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2015 Marks the 100th Anniversary of Amateur Golf


(Winnipeg, MB Tuesday, March 24th / 15) – Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce that 2015 is the 100th anniversary of amateur golf.  It was July 5th, 1915 that the Manitoba Golf Association was formed and the Manitoba Ladies’ Golf Association formed in 1917.  In 2004, the two associations amalgamated to form the current Golf Manitoba.

To kick off the celebration, Golf Manitoba is conducting a fundraising raffle (Lottery License #LGA-6152-RF) for an opportunity to win a round of golf for four (one tee time) and the use of two power carts at forty (40) of Manitoba’s finest golf facilities.  This unique golf package valued at approximately $10,000 will be drawn on August 14th.  An early bird draw will take place on June 30th for a chance to win a complete set of Titleist golf clubs and bag.

Net proceeds from the raffle will be distributed to Golf Manitoba Programs (50%) which includes the Golf in Schools Program, the annual Training Squad Program which prepares our young athletes for Manitoba, Western Canada and Canada Summer Games, a contribution to the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Manitoba to assist with junior development programming, Championship enhancements and the 100th Anniversary Celebration. The Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund and the University of Manitoba Bison Team Program will each receive 20% and a Sellers Prize of 10% will be awarded to a 2015 member club, group or facility that the grand prize winner has identified on their ticket.

Other activities that will take place in 2015 to celebrate the 100th anniversary are:

  • Season long awareness to the history of the game in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario
  • A celebratory golf tournament on August 17th at the St Charles Country Club
  • A Junior Clinic in partnership with the PGA of Manitoba

100th Anniversary Raffle Participating Golf Courses

Assiniboine Golf Club
Bel Acres Golf & Country Club
Breezy Bend Country Club
Bridges Golf Course
Clear Lake Golf Course
Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
Falcon Lake Golf Course
Glendale Golf & Country Club
Grand Pines Golf Course
Granite Hills Golf Course
Hecla Golf Course
Kingswood Golf & Country Club
Larters at St Andrews Golf & Country Club
The Links at Quarry Oaks
Links at the Lake
Lorette Golf Course
Maplewood Golf Club
The Meadows at East St Paul Golf Club
Minnedosa Golf & Country Club
Minnewasta Golf & Country Club
Neepawa Golf & Country Club
Niakwa Country Club
Pinawa Golf Club
Pine Ridge Golf Club
The Players Course
Poplar Ridge Golf Course
Portage Golf Club
Rossmere Country Club
Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Shilo Country Club
South Interlake Golf & Country Club
Southside Golf Course
Southwood Golf & Country Club
St. Boniface Golf Club
St. Charles Country Club
Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club
Teulon Golf & Country Club
Transcona Golf Club
Wildewood Golf
Winkler Golf Club

To purchase a ticket for the 100th Anniversary Celebration Raffle or register for Golf Manitoba events, please visit our website.  A Master Card or Visa will be required to register on-line.  Individuals can also mail in tournament entries or drop them off at the Golf Manitoba office (145 Pacific Ave).

Ticket deadline for the early bird prize is 11:59pm Sunday June 28th and 11:59pm Wednesday August 12th for the Grand Prize. Draws will be conducted by The Exchange Group Chartered Accountants, LLP in Conference Room A, Sport for Life Centre, 145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg.

About Golf Manitoba:  Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and North West Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or Golf Manitoba, visit www.golfmanitoba.mb.ca.  Follow Golf Manitoba on Twitter @golf_manitoba.

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For more information, contact:

Dave Comaskey

Executive Director

Golf Manitoba

dcomaskey@golfmanitoba.mb.ca

204-925-5729








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