Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release

Welcome Riverdale Golf Club

Golf Manitoba, in association with Golf Canada, is pleased to welcome Riverdale Golf Club as our newest member club.

Located seven kilometers west of the Town of Rivers off Highway 259, this 9 hole course can be played from two sets of tee boxes ranging from 2,854 to 3,030 yards.

“Our course is a gem that not many people from outside our area know about” said President Andy Gerrard. “It was established during World War Two as an old air force base course and has stood the test of time. A creek that runs through four of the holes keeps everyone on their toes.”

Riverdale Golf Club also features a putting green and a full service restaurant for all guests to enjoy.

As an official Golf Manitoba / Canada member club, all rounds played at Riverdale Golf Club are acceptable for handicap purposes and may be recorded toward establishing or maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

To reserve a tee time or for more information, call the proshop at (204) 328-7122 or go online riverdalegolfclub.com.

Inside Golf Manitoba

SCORING UPDATES | Manitobans at college / university

Golf Manitoba is proud to keep you updated on amateur golfers from our region who are on the course during these winter months while attending post secondary educational facilities.

* If you have information on players not listed, please email Golf Manitoba Director of Communications & Development Brian Munz at brian@golfmb.ca.

Inside Golf Manitoba

2024 Course Openings

As the snow melts and the temperature rises, Golf Manitoba is pleased to share our member course opening dates.

For the complete Golf Manitoba member course directory, click here.

To join us as a Golf Manitoba Public Player Club member and take advantage of numerous benefits, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba USGA

Dobrescu into Final Stage for U.S. Open Qualifier

Golf Manitoba Public Players Club member Austin Dobrescu is the latest Manitoban to advance to the Final Stage of Qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Open.

Dobrescu carded a 1-under par 71 on Monday at The Country Club of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His round included three birdies, 13 pars and a pair of bogeys. He is one of five players from the field of 90 competitors who started the day to advance.

The final qualifier is scheduled for June 3rd with the location to be determined by the USGA.

Five Manitobans also took part but failed to qualify:

Sam Diamond (St. Charles Country Club) 76
Evan Nachtigall (Wheat City Golf Course) 76
Charlie Boyechko 79
Spence Mott (Shilo Country Club) 79
Andrew Bauer 80

Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release

Welcome Shanks Driving Range & Grill

Golf Manitoba, in association with Golf Canada, is pleased to welcome Shanks Driving Range & Grill as our newest off-course member facility.

Located just five minutes west of Brandon along Highway #1, this 30,000 square foot facility features 20 outdoor hitting bays with individual ball dispensing featuring the availability to aim at 8 various targets which automatically keeps track of your score using Top Tracer technology. All outdoor hitting bays have a gas powered 23 foot radius heating system along with 40 outdoor televisions.

“We are thrilled to open this new venture to provide Brandon and area residents a new level of sports entertainment” said Owner Ross Sheard. “Shanks is for all ages and levels of golf who are looking to spend time with family, friends and business associates in a unique atmosphere.”

Shanks Driving Range & Grill also features four indoor Golf Zon simulator bays, a fully licensed restaurant and lounge as well as club storage.

As an official Golf Manitoba / Canada member facility, guests may purchase a Golf Manitoba / Canada membership at a special rate to take advantage of various benefits and to record scores at participating Golf Manitoba / Canada member clubs toward establishing or maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

For more information, call Shanks Driving Range & Grill at (431) 432-GOLF or go online to www.shanksbrandon.ca.

Inside Golf Manitoba Maple Leaf Junior Tour Media Release

Giordani-Gross opens 2024 Maple Leaf Junior Tour season with victory at Kildonan Park

Zostrianos Giordani-Gross of Shilo Country Club shot a 1-under par 68 in his final round at Kildonan Park Golf Course Sunday to finish at even par 138 over two days of competition to win the Maple Leaf Junior Tour’s adidas Golf Series.

It was the first of nine tournaments on the Manitoba schedule.

Giordani-Gross finished first in the Junior Boys division by five strokes over Hayden Delaloye of Neepawa Golf & Country Club.

Other Division winners included:

Juvenile Boys: Brady Comaskey (Pine Ridge Golf Club): 74-71-145
Bantam Boys: Hunter Oakden (Glendale Golf & Country Club): 72-74-146
Pee Wee Boys: James (Chenrui) Qiu (Surrey, B.C.): 77-75-152
15-19 Girls: Keira Krahn (Carman Golf & Curling Club): 76-77-153
U15 Girls: Maisy Shewchuk (Golf Manitoba Public Players Club): 83-79-162

For the final leaderboards, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba USGA

Kuntz into Final Stage for U.S. Open Qualifier

Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club shot a 6-under par 66 on Thursday to advance to the Final Stage of Qualifying for the 2024 U.S. Open.

Kuntz’s round featured an eagle, six birdies, nine pars and two bogeys at the Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was one of five players from the field of 84 competitors who started the day to advance.

The final qualifier for Kuntz is scheduled for June 3rd with the location to be determined by the USGA.

Golf Canada Inside Golf Manitoba Media Release

Welcome River Oaks Golf Course

Golf Manitoba, in association with Golf Canada, is pleased to welcome River Oaks Golf Course as our newest member club.

Located 10 minutes south of Winnipeg’s South Perimeter off Waverley Street, this 18 hole course can be played from three sets of tee boxes ranging from 4,993 to 5,837 yards.

“Our course has continued to develop over the past number of years and we are really excited to share it with everyone” said General Manager Caitlyn Jones. “We have added a water hazard between the fifth and eighth holes to enhance the playing experience for golfers on the front nine and you will also see a new patio at the clubhouse upon entry.”

River Oaks Golf Course also features a putting green and a full service restaurant for all guests to enjoy.

As an official Golf Manitoba / Canada member club, all rounds played at River Oaks Golf Course are acceptable for handicap purposes and may be recorded toward establishing or maintaining an official Golf Canada Handicap Index.

To reserve a tee time or for more information, call the proshop at (204) 261-4653 or go online riveroaksgolf.ca.

Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Inside Golf Manitoba Team Manitoba

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.

Inside Golf Manitoba

Taylormade launches new Junior Golf Clubs

The all-new Team TaylorMade Jr. Set is designed by the same world-class engineers that develop major-winning equipment for the game’s biggest stars.

The same engineers that design equipment for Tiger Woods and Nelly Korda put countless hours of thought and detail into creating this set designed specifically for your Junior

These sets offer premium quality and a level of performance not seen in the junior marketplace before. The 400cc Titanium driver has a large flexible face, designed for maximum distance and forgiveness. The fairway and Rescue™ have ultra-low CG’s and an easy to hit profile, making it easy to launch the ball in the air.

Irons and wedges are both designed for high launch and playability. The putter is designed for easy alignment to build confidence on the greens. All of this great technology comes packaged in a dual strap stand bag with rain hood and headcovers

In addition to offering the best junior equipment in the game, this set grants you access to content that will help unlock the secrets of the game. Members of Team TaylorMade are here to walk you through their favorite tips, drills, and swing fundamentals for you to reference on your golfing journey.

For more information, click here.