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Heffernan Hangs On to Win PGA of Alberta Championship
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Heffernan Hangs On to Win PGA of Alberta Championship

Ninety of Alberta’s top Professionals tee’d it up again today for Round Two of the PGA of Alberta Championship at the picturesque River Bend G&RA. This Championship is proudly Sponsored by long-time Partner’s, Club CarTaylorMade Canadaadidas Golf. River Bend G&RA did an unbelievable job having the course in such great shape and hosting such an amazing event.

It was a crazy day on the Leaderboard as players were moving up and down positions throughout the front nine. Play stabilised somewhat on the back nine as our Champion Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Center) distanced himself and only had one competitor remain within striking distance throughout the round. 

Heffernan started the day in the lead after breaking the Course Record for Round One with a 9-under 63 and after some slight hiccup’s through the first 5 holes, Wes was able to put the pedal to the floor again and run away from the pack. Going eagle-birdie-birdie through holes 8, 9, and 10, Wes created a comfortable cushion for the remainder of his round to finish the Championship with a ridiculous two-day total of 130 (14-under).   

In Second Place, with a great tournament total of 134 to finish 10-under par was David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) who kept things interesting all day keeping some heat on Wes at the top and forcing him to keep up his amazing play.

Tied for Third was Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) (69,69), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) (66,72) and Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) (68,70) who all played stellar golf through both rounds shooting tournament totals of 138. 

Sharing possession of Sixth with tournament totals of 139 was Matthew Mah (Mill Woods GC) (67-72), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) (67-72), Samuel Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC) (70-69) and Defending Champ Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) (68-71) who all played consistently solid golf over both rounds and helped keep things exciting on the top of Leaderboard. 

With 28 players finishing Even-par or better it was a truly exciting and highly contested Championship that left everyone sitting on the edge of their seats. Competitors at the top were battling for the highly coveted spots on the Alberta Assistants’ team which added another dimension of excitement to the round. The Alberta Assistants’ Team will be announced shortly.

Click here for final results.


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


Ladies’ Championship Draw - Sturgeon Valley G&CC
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Ladies’ Championship Draw - Sturgeon Valley G&CC

Alberta’s top female Professionals will head to Sturgeon Valley G&CC on September 17th & 18th for the annual PGA of Alberta Ladies’ Championship. Players will look to dethrone defending champion Marsha Rogers (The Derrick G&WC) who took home the Championship last year carding a 75-75 for a tournament total of 150. Tee times will begin at 1:00pm for Round One of the Championship.  

Click here to view the field and draw.


Seniors’ Championship Draw - Sturgeon Valley G&CC
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Seniors’ Championship Draw - Sturgeon Valley G&CC

The draw is now available for the First Round of the MKRAK Management Inc. Sponsored PGA of Alberta Seniors’ Championship. Thirty-six of Alberta’s top Professionals aged 50 & over will head to the beautiful Sturgeon Valley G&CC next week on September 17th & 18th to compete for the title. Players will look to dethrone 6-time and current reigning Champion Scott Allred of Elbow Springs GC who has won the last four Seniors’ Championships in a row. Scott carded a 67-70 last year at Cottonwood G&CC for a stellar 137 tournament total to comfortably defend his title by a six stroke margin.

The winner will go on to represent the Alberta Zone at the 2020 PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada. Tee times will begin at 11:00am for Round One of the Championship.

Click here to view the field and round one draw.


Vandermey Brothers Vanquish the Field at Pro-Pro Best Ball
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Vandermey Brothers Vanquish the Field at Pro-Pro Best Ball

Summer luckily made its much sought after reappearance today for the 54 teams at the stunning Priddis Greens G&CC for the 2019 PGA of Alberta Pro-Pro Best Ball, Sponsored by G&G Golf Company and Allstate Insurance.

Nick Vandermey (Windermere G&CC) & Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) played lights out golf today carding 10-under-62 to win the Pro-Pro Best Ball Overall Division. Winners of the Ladies’ Division this year was the team of Kim Valleau (Winston GC) & Rhonda Carter (Canyon Meadows G&CC).

