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Match Play Championship Set to Kick Off 2017 Competitive Schedule

(Winnipeg, MB Tuesday, May 23rd / 17) – The 2017 Golf Manitoba Championship schedule will begin this weekend May 27th & 28th with the Men’s (Amateur & Senior) & Women’s (Amateur & Net) Match Play Championship Qualifiers taking place at the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club.

The season opening event will see both the men’s and women’s fields competing to secure a spot in the Match Play Championship.  The top 32 amateur men, 16 senior men, top 16 amateur women and 16 net division women will qualify and are placed into a match play tree with the matches taking place at the Teulon G&CC (June 3rd & 4th) and the  Niakwa CC (June 6th, 8th & 10th).

Past champions of this event in the Women’s amateur division include Jill Hardy (2004), Judy Lang (2005), Tammy Gibson (2006, 2008 & 2010), Mindy Lichtman (2007 & 2011), Faye Zachedniak (2009), Bri-ann Tokariwski (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) and Jenna Roadley (2016).

In the Men’s amateur division, past champions include Matt Johnston (2003 & 2004), Brian Kornelsen (2005), Peter More (2001, 2006 & 2010), Ben Bandura (2000 & 2007), Brad Kirton (2008), Tyler Mancini (2009), Jesse Skelton (2011), Aaron Cockerill (2012 & 2013), Bret Thompson (2014), Justin McDonald (2015) and Travis Fredborg (2016).

The Men’s senior division began in 2015 with Elmhurst’s Tom Humniski winning and successfully defending that title in 2016.

To register for Golf Manitoba events, please visit our website (www.golfmanitoba.mb.ca) and click on Tournament Registration.  A Master Card or Visa will be required to register on-line.  Competitors can also mail in entries or drop them off at the Golf Manitoba office (145 Pacific Ave).

TaylorMade Becomes Official Provider of Golf Balls, Golf Bags & Headwear to Golf Manitoba

TaylorMade Golf Canada becomes official partner of Golf Manitoba and will see one of the world’s premier golf equipment manufacturers provide product to tournament participants and provincial teams.

"We’re thrilled to grow our relationship with Golf Manitoba and become an official sponsor for the 2017 season.  Golf Manitoba and TaylorMade will join together in a shared commitment to golf and to the continued development of the game’s next generation”, said Ron Bilawka, Territory Manager (MB, NW Ontario) for TaylorMade Golf Canada.

“Golf Manitoba is very pleased to welcome TaylorMade as our official provider of golf balls, golf bags and headwear for the 2017 season,” remarked Tammy Gibson, President of Golf Manitoba. “The support that is being provided will help to enhance competitors experience in our events and team members competing at national championships.  We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to our relationship with TaylorMade.” added Gibson.

About TaylorMade Golf Company: Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with Canadian Head office in Woodbridge, Ontario, TaylorMade Golf Company sells golf equipment, footwear, apparel and accessories under the TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Adams and Ashworth brands. An industry leader in product innovation and technology, TaylorMade drivers are the most-played on the PGA Tour, 16 years and counting. For more details visit TaylorMadeGolf.ca, follow @TaylorMadeCA on Twitter and @TaylorMade_CA on Instagram.

Golf Manitoba Provides Additional Exemptions into the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur

Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce that there will now be exemptions available into the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship from two of the top amateur events in the province. They are as follows:

  • The top 2 and ties of the current year’s Grey Owl Championship will now receive exemptions
  • The top 5 and ties of the previous year’s Elmhurst Invitational will receive exemptions

The other exemptions for the event are:

  • Low 40 players and ties in the previous year’s Manitoba Amateur Championship
  • Previous year’s Manitoba Junior Team members
  • Previous year’s Manitoba Mid - Amateur Team members
  • Previous year’s Senior Team members
  • Champion and Runner in the previous year’s Manitoba Rural Junior Championship
  • Low 6 scores, including ties in the previous year’s Rural Amateur Championship
  • Semi - Finalists in the current year’s Manitoba Match Play Championship
  • Finalists for the current year’s Senior Match Play
  • Low Medalist in the current year’s Manitoba Match Play Qualifying Rounds
  • Up to 4 Committee exemptions
  • Two host club member entries as appointed by the host club
  • Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame honored members

SPRING INFORMATION MEETING

The 2017 Spring Information Meeting will be held Saturday, April 22nd at the Larters @ St Andrews Golf & Country Club from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The Golf Manitoba Spring Information meeting is an important part of communications outreach to all golfers and member clubs. It provides the opportunity for questions or to seek clarity on any Golf Manitoba or Golf Canada initiatives or programs. Representatives from Golf Manitoba and Golf Canada will be at the Spring Information Meeting to present the information.

Annually we request that each member club provide us with the name of a male and female representative to assist Golf Manitoba in communicating with our clubs. If your club has not provided us with this information, please do so as soon as possible. Invitations to these representatives as well as other club officials will be sent out soon.

We believe that the Information Session is very informative and hope representatives from each club will be able to attend.

Please contact the Golf Manitoba office at golfmb@golfmanitoba.mb.ca or (204) 925-5730 if you would like to attend.

 

RHONDA ORR & DEVON SCHADE WIN GOLF MANITOBA GOLFERS OF THE YEAR

(Winnipeg, MB Monday, October 24th / 16) – Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Rhonda Orr and Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Devon Schade were awarded the Golf Manitoba Female and Male Golfer of the Year Awards at Golf Manitoba’s Annual Awards Dinner at the Niakwa Country Club.

