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Vol .3•#4• Sept-Oct,2017

• NEWS •  RES UL T S •  PROF I L ES


Top St or i es Cl ub Prof essi onal s Of Th e Year

Cl ub Prof essi onal Ch ampi onsh i p

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Pro Tip: Is The Season Over or Just Beginning?

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PGA of Alberta Championship Results

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July Results From The PGA Of Alberta

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Alberta Kids Making Ace History

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Aug/Sept Results From The PGA Of Alberta


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OCT 2017

Regu lar Con t en t

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Coach Of The Year Nominees

Top Image #1:9th Annual Pyper Power Pro-Am

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Teacher Of The Year Nominees

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Junior Leader Of The Year Nominees

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Top Image #2: Adam Bruce Put On The Gloves

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Pro Tip: Is The Season Over Or Just Beginning?

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Club Professionals Of The Year Greg Kincade

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Rob MacPherson

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You Can Live Live at Wolf Creek

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Greg McGarry

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Alberta Kids Making Ace History

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Chris Schatzmann

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Special Olympics Golf Has Grown Quickly Among Canadians

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Dean Spriddle

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Hinton GC Head Pro Robert Doucette Passes

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Hunters Green Hosts Important Fundraiser

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Southern-Style Myrtle Beach Courses Wrap Up Great Trip

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Sadlowski Admits Learning Curve In Pro Golf Is Steep Aw ar ds Fin alist s

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Assistant Professional Of The Year - CFM

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Assistant Professional Of The Year - Class A

Tou r n am en t Resu lt s 16

PGA of Alberta Championship

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Tour Championship At Royal Mayfair G&CC

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July Results From The PGA Of Alberta

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Team Match Play - Final - Red Deer G&CC

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Club Professional Championship

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Assistants' Championship Cottonwood G&CC

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Aug/Sept Results From The PGA Of Alberta


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Th e 9th annual Pyper Pow er Pro-A m h el d on Sept 29th of th i s year i s j ust one of th e 100s h el d across th e prov i nce i n ai d of so many w orth y causes.

Cl i ck Her e To Go To Py per 's Tw i t t er Feed Images Courtesy @pyperpower and Cougar Creek


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ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - CFM St ef an Cox Pi n ebr ook G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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

" Bei ng around peopl e w h o l ov e th e game."

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

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" I l ook to mak e th e game as enj oyabl e f or ev eryone as enj oyabl e as i t h as been f or mysel f f or years to come." CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Sean Mur r ay Bear spaw CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Sean?s conti nui ng tryi ng to i mprov e h i s teach i ng by sh adow i ng some of today?s best so can stay current i n today?s i nstructi on and h el p ach i ev e al l h i s students' goal s."

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

" I l ov e th at i t's a new adv enture ev ery day!"

Ch r i s War d Edm on t on Pet r oleum G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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

" 53? A moth er bear w i th cub prev ented me f rom f i ni sh i ng my 54th h ol e at Radi um i n BC."

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Is Th e Season Over FULLESTPOTENTIAL Or Just Begi n n i n g? PLAYTHEGAMETOYOUR

Putti ng: Over fifty percent of golf is done on the putting green. It is one of the easiest parts of your game to practice indoors. If For many golfers, this means you have carpet you are in putting your clubs away until business, even if you don?t you next spring. When spring can get a putting mat to comes, it feels like you are practice those 3-12 footers. starting over again. You can putt anytime, first thing in the morning, while you All the progress we made last watch golf on television or season gone if we don?t keep while you wait for your dinner working at it. If we are not party to arrive. Make it part of moving forward we then are your routine to hit 25 putts a moving backwards. day. Spend time Therefore, we Don?t th i nk of w i nter focusing on your need to stop as th e ?of f -season" , technique. If you this cycle. We i nstead th i nk of i t as are not sure need to change th e pre-season. what to focus on, our thought take a lesson to process and habits... don?t get some ideas and drills on think of winter as the ?off what to practice for the winter. season,? instead think of it as Ch i ppi ng: pre-season. Here are 4 ideas Another aspect of your game to keep that game in shape CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE through those winter days.

Sadly, golf season is com in g t o an en d in Alber t a.


