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Play Ability Test Draw - Mill Woods GC on August 10th
Play Ability Test News

Play Ability Test Draw - Mill Woods GC on August 10th

The draw is now posted for the fourth Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Mill Woods GC in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 10th. Tee times begin at 2:00pm.

Good luck to all players going for their Professional status with the PGA of Canada! Follow the scoring next week on the link below.

Click here to view the draw/scoring link for next week.


Award Nomination Deadline Extended - Nominate Today
Awards News

Award Nomination Deadline Extended - Nominate Today

Nominations for the 2022 PGA of Alberta Awards Program have been extended until Wednesday, August 24th (end of day). Members and Industry Partners have 5 days left to nominate an individual or facility that they feel is deserving of an Award this year. In total, nine Awards are up for nomination:

Please note the following for the 2022 Awards Program:

Coach of the Year Award Eligibility - Nominees must be certified within Golf’s National Coach Certification Program Competition stream (Coach of New Competitors, Coach of Developing Competitors) to be eligible to be a Finalist and win the Award.

Nomination(s) – We encourage all PGA of Alberta Professionals and Industry Partners to nominate a deserving individual in each of the Award categories.

Awards Criteria - Click Here
to view the criteria for each Award.


Video Bio Submissions - All members who are nominated for an Award are highly encouraged to submit a short video bio in addition to their application form.

Awards Banquet (Save the Date) - Award winners will be revealed at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 19th at the Calgary BMO Centre (after day two of the Buying Show).

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE

G.S.H. #7 - Mickelson National GC - Draw Available
Tournament News

G.S.H. #7 - Mickelson National GC - Draw Available

The seventh and final Golf Supply House Series event of the season is all set for Mickelson National GC on: Monday, August 22nd. Crossover starts at 8:00 AM and we have 74 of our Professionals ready to compete at our last G.S.H event of the season. Grant Numrich (Red Deer G&CC), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry), Mitch Fox (Speargrass GC) & Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC) & Mitch Fox for his second W at Leduc GC 2-Day and Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) were our first, second, third, fourth, fifth & sixth respective Professionals in the Winners’ Circle this season, whom from the field will add their name to the list?

Click here for the DRAW.


Two Weeks Away from the Final Play Ability Test of the Season
Play Ability Test News

Two Weeks Away from the Final Play Ability Test of the Season

We  are two weeks away from the fifth and final Play Ability Test of the 2022 season, hosted at Woodside GC in Airdrie on Thursday, September 1st. Congratulations to the 35 individuals that have already passed the PAT this season in Alberta.

Please pass this information on to anyone interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Canada at your facility. For more information on the steps to become a member, please refer to the PGA of Canada Membership Roadmap.
  
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About the PAT…
The PAT is standardized testing all Applicants must pass in order to be eligible to apply for membership. All prospective Applicants are required to register with the PGA of Canada prior to registering for a PAT in 2022. Once an application has been accepted, the PGA of Canada will notify the PGA of Alberta office that there is a new Applicant who will be attempting a PAT. The PAT’s are conducted by the Zones.

Prospective members must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or higher
  • Currently working in the golf industry to be verified by your employer, and work a minimum of 400 paid hours per year by December 1st
  • Two reference letters, one from your employer and one from a PGA of Canada Class "A" Member
  • Complete a police check with Sterling BackCheck Online
  • Pass a sanctioned Playing Ability Test

PAT Target Score...

  • 1 round PAT (18 holes)
  • No maximum number of attempts per year
  • All PAT’s are open to all Applicants
  • For Men, 49 years of age & under - the course rating plus 
  • For Men, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 11 
  • For Women, 49 years of age & under- the course rating plus 13 
  • For Women, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 15

PAT Process...
Step 1 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com - The cost is $325 plus tax, which includes your first PAT attempt and is valid for one year from the date of the registration. After a year, you must re-register as an Applicant to register for and attempt a PAT.

Step 2 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com for all PAT’s - ($150 plus tax per each additional attempt)

If an Applicant is unsuccessful in each of their PAT attempts over the course of a season, those Applicants may try again the following season. Successful Applicants will pay membership dues for the season at that time. 

Click ’Read More’ below for more information on the application process and the steps that need to be taken after becoming a member.


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Fleming Flourishes at Club Car LLC PGA Championship & is Victorious
Tournament News

Fleming Flourishes at Club Car LLC PGA Championship & is Victorious

Today saw Round 2 of the Club Car LLC PGA of Alberta Championship hosted at the beautiful Lynx Ridge GC. Our players were treated to another perfect day on the course and the aggressive play & low scores continued today which made for an extremely exciting day. 18 of our competitors finished at even-par or better on a mint but challenging Lynx Ridge GC which made for an extremely exciting day on the Leaderboard for players and fans alike.

After an unbelievable two days, our 2022 Club Car LLC PGA of Alberta Championship Champion is: Riley Fleming (Lynx Ridge GC) who carried on his outstanding play from Round 1 into Round 2. Riley kept the pedal to the floor throughout the Championship as he created significant distance between himself and his nearest competitors today to end up winning by a ridiculous 6-stroke margin. Riley came out firing and quickly amassed 4 Birdies and 1 Eagle in the first 6 holes. After giving 1 stroke back on the Eighth Hole, he quickly righted the ship by finishing the front-9 with a Birdie to make the turn at 6-under par carding an excellent 30. With a healthy lead after the turn, Riley played a smart and immaculate back-9, going 2-under par with no blemishes to show and a commanding 6-stroke margin of victory when all was said and done. Riley has brought the Championship back home after claiming it in 2020 & 2018 respectively. Riley finished the Championship with a two-day total of 128.

