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2021 Golf Manitoba score posting summary

It was another active year for Golf Manitoba members posting over 260,833 rounds to the Golf Canada Score Centre in 2021. The season total represents a 17% increase over 2020 (223,711) and a 28% increase over 2019 (205,384).

The top five member clubs for score posting were as follows:

1. Breezy Bend Country Club – 23,051
2. St. Charles Country Club – 20,203
3. Pine Ridge Golf Club – 17,513
4. Niakwa Country Club – 17,409
5. Elmhurst Golf & Country Club – 16,846

There was a total of 4,101 members who posted 25 scores or more. Two hundred and seventy-six (276) members posted over 100 scores.

Below is a summary of Golf Manitoba member golfers, categorized by gender and Handicap Index (as of November 9, 2021):

Handicap IndexWomenMen
Less than 02104
0.0 – 4.920627
5.0 – 9.0631,353
10.0 – 14.91301,868
15.0 – 19.92581,373
20.0 – 24.0327692
25.0 – 29.9326237
30.0 – 34.923170
35.0 – 39.915135
40.0 – 44.9489
45.0 – 49.9435
50.0 +215
No Handicap3541,315
Total1,9747,693
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Golf Manitoba announces 2021/22 Board of Directors

WINNIPEG, MB – Wayne McWhirter has been elected as President of Golf Manitoba by members at the 19th Golf Manitoba Annual General Meeting that was held virtually on November 3, 2021.  McWhirter, a member of the Southwood Golf & Country Club, becomes the 11th president of the association.

Also elected at the meeting were returning Board members Craig Martin (Assiniboine Golf Club), Bob Peters (St. Charles Country Club), and Ken Warwick (Niakwa Country Club). Two new Board members were also elected and include D’Arcy Lachance (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) and Matt Simmons (Whitewater Golf Course).

Of special note, Ken Warwick (Niakwa Country Club), concluded his two-year term as president and Vince Mariani (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club), Past President of Golf Manitoba, concluded his 10-year term of Board service. Matt Simmons also assumes his seat on the Board representing the PGA of Canada Manitoba Zone.

The Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers from across the golf community in the Golf Manitoba jurisdiction. The Board’s duties are to direct the business affairs of the association.

In addition to the election, Golf Manitoba also released its 2021 Annual Report, which includes a recap of the past season, as well as the association’s 2020/21 Financial Statements.

The members of the 2021/22 Golf Manitoba Board of Directors are:

Board Executive

Directors

About Golf Manitoba – Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the game of golf for the benefit of all participants.

For more information:

Jared Ladobruk
Executive Director
Golf Manitoba
204-925-5729
jared@golfmb.ca

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Round 2 at the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Darren Ritchie of New Brunswick is atop of the leaderboard, and the lone competitor under par, after two rounds of the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at the Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Ritchie carded a two under par 70 Wednesday in a round that included four birdies.

Two Manitobans, Dan Scanlon and Garth Collings, made the cut advancing into the 3rd round of play Thursday.

Scanlon, a Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member, shot a three over par 75 and is tied for 54th place on the leaderboard at 159.

Collings, from Breezy Bend Country Club, is tied for 70th at 161 following a 78.

Failing to make the cut (+17):

Dwayne Heinrichs (Bel Acres Golf & Country Club) 81-81 (+18)
Gerald Diamond (St. Charles Country Club) 83-82 (+21)
Tom Humniski (Elmhurst Golf & Country Club) 78-87 (+21)
David Klowak (Golf Manitoba Public Player) 84-82 (+22)
Ken Warwick (Niakwa Country Club) 87-85 (+28)
Ike Bueckert (Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club) 90-84 (+30)
Russel Slobodian (Rossmere Country Club) 90-84 (+30)
Mike Berney (Transcona Golf Club) 95-85 (+36)

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

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Round 1 at the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

Allan Ross of Calgary was the only player to shoot even par in the opening round of the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at the Club de Golf Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec.

Ross’ 72 is one stroke better than Darren Ritchie of New Brunswick, Saskatchewan’s Rick Hallberg and Norman Bradley of British Columbia.

Tom Humniski of Elmhurst Golf & Country Club is the top Manitoban carding a six over par 78, placing him 30th on the leaderboard.

Also representing our province:

Dwayne Heinrichs (Bel Acres Golf & Country Club) +9, 81
Garth Collings (Breezy Bend Country Club) +11, 83
Gerald Diamond (St. Charles Country Club) +11, 83
David Klowak (Golf Manitoba Public Player) +12, 84
Dan Scanlon (Golf Manitoba Public Player) +12, 84
Ken Warwick (Niakwa Country Club) +15, 87
Russel Slobodian (Rossmere Country Club) +18, 90
Ike Bueckert (Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club) +18, 90
Mike Berney (Transcona Golf Club) +23, 95