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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

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Course Profile: LaBroquerie Golf Course

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

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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

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Welcome back adidas

Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce a corporate partnership extension with adidas Golf.

“I am happy to see the relationship between adidas Golf and Golf Manitoba continue to grow” said Paige Lawrence, adidas Golf Territory Manager.  “We are proud to see our amateur competitors wearing the 3-Stripes on the course and excited for another season. Hoping to see some normalcy come back to competitions and events this year”. 

As part of the agreement, Golf Manitoba provincial teams, staff and volunteers will wear the adidas Golf brand while representing Manitoba on the course during provincial and national competition.

“We are thrilled to continue a relationship that began in 2018 with adidas Golf.  Our players and staff have mentioned numerous times how comfortable they feel in their team gear during competition, an important part of their success” commented Golf Manitoba Executive Director Jared Ladobruk.

adidas Golf is the official supplier for the Tokyo Olympics.  Replica gear the athletes will wear during competition will be available in participating Golf Manitoba member pro shops this summer.

More information is available online:  www.adidas.ca/en/golf

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Golf Manitoba & The Healthy Nut Announce Partnership

Golf Manitoba is pleased to welcome The Healthy Nut Protein Bar Company as a new corporate partner.  The Healthy Nut Bar Company will be a presenting sponsor at the Diamond Athletic Men’s and Women’s Amateur and Mid Amateur Golf Championships taking place July 9-11, 2021 at the Niakwa Country Club.

The Healthy Nut, featuring locally sourced flax seed, is a Manitoba based company created in 2020 to fulfill hunger for a healthy lifestyle.  Their multi flavoured protein bars are made with whey isolate protein powder using whole ingredients and are full of natural nutrients we may not get from our everyday diet.

“There comes a time that when you’re halfway through a round you’re feeling lethargic, needing a pick me up so these types of bars have a lot of gluten fats in them from the nuts, butters and seeds,” said Michelle Gospic, CEO of the Healthy Nut. “That good fat is a better snack than if you were to buy something off the shelf which is high in sugar, our only sweetness in our bars is honey.  Golfers are doing a lot of walking, our Healthy Nut bars sustain them when they start running out of juice.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Michelle and her staff at the Healthy Nut Protein Bar company,” commented Jared Ladobruk, Executive Director of Golf Manitoba.  “They are a fresh and healthy alternative for golfers who are looking for an ideal mix of energy and recovery to help them achieve their best on the course.  All competitors in the Diamond Athletic Men’s and Women’s Amateur and Mid Amateur Golf Championships will receive bars during the event to find out how effective they really are”.

The Healthy Nut features a variety of bar flavours to choose from and will introduce Vegan, Keto and Gluten Free Bars soon.

More information is available on The Healthy Nut website.

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2021 Championship Registration Opens April 15

2021 Registration

Starting in 2021, Golf Manitoba, along with Golf Canada and the other provincial associations, will use Golf Genius for its Tournament Management Software. Please note that any previous login information related to BlueGolf will no longer be valid.

In order to be eligible to compete in Golf Manitoba competitions, players must be an active Golf Manitoba/Canada member through a member golf 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 online registration.

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

Golf Genius

The 2021 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 (see below). 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 2021 championship schedule HERE.