2023 Newsletter: The Summer Review
THE 2023 ALBERTA GOLF SEASON REVIEW
Alberta Golf qualifiers and competitions, youth initiatives and recreational events went well across Alberta this summer. From our Championships, High Performance program, Youth on Course, UpSwing brand, all ages and levels of ability were able to enjoy golfing in Alberta. Please enjoy the following content on all that Alberta Golf has accomplished in the 2023 golf season.
JAMIE WELDER WINS ALBERTA MID MASTER CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Men’s Mid Master Championship at Olds Golf Club was won by Jamie Welder after firing a final round 5-under 67.
JIEMING YANG WINS ALBERTA WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Women’s Amateur Championship at Water Valley Golf Club was won by Jieming Yang after shooting a final round 75 for a 4 stroke victory over Eileen Park.
ETHAN WILSON WINS ALBERTA MEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship at Innisfail Golf Club was won by Ethan Wilson by 8 strokes after an impressive final round bogey free 67.
PARK AND KOONAR WIN ALBERTA U19 CHAMPIONSHIP
Eileen Park and Jaiden Koonar win the Alberta U19 Championship at Turner Valley Golf Club.
BARRETT JAROSCH WINS ALBERTA MEN’S MID AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Men’s Mid Amateur Championship at Windermere Golf and Country Club was won by Barrett Jarosch in a playoff over Ryan Werre.
CELINA LAM WINS ALBERTA WOMEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Women’s Senior Championship at Coyote Creek Golf and RV Resort was won by Celina Lam after a back nine battle with Lynn Kuehn and Jackie Little.
JAMES VARNAM WINS ALBERTA MEN’S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Men’s Senior Championship at Glendale Golf and Country Club was won by James Varnam after a final round even par 72 for a 3 stroke victory.
VIDEO: ALBERTA GOLF ALL ABILITIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Alberta Golf partnered with The City of Calgary for the 2023 Alberta Golf All Abilities Championship at McCall Lake Golf Course for 24 competitors with a variety of disabilities.
KIEFER JONES WINS ALBERTA GOLF ALL ABILITIES CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Golf All Abilities Championship at McCall Lake Golf Course was won by Kiefer Jones after shooting 2-under 69 for a 7 stroke victory.
MAX SEKULIC WINS ALBERTA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Open Championship at Coal Creek Golf Course was won by Max Sekulic with a final round 65 and a 4 stroke victory over Andrew Harrison.
6 CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT U17, U15, U13 CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta U17, U15, U13 Championship was held at Alberta Springs Golf Resort with 6 champions being crowned.
DAVID SCHULTZ WINS ALBERTA MEN’S SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alberta Men’s Super Senior Championship at The Canal at Delacour was won by David Schultz in a playoff over Norman Bradley.
GREAVES AND OGADA WIN MCLENNAN ROSS ALBERTA JUNIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Charles Greaves and Sela Ogada were the winners of the McLennan Ross Alberta Junior Tour Championship from River Bend Golf and Recreation Area.
WILLOW PARK G&CC SWEEPS INTERCLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Willow Park Golf and Country Club won both the men’s and women’s divisions at the Alberta Interclub Championship at Kananaskis Country Golf Course.
ALBERTANS PLACED WELL ON THE NATIONAL STAGE IN 2023
Top National Results for Alberta Players, top 10 finishes
Canadian Junior Girls Eileen Park, 1st
NextGen Western Championship – Jaiden Koonar, 1st
Canadian Men’s Amateur – Brady McKinlay, T5
Canadian Junior Boys – Tyler Kidd, T10
Canadian Juvenile Boys – Tyler Kidd, 7th
Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur – Ryan Werre, 8th
Canadian Men’s Mid-Master – Barrett Jarosch, 7th
Canadian Men’s Senior – Ken Griffith, T3
Canadian Men’s Senior Inter-Provincial Championship, Alberta, 1st
Team was, Ken Griffith, Brian Laubman & James Varnam.
UPSWING BY ALBERTA GOLF
UpSwing by Alberta Golf is our recreational brand and it had a great second season at courses all across Alberta for all ages and levels.
ATB CLASSIC PARTNERS WITH ALBERTA GOLF TO RAISE MONEY FOR YOUTH ON COURSE
Alberta Golf was the charity partner for the ATB Classic on PGA Tour Canada held at Northern Bear Golf Course. An amazing $55,000 was raised to boost this subsidy program that gets thousands of boys and girls onto courses across Alberta for $5 per round.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Alberta Golf named Ray Provencher Volunteer of the Year. Provencher is a Referee and Course Rater who plays out of The Broadmoor Golf Course in Sherwood Park.
ALBERTA GOLF 2023 SPRING LAUNCH AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS
Alberta Golf held it’s Spring Launch at The Winston Golf Club which is celebrating their 100 year centennial. Leaders in the golf industry held round table discussions on a variety of topics. Later that evening Dunc Mills and Bill Newis were inducted into the Alberta Golf Hall of Fame in the distinguished service category.
ALBERTA GOLF SUPPORTS 30 ATHLETES IN THE 2023 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.
ALBERTA GOLF FOUNDATION
The Alberta Golf Association Foundation distributed scholarships to 39 deserving recipients in 2023 for a total amount of $69,000.
2023 ALBERTA GOLFER MAGAZINE
Please enjoy the digital version of our 2023 Alberta Golfer Magazine.
SECOND ANNUAL TOM BYERS JUNIOR GOLF DAY
On Saturday May 27, Inglewood Golf & Curling Club hosted the second 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. Calgary Flames Alumni Lanny McDonald, Colin Patterson, Perry Berezan and Tim Hunter were on hand to support the amazing day.
2023 ALBERTA GOLF SAFE SPORT POLICY
Alberta Golf is aligned with Golf Canada and Respect Group and is fully committed to fostering a Safe Sport environment for golf.
ALBERTA GOLF IDENTITY VIDEO AND UPSWING COMMERCIAL
Please enjoy our Alberta Golf “For Everyone” identity video and 2023 UpSwing radio commercial.