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PGA on Wheels Needs Your Help!
PGA of Canada News

PGA on Wheels Needs Your Help!

The first PGA on Wheels event this year will be taking place at the Collicutt Centre in Red Deer on May 16th for the Annual Go Girl Event. We are in need of PGA of Alberta Professionals to volunteer and give instruction at the various junior golf activities that will be setup. If you are able to help, please submit the Volunteer Registration form on the website! Each Member will receive two Professional Development points as well as be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card. Click Read More below for additional information.

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WINston for the Win!
Tournament News

WINston for the Win!

Team Winston GC wins the Pro-Lady South at Redwood Meadows G&CC, sponsored by EFW Radiology. Dale Tomlinson and playing partner Nancy Bird posted a Team Net total of 10-under 62. Dale Tomlinson also captured the individual pro-side by posting a tournament low 5-under 67. Coming in second place was team NGA @ McCall Lake where Dustin Risdon and playing partner Skyesong Alexis posted an 8-under 64. In a two-way tie for third place was team Pinebrook G&CC and Redwood Meadows G&CC shooting a 7-under 65. Thank you to all professionals and amateurs for a great event!
Click here for the final results.


Early Buying Show Registration Deadline is today at Midnight!
Buying Show News

Early Buying Show Registration Deadline is today at Midnight!

Register now for the 2018 PGA of Alberta Buying Show on October 16th – 18th, 2018. A 5% discount on rates will be offered if registration received prior to July 16th, 2018 at midnight.

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

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.

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


Pro-Lady South Draw - Redwood Meadows G&CC
Tournament News

Pro-Lady South Draw - Redwood Meadows G&CC

The draw is now posted for the Pro-Lady South event hosted at Redwood Meadows G&CC on Monday, July 16th. Forty teams of Professionals and their female amateurs will battle it out on the golf course next week to be crowned this year’s EFW Radiology’s Pro-Lady South Champions. Shotgun will begin at 1:30pm. Lunch will be served prior to the round as well as a meal and prize presentation afterwards.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


Sirocco GC & Blackhawk GC win Pro-Junior!
Tournament News

Sirocco GC & Blackhawk GC win Pro-Junior!

The team of Craig Gibson and Mathew Betker of Sirocco GC took home Low Gross honours today at Blackhawk GC in the 2018 Pro-Junior. Team Sirocco GC shot an 8-under par score of 63 to edge out the competition. Jacques Plouffe and Sonny Assaly of Blackhawk GC combined for an excellent score of 9-under 62 to take home the Net title. Wes Heffernan of Golf Canada Centre posted a tournament low of  4-under par 67 to win the Individual Professional title.

Click here for the full tournament results.


PGA on Wheels Grows the Game at Stampede Breakfast
Association News

PGA on Wheels Grows the Game at Stampede Breakfast

The first ever Stampede Breakfast event hosted at the Golf Canada Calgary Centre was a day filled with fun for every person that attended. In partnership with Alberta Golf and the Golf Canada Calgary Centre, the event saw over 400 people throughout the morning taking part in free golf tips, junior activities, and of course a complimentary pancake breakfast. Thank you to everyone who supported the inaugural event including our dedicated Professionals Gary Slatter (PGA of Alberta Member), Joel Douglas (Cottonwood G&CC), Matt Seifert (Earl Grey GC) and Sean Murray (Bearspaw CC) for volunteering their time to grow the game to the youth.

For more information on the PGA on Wheels program, please click here.


Risdon is Back
Tournament News

Risdon is Back

Dustin Risdon (NGA @ McCall Lake) is back on the top of the leader board firing a 6-under 66 to capture the Golf Supply House Event hosted at Stony Plain GC.  This is Risdon’s first win of the season.  Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Calgary Centre) and Dallas Cantera (Cardiff  G&CC) both shot 4-under to tie for second place. 

Click here for all the results.


Shaw Charity Classic Qualifiers
Association News

Shaw Charity Classic Qualifiers

The PGA of Alberta is proud to host two Qualifying tournaments for the 2018 Shaw Charity Classic.  The Pre-Qualifier which is open to Amateurs and Professionals alike, aged 50 years or older, will be taking place at Elbow Springs GC in Calgary on August 24th.  Those who qualify from there will advance to the Event Qualifier being played at The Hamptons GC on August 28th.  The Shaw Charity Classic will be taking place at Canyon Meadows G&CC from August 29th to September 2nd.  For more information on how to qualify, please click Read More below.

