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BC Golf Museum Celebrates 90 Years Of Public Golf In British Columbia

Last Updated on Friday, 15 April 2016 16:08 Friday, 15 April 2016 14:32

by Bryan Outram

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This is a very special year for public-play golf in British Columbia as we celebrate the 90th anniversary since the opening of the Langara Golf Club on June 26th, 1926, thus bringing the game to the general public in this province.
 
Up until that time the grand game was pretty much the exclusive domain of those who belonged to private golf clubs and accessibility to the working class wasn’t necessarily the order of the day. 
 
As it was, British Columbia was a relative late-comer to the game in the Pacific Northwest when it came to providing public access golf facilities. Municipal courses had been built and proven to be very successful south of the border in Spokane, Seattle and Portland but it was apparent that a majority of citizens in Vancouver felt the city couldn’t afford this type of venture due to the massive debt created by the first world war.
 
However, that would change once those in charge at the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) saw an opportunity to use the lure of playing golf with an 18-hole rate of 50 cents for the average worker to also sell land adjacent to the course for housing.
 
So,in 1924 the CPR decided to construct the best 18-hole public golf course in the ‘Dominion’ on land bounded by Cambie and Main and south of 49th Avenue.

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Vancouver’s Ryan Williams Joins Team Freedom

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:01 Thursday, 07 April 2016 00:55

Ryan WilliamsLONDON, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Vancouver’s Ryan Williams is the latest golfer to sign with Freedom 55 Financial as brand ambassador.

Williams joins current Freedom 55 Financial Team Freedom ambassador golfers Albin Choi, Matt Hill, Mackenzie Hughes, Augusta James, Taylor Pendrith and Adam Svensson.

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Players Wanted - TGA Men's Golf League

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:02 Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:02

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If you’re looking for a place to play competitive golf in a friendly atmosphere then the Target Golf Association (TGA Tour) is for you. The TGA Tour has been created to bring together mid-low handicappers and provide a competitive arena through which to enjoy the Game.
 
2016 is the 6th season of the TGA Tour and they continue to offer great golf experiences with an awesome schedule of Tournaments on some of the best courses in the area. The final Tournament of the year, the TGA Tour Championship, will be a 2 day Tournament held at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in late September.

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Nest Box Boys

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 21:29 Friday, 05 February 2016 15:40

alt(Dalyce Epp) — It’s a hot mid-August afternoon in Vancouver, and our group of four is at the west side of Vancouver’s McCleery golf course, inspecting houses.

None of us are building inspectors, or even golfers. As such, we are very careful to watch out for anyone who’s aiming to hit a ball in our direction - or in any direction.
 
And, we respect that we are the interlopers here, where most people just come to golf.
 
We’re here to observe and inspect what are commonly known as bird houses or bird boxes, but properly known as ‘nest boxes’.
 
These structures are meant to provide nesting places for birds during their breeding season - spring and early summer.

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Volunteers Needed For Freedom 55 Financial Open At Point Grey GC

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:06 Tuesday, 26 January 2016 19:41

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The Freedom 55 Financial Open will take place at the prestigious Point Grey Golf & Country Club the week of May 23 – 29, 2016.
 
We are looking for people that are interested in volunteering time to assist on implementing this great event.
 
This year’s charity recipient is the Canucks for Kids Fund.

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