Inside Golf Manitoba Maple Leaf Junior Tour Media Release

MJT Season Opener at St. Boniface

59 golfers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan gathered at St. Boniface Golf Club this weekend to open the 2022 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour schedule.

Winnipeg’s Noah Fiks, who had the low two round total over 36 holes carding a 75 and 77 to finish at 8 over par 152, won the Junior Boys event by two strokes over Ryan Orchard of Carman.

Addison Kartusch of Winnipeg won the 15-19 Girls title by three strokes over Jeri Lafleche, also of Winnipeg. Kartusch finished at 168 (84-84).

Taking a look at the Division Winners:

U15 Girls: Jewel Lafleche (Winnipeg) 108-103-211
Juvenile Boys: Zostrianos Giordani-Gross (Brandon) 80-77-157
Bantam Boys: Ryan Tuck (Winnipeg) 80-81-161
Pee Wee Boys: Hunter Oakden (Brandon) 87-92-179

As well, congratulations to Fiks for acing the 206 yard 12th hole using a 4 iron.

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

Heritage

Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame inducts class of 2020

(left to right): George Sigurdson accepting on behalf of the late Brian Gilhuly, Dave Hill and Steve Bannatyne of the 1967 junior boys team, Rhonda Orr and Tom Kinsman.

The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame formally inducted the class of 2020 last night at the St. Charles Country Club. The event was postponed in the fall of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The honored inductees for the class of 2020 include Brian Gilhuly, Tom Kinsman, Rhonda Orr and the 1967 Manitoba Junior Boys Interprovincial Team Champions. For more information on the class of 2020, please click here.

The event was a tremendous success with over 100 guests in attendance. A note of thanks to the members of St. Charles Country Club for their hospitality in hosting this year’s induction ceremony. Thank you also to the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foudation, title sponsor of the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Special thanks also to Mike Lagace, Golf Manitoba volunteer photographer. To view the event photo gallery, please click here.

About the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. – The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. was formed to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments made by Manitobans as competitors, both amateur and professional, builders and course superintendents to the game of golf.  It is a tripartite organization, the partners being Golf ManitobaManitoba Golf Superintendents’ Association and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of Manitoba. The annual induction ceremony is sponsored by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Individual members and member clubs wishing to nominate an individual (amateur or professional golfers, superintendents, builders, media, etc.) for the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame may obtain nomination forms through any of the three member organizations or at manitobagolfhalloffame.com.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
e. jared@golfmb.ca
p. 204.925.5729

WATCH | Aaron Cockerill 1on1 from Spain

Fresh off a top three finish in Spain on the DP World Tour, Golf Manitoba Director of Communications Brian Munz catches up with Aaron Cockerill.

The Teulon, Manitoba product talks about building confidence in 2022, where his game has improved and what lies ahead.

Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release

3rd place finish for Aaron Cockerill

Teulon, Manitoba’s Aaron Cockerill made headlines in Spain this weekend with a top three finish on the DP World Tour.

Cockerill shot a three under par 67 Sunday in the ISPS Handa Championship to finish the four day tournament at 13 under par.

Pablo Larrazabal of the host country carded a final round eight under par 62 to finish atop of the leaderboard at 15 under par.

Cockerill put himself in contention for his first DP World Tour victory with his own 62 in round three on Saturday. Over those 18 holes, the 30 year old had an eagle (on the 18th hole) and six birdies.

Cockerill’s third place finish earns him a cheque for $143,111.55 CAD.

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

Amateur

The Grey Owl turns 60!

Jay Thiessen - 2019 Grey Owl Champion

After a two year hiatus due to COVID the 60th annual Grey Owl Golf Tournament will be held at Clear Lake, Manitoba on the weekend of Friday, June 10th until Sunday, June 12th.

The Grey Owl is one of the longest running tournaments of its kind in North America and with up to 16 flights gives golfers of all skill levels the opportunity for competition, camaraderie and of course lots of fun.

Held at the picturesque and challenging Clear Lake Golf Course in Riding Mountain National Park, the tournament has gained the reputation as one of the premiere events on Manitoba’s golf calendar and draws golfers from not just Manitoba and nearby Saskatchewan but from locales throughout North America.

