Northern Alberta: Local News / General News

Two Canadians Make Cut At CN Canadian Women’s Open, Kane Misses By One

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 23:06 Friday, 23 August 2013 22:57

by Alfie Lau

 

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It was déjà vu all over again for the Pride of PEI, Lorie Kane. 
 
One year ago, at the Vancouver Golf Club, all Kane needed on her final hole was a bogey to make the cut.
 
Unfortunately, Kane made double and broke down after only four questions in the media scrum afterwards.
 
It was almost as agonizing at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton on Friday afternoon, as Kane needed par to play on the weekend, only to make bogey and miss by one.

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KO, Stanford And Boeljon Tied At 5-Under After 1st Round Of CN Canadian Women's Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 22:36 Thursday, 22 August 2013 22:09

by Alfie Lau

 

altTeen golfing sensation Lydia Ko served notice Thursday she doesn't mind giving up $300,000 winner’s cheques that go along with being CN Canadian Women's Open champion.

The 16-year-old Kiwi fired a 5-under 65 in the first round at Edmonton's Royal Mayfair Club to tie for the clubhouse lead with American Angela Stanford and Dutch golfer Christel Boeljon.
 
Americans Paula Creamer and Cristie Kerr were tied for fourth, at (-4), with a whole group of golfers, including top Canadian Jennifer Kirby, at (-3), only two strokes back. 

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New Golf Facility Opening In Spruce Grove

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 01:34 Wednesday, 10 July 2013 01:22

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SPRUCE GROVE, Alberta -- Paradise can be found, and it’s located at South Century Driving Range in Spruce Grove.

With old growth trees lining the driving range, and a peaceful country setting, South Century Driving Range will quickly become the premier destination for golfers looking to elevate their game while enjoying nature at its finest.

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Leduc Golf Club Offers Great Play With A Touch Of Nostalgia

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 23:02 Tuesday, 09 July 2013 22:33

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

While there’s nothing at all wrong with the golf course designs of today -- tracks built in the last decade or so -- there remains in all our hearts the love with things from the past. After all, how do you explain the passion of collectors for nostalgia compared to items of today and with golfers that love is harboured in stately courses designed 30 or 40 years ago?

Such is the case with the love affair Edmonton-area golfers have forged with the Leduc Golf and Country Club. Here, a trio of tree-lined opening holes -- nothing fancy or dramatic about them, calling ‘only’ for precision off the tee and with approach shots -- set you up for a memorable round of golf on an often overlooked layout for a casual, fun, challenging round that harkens back to how courses used to be.

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Edmonton's Jagare Ridge Offers A Unique Sort Of Round

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 22:30 Tuesday, 09 July 2013 22:08

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

It doesn’t really matter how you pronounce Jagare Ridge Golf Club, what’s more important is how you approach it.

The club’s head professional, Tyler Rumpel, said he’s heard all sorts of variations on the course’s name, one of the trickiest to figure out in the Capital Region.

“Yeah, I’ve heard about six or seven,” he said with a chuckle.

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