Northern Alberta: Junior News

Despite Downturn In Numbers, Junior Tour Still Popular

Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 00:07 Sunday, 09 September 2012 23:42

 by Gord Montgomery

 

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In one of those peculiarities in life, if the McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour were a player in its own entity it would be nearing the end of its life span.
 
As it is however, the series of golf tournaments for youngsters in Alberta is only getting better, even after 17 years.

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Former LPGA Tour Player Says Lots Of Room In The Game For Girls

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 August 2012 14:24 Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:53

 by Gord Montgomery

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It’s up to women professional golfers to fix what ails the game in this day and age.

The fact there aren’t a lot of young women playing the game is nothing new but the fact that it’s up to those in the upper echelons to help change the face of the game is perhaps an idea that hasn’t really been bandied about before – at least until recently.
 
Laura Witvoet, the director of instruction at Alberta’s famed Wolf Creek GC, said in a recent interview with Inside Golf that the ladies at the top best be paying attention to the youth below them in order to help their livelihood thrive and yes, even survive.

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Juniors Can Earn Way Into Canadian Tour Event

Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2012 03:54 Friday, 08 June 2012 03:34

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New partnership will offer one Junior exemption into Canadian Tour’s ATB Financial Classic...

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Maple Leaf Junior Tour Offers Kids Great Chances For Success

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 23:36 Tuesday, 05 June 2012 22:57

 by Gord Montgomery

 

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The Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) isn’t promising its young players fame and fortune but what they will give them is a good start at putting a game together that could eventually lead them down that road.
 
Trent Matson, from the MJT, explained this program with over 55 events this summer for young players is run by golf professionals and was developed and put into play 14 years ago by its executive director, Murray Poje, in B.C.

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Getting Kids 'Schooled' In Golf

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 May 2012 11:27 Sunday, 20 May 2012 11:08

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by Jim Claggett

Adam Werbicki has a simple task, get as many young people introduced to the game of golf as possible.

With the help of many other golf professionals around the province and the National Golf In Schools program that task is well in hand.

"It's a program that was developed by Physical Health and Education Canada, also in partnership with Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada," Werbicki, who is the Associate Golf Professional at The Derrick Club in Edmonton, informs us.
 
"So it's a program where teachers can get this into the schools and teach it," he explained.

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