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Who had the most underrated season in 2014?

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2014 brought lots of good play, good venues, exciting championshp's and lots of good players toward's Elite Golf Program. Most people have heard about Grayson Constable's good 4 win season that included 2 of the big 6 events, or Drew's record setting 7 win year, or what about Ethan Choi's win at the MJT Banff Springs to get into EGP. Darin Bertschi would also be in that category, winning a second-to-one 5 times. But what about the most underrated season's? Two obvious choices stand out, and that's Trey Brandt and Jeff Masse. Trey Brandt won twice in 2014, at the Big Cup Challenge and the Modified Stableford Challenge, but what people do not usually realize is he didn't finish worse than fourth all year. Trey had 2 wins in 8 starts, winning 25% of the time, and finished 2nd twice, he finished back-to-back-to-back third place finishes in July and also added a fourth place finish. That's solid. Jeff Masse also had a very good season, but yet again underrated. Jeff won the first major of the year by a record 8 shots at Paradise Canyon. Everyone thought Jeff would go on a tear for 2014 and set the pace the whole year. Although this never happened, he came in fourth in the Stranville Living Cup and had a good season. Jeff won twice, highlighted by the 2014 EGP Open Championship, was low EGP Member at the Wolf Creek MJT event. Jeff had four runner-up finishes, 1 third and a fourth. Another player who didn't finish lower than fourth, is this where we hashtag #theseguysaregood. 

Your 2015 Elite Golf Program Alberta Team

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2014 season is over, and a great season at that, but now it's time to move on to a new year, and a new year means new faces. The team grew from 9 to 16 kids, meaning bigger, better and more competitive events! So without any more delay, here is the 2015 Roster.

Drew Harvie

  • Won the Inagrual version of the 2014 Stranville Living Cup over Grayson Constable in 19 holes
  • Won 2014 Player of the Year.
  • Won 7 times, most notably the United States Open


Grayson Constable

  • Finished second in the Stranville Living Cup, losing to Drew in 19 holes
  • Finished 4th in Player of the Year Race.
  • Won 4 times, most notably the Masters and Players


Darin Bertschi

  • Finished 3rd in Stranville Living Cup, eliminated in the Semi-Finals
  • Finished runner-up in Player of the Year race.
  • Won five times, most notably the Match Play Invitational and The Canadian Open


Jeff Masse 

  • Finished fourth in Stranville Living Cup
  • eliminated in the Semi-Finals. Finished third in Player of the Year race.
  • Won twice, most notably the Open Championship


Trey Brandt

  • Finished Tied Fifth in Stranville Living Cup, eliminated in the Quarter-Finals
  • Finished Tied 7th for Player of the Year race
  • Won twice 
Ethan Choi

  • Gained Access by his win at the MJT Banff Springs Event
  • Finished Tied Fifth in the Stranville Living Cup, eliminated in the Quarter-Finals
  • Finished 5th in Player of the Year race
  • Won once, most notably the MJT Banff Springs event 

Mason Harder

  • Finished 7th in Stranville Living Cup, not making it to Playoffs 
  • Finished Tied 7th in Player of the Year race
  • Won once, most notably the Par 3 Invitational Event 
Lukas Ferguson

  • Finished 8th in Stranville Living Cup race
  • Finished T-8th in Player of the Year race

NEW MEMBERS

Ethan Campbell
Tyson Wirun
Spencer Klassen
Justin Laczo
McCoy Garner
Jonas Nelson
Kaden Ashcroft
Krishan Stocker

That is your 2015 Roster! We hope to see everyone March 4th for the Season Opener at Evergreen Golf Centre for the Evergreen Open, where Drew Harvie is defending 

Harvie wins Stranville Cup, concluded 2014 season

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Drew Harvie on winning the Stranville Living Cup this past weekend. Drew lead most of the match, winning the first and not loosing the lead until the 16th, which Grayson won. Drew won holes 1, 5, 6, 14, 18 while Grayson won holes 3, 10, 15, 16, 17. Drew birdied the first playoff hole (the first) to win in 19 holes.

The 2014 awards will be announced by the end of next week (25th of October) so keep your eyes open!

The Tryout Process gets underway, with 12 golfers going for 10 spots on Elite Golf Program, tee times will be posted.

