NEWSLETTER: The Winter Warm-Up 2019

Alberta Golf Winter Warm-Up: Happy Holidays from Alberta Golf. Many of you may be getting away for a few rounds in warmer places this Winter, we hope this update provides warm reflections of the 2019 golf season and a look forward to 2020 and beyond. Please enjoy the material below and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring !

2020 Championship Sites
We are thrilled to announce our 2020 competition sites and are excited about the line-up of quality venues that will host Alberta’s best male and female amateur golfers next season.
2019 Players of the Year
The following players competed at a consistently high level over the course of the year leading them to finish as the top Albertan on the Golf Canada National Orders of Merit.
Golf Canada names Albertan to Team Canada
Team Canada Golf 2020
Brendan MacDougall named to Golf Canada 2020 National Amateur Squad.
World Handicap System comes to Canada in 2020
World Handicap System
The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.
2020 Alberta Golf Volunteer Application open
Alberta Golf offers opportunities for interested applicants to assist in a variety of operational and governance roles that best suit their interests, knowledge and skills.
Alberta Golf unveils 2020 Player Support Program
Alberta Golf has unveiled it’s 2020 Sport Development Program to support athlete development throughout the province.
High Performance Player Profile: Ethan Choi
Over the winter we will be doing player profiles on our high performance athletes. To kick things off let’s hear from Pincher Creek’s Ethan Choi.
High Performance Player Profile: Stephanie Chelack
High Performance Player Profile: Nicolas-Guy Landry
High Performance Player Profile: MacKenzie Baustad
Shaw Charity Classic raises $14 Million for charity in 2019 
The award-winning Shaw Charity Classic saw the 2019 edition raise a record amount for youth-based charities across Alberta, bringing the total amount raised for charity by the PGA TOUR Champions event since 2013 to a staggering $48 Million.
Golf Industry Collaboration
This Fall we were happy to participate in the PGA of Alberta Buying Show, The World Handicap System Seminar, Golf Canada National Sport Development Meetings, The Iconic Turkey Bowl at Cowboys, The Mega 9 Club Black Friday Sale and the Alberta Golf Superintendents Association Conference in Canmore.
Successful 2019 for “Youth on Course” pilot program in Alberta
In 2019 Alberta Golf ran the first pilot program in Canada for Youth on Course. YOC is an American-based program designed to break down the barriers of cost and get youth aged 6-18 onto the golf course for $5 or less. 17 courses in Calgary, Edmonton, Central Alberta, Medicine Hat and Banff were involved and will expand in 2020 to other areas of the province. Youth on Course said Alberta was the most successful pilot program State/Province they’ve ever had with over 1,000 rounds played by Youth on Course members. In 2019 Alberta Golf saw a 26% increase in Junior Members (3230 in 2018 to 4070 in 2019) and a 673% increase in Junior “Public Player” members (53 in 2018 to 357 in 2019).
Now you can replace your lost or damaged clubs at no cost!
Golf Canada’s Incident Protection provides up to $2,500 reimbursement for damaged, lost or stolen equipment, among several other advantages you may not be aware of.
HOLIDAY HOURS: The Alberta Golf office will be closed from December 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020. We look forward to catching up with you in the new year!
Thanks again for your continued support and best wishes for the new year! Sincerely,
The Team at Alberta Golf !