Lower Mainland: Local News / Whatcom County

Boeing Classic A Great Vancouver Day Trip

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 August 2015 13:19 Saturday, 22 August 2015 12:45

by Alfie Lau
 

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As the Champions Tour makes its way west during August, British Columbia golf fans don’t need to go to Calgary for the Shaw Classic to see some of the best 50-and-older golfers in the world.
 
All they need to do is drive three hours south to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle, to see the 11th Boeing Classic, which will be held from Aug. 17-23.

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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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