As part of our centennial celebrations in 2015, Golf Manitoba announced that we will now be awarding both Female and Male Golfer of the Year Awards moving forward. This decision would allow for the appropriate recognition for both genders, while recognizing their outstanding performance in all levels of competition on an annual basis.

Rhonda Orr won the Manitoba Senior Women’s Championship and finished 5th at the Manitoba Women’s Amateur Championship.  She was a member of the Provincial Senior Team that finished 5th in the team competition at the nationals where she finished tied for 4th in the individual competition.  Orr tied for low individual at the Women’s Interclub A Championship, was a member of the Alternate Shot Championship winning team and was also a member of the Southwood team that won the women’s Nassau League.  She also qualified for and competed in the United States Golf Association (USGA) Women’s Senior Amateur Championship.

The other finalists for this premier award for amateur golf in Manitoba were 2015 Female Golfer of the Year Camryn Roadley of Glendale, Bri-ann Tokariwski of Elmhurst and Bobbi Uhl of the Shilo CC in Brandon.  Two other players earned honourable mentions for their 2015 accomplishments: Rebecca Kuik of Niakwa and Marissa Naylor of Pine Ridge.

Devon Schade repeated as the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Champion, was tied for 3rd in the Match Play Championship Qualifier where he lost in the semi-final match, finished T16th at the Glencoe Invitational in Calgary and tied for 61st at the Canadian Men’s Amateur.  As the captain of the University of Manitoba Bison Golf Team, he had four top five individual results and a fall scoring average of 72.6.  He was also named the University of Manitoba Bison Athlete of the Week for October 2nd to 6th.  Schade was also the 2015 Male Amateur Golfer of the Year winner.

Three other players were finalists:  Travis Fredborg of Pine Ridge, Eric Johnson of Breezy Bend and Marco Trstenjak of Elmhurst. Garth Collings (Breezy Bend), Ryan McMillan (Elmhurst) and Zach Wytinck (Golf Manitoba Public Player Club) all received an honorable mentions for their 2016 accomplishments.

The Golf Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year Award dates back to 1975, and was presented for the 42nd time on October 24th.

Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario for the benefit of all participants. To learn more about Golf Manitoba or programs and services available to amateur golfers, 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
204-925-5729

 

GEORGE MCLEOD HONOURED AS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT

(Winnipeg, MB Monday, October 24th / 16) - Volunteer Distinguished Service Award

A third prestigious award was presented on Monday night to Brandon’s George McLeod as the tenth recipient of the annual Golf Manitoba Distinguished Service Award.

George started volunteering in the 1980’s as a Rural Representative for the Wheat City Golf Club with the Manitoba Golf Association (MGA). He was then nominated and elected to the Board of the MGA in 1985. During the 20 years on the Board, he served on every committee the MGA had with the exception of the Finance Committee and eventually moved on to be President (2002 – 2004). He was the last President of the MGA and the first President of the newly formed Golf Manitoba.

George was also instrumental in the formation and inauguration of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.

Nationally, he served on the Royal Canadian Golf Association Board of Directors as Manitoba’s Class “C” Governor for 10 years. Following a governance change with Golf Canada, he then went on to become a member of the Golf Canada Governors Council, served on the Membership Committee and was Chair of the Canadian Turf Grass Research Foundation until 2015. McLeod also assisted Golf Canada with the amalgamation of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association (CLGA) and the RCGA and served on numerous committees for ten years as a Governor.

George has been a rules official, course rater, and volunteer starter/scorer for Golf Manitoba, the RCGA & Golf Canada for over 30 years. Some highlights are: In 2013 he was a rules official for 4 days at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship held at Neepawa. In 2014, he was the Golf Canada Tournament Chair and Starter/Scorer at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship held at the Shilo Country Club. He was a Starter/Scorer at the 2014 Canadian University Championship at Southwood and a Starter/Scorer at the Canadian Men’s Amateur at Southwood that same year.

"I am very humbled by this honour and privileged to be in the distinguished company of the previous recipients”, said McLeod. “Golf Manitoba has already awarded me with a lifetime of cherished times, memories and friends that is unmatched by anything I've been involved with.”

“On behalf of the Board and Staff of Golf Manitoba, I would like to extend congratulations to George McLeod as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award,” commented Tammy Gibson, President of Golf Manitoba. “George’s leadership, commitment and dedication to the game over the years are certainly worthy of this award and we are appreciative of his many contributions to amateur golf in Manitoba, North West Ontario and Canada” added Gibson.

Golf Manitoba is very pleased to honour Mr. George McLeod as the Distinguished Service Award Recipient for 2016.

Past recipients include Jerry Budyk (2007), Don Forsyth (2008), Betty Grant (2009), Brian Gilhuly (2010), Rudy Boivin (2011), Joyce Collier (2012), Bob Forcand (2013), Don MacDonald (2014) and Barbara Hamill (2015).

Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario for the benefit of all participants. To learn more about Golf Manitoba or programs and services available to amateur golfers, 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
204-925-5729

GOLF MANITOBA ELECTS FOUR INDIVIDUALS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(Winnipeg, MB Monday, October 24th / 16) – Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce the election of four individuals to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held October 24th at the Niakwa Country Club. Two of the Board members are returning members to the Board and two are newly elected Directors.

