Southern Alberta: Local News / Southern Region

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

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.



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


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.



Golfweek Releases 2014 Best Canadian Courses List

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


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.



Why Everyone Should Swing Like A Girl

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014 18:16 Saturday, 08 February 2014 17:56

by A.J. Eathorne


To some the phrase “swing like a girl,” could seem derogatory. That’s not the way we see it at Predator Ridge.
To us, Swing Like a Girl is about freedom and fun – to learn and play golf in a unique and compelling way.
Most of all, Swing Like a Girl has become the description for our instructional programs designed to involve more women in the game of golf.

Matt Williams, The Canadian Contingent & Project 17

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:26 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 11:06

by Mark Corrigan


Signing a letter of intent to go play golf at an NCAA school, I can only imagine is an extremely memorable moment in any junior's golf career.

It signifies a long and dedicated journey to a new challenging chapter of their sporting life.

Matt Williams, one of the juniors at Pinebrook G&CC, signed his letter on Wednesday, Nov.13th. He’s off to the University of Houston next August.
Matt’s drive for improvement is insatiable and his goals aren’t limited to college, he dreams big and bold dreams but for now, golf as a U. of H. Cougar is where he’ll continue to sharpen his skills and test his metal.



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