The Final matchups for the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Championship have now been determined! The Finals for the Champion bracket side will be David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) & Craig McArthur (Blackhawk GC) from the North who will be battling against Jamie Kureluk (GOLFTEC Calgary) & Jordan Fenwick (GOLFTEC Calgary) from the South.
In the Consolation finals we have Weston Gillett (Drayton Valley GC) & Kevin Broderson (Lacombe G&CC) from the North playing against Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) & Mark Corrigan (Mickelson National GC) from the South.
Congratulations and good luck to all teams advancing to the finals which will be played at Red Deer G&CC on Thursday, September 13th!
The final PGA on Wheels event in 2019 saw a great turnout of kids and families at the RCMP Musical Ride in Beaumont on July 21st. Many kids and adults took part in the PGA on Wheels golf activities by receiving tips from our talented PGA of Alberta Professionals who are known as the Most Trusted Resource in Golf.
Thank you to the following Professionals for volunteering their time to support the local community event in Beaumont; Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC), Dustin Ranger (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC), Matthew Mah (Mill Woods GC), Mike McEvay (Goose Hummock GR) & Shawn Fagan (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC).
We look forward to another year of the PGA on Wheels program in 2020! If you are interested in hosting a PGA on Wheels event in the future, please click here.
MacComb Wins Mill Woods GSH Series
David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) shot a blistering round of 7-under 65 to capture the Golf Supply House event hosted by Mill Woods GC. MacComb birdied the last six holes and eight of the last nine to edge out Keith Whitecotton (The Quarry) by 1-shot. Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Jacob Cartier (Sturgeon Valley G&CC), Scott Borsa (Devon GC), Andre DiBartolo (Jagare Ridge GC) and Blaine Kruger (Stony Plain GC) tied for third at 3-under 69.
The deadline to apply for a PGA of Alberta Junior Scholarship has been EXTENDED to Friday, July 26th. For 2019, there is once again four Scholarships of $1,000 each up for grabs. 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 Junior boys/girls who meet the specific golf criteria as stated on the application form.
Application forms must be submitted by 4pm on July 26th to be considered for a scholarship this year. Click Read More below for more information on the program or to apply.
LeBouthillier Lights it up at GSH Series at The Hamptons GC
Today’s Golf Supply House Series event at The Hamptons GC saw Tyler LeBouthillier (PGA of Alberta Member) play steady solid golf as he distanced himself from the field. With nice playing conditions Tyler posted a solid 3-under par 68. Right behind Tyler in second place was Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) who finished the day at even-par 71. In a two-way Tie for third was Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) and Dillon Batsel (Desert Blume GC).
Goose Hummock GR & Priddis Greens G&CC Lead the Way at Pro-Junior
Players and teams could not have asked for a better day of golf and competition at the beautiful Glencoe G&CC today for the annual Pro-Junior proudly Sponsored by Pukka Headwear and Impact Canopy Canada.
Leading the way in the Net Best Ball competition was the team of Mike McEvay and Owen Lai from Goose Hummock GR. Both played fantastic golf today to earn the victory by shooting a Team Net 61. In the Gross Competition, Eric Locke and Sam Laquerre of Priddis Greens G&CC prevailed by retrogression over two other teams to take home Team Gross honours with a 64. The other two teams that shot a Gross 64 hailed from Calgary G&CC and the National Golf Academy @ Shaganappi. Special thanks to the entire team at Glencoe G&CC for hosting a great event from start to finish.
The draw is now available for the sole Pro-Junior event of the season Presented by Pukka Headwear and Impact Canopy Canada and hosted at The Glencoe G&CC in Calgary on Monday, July 15th. Forty-One teams of Professionals and their Junior partners will battle it out on the golf course next week to be crowned this year’s Net and Gross Team Champions! Shotgun will begin at 1pm with a meal and prize presentation following the round.
Competitors will be playing the Lakes & Slopes Nines for the tournament that will challenge beginners and experienced players alike.
We are happy to announce that the Draw is now available for the 8thGolf Supply House Series event of the season being hosted at Mill Woods GC in Edmonton on Wednesday, July 17th. Fifty players will compete for a purse size of $6,450 with the winner of the event receiving 20 Order of Merit points.
We are excited to present the draw for the 7thGolf Supply House Series event of the season being hosted at The Hamptons GC on Tuesday, July 16. Thirty-three Pro’s will compete for a their share of the purse with the winner of the event receiving 20 Order of Merit points.
