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2021 Go Golf Card!

The Golf NL ‘Go Golf’ Card is back for 2021! Get 2-for-1 green fees at ten participating golf courses across this beautiful province. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for the golf lover in your life! Quantities are limited so act early!

Participating members include:

• Blomidon Golf Club
• Grande Meadows Golf Club
• Gander Golf Club
• Grand Falls Golf Club
• Humber River Golf Club
• Harmon Seaside Links
• Pitcher’s Pond Golf Club
• Tamarack Golf Club
• Terra Nova Resort
• The Wilds Golf Resort

The cost of this year’s two for one green fee card is $50.00 plus HST and can be purchased through etransfer or credit card payment. Cards shipped and delivered via Canada Post. The card is transferrable, not valid with any other promotion or discount and cannot be used for league/tournament/fundraising play. Individuals must call the golf course to pre-book a tee time and note that a 2021 Go Golf card is being used. To purchase your Go Golf Card, contact: Golf NL at 709) 631-3102 or by email at golf@sportnl.ca.

2020 Atlantic Golf Championships Postponed To 2021

Following the June 15, 2020, announcement that Golf Canada “has cancelled all of its amateur golf competitions for the duration of the 2020 season”, the Tournament Committee responsible for the Atlantic Golf Championships has regretfully announces the postponement of the 2020 Atlantic Golf Championships, originally scheduled for September 19th and 20th at the Mill River Resort, in Bloomfield, Prince Edward Island. Despite the creation of an ‘Atlantic Bubble’ for travel purposes, given Golf Canada’s recent announcements and the continued health concerns that COVID-19 poses to our communities, provinces and country, the Tournament Committee felt that postponing the 2020 event, and rescheduling it for Mill River Resort again in 2021 was the appropriate course of action”, said Prince Edward Island Golf Association (PEIGA) Executive Director, Alison Griffin.

Despite the event’s postponement, the PEIGA and the Mill River Resort will continue to host the 7th playing of the Atlantic Golf Championship when the event returns to Prince Edward Island on September 18th and 19th, 2021. The Atlantic Golf Championship, which brings together the region’s best amateur golfers, will be held on PEI for the second time in 2021. This best in class championship annually brings together the top golfers from across Atlantic Canada. Amateur, Mid-Master and Senior golfers will compete over 36 holes for both individual and team titles.

The Atlantic Golf Championship hosts a field of male and female golfers in amateur (under 40) Mid-Master (male 40-54 & female 40-49), Senior (male 55+ and female 50+) and Super-Senior divisions (one male and one female over 65) who compete for both provincial teams and individual titles. Like the format used at national tournaments the Championship includes two rounds that determine champions in the team competition and individual competition. Through an agreement with Golf Canada the winners of each division will receive an exemption into respective national championships for the following year.

2020 Royal LePage Provincial Championships Cancelled

Golf NL, in consultation with its partners have decided to cancel the 2020 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur and Junior Championships as well as the 2020 Tely Junior Tour.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our athletes, staff, volunteers, host club, partners and other stakeholders, the Board of Directors of Golf NL unanimously decided to cancel these competitions.

The decision to cancel these events was not taken lightly, but given the present restrictions regarding competitions, evaluation of the risk associated with hosting the events, ability to migrate and manage these risks and the ability to host “first class” competitions we believe this is the best course of action. The safety and well-being of our championships competitors, tournament staff and volunteers along with our host site members and staff are the main priority for Golf NL.

While golf leads itself to accommodate social distancing, their are many other factors to take into consideration when reviewing our organization’s ability to safety host activities and events. It is our intent to work with the 2020 host venues to reschedule the competitions for 2021 and coordinate first class competitions in conjunction with our partners.

We share in the disappointment and thank all for their understanding during this unprecedented time.

Stay safe and take this summer to truly enjoy this great game.

Golf Season Set To Open

Welcome back! Needless to say this pandemic has created havoc on our lives. It’s a challenging time with the closure of industries, businesses and services in our communities and across the globe.

The golf community would like to acknowledge the first responders, essential workers and health care professionals that keep us safe and do everything within their power to combat this virus.

As we begin the season, we feel that golf can play a role a helping residents gradually return to some form of normalcy. With the opening of courses, we’re excited to be getting back in the game! A little face-to-face conversation and exercise in a safe and friendly environment will go a long way for our mental and physical health.

To ensure your safety and that of others on the golf course, please ensure you are following the guidelines set out by the Department of Health and any other protocols established by our members.

Golf NL and its members are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every member of our global community.

We’re happy to announce that, under Alert Level 4 protocol, golf courses are permitted to begin operations starting May 11th. During this time we will be implementing a number of guidelines and safety measures to contain the spread of this virus within the golf community.

Courses opening include:

The Willows at Holyrood (May 11th)

Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course (May 14th)

Grande Meadows Golf Club (May 14th)

The Wilds Golf Resort (May 14th)

Captain’s Hill, Pippy Park (May 15th)

Harmon Seaside Links (May 15th)

Eagles Creek -Terra-Nova (May 16th)

Twin Rivers Terra Nova Resort (May 23rd)*

*Tentative

When visiting a course, we ask that you adhere to the protocols set forth by the Department of Health to guarantee safety for all golfers.

Course Opening – Program Update

I trust you and your family are staying safe.

Golf Newfoundland Labrador(Golf NL), and its members are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our golfers, staff, volunteers and industry stakeholders as well as every member of our global community. The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented and difficult time for all Canadians.

Golf NL and its members fully supports the recommendations and guidelines of Health Canada, the World Health Organization and regional public health experts to stop the community spread of this virus.

During the past two months Golf NL has been working with members to disseminate information on programs, services and funding opportunities and to keep them abreast of developments. One of the main focuses has been to ensure members can access facilities to maintain property and to correspond with government on the re-opening of courses in the initial stages of activating the economy. Both of these have seen success. In fact, golf will begin on Monday May 11th under a number of guidelines as set forth by the Health Department.

Golf NL continues to monitor the progress of events and while individual lessons, league play and tournaments are prohibited at this time, there is the potential to have this guidelines amended based on positive results moving forward. While registration for various programs and competitions remain close, when tournament or other activity guidelines are lifted, Golf NL will review and determine the next course of action in planning the return to some form of normalcy.

In the meantime, stay safe, practice social distancing, enjoy access to golf courses beginning on May 11th and if you have any questions do not hesitate to call our office at 631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

Industry Statement For Golf In Atlantic Canada

The following statement was developed by the four Atlantic Canada Golf Associations, national Golf Courses Owners association ( Atlantic Chapter) PGA of Canada (Atlantic Chapter) and the Atlantic Superintendents Association and supported by their respective boards.

During these challenging times in Atlantic Canada, golf associations have come together to pool resources and expertise in order to clearly define a safe path for the golf industry as we navigate through the current challenges that we face.

The Atlantic Allied Golf Associations applaud the work of our health officials, our essential workers and various Government Agencies and Health Authorities for their active roles in ensuring the continued safety of our citizens, our communities, our provinces and our nation.

With no immediate end to the current health crisis on the horizon and the impacts on our citizens, businesses and communities mounting daily, we appreciate the challenges government officials are facing when deciding on the movement of people and the operation of businesses.

With the start to the Atlantic Canadian golf season just around the corner, the Atlantic Allied Golf Associations are working closely with our golf courses and our national and international partners to ensure that the health and safety of our facility staff and the general public is our top priority. 

There is a great deal of information readily available from multiple jurisdictions however the specific governmental and health requirements vary greatly from region to region, province to province and country to country. We are currently compiling relevant best practices and are consulting with various provincial governments and health authorities to identify key benchmarks and health and safety guidelines. These will be distributed to our partner facilities once they are identified and properly vetted so that they meet the appropriate requirements from the Government of Canada, our specific provinces and the various municipalities in our provinces.

We are all anxious to get the golf season up and running but we understand the dilemmas that our government and health officials face, especially when determining whether to allow some businesses to operate and the financial impacts these decisions will have on our communities moving forward.

