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Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame welcomes Classes of 2022 & 2023

Golf enthusiasts, industry members, friends and family gathered at Breezy Bend Country Club Monday night as the 2022 and 2023 Induction Classes were officially welcomed into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame.

The five individuals were honoured together in an effort to restore logistics from the halt of proceedings due to COVID.

For more information and background on these newest Hall of Fame members, click here.

To view the photo gallery, click here.

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WATCH | 2024 is underway for Team Manitoba

Team Manitoba held two practices this past weekend at Southwood Golf & Country Club moving outdoors to open the 2024 season.

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NOW OPEN – Registration for 2024 Championships

Registration for Golf Manitoba championships is now open.

To be eligible to compete in all Golf Manitoba competitions, players must be an active Golf Manitoba/Canada member and must also hold a current Golf Canada Handicap Index.

To view the 2024 championship schedule and register, click here.

For players who do not have an active Golf Manitoba/Canada membership through a member club or league, click here to learn more and join.

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 and select the competitions tab found under the user menu on the top right-hand side of the web page.

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. 

Reminder, entry deadlines for most events will close 14 days prior to the start of the championship.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to contact Golf Manitoba’s Director of Administration Amy Coggan via email at amy@golfmb.ca.

To view the 2024 championship schedule and register, click here.

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Golf Manitoba opens indoor Performance Training Centre

Golf Manitoba announced today the official opening of a state-of-the-art indoor golf performance centre located in the Sport Manitoba building, 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg. The Golf Manitoba Performance Centre features two golf simulators powered by Foresight Sports and a 160-square foot putting green to provide training and coaching opportunities that will assist in growing its player development program.

“The opening of this indoor training facility moves the needle for our player development program,” said Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk. “We recognized a unique opportunity to add efficiencies and improvements by integrating both golf specific and athlete training in one central location. In addition to that, the Foresight technology provides our coaches with new options and more flexibility that will allow them to assess and train our athletes 12 months of the year.”

In addition to golf specific training, Team Manitoba athletes will continue to access strength and conditioning and nutrition services provided by Sport Manitoba Performance and mental performance services by Attollo Mental Health & Performance.

“With the addition of this high-performance training centre, Golf Manitoba has taken an important step toward helping our association achieve its strategic player development goals,” added Golf Manitoba President Sue Wright-Cassan. “We are now better aligned and equipped to contribute to Golf Canada’s enhanced national player development program that was announced in February of 2022.”

“Sport Manitoba is thrilled to house this new indoor golf training centre,” said Janet McMahon, President & CEO of Sport Manitoba. “The goal of our facility has always been to provide athletic and recreation opportunities to Manitobans, and with this addition, Golf Manitoba will be able to further enhance player development throughout all four seasons.”

The Golf Manitoba Performance Centre was made possible by funding and support from the 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund, Sport Manitoba, the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation, and a private donation from Don & Sandi Janzen.

About Golf Manitoba

Golf Manitoba is the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario representing over 10,000 golfers and 87 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.

About Team Manitoba

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

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

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Golf Manitoba names 2024 Team Manitoba roster

Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk is pleased to announce 24 Junior Boys and 15 Junior Girls have been named to the 2024 Team Manitoba roster.

These junior golfers will train and compete in various tournaments throughout the season representing our province under the guidance of Team Manitoba Boys Head Coach Sean Murray and Team Manitoba Girls Head Coach Bri-ann Tokariwski.

The Junior Boys Gold Team roster features Carson Inman of Breezy Bend Country Club and Portage Golf Club, Jackson Delaurier of Dauphin Lake Golf Club, Kaleb Lambert of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, Gavin Carver and Hunter Oakden of Glendale Golf & Country Club, Pine Ridge Golf Club members Adam Blair and Liam Comaskey, Brayden Boge of Rossmere Country Club, Payne Wood of St. Boniface Golf Club, St. Charles Country Club members Grady Chuback and Owen Conrad, Spence Mott of Shilo Golf & Country Club, Southwood Golf & Country Club’s Terence Rafferty, Ty Brewster of the Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club and Golf Manitoba Public Players Club members Hudson Hunnie and Ryder St. Laurent.

