Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

A Foe We All Know Sidelines Vlooswyk at Re/Max World Long Drive Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 17:23 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 16:44

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Each and every one of us who has ever swung a golf club in fun or competition knows that evil little being that lives inside us all.
 
The one who shows up at the worst possible time; the one who has bitten every one of us.... from the best professionals like Rory McIlroy at the Masters to Phil Mickelson at some point in virtually every tournament he plays to Tiger Woods....to you and I on a Saturday morning with a few bucks on the line.
 
You know of whom I speak, none other than… Mr. Hit-It-Crooked.

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Mt. Kidd And Mt. Lorette To Regain Their Former Glory, Beauty

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 17:29 Monday, 04 August 2014 16:34

by Gord Montgomery

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Thirteen months after 32 of the 36 holes at the Mt. Kidd and Mount Lorette golf courses in Kananaskis Country were destroyed by floodwaters, the Alberta government announced they would rebuild both courses from the ground up.
 
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation Minister Dr. Richard Starke declared the two courses will be restored to their former glory at a price of $18 million (Cdn.).
 
That is part of an overall $60 million rebuild to the entire Kananaskis Parks area that was destroyed by the raging floodwaters in June of 2013.

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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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Five Times "Lucky" - An Interview With Dean Spriddle

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:43 Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:43

by Jim Claggett
 

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Dean Spriddle may feel fortunate to have won the PGA of Alberta Instructor Of The Year Award for a record fifth time in 2013 but luck had very little to do with it.
 
Dean Spriddle was born in England but grew up near the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews, Scotland.
 
His passion for the game started at an early age as Spriddle can distinctly remember making his first shot when he was only 2 ... Later he would go on to represent Scotland once in a match.

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Golfweek Releases 2014 Best Canadian Courses List

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:44 Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:30

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ORLANDO, Florida — Following the March 21 release of its annual rankings of America's top modern and classic courses, Golfweek continues its celebration of great golf architecture in the April 18 issue with the unveiling of the 2014 Golfweek's Best Canadian Courses list.

Recognizing perennial favorites and must-play newcomers from both the classic and modern eras, this year's list will serve as a go-to guide for both golf architecture fans and travelers when the greatest courses of The Great White North begin their spring season later this month.

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