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Golf NB announces the Cancellation of the 2021 NB Ladies Four Ball

For Immediate Release:

FREDERICTON, NB – In accordance with the Golf NB COVID-19 Tournament Protocols, it is with deep regret that Golf NB announces the CANCELLATION of the 2021 NB Ladies Four Ball, presented by Four Rivers Brewing Co. which was scheduled to be held on June 13th at the Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club.

The decision to cancel this event was not taken lightly but given the current restrictions surrounding competitions as outlined in the Provincial Mandatory Order, Golf NB has little choice and believes it is the best course of action at this juncture. 

Golf NB strongly supports the efforts of the Province of New Brunswick and its Public Health authorities in making the safety and well-being of New Brunswickers a paramount importance.

Golf NB shares in the disappointment of those affected and thanks our competitors, volunteers, and the Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club for their understanding during this extraordinary time.

Golf NB has and will continue to follow the directives from the Province of New Brunswick as we continue our plans to conduct the remainder of our 2021 championship schedule while balancing the needs of our competitors and host venues to the best of our ability.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 46 partner facilities and 6,600 individual members include provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, and junior golf development programs.

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Golf NB announces the Cancellation of the 2021 NB Men’s Four Ball

For Immediate Release:

FREDERICTON, NB – In accordance with the Golf NB COVID-19 Tournament Protocols, it is with deep regret that Golf NB announces the CANCELLATION of the 2021 NB Men’s Four Ball, presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada which was scheduled to be held on May 29th-30th at The Algonquin Golf Course.

The decision to cancel this event was not taken lightly but given the current restrictions surrounding competitions as outlined in the Provincial Mandatory Order, Golf NB has little choice and believes it is the best course of action at this juncture. 

Golf NB strongly supports the efforts of the Province of New Brunswick and its Public Health authorities in making the safety and well-being of New Brunswickers a paramount importance.

Golf NB shares in the disappointment of those affected and thanks our competitors, volunteers, and the Algonquin Golf Course for their understanding during this extraordinary time.

Golf NB has and will continue to follow the directives from the Province of New Brunswick as we continue our plans to conduct the remainder of our 2021 championship schedule while balancing the needs of our competitors and host venues to the best of our ability.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 46 partner facilities and 6,600 individual members include provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, and junior golf development programs.

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Golf NB Announces 2021 Championship Schedule

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB) is pleased to announce its 2021 Tournament Schedule which will include 15 various competitions and see the naming of some 34 separate provincial champions at 11 of New Brunswick’s top golf facilities.

The 2021 schedule is headlined by Golf NB’s six “Major Championships”, the NB Under-13 & 15 Championship (June 19th-20th, Gage Golf & Curling Club), the East Coast Junior Championship (June 29th-30th, Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club), the NB Ladies Provincial Championships, Driven by Audi Moncton (July 4th – 6th, Royal Oaks Golf Club), the NB Men’s Amateur Championship (July 9th – 11th, Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club), the NB Under-19 Championships (July 17th – July 19th, Hampton Golf Club), and the NB Men’s Senior & Mid-Master Championships (July 26 to 28, Fredericton Golf Club).

For a complete Golf NB Event & Championship Schedule CLICK HERE.

As the Provincial Golf Association and the governing body of golf in New Brunswick, Golf NB conducts the province’s amateur golf championships as part of its mandate to promote the sport and support the game of golf in the province

Golf NB’s Championship Season at a Glance…
The 2021 competition calendar includes seven team events and seven individual stroke play events including;

NB Men’s Four Ball, Presented by TaylorMade Golf Canada
May 29 & 30, 2021 – Algonquin Golf Course

Golf NB will once again kick off the competitive golf season with the 39th playing of the NB Men’s Four Ball.After the event’s cancellation in 2020, Golf NB is excited to return to the beautiful and historic Algonquin Golf Course for 2021.Hosting both Amateur Men’s and Senior Men’s divisions, the NB Men’s Four Ball will once again provide the perfect starting point to New Brunswick’s competitive golf season, at one of the provinces’ most challenging and picturesque venues.

Entry into the 2021 NB Men’s Four Ball includes two competitive rounds, a tee gift, a food and beverage voucher, and the opportunity for prizes in both gross and net flights.

NB Ladies Four-Ball, Presented by Four Rivers Brewing Co. 
June 13, 2021 – Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club

The Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club will play host to NB Ladies Four-Ball for the ninth time in the event’s 14-year history.  Tied to Gowan Brae’s annual Ladies Two-Person Scramble, the 2021 NB Ladies Four-Ball is a perfect way for the golfing women of New Brunswick to spend time with friends while enjoying one of the province’s top championship courses.

Entry into the 2021 NB Ladies Four-Ball, Presented by Four Rivers Brewing Co. includes one competitive round, a tee gift, a food and beverage voucher, and the opportunity for both gross and net prizing.


