Swonnell beats the odds

May 27, 2014
 Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

According to the US National Hole-in-one registry, the odds of the average golfer hitting a hole-in-one are 12,000 to one. If you’re a low-handicapper, your odds slightly increase to 5,000 to one. They state that the odds of a golfer making two holes-in-one in the same round are 67 million to one.

The odds change moderately depending on where you look, but needless to say, they weren’t in Dennis Swonnell’s favour last Thursday when he stepped onto the course at Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club.

But he beat them anyway.

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A sport for life

May 1, 2014
Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

If there was ever any doubt that golf truly is a “Sport for Life”, Kathy Gook, director of British Columbia Golf’s school program for young kids, Playground to Fairway, can set the record straight.

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World Champion figure skater Patrick Chan hits the links with British Columbia Golf and ASPAC

May 15, 2014
Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

As a proud partner of the ASPAC Club, British Columbia Golf was on hand at Richmond Olympic Oval on Wednesday, May 14 as the club announced three-time World Champion figure skater, Patrick Chan, as honorary member No. 1.

Following a press conference with the two-time Olympic silver medalist, British Columbia Golf was honored to enjoy lunch and a short round of golf with Chan at Quilchena Golf and Country Club.

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Playground to Fairway certification participants learn to teach

April 2014
Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

RICHMOND, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Kelowna’s Rutland Elementary School played host to one of British Columbia Golf’s Playground to Fairway School Golf Coach Certification workshops on April 10-11.

The three-and-a-half-hour long workshop was a success, attracting six new participants to the program that included recreation leaders, golf professionals, city staff and volunteers.

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Participation in golf by juniors

April 2014
Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

Almost everyone who takes golf seriously agrees that the future of the game of golf  lies with developing new junior golfers. After all, as our current golfers age and drop out of the game, we need to replace them with younger golfers who will (hopefully) stay with the game over a longer time frame. 

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