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Preview: 2018 Alberta Bantam & Novice Championship

Gibbons, Alberta – Tomorrow the future of golf in Alberta will be on full display at Goose Hummock for the 2018 Alberta Bantam & Novice Championship.

Forty youngsters will be competing in what for many will be their first provincial championship.

“The focus this week is on a fun and friendly introduction to competition”, said Stephen Wigington, Alberta Golf’s Manager of Competitions.

“Our goal is to provide a positive competitive experience for the kids. We want the sport have a strong impact on each of these golfers lives going forward. There’s no better place to ignite this passion then the Alberta Bantam”, adds Wigington.

KEY INFO

Dates: August 21-22

Course: Goose Hummock Golf Resort

Yards/Par:

Boys:

Bantam: 5,699/71

Novice: 5,342 /71

Girls: 

Bantam & Novice: 5,342/71

Field: 40

2017 champions:

Bantam:

Girls: Kaitlyn Wingnean

Boys: Hunter Thomson

Novice:

Girls: Belle Brezovski

Boys: Jace Shannon

Format:

Bantam (14 and under): 36 holes of stroke play competition.
Novice (12 and under):  36 holes of stableford competition

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Social: #ABBantam

LOOKING BACK:

HISTORY:

  • The Alberta Bantam and Novice Championship was first contested in 1996.

NOTABLES:

  • Belle Brezovski the 2016 & 2017 Novice Girls Champion will be competing in the Bantam division this year.
  • Jace Shannon the 2017 Novice Boys Champion will also be playing in the Bantam division this year.

FAST FACTS:

  • The scoring in Stableford competitions is made by points awarded in relation to a modified fixed score.

ABOUT THE COURSE:

A short drive from Edmonton’s core, Goose Hummock invites you to experience its beauty! As a full-service facility, we look forward to demonstrating Goose Hummock hospitality.

This first-class golfing experience is just minutes north of Edmonton near Gibbons, AB. “The Goose” was designed by Bill Robinson from Oregon and is an 18-hole public championship course. It is a combination of Scottish and everglades architecture that twists and turns for 6700 yards through interlocking ponds. Challenge the Goose!

More information about the Goose Hummock Golf Resort can be found here.

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