The team of Scott Stiles (Winston GC) & Todd Halpen (Golf Canada Calgary Center) and the team of Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Center) & Scott Smith (Pinebrook G&CC) all carded stellar scores of 8-under-64 to finish tied for possession of second. Home course favourites Samuel Kirkness & Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) and the team of Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) & Matt Mah (Mill Woods GC) all shot 7-under 65’s to finish tied for fourth.

Lastly, we are proud to have raised over $700 for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation thanks to the contributions made from our Members playing in the event!

Click here for full results.


2019 Buying Show Education Series - Registration Now Open
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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!

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
@ 12:00-1:00PM

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
Presenter TBA

BMO Centre
Arabian Room B
$25 + GST

Apply for a PGA of Alberta Bursary Worth $750
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Apply for a PGA of Alberta Bursary Worth $750

The 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. The Bursary Program is designed to assist and encourage professional development to enhance the skills of PGA of Alberta Members.

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. Deadline to apply September 27th by 4pm.

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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Team Match Play Championship – Semi Finals Bracket
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Team Match Play Championship – Semi Finals Bracket

Check out the updated brackets for Semi Finals of the PGA of Alberta Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship! Competition is heating up as all teams are in the money for the Championship plus the winners of each match will advance to the Finals being played at Red Deer G&CC.

In the North finals, we have the second ranked team of Kyle Boyd (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) and Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) playing the fifth ranked Vandermey brothers team of Nick (Windermere G&CC) and Spencer (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) which will surely be a great match with northern bragging rights on the line between Kyle and Spencer both being from the same club.

Down in the South, we have the fourth ranked team of Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) and Dustin Risdon (The Players Shack) battling the sixth ranked team from Priddis Greens G&CC of Sam Kirkness and Eric Locke. All players have had great seasons so far and sit inside the top 25 on the PGA of Alberta Order of Merit rankings.

Good luck to everyone in their match!

View entire bracket by clicking here.


G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball Draw - Priddis Greens G&CC
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G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball Draw - Priddis Greens G&CC

The draw for the annual G&G Golf Company Pro-Pro Best Ball presented by Allstate Insurance is now available. The event will see 54 teams of Professionals from throughout the province head to the picturesque Priddis Greens G&CC (Raven Course) just southwest of Calgary on Thursday, September 12th. The shotgun will begin at 11am with a meal following the round including the prize presentation.

The Pro-Pro Best Ball will again have a Ladies’ Division for the tournament. Female Professionals will compete for a separate purse from the males.

Click here to view the field and draw.


Heffernan Heats Up to Repeat at Fall Championship
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Heffernan Heats Up to Repeat at Fall Championship

Round Two of the Sunice/Bobby Jones Fall Championship at the beautiful Royal Mayfair GC saw plenty of action throughout the round making for an exciting day for competitors and spectators alike. The course was in immaculate shape and playing conditions were again great setting up for a fantastic Second Round.

Defending Champion Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) came out firing today while also flirting with the course record which he ended up setting with an out-of-this-world 7-under 63. Wes had a magnificent round today managing to bag 8 birdies, 9 pars and only had one blemish (bogey) on his card for a two-day total score of 130 (10-under). Wes weighed in on his repeat with "It was really nice to finish out the season with a win again and continue my stellar play of the last month."

Finishing tied for 2nd with stellar 4-under par 136 totals for the Tournament and six back of Wes was; local fan favourite Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) (69-67), Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) (68-68) & Dustin Risdon (The Players Shack) (65-71).

Rounding out the top five & tied for possession of 5th at 1-under par overall was Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) (70-69) & Tyler LeBouthillier (Blue Devil GC) (71-68) who played solid golf over the two days finishing with tournament totals of 139.

Finishing in sole possession of 7th with a 140 Tournament total (even) (71-69) was Scott Stiles (The Winston GC) who played solid golf over both days.

Special thanks to long time Sponsor Sunice/Bobby Jones and to the entire Royal Mayfair staff for hosting yet another wonderful Fall Championship and having the course in such great shape. Next stop on the schedule is the Pro-Pro Best Ball at Priddis Greens G&CC on September 12th.

Click here for full Championship results.


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Two New Players Pass the Play Ability Test at Royal Mayfair GC

The fifth and final Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Royal Mayfair GC saw two new players pass and receive their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada!

Congratulations to Harvey Auger (Eagle Point GC) and Dallas Jackson (Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC) for shooting the Class A Target score over the two days. Congratulations also to current member Ben Matthews (Miskanaw GC) for shooting his Class A score as well.