“We are super excited to announce our teams who are filled with exceptional players” said Boys Head Coach Sean Murray. “After being away at college, we expect Grady and Kaleb to bring that experience and lead by example on and off the course for our younger players. Terrence, Payne, Jackson, Carson and Brayden return to the team after having terrific seasons last year looking to continue that momentum they created. Hudson and Adam return for their second year after being the younger guys on the team, we have seen them continue to grow and get stronger which will create exciting opportunities for them. Then, we added Ty, Gavin, Liam, Hunter, Ryder, and Owen who had seasons last year that could not be rewarded. We hope joining the team will help them gain experience and have that support system that will help them continue to climb the ladder.”

The Junior Girls will be divided into two teams:

The Gold Team roster features Keira Krahn and India Young of the Carman Golf & Curling Club, Glendale Golf & Country Club member Payton Oakden, Gracie McMillan of Pine Ridge Golf Club and Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Crystal Zamzow.

The Black Team roster includes Elmhurst’s Angelina Sitarz, Erin Nowicki of Pine Ridge along with Golf Manitoba Public Players Club members Sadie Blazeiko, Emily Devlin and Maisy Shewchuk.

“I am excited to work with this hungry and enthusiastic gorup of girls this season” said Girls Head Coach Bri-ann Tokariwski. “The girls are already working hard in workouts and practices to be ready for the upcoming season. We have also added to our program some of the best in sports psychology and nutrition professionals in Manitoba to assist our athletes.”

Looking into the future, eight Junior Boys and five Junior Girls have been recognized for their potential and named to Team Manitoba’s Blue practice squad rosters.

The boys roster includes Brady Comaskey (Pine Ridge), Xavier Delaquis (Golf Manitoba Public Player), Colton Drul (Elmhurst), Hunter MacLean (Carman), Aris Mercury (Glendale), Ryder Pufahl (Rossmere), Grant Secord (Golf Manitoba Public Player) and Austin Tutkaluk (Golf Manitoba Public Player).

Honing their skills for the future girls are Jordyn Chetyrbok (Golf Manitoba Public Player), Annika Gording (Elmhurst), Leah Klippenstein (Golf Manitoba Public Player), Kate McMillan (Pine Ridge) and Mikaila Pador (Golf Manitoba Public Player).

“As an association, we are excited to see the future of golf continuing to grow” said Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk. “We are thrilled to see a number of Manitobans who have moved on to play competitive golf at the college and professional levels. With commitment and dedication from our 2024 Team Manitoba members we hope they too can one day achieve their goals as well”. 

Team Manitoba will once again benefit greatly from the generosity of the Alex and Peggy Colonello Foundation while also receiving support from the Integrated Support Team at Sport Manitoba Performance that will help enhance the athletes’ skills through fitness, nutrition, and development of the mental side of the game.

Golf Manitoba would also like to thank Elmhurst Golf & Country Club and Southwood Golf & Country Club for their hospitality as the host courses for Team Manitoba practices.

Stay up to date with Team Manitoba online at www.golfmb.ca.

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

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

For more, please visit golfmb.ca/team-manitoba.

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Golf Manitoba announces 2024 Championship Schedule

Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce its 2024 Championship Schedule.

As the Provincial Sport Organization and governing body of golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, Golf Manitoba conducts premier amateur golf championships to support the development of the province’s competitive golfers at Golf Manitoba member clubs.

The 2024 championship season begins May 25th at the Winkler Golf & Country Club with the Manitoba Match Play Qualifier presented by St. Vital Dental Centre and concludes with the Men’s Four-Ball Championship September 19th at Grand Pines Golf Club.

“With the calendar only a couple weeks away from January, we are excited to officially announce our 2024 Championship Schedule” said Director of Competition and Rules David Borowski. “2023 showed record numbers of people enjoying our sport and we are looking forward to growing those numbers even more in 2024. I would like to express our gratitude to the member clubs who have opened their doors allowing us to play at their course this year.”

Early registration will open from April 1st to April 15th for select players and based on their finish in 2023 Golf Manitoba Championships. These players will receive an email informing them of their status.

General registration will open on April 16th.

To view Golf Manitoba’s 2024 Championship Schedule, including all host venues and registration requirements, click here.

