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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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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

TGA Premier Junior Golf

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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