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Bill Kelly New President of PGA of BC

billkellybcprgpres2015300pix.jpgBill Kelly, head golf pr0fessional of Glacier Greens Golf Course in Comox, British Columbia, has been selected by the PGA of British Columbia Board of Directors as the association's 38th president for 2015-2016.

A resident of Naniamo, Mr. Kelly served the last two years as Vice President of Administration and Finance. He succeeds Fairview Mountain Golf Club's Executive Professional Brian McDonald, who previously held the position since 2013. McDonald will remain on the PGA of BC Board as Past President.

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2015 AGM For Golf Canada

golfcanadalogo200pix.jpgPaul McLean of King, Ont. was inducted as Golf Canada's 112th President during the National Sport Federation's Annual General Meeting this weekend in Mississauga, Ont.. succeeding 2014 President Douglas Alexander of London, Ont. Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S. becomes First Vice-President and Leslie Dunning of Calgary assumes the role of Second Vice-President.

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Couples, Clarke: Captains For New Tournament

fredcouples-iconscaptain300pix.jpgThe ICONS Cup.

From Dubai in the United Arab Emerates comes word of a first-of-its-kind, two-day, team competition, that major champions Fred Couples and Darren Clarke will serve as captains for the inaugural International event on April 22-24 at Jumeirah Golf Estates' Earth Course.

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Mountain Bikers Replacing Golfers In Fernie

Simonhowse-ParastoneGM200pix.jpgIs golf dead as a development anchor?

Well, that's the question that faced Parastone Developments' Simone Howse in Fernie as he took over a failed golf course proposal in the Kootenays two years ago.

Today, he's peddling his way to success because "Canadians are playing less golf than they used to."

It seems they may have found the answer: switching from golf to focus on mountain bike trails. The change paid off, which has seen a rapid sell out of the first phase of its 20 home sites at Montane in Fernie.

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Accor Vietnam: World Masters Golf Championship

pullmandanangbeachresort500pix.jpgAfter 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang from September 6 to 12, 2015

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Billy Casper, Jr.; 1931 - 2015

billcasper1933-2015-300pix.jpgProfessional golf legend Billy Casper, often regarded as "the best putter on the planet," died Saturday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. MT of a heart attack at the age of 83. He was surrounded by family at his home outside Salt Lake City, Utah.
His health setback over the past several months included multiple surgeries and a month-long hospital stay in December, 2014.

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Charlie Sifford: 1922 - 2015

charlessiffordpgatour200pix.jpgCharlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said.
Sifford, who recently had suffered a stroke, was 92.

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Trinity Western University: A Clear & Timely Judgement

twu-emailbanner-president250pic.jpgToday TWU received a decision regarding our proposed law school from the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. In a very clear and comprehensive judgement (139 pages), Justice Campbell ruled strongly in favour of TWU. This is very welcome news and a timely answer to much prayer.

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2015 Distinguished Service Award Recipients

davemills-bobweeks-gordstollery-350pix.jpgFormer Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) Executive Director Dave Mills together with SCOREGolf Editorial Director & TV personality Bob Weeks, and the late (Arthur) Gordon Stollery of Markham, Ont. will be honoured for their contributions to the game of golf as the 2015 co-recipients of Golf Canada's Distinguished Service Award.

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Canadian Open Champion Kel Nagel: 1920 - 2015

kelnagle-peterthomson-200pix.jpgIt is with a heavy heart that the PGA of Australia advises the passing of one of Australia's golfing greats, Kel Nagle.

A winner of the 1964 Canadian Open and two-time Canada Cup winner, Mr. Nagel passed away peacefully at 1.30 Thursday morning at Mona Vale hospital, Australia, at age 94.

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Adam Hadwin: Selected 2014 Golfer of the Year

adamhadwin2014poty300pix.jpgAfter winning two tournaments on the WEB.COM Tour and finishing the season as that circuit's leading money winner, Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford has been selected top golfer of the year for 2014, edging out fellow Ledgeview alum Nick Taylor and Graham DeLaet.

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Jim Rutledge, Rick Gibson: Champions Tour Qualifiers

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.

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The Tiger Woods 2015 Golf Foundation Fund Raiser

tigerwoods2014300pix.jpgOne 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.

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Four BC golfers selected as 2014 PNGA Players of the Year

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.

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A Boat Built For 'The Shark'

theshark_aussierules500pix.jpgGreg 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.

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Nick Taylor Is Canada's Newest PGA TOUR Winner

nicktaylorpgatournov914.jpgSunday, November 9, Nick Taylor of Ledgeview in Abbotsford became the first native-born Canadian since Mike Weir in 2007 to win on the PGA Tour.

(COOKIE GILCHRIST was the former Sports Editor and award winning columnist at the Vancouver Province newspaper)

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Was it Robert or Stanley? Who routed Capilano?

CapilanoGC500pix.jpegDesigned 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?

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Tom Monaghan Tops PGA of BC Award Recipients

tommonaghanpgaofbcpix.jpgIn 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.

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SFU student Jade Richardson Wins NWGMA Scholarship

jade_richardson_sfu-naniamo300pix.jpgJade 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.

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America Wins Inaugural World Junior Girls Amateur Title

wjgc2014200oix.jpgTeam 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.

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