Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

Going for Gold: Mike Belbin Does it Again

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 00:34 Monday, 22 September 2014 00:27

altCALGARY, Alberta — The 2014 edition of the Tour Championship sponsored by Fletcher did not disappoint any of the spectators as Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC) wins another PGA of Alberta event to add to his resume. After starting the day tied for fourth, Belbin played a solid front nine with a 1-under, 35 and carding two birdies. On the back nine, he turned it into second gear starting off with an eagle on the par 5 10th and birdie on the 11th. He finished the remaining seven holes 1-under to put himself tied for the lead with Gord Courage at 2-under. At the beginning of the day, Belbin remarked, "My goal for today is 68, that's what I'm focused on". Belbin was right on the money with his prediction shooting the low round of the day, a stellar 4-under. This is Belbin's fourth PGA of Alberta win on the tournament circuit in 2014 and with his efforts today, he takes home $4,250 in winnings.



Course Conditions Leave Players Frustrated at Tour Championship

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:50 Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:48

altCALGARY, Alberta — Tough conditions at The Hamptons GC for the Fletcher Tour Championship made life difficult for the 43 professionals involved in today's tournament. From the challenging pin locations, to the fast greens, players were left with few positive words to say about their round one performance. Round one leader Kent Fukushima said he has played the course a few times but only recently came to truly understand how to play the course. It obviously showed as Fukushima sits by himself at the top at 1-under 71 to be the lone player under par.



2014 Tour Championship Finally Here

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 23:52 Thursday, 11 September 2014 23:46

altCALGARY, Alberta — The Hamptons GC will play host to the 2014 Fletcher Tour Championship next week, September 17-18, 2014, northern Calgary.

The top 10 money leaders from this years' Players' Tour events, the top 10 money leaders from this years' Professional Series events, and the top 30 overall money leaders were all invited to play in this two day 36-hole competition.



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


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.



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


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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