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Top St or i es 5 Great Reasons f or attendi ng th e 2018 PGA of A l berta Consumer Sh ow 2018 PGA of A l berta Tournament Sch edul e

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Golf 's New World Handicap System

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PGA Spring Seminar

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Top Image: PGA Of Canada Night!

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PGA Of Alberta Partners With Superspeed Golf

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Social Media - Connect With PGA Of Alberta

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PGA Of Alberta - Spring Seminar

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Golf Canada AGM - Calgary's Leslie Dunning Elected President

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PGA OF Alberta Members On The Move

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2018 Tournaments Schedule

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Golf 's New World Handicap System Cover Story - 5 Great Reasons For Attending The 2018 PGA Of Alberta Consumer Show

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PGA on Wheels - A Top Community Initiative By PGA Of Alberta Parting Shot

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Congratul ati ons to th e f ol l ow i ng PGA of A l berta M embers on th ei r Nati onal A w ards (L-R) Paul Hort on (Herit age Point e GA), Ben Kern Coach of t he Year; Mike Mat uch (Bearspaw CC), Pat Flet cher Ret ailer of t he Year; Sean Murray (Bearspaw CC), Moe Norm an Candidat e for Mem bership of t he Year; and Sean Thom pson (Calgary G&CC), St an Leonard Class ?A? Professional of t he Year. All winners were honoured at t he Associat ion?s annual PGA of Canada Night at t he PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.


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Joi n Al ber t a Gol f Now ! Joi n h undreds of th ousands of gol f ers f rom across th e country w h o get more out of th ei r game th rough both th ei r A l berta Gol f and Gol f Canada M embersh i p and you can start now f or FREE! Golf Canada currently offers two levels of membership for new members* , a FREE Bronze level and a $49.95 Gold level. Memberships are valid for 365 days from date of purchase. Gold members enjoy the following benefits: 1. An Official Golf Canada Handicap FactorÂŽ 2. Peace of Mind Through the Golf Canada Equipment Guarantee 3. Golf club labels and access to the Golf Canada Equipment Identification & CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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BEINGHONOURED COURTESY PGA OF ALBERTA

Th e New Cl ass "A"s... Congratul ati ons to th e prov i nce's PGA members w h o h av e compl eted th e Core Competenci es of th e PA CE Program and h as obtai ned Cl ass ?A ? status

Patrick O'Doherty Kris Zubiak Kent Fukushima Robert Glanville Cory Seaman Craig Dale Cody Hancock Joel Hasselman Dan McIntosh Taylor Irvin

Th e Li f e Desi gn at es... Congratul ati ons to th e prov i nce's PGA members w h o h av e h as been granted Li f e desi gnati on w i th th e PGA of Canada.

Wib Lamb Sandy Macdonald Bill Penny

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NEWS&NOTES VIA PGA OF ALBERTA

PGA OF A LBERTA PA RTNERS WI TH SUPERSPEED GOLF FOR SPRI NG SEM I NA R

The PGA of Alberta is excited to announce a new partnership with Su per Speed Golf as Presenting Sponsor of the Spring Seminar. Ryan Robillard, Canadian Sales Manager for SuperSpeed Golf will be speaking on Day 2 of the Spring Seminar. His topic will be ?Coaching Speed in the Modern Golf Swing?. What is SuperSpeed's Overspeed Training? Overspeed Training works by CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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getting the body to move at a faster than normal speed during a known motor pattern. Essentially the brain has a set range of speed for the neuro-muscular response when a golfer makes a golf swing. We first need to increase the response speed from the body by reducing the ?load? or in this case the weight of the club. We then

need to gradually increase this load to teach the brain that the body is capable of running the motor pattern faster. In our application to golf, we use a club that is about 20% lighter than a driver, one that is 10% lighter, and one that is 5% heavier in order to achieve maximum results from overspeed training. For more information, please click here..

PGA OF ALBERTA PARTNERS WITH The PGA of Alberta is pleased to announce a new partnership with Pr in t er Wor k s West as the Official Printer Supplier of the PGA of Alberta. Based in Calgary, PrinterWorks West offers a broad range of software and hardware solutions to meet your in-house copying and printing requirements. For more information, please click h er e.


