According to the Canadian Union of Public Employees a lockout that is nearing 100 days between CUPE employees and Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond, BC may be nearing its conclusion as only two outstanding issues remain to be discussed.
A resounding new Pitt Meadows Golf Club course record of nine-under par 63 propelled Nick Taylor of Abbotsford to victory Wednesday in the Vancouver Golf Tour's second Major series of the season and a rewarding cheque for $2,500.
With an increased purse, a field that grows stronger each year and an earlier date on the calendar this season, the Vancouver Open is beginning to look like it could grow to become the tournament we've been waiting more than 20 years for to replace the long lost British Columbia Open.
James Allenby of Langley, B.C., not only broke the Bellingham, Washington, Golf and Country Club course record by three strokes with a crowd-pleasing 10-under par 61, his score is the lowest of all qualifiers from 28 sites played so far in the 18-hole U.S. Open Local Qualifiers. And to imagine . . . he had never even seen the course before Monday's round..
(May 3, 2013)
British Columbia Golf traveled to Idaho this week to halt Oregon Golf Association's three year winning streak and the 12-member BC amateur team went on to overcame a formidable Washington state squad on the second extra hole and recaptured the Ryder Cup-style Pacific Northwest Golf Association PNGA Cup for the second time in eight years.
(May 2, 2013)
For the first time since the Canadian government prohibited liquor and tobacco companies from advertising and sponsoring golf events in Canada, the promotion of at least one brand of hard liquor is back swinging in the game again.
You may have noticed that one of the longest running banners on the left side of our website here at BC Golf News is for LINKS PLAYERS. And why?
It's a site that includes the truly meaningful stories of many of golf's top PGA TOUR winners, like that of first-time champion Kevin Streelman, who is now going to the Masters after capturing the Tampa Bay Championship this past Sunday . . .
thanks in large part to Canada's Mike Weir 10 years ago.
(Mar. 16, 2013)
Notes, Comments & Quotes
The 10th Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Golf Association ---BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF--- is scheduled to be held at Richmond Country Club on Saturday, March 23, two days before the Allied Golf Association of BC holds it's 2nd Annual Symposium at University Golf Club in Vancouver on March 25.
(Mar. 12, 2013)
The 2013 Championship schedule for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association will feature three events in British Columbia this season while a new 9.5% sales tax will be added to PNGA entry fees for tournaments being staged in Washington State.
Who is the better trick shot artist . . .
a professional card sharp . . .
. . . or a professional golfer ?
You be the judge.
Mar. 7, 2013
Jack McLaughlin, best described as the 'consummate' club professional, Victoria's dynamic senior amateur Alison Murdoch and ambidextrous Jim Nelford of Burnaby, have been named as 2013 inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
This is the 20th anniversary of the Vancouver newspaper's popular Province Golf Classic Card which this season offers members 2-for-1 and 4-for-3 golf access at up to 31 participating courses throughout British Columbia in addition to a variety of perks including free golf and a season-ending tournament
(Feb. 28, 2013)
If you take your golf game seriously, would like to enjoy your favorite pastime day or night, hit some balls whenever you feel like it and, like PGA TOUR star Hunter Mahan, would prefer to perfect your on-course techniques while spending more time at home, than the Full Swing Golf Simulator 'Champion Series' was made for you.
(Feb. 28, 2013)
The Vancouver Golf Tour will stage its Opening Spring Event on March 25 when the Brad Garside-Paine Edmonds Open tees off at south Surrey's Morgan Creek Golf Club with John Shin in the field hoping to defend last season's title. However, the season for VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland actually begins (if it hasn't already) Saturday, March 2-3 at the annual Vancouver Golf & Travel Show at the Vancouver Convention Center.
The Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT) is still working toward achieving an ambitious project for 2013 - - the launching in May of a its first ever 54-hole Major tournament series featuring eight premier events with purses of between $80,000 to $100,000.
Feb. 20, 2013
The growth of golf in China is no longer related solely to the number of courses now under construction throughout the Peoples Republic of China. In Canada and the United States, Chinese investors have taken a particular interest to owning golf courses in North America.
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