Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

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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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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