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that is simple to work on around the house is chipping. Although some people in the household may not agree,

practicing these shots around breakable objects can make you hit that clutch shot next spring better than ever. Joking aside, make sure you have space to hit these shots safely, away from windows, walls, other people or anything breakable. Currently, I chip towards my daughters ?My Little Pony?stuffed animal trying to get my ball to stop right under the pony?s legs. A chipping net or an open umbrella work great for trying to chip your ball into a specific spot. Make chipping around the house a routine and hit 25 CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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chips every day during the winter and you?ll come out of the winter feeling a lot more confident. Ful l Sw i ngs: A cut down club works great to practice indoors with limited space. Swinging it daily will help keep your body in ?golf shape?. Add full swings into your winter golf routine. Make 25 practice swings a day. If you don?t have a club, make

Th ere are many w ays you can practi ce i ndoors ov er th e w i nter practice swings with the television remote or just your arms. Doing these frequently will help you improve your feel and rhythm. Swing both right handed and left handed to help keep symmetry in the body. I?ve heard that some tour player keep a left handed in their bag and hit practice shots with it for this reason. CONTINUED ON PAGE 67


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Au gu st 21/ 22, 2017

Pu r se: $31,800

SPONSORED BY CLUBCAR / TAYLORMADE

Strong competition in the first round one made for a jam packed leaderboard at the River Bend G&RA. Wes Hef f er n an (Golf Canada Centre) finished round one at the top of the leaderboard posting a 6-under 66. In his first

" Congrats @sprucebruce61 f or w i nni ng @cl ub car @Tayl orM adeCA @adi dasCA #PGA of A Bch amp @Ri v erBendGRA at -8. Th at eagl e (sh ow n i nset) w i l l go dow n i n h i story!" CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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PGA of Alberta Championship appearance, Alber t Pist or iu s (Pinebrook G&CC) finished round one tied for second with Dallas Can t er a (Cardiff G&CC) after posting a 5-under 67. The battle for fourth place resulted in a 3-way tie consisting of Adam Br u ce (Glendale G&CC), Blain e Kr u ger (Stony Plain GC) and defending Champion Du st in Risdon (National Golf Academy @ McCall Lake), who all posted a score of 4-under 68. In round two, under perfect

conditions, Bruce was able to sneak past the leaders with an eagle on #18 to post a score that would not be matched (an 8-under 68-68-136) and claimed his first Championship title. Adam took home $5,400 in prize money. In a three-way tie for second were Pistorius, Wes Heffernan and Blaine Kruger, all carding a two day total of 7-under 137. Rounding out the top five was Keit h Wh it ecot t on (The Quarry) after scoring a two day total 139.


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Gr eg Ki n cade Current Facility...

Edm on t on Coun t r y Club Bio...

Rai sed i n Sher w ood Par k, Gr eg has been a PGA of Can ada Golf Pr of essi on al si n ce 1995. He act ually st ar t ed i n golf i n dust r y i n t he back shop at Belveder e G&CC an d hi s f i r st job as a Pr of essi on al w as at Raven Cr est Golf Club f ollow ed by t he Glen dale Golf & CC, an d ult i m at ely t he Edm on t on Coun t r y Club i n 1999. Ki n cade also com plet ed t he Gr an t MacEw an golf pr ogr am an d t hen w en t t o Un i ver si t y of Let hbr i dge (Bachelor of Man agem en t ). CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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

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ThePumpDrill Greg Kincade has a great drill that decreases tension, casting and coming across the ball in the downswing. Done as part of a series in 2010 in conjunction with the Edmonton Journal, this is a must view for every club golfer.

ClickHEREToSeeTheVideo OnYoutube


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ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - CLASS A Der ek Bak er Wi n der m er e G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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" I n both th e game and th e busi ness, no tw o days are al i k e."

Cor y Col l i n s The Der r i ck G&WC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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

" I l ov e th at th e game and busi ness al w ays ch al l enges you and dri v es you to be k eep i mprov i ng." CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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" Ov er 7 Bi l l i on peopl e on th i s earth and not one sw i ngs th e same. Th e f i rst rul e f or anyone i s to enj oy w h at you?re doi ng and be abl e to h av e f un ..."

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

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

" Ev ery day presents a new ch al l enge."

Sean Th om pson Calgar y G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Hav i ng ex peri enced th e PGA of Great Bri tai n and I rel and bef ore j oi ni ng th e PGA of A l berta i n 2012, Sean i s abl e to prov i de a di f f erent perspecti v e i n l eadi ng i ni ti ati v es.

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Sept em ber 11/ 12, 2017

SPONSORED BY SUNICE GOLF

Pu r se: $23,380

Tou r Ch am pion sh ip At Royal M ayf air G&CC @pyperpower wins the # TourChampionship in a playoff @RoyalMayfair. Thanks to sponsor @SuniceGolf

Noth i ng but cup th i s ti me. @pyperpow er drai ns th e bi rdi e on #18 and w i ns th e 2017 #TourCh ampi onsh i p!!! Wel l done K ei th .


