Northern Alberta: Local News / General News

Canada’s Second Biggest Men’s Tourney Set To Tee Off At Blackhawk

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 13:27 Friday, 30 August 2013 13:09

by Gord Montgomery

 

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Following the world’s best female professional golfers teeing it up in Edmonton last week, some of the best amateur men golfers in the world will now be teeing it up in the same area for a major competition.
 
The annual playing of Golf Canada’s Mid Amateur Championship will take place at the Blackhawk Golf Club with a full field of 156 players teeing it up, looking not to win money but something almost as important to amateurs — the chance to play in a PGA Tour event.

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It's A Familiar Refrain As Canadian Girls Sing,'Happy To Be Here'

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 21:18 Monday, 26 August 2013 20:36

by Gord Montgomery

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If this is progress for women's professional golf in Canada, it is coming..... but coming very slowly.
 
After cut day at the 2013 CN Canadian Women's Open in Edmonton, only two of the 20 Canucks that started off in the $2 million LPGA Tour event remained in play. The others were packing their bags and moving on.
 
Of course, those two spots were twice as many as Canadians acquired in last year’s tournament, played in Vancouver, but it is still, to golf watchers, a low number of local participants in the only LPGA tournament held in this country each year.

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Royal Mayfair A Great Host For 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 August 2013 12:28 Sunday, 25 August 2013 11:43

by Alfie Lau

 

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It’s no accident that Royal Mayfair got the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open.
 
The club takes pride in its tournament-quality course and shoveled upwards of $2.5 million into renovating the course. 
 
In fact, their superintendent, Wade Peckham, just received the 2013 Canadian Golf Superintendents Association National Tournament Award.

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Solheim Cup – Hangover For Some, Leading The CN Canadian Women’s Open For Others

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2013 21:44 Saturday, 24 August 2013 17:57

by Alfie Lau

 

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If they played the Solheim Cup this week in Edmonton, it’s a pretty sure bet that the Europeans would win again.
 
Swede Caroline Hedwall, 5-0 in Colorado last week, leads the CN Canadian Women’s Open after a third-round 64 vaulted her to (-10) and alone atop the leaderboard.
 
Europe’s spiritual on-course leader, Norway’s Suzann Pettersen, is tied for second with defending champion Lydia Ko, at (-9) and only one stroke back, but who wants to talk about the 65 Pettersen shot beside Hedwall?

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Lydia Ko One Stroke Off Lead At CN Canadian Women’s Open, Canadians Stumble Again

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2013 17:55 Saturday, 24 August 2013 17:48

by Alfie Lau

 

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If Canada had a temperate climate, then perhaps Kiwi Lydia Ko would be a Canuck.
 
Ko and her family emigrated from South Korea and narrowed their final three down to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
 
Canada got kiboshed because of the cold winters and Australia wasn’t prepared to open the doors as wide as New Zealand, so the endearing Kiwi accent that Ko that sports is evidence that New Zealand may have a superstar in their midst.

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