Vancouver Island: Local News / West Coast Region

Olympic View To Host Golf Fundraiser For Friend And Teammate Lori Hamstra

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:22 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:06

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Olympic View is honoured to be hosting a Golf Fundraiser for our friend and Teammate Lori Hamstra
 
Registration is required by Thursday February 18th, and can be done quickly by calling the Golf Shop at (250) 474-3673.  
 
Please view the flyer for the event here.

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Vancouver Golf & Travel Show 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 13:37 Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:49

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The 2016 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show is taking place from February 13 - 14, 2016 at the Pacific National Exhibit (PNE) in the Forum Building. 
 
Be sure to mark it on your calendar and save the date.
 
There will as always be some great deals available for show visitors, some of which are shown below.

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U.S. Open At Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:53 Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:21

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by Alfie Lau
 
SEATTLE - The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is just over three months away and preparations are going along swimmingly. 
 
Larry Gilhuly could not be more clear: The U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington this June.

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Royal Colwood - Part Of A Growing West Shore

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 11:30 Sunday, 04 August 2013 11:18

 

by Jeff Sutherland
 

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The idea of gracious living on the Westshore is nothing new. As far back as the opening of Royal Colwood Golf Club in 1913, there has been an attraction for residing near golf courses west of downtown. 
 
More recently, there have been a number of large developments located within easy “driving” distance of Royal Colwood and other area golf courses.

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A.V. Macan’s And Royal Colwood’s Place In Course Architecture On The Pacific Coast

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 10:51 Sunday, 04 August 2013 10:16

 

by Mike Riste
 

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In August 1964 in his tribute to Vernon Macan, Roland Wilde, the long time Vancouver Province golf writer wrote: “For fifty years Vernon Macan (Mac) determined how the golfers of the Pacific Northwest played the game.”
 
In 1913 when Joseph Sayward’s Syndicate gave Mac the keys to the Colwood farm and asked him to create a championship golf course, the founders never realized Macan had stored in his head the new fundamental principles for golf course architecture as practiced by Britishers J. Low, H.S. Colt and C.H. Allison.
 
Over the next year Mac utilized the natural features of the land, removed unwanted fir trees, and provided a routing for a golf course that contained several firsts for golf course architecture in the Pacific Northwest.

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