The Alberta Net Amateur Championship – Open to All Golfers

Pictured: Champions Bonny Leenstra and Mike Ross

Forty-five golfers teed it up at the Lacombe Golf & Country Club for a fun-filled two days of flighted net stableford competition


‘There is something for everyone.’

That’s the mindset that Alberta Golf is using when looking at competitions.

The Alberta Net Amateur Championship is that provincial opportunity for any golfer with an official Golf Canada Handicap Factor to compete. No matter your skill level you can sign up and experience that same provincial championship feel that comes with competition.

The net stableford format makes for a fun environment where it’s ok if you are struggling on a hole because you can pick up and move on to the next one.

Perhaps the best part of these net events is the social aspect. From friends who live in different cities and are looking for an opportunity to reunite on the golf course, to couples that like to get out and play with other couples, the ‘net am’ has fit into that niche very well.

All smiles in the scoring area after the first round at the Alberta Net Amateur

This year, Mike Ross and Bonny Leenstra took home the hardware. But all of the participants were the real winners. “It’s great to see Alberta Golf putting on events like this. Being from Lacombe and having the chance to play host to all these players who have come in from everywhere is a really nice thing to see.” – Tom McKinlay Sr.

A special thanks to Kevin Broderson and the staff at Lacombe G&CC for hosting the 2017 edition of the Alberta Net Amateur Championship.

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