Good news for Legends golfers – the driving range is ready for spring and is now open under the guidance of Ron Lyons and his staff. The Legends Driving Range is located on the north west side of #7 Champions and features a massive 40,000 square foot grass tee area….
Why hit off mats when you can hit off grass?
Check out the Legends driving range !
Large Bucket $9 Medium bucket $6
10 large bucket punchcard $77
Special $17.95 —
1 Large Bucket AND
1 dozen Grade A+ golf balls (Titleist, Nike, Callaway, Srixon)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your patronage this season! We appreciate you choosing The Legends for your golf this year and we look forward to seeing you in the Spring!
The 2014 Canadian Open Hickory Championship week held at the Legends August 11-15th was another unqualified success!
Participants utilized wood shaft golf clubs of a bygone era for the entire week. The week started with two practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday. An 18 hole 4-man scramble held Wednesday showed that the old clubs still had some shots in them with a winning score of 12 under par! A Bar-B-Que followed play Wednesday evening. Thursday brought the annual 27-hole Ryder cup format with Canada edging out a victory over their US counterparts. Players were treated Thursday evening to a BBQ and a tour of the Legends Golf Car Museum – 65 vintage golf cars from 1949-1969 … everything from a one-seater to a five-seater. Friday featured the 27-hole stroke play tournament in conjunction with the annual Legends day – this year honouring Ray Milne for his contribution to golf and service at the Highlands G.C. (more on Ray Milne to come in the Legends section of the blog). The Championship division was won by Ben Plaunt with a stellar two under par over 27 holes. Runners up included Terry Bader, Michael Ream, Ken Plaunt and Brendan Tomiak. The Senior division over 27 holes featured a 3-way tie for the gold medal with Legends local Chris Ream, John Bergerran of Houston and Paul Biocini of Modesto sharing the honours. All in all a fine week of hickory golf, camaraderie and fun!
For details and entry form for the 2015 event, choose the “HICKORY” menu choice on the main page.
One of the golf cars from the Legends Golf Car Museum
The 2014 Legends “Little Legends Day” caused much excitement with the “younger” crowd! The Legends closed the Traditions nine, shortened the holes and made it available to kids under 12 for free.
To teach the rules and etiquette each group had an adult “caddy”….mom or dad or gramma and grampa or in some cases, all of the above, came out to enjoy sharing the game of golf with the youngsters. To round out the day, free hotdogs, drinks and prizes were awarded to all the new golfers.
A special certificate drawn by resident artist Mike Sutton made the day a memorable one for all!
Keep the long weekend next August free and share the joy of golf with your kids!
If your are a member at Legends Golf and Country Club, you can keep track of your handicap on the Golf Canada website.
Here’s a tutorial from Gord Dunmore:
- Go to golfcanada.ca and log in using your username and password. For new users, your username is legxxxyyy, where leg is for Legends, xxx are the first 3 letters of your first name, and yyy are the first 3 letters of your last name. So for me, Gord Dunmore, my username is leggordun. Your default password is 123456. I would advise you to change it after you first log in.
- Click on “Score Centre”, select the “Enter Scores” dropdown button, and follow the prompts. An 18-hole round at Legends can have one of three combinations of nines, and you can find the other combinations by hitting the “Away Course Search” button. Once you have used a course, it will show up on your drop-down course list. For 9-hole rounds, just select Front 9 or Back 9 of one of the combinations to get the nine that you played. Make sure you select the correct tees.
For the more serious golfer, the system also has provisions for entering hole-by-hole scores, and entering scoring statistics.
Golf Canada has released an app that will allow you to enter scores on your smartphone. If you search under “Golf Canada” in the App Store, you will find it.
If you need more information on the use of Equitable Stroke Control (ESC), have any questions or want a demonstration, just ask!
Each year the Legends Golf Course honours an Albertan that has made significant contributions to golf in Alberta. In 2014 the Legends chose Ray Milne to be their 15th Legend. Ray spend half of a century at the Highlands golf course starting working for the legendary Henry Martell in 1961 as an 11-year-old kid. Ray worked his way through the ranks starting off as a backshop worker cleaning clubs before becoming assistant professional, head pro and then general manager.
Another great day for families! Each year the Legends offers free golf for kids 12 years and under on Little Legends Day. This year it will be held on Sunday, August 3rd, from 11am to 3pm
. To help the kids with the play, rules, and etiquette, each group is accompanied by an adult “caddy”. Free hotdogs, pop, and prizes will also be availaible for the kids! No registration necessary.
Where else can you get 3 days of hickory golf and merriment at this close to 1935 prices? It’s the 13th Annual Canadian Open Hickory Championship. The hickory event features players dressed in the 1920’s style using wood shaft golf clubs over 3 days including a team scramble, a USA/Canada match (Ryder Cup format) and the 27 hole stroke play tournament.
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Each year the Legends Golf Course honours an Albertan that has made significant contributions to golf in Alberta. The second inductee into the Legends of Alberta Golf is Sandy Robertson. Alexander (Sandy) Robertson came to Canada from Scotland ending up in the growing city of Edmonton, Alberta. He joined the Canadian PGA in 1958 as an Assistant Professional at the Mayfair G&CC and a short time later in 1962, he become the Head Professional at the Riverside Golf Course where he remained for eighteen years. In 1979, he moved to the Glendale Golf and Country Club in Northwest Edmonton, where he stayed for another sixteen years.
While Sandy is a well respected player, twice winning the Alberta Assistants’ Championship in the 1970s, he also is known for his leadership within the Professional Golf Association. As the Association’s first President in 1964,the Alberta PGA officially became a Zone body representative of the Canadian PGA. Sandy spearheaded the province’s education program and was instrumental in establishing the annual Merchandising Trade Show in Alberta which continues to this day.
In 2003, Sandy was unanimously selected by the Alberta PGA Board of Directors as the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Association Builder Category.
More information about Sandy can be found on the PGA website
Each year the Legends Golf Course honours an Albertan that has made significant contributions to golf in Alberta. The first inductee into the Legends of Alberta Golf in 1995 was Alex Olynyk. Alex was a builder and founder of Edmonton’s Windermere G&CC and served as the facility’s first Head Professional. Alex mentored several apprentices into Head Professionals, including Sandy Robertson, Bill Wright Jr., Monte Koenig and 1954 Canadian Open Champion Pat Fletcher. He opened the city of Edmonton’s first driving ranges and was a teaching professional for more then 60 years. His many students included much celebrated ladies’ champion Betty Stanhope Cole and Canadian Junior champion, Rob McMillan. In 1998 Alex was honored at the Legends Golf Course, where his favorite saying can be found on a plaque, “The person who wins at the game of golf isn’t the one with the lowest score, it’s the person who enjoys the game the most.” Alex Olynyk became a Life Member of the Canadian PGA in 1988. More information on Alex and his bio can be found at the Alberta PGA website