The Association is pleased to have launched the Top 100 Program (formerly the Professional Development Program) for Members of the PGA of Alberta. The Top 100 Program is based on a pre-determined measurable criteria designed to recognize Members who dedicate their time and demonstrate proven abilities in advancing the Association’s interests for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The following are areas where points are awarded; Education & Employment, Association initiatives and Tournaments.
As of July 11th, the current leader of the Award remains to be Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC) at 67 points. The Top 5 in the standings are as follows:
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four Bursaries of $750 each to deserving PGA of Alberta members who are either Candidates for Membership or Class A Professionals and meet or exceed the bursary criteria as outlined. These bursaries will be awarded at the Awards Banquet during the Buying Show on Wednesday, October 23rd.
All CFM’s and Class A Professionals (who are not employed as Head/Executive Professionals) are eligible and encouraged to apply. A minimum of two of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal CFM’s (working 9 months or less for their employer). Please click the below link to be directed to the application form. Deadline to submit is September 27 at 4pm.
2019 Junior Scholarships - Deadline July 12th!
Once again the PGA of Alberta is offering FOUR Junior Scholarships of $1,000 each to deserving applicants. Two of these scholarships will be awarded to children of PGA of Alberta Members, which doesn’t require any golf experience to apply! The other two scholarships will be awarded to Alberta Juniors who meet the specific criteria outlined on our website. Deadline to apply is July 12th, 2019 by 4pm.
Round Two of the Callaway Pro-Assistant Championship at Wolf Creek GR saw more of the cloudy weather but good golf conditions as the day progressed for the Competitors. Team NGA Dome (Carter & Fleming) heated up for Round 2, shooting an amazing 9-under par 61 for a two day total of 14-under par to pull away from the pack. In Second, continuing their stellar play from Round 1 was Team Picture Butte GC (Gerlitz & Sklarenko) shooting a 3-under par 67 for a total of 10-under par overall. In Third, Team Valley Ridge (Maher & Robertson) had a steady day shooting 1-under par 69 for a total of 9-under par. Big thanks to Callaway and Wolf Creek GR for putting on a great tournament!
Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship – Round 3
The bracket for the third round of the Srixon/Cleveland Golf Team Match Play Championship is now updated! Congratulations to all teams advancing on to Round 3! Each team has until July 27th to complete their match.
The North bracket will see the top 8 ranked teams battle off in Round 3 who all lived up to their rankings from the opening qualifier in May. In the South bracket, one noticeable upset in Round 2 was Gibson/Lavoie (17) defeating the number one ranked team in Karlson/Irvin. Another upset was Corrigan/Walter (12) defeating the fifth ranked team of Maher/Robertson.
Competition will heat up moving forward in the tournament as all winning teams in Round 3 will advance to the Quarter Finals and be guaranteed purse money.
Round One of the Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Championship at Wolf Creek GR saw gloomy weather to start the day but, decent conditions as the day progressed for the Competitors. Leading the charge was Team Valley Ridge GC (Maher & Robertson) at 8-under par 63 as they created a little separation for themselves from the loaded field of Professionals.
Team Picture Butte GC (Gerlitz & Sklarenko) posted a stellar 7-under par 64 to sit in Second place. Right behind in Third is Team NGA Dome (Carter & Fleming) with a solid 5-under par 66. In a three-way tie for Fourth is Team Apple Creek GC (Dzieciuch & Babkirk), Team Jagare Ridge GC (Rumpel & Adams) and Team Country Hills GC (Foote & Dale) at a respectable 4-under par 67.
The PGA on Wheels is proud to have attended the inaugural Calgary Golf Festival that took place at Cottonwood G&CC on July 4th. The event allowed families or groups in all shapes and sizes the opportunity to experience golf in a whole new way by renting a hole on the course for 90 minutes at a cost of only $20!
Despite the weather not cooperating the best, the PGA on Wheels area saw many kids throughout the day taking part in the various junior golf activities setup. Thank you to the following PGA of Alberta Professionals for volunteering their time to support the event; Bryce Halverson (The Winston GC), Chris Ward (Edmonton Petroleum G&CC), Dale Tomlinson (The Winston GC), Josh Fleming (GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights), Josh Gardner (Oasis Greens GC), Michael Graham (Cottonwood G&CC), Sean Thompson (Cottonwood G&CC), Shannon Raina (Sirocco GC) & Tyler Willner (Lakeside GC). Click here to watch a short video from the event.
