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Wong’s Course record will inspire the youth at Arbutus Ridge

29th June, 2010
In the first round of the BC Women’s Amateur Championship at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Christine Wong from the Quilchena Golf & Country Club shot an incredible round of 68, resulting in a new ladies course record.

On June 29th at 9:45am Christine Wong teed off the first hole of the BC Women’s Amateur Championship knowing that she stood a good chance of claiming the title. She had already qualified for the US Women’s Open Championship which begins next week.  Little did she know that by the end of her round she would have 5 birdies, 12 pars and 1 bogey to shoot the new women’s course record at the challenging and scenic Arbutus Ridge Golf Club.

“What a spectacular round of golf”, says Arbutus Ridge General Manager Jason Lowe. “It is refreshing to see that the game of golf is alive and well in young women across the province. For a young lady of 18 to hold our course record only helps our initiatives to grow the game of golf at Arbutus Ridge,” Lowe continued. >> View tournament photos

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is heavily invested in growing the game of golf. Programs such as Kids Golf Free with GolfBC, Family Golf Day, Take a Kid to the Course Week, Kids Summer Golf & Tennis Camps and the very popular Wednesday Night Junior Program are all focused on building the future of the game as well as promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

“Our junior programs are designed to cover all aspects of growing the game and playing better golf,” says Junior Golf Coordinator Shawn Hansen. “Whether you are a six year old looking to get your first golf lesson or an 18 year old trying to solidify your golf scholarship to a top university, we have a program that fits and is also affordable,” finishes Hansen. Arbutus Ridge has 30-50 golfers out every Wednesday for Junior Night and had over 70 participants in their recent annual Family Golf Day.

The Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is passionate about hosting the top players in BC and Canada, in addition to this week's BC championship they hosted the Canadian Junior Girls Championship in 2005 and are looking to host more premier events in the future together with Golf Canada and Golf British Columbia.

The Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill, amongst some of Vancouver Island’s finest wineries. Arbutus Ridge is a terrifically scenic 25 minute drive from the outskirts of Victoria and a 40 minute drive south from Nanaimo. The drive will prepare you for the stunning views and Four Star Golf Digest Rated golf experience. Arbutus Ridge is owned and operated by the GolfBC Group who create premium golf destinations and master-planned golf communities in British Columbia.

Contact:
Jason Lowe
Phone: (250) 743-5100 x 34
E-mail: jlowe@golfbc.com