Telus Skins Game comes to
The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

August 7-8, 2006

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Jack Nicklaus
, Greg Norman, John Daly, Sergio Garcia and Stephen Ames


Telivision Information:
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Ticket Information: Sorry but sold out!
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 8th at 10:00am Eastern time and can be purchased by calling 1-866-607-5461 or by visiting www.telusskins.com. Ticket prices are $150.00 for two-day pass or $95.00 for one-day pass for either Monday, August 7th or Tuesday, August 8th. Prices do not include applicable taxes and service charges.

Volunteer Information:
The General Public who wish to volunteer will be asked to sign up AFTER June 1, 2006 by contacting:
Bob Hancock, Chair, Volunteer Officials. Email: lhancock@telusplanet.net
* There is a $40.00 registration fee, which is customary for all International golf matches. For this fee, each volunteer will receive a shirt and tie/ribbon, a vest, a cap, a $150.00 accreditation, food vouchers and a BBQ dinner on August 8th after the completion of play.


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Web news:
www.telusskins.com - (April 13, 2006) This August, Canada's annual summer golf classic, the TELUS Skins Game, will feature a field as spectacular as the setting when the event visits The Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta. Not only will the TELUS Skins Game be visiting the province of Alberta for the first time in its 14-year history, but it will also mark the first time that a field of five players has competed in the popular event. In a special tribute to the history of the game of golf, five players, each representing a different decade, will compete on one of Canada's most historic, and picturesque, golf courses. Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, 2006 Tournament Players Champion and Alberta's own Stephen Ames, John Daly, and Sergio Garcia will battle it out for cash prizes while helping raise money for the Alberta Children's Hospital. Link for ticket


TELUS Skins Game coming to Banff in 2006
http://www.mytelus.com - The stunning scenery of the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course, combined with the star power of Sergio Garcia, Stephen Ames and two other top golfers will ensure the 2006 TELUS Skins Game is one of the key events on the Canadian sports calendar in 2006.
EDMONTON (mytelus.com - Dec. 1/05) - Sergio Garcia and Alberta's own Stephen Ames will be joined by two other top professional golfers when the TELUS Skins Game comes to Banff in 2006. With Alberta celebrating its centennial this year, TELUS was eager to pay tribute to the province and announced Thursday the TELUS Skins Game will be coming to Alberta for the first time in the event's 14-year history. The event will be held at The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort and Golf Course, August 7-8, 2006. The Skins Game comes to Alberta after a hugely successful event in 2005 that saw Ames come out on top against legendary Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh and John Daly in front of a sold-out gallery and national television audience at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler, B.C. Nicklaus was participating in the event just days before playing in his final competitive event, the British Open. "The TELUS Skins Game is a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule, and the entire TELUS team is proud to share this event with golf fans from all corners of the country," said Joe Natale, president of TELUS Business Solutions. "Alberta has been a great supporter of TELUS for many years and deserves an event of this calibre." The intimate, relaxed setting of the Skins Game format allows players to engage with the cameras and the crowds as they compete against each other for pride and prize money. The 2006 event will celebrate the rich tradition of the game with a special theme paying tribute to different eras in golf's history. "Playing in, and actually winning, the TELUS Skins Game last year was a thrill," said Ames, who lives in Calgary when he's not playing on the PGA circuit. "But having the opportunity to defend this title, in front of Alberta's golf fans who have been so supportive of my family and me over the years, will make this year's event one of the highlights of my career. "I would especially like to thank TELUS for bringing this event to the province of Alberta." A native of Trinidad and Tobago who received his Canadian citizenship in December 2003, Ames and his wife Jodi, along with sons Justin and Ryan, reside year-round in Calgary. Garcia, who won the 2002 TELUS Skins Game with eight skins for $185,000, said he's always enjoyed playing in the event. "Each year they round up some of the best players to compete against, and have fun with, on the golf course," said Garcia. "I have heard many great things about Banff and the golf course there, and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person in August." Designed in 1928 by Canada's world-renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is famous for its panoramic beauty and challenging layout set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. More world-class participants for the 2006 TELUS Skins Game will be announced in the coming months, along with event ticket information. Over the years, the Skins Game line-up has included many of the biggest names in the game, including: Nick Price, Ray Floyd, Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman, Daly, Ernie Els, Mark O’Meara, Mike Weir, Ian Leggatt, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Garcia, Singh, and last year’s champion Ames.



Banff to host Bear Skins appearance
By DARREN FRIESEN, CALGARY SUN - Tue, April 11, 2006
http://calsun.canoe.ca - There will be another kind of bear roaming the woods in Banff this summer. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, also known as the Golden Bear, is slated to tee off with Stephen Ames and Sergio Garcia at this year's annual Telus Skins game at the Banff Springs Golf Course. Sources close to the event told the Sun yesterday Nicklaus and fan favourite John Daly are both going to play in the five-man tournament, which will take place Aug. 7-8. IMG Canada, the company partly responsible for organizing the Telus Skins Game, would neither confirm nor deny the addition of Nicklaus and Daly to the event. "We're not able to give the identity of the three remaining players until we hold a press conference on Thursday in Calgary," said IMG's Dave Haggith. The Skins Game, which was held at Nicklaus North last summer in Whistler, B.C., is an 18-hole event played over two days. The tournament in August marks the event's 13th year.

