Golf

The Elk Drive area. (submitted photo)

Port Hardy’s disc golf survey results are in

138 people in total took the survey, with 94 per cent voting yes.

 

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)

 

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
Eaglecrest Golf Club plans to operate as a nine-hole course starting April 1. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club plans to operate as a nine-hole course starting April 1. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Parksville’s Joy McWhirter points to the ball after recording a hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course in Parksville on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Parksville woman joins 90-year-old dad in golf’s hole-in-one club

Joy McWhirter records ace at Brigadoon Golf Course

Parksville’s Joy McWhirter points to the ball after recording a hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course in Parksville on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)
The Town of Qualicum said it has not concluded its lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club for use of the 17th fairway and the 18th tee box. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)

Qualicum Beach officials say lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club not concluded

Club ownership group has indicated plans to reduce course layout from 18 to nine holes

The Town of Qualicum said it has not concluded its lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club for use of the 17th fairway and the 18th tee box. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Island golf course does a booming business in 2020

A total of 15,000 more rounds played than the previous year at Mount Brenton

Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Saanich golfer and top B.C. junior and juvenile player Willy Bishop was named to the 2021 Canadian National Junior Golf Squad on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy Jenny Bishop)

Saanich student to tee-off with national golf team

Willy Bishop, 16, named to Canadian National Junior Golf Squad in 2021

Saanich golfer and top B.C. junior and juvenile player Willy Bishop was named to the 2021 Canadian National Junior Golf Squad on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy Jenny Bishop)
Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)

Duncan golfer Callum Davison up for national bursary

20-year-old finished fifth in Canada Life Series this summer

Duncan’s Callum Davison is up for a bursary from the Golf Journalists Association of Canada. (Submitted)
From left to right: Mark Walter, BJ Gillis, Kyle Munro and Danny Gillis of the Alberni Valley Disc Golf Club stand beside a disc golf basket at Dry Creek Park. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Disc golf expands to Port Alberni’s Dry Creek Park

New 18-hole course will be ready to play by spring of 2021

From left to right: Mark Walter, BJ Gillis, Kyle Munro and Danny Gillis of the Alberni Valley Disc Golf Club stand beside a disc golf basket at Dry Creek Park. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Head professional and general manager of Quadra Golf, Jason Tchir, addresses the packed patio at a previous year’s Rod Clark Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament (and season) had to look a little different, however. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Quadra Golf weathers global pandemic with ‘different’ season

General manager and head pro says, despite challenges, the non-profit has done okay this year

Head professional and general manager of Quadra Golf, Jason Tchir, addresses the packed patio at a previous year’s Rod Clark Memorial Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament (and season) had to look a little different, however. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Canada West Golf Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

UBC, UBC-O, UFV and UVic athletes will not hit the links this year, Kelowna was set to host

The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Dana Smith, 15, of Campbell River tees off during day 2 of Golf BC’s amateur women’s provincial championship at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club in Campbell River, B.C. on Aug. 26, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Rest of the field no match for Nanoose golfer at B.C. championships

PHOTOS: Campbell River Golf and Country Club hosts provincial championships

Dana Smith, 15, of Campbell River tees off during day 2 of Golf BC’s amateur women’s provincial championship at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club in Campbell River, B.C. on Aug. 26, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Vancouver Island golfers among the best as Chemainus hosts B.C. youth championships

Vancouver Island golfers among the best as Chemainus hosts B.C. youth championships

Mount Brenton course a challenge to play, with tricky pins, hazards and fairway doglegs.

Vancouver Island golfers among the best as Chemainus hosts B.C. youth championships
Dana Smith, 15, of Campbell River tees off during day 2 of Golf BC’s amateur women’s provincial championship at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club in Campbell River, B.C. on Aug. 26, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

PHOTOS: Campbell River teens gain experience at amateur golf provincials

Dana Smith and Rachelle Wade competing at Campbell River Golf and Country Club this week

Dana Smith, 15, of Campbell River tees off during day 2 of Golf BC’s amateur women’s provincial championship at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club in Campbell River, B.C. on Aug. 26, 2020. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Victoria’s William Bishop tees off on the third day of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at the Cowichan Golf Course. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley golfers make cut at B.C. Junior Boys Championship

Victoria’s William Bishop shot eight-under over three rounds

Victoria’s William Bishop tees off on the third day of the B.C. Junior Boys Championship at the Cowichan Golf Course. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Tristan Mandur examines the green on the second hole at Duncan Meadows during the final day of competition at the 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. (Citizen file)

Duncan’s Mandur wins BC Amateur golf title

Mandur, who golfs out of Duncan Meadows, shot a 10-under 206

Tristan Mandur examines the green on the second hole at Duncan Meadows during the final day of competition at the 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. (Citizen file)
Junior player Gavyn Knight won the 2020 Pheasant Glen Open with an impressive two-round score of 137. (Pheasant Glen photo inset, Michael Briones photo)

Parksville junior golfer wins title at Pheasant Glen Open

Knight credits putting for his first big title

Junior player Gavyn Knight won the 2020 Pheasant Glen Open with an impressive two-round score of 137. (Pheasant Glen photo inset, Michael Briones photo)