In Second Place was: Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) who played two excellent rounds over the Championship. Wes finished the Championship at 8-under par holding off his nearest competitor by 1-stroke. Wes carded an excellent 7-under par 64 today and fired a 5-under par 31 on the front-9 which he then followed up with a 2-under par 33 on the back. Wes finished the Championship with a two-day total score of 134.

 In Third Place was: Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC) who put together two great rounds over the Championship. Dillon carded 3-under par 68 today, firing 2-under par 34 on the front and 1-under par 34 on the back-9. Dillon had 6 Birdies on the card today. He finished the Championship with a two-day total of -7 and overall total score of 135. 

In Fourth Place was: Albert Pistorius (Country Hills GC) who played two consistent great rounds for the Championship. Albert carded 3-under par today, firing 2-under par 34 on the front and 1-under par on the back-9. Albert had 6 Birdies on the card today and finished the Championship at a two-day total of -6 & overall total score of 136.

Rounding out our Championship Top-5 in Fifth Place was: Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) who played round 1 at Even-Par and then went low today for round 2 firing an excellent 5-under par 66. Eric carded 3-under par 33 on the front and 2-under par 33 on the back-9. He dropped 4 Birdies and 1 Eagle today and finished the Championship with a two-day total of -5 & overall total score of 137.

In a two-way tie for Sixth Place was: Brady Karlson (Canyon Meadows G&CC ) and Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) who both finished the Championship with two-day totals of -4 & overall total scores of 138.

Rounding out our Championship Top-10 today was, in a three-way tie for Eighth Place: Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC), Sam Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) & Nick Vandermey (Windermere G&CC) who all finished the Championship with two-day totals of -3 & overall total scores of 139.

Congratulations to our Day 2 Skins Winners who each won $1,800 per Skin. Sam Hart (Bearspaw GC) with an Eagle on #11 & Dave Henzie (Nanton GC) with an Eagle on #18.

Big Thank-you to our Sponsor: Club Car LLC whose support makes events like this possible! Last but not least, massive Thank-you to our Host Venue: Lynx Ridge GC for helping us put on an amazing Championship with an incredible amount of support from their Staff across the entire operation and from their Members who volunteered and helped make the event extremely successful.

Click here for Final Results.


Allred, Fleming & Vandermey on Top after R1 of Club Car LLC PGA of Alberta Championship
Tournament News

Allred, Fleming & Vandermey on Top after R1 of Club Car LLC PGA of Alberta Championship

90 of our Professionals’ tee’d it up at the Club Car LLC PGA of Alberta Championship hosted at the picturesque Lynx Ridge GC in Calgary. The course is in fantastic shape and our players were treated to a sweltering day of summer heat. The Leaderboard saw plenty of movement throughout the day which made for an exciting day on the course for our competitors & spectators alike. 

Three Players rose above the field today and are in a 3-way Tie for First Place after Round 1 after carding excellent 6-under par 65’s today. Riley Fleming (Lynx Ridge GC), Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC) & Nick Vandermey (Windermere G&CC) will comprise our Final group tomorrow tee’ing off at: 12:40 PM.

Riley carded a 3-under par 33 on the front-9 with 3 Birdies and no blemishes. He then followed it up with another 3-under par 32 on the back-9 with 4 Birdies and only 1 blemish on the card. Scott put together a blemish free round today, firing 3-under 33 on the front-9 and followed it up with a 3-under 32 on the back-9 with 6 Birdies on the card. Nick fired a 4-under par 32 on the front-9 with 1 Eagle and 2 Birdies and followed it up by carding 2-under 33 on the back-9 with 4 Birdies.      

 In solo Fourth Place after carding a 5-under par 66 today is: Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC). Scott carded 2-under par 34 on the front-9 with 3 Birdies and followed it up with 3-under par 32 on the back-9 with 3 Birdies.

Rounding out our Top-5 today is: Dillon Batsel, last year’s Defending Champion who carded 4-under par 67 today after firing 2-under par 34 on the front-9 with 3 Birdies and followed it up with 2-under par on the back-9 with 2 more Birdies.

In a 3-way Tie for Sixth Place is: Levi McDermott (Big Buck Golf Centre), Albert Pistorius (Country Hills GC) & Samuel Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) who all carded 3-under par 68’s today to remain in the hunt.

Rounding out our Top-10, in a 4-way Tie for Ninth Place is: Darryl James (National Golf Academy at Shaganappi), Rock Ruschkowski (Sirocco GC), Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) & Josh Berze (Country Hills GC) who all carded 2-under par 69’s today with low rounds needed tomorrow to put some pressure on the players above them on the Leaderboard.

There were no Day 1 Skins Winners so the Pot will be added to the R2 Skins Pot.

Click here for Round 1 results.

Click here for Round 2 draw.

Follow along on the live scoring Leaderboard once Round 2 begins (click here) to see all the changes in real time.


Club Car PGA of Alberta Championship all set for next Tuesday & Wednesday - Draw available
Tournament News

Club Car PGA of Alberta Championship all set for next Tuesday & Wednesday - Draw available

Our third Championship of the season: The Club Car PGA of Alberta Championship is all set for next Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th at Lynx Ridge GC. We have 90 Professionals in the field for what should be an excellent test and challenge of their skills over the two-day stroke play competition. Last year’s defending Champion - Dillon Batsel of Desert Blume GC will look to hang on to the hardware after last year’s winning -14 score and 3-stroke margin of victory.

The first Tee Time is set for 8:00 AM on Tuesday with our last group Tee’ing it up at 12:50 PM.
Round 2 is set to commence at 8:00 AM the next day with.


Click here for the R1 DRAW. 