Click here for full PAT results.


Risdon Ramps it Up at Round 1 of Sunice/Bobby Jones Fall Championship
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Risdon Ramps it Up at Round 1 of Sunice/Bobby Jones Fall Championship

Forty-five of Alberta’s top competitors teed it up for Round One of the PGA of Alberta Fall Championship hosted at the prestigious Royal Mayfair GC and proudly Sponsored by long-time partners, Sunice/Bobby Jones. The players had great playing conditions throughout the day and can expect more of the same tomorrow.

Dustin Risdon (The Players Shack) played lights out golf today carding a superb 5-under 65 to grab control of the Championship lead and put the pressure on the pack trailing him. Dustin had 7 birdies throughout the round and was only 2 strokes off the course record (63).

Coming in hot and fresh off his latest victory at the PGA of Alberta Championship was Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) who was playing in the last group today and carded 3-under 67 to give himself sole possession of Second.

One stroke behind Wes and three off the lead was Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) who carded a score of 2-under 68 to finish in sole possession of Third.

Local fan favorite and 4-time past Champion Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC), Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC) & David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) each carded scores of 1-under 69 to finish tied for Fourth and remain in the hunt for the Championship tomorrow.

Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) sits alone in sole possession of Seventh shooting a even-par 70 and giving himself a chance tomorrow with a low round needed.

Round Two will resume tomorrow morning (September 4th) at 7:30am sharp. Follow the @PGAofAlberta on Twitter for live scoring updates as the round progresses.

Click here for Round One Results & Round Two Draw


2019 Award Nominations Extended
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2019 Award Nominations Extended

"NOMINATIONS EXTENDED"

 The PGA of Alberta is proud to present the 2019 Awards Program! The main goal of this program is to recognize several PGA of Alberta Members and Industry Representatives for their achievements throughout the season and their career, as well as for their contributions to the Association and the game of golf. Nineteen Awards including Player of the Year, Championship and Bursary Award winners will be recognised at this year’s Award Banquet.

Please note the below details for the 2019 Awards Program;

  • Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception - Wednesday, October 23rd at the BMO Centre in Calgary!
  • Click here to see the Awards criteria for the below Awards:
    • Assistant Professional of the Year - CFM & Class "A" Professional
    • Club Professional of the Year
    • Coach of the Year
    • Executive Professional of the Year
    • Junior Leader of the Year
    • Teacher of the Year
    • Retailer of the Year - Private & Public
    • Sales Representative of the Year

Nominations are now being accepted online! As a PGA of Alberta member, you may nominate one deserving individual for each of the Award categories.

NOMINATE NOW

Top 100 Award

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The Top 100 Program (formerly known as the Professional Development Program) 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. The yearly award given out at the Awards Banquet during the Buying Show will be for the most points accumulated from October 2018 to October 2019. Every Buying Show begins a new year for the Top 100 Program.

As part of this new program, the PGA of Alberta will acknowledge the Top 100 Professionals which will be the top 100-point earners for that given year of the program. These members will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for that year and will receive a custom Top 100 logo in which they can use to further promote themselves as Golf Professionals to further advance their careers.

In addition to the recognizing the Top 100 Professionals, the PGA of Alberta will offer cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 7 point earners for this program year.


Click here to learn how you can earn points.

Bursary Applications - Opening July 5th

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four bursaries of $750 each to deserving Candidates for Membership and Class A Professionals who meet or exceed the bursary criteria as outlined on the website.

All CFM’s and Class A Professionals (who are not employed as Head Professionals) are eligible and encouraged to apply. A minimum of two of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal CFM’s (working 9 months or less for their employer).

Bursary applications will be accepted until Friday, September 27th at 4:00pm.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Important Dates

  • Junior Scholarship Deadline: July 12th
  • Nominations Close: September 10th
  • Award Applications will be sent to Nominees: As they are nominated or on September 2nd
  • Membership Bursary Deadline: September 27th
  • Finalists will be presented online: October 2nd
  • Award Winners will be recognised at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 23rd

Save the Date: The cocktail reception, sponsored by Jancor Agencies & Inside Golf will begin as soon as the Buying Show concludes on day two at 5:00pm. The Awards Banquet will follow at 5:30pm. Members are encouraged to attend to support their peers.