Online registration is now open and all applications submitted by April 30, 2022 will be considered. For more information, visit thegreyowl.ca.

Heritage

Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame to hold induction ceremony for class of 2020

1967 Manitoba Junior Boys Canadian Inter-provincial Team Champions

The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for the class of 2020 on May 10, 2022 at the St. Charles Country Club. The 2020 induction ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The honored inductees for the class of 2020 include Brian Gilhuly, Tom Kinsman, Rhonda Orr and the 1967 Manitoba Junior Men’s Interprovincial Team Champions. For more information on the class of 2020, please click here.

About the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. – The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. was formed to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments made by Manitobans as competitors, both amateur and professional, builders and course superintendents to the game of golf.  It is a tripartite organization, the partners being Golf Manitoba, Manitoba Golf Superintendents’ Association and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of Manitoba. The annual induction ceremony is sponsored by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Individual members and member clubs wishing to nominate an individual (amateur or professional golfers, superintendents, builders, media, etc.) for the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame may obtain nomination forms through any of the three member organizations or at manitobagolfhalloffame.com.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
e. jared@golfmb.ca
p. 204.925.5729

Inside Golf Manitoba

2022 championship registration to open April 15

Registration for all Golf Manitoba championships opens on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 10am CST. Golf Manitoba is entering its second season using Golf Genius for its Tournament Management Software including all registrations. 

To be eligible to compete in Golf Manitoba competitions, players must be an active Golf Manitoba/Canada member through a member club or the Golf Manitoba Public Player Program, and must also hold an up-to-date Golf Canada Handicap Index visible on the Golf Canada Score Centre at the time of registration.

If you do not have a Golf Manitoba/Canada membership you can click HERE to learn more and join.

Golf Genius

The championship registration process is easier, less time consuming and accessible through Golf Canada’s Score Centre. To enter all Golf Manitoba events, you must first log into your Golf Canada Score Centre profile using a web browser, please note that you will not be able to log-in through the Golf Canada app.  Registration for all events opens April 15th at 10:00 am so please ensure the following is updated in your Golf Canada Score Centre profile:

How To Register

To enter an event, you must first log-in to your Golf Canada Score Centre account.  Next, you must select the competitions tab found under the user menu on the top right-hand side of the web page. Please see image below:

This competitions tab will take you to the championship page. From here you will select the event that you wish to register in and complete the registration process.

Please note that personal Golf Genius accounts that are active at the club level will not permit you to register for any Golf Manitoba Championship.  You MUST access registration through your Golf Canada Score Centre Account.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to contact Amy at amy@golfmb.ca.

You can view our 2022 championship schedule and register HERE.

Team Canada Team Manitoba

Team Manitoba to open green grass training season in Victoria

(Image by Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, B.C.

The Team Manitoba program will officially start its green grass training season with a four-day training camp that will be held March 27-31, 2022 at the Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia.

Golf Manitoba will send its top junior female and male athletes to the Bear Mountain facility where they work with head coaches Bri-ann Tokariwski and Derrik Goodwin and will also integrate with the Golf Canada National Junior Squad. The training camp is a continuation of the Canada Summer Games training program that started in early January.

Representing the female program is Armaan Dhillon of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Addison Kartusch of the St. Charles Country Club, Jeri Lafleche of the Clear Lake Golf Course, and Crystal Zamzow of the Swan River Golf & Country Club. Representing the male program is Ryan Blair of the Pine Ridge Golf Course, Grady Chuback of St. Charles Country Club, Hayden Delaloye of Neepawa Golf & Country Club, Kaleb Lambert of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Thomas Scott of St. Charles Country Club, and Jack Taylor of St. Charles Country Club.

The training camp was made possible by the generous support of the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation with additional support from Sport Manitoba and Golf Canada.

About Team Manitoba

Golf Manitoba provides enhanced training, development, and competitive opportunities for both aspiring and accomplished junior female and male athletes from the Golf Manitoba region.

The Team Manitoba program encompasses fitness, sports psychology, nutrition, technique, equipment management and regional, multi-sport, and national level competition.

About Team Canada

Team Canada, which began its full year integrated men’s and women’s programs in 2003, is an integral part of Golf Canada’s strong commitment to the development of Canada’s best amateur golfers.