It is our goal that golf can be one of the businesses allowed to open during the first wave of openings given its ability to include protocols that will allow for safe operation while offering an opportunity for the physical and mental well-being of our citizens.

The Atlantic Allied Golf Associations will continue to respect and support the positions of the federal and provincial Governments and the Chief Medical Officers of Health as we look forward to the time when the golf industry can help our communities heal by playing its part in providing a safe and responsible recreational opportunity for our citizens while also getting individuals back to work.

We will continue to work together with our partner facilities to prepare for the 2020 season and ensure that, once golf courses are allowed to safely open, clubs in Atlantic Canada are organized and well prepared to operate with the health and safety of players and staff members as a top priority.

2020 Golf NL Program Update

With heightened uncertainty and global concern related to COVID-19, Golf Newfoundland Labrador continues to evaluate all aspects of its operates and make informed and responsible decisions within the best interests of our athletes, staff, volunteers, host clubs, partners and other stakeholders health and well-being.

Today (March 31, 2020), Golf NL is announcing its decision to cancel or postpone the events listed below.

  • Golf in Schools – Canceled

  • Provincial Rules Seminar – Canceled

  • 2020 NL Summer Games – Canceled

  • Provincial Development Team – Suspended until health experts determine it is safe to resume the program

  • Annual Course Visitations – Postponed

  • Royal LePage Provincial Championships Registration – Postponed

  • Junior Tely Tour Registration – Postponed

These programs have either been canceled or postponed based on the recommendations of health experts and will not be proceeding until it is safe to run events. The decision to postpone or cancel other programs will be evaluated, reviewed and decided upon as information is received from the various health agencies and government.

And, finally, we encourage you to:

  • self-quarantine for 14 days if you have been away period.

  • wash your hands,

  • practice social distancing,

  • practice your golf swing at home, and

For more information on these and other programs operated by Golf NL please call 631.3102 or e-mail, golf@sportnl.ca

2020 Royal LePage Provincial Championships

Golf NL, in partnership with title sponsor Royal LePage and contributing supporters Browning Harvey, Taylormade, adidas, Molson, Wedgwood Insurance and Jackson-Triggs, are pleased to announce the schedule of the 2020 Royal LePage Provincial Championships:

Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships
July 5th to 8th
Humber River Golf Club, Deer Lake, NL

Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Ladies & Mens Championships
July 12th to 15th
Clovelly – Osprey Course, St.John’s, NL

The competitions are open to amateur players. Provincial players must be a member in good standing with Golf NL or are a Gold member of Golf Canada/Golf NL public player membership program. Foreign players must be members in good standing with their respective association.

Registration for the above competitions will open on Monday April 6th and close on Friday July 2nd. Registration must be completed online through BlueGolf.

If a player is interested in securing a quota spot to compete in the  2020 Atlantic and/or National Championships, he/she must compete at the Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships.

More information on the championships will be posted in the coming months, stay tuned.

Golf NL Inducts Three To Hall of Fame

Annual Awards presented to Volunteers and Outstanding golfers of the Year.

St. John’s, NL….. On the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd, Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL), held its Annual General Meeting, Annual Awards and Hall of Fame inductions at Clovelly in St.John’s.. The highlight of the weekend was the induction of Jill (Winsor) O’Neill, Marcheta Gallant, and Kim Grandy-Baker into the Provincial Golf Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 welcomed Jill (Winsor) O’Neill a past member of Bally Haly Country into the Athlete category. Ms. O’Neill During her Junior and Amateur career in the province, Jill excelled and helped to define the standard of excellence in women’s golf in Newfoundland Labrador, and proudly represented the province and Canada from 1981 – 1993. Jill won four consecutive provincial junior championships, six Amateur championships, and represented Canada at four tournaments internationally.

In addition to her 10 provincial championships, highlights of Jill’s accomplishments include Top-5 and Top-10 national rankings, and recipient of the prestigious Marlene Streit Award that recognized five top junior girls in Canada by funding their play in select international junior golf tournaments.

Ms. Gallant received the Lifetime Achievement designation. A member of the Provincial Ladies Association Marcheta served as the Provincial Teams Director: organizing and running the Provincial Junior, Amateur and Senior Ladies ‘ Championships and Women’s Team Trials.

From 2005 to 2006 she was a member of the committee assigned to amalgamate the provincial ladies and men golf associations into one umbrella organization.

In 2009, Marcheta took the helm of the association as President and began the enormous task of rebuilding the organization putting together an interim Board to guide the development of the organization. Through her leadership the association forged a new direction implementing a number of new programs and beginning to focus on junior golf development throughout the province.

In 2010, the organization began discussions with Golf Marketing Alliance to investigate the potential of consolidation of the sport and marketing associations which took place in the spring of 2013, Over the years Ms. Gallant filled many roles in the golf community from rules Referee to Manager of the Provincial Golf Canada games Teams

Kim Grandy-Baker was inducted into the Contributor category. An employee of Grande Meadows Golf Club, Ms. Grandy-Baker was hired in 1994 clearing some of the brush for the outline of the course and received training in various aspects of golf course grounds maintenance. In 1995 Kim became Office Clubhouse Manager where she continued to work in that position until her retirement in 2018.

As Office Clubhouse Manager Kim was responsible for the day to day running of the golf course as well as overseeing the inside workers including the front desk staff and the kitchen staff. In the first few years of the golf course operations there were over 240 members who had to be taken care of and there were many challenges with a new golf course.

Kim worked with the Tournament Committee at Grande Meadows and was always there on tournament days to make sure things ran smoothly. These included the Club Championship, all 21 Grande Meadows Invitationals and all of the provincial Junior and Amateur Championships.

Kim took pride in working with many charitable organizations including Golf Fore the Cure, Children’s Wish Foundation, and the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre to hold their annual Hospital Tournament which has raised in excess of $1,000,000 since it’s inception. A vital aspect of her job was to welcome many local towns, schools, service clubs, fire departments and other interested groups to use the course to raise funds for their groups.

The Annual Awards were presented by members of the Board of Directors to Chuck Conley of Bally Haly Country Club for Male Golfer of the Year, Kathleen Jean of Harmon Seaside Links received the Female Golfer of the Year, Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club was awarded the Junior Female Golfer of the Year while Ethan Efford of Bally Haly received the Junior Male Golfer of the Year award.

Tamarack Golf Course employee Pat LaCour was presented with the Employee of the Year Award with Morley Nippard, also of Tamarack accepting the Volunteer of the Year Award. Pat Hepditch on behalf of Blomidon Golf Club accepted the award for Golf Course of the Year and Level III Referee Kay (Catherine) Thompson received the Official of the Year Award.

President Ken Casey stated” that these individuals are an example of the commitment, dedication and passion that has served the golfing community well in this province, and are very deserving individuals”. There were also Appreciation Award presented to outgoing member of the Board of Directors Sandra Sparrow for her contributions to the organization.

For more information contact Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL) at 709-631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

Humber River Golf Club is Celebrating Their 25th Anniversary

In the early 1990s, golf enthusiasts from the Deer Lake area came together to discuss the concept of forming a local golf association and the development of a golf course. With the increase in golf participation during this time it was felt that having a golf facility in the area would be advantageous on many fronts.

Thus, the Humber River Golf Club was formed with the sole intent of developing a golf facility. Through the efforts of many volunteers a 9-hole, par 36 golf course was created in Deer Lake adjacent to the Deer Lake Airport and supported by the local Rod & Gun Club.

Today, Humber River Golf Club has a full-sized driving range, putting green, and motorized power carts available for rent.  With its narrow fairways and well-manicured greens, Humber Rive offers one of the finest golf challenges on the West Coast.  

To celebrate this milestone, the volunteer management of the course have offered a number of promotions including the Father’s Day Special, a  2 for 1 pass for adult and child, and the Opening Scramble which included many prize draws.

