Lower Mainland: Local News / Whatcom County

Finding Some Green At The U.S. Open – Salish Cliffs A Big Hit

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 15:14 Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:36

by Alfie Lau
 
The opinions expressed in portions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the editor. Those particular opinions should make themselves painfully obvious - ed. 

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With the U.S. Open making its first foray into the Pacific Northwest, television viewers have been treated to visuals of a browned out and yellow Chambers Bay that is playing fiery fast and much like a British Open venue.
 
But after two days of seeing little green, we decided to head south and find a green golf course. Just 45 minutes away, in Shelton, is the Salish Cliffs Golf Club.

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Portland A Great Weekend Getaway For British Columbia Golfers

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2015 17:28 Sunday, 07 June 2015 16:00

by Alfie Lau
 

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Drive to the Tulalip Outlet Mall 50 kilometres north of Seattle and you’d think you were in Canada because the majority of the licence plates are from British Columbia.
 
But if you want even better deals without having to fight other Canadians for them, don’t mind driving another three hours south, and pack your golf clubs, then Portland, OR should be your next weekend getaway.

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Canadians Aplenty At Bandon Dunes

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:10 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:51

by Alfie Lau
 

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Dave and Phil Christopher discovered the 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur 4-Ball Tournament at Pacific Dunes almost by accident.
 
The brothers were transporting their mom’s car from Palm Springs back to Vancouver for insurance purposes and booked a family golf vacation at Bandon Dunes.
 
Starting Tuesday, they would be doing 36 holes a day until they left Friday, but on a sunny Monday afternoon, they were out watching a thrilling 20-hole round-of-32 match featuring #3 seeds Madelein Herr and Brynn Walker, who trailed #30 seeds Gillian Vance and Jennifer Kupcho by two holes with four to play.

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Bandon Dunes to Host 2020 U.S. Amateur, FOX Sports Gets Boost With Announcement

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 05:15 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 21:15

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This new television partnership between the USGA and FOX Sports appears to be yielding big news announcements already.
 
While the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball were taking place Tuesday afternoon at Pacific Dunes, Mike Davis of the USGA was on FOX Sports to announce that the 2020 U.S. Amateur will be played Aug. 10-16 at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, with the exact courses to be determined at a later date.

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A Day Of Routs At Pacific Dunes Plus A Round At Old Macdonald

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 07:14 Monday, 11 May 2015 21:08

by Alfie Lau
 

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When Canada’s lone competitor at the USGA’s inaugural Women’s 4-Ball, Christina Spence Proteau, was eliminated on Sunday night, the only blessing for Proteau’s partner, Shawn Farmer of Bellevue, WA, was the chance to golf the rest of the courses at Bandon Dunes.
 
All eliminated players play for free at Bandon’s other three courses while the tournament continues on, so Farmer was out at Old Macdonald at 8:30 a.m. Monday, along with Proteau’s husband Jim and their nanny.

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