They are:

Two Year Term

Director Mike Berney, Transcona
Director Jim Gosman, Southwood
Director Barry Hooke, Portage
Director Susan Wright-Cassan, Emerald Greens

At the 2015 Annual General Meeting, the following people were elected for a two-year term and therefore were not required to be re-elected: President – Tammy Gibson (Maplewood), President Elect – Vince Mariani (Elmhurst), Vice President - Ken Warwick (Niakwa), Treasurer – Wayne McWhirter (Southwood), Past President – Kevin O’Donovan (Breezy Bend) and Director Bob Fallis (Pine Ridge).

Following tonight’s election, the Board of Directors for 2016/17 are as follows:

OFFICERS

President Tammy Gibson, Maplewood
President Elect
Vince Mariani, Elmhurst
Vice President
Ken Warwick, Niakwa
Treasurer
Wayne McWhirter, Southwood
Past President Kevin O'Donovan, Breezy Bend

DIRECTORS

Director Mike Berney, Transcona
Director Bob Fallis, Pine Ridge
Director Jim Gosman, Southwood
Director Barry Hooke, Portage
Director Susan Wright-Cassan, Emerald Greens

Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf in Manitoba and Northwest 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
204-925-5729

FINALISTS NAMED FOR THE GOLF MANITOBA FEMALE AND MALE GOLFERS OF THE YEAR AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

(Winnipeg, MB Monday, October 17th, 2016) – The Golf Manitoba Selection Committee has announced four finalists for the Female Golfer of the Year Award and four finalists for the Male Golfer of the Year, which will both be presented during the Annual General Meeting and Awards Reception on October 24th at the Niakwa Country Club.

As part of our centennial celebrations in 2015, Golf Manitoba announced we will be awarding both female and male amateur golfer of the year awards moving forward. This decision would allow for the appropriate recognition for both genders, while recognizing their outstanding performance in all levels of competition on an annual basis

The female nominees, in alphabetical order are: Rhonda Orr (Southwood), Camryn Roadley (Glendale), Bri-ann Tokariwski (Elmhurst) & Bobbi Uhl (Shilo)

Rhonda Orr won the Manitoba Senior Women’s Championship and finished 5th at the Manitoba Women’s Amateur Championship.  She was a member of the Provincial Senior Team that finished 5th in the team competition at the nationals where she finished tied for 4th in the individual competition.  Orr tied for low individual at the Women’s Interclub A Championship, was a member of the Alternate Shot Championship winning team and was also a member of the Southwood team that won the women’s Nassau League.  She also qualified for and competed in the United States Golf Association (USGA) Women’s Senior Championship.

Camryn Roadley was runner up in both the Women’s Amateur and Accurate Dorwin Junior Championships.  She won the CN Prairie Future Links and the MB Optimist Championship.  The recipient of the inaugural Women’s Golfer of the Year award in 2015, Roadley finished tied for 42nd at the Canadian Women’s Amateur and was a member of the provincial women’s amateur team that finished 4th in the Interprovincial Team competition.  She is currently a member of the North Dakota State University Golf Team.

Bri-ann Tokariwski won the Provincial Women’s Amateur and the City & District Championships.  She was also a member of the provincial team who finished 4th at the nationals and tied for low individual at the Women’s Interclub A.

Bobbi Uhl won the Accurate Dorwin Women’s Junior Championship and the Manitoba High School Athletics Association Golf Championship.  She won the silver medal at the Manitoba Games in the individual competition and was a member of the gold medal winning team.  Uhl was tied for 14th at the Manitoba Women’s Amateur Championship, 4th in the CN Prairie Future Links, 31st in the CN Pacific Future Links, a semi finalist in the MB Match Play Championship, was the MHSAA Rural Athlete of the Week (Sept 27th) and was 1st alternate in the USGA Junior Girls Championship Qualifier in Fargo.

Two female players earned honourable mentions for their 2016 accomplishments: Rebecca Kuik of Niakwa and Marissa Naylor of Pine Ridge.

Rebecca Kuik won the individual gold medal at the Manitoba Games and was a member of the team that won the silver medal.  She finished 4th at the Accurate Dorwin Women’s Junior Championship, tied for 7th in the Women’s Amateur Championship, was 6th in the CN Prairie Future Links Championship, was a semi finalist in the Women’s Match Play Championship and had a number of strong finished in Maple Leaf Tour events.  She also finished tied for 59th at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

Marissa Naylor was 5th at the Accurate Dorwin Women’s Junior Championship, tied for 10th at the Manitoba Women’s Amateur Championship and finished 66th at the Canadian Junior Championship.  She also had strong showings in Maple Leaf Tour events.

The male nominees, in alphabetical order are: Travis Fredborg (Pine Ridge), Eric Johnson (Breezy Bend), Devon Schade (Elmhurst) and Marco Trstenjak (Larters).

Travis Fredborg finished 2nd at the season opening Match Play Championship Qualifier and went on to win the Men’s Match Play Championship.  He finished tied for 5th at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur and tied for 10th in the Glencoe Invitational in Calgary.  He is currently a member of the University of Nevada Men’s Golf Team where he has a sub 72 scoring average and plays in the number one spot.  He has had three top 20 finishes this fall with the team.

Eric Johnson won the Manitoba Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship and was 5th in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship.  He was a member of the provincial Mid-Amateur team that finished 5th at the national Mid-Amateur where he finished tied for 25th in the individual competition.  He was also a member of the Breezy Bend team that won the Mundie Putter League.

