Lung Association of Nova Scotia/PEI partners with PEIGA!
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association is excited to announce a partnership with the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, a charitable health organization that is helping the 1 in 5 Islanders and Nova Scotians living with lung disease. As we continue to battle COVID-19, a respiratory virus, the importance of good lung health has never been more evident.
For over 30 years, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island has been offering the Links Fore Lungs Golf Book, a discount golf book that provides the user with over 100 BOGO golf deals at courses around the Atlantic region, as well as many other great offers.
Links Fore Lungs is an important fundraiser for the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, providing vital funding for programs and services that help people with lung disease.
The Links Fore Lungs book makes a great gift. It is an excellent way for golfers to explore the variety of wonderful golf courses across the province, while supporting the important work of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The PEIGA is pleased to announce that all members can purchase a Links Fore Lungs Golf Book at a special discounted price. You can order one book for $35 or 3 books for $80 (plus free shipping). In recognition of our partnership, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will also be providing us with a $1000 scholarship!
To take advantage of this special offer, members must call in their order by contacting the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island by phone at 902-443-8141 or toll-free 1-888-566-5864, and provide your member ID.
For more information on the offers and participating courses, or to learn more about the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and how they are helping people in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, please visit www.lungnspei.ca
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July 12, 2022, The Prince Edward Island Golf Association is excited to announce a multi-year agreement with Currie, Hughes, Mullins & Associates IG Private Wealth Management as supporters of the PEIGA High Performance Junior Team and sponsors of the Boys and Girls Junior Titles which are presented annually at the Cooke Insurance PEI Amateur.
‘We are excited to partner with the PEIGA in support of Junior Golf in Prince Edward Island. I am happy that our team can give back to a program that had provided me with so many positive experiences and life skills when I was a junior golfer in PEI” said Jamie Currie, Executive Financial Consultant. ‘We look forward to supporting Island Junior Golfers on the Atlantic and National stage this season with representatives set to attend the NextGen Atlantic Championship, Canadian Boys and Girls Junior Championships and Canada Games.’
The PEIGA is looking forward to the added value this sponsorship will bring to high performance junior golfers.
Golf Team PEI Named for 2022 Niagara Jeux du Canada Games
Coach: Travis Carr with Athletes: Caleb Drake, Landon MacCallum, Lexie MacDonald, Brayah MacDonald and Manager: Bailey Carr are heading to Niagara!
Our High Performance Team worked hard over the past three years toward the goal of earning a spot on the Canada Games Golf Team. All athletes trained year-round in golf/fitness and competed in 5 qualifiers in 2021-2022. We are proud of the hard work and dedication of all our Junior High Performance Athletes.
Congratulations and Good Luck Caleb, Landon, Lexie and Brayah!
Greg Rivard – RE/MAX Charlottetown named Official Realtor of the PEIGA
May 20, 2022 – The Prince Edward Island Golf Association is excited to announce a multi-year agreement that names Greg Rivard – RE/MAX Charlottetown as the Official Realtor for the PEIGA and title sponsor for the Greg Rivard – RE/MAX Charlottetown Amateur Tour One-day events and sponsor for the Men’s Mid-Amateur title which is presented annually at the Cooke Insurance PEI Amateur.
‘I am very excited to partner with the PEIGA in support of Amateur Golf in Prince Edward Island.’ said Greg Rivard. ‘This partnership with PEIGA coupled with my sponsorship for the Upcoming Island Open allows me to contribute to a sport that I feel passionate about. Golf is a growing industry not only in our province but across our country and I’m thrilled to join the golf community in this capacity.’
The PEIGA is looking forward to the added value this title sponsorship will bring to amateur golfers, for a full list of Amateur Golf events in PEI in 2022 click here.
Apply for the Summer Sport Coordinator Position
The PEI Golf Association (PEIGA) is the governing body of golf across the province. We are responsible for promoting the game of golf and providing programs to our members whether they are competitive or recreational players. As the Provincial Sport Organization we work closely with Golf Canada and our member clubs to deliver introductory golf programs.
We are also responsible for running a provincial amateur championship, promoting the rules of golf, course rating and assisting local clubs with events that are part of the PEI Amateur Tour.
The PEIGA requires the services of a Summer Sport Coordinator for the 2022 golf season.