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Rob st ar t ed hi s golf i n g car eer at t he Devon Golf & Cur li n g Club an d becam e a PGA of Can ada Pr of essi on al i n 1981. In 1983, he w en t t o w or k at t he Wolf Cr eek Golf Resor t an d t hen becam e t he Head Pr o at Pon oka Golf Club i n 1989. In 2010, he t hen added t he r ole of Gen er al Man ager t o hi s li st of r espon si bi li t i es. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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

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Ponok a Gol f Cl ub's General M anager and Head Prof essi onal On Wh y You Sh oul d Tak e Lessons...

JuniorsGettingLessonsOnThe RangeAt ThePonoka Golf Club "New drivers, putters and irons are quick fixes? golf instruction is a proven solution! The world's best golfers rely on the private lessons to keep their game fine tuned, yet most average golfers hardly take any lessons at all. Lessons are the fastest way to improve your

game! Do something different? take a lesson & make a serious commitment to playing better golf." Rob MacPherson, Ponoka Golf Club P.S. Albert Einstein's definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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JULYRESULTSFROMTHEPGAOFALBERTA Ju ly 3, 2017

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Pu r se: $6,800 Pr of ession al Ser ies (1-day) - Lacom be G&CC

Wi nner K ev i n Broderson (Lacombe G&CC) w i th h ost prof essi onal Tye Fri esen SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE

Sk in s Win n er s : $225.00/ each #7 Corbin Adams (Ace) #13 Scott Bergdahl #10 Rhonda Carter #15 Jacques Plouffe

Pu r se: $8,050 Pr o-Ju n ior Nor t h - Edm on t on Pet r oleu m G&CC

Ju ly 5, 2017

Wi nners Larry Petryk (Rav en Crest G&CC), Brax ton Fox (Camrose GC) & Eri k Bouck , Wi l l Hol an & Ev an Dyk i (Bl ack h aw k GC) w i th h ost prof essi onal K yl e Boyd Ju ly 9/ 10, 2017

Pu r se: $6,250 Player s' Tou r (2-day) - Redw ood M eadow s G&CC

Wi nner Wes Hef f ernan (Gol f Canada Centre) w i th h ost prof essi onal K ev i n Bl ack SPONSORED BY JANCOR AGENCIES

"Wes Heffernan climbs the leaderboard and finishes with a victory @RedwoodMeadows by posting a 7-under 137. Thanks to @JancorAgencies."

Day 1 Sk in s Win n er s: $76/ each #3 Matthew Mah #13 Justin Stoski #18 Mike Belbin #12 Kolby Vold #14 Jordan Krulicki Day 2 Sk in s Win n er s: $80.00/ each #4 Kyle Wade #17 Craig Gibson #7 Garett Jenkinson #18 David MacComb

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JULYRESULTSFROMTHEPGAOFALBERTA Ju ly 13, 2017

Pu r se: $8,900 Pr o-Ju n ior Sou t h - Win st on GC (Th e)

Wi nners Dal e Toml i nson (Th e Wi nston GC) & Brendan Brow n, Dusti n Ri sdon (NGA @ M cCal l Lak e), Terry Carter (NGA @ M cCal l Lak e) & K yl i n Fraser CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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Pu r se: $3,200 Pr of ession al Ser ies (1-day) - Cou gar Cr eek GR

Ju ly 17, 2017

Wi nner Corbi n A dams (Jagare Ri dge GC) w i th sponsor Cl i v e Grant (GSH) and h ost prof essi onal Ryan Doucette SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE

Ju ly 19, 2017

Pu r se: $4,050 Player s' Tou r (1-day) - Olds GC

Wi nner Randy Robb (Edge Gol f Sch ool ) w i th h ost prof essi onal Wade Bearch el l SPONSORED BY JANCOR AGENCIES

@RBRGOLF carded a 6-under 66 but need four extra holes to capture the Players Tour Event hosted by Olds GC.

