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AWARD NOMINEES Club Professional Of The Year Nominees:

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South Wins Team Match Play In Playoff

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Matt Johnson

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Greg Kincade

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Mike Matuch

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Chris Schatzmann

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Tom Greiner

Other Award Nominees:

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Assistant Golf Professional Of The Year - CFM

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Assistant Golf Professional Of The Year - Class A

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Coach Of The Year

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Teacher Of The Year

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Junior Leader Of The Year

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Excutive Pro Of The Year

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Retailer Of The Year

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Sales Rep Of The Year


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Image Of The Month

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Rogers Is Victorious

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Team Match Play Championship at Red Deer G&CC

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Six Pass their PAT at Alberta Springs GR/ 2018 Bursary Program Now Sponsored By Callaway Golf

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Heffernan Seals the Deal

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Volvik Adds New Colors To Vivid Line

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Four-peat for Allred

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Tiger VS Phil

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South Wins Team Match Play In Playoff

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Members On The Move

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Software Makes Choosing Pin Positions Easy

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At the PGA on Wheels event held at the Glenmore Athletic Park in Calgary earlier this summer, taking 'Dead Aim' became a little trickier when it appeared the target might actually move. Here a youngster does agood job of keeping his head down as he prepares to launch one. PG 8 | OCT 2018


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ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - CFM

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Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

" M y dad."

Joel Dougl as Cot t on w ood G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

" Qual i f yi ng f or th e 2013 M JT Nati onal Ch ampi onsh i p and passi ng my Pl ayers A bi l i ty Test." PG 10 | OCT 2018

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Br y ce Hal ver son The Wi n st on GC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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" (I am f ocussed on) bui l di ng posi ti v e, sustai nabl e, and mutual l y benef i ci al rel ati onsh i ps w i th members and publ i c gol f ers ev ery day."

Er i c Lock e Pr i ddi s Gr een s G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Seei ng th e enj oyment peopl e get f rom i t."

Br y n Qui ck st ad, Wi n der m er e G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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" Outsi de of w ork and gol f , I enj oy l eadi ng an acti v e l i f estyl e by snow boardi ng, pl ayi ng h ock ey, pl ayi ng musi c (pi ano and drums), and of course tak i ng some ti me to get aw ay f rom i t al l ." PG 11 | OCT 2018


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It?s funny how life sometimes drives you off on a different career path than originally planned.

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That was the case for Marsha Rogers, who while busy earning two university degrees never bothered to pick up a golf club. But when she did at age 19, there was no stopping her. That journey into the golf industry for Rogers though wasn?t a short one by any stretch. The Derrick Golf & Winter Club associate professional didn?t start dabble in the game until she was 19, after excelling in fastball for many years, but a sport that didn?t lead her into any sort of career. The same couldn?t be said for golf, where she had played a bit, off and on, with her dad. ?I was raised where I always had to be doing something, a sport, so I finished my first year of university and I took out a student membership and joined my dad on the golf course,?she recalled of her late beginning. ?I kept that up as a recreational thing,?until she PG 16 | OCT 2018

finished her schooling. The first golf related job she landed was seasonal, working in the shop at a Fort McMurray course and she hasn?t left the industry since.

I was raised where I always had to be doing something, a sport, so I finished my first year of university and I took out a student membership and joined my dad on the golf course From that humble seasonal-worker beginning, where Rogers found she fit perfectly into the golf industry,

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Mat t Joh n son Current Facility...

Royal Mayf ai r GC Q and A With Matt... Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

The people that you meet and being involved in the game of golf

WhileHisRecordIsActuallyFor Most Golf HolesPlayedInAYear,ChrisAdam EstablishedHisWorldRecordOver A 10-MonthPeriodInMaui In2012.

Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

The love for the game of golf Q. What would you be doing if you weren?t a Golf Professional?

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Marketing or sales

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Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?

Greywolf GC PG 18 | OCT 2018

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Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?

Tiger Woods Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?

9 Iron Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?

128 holes Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score?

69 @Windermere Golf and Country Club Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of? PG 19 | OCT 2018

Becoming a Head Professional Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?

