Well-Regarded Superintendent Passes
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-01-15
The Vancouver Golf Club's long-time Superintendent Dave Kennedy passed away last December 31st.
The Kennedy family is saddened to announce the passing of David (Dave) Francis Kennedy on December 31, 2018, after dealing with health issues for the past two years.
Having moved to Vancouver from Winnipeg in 1966, Dave spent his years on the North Shore enjoying the many benefits of the local mountains and golf courses.
He loved his adventures with friends and family on numerous ski and golf trips, including skiing his way through resorts in Europe, several back-country ski trips north of Pemberton, many winters working and skiing on Mount Seymour, ski racing, and flying down the bike trails of Mount Seymour and Banff with friends.
Dave spent nearly 40 years in the golf industry from his start at Seymour Golf and Country Club, a degree in Turf Management from Olds College in Alberta, Superintendent at Gorge Vale in Victoria, and ending with his longtime service as the Superintendent of the Vancouver Golf Club.
Among the highlights of Dave's career was the Vancouver Golf Club's hosting of the LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open in 2012 and 2015.
He was also elected to the Board of the Northwest Turfgrass Association in 2016.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lion's Gate Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Dave's life at Seymour Golf and Country Club on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 2:00 pm.
An interview with Dave from the hosting of the 2015 Women's Open can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqTguy4e3sE&authuser=1