Ju ly 24, 2017

SPONSORED BY EFW RADIOLOGY

Pu r se: $11,400 Pr o-Lady Sou t h - Glen coe G&CC

Wi nners K ev i n Broderson (Lacombe G&CC) and Jami e Gerl i tz (Pi cture Butte GC) and partner Tanya Bezooyen and h ost prof essi onal Judy Forsh ner. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


JULYRESULTSFROMTHEPGAOFALBERTA Pu r se: $4,300 Pr o Ser ies (1-day) - Edm on t on Gar r ison M em or ial G&CC Ju ly 25, 2017 Wi nner Corbi n A dams (Jagare Ri dge GC) w i th sponsor Cl i v e Grant (GSH) and h ost prof essi onal M att Gaw l ey SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


JULYRESULTSFROMTHEPGAOFALBERTA Ju ly 27, 2017

Pu r se: $15,450 Pr o-Sen ior AT - In glew ood GC

Wi nners Jeremy M ah er (V al l ey Ri dge GC) & partner Pat Nai rn w i th i ndi v i dual w i nner Dav i d M acComb (Bl ack h aw k GC) and h ost prof essi onal Jef f M acGregor


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Wolf Creek Golf Resort, all house designs here must follow predefined architectural controls and design principles to ensure that homeowners receive an exceptionally high standard of quality. Full city services, including water and sewer, are included with your investment. Shopping, medical care and entertainment are available in Red Deer, or boating and camping in Gull Lake which is only 20 minutes from your front door.

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Sept em ber 14, 2017

Win n er s Sh ar e $4200

Team M at ch Play - Fin al - Red Deer G&CC "After a battle to the final hole, Team South of Tyler LeBouthillier (@TLebee) & Scott Smith (@ScottSmithPGA) win # TeamMatchPlay"

2017 Ch ampi ons Tyl er LeBouth i l l i er (Lynx Ri dge GC) and Scott Smi th (Bearspaw CC) (South ) w i th h ost Prof essi onal M ark Di Ubal do


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Gr eg McGar r y Current Facility... Glen dale G&CC Bio...

A Class ?A?m em ber of t he PGA of Can ada, Gr eg has been a Golf Pr of essi on al f or 23 year s an d has just com plet ed hi s 13t h year as Head Pr of essi on al at t he Glen dale G&CC. As a youn g pr of essi on al, Gr eg spen t hun dr eds of hour s i n t he of f season w or ki n g on hi s playi n g an d t eachi n g abi li t i es i n Sout her n Cali f or n i a. In t he sum m er he w as t hen exposed t o som e ver y st r on g golf oper at i on s, absor bi n g t he busi n ess CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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

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f un dam en t als li ke a spon ge. Gr eg w on t he Alber t a PGA Club Pr of essi on al Cham pi on shi p i n 2005 an d 2006, t he Alber t a PGA Assi st an t s Cham pi on shi p

Throughout hiscareer,Greghasalwaysvalued hardwork: ''I thinkthat iswhat hasseparatedme fromsomeof mypeers. I don't want tobestrong injust oneskill set,I want toexcel inall areasof beingawell roundedclubprofessional.''

i n 2001, an d has com pet ed on bot h t he Nat i on w i de Tour an d PGA Tour Can ada. A gr aduat e of St .Mar y?s JuniorsGettingLessonsOnTheRangeAt The Un i ver si t y i n Hali f ax, PonokaCommunityGolf Club Gr eg holds a Bachelor of Com m er ce Degr ee i n Mar ket i n g. He has also at t ai n ed hi s f i t t i n g TheKnockDownShot cer t i f i cat i on f or Pi n g, Click The Image Above To See Taylor Made, Ti t lei st an d Greg's Tip On How To Hit This Callaw ay golf equi pm en t . Useful Shot (done in conjunction with Edmonton Journal)


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Joh n i s th e di rector & h ead coach of th e A l berta Gol f Boys' Dev el opment Program, th e f ounder and l ead coach at Juni or Dev el opment Gol f al ong w i th th e Teach i ng Prof essi onal and Juni or Dev el opment Leader at Bearspaw Country Cl ub. Joh n's students h av e gone on to secure NCA A sch ol arsh i ps al ong w i th representi ng A l berta Gol f and th ei r respecti v e h ome cl ubs at nati onal and i nternati onal ev ents. " Commi tment, ef f ecti v e preparati on & emoti onal control l ead to a h ei gh tened enj oyment of th e game and great resul ts!" What or who influenced you in becoming a Golf Professional?

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Luk e Wor k m an Glen coe G&CC Personal or Facility Twitter Handle

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Luk e i s th e Team A l berta Gi rl s Coach and a Ti tl ei st Perf ormance I nsti tute Lev el 2 Juni or Coach . He w as al so th e reci pi ent of th e 2012 PGA of A l berta?s Juni or Leader of th e Year A w ard and h as taugh t students w h o h av e gone on to pl ay on Team A l berta, Team Canada and ach i ev e NCA A sch ol arsh i ps. ?M y adv i ce w oul d be enj oy th e game, cel ebrate th e good sh ots and accept th e poor sh ots. Th i s w i l l mak e your ti me on th e course much more enj oyabl e."