Hockey, traveling


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ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - CLASS A

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Dav i d now w ork s at Bl ack h aw k Gol f Cl ub i n Edmonton and enj oys ev ery day spent goi ng to w ork , competi ng & h el pi ng students w i th th ei r game.

Ry an Mack en zi e Pr i ddi s Gr een s G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

" M ov i ng to A l berta to f urth er adv ance my career as a Gol f Prof essi onal ." PG 20 | OCT 2018

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Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Bui l di ng rel ati onsh i ps & grow i ng th e game th rough j uni ors."

Er i c Por t er Let hbr i dge CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

Nomi nati on Fi nal i st 2016 PGA of A l berta A ssi stant Prof essi onal of th e Year and Teach er of th e Year

Pat Wi l m ot Bear spaw CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Creati ng a l asti ng ex peri ence f or ev ery member and th ei r guests." PG 21 | OCT 2018


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Gr eg Ki n cade Current Facility...

Edm on t on CC Bio... Born in Edmonton, raised in Sherwood Park. Golf Professional since 1995. Started in golf working in the backshop at Belvedere G&CC. First job as a Professional was at Raven Crest golf club, followed by the Glendale Golf & CC, and ultimately the Edmonton Country Club in 1999. Completed Grant MacEwan golf program and then went to University of Lethbridge (Bachelor of Management Marketing). PG 24 | OCT 2018

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Golf Professional since1995. Startedingolf workingin thebackshopat BelvedereG&CC.First jobasa Professional wasat RavenCrest golf club, followedby theGlendaleGolf &CC,andultimatelytheEdmonton CountryClubin1999.

Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional? Early exposure to the game and then the great pros at Belvedere where I grew up. Allan Elgie was my main influence early on. Q. What accomplishments are you most proud of? A few good tournament results PG 25 | OCT 2018

stand out ... however succeeding and being recognized asa good club pro at a demanding club offer the most satisfaction. Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and business of golf? The variety of tasks and experiencesthat you take part in daily all in an environment that issecond to none.


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Championship The finals on the Champion bracket side in the PGA of Alberta Team Match Play event September 24th at Red Deer G&CC came down to David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) & Craig McArt hur (Blackhawk GC) from the North, battling against Jamie Kureluk (GOLFTEC Calgary) & Jordan Fenwick (GOLFTEC Calgary) from the South with the team of Kureluk and Fenwick PG 26 | OCT 2018

emerging victorious. In the Consolation finals Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) & Mike Corrigan (Mickelson National GC) from the South DEFEATED West on Gillet t (Drayton Valley GC) & Kevin Broderson (Lacombe G&CC) from the North . Click here for full Champion and Consolation brackets.


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Six Pass their PAT at Alberta Springs GR After battling the wind and rain at Alberta Springs GR, 6 players successfully passed their Playing Abilit y Test during August 27-28. Congratulations to Aust in Keller (River Spirit GC), Mat t hew Link (Strathmore GC), Garret t Thomas (Radium Resort), Jonat han West (Cottonwood G&CC) for passing the Class A Target Score of 155. Congratulations to Luke Anderson (Jasper Park Lodge GC) and Mat t Dykst ra (Windermere G&CC) for achieving the CFM Target Score of 160. Click here for full Results.

2018 Bursary Program Now Sponsored by Callaway Golf Due to the recent cancellation of the Pro-Assistant, Callaway Golf stepped up to sponsor the PGA of Alberta Bursary Program for the 2018 season. With the new sponsorship, they are now offering eight bursaries total of $1,000 each!! A minimum of four of the bursaries will be reserved for seasonal CFM?s working 9-months or less for their employer. PG 28 | OCT 2018


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Heffernan Seals The Deal Round two of the Sunice/ Bobby Jones Fall Championship at Royal Mayfair GC in Edmonton saw plenty of action throughout the round making for an exciting day. Conditions were much improved from round PG 30 | OCT 2018

one for the field with temperatures hovering around 15 degrees and having no rain on the course. After a hard fought battle on the course, Wes Heffernan (Golf Canada Centre) emerged as the 2018 Fall Championship winner thanks CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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to his superb round one of 6-under 64. Wes followed up his opening round score with a solid 1-under 69 to hold off all competitors and

