Team Manitoba Girls Head Coach Bri-ann Tokariwski visits with Golf Manitoba Director of Communications & Development Brian Munz to talk about bringing home the 2023 Tex Noble Professional Development Award.
Bri-ann Tokariwski, Head Coach of the Team Manitoba Junior Girls program, will receive the PGA of Canada’s Tex Noble Professional Development Award tonight during Canada Night at the 2024 PGA Show in Orlando, Florida.
Tokariwski, who is also an assistant professional out of the Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, has been the Head Coach of the Team Manitoba Junior Girls program since 2021. She joins fellow Manitoba Zone professionals Andrew Steep of the Southwood Golf & Country Club (2024 Murray Tucker Class A Professional of The Year) and Dustin Wilson of the Whitewater Golf Club in Thunder Bay Ontario (2024 Warren Crosbie Community Leader of the Year Award) as national award recipients at tonight’s event.
It is first national award for Tokariwski and the first time that three Manitoba Zone professionals have been recognized with national awards in the same year.
For more about the 2024 PGA of Canada national awards, please click here.
Golf Manitoba is pleased to announce its 2024 Championship Schedule.
As the Provincial Sport Organization and governing body of golf in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, Golf Manitoba conducts premier amateur golf championships to support the development of the province’s competitive golfers at Golf Manitoba member clubs.
The 2024 championship season begins May 25th at the Winkler Golf & Country Club with the Manitoba Match Play Qualifier presented by St. Vital Dental Centre and concludes with the Men’s Four-Ball Championship September 19th at Grand Pines Golf Club.
“With the calendar only a couple weeks away from January, we are excited to officially announce our 2024 Championship Schedule” said Director of Competition and Rules David Borowski. “2023 showed record numbers of people enjoying our sport and we are looking forward to growing those numbers even more in 2024. I would like to express our gratitude to the member clubs who have opened their doors allowing us to play at their course this year.”
Early registration will open from April 1st to April 15th for select players and based on their finish in 2023 Golf Manitoba Championships. These players will receive an email informing them of their status.
General registration will open on April 16th.
To view Golf Manitoba’s 2024 Championship Schedule, including all host venues and registration requirements, click here.
In addition to Golf Manitoba’s annual events, we are pleased to celebrate our athletes August 11th to 14th who will take part in the Manitoba Summer Games in Dauphin.
2024 Golf Manitoba Championship Season Calendar at a glance:
Breezy Bend Country Club will then host the championship matches from May 27 to June 2. It will be the fifth time in course history they host the event. Looking back in the record books, Breezy Bend members Jesse Skelton (2011), Garth Collings (1996) and Bill Parker (1981) previously won the Men’s Championship on their home course.
The John Blumberg Golf Course will host the All Abilities Championship, Women’s City & District Championship and U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation June 14th and 15th.
For the first time in course history the Diamond Athletic Men’s Mid-Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championship will be played at the Neepawa Golf & Country Club July 4th to 6th. Jeri Lafleche of Clear Lake Golf Course will be vying for her third consecutive Women’s Amateur championship.
The Junior Boys & Girls Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation will be played July 10th to 12th at Niakwa Country Club. The last time this event was held at Niakwa, Stony Mountain’s Aaron Cockerill won the Junior Boys Championship in 2010.
Rossmere Country Club will host the Nott Autocorp Men’s Amateur Championship July 22nd to 24th. Breezy Bend’s Braxton Kuntz will be looking to become the first player in Manitoba history to win four consecutive Men’s Amateur championships.
The busy month of July comes to an end at Selkirk Golf & Country Club from the 29th to 31st as they host the Hodson Financial Men’s & Women’s Senior Championship. Rhonda Orr of Southwood Golf & Country Club is vying for her ninth straight and 11th Senior Women’s Championship.
The popular two person four-ball championships close our summer of competition with the Women playing August 8th at Portage Golf Club, the Men’s Senior event at Shilo Country Club September 5th followed by the Men’s championship two weeks later at Grand Pines Golf Club on September 19th.
Manitoba Amateur Championships
Golf Manitoba annually conducts provincial golf competitions and qualifiers – which play host to more than 900 golfers who play over 1,700 rounds.
In partnership with our host clubs, volunteers, and our proud sponsors, Golf Manitoba is dedicated to supporting player development through first-class competition.
