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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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TGA Premier Junior Golf Launches School-Based Activation and Business Model in Canada

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:41 Tuesday, 27 May 2014 16:36

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LONDON, Ontario — TGA Premier Junior Golf (TGA), the largest school-based junior golf program in North America, announces it has launched its innovative youth sports business in Canada with two new franchise territories in London, and Sault Ste. Marie – Sudbury.

TGA (Teach-Grow-Achieve) has become a global leader in growing the game through its self-sustaining activation model that makes golf accessible, available, and affordable for all youth.

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AGA’s New Executive Director Has Clear Path In Mind

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:30 Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:59

by Gord Montgomery
 

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Matt Rollins isn’t exactly the new kid on the block when it comes to the provincial governing body of amateur golf in Alberta, having spent over a decade with the Alberta Golf Association.
 
At the same time though, he is the new executive director and as such he took some time with Inside Golf to discuss the challenges his association, and the game, are facing and what the future holds.
 
Rollins, 33, spent time with the AGA in two other roles before assuming the lead job.

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‘Back Nine’ Board Teaches Golf Business Model

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:46 Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:40

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A two-year-old organization called Back Nine Board of Advisors, a Canadian company, is now building on the momentum it has created in the US.

Back Nine is a business networking model but with a lot of distinction from what else is out there in the marketplace. For one, we play golf once a month to help cement the relationships of our Chapter Members and provide a safe environment for those just learning the game. In addition, we teach powerful strategies to our members to help them learn how to do Business Golf as a fantastic relationship building tool.

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Inside Golf Proudly Announces Alfie Lau Accepted Into Prestigious GWAA

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:44 Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:28

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Inside Golf is proud to announce that Lower Mainland Associate Publisher and Staff Writer Alfie Lau has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA).
 
The GWAA’s goal is to improve working conditions for the membership, which includes constant improvement in press facilities at tournaments, hotel accommodations, local transportation, interviews with the players and to work in concert with the Association of Golf Writers, their British counterparts.

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