Darin Bertschi wins second POTM, leads Player of the Year race

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Darin Bertschi who won September Player of the Month. Darin won his first Major of his EGP Career at Picture Butte, shooting rounds of 78, 74 for a 152 (+8 ) total. Darin goes into the first playoff event as one of only two people who can take over Stranvile Living Cup lead, with a Win. 

EGP Ryder Cup teams set, Harvie wins for 5th time

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The EGP Ryder Cup teams are set as 12 players have made their respective squads.

The Captains were decided off who had the most points for their respective teams.


Team Elite Golf Program                                         Team non-Elite Golf Pogram

Captian: Drew Harvie                                               Captian: Matt Richot

Darin Bertschi                                                           Nolan Mastel

Jeff Masse                                                                Mason Edwards

Grayson Constable                                                   Micheal Valk

Trey Brandt                                                              Blake Marczuk

Ethan Choi                                                               Sam Paskuski

alternates for Team EGP                                         alternates for Team non-EGP

Mason Harder                                                          Jackson Harvie

Lukas Ferguson                                                       Ethan Campbell 

Aidan Peacock                                                         Tyson Wirun


Drew Harvie picked up his fifth win of the season at the seasons second Drive, Chip and Putt. Drew clipped Grayson by 1 point, flopped from last Drive, Chip and Putt to take a comanding lead in the Stranville Living Cup playoffs

Drew Harvie wins July POTM, Whitefish Trip review

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Drew Harvie on winning July Player of the Month. Drew also won March Player of the Month, and now takes a lead in the Player of the Year race. Drew's July was highlighted by a win at the season's third major, the EGP US Open, winnin by 1, and finishing runner-up to Grayson Constable at both the Northern MT Championship and the EGP Players. In the Whitefish trip Grayson Constable started of the trip on a good note, winning the Northern MT Championship by 8 highlighted by a holed wedge from 112 yards on the drivable par 4 10th for Eagle. Grayson Continued his rath on the other EGP members by winning the EGP Players Championship (80-76) by 8 as well. Drew Harvie capped off the EGP Trip with a win at his home course, Iron Horse Golf Club, but it wasnt without struggles. starting 78-76 to take a 13 shot lead over Trey Brandt, Drew struggled in the final two rounds, going 83-86 to win by a small margin of 1, closing out a back nine of 49.

Constable blows out venrable Lethbridge Country Club to win by 9 at the EGP Masters

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Grayson Constable who went 81-73 for a 154 total, good for a 9 shot win over Darin Bertschi (163) and Drew Harvie (164) as his closest competitiors. Grayson played very stready golf to cruise to the largrst win of the largest win of the season, as well as the lowest round of the 2014 EGP Season, congrats Grayson!

Bertschi, Harvie clinch spots in Stranville Living Tournament of Champions

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Darin Bertschi and Drew Harvie for clinching their spot in the Stranville Living Tournament of Champions October 15th at the Lethbridge Country Club. With all these events being cancelled a total of 27 events are on the schedule now, meaning to get into the TOC you need to win three times, which Bertschi achieved May 28th at the Spring Championship, and Harvie achieved that on July 7th at the Davis Invitational Junior Qualifier. Grayson Constable is the next cloest to clinching, with two wins (Drive, Chip and Putt, as well as the EGP Masters), his next win he'll join Drew and Darin October 15th. 

Darin Bertschi wins May Player of the Month, Masse 14 back in Leduc

Posted on June 1, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Darin Bertschi who won May Player of the Month by one vote over Grayson Constable and Ethan Choi. Darin had a very good month with wins at the Front Nine Challenge and Spring Championship, finishing fourth at both the MJT Paraidse and MJT Banff, earning him POTM. Darin also takes over Player of the Year race, with 14pts, he's one clear of Jeff Masse and two clear of Drew Harvie. Darin joins Drew Harvie (March) and Jeff Masse (April) as other players to win Player of the Month.


On the north side of Alberta Jeff Masse tried to take on the renowned Red Tail Landing golf course in Leduc, and fired a solid round of 79 to sit 14 back. Tyler Saunders lit of the vaulrable Red Tail course to fire a -7 65 to lead by 4. Hopefully Jeff can pull out another good score and get into the top 10 (he sits 11th), goodluck to Jeff!

