e h T re e Fo -On e n O October 1, 2016 Issue 13 Volume 1 Southern Alberta’s Golf News Dustin Brosz escapes from a deep greenside bunker during the Fort Macleod Golf Club’s Fall Scramble, Sept. 24. Weather the story of 2016 for courses 2016 was a strange year for the golf industry. After an early start, many courses shot out of the gates, only to run into wacky weather during the peak July and August seasons. Wind, rain and the seemingly daily thunderstorms created headaches for local tracks, but in the end most had a positive season. Courses that were expecting a downturn due to course construction were pleasantly surprised with the results. Shawn O’Sullivan, General Manager at Fort Macleod Golf Club, says even with the challenges they faced, things are trending up. “You never know how things will end up,” said O’Sullivan. “But we’re up on everything right now.” With clubhouse renovations and continuing work on the course, players at Fort Macleod had a chance to see the improvements firsthand. Clubhouse changes will continue over the winter, and there are tentative plans to make some on course improvements as well. “The course has never been in better shape,” said O’Sullivan. “Our grounds crew worked really hard and did a great job.” Another course with big changes was Raymond. Numerous on course projects continued throughout the season, but that didn’t deter golfers says Kim Jones with the club. “It was way better than we expected it to be,” he said. “People are really excited about what’s going on and what will happen next year.” Work on tee boxes, the canal, ponds and tee boxes are planned for the off season continuing into the spring. “We’re diligently continuing to work on things,” said Jones. At Indian Hill Golf Course, head pro Jim Moulton had a solid first season. The long time Land-O-Lakes pro took over this season and saw a year of good returns. Continued on Page 2
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2 On Southern Alberta’s Golf News Wyre’s Rants It’s hard to believe that another golf season is coming to a close. For those of us not lucky enough to be heading south for an extended period, it leaves only a few short days to get our fix until we’re forced to hibernate and think of what’s to come while zoned out on the Golf Channel. This also brings an end to the first year of The Fore One One. When I embarked on this, I had no idea how it would be received. To my surprise, there are a number of people in Southern Alberta who want to know what else is going on in the golf world outside their own club. Thanks to all of you who took the time to check us out and to comment, in person or by email or social media. Your thoughts resonate greatly with me and let me know we’re on the right track. Thanks as well to all the local clubs. Without the pros, superintendents and managers who took time out of their busy days to let me have a peek at what they do day in and day out, and who let us keep our publication in their pro shops, locker rooms and restaurants, The Fore One One wouldn’t be possible. With a whole winter to think about stories, I know next year will be even better. Make sure to check out our upcoming sports magazine, Windy City Sports, located throughout Southern Alberta and online. See you in April! *** The last week in September was a tough one for golf as we lost a living legend, Arnold Palmer. Palmer’s legacy is immense and the respect that today’s players have for him is apparent as they all refer to him as “Mr. Palmer.” From being the face of golf in the early stages of television, to being one of the pioneers in sports management, to convincing pro golfers to cross the ocean and play the British Open when it was more of a nuisance to many, Palmer’s legacy in sports is huge. But he was more than that. He told players to sign their names legibly so young fans would always recognize who they met. Large portions of the warehouses which contain his memorabilia house the letters, postcards and gifts sent to him from fans – he kept them all. Even though he was a great sportsman, Arnold Palmer was a better representative as a human. In this day of huge money and me-first players, Palmer’s legacy still shines bright. Numbers remain solid for area tracks Continued from Page 1 “It was great,” said Moulton of his inaugural season. “It was way better than we all expected and everything was way up.” At the Bow Island Golf Club, manager Lowell Leffler says the wacky weather affected their numbers, but things still were good. “It just seemed like it rained every weekend,” said Leffler. “Luckily we got all our tournaments in which helps things out.” In Picture Butte, first time head 305 6th Street S Lethbridge, AB 403-942-0477 jwalkergolf.com professional Jamie Gerlitz also enjoyed his first season at the helm. “There were definitely some added responsibilities and expectations,” he said of his promotion. “But it’s really a good problem to have.” Gerlitz also pointed out the issues the inconsistent weather caused, although Butte’s numbers remained strong. “We started off with a bang, but then the poor weather kind of put a damper on everything.” Get all your local golf news at TheForeOneOne.com
