BC Interior: Local News / Northern Region

2016 PGA of BC Awards: A Night To Remember

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:33 Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:18

PGA of BC AwardsRICHMOND, British Columbia (Jeff Sutherland /iG) — The PGA of BC honoured their best and brightest on October 12, 2016, at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC.

This year’s Awards Celebration was highlighted with the presentation of the Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year award presented by Cutter & Buck to Alan Palmer of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.



North Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Putting Green a Hit with the Community

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 18:18 Sunday, 24 July 2016 18:12

Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Dave Turner at Sam Walker Park Putting GreenNORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Gino Cutri/British Columbia Golf) — The thought originated with the neighbour of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, who had just started to learn how to play golf. She approached the Mayor with a question, “How about we do something about golf in our community?”

Mayor Mussatto paused, and remembered that his section manager for parks, Dave Turner, had mentioned he too would like to incorporate golf into the community. His idea was to build a putting green in a local park. That local park was Sam Walker.



Wildstone Doesn’t Need Any Tweaking to Be Perfect

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 July 2016 07:02 Saturday, 02 July 2016 06:38

Wildstone Golf ClubCRANBROOK, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Not much has changed at Wildstone Golf Club in Cranbrook, BC, since it opened six years ago, but then again, considering what a beauty it is, why would they want anything different?

After all, this layout, starting at the first tee and running right through the 18th green is magnificent from the grass on the greens right on up to the mountain vistas in the distance.

But just don’t take my word for it. Let the one of the course’s pros, Jamie Curiston, fill you in on the details.



Bear Mountain Looking for Permanent Spot on Champions Tour Schedule

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:57 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:51

Paul GoydosVICTORIA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Bear Mountain hopes its first Champions Tour event won’t be its last. The Greater Victoria resort is preparing, on very short notice, to play host to the Pacific Links Championship on the 50-and-over circuit. The 54-hole, $2.5-million US event goes Sept. 22-25.

And Bear Mountain’s owner, Ecoasis Developments, has made it clear it would love to have a permanent spot on the Champions Tour schedule. “We want this to be successful in 2016,” David Clarke, chief financial officer of Ecoasis, told a news conference this week. “But not just 2016 ... we would really love to see this as a fixture on the Champions Tour schedule going forward.”

The tournament’s title sponsor, Pacific Links International, did not rule out that possibility. The company, which offers its members reciprocal access to more than 500 properties around the world, is entering the fourth year of a six-year contract with the PGA TOUR.



A Century-Old Tradition Continues with Seattle-Victoria Inter-Club Matches

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:53 Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:44

Seattle Golf Club and Victoria Golf ClubVICTORIA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — It’s not so much about winning or losing, but playing the game, which is something members of Victoria Golf Club and Seattle Golf Club have been doing at one another’s course for more than a century.

This weekend, 40 male members from each club will gather in Victoria to continue a tradition that began way back in 1903. That’s how long the annual inter-club matches between the two golf clubs have been going on.

“It is a friendly match, it’s like a friendly soccer game almost,” says Mike Parker, head professional emeritus at Victoria Golf Club. “It is nice to win, everybody tries their best to win, but at the end of the day it’s really a social day to a great extent.



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