Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

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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Notice of Alberta Golf Annual General Meeting & Hall of Fame Ceremony

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:29 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:24

altThe Annual General Meeting of the Voting Members of the Alberta Golf Association will be held at the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, January 9, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. MDT.

The Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a time to celebrate the game of golf in Alberta. Members, Industry Partners, Past Presidents, Hall of Fame Members and Volunteers are encouraged to attend.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Rate Alberta’s Top 100 Courses?

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014 17:27 Saturday, 13 December 2014 16:23

by Gord Montgomery

 

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Ever wondered how golf courses receive the ratings they do in some publications?
 
Ever think you could do better? You know... why you’d put such-and-such a course ahead of, or behind, another one. Ever wish you had the chance to be part of the rating panel?
 
Well, if you live anywhere in Alberta, and are an avid golfer, the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to put your two cents worth in may be at hand.

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Mickelson National Will Fill A Niche In Calgary Area

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 12:12 Monday, 13 October 2014 10:52

by Gord Montgomery
 

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The Mickelson National Golf Club, now under construction near Calgary, will be a one-of-a-kind facility in that area, and perhaps even in all of Alberta, says the man in charge of the operation, Barry Ehlert.
 
In a phone interview, Ehlert, who heads up the Windmill Golf Group, said the idea of a high-end golf course in that part of the province is what is missing from the sport’s landscape at present.

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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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