Southern Alberta: Pro News

Alberta Active Season

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 23:17 Thursday, 31 October 2013 23:12

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For many of us trying to squeeze in the last few rounds of the season, or for those planning on heading south this winter, it’s important to note the “active season” in the region, province or country you’re playing in.

Golf Canada’s Handicap System stipulates every player is responsible for returning all acceptable scores into one’s scoring record from rounds played on courses observing their active season, which is part of the golf season when courses have acceptable playing conditions.

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PGA of Alberta Announces New Executive Director

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:36 Wednesday, 18 September 2013 09:55

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The PGA of Alberta has come to an agreement and signed a new Executive Director to replace the departing Phil Berbue.

Robert Rousselle takes on his new position after the PGA of Alberta went through an extensive search of over 80 candidates.
 
Rousselle will be starting on October 1st and will have 3 weeks with Berube to learn and ask questions, both will be at the Buying Show in October and the PGA of Alberta has said they see this time as a great chance for Rouselle to learn about their association.

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Alberta’s PGA Pros Reaching Out To Public To Grow Game

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:38 Tuesday, 12 March 2013 21:31

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by Gord Montgomery

In the “olden days” one had to go to a golf course, and into the pro shop to meet the golf professionals face to face. Nowadays however, the Alberta PGA is on the road to making that initial meet-and-greet a little easier by putting the pros’ faces out in the community to better interact with the general public.

Phil Berube, the executive director of the Alberta PGA, explained that a trial run with such an undertaking proved to be a huge success in Calgary last year and as such the association is looking forward to growing the game through more of the same this year.

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CJGA Partners with PGA Tour Canada Events in Alberta

Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 22:16 Monday, 21 January 2013 22:09

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Richmond Hill, ON – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) announced its partnership with Linx Marketing, operators of two PGA TOUR Canada events in Alberta, the ATB Financial Classic presented by TELUS and The Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON.

The partnership will see the creation of the ATB Financial Junior Qualifier and The Syncrude Junior Qualifier with a tournament exemption into each of the aforementioned PGA TOUR Canada events up for grabs.

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Edmonton’s Goplin Named As CPGA’s Murray Tucker Award Winner

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:05 Sunday, 13 January 2013 10:53

by Gord Montgomery

 

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While Trevor Goplin was given the Murray Tucker Award as the country’s Golf Professional of the Year for 2012, the honour may have just as easily been referred to as the Mentor of the Year Award.
 
You see Goplin, the head professional at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club in Edmonton, doesn’t just run a golf pro shop and the staff therein.

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