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Golf carts update

The Province of Manitoba has confirmed that within the current Public Health Order (May 12, 2021), all persons engaged in an outdoor sporting or recreational activity must maintain a separation of at least two metres from other participants (Order 13 (5)).

This includes golf carts when used by patrons not from the same household. 

If an appropriate barrier is in place, such as a plastic shield between the driver and the passenger, two people from separate households can share a golf cart.

Now more than ever, the Manitoba Allied Golf Associations (Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Manitoba, Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada and PGA of Manitoba), continue to encourage all members to remain vigilant to ensure that all public health measures are met or exceeded at all of our golf courses moving forward.

As an industry, we are all responsible for the health and safety of all Manitoban’s together.

For further information, contact:

Brian Munz
Director of Communications
Golf Manitoba
Phone: (204) 899-1092
Email: brian@golfmb.ca

Match Play Qualifier & Matches moved to June

Due to current provincial health orders, Golf Manitoba announced today the 2021 Match Play Qualifier and subsequent Match Play Competition at the Grand Pines Golf Course is being moved back on the calendar.

Qualifying is now scheduled for Saturday, June 5, with matches to take place Thursday, June 10 to Sunday, June 13.

The registration deadline remains Thursday, May 20 at 11:00pm.

The revised schedule is as follows:

  1. June 5 – Championship qualifying for all competitors (18-holes)
  2. June 10 – Round of 32 men (afternoon tee times)
  3. June 11 – Round of 16 for men, women and senior men (afternoon tee times)
  4. June 12 – Round of 8 for men, women and senior men (afternoon tee times)
  5. June 13 – Semi-finals (morning tee times), Finals (18-holes afternoon tee times)

All competitors will pay a Qualifying Fee.  Those who successfully qualify will then pay a Championship Fee to continue in the event. 

The event fee schedule is as follows:

Amateur Men:

  1. Qualifying Fee: $110
  2. Championship Fee: $95

Amateur Women & Senior Men:

  1. Qualifying Fee: $90
  2. Championship Fee: $75

All Match Play entry fees include GST.

For more information, contact:

Brian Munz
Director of Communications
Golf Manitoba
Phone: (204) 899-1092
Email: brian@golfmb.ca

Course Profile: Steinbach FlyIn Golf Club

Head Professional Brian Guenther talks about the 2021 golf season with Brian Munz.

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Course Profile: LaBroquerie Golf Course

LaBroquerie Golf Course Director of Golf Mitch Tetrault details their course with Brian Munz

9 is not enough

Brandon Sun Sports Writer Thomas Friesen caught up with Bill Key, who is now in search of his 10th hole in one during this 2021 golf season.

https://www.brandonsun.com/sports/golf/Teeing-Off-The-Key-to-coming-up-aces-574393301.html

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Golf Industry Update from the Province of Manitoba

The Province of Manitoba has advised that within the current Public Health Order (May 12, 2021), organized team, league play events or competitions such as Ladies Day, Men’s Night, Club leagues or Match Play events including Mundie Putter and Ladies Nassau events are not allowed at this time under Order 13 (4).

As golf courses in Manitoba remain open, the Manitoba Allied Golf Associations (Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Manitoba, Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association, National Golf Course Owners Association Canada and PGA of Manitoba), continue to encourage all member clubs to remain vigilant to ensure that all public health measures are met or exceeded at all of our golf courses moving forward.

A reminder, physical distancing (2 meters / 6 feet) is mandatory with people from outside your household.

We strongly recommend the following “best practices” public health standards for both golf courses and golfers to abide by:

  1. Hand sanitizer is available at entrances and exits for public and staff use.
  2. Washrooms have frequent sanitization and a regime for business sanitization is in place.
  3. Public use items, such as ball washing stations, bunker rakes and water fountains are closed or removed.
  4. Pins on green remain in the hole at all times during play.

For further information, contact:

Brian Munz
Director of Communications
Golf Manitoba
Phone: (204) 899-1092
Email: brian@golfmb.ca

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Welcome MacGregor Town and Country Golf Club!

Golf Manitoba, in association with Golf Canada, wishes to extend a warm welcome to the MacGregor Town and Country Golf Club, our newest member club.

This nine hole course is located between Winnipeg and Brandon on Highway #1, where golfers can select to play from three sets of tees, ranging from a family friendly 2,500 yards to 3,000 yards.

Melody Chambers, Ladies Club President and course co-manager, tells Golf Manitoba “during the week the adult green fee is $18 for nine holes and $21 on the weekend.  Each additional nine holes you want to play is only $4.  Those 12 years of age and under play for free when accompanied by an adult.  We are so pleased to see the support of golf in our area and the number of young players taking up the game is just phenomenal.  They are the future and we have to keep them coming to the course”.

Available to host corporate and group tournaments in their newly renovated club house that can hold up to 225 people, the MacGregor Town and Country Golf Club has a fully licensed restaurant and patio.

2021 is the 40th anniversary of the golf course and Chambers says they are planning a celebration in September when the timing and current medical climate is safe to do so.

As an official Golf Manitoba/Canada member club, all rounds played at the MacGregor Town and Country Golf Club are acceptable for handicap purposes and may be recorded toward establishing or maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

For tee times and more information call (204) 685-3100, visit them on Facebook and online at www.macgregorgolfcourse.ca.

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Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour postpones events

Due to recent COVID-19 restrictions, the MJT Manitoba Series at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg, MB, scheduled to be held May 15 & 16, and the MJT Mini Tour at The Players Course scheduled to take place June 6 also in Winnipeg, have been postponed.

New dates for these events will be announced once arrangements have been finalized. 

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We mourn the passing of Dennis Langrell

On behalf of the Golf Manitoba community, we send our condolences to the Langrell family following the passing of avid golfer and volunteer Dennis Langrell (July 28, 1954 to April 28, 2021).

Dennis was a devoted volunteer with Golf Manitoba giving generously of his time for over 28 years. He served in various compacities including player development, officiating and most recently as the president of the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund.

“Dennis was the Boys Junior Chairperson for Golf Manitoba. I have so many great memories of Dennis and feel very fortunate to get to know him the way I did. He played a huge role for Junior Development in our province.  Dennis assisted me with Mundie Putter teams, numerous junior camps and went with us as the non playing captain for Golf Manitoba at the Canadian Junior and Western Canadian Juvenile Championship. His passion for junior development and the game of golf was truly admirable” said Garth Goodbrandson, former Golf Manitoba Director of Player Development. 

dennis langrell (far right), non-playing captain of the 2004 provincial junior men’s team

To read the obituary, please click here.

Due to COVID a private family interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to a charity of their choosing.

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New Provincial Health Orders Effective May 9, 2021

A message on behalf of the NAGA – Manitoba allied golf associations:

Following a revised Public Health Order from the Province of Manitoba effective May 9, 2021 at 12:01 am, golf courses and driving ranges in Manitoba can operate under the following guidelines within the current Public Health Order:

Public Health Order changes in effect on May 9th at 12:01 am include:

The public health orders in place or any future orders can be found on the Province of Manitoba website by clicking here. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, please click here.

For more information, please contact:

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