Miskanaw Golf Club CPGA head professional plays in Syncrude Boreal Open

(Fort McMurray, AB, July 15, 2013) – Josh Fleming, PGA of Canada head golf professional at Miskanaw Golf Club, participated in the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON played July 11-14 at the Fort McMurray Golf Club. The tournament draws over 150 of the best golfers on the PGA Tour of Canada to Fort McMurray.

“Playing in the Syncrude Boreal Open was an incredible experience,” said Fleming, who fired a 4-over 76 in both of the first two rounds, barely missing the cut as he represented Miskanaw Golf Club.

“It is tremendously exciting to play in a tournament of this calibre right in our own community. It is also a reminder of the importance of what we do at Miskanaw Golf Club, especially the programs and tournaments for junior players that can eventually lead them to pursue their own golf goals,” said Fleming.

One of those tournaments is on August 10-11, when junior players will participate in the Junior Citywide Golf Championships at Miskanaw Golf Club and the Fort McMurray Golf Club. This tournament, along with events like the Miskanaw Golf Club Championships on August 17, speaks to the avid interest in a sport that crosses demographics.

“Golf is hugely popular in the Wood Buffalo region,” said Rob MacGregor, Director of Golf and Grounds at MacDonald Island Park. “We’re happy to do our part to develop the community golf experience as we increase accessibility to the game. We’ve gone from 12 to over 80 junior members since 2009, while teaching over 1,000 students for free annually and we will continue to remain committed to fostering the game on a grassroots level.”

While in Fort McMurray, Darren Wallace and James Allenby of the PGA Tour of Canada dropped by the Suncor Community Leisure Centre to film a segment of the television program This Is the PGA Tour Canada including an adventure on the K-Rock Climbing Wall. The program is broadcast nationally on TSN2 and Global TV.

A busy schedule continues this week at Miskanaw Golf Club with its annual Member Guest Day presented by The Bouchier Group on Wednesday.

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