After his superb round one of 6-under 64, Wes followed up with a solid 1-under 69 to hold off all competitors and secured his place as the Champion securing his place as the Champion with a two-day total score of 133 (7-under). Not without competition, Heffernan was challenged all day by St efan Cox (Calgary G&CC) who shot the round-two low 4-under 66. Stefan?s efforts today secured his 2nd place finish in the Championship which PG 32 | OCT 2018

included four birdies and fourteen pars to fall two shy of Wes at 135 total (5-under). Finishing third in the Championship one back of Cox was local favourite Mike Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC). Playing at his home course, Mike had an excellent second round of 3-under 67 to finish with a total of 136. Rounding out the top five was Riley Fleming (NGA Dome) finishing in fourth with a 139 (1-under) and Kent Fukushima (Redwood Meadows G&CC) in fifth with a 141 (1-over). Final tournament of the PGA of Alberta schedule is the Pro-Assistant hosted at Kananaskis Country GC on October 1 & 2. Click here for Final Results


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VOLVIK ADDSNEW COLOURSTO VIVID LINE You may have seen players using the eye-catching matte finish Volvik balls. The Volvik Vivid line is the world's first matte-finish three-piece golf ball, with a 75 compression and a larger core for more distance. They have recently added four new colours: jade, blue, purple and black. The Vivid black balls were introduced in Volvik's limited-edition Skull packs in the spring; they are being sold by the dozen for a limited time beginning July 1st for around $35.00. PG 34 | OCT 2018


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Scot t Allred (Elbow Springs GC) wins the 2018 PGA of Albert a Senior Championship with round one and two scores of 67-70, for a two-day total 137. Allred shot a round two low of 1-under to maintain his lead and to take home the championship. This is his fourth straight Senior Championship title and he isn?t showing any PG 36 | OCT 2018

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signs of slowing down. Darryl James (NGA @Shaganappi) finished alone in second with a two day total of 143. Not far behind Allred and James was Dean Walker (PGA of Alberta Member) who finished in third place by posting a two day total of 145. Click here for the final results.


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Mi k e Mat uch Current Facility... Bearspaw CC Bio... Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

Creating memorable experiences for Members on a daily basis Q. What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

Experience working with Bob Paley and his team at Kananaskis Q. What would you be doing if you weren?t a Golf Professional?

Caddy Q. What is your favourite golf course in the world?

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What or whoinfluencedyouinbecominga Golf Professional? Theexperienceof workingwithBobPaley andhisteamat Kananaskis Q. Who is your favourite PGA Tour player?

Tiger Woods Q. What is the first club you take out of your bag on the driving range?

PW Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?

54 Q. What is your career low round and where did you shoot this score? PG 39 | OCT 2018

67 @KananaskisMount Lorette. Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

Our Golf Shop team winning the 2017 PGA of Canada Pat Fletcher Retailer of the Year Q. What other interests, hobbies and passions can you share?

Travel, tennis, hockey, skiing, sportsin general


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Joh n Den eer Bear spaw CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Si mpl y stri v i ng to be better at al l aspects of th e game and busi ness." PG 40 | OCT 2018

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Bl ai r But t ar GOLFTEC Edm on t on Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

" Grew up i n th e game and nev er w anted to l eav e."

Jam i e Rei m er Golf Can ada Cen t r e Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

" Coach i ng some amazi ng pl ayers and h el pi ng th em reach th ere goal s."

