Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

CJGA Junior Tour Kicks Off Alberta Schedule

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:35 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:31

River Spirit Golf ClubCALGARY, Alberta — The Canadian Junior Golf Association will kick off its Alberta schedule this weekend with the Nike Golf Junior Series at River Spirt Golf Club in Calgary. Juniors from around the province will compete for exemptions into several national events including the Nike Golf Junior Championship to be conducted later in the summer in Ontario.Juniors will face a tough test as they will play the Cattails and Spirit nines at River Spirit which is considered among the most popular layouts in the province.

Set on the Elbow River and Millburn Creek the courses provide a breathtaking backdrop to many of River Spirit’s signature holes. And while the slope and course ratings tell a story that the course will not be conquered easily, the course is eminently fair.



Alberta Golf Tour Wins With Canalta Hotels

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 10:02 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:23

For Immediate Release


Calgary, AB, April 13, 2015 – The Alberta Golf Tour is entering its third season with a roar. The type of roar you hear on a Sunday at the Masters as the winner walks up 18.
Thanks to a new partnership with locally-owned Canalta Hotels, the Alberta Golf Tour is bringing amateur golfers the type of professional tour-style tournament experience they’ve only seen at the highest level.



The Windmill Golf Machine

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 10:07 Tuesday, 14 April 2015 15:43

by Mark Corrigan


Growth in the golf business. That seems like an uncommon occurrence in today’s golf landscape.
Or at least that is the gist of much of the propaganda that’s being offered to us in many editorials and from statisticians lately… the industry must adapt and persevere, treading carefully into the 'darkness'. 
Re-inventing ourselves into something palatable and encompassing, shedding our cocoon after a long winter’s slumber is at least possible, if not necessary.
Understanding when a door has opened and opportunity presents itself may be a lost art form and there are precious few these days who explain the importance of 'timing' in life.
Kevin Thistle of the Windmill Golf Group, however, seems to have grasped just how important this particular talent really is.



2015 Alberta Golf Championship Schedule

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:58 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:47

alt(Landon Jones/Communications & Social Media Coordinator) — Alberta Golf’s 2015 Championship schedule will include 28 events including 15 Championships and 13 regional qualifiers from June to September. With multiple changes to the formats and particulars of several events, the Championship schedule is sure to appeal to a broad range of players, both in northern and southern Alberta.



PGA of Alberta Calgary Golf Show Kicks Off Season

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:40 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:41

by Jim Claggett


With dreams of golf dancing in their heads, hundreds of weekend warriors made their way through the doors of the BMO Centre in Calgary in late March, home of the annual PGA of Alberta Golf show.
The public was treated to 82 exhibitors who were there to display their courses, equipment, travel information and more over the weekend.



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