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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.



Fall 2014 News & Deals: BC Rockies

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 19:26 Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:56

Fairmont Hot Springs

Compiled by iG Editors


The beautiful Fairmont Resort is celebrating with a 50th Anniversary Special, where you can play 18 holes for $50—Wednesdays at Riverside, Thursdays and Sundays at Mountainside. The price includes cart but you must make bookings only using the promo code '50' when booking. Fairmont's Stay-and-Play specials let you stay in a Classic Mountain or Pool View room, enjoy breakfast at the clubhouse and play 18 holes at either Riverside or Mountainside. You also have free access to the driving range and practice green as well as 20 percent off retail at the golf shops and poolside shop. And to top it off, included is unlimited access to Canada's largest natural mineral hot springs. A one night package through September 13 is $169 per night Sunday - Thursday, $179 per night Friday - Saturday and two-night packages start at $319. All prices shown are based on double occupancy with taxes extra.



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.



Jasper Park Lodge A Feat Of Nature And Stanley Thompson

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:27 Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:56

by Jim Claggett


In the early 1900's fifty teams of horses and about two-hundred men carved out what is the Jasper Park Lodge golf course. 
It was quite the feat back in the day, but what would be an even greater feat would be to try to build a similar Stanley Thompson designed golf course in this day and age. 
Sure, you could put a carbon copy of the course together in a lot less time than was done back in the 1920's, but the tricky part would be getting the permission.



Christina Lake GC A Good Play, Even For A Flat-lander

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:07 Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:32

by Gord Montgomery (iG)


For a kid who grew up learning to play golf in the flatlands of southern Saskatchewan where trees are as rare as an albatross - yes, both the kind that fly and the kind you find on your scorecard - the beautiful course at Christina Lake in southern B.C. came as a bit of a shock.
I mean, there were trees everywhere! 



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