Paul Hor t on Her i t age Poi n t e Golf Academ y

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Coach to PGA Tour, NCA A / Col l egi ate, Worl d Cl ass El i te Juni or Pl ayers and Worl d & Nati onal Long Dri v e Ch ampi ons. PGA of Canada Nati onal Teach er of th e Year & Hi gh est Rank i ng A i mPoi nt I nstructor i n Canada. I n 2009, Paul mov ed f rom teach i ng pl ayers to coach i ng pl ayers i n al l aspects of th ei r game, i ncl udi ng mental , f i tness, nutri ti on al ong w i th tacti cal and strategi es to pl ay th e game. " M aster your game, not j ust your sw i ng.?

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Th e Gl endal e GCC's A dam Bruce Put On Th e Gl ov es A f ter A l ready Hav i ng M ade Th e K nock Out Punch A t Th e 2017 A l berta PGA Ch ampi onsh i p

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RESULTSFROMTHEPG AOFALBERTA Au gu st 9/ 10, 2017

Pu r se: $15,425

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Clu b Pr of ession al Ch am pion sh ip

SPONSORED BY PING CANADA

Fifty-four of Alberta?s premier Head and Executive Professionals tee?d it up at The Derrick G&WC in early August at the PGA of Alberta Club Professional Championship sponsored by PING Canada... CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

" Bi g Congratul ati ons to Crai g M cA rth ur (@h aw k doc13) f or w i nni ng @Pi ngTour #Cl ub ProCh ampi onsh i p @Th eDerri ck Cl ub w i th 2-day total 137 (3-under)."


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" Bomber @ni nesyni ne teei ng of f Hol e #1 at @Pi ngTour #Cl ubProCh ampi onsh i p."

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Day Two started with 18

Players could not have asked for

competitors within five strokes of

better conditions for the opening

Cantera and it was McArthur

round and leading the way at day?s

found his game at the right time.

end was Dallas Can t er a (Cardiff

Craig finished with a 4-under (66)

G&CC) after he shot a round of

for the day and 3-under overall

even par 70. Falling one stroke

(137 total) to claim this year ?s

back in a 3-way tie for second spot

Championship with a dominant

was M u r r ay M cCou r t (The Ranch

three stroke victory.

G&CC), Jason St an ier (Inglewood

With the 66, Craig shot the course

G&CC) and Cr aig M cAr t h u r

record at newly renovated Derrick

(Blackhawk GC).

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Craig took home $3,000 in prize money and also secured a spot on the Club Pro Team which will represent Team Alberta at the National Championship.

Wi th out h esi tati on, @h aw k doc13 drai ns h i s 20f t putt f or bi rdi e and to w i n th e 2017 @Pi ngTour #Cl ub ProCh ampi onsh i p. Congrats Crai g!!

Kevin Br oder son (Lacombe

Rounding out the top three was

G&CC) had a fantastic round

Jason Stanier (Inglewood G&CC)

scoring seven birdies for the day

with a two day score of 3-over par

and finishing in second place with

(143 total).

a two day score of even par (140 total).


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Ryan w as named Teach er of th e year by th e PGA of A l berta i n 2016. Ryan i s conti nuousl y w ork i ng to i mprov e h i s teach i ng abi l i ti es.

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It started with Carter Monaco, an 11-year old junior member at Earl Grey GC in Calgary who followed up on his first hole-in-one last August with another this July. Both occurred on Earl Grey?s Lakeview Course? last year ?s on the 8th, this year on the 9th. Evidence of Carter ?s increasing distance: both holes measured 135 yards but while 2016?s ace was with a 3-wood, this year ?s was a 5-iron. Nice. More recently, in early August, brother and sister, Kohen and CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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Kali Yeske made an improbable double? both made aces only four days apart on the same hole! It began with 10-year-old Kohen making an ace on the 4th hole at the Gull Lake Golf

Course? ? the youngest ever to do it at the course 1.5 hour ?s drive north of Calgary. Four days later, eight-year-old Kali matched the feat on the same hole. While tradition may involve buying drinks, for the kids their mother, Shawna decided that ice cream would be more suitable. "We had a very big ice cream bill last week," said mom Shawna Yeske in an interview with CBC Radio?s Calgary Eyeopener. "Instead of beers, because they are juniors, the owner and I decided we would buy all the kids ice cream." Both will have their names added to a plaque that includes the name of Canadian legend Sandra Post who made an ace at Gull Lake in July.