Marco Trstenjak won the Elmhurst Invitational, was tied for 3rd at the Manitoba Match Play Championship Qualifier and finished tied for 28th at the Canadian Men’s Amateur.  He had one win and a runner up finish in local Maple Leaf Junior tour events, was the first alternate in the USGA Junior Championship Qualifier in Fargo, won the Juvenile Division in two Canadian Junior Golf Association events, finished 11th at the American Junior Golf Association Canadian Championship and won the 15 & 16 age group division at the World Stars of Junior Golf in Las Vegas, NV.

Devon Schade repeated as the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Champion, was tied for 3rd in the Match Play Championship Qualifier where he lost in the semi-final match, finished T16th at the Glencoe Invitational in Calgary and tied for 61st at the Canadian Men’s Amateur.  As the captain of the University of Manitoba Bison Golf Team, he had four top five individual results and a fall scoring average of 72.6.  He was also named the University of Manitoba Bison Athlete of the Week for October 2nd to 6th.

Three additional male golfers are being recognized with honourable mentions:

Breezy Bend’s Garth Collings won the Grey Owl, was 2nd in the Manitoba Senior Championship, 15th in the Manitoba Mid-Amateur Championship, 5th in the Manitoba Mid-Masters Championship and was tied for 12th at the Canadian Senior Championship.  He was also a member of the provincial senior team that finished 2nd in the team competition at the national championship.

Ryan McMillan of Elmhurst won the MHSAA Golf Championship, was 4th in the Accurate Dorwin Junior Championship, tied for 5th in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur, 5th in the CN Prairie Future Links, 4th in the Elmhurst Invitational, made it to the quarter finals of the Manitoba Match Play Championship (13th in the Qualifier), three victories in local Maple Leaf Junior Tour events, won two junior open events in Phoenix, AZ and was the MHSAA Athlete of the week September 27th.

Golf Manitoba Public Player Club member Zach Wytinck won the Accurate Dorwin Junior Championship, was 2nd in the Manitoba Amateur Qualifier, 4th in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship and tied for 2nd at the MHSAA Golf Championship.

The Amateur Golfer of the Year Award dates back to 1975.

Distinguished Service Award

Brandon’s George McLeod will be the 2016 Golf Manitoba Distinguished Service Award Recipient.

George started volunteering in the 1980’s as a Rural Representative for the Wheat City Golf Club with the Manitoba Golf Association (MGA).  He was then nominated and elected to the Board of the MGA in 1985. During the 20 years on the Board, he served on every committee the MGA had with the exception of the Finance Committee and eventually moved on to be President (2002 – 2004).  He was the last President of the MGA and the first President of the newly formed Golf Manitoba.

George was also instrumental in the formation and inauguration of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.

Nationally, he served on the Royal Canadian Golf Association Board of Directors as Manitoba’s Class “C” Governor for 10 years. Following a governance change with Golf Canada, he then went on to became a member of the Golf Canada Governors Council, served on the Membership Committee and was Chair of the Canadian Turf Grass Research Foundation until 2015. McLeod also assisted Golf Canada with the amalgamation of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association (CLGA) and the RCGA and served on numerous committees for ten years as a Governor.

George has been a rules official, course rater, and volunteer starter/scorer for Golf Manitoba, the RCGA & Golf Canada for over 30 years. Some of the highlights for him are in 2013, he was a rules official for 4 days at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur held at Neepawa. In 2014, he was the Golf Canada Tournament Chair and Starter/Scorer at the CN Future Links Prairie Championship held at the Shilo Country Club, he was a Starter/Scorer at the 2014 Canadian University Championship at Southwood and a Starter/Scorer at the Canadian Men’s Amateur at Southwood that same year.

" I am very humbled by this honour and privileged to be in the distinguished company of the previous recipients”, said McLeod.  “Golf Manitoba has already awarded me with a lifetime of cherished times, memories and friends that is unmatched by anything I've been involved with.”

“On behalf of the Board and Staff of Golf Manitoba, I would like to extend our congratulations to George McLeod as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award,” commented Tammy Gibson, President of Golf Manitoba. “George’s leadership, commitment and dedication to the game over the years are certainly worthy of this award and we are appreciative of his many contributions to amateur golf in Manitoba, North West Ontario and Canada” added Gibson.

Golf Manitoba is very pleased to honor Mr. George McLeod as the Distinguished Service Award Recipient for 2016.

Past recipients include Jerry Budyk (2007), Don Forsyth (2008), Betty Grant (2009), Brian Gilhuly (2010), Rudy Boivin (2011), Joyce Collier (2012), Bob Forcand (2013), Don MacDonald (2014) and Barbara Hamill (2015).

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For more information, contact:

Dave Comaskey
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND AWARDS RECEPTION

The Annual General Meeting & Awards Reception will take place Monday October 24th at the Niakwa Country Club 620 Niakwa Road.

New for 2016: The Annual General Meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m.  Following the AGM, a reception will take place at 6:00 p.m. with appetizers being served and a cash bar.  At 7:00 p.m., the awards presentation will take place where we will honor this year’s accomplishments which will include provincial champions and team members, announcement of the Golf Manitoba Volunteer Distinguished Service Award and the Male & Female Amateur Golfer of the Year Awards.  The reception will continue following the awards presentations.