This past weekend Golf NL in partnership with Golf Canada made a presentation to acknowledge this occasion. The club was presented with a 25th anniversary plaque. The plaque was present by Golf NL Board member Jim Sloan, to the  President of Humber River Golf Club, Derrick Wagg and Vice President, Gordon Cross.

 

For more information on Humber River, Golf Club call 709.635.5955

2019 Royal LePage Provincial Ladies Amateur Championships

2019 Royal LePage Provincial Ladies Amateur Championships

 

In 2019, Golf NL in partnership with the Competitions Committee will be initiating a Ladies Championships.

The 2019 Royal LePage Provincial Ladies Amateur Championships will be hosted at Glendenning Golf in St. John’s from July 3rd to the 6th. This event will allow players to register in either the competitive or recreation division.

The four-day Championships will include a practice round on the first day, followed by a players meeting and social, with three days of golf which will determine winners in four divisions, comprising of, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior, and Super Senior.

Corporate partner Wedgewood Insurance will be hosting a hole in one contest each day of the event, a fun skills challenge hosted by Old Dutch will be held at the conclusion of the first round of the event. In partnership with the title sponsor Royal LePage, Golf NL will be hosting the annual players social evening at the end of the second day of competition with lots of prizes and giveaways. At the conclusion of the third round, individual awards will be presented including the Tonya Abbott Award for the Provincial Inter-club Net Team Winner.

To register Click Here.

For more information contact Golf NL at (709) 631-3102 or golf@sportnl.ca

2019 Royal LePage Provincial Championships Registration Opens

Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL), in partnership with title sponsor Royal LePage and contributing supporters Taylormade, Adidas, Old Dutch, Molson, Wedgwood Insurance and Jackson-Triggs are pleased to announce on-line registration for the 2019 Royal LePage Provincial Championships opens on Monday April 1, 2019

The competitions are open to amateur players. Provincial players must be a member in good standing with Golf NL or is a Gold level member of Golf Canada/Golf NL membership program. Foreign players must be members in good standing with their respective association.

Amateur Ladies Championships

Hosted by Glendenning Golf from July 3rd to 6th

Royal LePage Ladies Championship Link: – https://register.bluegolf.com/secure/rcga19/event/start?rrui=Y&h=rcga19437&return=https%3A%2F%2Fgolfcanada.bluegolf.com%2Fbluegolf%2Frcga19%2Fchapter%2Fgnl%2Fschedule%2Fnewfoundlandlabrador%2Findex.htm

Golf NL has reserved accommodations at Super 8 St.John’s under “2019 Royal LePage Provincial Ladies Amateur Championships” and encourage participants to confirm accommodations at this venue as soon as possible by calling the hotel (709) 739-8888.

Junior Championship – Boys and Girls Divisions

Hosted by Glendenning Golf from July 7th to 10th

Royal LePage Junior Championship Link: – https://register.bluegolf.com/secure/rcga19/event/start?rrui=Y&h=rcga19228&return=https%3A%2F%2Fgolfcanada.bluegolf.com%2Fbluegolf%2Frcga19%2Fchapter%2Fgnl%2Fschedule%2Fnewfoundlandlabrador%2Findex.htm

Golf NL has reserved accommodations at Super 8 St.John’s under “2019 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships” and encourage participants to confirm accommodations at this venue as soon as possible by calling the hotel (709) 739-8888.

Amateur Mens Championships

Hosted by Blomidon Golf Club in Corner Brook from July 11th to 14th

Royal LePage Men’s Championship Link: – https://register.bluegolf.com/secure/rcga19/event/start?rrui=Y&h=rcga19260&return=https%3A%2F%2Fgolfcanada.bluegolf.com%2Fbluegolf%2Frcga19%2Fchapter%2Fgnl%2Fschedule%2Fnewfoundlandlabrador%2Findex.htm

Golf NL has reserved accommodations at a number of venues in the Corner Brook area including Comfort Inn, Grenfell Campus and Marblewood Inn. For more information view the accommodations section of the championship page.

Competition details, schedule of events and related subjects are posted on the registration site. Please note that the schedule may change and competitors are requested to check the site on a regular basis for any additional information and/or updates.

For more information contact Golf NL at 709-631-3102 or e-mail, golf@sportnl.ca

2019 Royal LePage Provincial Championship Schedule Released

Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL), in partnership with title sponsor Royal LePage and contributing supporters Browning Harvey, Taylormade, Adidas, Old Dutch, Molson, Wedgwood Insurance and Jackson-Triggs are pleased to announce the schedule of the 2019 Royal LePage Provincial Championships.

This year, Golf NL is pleased to introduce a seperate Ladies Provinciual Amateur Championship that will include a competitive division for players wishing to represent the province at Atlantic and/or National Champiomnships and a recreational (net) division.

The schedule of championships include:

Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Ladies Championships
July 4th to 6th
Glendenning Golf
St.John’s, NL

Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships
July 8th to 10th
Glendenning Golf
St.John’s, NL

Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Mens Championships
July 12th to 14th
Blomidon Golf Club
Corner Brook, NL

The competitions are open to amateur players. Provincial players must be a member in good standing with Golf NL or are a Gold member of Golf Canada/Golf NL public player membership program. Foreign players must be members in good standing with their respective association.

Registration for the above competitions will open on Monday April 1st and close on Friday June 28th. Registration must be completed online through BlueGolf. 


More information on the championships will be posted in the coming months. 

Golf NL to Host Annual Meeting

The 56th Annual General Meeting of Golf Newfoundland Labrador Inc (Golf NL),  will, be held on Wednesday November 28th, 2018 in the Conference Room at the Sport NL office beginning at 4:00 P.M. NST. This year the meeting will be held online with the connection provided by Adobe Connect. In the coming weeks additional information regarding the meeting will be hosted and circulated to the membership. Members will have the option of participating online or in person at the Golf NL office on Kenmount Road in Paradise. 

Golf NL is in the process of soliciting nominations for various position on the |Board of Directors. At the present time there is a vacancy for the position of Vice President and Membership Director. Both positions are for a two year term. If you know of an individual that might be interested in serving on the board please contact the office at 631.3102 for more details of the role and responsibilities.

In the meantime, if you have any questions do not hesitate to call or e-mail. 

Simms, Day Capture High School Championship while Gonzaga Takes Team Title

St. John, NL…The 2018  High School Golf Championships took place on the Admiral’s Green Course at Pippy Park on Friday September 7th with a total of thirty-three (33) players, competing in an (18) hole, stroke play format. The event included an individual and team competitions attracted students representing six (6) schools from three (3) regions of the province.

Michael Simms of Gonzaga captured the individual Boys Championship recording a 5 over par 75 to win by three stroke over Gavin Connors representing Holy Trinity High in Torbay. Nathan Young of Gonzaga carded an 84 to claim third place. In the Girls Division, Rachel Day of Marystown High school won the championship recording a score of 107 with Katherine Dibbon of Waterford Valley High placing second.

In the team competition. Gonzaga High comprised of team members Michael Simms, Nathan Young, Murry Byrne and Jeff King captured the boys title with a combined total score of 252 and a 7 stroke win over second place Holy Trinity High. Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School placed third with a total of 276.

Tournament Convener, Gregory Winters of Holy Heart of Mary High School thanked the management and staff of Pippy Park Golf Course for hosting the competition, officials including Jim Sloan and Len Woodford and acknowledged the partnership with Golf Newfoundland Labrador to continue with the event in 2019.

Golf NL Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame and Annual Awards Program

St. John’s, NL…..Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL) is presently accepting nominations from member courses, individual members and golf enthusiasts for the 2018 Hall of Fame and Awards Program. The deadline for the submission of nominations for the Annual Awards is set for Saturday September 15th, while nominations for the Hall of Fame will be accepted continuously throughout the year.

The Hall of Fame Program consist of five categories including Athlete, Builder, Contributor (Volunteer), Contributor (Employee) and Life Time Achievement. The Awards program includes categories for Outstanding Junior and Senior Male and Female Golfer of the Year, Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Executive of the Year and Official of the Year.

