Leduc Golf Club steps up game with new clubhouse, tee box improvements

Leduc Golf Club steps up game with new clubhouse, tee box improvements  By Gord Montgomery – Western Canada Senior Writer, Inside Golf When people hear of upgrades to a golf facility their first thought is likely along the lines of the tees, fairways, or greens getting a facelift. But, remodelling a golfers hangout can go further than something in the great outdoors, as shown by the Leduc Golf Club. After consultation with the City of Leduc, the two entities came to a land swap agreement to partner and in doing so, a major upgrade was made to the decades old clubhouse.…

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The Links at Spruce Grove continues to live up to its well deserved reputation

By Gord Montgomery – Western Canada Senior Writer, Inside Golf Considered as one of the top public golf courses when it opened back in the early 1980s, The Links at Spruce Grove has done nothing to dispel that reputation since then. In fact, it may be getting even better as it grows older. While many golfers shied away from this 18-hole layout early on because of the fear of whacking a shot, or two, into the surrounding residential neighbourhoods, the old growth fir trees that line the majority of the fairways here have largely taken that fear out of play. Of…

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Family run Course is Family Friendly

By Gord Montgomery – Western Canada Senior Writer, Inside Golf As a second generation family operation, the Fort in View Golf Course welcomes everyone with a family-friendly approach, meaning regardless of your ability at the game, you can enjoy this 27-hole facility no matter which nines you combine. Located just outside Fort Saskatchewan, and a short drive from all the suburbs surrounding Edmonton proper, Fort in View is one of only three courses with three different nines to tee it up on. And that, says General Manager Gord Hayward, means finding a tee time here that fits your busy schedule isn’t…

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Matsuyama Gives Major Boost to Japan’s Golf History

Hideki Matsuyama’s historic win in the 2021 Masters Tournament was also a triumph for his entire homeland. The game in Japan is revered by huge segments of the population, and the Masters is admired there more than any other golf tournament on the planet. As a result, the victory will be wildly celebrated and the 29-year-old who made it happen will be feted as few athletes ever have in that country. That was evident as the Masters concluded Sunday evening in Augusta, and Japan was watching as the week began Monday morning, 13 hours ahead of Augusta’s Eastern Daylight Time.…

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Lakeside Golf Club offers a close getaway to a fun, but challenging layout

Given that the Lakeside Golf Club in Chestermere is a mere drive, and OK, a wedge shot as well, from the heart of downtown Calgary, perhaps it could be your newest go-to spot for golf this year. Located just a short distance off the eastern side of Calgary’s ring road, Stoney Trail, and  mere minutes from the downtown core, the club’s Director of Golf, Glenn Carr, noted that people not familiar with his track are going to be impressed by what they find when they do get the chance to tee it up there. “I think it’ a very fun…

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McIlroy wins THE PLAYERS Championship

Shoots final-round 2-under 70 to win by one shot over Furyk in dramatic finale at TPC Sawgrass   PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship and closed with a 2-under 70. McIlroy, a former FedExCup champion, earned 600 FedExCup points, a $2.25 million check and is the proud owner of the redesigned PLAYERS trophy. McIlroy could not afford to make a mistake over the final hour because of Jim Furyk, 48, nearly pulled off a stunner. Furyk, one of the last players to get in…

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THE PLAYERS Championship, Round 1: Leaderboard, tee times, TV times

The Florida Swing continues as Round 1 gets underway today at THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. Webb Simpson is the defending champion at TPC Sawgrass. Round 1 tee times Round 1 leaderboard HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN (ALL TIMES ET) TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2-7 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (NBC). PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Sunday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Featured Groups). LIVE ON TWITTER: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – approx. 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – approx. 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – approx. 9 a.m. RADIO: Thursday-Friday, 12-7 p.m.…

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Cougar Creek Golf Resort

Cougar Creek Golf Resort is testament to unreliability of rumours  By Gord Montgomery  PARKLAND COUNTY —With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe’s saying, “Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see (read),” you can trust everything you are about to read (see) here in regard to the Cougar Creek Golf Resort. Despite some nasty rumours floating around, this rural track west of Edmonton is in good shape and only getting better as the weather warms, says Head Golf Professional Jake Behiels. After a winter that saw the dreaded freeze-thaw-freeze cycle repeat itself a few times, Cougar Creek did…

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Jagare Ridge holds its own in war against winter

Jagare Ridge holds its own in war against winter  While Superintendent Jim Shannon won’t come right out and say that his golf course came out on top of the grass misery this past winter handed out, others at Jagare Ridge, like Head Golf Professional Tyler Rumpel aren’t hesitant about speaking to the condition of the Edmonton track this spring. “The golf course is actually really good. We do have a few greens that are a little slow in spots but overall, the course is in excellent condition for the kind of winter we had,” said Rumpel. “We’ve been lucky for…

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Rose blooms all week at Colonial Country Club

Chasing a second victory of the season Justin Rose goes low four days in a row to comfortably take care of business in the ball-striking paradise that is historic Colonial Country Club. Welcome to the Monday Finish where the former U.S. Open champion held off the challenge from the current U.S. Open champion to become the fifth multiple winner of the 2017-18 FedExCup season as he cruised to a three-shot win. FIVE OBSERVATIONS 1. Rose – when he’s got his game clicking – is both awesome and annoying to watch. Awesome because the precision and skill with which he strikes…

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