GOLF MANITOBA DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GARTH GOODBRANDSON TO BE INDUCTED INTO MANITOBA GOLF HALL OF FAME

Golf Manitoba is extremely pleased that our Director of Player Development, Garth Goodbrandson, will be Inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame on September 19th at the McPhillips Station Casino in Winnipeg.

Click here for the official media release.

 

 

 

MIKE WALKER WINS HIS FIRST SENIOR MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

Mike Walker of St Boniface captured his first provincial senior men’s title by winning the Men’s Senior Championship at the Glendale G&CC.  A three-day total of 219 (72, 72 & 75) resulted in a five stoke win over Garth Collins of the Breezy Bend CC.

A playoff took place for the last team spot between third place finishers Brad Moore of Pine Ridge and Ken Warwick of Niakwa with Moore winning on the second hole.  Walker, Collings and Moore will compete in the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship as Team Manitoba.  The national championship will be held September 6th to 9th at the Grand Niagara Golf Club in Niagara Falls, ON.

Thank you to the Glendale G&CC for hosting the Provincial Senior Women’s Championship.

For complete results, please click here.


SOUTHWOOD’S RHONDA ORR WINS ANOTHER SENIOR WOMEN’S TITLE

Rhonda Orr of the Southwood Golf & Country Club won her third Women’s Senior Championship title in the last four years at the Glendale G&CC.  Orr shot rounds of 76, 84 & 77 (237) to win by an impressive 22 strokes over Matty Leung, also from the Southwood G&CC.

Orr and Leung will be joined by St Charles’ Gail Kennedy and compete as Team Manitoba in the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship at Wolf Creek Golf Club in Ponoka, AB August 24th to 26th.

Thank you to the Glendale G&CC for hosting the Provincial Senior Women’s Championship.

For complete results, please click here.

DEVON SCHADE REPEATS AS NOTT AUTOCORP MEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPION

Elmhurst G&CC’s Devon Schade successfully defended his title and won the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship July 18th to 21st at the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club with a 72 hole total of 282 (-6).

Schade will be joined by Zach Sackett (Elmhurst G&CC) & Allan McDonald (Breezy Bend CC) as Team Manitoba and compete in the Willingdon Cup in the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship August 8th to 11h at the Royal Ottawa GC & Eagle Creek GC in Gatineau, QB.

Thank you to the host Minnewasta Golf & Country Club for your hospitality.

Thank you to Nott Autocorp for your continued support.

For complete results of the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship, please click here

ZACH WYTINCK WINS ACCURATE DORWIN JUNIOR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Accurate Dorwin Junior Boys Championship took place at the Portage Golf Club and the Bel Acres Golf & Country Club July 10th to 13th and Golf Manitoba Public Player Club member Zach Wytinck won the 72 hole event with a total of 291 (+5).

Wytinck will be joined by runner up Sam Diamond (St Charles CC) and third place finisher Stafan Lavalee (Quarry Oak) to make Team Manitoba and compete at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship August 1st to 4th at the Clovelly Golf Club in St. John’s, NL.

Thank you to the host Portage Golf Club & Bel Acres Golf & Country Club for your hospitality.

For complete results of the Women’s Amateur Championship, please click here

ERICKSON’S BOBBI UHL CAPTURES HER FIRST ACCURATE DORWIN JUNIOR GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Shilo Country Club’s Bobbi Uhl won her first Accurate Dorwin Women’s Junior Championship July 11th to 13th at the Portage Golf Club and the Bel Acres Golf & Country Club.  She won the event with a 54 hole total of 223 (+16).

Uhl will be joined by Rebecca Kuik (Niakwa) and Marissa Naylor (Pine Ridge) to represent Manitoba at the Canadian Women’s Junior Championship August 2nd to 5th at the Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.

Thank you to the host Portage Golf Club & Bel Acres Golf & Country Club for your hospitality.

For complete results of the Women’s Amateur Championship, please click here.

BRI-ANN TOKARIWSKI WINS HER THIRD WOMEN'S AMATEUR TITLE

The Women’s Amateur Championship took place at the Breezy Bend Country Club July 4th to 6th and Elmhurst’s Bri-ann Tokariwski emerged as the champion with a 54 hole total of 226 (+7).

Tokariwski, Camryn Roadley (Glendale G&CC) and Jill Hardy (Niakwa CC) will represent Manitoba at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship July 26th to 29th at the Ken-Wo Golf Club in New Minas, Nova Scotia.

Thank you to the host Breezy Bend CC for your hospitality.

For complete results of the Women’s Amateur Championship, please click here.


BREEZY BEN'S ERIC JOHNSON WINS THE MEN'S MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Eric Johnson of the Breezy Bend Country Club won his first Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship July 4th to 6th at his home course with a three round total of 216 (+1).  He won by a one shot margin over Bobby Wiebe also of the Breezy Bend Country Club.

Elmhurst’s Ben Bandura captured the Men’s Mid-Masters Championship (40+) with a three day total of 223 (+7), one shot better that runner up Mike Tibbs from Pine Ridge.

Johnson, Bandura and Brian Katchnoski (Elmhurst G&CC) will compete as Team Manitoba and the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship August 23rd to 26th at the Golf Chateau-Bromont in Bromont, Quebec.

Thank you to the host Breezy Bend CC for your hospitality.

For complete results of the Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, please click here.

For complete results of the Men’s Mid-Masters Championship, please click here.

The Golf Manitoba Championship App for iPhone, Android and Blackberry.


