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Volunteers are invited to sign up now for Vancouver's new PGA TOUR CANADA Championship

(Feb. 28, 2014)
pcfinancialvolunteerhead500pix.jpgThere may be snow on some fairways and the greens are rock hard but by the end of May Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club will be completely transformed into a championship course once again in time for the inaugural PC Financial Open and the start of the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.

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Steven Ames Headed for Canada's Golf Hall of Fame

(Feb. 26, 2014)
stephenjudyames250pix.jpgOne of Canadian Golf's most accomplished adopted sons, Stephen Ames of Calgary, has been elected as the 2014 inductee into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. A dual citizen of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, Ames, pictured here with his Canadian born wife Judy, is a four-time winner on the PGA Tour and his induction in the player category, now becomes the 74th honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

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Hell froze over at Augusta - Ike's tree has finally been removed

(Feb. 17, 2014)
The forces of nature have finally accomplished what a U.S. Army five star general was unable to do even after his country made him their President.
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(Photo: Arnold Palmer, Clifford Roberts, President Dwight Eisenhower at 1950 Masters)

This is the story of how one domineering man ruled the storied history of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, home of the Masters Golf Championship, that he bought and paid for. It is the story of how he controlled the wishes and enjoyment of the game of golf for the 34th president of the United States of America.

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Dwight Eisenhower's wish has finally been granted at Augusta

(Feb. 16, 2014)
eisenhowertreeremoved375pix.jpgOne of the most famous trees seen on any golf course playing host to one of golf's major championships has been removed from the 17th fairway at Georgia's Augusta National, home to The Masters, after a vicious ice storm last weekend caused irreparable damage to the 65-foot tall loblolly pine affectionately known as The Eisenhower Tree.

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The 'New' Mayfair Lakes G&CC Opens Feb. 17, 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014)
drainagemayfairlks2014kellyami300pix.jpgBeginning Monday, February 17 the first stage of a comprehensive drainage project at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond, BC gets underway, however, weather permitting, it won't affect golfers wishing to play at least nine holes over the next few months.

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Vancouver Golf Tour - Bigger & Better for 2014

(Feb. 14, 2014)
vgtlogo2114275pix.jpgThe Marketplace IGA Vancouver Golf Tour celebrates its 8th season of sponsorship in 2014 and for the 8th consecutive year will launch the largest championship schedule in the Tour's history with the introduction of 30 championship events.

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Pacific Golf Links & GolfBC: Now With More To Offer

(Feb. 13, 2014)
pacificgolflinks2014bc225pix.jpgBritish Columbia-based Pacific Links International (PLI) has become the latest World Corporate Golf Challenge (WCGC) License Holder, acquiring licenses in both Canada and the United States that will provide their members with premium golf experiences through an innovative affiliate and reciprocal membership structure that offers access to nearly 100 of the world's finest golf clubs.

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DMD Will Speed Play for Golf Canada Championships

(Feb. 9, 2014)
distancemeasuringdevice249pix.jpgIf you are a tournament player you'll appreciate this: Golf Canada has decided to join the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in approving the use of Distance Measuring Devices (DMD) for all of its amateur championships starting in 2014, thereby opening the door for speeding play through club selection and possibly lowering tournament scores.

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Do You Have Enough Golf Insurance?

(Feb. 8, 2014)
A few reasons to give up golf and find another hobby;
spend more time working on your game, purchase proper safety gear, always wear a tinny, and never use a power cart if you haven't got insurance or at least a good lawyer.

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Mike Carroll - Leaving Golf Canada as President...the joy of being a Volunteer...training to be a competitive cyclist.

(Feb. 6, 2014)
michaelcarrollgolfcanada300pix.jpgMichael Carroll of Vancouver will step down the from the most prestigious position in amateur golf when he concludes his term as president of Golf Canada during this weekend's Annual General Meeting in London, Ont., giving this Litigation lawyer and father of three more time for training for his newest sports quest -- competitive cycling.

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Graham Delaet's stats are astounding--$911,600 in 2 weeks--Now he's taking a break.

(Feb. 3, 2014)
grahamdelaettour275pix.jpgWhen the PGA TOUR's 2013/14 split season got underway back in October Graham Delaet of Weyburn, Saskatchewan missed the opening cut at the Shriners Hospitals event.

