Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

Gary Browning Selected to Lead Kananaskis Country Golf Course Restoration Designs

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:27 Sunday, 18 January 2015 22:21

altALBERTA, Canada — Many rejoiced when the Alberta government announced last year that it was funding restoration of the two flood-damaged golf courses in Kananaskis Country, not the least of which was Calgary resident Gary Browning.

Not only does Browning love playing Kananaskis Country, but the esteemed golf course architect was chosen to undertake the restoration design of the two 18-hole layouts originally created by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.



Notice of Alberta Golf Annual General Meeting & Hall of Fame Ceremony

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:29 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:24

altThe Annual General Meeting of the Voting Members of the Alberta Golf Association will be held at the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. MDT.

The Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a time to celebrate the game of golf in Alberta. Members, Industry Partners, Past Presidents, Hall of Fame Members and Volunteers are encouraged to attend.



Do You Have What It Takes To Rate Alberta’s Top 100 Courses?

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014 17:27 Saturday, 13 December 2014 16:23

by Gord Montgomery



Ever wondered how golf courses receive the ratings they do in some publications?
Ever think you could do better? You know... why you’d put such-and-such a course ahead of, or behind, another one. Ever wish you had the chance to be part of the rating panel?
Well, if you live anywhere in Alberta, and are an avid golfer, the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to put your two cents worth in may be at hand.



Calgary's Shaw Charity Classic Earns Champions Tour President’s Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:03 Monday, 24 November 2014 22:11

Shaw Charity ClassicPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Champions Tour) – The Champions Tour announced the best tournaments of the 2014 Champions Tour season.

Four specific categories are recognized – the President's Award, the Players Award, the Tournament Business Affairs Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award.



Yip, Heffernan And Renfrew Advance To Final Qualifying

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 13:59 Saturday, 22 November 2014 13:07

by Dave Kaplan (@davykap)/Golf Canada


Murrieta, Cal. — Canada’s Ryan Yip, Wes Heffernan and Cory Renfrew all advanced to the final stage of Tour qualifying with strong final rounds at Bear Creek Golf Club on Friday.
Calgary’s Yip made six birdies en route to carding a 4-under 68 and finishing in solo third at 5-under 283.
Heffernan, the 2000 Alberta Amateur Champion, finished two shots back of Yip in fifth at 3-under 285 (71-72-71-71). He carded a final round 1-under 71.
Renfrew, of Victoria, B.C., began the day on the cusp of advancing, but climbed nine spots as a result of his final round 3-under 69.  
Renfrew went out on the front nine with a 2-over 38 including a double bogey on 3, but made five birdies on the back nine.



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