Welcome to BC Golf House


November 2016

Your membership is very important to the BC Golf House Society. The Director’s, wish to extend their appreciation to the 2016 membership. Members are the life blood of the Society and it is our hope that we can count on your continued support in 2017. The BC Golf House Society has set the goal of to sell 150 memberships before December 31, 2016. The 150 will be a combination of renewal or new memberships. Please renew or join now to assist us to fulfill our goal –

“to preserve BC’s rich golfing history”.

Your 2017 membership dues will assist us to create a new display in 2017 to recognize 125 YEARS OF WOMEN IN BC GOLF. The new exhibit will focus on three aspects: the changes in fashion, the changes in equipment, and the champions. We will attempt to identify the women champions for BC tournaments that have been played for at least 50 years.


Board of Directors

BC Golf House Society

2545 Blanca St., Vancouver, BC, V6R  4N1
604-222-4653 email: office@bcgolfhouse.com

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The 29th Annual 2016 Tradition Golf Classic

The BC Golf Museum and Hall of Fame

The BC Golf House Society would like to thank Chief Wayne Sparrow, David Ho, and Michael Mather for hosting 29th Annual Tradition Golf Classic.

A special thank you to the University Golf Course Staff, Ken Woods, Dorothy Brown, Fiona Heyes, Menno Martens, Derek Glazer, Jim Sutherland, Fyfe Brown, Chinami Hancock, Peter Young, Bruce Main,  Murray Hamilton, Scott Aceman, and Denny Peck for assisting to make the tournament a success.

We wish to acknowledge the wonderful support of the following sponsors for enabling us to preserve BC’s rich golfing history:

Capilano Golf and Country Club                       Brad Burgart, General Manager

Morgan Creek Golf Course                               Wayne Vollmer Director of Golf

Chilliwack Golf Club                                           Bryan Ewart, General Manager

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club                                    Jason Lowe, General Manager

Uplands Golf Club                                               John Matthews, General Manager

Point Grey Golf and Country Club                   Brad Pinnell, General Manager

Victoria Golf Club                                               Scott Kolb, General Manager

Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club                Jason Sigurdson, General Manager

The Harvest Golf Club                                       Gilles Dufort, General Manager

West Coast Golf Group                                       Troy Peverley

Thorsteinssons Tax Lawyers                            Rick Wong & Dharam K Dheensaw

Hollis Wealth                                                       Mark Neale

D&H Group LLP Chartered Accountant         Brant Grondin

Peter Bentley

PGA of BC                                                           Donald Miyazaki

Chelsea Consultants                                          Peter Young

Homaway Inn

Firgrove Holdings Ltd   .

BC Ferries                                                           Scott Keenlyside

Highland Pacific Golf Club                                Scott Keenlyside

Cordova Bay Golf Course                                  Scott Keenlyside

Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites                       Scott Keenlyside

Squamish Valley Golf Club                               Brian Avey, General Manager

Laurie & Karen Vanzella

Taylor Made/Adidas Golf                                 Lance Antonenko

Coast Hotels                                                        Mark Hope

Castlegar Golf Club

Ann Warrender

Mosaic                                                                   Chris White

Rob Laing

Gorge Vale Golf Club                                            Patrick Chury, General Manager

Penticton Golf and Country Club                       Jenno Medeiros

Storey Creek Golf Club                                        Kyle Stoudt, Head Professional

Northview Golf and Country Club                     Josh Chanasyk, Management

The Dunes at Kamloops                                      Bill Bilton Jr., General Manager

Gildford Golf and Country Club

Tower Ranch Golf and Country Club                Neil Schmidt, Director of Operations

Duncan Meadows                                                 Grace Hui

Kaslo Golf Club                                                     Graham Gilbert, Secretary

The Redwoods Golf Course                                 Jenna White

Richmond Country Club                                      Mark Strong, General Manager

Quilchena Golf and Country Club                      Kim Leclercq

Columbia Edgewater                                           Bryan Tunstill, Head Golf Professional

Parallel 49 Brewing Company                           Adrienne Café Office Administrator.

