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Rule Changes for 2019 Golf Season
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Rule Changes for 2019 Golf Season

The rules of golf have changed substantially. Officials from Golf Canada, the United States Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient made the most sweeping revisions to golf’s rules in more than 60 years this year. What does it mean to you? And did they go far enough? “The existing rule book was pretty complicated. They’ve made it easier to understand and they’ve simplified things,” said Dunc Mills, a level 2 referee with Alberta Golf, who has been helping with several clinics at golf courses across Alberta put on by Alberta Golf to explain the myriad of changes.

Click here to read the full article from the Edmonton Journal.


Cuthbertson Wins in Playoff
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Cuthbertson Wins in Playoff

It took 4 extra playoff holes for Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC) to capture the Golf Supply House Event hosted by Broadmoor GC. Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights) also shot a 2-under 70 before losing to Cuthbertson in the playoff.  Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) rounds out the top 3 with a 1-under 71. 

Click here for all the results.


Nine Alberta Pros Competing at PGA Championship of Canada
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Nine Alberta Pros Competing at PGA Championship of Canada

Good luck to the nine PGA of Alberta Professionals playing in the PGA Championship of Canada this week in Ontario! The PGA of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious Championship takes place on June 25-28 at Whistle Bear GC in Cambridge, Ontario with seventy-two of the Association’s best players looking to capture the 98th playing of the Championship.

Re-launched in 2011, the PGA Championship of Canada was contested strictly as a match play event through 2014 with players from the four brackets—Stan Leonard, George Knudson, Al Balding and Moe Norman—looking to advance through the six rounds to capture the P.D. Ross Trophy. However, the 2015 Championship at Cabot Links saw a format change, with 64 top-ranked players from the PGA of Canada Player Rankings playing two rounds of stroke play. The top-16 players from the 36-hole stroke play portion of the event filled out the four match play brackets with the eventual champion winning four match play rounds.

For more information on the Championship and first-round tee times, please click here.


2019 Shaw Charity Classic Qualifying Tournaments - Register Now!
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2019 Shaw Charity Classic Qualifying Tournaments - Register Now!

The PGA of Alberta is pleased to again 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.

Registration is OPEN for both the Pre-Qualifier and Event Qualifier in August. For more information on how to qualify, please click Read More below.

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Third Times a Charm for PGA on Wheels at All Sport One Day
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Third Times a Charm for PGA on Wheels at All Sport One Day

For the third consecutive year, the PGA on Wheels Program attended the Sport Calgary All Sport One Day event in Calgary on June 15th. Throughout the course of the event, the PGA on Wheels area saw over 115 kids aged 6-17 that received instruction from PGA of Alberta Professionals while taking part in the various junior golf activities setup. Thank you to our Professionals Dale Tomlinson (The Winston GC), Darryl James (NGA @ Shaganappi), Michael Graham (Cottonwood G&CC), Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC) and Terry Carter (NGA Dome) for volunteering their time to support the PGA on Wheels Program.

The remaining two PGA on Wheels events on the calendar is the Family Golf Festival on July 4th at Cottonwood G&CC and the RCMP Musical Ride on July 21st in Beaumont. To volunteer for either event, please click Read More below.

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Golf Supply House Series Draw - Broadmoor GC
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Golf Supply House Series Draw - Broadmoor GC

The draw is now posted for the next Golf Supply House Series of the season being hosted at Broadmoor GC in Sherwood Park on Monday, June 24th. Forty players will compete for a purse size of $5,300 with the winner of the event receiving 20 Order of Merit points.

The starting skins pot for all 1-day GSH Series events will be $250 thanks to our Sponsor IMPACT Tournament Systems!

Click here to see the current field and draw.


Country Hills GC & The Players Shack Prevail at D’Arcy Ranch for Pro-Lady South
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Country Hills GC & The Players Shack Prevail at D’Arcy Ranch for Pro-Lady South

Players today were treated to a fantastic round of golf at the Pro-Lady South thanks to our host D’Arcy Ranch GC and Sponsors EFW Radiology, Dexim Golfwear and Nespresso Professional. Leading the way in the Team Net Division was the team from Country Hills GC of Ryan O’Connell and partner Linda Chang with a score of 5-under 67. Winning the Team Gross Division was the team representing The Players Shack of Dustin Risdon and partner Bonny Bonnello after shooting a score of 5-under 67.

Next Pro-Am event on the schedule is the Pro-Junior hosted at the prestigious Glencoe G&CC on July 15th. To register for the event, click here.

For full tournament results, please click here.