The Hall of Fame and Awards Committee which consist of a representative from each region of the province, as well as, representatives of Golf NL has spent the past few months reviewing the program guidelines and making a number of minor revisions.

This year’s Awards Luncheon will be held in November at one of the designated member courses and the announcement of the location will take place in early October. The next Hall of Fame inductions will be held in the fall of 2019 in conjunction with Golf NL’s Annual Meeting.

For more information or to receive a nomination form please contact the Golf NL office at 709-631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

MacNeil-Lamswood Wins Final Event of Junior Career

Port Blandford, NL…2018 Club Champion, Provincial Junior Boys Team, Development Team, and Harmon Seaside Links member Ryan MacNeil-Lamswood captured the Junior Boys title at the Tour Championship at Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community with an 8 over par 79 to take the final crown of his Tely Tour career.

In the Juvenile Division, Ethen Efford of Bally Haly Country Club won the title recording a 79 and an 10 stroke win over Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club while Nathan Young carded a 90 to finish in third place. Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club continued his dominance of the Bantam Boys Division carding a 49 to capture the title by 1 stroke over Lucan Meade of Clovelly and Noah Belliveau of Harmon Seaside Links. Meade placed second through the use of the retrogression process.

In the Girls Bantam Division, Paige Allen of Blomidon Golf Club carded a 58 to win the division by 2 strokes over Sanjana Gullipalli of Clovelly. Katie Colbourne of Blomidon Golf Club placed third with a score of 61. Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club recorded an 86 in the Junior Girls Division. The Tour Championship at Terra Nova marks the end of the 2018 Tely Junior Tour with the final results and awards presentations.

For more detailed results visit www.telytour.ca

Efford Shots Low Round to Win Gatorade Junior Masters @ Clovelly

St. John’s, NL…Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club, recorded a 4 over par 75 to capture the Juvenile Division and the Gatorade Cup at the 2018 Tely Junior Tour’s Gatorade Junior Masters at Clovelly. Fellow club member Nathan Nanayakkara carded an 83 to place second with Nathan Young of Clovelly placing third with a score of 86.

In the Junior Boys Division, members of Clovelly took the three top spots with Michael Simms claiming the title with a score of 76 and a 2 stroke win over Evan Reid while Evan D’Angelo finishing in third recording an 80. In the Bantam Division, Lucan Meade op Clovell;y carded a 47 to capture the title with Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club placing second with a score of 57 and 4 strokes ahead of third place Thomas Hudson of Clovelly.

In the girls divisions Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club received an award in the Junior Girls Division with a score of 92 while Sanjana Gullipalli of Clovelly carded a 54 to receive the Banatam Girls award.

The final regular seasonevent on the 2018 Tely Junior Tour will be held on Thursday August 23rd with the Pippy Park Junior Invitational. The Tour Championship is scheduled for Monday August 27th on the Twin Rivers Course at Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Consecutive Winners at The Wilds Tely Tour Event

Efford and Meade Capture Consecutive Divisional Titles at Future Shooters Showdown at The Wilds

Salmonier, NL….At the Future Shooters Showdown at The Wilds in Salmonier, Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club carded at 86 to win the Juvenile Division by 1 stroke over Nathan Nanayakkara also of Bally Haly. Nathan Young of Clovelly placed third with a score of 90 and recording the only birdie of the day.

Lucan Meade of Clovelly recorded a 50 to capture his second consecutive divisional title with a 7 stroke win over Ben Preston of Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course. Evan Gulliver of Pitcher’s Pond placed third with a score of 60.

The next events on the 2018 Tely Junior Tour include the Bally Haly Junior Invitational on Monday August 20th, Gatorade Masters Invitational at Clovelly on Tuesday August 21st and the Pippy Park Junior Invitational on Thursday August 23rd.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Meade Takes Bantam Title at Glendenning Tely Tour

St. John’s, NL….With superb course conditions and ideal weather, Glendenning Golf played hosted the seventh event of the 2017 Tely Junior Tour. In the Bantam Boys Division, first time competitor Lucan Meade of Clovelly recorded a 49 to capture his the title with a 3 stroke win over Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course member Ben Preston. Evan Gulliver of Pitcher’s Pond placed third with a score of 55.

In the Juvenile Boys Division, Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club carded an 84 to win the title by 2 strokes over Evan Mitchell of Bally and Nathan Young of Clovelly. Mitchell claimed second place using the retrogression formula.

Sanjana Gullipalli of Clovelly carded a 67 to be crowned the Bantam Girls Division champion with a 6 stroke win over Katie Colbourne of Blomidon Golf Club. In the Junior Girls Division, Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club claimed top spot recording a round of 87. The next event on the 2018 Tely Junior Tour will be held on Tuesday August 14th at The Wilds Golf Resort in Salmonier.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Gulliver Take Divisional Title at Pitcher’s Pond

Whiteway, NL…..With fantastic course conditions and idea golfing weather, Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course played hosted the the sixth event on the 2018 Tely Junior Tour. In the Bantam Boys Division first time competitor Evan Gulliver of Pitcher’s Pond capture the title with a score of 52 and a 4 stroke victory of Thomas Hudson. Jeremy Winters, a fellow member at Pitcher’s Pond, and another first time competitor, claimed third place carding a 60.

Karsen Best of Bally haly Country Club carded an 48 in the Juvenile Division with Hope Finlayson of Pitcher’s Pond took top Junior position with a score of 56. The next two events on the 2018 Tely Junior Tour will be held on Monday August 13th at Glendenning Golf Course in St. John’s and on Tuesday August 14th at The Wilds Golf Resort.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Belliveau Wins – Allen Continues to Dominate Bantam Girls

Gander, NL…..Gander Golf Club provided a very scenic background for the hosting of the Gander Junior Open on Tuesday July 31st as part of the Tely Junior Tour. Harmon Seaside Links member Noah Belliveau carded a 43 to win the Bantam Division title of Gander Golf Club member Evan Snow by 3 strokes. Sam Bugden of Blomidon Golf Club placed third with a score of 52.

In the Bantam Girls Division, Blomidon Golf Club member Paige Allen carded a 48 to win her fifth consecutive division title over her sister Rosie who carded a 66 for the day. Gander Golf Club member Abigail Snow secured third place with a total of 88.

Jack Pelley-MacHardy of the Grand Falls Golf Club recorded his fourth Juvenile Division title of the year recording a 91 to take a 4 stroke victory over fellow Grand Falls Golf Club member Jack Boone.Karsen Besrt of Bally Haly Country Club carded a 99 to claim third place.

Luke Lahey of Grand Falls Golf Club received an award in the Junior Boys Division with a score of 85. The next event on the Tely Junior Tour will be held on Thursday August 2nd at the Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course in Whiteway, Trinity Bay.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Allen – Snow Wins Fourth Tely Tour Title

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL……Under ideal weather conditions the fourth stop on the 2018 Tely Junior Tour took place at the Grand Falls Golf Club on Monday July 30th. In the Bantam Girls Division, Blomidon Golf Club members swept the three tops spots as Paige Allen continued her winning streak with her four consecutive title recording a score of 40 while Katie Colbourne finished in second with a score of 56 followed by Rosie Allen carding a 63 over the nine hole competition.

Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club continued his dominance of the Bantam Boys Division winning his fourth consecutive divisional title with a score of 45 and a 2 stroke win over Noah Belliveau of Harmon Seaside Links, Sam Bugden of Blomidon Golf Club placed third with a score of 60. Luke Lahey of Grand Falls Golf Club took top spot in the Junior Boys Division with a score of 90.