Since then, however, he's been playing like a runaway slot machine earning $1,361,267 in the following four tournaments.

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Celebrating it's 25th Anniversary the WEB.com Tour is coming to Canada his summer

(Feb. 3, 2014)
web.comtour325pix.jpgThere is a very good chance the Web.com Tour will make a return move back to Canada this summer, perhaps taking advantage of a lower Canadian dollar while staging a $650,000 tournament in Nova Scotia.

Writing in the Chronicle Herald in Nova Scotia reporter Monty Mosher says the Web.com Tour will announce more details on Tuesday about a tournament to be played July 3-6 at the Ashburn Golf Club.

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Seahawks - Super Bowl Touchdown Preview

(Jan. 31, 2014)
seattleseahawks-logo300pix.jpgA lot of golf courses throughout the Pacific Northwest and the Lower Mainland may seem a little less busy on Sunday afternoon despite predictions for good weather. After all, the NFL Seattle Seahawks will be doing what the NHL Vancouver Canucks seem incapable of . . . ending their season in 'the big game'.

February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday - circa XLVIII - with the (15-3) Seattle Seahawks going up against the (15-3) Denver Broncos. But before this game gets under way BC Golf News would like to present all football-loving golf fans with a 12-minute Seattle review -- a chance to see every Seahawk touchdown scored during the 2013 regular season.

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Subaru Canada/Golf Fore the Cure Raise over $5.1 Million

(Jan. 31, 2014)
subarucanadalogo_275pix.jpgSubaru Canada, Inc. (SCI), presenting sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure, in conjunction with Golf Canada, is pleased to announce that Golf Fore the Cure has raised over $5.1 million towards ending the fight against breast cancer.

While this incredible achievement came with the completion of the 2013 season, the program continues to celebrate a decade of increasing ladies' participation in golf while raising funds for breast cancer research and support programs in Canada.

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BC-based SendtoNews & PGA TOUR Sign Agreement

(Jan. 30, 2014)
sendtonews320pix.jpgCanadian-based Digital sports video agency SendtoNews and the PGA TOUR have announced an exclusive multi-year rights agreement to distribute digital video to local news sites throughout the U.S. Beginning with the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, SendtoNews now distributes tournament highlights, player interviews, commentary and other video content through its digital News Partnership Network™ so that golf fans can access PGA TOUR content via their favorite local news sites.

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Sagebrush Golf Course Welcomes the Public

(Jan. 29, 2013)
sagebrushgolfcopurse350pix.jpgFor those who love a combination of a little fishing with some spectacular golfing here's some good news. Newmark Properties, new owners of Sagebrush Golf Course in Merritt, B.C. and it's unique little fishing pond, will open the gates of its once private golf course to the general public beginning in April.

To launch the occasion in grand style Newmark Properties has created a high-end golfing and fishing package that will include a three-day excursion starting at Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills, heli-flying guests to Sagebrush in Merrit followed by a return flight back to Sandpiper. The package may not be for the faint of heart given the awe-inspiring scenery and luxury accommodations.

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Alan Palmer Elected To PGA of BC Board of Directors

(Jan. 28, 2014)
alanpalmerhpshaaughnessy182pix.jpgShaughnessy Golf & Country Club Head Professional Alan Palmer has been elected as a Director on the PGA of British Columbia Board of Directors.

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Congratulations, Dan Russell . . .

(Jan. 26, 2014)
danrussellsportstalk500pix.jpgCanada's King of Sportstalk Radio welcomes the sport of golf into his Kingdom on CISL AM 650 Radio.

Be sure to check out the Dan Russell SPORTSTALK RADIO program for the launch of the new Sportstalk BC Discount Golf Card.

As host and originator of Canada's longest running radio talk program (est. 1984) devoted solely to sports, Dan Russell has maintained his position as the most listened-to sports talk show host in western Canada.

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Graham DeLaet Closing In On One Million Dollars

(Jan. 26, 2014)
grahamdelaet2014pgatour250pix.jpgGraham Delaet of Weyburn, Saskatchewan recorded his third consecutive top-ten finish of the season on the PGA TOUR, tying for 2nd place in the Farmers Insurance Open on the South Course at Torrey Pines and finishing one shot behind winner Scott Stallings from Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An Hawaiin Golf Extravaganza To Look Forward To

(Jan. 24, 2014)
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