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Top Image: Brooke Henderson at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Open
Champions At PNGA Super Senior Team Championships
Video: Canada's Club Creator - The Bob Vokey Story
BC's Team Cordova Bay Wins RBC PGA Scramble
Four From B.C. Part Of 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad
Belief In Team Canada Four Players From UFV Cascades Among CCAA All-Canadians For 2017
Video: How The Pros Prepared For The Presidents Cup: Office Mini-Golf
BC Golf Hall Of Fame 2017 Inductees
BC?s Mary Parsons Sets School Record For Indiana University
Video: SCGA Rules Crew - The Overhanging Putt
Interactive History Map Of Golf Courses In Canada
Allenby Ends Record Setting Year With Vancouver Open Win
Furry Creek Redux - Michael Geller 's Blog Adam Svensson Falls Victim To Missed Cuts & Late Withdrawals At Web.com Tour Championship
Making Time For Pace Of Play
Canada Claims Five Medals At Inaugural Invictus Games Golf Competition
Video: European Tour - The Heckle!
BC?s Lindbjerg & Gallacher
BC's Horwood Lights Up Scoreboard To Win Super Senior; Wick's Repeats At PNGA Sr.Women's
BC?s UFV Cascades Golf Teams Sweep CCAA National Championships
PGA of BC Names 2017 Award Recipients
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EDITOR'SDESK In si de Th i s Issue In this month?s edition of the Scorecard we acknowledge the latest inductees to the BC Golf Hall of Fam e with our cover story.
Athletic Association?s (CCAA) National Golf Championships by the UFV Cascades Women?s & Men?s teams (page 48) along with no less than 4 players from British Columbia being named to the 2018 Golf Canada National Golf Team (page 13).
There?s a report on the school record set by Delta?s Mary Parsons for her Indiana Hoosiers Women?s Golf Team This year ?s group includes (page 26), the five medals won some very deserving individuals and also recognizes by Canada?s Invictus Games Golf squad (page 28) and news a team that accomplished a feat so far unmatched in Men?s on how the almost forgotten Furry Creek GC development is Amateur golf in this country. about to gain a new life on You can read about these page 42. accomplished athletes and There are also some very that unique team starting on entertaining videos to check page 18. out throughout the magazine We?re also quite pleased to be and some ?hot golf deals?to be able to continue to bring you had south of the border. news on the current success of BC Golfers including a dominating performance at the Canadian Collegiate
COURTESY BOB VOKEY & GOLF CANADA
V i deo: Canada's Cl ub Creator Th e Bob V ok ey Story
father 's passion for golf as a child, but he observed and assisted in his father 's club creations.
Can adi an Bob Vokey w as bor n i n Ver dun , Quebec i n 1939. Hi s f at her , Walt er , w as a pr eci si on t ool an d di e m aker , an avi d golf er an d con st an t t i n ker er of golf equi pm en t .
Bob, at 25 left Montreal for the United States and settled in Carlsbad, California. Despite his earlier feelings toward golf, he became smitten with the game and wanted to become involved in some way. He lived near a golf course, and started to play competitively, eventually developing his father 's passion for "tinkering" with golf clubs. "I played golf, but realized my
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talent was only going to take me so far," said Vokey. It was a hobby that became a passion, and I just turned it into a livelihood. As much as I wanted to play the game, I realized my strength was in learning about golf clubs, re-shafting them, designing them, and making them. In 1976, Vokey opened Bob's Custom Golf Shop at Fallbrook Country Club in San Diego County and later in 1980, he moved to a larger location in Vista, California. Shortly there after, Bob created a name for himself in the industry, as the personal clubmaster for
some of the biggest names in professional golf. This led him to close shop in 1986 to join TaylorMade. Click HERE or on the image below to see video on Bob Vokey. In 1991, he left TaylorMade to help start Founders Club, a company specializing in metal woods, with Gary Adams, the founder of TaylorMade and the "father of metal wood." Vokey joined Titleist in 1996, where his first project was assisting with the final specifications of the popular Titleist Titanium 975D driver. Bob did not start specializing in CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
Ti tl ei st w anted to get i nto h i gh -perf ormance w edges. I w as ask ed to do th em. I w as gi v en th e resources and aw ay I w ent. BOB VOKEY wedges until he arrived at Titleist. "I would listen to players about what they looked for and wanted in a club," says Vokey. "I pride myself on being a good note taker and listening to those who know, I guess because I had a lot of ideas and was allowed to bring them to life at Titleist." Much of Bob's research and development takes place around the driving ranges, practice greens, and bunkers of the PGA
TOUR, where he works closely with professionals to better understand exactly what they need in terms of design and, most importantly, feel. "I have always said since the day I arrived at Titleist, that I have the best R&D facility in the world - The Professional Tours." Vokey Design wedges have been the overwhelming favorite among Tour players. While the PGA TOUR is the ultimate proving ground, Bob always has the amateur golfer in mind when he goes to his design table. His philosophy has resonated in the marketplace where Vokey Design wedges are best-sellers with golfers of all skill levels.
