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Berube Relishes the Challenge of Keeping Golf in Alberta’s Forefront

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:43 Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:34

Phil BerubeCALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Stepping back onto the tee box in golf’s working world after a brief hiatus, Phil Berube knows he now has some rather large challenges in front of him.

Berube, the former longtime executive director of the PGA of Alberta who stepped away from that role a couple of years back, has returned to the game in a similar role with Alberta Golf, the province’s ruling amateur golf body. Now, he faces the task of keeping Albertans involved in the sport as the economy fluctuates wildly throughout oil country.

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Alberta Golf Appoints New Executive Director

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:21 Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:18

Phil BerubeThe Board of Directors of Alberta Golf is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Berube as its Executive Director/CEO effective February 16, 2016.

Berube comes to Alberta Golf with over 20 years of experience in the golf industry having led the PGA of Alberta as Executive Director for 12 years from 2002 to 2013. Most recently Phil was Vice President, Corporate Partnerships for Junior Achievement Canada where he was responsible for ensuring necessary funding for all aspects of its strategic plan.

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2016 Team Alberta Announcement

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 05:26 Friday, 05 February 2016 05:18

altCALGARY, Alberta (Alberta Golf) — Team Alberta has been announced for the upcoming season. 26 players from across the province will represent Alberta over the course of the season and will participate in a variety of provincial, national, and international events.

Returning to Team Alberta is Brendan McDougall, one of three players from last year’s team with a runner-up finish at the 2015 CNFL Western Championship. Landon Stellingwerff makes his return to Team Alberta after a T25 finish at the Glencoe Invitational in 2015. Logan Carver who finished T7 at the PGA Junior Masters in 2015, also makes his return to the team.

Several players from the 2015 Boys’ Development Team made the jump to Team Alberta in 2016. Those players include Max Sekulic, winner of the 2015 Nike Golf Junior Championship, Ethan Choi, 2015 Alberta Bantam Champion, and Michael Lavorato, who finished T7 at the PGA Junior Masters last year.

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Hot Deals For The Summer At Alberta Golf Courses

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 17:21 Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:14

compiled by iG editors
 

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As the golf season finally starts to get untracked in Alberta there are several great 'deals' to be had at many of the outstanding facilities in the province. Here are just some of them to help whet your appetite to get out and play.

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Kananaskis Golf Courses Need To Be Brought Back To Life

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2015 21:39 Monday, 27 April 2015 20:54

by Gord Montgomery
 
“It’s like they took our playground away.”
- An Alberta golfer who made the annual pilgrimage to play the courses at Kananaskis after floods destroyed 32 of the 36 holes
 

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While the massive floods that hit Southern Alberta in 2013 were heartbreaking and the devastation widespread, the entire area that was affected needs to be rebuilt, including the two Kananaskis Country golf courses.
 
Families lost everything in the massive waves of water as did businesses.
 
And while restoration work is still ongoing in an effort to return things to “normal”, one normalcy in the province that has been batted about like a 30-handicapper’s ball on the hallowed grounds of Augusta is the rebuilding of the Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette golf courses in Kananaskis Country.

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