The 2012 golf season is just about here and the Prince Edward Island Golf Association is gearing up for an exciting year. The Association’s mandate is to “ Grow the Game “ which it pursues through a diverse number of programs targeted to golfers of all ages and skills.
The Association’s 2012 Tournament calendar is now on it’s website www.peiga.ca . This years schedule includes over 30 tournaments including a new event at Countryview on July 28th and 29th which will give players a chance to play the clubs expanded new 18 hole layout .
A highlight of the year will be the P.E.I. Amateur Championship which will take place at Avondale on July 7th and 8th . The Amateur will determine the selection of players for the Women’s Amateur , Men’s Senior and Women’s Senior Teams that will represent P.E.I. at National Championships this year. The Men’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Teams will be selected through the 5 tournament Player’s Series which will finish at the Lobster Carnival Tournament in Summerside on July 15th .
In August the Canadian Senior Women’s Championship will be held at the Belvedere Golf Club . The best senior players in the country will test their skills on the historic and always challenging Charlottetown layout .
The Association has a full junior program planned for the year which will include a new Maritime Junior Team Championship that will take place on August 27th and 28th in Amherst , Nova Scotia. As the sport governing organization a key goal for the P.E.I.G.A. in 2012 is the selection of a coach for the 2013 Canada Games Team . Once a coach is appointed the qualifying process for the boy’s and girl’s teams will be determined .
Executive Director of the P.E.I.G.A., Ron MacNeill, encourages every golfer in the province to become a member of the Provincial Association and Golf Canada .
“It’s very easy to become a joint member and the benefits are substantial . If you join a P.E.I.G.A. member club your $30 membership is normally included in your club fee . If you are not a club player you can purchase a Public Player card for $39.95 through Golf Canada at www.golfcanada.ca “ ,said MacNeill .
Benefits of membership in the Association and Golf Canada include:
* Green fee discounts at Island courses
“ It really is a great deal . Another benefit is that as a P.EI.G.A. member you will be supporting our junior golf program as well as Golf in Schools and Golf for the Cure, the Association’s annual fundraiser for cancer research. “ said MacNeill.
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place at the Belvedere Golf Club on Saturday , April 14th at 10:00 am .
P.E.I. Golf Association Plans Exciting Season