NB Under-13 & 15 Championship
June 19 & 20, 2021 – Gage Golf & Curling Club

The Gage Golf & Curling Club will play host to newly revitalized NB Under-13 & 15 Championship as some of the province’s best young junior players converge in Oromocto to start the competitive golf season.  Previously incorporated with the NB Under-19 Championship, 2021 will mark the resumption of a separate event to showcase New Brunswick’s Under-13 & 15 boys and girls players.

Entry into the 2021 NB Under-13 & 15 Championship includes one practice round, two competitive rounds, a tee gift, a food and beverage voucher, and the opportunity for both gross and net prizing.


East Coast Junior Championship
June 29 & 30, 2021 – Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club

The Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club will once again open its doors to some of eastern Canada’s top junior golfers during the 22nd playing of the East Coast Junior Championship.  With 1,000 Golf Canada Order of Merit Points up for grabs and past champions like Charles-Eric Bélanger, Valerie Tanguay, Anne-Chatherine Tanguay, Maude-Amiee LeBlanc, Ron Harvey Jr., and Brodie Flanders, the East Coast Junior Championship has been Atlantic Canada’s premier junior championship since its inception.

Entry into the 2021 NB East Coast Junior Championship includes one practice round, two competitive rounds, a tee gift, and championships in the Under 19 Boys, Under 19 Girls and Under 15 Boys categories.

NB Ladies Provincial Championships, Driven by Audi Moncton
July 4 to 6, 2021 – Royal Oaks Golf Club   

Royal Oaks Golf Club, in Moncton, NB will challenge New Brunswick’s to female golfers, as it plays host to the 85th playing of the NB Ladies Provincial Championships from July 4th to 6th.  With Leanne Richardson set to defend three of the four trophies on the line (the NB Ladies Amateur, NB Ladies Mid-Amateur, and NB Ladies Senior) and Kathy Grebenc looking to hold on to her NB Ladies Super Senior crown, the 54-hole event is sure to see another exciting finish.

Entry into the 2021 NB Ladies Provincial Championships, Driven by Audi Moncton includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a tee gift, and food and beverage vouchers and the opportunity for both gross and net prizing for competitors.


NB Men`s Amateur Championship
July 9 to 11, 2021 – Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club  

The Gowan Brae Golf & Country Club will play host to the NB Men’s Amateur Championship for the fifth time, and first, since 2005 when the Sussex Golf & Curling Club’s Ron Harvey Jr. claimed his first NB Men’s Amateur title.  “We are excited to be able to bring the NB Men’s Amateur Championship back to Gowan Brae, which has proven to provide the ultimate test of golf”, said Gary Melanson, Golf NB Tournament Chair.

In addition to the NB Men’s Amateur Championship, eligible players will also compete for the 2021 NB Mid-Amateur crown and five positions on Team NB, three positions on the NB Men’s Amateur Team, and two positions on the NB Mid-Amateur Team.  With the final Mid-Amateur Team position, as well as the first alternate positions, being awarded at the NB Mid-Master Championship to be held later in July at the Fredericton Golf Club.

Additionally, upon registration availability the 2021 NB Men’s Amateur Championship may also include a Senior Men’s field, with a minimum of 42 participants to be contested from a forward set of tees, of between 5,800 and 6,000 yards.  The overall field size for the NB Men’s Amateur Championship will not exceed 144 and the total number of participants in the Senior division will be dependent on the overall number of entries from the Amateur / Mid-Amateur age categories.

Entry into the 2021  NB Men’s Amateur Championship includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a tee gift, and the opportunity for prizing based on a minimum of four divisions.

NB Under-19 Championships
July 17th to July 19th, 2021 – Hampton Golf Club  

The Hampton Golf Club in Hampton, NB will once again play host to the NB Under-19 Championships. With four championships up for grabs, Boys & Girls Under 19 & Under 17 titles, as well as positions on the Team NB, there will be lots to play for on the 6,509 yard, Graham Cooke layout, that will also serve as the host venue for the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Championship.

Entry into the 2021 NB Under 19 Championships includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a tee gift, and the opportunity for prizing.

NB Senior & Mid-Master Championships
July 26 to 28, 2021 – Fredericton Golf Club

The Fredericton Golf Club, in Fredericton, NB, plays host to the 45th NB Senior Men`s Championship and the 2021 NB Mid-Master Championship from July 26th to 28th.

The two events will be run concurrently, as separate events, over the same three-day period and will carry a maximum field of 144 players overall.  In addition to the NB Men’s Senior & Super-Senior Championship and the NB Mid-Master Championship, eligible players will also compete for four positions on Team NB, three positions on the NB Men`s Senior Team, and one position on the NB Mid-Amateur Team.

Entry into the 2021 NB Men’s Senior & Mid-Master Championships includes one practice round, three competitive rounds, a food and beverage voucher a tee gift, and the opportunity for prizing based on divisions.

NB Family Classic & Adult Junior, Driven by Audi Moncton
August 9, 2021 – Country Meadows Golf Club

The 41st playing of the NB Family Classic & Adult Junior, Driven by Audi Moncton at Country Meadows Golf Club.