Contact Ashley Van Kroonenburg at the PGA of Alberta office  by email - a[email protected]  or by calling 403-256-8894, if you have any questions about the Awards Program.

 


Tournament News

Fall Championship - Live Scoring

Action for the Sunice / Bobby Jones PGA of Alberta Fall Championship hosted at the Royal Mayfair GC in Edmonton gets underway at 10am this morning (September 3rd). Be sure to follow your favourite PGA of Alberta Professional throughout both rounds of the Championship by following their score on the link here > https://bit.ly/2lUDMEd.

Click here to view draw.


Sunice/Bobby Jones Fall Championship Draw - Royal Mayfair GC
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Sunice/Bobby Jones Fall Championship Draw - Royal Mayfair GC

The draw is now posted for Round One of the PGA of Alberta Fall Championship Sponsored by Sunice Inc. & Bobby Jones. The prestigious Royal Mayfair GC in Edmonton will once again host this Championship next week on September 3rd & 4th. Congratulations to everyone that qualified this year which will see 46 of Alberta’s top players who finished in the top of either the Golf Supply House Series Money List or the Overall Individual Money List from this season.

Tee times will start at 10:00am for Round One and 7:30am for Round Two of the Championship. Round One tee times have been determined by Overall Individual Money earned this season. The more money earned, the later the tee time.

Winner of the Championship will be awarded 40 Order of Merit points! This will be the final event to accumulate points in hopes to secure a spot on the Alberta Head Pro Team. Click here to view the current standings.

Click here to view the field and draw.


Tournament News

Play Ability Test #5 Draw - Royal Mayfair GC

The draw is now available for the fifth and final Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Royal Mayfair GC next week on September 3 & 4. Tee times will begin at 12:40pm on day one and approximately at 10:10am on the second day. Round Two draw will be created immediately following the conclusion of Round One. Good luck the 14 competitors going for their Apprentice Professional status with the PGA of Canada!

Click here to view the field and draw.


2019 PGA of Alberta Junior Scholarship Recipients
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2019 PGA of Alberta Junior Scholarship Recipients

Each year the PGA of Alberta is proud to award four Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each. Two of the Scholarships are awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members and the other two are awarded to selected Alberta Juniors who meet specific criteria.

Congratulations to Jonas Nelson (Dave Nelson – Henderson Lake GC) and Michael Grant (Clive Grant – Golf Supply House) for each winning the PGA of Alberta Family Scholarships. Winning the Golf Specific Scholarships are Sebastian Farkas (Silver Springs G&CC) and Victoria Tse (Country Hills GC). Thank you to everyone that applied for a Scholarship this year!

Click here to see winners.


Four Progress to Shaw Charity Classic
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Four Progress to Shaw Charity Classic

After a heated battle today and a three-man playoff featuring Guy Boros (69), Patrick Sheehan (69) and Scott Pieri (69) (won playoff) at the beautiful Elbow Springs GC in Calgary, four players rose above the rest to qualify for the Shaw Charity Classic event held at the  Canyon Meadows G&CC on Aug. 28 – Sept. 1.

Congratulations to David Morland IV (66), Brian Cooper (68), Grant Waite (68) & Scott Pieri (69) who claimed the four spots advancing to the Shaw Charity Classic.

Click here for final results.


Shaw Charity Classic Event Qualifier Draw – Elbow Springs GC
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Shaw Charity Classic Event Qualifier Draw – Elbow Springs GC

The draw is available for the Shaw Charity Classic Event Qualifier hosted today at Elbow Springs GC in Calgary on Tuesday, August 27th. Twenty-four players aged 50 years and older from throughout North America will compete for 4 spots advancing to the Shaw Charity Classic! Good luck to our two PGA of Alberta Professionals playing in the event, Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) and Gord Courage (The Hamptons GC)! First tee time is at 9am.

The Shaw Charity Classic will be taking place at Canyon Meadows G&CC from August 28th to September 1st. 

Click here to view the draw.


Valley Ridge GC & Goose Hummock GR Cruise to Victories at Pro-Senior
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Valley Ridge GC & Goose Hummock GR Cruise to Victories at Pro-Senior

The 2019 Golf Trends Inc. & Golf Pride sponsored Pro-Senior - Team Net & Gross Best Ball event was hosted at the stunning Valley Ridge GC today.