Key Features:
  • View Golf Manitoba tournament info and leaderboards
  • Find courses and course info - across Canada and the U.S.
  • Read the latest Golf Manitoba news.
Available to download on:

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GOLF CANADA SCORE CENTRE MOBILE APP

Golf Canada App for the ScoreCenter.

Key Features:

  • Post scores and statistics - Total score and Hole by Hole Posting
  • Auto ESC adjustment
  • View your Handicap Index, strokes over par and other statistics
  • Post and view your entire score history
  • View your Handicap Revision history
  • Lookup your friends or other golfers Handicap Factor
  • Search for golf courses near you
  • Course Handicap Calculator
  • New improved interface

Available to download on:

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S GOLF DAY

JUNE 7, 2016 - 4pm - 8pm local time

Same Day - Same Time - Everywhere Around the World

Engage | Empower | Support

Women's Golf Day is a four-hour experience happening globally where women and girls can experience golf for the first time or where current players can play and engage with women interested in golf. It is being hosted at golf courses and retail locations all around the world on the same day June 7, 2016 from 4-8pm in each regions local time.

We encourage everyone participating to wear RED the day of the event as women often go off red tees. Also please share your stories on social media FB- Women's Golf Day / Twitter- @womensgolfday / Instagram- Womensgolfday / Twitter- @womensgolfday / YouTube- Womens Golf Day   #WGD16

LOCATIONS & REGISTRATION for participating (http://womensgolfday.com/locations/)

YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF PARTICIPATING AT A GOLF COURSE OR A RETAIL LOCATION:

GOLF COURSE FORMAT
4pm – 6pm Participants have the option of:
2 hours of lessons – 1 hour on the driving range and 1 hour chipping and putting or
2 hours of play - A 9-hole scramble, play your own ball, completed in two hours

6pm – 8pm Time to socialize, network and receive info regarding lessons, league play, ways to get involved in golf. Some venues may include a facility tour or a special guest/speaker.

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4pm - 6pm Basic Instruction
2 hours of basic instruction and lessons – Women and girls will rotate and experience driving in the simulators, learn tips on short game, and/or putting on an indoor green. You will learn the basics- about gripping the club as well as set up. Some sites may even include some type of fun putting contest.

6pm – 8pm Time to socialize, network and receive information regarding lessons, league play, ways to get involved in golf. Some venues may include a facility tour or special guests/speakers from within the golf industry.

TEAM BEHIND THE WGD EVENT: A team of dedicated veteran golf industry professionals have come together to create and execute this global event. http://womensgolfday.com/about/

All are welcome to participate in Women's Golf Day except where prohibited by law. Women's Golf Day does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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POWERSMART MANITOBA SUMMER GAMES

The sport of Golf is very fortunate to be part of the Power Smart Manitoba Games. Similar to the Olympics, these Games take place every four years with the next one taking place in 2016.

Golf Manitoba is establishing a PowerSmart Manitoba Games Regional Training Squad program for the 2016 golf season. The program offered by Golf Manitoba will be similar to 2012, which saw many of the participating players move on to become some of the top junior golfers in the province. Participants of the program are required to be 15 years old or younger (boys) and 17 years old or younger (girls) on August 10th, 2016.

Eight different regions will have access to coaching by a Golf Professional commencing in the spring of 2016. Each Training Squad Member will receive a minimum of 20 hours of training in preparation for a 36 hole qualifier (date and location TBD) to represent their region at the 2016 PowerSmart Manitoba Games in Steinbach, August 7 - 10.

Regional Coaches

Central Greg Hesom, Winkler G C
Eastman Brian Guenther, Steinbach Fly Inn G C
Interlake Dave McMillan, Elmhurst
Parkland TBD
Norman Rance Stangeland, Halcrow Lake G C
Westman Dave Scinocca, Shilo C C
Winnipeg Blue
Darren McMillan, TBD
Winnipeg Gold
Tom Kinsman, Southwood G & C C

Cost of the program is $150 which will include a Golf Manitoba Training Squad golf shirt.

Once the Training Squads are confirmed in the spring, a Player/Parent seminar will take place.

If you have any questions please contact Garth Goodbrandson by email at garth@golfmanitoba.mb.ca or by phone at 204-291-4458.

 

FINALISTS NAMED FOR THE GOLF MANITOBA FEMALE AND MALE GOLFERS OF THE YEAR AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

(Winnipeg, MB Wednesday, October 14th, 2015) – The Golf Manitoba Selection Committee has announced three finalists for the Female Golfer of the Year Award and four finalists for the Male Golfer of the Year, which will both be presented during the Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner on October 20th at the Pine Ridge Golf Club.

The female nominees, in alphabetical order are: Rhonda Orr (Southwood), Camryn Roadley (Glendale) & Veronica Vetesnik (Southwood)

The male nominees, in alphabetical order are: Charles Boyechko (Pine Ridge), Garth Collings (Breezy Bend), Justin McDonald (Breezy Bend) and Devon Schade (Elmhurst).

As part of our centennial celebrations in 2015, Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce that commencing this year, we will now be awarding both female and male amateur golfer of the year awards moving forward. This decision would allow for the appropriate recognition for both genders, while recognizing their outstanding performance in all levels of competition on an annual basis.

Rhonda Orr was runner up at both the Manitoba Amateur and Manitoba Senior Championships.  She was a member of the Provincial Senior Team that finished tied for fifth in the team competition at the nationals.  In the individual competition at the national senior, she finished tied for 8th.  Orr was also a member of the Southwood team that won the women’s Nassau League.

