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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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GolfTEC’s Proven Path And Proven Results

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:18 Sunday, 14 December 2014 20:34

by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

 

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Coquitlam native Bob McDonald has a plan to be ready for the beginning of his spring golf league at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
 
He’s signed up for a 10-lesson golf improvement plan at GolfTEC’s Vancouver location and working with his head teaching professional Norman Baufeld, McDonald has set up reasonable and achievable goals.
 
“I’m slicing the ball too much and I’m losing too much distance,” said the young-at-heart golfer who’s turning 80 very soon.
 
“I play about 20 to 25 rounds a year and I’m part of the senior’s men’s club at Burnaby Mountain and I want to continue to get better.”

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VGT Alumni Nick Taylor Talks About His First PGA TOUR Win

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 16:39 Monday, 10 November 2014 11:11

Courtesy Fraser Mulholland, VGT Commissioner
 
Taylor Ends 5-Year Drought For Canadians Winning On PGA TOUR
 

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The enormity of today’s win on the PGA TOUR may not have sunk in yet for 26-year old Abbotsford Pro Nick Taylor, but it won’t take long, believe me.  
 
With his win, the 10-time winner on the Vancouver Golf Tour was the first Canadian-born winner on the PGA TOUR since 2007 when Mike Weir won at the Frys.com Open.  
 
Yes, Canada has had quite a drought.

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Tsawwassen Springs Golf Presents The Return Of The Snowman League

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:10 Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:53

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Don’t let those clubs sit around gathering dust this winter, instead come enjoy the best drainage, and most playable course in the lower mainland through the winter months!
 
The Tsawwassen Springs Snowman League is for anyone wishing to play golf through the winter months.
 
Starting November 1st, the league will be open to both men and ladies groups, as well as a special “Seniors Day”.
 
Men’s and Women’s divisions will have tee times every Saturday starting at 8AM. In cases of frost delays, players will play in an 11AM modified shotgun start.

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Burnaby Golf’s Steady Ship

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 17:44 Saturday, 01 November 2014 14:07

by Alfie Lau
 

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It’s a typical West Coast autumn day, with grey skies and intermittent showers and rain, but that doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm of David O’Connor.
 
As Burnaby’s manager of golf operations, O’Connor has weathered his share of storms and one day of bad weather never fazes him.
 
“Are there going to be ups and downs in this business? Of course,” said O’Connor. “But we’re just looking for consistency in this market.”

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