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Th e second generati on of th e Crossov er combi nes th e preci si on and control of an i ron w i th th e bal l speed and f orgi v eness of a h yb ri d. Fast ball speeds, a higher max height and straight ball flights provide unmatched versatility.


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Wi l son Staf f C300 Dri v er Wi l son made th e C300 f or " crossov er" pl ayers ? anyone f rom mi d-h andi cappers on dow n l ook i ng f or maneuv erabi l i ty and sol i d di stance. This revolutionary new driver features Power Hole technology to generate explosive distance across the entire face by flexing more at impact. Urethane filled through holes strategically positioned around the face of the C300 minimize contact between the body and the face while providing maximum flex and an expanded sweet spot. Also featured are 2- and 6-gram adjustable weights in the heel, toe and rear of the sole to tweak launch and shot shape.

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Gol f ?s New Wor l d Han di cap Sy st em Desi gn ed To Wel com e Mor e Gol f er s IMAGE CREDIT GOLF CANADA

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The R&A an d t he USGA have an n oun ced key f eat ur es of t he pr oposed n ew Wor ld Han di cap Syst em (WHS), desi gn ed t o pr ovi de all golf er s w i t h a con si st en t m easur e of playi n g abi li t y globally.

The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by the USGA and The R&A and developed following an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities - Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

The tenets of the new system focus on three main objectives: #1. To encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap; #2. To enable golfers of differing abilities, genders and nationalities to transport their handicap to any course globally and compete on a fair and equitable basis; and

accuracy the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions.

Some of the features of the new system: 1. Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes,.

2. A minimal number of scores needed to obtain One of th e f eatures a new handicap; A of th e new system recommendation i ncl udes a that the number cal cul ati on th at of scores needed consi ders th e to obtain a new i mpact th at abnormal course handicap be 54 holes from any and w eath er condi ti ons mi gh t combination of h av e on a pl ayer?s 18-hole and 9-hole perf ormance each rounds.

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4. A calculation that considers 6. A maximum handicap limit the impact that abnormal of 54.0 regardless of gender. course and weather conditions Given worldwide alignment might have on a player ?s towards a single system, all performance parties will now ... al l parti es w i l l embark on a each day, daily now embark on a two-year transition handicap tw o-year revisions. period targeting

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5. A limit of a Net implementation in targeti ng Double Bogey for i mpl ementati on 2020. the maximum i n 2020. hole score (for For full story CLICK HERE handicapping purposes only).


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CONSUMERSHOW

If y ou?r e si ck an d t i r ed of t h e col d w i n d, sn ow , an d i cy r oads, t h en t h er e?s good n ew s on t h e h or i zon ...

As always, the Edmonton show has the honours of teeing things up first when manufacturers, courses and resorts show off what they have to offer the golfing public, on March 10 and 11. The Calgary show follows two weeks later. For those that haven?t been to this event before, or even for those that have, h ere?s a

l i st of f i v e of th e top reasons you should take a

An d n ot just t he f act t hat t he w eat her seem s break from shoveling your t o be f i n ally w ar m i n g sidewalk/ driveway and one, or up. Whi le t hat f act i s both, of these golf shows. hi gh on ever yon e?s li st of posi t i ves, t he m ost 1. Th e ch ance to exci t i n g t hi n g com i n g sw i ng some sti ck s: dow n t he li n e i n t he One of the biggest draws every n ext li t t le w hi le i s t he year at the shows is the an n ual PGA of Alber t a chance to test out the new Con sum er Golf Show s gear manufacturers are i n Edm on t on an d Calgar y. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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Th ere are competi ti ons gal ore starti ng w i th th e Long Dri v e Contest f or th ose w h o th i nk th ey can w h ack th e bal l f urth er th an anyone el se at th e sh ow . I f you don?t h av e th e sw i ng speed (yet or anymore) f or bel ti ng th e bal l a great di stance, try th e Cl osest to th e Pi n ev ent, or th e ch i ppi ng contest ? or th e putti ng contest.