Luk e Wor k m an Glen coe G&CC Teachi n g Cen t r e

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What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Th e rel ati onsh i ps you bui l d w i th oth er gol f ers." PG 41 | OCT 2018


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PGA Of Alberta Expands Partnership with Inside Golf Media Group The PGA of Albert a is excited to announce two partnerships with Inside Golf Inc. Starting in 2018, Inside Golf also will become a Presenting Sponsor for the PGA at the Buying Show held in mid-October. In an agreement PG 44 | OCT 2018

that spans the next two years, the cocktail reception held prior to the Awards Banquet will now be known as 'The PGA of Albert a Awards Cockt ail Recept ion present ed by Inside Golf.' Further, Inside Golf will be CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


Meet You At The PGA of Alberta Awards Cocktail Reception Presented By Inside Golf known as the ?Official Editorial Partner of the PGA of Alberta?. As part of this editorial relationship, Inside Golf will be producing full colour, glossy print programs for the Consumer Shows both in Edmonton and Calgary next March. Programs will be given to all attendees upon entry. Digital copies suitable for viewing on desktop and mobile devices will be made available during the weeks leading up to the shows. Inside Golf has PG 45 | OCT 2018

more than five years of experience in producing programs for events of these types. "We are very proud to be able to take our partnership with the PGA of Alberta to the next

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Strong Showing by Alberta Pro's at National Championship

To no surprise, PGA of Alberta Professionals dominated the leaderboard at the PGA Assistants?Championship of Canada hosted at The Winston GC, with six players finishing in the top ten. Congratulations to Riley Fleming (2nd, NGA Dome), Dust in Risdon (3rd, NGA @McCall Lake), Albert Pist orius (T-4th, Pinebrook G&CC), St efan Cox (6th, Calgary G&CC), Wes Heffernan (T-7th, Golf Canada Centre) and Craig Gibson (T-9th, Sirocco GC) on the top PG 46 | OCT 2018

ten finishes at the Championship. Congratulations also to Marc-Et ienne Bussieres of the Quebec zone on winning the Championship. Special shout out to Riley Fleming who posted the round of the Championship on the final round shooting a 9-under 63 to propel himself to a second-place finish. Click here to view Press Release from the PGA of Canada.


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TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES Glen coe G&CC Teachi n g Cen t r e Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Ryan l ov es to sh are h i s passi on of th e game of gol f w i th ev eryone. Hi s goal as a teach i ng prof essi onal i s to turn ev ery gol f er i nto l i f el ong gol f ers and bestow h i s students th e gol f i ng abi l i ty th at ex ceeds th ei r goal s and desi res.

Gar et t Jen k i n son

Golf Per f or m an ce Can ada at Elbow Spr i n gs Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

" For sure i t started w i th a l ov e f or th e game and th en Don Pri ce w as th e person w h o made me w ant to be a prof essi onal " PG 48 | OCT 2018

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES Ty l er Kom i ck GOLFTEC Edm on t on Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Dri v i ng to th e course ev eryday, meeti ng new peopl e and of course th e game of gol f i tsel f "

Luk e Wor k m an Glen coe G&CC Teachi n g Cen t r e

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What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

" M y parents and Dean I ngal l s both encouraged me to become a gol f prof essi onal and supported me i n th i s pursui t." PG 49 | OCT 2018


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JUNIOR LEADER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES Der ek Bak er

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" M y pri mary f ocus i s prov i di ng engagi ng, structured, l ong-term coach i ng programs to gol f ers of al l sk i l l l ev el s. I uti l i ze a h ol i sti c approach th at i nv ol v es consi stent, measured sk i l l progressi on i n al l f acets of th e game."

Ni ck Beck er Si lver Spr i n gs G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

Bei ng nomi nated f or both CFM of th e year (2016, 2018 Fi nal i st) and Juni or Leader of th e year (2018 Fi nal i st) as th ese w ere goal s I h ad set pri or to th e season. PG 50 | OCT 2018

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JUNIOR LEADER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES Joh n Den eer Bear spaw CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

" Si mpl y stri v i ng to be better at al l aspects of th e game and busi ness."

Bi l l Dr eger Can m or e G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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" Wh en i t comes to gol f tech ni q ues, most f ol k s w oul d agree th at th ere i s no one " ri gh t" w ay to go about i t. Th eref ore, a sw i ng cannot be ev al uated on th e basi s of " ri gh t v ersus w rong" - i t can onl y be ev al uated rel ati v e to th e resul ts i t produces; and h ow cl osel y th ose resul ts al i gn w i th your i ntenti ons." PG 52 | OCT 2018


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Jam i e Rei m er Golf Can ada Cen t r e Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

" Coach i ng some amazi ng pl ayers and h el pi ng th em reach th ere goal s."

