Merry Christmas from Golf Saskatchewan
Sure, Hallmark and Carlton Cards will be selling its usual "Peace. Joy. Love." and "Season's Greetings" themes this year, but here at Golf Saskatchewan, we will do something a little different. As we reflect on a challenging year complete with a global pandemic, isolation, social distancing, hand washing, mask wearing, and a short supply of two-ply, we want to take a brief moment and send the best wishes from our QuaranTeam to yours! 

Let's hope 2021 includes health, happiness, social gatherings, hugs, high-fives, lots of laughs, more birdies and pars, and healthy memories. 

Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a safe and prosperous New Year ... please stay safe!   

BUY LOCAL or BYE LOCAL
The term "buy local or bye local" has been a popular promotion during COVID-19 and the Christmas season here. 

The idea can definitely be executed within the golf community. In this story with discoverEstevan.com, Head Pro Amanda Minchin discusses the struggles incurred with no restaurant and banquet service this off season.

We can help, think of your local course this year when purchasing gifts. Many services can be purchased now for use in future months whether its; gift cards for the proshop, rounds, or restaurant, lessons from a local PGA professional or other teacher, gear from your local proshop or even a Golf Saskatchewan/Golf Canada membership.

The best way to find deals from your local course is to follow their social media pages or call the course.

COVID RELIEF FUNDING
Watch your email boxes if you received MAP Grant funding for details regarding funding to assist in costs incurred by your facility to operate safely through the pandemic.

Golf Saskatchewan is working as the facilitator of as part of the Government of Canada and the COVID-19 Emergency Funding federal program. 

There is no doubt COVID-19 had an impact on your club and we're working to assist in potential reimbursements of some costs. Acceptable expenses will be from April 2020 to March 2021. 

The deadline to submit the required follow-up is the end of March 2021 and we understand more course financials will come to light at the end of your facility's fiscal year.  

2021 SCHEDULE RELEASE
This week Golf Saskatchewan announced the 2021 championship schedule.
Both Elmwood Golf Club and The Legends Golf Course will host events for the second season in a row.

Moose Jaw's Hillcrest Golf Course will host for the first time since 2015. 
A decision has yet to be made on the status of the Rosebowl and Mixed Team Championships. 

For more on the schedule release click here.

CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
Golf Saskatchewan was given the green light to host individual championships this season following all COVID guidelines and despite some hiccups scheduling wise the season was a success. 

15-year-old Brooklin Fry had a summer to remember taking home both the junior women's and amateur women's championships. The first to do so since Anna Young in 2010. 

What about the finish in Warman as Ty Campbell eagles on 18 on the 72nd hole to win his first amateur title. Remember Danny Klughart's 62 in round three of the mid-am to win his second straight?

Tammy Bezaire recently moved to a new home near Yorkton and used the short commute to her advantage to win another senior women's championship while Rick Hallberg did the same on the senior men's side.

Yorkton's Deer Park also saw hometown product Derek Stykalo go wire to wire for the mid-master's victory.

Last but not least, after missing the 2019 junior men's championship Josh Nagy was back on top capping his amazing junior career with another win in Swift Current. 
 

Overall, even without national events we had a memorable championship season and thank everyone for taking part and being safe! 

INDOOR GOLF OPTIONS
Coming off a season where record numbers of rounds were reported across Canada and in Saskatchewan many players want to keep the momentum going through the long winter months.  

Saskatchewan has many indoor facilities to quench the golf thirst in the off season. From multi-screen venues to clubs housing their their own simulators there are options in most areas of Saskatchewan. 

Golf Saskatchewan featured a few of the facilities earlier this fall. 

NOTE-Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert has since announced a simulator and teaching centre is on it's way. Stay tuned!

CELEBRATING LEGENDS OF GOLF
Earlier this month, the Saskatchewan Golf Hall of Fame committee announced an extremely talented group of five people to make up the 2020 class.

Congratulations to Lindsay Bernakevitch, Melodie Lawrek, Pat Buglass, Brad Phelps, and Ken Rodgers. (Ken's feature coming soon)

The 2020 Hall of Fame induction banquet was cancelled due to COVID-19 health restrictions. A new date will be released in the new year.

Golf Saskatchewan has also been featuring previous Hall inductees. Stories have been shared from the likes of Keith Rever, Jim Scissons, and Barbara Danahar. You can visit the Golf Saskatchewan YouTube page to see the videos and hear some fantastic stories from our greatest players.

More to come in the future!

2021 SAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the 2021 SAGE scholarship program are now being accepted. 

In 2020, 13 student-athletes from seven communities across the province received various amounts of funds for post-secondary education totaling an estimated $12,000.

To read more about the SAGE program and find the application form click here.

2020 NEWS MAKERS
The the last few seasons we've looked back on the year that was and who made golf news in the province with remarkable accomplishments or stories. From the Hall of Fame announcement to Brooklin Fry's summer sweep, 2020 was a memorable year on the course. 

Here's our countdown of the top-10 stories from the year according to website hits and social media insights from our channels. Enjoy!
PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
TaylorMade Canada                     Adidas Golf Canada



The above items may improve your game and make you feel better on the course. 
About Golf Saskatchewan
Our Mission is, towards a nation/province playing golf. 

 

Golf Saskatchewan
510 Cynthia St
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 7K7
Golf Saskatchewan
(306) 975-0850


 Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook