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Canadian Rockies Golf Courses Open For July Play

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:42 Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:35


CANMORE, Alberta -- Following record rainfall in Canmore and Kananaskis Country, the majority of Canadian Rockies Golf partner courses has reopened for summer play.

Facilities in the Western Alberta region resumed normal operations in time for the Canada Day and Independence Day long weekends, as Southwest travelers seek to escape extreme heat. Overnight golf packages have been attractively priced at $174 per person, bookable at

An update of regional course conditions is as follows:



Southern Alberta Golf Courses Hit Hard By Massive Floods

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


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.



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


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.



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



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.



Alberta Golf Announces 2013 Championship Schedule

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


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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