BC Interior: Local News / Rockies Region

Greywolf Offers Spectacular Vistas, Great Mountain Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:46 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:37

Greywolf Golf CoursePANORAMA, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Don’t let first impressions fool you. Certainly, Greywolf Golf Course is a beautiful layout in the Canadian Rockies but despite what one would think because it’s mountain golf that your shots are going to fly forever that’s not necessarily the case.

Justin Brown, the scenic setting’s head professional, said that players from Alberta, and in particular Calgary and Edmonton, won’t notice any extra carry (sorry about that) on their shots. However, if you’re travelling to this idyllic setting from the Lower Mainland, well then, you’re in for a treat!

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Sagebrush Re-Opening Now Scheduled For Early June

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:36 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:32

Sagebrush Golf ClubQUILCHENA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf) — The highly anticipated re-opening of Sagebrush is now scheduled for early June. The initial hope was to have the Merritt-area course open later this month, but general manager Scott Masse says a little more time is needed to get the facility ready. Sagebrush remained closed last year and was sold this past fall by its original owners to Newmark Group, a Langley-based residential construction company.

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Golf Season Comes Early to Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 01:13 Friday, 29 April 2016 01:04

Fairmont Chateau WhistlerWHISTLER, British Columbia — With the warm spring weather, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, is moving up the opening date of its 2016 Golf Season. The Chateau Whistler Golf Course will open this coming Friday, April 29, marking one of the earliest openings in its history.

“The weather has been outstanding and the course is in excellent shape, especially for this early in the year,” said Nick Droulis, Director of Golf for Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club. “We all are looking forward to one of our best golf seasons, and are eager to share the experience with our guests.”

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British Columbia Golf Announces Election of Patrick Kelly as New President

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:57 Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:51

Patrick KellyRICHMOND, British Columbia — British Columbia Golf is proud to announce the election of Patrick Kelly as the association’s newest President. Kelly assumes the role from now immediate Past President David Atkinson, who has held the position since 2013.

Patrick, who operates a consulting business, is a member of the Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation.) and was elected their Treaty Representative for treaty negotiations, a role he held from 1998 to 2001. He has had a number of high level positions including a five-year term as Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of BC.

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British Columbia Golf Hires Matthew Steinbach as Manager of Golf Participation

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:16 Saturday, 13 February 2016 02:08

altRICHMOND, British Columbia (Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf) — British Columbia Golf has announced the addition of Matthew Steinbach to their staff as Manager, Golf Participation, effective immediately.

Steinbach will be responsible for managing current ‘grow the game’ initiatives within British Columbia Golf such as Future Links, Playground 2 Fairway (P2F), SOAR, Golf In Schools and SNAG and will also be working with the Allied Golf Association to promote all grow the game initiatives.

“It’s a pleasure to join the team and support British Columbia Golf as leaders in growing golf as a sport for life,”” Steinbach said.

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