Team Valley Ridge GC with host Professional Jeremy Maher and Amateur Pat Nairn was able to lock up control of first place by carding a ridiculous Team Net total of 13-under 59. They had a very impressive scorecard as they had 11 birdies and 1 eagle.

Winning the Team Gross Total was team Goose Hummock GR with Professional Mike McEvay and Amateur Bruce Mclsaac. In second place on the Team Gross Total side was team Links of GlenEagles with Professional Mac Keats and Amateur Jim Russell who finished with a stellar 6-under 66.

Thanks to all the golf course staff, our sponsors Golf Trends Inc. & Golf Pride and the competitors for making this event a successful one.

Click here for the final results.


Five Advance to Event Qualifier on August 27th
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Five Advance to Event Qualifier on August 27th

Congratulations to the five competitors today who shot 72 or better at River Spirit GC for the Champions Tour Pre-Qualifer. Jay Fredrickson (70), Antonio Maldonado (70), Gord Courage (71), Jim Karr (71) and Dennis Hendershott (72) who prevailed in a playoff to grab the final spot for next weeks Event Qualifier at Elbow Springs GC on Tuesday, August 27th. 

The Shaw Charity Classic will be taking place at Canyon Meadows G&CC on August 30th to September 1st.

Click here for final results.


Pro-Senior Draw - Valley Ridge GC
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Pro-Senior Draw - Valley Ridge GC

The draw is now available for the annual PGA of Alberta Pro-Senior presented by Golf Trends Inc. / Golf Pride and hosted at the beautiful Valley Ridge GC in Calgary on Monday, August 26th. Thirty-eight teams of Professionals and their Senior Amateur (aged 50 & over) will compete in a Team Gross/Net format to determine the Champions. Shotgun start begins at 1:00pm with a meal to follow the round.

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

Click here to view the current field and draw.


Heffernan Sets Course Record in Round 1 of PGA of Alberta Championship
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Heffernan Sets Course Record in Round 1 of PGA of Alberta Championship

Ninety of Alberta’s top Professionals tee’d off at the PGA of Alberta Championship for Round One at the stunning River Bend G&RA for the third consecutive year in a row, proudly Sponsored by long time PGA of Alberta partner’s, TaylorMade - Club Car - adidas Golf. River Bend G&RA should be commended for having the course in such great shape, leaving competitors set up to play aggressive and go low. Conditions were consistent throughout the day setting up a packed Leaderboard for an exciting Round 2 tomorrow.

Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Center)  came out firing today and carried on his torrid pace of late setting a new course record in the process and finishing Round One in sole possession of First, posting a ridiculous score of nine-under 63. Wes weighed in on his Round 1 with "I played really well today, every facet of my game was on and it came together really nicely and I did not even have my eight iron".

On Wes’ tail tied for Second Place at 6-under 66 includes David MacComb (Blackhawk GC), Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC), Dallas Cantera  (Cardiff G&CC) and Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC), who all played great consistent golf today to be within striking distance of Wes.

Matthew Mah (Mill Woods GC)  and Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) both had solid consistent rounds today, carding 5-under par 67 to share possession of Sixth place respectively and remain within striking distance of the leader and pack.

Defending Champion Riley Fleming (NGA Dome), Dustin Risdon, Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) & Gary Hartford (Highlands GC) all carded 4-under par 68 today to share possession of 8th and remain in contention for tomorrow with low rounds needed.

Sharing possession of 12th place is a group of 4 players; Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC), Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC), Braden Chown (Desert Blume GC) and Darrell McDonald (Mill Woods GC) all carded 3-under par 69’s to keep some pressure on the competitors above them on the Leaderboard.

Seven competitors are sharing possession of 16th place at 2-under par 70; Garett Jenkinson (Golf Performance Canada at Elbow Springs), Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC  Calgary Beacon Heights), Sam Kirkness (Priddis Greens G&CC), Mark Corrigan (Concierge Golf), Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC), Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) and Nick Vandermey (Windermere G&CC).