Camryn Roadley was a finalist in the season opening Match Play Championship.  She was runner up at the Manitoba Junior Girls Championship and won the Manitoba Women’s Amateur Championship.  Roadley was a member of the Provincial Junior Team who finished in fourth at the Canadian Junior Championship Interprovincial Team Competition and she finished tied for 57th individually.  She was a member of Team Manitoba for the Western Canada Games where the team won silver medal and she finished 5th in the individual competition.  She also won the Optimist Junior event.

Veronica Vetesnik won the Provincial Junior Girls Championship, was a member of the provincial team who finished 4th at the nationals where she finished tied for 28th individually.  She finished 3rd in the Provincial Women’s Amateur and was also a member of the Provincial Amateur Team.

Two players earned honourable mentions for their 2015 accomplishments: Tammy Gibson of Maplewood and Rebecca Kuik of Niakwa.

Tammy Gibson won the Provincial Women’s Senior Championship, was a member of the Senior Women’s Team, finished tied for 6th at the Manitoba Women’s Amateur and tied for 64th at the National Women’s Senior.

Rebecca Kuik finished 4th at both the Provincial Women’s Junior and Amateur Championships.  She was a member of the Amateur Team that competed at the Canadian Amateur and also qualified for the Team Manitoba who competed in the Western Canada Summer Games and won a silver medal.

Charles Boyechko won the Saskatchewan Men’s Amateur, tied for 21st at the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur, made the cut in the PGA Tour Canada Players Cup resulting in him being the low amateur and low Manitoban, tied for 11th in the Glencoe Invitational in Calgary and tied for 6th at the Canadian University / College Championship.

MB Golf Hall of Fame honored member Garth Collings won his second Manitoba Senior Championship, was a member of the provincial senior team who competed at nationals, was tied for 4th in the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur and tied for 3rd in the Provincial Mid-Amateur Championship.  He finished 6th at the Canadian Mid-Amateur, 2nd at the Canadian Mid-Masters, tied for 32nd at the Canadian Senior and won his 10th Grey Owl.  He was also a member of the Breezy Bend team that won the Mundie Putter League.

Justin McDonald won the season opening Match Play Championship, was tied for 8th at the Manitoba Mid-Amateur Championship and finished tied for 4th at the Canadian Mid-Amateur.  McDonald joined Collings as a member of the winning Breezy Bend team in the Mundie Putter League.

Devon Schade won the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship which included a score of 11 under par 61 in the second round.  He was the medalist at the Match Play Qualifier, tied for 4th in the Saskatchewan Amateur and was tied for 20th at the Canadian University / College Championship.  As a member of the University of Manitoba Bison Golf Team, he won the Jamestown Invitational and had three other top 10 finishes.

Niakwa’s Jay Doyle is being recognized with an honorable mention.  He won the Manitoba Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters Championships and was tied for 27th at the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship.

The Amateur Golfer of the Year Award dates back to 1975.

Distinguished Service Award

St. Charles Country Club’s Barbara Hamill will be the 2015 Golf Manitoba Distinguished Service Award Recipient.

Barbara started her volunteering with the Manitoba Ladies Golf Association (MLGA) in 1991. She volunteered in a wide range of roles leading up to the Executive as Secretary/ Treasurer and eventually as Vice President only vacating this position due to family health issues. She was also very involved at St. Charles Country Club volunteering on the Sports Committee, introducing the Social Committee, became the Sports Captain as well as the Lady Captain of St. Charles, sat on the Play and Rules committee and the Grounds committee and founded & Chaired St. Charles Ladies’ Invitational Golf Tournament which continues as a major fundraising event at St. Charles today.

In 2000, Barbara became the committee chair of the MLGA tasked to write a manual for Sports Captains in Manitoba and North West Ontario.

She began course rating in 1997 with the MLGA and has continued on to this day.  In 2010, she received the designation of Master Rater based on the high level knowledge and experience she has.

Barbara also became a rules official in 2009.  In addition to her roles as a course rater and rules official, she also volunteers as a starter, scorer, course marking, and pace of play official at Golf Manitoba Championships.

“On behalf of the Board and Staff of Golf Manitoba, I would like to extend out congratulations to Barbara Hamill as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award,” commented Kevin O’Donovan, President of Golf Manitoba. “Barbara’s leadership, commitment and dedication to the game over the years are certainly worthy of this award and we are appreciative of her many contributions to amateur golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario” added O’Donovan.

Golf Manitoba is very pleased to honor Ms. Barbara Hamill as the Distinguished Service Award Recipient for 2015.

Past recipients include Jerry Budyk (2007), Don Forsyth (2008), Betty Grant (2009), Brian Gilhuly (2010), Rudy Boivin (2011), Joyce Collier (2012), Bob Forcand (2013) and Don MacDonald (2014).

 

100th ANNIVERSARY GOLF TOURNAMENT PRESENTED BY

The 100th Anniversary Golf Tournament Presented by MNP took place Monday August 17th at the beautiful St Charles Country Club.  Participants played 18 holes of golf which included one hole with hickory golf clubs typical to what would have been used in the late 1800’s.

Following the golf, a celebratory dinner took place which was highlighted by keynote speaker Mr George Macgregor, the current Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club if St Andrews Scotland.

To view photos of the day’s activities, please click here.

