Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

Calgary Man Tops Field In PGA Tour Volunteer Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 17:06 Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:29

altPALM SPRINGS, California/CALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — John Hamaliuk likes to spread the wealth around whether through volunteer work or charitable donations. When he combined both in a recent PGA-sponsored event however, he came away as a bemefactpr on both ends.

Hamaliuk, who has been a volunteer for a number of PGA and LPGA events over the past 17 years put that practice into play last year by winning the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge. Through that, he lined the pockets of a foundation in his winter home of Cathedral City, Calif. to the tune of $10,000 US.

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Dustin Risdon Switches Modes

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 07:37 Sunday, 27 November 2016 23:36

Dustin RisdonCALGARY, Alberta — Change is good. As such, Dustin Risdon has decided that a change in his golfing life — more or less — is the best thing for him going forward.

No, that doesn’t mean he’s not going to play any tournament golf anymore. Rather, he’s going to switch modes within the game and in doing so provide more time and energy to another part of the sport he’s never really dealt with heavily before — that of teaching.

Risdon, who was a decorated amateur player and a longtime playing pro said recently that he’s found that’s the place he now wants to be in the game because it offers him a security he’s never really had in his professional life before.

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The Lisa Longball Golf School In Phoenix, AZ

Last Updated on Friday, 25 November 2016 12:55 Friday, 25 November 2016 11:15

The February 24-27, 2017 school at beautiful Wigwam Resort is Filling Up! Register Now! 

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The Deadline for registration is December 15th, 2016.  Sign up now and bring a friend, daughter, mother or sister to make it a Girls' Trip or buy it as an amazing Christmas gift that keeps on giving! 
 
Spend three days with Lisa, 7-Time Canadian Women's Long Drive Champion, currently ranked Top 5 in the World, to learn how to hit the ball longer, straighter and better!

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Alberta Golf Names 2016 Player Of The Year Award Winners

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 04:09 Wednesday, 16 November 2016 04:02

Frank Van DornickCALGARY, Alberta (Alberta Golf) — Alberta Golf has announced the 2016 Player of the Year recipients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our winners and two junior achievers for their performances over the course of the 2016 season that led to their successes on both the Provincial and National Orders of Merit,” said Randy Robb, Alberta Golf’s Manager of High Performance Sport. “These rankings recognize our athletes’ incredible accomplishments while also providing them with a measuring stick for their continued development as a player.”

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Rebuild Of Iconic Course Continues But Slightly Behind Schedule

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:54 Thursday, 10 November 2016 20:40

Kananaskis Country Golf CourseKANANASKIS COUNTRY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — If you don’t like the weather in Alberta, wait five minutes. It’ll change. As anyone who has ever spent any time in Alberta knows, weather patterns can change in a heartbeat. And because of that, plans sometimes get delayed.

That’s been a bit of the case for the rebuilding of Mount Lorette and Mount Kidd courses in the Rocky Mountains, that were literally wiped off the map by floods in 2013. While the construction crews have made good progress in bringing the iconic tracks back to life, they have been hampered a bit by Mother Nature. While almost all of Alberta experienced an early spring, rain became a problem during the summer, stalling or slowing much of the restoration work. At the same time though, the work crews there pushed on in order to bring the famed courses back to life.

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