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Southern Alberta Golf Courses Hit Hard By Massive Floods

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:29 Wednesday, 26 June 2013 22:14

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

With the loss of life and the devastating after-effects of the flood waters that swept through, and over, southern Alberta in the past week, golf course closures sit far from the top of the list of priority items that have been lost and/or damaged.

Yet at the same time, those recreational facilities are the livelihood for many and as such, those people and businesses are touched in a disastrous way as well as more and more tracks report they may be closed for a period of time that could extend to months and perhaps, in some cases, years.

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Edmonton Area's Newest Courses Well On Way To Completion

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:28 Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:08

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

Despite having the opening of the 2013 golf season snap hooked into the woods due to miserable weather, and then having to battle squadrons of invading mosquitoes, golfers in the greater Edmonton area are seeing three highly anticipated course projects nearing completion.

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Justin Rose Wins 2013 U.S. Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:39 Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:59

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Alfie Lau (iG)

Justin Rose may have collected the U.S. Open trophy on Sunday night at Merion, but he may have won the tournament on Friday night.

With darkness upon his group and only 20 seconds to spare before officials blew the horn to signal the end of play, Rose’s playing partner Matt Kuchar pumped his drive down the 18th fairway.

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Canadian Sean Foley A Big Part Of Justin Rose’s 2013 U.S. Open Victory

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 23:35 Sunday, 16 June 2013 22:41

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Alfie Lau (iG)

Almost four years to the day when Canadian Sean Foley became Justin Rose’s coach, the Englishman won his first Major, the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion, and don’t think Rose isn’t thankful.
 
“I feel like my golf game has gotten better and better every year,” said Rose.
 
“Last year, leading both Tours in greens in regulation and this year, there’s been a big improvement in my driving stats. I picked up a little bit of yardage and (I’m) hitting it a little bit straighter. So I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Sean.

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Weir And Hearn Make Respectable Showings At U.S. Open In Merion

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 16:08 Sunday, 16 June 2013 15:41

by Alfie Lau

 

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While world numbers 1 and 2, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy struggled mightily at the U.S. Open and there were under 30 rounds total shot in the 60s, Canadians Mike Weir and David Hearn bested the best in the world and each had a round of 69 to show for their efforts.
 
Hearn’s 69 in the second round allowed him to make the cut by one and he had respectable rounds of 73 and 71 on the weekend to finish at (+11) 291 for the tournament and title of top Canadian at the 113th U.S. Open at Merion in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.

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