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Alberta’s Zuback Captures Senior World Long Drive Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:46 Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:41

Jason ZubackTHACKERVILLE, Oklahoma (Golf Canada with files from Long Drivers of America) — Long Drivers of America, the organizing body of the World Long Drive Championship, crowned its second champion at this year’s final.

Long Drivers of America Hall of Fame member and five-time open division champion Jason “GolfZilla” Zuback from Calgary, dominated a world-class field in his rookie debut in the senior division.

Zuback the winningest player in long drive history dominated the sport from 1996-2006 capturing 5 world championships and making nine finals.



NDP Agree To Re-start The Rebuild Of Kananaskis

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 October 2015 14:51 Thursday, 01 October 2015 14:31

by Gord Montgomery


Having seen their popularity plummet since their surprise election win a few months ago, the Alberta NDP perhaps made a few new friends when they announced they are willing to back the rebuild of the two Kananaskis golf courses lost in the devastating floods of 2013.
However that backing comes in a back-handed sort of way. The government came out swinging, so to speak, saying they aren’t in the golf industry but that they were hamstrung by promises and deals made by the former ruling PC party.



Mickelson Has Big Goals for New Course in Canada

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 03:01 Monday, 28 September 2015 02:50

Phil MickelsonCALGARY, Alberta (PGATOUR.COM) — Phil Mickelson is hoping his first golf course design in Canada will one day host the RBC Canadian Open.

During the week off between the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship, Mickelson toured the site in Calgary, Alberta, of what will become The Mickelson National Golf Club.

Mickelson National, which is set to reach nearly 8,000 yards, will feature three par-5s over 600 yards (the longest of which will be 656 yards). But Mickelson said the course is designed with both the everyday golfer and TOUR professional in mind.



Phil Mickelson in Calgary to Visit His New Golf Course Design

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 September 2015 00:10 Saturday, 05 September 2015 00:07

Mickelson National Golf ClubCALGARY, Alberta — World Golf Hall of Fame member Phil Mickelson is set to visit Calgary and the site of his first Canadian golf course design project, Mickelson National Golf Club. The course is the centerpiece of the spectacular planned community of Harmony, located in beautiful Rocky View County.

Mickelson will discuss the project in a press conference Thursday, September 10, at 10:00 am MST at The Hamptons Golf Club, 69 Hamptons Dr., NW, Calgary.



Darryl James Talks About PGA Of Alberta Club Pro Championship Title

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:27 Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:10

by Gord Montgomery


Like the old tale about the tortoise and the hare, maybe slow and steady really does win the race.
That may be the conclusion Darryl James came to after capturing his first-ever PGA of Alberta Club Pro championship in late August.
James, the 54-year-old teaching pro from the National Golf Academy at Shaganappi in Calgary, didn’t exactly burn up the Edmonton Country Club layout finishing the two-day event at 2-under par, but then again, neither did anyone else really make a charge at par.
The 2-under result was good enough for James to see his name engraved on the championship trophy as no one else finished the tourney below par.



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