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offering. While the majority of product has already hit most major retailers by the time the shows run, there are courses that haven?t yet received their latest gear. So, this is the opportunity to test out some new of the new offerings from the likes of Callaway, PING, Cobra, Mizuno and Wilson. While you can?t stand there and blast away all day, you can get the feel for what?s new and make a decision on whether or not this gear is better than your old stuff.

2. Hav i ng an i nex pensi v e f ami l y Sunday adv enture: The second day of the show in both Calgary and Edmonton is a great way to spend a few hours, or more, perusing golf stuff at a really good price. While the regular admission price for the show is $12 for adults (although there is an online coupon for a $2 reduction at CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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www.albertagolfshows.com, on Sunday two adults can get admission for $15 and kids under 12 are free. For the kids, there are clinics each day and fun activities where it?s easy for the little ones to have success that centred around the game. And as an added bonus, taking advantage of that online offer means you?re automatically entered into a draw for a great six night Stay-and-Play package from Golf Vancouver Island.

3. Getti ng th e ch ance to pl an a great gol f getaw ay: Whether you?re going to head out of province for a buddy golf trip, or simply want to take the family on an in-province weekend getaway, there are always lots of great courses and resorts on hand with information for you about their tracks and their rates. Many of those on hand have Show Specials, where you can get CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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discounted rates not only on tee times but also on accommodation, so stopping by their booths is well worth the time and effort. And who knows? Perhaps the course/company rep can give you a tip or two in helping you shave some strokes off your score at their layout.

4. A nd speak i ng of great deal s: For those looking to show off their skills in a variety of areas,

there are competitions galore starting with the Long Drive Contest for those who think they can whack the ball further than anyone else at the show. If you don?t have the swing speed (anymore) for belting the ball a great distance, try the Closest to the Pin event, or the chipping contest ? or the putting contest. And if your skills are perhaps a bit rusty after a long winter layoff, there?s always the 50/50 draw each day to help offset some upcoming green fees, if you win.

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5. Th e Cl earance Centre; maybe th e best reason of al l f or goi ng: This is the biggest draw of the weekend for many, as golf courses have consigned some of their unsold gear ? and we mean everything unsold from clothing to gloves to balls to pull carts to drivers, fairway woods, irons and putters, to head covers and on and on and on. For some, this is the main reason for going to the show but really, once you?ve got your steal-of-a-deal on last year ?s goods, why not drop it off at your car and then double back into the show to take a look at what?s up for this great game in the summer of 2018.

The shows run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in both cities. The Edmonton show, on March 10 and 11, will once again be held a the Edmonton Expo Centre, Hall H, while the Calgary event, March 24 and 25, goes at the BMO Centre in Hall B. Oh, and one last thing ? the first 50 paid people through the door each day at each show will receive a free Canada Golf Card. So, for those reasons and others, it?s a great idea to show up at one of the shows and start to once again think about golf because the season really isn?t all that far away ? no matter how much snow you may have had to shovel today!

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Con n ect Wi t h SOCIALMEDIAINITIATIVES Our Associ at i on

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Th e PGA of A l berta now uti l i zes al l maj or soci al medi a ch annel s most recentl y addi ng I nstagram to th ei r communi cati on l i neup i n earl y 2017. In st agr am i s a f an t ast i c w ay t o shar e your f avour i t e phot os an d vi deos w i t h ot her s i n t he golf i n dust r y. Mem ber s ar e en cour aged t o i n clude # pgaof alber t a i n t hei r post s an d t hei r pi ct ur e m ay be r epost ed on t he Associ at i on ?s page. You can n ow f ollow t he Associ at i on on t he qui ckly gr ow i n g plat f or m un der @pgaof alber t a. Cli ck below t o en gage w i t h t he PGA of Alber t a on In st agr am as w ell as Tw i t t er & Li n kedIn .