GOLFCANADA Four Fr om B.C. Par t Of 2018 Team Can ada Gol f Squad
Team Canada?s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men?s team and four on the women?s. The 10-member Development Squad will include five women and five men. ?Based on their outstanding
From L-R: BC's 2018 Nati onal Team M embers Nol an Th orough good, Naomi K o, Euna Han & Ch ri s Cri sol ogo
Golf Can ada r ecen t ly an n oun ced t he 18 at hlet es w ho have been chosen t o r epr esen t Team Can ada as par t of t he 2018 Nat i on al Am at eur Squad an d Developm en t Squad.
performances this year, we are pleased to announce the young men and women chosen to represent Canada as part of the national team program,? said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada?s chief sport officer. These talented athletes are a product of a circle of support
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that includes personal coaches, parents and provincial high-performance programs and will proudly represent Canada on the global golf stage.? The following athletes from BC have been selected to Team Canada?s 2018 Amateur & Development Squads: WOMEN?S NATIONAL AMATEUR SQUAD Naom i Ko, Vict or ia, B.C., Olympic View Golf Club (20) MEN?S NATIONAL AMATEUR SQUAD Ch r is Cr isologo, Rich m on d, B.C., Marine Drive Golf Club (21) WOMEN?S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Eu n a Han , Coqu it lam , B.C., Morgan Creek Golf Course (15) MEN?S DEVELOPMENT SQUAD Nolan Th or ou gh good, Vict or ia, B.C., Royal Colwood
" Based on th ei r outstandi ng perf ormances th i s year, w e are pl eased to announce th e young men and w omen ch osen to represent Canada as part of th e nati onal team program" JEFF THOMPSON
Golf Club (17) The 2018 Young Pro Squad team selection is expected in December. New in 2018, the National Development Squad program will feature a centralized component, which will be based out of Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C.? Team Canada?s official training centre since 2015. For complete story and full team member bios CLICK HERE
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BC's 1979 A l l -M ari ne Dri v e GC Wi l l i ngdon Cup Team: L-R Stev e Berry, Ri ck Gi bson, Ji m Bruce (non-Pl ayi ng Captai n), K el l y M urray and Doug Rox burgh
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something new; the provincial men?s team accomplished the feat sixteen times from 1931 to 1978. The rarity lies in the fact that all four members of the BC team were clubmates at the Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, BC. The Victoria Daily Colonist reported: ?Never before has one golf club completely dominated BC?s CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Willingdon Cup team." The 36-hole competition pits the four best players from each province against each other. BC led after the first round by seven strokes and never looked back as they took home the cup for the sixth time in nine years. Marine Drive GC could now proudly display the Willingdon Cup in their clubhouse ? the first time such a feat had ever been accomplished in the Willingdon Cup competition. Pat r ick Flet ch er
I n 1954, Pat accompl i sh ed a f eat no oth er Canadi an prof essi onal gol f er h as been abl e to dupl i cate si nce. The name Pat Fletcher is remembered each year when the Canadian Open is conducted. In 1954, Pat accomplished a feat no other Canadian professional golfer has been able to duplicate since. At the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver BC, he defeated the best Canadian and Pacific Northwest professionals to win the Canadian Open Championship. Born in England on June 18, 1916, Pat would come to Canada with his family in 1920. After settling in Victoria, BC., during the 1930's, Pat attended Oak Bay School and participated in several sports, but golf CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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became his passion. He spent every spare moment at the Victoria Golf Course working in the Golf Shop. Caddying for the Oak Bay members dominated his spare time after school. He played in the Victoria GC Caddy Championship and the Victoria City Junior and Caddy Championships. As he grew older, Pat apprenticed to become a clubmaker/golf professional. He played competitively in the Western professional championships, the National CPGA, and the Canadian Opens. In 1956 he moved to the Royal Montreal GC to assume the premiere head professional job in Canada. He retired to his adopted hometown of Victoria in 1975. Br en t Fr an k lin From the age of six in Ontario, Brent always wanted to be a
pro golfer. "When I was five or six, I started going to the practice range with my Dad. He gave me a cut-off seven iron and I hit balls with it until the head came off," said Franklin. After moving to Vancouver in 1981 the Franklins joined the Shaughnessy G&CC and Brent honed his skills under the expert eye of professional Jack McLaughlin who recognized the young man's natural talent. "He looks like a golfer,
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just standing there," said McLaughlin. "He's a great prospect. Of all the kids I've taught in 27 years, he has the purest mechanical swing for his age." In 1982 Brent won the BC Juvenile crown and then in '83, began his incredible string of wins as an amateur, winning the Vancouver City Junior, BC Junior, and Canadian Junior titles. From 1983 to1988, he won a national championship each year: two Canadian