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4 On Southern Alberta’s Golf News Ask the Pros! It’s time too look back on your season and ask yourself a few questions. How did I play? Did my game improve? Where were my strengths? What were my weaknesses? If you answer these questions you can start making a plan to improve next season. If we understand that no 2 swings will ever be the same we can start to understand that getting around a golf course is not an ABC type situation. We sometimes have to manage our way around the course on a day were we may not be swinging the club that great. The number one thing to always maintain a strong work ethic toward in golf and golf practice will be your short game. Book an end of the season swing evaluation complete with video analysis and a full written evaluation to make a plan to improve your game and be prepared for next season. Chris DiPasquale CPGA Associate Professional Paradise Canyon Golf Club 403-381-4653 It’s the end of the season but that doesn’t mean practice Troy Langworthy watches Art Hawkins tap in during the Hal Brown Classic, Sept. 18 at Henderson Lake Golf Club. should end... Four months of rust is not an easy thing to shed in the spring. Now is the time to book lessons with your local golf professional and work on the skills and movements needed to keep the motor running all winter long. Get fit for those irons you’ve been dreaming of! Grips are slippery?? Let’s get those changed!! Whether it be putting or chipping lessons or full swing tools to use at home make sure that the swinging continues even though the snow is near. Prepare now so that you can be the king of the links next year!! Book those lessons before it’s too late!!! Kris Zubiak PGA of Canada Golf Professional Picture Butte Golf Club @zoobygolf on Twitter Butte Bottle Depot Monday - Friday: 9 to 5 Saturday: 9 to 4 403-732-5667 Vauxhall Bottle Depot Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 to 5 403-654-2121 100% Guaranteed Money Back! Get all your local golf news at TheForeOneOne.com
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On Southern Alberta’s Golf News 5 Fort Mcleod Golf Club Men’s Fall Scramble Sept 24/25 A division  Overall  1st - Team Wells 2nd - Team Mistakenchief 3rd - Team Robinson  Calcutta  1st - Team Wells  2nd - Team Robinson 3rd - Team Mistakenchief B division  Overall 1st - Team Ducharme 2nd - Team Baptiste  3rd - Team Seward Calcutta  1st - Team Ducharme 2nd - Team Baptiste  3rd - Team Seward C division  Overall 1st - Team Beebe  2nd - Team Ward 3rd - Team Heavy Shields Calcutta  1st - Team Beebe  2nd - Team Ward 3rd - Team Heavy Shields Josh Foster rolls in a putt while Jason Ducharme, Trent Ducharme and Ryan Cook look on during the Fort Macleod Golf Club’s Fall Scramble, Sept 24. windycitysports.ca
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6 On Southern Alberta’s Golf News Lynn Marthaller hits from a fairway bunker during the Picture Butte Golf Club’s Men’s League Final Tournament, Sept 24. Indian Hill Golf Club Closing Mixed 2-Ball September 24 First Flight First Gross – Beth Moulton/Jim Moulton – 75 Second Gross – Kathy Rollingson/Bill Rollingson – 79 First Net – Patti LaForge/Wayne LaForge – 59.8 Second Flight First Gross – Trevor Stryker/Sherri Ol- 403-223-8245 Hole in One Club son – 77 Second Gross – Ron Vandermeer/Kathy Vandermeer – 81 First Net – Dan McDonald/Rose Allred – 59.4 Third Flight First Gross – Derek Fox/Louise Healy – Congratulations to the 88 following members of Second Gross – Mark Heitman/Alynn the Hole in One Club! Heitman – 94 First net – Kim Campbell/Keith CampGerry Roth - Hole 3 bell – 68.4 Cigarettes Quality Cigars Tobacco Products E-Cigs Vaporizers & E Juice 403-942-0354 10, 550 University Dr. W, Lethbridge Land-O-Lakes Golf Club Blake Vaselenak - Hole 3 Land-O-Lakes Golf Club Whitney Moranda - Hole 3 Land-O-Lakes Golf Club Howard Klassen - Hole 3 Land-O-Lakes Golf Club Todd Yates - Hole 3 Land-O-Lakes Golf Club Jim Welby - Hole 6 Land-O-Lakes Golf Club
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On Southern Alberta’s Golf News 7 Magrath Events October 15 – Cross Country Windup Fort Macleod Golf Club Events Foremost Golf Club Events Oct 1- Frosty Open Mixed Scramble Oct 1 - Providence Christian School Thank you to all participants in this year’s events! Coming this Fall! Windy City Sports All Local Sports All The Time! windycitysports.ca
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8 On Southern Alberta’s Golf News Course Guide Bow Island Golf Club (403)545-2718 Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club (403)562-2776 Foremost Golf Club (403)867-3983 Fort Macleod Golf Club (403)553-4664 Henderson Lake Golf Club (403)327-3652 Indian Hill Golf Club (403)345-5911 Keho Park Golf Club (403)824-3666 Land O Lakes Golf Club (403)345-2582 Magrath Golf Club (403)758-3054 Milk River Riverside Golf Club (403)647-2502 Paradise Canyon Golf Resort (403)381-4653 Picture Butte Golf Club (403)732-4157 Raymond Golf Club (403)752-3743 Taber Golf Club (403)223-2951 Vauxhall Golf & Country Club (403)654-4085 The Fore One One is published twice per month by Wyred Sports Media Ltd.. 2236 28 Ave. Coaldale, AB, T1M 0A3 ©2016 Wyred Sports Media Inc. All rights reserved. Content may not be reprinted without permission
8  On  Southern Alberta   s Golf News  Course Guide Bow Island Golf Club  403 545-2718  Crowsnest Pass Golf   Country Club...