 


Locke is Victorious at G.S.H #6 at Mill Woods GC
Tournament News

Locke is Victorious at G.S.H #6 at Mill Woods GC

Today saw the second last G.S.H. event of the season at the always consummate tournament host - Mill Woods GC & Retiring Executive Professional - Darrell McDonald. We had excellent conditions throughout the day for our competitors, both weather-wise and on the course.
We had a jammed packed field of Seventy players for the event and some exceptional scores on the Leaderboard which made for a very exciting day for all. Two players rose above the rest of the field today after carding outstanding 64’s and battled it out over the 3 ensuing Playoff Holes for the 6th G.S.H. title of the season.  

Winning his first event of the season was: Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) who had a superb round today firing 8-under par 64 which included 10 birdies on the card with only 2 bogey blemishes to show. Eric carded an outstanding 31 on the front-9 and a stellar 33 on the back-9 today. Eric ended up prevailing on the third Playoff Hole today making a Birdie on Mill Woods’ eleventh hole to vanquish his opponent.

Also firing a superb 8-under par today and finishing in solo second place was: Kasey Timms (Leduc GC). Kasey carded an excellent round today which included 9 Birdies and only 1 blemish to show. Kasey carded stellar 32’s on both 9’s today and will look to carry on his great play in next week’s Championship.

Rounding out our Top-5 today, in a 4-way tie for 3rd after carding 3-under par 69’s was: Sean Mills (Big Buck Golf Centre), Jared Nicolls (Rad Golf), Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC), Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC).

In a two-way tie for 7th after carding 2-under par 70’s was: Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) & Kent Fukushima (PGA of Alberta Member).
Rounding out our Top-10 today, in a 7-way tie for 9th was: Larry Petryk (Larry Petryk Golf Academy), Jamie Kureluk (GOLFTEC Calgary Blackfoot), Adam Bruce (GOLFTEC Sherwood Park), Jason Plosz (FootJoy - Acushnet Canada), Jeremy Maher (Modern Golf) & Phil McCluskey (River Bend G&RA).

Congratulations to our Skins Winner from today - Patrick Frose (Royal Mayfair GC) with an Eagle on #3 for a cool payout of $1,400.00.

Special Thank You to our Sponsor: Golf Supply House who’s continued support makes these events possible.
We would also like to extend a Special Thank You to our Host Venue - Mill Woods GC & Executive Professional - Darrell McDonald for hosting yet another excellent event.


Final Results


13 Players Pass 4th PAT at Mill Woods GC
Play Ability Test News

13 Players Pass 4th PAT at Mill Woods GC

Congratulations to the 13 players that passed the Play Ability Test today hosted at Mill Woods GC.
All players shot the target score or better (79) to successfully pass and become an Apprentice Professional of the PGA of Canada. Congratulations to the following:

Name

Facility

Score

Simon Buttefield Blackhawk GC 72
Derek Rattan The City of Calgary Golf

73

Braeden Buckley The Links at Spruce Grove

75

Gabriel Hill Stony Plain GC

75

Nicholas Vanderheyden Golf Traders 77
Dean Sackney Lakeside Golf Club 77
Ryan Dick Glendale G&CC 77
Landon Lischka Northern Bear GC 78
Jeremy Beirnes GOLFTEC Sherwood Park 79
 Kevin Robinson Windermere G&CC 79
Jordan Morrison Banff Springs GC 79
 Rees DeRuyter Innisfail GC 79
Victoria Szoo Lakepoint G&CC 84

G.S.H. #6 - Mill Woods GC- All Set for Wednesday
Tournament News

G.S.H. #6 - Mill Woods GC- All Set for Wednesday

The sixth Golf Supply House Series event of the season and second last GSH event is all set for Mill Woods GC on: Wednesday, August 10th. Shotgun starts at 8:30 AM and we have 70 of our Professionals who will compete at our sixth G.S.H event of the season. Grant Numrich (Red Deer G&CC), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry), Mitch Fox (Speargrass GC) & Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC) & Mitch Fox at last week’s Leduc GC 2-Day event for a 2nd Victory were our first, second, third, fourth & fifth respective Professionals in the Winners’ Circle this season, whom from the field will add their name to the list?

Click here for the DRAW.


Jetten & Jetten are Victorious at Pro-Senior presented by GOLF Trends INC & The Cart Locker
Tournament News

Jetten & Jetten are Victorious at Pro-Senior presented by GOLF Trends INC & The Cart Locker

Today saw the last Pro-Am of the season hosted at the beautiful & pristine Ponoka Community GC, sponsored by Golf Trends INC & The Cart Locker and was hugely successful. We had a massive field of 59 teams for a total of 118 competitors! The course was in outstanding shape and all the teams had an incredible experience at a top-notch facility.

This year saw the event continue with the Team Net Stableford scoring format which kept things fun and exciting for the competition. The point allocation in this format is: 6 points for a Hole-in-One, 5 points for a Double-Eagle, 4 points for Eagle, 3 points for Birdie, 2 points for Par & 1 point for Bogey.

Our Champions were the team of: Taylor Jetten + Dean Jetten (Lethbridge CC) who played an excellent round to finish with 43 team points and win through retrogression. Taylor had 5 Birdies on the card and Dean had 6 Birdies for 25 Team Stableford Points on the front-9 and 18 on the back-9 on their way to victory.

In Second Place through retrogression was the team of: Tristan Grieve (Mckenzie Meadows GC) + Cal Traub who also accumulated an excellent 43 team points today. Tristan had 3 Birdies on the card today and Cal had 6 Birdies for 22 Team Stableford Points on the front-9 and 21 on the back-9.

Finishing in Third today, at 42 points was the team of: Gary Hartford (Highlands GC) + Brian Paush. Gary had 2 Birdies on the card and Brian pitched in with 6 timely Birdies of his own for 21 Team Stableford Points on the front & back 9’s today.

