Northern Alberta: Golfer Profiles / In Conversation

Five Times "Lucky" - An Interview With Dean Spriddle

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:43 Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:43

by Jim Claggett
 

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Dean Spriddle may feel fortunate to have won the PGA of Alberta Instructor Of The Year Award for a record fifth time in 2013 but luck had very little to do with it.
 
Dean Spriddle was born in England but grew up near the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews, Scotland.
 
His passion for the game started at an early age as Spriddle can distinctly remember making his first shot when he was only 2 ... Later he would go on to represent Scotland once in a match.

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AGA’s New Executive Director Has Clear Path In Mind

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:30 Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:59

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Matt Rollins isn’t exactly the new kid on the block when it comes to the provincial governing body of amateur golf in Alberta, having spent over a decade with the Alberta Golf Association.
 
At the same time though, he is the new executive director and as such he took some time with Inside Golf to discuss the challenges his association, and the game, are facing and what the future holds.
 
Rollins, 33, spent time with the AGA in two other roles before assuming the lead job.

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In Conversation With Outgoing AGA Executive Director Brent Ellenton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:00 Monday, 29 July 2013 22:11

Jim Claggett

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Twenty-five years is a long time to be doing anything but it seems it was the right number for Brent Ellenton, the executive director of Alberta Golf.

He is stepping down this year after coming into the organization as the executive director when the Alberta Golf Association was undergoing some dramatic growth in the late 80's along with the golf industry.

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Jarosch To Tee It Up At Final Stage Of Q-School

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 01:37 Thursday, 26 November 2009 00:42

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Edmonton's Barrett Jarosch Is Preparing For The Daunting Task That Is PGA Q-School Final Stage By Doing...Nothing

by Gord Montgomery

In preparing for the demands of the final stage of the PGA Tour’s qualifying school, Edmonton’s Barrett Jarosch is doing no preparation at all.

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In Conversation With: Keith Whitecotton

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2009 10:17 Friday, 28 August 2009 10:11

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Keith Whitecotton, The New Head Golf Professional At The Edmonton Petroleum G&CC Has Found His Time Taken Up With Paperwork These Days Rathen Than Spent Working On His Golf Game, A Common Occurrence For Those In The Management End Of The Game As Opposed To The Playing End

by Gord Montgomery

- From Playing Pro To Head Pro – One Man’s Journey -

Becoming a golf course’s head professional is a long journey and not one that’s simply bestowed upon someone because they’re a good player.

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