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This year, the Association is proud to introduce the Executive Professional of the Year Award. The criteria for the new award is as follows: Demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership at their facility and within the golf industry as a whole. Demonstrated outstanding

management, business innovation and continuous improvement at their facility. Maintain a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf. Well-regarded as a role model to other PGA of Alberta Executive Professionals.

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Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

I enj oy that I get up and w ant to go to w ork each and every day.

Bl ai r Fel esk y Bear spaw CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Q. What do you enjoy most about the game and the business of golf?

Seei ng th e enj oyment peopl e get f rom i t PG 54 | OCT 2018

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Q. What is the most number of holes of golf you have played in one day?

50 on my 50th bi rth day

Pat r i ck Col i Car n m on ey GC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Q. What significant accomplishments are you most proud of?

I n Gol f - Won th e Pro-A ssi stant i n 2001, Won th e Pro-Lady i n 2000. Not I n Gol f - my k i ds!!

Ch ad Th om l i n son Pr i ddi s Gr een s G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Recent w ork h as i ncl uded sti nts as General M anager of th e Hi gh w ood Gol f & CC starti ng i n 2012. I n 2015, accepted an opportuni ty to manage th e Pri ddi s Greens Gol f & C.C. PG 55 | OCT 2018


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St ew ar t Cr eek G&CC Bio... - Education Background: Bachelors of Kinesiology, University of Calgary - Member Classification: Head Professional - Year Turned Pro - 2000 - Certifications: PGA of Canada Professional; Instructor of Beginner Golfers; Instructor of Intermediate Golfers; Certified Club Fitter; PGA of Canada TCCP 1-4; TPI Certified.

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Getting Distance With The Driver Ch r i s Sch at zm an n

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Peoplearealwayslookingfor distanceintheir driver. Thetechnology of theclubisimportant,somakesureyouhavethespecs(loft,face angleandshaft) set uptobecustomizedfor your swing. Toget more fromyour driver,createextensioninyour backswing. Takingthe clubbacklowtothegroundfor thefirst foot of thebackswingwhile maintaining centerednesswill createawideefficient swingarc, whichiskeyincreatingclubheadspeed. Thefaster theclubheadis moving, thefurther thegolf ball will go (if youhit it inthecenter).

- Career Best Round(s): 64?s at Banff Springs (a course record at the time) and Stewart Creek Golf & CC; Best nine hole score is 29(at Stewart Creek), seven birdies, no bogeys. Q&A... How did you get started in golf? How old were you when you started playing and PG 57 | OCT 2018

who introduced you to the sport? At the age of 15, I got my first job at the golf course down the road from my house (Westview GC) as I thought it would be a better option than working on the farm. Bob Reid was the pro there and got me off to a great start.


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SouthWins Wins South TeamMatch Match Team Playin inPlayoff Playoff Play The team from the South of Jordan Fenwick (GOLFTEC Calgary) and Jamie Kureluk (GOLFTEC Calgary) are your 2018 PGA of Alberta Team Match Play Champions after a cold and hard- fought battle at the Red Deer G&CC. Fenwick and Kureluk won the match on the second playoff hole against the North team of David MacComb (Blackhawk GC) and Craig McArt hur (Blackhawk GC). The match was a back and forth contest all day long which included five hole-out shots, one being an PG 58 | OCT 2018

eagle by MacComb on a par 4. The winning team of Fenwick and Kureluk will walk away with $3,000 each in prize money after winning five matches throughout the season to become the Champions. Click here for more information.


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September 2018 Mat t Mat heson, Class A Professional, has moved from Trestle Creek GR. Mat t hew Link has passed the Playing Ability Test and completed the application requirements.