The intention of the program is to provide the best possible support and services to athletes and assist them in attaining their long and short term goals. Its mission is to produce the best amateur golfers in the world.

Manitoba Junior Boys Championship Media Release

Golf Manitoba to celebrate 100th playing of the Manitoba Junior Boys Championship

St. Charles Country Club

Golf Manitoba is excited to celebrate the 100th playing of the Manitoba Junior Boys Championship July 13-15, 2022, at the historic St. Charles Country Club.

“2022 will be a special year for our junior boy’s provincial championship and we are excited to recognize the centennial playing of this event,” said Golf Manitoba executive director Jared Ladobruk. “St. Charles Country Club is an iconic venue that has a rich history of amateur and professional golf in both Manitoba and Canada and we are delighted for the support of the club’s membership to host this championship. The planning for the celebration of the great history and past champions of this event is well underway.”

“St. Charles is proud to host the 100th playing of the Manitoba Junior Boys Championship,” said Cory Kartusch, COO of St. Charles Country Club. “The Manitoba Junior Championship is the hallmark event for all junior girls and boys in the province. In the past number if years we have seen Golf Manitoba make significant strides in its support of junior golf in the province. We are happy to play a small role in supporting them by hosting this championship. We look forward to welcoming all the players to St. Charles in July for a great week of competition.”   

The Manitoba Junior Boys Championship was first played in 1923 at the Alcrest Golf Club (later became the Charleswood Golf Course) and won by Foster Woolley of the Norwood Golf Club winning with a score of 89. There were 112 competitors in the inaugural event ranging in age from 10 through 16 years old. Of special note, Foster Woolley also went on to win an Olympic gold medal (1932) playing for the 1931/32 Winnipegs (men’s hockey).

The junior boys event has been contested every year since 1923 and has a celebrated list of past champions including George Knudson, Dan Halldorson, Todd Fanning, Rob McMillian, Dale Goerhing, Adam Speirs and Aaron Cockerill.

Last year, at the 2021 Manitoba Junior Boys Championship, Breezy Bend Country Club’s Braxton Kuntz lead from start to finish capturing his first junior boys championship in his final year of eligibility.  Kuntz shot a 54-hole score of 3-over par at the Shilo Country Club in Shilo, Manitoba.

The 81st Manitoba Junior Girls Championship will also be contested at St. Charles Country alongside the junior boy’s event.

For the third consecutive season, the 2022 Manitoba Junior Boys and Girls Championships will be presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.  The Foundation has committed to subsidize entry fees making the championships one of the most affordable provincial junior golf championships in the country. 

More information about the 100th Manitoba Junior Boys Championship and the various activations that will take place to celebrate the playing of the tournament will be announced in the coming months.


About St. Charles Country Club

St. Charles Country Club has three distinct 9-hole courses designed by world renown golf architects including Donald Ross, Dr. Alister Mackenzie and Norman Woods.  St. Charles first opened to members in 1904 and has been host to several provincial and national amateur championships and several professional championships including the Canadian Open, the Canadian Women’s Open and the Canadian Seniors.

About Golf Manitoba

Golf Manitoba is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario representing 9,000 golfers and 80 member clubs. A proud partner of Golf Canada and Sport Manitoba, Golf Manitoba’s mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf for the benefit of all participants.

For more information, contact:

Brian Munz
Director of Communications
Golf Manitoba
204.899.1092
brian@golfmb.ca

Golf Canada

Golf Canada releases 2022 championship schedule

Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2022 championship schedule, which includes amateur and professional competitions in addition to various qualifiers hosted at golf facilities across Canada.

The 2022 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s signature professional championships — the RBC Canadian Open, June 6-12, at St. George’s Golf & Country Club with host practice facility, Islington Golf Club in Toronto, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open, to be conducted August 22-28 at Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club in Ottawa, Ont.

Golf Canada’s 2022 competition calendar includes nine National Amateur Championships presented by BDO, eight NextGen Championships fueled by JOURNIE Rewards, and the World Junior Girls Golf Championship presented by Sargent Farms. Interprovincial team competitions played concurrently over the first 36 holes at select national championships will return in 2022.