2018 PGA of Alber t a Spr in g Sem in ar , pr esen t ed by E-Z-GO an d Golf Tr en ds In c. on M ar ch 5t h & 6t h at t h e Car r iage Hou se In n . Gu est speaker s in clu de Cam er on M cCor m ick , Kevin Low e, Jam es Sieck m an n , an d m an y m or e t alen t ed pr of ession als. See f ollow in g pages f or speaker pr of iles...


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well-known for coaching #1 Th e Ar t of Coach in g Sh or t 3-time Major Champion, Jordan Spieth since the age of Gam e ? Scor in g f r om 120 12; and 2011 US Women?s Yar ds an d In . Open Champion & 2017 ANA JAMES SIECKMANN Inspiration Champion So Yeon James is on the Titleist Ryu. His clients, past and Performance Institute Advisory present, include over 20 board and shared his unique combined PGA, Champions, coaching with other teachers Web.com and LPGA Tour around world including Golf players & 4 of the last 8 USGA Education Asia, The World Golf Junior Amateur champions. Fitness Summit, PGA Sweden, Other Scheduled speakers... PGA Spain and the Federation Tr acy M of f at t de Golf Columbia. He is the (President, Association of Golf current Short Game Coach to Merchandisers) 13 fully exempt Tour players including Charley Hoffman, I.K. Tim Kr ebs Kim, Smylie Kaufman, Ben (General Manager, Butterfield Crane and Tom Pernice. Click Trail Golf Club) here for more information on Kevin Low e the Spring Seminar. (Vice Chairman - Oilers #2 Th e Sk ill Code ? Th e Entertainment Group) h idden elem en t s t o im pr ove Gar r y M cKen zie per f or m an ce (Former Vice President & CAMERON MCCORMICK General Manager - Corus Entertainment) McCormick?s client list covers the gamut from beginner to Click HERE for the Full Story CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE elite players. He is most


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James Si eck mann (Di rector of I nstructi on at Sh adow Ri dge CC, w h o h as w ork ed w i th Smyl i e K auf man) w i l l be presenti ng at th e 2018 Spri ng Semi nar on M onday, M arch 5th f rom 1-4PM .

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Cameron M cCormi ck w i l l be speak i ng on ?Th e Sk i l l Code?? ? Th e h i dden el ements to i mprov e perf ormance (unpack i ng th e true di f f erence mak ers and k now l edge nuggets th at al l pl ayers need to pl ay w el l ).


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PREVIEW

Edm on t on Golf Sh ow - M ar ch 10 & 11, 2018 - Edm on t on Expo Cen t r e, Hall H

Ar e y ou get t i n g t h e gol f i t ch ?

Calgar y Golf Sh ow - M ar ch 24 & 25, 2018 - BM O Cen t r e, Hall B

Bri ng th e w h ol e f ami l y to th e PGA of A l berta Gol f Sh ow s i n Edmonton and Cal gary!

2018 TICKET PRICES: Gen er al Adm i ssi on (13 & Up): $12.00 St uden t Pr i ci n g (Must pr esen t vali d st uden t ID): $9.00 Sen i or s (65+): $9.00 Chi ldr en (12 & Un der ): FREE Ti cket s ar e avai lable t hr ough Ti cket m ast er i n advan ce (Edm on t on on ly) or on si t e, day of . See n ext page on how an en t i r e f am i ly can go f or $15.00 ! Cl i ck HERE t o pur ch ase y our Edm on t on t i ck et s n ow .

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First 50 paid people Whether you?re looking to buy a membership, through the doors each find somewhere new to play, book a vacation, day will receive a FREE or pick up your free K i dz Z one giveaway, there Canada Golf Card is something for every member of the family!

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There will be j uni or cl i ni cs at 1pm both days, not to mention a jumpy castle & other activities. For the parents, there is a Cl earance Centre, Long Drive, Chipping, Putting and Closest to the Pin contests and many prizes to be given away (including a ?Play Edmonton? Prize Pack).

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THIS YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS...