Darin Bertschi wins 3rd of the season, Harvie records 8th straight top 5

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Darin Bertschi shot a 1 over 37 on a recently aireted Lethbridge Country Club to win his third of the seaon by 1 over Grayson Constable. Darin is one win away from punching his ticket to the Tournament of Champions, which you need four wins to get exemption. The most impressive part his won is its 3rd win in four starts, and with a 75% win percentage, thats tough to beat on any tour. Grayson Constable finished one back (+2) after winning the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship two weeks ago, beginning an impressive play as of late. Trey Brandt notched his 4th top 3 of the season, another impressive feat, finishing runner-up three times, and third once, but still no wins for Trey. Lukas Ferguson got his best finish of the season with a T-4th, and said "I've really been playing well lately, its going to come"! One of the current big headliners of EGP right now is Drew's current streak of top 5's, currently on 8 and going strong "yeah its nice to always be in the top 5, its close to winning again, i havent won since the Evergreen Open in March so I'd love to get another win and get hot, but finishing in the top 5 is always nice and having the longest streak going in EGP has its perks as well"! Aidan Peacock played his first tournament of the year, but didnt play solid which was dissapointing, but lots of talent and lots of time we will see Aidan develop into a great player! Jackson Harvie played his first of 3 exempt events, but finished 7th. The next EGP Tourmament is the years second Major, the EGP Masters at the Lethbridge Country Club June 13-15, with the Monday Qualifier June 9th. 

Jackson Harvie earns next 3 EGP Events

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Drive, Chip and Putt last Wednesday was successful for many reasons, but one of them for a certain Junior golfer stood out. Jackson Harvie finished 3rd, which earned him the next 3 Stranville Living Cup Events. This will help him get on his was to earning a EGP membership through Stranville Living Cup points. Congratulations to Jackson and we hope to see you soon!

Grayson Constable wins for the first time, Drew Harvie records record 7th straight top 5

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a fun event for EGP Members and invitees as they played the first of two Drive, Chip and Putt Championship's throughout the season. Grayson Constable got his first Win of the season with a whopping 124 point total, followed by Drew Harvie at second, and Jackson Harvie (I) in third to round out medalist honours. This was a big event for all three players as they all earned something desperately needed. Grayson got his first solid finish after a couple of slow starts to the season, moved out of the cutline for the EGP Ryder Cup and gained valuable EGP Cup and SAJGR points. Drew Harvei recorded a 7th straight top 5, which is an ongoing record that is very impressive in itself, and Jackson Harvie earned more invitations to EGP Cup events with his 3rd place finish. He earned invites to the next 3 Stranville Living Cup Events, which are the Spring Championship (May 28th), The Thompson 9 Challenge (June 18th) and the 1934 Challenge (June 28th), he joins Blake Marczuk as the two players to get invited into more events, with Blake still having two exemptions in the Spring Championship and the Thompson 9 Challenge.   

Jeff Masse Wins April Player of the Month

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Jeff Masse who won the April Player of the Month. He became the first Major winner in EGP History, winning the EGP Open Championship by a huge gap; 8 strokes. He also took over the EGP Cup stadnings, and Player of the Year race. Jeff had a solid finish at the EGPGC-Match Play Invitational, finishing 4th. Congratulations to Jeff Masse!

EGP Regular Season Opener Cancelled

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)
Breaking news: the EGP Regular Season Opener has been cancelled due to snow and sleek around Southern Alberta and in the heart of Lethbridge. This is the 7th event cancelled by weather, and it's dissapointing, says Drew Harvie "yeah it's a pain, trying to make sure you have everyone come out and then have it cancelled due to weather, the EGPGC-Match Play Invitational is in question right now weather the course will even open, because it snowed today and the forecast has rain on Friday and snow Saturday. We're looking at alternate dates right now, and the leading candidates are the 22nd, 23rd and 24th over Easter break". I think everyone was excited for the Regular Season to get underway, and I think it's about time to get the season going, as it's early April and it snowed. This is the second year in a row it's snowed over Masters Week (2013 Masters Sunday, 2014 Masters Wednesday) and it's dissapointing we're getting snow in April. We're optimistic that we will continue with the Match Plau this weekend and hopefully we can play some golf! Stay tuned for more info .

