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Your very own, Blair Oko, has captured one of the CPGA Majors this year!

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 Check out Blair’s interview, below, about the big win!

https://twitter.com/pgaofalberta/status/761702763655028736

 

 

 

August  3, 2016

 

Calgary, AB –

Oko Wins PING Club Pro Championship

With the weather looking shaky going into day two of the PING Club Pro Championship, players were still eager to contest round one leader Blair Oko(Blair Oko Golf Academy) to earn their right to raise the trophy. Unfortunately, the downpour got the best of the host club, Calgary G&CC, resulting in round two being cancelled due to unplayable conditions and Oko being named the 2016 Club Pro Champion after shooting a 1-over par 71 in round one. “It’s unfortunate to win this way but the golf Gods were on my side today I guess”, Oko remarked after finding out he had won the Championship. Oko will take home $3,650 in winnings for coming first.

Champion Blair Oko (Blair Oko Golf Academy) with PING Representatives Ryan Bathgate & Colin Gilliard, and Host Professional Tom Greiner

Nipping at Oko’s heals after round one were the likes of seven other Professionals all at 2-over par 72. They unfortunately never got the opportunity to knock Oko off the top spot but still had a fantastic round one score which netted them a cheque of $1,592 each.

Click here for full results

With the win, Oko has reserved himself a spot on the Alberta Club Pro team which will represent the province in the PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada hosted in November at a location still to be determined. Also reserving himself a spot on the team was Dallas Cantera (Cardiff G&CC) after beating out four other Club Professionals in a sudden death playoff. The remaining two spots on the team will be determined by overall Order of Merit at the end of the season.

 

If you missed out on our last BOGA Mystery Golf Tour, don’t worry! Our next one will be held on Saturday, September 17th.  We are headed to another hidden Albertan gem!  We will be taking a luxurious limo bus that accommodates the entire group.  Golf and golf carts are included.  After our round of golf, we will have a delicious steak dinner together on the patio!   Curious to know where we’re heading to?  Call today to register at 780.496.9534, or email Blair directly at blairoko@shaw.ca.  We guarantee you’ll have a spectacular time on this Mystery Golf Tour!

 

Check out the link below! Our Virtual Golf Simulators were rated #1 in Golf Digest!  We’ve always known that we have the best simulators in town, but thanks, Golf Digest, for confirming this!

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-golf-simulator#sthash.FYkJAmjZ.dpuf

Also, check out how Jordan Spieth prepares for the U.S. Open! On his very own Full Swing Virtual Golf Simulator!

http://www.pgatour.com/video/2016/05/04/jordan-spieth-s-first-look-at-oakmont-country-club.html

 

FAMILY SUMMER SPECIAL – ATTENTION ALLLLLL FAMILYS! 

Purchase 5 private golf lessons, at $525 + GST, and bring your family members in for FREE! We’ll teach them, as well, as you, of course, during your lesson at no additional charge!  We’ll also include a bucket punch pass ($60 + GST value) and a round of virtual golf on our state-of-the-art Full Swing virtual golf simulators! ($120 + GST value) Make sure when you call to book your lesson, to tell the person booking your time that you would like to use the ‘Family Spring Special.’  To book, call 780.496.9534.  We look forward to teaching you and your family!

*** ALL NEW FOR 2016! SUMMER VIRTUAL GOLF RATES! ***

From now, until September 30th, it’s just $20 per hour for golf on our state-of-the-art Full Swing Virtual Simulators!  Call the golf shop at 780.496.9534 to book your tee time!

 

 

 

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Hear, first-hand, from our loyal customers as to why The Blair Oko Golf Academy is the number one destination in Edmonton for golf instruction, virtual golf, an indoor driving range, and corporate and special events!

My salesmen and I held a team building event at The Blair Oko Golf Academy in October and it was a great success.

The event involved lessons for everyone, an afternoon of virtual golf, along with some great refreshments.

 Blair and Katrina kept things light, informative, and at times quite humorous. The golf instruction was excellent, we had a great time, and most importantly we bonded as a group.

 I highly recommend this experience for you and your teams.

Thank you very much Blair and Katrina!!!

John Barnes, P.Eng.

Regional Sales Manager,

Western Canada

NEW – INTERNET LESSON VIDEO SWING ANALYSIS

The Blair Oko Golf Academy is excited to annouce that we will be launching our new Internet Lesson Video Swing Analysis feature!

This option allows golfers to receive swing analysis via the worldwide web. If you are curious about what’s going on with your golf swing, but don’t have the time to make it in to the Academy, or your location is not in close proximity to us, just simply provide us with a clear video of your golf swing. You don’t have to hit a golf ball in the house or anything dangerous like that, but please make sure your video shows you swinging your golf club with plenty of light in the background. Once you have made your video, just submit the video link via e-mail to us. This function works best on smart phones, iPads, etc.

The cost for Internet Lesson Video Swing Analysis is: $39.99 + GST. The turn-a-round time is 48 hours. Please e-mail all videos to blairoko@shaw.ca.

 

Got a quick golf question for us? ‘Quick Tips’ are only $9.99 + GST. We can provide you with professional advice for any golf issue on your mind.

 

 

TO BETTER SERVE OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS!

We have a new payment option that allows our students to pay conveniently and securely. Just click on the PayPal logo and it will take you directly to the payment checkout page. Just be sure to include your name, a phone number where we can reach you at, and an e-mail address to send your video and swing analysis in the message options on PayPal’s payment site.

The Blair Oko Golf Academy creates a true “club” experience designed for an Edmonton climate. Our indoor golf training, virtual golf simulators, power skating treadmill and expert instruction will help you master your golf or hockey skills. Duffer, grinder or aspiring pro, come and cultivate a well-rounded game in a friendly social atmosphere.

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If you don’t have a great set-up and good posture when you address the ball, you can’t expect to hit a great shot.  Over time, we get put into ‘auto-pilot’ mode when we set up to the ball, and start to rely too heavily on habit and routine.  It is important to take a few extra seconds, while out on the golf course, to focus on how you’re set up to the ball, if your posture is correct, and if your weight distribution from front to back is set properly.  Proper set-up to the ball, and good posture will certainly enable you to hit a better shot!

Winter Golf Tune-Ups:  Now’s the time to fix what went wrong this summer; let us help you build a plan to get that golf swing into shape!  Lessons are year-round at the Blair Oko Golf Academy.  Call us at 780.496.9534 to book in your lesson, and look forward to lower golf scores come spring time!

Work with PGA Class A Professional (TCCP Certified) Coaches!

Blair Oko is one of the most successful golfers ever to come out of Alberta, with 15 professional wins and berths on the ’93 Spalding Space Coast Tour, the ’92 and ’94 Canadian Open Alberta Tour. Now, with the Blair Oko Golf Academy, he’s helping other golfers reach their potential. Blair has been a Class A CPGA professional golf instructor since 1990.  To book your lesson with Blair, please call the golf shop at 780.496.9534.

Katrina Kelly is an American golf Professional with almost two decades of teaching experience.  She moved up here from Orlando, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois, where she taught out of one of the top golf academies in the U.S.  She has taught golf in five different countries, and now teaches full-time in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  She played collegiate golf for the Division 1 Western Kentucky University Lady Hilltoppers, and played professionally for many years on the Hawaiian and Floridian tours.  Her training and focus is in biomechanics and kinesiology in the golf swing.  She has had great success coaching high-level golfers of all ages throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as beginning golfers looking to start their golf journey.  To book your lesson with Katrina, please call the golf shop at 780.496.9534 or email her directly at katrinalpga@yahoo.com.

 

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