This 18-hole event uses a Pinehurst Scoring method where partners both drive on each hole and then each play a 2nd shot with the other’s ball.  After the 2nd shots, a choice is made regarding the ball with which the hole will be completed, playing alternate shots from there until the ball is holed out.  This unique event provides opportunities for the entire family with three different divisions; Male/Male, Female/Female, and Mixed in both the Family Classic and Adult Junior flights.

Entry into the 2021 NB Family Classic & Adult Junior, Driven by Audi Moncton includes one competitive round, a meal, and a tee gift.


Jim Connolly “Little Swingers”

August 9, 2021 – Country Meadows Golf Club

The Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” is open to two-player teams made up of one youngster between the ages of 5 and 10 and one adult.  The Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” combines a 45-minute instructional clinic with 9 holes of golf using the Pinehurst Scoring method.  Named for the late Jim Connolly, the Golf Professional Emeritus of The Riverside Country Club, the date for the Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” has yet to be determined but will be posted on golfnb.ca once it is available.

Entry into the 2021 Jim Connolly “Little Swingers” includes a pre-event clinic, 9 holes of golf, a meal, and a tee gift.

Atlantic Golf Championships
September 18 & 19, 2021 – Mill River Resort (PEI)

The 2021 Atlantic Golf Championships will return to Prince Edward Island (PEI), as the Mill River Resort gets set to host the 7th playing of the Atlantic Golf Championships on September 18 & 19, 2021, where some of the region’s top amateur golfers will gather to compete over 36 holes for both individual and team titles in this unique invitation-only event. 

The 2021 Atlantic Golf Championships will see male and female golfers in amateur (under 40) Mid-Master (male 40-54 & female 40-49), Senior (male 55+ and female 50+), and Super-Senior divisions (one male and one female over 65) competing for both provincial teams and individual titles.  With individuals being invited to participate based on their 2020 performances in Golf NB’s three adult Player of the Year Challenges, Team NB will set out in search of it’s 4th consecutive Atlantic Golf Championship team title after capturing the most recent 2019 Atlantic Golf Championships.

Entry into the 2021 Atlantic Golf Championships is by invitation only and includes one practice round, two competitive rounds, a players’ banquet, and the opportunity to earn an exemption into the 2022 Canadian Championships.

Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge, Driven by Audi Moncton
September 18 & 19, 2021 – Lakeside Golf & Country Club

The Lakeside Golf & Country Club will play host to the 21st playing of the Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge.  The yearlong competition involves clubs entering 16-player teams (divided into five different handicap flights) in search of the 2021 crown.  Each round of the competition consists of a home and home series between the clubs, with each team fielding 8 sets of two-player teams who compete in a “Hole by Hole” match play format with the team winning the most total holes advancing to the next round.  The final matches will be hosted at the Lakeside Golf & Country Club on September 18th and 19th in 2021.

“The Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge, Driven by Audi Moncton is one of Golf NB’s most inclusive events”, said Tyson Flinn, Executive Director of Golf NB.  “With players ranging in handicap indexes from 0.0 to 20.0+, the Past Presidents’ Cup provides a truly unique form of comradery and competition that is unmatched in any other event.”

Entry into the 2021 Past Presidents’ Cup Inter-Club Challenge, Driven by Audi Moncton is open to all Golf NB partner facilities.

Estabrooks Cup, Driven by Audi Moncton
October 2 & 3, 2021 – Memramcook Valley Golf Club

The North and South will renew their rivalry at the Memramcook Valley Golf Club for the 24th playing of the Estabrooks Cup on October 2nd & 3rd.  The 2021 Estabrooks Cup, Driven by Audi Moncton will again pit the best golfers, in the Amateur Men, Senior Men, and Ladies divisions, in the province against each other in this best on best “Ryder Cup” style competition.

The Estabrooks Cup has seen many changes over the years, but 2021 will again see the makeup of each team include 2 Amateur Men, 8 Senior Men, and 8 Ladies, for 18 player teams, which will include two “Playing Captains”, one male and one female, from each side.

Entry into the 2021 Estabrooks Cup is by invitation only with players being selected from the TaylorMade NB Men’s Player of the Year, the  NB Senior Men’s Player of the Year, and the Royale NB Ladies Player of the Year Challenges.

Dormie Workshop Par 3 Challenge
2021 will mark the second year of the Dormie Par 3 Challenge, a unique competition for players participating in the Golf NB East Coast Junior Championship, the NB Under 19 Championship, the NB Ladies Provincial Championships, the NB Men’s Amateur Championship, and the NB Senior Men’s & Mid-Master Championship.

The Dormie Par 3 Challenge will see the players with the best performance on the par-3’s of each event receive a unique prize provided by Dormie Workshop.

Golf New Brunswick (Golf NB), a not for profit organization founded in 1934, is the official governing body for amateur golf in New Brunswick.  In January of 2006, the New Brunswick Golf Association (NBGA) officially merged with the New Brunswick Ladies Golf Association (NBLGA), resulting in one united governing body for amateur golf in the province.  Programs offered by Golf NB to its 45 partner facilities and 6,600 individual members include: provincial championships, rules of golf education, course rating and handicap services, and  junior golf development programs.