Golf

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club kicks off its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course set for men’s night

Men’s day event helps members get set for opening week of competition

 

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)

 

Blind Bay’s Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club is under new ownership. (Facebook photo)

New owners for Shuswap golf course

Karyn Bruschinsky and Ian Morrison have taken over Shuswap Lake Estates from the Barker family

 

North Okanagan golf courses, such as the Vernon Golf and Country Club (pictured), are gearing up for the 2021 season. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan golf courses tee up for new season

Highlands Short Game opens Saturday; Hillview and Vernon driving ranges open; Spall open for members

North Okanagan golf courses, such as the Vernon Golf and Country Club (pictured), are gearing up for the 2021 season. (Morning Star - file photo)
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
Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Golf in full swing on opening day at Penticton course

All tee times are booked into the next two weeks at the Penticton Golf and Country Club

Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Armstrong’s Jesse Crowe, shown at the home of golf, St. Andrew’s in Scotland, has been named the Royal York Golf Course’s director of golf operations. (Facebook photo)

Armstrong golf pro soars to home course position

Jesse Crowe becomes director of golf operations at Royal York Golf Course

Armstrong’s Jesse Crowe, shown at the home of golf, St. Andrew’s in Scotland, has been named the Royal York Golf Course’s director of golf operations. (Facebook photo)
Adam Blair, who is the general manager and executive professional at Talking Rock Golf Resort near Chase has added president of the PGA of BC to his list of titles. (Submitted)

Talking Rock golf pro Adam Blair named PGA of BC president

Blair already serves as the executive pro and general manager of the renowned course near Chase

Adam Blair, who is the general manager and executive professional at Talking Rock Golf Resort near Chase has added president of the PGA of BC to his list of titles. (Submitted)
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North Okanagan Knights goalie turns to pro golf, wins first event

Cole Wilson, 20, finished in a tie for first in his debut tournament on the Vancouver Golf Tour

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Kyla Inaba of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort has been named to the inaugural roster of the PGA of BC and PGA of Canada’s 2021 Women in Coaching program. (PGA of Canada photo)

Vernon pro to join elite women’s golf coaching program

Kyla Inaba of Predator Ridge was selected for the PGA of Canada’s inaugural Women in Coaching program

Kyla Inaba of Vernon’s Predator Ridge Resort has been named to the inaugural roster of the PGA of BC and PGA of Canada’s 2021 Women in Coaching program. (PGA of Canada photo)
Alex Wenezenki stands by the Robinson R44 Raven II which he uses to offers aerial tours of the Shuswap on behalf of BC Helicopters. The tours began in the summer of 2020 at Hyde Mountain Golf Course. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap golf course applies for bylaw amendment to develop up to 151 RV lots

Hyde Mountain Golf Course application will also bring helicopter tour business into compliance

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Alex Wenezenki stands by the Robinson R44 Raven II which he uses to offers aerial tours of the Shuswap on behalf of BC Helicopters. The tours began in the summer of 2020 at Hyde Mountain Golf Course. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Kyla Inaba from Vernon's Predator Ridge Resort has been named one of the top 100 golf pros in B.C. by the Professional Golf Association of BC. (PGA of BC photo)

Vernon golf pros among best in business

Four from Hillview Golf, The Rise and Predator Ridge named among top 100 golf pros in province

Kyla Inaba from Vernon's Predator Ridge Resort has been named one of the top 100 golf pros in B.C. by the Professional Golf Association of BC. (PGA of BC photo)
Donning Santa hats, Ellsy Mackie and her friend head off for their last golf game of the season on Dec. 20, 2020. (Monique Tamminga / Western News)

Only in the Okanagan can you golf and ski on the same day

Golfers enjoyed the last day of the season at Penticton Golf Course

Donning Santa hats, Ellsy Mackie and her friend head off for their last golf game of the season on Dec. 20, 2020. (Monique Tamminga / Western News)
Todd York (left), owner of Royal York Golf Course in Armstrong, with local developer Patrick Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Owner shares future vision for Armstrong’s only golf course

Todd York believes he’s found a way to turn Royal York into a win for the city, community and taxpayers

Todd York (left), owner of Royal York Golf Course in Armstrong, with local developer Patrick Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Armstrong Green Space Society is calling for the preservation of the Royal York Golf Course, which may be in jeopardy pending an application to use the land for a major housing development. (File photo)

Armstrong group calls on council to spare local golf course from housing development

The Armstrong Green Space Society was formed in 2019 after word of the development surfaced

The Armstrong Green Space Society is calling for the preservation of the Royal York Golf Course, which may be in jeopardy pending an application to use the land for a major housing development. (File photo)
Vernon golf pro finishes runner-up at PGA of BC Women’s Championships

Vernon golf pro finishes runner-up at PGA of BC Women’s Championships

Kyla Inaba also awarded 2020 Community Leadership Bursary

Vernon golf pro finishes runner-up at PGA of BC Women’s Championships
Coldstream’s John Hegler receives another beer stein from Hillview Golf Course after recording the 17th hole-in-one of his career - all at Hillview - on Thursday, Oct. 1. (Hillview Facebook photo)

Coldstream golfer king of the ace

John Hegler shoots career aces No. 16 and 17, all at Vernon’s Hillview Golf Course, in 3-week span

Coldstream’s John Hegler receives another beer stein from Hillview Golf Course after recording the 17th hole-in-one of his career - all at Hillview - on Thursday, Oct. 1. (Hillview Facebook photo)
Hillview Golf Club pro Myles Johnson (right) finished tied for seventh, four shots back of the winner, at the PGA of BC Club Pro Golf Championship held at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler. (File photo)

Vernon golf pro ties for seventh at B.C. championship

Myles Johnson of Hillview ended up four shots back of the winner in 36-hole event at Whistler

Hillview Golf Club pro Myles Johnson (right) finished tied for seventh, four shots back of the winner, at the PGA of BC Club Pro Golf Championship held at Nicklaus North Golf Course in Whistler. (File photo)
Another public hearing to discuss possible new developments, including housing and shortening the existing course, at Armstrong’s Royal York Golf Course, has been set for Thursday, Sept. 24, from 3-7 p.m. at the course. (Facebook photo)

Another public meeting slated for Armstrong golf course plan

Proposed development for Royal York Golf Course drew more than 250 people over first three days

Another public hearing to discuss possible new developments, including housing and shortening the existing course, at Armstrong’s Royal York Golf Course, has been set for Thursday, Sept. 24, from 3-7 p.m. at the course. (Facebook photo)
Okanagan golf pros earn PGA of B.C. accolades

Okanagan golf pros earn PGA of B.C. accolades

Professionals from two Vernon golf courses were recognized among the best in the Interior

Okanagan golf pros earn PGA of B.C. accolades