Sorry we are a couple days late for this one - there was a big party to prepare for then packing up and heading back to Alberta! First of all... a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Championship. From the players, to caddies, to significant others there for support, it all means the world to all of us! And also a huge thank you to Copper Point Golf Club who were gracious enough to put up with all of our antics for all 4 days and were the best hosts we ever could have asked for! They offered up the courses for all of our evening competitions and put up with some increased traffic in the Clubhouse and Pro Shop. We seriously could not have asked for more.
Pictures and video will be on their way in a week - we are in the process of moving before the end of the week so lots of things going on! But here's a list of our winners in the mean time:
Putting Contest: Brian Payne
Long Drive: Champ Flight: Andrew Cook (350 yards); A Flight: Brian Payne (298 yds); Ladies: Sandra Schell (240 yds)
Big Break Competition: Clem Lozeau and Shaun Collard
Altered Course: Andrew Cook (2:10 with 5 strokes)
Horse Race: cancelled due to weather
Thank you to everyone who participated in the evening events! We had such a blast. And finally, congratulations to our 2015 Alberta Golf Tour Flight Champions!
Champ Flight: Chris Patterson
A Flight: Brian Payne
B Flight: Sandra Schell
C Flight: Carson Papke
D Flight: Amanda McAstocker
Click here for full results from the entire #AGTChampionship! Check your email next week for your official AGT Canalta Cup invites! (Order of Merit and AGT Bucks will be updated next week as well)
The weather today started not too bad and the players were able to finish the front 9 without worrying too much. The wind picked up at that point (and the awesome staff at Copper Point helped an emergency take down of the tent that was attempting to be a parachute!) and the rain, lightning and thunder wasn't too far behind. It was definitely a challenge out there today, and as usual we saw some great scores and some struggles.
The afternoon horse race ended up being cancelled after the players waited half an hour for the wind and rain to potentially back off.... but it didn't cooperate. But, we had a fun time hanging out during that time anyway!
Tomorrow is going to be a great competition and we are really looking forward to crowning our new 2015 AGT Flight Champions! Click here for full results on the day 3 rounds.
Well... to say we had an eventful day would be an understatement. We had a 1-foot-in-the-pond shot to make a par save (totally worth it) for the round of the day. We had eagles and birdies and pars and quads from unsuspecting people. In fact... one of our "eagles" was actually the Alberta Golf Tour's FIRST EVER Hole-in-One!!! What a time to do it! Congratulations to Brian Payne who was also the winner of last night's putting competition and long drive. The "senior" came to play this week indeed! :)
Probably one of the most entertaining and fun golf times many of the players had was experiencing the Big Break Competition this evening. There was a flop wall, a V-tree, deep bunker, and a few other skill testing shots. The tallies are still being added up and we'll announce the winners at the Awards Dinner on Saturday. Then, in a turn of events from a challenge of caddie races... we decided to hold our own Altered Course competition! Players were timed from the moment we waved our flag to when the ball was in the cup, with the number of strokes being added to the minutes portion of their time. We will be surprising everyone with the results on Saturday as well. What a great night and a ton of fun with everyone! Give me a few weeks to make up a highlight reel.
We're back at it in the morning at Copper Point Golf Club on the par 62 Ridge Course. This is many players' first times playing these courses, and we've received some comments about playing an "executive" course. Let me say, the management of Copper Point and myself are truly looking forward to the test of golf this course provides (and they'll happily like to see any of you back should you want to redeem yourself later).
Click here to see the results from today's round, and we'll talk to you all tomorrow!
Well, the first day of the 2015 AGT Championship is over and it's pretty safe to say we had a great time out there today! Thank you to the staff at Greywolf for a great experience and amazing conditions. It was almost everybody's first time out there and they loved it!
We followed up the round with an awesome meeting at the Copper Point Resort discussing the future of the Tour. Thank you to everybody for attending this meeting and providing so much feedback! It is much appreciated and the future of the Tour is looking very bright thanks to eager and loyal players like you.
Then we made our way over to Copper Point Golf Club and enjoyed a great putting competition and long drive contest hosted by Copper Point's Head Professional Scott McClain (AKA: Copper Scott). With an impressive 3 way tie for first place in the putting competition, wise Brian Payne taught the young guys a lesson getting closest to the hole in a 1-ball putt-off from the most difficult location. Congratulations Brian!!
The group made their way over to the 3rd tee on the Point course to hit long drives into the setting sun on this visually pleasing par 5. Andrew Cook smoked his driver 350 yards winning the Champ Flight, with Chris Patterson coming in 2nd with 317 and Mike Rowe in 3rd with a 310. In the A Flight, Brian Payne once again showed off his skills hitting a very impressive 298! "The Prez" Leah Bathgate showed her players she could hit a ball with the best of them with a 241, with Sandra Schell continuing to try to out drive her, but rolling back down the hill to a 238! Amanda McAstocker hit an impressive 181.
The fun is just beginning! Tomorrow we play Radium Springs for Round 2. Click here for full results from the 1st round of the 2015 AGT Championship at Greywolf. Talk to you tomorrow!
Can you believe the 2015 regular season is now over?! We sure can't. What an amazing year the Tour has had making stops all over Alberta (Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton, Ponoka, Innisfail, Turner Valley, Sundre, Camrose), and lots of our players have had some success in the Alberta Golf Provincial Tournaments as well! We are already looking forward to next season... but first, the Championship and Canalta Cup!
Today was the smallest group we've had all year, but it might have been one of the most fun. We played a 75% net stableford format, and since there weren't too many of us, we decided to all compete against each other! We had some strong scores out there, and a couple of great caddies helping their players out. The greens were soft and quick, and the sun was shining. It was a really tight race with the top 4 players only being 4 points apart. Brad Lafreniere snagged his second win of the season with 37 points, over another solid round by 2nd place Sandra Schell who got 35 points! Clem Lozeau was in 3rd with 34 and Tom Gramblicka in 4th with 33. Great shooting by a lot of people... and as you can see on the video... putts weren't going many people's way today... :)
Thank you all for an awesome 2015 season and we'll see you at the Championship!!
Click here for full results from today's tournament.
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