In Fourth, through retrogression and also with 42 points was the team of: Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) + Brian Samletzki. Keith had 2 Birdies on the card and Brian chipped in with 2 Birdies of his own and a net Eagle for 21 Team Stableford Points respectively on the front-9 and on the back-9.

Rounding out our Top-5 today, with 41 points was the team of: Chad Feener (Leduc GC) + Darryl Bickerton. Chad had 2 Birdies and 1 Eagle today and Darryl had a net Eagle and 2 net Birdies for 24 Team Stableford Points on the front-9 and 17 on the back-9.

Special thanks to our host course of: Ponoka Community GC for putting on such a great event and to our Sponsors: Golf Trends INC & The Cart Locker Without their continued support events like these would not be possible!


Mark Your Calendar
Education News

Mark Your Calendar

The Education Committee is excited to announce that the South Teaching Summit will be making a return this year. 

Location: Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona

Facilitators: Peter and John Kostis

Date: November 28th & 29th, 2022

Capacity: 16 Participants

Registration Date: Monday August 22nd, 10:00am

This event is scheduled the week before the CPGA Club Pro Championship. There will be more details to follow including; scheduled golf at a premier facility on November 30th and other possible entertainment options for attending participants.

 


Draw now available - Pro-Senior Presented by GOLF TRENDS INC & The Cart Locker
Tournament News

Draw now available - Pro-Senior Presented by GOLF TRENDS INC & The Cart Locker

The Draw is now available for the: Pro-Senior Presented by GOLF TRENDS INC & The Cart Locker next Monday, August 8th at Ponoka Community Golf in Ponoka Alberta. We have 60 Teams in the field who are ready to battle for the Title.

Click here for DRAW.

Located in the scenic Battle River valley, the course offers a mix of parkland and rolling links-style holes which, after your first visit, will leave you wanting more. You’ll find our staggered tee system favorable for your handicap. Ponoka is a decent challenge for all golfers — novice to advanced — which is why it’s host to many provincial amateur and professional events.

 


Final Group Battle Ends With Mitchell Fox Victory
Tournament News

Final Group Battle Ends With Mitchell Fox Victory

Cooler weather at Leduc GC didn’t deter some low scores in round 2 of the fifth Golf Supply House Series Event. 

The final group on the course battled all day that lead to Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC) finishing on top with a final score of 10-under. In round 2, Mitchell carded a 64 with 8 birdies.

Finishing in a close second place at 8-under was Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC) with a final round 70 to follow an opening 64. 

In Third, Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) shot a final round 64  with 6 birdies and an eagle to finish 7-under for the tournament.

Fourth place goes to Tyler LeBouthillier (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) with 7 birdies and an eagle to also shoot 64 and finish at 5-under.

Rounding out our top 5 is Michael Harrison (Goal Creek GR) who was a steady 70, 69 to over the 2 day event.

Thanks once again to our sponsor Golf Supply House and to Leduc GC for hosting.

Congratulations to our skins winners of round 2, Tyler LeBouthillier with a hole out eagle on 3, Nick Vandermey with a birdie on 8, and Spencer Vandermey with a birdie on 17.

 


Four Progress to Shaw Charity Classic
Tournament News

Four Progress to Shaw Charity Classic

After a heated battle today and a two-man playoff featuring PGA of Alberta Member - Darryl James (National Golf Academy at Shaganappi) (70) & Dennis Hendershott (70), Dennis Hendershott won the playoff on the Fifth Hole of the Mountain 9 at the beautiful Elbow Springs GC in Calgary. It was a tight day on the Leaderboard which made for an exciting Event Qualifier.
Four players rose above the rest to qualify for the Shaw Charity Classic event held at the  Canyon Meadows G&CC on Aug. 3rd– 7th.

Congratulations to Mario Tiziani(67)Todd Fischer (69), Scott Petersen (69) & Dennis Hendershott (70) who have all qualified for the Shaw Charity Classic.


Batsel Shoots 30 On Back Nine To Lead At Leduc GC
Tournament News

Batsel Shoots 30 On Back Nine To Lead At Leduc GC

It was a great day for round 1 of the Golf Supply House event at Leduc GC. Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC), Mitchell Fox (Speargrass GC)  and Michael Harrison (Cougar Creek GR) headline the top of the leaderboard after shooting  64, 68, and 70 respectively.

Round out the top 7, shooting an even par 71, is Adam Bruce (GOLFTEC Sherwood Park), Weston Gillett (Lacombe G&CC), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) and Matt Bean (Sundre GC).

Round 2 will start bright and early tomorrow morning at 7am.

Also, congratulations to the skins winners from today, Michael Harrison (Cougar Creek GR) with a Birdie on hole 4 and Dillon Batsel (Speargrass GC) with an Eagle on hole 18.

A special thanks to Golf Supply House for sponsoring another great event and Leduc GC for their generosity in hosting.

Round 2 Draw

Leaderboard


PGA Buying Show Less than 3 Months Away - Register Your Facility Today
Buying Show News

PGA Buying Show Less than 3 Months Away - Register Your Facility Today

The PGA of Alberta Buying Show hosted on October 18–20 at the Calgary BMO Centre is less than 3 months away! Click Here to register you and your staff for the annual industry event. Read more information about the Buying Show below.

Registered Exhibitors
With over 50 vendors registered to date for the Show this year, companies are eager to see the membership and their teams in person after a two year hiatus. Click Here to view Exhibitor list.

Registered Facilities
Click Here to see if your facility is currently registered for the Buying Show.

Complimentary Food & Beverage at the Show
Gordon Food Service will again be offering complimentary food and beverage options for ALL Exhibitors and Attendees located in the 19th Hole (centre of the floor plan) for the entire 3-days of the Buying Show! This will help your facility save costs as well as gives you a chance to try their food and re-energize yourself while at the Show.

