BC Interior: Local News / Central Okanagan Region

British Columbia Golf Nominates Five for Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:17 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:12

DougRICHMOND, British Columbia (British Columbia Golf) — British Columbia Golf has announced the nomination of five outstanding golfers in their respective categories for the Sport BC Athlete of The Year Awards.

Doug Roxburgh, Jackie Little, Christina Proteau, Adam Svensson and Naomi Ko have each been nominated by British Columbia Golf’s President David Atkinson and Executive Director Kris Jonasson.

The gala event, being held March 12, 2015, is the longest standing provincial sports award program in Canada to recognize the accomplishments of amateur athletes, coaches and officials.

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The PGA of BC Pros’ Top Tracks

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:47 Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:24

PGA of BC Top Tracks AwardCourse Rankings
Compiled by iG Editors & The PGA of BC

When you think about who is best positioned to identify a province's best courses, it's hard to argue with the selections of the PGA Professionals.

After all, they play the game, they teach the game and they play the courses. In short, they know the game.

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Golf Club at The Rise Offers Beauty and Beast

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 04:09 Wednesday, 02 July 2014 03:59

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Gord Montgomery (iG)

While the Golf Club at the Rise may have once been known as a beauty, and a beast, a change in hole numbering a couple of years back has resulted in a change of playability at one of the Okanagan Valley’s most scenic golf courses.

The Rise, in Vernon, came under fire in its early days for being too difficult, especially given the dramatic but daunting starting two holes. For that reason many people who eagerly awaited the opening of the Fred Couples’ design deemed it an assignment they’d rather avoid and went elsewhere to test their skill.

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Golfweek Releases 2014 Best Canadian Courses List

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:44 Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:30

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ORLANDO, Florida — Following the March 21 release of its annual rankings of America's top modern and classic courses, Golfweek continues its celebration of great golf architecture in the April 18 issue with the unveiling of the 2014 Golfweek's Best Canadian Courses list.

Recognizing perennial favorites and must-play newcomers from both the classic and modern eras, this year's list will serve as a go-to guide for both golf architecture fans and travelers when the greatest courses of The Great White North begin their spring season later this month.

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2014 News & Deals: Okanagan Valley

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:37 Sunday, 09 February 2014 19:26

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Pine Hills Golf Club
John Chapman, from Pine Hills Golf Club in Penticton is proud to say, “We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this season! I think our longevity is due to our incredible panoramic views overlooking Penticton and Okanagan Lake. Visiting golfers, wedding guests and even regular local players often comment ‘This is one of the best views in the Okanagan’. And this year, we will be celebrating our anniversary with specials that will include some pricing from 1974! (Wearing 40-year-old fashions is optional.) Details will be posted on Facebook and www.pinehills.ca.

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