The final PGA on Wheels event on the calendar will head North to Beaumont for the RCMP Musical Ride on Sunday, July 21st. To volunteer at the event, please click Read More below.
Wolf Creek GR in Ponoka is excited to host the 2019 Callaway Golf Pro-Assistant Championship! With the event being cancelled in 2018, teams will be extra motivated this year to capture the title and cement their name on the trophy. Thirty-four teams of Head/Executive Professionals and their Assistants’ will head to Wolf Creek GR on July 8 & 9 next week for a great two days of golf and to compete for the $14,850 purse.
Format for the tournament will be a six-hole rotation of Best Ball, Scramble and Scotch Ball each day. Competitors will play the Links Course on day 1 (July 8) and the Old Course on day 2 (July 9).
About Wolf Creek GR... Cut through vast natural sand dunes and deeper off the tee, the Links Course demands the best from all areas of your game. Additional fairway width gives the Links Course beautiful rolling contours unique to sand belt golf courses.
The Old Course is a Tour tested, pure inland links course winding in and out of the Wolf Creek bed. Each hole provides a variety of strategical options for you to discover. Creative shot-making and precision are the key to playing your best on the Old Course.
Fleming Flies to the Top at Inglewood G&CC
Round 2 saw beautiful playing conditions at Inglewood G&CC for all competitors as the sun was shining and the course being in great shape. The players dueled impressively for a chance to win the 2-day event of the Golf Supply House Series with a hefty $13,000 purse up for grabs.
Starting the day at 6-under (65) was Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) and last week’s 2019 PGA Championship of Canada winner, Dustin Risdon (The Players Shack) as they created a little separation between themselves and the stacked field. Fleming and Risdon were able to pull away from the field carding a 3-under (Fleming) and 2-under (Risdon) on the front 9. Starting the back 9 with a birdie, Dustin drew even with Riley and set up a great battle for the rest of the way in. With the players neck and neck on the 13th, Riley managed to birdie and never looked back. With birdies on three of the last four holes Riley finished with the pedal to the floor for an amazing 8-under (63), for a total of 128. Dustin Risdon finished the day with a solid 3-under (68) to finish in Second with a total of 133.
Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) started the day at 4-under (67) and was able to sustain his steady play and create some breathing room between himself and the rest of the pack. Wes carded a solid 2-under on the front 9 to maintain some pressure on Fleming and Risdon going into the back. He then followed that up with another solid 2-under on the back 9 to finish with a 4-under (67) for a total of 134 and third place.
In fourth place was Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) who played steady golf over the two-days to finish the tournament with a total of 68-69-137. In fifth place was Tyler LeBouthillier (Lynx Ridge GC) after a two day score of 71-68-139.
Special shout out to Chris Cooke (Kananaskis Country GC) who got a Hole In One on the par 3 seventeenth which netted him a skin worth over $880!
Today the PGA of Alberta is comprised of over 500 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. Keep swinging.
Eventful Day One at Inglewood G&CC for GSH Series
Round one of the 2-day Golf Supply House Series event at Inglewood G&CC saw some wet weather in the morning and then perfect golf conditions just in time for tee off in the afternoon.
Leading the charge respectively was Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) and last week’s 2019 PGA Championship of Canada winner Dustin Risdon (The Players Shack) at 6-under as they created a little separation between themselves and the packed field of Professionals. With great playing conditions Riley carded a fantastic 5-under through the first 9 holes and finished the first round of competition with a stellar 6-under (65) to share a two-stroke lead. Dustin preferred a more balanced approach and carded a solid 3-under on the first 9 and followed up with another solid 3-under on the back 9.
Right behind Dustin and Riley in second place at 4-under is Wes Heffernan (Dynamic Motion Golf Performance Centre) shooting a great 67. Following up in a 3-way tie for third, within striking distance is Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC), Craig Gibson (Sirocco GC) and Mike McEvay (Goose Hummock GR) who finished the day at 3-under par 68.
Other players to watch on the leaderboard tomorrow include a group of 4 players at 1-under: Eric Locke (-1), Weston Gillett (-1), Garett Jenkinson (-1), Todd Halpen (-1). Following that is a group of 6 players at even par: Craig McArthur (E), Dillon Batsel (E), Jason Plosz (E), Jamie Kureluk (E), Kyle Wade (E) and Tyler LeBouthillier (E).
