Southern Alberta: Pro News

Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Makes Return to Alberta Capital Region

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016 08:04 Sunday, 24 January 2016 00:07

Jeff Monday and Bob NicholsonEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Professional golf is getting a mulligan in Alberta’s capital region this summer, thanks to the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), who are backing a new Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada event called the Oil Country Championship.

The official announcement about the comeback was made on Jan. 21 at a media conference that included PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finches via teleconference.

“This is an exciting announcement, a significant announcement that we are excited to share with you in the world of golf,” the day’s emcee, OEG’s Stu Valentine began.

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PGA of Canada Unveils 2015 National Award Winners

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:46 Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:38

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ACTON, Ont. —The PGA of Canada’s 2015 national award winners were recently unveiled and will be honoured next month at the association’s PGA of Canada Night celebrations in Orlando, Fla., as part of the PGA Merchandise Show.

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PGA of Alberta Hands Out 2015 Awards

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 10:15 Saturday, 24 October 2015 17:04

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(Gord Montgomery/iG) — Coming off one of the sport’s strongest seasons in a number of years, the PGA of Alberta paid tribute to its top professionals at their yearly Awards Banquet in Edmonton.
 
In all, 38 professionals and clubs were nominated for nine different honours to mark achievements and successes during the 2015 season.

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New Head Pro Knows She Must Still Prove Herself To Some

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:43 Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:21

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Michelle Van Slyke may not have made Alberta golf history in the broadest sense of the term, but she did make history in a specific part of Alberta.
 
Van Slyke became the first woman head golf professional in the Edmonton area recently after accepting that job at the Country Side GC  near Sherwood Park following time as an associate pro at Edmonton’s Glendale G&CC.

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It’s Try, Try Again For Many At PGA Of Alberta’s PAT

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:19 Monday, 31 August 2015 09:55

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Entering the work world as a golf professional entails more than just having a love for the game and deciding that’s the career path you want to follow. 
 
Besides going to college to learn business skills and serving time working long hours in back shops before ever stepping behind a pro shop desk, hopefuls must also show their stuff on the course where a nerve-wracking 36 holes stands between them and their hoped for vocation.

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