Author Archives: BC Golf House

Canadian Ladies International Team Matches

Canadian Ladies’ International Team Matches – A capsule history In 1930, Glenna Collett organized an unofficial US women’s team of amateur golfers to travel to Great Britain to play in the British Women’s Amateur Championship and to play a series … Continue reading

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Jack Reimer Pacific NW architect/builder

Jack (Johann) Reimer Biography The material for this article comes from a series of emails with Jack Reimer’s eldest son Wilf. Well I’ve gone through my Dad’s plans and material we have with my brother Gary and it was an … Continue reading

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Francis (Frank) James Golf Architect/Builder biography.

FRANCIS (FRANK, FRANCES) LIEWELLYN JAMES – THE GOLF ARCHITECT/ARTIST Born: May 8th, 1878 (1879) in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Died: April 10th, 1952 Moscow, Idaho Introduction: In May 1997, I communicated by letter and telephone with Henry C. Towne in Kent, … Continue reading

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Prince George Golf and Curling Club celebrates 70 Years

The Prince George Golf Club is born The C.G. Ternan years Why is Shaughnessy important?  Mr. Gee Ternan, the father of golf in northern B.C, caddied at Shaughnessy.  He entered UBC in the forestry department in 1920 by financing his … Continue reading

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Block Bros 108 Ranch and Golf Course Celebrates 50 Years

BLOCK BROS 108 RANCH AND GOLF COURSE DEVELOPMENT CELEBRATES 50 YEARS References include quotes from various sources: newspapers, articles, and interviews AUTHOUR’S PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS Very rarely do I have the opportunity to research and to write about a development containing … Continue reading

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Cariboo Open Championship winners 1934 – 2017

CARIBOO OPEN Rod McKenzie Trophy – Men’s Champion Scott Trophy – Women’s Champion YEAR               MEN’S CHAMPION                             WOMEN’S CHAMPION 1934               DR. C. Ewart (PG) 1935               Eddie  Gaspard (W) 1936               Bob Foulis (Q) 1937               Bob Foulis (Q) 1938               Les Woods … Continue reading

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McCleery Golf Course celebrates 60th Anniversary.

McCleery GC History Around 1860, Hugh McRoberts arrived in New Westminster. As the population increased, he became despondent over the expanding town area. One day in the spring of 1862, he launched his canoe into the mighty Fraser River.  At … Continue reading

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Pro-Made Golf Company Vancouver BC.

CAPSULE HISTORY OF THE PRO-MADE GOLF COMPANY 1934 – 1960 “The fairy tale story of a small Vancouver manufacturing company” In the heart of the Depression, Roy Bertram (Bert) Francis had a vision to create hand made golf clubs in … Continue reading

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Newlands G&CC 70th Anniversary

Newlands G&CC 70th Anniversary <Original Clubhouse circa 1948> After researching several books and articles, such as Arv Olson’s “Backspin” and various articles in “Fore” magazines, there appears to be confusion for the opening date for the Newlands G.&C.C. Recently, while … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island – 90th Anniversary

<Salt Spring Island Golf Club,  No.1 Fairway> March 23, 1928, saw a public meeting at Mahon Hall. Thirty-three people attended with the intention of forming a golf club. With W.E. Scott in the chair, K. Butterfield undertook secretarial duties. It … Continue reading

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