British Columbia Golf Announces 2017 Eddie Hogan Cup Team
Team British Columbia In This Year's Eddie Hogan Cup Consists Of From L-R: Aidan Goodfellow, Zach Ryujin, Isaac DH Lee And Joel Veenstra - All Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf
The 49th annual Eddie Hogan Cup tournament is scheduled to take place August 11th – 13th, 2017 at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon and British Columbia has been represented every single year since its inception in 1969.
BC has won the Eddie Hogan Cup title twice since 1972, with the first coming in 2009 and then again 4 years later in 2013 where team member Kevin Vigna also won the individual title. The Eddie Hogan Cup is filled with excellent competition from across the USA including Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii and others.
It is restricted to boys 18 years of age or younger as of the final date of competition. However, a player may NOT have started college.
The 2017 team from British Columbia will be represented by:
Name Club Hometown
Joel Veenstra Smithers G&CC Smithers, BC
Aidan Goodfellow Pheasant Glen GR Parksville, BC
Isaac DH Lee Swaneset Bay Resort Pitt Meadows, BC
Zach Ryujin Marine Drive GC North Vancouver, BC
The team was selected over a one month period by a BC Golf selection committee as this year's Eddie Hogan Team is a 2-year development program in order to prepare for next year's 50th Anniversary of the Eddie Hogan Cup matches. The team will be coached by Colin Lavers from Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver. This will be Colin's initial international event as a provincial coach.
About the 49th Hogan Cup
The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Awards are presented to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.
The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, their long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968. At its inception, the competition was between the Portland Metro All-stars and junior golfers representing the rest of the region.
Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA Amateur Champion, was credited for transforming the role of the golf professional, developing what is now considered the standard for the green grass pro shop. Hogan was also dedicated in helping the Oregon Golf Association develop its widely-recognized junior golf program.
Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honor that has been bestowed to few individuals, and the excellence of past participants is indicative of the quality of the small, select field.
Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Joe Rassett, Jack Renner, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Casey Martin, Jason Gore, Tiger Woods, Ricky Barnes, and Bryson DeChambeau.
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