Yellow Dog Brewing                                            Kate McKinney Beer Ambassador

Cariboo Brewing                                                 Mike Rutter

West 1st Chiropractic Wellness Centre             Dr. Randall Trester

Pacific Northwest Golf Association                   Troy Andrews

RBC Dominion Securities                                    Jordan Seiffert

Headwater Projects                                             Erin Gibault

SFU Athletics                                                       Curtis Charchun

Vancouver Canadians Baseball                         Jeff Holloway

Investors Group                                                 Ian Atkinson

Keith Westover

McCleery Golf Academy                                  James Harper

Overlake Golf & Country Club                         Mark Surely Head Professional

Copper Point Golf Club                                    Scott McClain Head Professional


Please note that this list is in no particular order and was finalized on Friday May 7th, 2016. Check our website (www.bcgolfhouse.com) to see the complete list of 2016 Tradition Donors. If you notice any donors missing or a mistake has been made, please contact BC Golf Museum. E-mail: office@bcgolfhouse.com


The Board of Directors of the BC Golf House and the Selection Committee for the Golf Hall of Fame of BC announce the 2015 Inductees to the Hall. The honoured members include: 


Lyle 3



Gail 1



Wyatt 1st LPGA win

To view each player’s complete record go to Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees. The Induction Ceremony/Diner will be held on October 22,2015 at Marine Drive GC. Tickets go on sale Spetember 1, 2015

Questions: Contact Mike at the BC Golf Museum, 2545 Blanca St, Vancouver BC 604 222 4653 emial office@bcgolfhouse.com

If you have not visited the Museum recently we encourage you to attend this meeting. We have completed the PRO-MADE GOLF COMPANY  EXHIBIT AND the STAN LEONARD ROOM.

We encourage everyone to support the BC Golf House Society by purchasing an individual membership for the new price $25.00. (Each member will receive a full $25 tax receipt.)

British Columbia’s Golf History
The British Columbia Golf House is a registered non-profit, created in 1987 with the express purpose of preserving, recording and displaying the history of golf and the golfers of the province. The Society is able to issue tax receipts for donations, both financial and for golf items of historical significance. It is membership based and looks to golfers in British Columbia for support through memberships and donations.

Support our efforts “To preserve BC’s rich golf  history”. Purchase your 2015 membership now at the new price $25 for individuals……Join Now!

Situated in the original clubhouse of the University Golf Club in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the building is actually the province’s oldest building built for golf and still used for that purpose.
When a new operating lease was awarded in the mid-eighties, the golf course, designed by A. V. Macan, a prolific west coast resident golf course architect and built in 1930, underwent a renovation that involved the creation of some new holes, and a driving range and a new clubhouse. That made the original clubhouse, in its location adjacent to the new 17th tee, somewhat redundant. Discussions were held as to what to do with the building which had fallen into disrepair. One suggestion was to turn it into a neighbourhood pub. That didn’t go over well with some local residents.

A group of volunteers, some of whom were golf collectors felt it would be perfect golf museum and they set about to convince the province and city of the wisdom of such an idea. The fact that no one had budgeted for demolition costs gave them sufficient time to raise both money and support. The plan was to establish a place where all the golf associations could come together under one roof. For a variety of reasons that did not come to pass, however the name stuck and the BC Golf House was created.  In  May of 1989, PGA Tour star and BC resident, Dave Barr, used a ‘track iron’ from the late 1700’s and a feathery ball to officially tee off and open the BC Golf House. Since that day the Golf House has weathered the storms of financial hardship that all such organizations must endure, to emerge as the only independent golf museum and library in any province or state in North America. On display is an extensive collection of clubs (dating back to 1790), bags and golf balls. Imagine a golf club that is adjustable for both loft and length, as well as right or left handed! One club is all you would need to play golf! It is on display in the Museum! There is also a library of over 5000 volumes of collectible books, reference books and general interest titles. There are 52 categories of ‘collectibles’ on display throughout the Museum.

Keeping record
An important function of the Museum is the maintenance of a reference library filled with information on virtually every golf course that has ever existed in British Columbia, along with over 1500 player biographies, and the tournament records from all events with a history of greater than 25 years.

Honouring our greatest competitive achievements
In 2001 the Golf Hall of Fame of BC was created to honour golfers, whose competitive achievements brought honour and recognition to themselves and to British Columbia. Every odd numbered year there is a Hall of Fame Induction and to date there are 34 Honoured Members and 1 team  in the Hall of Fame.

The Golf Museum and the Golf Hall of Fame of BC are both integral to the fabric of the game in British Columbia and are housed within the BC Golf House.


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