 

PINE RIDGE GOLF CLUB HOSTS WOMEN'S ALTERNATE SHOT BENEFITTING GOLF FOR THE CURE

In 2007, Golf Manitoba added the Golf For the Cure component to the Women’s Alternate Shot Championship. Our goal was to make the event fun, create continued awareness of the initiative and raise funds for breast cancer research.  This year on September 9th the ladies enjoyed a day of golf at the Pine Ridge Golf Club and raised over $2,700 for the cause.



BUD FOSTER OF WINNIPEG WINS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE

Bud Foster of Winnipeg is the lucky winner of the 100th Anniversary Raffle Grand Prize which was drawn on Friday August 14th by The Exchange Group Chartered Accountants.

Bud is the recipient of a tee time (four players) and the use of two power carts at the 40 participating golf clubs.  The golf package is valued at just over $10 000.

Congratulations Bud!

 

MANITOBA GOLF HALL OF FAME HONORED MEMBER GARTH COLLINGS ADDS ANOTHER PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO IMPRESSIVE RESUME

Inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame in 2008, Garth Collings continues to build on an already impressive resume.  Collings won his second Senior Men’s Championship (first came in 2013) at the Niakwa Country Club by shooting a three day total of 224 (74, 74 & 76) which was four shots better than Mike Berney of Transcona and Ken Warwick of Niakwa who tied for the runner up spot.

Collings, Berney and Warwick will compete together in the Interprovincial Team Championships at the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship as Team Manitoba September 1st to 4th at the Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Golf Manitoba would like to thank the Niakwa Country Club for the use of their facility and their fine group of volunteers and staff who assisted with the Championship.

For a complete list of provincial results, please click here.

 

MAPLEWOOD'S TAMMY GIBSON WINS HER FOURTH SENIOR WOMEN'S TITLE

Tammy Gibson won her fourth Senior Women’s title at the Niakwa Country Club with a three day total of 240 (76, 78 & 86) which was five shots better than the 2013 & 2014 Champion Rhonda Orr of Southwood.  Gibson’s previous Provincial Senior Championships came in 2009, 2011 & 2012.

Gibson and Orr will be joined by Barb Lafleche of Teulon and compete as Team Manitoba at the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship August 26th to 28th at the Sawmill Creek Golf Resort & Spa in Camlachie, ON.

Golf Manitoba would like to thank the Niakwa Country Club for the use of their facility and their fine group of volunteers and staff who assisted with the Championship.

For a complete list of provincial results, please click here.

 

ELMHURST'S DEVON SCHADE SETS COURSE RECORD TO WIN NOTT AUTOCORP MEN'S AMATEUR

Devon Schade of the Elmhurst G&CC won the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship at the Bridges GC by three shots over defending champion Todd Fannning of the Niakwa Country Club.  Schade’s four round total of 281 (-7) included a sizzling second round 61, setting a new course record at Bridges.

Fanning is unavailable to attend the nationals so Team Manitoba will be comprised of Schade, third place finisher Ryan Sholdice of Teulon and Zach Sackett of Elmhurst.  The Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will be held August 10th to 13th at the  Weston Golf & Country Club and the Lambton Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Ontario.

Thank you to Nott Autocorp for their continued support of the event!

Golf Manitoba would also like to thank the Bridges Golf Course for the use of their facility and their fine group of volunteers and staff who assisted with the Championship.

For a complete list of provincial results, please click here.

SELKIRK'S WESLEY HOYDALO WINS THE ACCURATE DORWIN JUNIOR BOYS CHAMPION

Fifteen year old Wesley Hoydalo of the Selkirk G&CC won the Accurate Dorwin Junior Boys Championship in dramatic fashion at the Elmhurst G&CC.  Leading by one stroke playing the 18th hole, both Hoydalo and Runner Up Marco Trstenjak of Larters both three putted for Hoydalo to capture the title.  Hoydalo had a four day total of 285 (68, 73, 69, 75)

Trstenjak is unavailable to attend the nationals so Team Manitoba will be comprised of Hoydalo, third place finisher Brendan Kesterke of Breezy Bend and Kirk Markowski of Eagles Landing.  Markowski defeated Rossmere’s Cameron McIntyre in a playoff to secure the final team spot.  The Canadian Junior Boys Championship will be held August 3rd to 6th at the Summerlea G&CC in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec.

Thank you to Accurate Dorwin for their support of the event!

Golf Manitoba would also like to thank the Transcona GC & Elmhurst G&CC for the use of their facilities and their fine group of volunteers and staff who assisted with the Championship.

For a complete list of provincial results, please click here.

VERONICA VETESNIK REPEATS AS ACCURATE DORWIN WOMEN’S JUNIOR CHAMPION

Veronica Vetesnik of the Southwood G&CC won her second Accurate Dorwin Women’s Junior Championship by an impressive 9stroke margin at the Transcona GC & Elmhurst G&CC July 14th to 16th.  Vetesnik fired a three round total of 227 (74, 76 & 77) to capture the title.  Glendale’s Camryn Roadley finished runner up with a three round total of 236.

Vetesnik and Roadley will be joined by St Charles’ Brynn Todd and compete as Team Manitoba at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship August 4th to 7th at the Deer Park Municipal Golf Couse in Yorkton, SK.

Thank you to Accurate Dorwin for their support of the event!

Golf Manitoba would also like to thank the Transcona GC & Elmhurst G&CC for the use of their facilities and their fine group of volunteers and staff who assisted with the Championship.

For a complete list of provincial results, please click






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