Golf Supply House Series Draw - Mill Woods GC
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Golf Supply House Series Draw - Mill Woods GC

The 5th stop of the Golf Supply House Series will be at Mill Woods GC on Wednesday, June 19th.  The event will see a stacked field of 56 Professionals competing for their share of the $7,150 purse.  Shotgun start will begin at 9am on June 19th.

Winner of the event will receive 20 Order of Merit points to help secure their spot on the Alberta Assistants’ or Head Pro Golf Team.

To view the field and draw, please click here.


Pro-Lady South Draw – D’Arcy Ranch GC
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Pro-Lady South Draw – D’Arcy Ranch GC

The draw is now posted for the Pro-Lady South Sponsored by EFW Radiology, Dexim Golfwear and Nespresso Professional. Teams of Professionals and their female amateur partners will head to D’Arcy Ranch GC on Monday, June 17th to enjoy a great day of golf and compete for a piece of the $8,300 purse. Shotgun will begin at 1pm with a meal to follow the round.

Located just minutes south of Calgary, D’Arcy Ranch GC is a pristine 18-hole public golf course with a balanced design that maintains harmony with the tree-lined ravine, escarpments, slopes and water -- a style and presence of national stature with unending challenges.

Click here to view the current field and draw.

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Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship – Round Two
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Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship – Round Two

The brackets for the second round of the Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship have now been updated! Congratulations to all teams advancing on to Round 2! Each team has until July 3rd to complete their match. Click Read More below to be directed to the brackets.

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Cardiff G&CC & The Quarry Claim Titles at Pro-Lady North
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Cardiff G&CC & The Quarry Claim Titles at Pro-Lady North

The always enjoyable Pro-Lady North Sponsored by EFW Radiology, Pixel Army and Nespresso Professional saw great weather today for the event hosted at Leduc GC. After a good challenge on the golf course, the teams from Cardiff G&CC and The Quarry took home the titles for the Team Net and Gross competitions. Dallas Cantera and partner Dani Pearl from Cardiff G&CC took the Team Net title after shooting a score of 6-under 65. Keith Whitecotton and partner Kim Whitecotton from The Quarry managed to win the Team Gross side after shooting a score or 2-under 69.

Next event up is the Pro-Lady South hosted at D’Arcy Ranch GC in Okotoks on June 17th. To register for the event, please click here.

Click here for full tournament results.


Halpen Wins in First Tournament Back
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Halpen Wins in First Tournament Back

After not playing tournaments for a few years, Todd Halpen (Golf Canada Calgary Centre)  shot a 5-under 67 to capture the Golf Supply House Event hosted by Turner Valley GC.  Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) finished a close second with 4-under 68.  Rounding out the top 3 was Tyler LeBouthillier (Lynx Ridge GC) and Brady Karlson (Canyon Meadows  G&CC)  shooting 69. 

Click here for full results.


Rushnell Wins First Event in Alberta
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Rushnell Wins First Event in Alberta

After recently transferring from the Ontario PGA, John Rushnell (PGA Member) shot a 1-over 73  to capture the first Seniors’ Division event of the season. It took a birdie on the first extra playoff hole over Andre DiBartolo (Jagare Ridge GC) to capture the win.  Levi Arcega (Redwood Meadows G&CC) finished in third with 74. 

Click here for full results.


Pro-Lady North Draw – Leduc GC
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Pro-Lady North Draw – Leduc GC

The first Pro-Lady event of the year will head north to Leduc GC on Wednesday, June 12th. Sponsored by EFW Radiology, Pixel Army, and Nespresso Professional, 31 teams of Professionals and their female amateur partner will test their skills in the Team Net and Gross competition to determine the Champions in each division. Shotgun will begin at 9am.

Nestled in the beautiful city of Leduc, the 18-hole Par 71 golf course will provide players with an enjoyable experience as well as a true and fair test of golf.

Click here to view the current field and draw.


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PGA of Alberta Buying Show - Exhibitor Registration OPEN
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PGA of Alberta Buying Show - Exhibitor Registration OPEN

Exhibitor Registration for the 2019 PGA of Alberta Buying Show is now LIVE! This is an exciting year for the annual Buying Show as it will now be located in Calgary, AB at the Calgary Stampede - BMO Centre in Hall C.  This amazing change provides both exhibitors and attendees with a wide variety of show features that weren’t available before, such as, easier transportation in & out of the city, better networking opportunities and walking distance from our preferred hotel partners. The PGA of Alberta is extremely excited to invite you to showcase your company and products at the annual PGA of Alberta Buying Show on October 22nd – 24th, 2019. Exhibitor set up will be on October 21st 


We will have our EARLY BIRD booth rates available to all exhibitors up until July 12th, which is the Early Bird deadline and when booth prices will be adjusted to our full rates. Make sure you take advantage of this great discount as it will save you 5% on any booth option.

