The McLennan Ross Sun Junior Tour

Latest News from the Tour

McKenzie Meadows Event Cancelled; Other Flood Updates

Jul 03, 2013

Now that the recovery and cleanup efforts in the Calgary and southern Alberta area are underway, we have contacted all the courses on the Tour whose courses might have been affected by the recent flooding. The Turner Valley event on July 22 and Canmore's tournament on July 29th are both good to go! The only problem with Turner Valley's event is that you cannot get into Black Diamond from the Turner Valley side of the river. Players will have to get to the golf course through Black Diamond. However, the McKenzie Meadows GC suffered severe flooding and will be closed entirely until at least August 1st. Given the uncertainly of the availability of their course, Head Professional Richard Hardy has requested that their tournament take a leave of absence from the Tour for this year as they focus their efforts on getting their golf course back in playable condition. This is certainly understandable and we look forward to returning to McKenzie Meadows in the 2014 Tour schedule.

Philipp and Dickson Endure a Scorcher in Innisfail

Jul 02, 2013

That was ONE hot ,steamy day! The temperature topped out at 32C with a Humidex factor of 41C, so needless to say it was tough slugging on the gorgeous, but hilly Innisfail golf course for 50 juniors from as far away as Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary. Alex Philipp of Montgomery Glen GC in Wetaskiwin was best today with an 81 in the intense heat and suffocating humidity, one shot clear of Allen Pruss of River Bend GC in Red Deer. Theo Olver of Three Hills and Brandon Maxwell of Pine Hills GC in Rocky Mountain House were tied for third on 83. In the junior girls' division, Courtney Dickson of the host club was low with an 86. I'm now going to go stand in a cool shower for about an hour and cool off from one of the hottest days on a golf course in memory. Full results on the website in the morning.....Out. Wednesday, July 3 - 10:30 am - Full Results now on the website.

Tour Gets Into Full Swing!

Jun 25, 2013

With juniors starting to wind up their school years this week, the Tour gets ready to move into the heart of our 2013 schedule. Next week , we have two events; in Innisfail on Tuesday, July 2 and in Barrhead on Thursday, July 4th. The Innisfail event will be cross over tee times beginning at 1 p.m. on the Hazlewood and Aspen 9s, with an entry deadline of Sunday evening, June 30th. July 1, Canada Day, will be very busy at the course, so we need to make sure all the junior are entered by Sunday night at the LATEST in order for the club to properly plan for the tournament. Both Innisfail and Barrhead are terrific courses and great venues for any juniors that aren't competing in the Alberta Golf Junior Boys and Junior Girls championships going on next week in Edson and Ponoka. If you're planning to compete, please enter EARLY!

Henderson Lake Results and Calgary Flood Thoughts

Jun 24, 2013

It's 12:15 a.m. I just drove 5 1/2 hours from Lethbridge and I'm home and I am at a loss for words. Not about the tournament today. Full marks to Matthew Ritchot and Gina Kowalchuk on their wins at Henderson Lake today. More on them later. I'm at a loss for words to describe what I saw driving back north to Edmonton through southern Alberta and Calgary. Television reports over the last few days showing the devastation throughout much of southern Alberta only hinted at the scale of the damage until I got a first hand look at what has transpired over the last few days. My first hint of the scope and force of the water was leaving Lethbridge and seeing the height of the Oldman River, but really didn't hit home until I got to High River on Highway 2. Unbelievable. The town and much of the farmland north of town is a lake. I can only guess at the destruction in the town and surrounding community. Calgary was simply surreal. I'm in the city a lot during the year, and seeing the Bow River raging through the city was numbing. Inglewood Golf Course was just gone. Rounding the curve in the Deerfoot just north of Inglewood and seeing the water pounding over the weir only hinted at the level of damage upstream in the city. These are our neighbours and our friends and our families. It doesn't matter if they are golfers or seniors or whatever. They're our fellow Albertans and our fellow Canadians. Five hours in the car and my mind is percolating with thoughts about what we can do. We HAVE to help. We WILL help. I am now going to put up the results from the tournament today on the website and then try to get some sleep. I'm not going to go all David Ortiz on everyone like he did after the Boston Marathon bombing in Boston, but stay strong, Alberta!

Ritchot leads after 18 holes at Henderson Lake

Jun 22, 2013

After over 85 mm of rain had deluged the Henderson Lake GC over recent days, the course was still soggy but drying out rapidly for the first round today of the Henderson Lake Junior Open. Several withdrawals from Calgary and area competitors had hurt the field, but who can blame those youngsters or their parents given the seriousness of the flooding situation in Calgary and throughout southern Alberta? Of the juniors that did enter the tournament, Matthew Ritchot of the Lethbridge Country Club led the way, firing a 2-over par 73, good for a 3-shot lead over his clubmate Drew Harvie. Scott Shugg of Bearpaw GCC in Calgary is another 2 shots back on 78. Gina Kowalchuk of the host club was best among the junior girls on hand with a fine 78 of her own. Full results will not be on the website until first thing Monday morning after I get back to Edmonton. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all the Calgary and southern Alberta residents affected by the flooding.

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The 2019 season will be the twenty-fourth for the McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour. The Tour is organized through the offices of ev+ AGENCY in Edmonton. ev+ AGENCY is a full service advertising and marketing agency with an extensive background in the golf industry in Alberta.

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The McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour takes great pride in the quality of its competitors, its host facilities, and the support provided by our Corporate Partners. The efforts of the administrative staff and the volunteers that go into making the Tour so successful demand a very high standard of behavior and decorum from the competitors. We have therefore developed a formal Code of Coduct modeled on that of Alberta Golf that provides a set of guidelines for the young men and women that wish to compete in McLennan Ross Junior Golf Tour events.