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GolfBC's "Learn to Play & Play More Often" continues strong season of "Grow the Game" programs
Vancouver, BC – The GolfBC Group’s Learn to Play & Play More Often strategy continued the successful growth of its player development programs in 2006. For the second straight year, over 1000 complimentary junior golf rounds were given away under the “Kids Play Free at GolfBC” initiative. This year’s launch of “GolfBC Free Lesson Month” had 250 complimentary lessons taught to new, beginner and avid golfers, and for the second straight year GolfBC’s partnership with the National Golf Course Owners ...

GBC Golf Academy Instructor Lori Randle wins BC PGA Teacher of the Year Award
Penticton, BC - GBC Golf Academy – at Olympic View Golf Club - Lead Instructor, Lori Randle, has won the prestigious 2006 BC PGA Teacher of the Year award. The British Columbia Professional Golf Association awards dinner was held in Penticton on October 11th, 2006 where the announcement was made. The award is voted by a group of fellow golf professionals, making it an especially large honor. "I am so happy to have been recognized by my peers. While helping golfers improve is my biggest reward, it is very ...

Dates for 2007 Wendy's Champions Skins Game
WAILEA, Maui – The Wendy’s Champions SKINS GAME will celebrate its 20th year by returning to the stunning and picturesque Wailea Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, tournament officials announced today. Wailea Resort’s heralded Gold Course, which features postcard views of the Pacific Ocean on all 18 holes, will once again play host to the popular winter event, which will kick off the 2007 Champions Tour season. The $770,000 event will be played once again with four two-man teams in the ...

Furry Creek Golf and CC is proud to be the first location to have $10,000 awarded for a hole-in-one in GPS Industries’ Fire at the Flag™contest
Vancouver, BC – Furry Creek Golf and Country Club is proud to be the first location to have $10,000 awarded for a hole-in-one in GPS Industries’ Fire at the Flag™ contest.  Carolyn Emo from Maple Ridge, who has been golfing for over 35 years, came to the 8th tee on August 20, 2006, paid $10 to enter the contest and with one swing made her first ever hole-in-one!  “I was in total shock. I dropped my club and fell to my knees. I was blown away to get my first hole-in-one. My friends then started screaming ...

GolfBC's Learn to Play and Play More Often strategy setting the standard for player development in Canada
Vancouver, B.C., June 14 2006 – The GolfBC Group’s Learn to Play & Play More Often Strategy saw over 250 complimentary lessons given to players of all abilities at their nine British Columbia Properties during May’s “GolfBC Free Lesson Month”.  The GolfBC Group is pleased to follow up the launch of their 2005 Learn to Play, Play More Often programs, “Kids Play Free at GolfBC”, “Beginner Friendly Certification” and “Take-a-kid to the Course Week” (in partnership with the NGCOA) with the “Free Lesson Month ...

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