Southern Alberta: Golfer Profiles

Injury And Layoff Aside, Sadlowski Ready For Re/Max World Long Drive Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014 14:20 Saturday, 25 October 2014 13:45

by Gord Montgomery (iG)
 

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Less than two weeks away from once again competing for the top spot in the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship in Nevada, Alberta’s Jamie Sadlowski says things are pretty much on track with his training —aside from not having hit a golf ball in about a month and dropping a weight on his foot while training.

Sadlowski, from St. Paul, is a two-time long drive champ and while he hasn’t held that illustrious title since winning back-to-back honours in 2008 and ’09, he suggests he’s never been far off the mark in what has become known as the 'Final 8'.

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Nice Guys Really Can Finish First

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 21:38 Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:47

by Gord Montgomery (iG)
 

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Frank Van Dornick is proof positive that nice guys don’t always finish last.
 
After all, he has compiled an astonishing record of wins on golf courses around the country, particularly in Alberta, that belie his affable nature.
 
So while he’s a polite, unassuming guy in conversation, make no mistake, this guy can rip your heart out on the golf course as quickly as he can make you feel at ease elsewhere.

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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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Team Alberta Named

Last Updated on Monday, 10 June 2013 01:55 Monday, 10 June 2013 01:45

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(Alberta Golf)

We are very excited about our team for this years Canada Summer Games that take place at the Milby Golf Club in Sherbrooke Quebec this August! Through some great support from The Alberta Sport, Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation we have been able to guide a great group of prospects over the past few years.

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Distance, Not Size, Is What Counts In Long Drive Game

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 March 2011 16:47 Monday, 14 March 2011 21:02

 by Gord Montgomery

Presented in two parts, here is the first instalment from iG contributing writer Gord Montgomery as he examines the Alberta-borne phenomenon that has produced not one, but two of the world's best long drive champions, Lisa Vlooswyk from Calgary - the 6-time and reigning Canadian Women's Long Drive Champion - and Jamie Sadlowski who hails from Edmonton and is a two-time World Long Drive Champion. 

In part one Montgomery introduces us to these two premier Canadian athletes and tells Sadlowski's story. In part two we will learn of the rise to stardom in the the world of Women's Long Drive competition by Lisa 'Longball'. 

 

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Although the Canadian military’s fighter jet training centre in Cold Lake, Alberta, is well known it’s likely not common knowledge the province also plays home to a fleet of big bombers.
 
Well, “fleet” may be exaggerating the numbers slightly. 
 
You see, this Canadian contingent numbers exactly two – Jamie Sadlowski who takes flight out of St. Paul and Lisa Vlooswyk who makes her home base in Calgary.

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