EARL GREY GOLF CLUB and the VIPOND CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

Earl Grey Golf Club was established in 1919 on land leased from the CPR in the Mount Royal District of Calgary. 

The CPR subsequently required the land and the golf club moved slightly to the south, still in Mount Royal. As a result of the growth of Calgary, the golf club was finally, in 1932, forced to move to new land adjacent to the Glenmore Reservoir where a 36 hole course was constructed, 18 regulation holes along with an 18 hole executive course. Over the years, many improvements have been made resulting in today’s championship layout.

Earl Grey has hosted many City, Provincial and National Championships, the first Western Vipond final  in 1982 and the 1983 Peter Jackson PGA Senior Championship, won by Don January.

Earl Grey became involved with the Vipond Tournament in 1980 and on June 21, 2010 will host the thirtieth version of the tournament in Calgary.

The charity supported by the Earl Grey Vipond Charity Golf Classic is the Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary. The DDRC works with over 850 families of individuals who have a developmental disability, and every cent raised by the tournament funds a specific initiative for clients of the DDRC.


2014 VIPOND Earl Grey Golf Classic

Left to Right: Andre Benson, Ryan Knievel, DDRC CEO Helen Cowie, Keith Harris,
John Heer, Vipond Committee Chair Doug Spark.

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