Caleb Reid of Grand Falls Golf Club recorded an 89 to secure the Boys Juvenile Division with a 2 stroke win over Jack Pelley-MacHardy also of Grand Falls, Braeden King of Gander Golf Club took third place with a score of 97. The juvenile division results were based on a 17 hole round as weather conditions shortened this competition with torrential rain, high winds and hail cut short. The next event on the Tely Junior Tour will be held on Tuesday July 13st at the Gander Golf Club.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Triple Crown Winners on Tely Tour West Coast Swing

Deer Lake, NL….The third stop on the Tely Tour Wast Coast Swing took place at Deer Lake as the Humber River Junior Invitational on Thursday July 26th under humid conditions with a humidex of 35. Despite the hot weather, the winners of the previous two competitions held on the west coast retained their crowns in each division.

The Bantam Division, Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club captured his third consecutive title with a score of 39 and a 7 stroke win over Noah Beliveau of Harmon Seaside Links who carded a 46 to take second place over Sam Budgen by 1 stroke. Ryan McNeil-Lamswood recorded a third Junior Division crown finishing the event with a score of 77 and an 8 stroke win over Jacob Alexander also of Harmon Seaside Links while Luke Lahey of Grand Falls Golf Club did not finish the event.

In the Juvenile Boys Division, Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club won his third consecutive crown recording a 88 and a 12 stroke win over second place Karsen Best of Bally Haly Country Club with Elliot Dicks of Humber River Golf Club placing third with a score of 105.

Paige Allen of Blomidon Golf Club captured the Bantam Girls Division crown with a score of 50 and a 5 stroke victory over Katie Colbourne of Blomidon while Kali Gill, also from Blomidon Golf Club placed third with a score of 69. Aiden Nelson took top spot in the Junior Girls Division with a score of 121. The next event on the Tely Junior Tour will be held at Grand Falls Golf Club in Grand Falls-Windspr on Monday, July 30th beginning at 10:00 A.M.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

Repeat Winners at Second Tely Tour Event

Corner Brook, NL….Under ideal weather conditions compared to the previous day’s competition at Stehenville, the 2018 edition of the Tely Tour’s Corner Brook Junior Invitational held at Blomidon Golf Club on July 25th saw repeat winners in all divisions. In the Juvenile Boys Division, Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club won his second consecutive title recording a 94 claiming the division by retrogression over second place Karsen Best of Bally Haly Country Club while Gabe Bugden took third place with a score of 103.

The Bantam Division saw Evan Snow of Gander secure his second title in as many events with a score of 42 and a 4 stroke win over Noah Beliveau of Harmon Seaside Links who carded a 46 and took second place over Sam Budgen through the retrogression process. Ryan McNeil-Lamswood recorded a second consecutive Junior Division crown finishing the event with a score of 92 and a 10 win over Jacob Alexander also of Harmon Seaside Links. Rounding the top three in the junior division was Luke Lahey of Grand Falls Golf Club with a score of 94.

Paige Allen of Blomidon Golf Club captured the Bantam Girls Division crown with a score of 52 and a 5 stroke victory over Kate Lombard of Blomidon while Kali Gill, also from Blomidon Golf Club placed third by retrogression over Rosie Allen with a score of 63. Aiden Nelson took top spot in the Junior Girls Division with a score of 110. The next event on the Tely Junior Tour will be held at Humber River Golf Club in Deer Lake on Thursday, July 26th beginning at 10:00 A.M.

For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102.

McNeil-Lamswood Wins Harmon Seaside Links Junior Invitational

Stephenville, NL….After delaying the Harmon Invitational the previous day, weather conditions were less then ideal for the initial event to start the 2018 Tely Tour at Harmon Seaside Links in Stephenville. Unfortunately, conditions were not much better to start the season as the 18 hole divisions were shorten to 9 holes as water logging was becoming an issue.

Ryan McNeil-Lamswood took advantage of the home course to record a score of 36 and a 3 stroke victory over fellow club member Jacob Alexander in the Boys Junior Division. In the Boys Juvenile Division, Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand falls Golf Club and Karsen Best of Bally Haly tied for fiurst place with a score of 46 with Pelley winning the event through the retrogression process. Dylan Rideout of Harmon Seaside Links placed third with a score of 54.

Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club recorded a 42 to take top spot i the Bantam Boys Division with a 1 stroke win over Noah Beliveau of Harmon Seaside Links while Sam Bugden of Blomidon Golf Club finished in third spot with a score of 47

In the girls divisions, Aiden Nelson finished with a score of 60 for top position in the |Junior Girls while Paige Allen of Blomidon Golf Club won the Bantam Girls Division recording a 42 to claim first place over fellow club member Katie Colbourne who recording a 61. Rosie Allen carded a 64 to take third place.

The next event on the Tely Tour is the Blomidon Junior Invitational in Corner Brook on Wednesday July 25th. For more results and information on the Tely Tour visit www.telytour.ca or call 709.631.3102

Mills Wins Triple Crown, While Bursey Takes Amateur Title

St. John’s, NL….In what would be considered to be ideal weather conditions for golf in Newfoundland and Labrador at the final round of the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships. Janet Mills of Bally Haly Country Club recorded an 81 for the low round of the day in the ladies division to capture the Ladies Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior titles with a three day total of 254.

While Mills claimed the Amateur crown, Allison Crawford of Baly Haly Country Club carded an 83 for a three day total of 259 to clinch second place in the Amateur Division, 3 strokes ahead of first time competitor Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club. Cormier recorded at 89 on the final day of competition to secure third place.

Crawford also placed second in the Mid-Amateur Division by 8 strokes over Kathleen Jean of Harmon Seaside Links Mills win in the Senior Division, was impressive as she won the title by 10 strokes over Super Senior Champion Linda Webber with Sherilyn Beaton of Clovelly recording a three day total of 266 to claim third place.

Blair Bursey of Gander Golf Club eagled hole # 2 on his way to carding a 1 under par 69 to claim the Amateur Championship for the second time in three years. Andrew Bruce of Humber Valley Resort shot a 76 for a three day total of 222, good for second place. The highlight of the day was two playoff rounds between Matthew Woodland from Bally Haly Country Club and Nikashantess Penashue of Amaruk Golf Club to determine the Mid-Amateur championship and the other playoff, for third place in the amateur Division.

Penashue won both playoffs capturing with Mid-Amateur title and third place position on the Amateur team with a three day total of 226. Woodland who was tied for the lead heading into the finbal round carded a 78 while Penashue recorded a 75 for force the tiebreaker. Michael Tibbo of Bally Haly Country Club placed third with a three day total of 229.

In the Senior Men’s Division, Chuck Conley of Bally Haly recorded a 76 for a three day total of 231 to capture the Senior Division title. 2017 Senior champion George Chaulk of Harmon Seaside Links placed second just 3 strokes behind Conley. Eddie Bearns defeated fellow club member Don Boland in a second hole playoff for third place.

During the ladies awards ceremonies, Interim General Manager of Bally Haly Country Club, Kurt Schoenberg was presented with a small token of appreciation for hosting the champions and acknowledged the work of Danny O’Neill in coordinating the volunteers to assist with pace of play, forecaddies, scoring and starting.

It was also announced that Royal LePage will continue their title sponsorship of the championships and that the 2019 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships will be held at Blomidon Golf Club in Corner Brook from July 11th to 14th.

Full results can be found on the following link:

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18538/index.htm?

Boland Three-peats, at 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Provincial Championships

St. John’s, NL….Don Boland of Bally Haly Country Club over came a three stroke deficit after the first round to capture his third consecutive Provincial Super Senior Championship with a two day total of 158 and win by 1 stroke over Day 1 leader Andrew Hynes, from Clovelly. Bob Skanes of Gander Golf Club recorded a two day total of 168 to secure third place.
 
Linda Webber of Bally Haly Country Club used the home course advantage to record a second round 83 for a two day total of 176 and capture her first Super Senior Division crown by 5 strokes over Day 1 leader Sherilyn Beaton of Clovelly. Bobbie Boland of Clovelly carded a 94 for a total of 190 to retain her third place finish.
 