NEW PRODUCTS Callaway, Cobra Puma Golf,Mizuno, PING and Wilson Sports will all be on the driving range showcasing their new 2018 product. FREE LESSONS Make your 2018 golf season start off right. Stop by the lesson area where PGA of Canada Professionals will be offering FREE 15 ? mi nute l essons. FREE JUNI OR CLI NI CS PGA of Canada Professionals will be running free Juni or Cl i ni cs for kids of all ages

Wat ch out f or t h e Pr i ze Pat r ol ! Th ey ar e on t h e l oose an d ar e ar m ed w i t h over $50,000 w or t h of gr eat pr i zes! Th i s i n cl udes gr een f ee pack ages, gol f equi pm en t an d even gol f vacat i on s! Fol l ow us on Tw i t t er or ?l i k e? us on Facebook t o w i n pr i zes an d passes t o t h e sh ow !

CONTESTS Make sure you stop by the Contest A rea to play activities such as the ?Long Drive?, ?Closest to the Pin?, ?Chipping Challenge?, ?Trivia Putting? and the ?Putting Challenge? to win great prizes! All ticket proceeds go to a local charity!

SPECI A LS All the booths at the Shows are offering Ex cl usi v e Speci al s including discounts on green fees, memberships, and stay and play packages. You don?t want to miss out on these limited time offers!


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Applebaum who joined the association last July. ?I am humbled and extremely proud to assume this post as the 114th president of Golf Canada,? said Dunning.

?There is a great enthusiasm in the game right now and I believe we have a real opportunity to connect with more of Canada?s current golfers and make the game more welcoming and accessible for new potential enthusiasts. Together with the Board of Directors, I am looking forward to working closely with Laurence (Applebaum) and our committed staff, volunteers and partners for the betterment of golf in Canada.? Dunning is the past president (2007-08) of Alberta Golf and has volunteered with Golf Canada since 2008. For full story CLICK HERE


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February 2018 M ich ael Gr ah am (CFM) has moved from the McKenzie Meadows GC to the Cottonwood G&CC. Cody Han cock (Class A Professional) has moved from the Cardiff G&CC to the Sturgeon Valley G&CC. Dou g Repp (Class A Professional) has moved from the Blue Devil GC to the Silver Springs G&CC. Kyle Br eedon (CFM) has transferred from the PGA of Ontario to Jasper Park Lodge GC.

Kir k Evan s (CFM) has transferred from the PGA of Saskatchewan to Red Deer G&CC. St ef an Cox (CFM) has moved from the Pinebrook G&CC to the Calgary G&CC. Sean Th om pson has moved from the Calgary G&CC and been named Head Professional at the Cottonwood G&CC. M ik e Fen sk e (Class A Professional) has moved from the Willow Park G&CC to the Turner Valley G&CC. An dr e Di Bar t olo (Class A Professional) has moved from the Belvedere G&CC to the Highlands GC.

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Bob Davidch u k (Teaching Professional) has moved to the GOLFTEC Calgary Beacon Heights.

(si nce Dec, 2017).

January 2018 Scot t An der son (Class A Professional) has moved from the River Bend G&RA to The Winston GC. Der ek Baker (Class A Professional) has moved from the Windermere G&CC to the Derek Baker Golf Academy. M ik e Bosch (CFM) has moved to Pinebrook G&CC. Ch r is Cook e (CFM) has moved from the Canmore G&CC to the Kananaskis Country GC.

Br axt on Fox (CFM) has moved from the Camrose GC to Edmonton CC. Ken Fr am e (Class A Professional) has moved from the Red Deer G&CC. Cam er on Gall has transferred from the PGA of Ontario and been named Head Professional at the Highwood G&CC. Tif f an y Gor don (Class A Professional) has moved from the Cottonwood G&CC to the Heritage Pointe Golf Academy. Gar y Har t f or d (Class A Professional) has moved from the Riverside GC to the Edmonton CC. Jon Hopf n er (CFM) has transferred to the PGA of BC. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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M elissa Kost er (CFM) has moved from Carstairs GC to Red Deer G&CC.