Carver, Kartusch, Shewchuk & St. Laurent win in Selkirk
Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) shot a final round of 3-over par 75 to earn a two stroke victory over India Young (Team Manitoba / Carman Golf & Curling Club) claiming her first Women’s City & District Championship. Young had an impressive finish to the two day event carding a 1-over par 73 Tuesday at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.
Gavin Carver (Glendale Golf & Country Club) won the Overall Junior Men’s division of the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation. Carver (76-79-155) earned a four stroke decision over Ty Brewster (Golf Manitoba Public Players Club Member) (77-82-159).
Maisy Shewchuk (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba) claimed the Overall Junior Women’s division and the 12 & Under Junior Women division with a 36 hole total of 179 (85-94).
Ryder St. Laurent (Golf Manitoba) won the 12 & Under Junior Men’s division playing from the forward tees shooting a two day total 151 (73-78).
For the complete U15 Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.
We appreciate the time and effort of the host club, Selkirk Golf & Country Club led by Director of Golf Michael Hill, Superintendent Ian Brooks, Dining Room Manager Diane Thomas, the staff, club members and volunteers for their warm welcome.
Golf Manitoba would like to thank our Official Performance Partners:
RESULTS & WATCH | Round 1 of the Women’s City & District and U15 Championship
Three players are within four strokes after the opening round of the Women’s City & District Championship at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club.
Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) went 4-under during her final four holes to shoot a 1-over par 73. That stretch included birdies on the 15th and 16th holes along with an eagle on 18.
Kartusch has a three stroke lead on Charmaine Hayden (Breezy Bend Country Club) who carded a 76. India Young (Team Manitoba / Carman Golf & Curling Club) opened with a 77.
For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.
Brady Comaskey (Pine Ridge Golf Club), who shot a 3-over par 74, has a two stroke lead on Hudson Hunnie (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba) and Gavin Carver (Glendale Golf & Country Club) in the junior boys division of the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation.
Ryder St. Laurent (Golf Manitoba) shot a 73, to lead the 12 and under junior boys division by five strokes over Owen Conrad (Team Manitoba / St. Charles).
Maisy Shewchuk (Team Manitoba / Golf Manitoba) leads the overall junior girls division after carding an 85.
For the Manitoba Blue Cross leaderboard, click here.
Selkirk set to host U15 Championship and Women’s City & District Championship
The stage is set for a two days of competition at the Selkirk Golf & Country Club with both the U15 Championship presented by the Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation and the Women’s City & District Championship teeing off this morning.
11 ladies will take to the first tee starting at 11:00 led by Addison Kartusch (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) and two time champion Charmaine Hayden (Breezy Bend Country Club).
Alex Zhang shot a final round of 74 to win the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO at the North Bay Golf and Country Club in North Bay, Ont. on Thursday.
Zhang took a one-shot lead into the final round and that’s how it would end as he becomes the 11th player in tournament history to win both the Silver Cup (Junior Championship) and the Jack Bailey Trophy (Juvenile Championship), and the first player to win both since Christopher Vandette in 2018.
He joins Jim Rutledge, Jeff Makahon, Rob McMillan, Jesse Collinson, Dustin Risdon, Gord Scutt, Rafael Lee, Mitch Sutton, Charles-Éric Bélanger and Vandette as those who have won both championships.
Grady Chuback (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) shot a one over par 73 to finish tied for 37th on the leaderboard at +12, 300. Chuback’s round featured four birdies – on the first, 10th, 11th and 16th holes.
Ryan Orchard (Carman Golf & Curling Club) carded a final round 80 to end play at +23, 311.
With the victory, Zhang has earned an exemption into the 2024 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship as well as the 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Zhang will also be awarded a cheque of $1,200. To align with the modernized Rules of Amateur Status, players at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, competed for a purse of $8,000 CAD. Along with Zhang, the top-10 finishers earned prize money.
Jake Houston of Baie-D’Urfe, Que. and James Lee of Whistler, B.C. both finished at 1-under to earn silver medalist honours in the Junior Championship. Lee also earned solo silver medalist honours in the Juvenile Championship and Matthew Javier of North York, Ont. took home bronze medalist honours finishing at even par.
For the final standings of the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO, please click here.
RESULTS | Round 3 of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship
Grady Chuback (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) made two birdies in his opening six holes while carding a six over par 78 during today’s third round of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in North Bay, Ontario.
Through 54 holes, Chuback is T56 on the leaderboard at +11, 227.
Ryan Orchard (Carman Golf & Curling Club) is four strokes back of Chuback in 70th place at +15, 231 following a seven over par 79 today.