2016 Provincial Amateur Champion Blair Bursey of Gander recorded the low round of the day with a 5 under par 65 to take a 6 stroke lead over Andrew Bruce of Humber Valley Resort. Bruce recorded a two day total of 146 and 2 strokes ahead of  Michael Tibbo and Matthew Woodland both from Bally Haly Country Club.
 
In the Women’s Amateur Division, Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club recorded an 88 for a two day total of 173 and tied with Day 1 leader Janet Mills of Bally Haly Country Club. Allison Crawford of Bally Haly pulled ahead of Rosie Boland to take sole possession of third place with a two day total of 176.
 
Mills remains in first place in the Mid-Amateur Division by 3 strokes over Allison Crawford who carded an 84 to put her within stroking distance of Mills heading into the final day. Kathleen Jean of Harmon Seaside Links recorded an 86 to put her 6 strokes behind the leader. Mills also has the lead in the Senior Ladies Division with a 3 stroke lead over Super Senior Champion Linda Webber and 6 strokes ahead of third place Kathleen Jean.
 
Tibbo and Woodland are tied for the lead in the Men’s Mid Amateur Division with two day totals of 148 and a three stroke lead over Nikashantess Penashue of Amaruk Golf Club.
 
In the Senior Men’s Division, Chuck Conley of Bally Haly recorded a 78 for  a two day total of 155 to remain in first place with a 1 stroke lead over Eddie Bearns of Bally Haly country Club who carded a 76. 2018 Super Senior Champion Don Boland and 2017 Senior Champion George Chaulk are tied for third with a two day total of 158 and just three strokes off the pace.
 
Some of the major highlights from Day 2 include an eagle and 6 birdies by Blair Bursey of Gander, Andrew Bruce of Corner Brook recorded an eagle on hole # 18, while Ryan McNeil-Lamswood of Stephenville recorded an eagle on the  par 5, 12th hole.
 
The final round is scheduled to begin at 7:20 A.M. starting with the Ladies, followed by the Men’s Senior, Mid-Amateur and Amateur Division. Presentations are planned for the Haly Room at 2:00 P.M. for the ladies and 7:00 P.M. for the men.
 
Full results can be found on the following link:
 
https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18538/index.htm?

Amateur Division Tied at 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships

St. John’s, NL….Despite steady winds, a taste of smoke from a local fire and firm greens, day 1 of the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships at Bally Haly Country Club provided some excitement as 2017 Provincial Junior Champion Andrew Bruce of Humber Valley Resort and Michael Tibbo of Bally Haly Country Club recorded identical scores of 2 over par 72 to tie for the lead in the Men’s Amateur Division. 2017 Amateur Champion Mike Furlong carded a 73 to sit in third place heading into day 2 of competition.

In the Women’s Divisions Bally Haly Country Club member Janet Mills to hold a 1 stroke lead over Provincial Development Team member Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club. Allison Crawford of Bally haly and Rossie Boland of Clovelly round out the top three in the Division Mills holds the lead in the Mid-Amateur Division by 7 strokes over Karen Healey, also from Bally haly while Crawford and Boland are tied for third with a score of 92

Mills leads the Senior Division with a 4 stroke lead over Sherilyn Beaton of Clovelly. Karen Healey is 3 strokes behind Beaton carding 91 in the first round. Beaton takes a 5 stroke lead in the Super senior Division heading into day 2 over Linda Webber of Bally Haly who carded a 93. Bobbie Boland of Clovelly scored a 96 to find herself 8 strokes from the leader.

In the hotly contested Men’s Mid Amateur Division,Tibbo leads the field of 63 players with a total 72 , leading defending champion Furlong by 1 stroke. Matthew Woodland of Bally Haly Country Club recorded a 4 over par to stand 2 stroke off the pace.

In the Senior Men’s Division, Chuck Conley of Bally Haly recorded a 9 over par 79 to hold a 1 stroke lead over club mate Eddie Bearns. John Bidgood of Bally haly and Andrew Hynes of Clovelly carded an 81 to hold down third place. Andrew Hynes of Clovelly carded an 81 to lead the field by 3 strokes. Bob Skanes of Gander Golf Club and 2017 champion Don Boland and Colin Budgell, both from Bally haly are tied for second with a score of 84.

During the first day of competition, Bram Dawe, Matthew Woodland, Mike Furlong and Justin Cluett of Grande Meadows each recorded at eagle while former champion Blair Bursey of Gander Golf Club and Utah Valley University Varsity Alumni recorded three birdies in the first four holes of play. Round 2 goes on Tuesday morning at 7:20 A.M.

Full results can be found on the following link:

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18538/index.htm?

Furlong, Chaulk & Boland Set to Define Titles

St. John’s, NL….A total of 124 golfers from across province including 105 men and 19 women have converged on Bally Haly Country Club in St. John’s to compete in the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships from July 8th to 11th for the right to represent the province at Atlantic and National Championships.

The 54 hole stroke play tournament will determine the provincial champion in eight categories including: Men’s and Women’s Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior and Super Senior. 2017 Mens Amateur and Mid-Amateur Champion Mike Furlong of Bally Haly Country Club is back to defend his titles, while fellow club member Don Boland will try to retain his Super Senior Championship. Defending Senior Champion George Chaulk of Harmon Seaside Links will be returning to reclaim his title. 2018 will see new champions(s) crwoned in the Ladies as Golf NL Hall of Famer and Humber Valley Resort member Judy Gillam will not be returning this year.


2018 will mark the return of 2016 Amateur Champion Blair Bursey of Gander. Besides Bursey a number of other players to keep an eye on include Nikashantess Penashue, Michael and Matthew Tibbo, Chuck Conley and Michael Ryderare just some of the talented favorites in the mens field. On the ladies side Janet Mills of Bally Haly have an eye on capturing another title while Kathleen Jean, Allison Crawford, Rosie Boland and Gale Roberts are capable of capturing a crown this year.

Full results can be found on the following link:

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18538/index.htm?

Play begins at 7:20 A.M. Monday July 9th.

Bonnell and Pelley-MacHardy Lead Wire to Wire to Capture Provincial Titles

Port Blandford, NL….After placing second at the 2017 provincial championships, Matthew Bonnell of Blomidon Golf Club made a bold statement as he lead wire to wire to capture the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championship and the right to lead Team NL into the Atlantic and National Championships. Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club captured his first provincial crown in style by leading the field in the Bantam Division from wire to wire and finishing with a three day total of 283.

Bonnell captured his first junior title recording a three day total of 223 and a 12 stroke margin over Ryan McNeil-Lamswood of Harmon Seaside Links who carded a final day 79 for a total of 235. Michael Simms of Clovelly rounded out the top three carding a final day 84. The junior division saw a playoff for fourth place between Evan D’Angelo and Gavin Connors both from Clovelly. Connors won the sudden death playoff on the second playoff hole to place fourth and the opportunity to represent the province at the national championships.

In the Boys Juvenile Division, Alex Dolomount of Clovelly recorded a final round 87 for a three day total of 262 to captured the championship over second place Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club by seven strokes. Nathan Young of Clovelly secured third place with a three day total of 276. In the Bantam Division MacHardy capture the title over Karsen Best who recorded a three day total of 317 to take second place and 16 strokes ahead of Evan Snow of the Gander Golf Club who recorded a final round 104 for a three day total of 333.

Golf NL, its Board of Directors , players, officials and management of Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community acknowledged and celebrated the contributions of its veterans. Lloyd Clarke, a veteran who served in Afghanistan was flag bearer on the 18th hole during the final round and players had the opportunity to thanked him for his serve to our country.

In the coming weeks, members of the Provincial Junior Boys and Girls Teams are scheduled to compete at the Future Links Atlantic Championships Driven by Acura at Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community from July 16th to 19th . Earning the right to represent the province at these championships in the boys division are Matthew Bonnell, Ryan McNeil-Lamswood and Michael Simms while Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club will be the lone female representative for this competition.

