Vancouver Island: Amateur News

Kevin Carrigan Balances Sterling Amateur Golf With Career

Friday, 14 November 2014 09:02

by Alfie Lau
 

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By day, Kevin Carrigan is a mild-mannered full-time financial planner with Investors Group in Victoria.
 
But get him out on the golf course and he’s the sixth-ranked amateur in Canada and 334th in the world, according to Golf Canada’s most recent amateur rankings.
 
Carrigan is different from most of the amateurs on this list because while many of them are younger and playing college golf, Carrigan has to fit his competitive golf in between business meetings and obligations.
 
Not bad for the Royal Colwood club champion who has to use most of his vacation time to play in worldwide golf tournaments.

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Svensson, Carrigan, Proteau And Ko Win 2014 PNGA Player Of The Year Awards

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 09:01 Friday, 14 November 2014 08:53

by Alfie Lau
 

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A strong crop of British Columbia nominees resulted in Canadians winning half of the eight Pacific Northwest Golf Association Player of the Year awards for the 2014 championship season.
 
Adam Svensson of Surrey won the top honour in the Men’s category while Kevin Carrigan of Victoria won for the third consecutive year in the Men’s Mid-Amateur category.
 
On the women’s side, Christina Proteau of Port Alberni won in the Women’s Mid-Amateur category while Naomi Ko of Victoria triumphed in the Junior Girls’ category.

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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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