Juniors, three Canadian Amateurs from '85 - '87, and a CPGA Championship in 1988. No other Canadian golfer has accomplished this feat. In 1990, he decided to postpone his entry to the PGA TOUR and opted to try his luck on the Asian Tour. He won over $300,000 with five top-10 finishes in his first year. After 3 years on the Asian Tour, his athleticism, powerful swing, and aggressive style made him a standout. Then disaster struck. While jogging, a car struck him in the back. He returned to Vancouver for his recovery period, having moderate success on the Canadian Tour, but the injury had taken its toll. Today, Brent is the women's golf coach at the University of Colorado. Colleen (Sm it h ) M cCu lloch Colleen McCulloch can definitely be described as an CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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all-round athlete. The youngest of three children growing up during the Great Depression and World War II, Colleen discovered sports as, "Something to overcome my boredom." During her athletic career from age 16 to 25, she excelled in five sports, including grass hockey, winning 5 championships, basketball, with provincial and national titles in 1946-47, curling and on the softball diamond with the Pacifics and Nuthouse teams and finally gaining international recognition when the Grand Rapids Chicks baseball team invited her to join their team. In 1998 she was recognized for her contributions to the sport with entrance into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, which was soon followed by her induction into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. When asked about her
transition to golf, Colleen commented, "I just got too old for all the other sports". She was 31 at the time. After just five years playing the game, she won the BC Ladies' Championship. Then in the 1961 Canadian Women's Open on her home course of Point Grey G&CC she was the medalist in the qualifying round, helping BC win the provincial team title. When she turned fifty, Colleen replaced Margaret Todd as the top BC senior woman golfer in BC. From 1975 - 85, she captured 5 BC Senior titles. Before retiring from competitive golf in 1995, she represented British Columbia on 14 provincial teams - more than any other BC woman golfer. Holly (Bot h am ) Hor w ood Holly Horwood?s amazing golf career is divided into two separate eras ? first as a junior and college student; then, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
score in the tournament, low 18-hole score in the team championship and low 36-hole gross score for the provincial team championship. While attending UBC, she won the 1971 and 1973 Vancouver & District Womens?titles. At that point she had just joined the Vancouver Courier newspaper staff as their roving golf reporter. Then she vanished thirty-five years later, as a very successful senior golfer. Holly began her successful competitive junior career in 1965. She is probably the only junior girl who competed in five consecutive Canadian Junior Girls?Championships. In 1970, her final year of eligibility, she became the ?Queen of Junior Golf in Canada?. At the Summit G&CC, Holly dominated the field from start to finish, winning the most silverware of any competitor with the overall low gross title, low 18-hole gross
from the competitive golf scene. As a reporter, she wrote a local golf column for the Courier and later, the Vancouver Province. She also married, raised a family, and would join Shaughnessy G&CC in 1993. Holly maintained her competitive skills, winning numerous womens?club championships. At age 50, she emerged from the club scene to make an impact on senior womens?golf in BC. winning the 2006, '07 and '16 BC Senior Womens?titles, the 2014 and CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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winning the 2017 PNGA '16 BC Super Senior Womens? Super-Seniors Womens? and in 2012 she competed Championship. Today, Holly is against former junior foes to ranked as one of the top win the PNGA Senior Womens? senior women golfers in title. Recently she continued Canada. adding to her trophy cabinet,
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Delta,BC'sMary ParsonsFinishedHer 3rdRoundWithFour ConsecutiveBirdiesTo Set ASchool RecordFor TheInidanaHoosiers Women'sGolf Squad
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BC?s M ary Parsons Sets Sch ool Record For I ndi ana Uni v ersi ty Freshm an M ar y Par son s set a new school single round score of 66 in t he t hird round as Indiana Wom en's Golf finished sevent h overall at t he Bet t ie Lou Evans Invit at ional. Parsons' third round score was one stroke better than the previous school record which was set five previous times, most recently in 2015 by Ana
Sanjuan and Camille Chevalier (67). She completed the record round with six birdies including four in the final four holes of the day. The Delta, British Columbia native finished the tournament eighth overall with a 218 (73-79-66) and her 66 was the lowest round of the entire tournament. CLICK HERE for Final Results.