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GOLFWORLD Speci al Ol y m pi cs Gol f Has Gr ow n Qui ck l y Am on g Can adi an s As com pet i t i ve as t hey m ay be, w hen t he gam e i s over , Speci al Olym pi cs at hlet es ar e t he best of f r i en ds. Just don ?t get i n t hei r w ay w hi le t he gam e i s on t hough. Almost 200 golfers from all across North America, including over 50 from Canada, descended on Seattle for the annual SONA (Special Olympics North America) golf tournament in late June to test

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their mettle and renew, or start, friendships among themselves, their caddies and families. In this country the game, which was first brought into the Special Olympics sport stream in 2008, has exploded in popularity. The first year saw less than 500 participants but that number has now CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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grown to almost 1,400 with the vast majority being male with average age being 34. One of the Canadian players involved in the SONA tourney in Seattle was Ray Bazinet, from Ontario. He has participated in SONA events before in Florida and South Carolina, and said there were several reasons he attends this tournament each summer. ?Playing new courses, playing against the States people, travelling with my dad (who acts as the caddie),? is what draws him back year after year. Another one of the players taking part in Seattle, in his first SONA event, Andrew Chamczuk from Alberta said he wanted to do well but if he didn?t, that was the nature of sport. ?I expected to hit the best

" Peopl e i n th e USA are amazed h ow f ast w e h av e grow n, not onl y i n numb ers but i n q ual i ty of gol f i ng." SERGE BOULIANNE shots I could and if I medalled, I medalled,? he explained of expectations coming into the event. Speaking to where the sport is going in Canada and how events like SONA are key to its development, Serge Boulianne, the Sport Manager for Special Olympics Canada said, ?Now that Canada has a strong golf program it becomes important for our athletes to play against other great golfers from other countries. The progression of our programs and athletes has been incredible over the last few years. Canada currently CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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has a very strong program with the only PGA/SOC coaching course in the world and a unique online caddie course. ?People in the USA are amazed how fast we have grown, not only in numbers but in quality of golfing. In the end, our partnership with the PGA of Canada allowed us to have improved coaching for our athletes and we can now see

the result of all this great work.? While it could be a while before something like a SONA tournament is held in Canada, that possibility is certainly not out of line, Boulianne said. For now though, the work will continue on building the sport both in numbers, and in quality, as golf digs itself a firm foothold in the world of Special Olympics sport.


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GettingDistanceWithTheDriver People are always looking for distance in their driver. The technology of the club is important, so make sure you have the specs (loft, face angle and shaft) set up to be customized for your swing. To get more from your driver, create extension in your back swing. Taking the club back low to the ground for the first foot of the back swing while maintaining centeredness will create a wide efficient swing arc, which is key in creating club head speed. The faster the club head is moving, the further the golf ball will go (if you hit it in the center).

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In st r uct or of Begi n n er Golf er s; In st r uct or of In t er m edi at e Golf er s; Cer t i f i ed Club Fi t t er ; PGA of Can ada TCCP 1-4; TPI Cer t i f i ed. Q&A... How did you get started in golf? How old were you when you started playing and who introduced you to the sport?

At t he age of 15, I got m y f i r st job at t he golf cour se dow n t he r oad f r om m y house (West vi ew GC) as I t hought i t w ould be a bet t er opt i on t han w or ki n g on t he f ar m . Bob Rei d w as t he pr o t her e an d got m e of f t o a gr eat st ar t .

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INMEMORIAM HINTON GC HEAD PROFESSIONAL ROBERT DOUCETTE PASSES Af t er a di f f i cul t bat t l e w i t h a br ai n t um or , Rober t Doucet t e passed aw ay August 4, 2017 at t h e age of 45. As a member of the PGA of Canada for over 20 years, Rob became known for how much he gave back to the game. Twelve years ago Rob made the move from the PGA of Manitoba to take his position

as Head Professional at the Hinton GC and was a valued member of the PGA of Alberta since then. Those who knew Rob will continue to remember his passion for the game and will miss him greatly. He is survived by his wife Leslie.