Drs. Hickey Burke & Associates to Sponsor the PEI Junior Tour
February 16, 2022 – The Prince Edward Island Golf Association is excited to announce Drs. Hickey Burke & Associates as the title sponsor for the Drs. Hickey Burke & Associates PEI Junior Golf Tour, formerly the PEIGA OOM Junior Tour. The Tour is a summer long event for youth under the age of 19, coordinated by Champion Golf Academy that includes six competitive events leading to a Tour Championship tournament complimented with CPGA clinics and instruction.
‘I am very excited to be able to partner with the PEIGA and Champion Golf Academy to support and add excitement to the PEI Junior Golf Tour.’ said Dr. Mark Burke, Owner. ‘I have many fond memories and great friends from my own days on tour and want to help the great organizers make the player’s experience even more “tour like”. Looking back, I gained many life skills on the PEI Junior Golf Tour learning to compete, striving for improvement, and relationship building skills that have all aided in my own professional life. I am happy to watch this talented group of young players grow as athletes and leaders.’
The PEIGA is looking forward to the added value this title sponsorship will bring to junior golfers, along with creating a more competitive feel for the participants, which will help them as they prepare for Atlantic and National competitions. Registration will open on March 15. The 2022 schedule along with additional information can be found at HERE
About Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates:
Established in 1988, Drs. Hickey, Burke & Associates is a locally owned and operated Optometry Clinic that settles for nothing less than delivering top level eye care. Our goal is to make each and every patient’s experience with us a positive one. Whether it is an eye examination with our excellent Optometrists and cutting edge technology, a search for that new pair of glasses or sunglasses with our well educated staff that will look and feel great, or being fit with contact lenses for the convenience they offer, we handle all eye care services. With the support of our second clinic, Island Optical & Eyecare, we will always have you covered. Visit us at www.drshickeyburke.com for more information.
PEIGA Welcomes Junior Development Team Coach
The PEIGA is happy to introduce Travis Carr as the Junior Development Team and Canada Games Coach!
Travis was born in Marshfield, PEI on June 13, 1990. He picked up the game of golf at a young age and developed an instant passion for it. As a junior golfer, Travis represented Team PEI many times at Provincial, Atlantic and National competitions as a team member from 2005-2008.
With the intention of building a career in the golf industry, Travis studied at Holland College, where he completed the Golf Club Management and Professional Golf Management programs.
Following that, Travis attained his professional status in 2014 and recently received his Class “A” member status through the PGA of Canada. At the 2020 PGA of Canada awards, Travis received the honor of Class “A” professional of the year in the Atlantic Zone. He is now a finalist for the national award which will be selected in January, 2021.
Over his 17 years of employment in the golf industry, Travis has worked many different jobs including turf maintenance, back shop attendant, pro shop attendant, junior program coordinator and teacher. Although he enjoys all areas of golf course operations, he has become particularly passionate about teaching golf and more specifically junior player development.
Aside from using his competitive golfing background, Travis uses the most up to date technology to help improve his students. This includes: Flight Scope (a 3D Doppler tracking radar which measures the launch and flight of the golf ball and provides quantitative data about a player’s golf swing and performance), BodiTrak (a pressure-sensing mat that helps athletes understand how they interact with the ground), as well as, SuperSpeed Training (an overspeed training program used widely on all major tours, designed to gradually develop more clubhead speed).
Aside from golf, Travis is a competitive CrossFit athlete and has a keen interest in fitness and nutrition. Last year he travelled to Ottawa to get certified as a L1 CrossFit coach and he currently coaches CrossFit in the offseason.
Travis is always trying to stay up to date and evolve as a professional and aspires to use his knowledge to improve golfers of all skill levels and ultimately grow the game of golf here on Prince Edward Island.
The PEIGA will be announcing details for the Junior Development Team Program in early January.
Golf Course Guidelines: Phase 4
Golf course operators on Prince Edward Island are required to implement the measures noted below to protect the health and safety of employees and players on Island courses. Additional workplace guidelines and public health measures required to be followed by all businesses can be found in the Renew PEI Together document found at https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/renew-pei-together
Public Health Measures:
Stay informed, be prepared and follow public health advice
Physical distancing must be observed at all times, with a minimum of two metres between individuals. This applies to all public areas as well as employee designated areas such as break areas and pro shop.
Adhere to mass gathering limits.
Encourage frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% – 80% alcohol.