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Fur r y Cr eek Redux Mi ch ael Gel l er 's Bl og
"How w ould you li ke t o desi gn Car m el Nor t h?" Thi s w as t he quest i on posed by a r eal est at e agen t at Colli er s In t er n at i on al lat e on e Fr i day af t er n oon i n 1990. The next day, he introduced me to representatives of Tanabe Corporation of Japan, who retained my planning and
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time, all I could think of was Terry Jacks and the Save the Howe Sound Society; and having just come off a dramatic highly publicized failure trying to rezone the 753 acre Spetifore Lands, I did not want to be associated with another high profile failure. Working on the planning and approvals for Furry Creek was a gratifying process, but I recall not seeing eye to eye with Bill Kolker, one of the local directors and others, and I was soon dismissed. Over the years, I watched with mixed emotions as Furry Creek progressed, but was never the complete resort-oriented community I had envisioned. 25 year s lat er : So imagine my delight when David Eger of Altus Group sent me a note to see if I would be interested in meeting one of his clients who was considering the purchase of 175 acres at Furry Creek.
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believed that one day Furry Creek would become a premier, high-quality complete
leisure-oriented community with neighbourhood shops, resort and variety of housing choices. This time it might really happen.
I ni ti al l y Th e 10th Hol e, Th i s I s Now Th e Fi rst Hol e. Th e Typi cal Gol f er Loses A t Least One Bal l On Th i s Starti ng Hol e!
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Adam Sven sson Fal l s Vi ct i m To Mi ssed Cut s & Lat e Wi t h dr aw al s At Web.com Tour Ch am pi on sh i p When t he Web.com Tour post pon ed t he f i n al r oun d of i t s Tour Cham pi on shi p un t i l Mon day because of i n clem en t w eat her on Sun day, m or e t han a dozen player s w ho had m ade t he cut an d com plet ed t hei r t hi r d r oun ds w i t hdr ew f r om t he t our n am en t . Even though he missed the cut in the last two Finals events, Surrey?s Adam Svensson was still projected to be 25th -good enough to get the final
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Idaho. That changed somewhat when players started to withdraw. Some of those players had spots in this week?s PGA TOUR season-opener in Napa, Calif., and wanted to get there in time for a practice round. Their absence made it easier for the remaining 55 players in the field to make bigger jumps up the money list. Svensson, who had entered the Tour
Championship 17th on the Finals money list, ultimately dropped to 26th and missed his PGA TOUR card by one spot. That means he must spend next year on the Web.com Tour and will certainly lament the fact the he missed the cut in his final two events. Merritt?s Roger Sloan who fell to 39th place from 27th, will also be back on the Web.com Tour next year.
THEGAME BY IAN FABIAN
Mak i n g Ti m e For Pace Of Pl ay I don ?t kn ow about you, but I can ?t seem t o w at ch a golf t elevi si on br oadcast or r ead an ar t i cle per t ai n i n g t o golf t hese days w i t hout t he ?Pace of Play? t opi c bei n g br ought up. The topic has been directly linked to the subject of ?Growing the Game? which is in itself another buzz phrase of the day. One of the main problems, in my estimation, is that absolutely no one believes they?re a slow player and therefore the pace of play has nothing to do with them. Here are a few observations I?ve made on the subject:
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I?ve witnessed a 27-handicap check his GPS watch and then ?scope? the flag for an approximately 60-yard shot and then promptly hit the ball 25 yards past the green. Let?s try and understand that as amateurs our ability to hit the ball to a specific yardage is suspect at best so if your watch says 63 yards and your scope says 65 yards, just hit the ball.