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Aust in Keller has passed the Playing Ability Test and completed the application requirements. Ben Mat t hews has passed the Playing Ability Test and completed the application requirements. Brendan Kuny has passed the Playing Ability Test and completed the application requirements. Derek Kovacs, Class A Professional, has moved to Windermere G&CC. August 2018 Brendon Tomiuk has been named Head Professional at the Coyote Crossing GC. Terry Cart er, Head Teaching

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Professional, has moved from National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake to National Golf Academy Dome. Cameron Kyle, Candidate for Membership, has moved to Lewis Estates GC Cameron Kyle has passed the Playing Ability Test and completed the application requirements. Graig Walsh, Class A Professional, has moved to Miskanaw GC. Marcus Meneghet t i, Candidate for Membership, has moved to Evergreen GC. Marcus Meneghetti has passed the Playing Ability Test and completed the application requirements.


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Tom Gr ei n er Current Facility... Calgar y G&CC Bio... Of f i ci ally? I w as bor n i n Ham i lt on , gr ew up i n Bur li n gt on , an d m oved t o Calgar y i n 1985.

WhileHisRecordIsActuallyFor Most Golf HolesPlayedInAYear,ChrisAdam EstablishedHisWorldRecordOver A 10-MonthPeriodInMaui In2012.

Per son ally ? I som et i m es t hi n k m y li f e t r uly began i n 1985 w hen I t ook m y f i r st dr i ve dow n t he Club Road i n Jan uar y goi n g t o an i n t er vi ew w i t h St eve St i ven an d Al Ew en , t hen t he Club Pr o an d Club Man ager (at Calgar y G&CC). It w as a Personal Profile on w i n t er day w i t h f r esh sn ow PGA of Alberta website on t he gr oun d an d a clear blue sky. I kn ew r i ght aw ay t hat t hi s w as a speci al Facility Website place. An d t oday ? I let http://www.cgandcc.com/ ever yon e kn ow I have t he best head of f i ce i n Calgar y. PG 62 | OCT 2018

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I gr ew up i n a n on golf i n g f am i ly. At 13, I w en t w i t h som e f r i en ds t o a local n i n e-hole cour se t o play f or t he f i r st t i m e an d f ell i n love w i t h t he gam e. I st i ll r em em ber m y scor e on m y f i r st 18 hole r oun d - 116. I of t en r em i n d m yself how i m por t an t golf i s i n m y li f e, an d I m ake a speci al ef f or t t o f i n d t i m e t o play t he gam e I love ? even i f i t i s just on ce a w eek ? an d spen d t i m e w i t h m y w i f e PG 63 | OCT 2018

Jacqui e an d our chi ldr en , Br et t an d Ni cole. I f eel especi ally pr oud of a r ecen t r ecogn i t i on f r om our peer s t hat i n volves t he en t i r e Golf Shop: Our shop w as select ed by t he Alber t a an d Can adi an PGA as t he 2010 Mer chan di ser Of The Year . As f ar as m y golf dr eam s go, t hey st ay close t o hom e ? but on e day I w ould love t o play i n Scot lan d or Ban don Dun es.


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The software has been installed at storied Hazelt ine Nat ional (site of the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup) and Superintendent Chris Trit abaugh sees another major benefit, " We?ve all had times when someone makes a comment about particular hole

I believe a superintendent and his staff will gain a stronger understanding of the influence of slopes on their greens. Given the new system, it?s very easy to go back and review a past hole location. revisit a hole location or set of hole locations and understand why it was liked or disliked... Since the numbering system went into place, I?ve more or less been able to let the system handle the day to day creation of hole locations without intervention and without concern over ?bad?hole locations."

locations, or a complete set of locations; either ?I really liked this one,?or ?I really disliked that one.?The Strackaline Holo system makes it really easy to PG 65 | OCT 2018

For more information on StrackaLine and itsHole Location software, visit www.StrackaLine.com.


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Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas is notorious for its secrecy. But for the blockbuster Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson showdown, viewers will be able to get a first-hand look at the action ? for a price.

