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PGA of Alberta Hands Out Year-End Awards

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 October 2016 23:36 Sunday, 23 October 2016 23:11

Lauren BrescacinEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — While only one person walks away with the award as the top performer in their specific category each year at the PGA of Alberta Awards Banquet, that doesn’t mean that dozens — no, hundreds — of others are equally as well qualified to take away the same honour.

Through a lengthy process the nominees for a dozen such awards are chosen and then from there a winner selected. Those were announced during the annual Buying Show, held on October 17-20, 2016, at the Expo Centre in Edmonton.

“It is difficult to select our finalists and it is equally as difficult to select just one individual to accept each award,” said the event’s emcee, Tom Greiner, who is the president of the PGA of Alberta board of directors. “The award nominees, and finalists in each category, are all deserving of receiving these awards.”



PGA of Alberta Announces 2016 Awards Finalists

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:16 Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:04

altEach year, the PGA of Alberta recognizes several Members and Industry Representatives for their achievements throughout the season and their career, as well as for their contributions to the Association and the Game of Golf.

Members and Industry Partners are given the opportunity to vote for deserving individuals in the following categories of Awards, presented to recipients at the Annual Awards Banquet in the fall:



Southern Pros Wage Thrilling Battle Up North

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 08:11 Thursday, 28 July 2016 08:01

Dustin RisdonEDMONTON, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — It’s supposed to be hard to follow up one great round of golf with another, but don’t tell that to Calgary’s Dustin Risdon, the 2016 Cobra Puma Golf PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Championship winner.

Risdon, who carded a stunning 10-under par 62 on the first day of the 36-hole event at the Mill Woods Golf Club in Edmonton, followed that up with an equally impressive 66 to edge out fellow Calgarian Wes Heffernan by one stroke when all was said and done.



CFM Heffernan Adjusting to New Sort of Golf Life

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:22 Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:11

Wes HeffernanCALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — At some point in time, everyone goes through a dramatic change in life. Rarely though do they go through two such events in a short time like Calgarian Wes Heffernan.

Heffernan, a well-known name in Alberta, and Canadian, golf circles has seen his life transformed in two ways in the recent past, starting with the birth of his first child, a daughter. That in turn led to him to deciding to step away from the competitive golf world for a more stable payday with a full time gig as a teaching pro at the Golf Canada Centre.

“With that, you just don’t want to travel as much,” he said of watching his newborn beginning to discover life.



A Thrilling Finish for Brett Hogan Earns Him the Win at the 2016 Scott Venturo Alberta Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:39 Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:34

Brett HoganEDMONTON, Alberta (Alberta Golf) — Brett Hogan of The Glencoe Golf & Country Club took the win with a tournament total of 134 (-10) for the Scott Venturo Alberta Open Championship at RedTail Landing Golf Club. After losing the lead to Calgary’s Wes Heffernan early in the round, Hogan chipped-in on the 18t to win by two strokes.



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