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.
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.