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Doug Roxburgh - - A Record For The Ages

dougroxburgh2014cdnamateur260pix.jpgBy Barry Sharpe

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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Doug Roxburgh - 2014 Canadian Senior Men's Amateur Champion

dougroxburg2014sr.champ300pix.jpgWith four consecutive rounds under par, playing his most favorite course in the world in front of home-town friends and family, Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver birdied his final hole at Capilano Golf and Country Club to capture his first Canadian Senior Amateur Championship and his sixth national title, thus becoming the first player in Canadian history to win all three men's national amateur divisions in a career.

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Doug Roxburgh one round away from his 1st Canadian Senior Men's Crown

dougroxburgh2014-200pix.jpgDoug Roxburgh is no longer the only player to break par at Capilano Golf and Country Club but he's still the only golfer after three rounds hanging onto a four shot lead at the 2014 Canadian Men's Senior Championship.

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Day 2 like day 1 - another 2-under 69 for Doug Roxburgh @ Canadian Senior

dougroxburgh2014-225pix.jpgFor the second consecutive day only one golfer has managed to break par in the 2014 Canadian Men's Senior Championship at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club and that player is four-time Canadian Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver. With his second straight round of 69 he now has a four-stroke lead through 36 holes.

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Roxburgh eagles his 1st hole to lead the Canadian Men's Senior

dougroxburgh2014-251pix.jpgAn eagle on his first hole of the day -- the par-5 10th hole -- was all Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Doug Roxburgh needed in order to claim a two-shot lead in the first round of the Canadian Men's Senior Championship at West Vancouver's Capilano Golf and Country Club Tuesday.

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RBC Canadian Open Interview: Adam Hadwin

adamhadwin2014145pix.jpgBeing Invited to the media centre and interviewed at the RBC Canadian Open is getting to be a habit for Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford. 2014 is his fourth consecutive season and certainly won't be his final visit although this year marks his first opportunity to play at the Royal Montreal Golf Course.

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Counting Canadians in the Canadian Open

rbc-canadian-open2014_logo200pix.jpgOf the 19 Canadians playing in this year's RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship five are from British Columbia including Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin who gave Canadian fans such a thrill when he challenged for the lead and wound up finishing T4 at Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in 2011.

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Another B.C. Golfer in The RBC Canadian Open Field

kevin_stinsin2014250pix.jpgMission, British Columbia's Kevin Stinson, Ontario's Ben Silverman of Concord and Robbie Greenwall of Georegtown will join Ashland Oregon's Jason Allard as the final qualifiers set to tee off Thursday in the 2014 RBC Canadian Open Championship at Royal Montreal Golf Club.

This brings to 19 the number of Canadians playing in this year's 156-man field.

Golf's 3rd Oldest National Championship Up Next

2014_canadian_open_teeingoff2250pix.jpgThe 2014 RBC Canadian Open Golf Championship is just hours away from teeing off with 15 Canadians included in the field of 156 global stars competing for a share of $5.7 million (USD).

"The field is set and we're ready to kick off the 105th playing of Canada's National Open Championship," says Tournament Director Bill Paul.

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Jordon Lu Claims 2nd B.C. Golf Title of 2014

jordon_lu2014bcam250pic.jpgBritish Columbia's AAA High School golf champion, 17-year-old Jordon Lu from Vancouver's Prince of Wales Secondary, is now also the BC Men's Amateur Champion after claiming the prestigious Bostock Trophy in a five-hole playoff at Seymour Golf & Country Club Friday.

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101st Canadian Women's Amateur Set For Next Week

brookehenderwson2014_250pix.jpgDefending champion Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., the world's No. 2 ranked female amateur golfer, will join 155 of the top Canadian and international female amateur players July 21-25 competing in the 101st playing of the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ontario.

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Chinese Golf Not As Strong As Originally Anticipated

According to the Asia Pacific Golf Group (APGG), for years an unabashed promoter for Asian golf, the development of the game in China may be on the skids.

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What Does The Future Hold For Golf In Canada?

That may depend on how many new golfers course owners can find to replace golfers leaving the game.

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Golf Industry Calling For Tax Fairness

(June 3, 2014)
The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) is once again calling on the Canadian government and the Canada Revenue Agency to consider some form of tax fairness for Canada's most popular sport with the release this week of a much anticipated impact study for the $14 billion Canadian golf industry.

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Dick Grim: April 29, 1923 - May 26, 2014

(May 27, 2014)
dick_grimm_300pic.jpgRichard (Dick) Grimm, one of Canada's finest golf ambassadors, passed away on May 26, 2014 at the age of 91.

(Photo: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame)

To honor Dick's memory, PGA TOUR Canada players and tournament officials will wear black ribbons at this week's
PC Financial Open at
Point Grey Golf & Country Club
in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Richmond's Mayfair Lakes Ready To Repen Again

May 8, 2014
mayfairlakesheader500pix.jpgFollowing an intensive two month drainage improvement upgrade, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club is reopening all 18 holes of the award winning golf course in Richmond, British Colummbia on Saturday, May 10th in time to re-welcome a busy tournament and recreational golf season ahead.

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Canucks (in name only) and PGA of BC to stage golf camps

(April 25, 2014)
canucksgolflogo300pic.jpgA new community partnership program to be called Canucks Junior Golf Week, designed to help young British Columbia athletes stay active and engaged in sport beyond the hockey season, will be launched at more than 50 golf facilities throughout B.C. this summer as part of a joint initiative presented by Odlum Brown Limited, the PGA of British Columbia and the NHL Vancouver Canucks.

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Four SFU Clan Golfers Named All Conference Award Winners

(April 25, 2014)
sfu_logo.jpgFour members of the Simon Fraser University Clan golf team have earned spots on all-conference teams within the NCAA while senior Mike Belle of Burnaby, BC has been named conference player of the year and freshman Kevin Vigna of Coquitlam, BC has been named freshman of the year.
Belle and Vigna both earned spots on the first team while Bret Thompson (Winnipeg, MB) and John Mlikotic (Kelowna, BC) were second team selections

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3 BC Players Awarded Canadian Tour Sponsor Exemptions

(April 25, 2014)
pcgolfbanner350pix.jpgBritish Columbia's Bryne Parry, Kevin Maxwell and Stuart MacDonald, together with Ontario's Matt Hill, have each been selected to receive sponsor exemptions into next month's inaugural PC Financial Open championship at Vancouver's Point Grey Golf and Country Club during the first event of the 2014 PGA TOUR Canada season.

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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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