Lower Mainland: Local News / Fraser Valley

Whistler Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 08:47 Monday, 23 March 2015 08:39

altWHISTLER, British Columbia — Whistler Golf Club has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Stu Carmichael, assistant superintendent, led the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on the property. Whistler is the 95th course in Canada and the 901st in the world to be designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

“Whistler Golf Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Tara Pepperman, Director of Cooperative Sanctuary Programs at Audubon International.



Taylor Has Time To Adjust To PGA TOUR Life

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 March 2015 22:57 Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:48

by Gord Montgomery


As a rookie on the PGA TOUR there is always a cloud of sorts hanging over one’s head.
No, it’s not because the lifestyle is tough or the golf courses you play on are shabby.
Rather, it’s the pressure of having to win enough money against the best in the world to keep your status as a full-time player.
That problem is one thing that Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor doesn’t have to worry about though.



U.S. Open At Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:53 Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:21


by Alfie Lau
SEATTLE - The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay is just over three months away and preparations are going along swimmingly. 
Larry Gilhuly could not be more clear: The U.S. Open will be played at Chambers Bay in Tacoma, Washington this June.



The Nick Taylor Challenge At Chilliwack GC

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:48 Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:35


Recently Abbotsford, B.C.'s own PGA TOUR champion Nick Taylor paid a visit to the Chilliwack Golf Club.

General Manager Bryan Ewart and his staff at the Chilliwack GC invited anyone who wanted to challenge Nick to a contest to come out and test their skills against him.

Contestants had the option to challenge him to a putting, chipping or full swing contest.

Anyone who beat Nick in the first challenge moved on to Round 2, where Nick got to decide what shot to hit.



Valuable Experience The Payoff For Taylor At Hyundai

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 21:50 Monday, 12 January 2015 21:31

by Gord Montgomery
Inside Golf reporter Gord Montgomery is following Canada's Nick Taylor during his rounds at the Hyundai Tournament Of Champions and will be posting daily stories on the Abbostford, B.C. professional from Kapalua in Maui.- ed.


It won't be the biggest cheque Nick Taylor ever cashes during his PGA TOUR life but the experience he gained at this year's Hyundai Tournament of Champions is something he'll be able to take to the bank week after week.
Taylor, from Abbotsford, B.C., finished the 72-hole winners-only event at (-5), well behind the top finishers this year. The thing is though, he never had a round above par on the demanding Plantation Course and that memory will stick with him moving forward.



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