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2015 MARKS THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF AMATEUR GOLF

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

To purchase a ticket for the 100th Anniversary Celebration Raffle please visit our website.  A Master Card or Visa will be required to register online. 

UPCOMING WINNIPEG GOLFEXPO
 
Golf Manitoba (Booth #3), Golf Canada (Booth # 2), the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame (Booth #4) and the University of Manitoba Bison Golf Team (Booth # 23) will all be participating in the annual Winnipeg GOLFEXPO.  Details are:
 
Dates & Times:          Saturday, March 28th 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
                                    Sunday, March 29th 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Venue:                        Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue
 
Admission:                Adults: $10.00
Juniors (12 and under accompanied by an adult): Free
 
                                   Twilight Rate (after 3:00pm Saturday & after 2:00 pm Sunday):
                                   2 adults attend the show for the price of 1
                                   (Only available for purchase at the door)
 
Winnipeg GOLFEXPO features:
  • On Saturday, the first 1,000 paid customers will receive a FREE round of golf at Pinawa Golf and Country Club (conditions apply),
  • On Sunday, the first 1,000 paid customers will receive a FREE round of golf at Links at the Lake (conditions apply),
  • Visit the Golf Town Demo Range and try out the latest in golf equipment from Callaway, PING, Taylor Made, Adams, Cobra & Titleist,
  • Check out the great deals at the GOLFEXPO Retail Outlet, with over $100,000 worth of merchandise priced to sell, including brand name clothing starting at $10, golf bags starting at $30, golf balls priced at or below wholesale and much, much more,
  • “Grip it and Rip it” at the PGA of Manitoba’s Long Drive Contest and get some helpful golf tips from PGA of Manitoba Golf Professionals,
  • Check out the Kid’s Zone with NGCOA’s Take a Kid to the Course, Golf Manitoba’s Golf in School’s program and the PGA of Manitoba’s junior programs,
  • Take part in the Holiday Inn Airport West Putting Contest for a chance to win some great prizes,
  • Get set for the golf season with instructional sessions on the seminar stage from PGA of Manitoba Golf Professionals
Saturday, March 28th
11:30 am          Swing with a Purpose by Greg Hesom, PGA of Manitoba Professional, Winkler Centennial Golf Club
1:00 pm            Golf Fitness by Kate McKenzie, TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor & Owner of Surefire Fitness
2:30 pm            The Importance of Short Game Wedge Play by Darren Hayden, PGA of Manitoba Professional, Kingswood Golf &   Country Club
Sunday, March 29th
12:30 pm          Putter Fitting Through Technology by Craig Strand, PGA of Manitoba Professional, St. Charles Country Club
2:00 pm            Swinging in Sequence by Kris Ehnes, PGA of Manitoba Professional, Breezy Bend Country Club
  • Participating golf courses from across Manitoba, Minnesota and North Dakota along with a variety of other exhibitors.
UPCOMING HANDICAP EDUCATION SEMINAR
 
Since 2003, Golf Manitoba and Golf Canada have been providing member clubs with educational sessions relating to the handicap system.  To date, approximately three hundred and fifty participants have attended these seminars.
 
Golf Manitoba will be offering another Handicap Education Seminar on Saturday April 18th at the Rossmere Country Club from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
 
The seminar is being offered as part of the copyright agreement between Golf Canada and the United States Golf Association to try and maintain a consistent manner in which the handicap system is utilized.  Each member club is required to have at least one person participate in the seminar.  Golf Manitoba would encourage clubs to consider both volunteers and staff to attend.  These people will then become resources at the club level for all handicap inquiries.  If you have already had someone attend, we would also encourage you to send others.
 
A minimal cost of $20.00 per person will be charged to cover the cost of lunch and handouts.
 
Please RSVP your attendance at 204-925-5730 or golfmb@golfmanitoba.mb.ca.
2015 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

The 2015 Championship Schedule is set and online registration will begin April 15th.

To view the complete schedule, please click here
CHAMPIONSHIP CHANGES FOR 2015

The following modifications have been made to the 2015 Championship schedule:
  • The Men’s Provincial Interclub Championship will allow junior age players to compete for their golf club
  • In the Men’s Junior Championship, there will be no cut if the entries total 74 or less and a cut to the low 60 and ties if the entries exceed 75 competitors
  • There will be two new divisions added to the Match Play Championship:  Senior Men’s Division (16 players) and a Net Women’s Division(16 players)
  • The Senior Men’s Championship will now be flighted on three day total scores as opposed to handicap factors
RULES OF GOLF EDUCATION SESSION

Would you like to learn more about the Rules of Golf?

Golf Manitoba continues to offer Winter Rules Sessions for those who want to learn more. No prior knowledge is required, just come and learn in a relaxed setting with those of a similar interest.

Remaining date for 2015:

April 8 - Southwood Golf & Country Club

The session runs from 7:00 - 9:30 pm and is free of charge. To register or if you have any questions, please call the Golf Manitoba office at 204-925-5730.
SPRING INFORMATION MEETING

The 2015 Spring Information Meeting will be held Saturday, April 25th at the Breezy Bend Golf & Country Club.

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.

The session will start at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude no later than 2:00 p.m.

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.

For more information, please contact Carol at 204-925-5733 or carol@golfmanitoba.mb.ca
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