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Harry Ferguson’s Dream Has a Happy Ending as He Claims B.C. Senior Men’s Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:06 Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:00

Harry FergusonBLIND BAY, British Columbia (British Columbia Golf/Brad Ziemer) — Harry Ferguson had a dream about Thursday’s final round of the B.C. Men’s Senior-Super Senior Championship. Trouble was, he woke up early Thursday morning before finding out how it ended. It turns out there was no nightmarish ending, just a happy one for the 59-year-old oilfield worker from Invermere.

Ferguson beat Gudmund Lindbjerg of Pitt Meadows on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win his first provincial championship.



Brad Ziemer’s BC Golf Notes: Nolan Thoroughgood Makes B.C. Amateur Championship History with Win at Pheasant Glen

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 20:14 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 19:11

Nolan ThoroughgoodQUALICUM BEACH, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — History was made at the 114th playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship. Twice. The tournament began with the legendary Doug Roxburgh teeing it up in his 50th straight B.C. Amateur. It ended Friday with the championship trophy being raised by the event’s youngest ever winner.

Nolan Thoroughgood, a 15-year-old Victoria resident who was competing in just the second four-round tournament of his young life, played with the poise of a seasoned veteran at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort. He closed with an even-par round of 72 for a 72-hole total of seven-under par to win by two shots over another promising junior, 17-year-old A.J. Ewart of Coquitlam.



Brad Ziemer’s BC Golf Notes: Doug Roxburgh Toasted At Dinner Marking His 50 Straight B.C. Amateur Championship Appearances

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 00:56 Monday, 18 July 2016 00:50

Doug Roxburgh and Dawn ChubaiQUALICUM BEACH, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Number 50 didn’t end quite the way he would have liked, but that didn’t seem to matter Sunday night when a dinner was held at Marine Drive Golf Club to honour Doug Roxburgh’s golden anniversary milestone.

Roxburgh, a 13-time winner of the event, joked that he would have liked to have taken one less stroke at the 114th B.C. Amateur Championship at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach. He missed the 36-hole cut for only the third time in 50 appearances. All three cuts were missed by a single shot.



PGA of BC Names Annual Golf Awards in Honour of British Columbia Legends

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:53 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:47

PGA of BC AwardsThe PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce a program that will recognize legends in British Columbia through the Association’s annual Awards Program. The naming of thirteen of the fifteen awards highlights successes of those who have excelled and had dramatic impacts on our industry in their respective field.

“This was a great way for us to be able to honour, recognize and bring light to the achievements of many of the greats throughout the history of golf in British Columbia,” said Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC. “So many of these individuals were instrumental in shaping our industry and served as mentors to many PGA Professionals that continue to pass down their knowledge to others,” he added.



Northview Golf Academy Captures 2016 Pro-Assistant Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:44 Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:37

John Shin and Matt PalsenbargCHASE, British Columbia (PGA of BC) — In a Championship round that went down to the wire, it was Matt Palsenbarg and John Shin of Northview Golf Academy that eventually captured the G&G Golf Company and Callaway PGA of BC Pro-Assistant title on the second playoff hole, ending the tie at 128 (-16) against Morningstar Golf Club’s Kevin Oates and Darren Griff.

“We hit the ball well and didn’t make many mistakes,” said Head Professional Palsenbarg. “If we did, we recovered well. The big thing about coming to this place is that we both really like the golf course... So it made it quite enjoyable.”



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