Dan i Pou par t (Teaching Professional) has moved from the Priddis Greens G&CC to Golf Performance Canada at Elbow Springs.

Der ek Kovacs (Class A Professional) has transferred to the PGA of Ontario.

Sh er yle Row lan d has been named Executive Professional at the Willow Park G&CC.

Josh Lock er t (CFM) has moved from Woodside GC to the Carstairs GC.

Dean Spr iddle (Class A Professional) has moved from Henderson Lake GC to Evergreen Golf Centre.

Rob M acGr egor (Executive Professional) has moved from the Miskanaw GC to the Belvedere G&CC. Dean M an z has transferred from the PGA of Saskatchewan and been named Head Professional at the Red Deer G&CC. M ich ael M cEach er n (CFM) has moved from the Glencoe G&CC to the Woodside GC.

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Dave Nelson Car son Wallace has been named Executive (Class A Professional) has Professional at the Henderson moved from the Edmonton CC. Lake GC. St eph en Yan it sk i Cr yst al Sh apk a CFM) has moved from the (CFM) has moved from the Royal Mayfair GC to the Valley Highwood G&CC to the Priddis Ridge GC. Greens G&CC.

December 2017 Ryan Devoe (CFM) has moved from the Picture Butte GC. Dave Gr ay (Class A Professional) has moved from Trestle Creek GR. St u ar t Kidon (Class A Professional) has moved from the Winston GC to the Kananaskis Country GC.

Ryan Tof an i Class A Professional) has moved from the Cottonwood G&CC. Ryan Vau gh an (Class A Professional) has moved from the Cold Lake G&WC. Dan War w ar u k (Class A Professional) has transferred to the PGA of BC.

Jor dan Kr u lick i (CFM) has moved from the Red Deer G&CC.

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May 1, 2018

Team M atch Pl ay Ch ampi onsh i p North EVENT DETAILS May 1, 2018

Team M atch Pl ay Ch ampi onsh i p South EVENT DETAILS May 14, 2018

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Pro-Pro Scrambl e SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE EVENT DETAILS WINDERMERE G&CC FACILITY DETAILS

From2017: CongratstoSamuel Kirknessfor hisfirst ever winposting a1-over 73. Thankstothesponsor @ GolfSupplyHouseandhost @ PriddisGreens May 29, 2018

Gol f Suppl y House Seri es (1-day) - V al l ey Ri dge GC SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE EVENT DETAILS FACILITY DETAILS June 4, 2018

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Seri es (1-day) - Ri v er Spi ri t GC SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE EVENT DETAILS FACILITY DETAILS June 5, 2018

Tournament of Ch ampi ons SPONSORED BY CALLAWAY GOLF CANADA EVENT DETAILS McKenzie Meadows GC FACILITY DETAILS June 11, 2018

Pro-Lady North SPONSORED BY EFQ RADIOLOGY AND PIXEL ARMY EVENT DETAILS Cardiff G&CC FACILITY DETAILS June 12/13, 2018

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@ Golf_Inglewoodcapturedthe2017 Tournament of Championswitha blistering10-under 62. HOUSE EVENT DETAILS FACILITY DETAILS July 3/4, 2018

Gol f Suppl y House Seri es (2-day) - Wol f Creek GR SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE EVENT DETAILS FACILITY DETAILS July 9, 2018

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Seri es (1-day) - Stony Pl ai n GC SPONSORED BY GOLF SUPPLY HOUSE EVENT DETAILS FACILITY DETAILS July 10, 2018

Pro-Juni or EVENT DETAILS Blackhawk GCFACILITY DETAILS July 16, 2018

Pro-Lady South SPONSORED BY EFW RADIOLOGY and Pixel Army EVENT DETAILS Redwood Meadows G&CC FACILITY DETAILS July 30/31, 2018

Cl ub Prof essi onal Ch ampi onsh i p SPONSORED BY PING CANADA EVENT DETAILS Innisfail GC - FACILITY DETAILS August 1, 2018

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BigCongratstoCraigMcArthur (@ hawkdoc13) for winning2017 @ PingTour #ClubProChampionship @ TheDerrickClub EVENT DETAILS Highlands GC - FACILITY DETAILS August 7/8, 2018