Remember to invite your General Manager, Facility Owner and Food & Beverage staff to the Show! Gordon Food will have a booth within the 19th Hole giving members and facilities a great opportunity to review all their on course and clubhouse needs for future seasons.

Access to Private Networking Events
Opening Welcome Breakfast (Day 1) - Tuesday, Oct. 18th @ 8:00am


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We will be hosting a complimentary Grand Opening Breakfast sponsored by Gordon Food ServiceImpact Canopy CanadaSundog Eyewear/Tour Tee & Jancor Agencies. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 18th located in the foyer space at the BMO Centre just outside of the Show floor. This is a complimentary event, and all Exhibitors and Attendees are encouraged to attend. The event begins at 8:00am, 1-hour before the Show officially opens at 9:00am and will run to 9:30am.

Hotel Arts Cocktail Reception (Day 1) - Tuesday, Oct. 18th @ 5:00pm

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This is a complimentary Cocktail Reception sponsored by TribalGordon Food Service & Hotel Arts, will be held after Day 1 of the Show at Hotel Arts in Calgary (119 12 Ave SW, Calgary) which is a 10-minute walk from the BMO Centre! This is a complimentary event featuring beverages and appetizers and all Exhibitors and Attendees are encouraged to attend.

PGA of Alberta Awards Banquet & Cocktail Reception (Day 2) – Wednesday, Oct. 19th @ 5:00pm

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All Attendees & Exhibitors of the Buying Show are encouraged to join us for an evening of recognition and celebration after Day 2 of the Show on October 19th for the Awards Banquet & Cocktail Reception sponsored by Gordon Food Service, BPG & Levelwear. The evening will kickoff with cocktails & appetizers at 5:00pm and will be followed by the Awards Banquet at 5:40pm, held in the Palomino Room at the BMO Centre (located right beside Hall D). This is a complimentary event, and all Exhibitors & Attendees are encouraged to attend.

Preferred Hotel - Hotel Arts Calgary (10-minute walk from the BMO Centre!)

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Deadline to Book - Monday, September 19th
Booking Link - Click Here for more info and booking link

How to Register
Registration is simple and can be completed online in minutes. In order to register, please note and the follow the steps below;

  1. Log into the PGA of Alberta website and go to the Events tab > Buying Show > 2022 Attendee Registration.
  2. Click “Register Now” and follow steps to officially register for the Buying Show.
  3. IMPORTANT - Make sure you click "+ Add Another Attendee" below Attendee Information to register multiple people from your facility.
Click Here to Register Your Facility

5 Advance from Pre-Q at Valley Ridge GC to Event-Qualifier for Shaw Charity Classic
Tournament News

5 Advance from Pre-Q at Valley Ridge GC to Event-Qualifier for Shaw Charity Classic

Congratulations to the five competitors who shot 70 or better today at Valley Ridge GC for the Pre-Qualifer to claim the 5 spots advancing to the Event Qualifier, next Tuesday, August 2nd at Elbow Springs GC. It was a scorching day on the course and we saw some excellent scores on the Leaderboard. We also had an exciting 4-man playoff for the last 2 advancing spots who all carded 2-under par 70’s today and battled on Valley Ridge #1 in the playoff.

Dennis Hendershott rose above the rest of the field today and carded a blistering 8-under par 64 today to claim the 1st spot advancing.
Darryl James & Jim Karr both carded stellar 4-under par 68’s today to claim the 2nd and 3rd respective advancing spots.
Monte Scheinblum & Kent Fukushima both carded 2-under par 70’s and prevailed over their competitors in the playoff to claim the remaining two advancing spots to the Event-Qualifier.

All five players have now qualified for the main  Event Qualifier at Elbow Springs GC on Tuesday, August 2nd. The Shaw Charity Classic will be taking place at Canyon Meadows G&CC from August 4th - 7th.

Click here for final results.


G.S.H. #5 - Leduc GC- All Set For next Tuesday & Wednesday
Tournament News

G.S.H. #5 - Leduc GC- All Set For next Tuesday & Wednesday

The fifth Golf Supply House Series event of the season and second 2-Day Series is all set for Leduc GC on: Tuesday & Wednesday, August 2nd & 3rd. Tee Times start at 2:30 PM and we have 40 of our Professionals who will compete at our fifth G.S.H event of the season. Grant Numrich (Red Deer G&CC), Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry), Mitch Fox (Speargrass GC) & Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC) were our first, second, third & fourth respective Professionals in the Winners’ Circle this season, whom from next week’s field will add their name to the list?

The Leduc Golf Club is a semi-private facility that welcomes the public to enjoy both the golf course and our excellent dining room and Thunderdome.  Leduc Golf Club began as a nine hole course in 1961. Over the years it has undergone a number of changes and has evolved into a challenging eighteen hole test of your golfing prowess. The course is a Par 71 and boasts more than 6,600 yards of fairways. In addition, the layout provides an easy walking course with plenty of eye-pleasing scenery.

Click here for the  R1 Draw.


Only Four Days Left to Apply for $1,000 Junior Scholarship
Association News

Only Four Days Left to Apply for $1,000 Junior Scholarship

The mission of the PGA of Alberta is to provide junior golfers from around the province the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding achievements, while promoting and providing access to continued education. This program has presented over 60 scholarships since 1998.

Scholarships Available

The PGA of Alberta is proud to increase the total number of scholarships available this year. In total, the Association will award 5 Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving candidates in 2022! See scholarship breakdown below.

  • 3 scholarships will be awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members who meet the scholarship criteria (no golf experience needed). Applicants are able to win this scholarship twice.
  • 2 scholarships will be awarded to Alberta Junior boys and girls who meet the scholarship criteria (golf experience required). Applicants can win this scholarship once.
Deadline to Apply

Deadline to apply for a scholarship this year is Sunday, July 31st (end of day). Online application forms and accompanying information must be sent to the PGA of Alberta office no later than this date.