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they haven?t hit their shot yet because so-and-so was away. Marking a putt that is 6 inches, whether in a tournament or not, is simply ridiculous and yet we?ve all seen it done. Even the pros ?tap in? and they?re playing for considerably more than most of us are. Some of the latest thinking to grow the game and eliminate the extensive amount of time it can take to play is the idea of playing 9 holes rather than 18. While I would never discourage anyone from having new ideas, this seems to me to be one that breaks with the tradition of a very traditional game. Would we change the Indianapolis 500 to the Indianapolis 250 in order to lessen the number of accidents that take place now? Or change the number of innings played in a baseball game to 5 from 9 in case the players or the fans
have other things they might want to be doing? My point here is that the game can be played in a reasonable amount of time and any dyed-in-the-wool golfer would always want to play a full 18 holes if it could be done within that reasonable amount of time. If you have things you want to do after playing golf, play early in the morning and allot the amount of time that it normally takes you to play as your ?golf time?. If you prefer to sleep in, book a later time and prepare yourself that the round will take longer to play as there will likely be slow players in front of you. Either way, it?s your ?golf time? not your time to be stressed out over how long you?re out on the course. Enjoy the moment. For complete article please CLICK HERE.
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Canada Cl ai ms Fi v e M edal s A t I naugural I nv i ctus Games Gol f Competi ti on The i n augur al adapt i ve golf com pet i t i on of t he In vi ct us Gam es t ook place Tues, Sept . 26, at St . Geor ge?s Golf an d Coun t r y Club, w her e
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total was David Scott of the United Kingdom. Can ada?s Ă‰t ien n e Au bĂŠ claimed silver with 37 points. Can adian s Dan Gr ah am an d Jay Nickol earned bronze with 35 points, as did American Josh Lindstrom.
Th e I nv i ctus Games are an i nternati onal sporti ng ev ent f or w ounded, i l l and i nj ured serv i cemen and w omen, both currentl y serv i ng and v eterans. In the women?s competition, Cornelia Oosthuizen of the United Kingdom captured gold with a score of 32. Can ada?s Kar yn e Gelin as earned silver with 27 points and San dy Bat e earned 24 points to win bronze. His Royal Highness Prince
Harry was on hand at St. George?s to cheer on competitors. The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women, both currently serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country. The word Invictus is Latin for unconquered. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, injured and ill service personnel and what these tenacious men and women can achieve, post-injury. For full scores, CLICK HERE. For more information on the 2017 Invictus Games, visit www.invictusgames2017.com.
V i deo: European Tour Ch al l enge Th e Heck l e!
We've all hear d t he pr om ot i on al li n e f r om t he PGA TOUR "These Guys Are Good"...an d ver y t r ue i t i s. Mean w hi le, based on t he an t i cs t he f ellow s on t he Eur opean Tour get up t o, per haps t hei r t ag li n e should be "These Guys Ar e Nuts"... The RSM and European Tour Player Performance Study explores time spent from address to impact and the effects of pre-shot routine. So, to put this to the test, An dy Su llivan and Th or bjor n Olesen challenged Nicolas CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Colsaer t s and Pau l War in g to a hole of golf. But no ordinary hole of golf. Awash with heckles to distract their opponents - expect megaphones, water fights, blindfolds and much more. Check out the latest video put out by the European Tour....
