2022 NEWSLETTER: The Summer Swing
THE 2022 GOLF SEASON IS UNDERWAY
Alberta Golf competitions, youth initiatives and recreational events are well underway across Alberta. From our Championships, High Performance program, Junior Tour, Youth on Course, UpSwing brand, and special Junior Clinics, all ages and levels of ability are playing the game this season. Please enjoy the following content on all that Alberta Golf has been working on leading up to a full summer of events across the province.
ALBERTA GOLF 2022 SPRING LAUNCH
Alberta Golf held its first in-person Spring Launch since 2019 at Red Deer Golf & Country Club Thursday, May 26. We had a presentation on our new recreational brand UpSwing, Youth on Course, High Performance and more including roundtable discussions with key stakeholders. Blair Armitage from Golf Canada was honoured ahead of his retirement. Watch this video recap from a great start to the season.
ALBERTA GOLF 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Alberta Golf Championships begin Tuesday, June 21 at Sundre Golf Club for The Alberta Open presented by SVR Lawyers and conclude with The Alberta Interclub Championship at Kananaskis Country Golf Course in early September.
ALBERTA GOLF 2022 MCLENNAN ROSS ALBERTA JUNIOR TOUR IS UNDERWAY
The McLennan Ross Alberta Junior Tour presented by Crowe MacKay had a successful start June 11-12 at Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge.
Find out more about the 24 events on this learn to compete junior tour below.
FIRST ANNUAL TOM BYERS JUNIOR GOLF DAY
On Saturday June 4, Inglewood Golf & Curling Club hosted the first annual Tom Byers Junior Golf Day. 80 kids aged 6-15 discovered the game of golf, got 90 minutes of instruction from PGA of Alberta professionals and then a fun BBQ. Alberta Golf & UpSwing partnered with Kids Up Front, Kidsport and The Calgary Flames Alumni Association to support junior golf all in the name of Lanny McDonald’s brother-in-law who passed away in 2020. Nothing made Tom Byers happier than seeing junior golfers enjoy the game and the event was a great tribute to the former Inglewood member.
UPSWING BY ALBERTA GOLF
UpSwing by Alberta Golf had a great start to the season with initial events in Banff, Stewart Creek, Crowsnest Pass & Paradise Canyon. Thanks to our friends at Park Distillery for sharing their new Mountain Joe Coffee Cocktail with our players.
The UpSwing platform is growing as we welcome new players and events each week. We’ve had extremely positive reviews on the events and where UpSwing by Alberta Golf fits in the recreational player category.
As of June we’ve had over 6,000 unique users visit our website, with many becoming UpSwing Members!
Reminder that the UpSwing membership is free for all GC members. We will continue to look to add events and experiences to our site for everyone to find and enjoy. As well, golf course operators are beginning to see the opportunity that exists for them to invite the UpSwing community to their courses, as they too are adding events that they’re hosting but anyone can play in…. a successful launch for sure. More to come. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
ALBERTA GOLF SUPPORTS 35 ATHLETES IN 2022 ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Athlete Development Program is designed to support athletes across the province by providing programs and services that ultimately help them reach their competitive goals in the sport. Support is provided to athletes, coaches, and facilities who are committed to developing the game of golf in the province of Alberta.
2022 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT CAMPS
Alberta Golf has two Junior Achievement Golf Camps to choose from this summer:
- Carnmoney G&CC starting July 4
- Riverbend GC starting August 2
- Four days of business and golf instruction (8:30am to 4:30pm)
- Lunch included each day
- Games, competitions and fun for the week!
PGA instructors will be joined by Junior Achievement volunteers for four days to teach a group of students (ages 10 to 15) how the business of golf interacts with the world of business.
2022 ALBERTA GOLFER MAGAZINE
This year’s magazine covers all aspects of the game in our province including celebrating one of our own, Max Sekulic, winning the 2021 Canadian Mens Amateur Championship and getting to play in last week’s RBC Canadian Open on The PGA Tour.
Please enjoy the digital version of the 2022 Alberta Golfer Magazine.
ALBERTA GOLF IDENTITY VIDEO AND RADIO COMMERCIAL
Please enjoy our Alberta Golf “For Everyone” identity video and 2022 radio commercial.
ALBERTA GOLF FOUNDATION
The Alberta Golf Association Foundation was established in 1994 and is focused on supporting students on their path to pursue a post-secondary education. The 2022 scholarship application deadline is July 15th.
ALBERTA GOLF FUND
In partnership with the Golf Canada Foundation, Alberta Golf has identified five areas where supporters can contribute and help to make a difference. Please learn more about the Alberta Golf Fund (AGF).
19 COURSES INVOLVED IN 2022 YOUTH ON COURSE PROGRAM
Youth on Course is breaking down barriers and getting kids on golf courses across the province for $5 or less. Find out more about Youth on Course below.
CJGA RUNS 8 EVENTS IN ALBERTA THIS SUMMER
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) provides a fun, safe and competitive environments for kids of all skill levels.
EDMONTON GOLF ASSOCIATION EVENT SCHEDULE
The Edmonton Golf Association would like to invite you to register for upcoming tournaments for 2022.
- Vicky’s Homes Ladies Amateur – Aug 7-8 – Stony Plain Golf Course
- Edmonton BMW Open – July 7-8 – Northern Bear Golf Course
- Jiffy Lube Edmonton Junior Championship – July 17-18 – Glendale Golf and Country Club
- Crystal Glass Men’s Amateur – July 24-25 – The Ranch Golf Course
SCHEDULES FOR THE CGA AND CLGA
The Calgary Golf Association and The Calgary Ladies Golf Association have a busy schedule. Please find the event that is right for you.