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Cox Captures First PING Club Professional Championship at River Bend G&RA
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Cox Captures First PING Club Professional Championship at River Bend G&RA

Players were treated to a beautiful day for R2 at the PING Canada Club Pro Championship hosted at the tranquil River Bend G&RA in Red Deer. The course continued to be in mint shape for all our competitors and the weather was excellent throughout the day for the entire field.

It was an incredibly exciting day as the Leaderboard tightened up throughout the day for the back end of the draw with the top of Leaderboard changing hands repeatedly. 

Our 2022 Club Professional Champion, playing in his first Club Professional Championship is: Stefan Cox (Calgary G&CC). Stefan battled all day and came from behind to eventually prevail with an extremely clutch Eagle on the 36th hole of the Championship to pull ahead of the rest of the pack. Stefan shot 2-under par 34’s on each 9 today to card a 4-under par 68 to take the Championship by 1-stroke and finished with a Championship two-day total of: 139. Stefan had 3 Birdies and 2 Eagles on the card today with the first on #8 and the 2nd clutch Eagle coming on the last hole of the Championship.

In  a two-way tie for Second place was: Scott Stiles (Earl Grey GC) and Darryl James (National Golf Academy at Shaganappi) who both put together two great rounds for the Championship to finish with a Championship two-day total of: 140. Scott carded 67 today with a scorching 31 on the front-9 and carded a 36 on the back-9. Darryl carded 73 today shooting 38 on the front-9 and carding 35 on the back-9.

Rounding out our Top-5 for the Championship, in a three-way tie for Fifth place, all with two-day Championship totals of: 141 was: Adam Bruce (GOLFTEC Sherwood Park), Jamie Kureluk (GOLFTEC Calgary Blackfoot) & Josh Fleming (365 GOLF).

In sole possession of Seventh place was: Jeremy Maher (Modern Golf) who finished with a two-day Championship total of: 142. Rounding out our Top-10 today, in a three-way tie for Eighth place, was: Kasey Timms (Leduc GC), Kevin Black (Redwood Meadows G&CC) & Samuel Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) who all finished with two-day Championship totals of: 143.

Click here for Final Championship results

Special Thank you to our longtime Sponsor: Ping Canada for their continued support, without it, events like this would not be possible!

Thank you to our host venue: River Bend G&RA for another terrific Championship they put on!


Top 100 Program – New Leader in the Standings
Top 100 News

Top 100 Program – New Leader in the Standings

There is a new leader of the Top 100 Program presented by Foresight Sports Canada & TaylorMade Golf CanadaGreg Johnson (Inglewood G&CC) sits atop the mountain at 73 points overall with only a few months left in the program year. Falling 7-points back and hailing from the same facility as Greg is Sam Kirkness at 66. In third place and the only other member with 60+ points is Bryce Halverson (Carnmoney GC) at 62. The current top 10 in the standings are:
  

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1st - Greg Johnson (Inglewood G&CC) - 73 points
2nd  - Sam Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) - 66 points
3rd  - Bryce Halverson (Carnmoney GC) - 62 points
T-4th  - Gary Hartford (Highlands GC) - 56 points
T-4th  - Stefan Anderson (Lakeside GC) - 56 points
6th Matt Seifert (Golfuture YYC) - 55 points
7th  Josh Fleming (365 GOLF) - 53 points
T-8th  - Patrick Frose (Royal Mayfair GC) - 52 points
T-8th  - Stephen Yanitski (Valley Ridge GC) - 52 points
T-10th  - Tyrel Babkirk (Apple Creek GC) - 51 points
T-10th  - Tyler Willner (Lakeside GC) - 51 points
  

Cash Prize Increase
With the addition of TaylorMade Golf Canada as a new presenting sponsor, the PGA of Alberta will now be offering 20 cash prizes at the end of this program year valuing $8,200! The cash prizes will be awarded on October 19th at the Buying Show Awards Banquet to the top 20 point earners for the program.

See cash prize breakdown by clicking here.

New Cash Bonuses
In addition to the 20 cash prizes, the Association will also giveaway 8 cash bonuses of $100 each to the top point finisher(s) in the below member categories (number of cash bonuses dependent on total number of members in the categories). This added amount puts the cash prize total at $9,000 for the Top 100 Program (cash prizes + bonuses).

  • Apprentice Professionals - Top 2
  • Class “A” / Teaching Professionals - Top 3
  • Head / Head Teaching Professionals - Top 2
  • Executive Professionals - Top 1

Please note that cash prizes and the Top 100 Professional initiative are still based off the overall standings and not by the member category standings. Click here for standings by membership category.

How to Earn Points

Members can earn points by playing in PGA of Alberta sanctioned tournaments (2 points/round). In addition to participating, members can also earn points based on their performance at PGA of Alberta stroke-play events (2 points/round 75 & under). See where else you can earn points by clicking the link below and looking under the "Point Allocation" tab.

Top 100 Professionals
Remember that the Top 100 point earners will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for this program year. The annual Top 100 Award is given out to the member who accumulates the most points for the program year. 

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Darryl James Leading the Pack at PING Club Professional Championship
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Darryl James Leading the Pack at PING Club Professional Championship

It was a beautiful day for Round 1 of the annual PING Club Pro Championship hosted this year at the serene River Bend G&RA in Red Deer. Conditions on the course were excellent for all our competitors today and we saw some great scores on the Leaderboard which has set us up with an exciting R2 tomorrow. Last year’s defending Champion - Todd Halpen (Golfuture YYC) will look to keep the trophy for a second year running while our other 54 competitors will look to take it off his hands.

