Lower Mainland: Local News / Coquitlam-Mission

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.

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U.S. Open At Chambers Bay Preparations Looking Good

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

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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.

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Lower Mainland Hot Winter Deals

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 14:18 Monday, 15 December 2014 00:02

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Winter may be upon us, but it's definitely more upon many of our friends further east than here in the Lower Mainland. 
 
This area is fortunate enough to have some pretty decent days over the winter months and that means opportunities to get out and golf are still available and so are some very good deals at various courses and facilities in this region of beautiful British Columbia.
 
Here are just a few of those being offered:
 

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Coquitlam’s Kim Earns LPGA Card

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 December 2014 21:19 Sunday, 07 December 2014 21:08

by Dave Kaplan/Golf Canada
 

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Daytona, Fla. — Soo-Bin Kim could not carry over the momentum from her 65 a day earlier, but still earned exemption status on the 2015 LPGA Tour after carding a 3-over 75 in the final round of LPGA Q School on Sunday.
 
The Coquitlam, B.C. resident struggled on the back nine of LPGA International’s Hills Course, going four-over par in her final four holes.
 
However, her eight birdies in round 4 proved to be enough to keep her in the Top 20 and ensure her LPGA card for next season.

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SooBin Kim And Jennifer Yang Top 10 In Canada

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:37 Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:27

by Alfie Lau
 

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It’s somehow appropriate that two young women who went to the same high school (Gleneagle Secondary in Coquitlam), learned the game at the same course (Swan-E-Set Bay Resort) and now attend the same university (U of Washington), are separated by only three spots in Golf Canada’s most recent Top 10 rating of top female amateurs.
 
Washington Husky seniors SooBin Kim, ranked third in Canada and 38th in the world, and Jennifer Yang, sixth in Canada and 117th in the world, are the next wave of Canadian golfers set to make their mark in the world of golf.

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