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Remembering Peggy Colonello

Friends, family and members of the local golf scene gathered this week inside the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame to celebrate the life of Peggy Colonello.

Colonello, a member of the Manitoba Sports and Golf Halls of Fame, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 97.

Those in attendance spoke of her impact on women’s and junior golf in our province and across the country as an administrator. 

“As a junior golfer in Manitoba, I was fortunate enough to develop my game in many great ways thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Colonello” said Jacob Armstrong, of the Golf Manitoba program and now a student at the University of Fraser Valley. “Of many things, I got to attend multiple national championships with the help of the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. These experiences truly grew my love for the game. I am beyond grateful for the outstanding support Mrs. Colonello has always given Junior golf in Manitoba. Thank you Mrs. Colonello”. 

Peggy’s volunteerism spanned decades and started in 1974 where she served as president of the Manitoba Ladies’ Golf Association until 1976. Peggy continued her administrative work in golf serving a two-year term as president of the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association from 1982-83. During her time on the national executive, Peggy attended World and Commonwealth championships in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Columbia, Britain and Switzerland, including the various Canadian events in which she participated. Peggy, for her contributions to the sport, was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and was an inaugural inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame on September 29, 2003.

The Colonello name was well known in golf and not only for Peggy’s contributions. Her husband Alex Colonello first moved to Winnipeg in 1941. In 1973, Alex purchased and become president of the Bay Bronze company and eventually acquired the golf accessory line from Bayco Industries to form Bayco Golf Inc. Bayco golf ball washers can still be found on the tee boxes of golf courses all over the world. Alex Colonello passed away in 2013 at the age of 93.

In 2018 and at the age of 94, Peggy Colonello established the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation with a mandate to support junior golf in the province of Manitoba. The Foundation established an unprecedented endowment of $3 million dollars that supports the development of new generations of golfers through grassroots golf initiatives and high-performance programming. Since 2019, the Foundation has supported junior golf programs including the Golf in Schools initiative, provincial junior team development and the University of Manitoba Bisons golf program. The annual induction ceremony for the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame is also sponsored by the Foundation.

To read Mrs. Colonello’s obituary, please click here.

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Peggy Colonello: A Celebration of Life

Peggy Colonello (Photo provided by the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame)

A celebration of the life of Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame inductee Mrs. Peggy Colonello, will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 6 to 8pm at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at 145 Pacific Avenue. Guests wishing to attend the come and go celebration, are asked to RSVP with the Golf Manitoba office by contact Amy Coggan at amy@golfmb.ca.

Peggy Colonello made a huge impact on women’s golf in Manitoba and Canada as an administrator.  Her volunteerism spanned decades and started in 1974 where she served as president of the Manitoba Ladies’ Golf Association until 1976. Peggy continued her administrative work in golf serving a two-year term as president of the Canadian Ladies’ Golf Association from 1982-83. During her time on the national executive, Peggy attended World and Commonwealth championships in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Columbia, Britain and Switzerland, including the various Canadian events in which she participated. Peggy, for her contributions to the sport, was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and was an inaugural inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame on September 29, 2003.

The Colonello name was well known in golf and not only for Peggy’s contributions. Her husband Alex Colonello first moved to Winnipeg in 1941. In 1973, Alex purchased and become president of the Bay Bronze company and eventually acquired the golf accessory line from Bayco Industries to form Bayco Golf Inc. Bayco golf ball washers can still be found on the tee boxes of golf courses all over the world. Alex Colonello passed away in 2013 at the age of 93.

In 2018 and at the age of 94, Peggy Colonello established the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation with a mandate to support junior golf in the province of Manitoba. The Foundation established an unprecedented endowment of $3 million dollars that supports the development of new generations of golfers through grassroots golf initiatives and high-performance programming. Since 2019, the Foundation has supported junior golf programs including the Golf in Schools initiative, provincial junior team development and the University of Manitoba Bisons golf program. The annual induction ceremony for the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame is also sponsored by the Foundation.

Peggy Colonello passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 97. To read Mrs. Colonello’s obituary, please click here.

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Kartusch & Kuntz win Junior Championships presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation at St. Charles Country Club

Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country shot an 8 under par 64 in his final round to win the 100th Junior Boys Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kuntz finished the three day event at St. Charles Country Club with a 203 total, good for an 11 stroke victory over Grady Chuback of the host course.