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Pro-Junior Draw – Blackhawk GC
Tournament News

Pro-Junior Draw – Blackhawk GC

The draw is now available for the solo Pro-Junior event of the season hosted at Blackhawk GC in Spruce Grove on Tuesday, July 10th. Over fifty teams of Professionals and their Junior will battle it out on the golf course next week to be crowned this year’s Net or Gross Team Champions. Shotgun will begin at 1pm with a meal and prize presentation following the round.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


GSH Series Draw - Stony Plain GC
Tournament News

GSH Series Draw - Stony Plain GC

Stony Plain GC is set to host the eighth Golf Supply House Series event of the season taking place on Monday, July 9th. The event will see a competitive field of 49 players competing for a purse of $6,450. Tee times will begin at 8am.

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


Whitecotton is Howling at Wolf Creek!
Tournament News

Whitecotton is Howling at Wolf Creek!

Despite the unfavorable weather forecast and the cool morning breeze the sun made an appearance and turned into an excellent day to play golf. The playing conditions for round two gave all 50 competitors a chance to battle it out to win the second two-day event of the Golf Supply House Series.

Starting the day at 5-under 65, Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) found himself in contention being only 3 strokes back of the round 1 leader Dillon Batsel (Connaught GC). Keith was able to draw from his consistent round 1 play and finished round two with a 2-under 68 coming in with fourteen pars, three birdies and one bogey to claim his first victory of the season with a 65-68-133. Batsel was able to capitalize on his astonishing play from round 1 to clinch sole possession of second place by carding a 62-72-134 and almost tying Keith on 18 by putting his 80-yard pitch shot half an inch away from going in for eagle. It was an exciting finish as Keith and Dillon battled it out until the very end.

Finishing in a two-way tie for third place was Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) and Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) who both finished the tournament with a total of 136. Finishing in sole possession of fifth place was Scott Stiles (Inglewood G&CC) who finished with a two-day total of 138.

The next Golf Supply House Series event on the schedule is at Stony Plain GC in Stony Plain, Alberta on July 9th which will see approximately 50 of the top Professionals in Alberta.

Click here for Final Results


Association News

Two Pass the PAT at Wolf Creek GR

After a two-day grind at Wolf Creek GR, two players successfully passed their Playing Ability Test. Congratulations to Marcus Meneghetti of Silver Springs G&CC (155) & Shane Garbutt of Glendale G&CC (156), on being the newest Member of the PGA of Canada and achieving their CFM Target Score.

Click here for full PAT results.


GSH Series Draw - Wolf Creek GR
Tournament News

GSH Series Draw - Wolf Creek GR

Wolf Creek GR is ready to host the second two-day Golf Supply House Series event of the season taking place on July 3rd & 4th. The event will see a competitive field of 51 players competing for a purse of $11,400. Tee times will begin at 1pm on July 3rd for round one and 8am on July 4th for round two.

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


Team Match Play Championship – Round 3
Tournament News

Team Match Play Championship – Round 3

The draw for Round 3 of the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship is now posted! Congratulations to all teams advancing on to the next round.  Each team has until July 18th to complete their third-round match. Click Read More to be directed to the brackets.

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Junior Scholarship Deadline is July 13th!
Association News

Junior Scholarship Deadline is July 13th!

The PGA of Alberta is proud to present four Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each. Two of these scholarships will be awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members (no golf experience needed) and the other two will be awarded to selected Alberta Juniors, 25 years or younger, who meet the specific criteria.

Deadline is Friday, July 13th. 

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Team Cardiff wins Pro-Lady North!
Tournament News

Team Cardiff wins Pro-Lady North!

The 2017 defending champions and host professional Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) with partner Dani Perl shot a team total 9-under 63 to capture their second Pro-Lady North title in two years at their home course, sponsored by Pixel Army & EFW Radiology. Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) and partner Doris Bayrak finished with a 7-under 65 to capture sole possession of second place. Jeff Cuthbertson also captured the individual pro side with a blistering 5-under 67. 

Click here for the final results.


Register for TEE Talks Live / National Teaching and Coaching Conference
PGA of Canada News

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.


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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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.


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])


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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.