As the National Sport Federation and governing body of golf in Canada, Golf Canada conducts the country’s premier amateur and professional golf championships  to support the development of the nation’s top talent through world-class competition.

“Golf Canada is incredibly proud to return to a full championship schedule in 2022 and welcome more than 3,000 talented Canadian and international athletes to our national championships,” said Golf Canada’s CEO, Laurence Applebaum. “Together with our host clubs, corporate partners, and volunteers that help drive the success of our events, there is incredible momentum in our sport as we look ahead to the 2022 season.”

Golf Canada’s championship season kicks off on May 13 in Nanaimo, B.C. with the NextGen Pacific Championship, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards at Nanaimo Golf Club, and concludes in October with the World Junior Girls Golf Championship, presented by Sargent Farms at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont.

To view Golf Canada’s 2022 championship schedule, including all host venues, registration requirements and volunteer opportunities, please click here.

Championship Season at a Glance…

The 18th playing of the Canadian University/College Championship, presented by BDO will be held June 1-4 at Golf Château Bromont. The championship includes both a team and individual component featuring Canada’s top university and college talent.

The 108th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, presented by BDO takes place July 19-22 at Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener, Ont. with the champion earning an exemption into the 2022 CP Women’s Open, as well as an exemption into the 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The winner also receives exemptions into the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior, 2022 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur and 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championships, if applicable.

The 67th Canadian Junior Girls Championship, presented by BDO will be contested July 26-29 at The Marshes Golf Club in Ottawa, Ont. where the winner will earn an exemption into the 2023 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship and the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship.

The 117th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, presented by BDO will be contested August 1-4 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, B.C and Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver, B.C. A maximum field of 264 players will be cut to the low 70 players and ties after 36 holes, with the final two rounds contested at Point Grey. The champion will receive an exemption into the 2023 RBC Canadian Open, as well as an invitation to the 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship. The winner will also receive an exemption from local qualifying for the 2023 U.S. Open, and if applicable, will earn an exemption into the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 2022 U.S. Senior Amateur or 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championships.

The 83rd playing of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO will be contested August 7-10 at Rivershore Golf Links in Kamloops, B.C. with the winner earning an exemption into the 2023 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

The Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, presented by BDO will be held August 23-26 at The Thornhill Club in Thornhill, Ont., while the club is  celebrating its 100th anniversary this season.

The Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championship, presented by BDO will be held August 30 – September 1, at Breezy Bend Country Club in Headingley, M.B. with the Senior champion earning an exemption into the 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and 2023 U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

As part its centennial anniversary, Red Deer Golf & Country Club in Red Deer, Alta. will host the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship, presented by BDO from September 6-9, with the champion earning an exemption into the 2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.

The second playing of the Canadian All Abilities Championship, presented by BDO, a national championship for players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments, will be held September 13-14 at Essex Golf & Country Club in Windsor, Ont.

The NextGen Championships, fueled by JOURNIE Rewards is a high-performance junior golf series which totals eight competitions. From May to July, six championships will take place across Canada where the region’s best junior golfers will compete to earn exemptions into their respective 2022 national championships. NextGen Championships provide junior players an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills at the highest level of tournament golf.  The 2022 NextGen Championship host clubs include Nanaimo Golf Club (Nanaimo, B.C.), Oak Bay Golf Club (Port Severn, Ont.), Pine Hills Golf Club (Rocky Mountain House, Alta.), Quarry Oaks (Steinbach, MB), Club de Golf Hemmingford (Hemmingford, Qué.), and Antigonish Golf & Country Club (Antigonish, NS). An additional two Fall Series championships will take place in September and October, where players will compete for exemptions into their respective 2023 national junior championships. 

An accomplished field of international competitors will take to Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont., from October 10-15, for the seventh annual World Junior Girls Golf Championship, presented by Sargent Farms. The event will welcome 25 countries playing as 3-member squads competing for both a team and individual title.

Golf Canada has also confirmed that it will not be continuing with the National Orders of Merit, beginning in 2022. Previously used to track golfer performance, the rankings will be replaced by a comprehensive talent identification system that supports the new Canadian golf high-performance strategy.