The Annual Canadian Open Hickory Championship is held at the Legends Golf and Country Club. This years edition was the 20th anniversary of the tournament coupled with the 25th anniversary of the Legends. Click on the link below to view the .pdf summary and results.
Good news for Legends golfers – the driving range is ready for spring and will open April 11 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)
The Legends closes the Traditions nine, shortens the holes and makes it available to kids 12 and under for free...11:00 am to 3:00 pm
To teach the rules and etiquette each group MUST have an adult “caddy”….mom or dad or gramma and grampa or in some cases, all of the above. Come out to enjoy sharing the game of golf with the youngsters! To round out the day, free hotdogs, drinks and prizes are awarded to all the new golfers.
Keep the Sunday of the long weekend in August free and share the joy of golf with your kids!
The 2018 Canadian Open Hickory Championship was held the week of August 13-17 at the Legends G.C. Sherwood Park, Alberta. The hickory event included a 2-day road trip on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday Scramble, Thursday USA/Canada match (Ryder Cup format) and Friday Championship tournament.
The road trip included 18 holes at Trestle Creek GC just west of Edmonton, an overnight in Edson and then 18 holes at the renowned Jasper Park GC in the Rockies. The smoke from the wild fires in British Columbia couldn’t dim the enthusiasm and camaraderie of the group!
The Wednesday scramble really marks the beginning of the tournament because you get to play the home course, meet new players, pony up some cash and get the competitive fires burning. After the round players and other invitees visited a local home for a BBQ and a viewing of a golf memorabilia collection.
This year’s Thursday Casey Cup competition featured a record number of 22 players from the US. It included a lunch after the first nine and then following 27 holes of friendly US/Canada competition in Ryder Cup format all met at the Golf Car Museum for a meal and tour of the museum. Oh, and yes, the Canadian team emerged victorious.
On Championship Friday, the champions division was won by Ben Plaunt with a sterling 4 under par over 18 holes. The Senior Division was won by Jim von Lossow of Washington, followed closely by locals Rob Taylor and Chris Ream. The Ladies Division featured a repeat win by Kim Filipan. The Chinese hickory champion was Kenn Looten and Rick Boudreau won the First Nations Division. This year’s Junior Champion was 12 year old Ethan Ream shooting an impressive 112 in his first 18 hole round with the Hickories.
Each year in conjunction with the Canadian Open Hickory Championship, The Legends honors an Albertan who has made significant contributions to the game of golf in Alberta. This year’s honoree for the ‘Legends of Alberta Golf’ award is Jackie Little.
Little, who grew up in Edmonton, belonged to the Glendale Golf and Country Club. Her remarkable resume includes two Alberta Women’s Amateur titles, two Alberta Junior Girls championships, three Alberta Senior Women’s crowns and three Canadian national titles. After moving to British Columbia she captured five B.C. Women’s Amateur titles, five B.C. Senior Women’s Championships and three B.C. Mid-Amateur Championships.
Jackie Little was inducted into the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2017.
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.