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BC?s Li ndbj erg & Gal l ach er Ch ampi ons A t PNGA Super Seni or Team Ch ampi onsh i ps At the 35th Pacific Northwest Senior Team Championships, Er ik Han son of Kirkland, Wash. and Cr aig Lar son of Tacoma successfully defended their Men's Senior Team title; Gu dm u n d Lin dbjer g of Port Moody, B.C. and Joh n Gallach er of Burnaby, B.C. won the Men's Super Senior Team; Gin n y Bu r k ey and Leilan i Nor m an, both of
BC'sGudmundLindbjerg(L) &Partner JohnGallacher (R)
Eugene, Ore., won the Women's Senior Team title; and M ar y Ryan of Renton, Wash. and Su n Dou t h it of Steilacoom, Wash. successfully defended their title in the Women's Super Senior Team with the defending champion pair of Jack ie Lit t le and Kat h r yn M cGar vey from B.C. coming in T2nd. CLICK HERE for full story
BC's Team Cordov a Bay Wi ns RBC PGA Scrambl e
The RBC PGA Scr am ble pr esen t ed by The Li n coln Mot or Com pan y Nat i on al Fi n al cam e dow n t o on e f i n al n er ve-w r acki n g put t . Needing to make a four-foot par putt for the win on the final hole at Cabot Links, located in Nova Scotia between the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Inverness,
team Cordova Bay amateur Rodney Webber stepped up and made the biggest putt of his life. ?I?m no professional golfer, but standing over that putt I definitely felt like one,? Webber said. ?That was definitely the most pressure-packed putt I?ve ever had in my life.? CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Webber, along with his Cordova Bay teammates? Phil Kondrak, Eric Smith, Eric Watson and PGA of Canada professional Nate Ollis? finished the three-day national championship at Cabot Links and Cabot Cliffs at 46-under-par, a mere 0.8 better than the squad from The Landings in Ontario. The RBC PGA Scramble saw thousands of golfers from
across the country participate in a series of events this summer. The 22 teams participating at Cabot Links? which were comprised of four amateurs and a PGA of Canada professional? made it through local and regional qualifying events, before teeing it up in the national championship final. Click h er e for the full leaderboard.
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BY RICK YOUNG
Bel i ef In Team Can ada
Eleven year s ago, player developm en t i n t hi s coun t r y w as a lon g over due i dea t hat (f i n ally) got som e buy i n . Humble beginnings? Imagine it as the professional sports equivalent of an expansion franchise. No coaches, no players, no real structure or support mechanism at kick-off time but, hey, there was a
Team Canada M embers I ncl ude From L-R : M addi e Szeryk , Grace St-Germai n A nd V i ctori a, BC's Naomi K o name: Team Canada. In a hockey-infested nation, who couldn?t relate to that? And who among us can?t relate to this concept: belief. It?s a powerful word. Belief is the heart of this program, in my opinion. It is what drove it CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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from idea to implementation. As the early adopters for Team Canada rolled up their sleeves and left egos and agendas at the door, a strange thing happened. All of them found
common ground. They made ?belief ? fundamental to the National Team program process. Through that, they also found it in each other. Click Her e for complete story
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Four Pl ay er s Fr om UFV Cascades Am on g CCAA Al l -Can adi an s For 2017
UFV Cascades The Can adi an Collegi at e Gol f ers (L-R) Dani el At hlet i c Associ at i on Campbel l , Hannah Di rk sen, Ben Wh i ton A nd (CCAA) r ecen t ly Emery Bardock Were an n oun ced t he golf Named CCA A A l l -Canadi ans All-Can adi an aw ar d The UFV Cascades were one of r eci pi en t s f or t he 2017 two programs, along with the season . Twenty student-athletes (10 women, 10 men) were selected ahead of the national championship at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont.
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feat, dating back to 2012 when the CCAA began handing out All-Canadian awards in golf. Em er y Bar dock , Han n ah Dir k sen , Dan iel Cam pbell and Ben Wh it on were among the All-Canadians celebrated at the CCAA awards banquet in Oshawa, Ont.
V i deo: SCGA Rul es Crew Th e Ov erh angi ng Putt
We've all seen ei t her on TV or i n our ow n exper i en ce t he put t t hat st ops r i ght on t he edge of t he hole an d def i es gr avi t y as i t st ar es dow n i n t o t he bot t om of t he cup, r ef usi n g t o dr op. An d ever y on ce i n a w hi le, i f you w ai t just lon g en ough, i t does even t ually do just t hat .
Problem is...how long is too long, when it comes to taking a rather delayed route to your ball before one has to admit that it's going to take one more stroke to finish the hole? The SCGA (Southern California Golf Association) Rules crew once again is on the ball as they address that situation in the video above.
I nteracti v e Hi story M ap Of Gol f Courses I n Canada
Af t er m uch r esear ch an d a lot of i n t er est i n g backgr oun d w or k, t he f olks at Golf Can ada have com pi led a f asci n at i n g i n t er act i ve m ap of Can ada show i n g t he hi st or y of golf cour se locat i on s acr oss t he coun t r y dat i n g f r om 1873 t o t he pr esen t . The storied legacy of Canadian golf courses is presented through an interactive website mapping out 143 years of
Canadian golf course history from coast to coast. Want to know what year your golf course came into existence? Or some of the more famous tracks in Canada, such as Capilano GC, Shaughnessy GC, Point Grey or Marine Drive? Did you know that Fernie GC and Crowsnest Pass GC will be celebrating centennial anniversaries next year in 2018? CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
Well, that information and more can be found by cruising around this very informative site. Simply CLICK HERE to
experience Golf Canada's interactive golf course map.
