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Alberta Golf Appoints New Executive Director

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:21 Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:18

Phil BerubeThe Board of Directors of Alberta Golf is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Berube as its Executive Director/CEO effective February 16, 2016.

Berube comes to Alberta Golf with over 20 years of experience in the golf industry having led the PGA of Alberta as Executive Director for 12 years from 2002 to 2013. Most recently Phil was Vice President, Corporate Partnerships for Junior Achievement Canada where he was responsible for ensuring necessary funding for all aspects of its strategic plan.

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2016 Team Alberta Announcement

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 05:26 Friday, 05 February 2016 05:18

altCALGARY, Alberta (Alberta Golf) — Team Alberta has been announced for the upcoming season. 26 players from across the province will represent Alberta over the course of the season and will participate in a variety of provincial, national, and international events.

Returning to Team Alberta is Brendan McDougall, one of three players from last year’s team with a runner-up finish at the 2015 CNFL Western Championship. Landon Stellingwerff makes his return to Team Alberta after a T25 finish at the Glencoe Invitational in 2015. Logan Carver who finished T7 at the PGA Junior Masters in 2015, also makes his return to the team.

Several players from the 2015 Boys’ Development Team made the jump to Team Alberta in 2016. Those players include Max Sekulic, winner of the 2015 Nike Golf Junior Championship, Ethan Choi, 2015 Alberta Bantam Champion, and Michael Lavorato, who finished T7 at the PGA Junior Masters last year.

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Popular Calgary Pro Gets Nod As Best In The Category

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:43 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:20

by Gord Montgomery
 

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When an award recipient is afforded a standing ovation — well actually two standing ovations — you know that honour has gone to the correct person.
 
That was the case for Calgary’s Judy Forshner at the 2015 PGA of Alberta’s annual awards evening, when the popular pro from the Glencoe G&CC was named the Club Professional of the Year.
 
This recognition, especially coming as it does from one’s peers, is extremely special, said Forshner.
 
“I think when you talk about being recognized for this award, when you look at the list of past winners, I’m so humbled I’m even mentioned in the same breath as the past winners.”

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BlackWolf Golf Ups The Ante For 2016 Tournament Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:49 Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:10

by Gord Montgomery
 

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To Todd Kuczma, bigger is certainly better. Thus, the director of BlackWolf Golf is taking what was a Calgary-based match play tournament and spreading it out across the country.
 
Not only that, he’s upping the number of players in his popular team golf event this year and he’s growing the prize money to go along with that.
 
And, oh yeah, the free trip on a private jet to the final staging ground in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley is still part of the package for the finalists.

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Shaw Charity Classic Claims Second Consecutive President’s Award

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015 18:52 Sunday, 06 December 2015 18:40

courtesy Golf Canada
 

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Shaw Charity Classic, conducted annually at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary was awarded with the Champions President’s Award at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Thursday, December 3 in Miami, Fla.
 
“On behalf of the Champions Tour, I am honored to congratulate the Shaw Charity Classic for their efforts in securing a second straight President’s Award,” said Miller Brady, the Champions Tour’s Chief Operating Officer.

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