The players are in store for a competitive and exciting Second Round as there are 31 players who are all even-par or better and all have the ability to go low and put some pressure on the leaders. Championship Day will be everyone trying to catch our leader Wes Heffernan and make for an extremely exciting finish. Be sure to watch from the Beer Gardens looking onto the 18th green!

Click here for Round 1 results and Round 2 draw

Round two will resume tomorrow morning (Tuesday, August 20th) at 7:30am. Final group of Heffernan, Cantera and Cuthbertson  will tee off at 12:20pm. Players will have a chance to improve upon their Round One scores as the weather forecast is calling for warm weather and minimal wind tomorrow. 

Follow the @PGAofAlberta on Twitter for live scoring updates tomorrow or follow along on the live scoring Leaderboard to see all the changes in real time!!


Tournament News

PGA of Alberta Championship - Live Scoring

Action is now underway for the TaylorMade - Club Car - adidas Golf PGA of Alberta Championship at River Bend G&RA in Red Deer. Be sure to follow your favourite PGA of Alberta Professional throughout the Championship by following their score on the link here > https://bit.ly/2Z0ckrA


Shaw Charity Classic Pre-Qualifier Draw – River Spirit GC
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Shaw Charity Classic Pre-Qualifier Draw – River Spirit GC

The draw is now available for the Shaw Charity Classic Pre-Qualifier hosted at River Spirit GC in Calgary on Friday, August 23rd. Thirty players aged 50 years and older from all over the world will compete for 5 spots advancing to the Event Qualifier hosted at Elbow Springs GC on August 27th. Good luck to our seven PGA of Alberta Professionals playing in the event!

The Shaw Charity Classic will be taking place at Canyon Meadows G&CC from August 28th - September 1st.

Click here to view the draw.


Spring Seminar/AGM Heading to The Derrick G&WC in 2020
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Spring Seminar/AGM Heading to The Derrick G&WC in 2020

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce that the Spring Seminar and AGM in 2020 will be held at The Derrick G&WC in Edmonton. The dates of the AGM/Spring Seminar will be March 2nd & 3rd so please mark these dates down in your calendar.

The Derrick G&WC is a world-class multi-use facility dedicated to providing quality facilities and services. Click here to read some Testimonials on the facility.

We hope you plan on joining us at the AGM/Spring Seminar in 2020. The Education Committee is already confirming speakers and is looking forward to next years line up.


TaylorMade - Club Car - adidas Golf PGA of Alberta Championship Draw - River Bend G&RA
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TaylorMade - Club Car - adidas Golf PGA of Alberta Championship Draw - River Bend G&RA

The wait is finally over! The draw is now available for Round 1 of the highly coveted PGA of Alberta Championship Sponsored by long-time partners TaylorMade, Club Car and adidas Golf.

For the third consecutive year, players will head to River Bend G&RA in Red Deer on August 19 & 20 to compete in the 36-hole stroke play competition. The Championship this year will see a stacked field of 90 Professionals from throughout the province trying to take home a piece of the largest purse of the season at $31,400! Tee times for both rounds will begin at 7:30am.

Winner of the Championship will be awarded 50 Order of Merit points and will be that much closer to securing their spot on the Alberta Assistants’ or Head Pro Team. Click here to view the current standings.

Click here to view the current field and draw.

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PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine – Issue #24

The newest issue of the PGA of Alberta Digital Magazine... the "Golf Report" is now live! Content in this issue includes stories on the upcoming PGA of Alberta Buying Show, renovations at Stony Plain GC, details on the PGA of Alberta Bursary & Top 100 Programs, and much more.

Click here to view the newest issue now.


2019 Shaw Charity Classic Pre-Qualifier - Register Now!
Tournament News

2019 Shaw Charity Classic Pre-Qualifier - Register Now!

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to host two Qualifying tournaments for the 2019 edition of the Shaw Charity Classic held at Canyon Meadows G&CC on August 28th - September 1st.

The Pre-Qualifier which is open to Amateurs and Professionals aged 50 years and older will be taking place at River Spirit GC in Calgary on August 23rd.  Those who advance from the Pre-Qualifier will play in the Event Qualifier on August 27th hosted at Elbow Springs GC, the final stage before the Shaw Charity Classic.

DEADLINE to register for the Pre-Qualifier is Friday, August 16 by 5pm MST. For more information on how to qualify, please click Read More below.

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