As summer winds down, Golf Canada’s Calgary Centre is enjoying a busy schedule on the facility’s newly recovered grounds. The centre has come a long way, fighting back from over $2.3 million in damages from the mass flooding of Alberta’s Bow River in June of 2013.
Recently, the team in Calgary hosted a junior shootout where 18 lucky qualifiers played for a chance to golf with a Champions Tour player and a local celebrity in the pro-am of the 2014 Shaw Charity Classic.
CBC and Global TV were on hand to cover the action of over 70 juniors vying for one of 18 spots into the Shaw Charity Classic.
Following that, the course played host to the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Junior Linkster Tournament. Chad Rusnak, Director of Golf Operations, couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of hosting a high-class junior tournament so soon into their recovery.
“The golf course is in fantastic shape, and we are receiving numerous compliments about the conditions,” said Rusnak. “We are hearing positive things on a daily basis, which is a great sign for the future and what’s to come.”
The Calgary Centre, also a Junior Golf Development Centre, has a few key events in the month of September.
The team hosted several of the top juniors in western Canada on Sept. 6th & 7th at this year’s Performance Trials powered by Under Armour. The trials are conducted much like a training camp, for talent identification purposes and coaching services provided by leading PGA of Canada professionals.
Following that, the team will be hosting its 6th annual Golf Fore the Cure event on the 13th, with a fully registered field of ladies.
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