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Cooke Municipal Golf Course - a must play course in Saskatchewan


Cooke Municipal Golf Course - a must play course in Saskatchewan

By George Bowditch, Sask. Golfer

The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is located in the heart of Prince Albert is another great part of the golfing paradise in Saskatchewan. This 18-hole championship layout course has been consitently ranked among the top five public golf courses to play in Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Score Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

The par 71 course is a 6,509 yard design that challenges golfers of all skill levels, and the friendly staff will ensure that your visit to the Cooke is a memorable experience.

The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is rich with history and noteworthy news. Just check the golf course’s beginning.

Cooke Municipal's history can be traced back to 1909, when a few men from the "old country" who played the game at home, gathered to form a club and lay out a small nine-hole course on land south-east of the City which then belonged to the Hudson's Bay Company.

They then formed the Prince Albert Golf Club and with each following year the game became more and more popular. In 1924, after settling a three-year land lease dispute, the City of Prince Albert obtained "an informal undertaking" from the government of Saskatchewan for the lease of the property. The city in turn signed a ten-year agreement with the Prince Albert Golf Club provided the land be used for golf purposes only.

Darcy Myers is the Head CPGA Professional at Cooke Municipal Golf Course and he explains the 12th hole is the signature hole and that you have to be at the top of your game to conquer it.

“The signature hole, the par 3 12th, ranges from 110 yards and can play as long as 181 yards. The tee shot plays from a slightly elevated tee box to a long but narrow green, which is protected by a water hazard on the right and two pot bunkers on the left, putting a premium on accuracy. With prevailing winds pushing shots toward the water hazard, 3 is a good score any day.”

The Cooke Municipal Golf Course has a driving range, two short game areas, CPGA Professionals to help you sharpen your game and a well-stocked pro shop to help you with all your golfing needs and fashions to look your best.

The Cooke Municipal Golf Course is proud to have a spacious clubhouse with a licensed restaurant, lounge and a deck overlooking the golf course. My Place offers a unique and casual dining experience in the beautiful surroundings of Cooke Municipal Golf Course.

The restaurant and lounge is the perfect place for that early morning breakfast, lunch with your clients or dinner with that someone special. So whether it’s after a long day at the office or before you head out to the game we have a spot for you and your group. They will host parties, meetings and special events and offer full catering services as well for your event.

They love to throw special events and parties and there is always new things in the works. They will help you host your next birthday, anniversary, fund raiser or when your place is just too small. Whether it’s a corporate or a family event they have a main lounge as well as private rooms as well as the largest patio deck that you can book in Prince Albert.

The staff at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert will make your visit one to remember. They have been following great tradition for over 100 years so you know they know how to make it most enjoyable. Just show up with your clubs and they will do the rest.

Don’t miss a chance if you are in the area as the Cooke is a must play. Call the golf shop at (306)763-2502 or visit them online

Are you looking for a fun way to make a difference this summer?

Why not organize a golf tournament in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation! Not only will you be inspiring camaraderie among your loved ones, friends and colleagues, but you’ll be helping to raise funds that go towards vital, life-saving research.

With your support we can prevent disease, save lives and help survivors toward a faster and fuller recovery. Your efforts will go along way toward enabling positive changes in our communities. Together, we can create survivors so that more Canadian families can experience the joy and hope of welcoming a loved one home.

We have tools that can help you accomplish your fundraising goal. Contact Community Fundraising Specialist, Janine Rozon, at or 306-209-2311 today for more information or to register an event!

Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke: together, we will make it happen.

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How to Spot a Fake

For golfers, the issues with counterfeit clubs can range anywhere from a loss of distance and accuracy to a safety issue—with shafts that shatter and heads that fly off mid-swing. Some golfers look online and see what they think are top-of-the-line clubs at bottom barrel prices, so they buy them. But as the old adage goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Although we would like to educate golfers on how to spot a fake, the truth is the most reliable way to be sure someone is purchasing an authentic product is to buy the product from an authorized source. There will always be a risk that a product purchased from an unauthorized source will be counterfeit. Counterfeit manufacturers are constantly changing and it's becoming more and more difficult to spot counterfeits…until you play golf with them.

Authentic clubs maximize a golfer's performance. To ensure the golf equipment you're purchasing, or have already purchased is authentic, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Am I purchasing my new golf equipment from an authorized dealer?

    To ensure that you are purchasing authentic golf products, please buy from an authorized retailer/dealer. A list of authorized retailers can be found at each manufacturer's website, or by contacting the manufacturer's customer service department.

  2. A number of websites offer discounted golf products and claim to be OEM's or approved vendors. Are they legit?

    Probably not. There has been an increase in the number of websites that offer deeply discounted golf products. These sites are mainly based in China. If the site is not identified as an authorized retailer / vendor according to the manufacturer's website, it is likely selling counterfeit products.

  3. There are slight differences in the appearance of the club, including different shades of color, or slightly different engravings. Did I purchase a fake?

    Most likely. Most golf manufacturer's do not sell "blems" or "seconds", so there will not be different versions of golf equipment in the marketplace.

  4. The golf club that I purchased off of a website was shipped from China. Should I be concerned?

    Yes, if the product is shipped from China, chances are high that it is fake.


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Golf and What it All Means

Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a good bottle of beer.

Golf! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins, on top of that, the winner buys the drinks.

Golf is harder than baseball. InGolf, you have to play your foul balls.

If you find you do not mind playing Golf in the rain, the snow, even during a hurricane, here is a valuable tip ...your life is in trouble.

Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot.

A 'gimme' can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers ...neither of whom can putt very well.

An interesting thing about Golf is that no matter how badly you play, it is always possible to get worse.

Golf's a hard game to figure. One day you'll go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and miss every green. The next day you go out and for no reason at all you really stink.

If your best shots are the practice swing and the 'gimme putt', you might wish to reconsider this game.

Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is you.

Golf is like marriage, if you take yourself too seriously it won't work, and both are expensive. The best wood in most amateurs' bags is the pencil.

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