing in 2nd after retrogression was the team that hailed from southern Alberta Picture Butte GC. Professional Jamie Gerlitz and partner Kris Wasylowich made a huge eagle on hole 17 to move to 6-under however their only blemish on the day came on hole 18 after making bogey to open the door for Country Hills GC.

In a four-way tie for third place at 4-under 68 was the teams from The Winston GC (Scott Anderson and Dave Stuart), Broadmoor GC (Corey Strong and Jodi Kirchner), Miskanaw GC (Jason Vaughan and Ryan Coish) and Edmonton CC (Greg Kincade and Brock Crosson).

Thank you to our Title Sponsor Sunice / Bobby Jones for the continued support of the Association and host venue Glendale G&CC for putting on a first class event.

Click here for full results.

2020 PGA of Alberta Buying Show & Awards Banquet Cancelled
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2020 PGA of Alberta Buying Show & Awards Banquet Cancelled

Dear Members, Exhibitors, Partners and Guests,

As you are already aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it’s now vital to limit social contact and avoid large group gatherings. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 PGA of Alberta Buying Show. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we are taking to help keep everyone safe who attends the Show.

The Buying Show is a big part of our culture at the PGA of Alberta. It’s where our members get to do business, socialize, and catch up with one another after a busy season. Even though we will not be hosting this year, we want to keep the momentum we built last year to move into 2021.

In addition to the Buying Show, the Awards Banquet traditionally held on the second day of the Show will be cancelled as well. We will still be running the Awards Program this year since it’s an important part of our Association as we recognize the accomplishments of our hard-working members and industry representatives. More information will be released on the Awards Program in the coming weeks.

We will be processing refunds for everyone who purchased floor space at the Show this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ashley Van Kroonenburg by email at [email protected] or at our office line, 403-256-8894.

Thank you for your continued support of the PGA of Alberta Buying Show and for your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Take care of one another, stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.


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

The draw is now posted for the annual Pro-Lady sponsored by EFW Radiology, Dexim Golfwear, Pixel Army and Nespresso Professional. Thirty-four teams will head to Mill Woods GC on Thursday, July 23rd to enjoy a great day of golf and compete for a slice of the $8,200 purse. Tee times will begin at 9am.

Last year’s Team Gross Champions (Keith and Kim Whitecotton) and Team Net Champions (Dallas Cantera and Dani Perl) have joined forces again however with the new Team Net Stableford format, only one team can be victorious this year!

Click here to view the draw.
 

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Tournament of Champions Draw – Glendale G&CC
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Tournament of Champions Draw – Glendale G&CC

The wait is finally over for the annual Tournament of Champions hosted this year in Edmonton at the Glendale G&CC. Our new Title Sponsor for the event is now Sunice/Bobby Jones!

The event will see thirty-three teams of Professionals and their 2019 Club Champions compete in a team gross best-ball format to determine this years Champions. Tee times will begin at 10am on Monday, July 20th.

Last year’s Champions of Gord Courage and Ethan Banks from The Hamptons GC have paired up once again and will look to defend their title against the competition.

Click here to view the draw.

Top 100 Program – Current Standings
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Top 100 Program – Current Standings

With the golf season just about half-way through, we wanted to send a standings update on the PGA of Alberta Top 100 Program. If you are unaware, 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.

As of July 17th, Chris Ward from the Edmonton Petroleum G&CC remains in the lead of the Top 100 at an impressive 81 points! Chris will be looking to keep his lead during the final stretch of the program year which ends at the end of September as well as surpass last year’s Top 100 Award winner Sean Thompson’s (currently in 2nd place this year) point total of 91. The current Top 10 in the standings are:

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Leader - Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) - 81 points
     2ndSean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC) - 74 points
3rd - Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) - 66 points 
     4th - Jeff MacGregor (Glendale G&CC) - 63 points
     5thMichael Graham
(Cottonwood G&CC) - 62 points 
T-6th - Sam Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC) - 59 points
T-6th - Dave Henzie (Nanton GC) - 59 points
T-8thMichael McEachern (Country Hills GC) - 55 points 
T-8thTaylor Van Tighem (Royal Mayfair GC) - 55 points
T-10th - Paul Horton (Golf Channel Academy @ Heritage Pointe) - 53 points
T- 10th -  Todd Halpen (Golfuture) - 53 points

There’s still lots of time to earn points and move up in the rankings. A few areas where members can receive points right now is by playing in PGA of Alberta events, attending education webinars or workshops, or just by completing the compensation survey if not done so already. See where you can earn points by clicking the link below and looking under "Points Allocation".