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 2019 Exhibitor Package or HERE to register ONLINE now!

For additional information or call Quinn Logan at the PGA of Alberta
(403-256-8894 or [email protected]).


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GSH Series Draw - Turner Valley GC
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GSH Series Draw - Turner Valley GC

Turner Valley GC is excited to be hosting the 4th Golf Supply House Series of the season and their first tournament since 2014.  The event will see a competitive field of 45 Professionals competing for their share of the $5,900 purse. Tee times will begin at 9am on June 10th.

Originally a 9-hole course with sand greens, the Turner Valley GC now boasts an 18-hole layout that spans between 4227 and 6856 yards. The course is characterized by its challenging and tree-lined fairways with small, well protected greens, all amongst breathtaking views in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains

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


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Seniors’ Division Draw – Turner Valley GC

The draw is now available for the first Seniors’ Division event of the season held at Turner Valley GC. The field size is confirmed at 11 Professionals aged 50 & older and will kick off immediately after the Golf Supply House Series. First tee time will be at 11:30am.

Originally a 9-hole course with sand greens, the Turner Valley GC now boasts an 18-hole layout that spans between 4227 and 6856 yards. The course is characterized by its challenging and tree-lined fairways with small, well protected greens, all amongst breathtaking views in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains

Click here to view the field and draw.


Spencer Vandermey Wins!
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Spencer Vandermey Wins!

Round 2 saw much more favourable playing conditions at RedTail Landing GC for all competitors as the wind stayed relatively calm and the sun was shining. The players battled it out in attempt to win the first 2-day event of the Golf Supply House Series.

Starting the day with an even-par 72, Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) was able to improve upon his round one lead over the rest of the field by posting a solid second round score of 3-under. Starting the back 9 with two straight birdies led Spencer to claim his first ever victory as a PGA of Alberta Professional with a 72-69-141. Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) was able to sustain his steady play to finish round 2 with a 1-under 71 to capture sole possession of second place with a tournament total 74-71-145.

Finishing in third place and climbing his way up the leaderboard with the lowest round of the day was Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) posting an amazing 5-under 67 to finish the tournament with a two round total of 79-67-146. In a two way tie for fourth place was Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) who both played steady golf over the two-days to finish the tournament with a total of 150.

The next Golf Supply House Series event on the schedule is at Turner Valley GC on June 10th. 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.

Click here for final results.



Vandermey in the Lead After a Battle at RedTail Landing
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Vandermey in the Lead After a Battle at RedTail Landing

Round one of the first 2-day Golf Supply House Series event at RedTail Landing GC saw some fluctuating scores as the wind challenged the players on the course making them play more strategic golf throughout the round. Leading the charge was Spencer Vandermey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC) as he separated himself from the stacked field of Professionals. Despite the difficult playing conditions Spencer posted a fantastic even-par 72 through the first 18 holes of competition to hold a two-stroke lead.

Right behind Spencer in a two-way tie for second place is Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) who finished the day at 2-over par 74. Finishing in sole possession of fourth place was Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC) posting a 3-over par 75.

Other players to watch tomorrow include Craig McArthur, Scott Allred (Elbow Springs GC), Brady Karlson (Canyon Meadows G&CC), David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) and Jeff Cuthbertson (Stony Plain GC).

Round 1 Results/Round 2 Draw 

Action resumes bright and early tomorrow morning with the first tee time at 7:30am. Top group of Kruger, Gibson and S. Vandermey tee it up at 9:40am. Final results will be posted on the PGA of Alberta website at approximately 4pm. 

The PGA of Alberta Golf Supply House Series consists of nine one and two-day tournaments held throughout the province featuring some of the most competitive Golf Professionals in Alberta. The next stop for the Golf Supply House Series will be at Turner Valley GC (1-day) on June 10th. These nine events, proudly sponsored by Golf Supply House, culminate in a season-ending event at Royal Mayfair GC where the top 50 players in the province will compete for the Fall Championship title.


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Play Ability Test – Round One Results

Round one is complete for the second Play Ability Test of the season hosted at RedTail Landing GC. Tee times will begin tomorrow at 9:50am. Good luck to all competitors!

Click here for full round one results and round two draw.


GSH Series Draw – RedTail Landing GC
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GSH Series Draw – RedTail Landing GC

RedTail Landing is excited to be hosting the first 2-day Golf Supply House Series event of the season taking place next week on June 3 & 4. The event will see a competitive field of 42 Professionals competing for their share of the $9,600 purse. Tee times will begin at 12pm on June 3rd for round one and 7:30am on June 4th for round two.