In First place, after battling in the Playoff at last year’s Championship, coming out firing for R1 was: Darryl James (National Golf Academy at Shaganappi) who carded an excellent 5-under par 67 today with a 34 on the front-9 and 33 on the back-9. Darryl had 7 Birdies on the card today along with only 2 blemishes to show and is holding a 2-stroke lead over his nearest competitors.

In a 3-way tie for 2nd is: Josh Fleming (Golf 365) & Kasey Timms (Leduc GC) and Sam Kirkness (Inglewood G&CC) who all shot great 3-under par 69’s today.  Kasey carded a 1-under 35 on the front-9 and followed it up with 2-under par 34 on the back-9 with 5 Birdies on the card. Josh also carded a 1-under par 35 on the front-9 and followed it with a 2-under 34 on the back-9 with 6 Birdies on the card today. Sam carded 2-under par 34 on the front-9 and 1-under par 35 on the back-9 with 5 Birdies on the card.

Rounding out our Top-5 today, in a 2-way tie for 4th is: Jeremy Maher (Modern Golf) who carded a respectable 2-under par 70 with 1 Eagle and 3 Birdies today. Jamie Kureluk also carded 2-under par 70 today with 3 Birdies on the card.

Click here for Round 2 DRAW.

Click here for Leaderboard.

Round 2 will resume tomorrow morning (July 26th) at 9:00 AM.
Final group of: James, Fleming and Timms tee it up at 11:33 AM sharp tomorrow!

Congratulations to our Day 1 Skins Winners: Andre DiBartolo (Edmonton Garrison Memorial G&CC) with a Birdie on #3 and Mathew MacDonald (Innisfail GC) with an Eagle on #18. Each player won $550 per Skin. 

Special thank you to our long-time Sponsor: PING Canada for their continued support of this event and the Association. 


Two Weeks Away from the Fourth PAT of the Season
Play Ability Test News

Two Weeks Away from the Fourth PAT of the Season

We are just over two weeks away from the fourth Play Ability Test of the season hosted at Mill Woods GC in Edmonton on Wednesday, August 10th. Take note of the PAT schedule by clicking ’View Schedule’ below. There are two PAT’s left this season.

Please pass this information on to anyone interested in becoming a member of the PGA of Canada at your facility. For more information on the steps to become a member, please refer to the PGA of Canada Membership Roadmap.
  
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About the PAT…
The PAT is standardized testing all Applicants must pass in order to be eligible to apply for membership. All prospective Applicants are required to register with the PGA of Canada prior to registering for a PAT in 2022. Once an application has been accepted, the PGA of Canada will notify the PGA of Alberta office that there is a new Applicant who will be attempting a PAT. The PAT’s are conducted by the Zones.

Prospective members must meet the following entrance requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or higher
  • Currently working in the golf industry to be verified by your employer, and work a minimum of 400 paid hours per year by December 1st
  • Two reference letters, one from your employer and one from a PGA of Canada Class "A" Member
  • Complete a police check with Sterling BackCheck Online
  • Pass a sanctioned Playing Ability Test

PAT Target Score...

  • 1 round PAT (18 holes)
  • No maximum number of attempts per year
  • All PAT’s are open to all Applicants
  • For Men, 49 years of age & under - the course rating plus 
  • For Men, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 11 
  • For Women, 49 years of age & under- the course rating plus 13 
  • For Women, 50 years of age & older - the course rating plus 15

PAT Process...
Step 1 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com - The cost is $325 plus tax, which includes your first PAT attempt and is valid for one year from the date of the registration. After a year, you must re-register as an Applicant to register for and attempt a PAT.

Step 2 - Register online at pgaofcanada.com for all PAT’s - ($150 plus tax per each additional attempt)

If an Applicant is unsuccessful in each of their PAT attempts over the course of a season, those Applicants may try again the following season. Successful Applicants will pay membership dues for the season at that time. 

Click ’Read More’ below for more information on the application process and the steps that need to be taken after becoming a member.


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PING Club Professional Championship - Draw now Available - July 25 & 26 at River Bend G&RA
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PING Club Professional Championship - Draw now Available - July 25 & 26 at River Bend G&RA

The Draw is now available for Round 1 of the PING Club Pro Championship, hosted at the beautiful River Bend G&RA in Red Deer on next Monday and Tuesday, July 25 & 26. Thank you to our long-time Champion Partner PING Canada for the continuous support of the Championship.

Click here for Draw.

With 56 Professionals in the field, the battle on the course next week is sure to be heated to determine who will be crowned this year’s Club Pro Champion. Todd Halpen (Golfuture YYC) is our defending Champion after winning on the second hole of an exciting Playoff at The Hamptons GC last year. Click here for footage of the 2nd Playoff Hole.

Winner of the Championship will receive 40 Order of Merit points and will automatically be granted a spot on the Alberta Head Pro Team that will go on to represent the zone at the National Championship in December at The Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye Arizona.

Tee Times will begin at 12:01 PM on Monday, July 25th with a meal following the round. Round 2 will begin at 9:03 AM on Tuesday, July 30th.


Carnmoney’s West & Tovee Capture 2022 Nike Golf Pro-Junior
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Carnmoney’s West & Tovee Capture 2022 Nike Golf Pro-Junior

Today saw the 2022  Nike Golf Pro-Junior Title presented by Srixon, Cleveland Golf, and AHEAD CanadaWe  had a stacked field of 60 teams competing at the beautiful and immaculately conditioned Bearspaw GC in Northwest Calgary, all our players had a wonderful day and we saw some great scores on the Leaderboard.

