Northern Alberta: Local News / General News

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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Canadian Rockies Golf Courses Open For July Play

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

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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 www.canadianrockiesgolf.net.

An update of regional course conditions is as follows:

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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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