RedTail Landing GC is a prairie-links-style golf course built with the focus solely on golf on all 234 acres. All 18 holes are laid out with strategic bunkers along with generous, wide fairways that provide a superb challenge for any level of golfer.

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


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PAT at RedTail Landing GC - R1 Draw

The draw is now available for the 2nd Play Ability Test of the season at RedTail Landing GC on Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th. Tee times will begin at 2:20pm on June 3rd and will begin at 9:50am on June 4th. The round two draw will be created immediately following the competition of round 1. Good luck to all 14 competitors going for their card!

Click here to view the field and draw.


Hamptons GC Wins 2019 Tournament of Champions
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Hamptons GC Wins 2019 Tournament of Champions

Team Hamptons GC consisting of Executive Professional Gord Courage and amateur Ethan Banks took home the 2019 Callaway Golf Tournament of Champions hosted by Red Deer G&CC, finishing with a notable 6-under 66 in the best ball format. There was a tie for second place with the host team Red Deer G&CC  Head Professional Dean Manz and amateur Carter Graf, and team Lacombe G&CC with Head Professional Weston Gillett and amateur Tom Mckinlay Jr, posting a close 5-under 67.

Click here for all the results.


Choi, Bell take home Junior Masters Titles
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Choi, Bell take home Junior Masters Titles

Ethan Choi (Pincher Creek GC) reclaimed his Junior Masters title with a 5-under 135. Runner up in the  boys division was Reid Svendsen (Links at Spruce Grove) with the low round of the day 3-under 68. Grace Bell (Glencoe G&CC) finished strong shooting a 77, bringing her 2 day total to 148 to claim the Junior Masters title for the girls. On day 2 with the low round of 73, Jenna Bruggeman (Derrick G&WC ) applied pressure  to Bell. Bruggeman came up a little shy finishing a close second 3 shots back.

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here to view the round 2 results.

 


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Wolf Creek Playing Ability Test – Final Results

The first PAT of the season is now complete. After a two-day grind at Wolf Creek GR, 4 players successfully passed their Playing Ability Test. Congratulations to the newest Members of the PGA of Canada; Cullen Wanvig of Winston GC (154) for achieving his Class A Membership Target Score, John Moug of HeatherGlen GC (157), Ryan Brown of Athabasca G&CC (159) & Randy Rook of Woodside GC (160) on achieving their CFM Target Score.

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Choi & Bell Light It Up on Day 1 of Junior Masters
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Choi & Bell Light It Up on Day 1 of Junior Masters

Grace Bell (Glencoe G&CC) shot a 1-over 71 to lead the girl’s division after round 1 of the Junior Masters presented by Sundog Eyewear at the Wolf Creek GR. Top score heading into day 2 is Ethan Choi (Pincher Creek GC), leading the boys division after shooting a low 4-under 66 on the Old Course. They will try to hold off the other competitors in pursuit of their respective Junior Masters title.

Click here to view Round 1 results and Round 2 tee times.


Tournament of Champions Draw – Red Deer G&CC
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Tournament of Champions Draw – Red Deer G&CC

The draw is now posted for the annual Tournament of Champions event Sponsored by Callaway Golf and hosted this year at Red Deer G&CC. The event will see 44 teams of Professionals and their Club Champion from 2018 in a best-ball format to determine this years winners and their take of the $13,400 purse. Last years Champions of Jeff Cuthbertson & Jeff Murdoch (Stony Plain GC) are back once again to defend their title after shooting a 12-under in 2018 at McKenzie Meadows GC. The event will begin with at 9:30am on Monday, May 27th.

Click here to view the complete field and draw.


Close Finish at Serenity
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Close Finish at Serenity

Serenity GC made their hosting debut at the fourth annual Golf Supply House Pro-Pro Scramble. Despite the chilly weather, the course was in great shape and players were treated to great round of golf. Riley Fleming (NGAD) and Scott Stiles (Bearspaw CC) captured the win posting a low score of 14-under 58. Finishing a close second shooting 13-under 59 was Spencer and Nick VanderMey (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC)

Click here for full tournament results.

 


Team Match Play Championship - Brackets Updated!
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Team Match Play Championship - Brackets Updated!

The brackets for annual PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship Sponsored by Srixon/Cleveland Golf has now been updated. Forty-nine teams from the North and South will compete all season long until one team is left standing as the Champions. Last year’s winners of Jamie Kureluk & Jordan Fenwick (GOLFTEC Calgary Midnapore) have teamed up again to defend their title against the competitive field.

Click here to be directed to the bracket.