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WATCH | Summer to remember for St. Laurent

The 2022 golf season has come to an end in Manitoba.

One of the memorable stories to share is Ryder St. Laurent, who made two holes in one on the 14th hole at Niakwa Country Club.

Ryder St. Laurent in conversation with Golf Manitoba Director of Communications Brian Munz

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Golf Manitoba releases 2022 Annual Report

Golf Manitoba released its annual report during its 20th annual general meeting that was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2022.

Click HERE to view the report which includes a summary of the association’s highlights and successes from the 2022 season including financials for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

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WATCH | Korman commits to Weber State University

Golf Manitoba member Cala Korman has achieved one of her top goals in the 2022 season, attaining a scholarship to attend Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Cala Korman in conversation with Brian Munz
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Golf Manitoba announces 2022/23 Board of Directors

WINNIPEG, MB – The 2022/23 Golf Manitoba Board of Directors was announced at the Golf Manitoba Awards reception that was held on November 2, 2022 at the Breezy Bend Country Club. The twelve-member board was elected during the associations 20th Annual General Meeting.

Elected at the meeting were returning Board members Mike Berney (Delahunt Golf & Country Club), Susan Wright-Cassan (Emerald Greens Golf Club), Fred Smith (Wildewood Golf Club), and Kathy Turner (Breezy Bend Country Club). Janice Rees (Windsor Park Ladies Golf League) was also elected as the newest member of the Board.

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.

The members of the 2022/23 Golf Manitoba Board of Directors are:

OFFICERS

President: Wayne McWhirter, Southwood Golf & Country Club
President Elect: Sue Wright-Cassan, Emerald Greens Golf Course
Vice-President: Bob Peters, St. Charles Country Club
Past-President: Ken Warwick, Niakwa Country Club
Treasurer: Kathy Turner, Breezy Bend Country Club

DIRECTORS

Michael Berney, Delahunt Golf & Country Club
D’Arcy Lachance, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club
James (Jim) Gosman, Golf Manitoba Public Player
Craig Martin, Assiniboine Golf Club
Janice Rees, Windsor Park Ladies
Matt Simmons, Whitewater Golf Club
Fred Smith, Wildewood Golf Club

In addition to the election, Golf Manitoba also released its 2022 Annual Report, which includes a recap of the past season, as well as the association’s 2021/22 Financial Statements.

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

Inside Golf Manitoba Maple Leaf Junior Tour Media Release

RESULTS – 2022 MJT National Championship in Florida

11 Manitobans wrapped up play Sunday in Orlando, Florida at Orange County National competing in the 2022 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship.

Ryan Tuck of St. Boniface Golf Club finished as the best scoring Manitoban with a 36 hole total 153 (73-80) in the Bantam Boys division.

Also representing our province:

Bantam Boys:
Adam Blair, Golf Manitoba Public Players Club 84-75-159
Brayden Boge, Pine Ridge Golf Club 81-84-165

Juvenile Boys:
Carson Inman, Portage Golf Club 80-82-162
Payne Wood, St. Boniface Golf Club 79-84-163
Jackson Delaurier, Golf Manitoba Public Players Club 83-81-164
Jacob Taweel, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club 87-81-168
Kaleb Lambert, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club 84-86-170

Junior Boys:
Jack Rudick, St. Charles Country Club 82-78-160

Peewee Boys:
Hunter Oakden, Golf Manitoba Public Players Club 84-79-163

15-19 Girls:
India Young, Carman Golf & Curling Club 88-88-176

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Maple Leaf Junior Tour Media Release

Tuck low Manitoban after opening round of MJT National Championship

15 year old Ryan Tuck of St. Boniface Golf Club shot a one over par 73 and is only one stroke off the lead in the Bantam Boys division of play after the opening round at the 2022 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida.

