Lower Mainland: Junior News

Video Clip Of The Week: 8-Year Old Michelle Liu's Amazing Balance

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:19 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:15

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We all marvel at the athletic ability demonstrated by young people these days but there are still some examples that really have you shaking your head in either admiration or disbelief. Or both.

Take for instance young Michelle Liu, the 2014 Little Masters Champion and a student being taught by Rob Houlding. 

Houlding, who runs the Rob Houlding Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art indoor facility in Surrey and a beautiful outdoor facility in Delta, has been teaching Michelle privately for about 10 months now.

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Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Awards Over $45,000 to Junior Golf

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014 01:36 Saturday, 08 November 2014 01:32

MJTVANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), Canada’s number one-played junior tour and the ‘Road to College Golf’ for aspiring young players, is pleased to announce that the non-profit program has once again distributed over $45,000 to young golfers in scholarships, donations and international event funding in 2014.

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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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Rob Houlding And Alisha Lau – An Award-Winning Team

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 November 2014 08:31 Saturday, 01 November 2014 13:38

by Alfie Lau
 

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The giddy smile on 15-year-old Alisha Lau’s face couldn’t hide the fact that she had just been named to Golf Canada’s Development Squad.
 
But when she came to work for an hour-long session with her long-time teacher Rob Houlding, that smile was replaced by a fierce look of determination.
 
Lau had just finished working with Ann Carroll, Team Canada Women’s Squad Development Coach and had discovered a new grip.
 

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Great Golfers Being Developed In Tour Performance LAB At Northview

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 22:27 Sunday, 26 October 2014 14:26

by Alfie Lau
 

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Matt Palsenbarg and Jason Glass are brewing up something different in their Tour Performance LAB at Northview.
 
“Our goal is to develop the next generation of high-performance golfers by having a team of professionals work with every aspect of their game,” said Palsenbarg.
 
“That means working on fitness and nutrition, the mental and emotional side of the game, course strategy and even sleep patterns.”

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