In addition to Golf Manitoba’s annual events, we are pleased to celebrate our athletes August 11th to 14th who will take part in the Manitoba Summer Games in Dauphin.

2024 Golf Manitoba Championship Season Calendar at a glance:

The first competitive tee in the ground will be May 25 at the Winkler Centennial Golf Course for the Manitoba Match Play Championship Qualifier presented by St. Vital Dental Centre.

Breezy Bend Country Club will then host the championship matches from May 27 to June 2. It will be the fifth time in course history they host the event. Looking back in the record books, Breezy Bend members Jesse Skelton (2011), Garth Collings (1996) and Bill Parker (1981) previously won the Men’s Championship on their home course.

The John Blumberg Golf Course will host the All Abilities Championship, Women’s City & District Championship and U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation June 14th and 15th.

For the first time in course history the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at the Neepawa Golf & Country Club July 4th to 6th. Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course will be vying for her third consecutive Women’s Amateur championship.

The Junior Boys & Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation will be played July 10th to 12th at Niakwa Country Club. The last time this event was held at Niakwa, Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill won the Junior Boys Championship in 2010.

Rossmere Country Club will host the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship July 22nd to 24th. Breezy Bend’s Braxton Kuntz will be looking to become the first player in Manitoba history to win four consecutive Men’s Amateur championships.

Rossmere Country Club General Manager Scott Parker

The busy month of July comes to an end at Selkirk Golf & Country Club from the 29th to 31st as they host the Hodson Financial Men’s & Women’s Senior Championship. Rhonda Orr of Southwood Golf & Country Club is vying for her ninth straight and 11th Senior Women’s Championship.

The popular two person four-ball championships close our summer of competition with the Women playing August 8th at Portage Golf Club, the Men’s Senior event at Shilo Country Club September 5th followed by the Men’s championship two weeks later at Grand Pines Golf Club on September 19th.

Manitoba Amateur Championships

Golf Manitoba annually conducts provincial golf competitions and qualifiers – which play host to more than 900 golfers who play over 1,700 rounds.

In partnership with our host clubs, volunteers, and our proud sponsors, Golf Manitoba is dedicated to supporting player development through first-class competition.

Golf Manitoba’s amateur championships are proudly supported by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation, Manitoba Blue Cross, Nott Autocorp, Diamond Athletic, St. Vital Dental Centre, Hodson Financial, Taylormade Canada and our sport partners at Sport Manitoba and Golf Canada.

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Carver, Kartusch, Shewchuk & St. Laurent win in Selkirk

Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) shot a final round of 3-over par 75 to earn a two stroke victory over India Young (Team Manitoba / Carman Golf & Curling Club) claiming her first Women’s City & District Championship. Young had an impressive finish to the two day event carding a 1-over par 73 Tuesday at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.

For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

Gavin Carver (Glendale Golf & Country Club) won the Overall Junior Men’s division of the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. Carver (76-79-155) earned a four stroke decision over Ty Brewster (Golf Manitoba Public Players Club Member) (77-82-159).

Maisy Shewchuk (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba) claimed the Overall Junior Women’s division and the 12 & Under Junior Women division with a 36 hole total of 179 (85-94).

Ryder St. Laurent (Golf Manitoba) won the 12 & Under Junior Men’s division playing from the forward tees shooting a two day total 151 (73-78).

For the complete U15 Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, Selkirk Golf & Country Club led by Director of Golf Michael Hill, Superintendent Ian Brooks, Dining Room Manager Diane Thomas, the staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.

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

New and exclusive Golf Manitoba coverage, presented by Manitoba Blue Cross, is available by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and online at www.golfmb.ca.

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RESULTS & WATCH | Round 1 of the Women’s City & District and U15 Championship

Three players are within four strokes after the opening round of the Women’s City & District Championship at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.

Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) went 4-under during her final four holes to shoot a 1-over par 73. That stretch included birdies on the 15th and 16th holes along with an eagle on 18.

Kartusch has a three stroke lead on Charmaine Hayden (Breezy Bend Country Club) who carded a 76. India Young (Team Manitoba / Carman Golf & Curling Club) opened with a 77.

For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

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

Brady Comaskey (Pine Ridge Golf Club), who shot a 3-over par 74, has a two stroke lead on Hudson Hunnie (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba) and Gavin Carver (Glendale Golf & Country Club) in the junior boys division of the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.