Power Rankings: EGP Regular Season Opener at Henderson Lake Golf Club

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)
The EGP Regular Season is just 24 hours away, and with that in mind, let's see who's trending and who's not in this weeks power rankings. 1. Jeff Masse -Coming off two second place finishes in the Pre-Season (Evergreen Open, EGPGC-Par 3 Invitational) and is currently is second in the EGP Cup standings, and is the second highest ranked player in the field, expect him to be in contention. 2. Mason Harder -Coming off his win at the EGPGC-Par 3 Invitational, should be rolling and loves Henderson. The years biggest jumper so far in the SAJGR at 11th, he's the third highest ranked in the field, currently leads the EGP Cup Standings by a wide margin and could add to that this week. 3. Trey Brandt -Tied second at the EGPGC, and making his EGP member debut (along with Mason and Aidan) but his accuracy and skill arounds the greens should come in handy at Henderson with the small greens that demand pin-point accuracy. Sitting in 3rd in the EGP Cup standings. 4. Grayson Constable -Coming off a disappointing fourth at the EGPGC-Par 3, but should look to get his rhythm back at a nice and short Henderson set-up, the highest ranked player in the field should help him with confidence and give him a swagger. 5. Lukas Ferguson -Hasn't completed in a full EGP event, but has shown signs of positive improvement over the winter. Technically it's his EGP Cup debut, but played in the EGPGC-Par 3 Invitational before WD'ing on his 19th green. 6. Aidan Peacock -Making his EGP Cup debut, with big improvement from last year in his game, this event will be just getting back into the tournament flow and rythym. Look for positive signs and him to start trending in the right direction

Event preview: EGP Regular Season Opener at Henderson Lake Golf Club

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

With the Southern Alberta golf season getting underway April 3rd, the EGP Regular Season is also around the corner. Darin Bertschi is the main storyline coming in as he missed both the Pre-Season events. He spoke about his debut "." This event is a strong event with 3 of the top 10 and 6 of the top 20 in the field. Along with Darin's debut, this is also Aidan Peacock's debut who was added to the team April 1st. On that note Elite Golf Program has expanded to 8 members, making for bigger and better tournaments! EGP Cup Points as follows; 1st - 250 2nd - 125 3rd - 75 4th - 50 5th - 25 6th - 12 7th - 6 8th - 3 Change to the event: instead of playing the back nine at Henderson Lake Golf Club we will play the front nine. Tee times are as follows 4:00- Trey Brandt, Mason Harder, Jeff Masse, Lukas Ferguson  4:07- Aidan Peacock, Darin Bertschi, Grayson Constable

EGP Regular Season Opener location moved

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to the Lethbridge Country Club not being open (open date is expected April 10th) the course for the regular season opener has been moved to Henderson Lake Golf Club. We will hopefully play the back nine at Henderson and get the regular seaon underway! Every other detail will stay the same.

Elite Golf Program expands to Kelowna, BC for 2015

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Breaking News: Elite Golf Program to expand to British Columbia, specifically Kelowna area. The home course is yet to be decided for the area, but Tower Ranch Golf and Country Club. This will bring in new and exciting events, such as a BC/AB Ryder Cup, and duel province EGP PLAYOFFS. This will also bring in Team Elite Golf Program, and a joint EGP Rankings. The number of events will be the same for Alberta and BC, but obviously the venues will be different. The EGP trip will also be joint provinces and makes the trip bigger and better. The schedule will almost be indentical and will look very similar.

Whats on tap; The EGP Regular Season Opener

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

April 9th is the start of the EGP Cup Regular Season, and 4 of the top 10 and 7 of the top 20 in Southern Alberta look to tackle the Lethbridge Country Club and win the 250 EGP Cup points. In the field is Drew Harvie (2nd), Grayson Constable (3rd), Jeff Masse (6th), Darin Bertschi (9th), Trey Brandt (13th), Lukas Ferguson (16th) and Sam Paskuski (17th). Lethbridge Country Club will be set up easier than normal, espcially since the cold April tempratures will create longer holes than normal.

First 2 winners of the EGP Cup Season

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Congradulations to Drew Harvie (Evergreen Open) and Mason Harder (EGPGC-Par Three Invitational) for winning the first 2 events of the season. Drew won a 9 hole event (125 EGP Cup points) and Mason won a 27 hole Invitational tournament (1000 EGP Cup points). Mason now is invited into the the Four Majors of the 2014 EGP Cup season and if he wins there becomes a member. Good job guys!