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.

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.

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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.

Inside Golf Manitoba

2022 Intern Opportunity

Attention students!!!

Do you enjoy and have a passion for the sport of golf? If so, we have a great intern opportunity available for the spring/summer of 2022!

For more information and to apply, please click HERE or visit golfmb.ca/jobs/

Annual General Meeting Inside Golf Manitoba

Golf Manitoba to hold Annual General Meeting on November 3

The Golf Manitoba Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually and by Zoom web/video calling on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Under Golf Manitoba by-laws, notice of the AGM has been sent to all member clubs and leagues via email and to the attention of the Club President & Member Club Representative. All member clubs are invited to RSVP one voting delegate to attend the meeting and to vote on behalf of the club.

Please note that the annual Golf Manitoba Awards Reception has been cancelled. This year’s recognition and award winners, including the 2021 Manitoba Male and Female Golfers of the Year and our volunteer Distinguished Service Award, will be announced virtually with more details to follow.

For more information about the Golf Manitoba Annual General Meeting, please contact Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk at jared@golfmb.ca.

Inside Golf Manitoba

A look back at the 2021 Golf Manitoba season

As we hope you enjoy some time with friends and family, take a look back at some of our videos from the 2021 Golf Manitoba season.

To watch, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba University of Manitoba Bison Golf

McIntyre top Bison at University of Calgary Tournament

Cameron McIntyre was the top finishing member of the University of Manitoba Bisons mens golf team as 36 holes of competition came to an end tonight at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club hosted by the University of Calgary.

McIntyre carded a 3 over par 75 in his second round to finish sixth on the leaderboard at 149.

Stefan Lavallee was just one stroke back of McIntrye overall after shooting a 75 as well.

Cole Peters shot a 79 to finish at 152, Connor Stewart 77 – 156 and Anthony Leicht 84 – 164.

Winnipeg’s Jacob Armstrong, who attends the University of Fraser Valley, fired a 79 to finish in 8th place at 151.

In the team event, the Bisons combined score finished third with a 36 hole total 607, 19 strokes back of the University of Fraser Valley.

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba University of Manitoba Bison Golf

Peters low Bison after Round 1 at University of Calgary Tournament

Five members of the University of Manitoba Bisons mens golf team are in Calgary for a two day tournament at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club hosted by the University of Calgary.

Cole Peters is the low Manitoban, only two strokes off the lead, after carding a one over par 73.

Cameron McIntyre opened with a 74, Stefan Lavallee 75, Connor Stewart 79 and Anthony Leicht an 80.

Winnipeg’s Jacob Armstrong, who attends the University of Fraser Valley, shot even par 72.

In the team event, the Bisons combined score sits a 301, 11 stroke back of the University of Fraser Valley.

The final round tees off Monday morning.

Canadian All Abilities Championship Inside Golf Manitoba

Inaugural All Abilities Championship concludes in Ontario

NATASHA STASIUK AND KURTIS BARKLEY (JEFF VOGAN/ GOLF CANADA)

Courtesy Golf Canada – Kurtis Barkley and Natasha Stasiuk both completed wire-to-wire victories on Friday to capture their respective stroke play divisions in the inaugural All Abilities Championship at Humber Valley Golf Course.

Williamsburg, Ont., product Kurtis Barkley jumped to the early lead with an opening-round 69 and followed that up on Friday with a 3-under 67—the lowest score of the tournament.

“I usually set little goals and I try to minimize my mistakes—I try to play one hole at a time,” said Barkley, who is ranked No. 12 in the World Gross Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD).

The win extends a recent stretch of great play from Barkley, who also won his third consecutive title at the Ontario Disability Championship a week prior.

The 33-year-old finished with a 16-stroke cushion over silver medallist Craig Dowling of Vancouver. Rounding out the top three was Bob MacDermott of Sherwood Park, Alta., who closed with a score of 14 over par.

Winnipeg’s Kristian Hammerback, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member was the lone Manitoban in the field.

Hammerback finished fourth in the Men’s Net Stableford event earning 66 points, only six back of first place. He also finished fifth on the leaderboard in Men’s Gross Stroke after shooting rounds of 83 and 77.

In the women’s stroke play event, Stasiuk carded rounds of 85-90 to finish at 35 over par. The Oakville, Ont., native finished 16 strokes ahead of silver medallist Tess Trojan of St. Catherines, Ont.

“Even though I know I didn’t have the best scores I never give up,” said Stasiuk, who also collected her third consecutive title at the Ontario Disability Championship last week. “I’ve played with Tess (Trojan) twice in a row now and it’s great. She’s always there for me and I’m always there for her.”

The 36-hole event also featured a net stableford division.

Tess Trojan emerged as champion in the women’s side, recording a total of 48 points while Stasiuk finished with 32.

On the men’s side, Glenn Babcock of Thornhill, Ont., captured the victory with a total of 72 points. Trailing him were Neil Washer (Trenton, Ont.) with 68 points and Barkley with 67 points. 

A total of 31 players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments teed it up this week at Humber Valley—a municipal golf facility located on the west bank of the Humber River. The club invested a significant amount of capital in recent years to improve accessibility and course conditions to appeal to golfers of all ability and skill levels.

As a legacy of the inaugural Canadian All Abilities Golf Championship, Golf Canada was proud to donate a SoloRider (Para Golfer adaptive golf equipment) to the City of Toronto to support golfers with disability. 

Golf Canada has worked with several partner organizations on the Canadian All Abilities Championship including Special Olympics Canada, Blind Golf Canada, Canadian Amputee Golf Association, Emeritus Golf, The R&A, EDGA, and others to ensure an inclusive and fair competition is provided to the athletes. The inaugural championship is proudly supported by Golf Canada national partners CP, Levelwear, Titleist & Footjoy, and Sport Canada as well as championship partners including Turf Care, the R&A and Dol Turf. 

A venue for the 2022 Canadian All Abilities Championship will be announced at later date.

Click here for full results.

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Ritchie wins Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Darren Ritchie of New Brunswick shot a 73 in his final round to earn a five stroke victory of Joe Miszk of Ontario and Quebec’s Luc Guilbault at the Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Ritchie finished the four day national championship at two over par 290.

Dan Scanlon, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member completed his 72 holes as the top Manitoban tied for 42nd place on the leaderboard (84-75-77-78=314).

For the complete leaderboard, click here.