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Southern Alberta Golf Courses Hit Hard By Massive Floods

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:29 Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:14

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

With the loss of life and the devastating after-effects of the flood waters that swept through, and over, southern Alberta in the past week, golf course closures sit far from the top of the list of priority items that have been lost and/or damaged.

Yet at the same time, those recreational facilities are the livelihood for many and as such, those people and businesses are touched in a disastrous way as well as more and more tracks report they may be closed for a period of time that could extend to months and perhaps, in some cases, years.

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Shaw Communications Named Title Sponsor For New Calgary Champions Tour Event

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 00:21 Thursday, 07 March 2013 00:06

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2013) - The Champions Tour today announced Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) as the title sponsor for the Champions Tour tournament to be played at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The tournament, to be known as the Shaw Charity Classic, will be held the week of August 26-September 1, 2013.

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Edmonton Golf Show A Sure Sign Of Spring

Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 00:13 Sunday, 03 March 2013 20:49

by Gord Montgomery

 

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There may still be snow on the ground in Edmonton, but with the days getting longer, and somewhat warmer, there are indications that spring is just around the corner.
 
The surest sign that the winter is about to go into hibernation though is an annual affair that draws thousands of people through the door – the PGA of Alberta Golf Show.

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Alberta Golf Announces 2013 Championship Schedule

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 05:11 Wednesday, 06 February 2013 05:05

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Alberta Golf is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Championship schedule.

Featuring 14 provincial Championships and various qualifiers, the schedule for 2013 includes a balance of south, central, and northern host sites that will provide a great test for both the competitive player and members competing at the mid-handicap level.

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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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