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Popular Alberta Junior Tour Ready to Tee Off for 21st Year

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 01:08 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 01:00

Dunc MillsPONOKA, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Great things may come from small beginnings. That, in a nutshell, is how the popular McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour can best sum up its first two decades of operation and what lies ahead in the future.

While not every kid that tees it up in the summer-long Alberta tour becomes a great player like a couple of past graduates — Jennifer Ha from Calgary and Tyler Saunders from St. Albert — what the youngster gain from competing is far more than just a solid golf game.

The tour provides kids, if they wish, a total of 24 events, two of them for two days, at a variety of stops from the bottom to the top of the province. Each is broken down by age groups and an overall winner on both the male and female sides.

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Vulcan’s Junior Golf Program Founder Honoured for Long-Term Involvement

Last Updated on Friday, 13 May 2016 04:48 Friday, 13 May 2016 04:39

Dusty RhodesVULCAN, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — You know you’ve had an impact on a community when something lis named in your honour. Such was the case for a longtime volunteer member at the Vulcan (AB) Golf Club, where the junior golf curriculum was recently rebranded as the Dusty Rhodes Junior Program.

About that tribute, which is fitting for a man who has donated almost a quarter century of his life to helping youngsters learn, and love, the game of golf, Vulcan’s new head professional, Gordon Brayton, spoke to what it takes to continue with something like this for so many years.

“This one is a little different (than most),” he began. “First of all, they have it on Friday afternoon, starting at one o’clock. The reason they do that is the kids get out of school at noon and they all walk here. With a small town course like this, those kids are future members; they’ll come back as adults.”

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120 Junior Golfers in Paradise at MJT’s Alberta Season Opener

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:09 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:07

Maple Leaf Junior Golf TourLETHBRIDGE, Alberta — A heavily wait-listed field of 120 junior golfers teed off the Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Alberta Season Opener last weekend, competing for titles in six divisions at the superb Paradise Canyon Golf Club in Lethbridge on May 7th and 8th. At Paradise Canyon, wind is the challenger, and it fought the players with gusts to 75km per hour on day two. Lightning in the area then caused a delay with only two holes left, but the golf course staff took great care of the players which resulted in all 36 holes being completed.

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CJGA Champion To Earn Spot Into Freedom 55 Financial Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:28 Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:54

via press release
 
Point Grey G&CC to Host Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada event in May
 

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Vancouver, B.C. (January 19, 2016) The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is proud to announce that the winner of the boy's division in this year's CJGA Western Canadian Junior Championship will earn an exemption into the Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey G.C.
 
The Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada event will take place May 26-29, 2016.

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Michelle Kim Recipient Of 2015 Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award

Last Updated on Friday, 18 December 2015 16:26 Friday, 18 December 2015 16:15

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Richmond Hill, Ont. (December 18, 2015) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce Michelle Kim as the recipient of the 2015 Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award.
 
Kim, an 18-year old CJGA member living in Surrey, B.C. is the first British Columbian to earn the honourable distinction for an award that recognizes sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment in the game of golf. 
 
The award is named after Helena Harbridge, an outstanding junior golfer and CJGA alum that passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University.

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