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GolfTEC’s Proven Path And Proven Results

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:18 Sunday, 14 December 2014 20:34

by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

 

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Coquitlam native Bob McDonald has a plan to be ready for the beginning of his spring golf league at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
 
He’s signed up for a 10-lesson golf improvement plan at GolfTEC’s Vancouver location and working with his head teaching professional Norman Baufeld, McDonald has set up reasonable and achievable goals.
 
“I’m slicing the ball too much and I’m losing too much distance,” said the young-at-heart golfer who’s turning 80 very soon.
 
“I play about 20 to 25 rounds a year and I’m part of the senior’s men’s club at Burnaby Mountain and I want to continue to get better.”

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Fletcher Sport Brands Announces Corporate Name Change to Sunice

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:02 Monday, 24 November 2014 23:56

SuniceMONTREAL, Canada — Fletcher Sport Brands has announced that it will now operate around the world under the iconic name Sunice, effective immediately. The goal of the name change is to align its corporate and product identity to better focus on a singular brand platform.

“This change gives us a platform to continue the commitment around driving the Sunice brand,” said Conrad Tappert, President of Sunice. “Combining a heritage dating back to 1976 with the current momentum that the brand is enjoying in the marketplace, it is the right time to make this change.”

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Video: New Liquor Laws To Benefit Golf And Ski Resort Businesses

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:20 Monday, 24 November 2014 23:43

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A major announcement was made this Monday in Victoria with respect to the modernizing of liquor laws and how they are applied to the businesses of golf and ski resorts in British Columbia.

The Province of BC unveiled a more streamlined licence application process for golf and ski resorts wanting to host special events.

Resorts currently must apply for individual licences every time they want to host an event beyond what their regular licence covers. Now they can apply for one licence that will cover up to 26 events.

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Bear Mountain More Than Just A Golf Resort

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 11:19 Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:32

by Alfie Lau
 

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The next time Roger Sloan comes back to Bear Mountain, he’ll need more than just his hiking and golf shoes.
 
A mountain bike, some tennis gear and full workout equipment should be in Sloan’s luggage because the resort which opened more than a decade ago is undergoing changes at a lightning pace.
 
Look out over the driving range and imagine what eight clay courts in a tennis dome might look like.
 
Well, that will soon be a reality as Bear Mountain and its owners, Ecoasis, have just inked a deal with Tennis Canada for the first courts of this kind in Western Canada.

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Roger Sloan A Bear Mountain Treasure

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 21:11 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 19:28

by Alfie Lau
 

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Eight birdies.
 
That’s what Merritt’s Roger Sloan produced at Bear Mountain on Wednesday during an informal round of golf at the course which inked a sponsorship deal with Sloan earlier this autumn.
 
The affable PGA TOUR rookie, just back from cashing a $13,603 cheque in Mexico on the weekend, paid Bear Mountain a visit and was subjected to a round of golf with myself and fellow golf journalists Bob Weeks and Ian Hutchinson.
 
The 27-year-old hit towering drives, laser approaches and barely needed to putt his tap-in birdies, but still found the time to give us ‘the stick’ when we – and I mean me - poked the bear.

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