Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

Mt. Kidd And Mt. Lorette To Regain Their Former Glory, Beauty

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 17:29 Monday, 04 August 2014 16:34

by Gord Montgomery

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Thirteen months after 32 of the 36 holes at the Mt. Kidd and Mount Lorette golf courses in Kananaskis Country were destroyed by floodwaters, the Alberta government announced they would rebuild both courses from the ground up.
 
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Dr. Richard Starke declared the two courses will be restored to their former glory at a price of $18 million (Cdn.).
 
That is part of an overall $60 million rebuild to the entire Kananaskis Parks area that was destroyed by the raging floodwaters in June of 2013.

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Corporate/Charity Golf Tournament Do’s and Don’ts

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:19 Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:43

by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk
 

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Golf is a key networking skill.
 
Here are some tips to make the most out of your tournament experience and to impress your clients, customers and or colleagues.

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Alberta Spending $18M To Rebuild Flooded Kananaskis Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:33 Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:13

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According to a story by Matt Mclure in the Calgary Herald the province of Alberta is spending $18 million to rebuild the Kananaskis Country Golf Course that was heavily-damaged by last year’s flooding.
 
As Mclure reported, while some environmental groups have questioned the wisdom of restoring the 36-hole facility in the floodplain of a creek that is home to the endangered cutthroat trout, the Conservative government said in a media release that the investment is important to the area’s tourism industry.
 
“We get away to Kananaskis to have fun and connect with nature and so do people from around the world,” Tourism and Parks Minister Richard Starke said in the release.

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Calgary Golf Pro Dives Into Water Hazard To Save Man

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:21 Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:48

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Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club Head Professional Josh Gardner was teaching a lesson this past Saturday afternoon when he heard a minivan coming down a hill behind him.
 
What happened next is being hailed by many as heroic, but Gardner felt he was just doing the right thing.
 
“I heard a bang and then I saw it go airborne, through the air, right into the middle of the pond,” he said. Gardner told his students to call 911 and yelled at the driver of the vehicle.
 
“He wasn’t responding so I just made the choice to go into the water,” he said.

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Pinebrook G&CC Set to Host 24th PGA of Alberta Assistants' Championship Sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 04:03 Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:58

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CALGARY, Alberta — On July 9-10, 2014, 80 of Alberta’s Assistant and Associate Golf Professionals will take to the Pinebrook G&CC for this year’s PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Championship sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf.

The field will compete on the 6,805/6,120 yard, par 71 course in hopes of triumph and perseverance. Pinebrook G&CC, known for its eighteenth hole, which is consistently rated as one of the best in the West, is sure to provide not only great conditions but also spectacular views.

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