Southern Alberta: Pro News

McCourt Honoured As Top Club Professional By PGA of Alberta

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:14 Thursday, 10 November 2016 21:04

Murray McCourtEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Of all the awards handed out year-end by the PGA of Alberta, one in particular, the Club Professional of the Year, seems to resonate loudest with those on hand at the annual ceremony.

This year, Murray McCourt from The Ranch Golf & Country Club, was named as the winner of that prestigious prize for his continued staff mentorship and his club’s efforts to grow the game.

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13 Canadians To Battle For Status In Stage II Of Web.com Tour Qualifying School

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:06 Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:56

Riley Fleming13 Canadians will be among approximately 375 athletes competing for 2017 playing status at the second stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School, hosted at five different sites across the United States from November 1–11.

Each qualifying site will host 72-hole stroke-play events with 78-player fields and no cuts. The number of players advancing from each site will be determined on a pro-rated basis (announced during play).

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PGA of Alberta Hands Out Year-End Awards

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 23:36 Sunday, 23 October 2016 23:11

Lauren BrescacinEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — While only one person walks away with the award as the top performer in their specific category each year at the PGA of Alberta Awards Banquet, that doesn’t mean that dozens — no, hundreds — of others are equally as well qualified to take away the same honour.

Through a lengthy process the nominees for a dozen such awards are chosen and then from there a winner selected. Those were announced during the annual Buying Show, held on October 17-20, 2016, at the Expo Centre in Edmonton.

“It is difficult to select our finalists and it is equally as difficult to select just one individual to accept each award,” said the event’s emcee, Tom Greiner, who is the president of the PGA of Alberta board of directors. “The award nominees, and finalists in each category, are all deserving of receiving these awards.”

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Highlights Of The 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:20 Tuesday, 18 October 2016 20:12

Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR CanadaThe Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada’s fourth season in 2016 was highlighted by record-breaking performances on the course, a milestone in charitable giving by tournaments, a continuation of alumni proving themselves on both the Web.com Tour and the PGA TOUR.

Competitive highlights included Dan McCarthy’s record-breaking season, marked by four victories, two of which were seven-stroke wins, and the new all-time record for single-season earnings. Past members of the Mackenzie Tour proved successful as well, with Tony Finau earning his first career PGA TOUR win and 14 players earning a spot in the Web.com Tour Finals, including six who went on to earn PGA TOUR cards. Among the six were three former Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit winners – Mackenzie Hughes (2013), Joel Dahman (2014) and J.J. Spaun (2015) – who earned their maiden PGA TOUR cards for the 2016-17 season.

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PGA of Alberta Announces 2016 Awards Finalists

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:16 Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:04

altEach year, the PGA of Alberta recognizes several 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.

Members and Industry Partners are given the opportunity to vote for deserving individuals in the following categories of Awards, presented to recipients at the Annual Awards Banquet in the fall:

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