Action resumes bright and early tomorrow morning with the first tee time at 7:00am. Top group of Fleming, Heffernan and Risdon tee it up at 10:10am. Final results will be posted on the PGA of Alberta website at approximately 3pm.
*The PGA of Alberta Golf Supply House Series consists of nine 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 The Hamptons GC on July 16th. These nine events, proudly sponsored by Golf Supply House and Impact Tournament Systems, 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.
2019 Award Nominations Are Open
The PGA of Alberta is proud to present the 2019 Awards Program! The main goal of this program is to recognize several PGA of Alberta Members and Industry Representatives for their achievements throughout the season and their career, as well as for their contributions to the Association and the game of golf. Nineteen Awards including Player of the Year, Championship and Bursary Award winners will be recognised at this year’s Award Banquet.
Please note the below details for the 2019 Awards Program;
Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception - Wednesday, October 23rd at the BMO Centre in Calgary!
The Top 100 Program (formerly known as the Professional Development Program) is based on pre-defined measurable criteria and is designed to recognize PGA of Alberta Members who dedicate their time and demonstrate proven abilities in advancing the Association’s interests for the benefit of all Golf Professionals. The yearly award given out at the Awards Banquet during the Buying Show will be for the most points accumulated from October 2018 to October 2019. Every Buying Show begins a new year for the Top 100 Program.
As part of this new program, the PGA of Alberta will acknowledge the Top 100 Professionals which will be the top 100-point earners for that given year of the program. These members will be recognized as a “Top 100 Professional” for that year and will receive a custom Top 100 logo in which they can use to further promote themselves as Golf Professionals to further advance their careers.
In addition to the recognizing the Top 100 Professionals, the PGA of Alberta will offer cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 7 point earners for this program year.
The PGA of Alberta is pleased to present four bursaries of $750 each to deserving Candidates for Membership and Class A Professionals who meet or exceed the bursary criteria as outlined on the website.
All CFM’s and Class A Professionals (who are not employed as Head Professionals) are eligible and encouraged to apply. A minimum of two of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal CFM’s (working 9 months or less for their employer).
Bursary applications will be accepted until Friday, September 27th at 4:00pm.
Award Applications will be sent to Nominees: As they are nominated or on September 2nd
Membership Bursary Deadline: September 27th
Finalists will be presented online: October 2nd
Award Winners will be recognised at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 23rd
Save the Date: The cocktail reception, sponsored by Jancor Agencies & Inside Golf will begin as soon as the Buying Show concludes on day two at 5:00pm. The Awards Banquet will follow at 5:30pm. Members are encouraged to attend to support their peers.
Contact Quinn Logan at the PGA of Alberta office by email - [email protected] or by calling 403-256-8894, if you have any questions about the Awards Program.
All Tournaments NOW OPEN for Registration
Please note that ALL PGA of Alberta Tournaments are currently open for registration on the website. This means that you can sign up for any tournament on the schedule in which you are eligible for.
Payment will still be required upon registration to secure your spot in the event. Tournament registration will be on a first come, first serve basis, so please ensure you register right away for any events you would like to play in.
The sixth Golf Supply House Series of the season will head south to Inglewood G&CC in Calgary next week on July 2nd & 3rd. The event will see a stacked field of 60 competitors including the top 16 leaders on the PGA of Alberta Order of Merit rankings. The purse is set at $13,000 and the event will begin with a 12:00pm crossover on Tuesday, July 2nd.
Inglewood G&CC’s prestigious course is located along the banks of the Bow River just five minutes from downtown Calgary. This par 71 layout boasts superb conditions and is very traditional in layout with many large old trees making accuracy a premium. Even though Inglewood is located in the heart of Calgary, its surroundings are very natural.
The draw is now available for the 3rd Play Ability Test of the season at Inglewood G&CC on Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday, July 4th. Tee times will begin at 10:20am on July 3rd and will begin at 8:30am on July 4th. Round two draw will be created immediately following the competition of round 1. Good luck to all 20 competitors going for their card!
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.
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.
Golf Supply House Series @ Mill Woods GC - Rescheduled Date
The Mill Woods GC Golf Supply House Series event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 17th and the start time will remain the same - 9am Shotgun.
Please be advised that if you were signed up for the event previously, your registration has automatically transferred over to the new date. If you would like to withdraw before penalty, you have until Wednesday, July 3rd by 4pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.