Kuntz also wins the 17 & 17 age group by 13 strokes over Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Ryan Blair.

Chuback earned a 12 stroke victory in the 15 & 16 age group over Portage Golf Club’s Carson Inman.

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Adam Blair carded an 81 in his final round to claim the 13 & 14 age group over Brayden Boge of Pine Ridge Golf Club.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Junior Boys leaderboard, click here.

Addison Kartusch, of the host course, shot a final round 76 earning a 13 stroke victory in the 81st Junior Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kartusch finished the event at 225 while Crystal Zamzow of Swan River Golf & Country Club placed second with an 84 and 238 tournament total.

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Clara Peake won the 17 & 18 age group by five strokes over Whitewater Golf Club’s Reese Keating.

Jewel Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course finished first in the 12 & under age group.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Junior Girls leaderboard, click here.

Golf Manitoba would like to thank our Official Performance Partners:

adidas Golf Canada – Paige Lawrence, Territory Manager

Manitoba Blue Cross

Taylormade Canada – Eric Johnson, Sales & Marketing Territory Manager

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, St. Charles Country Club led by COO Cory Kartusch, Head Professional Craig Strand, Superintendent Brayden Gilbert, their staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

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Chuback & Kuntz share Junior Boys lead while Kartusch tops Junior Girls entering Friday’s final round at St. Charles Country Club

Grady Chuback, of the host St. Charles Country Club, shot a 2 under par 70 Thursday and is tied with first round leader Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club at 5 under par 139 going into Friday’s final round of the 100th Junior Boys Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kuntz shot even par 72 in his second round.

Braxton Kuntz – Breezy Bend Country Club

In the 17 & 18 age group, Kuntz has a five stroke lead on Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Ryan Blair, who had the low round Thursday at 4 under par 68.

Ryan Blair – Elmhurst Golf & Country Club

Chuback leads the 15 & 16 age group by 13 strokes over Portage Golf Club’s Carson Inman.

In the 13 & 14 age group, Hudson Hunnie has a one stroke lead over Brayden Boge of Pine Ridge Golf Club.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

For Friday’s final round tee times, click here.

Addison Kartusch – St. Charles Country Club

In the Junior Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation, St. Charles’ Addison Kartusch has a five stroke lead over Crystal Zamzow of Swan River Golf & Country Club.

Both players shot a 1 over par 73 in their second round.

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Clara Peake leads the 17 & 18 age group by two strokes over Whitewater Golf Club’s Reese Keating.

Jewel Lafleche leads the 12 & under age group.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

For Friday’s final round tee times, click here.

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RESULTS | Opening round of the Junior Boys & Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation

Defending Champion Braxton Kuntz, of Breezy Bend Country, made five birdies in his opening round of the 100th Junior Boys Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kuntz’s 67 was two strokes better than Brady Chuback of the host, St. Charles Country Club. Chuback also carded five birdies. They were the only two players to shoot below par.

Kuntz also leads the 17 & 18 year old age group by six strokes over Bel Acres Golf & Country Club’s Noah Fiks.

Chubak has a seven stroke lead over Kaleb Lambert of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club in the 15 & 16 age group.

Hudson Hunnie, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member leads the 13 & 14 age group by six strokes over Pine Ridge Golf Club’s Brayden Boge, St. Boniface Golf Club’s Ryan Tuck and Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Max Boese.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Junior Boys leaderboard, click here.

For Thursday’s second round tee times, click here.

St. Charles’ Addison Kartusch has a one stroke lead over Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Cala Korman and a two stroke advantage on Clara Peake, also a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, and Whitewater Golf Club’s Reese Keating in the Junior Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Kartusch made back to back birdies to open her round shooting a four over par 76.

Peake, who is the defending champion, and Keating share the lead in the 17 & 18 age group by 10 strokes over Armaan Dhillon of Elmhurst.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Junior Girls leaderboard, click here.

For Thursday’s second round tee times, click here.

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St. Charles Country Club set to host 100th Junior Boys & 81st Junior Girls Championships presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation

St. Charles Country Club

57 of the province’s elite junior boys are part of a special field this year as the 100th playing of the Junior Boys Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation tees off this (Wednesday) morning.

Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club and Elmhurst Golf & Country Club’s Ryan Blair are in the first pairing to tee off at 7:30, who will compete on the Woods and Ross courses at St. Charles Country Club. Kuntz looks to defend his championship following last summer’s victory at Shilo Country Club.

Ryan McMillan was the last back to back winner in 2017 and 2018.

For the opening round tee times, click here.

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Clara Peake looks to defend her crown in the 81st Junior Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation teeing off at 10:30.

2020 champion Crystal Zamzow of Swan River Golf & Country Club is also in the field of 15.

For the opening round tee times, click here.

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Korman, Blair & Hammerback win at La Broquerie Golf

Cala Korman, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, shot a 4 over par 76 in her final round to win the Women’s City & District Championship Sunday at La Broquerie Golf.

Korman (77-76-153) finished 3 strokes better than Niakwa Country Club’s Jill Hardy (80-76-156).

Kyla Lederer of The Country Club won the Forward Tee Division at 189 (98-91).

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Women’s City & District Leaderboard, click here.

Adam Blair of Pinawa Golf Club won the Junior Men’s Division by 5 strokes over Pine Ridge Golf Club’s Brayden Boge. Blair finished play at 158 (80-78).

Zach Lederer of The Country Club won the 12 and Under Division at 149 (74-75).

In the 13 & 14 Division, Hudson Hunnie, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member at 163 (81-82) finished 6 strokes better than fellow Golf Manitoba member Ty Brewster.

Jewel Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course won the Junior Women’s Division with a 190 (89-101) total.

For the complete Bantam Leaderboard presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, click here.

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Kristian Hammerback earned a 9 stroke victory in the Gross Division of the All Abilities Championship.

Hammerback’s two day total was 156 (76-80). Craig Dowling of British Columbia finished at 165 (82-83).

Hammerback also won the Net Stableford Division with 80 points. ParaGolf Ontario’s Rod Reimer placed second with 66 points.

In the Special Olympics Division, Patrick Cloutier registered the low score of 48, 7 strokes better than Brett Hoogervorst. Both golfers play out of Special Tee Golf.

For the complete All Abilities Championship Leaderboard presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, click here.

Golf Manitoba would like to thank our Official Performance Partners:

adidas Golf Canada – Paige Lawrence, Territory Manager

Manitoba Blue Cross

Taylormade Canada – Eric Johnson, Sales & Marketing Territory Manager

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, La Broquerie Golf led by General Manager Pat Gauthier, Superintendent Darren Dundas, their staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

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Mackid cards low round of the day at LaBroquerie Golf

Charmaine Mackid – Breezy Bend Country Club

Charmaine Mackid of Breezy Bend Country Club opened with a 3 over par 75, good for a two stroke lead over Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Cala Korman in the opening round of the Women’s City & District Championship at LaBroquerie Golf.

Kyla Lederer of the Country Club leads the Forward Tee Division by one stroke over Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Dee Bullough.

For the complete Manitoba Blue Cross Women’s City & District Leaderboard, click here.

Bob MacDermott – Belvedere Golf & Country Club

Kristian Hammerback, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, leads the Gross Division in the All Abilities Championship after carding a 4 over par 76. He has a 6 stroke advantage on Vancouver, B.C.’s Craig Dowling.

In the Net Stableford Division, Hammerback, with 42 points, has an 8 point lead over fellow Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member James Bernus.

For the complete All Abilities Championship Leaderboard presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, click here.

Adam Blair – Pinawa Golf Club

Zach Lederer of The Country Club leads the 12 & Under Junior Men’s Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. Lederer, following a 74, is 5 strokes clear of Glendale Golf & Country Club’s Hunter Oakden.

Adam Blair of Pinawa Golf Club leads the 13 & 14 year old Junior Men’s Division and the overall Junior Men’s Division by one stroke over Hudson Hunnie, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, after shooting an 80.

Jewel Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course opened with an 89 to lead the Junior Women’s Division.

For the complete Bantam Leaderboard presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, click here.

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La Broquerie Golf to host Provincial Championships this weekend

92 competitors will be at La Broquerie Golf starting Saturday afternoon as Golf Manitoba presents the 2022 All Abilities, Bantam, Women’s City and District Championships.

All three championships will be determined over 36 holes.

A dozen players will vye for the All Abilities Championship, open to golfers who identify with neurological, intellectual, sensory and physical impairments.

