BC Interior: Local News / Rockies Region

First Win At Arizona State A Huge Relief For du Toit

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:54 Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:28

By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf
 

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With the clock ticking on his collegiate golf career, Kimberley’s Jared du Toit desperately wanted to win before he finished his senior year at Arizona State University.
 
He had come oh, so close. Du Toit had registered nine top 10s since transferring to ASU from the University of Idaho after his sophomore year, including a playoff loss at a tournament in Kona, Hawaii in early February.
 
The fact he hadn’t won as a Sun Devil wasn’t keeping du Toit awake at night, but it was definitely on his mind. So when that W finally came at The Prestige tourney in La Quinta, Calif., earlier this week, du Toit wasn’t about to pretend it wasn’t a big deal.

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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.

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PGA of BC Names 2016 Awards, Scholarship, & Bursary Recipients

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:28 Sunday, 09 October 2016 19:22

altRICHMOND, British Columbia BC (PGA of BC) — The PGA of BC is proud to announce the recipients of three of its 2016 awards, as well as the 2016 Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary, and the Jim Gibson Scholarship. This recognition program is designed to honour individuals in the golf community that exhibit qualities such as volunteerism, selflessness, passion, and dedication to the game. The recipients, along with the winners of ten other PGA of BC Awards, will be recognized at the PGA of BC Awards Ceremony, held on October 12 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

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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.

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Kimberley Golf Club: Don’t Judge a Golf Course by Its Length

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 19:20 Sunday, 03 July 2016 19:06

Kimberley Golf ClubKIMBERLEY, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — At first glance this assignment seems pretty pale in comparison to some other tests you may have undertaken. After all, the first hole at the Kimberley Golf Club is a par 4 measuring out at only 290 yards from the tips. I mean, how hard can that be?

And then one step further down the scenic fairways, this whole track is compressed into less than 6,300 yards. So basically, it’s a walk in the park, right?

Well, maybe not so much.

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