Ames to defend Skins title in Banff
http://www.scoregolf.com - The TELUS Skins game is heading to Alberta for the first time in its 14-year history. Organizers announced that the high-stakes golf event will be held Aug. 7-8, 2006 at the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Resort and Golf Course. In addition, it was announced that Calgary’s Stephen Ames will return to defend his title, won last year in Whistler, B.C., and that he will do so against Sergio Garcia. More competitors will be announced at a later date. Sources said this year's event may feature five golfers instead of the usual four, with each golfer representing a different decade in age. Garcia would be the 20s, while Ames would handle the 40s. “The TELUS Skins Game is a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule and the entire TELUS team is proud to share this event with golf fans from all corners of the country,” said Joe Natale, president of TELUS Business Solutions, in a press release. “Alberta has been a great supporter of TELUS for many years and deserves an event of this calibre.” The Telus Skins Game has been a regular stop on the Canadian golf calendar for 13 years. It has featured some of the top names in the game including Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, John Daly, Nick Faldo, Ben Crenshaw and Greg Norman. Last year, Ames played against Daly, Vijay Singh and Jack Nicklaus at the Nicklaus North Golf Club. “Playing in, and actually winning, the TELUS Skins Game last year was a thrill,” said Stephen Ames. “But having the opportunity to defend this title, in front of Alberta’s golf fans who have been so supportive of my family and me over the years, will make this year’s event one of the highlights of my career. I would especially like to thank TELUS for bringing this event to the province of Alberta.” "I have always enjoyed being a part of the TELUS Skins Game and playing in front of the Canadian fans," said Sergio Garcia, who won the 2002 TELUS Skins Game with 8 skins for $185,000. "Each year they round up some of the best players to compete against, and have fun with, on the golf course. I have heard many great things about Banff and the golf course there and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person in August."Designed in 1928 by Canada’s world-renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is famous for its panoramic beauty and challenging layout set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle.


Telus Skins Game Alberta Bound In 2006 - Sergio Garcia & Stephen Ames Confirmed
By IMG Press Release - Dave Haggith - Dec. 1/05
www.canadagolfguide.com - Telus Skins Game Alberta Bound In 2006…Sergio Garcia and Defending Champion Stephen Ames To Be Joined By Biggest Names In Golf At The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort & Golf Course. With Alberta celebrating its Centennial, TELUS was eager to pay tribute to the province and announced today that the TELUS Skins Game will be coming to Alberta for the first time in the event’s 14-year history. Sergio Garcia and defending TELUS Skins Game Champion Stephen Ames will be joined by some of the biggest names in golf as the event comes to The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort and Golf Course, August 7-8, 2006. The TELUS Skins Game comes to Alberta after a hugely successful event in 2005 that saw the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh, John Daly and Stephen Ames battle in front of a sold-out gallery and national television audience at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler, British Columbia. Nicklaus was participating in the event just days before playing in his final competitive event, the British Open. “The TELUS Skins Game is a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule and the entire TELUS team is proud to share this event with golf fans from all corners of the country,” said Joe Natale, President of TELUS Business Solutions. “Alberta has been a great supporter of TELUS for many years and deserves an event of this calibre.” The intimate, relaxed setting of the Skins Game format allows players to engage with the cameras and the crowds as they compete against each other for pride and prize money. This year’s event will celebrate the rich tradition of the game with a special theme paying tribute to different eras in golf’s history. “Playing in, and actually winning, the TELUS Skins Game last year was a thrill,” said Stephen Ames. “But having the opportunity to defend this title, in front of Alberta’s golf fans who have been so supportive of my family and me over the years, will make this year’s event one of the highlights of my career. I would especially like to thank TELUS for bringing this event to the province of Alberta.” "I have always enjoyed being a part of the TELUS Skins Game and playing in front of the Canadian fans," said Sergio Garcia, who won the 2002 TELUS Skins Game with 8 skins for $185,000. "Each year they round up some of the best players to compete against, and have fun with, on the golf course. I have heard many great things about Banff and the golf course there and I'm looking forward to seeing it in person in August." Designed in 1928 by Canada’s world-renowned golf course architect, Stanley Thompson, The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is famous for its panoramic beauty and challenging layout set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The course winds along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle. More world-class participants for the 2006 TELUS Skins Game will be announced in the coming months along with event ticket information. Over the years, the Skins Game line-up has included many of the biggest names in the game, including: Nick Price, Ray Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Ben Crenshaw, Greg Norman, John Daly, Ernie Els, Mark O’Meara, Mike Weir, Ian Leggatt, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh, and last year’s Champion, Stephen Ames.


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