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television, through streaming services and then later through produced shows and highlight packages. Mickelson and Woods will square off on Thanksgiving weekend, although organizers have not announced the event?s exact date and time. Live pay-per-view coverage will air via DirecTV and streamed through B/R Live and AT&T U-verse. HBO Sports and its 24/7 reality franchise will document the lead-up to the match. Bleacher Report and its ?House of Highlights?will offer comprehensive highlights and behind-the-scenes content. TNT will also televise select portions of the showdown in the weeks following the live competition. Turner International will also handle streaming outside the U.S. A WarnerMedia release confirmed that the two would PG 67 | OCT 2018

play for $9 million, while also teasing the possibility of some in-game wagers.

?Aspart of the live event, both Woodsand Mickelson will selectively make side-challenges against one another during the match. For instance, Woods or Mickelson could raise the stakes by challenging the other to a long-drive, closest-to-the-pin or similar competition during a hole as they play their match, with money being donated to the winning golfer?s charity of choice,?the release said. Pay-per-view pricing for the event is not available yet and will be announced closer to the event.


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eventually gaining her professional status. Mind you, it took six tries to pass the PAT (Playing Ability Test) requirements but she never gave up.

don?t know there are female golf professionals out there.? To illustrate that, she noted her dad proudly proclaimed to an acquaintance his daughter was a CPGA pro, The reply to that was, ?What kind of golf professional??

?I was the typical person that could hit the ball far, but I hit it everywhere! I was just a mess,? ?It?s maybe just not so much she laughed. with a female golf professional but with any male-dominated I had courses industry,?said Rogers, implying approach me, saying that to some women aren?t capable of holding such they?d like to have a female (professional) a position.

on staff. I didn?t have to go out looking for work ? work came looking for me. As to what sort of hurdles she faced as a female entering the male dominated field, Rogers, now 42 and who entered the industry as a pro in 2005, noted, ?There were definitely some benefits and drawbacks. Probably the biggest hurdle was people, like I guess, maybe OCT 2018

That of course is the furthest thing from the truth, and while there are female pros scattered around the province there certainly isn?t an over-abundance of them. Rogers spoke to the detractors and the difficulties others like her tended to face during the start in the industry. However, she pointed out, in reality there?s not much difference between the sexes in obtaining professional status. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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?It?s actually the same hurdles for both males and females to get into the industry. The same guidelines are there. You have to pass the PAT. You have to be able to play the game.? As to why there are perhaps so few female pros, this was her feeling: ?I just think that you see a lot of junior girl involvement up until that age of 13, 14, and then there?s a lot of other things going on in life that take girls away from the sport,?and away from being able to pass the physical requirements in becoming a golf professional.

At the same time, being a female in the golf world can be a good thing. When Rogers decided to leave her hometown of Fort McMurray and her job there, she didn?t have to look too hard to find employment elsewhere. ?I had courses approach me, saying they?d like to have a female (professional) on staff. I didn?t have to go out looking for work ? work came looking for me.? And what it found was a woman who is totally dedicated to the profession, her present position, and life in the golf industry. As such,

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Rogers realizes that her place as a role model is key to attracting young ladies into the game and she works hard at doing that. ?I think I might have more of an influence on younger girls, nine, 10, 11-year-olds. Because I never approached the game competitively, I feel I have a bit more of an influence on the younger girls,?who she feels should come into the game, ?To have fun.?

more, you win, whereas in a PAT if everyone shoots a 90, everyone loses. For those thinking about becoming a golf professional, you just have to make sure you?re as confident going into the PAT?s as you can be, because I believe there are lots of opportunities for females in the industry,?even if your career path takes an unexpected turn along the way.

About The Writer: Gord Montgomery isa retired When asked for advice to sportseditor of two weekly females who are thinking of newspapersin the Edmonton coming into the industry, Rogers emphasized being able area and isa member of the to play the game is key because Golf Journalists Association of of the PAT demands and Canada. He isnow in his10th keeping one?s spirits up even if year of writing for Inside Golf. success doesn?t happen He can be reached at immediately. noraltagolf@gmail.com. He?s ?Having gone through the PAT also on Twitter at six times, and every time I got a @Gordinsidegolf and on bit closer, it?s crushing at times. Instagram at gordinsidegolf2. It?s different because normally your score is compared to other scores. If you shoot 90 and everyone else shoots 91 or OCT 2018


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