Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

The Lucky 3

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:23 Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:36

by Mark Corrigan

 

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A 'buddies' golf trip is something most men, young or old, always look forward to.
 
Getting away from work, replacing it with play? Easy.
 
Throw in great courses with the fellas, some beverages solidified with good natured banter, now that’s hard to beat.
 
Unless of course that trip is an all expensed trip for four to Scotland to play golf at some of the greats.

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The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Named Among the World's Top Golf Resorts

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:51 Tuesday, 24 September 2013 19:45

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JASPER, Alberta — Long heralded for its historic beauty and challenge, the celebrated Stanley Thompson Golf Course at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta has been named among the Top 25 Golf Resorts in the World by LINKS Magazine, one of North America’s top golf publications.

The announcement appears in LINKS Magazine’s Silver Anniversary Issue, and comes on the heals of The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge being named the top public golf course in Canada by SCOREGolf, Canada’s leading golf publication.

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Floods Not A New Experience For Paradise Canyon

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:15 Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:39

by Jim Claggett

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For some courses this was a new experience - having to deal with Mother Nature's wrath.
 
However, many of the players and staff at Paradise Canyon Golf resort in Lethbridge have seen this movie, read the book, got the t-shirt and the hat.
 
"There are a few of us that are a little too experienced at flood cleanup at this point," said CPGA Head Professional Matt Barkway, who has been with the course since 1998.

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Volunteers Fight Back Against S. Alberta Floods

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 22:13 Friday, 16 August 2013 21:37

by Bryan Outram

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Anytime a natural disaster occurs it never ceases to amaze how people can come together in a collective effort to assist the stricken region in getting back on its feet.
 
The terrible floods that devastated so much of the southern Alberta region and literally dozens of area golf courses this past summer offered up another opportunity for just such a pulling together of a community.

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Paradise Lost…And Found Again

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 23:53 Tuesday, 30 July 2013 15:01

Jim Claggett (iG)

altGolfers around Southern Alberta will remember the flooding of 2013 which managed to remove the entire golf season for some along with parts of their home course for so many others.

For a handful, this was a new experience - having to deal with Mother Nature's wrath.

However, many of the players and staff at Paradise Canyon Golf resort in Lethbridge have seen this movie, read the book, got the t-shirt and the hat.

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