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A l l enby Ends Record Setti ng Year Wi th V ancouv er Open Wi n Langley?s Jam es Allen by rose t o t he t op against m any of t he PACIFIC NORTHWEST?S t op Pros at t he Joh n st on M eier In su r an ce Van cou ver Open at Nor t h view Golf & Cou n t r y Clu b.
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Allenby?s win came in dramatic fashion, closing his final round out in style with a 2-putt birdie en route to a stellar round of 6-under par 66 and a one-shot win over Victoria?s St even Lecu yer and Oregon?s Nick Sh er w ood. Allenby?s 3-day total of 69, 70, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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66 (-11) bettered a full field of 142 players including 48 Professionals heralding from as far east as Edmonton, Alberta to as far south as Albany, Oregon. Allenby?s Vancouver Open win was truly icing on the cake for what has been a breakout season on the penAmateur DivisionWinner KevinHogg VGT for the 32-year old Vancouver O Langley Golfer. After spending Majors)Two consecutive course records (63,61 at almost 7 years and around Chilliwack Open)Two Order of $150,000 travelling across Merit Titles (Majors Series & Canada to play on the year-long Srixon/Cleveland Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR OOM) and most importantly Canada, Allenby chose to take Setting the all-time VGT season the local route to develop his earnings record of almost game the past 2 seasons in $33,800, which topped PGA order to have (in his own TOUR winner Nick Taylor ?s words), ?A profitable season?. (See Post Round Interview with previous record of $32,500 back in 2013. James Allenby here) Allenby racked up a bunch of CLICK HERE for full milestones this year including: story. Six wins (including 3
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Roseburg, Oregon'sAnitaWicks(L) AndVancouver,BC'sHollyHorwood(R) AreThe2017PNGASenior AndSuper Senior Women'sChampions
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BC?s Horw ood Li gh ts Up Scoreboard To Wi n Super Seni or; Wi ck s Repeats A t PNGA Sr. Women's An it a Wick s of Roseburg, Ore. survived a two-hole playoff to successfully defend her title at the 31st Pacific Northwest Senior Women's Amateur; while Holly Hor w ood of Vancouver, B.C. won the 6th Super Senior Women's Amateur, shooting the low round of both championships in the final round to claim the title.
Both championships were contested over 36 holes of stroke play and were held concurrently at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. They were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). Click HERE for complete story.
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BY DAN KINVIG/UFV CASCADES
BC?s UFV Cascades Gol f Team s Sw eep CCAA Nat i on al Ch am pi on sh i ps If i t w asn ?t t he gr eat est day i n t he hi st or y of t he Un i ver si t y of t he Fr aser Valley golf pr ogr am , i t w as aw f ully close. The Cascades completed an incredibly dominant run at the PING CCAA Golf National
Th e UFV Cascades Gol f Program Captured Both M en's & Women's Team Ti tl es I n Th e PI NG CCA A Nati onal Ch ampi onsh i ps Championships, sweeping the men?s and women?s team competitions at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont. Both UFV teams won their respective titles by double-digit margins, and each produced an individual medalist. Daniel Campbell was the men?s individual champ, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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winning by eight strokes, and Maddie Kapchinsky took the women?s silver medal. This marks the second championships for the Cascades men?s and women?s teams, and their second sweep ? the Cascades claimed both titles in 2013, also winning the men?s and women?s individual silver and bronze medals that year. Beyond that, there have only been two other occasions in
" I t w as a battl e, a real l y tough go, especi al l y f or our men?s team. But th ey pl ayed l i k e ch ampi ons today."
Campbell?s victory was also of historical significance ? he?s the first Cascades golfer, male or female, to win a CCAA individual crown. ?I?m a little bit numb, to be honest,? UFV head coach Chris Bertram enthused afterward. ?I can?t begin to explain how ecstatic I am for all our players and coaches. Everyone worked really hard this fall, and even harder this week. It was a battle, a really tough go, especially for our men?s team. But they played like champions today.? MEN?S INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS MEN?S TEAM STANDINGS WOMEN?S INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS WOMEN?S TEAM STANDINGS
CCAA history where the same program won both team banners, and both times it was the Humber Hawks, in 2003 and 2007.
