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Bear Mountain More Than Just A Golf Resort

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:19 Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:32

by Alfie Lau
 

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The next time Roger Sloan comes back to Bear Mountain, he’ll need more than just his hiking and golf shoes.
 
A mountain bike, some tennis gear and full workout equipment should be in Sloan’s luggage because the resort which opened more than a decade ago is undergoing changes at a lightning pace.
 
Look out over the driving range and imagine what eight clay courts in a tennis dome might look like.
 
Well, that will soon be a reality as Bear Mountain and its owners, Ecoasis, have just inked a deal with Tennis Canada for the first courts of this kind in Western Canada.

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Roger Sloan A Bear Mountain Treasure

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:11 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:28

by Alfie Lau
 

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Eight birdies.
 
That’s what Merritt’s Roger Sloan produced at Bear Mountain on Wednesday during an informal round of golf at the course which inked a sponsorship deal with Sloan earlier this autumn.
 
The affable PGA TOUR rookie, just back from cashing a $13,603 cheque in Mexico on the weekend, paid Bear Mountain a visit and was subjected to a round of golf with myself and fellow golf journalists Bob Weeks and Ian Hutchinson.
 
The 27-year-old hit towering drives, laser approaches and barely needed to putt his tap-in birdies, but still found the time to give us ‘the stick’ when we – and I mean me - poked the bear.

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Mark Fletcher of Fletcher Sport Brands Leaves Sunice, AUR, and Tommy Hilfiger Golf

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:16 Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:12

altMONTREAL, QUEBEC — Mark Fletcher, President of FSB, announced that he has informed his partner, Alen Brandman (majority shareholder of FSB), that he would be leaving ‘FSB’ this week.

“Mark informed me in early September that he would like to pursue other opportunities and interests. I thank him for his experience and contributions, especially for having built Sunice into the leading brand it is today, and I wish him well,” said Alen Brandman.

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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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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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