Please remember that 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.

View Standings - Click Here

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Riley Rallies to 3-Peat at the Cobra Puma Golf Assistants’ Championship
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Riley Rallies to 3-Peat at the Cobra Puma Golf Assistants’ Championship

Day two of the Assistants’ Championship sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf at the picturesque Stony Plain GC saw a continuation of the tricky wind conditions throughout the day for our competitors. Successfully defending his title for a third year consecutively (you read that right) was Riley Fleming (Lynx Ridge GC) who came from behind in the second last group after starting the day 3-strokes behind the leader. Riley fired in 6 birdies today to card an outstanding 4-under par 68 in very difficult conditions to finish the Championship with a total of 140 (4-under).

In sole possession of 2nd place was Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) who played solidly throughout his round today and was the only other competitor to go under-par carding 1-under par 71 for a Championship total of 145 (1-over).

In 3rd place was newcomer Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) who finished the Championship at +2 for a total of 146. In 4th place was Dillion Batsel (Desert Blume GC) who finished the Championship at +4 for a total of 148. In a two-way tie for 5th place was Dustin Risdon (The Golf Box) & Taylor Irvin (Silver Springs G&CC) who both finished the Championship at +5 for respective totals’ of 149. In 7th place was Eric Locke (Priddis G&CC) who finished the Championship at +6 for a total of 150.

Rounding out our Top-10 in a five-way tie for 8th place was Braden Chown (Desert Blume GC), Jeremy Maher (Modern Golf), Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Tyler LeBouthillier (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) & new to the Association Sean Sinclair (Elbow Springs GC) who all finished the Championship at +7 for respective totals’ of 151.

Special thanks to host course Stony Plain GC for putting on a top-notch event and to Sponsor Cobra Puma Golf for their continued support!

Click here for full results.


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Ten Players Pass the PAT at Stony Plain GC

The second Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Stony Plain GC saw a total of 10 players pass and receive their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada! All players shot on or under the respective target scores (79 for men & 84 for women) for the event. Congratulations to the following:

  • Markus Clift (Coloniale G&CC)
  • Keenan Vanderkooi (Silvertip GR)
  • Zach Rodda (Cardiff G&CC)
  • Carson Conroy (The Links of GlenEagles)
  • Rachel Wiebe (Windermere G&CC)
  • Ryon Barnesky (Jasper Park Lodge GC)
  • Jason Wiwad (RedTail Landing GC)
  • Olivia Nickel (The Ranch G&CC)
  • Amy Popkes (Carnmoney GC)
  • Dymon Skalski (Cougar Creek GR)
Click here for full PAT results.

Assistants’ Championship Draw – Stony Plain GC
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Assistants’ Championship Draw – Stony Plain GC

The draw is now posted for Round 1 of the PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Championship proudly Sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf.

This year we will have 57 of Alberta’s finest Assistant Professionals heading west of Edmonton to Stony Plain GC on July 13th & 14th to compete for the first Championship title of the season and a take of the $13,900 purse.

Players will look to dethrone back-to-back defending champion Riley Fleming after winning the Championship at his now home course Lynx Ridge GC in 2019 and at The Ranch G&CC in 2018. Click here to see past champions.

Tee times will begin at 12:30pm on July 13th and at 8:00am on July 14th. Winner of the Championship will receive 40 Order of Merit points.

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Play Ability Test #2 Draw – Stony Plain GC
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Play Ability Test #2 Draw – Stony Plain GC

The draw is now available for the second Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Stony Plain GC on Monday, July 13th. Tee times will begin at 3:40pm. Good luck to the 27 competitors we have going for their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada!

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Stiles Goes Bogey Free to Win at Lakeside GC
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Stiles Goes Bogey Free to Win at Lakeside GC

Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) had a bogey free round to win the third Golf Supply House Series event hosted at Lakeside GC.  Stiles had birdies on 15 and 16 on his way to a 7-under par 64.  It was a close battle all day with last week’s winner Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) who finished the day at 6–under 65.  Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) and Riley Fleming (Lynx Ridge GC) both shot 67’s to round out the top four. 

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