Lower Mainland: Pro News

The Canadian Content At The Washington Open Invitational

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 May 2015 12:35 Sunday, 10 May 2015 11:40

by Alfie Lau
 

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When the invite came into my mailbox requesting my presence at the Washington Open Invitational Media Day at Meridian Valley Country Club, I wondered what possible connection to British Columbia and Canadian golf there could be.
 
But look down the list of winners and in 1977, just below the name of 1978 Champion Fred Couples, is Kelowna’s own Dave Barr.
 
Barr won at Tumwater Valley Golf Club and that is the victory prominently listed as his first international title on his Golf Canada Hall of Fame record.

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CP Women’s Open Partners With BC Children’s Hospital

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 05:30 Friday, 03 April 2015 08:20

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While the best female golfers in the world chase their first Major of the 2015 season in Rancho Mirage, CA, it seemed appropriate timing for organizers of the CP Women’s Open to unveil their plans for the August 17-23 event which will take over The Vancouver Golf Club for the second time in four years.

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Taylor Has Time To Adjust To PGA TOUR Life

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 March 2015 22:57 Sunday, 22 March 2015 20:48

by Gord Montgomery
 

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As a rookie on the PGA TOUR there is always a cloud of sorts hanging over one’s head.
 
No, it’s not because the lifestyle is tough or the golf courses you play on are shabby.
 
Rather, it’s the pressure of having to win enough money against the best in the world to keep your status as a full-time player.
 
That problem is one thing that Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor doesn’t have to worry about though.

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Roger Sloan’s Rookie Trials On The PGA TOUR

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 14:31 Friday, 20 March 2015 13:55

by Alfie Lau
 
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Roger Sloan has made three of eight cuts in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, but he’ll need to make a lot more money in the last half of the season to keep his card for next year.
 
When three BC boys graduated to the PGA TOUR in the autumn of 2014, it was hailed as the Golden Age of British Columbia golf.

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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

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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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