" ... Hi s l ov e of gol f , and th e many f ri ends h e made th rough out h i s l i f e, brough t h i m a tremendous amount of j oy. I t w as w i th th e support of h i s f ami l y and f ri ends th at h e w as abl e to f ace h i s f i nal j ourney w i th strength and di gni ty, nev er gi v i ng up h ope to pl ay ?j ust one more round.? Obituary Posted To sneathstrilchuk.com


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M ik e Belbin (Royal Mayfair GC), Br aden Ch ow n (Desert Blume GC) and Jor dan Weich (Earl Grey GC). Day Two saw spectators gathered around the 18th green where a playoff would be needed to decide the winner. Cr aig Gibson (Sirocco GC) bounced back from an opening round 3-over 74 to post a sizzling 4-under 66. Eric Locke also got it into red figures for the round shooting a 2-under 69. With both finishing at 1-under 140, it was time to head back to the

18th tee. Locke?s second shot unfortunately went into the water and opened the door for Gibson to claim the 2017 Assistants? Championship title with an easy 2-putt. Gibson would pocket $2,800.00 for the win while Locke took home $1,750.00 as runner-up. The battle for third place resulted in a 2-way tie consisting of Kasey Timms and Braden Chown who both posted a score of 1-under 141.


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have success. Every time I magery: before bed instead of counting One of my favorite golf stories sheep, play a round of golf and is about a fighter pilot who was hit everything perfect. prisoner of war during the See a Prof essi onal A nd Create a Trai ni ng Pl an: Vietnam. Perhaps it is an urban legend, but this story If you love to golf and want to shows the power Sch edul e a seri es improve, devote the of imagery and of l essons ov er th e time to your game w i nter month s and schedule a series positive thinking. This POW was held w i th your f av ori te of lessons over the PGA of A l berta as a prisoner for winter months with prof essi onal . over 7 years in a your favorite PGA of small cell. To help keep his Alberta professional. We?ll set mind strong, he played golf up a plan and work together to every day imagining his course help you succeed at your golf at home and every shot that he next season. would hit. Since it was his Thanks for the terrific season. game in his mind he could do Good Lu ck & Sw eet whatever he wanted, so he did Sw i n gi n g! and hit every shot perfectly. When he left camp and went to Ryan Anderson is the 2016 PGA of Alberta Teacher Of The Year play golf for the first time in and Head Teaching Professional many years he shot one of the at the Glencoe Golf & Country best rounds of his life. Using Club. He is also a 2016 Top 50 positive thinking and imagery US Kids Instructor. Ryan can be builds your confidence and reached at 403-240-7390 that one of the biggest attributes every golfer needs to CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15

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needs to have success. Every time before bed instead of I magery: One of my favorite golf stories counting sheep, play a round of is about a fighter pilot who was golf and hit everything perfect. prisoner of war during the See a Prof essi onal A nd Create a Trai ni ng Pl an: Vietnam. Perhaps it is an If you love to golf urban legend, but Sch edul e a seri es and want to improve, this story shows of l essons ov er th e devote the time to the power of w i nter month s your game and imagery and w i th your f av ori te positive thinking. PGA of A l berta schedule a series of lessons over the This POW was held prof essi onal . winter months with as a prisoner for your favorite PGA of Alberta over 7 years in a small cell. To professional. We?ll set up a help keep his mind strong, he played golf every day imagining plan and work together to help you succeed at your golf next his course at home and every shot that he would hit. Since it season. was his game in his mind he Thanks for the terrific season. could do whatever he wanted, Good Lu ck & Sw eet so he did and hit every shot Sw i n gi n g! perfectly. When he left camp Ryan Anderson is the 2016 PGA and went to play golf for the first time in many years he shot of Alberta Teacher Of The Year and Head Teaching Professional one of the best rounds of his at the Glencoe Golf & Country life. Using positive thinking Club. He is also a 2016 Top 50 and imagery builds your confidence and that one of the US Kids Instructor. Ryan can be reached at 403-240-7390 biggest attributes every golfer


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Dean Spr i ddle has been ar oun d golf li t er ally hi s en t i r e li f e. He gr ew up n ear St . An dr ew s an d can di st i n ct ly r em em ber m aki n g hi s f i r st shot w hen he w as on ly t w o! As he gr ew older , Dean w on sever al cham pi on shi ps i n Fi f e an d w ould on ce r epr esen t Scot lan d . He joi n ed t he Can adi an Pr of essi on al Golf er s' Associ at i on i n 1993, opt i n g t o becom e a playi n g Mem ber on t he Can adi an Tour . Then i n 1995, Spr i ddle accept ed t he oppor t un i t y t o be pr ogr am

