2017 BC GOLF HOUSE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS UNDERWAY
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
PGA of BC Donald Miyazaki
Chelsea Consultants Peter Young
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
Mosaic Chris White
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
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: email@example.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:
GAIL (ANDERSON) GRAHAM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.