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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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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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Nick Taylor And Mike Darby Living A Phoenix Dream

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 23:33 Monday, 26 January 2015 23:16

by Alfie Lau
 

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It’s a dream a decade in the making.
 
Richmond caddy Mike Darby has wanted to work the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a decade and now that his boss, Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor has an almost three-year exemption on the PGA TOUR, Darby and Taylor can block off this week through 2017.
 
“I thought we would get in last year when Nick tried to Monday qualify but we just missed,” said Darby. “It’s a pretty awesome place.”

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The Bigger, Better And Louder 2015 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:19 Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:58

by Alfie Lau
 

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Hosting Vancouver’s annual golf show isn’t about reinventing the wheel, but that doesn’t mean John Tipping isn’t trying to make the show better every year.
 
Scheduled for Feb. 14 and 15 at the PNE Forum, the Golf Show features many local exhibitors, along with an impressive group of other Canadian and North American exhibitors.
 
“We want the 2015 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show to be bigger, better and louder,” said Tipping, who organizes the show along with the Seattle Golf Show two weeks after the Vancouver show.
 
“We’re always looking to add more value for each ticket buyer.”

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Free Golf In Vancouver

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:53 Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:25

by Alfie Lau
 

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It seemed too good to be true: Free golf in Vancouver.
 
I haven’t played a pitch-and-putt golf course in several decades, but as a teenager just introduced to the game in the 1980s, that’s where I played most of my golf.
 
Living close to Central Park in Burnaby, I played there often, thinking that the longest hole, at 125 yards, was the toughest hole in the world.
 
From there, I would make my way to Kensington to play that hillier and much more challenging track.
 
And when I discovered that public transit could take me even further afield, I would go play Ambleside in West Vancouver, perhaps the most picturesque pitch-and-putt in the region.

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