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August 13, 2018

Pro-Pro Best Bal l SPONSORED BY G&G Golf Company and Allstate Insurance EVENT DETAILS Stewart Creek G&CC FACILITY DETAILS August 20/21, 2018

PGA of A l berta Ch ampi onsh i p SPONSORED BY CLUB CAR TAYLORMADE ADIDAS EVENT DETAILS River Bend G&RA FACILITY DETAILS September 4/5, 2018

Ladi es' Ch ampi onsh i p SPONSORED BY DEXIM GOLFWEAR EVENT DETAILS Cottonwood G&CC FACILITY DETAILS September 4/5, 2018

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Congrats@ sprucebruce61for winning2017@ clubcar @ TaylorMadeCA@ adidasCA #PGAofABchamp@ RiverBendGRA. That eaglewill godowninhistory! SPONSORED BY DEXIM GOLFWEAR EVENT DETAILS Cottonwood G&CC FACILITY DETAILS September 10/11, 2018

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M atch Pl ay Ch ampi onsh i p - Fi nal EVENT DETAILS Red Deer G&CC - FACILITY DETAILS October 1/2, 2018

Pro-A ssi stant SPONSORED BY CALLAWAY GOLF CANADA EVENT DETAILS Kananaskis Country GC FACILITY DETAILS

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After abattletothefinal hole,Team Southof Tyler LeBouthillier (@ TLebee) &Scott Smith(@ ScottSmithPGA) win 2017#TeamMatchPlayChampionship


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THE PGA ON WHEELS ? A TOP COMMUNITY INITIATIVE OF THE PGA OF ALBERTA

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FacingPage: AYoungster GetsAnEarlyLife LessonLast Summer OnHowHardMaking ThoseShort PuttsCanBeDuringThePGAOn WheelsStopAt SpruceGroveOnCanadaDay.


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Ev ents f or 2018 1. Wednesday, M ay 16, 2018 A nnual Go Gi rl Ev ent - Col l i cutt Centre, Red Deer 2. Saturday, June 16, 2018 A l l Sport One Day - Cal gary 3. Th ursday, Jul y 19, 2018 Jumpstart Games - Soccer Centre, Cal gary


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Wh y y ou can ?t br i n g y our r an ge gam e t o t h e cour se Ther e i s a lot of us w ho go t o t he r an ge, don ?t w ar m up, gr ab our 7 i r on an d beat ball af t er ball un t i l w e hi t a couple t hat w e t hi n k, okay t hat w as good let ?s m ove on an d t hen pi ck a n ew club an d r epeat t hi s pr ocess. Thi s i s gi vi n g you a f alse evaluat i on of your gam e. I w i ll explai n how you can pr act i ce pr oper ly t o t r an sf er an d r et ai n your ski lls w hi le you ar e on t he cour se.

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with each other. Randomly picking a target with one club and shot shape then the next shot choosing a different club, target and shot shape then again for the next and so on would be considered random practice. If I said hit this ball over the picker with a little hook to it, gave you seven balls to do so eventually you?re going to do so. Why, because you got feedback and you?re going to adjust. During random practice you are forced to rethink each situation and figure out a new way to hit the ball then the last shot, kind of like on the golf course. One?s cognitive system must adapt, rethink and process on how to go about the next shot. This actually allows the brain to retain this information longer and apply it on the golf course. You are assessing how you perform on demand.

Dri l l Grab a playing partner and challenge one another to hit different shots. For example, I would say hit a low hook with your 5 iron at a 30% tempo. You would then have one chance to hit that shot. Next you could say aim at the 150 stake, but hit your 190 club and so on. On the course, there isn?t one shot the same but, when we go to the range we hit shot after shot at the same target, if we have one. How many times are we in trouble where we have to hit a low punch 7 iron or have to hit a three quarter 7 iron to get close to our target? Truthfully, probably a lot more than having a full 7 iron that we?ve practicing at the range for 30 minutes.


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