Ensure enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of frequently touched surfaces.
Encourage vulnerable individuals to exercise caution and minimize high-risk exposures.
An illness exclusion policy must be in place which requires staff to stay home if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. Players exhibiting signs of illness will be asked to leave.
Tee times will only be made online or over the phone.
Where possible encourage online, debit and credit transactions.
Tee time intervals will be increased to ensure groups are evenly spaced throughout the entire round. Pace of play must be monitored to avoid congestion on the course.
Groups will consist of no more than 4 people. Physical distancing must be observed at all times, with a minimum of two metres between players.
Groups will be asked to wait to be called to first tee to start.
Club storage is not permitted.
One day tournaments and similar events are permitted where the total number of people does not exceed the organized gathering limit (50 in phase 4). This is to keep contact tracing manageable in the instance of a positive case. There could be potential for a second group of 50 players up to a maximum of 100 people across gatherings provided the two groups do not mix (as per the multiple gathering guidance). Pre-approval of the operational plan would be required should the total number of people involved exceed 50.
Lessons can be offered where physical distancing and gathering limits can be observed.
Driving ranges can open if physical distancing can be maintained and range balls can be cleaned and disinfected between customers.
Practice putting and chipping greens can open if physical distancing can be maintained and devices or systems are in place to allow removal of the ball from the hole without the player touching the flag or reaching into the hole.
Retail and pro-shop sales are permitted in accordance with the Retail Guidelines.
Food service areas, including in-room dining are permitted to operate in accordance with the Food Premises Guidelines.
Lessen Touch Points:
Course furniture; benches, ball washers, shoe scrapers, rakes, club cleaners, sand dispensers, and first tee scorecard/pencil holders will be removed where possible or made inaccessible.
Consumables such as scorecards and pencils will be made available to each group as they arrive at the tee.
Devices or systems must be in place that allows removal of the ball from the hole without the player touching the pin or reaching in the hole.
If golf cart and pull cart rentals are permitted, they must be cleaned and sanitized between uses. Walking is encouraged to reduce the use of shared equipment.
Limit of one person per golf cart, unless the occupants can prove they reside in the same household or a physical barrier is in place between the players.
All staff will be trained to observe COVID-19 safety protocols and trained to recognize symptoms of COVID-19.
Signage will be placed in parking lots and on course encouraging physical distancing and COVID-19 safety practices.
Staff will ask any player/guest to leave the property if they witness any of the safety protocols being ignored.
When booking tee times, players will be made aware of the measures the course has taken to make it safe to play. If they book online they will receive information by email, if they call an operator will inform them.
Cleaning and Sanitizing:
A detailed sanitation plan requiring frequent cleaning and sanitizing of clubhouse and on-course washroom facilities must be in place, with only one individual permitted entry at a time.
Staff will be provided access to protective equipment which may include gloves, non-medical masks (when required), and cleaning supplies.
All rental equipment will be sanitized following each use.
Equipment (computers, mowers, etc.) should be assigned to one user as much as possible to avoid shared use and the continuous need to clean and sanitize between uses. Where equipment is share, or reassigned to a new user, it must first be cleaned and sanitized.
PEIGA Welcomes New Executive Director
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association (PEIGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Griffin as their new Executive Director.
Alison’s experience in sport, recreation and communication will be an asset to PEIGA that will allow the association to continue serving members and facilities while growing the sport of golf.
“I am very excited to be joining PEIGA in the ED role, I thank the Board of Directors for this opportunity.” said Griffin. “My predecessor implemented a variety of programs and built positive relationships with members, operators and partners and I look forward to contributing to the exceptional reputation PEIGA has provincially and nationally.
Alison is originally from O’Leary, PEI and has a diploma in Sport and Recreation Management from Holland College. She was the Executive Director for the Western Region Sport and Recreation Council from 2011-2017 and most recently, the Manager of Communications for the Department of Health with the Government of Nunavut in Iqaluit. Alison also served on the Canada Games Mission Staff for Team PEI in 2015 and 2017 and managed the Team Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program for Arctic Winter Games in 2018 and Canada Games in 2019.
“ Sean’s leadership and continued support has left PEIGA in a great place and although this golf season will be very different from any other, I’m looking forward to seeing what our association can accomplish with Alison as our Executive Director and our current board of directors.” stated PEIGA President, Melissa Castle