Lower Mainland: Pro News

CP Extends Sponsorship Of Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Through 2018, Lydia Ko Accepts Honorary Membership To Vancouver Golf Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:50 Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:31

by Alfie Lau
 

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While much of the world’s golf attention is on the Pacific Northwest this week, there was a lot of good news for Canadian women’s golf fans.
 
Canadian Pacific announced Monday it will sponsor the CP Women’s Open for an additional two years, taking its commitment to 2018.
 
“Our support of the National Women’s Open has become a cornerstone of our community investment program, CP Has Heart,” said CP’s CEO Hunter Harrison. “(CP) looks forward to continuing to make a difference in the host communities across the country.”

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Canadians Do Everything But Win PC Financial Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 May 2015 23:20 Sunday, 31 May 2015 22:45

 
by Alfie Lau
 

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For all four days of the PC Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, Canadian flags were at the top of the leaderboard.
 
From first round leader Thomas Hay of Langley to second-round leader Bryn Parry of North Vancouver, the weekend action saw the rise of Langley’s Adam Cornelson and Vancouver’s Ryan Williams on Saturday and on Sunday, Surrey’s Adam Svensson, Victoria’s Riley Wheeldon and Richmond Hill, ON’s Taylor Pendrith all moved up the leaderboard and were part of the five-golfer playoff that also featured Americans Drew Weaver and Ross Beal.

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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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