Firstly, we are now officially half way through the 2015 season. The Alberta Golf Tour can not thank you enough for coming out to the events - without you, the Tour would not be what it is today! Keep telling your golf buddies about us so we can continue to grow the events and keep making them better.
Congratulations to the Flight Winners at the Canalta Central Alberta Open at the Ponoka Golf Club on Saturday, June 27. The weather was amazing, and the buzz around town with the Ponoka Stampede was incredible!
Champ Flight: Tim Boston (72)
A Flight: Brian Payne (78)*
B Flight: Rick Cloney (79)
C Flight: Shaun Collard (85)*
D Flight: Carson Papke (90)
*denotes playoff win
Check out the full results of the Canalta Central Alberta Open here.
Rather than write a long drawn out blog about all the excitement that happened, why don't you watch it on video! Can't wait to see you all out at future events... don't miss out on the fun and camaraderie!
We had a pretty awesome day for our 2nd Major of the year, and Country Hills certainly didn't disappoint!! Thank you so much to the staff and grounds crew for making sure we had top notch service and conditions out there. The greens were rolling fast and true - the quickest every player said they've had all year. It was a great test.
With just one week between wins in the Championship Flight, Andrew Cook (Calgary) wanted to make sure he didn't need to win another playoff. His strong consistent play prevailed with his 5-stroke win over reigning Country Hills Ladies Club Champion Claire Mitton (Calgary) who was unlucky with just one bad hole.
After an opening triple bogey, Chris Patterson (Calgary) put together a solid round which included TEN 1-putts for a great comeback 77 in the A Flight. Mike Rowe was not far behind once again losing out by only 2 strokes.
It was a tight race in the B Flight with 5 competitors finishing within 5 strokes of each other, but in his 2nd event on the Alberta Golf Tour, Jim Carney (Calgary) won by 1 stroke over last week's winner, Cody Snethun (Buck Lake).
The C Flight saw some drama today as there was a tie for 1st place between Sandra Schell (Big Valley) and Robert Squibb (Calgary), with Stacy Lindberg (Calgary) only one shot off. It took 3 extra holes of solid golf, but the Alberta Golf Tour's reigning C Flight Champion Schell got her first win of the 2015 season!
We saw another great match up in the D Flight today between Carmen Caldwell (Edmonton) and Teresa Greig (Big Valley). Caldwell came up with her first Alberta Golf Tour win with a solid 93!
You can see the full results from the AGT Exclusive Premiere Major @ Country Hills here.
Great work out there by everybody! Thank you for coming out. Don't forget to join the email list, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, tag us and tell all your friends. Let's fill these tournaments and have a ton of fun! Next up... Saturday, June 27 at Ponoka Golf Club for only $139!! Registration closes this Saturday, June 20.
What a day we had at River Spirit yesterday! A scorching and sunny 34 degrees, with the wind picking up on the back 9. We gave away $360 in snips and had 22 first time competitors out of the field of 35 who were raving about their experience after the round!
In the Champ flight, the guys had a tough go from the tips. Both finishing their rounds with tough doubles on 18 to close with 81's, first time AGT competitors Andrew Cook (Calgary) and Jamie Coulter (Calgary) were forced into a playoff. Cook emerged the winner on the first playoff hole with a great up and down for par.
The A and B Flight Winners Ivan Guertin (Calgary) and Cody Snethun (Buck Lake) both came in with great rounds of 80 from the 6,700 yard blue tees. Guertin won his flight by 3 strokes, and Snethun by 5.
Newcomer Dustin Peterson (Leslieville) wasn't sure the Tour was the spot for him before his round yesterday. But, after his 4 stroke victory and round of 83 in the C Flight, he decided he loved it and will be back for sure!
One thing we don't see very often on the Alberta Golf Tour is Junior golfers. We strongly encourage them to gain great experience on the Maple Leaf Junior Tour or McLennan Ross Tour. But, if they want to play, then we love that too! 15 year old Caleb Arkell shot a smooth 96 in the D Flight to capture his victory by 7 strokes!
Congratulations to all of the Flight Winners and everyone who grinded until the end. Our next stop is Monday, June 15 at Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary, AB, and then Saturday, June 27 at Ponoka Golf Club. Register today!
You can find full results for the AGT Calgary Open here.
The golfers braved the wind, cold, and rain today out at Stewart Creek in Canmore. Not idea conditions to play in, but the sun managed to peek through here and there and a lot of fun was had! See where the players sit after the 1st round here: http://bit.ly/1eFpKgX
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