Conducting championships has been core to Alberta Golf’s mandate since our inception in 1912. Each year, over a thousand of Albertan and Canadian competitors participate in Alberta Golf’s championship schedule.
Dates, venues, competition requirements and information are subject to change.
Handicap Factor & Age Limits:
- Bantam & Novice – 36.4 Boys; 40.4 Girls; Under 15 & Under 13 as of August 1st each year
- Junior & Juvenile Girls – 25.0; Under 19 & Under 17 as of August 1st each year
- Junior & Juvenile Boys Qualifying & Championship – 15.0; Under 19 & Under 17 as of August 1st each year
- Ladies Amateur, Mid Amateur & Mid Master – 25.0; None and 25 & over and 40 & over as of the first day of the Canadian Women’s Amateur
- Men’s Amateur Qualifying & Championship – 8.0; None
- Men’s Mid Amateur & Mid Master – 8.0; 25 & over and 40 & over as of the first day of the Canadian Men’s Mid Amateur
- Open Qualifying & Championship – 5.0; None
- Senior Ladies & Super Senior – 30.0; 50 & over and 65 & over as of the first day of the Canadian Women’s Senior
- Senior Men’s Qualifying & Championship, Super Senior – 20.0; 55 & over and 65 & over as of the first day of the Canadian Senior Men’s
- Interclub – 20.0 per player; None
- Ladies Team Classic – None; None
- Net Amateur – None; 19 & over as of August 1st each year
Each year Golf Canada conducts competitions including National Open and Amateur Championships, as well as Junior Future Links Championships.
Athlete Assistance Funding
Alberta Golf has a rich history of players achieving success at every level. We strongly believe in the talent of our athletes and want to support their goals of competing and performing at an elite level. We provide financial assistance to support all athletes (regardless of gender or age) who demonstrate financial need in order to attend provincial, national and international competitions.
To qualify for the athlete assistance funding program, applicants must participate in their respective provincial championship, abide by competitor code of conduct polices and also complete the online application form below.
2017 Athlete Assistance Funding Application – Application is now closed for 2017
Thank you to those who reached out to Alberta Golf this year. With a high number of applicants, we encourage people to reapply. In 2017, a total of $5,900 was awarded. Congratulations to the following 2017 recipients who will represent the province at various competitions this season:
Sang Won Kim
Alberta Golf provides exemptions to Championships based on the previous year’s results. The Exemption Criteria and Exemption List can be found below:
Alberta Golf and Golf Canada have a goal to provide a best in class experience by conducting top calibre Championships for competitors on the Provincial and National stage. To fulfill this mandate we ensure that the quality of field at these competitions is as strong as it can be. Alberta Golf awards a limited number of Discretionary Exemptions for our various Championships.
2017 Discretionary Exemption Application – Application is now closed for 2017
Provincial Quota System
The Player Rankings are used to identify and give recognition to top performing amateur & junior golfers across Alberta who has achieved success in the golf season. The Alberta Golf Rankings are based on those Championships that represent an high standard of competition. A point system is used based on the scores and results of the players in the approved events in order to objectively rank each individuals performance.
The objective of the Alberta Golf Rankings is to provide a Provincial comparison/ranking system for Alberta’s top junior/amateur players which will enable players to compare themselves to their counterparts across the country. The Alberta Golf Player Rankings is also used to select Camp invitations, Multi-Sport Games (Western Canada Games/Canada Summer Games) participants, High Performance Team Members and the invitations for the PGA of Alberta Junior Masters.
2017 Order of Merit Current Rankings
Alberta Junior & Bantam Player Ranking Categories:
Championship Events – Maximum of ten (10) events
Alberta Regional Events – Maximum of four (4) events
Bantam Championship Events – Maximum of two (2) events
Bantam CJGA & MJT Events – Maximum of three (3) events
A player may play in more than the maximum number of counting events for each category and only the best results will count. To prevent a player from accumulating a distorted number of points due to the number of tournaments played, the total points recorded will count a maximum of 10 events in which the player earns the most points.
Player of the Year Award
The Player of the Year awards recognize our athletes incredible accomplishments, dedication and commitment to achieve their competitive goals. Congratulations to the following individuals:
Evan Holmes (Earl Grey GC)
Kat Kennedy (Golf Canada Gold)
Frank Van Dornick (Camrose GC)
Lynn Kuehn (Lacombe G&CC)
Brendan MacDougall (Glencoe G&CC)
Kenna Hughes (Willow Park GC)
Chandler McDowell (Red Deer G&CC)
Annabelle Ackroyd (Silver Springs G&CC)
Ethan Choi (Pincher Creek GC)
Annabelle Ackroyd (Silver Springs G&CC)
Junior Achievers of the Year:
Logan Carver (Calgary G&CC)
Claire Emery (Glencoe G&CC)