Lower Mainland: Golfer Profiles

Balancing Golf And Life With James Harper

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 18:45 Sunday, 16 November 2014 12:26

Alfie Lau/iG


He comes from one of British Columbia’s most renowned golfing families, but James Harper has carved his own story in the world of local golf by doing a little bit of everything.

He started the year in Portugal, trying to qualify for the European Senior Tour.

While he didn’t succeed in the tournament that started on his 50th birthday – Harper had to be the youngest senior playing that Q-School – he also didn’t fret too much over the disappointment, as he was able to enjoy everything that a warm January and February in the Iberian Peninsula offers.

In fact, Harper and his wife, Josephine Mirandolle, used the time to explore the area before Harper’s better half had one more responsibility.



Giving Back Through Golf – One Swing At A Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:55 Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:44

Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)


Did you know that golf raises more money for charity than all other sports combined?

For those of us who love the game, this doesn't come as a big surprise. But the act of giving isn't reserved for the wealthy or the professional associations that run major tournaments.

Many golfers give back without most of us ever hearing about it — golfers like Ginny Golding at the University Golf Club (UGC) in Vancouver.

Ginny Golding, recognized as the Best Golf Coach in BC in 2010 by Best of Vancouver Magazine is celebrating her 65th birthday by playing 65 holes of golf on June 23, 2014 at UGC.



Bob MacDermott Is A Man On A Mission

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2008 08:44 Saturday, 05 July 2008 07:55

Bob MacDermott Overcame A Horrific Accident To Become Not Only An Outstanding Golfer But A Great Contributor To Society - All Images Courtesy Bob MacDermott
At first glance, the game of golf appeared easy to Bob MacDermott but it didn't take long for that opinion to change.



Re/Max World Long Drive Championships Long On Controversy Too

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 00:03 Monday, 29 October 2007 14:02

Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk Launches One At An LDA Tour Event In New York. This Past Week She Was Competing For The World Title In Mesquite, Nevada - Photo Courtesy lisalongball.com
The Re/Max World Long Drive Championships wrapped up this past weekend in Mesquite Nevada. It was full of drama, excitement, surprise and controversy.



iG Fall Issue: In Profile

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2007 05:30 Thursday, 06 September 2007 06:49

Harvey At This Year's Canadian Open - Photo Credit Glen Erickson
Harvey Winding Down LPGA Career

When Nancy Harvey emerged from the scoring tent after 36 holes of play at the CN Canadian Women’s Open, one had to wonder if she had just played her final round ever in our national championship.