Southern Alberta: Local News / Calgary & Area

Alberta Spending $18M To Rebuild Flooded Kananaskis Golf Course

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:33 Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:13

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According to a story by Matt Mclure in the Calgary Herald the province of Alberta is spending $18 million to rebuild the Kananaskis Country Golf Course that was heavily-damaged by last year’s flooding.
 
As Mclure reported, while some environmental groups have questioned the wisdom of restoring the 36-hole facility in the floodplain of a creek that is home to the endangered cutthroat trout, the Conservative government said in a media release that the investment is important to the area’s tourism industry.
 
“We get away to Kananaskis to have fun and connect with nature and so do people from around the world,” Tourism and Parks Minister Richard Starke said in the release.

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Calgary Golf Pro Dives Into Water Hazard To Save Man

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:21 Thursday, 10 July 2014 09:48

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Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club Head Professional Josh Gardner was teaching a lesson this past Saturday afternoon when he heard a minivan coming down a hill behind him.
 
What happened next is being hailed by many as heroic, but Gardner felt he was just doing the right thing.
 
“I heard a bang and then I saw it go airborne, through the air, right into the middle of the pond,” he said. Gardner told his students to call 911 and yelled at the driver of the vehicle.
 
“He wasn’t responding so I just made the choice to go into the water,” he said.

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Pinebrook G&CC Set to Host 24th PGA of Alberta Assistants' Championship Sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 04:03 Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:58

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CALGARY, Alberta — On July 9-10, 2014, 80 of Alberta’s Assistant and Associate Golf Professionals will take to the Pinebrook G&CC for this year’s PGA of Alberta Assistants’ Championship sponsored by Cobra Puma Golf.

The field will compete on the 6,805/6,120 yard, par 71 course in hopes of triumph and perseverance. Pinebrook G&CC, known for its eighteenth hole, which is consistently rated as one of the best in the West, is sure to provide not only great conditions but also spectacular views.

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Christina Lake GC A Good Play, Even For A Flat-lander

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:07 Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:32

by Gord Montgomery (iG)
 

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For a kid who grew up learning to play golf in the flatlands of southern Saskatchewan where trees are as rare as an albatross - yes, both the kind that fly and the kind you find on your scorecard - the beautiful course at Christina Lake in southern B.C. came as a bit of a shock.
 
I mean, there were trees everywhere! 

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Alberta Golf Shows A Sure Sign Of Spring

Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 23:28 Monday, 21 April 2014 17:49

by Jim Claggett
 

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Another long winter in Alberta is over, we hope... and a sure sign apart from robins, geese and snow disappearing were the PGA of Alberta golf shows in Edmonton and Calgary.
 
The events are a great opportunity for golfers to get their hands on the newest in clubs, shoes and of course grab a deal or two in the discount centre.
 
As far as the Calgary show went, there were plenty of courses showing what they are all about ranging from Southern Alberta, southeastern B.C., Montana, Mesquite, Nevada as well as newcomers from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

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