Ryder St. Laurent (Golf Manitoba) shot a 73, to lead the 12 and under junior boys division by five strokes over Owen Conrad (Team Manitoba / St. Charles).

Maisy Shewchuk (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba) leads the overall junior girls division after carding an 85.

For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

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

For more on the host course, Golf Manitoba’s Director of Communications Brian Munz caught up with Selkirk Golf & Country Club’s Director of Golf Michael Hill.

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Selkirk set to host U15 Championship and Women’s City & District Championship

The stage is set for a two days of competition at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club with both the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation and the Women’s City & District Championship teeing off this morning.

11 ladies will take to the first tee starting at 11:00 led by Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) and two time champion Charmaine Hayden (Breezy Bend Country Club).

For the opening round tee times, click here.

For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

They will be followed by 26 junior boys and girls in the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation at 11:33.

For the opening round tee times, click here.

For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.

Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Golf Canada Junior Skills Challenge

Sadie Blazeiko finishes 1st, Carson Chapman 2nd at Junior Skills Challenge National Event

The 14th edition of the Junior Skills Challenge National Event wrapped up today in Vancouver after 24 of the top Canadian junior golfers showcased their skills in one of Golf Canada’s signature junior events. The event took place at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club which will also play host to the CPKC Women’s Open from August 24-27th.

The National Event culminates a year-long program consisting of over 100 qualifying events across Canada and 2,000 participants. 

In partnership with the PGA of Canada and Cobra-Puma Golf, participants went head-to-head in putting, chipping, and driving competitions:

Putting: each competitor received one putt from each distance of 5, 10, and 20 feet with points awarded for holing the putt and proximity to the hole.

Chipping: each competitor received three shots for chipping with points awarded on distance of the chip from the target.

Driving: each competitor received three drives with points awarded for distance and aim of the drive.  

The winners for each division of the Junior Skills Challenge National Event received a brand-new driver courtesy of Cobra-Puma Golf.

Below are the winners in each of the age groups: 

PHOTO BERNARD BRAULT, GOLF CANADA VANCOUVER, BC, AUGUST 20, 2023 SHAUGHNESSY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB JUNIOR SKILLS CHALLENGE

Girls 9 to 11: 

Four participants competed including Sadie Blazeiko, Jordyn Butler, Chloe Lam, and Avery McGuire.

Blazeiko of Winnipeg, MB took home the title with a score of 175 (60 points from driving, 25 points from chipping, 80 points from putting).

Boys 12 to 14: 

Carson Chapman, Cedrick Hamelin, Siddharth Kaja, and Clayton Michel participated.

Kaja of Mississauga, ON captured the title with a final score of 215, with the most impressive chipping scores of the day (70 points from driving, 55 points from chipping, 90 points from putting).

Chapman finished second with 185 points (75 points from driving, 20 points from chipping, 90 points from putting).

Boys 8 and under:  

Four participants competed including Albert Cui, Eliott Forest, Clifton McLeod, and Waris Wirring.

McLeod of Calgary, AB captured the title with a score of 165 (55 points from driving, 20 points from chipping, and 90 points from putting).

Girls 8 and under: 

Four participants competed including Sophie Dai, Ophelie Duguay, Eisla Kim, and Brooke Sundquist.

Dai of Calgary, AB dominated in her division, earning first place with a final score of 140 (45 points from driving, 25 points from chipping, and 70 points from putting).

Boys 9 to 11: 

Competing in the division included Patrik Geary, Damian Gonzalez, Carter Sam, and Jagger Shi.  

It was a close competition, but Gonzalez of Oakville, ON pulled away with a final score of 150 (50 points from driving, 20 points from chipping, 70 points from putting).

Girls 12 to 14: 

Aliyah Hull, Tatum Lohnes, Mila Snook, and Hannah Thomas participated.

Hull of Chestermere, AB was a stand-out competitor with an impressive final score of 215, with the best driving score of the day across all age groups in both male and female divisions (100 points from driving, 45 points from chipping, and 70 points from putting).

For more information on the Junior Skills Challenge National Event, click here.

with files courtesy Golf Canada