Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

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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There Is Always A Need For Rules Officials In Golf

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 18:26 Monday, 13 April 2015 18:02

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Being a rules official, as opposed to a player, in a major amateur or professional golf tournament may not be everyone’s calling but there certainly is a call out for those who can handle the tricky questions within the grand old game.
 
While there are only 33 actual rules in the sport, noted Robert Forshner, Alberta Golf’s Manager of Rules and Regulations, the codicils to those edicts are plentiful.

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2015 Alberta Golf Championship Schedule

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:58 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:47

alt(Landon Jones/Communications & Social Media Coordinator) — Alberta Golf’s 2015 Championship schedule will include 28 events including 15 Championships and 13 regional qualifiers from June to September. With multiple changes to the formats and particulars of several events, the Championship schedule is sure to appeal to a broad range of players, both in northern and southern Alberta.

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One Industry Slides But Another Picks Up

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:46 Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:07

by Gord Montgomery
 

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While a gloom of sorts hangs over Alberta’s oil industry, leaving the province facing a possible $7 billion shortfall, another big industry in Wild Rose Country feels it will be seeing sunshine thanks to that scenario.
 
Every one of the people in the golf industry that iG approached at the annual PGA of Alberta Edmonton Golf Show said they see good things for their industry coming from this situation as surprising as that may be.

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Early Season Deals In Alberta, B.C. There For The Taking

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:13 Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:26

by Gord Montgomery
 

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About the only thing going down quicker than the melting snow water into the street drains in Edmonton in early March were the prices for early season green fees on some Alberta and B.C. golf courses.

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