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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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Surrey B.C.’s Adam Svensson Turns Pro; Signs With SportBox Entertainment Group

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:20 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:06

via press release
 

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Toronto, Ontario / Palm Beach Gardens, Florida - March 17, 2015 – Adam Svensson, winner of  nine of his last 14 collegiate starts, has turned professional and signed with SportBox Entertainment Group for worldwide management and marketing representation.
 
Svensson has inked deals with Acushnet / Titleist, J.Lindeberg, and Freedom 55 Financial. He will continue to be supported by Golf Canada through it’s young professional program.

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Put Him In Coach: Matt Palsenbarg Is Everywhere

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:07 Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:44

by Alfie Lau
 

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When we last saw Matt Palsenbarg, Golf LAB at Northview Golf & Country Club co-owner, he had spent two action-packed days teaching some of the best British Columbia juniors high-performance golf techniques.
 
He started this week on Monday, giving a presentation on those high-performance techniques to PGA of BC professionals at the Vancouver Golf Club.
 
He had just enough time to get home to spend some time scootering with his daughter when he found out that another of his charges, Victoria’s Cory Renfrew, had Monday qualified for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Taylor Kim’s Golden Golfing Credentials

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:35 Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:41

by Alfie Lau
 

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During the school year, Surrey golfer Taylor Kim is a proud member of the Kent State Golden Flashes university women’s golf team.
 
But the rest of the year, the former Team Canada member is winning titles, most notably the 111th British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur at Kamloops Golf and Country Club.
 
Kim finished two strokes ahead of another Surrey golfer, A Ram Choi, to take home the top prize in provincial women’s amateur golf. 
 
Kim, who honed her game alongside Team Canada superstar Brooke Henderson, had a simple game plan for winning the BC Women’s Amateur.

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McBroom to Re-Do Morgan Creek in 2015

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 22:12 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:50

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After seeing his original design at Morgan Creek in Surrey, B.C. open back in 1995, renowned Canadian golf course architect Thomas McBroom is heading back out west to give the course a facelift for its 16th birthday next year.

This past week McBroom announced on his Twitter feed that he was en route to British Columbia and was looking forward to (sic) "Doing some great changes to the course for the 20th anniversary in 2015."

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