Vancouver Island: Amateur News

Canadian Phenom Ponders Pro Career

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:51 Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:39

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June 23, 2104 - Jeff Sutherland (Inside Golf) - Duncan, B.C. - Henderson has now returned home to Smith Falls in Ontario to prepare for english and biology exams later this week but the lure of the LPGA is calling.
 
During a teleconference on Monday, the #3 ranked amateur in the world and the amateur medallist at Pinehurst stated that, "I am still committed to the University of Florida but we'll see...."

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The Rich History Of The Canadian Men's Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 11:27 Monday, 05 August 2013 11:18

courtesy Golf Canada

 

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There is no amateur golf championship in Canada with a richer history than the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship.
 
More than a century old, the Amateur was first contested as one of the newly formed Royal Canadian Golf Association's first orders of business in 1895 at the Ottawa Golf Club.

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Royal Colwood's 4th Hole: Quintessential Macan

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 11:03 Monday, 05 August 2013 10:56

 

by Dale Jackson
 

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Historian Mike Riste considers Royal Colwood’s 4th hole as embodying everything A.V. Macan aspired to in designing a golf hole... where risk taken may be rewarded and where there are options to play more conservatively.
 
Here reprinted from Royal Colwood’s Centenary book is a review of Royal Colwood’s 4th hole...

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Schedule Of Events For The 2013 Canadian Men's Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 23:04 Sunday, 04 August 2013 22:54

 

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REGISTRATION AT ROYAL COLWOOD

Players must register at the Royal Colwood Golf Club on Sunday August 4 or Monday August 5, 2013 between 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

MANDATORY PLAYER MEETING
 
All competitors must attend the player meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5th at Royal Colwood Golf Club.
 
Golf Canada Chair and Rules Chair will address important tournament information including local rules, pace of play policy, and code of conduct.
 
This is also an opportunity for competitors to ask questions regarding the championship. Dress for the player meeting is golf attire.
 
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS
 
Saturday, August 3, 2013
 
Qualifying Round ..............................................................18 holes stroke play        
Sunday, August 4, 2013............................................................Practice Round
 
Monday, August 5, 2013...........................................................Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
First Championship Round .............................................18 holes stroke play
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Second Championship Round........................................18 holes stroke play
 
At this point (after 36 holes) the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Third Championship Round ............................................18 holes stroke play
 
Friday, August 9, 2013
Final Round.........................................................................18 holes stroke play
 
PLAY-OFFS
 
A tie for the championship will be decided by a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following conclusion of play.
 
 
   

Home Grown Talent: Kevin Carrigan

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 22:24 Sunday, 04 August 2013 22:19

 

by Jeff Sutherland
 

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When you talk about home field advantage, Royal Colwood has a history of playing favourites.
 
Margaret Sayward-Wilson, daughter of club founder Joseph Sayward, won the 1927 B.C. Ladies Amateur on her home course defeating three-time defending champion Mrs. Vera Hutching in the final.
 
One golfer who is hoping that history repeats itself will be long-time Royal Colwood member, Kevin Carrigan.

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