The PING CCAA National Championships mark the conclusion of the Cascades?fall season. Click HERE for complete story.
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PGA of BC Nam es 2017 Aw ar d Reci pi en t s
A dam Bl ai r, Head Prof essi onal A t Tal k i ng Rock Gol f Course, Was Named Th e PGA of BC's 2017 Di ck M unn Gol f Prof essi onal Of Th e Year. Th e A w ard Was A mong 16 A ssoci ati on Honours Presented Duri ng Th e Ev ent.
The PGA of BC pr oudly n am ed t he r eci pi en t s of i t s an n ual hon our s f or 2017 dur i n g t he associ at i on 's Aw ar ds Celebr at i on pr esen t ed by Replay Golf Suppli es at t he Ri ver Rock Casi n o Resor t . Recipients were announced for the following 10 awards during the course of the evening's festivities: Dick M u n n Golf Professional of the Year presented by Cutter & Buck - Adam Blair , Talking Rock Golf Course Fr ed Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year presented by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Len n y Cyr , Seymour Golf & Country Club Jock M cKin n on Candidate for Membership of the Year presented by Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada - Clar k CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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M acPh er son, Poin t Gr ey Golf & Cou n t r y Clu b Jack West over Coach of the Year presented by Innovative Fitness - Rober t Rat clif f e, Golf Can ada Golf Facility of the Year presented by Expense Reduction Analysts - Cor dova Bay Golf Cou r se Her b Pat er son Sales Representative of the Year presented by Trainwest Management & Consulting Jon at h an Kadin, Neilsen Agen cies Golf Shop of the Year presented by St eve Gr ah am Sales - Fair m on t Hot Spr in gs Resor t Alvie Th om pson Teacher of the Year presented by One Under Vancouver - M ac M cLeod, Royal Colw ood Golf Clu b Davie Black Professional Development Award
presented by ThroughConversation - Dou g Hast ie, Bear M ou n t ain Golf Resor t Jack M cLau gh lin Junior Golf Leader of the Year presented by O'Neill Golf - Gor d M elissa, Ph easan t Glen Golf Resor t The recipients of the following six awards, who were previously named by the PGA of BC earlier this month, were also honoured during the event: Jim Gibson Patron of the Year - Dan Dodm an PGA of BC Media Personnel of the Year - Cam Tu ck er , Post m edia Distinguished Service Award presented by DGL Sports Enterprises - Jesse Cr ow e, Salm on Ar m Golf Clu b St an Leon ar d Player of the Year presented by Impact Tournament Systems - Ph ilip Jon as, Ph ilip Jon as Golf CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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Academ y PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary - Win st on M ich ell, Hir sch Cr eek Golf & Win t er Clu b Jim Gibson Scholarship Con n or Taiji, Vict or ia Golf Clu b As well, the Awards Celebration featured a special presentation from the ALS Society of British Columbia, honouring the efforts of PGA of BC Professionals who
I n 2017, th e [ Gol f ath on f or A LS] i ni ti ati v e rai sed more th an $ 153,000, bri ngi ng th e 12-year total to more th an $ 1.43 mi l l i on to support i ndi v i dual s and f ami l i es af f ected by A LS.
participated in this year 's Golfathon for ALS all across the province. In 2017, the initiative raised more than $153,000, bringing the 12-year total to more than $1.43 million to support individuals and families affected by ALS. Finally, the BC chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada's Fore Seasons Golf Award was presented to Fair view M ou n t ain Golf Clu b Executive Professional Br ian M cDon ald during the festivities. Congratulations to all of our deserving award recipients. PGA OF BRITISH COLUM BIA: GOLF - OUR BUSINESS, OUR PASSION The Professional Golfers' Association of British Columbia is an association comprised of nearly 700 golf professionals who work at and operate golf courses, driving ranges and other facilities across the province. For more information, visit www.pgabc.org
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PARTINGSHOT Th e 2017 BC Golf Hall of Fam e din n er h on ou r ed t h e 1979 Willin gdon Cu p w in n in g t eam m em ber s f r om B.C. L-R: Kelly M u r r ay, Rick Gibson , Dou g Roxbu r gh an d (m issin g f r om ph ot o) St eve Ber r y. All 4 player s cam e f r om M ar in e Dr ive Golf Clu b.
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