12th June, 2012
The GolfBC Group, a Canadian leader in player development in the golf industry, announces the latest addition to its “Growing the Game” initiatives, the GolfBC Quik Tees. Painted a vibrant orange colour and placed approximately 150-200 yards from the green, the new tee boxes will shorten the courses to approximately 3,000 yards, while maintaining the established par of each hole.
The new Quik Tees will offer an opportunity for golfers of all abilities to play a championship golf course, making golf more accessible and fun.
The Quik Tees are geared perfectly towards:
- junior or senior golfers looking for a shorter layout
- beginner golfers learning the game
- families looking to enjoy the game together
- avid golfers looking for a different challenge
- golfers wanting to practice their short game
- golfers looking to play a quick twilight round
- reduce the anxiety of being watched on the first tee box
"Getting started in golf can unfortunately be intimidating and difficult for new or young players. GolfBC's new Quik Tees painted 'Ricky Fowler Orange' relieves some of that pressure by making the holes a lot shorter, and allowing for an easier, more private tee shot from much closer to the hole,” said Ken Langdon, Sales & Events Manager at Olympic View. “At GolfBC one of our highest priorities is to grow the game, and we think the Quik Tees will help achieve that goal," he added.
GolfBC courses set up with Quik Tees are: Nicklaus North in Whistler; Mayfair Lakes in Richmond, The Okanagan Golf Club (The Bear and The Quail) in Kelowna; Gallagher’s Canyon (and The Pinnacle) in Kelowna; Arbutus Ridge in Cobble Hill and Olympic View in Victoria.
“Golf is an excellent activity that families can enjoy together while getting fresh air and exercise. Our Quik Tees offer junior or beginner golfers an option to play the game in a more relaxed and enjoyable environment from approximately 200 yards in, while their more advanced playing partners can still enjoy the challenge of their regular tee,” said Rita Rennie, Corporate Marketing Manager at GolfBC.
“We are taking control of our future and evolving what we offer to meet the needs of existing as well as new clientele,” comments Arbutus Ridge General Manager Jason Lowe. “The Quik Tees help break down a few significant barriers for golfers and soon to be golfers,” he continues.
The GolfBC Group has been dedicated to growing the game of golf since 2005, offering a variety of programs throughout the season. In addition to the new Quik Tees, GolfBC promotes Kids Play Free at GolfBC, Family Golf Day, Beginner Friendly Certification as well as Take-a-kid to the Course Week and Get Golf Ready in 5 Days (in partnership with the NGCOA). For more information on these programs, visit www.gbcgolfacademy.com.
Since 1989, Vancouver-based GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master-planned golf communities in British Columbia. As a golf and resort management and investment company, GolfBC is defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations. In addition to its (at press time) nine British Columbia courses, GolfBC also owns three in Maui, Hawaii: the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Resort.