Golf

Four-year-old golfer Max Iannone gets into the swing of spring with his father Pat. The pair hit the driving range at the Birchbank Golf Course on Sunday, along with several others, to tee up the golf season. The course opened on April 1, and despite cool weather is in great shape and very busy for the early season. (Jim Bailey photo)

Birchbank tees up the spring season

For a great golf experience check out Birchbank Golf Course open since April 1

 

Birchbank Retirees Club teed off the spring with their Opening Scramble with the team of (from left) John Newton, Al Pasin, Rick Brown and Tom Keen taking top spot with a 59. Photo: submitted

Birchbank retirees open season with scramble

Under rainy skies, retirees return to the Birchbank Golf Course in fine form for the first event

 

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green during the final round at the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TV networks the big winner as Tiger Woods returns to play at the Masters

Final-round CBS coverage on Sunday averaged 10.17 million viewers

 

Scottie Scheffler reacts after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Scottie Scheffler wins Masters by 3 strokes for his first major championship

25-year-old Texan wins for fourth time in last six tournaments

Scottie Scheffler reacts after winning the 86th Masters golf tournament on Sunday, April 10, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Tiger Woods acknowledges applause on the 18th green after finishing the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Tiger Woods acknowledges applause on the 18th green after finishing the first round at the Masters golf tournament on Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, watches as his son Kenton, 4, putts during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Masters notebook: Canadians Weir, Hughes share win at Par 3 contest

Tiger Woods to play with Oosthuizen, Niemann in opening round

Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, watches as his son Kenton, 4, putts during the Par 3 contest at the Masters golf tournament on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Fred Couples, left, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods walk down the sixth fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Masters is all about Tiger Woods, even with so many subplots

Golfer will be a ‘game-time decision’ to play in tourney

Fred Couples, left, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods walk down the sixth fairway during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after wining the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Tiger Woods arrives at Augusta National as Masters talk mounts

Golfer still recovering from car crash 14 months ago

Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th green after wining the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
Stephen Piccolo is the new president of the Champion Lakes Golf Course.

Champion Lakes Golf Course welcomes new president

Stephen Piccolo has volunteered his services to the B.V. Golf and Recreation Society

Stephen Piccolo is the new president of the Champion Lakes Golf Course.
Brett Renaud alongside his dog Molly at the Revelstoke Golf Club. (Contributed by Brett Renaud)

VIDEO: B.C. man turns snowy golf course into cross country ski track

Brett Renaud lives steps away from the golf course, and spends some of his free time grooming tracks

Brett Renaud alongside his dog Molly at the Revelstoke Golf Club. (Contributed by Brett Renaud)
Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association raised over $6,300 with the help of Redstone Resort at the 2021 Fly Wide Open fundraiser. From left: Representing GTMHA Lisa Babcock, Redstone manager Jeff Bruce and GTMHA rep Tammie Meakes. (Contributed)

Local non-profits benefit from Redstone partnership

Redstone Resort helped several non-profits raise more than $30,000 this summer

Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association raised over $6,300 with the help of Redstone Resort at the 2021 Fly Wide Open fundraiser. From left: Representing GTMHA Lisa Babcock, Redstone manager Jeff Bruce and GTMHA rep Tammie Meakes. (Contributed)
Pictured left to right- Dana Haas, Terry Van Horn, Sophia Park

Van Horn wins sixth Blaylock ladies golf championship

Last year’s competition was cancelled so it was wonderful to hold the tournament once more

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Pictured left to right- Dana Haas, Terry Van Horn, Sophia Park
Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)

Vancouver Island teen who played golf 130 straight days during pandemic wins B.C. title

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson wins B.C. Golf juvenile championship by five strokes

Nanaimo’s Matthew Wilson celebrates winning the B.C. Golf juvenile boys’ championship earlier this month in Pitt Meadows. (Bryan Outram/B.C. Golf)
Creston students Riley, Julia, Kennedy, Ezra, and Benjamin are the newest managers of the local mini golf course. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Young entrepreneurs take over management of Creston Mini Golf

Five local teens will be charge of the operation for the summer to learn hands-on business skills

Creston students Riley, Julia, Kennedy, Ezra, and Benjamin are the newest managers of the local mini golf course. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Harold and Sadie Holoboff are bringing great food and service to the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant at Champion Lakes Golf and Country Club. Photo: Jim Bailey

West Kootenay golf course welcomes father-daughter team to restaurant

Chef Harold Holoboff brings comfort food to another level at Champion Lakes Eagle’s Nest Restaurant

Harold and Sadie Holoboff are bringing great food and service to the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant at Champion Lakes Golf and Country Club. Photo: Jim Bailey
A group of Coquitlam golfers was interrupted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by a black bear who bit a player's ball and tossed it back towards the group. (Screen grab/Mark Pettie)

VIDEO: ‘Seriously annoyed’ black bear tosses ball, interrupts B.C. golfers

‘If the bears are chasing golf balls at least they are not chasing golfers,’ says Sgt. Todd Hunter, a B.C. conservation officer

A group of Coquitlam golfers was interrupted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by a black bear who bit a player's ball and tossed it back towards the group. (Screen grab/Mark Pettie)
Phil Mickelson holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, S.C. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ageless wonder: Mickelson, 50, becomes oldest golfer to win a major with PGA Championship title

Lefty makes history with two-shot victory over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen

Phil Mickelson holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, S.C. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
On Friday, May 14 at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, Michael Caan joined a very elite club of golfers who have shot under 60 (Instagram)

VIDEO: B.C. golfer shoots a 59, then jumps in the water

‘Oh, my God,’ said Michael Caan

On Friday, May 14 at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, Michael Caan joined a very elite club of golfers who have shot under 60 (Instagram)
A vehicle is towed away from the site of a crash involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Tiger Woods was driving at twice the speed limit when he crashed SUV near LA

Woods was driving 84 to 87 mph (135 to 140 kph) in an area that had a speed limit of 45 mph (72 kph)

A vehicle is towed away from the site of a crash involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, centre, poses with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers with the Championship trophy after winning the 2019 Canadian Open golf championship in Ancaster, Ont., on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The 2021 Canadian Open is set to be cancelled because of COVID-19 border restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

RBC Canadian Open cancelled for second year in a row

The Canadian national men’s golf championship was also cancelled in 2020 because of travel restrictions

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, centre, poses with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers with the Championship trophy after winning the 2019 Canadian Open golf championship in Ancaster, Ont., on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The 2021 Canadian Open is set to be cancelled because of COVID-19 border restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette