Golf

Emmett Quintal sports a medal he received after acing the second hole at the Cedar Heights golf course in Blind Bay. (Contributed)

Four-year-old aces hole at Shuswap’s Cedar Heights golf course

Young golf prodigy over the moon with hole-in-one

 

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys, who plays out of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort, finished second in his division at the latest Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Ford Series stop in Kamloops. (Michael Briones - Black Press)

Vernon resort golfer second in division at junior tour stop

Cooper Humphreys of Kelowna played in the juvenile division at the Maple Leaf Junior Tour stop in Kamloops

 

Nancy Laframboise of the host club chips onto the sixth green during the 18-hole Spallumcheen Ladies Open golf tournament Wednesday, July 21, at the Spallumcheen Golf Club. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Two Eagles golfer No. 1 at Spallumcheen ladies tourney

Jessica Claggett takes top low gross honours at the annual Spallumcheen Ladies Open

Nancy Laframboise of the host club chips onto the sixth green during the 18-hole Spallumcheen Ladies Open golf tournament Wednesday, July 21, at the Spallumcheen Golf Club. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)

Okanagan golfers collect PGA of BC wins

Conner Kozak and Rob Anderson take home top honours at Assistants’/Seniors’ championships, respectively

Vernon’s Conner Kozak (left), pro at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Club, and Rob Anderson, head pro of the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, were winners of the PGA of BC’s Assistants’ and Seniors’ Championships July 19 and 20 at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. (PGA of BC photo)
Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club won the pro division at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Meadow Gardens Open, presented by Lordco Auto Parts, in Pitt Meadows July 17-18. (VGT photo)

First career pro victory for Vernon golfer

Bryce Barker of Vernon Golf and Country Club shoots 10-under-par to win Vancouver Golf Tour event in Pitt Meadows

Bryce Barker from the Vernon Golf and Country Club won the pro division at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Meadow Gardens Open, presented by Lordco Auto Parts, in Pitt Meadows July 17-18. (VGT photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

Largest field of year – 98 players – tackle course

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)

Vernon golfer scores rare albatross

Dave Desnoyer sinks a deuce from 175 yards on par-5 425-yard 12th hole at The Rise

A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)
Vernon’s Ryan Vest finished in a three-way tie for 11th place at the 119th B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship held last week in Campbell River. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon golfer cracks top dozen at B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship

Ryan Vest finishes tied for 11th place, 10 shots behind the winner; Lake Country’s Brandon Frechette makes 36-hole cut

Vernon’s Ryan Vest finished in a three-way tie for 11th place at the 119th B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship held last week in Campbell River. (Black Press - file photo)
Hyde Mountain Golf Resort in Sicamous. (File photo)

Shuswap golf course sells to Kelowna-based company

Development, renaming planned for Hyde Mountain Golf Course near Sicamous

Hyde Mountain Golf Resort in Sicamous. (File photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

Largest field of year – 98 players – tackle course

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys follows his drive at the B.C. Junior Boys Golf Championships in Parksville. Humphreys finished in second place overall, five shots behind the winner, Gavyn Knight of Parksville. (Michael Briones - Black Press)

Okanagan golfers qualify for Canadian Junior championships

Vernon’s Austin Armanini and Ryan Vest, and Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys and Kyle Mayner score well at B.C. finals

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys follows his drive at the B.C. Junior Boys Golf Championships in Parksville. Humphreys finished in second place overall, five shots behind the winner, Gavyn Knight of Parksville. (Michael Briones - Black Press)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course men’s night results

Largest field of year – 98 players – tackle course

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)

Golf raffle helps Okanagan families score homes

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan swinging into action this summer with a new raffle

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
Dan Leatherdale, soon after hitting his hole-in-one at the 17th hole of Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course on June 3, 2021. (Contributed)

‘No way!’ Alberta man in disbelief after acing 17th hole at Hyde Mountain near Sicamous

Dan Leatherdale, 34, has been playing golf since he was a kid and had never hit a hole-in-one

Dan Leatherdale, soon after hitting his hole-in-one at the 17th hole of Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course on June 3, 2021. (Contributed)
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)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
Vernon’s Nolan Jensen (left) and playing partner Carson DeVries celebrate Jensen’s first-ever hole-in-one on the par 3 ninth at Hillview Golf Course Saturday, May 22. (Curt Jensen photo)

Vernon youth aces par-3 ninth hole at Hillview Golf Course

Nolan Jensen uses driver for milestone shot; earns glass, pin, Slurpee

Vernon’s Nolan Jensen (left) and playing partner Carson DeVries celebrate Jensen’s first-ever hole-in-one on the par 3 ninth at Hillview Golf Course Saturday, May 22. (Curt Jensen photo)
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)