Also representing Manitoba:

Bantam Boys:
Brayden Boge, Pine Ridge Golf Club 81
Adam Blair, Golf Manitoba Public Players Club 84

Juvenile Boys:
Payne Wood, St. Boniface Golf Club 79
Carson Inman, Portage Golf Club 80
Jackson Delaurier, Golf Manitoba Public Players Club 83
Kaleb Lambert, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club 84
Jacob Taweel, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club 87

Junior Boys:
Jack Rudick, St. Charles Country Club 82

Peewee Boys:
Hunter Oakden, Golf Manitoba Public Players Club 84

15-19 Girls:
India Young, Carman Golf & Curling Club 88

The final round tees off tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

For the complete leaderboard, click here.

Inside Golf Manitoba Maple Leaf Junior Tour Media Release

Manitoba well represented as 2022 MJT National Championship tees off in Florida

11 Manitobans will tee off starting tomorrow morning in the 2022 Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour National Championship at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida.

The 36 hole championship will be played tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday.

Representing our province are:

Adam Blair – Golf Manitoba Public Players Club (Winnipeg) – Bantam Boys
Brayden Boge – Pine Ridge Golf Club (Winnipeg) – Bantam Boys
Jackson Delaurier – Golf Manitoba Public Players Club (Dauphin) – Juvenile Boys
Carson Inman – Portage Golf Club (Portage la Prairie) – Juvenile Boys
Kaleb Lambert – Elmhurst Golf & Country Club (Lorette West) – Juvenile Boys
Jacob Taweel – Elmhurst Golf & Country Club (Winnipeg) – Juvenile Boys
Payne Wood – St. Boniface Golf Club (Winnipeg) – Juvenile Boys
Hunter Oakden – Golf Manitoba Public Players Club (Brandon) – Peewee Boys
Jack Rudick – St. Charles Country Club (Winnipeg) – Junior Boys
Ryan Tuck – St. Boniface Golf Club (Winnipeg) – Bantam Boys

India Young – Carman Golf & Curling Club (Carman) – 15-19 Girls

For the opening round tee times, click here.

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WATCH | Braxton Kuntz wins 2022 Male Amateur Golfer of the Year

Braxton Kuntz – Breezy Bend Country Club
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WATCH | Rhonda Orr wins 2022 Female Amateur Golfer of the Year

Rhonda Orr – Southwood Golf & Country Club
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Orr & Kuntz named 2022 Female & Male Amateur Golfers of the Year

On behalf of selection committee members Clayton Dreger, Jill Hardy, Adam Speirs and Ken Wiebe, Golf Manitoba is pleased to recognize the 2022 Female and Male Amateur Golfer of the Year Award winners. 

This year’s recipients were announced at the annual Golf Manitoba Awards reception that was held at the Breezy Bend Country Club.

Rhonda Orr of Southwood Golf & Country Club is the Female Amateur Golfer of the Year. 

Orr, 61, from Winnipeg, won the Mid-Amateur Flight and finished second overall at the Diamond Athletic Women’s Amateur Championship. She represented Team Manitoba at the Canadian Women’s Amateur. The Southwood Golf and Country Club member won the Hodson Financial Women’s Senior Championship, her seventh senior provincial championship in a row and ninth in the last ten years. Orr went on to finish 10th on the leaderboard playing for Team Manitoba at the Canadian Women’s Senior Championship. Orr also tied for eighth place at the AGA Women’s Senior Amateur Championship in the United States.

With the selection, it is the fourth time that Orr has been recognized as Female Amateur Golfer of the Year (2016, 2018, 2019).

Braxton Kuntz of Breezy Bend Country Club is the Male Amateur Golfer of the Year.

Kuntz, 18, from Winnipeg, won the Manitoba Junior Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation and represented Team Manitoba finishing in a tie for fifth place at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship. The Breezy Bend Country Club member also won the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship. Kuntz is the first player in Manitoba to win both the Manitoba Junior and Amateur Championship in back to back seasons (2021 and 2022). He also finished tied for third place at the Elmhurst Invitational.

With the selection, it is the second time in as many years that Kuntz has been named Male Amateur Golfer of the Year (2021).

About the Golf Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year Award
 – The Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance by Manitoba golfers in all levels of competition with the first award presented in 1975. In 2015, the award was re-established to include both a female and male category.

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