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|From The Clubhouse|
golfers heading to Sundre
golfers from across the province will be heading to Sundre on Saturday,
May 24, to participate in the first event of the McLennan-Ross Sun
full contingent of 144 golfers is expected to contest for the tournament
to Sundre Golf Club, Director of Golf, Bob Forshner, several area
golfers will take part in the popular event.
past tournaments, we have always had a strong registration from
the Sundre Golf Club and other clubs within this area and I expect the
same this year," said Forshner.
this is the first tournament of the year for these golfers, they are
eager to get out on the course," Forshner added.
getting out to play a round of golf, the McLennan-Ross Sun Junior Tour
provides the younger duffer with the opportunity of playing in an
organized tournament against different competitors and developing the
fundamentals of the game.
main focus of these tournaments is the development of Junior golf within
the province," said Dunc Mills, Executive Director of the
McLennan-Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour.
through the years, the Tour has attracted
elite Junior golfers interested in obtaining golf scholarships,
or working as a professional golfer as well as those wanting to play the
game as fun and enjoyment.
is no doubt the tournament has attracted the upper echelon of Junior
golfers in the province who have participated
in the Alberta Junior Men's Provincial tournament
or the Canadian
Junior Men's Championship ," Mills said.
names on the Canadian Junior Men's Golf Team, which participated at
the2002 World Junior Golf Championship in Japan were Sundre's Ryan
Swelin and Lethbridge's Ryan LaValley, both of whom played several years
on the McLennan-Ross Sun Junior Tour.
Junior golfer entering our tournaments has an equal opportunity of
participating, it doesn't matter if
they're the best golfer or just learning the game," Mills added.
participating in the tournaments, the golfers are exposed to rules and
conduct of the game and it gives them a better understanding of the
game, noted Mills.
in a tournament is different from playing a round of golf with your
friends and these kids learn all the aspects of tournament play,"
27 tournaments scheduled throughout the province, the golfers can enter
a tournament close to home or travel to any of the events.
tournament qualifies two female and five male golfers for the Tour
Championship held at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort in August.
for Husky Oil, all major sponsors; Calgary Sun, McLennan-Ross, Parcom
Marketing, Koch Ford Mercury, IGA and Dairyland are back with the tour
this year, which has added ATB Financial as one of the sponsors.
have had excellent participation from corporate sponsors and the golf
clubs hosting the tournaments," concluded Mills.
After Sundre, the golfers will journey to the Connaught Golf and Country Club for the next tour stop on Saturday May, 31.