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2010 t o 2014, w as t he leader f or t he Pr of essi on al Pr esi den t of t he PGA of Alber t a an d w as also on Golf Man agem en t & t he Nat i on al Boar d f or t he Recr eat i on Faci li t y at PGA of Can ada. Let hbr i dge Com m un i t y College. In 2015, Dean becam e Head Pr of essi on al at Af t er w or ki n g w i t h t he Hen der son Lake GC i n Alber t a Pr ovi n ci al Team s f or a f ew year s, Dean w as Let hbr i dge an d, w hi le he st i ll loves t o play, t each n am ed t he Nat i on al an d coach, he adm i t s,"...as Coach f or t he CLGA i n a head pr of essi on al t her e 1999 an d w ould coach i n si x w or ld cham pi on shi ps. ar e m an y m or e hat s t hat I have t o w ear ." In 2002 Spr i ddle w as n am ed Can adi an PGA When he does t each, he Teacher of t he Year , t o go f i n ds n ew t echn ologi es alon g w i t h hi s f i ve Alber t a such as Tr ackm an an d PGA Teacher of t he Year Bodi t r ak ar e ver y usef ul aw ar ds. i n helpi n g explai n t he i n t r i caci es of t he gam e t o Spr i ddle w as also Puer t o hi s st uden t s. Ri co's Golf Coach f r om

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Joh n's students h av e gone on to secure NCA A sch ol arsh i ps al ong w i th representi ng A l berta Gol f and th ei r respecti v e h ome cl ubs at nati onal and i nternati onal ev ents. " Commi tment, ef f ecti v e preparati on & emoti onal control l ead to a h ei gh tened enj oyment of th e game and great resul ts!" Joh n i s th e di rector & h ead coach of th e A l berta Gol f Boys' Dev el opment Program, th e f ounder and l ead coach at Juni or Dev el opment Gol f al ong w i th th e Teach i ng Prof essi onal and Juni or Dev el opment Leader at Bearspaw Country Cl ub.

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Plantation in one day and then wrapping things up at the wonderful Caledonia Golf & Fish Club the next. What made this easily doable was the proximity of the first two courses and the third not much of a drive either. The first taste of this style of golf, which has a different feel than that in the northern part CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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moss adding to the look. On to of all that, the continual of the Myrtle Beach area sightings of alligators on the showed the area to look and shores and waters throughout feel, like you'd imagine the courses Southern golf The golf here is great drove home the feels. The with scenic holes at fact you were homes are every turn, where back someplace magnificent in the days of slavery special. and the oak

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Par 5 That Jack Ever Built." The 13th At Pawleys Plantation can still create havoc with your scorecard Now, going 36 holes in a day and 54 in 36 hours isn't an easy thing in what can be a humid and warm climate, but trust me, it's fun. Once a tough place to reach from Western Canada, these ocean shores and inland waterways have been opened up thanks to a once daily flight occurs out of Pearson Airport in the mid-morning and a red-eye going back. Click HERE To Read Expanded Story


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Sadl ow sk i Adm i t s Lear n i n g Cur ve Is St eep The lear n i n g cur ve f or Jam i e Sadlow ski goi n g f r om hi t t i n g on ly on e club t o 14 has been st eep. The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR CANADA is the world now for Sadlowski... as a pro golfer as opposed to that of his former life in the long drive world, but it is one he?s slowly getting a handle on. And as a guy who?s more used to hitting six shots at a time in competition opposed to somewhere closer to 70 now, there have been a few adjustments he?s had to make, ?I think it?s just trying to keep my focus. I?ve always been a bit of a scatterbrain, going every which

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direction,? he explained of changing games, and game plans. ?When you tee off on the first hole you have to be locked in. It?s a long day. You?re alone with your thoughts and knowing what you have to do and then doing it, so it?s a matter of learning. Some days are good. Some days are bad. I think I learn more from the bad days than the good but you have to keep an even keel.... Length will always be a benefit but that CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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doesn?t necessarily have anything to do with hitting driver on every hole,? he explained. ?I think if I?m hitting a 9-iron on a hole where someone else is hitting a 6-iron, that?s the length advantage I have. As to a timeline on his career shift, Sadlowski figures three years should tell the tale. Right now though, he suggests, it?s day-to-day, learn what it takes to succeed and then see how things stack up down the road.

?We?ll see. We?ll assess things once this year is over, see where I?m at and go from there. It depends on my quality of play. I think I?m gonna know if it will happen or not." About the writer: Gord Montgomery is a retired sports editor of two weekly newspapers in the Edmonton area and is a member of the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. He is now in his ninth year of writing for Inside Golf. He can be reached at noraltagolf@gmail.com. He?s also on Twitter at @gordinsidegolf and on Instagram at gordinsidegolf2.


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