“We are excited to have this event in our 2022 championship calendar” said Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk. “It is an important step in helping to create a more inclusive, diverse and inviting golf community in our province”.

There will be a new Women’s City & District Champion in the 24 person field as Bobbi Uhl is not taking part. Last year, she earned a two stroke victory over Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Rhonda Orr.

Brayden Boge of Pine Ridge Golf Club will look to win the Men’s Bantam Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. Boge lost by a single stroke last year to Jackson Delaurier, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member.

Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course won last year’s Women’s Bantam Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. Her sister Jewel is one of the competitors vying for the 2022 title.

For more details on these championships, click here.

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Preview: 2020 Junior Women’s & Men’s Championships

Photo credit: Selkirk G & CC

Golf Manitoba (Winnipeg) – The 2020 Junior Women’s & Men’s Championships presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation are set to go July 12-14 at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.

JUNIOR WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Kate Gregoire

Dates: July 12-14
Course: Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,251 yards/73
Field: 8
2019 Champion: Kate Gregoire, Quarry Oaks Golf Course
2019 Runner-up: Mikyla Albert, Golf Manitoba Public Player
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. Age group prizes also available.

JUNIOR MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Jacob Armstrong

Dates: July 12-14
Course: Selkirk Golf & Country Club
Yards/Par: 6,480 yards/71
Field: 64
2019 Champion: Jacob Armstrong, St. Boniface Golf Club
2019 Runner-up: Braxton Kuntz, Breezy Bend Country Club
Format: 54 holes of stroke play
Awards/Placing: Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd lowest competitors. Age group prizes also available.

LOOKING BACK

On a rain soaked final round at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Kate Gregoire saved her best round for last in the 54-hole event by posting a 7-over score of 80 for a 3-day total of 248. It was good enough for a 13-shot victory over Mikyla Albert who finished at 261 on rounds of 90-87-84. Finishing alone in third place was Cala Korman of Kilarney Lakeside Golf Club who finished at 267 with rounds of 87-89-91.

2019 Junior Women’s Leaderboard >>

On the junior men’s side, Jacob Armstrong also saved his best for last in the four-day championship posting a 2-under par 69 that included a string of three birdies in a row on holes 13 through 15. Armstrong, who went 5 under on his last 11 holes, moved past 54-hole leader Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club. Kuntz posted a respectable final round of 75 in very difficult conditions to finish just two back of Armstrong at 295. Finishing alone in third place was first round leader Neel Soni who plays out of St. Charles Country Club. Soni also posted a final round 75 to finish 10-shots back at 303.

2019 Junior Men’s Leaderboard >>

HISTORY

The Junior Women’s Championship was first contested in 1948 and 2020 will be the 72nd playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Venue
2019 Kate Gregoire Quarry Oaks P. Ridge/Elmhurst
2018 Bobbi Uhl Shilo Breezy Bend/St. Charles
2017 Camryn Roadley Southwood Rossmere
2016 Bobbi Uhl Shilo Portage/Bel Acres
2015 Veronica Vetesnik Southwood Transcona/Elmhurst
2014 Veronica Vetesnik Golf MB P P C Rossmere
2013 Dana Todd St. Charles Selkirk/Elmhurst
2012 Jenna Roadley Glendale John Blumberg/St. Charles
2011 Winnie Hyun Southwood Bel Acres
2010 Jenna Roadley Glendale Teulon/Niakwa

Complete past champions directory >>

The Junior Men’s Championship was first contested in 1923 and 2020 will mark the 97th playing of the event.

Past Champions:

Year Player Club Score Venue
2019 Jacob Armstrong St. Boniface 293 Pine Ridge/Elmhurst
2018 Ryan McMillan Elmhurst 295 Breezy Bend/St. Charles
2017 Ryan McMillan Elmhurst 278 Rossmere
2016 Zach Wytinck Golf MB PPC 291 Portage/Bel Acres
2015 Wesley Hoydalo Selkirk 285 Transcona/Elmhurst
2014 Travis Fredborg Selkirk 289 Rossmere
2013 Travis Fredborg Selkirk 289 Selkirk/Elmhurst
2012 Ryan Sholdice Teulon 287 John Blumberg/St. Charles
2011 Myles Sullivan Portage 295 Bel Acres
2010 Aaron Cockerill Teulon 292 Teulon/Niakwa

Complete past champions directory >>

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