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Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Past articles by Curtis:

STOCK: Heffernan shines by setting course record at Royal Mayfair to win Fall Championship

Like any golfer — unless it’s your score for nine holes — 63 has become Wes Heffernan’s favourite number.This week Calgary’s Heffernan shot a course-record 63 in the second round at Royal Mayfair to easily win the two-day season-ending PGA of Alberta’s Fall Championship presented by Suni... → Read More

STOCK: Back to school for Tom Fuhr at Subaru City Edmonton Amateur

Tom Fuhr went back to school relying on his time with the University of Alberta Golden Bears golf team to win the 98th Subaru City Edmonton Amateur at RedTail Landing.“Our home course when I was going to the U of A was RedTail. I played 15-20 tournament rounds there so that helped a lot. → Read More

Curtis Stock: Chase Bodoano having strong year on junior links

Junior golf. Junior Golf and more junior golf. There were three McLennan Ross Alberta Junior Tour events last week – Camrose, the Edmonton Petroleum Club and Trestle Creek. The results provided multiple repeat winning performances as the Tour Championship gets set in a couple of weeks at Wolf Creek. After winning at Innisfail and Olds […] → Read More

Gordon holds on to lead at 1932byBateman Open despite windy conditions

Saturdays are called Moving Day on professional golf tours. But at a blustery Edmonton Country Club in the third round of the 1932byBateman Open, somebody obviously forgot to order the vans. Either that or they were in reverse or, at best, in neutral. “The wind definitely made it hard,” said North Carolina’s Will Gordon, who […] → Read More

Buckley rides hot putter to first-day lead at 1932byBateman Open

Hayden Buckley said he didn’t play all that well in Thursday’s opening round of the 1932byBateman Open. “I didn’t get it close all day,” he lamented as he came off the 18th green. “I didn’t hit it great.” So you’re thinking this is a guy who definitely didn’t break par at the Edmonton Country Club? […] → Read More

STOCK Golf Roundup: Youth on the Course may be on its way to Alberta

This could be the best thing that has happened to golf since hickory clubs were replaced by metal shafts: $5 rounds of golf for anyone 7-18 years of age. → Read More

STOCK Golf Report: Barb Flaman bounces back to win Alberta Senior Ladies Championship

Maybe this will be the year that Edmonton golf fans finally realize how good the Mackenzie Tour — PGA Tour Canada’s players are and show up in droves for this week’s Oil Country Championship at the Edmonton Petroleum Club. → Read More

Armstrong holds off Calgary's Galvon to win Edmonton Men's Amateur golf championship

A.J. Armstrong refused to be headed. Despite relentless and constant duress put on him by Calgary’s Jesse Galvon, St. → Read More

STOCK Golf Column: Long drivers reveal their secrets to distance

Leading off this week’s column with, as promised, Part 2 on how to hit longer.“You need speed,” begins Greg McGarry, head pro at the Glendale. “I’m 48 and I still do 50 push-ups a day to stay strong. → Read More

STOCK: Pros give tips on driving ball long distance

Don’t kid yourself. You know what you want. It’s not a 50-foot eagle putt. It’s not a hole-out from a bunker. It’s the booming, big, deep, long drive.So how do you hit a 300-yard drive? We asked Edmonton’s pros and some of the longer drivers. → Read More

Stock Golf Report: Murdoch and Cuthbertson team up to win Tournament of Champions

Jeff Murdoch is usually putting out fires, but last week the Edmonton firefighter started one of his own when he teamed with Jeff Cuthbertson to win the Tournament of Champions at Calgary’s McKenzie Meadows with a blazing 12-under 60. → Read More

Stock Golf Report: Sturgeon Valley gets major facelift

Make no mistake. What is going on at the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course isn’t just a few nips and tummy tucks or a little cosmetic surgery. → Read More

Stock Golf Report: Bossert has breakout season

Last year was a huge breakout season for Fort Saskatchewan’s Jarrett Bossert, who saw his tournament scoring average drop all the way from 83 to 76. → Read More

STOCK Golf Report: Promising junior golfer now caddying for Vijay Singh

Sports Illustrated runs an annual ‘Where Are They Now?’ edition catching up with what is happening with with sport stars of the past.I have my own version – seeing what is happening with Danny Sahl. → Read More

Trooper John wins personal version of the triple crown

Now that’s what you call a Trifecta.Just hours after winning Saturday’s $50,000 Journal Handicap at Northlands, Trooper John was named both Alberta’s Horse of the Year of 2017 as well as champion three-year-old at the annual awards dinner. → Read More

Plenty of outside speed at Journal Handicap

There is fast. There is Usain Bolt fast. And then there is the type of don’t-blink fast that is almost certain to be on display when a field of seven leaves the starting blocks in Saturday’s $50,000 Journal Handicap at Northlands. → Read More

Aces of clubs: Edmonton golf pros pick their favourite new equipment of 2018

Curtis Stock: How do golfers decide what clubs are best for them? To help you out, I surveyed a dozen local experts → Read More

Jockey defies logic, excels as thoroughbred season begins at Edmonton's Northlands Park

Rey Williams is almost six-feet tall. Rey Williams is allergic to horses. And yet, beyond all logical reasoning, Williams is a thoroughbred jockey → Read More

Stock: Plenty of quality holes at public courses

Two weeks ago I listed the Top 10 private course golf holes as voted on by 35 of Edmonton’s golf professionals and executives and there was some clear consensus. → Read More

Curtis Stock: Fort McMurray course re-opening on Canada Day

Against all odds, the Fort McMurray golf course is going to re-open on July 1. “We’re off to the races again,” said Fort McMurray’s head pro Jason Vaughn. “The infrastructure is gone but the fire didn’t touch the fairways, greens or tee boxes very much. “We got lucky. → Read More