At the awards presentations, Golf NL took the opportunity thank the management of Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community for their support of the championships and acknowledged title sponsor Royal LePage and contributing partners Wedgwood Insurance, Pepsi, Taylormade, adidas and Old Dutch.

For the final results and all the details visit:

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18537/index.htm?

For more information on the championships contact Golf NL at 631.3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

Bonnell Extends Lead at 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships

Port Blandford, NL….Tuesday’s round of the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships remained on schedule for the second consecutive day as weather conditions were superb compared to other parts of the province.
 
In the Junior Boys Division, Matthew Bonnell of Blomidon Golf Club extended his lead over Ryan McNeil-Lamswood of Harmon Seaside Links to 7 strokes after carding a 5 over par 76 for a two day total of 149. Gavin Connors of Clovelly broke a three way tie for third finishing the second day of competition recording an 84 for a two day total of 164 and a 1 stroke ahead of Michael Simms, also of Clovelly.
 
In the Boys Juvenile Division, Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club recorded a second round 91 to take sole possession of first place with a 4 stroke lead over follow club mate Alex Dolomount who recorded a second round 95. Rounding out the top three is Nathan Young of Clovelly with a two day total of 182, 7 strokes behind Dolomount.
 
Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club carded an 89 for a two day total of 185 and increasing his lead over Karsen Best of Bally Haly Country Club by 10 strokes. Evan Snow of Gander Golgf Club maintained his third place position carding a 103 for a two day total of 219.
 
For more details on the competition and a full list of standings visit:
 
https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18537/index.htm?
 
The final day of competition will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday. The awards presentation in the eligible divisions will take place at 2:00 P.M. in the Carrick Room at the Resort followed by a meeting of players competing in the Atlantic and/or National competitions.
 
For more information contact Golf NL at 709.631.3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

Bonnell Leads 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships

Port Blandford, NL….Under sunny skies, a warm breeze and superb greens, players were treated to an ideal round of golf to open the first day of competition at the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships on the Twin Rivers Course at Terra Nova resort & Golf Community in Port Blandford.

In the Junior Boys Division, Matthew Bonnell of Blomidon Golf Club recorded a 2 over par 73 to hold a 2 stroke lead over Ryan Mcneil-Lamswood of Harmon Seaside Links in Stephenville. Three players including Gavin Connors of Clovelly with Ethan Efford and Alex Dolomount of Bally Haly tied for third scoring a round of 80. Blomidon Golf Club member Matthew Bonnell holds down third position with a 5 over par 77 to put him four strokes from the leader.

In the Boys Juvenile Division, 2017 championship, Ethan Efford and Alex Dolomount are tied for first with identical scorers of 80 followed by Nathan Young of Clovelly with recorded a 90. The only female in the field, Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club sits in fourth place with a score of 103.

Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club scored a 96 to hold a 1 stroke lead over Karsen Best of Ball Haly Country Club while Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club rounds out the top three in the division with a sore of 116. For more details on the competition and a full list of standings visit:

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga18/event/rcga18537/index.htm?

Round 2 is set for Tuesday morning beginning at 9:00 A.M. For more information contact Golf NL at 709.631.3102.

Nicholas Chafe to represent Newfoundland & Labrador at National Special Olympics

Nicholas Chafe is Newfoundland and Labrador’s golf representative (The Packet)

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Clarenville athlete Nicholas Chafe is excited to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the national Special Olympics — he’s been working hard for some time now in preparation.
In an interview with The Packet, Chafe says he’s learned a lot while training to golf. He relays tips like “keep your head down and on the ball,” and how to make sure your drive doesn’t end up in the trees.

He’s been keeping to a strict regimen, recording his exercise and working with coaches from the provincial Special Olympics team.

Chafe will tee off at the national Special Olympics in Antigonish. Chafe will tee off at the national Special Olympics in Antigonish.

He likes golfing, saying he enjoys the driving the best, but he also loves walking. He’s very active and walks quite often on his own, between four and six-kilometres every day. They’ve recorded his distances in a log since October.

Chafe started playing golf when he was 12 years old, back in 1992, while living in Gander.

Chafe and his brother, Jonathan, participated in the Junior Golf Program at the Gander Golf Course every summer until they moved to Clarenville in 1999.

Over the years, Chafe, Jonathan and their dad Bob, all would try to get out for a round when they could and when schedules would allow.

Chafe became involved in the Special Olympics in 2012 and has participated in bowling, playing bocce, running track and snowshoeing. He represented Team Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook in 2016 during the national Special Olympics in snowshoeing.

Chafe says he beat all his times in the competition.

In 2016, Chafe became more involved in golf again, upon the suggestion of Gander coaches Joe Philpott and Tanya Smith at the provincial games in Marystown.

After registering for a tournament at Pitcher’s Pond in Whiteway that September, Chafe practised as much as he could, going on to play in the provincial games in 2017, winning the individual skills competition and the individual stroke play event at Bally Haley Golf Club in St. John’s. This qualified him to represent N.L. at this year’s national summer games.

Chafe also works seasonally, valuing his time at B&B Finishing and Forming with Steve Baker. Being so busy, Chafe and his dad make sure to hit the course on weekends to continue practising.

Chafe is thankful to those who helped him along the way, including his dad and brother and Gander coach Tanya Smith as well as trainer Teena Adey. He’s also worked with Jim Stick in St. John’s to improve his mechanics.

He was taught to take a full swing and he has a much longer drive.

Chafe was also lucky to be invited out to Twin Rivers at Terra Nova Resort in May to golf with Golf NL junior golfers, working with people like Blair Bursey, who helped him out a lot. Staff at the resort itself has been wonderful to his progress as well.

Bob says they went through all the skills and went through a nine-hole run through with them.

“Golf NL has been really good to him too,” his father said. “And Terra Nova Golf Course, the folks out there, they’ve been really good to us.”

And Bob himself has worked side by side with his son, taking coach training courses and going through the practice with Chafe at the driving range and on the course.

“It blows me away. It does my heart good,” said Bob.

As the days inch closer, the excitement grows. Chafe will read the athlete’s oath for the participants from Newfoundland and Labrador at an event before they leave for the Games.

Before that, he’ll be participating in the track and field event at this year’s provincial games in July in Stephenville.

While he’s prepared a great deal, Chafe knows what’s really important as well.

“Having fun is key, winning is a bonus,” he says.

Canada to celebrate National Golf Day

Canada to Celebrate National Golf Day 

 Canada’s national golf industry associations will celebrate the annual National Golf Day, on Monday May 29. More Canadians play golf than any other participation sport and the industry is #1 in driving economic impact, employment and charity fund-raising activities throughout the country.

 The National Golf Day was created to recognize the impact of the golf community and promote awareness and exposure. Participating golf facilities across Canada will be offering fun golf activities including tournaments, clinics, free golf for juniors, skills contests and more.

 For NCGOA Canada CEO Jeff Calderwood, the day provides an opportunity for golf facilities to build a connection with golfers and community sports enthusiasts. In Newfoundland Labrador a number of courses have planned celebration including The Wilds Golf Resort. On Monday May 28th, the Resort will be drawing prizes throughout the day, as well as offering $30.00 green fees (carts extra) and restaurant and beverage specials.

Golf day is a perfect opportunity for golfers of all ages and skill levels to get out and and raise the awareness of the rapid growing sport, as well as enjoying themselves in the process. All of Newfoundland and Labradors golf resorts are ready to deliver a quality, exciting experience and invite you to come celebrate National Golf Day.

 

 

 

Terra Nova to Host Spring Junior Camp

Golf Newfoundland and Labrador (Golf NL), through the Junior Committee, is pleased to announce that the ninth annual Spring Junior Development camp will take place from May 19th to 21st at Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community in Port Blandford.

This camp is open to any junior age golfers from across the province who wishes to enhance and develop their golf skills and knowledge of the game. The activities for the weekend will include skill testing, course management, sport science sessions including nutrition, mental preparation and rules, strength and flexibility sessions and a number of rounds of golf on Twin Rivers and Eagles Creek.

Instructors and chaperones for the camp include Wayne Allen, Trevor Hefferan, Sandra Sparrow, Utah Valley University Golf Team member and Development Team Alumni Blair Bursey and a number of other staff. As part of the camp, players in attendance will be provided with information on the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships, 2018 Tely Tour Schedule and other junior activities for the coming season.

The player registration form and itinerary for the camp is available by contacting Golf NL. Space will be limited due to the number of instructors, facilities and accommodations. A player interested in attending this camp is encouraged to complete and return the registration form as soon as possible.

The $225.00 registration fee for the camp will cover player costs including participation in three rounds of golf, seminars, skills instruction, accommodations, meals and nutrition breaks. Each player will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the host site.

For more information contact GNL office at 709-631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca.

Terra Nova to Host Spring Junior Camp

Terra Nova to Host 2018 Spring Development Camp

Golf Newfoundland and Labrador (Golf NL), through the Junior Committee, is pleased to announce that the ninth annual Spring Junior Development camp will take place from May 19th to 21st at Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community in Port Blandford.

This camp is open to any junior age golfers from across the province who wishes to enhance and develop their golf skills and knowledge of the game. The activities for the weekend will include skill testing, course management, sport science sessions including nutrition, mental preparation and rules, strength and flexibility sessions and a number of rounds of golf on Twin Rivers and Eagles Creek.

Instructors and chaperones for the camp include Wayne Allen, Trevor Hefferan, Sandra Sparrow, Utah Valley University Golf Team member and Development Team Alumni Blair Bursey and a number of other staff. As part of the camp, players in attendance will be provided with information on the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships, 2018 Tely Tour Schedule and other junior activities for the coming season.

The player registration form and itinerary for the camp is available by contacting Golf NL. Space will be limited due to the number of instructors, facilities and accommodations. A player interested in attending this camp is encouraged to complete and return the registration form as soon as possible.

The $225.00 registration fee for the camp will cover player costs including participation in three rounds of golf, seminars, skills instruction, accommodations, meals and nutrition breaks. Each player will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the host site.

For more information contact GNL office at 709-631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca.

2018 Royal LePage Provincial Championships Registration Opens

Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL), in partnership with title sponsor Royal LePage and contributing supporters Taylormade, Adidas, Old Dutch, Molson, Wedgwood Insurance and Jackson-Triggs are pleased to announce on-line registration for the 2018 Royal LePage Provincial Championships opened on Monday April 2, 2018

The competitions are open to amateur players. Provincial players must be a member in good standing with Golf NL or are Gold level member of Golf Canada/Golf NL membership program. Foreign players must be members in good standing with their respective association.

Junior Championship – Boys and Girls Divisions

Hosted by the Terra Nova Resort & Golf Community on the Twin Rivers Course from July 1st to 4th.

Golf NL has reserved accommodations at the Resort under “2018 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships” and encourage participants to confirm accommodations at this venue as soon as possible by calling the hotel (709) 543-2525

Amateur Championship – Adult Divisions

Hosted by Bally Haly Country Club in St. John’s from July 8th to 11th.

To register for the Championships click on the Royal LePage Championships button located on the homepage of the Golf NL website: www.golfnl.ca.

Competition details, schedule of events and related subjects are posted on the registration site. Please note that the schedule may change and competitors are requested to check the site on a regular basis for any additional information and/or updates.

Golf NL anticipates a full field of 144 players in the Amateur Championships with 28 players registered to date.. We encourage you to register as soon as possible and to inform any of your friends to register early.

For more information contact Golf NL at 709-631-3102 or e-mail, golf@sportnl.ca

Royal LePage Confirms Title Sponsorship for the 2018 Provincial Championships

 St. John’s, NL– Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL) is pleased to announce that Royal LePage has agreed to continue its partnership with Golf NL for the 2018 amateur and junior Provincial Championships. Golf NL is excited to once again have Royal LePage as the title sponsor of these competitions and assist the organization in enhancing and developing the championships into first class events.

Part of the mandate of the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) is to host an annual junior and adult championship that will select players to represent the province at Atlantic and National golf championships. This year, the Royal LePage Junior championships will take place at the Terra Nova resort & Golf Community from July 1st to 4th, while the amateur championships will be held at Bally Haly Country Club in St. John’s from July 8th to 11th.

“Royal LePage has been an active partner in the golf community for many years and is pleased to be the title sponsor of these two major competitions for the fourth year” stated Owner, Nick Vinicombe. “This is a great opportunity for our company to expand its presence in the golf community and support initiatives that will grow the game.” He further noted “the company has been involved in the Royal LePage Chip For Charity which supports Women’s Shelters throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Golf NL’s Executive Director, Greg Hillier stated, “our partnership with Royal LePage will continue to allow the organization to raise the profile of the championships and enhance the experience and stability of the competition for our members. We are very excited to have the opportunity to continue the partnership with Royal LePage for the coming season.”

Golf NL host Annual Meeting – Hall of Fame & Awards Dinner

St. John’s, NL….. On the weekend of Novemebr 24th and 25th,   Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL), held its Annual General Meeting, workshop sessions and Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner at Bally Haly Country Club. The Annual Meeting included the tabling of annual reports, the financial report for the fiscal year ending September 30th, 2017 and the election of officers for the coming year.

President, Ken Casey welcomed new members to the Board including Secretary Len Woodford; Competitions Director Wayne Allen; and Treasurer Chris Young; Returning Directors include: Vice President Rex Anthony; Rules Director Jim Sloan; Junior Director Jamie Moran; Membership Director Callum Tulloch; and Course Rating Director Sandra Sparrow.

A number of workshops were held which included a presentation on the 2017 Tely Tour, and an outline of programs and services of Sport NL by Executive Director Troy Croft, Rules Director, Jim Sloan a discussed the proposed revisions to the Rules of Golf beginning in 2019 and the introduction of a World handicap System in 2020.. Atlantic Regional Director for Golf Canada Jeff Hutt provided an overview of the new National Member Benefits program.

The highlight of the weekend was the 2017 Hall of Fame & Awards Dinner held at Bally Haly. Annual awards were presented to Mike Furlong of Bally Haly Country Club for Male Golfer of the Year, Judy Gillam of Humber Valley Resort received the Female Golfer of the Year, Taylor Cormier of Blomidon Golf Club was awarded the Junior Female Golfer of the Year while Andrew Bruce of Humber Valley resort received the Junior Male Golfer of the Year award.

Tamarack Golf Course employee Sally Snow was presented with the Employee of the Year Award and Dennis Langdon accepted the award for Golf Course of the Year presented to Tamarack Golf Course in Labrador City. Bally Haly Country Club’s Golf Captain Danny O’Neill was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year and Jim Sloan received the inaugural Official of the Year award

This year, Golf NL’s Hall of Fame Committee accepted, three individuals into the Class of 2017 Golf Hall of Fame. Golf Canada Governor and rules official Catherine (Kay) Thompson was inducted into the Contributor (Volunteer) category for her years of service in officiating and participation on the national level. Kathleen Jean of Harmon Seaside Links was inducted in the Athlete category for her major achievements in Provincial, Atlantic and National Championship competitions. Gerry Boland, also of Harmon Seaside Links was inducted in the Athlete/Builder category. Gerry was involved in the operation and development of Harmon Seaside Links and represented the provincial at numerous national championships.

President Ken Casey stated “that these individuals are an example of the commitment, dedication and passion that has served the golfing community well in this province, and are very deserving individuals”. There were also Appreciation Awards presented to outgoing members of the Board of Directors including Adam Stanley, Eddie Bearns and Steve Wedgwood who were acknowledged for their contribution to the organization.

A number of sponsors were acknowledged for their support of the Golf NL including The Telegram, Wedgwood Insurance and Jackson Triggs. Emcee for the evening, Robin Short, was presented with a small token of appreciation for participating in the function.

For more information contact Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL) at 709-631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

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