After an absolutely perfect day on the golf course, the Team of: Jonathan West and Kyra Tovee from Carnmoney GC rose above the rest of the field to win the 2022 Nike Golf Pro-Junior Title presented by Srixon, Cleveland Golf, and AHEAD Canada. Jonathan and Kyra played lights-out golf today to amass an excellent 47 Stableford Points and win  by 1 point over their nearest competitors.

Falling just one point back of our Champions in Second Place was the Team from:  Country Hills GC comprised of: Josh Berze & Jaiden Koonar with a total of 46 points. In Third Place was the Team from: Speargrass GC comprised of: Mitchell Fox & Trey Smith who finished with 45 Stableford Points. In Fourth Place was the Team from: Pinebrook G&CC (Mac Keats & Aneesh Kaura) finishing with 44 Stableford Points. Rounding out our Top-5, in Fifth Place was another Team from: Carnmoney GC comprised of: Bryce Halverson & Tobias Buffam who finished with 43 Stableford Points.

Thank you to our host venue Bearspaw GC for a fantastic Pro-Am event and to our Sponsors Nike Golf, Srixon, Cleveland Golf and AHEAD Canada for the continued support.

 Final Results

Click here for the full Leaderboard


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Westman Defends Home Turf at the Seniors’ Division Event
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Westman Defends Home Turf at the Seniors’ Division Event

The first PGA of Alberta Seniors’ Division event of the season did not disappoint with players having excellent playing conditions at The Ranch G&CC.

After a hard-fought battle on the course, Scott Westman made The Ranch G&CC proud after defending home turf and winning the event with a score of 3-over 74. Westman played steady golf throughout the round shooting 37-37 on the front and back nines to seal the victory. This is Westman’s first official win at a PGA of Alberta event!

Keeping Westman on his toes and finishing tied for second was Kevin Day (Billy D’s GC) and Gary Christenson (Sturgeon Valley G&CC). Both players ended up with a 77 to fall three strokes back of Westman. Rounding out the top four with a score of 79 was Mark Beckwith (Sturgeon Valley G&CC).

Thank you to our players and host venue The Ranch G&CC for making it a great event!

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Bruce & Fleming Conquer the Field at Pro-Pro Scramble at Turner Valley GC
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Bruce & Fleming Conquer the Field at Pro-Pro Scramble at Turner Valley GC

Today saw the Pro-Pro Scramble presented by: E-Z-GO hosted at the beautiful Turner Valley GC. The weather cooperated and gave our competitors a great day for Golf. We had a solid field of 50 teams encompassing 100 total players. We had a very exciting day with the Leaderboard jammed packed at the Top and ended up with a 4-Team Playoff. 

Our Winning team today was: Adam Bruce (GOLFTEC Sherwood Park) & Josh Fleming (365 Golf) who prevailed on the fifth playoff hole with a Par over the remaining Team in the playoff (Diduck & Maher of Modern Golf). Adam & Josh carded an absolutely scorching 12-under par 60 with an outstanding 7 birdies on the front-9 for a ridiculous 29 and followed it up with an excellent 5 more birdies for a back-9 total of 31. 

Tied for Second Place and battling in the Playoff was the teams of: Jeremy Maher & Jeff Diduck (Modern Golf) Stefan Cox (Calgary G&CC) & Albert Pistorius (Country Hills GC) & Matt Bean & Scott Shouldice (Sundre GC) who all carded excellent rounds of 12-under par 60 as well. 

In solo 5th today and rounding out our Top-5 was the team of:  Eric Locke (Priddis Greens G&CC) and Matthew Cook (Riverside Golf Academy) who carded an outstanding 11-under par 61 to just miss out on the playoff.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: E-Z-GO & Host Facility: Turner Valley GC for putting on another outstanding event!

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Jeffries & Nelson 2-Peat at The Pro-Pro Scramble - Ladies’ Division
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Jeffries & Nelson 2-Peat at The Pro-Pro Scramble - Ladies’ Division

Our Ladies’ Division had 3 teams today: Nicola Jeffries (Willow Park G&CC) & Gina Nelson (Magrath GC) , Amy Popkes & Sheryle Rowland (Silver Springs G&CC) & Judy Forshner & Danielle Poupart (The Glencoe G&CC). 

After a great day on the course, our 2022 Ladies’ Division Champions are  Nicola Jeffries &
 Gina Nelson who successfully defended their 2021 Title!
Gina and Nicola carded an excellent 3-under par 69 with 6 birdies on the card to win by a 4-stroke margin over their nearest competitors!

In second place today was the Team of:  Amy Popkes & Sheryle Rowland (Silver Springs G&CC) who carded a solid round of +1 for a 73. They had 4 Birdies on the card today. 

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: E-Z-GO & Host Facility: Turner Valley GC for putting on another outstanding event!

 Final Results


9 Players Pass the Third PAT of the season at Alberta Springs GR
Play Ability Test News

9 Players Pass the Third PAT of the season at Alberta Springs GR

Congratulations to the 9 players that passed the Play Ability Test today hosted at the beautiful Alberta Springs GR today.
All players shot the target score or better (79) to successfully pass and become an Apprentice Professional of the PGA of Canada. Congratulations to the following:

Name

Facility

Score

Riley Gaudet

Dinosaur Trail Golf & Country Club

72

Jaden McIntyre

Evergreen Golf Centre

72

Khushmanraj Singh Sandhu

GOLFTEC Sherwood Park

72

Ryan Craig

Barrhead Golf Club

78

Jeremy Cox

Lewis Estates Golf Course

78

Kyle Dziwenka

Glendale Golf & Country Club

78

Mason Yung

Sturgeon Valley Golf & Country Club

79

Taylor Jorge

Blue Devil Golf Club

79

Blake Stingley

Sandpiper Golf & Country Club

79

Click here for full PAT Results