Victoria, British Columbia's Jim Rutledge and Rick Gibson, long time Islander ball chasers, can't be too unhappy with the way things turned out at the Champions Tour qualifying school.
One of golf's most decorated players, Tiger Woods has always kept himself busy away from the sport; whether he's doing commercials or making personal appearances around the world, Eldrick Woods has become a global superstar on and off the course.
Adam Svensson of Surrey, Kevin Corrigan of Victoria, Christina Proteau of Port Alberni and Naomi Ko of Victoria have been selected as the 2014 Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Players of the Year.
Greg Norman recently took delivery of his newest toy, named 'Aussie Rules', which he helped to design and, at 69.5 meters in length (228 feet long), it is the world's largest aluminum and composite private yacht.
(COOKIE GILCHRIST was the former Sports Editor and award winning columnist at the Vancouver Province newspaper)
Designed in the mid-1930's, that famous course in West Vancouver is back in the news again; this time the question is, who actually did the routing . . . who was responsible for turning this magnificent mountainside layout into British Columbia's most inspired routings in the history of golf?
In a special ceremony at Richmond's River Rock Casino Resort sixteen awards were handed out this week to PGA of British Columbia members and partners, including Golf Professional of the Year, presented by Pin High Golf, to Tom Monaghan, Head Professional at Fraserview Golf Course.
Jade Richardson, a fifth-year senior at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, B.C., has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 NWGMA Scholarship, which is given annually by the Northwest Golf Media Association. The 22-year-old will receive $2,500 at the 15th annual banquet on October 7 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., site of the 2015 U.S. Open.
Team USA jumped into an early first day lead and held it for all four rounds to capture the inaugural playing of the World Junior Girls Golf Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club (South Course) in Markham, Ontario.
The questions have been asked many times:
Do you have what it takes? Can you compete against the best players in the game? Do you trust your swing in all situations? Do you expect to win each time you play?
The UBC Thunderbirds men's golf team rewrote the program's history books, repeating as champions at the 43rd Annual Western Washington University Invitational Men's Golf Tournament, played this week at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.
Vancouver's Ryan Williams saved his best for last and after six seasons on the PGA TOUR Canada circuit finally claimed his first tournament victory, a one shot triumph in the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial in London, Ontario.
For the second week in a row Canada finished second by two shots in the 2014 World Amateur Team Champion final, this time coming up short against the United States men's team at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Japan.
Earlier this week, just as Brooke Henderson was celebrating her 17th birthday, the young golfing sensation from Smiths Falls, Ont. was named No. 1 on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), marking the first time in program history that a Canadian female has held the top spot.
The TOUR Championship of Canada, presented this week by Freedom 55 Financial, brings to a close the 12-week Canadian schedule and concludes the all important race to finish in 'The Five" to earn status on the Web.com Tour for 2015.
Now the fun REALLY begins as he prepares for the start of the 2014-2015 season as a full-time member of the PGA TOUR.
Coming from seven stokes back, Australia won the 2014 Women's World Amateur Team Championship (WWATC) and the Espirito Santo Trophy for the third time bypassing Canada, the leader through the first three rounds, by two shots at Karuizawa 72 Golf East's Iriyama Course in Japan Saturday.
The golf course being built for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is not going to be as good as it could be and the layout will likely have to be re-modified after the games in order to meet a court ruling and environmental concerns.
The feat Doug Roxburgh accomplished Friday at Capilano Golf and Country Club by winning his first Canadian Senior Men's Amateur Championship is more than remarkable . . . it's phenomenal.
It marked the first time in Canadian golfing history that one player, male or female, has succeeded in winning national titles as a junior, an Amateur and a Senior.
It may never be accomplished again.
(Photo: Mark van Manen, Vancouver Sun)
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