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Canadian Professional Tour Records 1986 – 2012

CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL GOLF TOUR 1986 – 2012 EVENTS IN THE LOWER MAINLAND DATE                           VENUE                        CHAMPION GEORGE WILLIAMS BC OPEN 1986                      Point Grey G&CC                             Jim Hallet 1987                      Point Grey G&CC               … Continue reading

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University, Peace Portal, Fraser View following Langara

LANGARA INFLUENCED THE CONSTRUCTION OF FURTHER P-A-Y-P COURSES Public golf in British Columbia lagged behind Washington and Oregon. But when entrepreneurs, municipal, and provincial governments recognized the profitability of the public golf course, they decided to enter the golf business. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Parks Board Tournament 1939 – 1970

Vancouver Parks Board Championship In 1937 Jock McKinnon arrived from Forfar, Scotland to assume the head professional position at the Capilano G&CC. He came after just winning the Scottish Assistants Championship at Royal Aberdeen GC. He immediaitely began a campaign … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Mixed Tournament Results 1924 – 1970

VANCOUVER CITY MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP The handicaps for each player were added together to produce the team handicap. The difference between the team handicaps determined the number of strokes the lower team handicap had to give to their opponents. The event … Continue reading

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Vancouver City Match Play is 70 Years Old

VANCOUVER CITY MATCH PLAY TURNS 70 IN 2016. The City Match Play conceived by Stan Leonard, Fred Wood, Ernie Brown and Jock McKinnon has basically been played as an individual competition and a team competition throughout the seventy years.  The … Continue reading

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Langara Personalities

LANGARA PERSONALITIES In no way is this article intending to focus on all the personalities who have played on the fairways of British Columbia’s first 18 hole public golf course. Hopefully the article identifies some of the prominent players and … Continue reading

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2016 is the 90th anniversary for Public Golf in BC

Langara Golf Links Celebrates 90 years in 2016 Public Golf Had a Late Start in BC The Early Experience in Vancouver On December 2nd, 1917 The Vancouver Daily Sun commenced a debate to encourage the Vancouver City Council to construct … Continue reading

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Walter Dagg Family & Golf Business

WALTER DAGG FAMILY / GOLF BUSINESS Walter Dagg family ROOTS The Dagg family tree can be traced back to Modereny, Tipperary, Ireland in the 1800’s. Walter’s great, great grandfather Richard Dagg arrived in Canada during the early 1840’s during The … Continue reading

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History of Golf Pull Cart

HISTORY OF THE GOLF PULL CART (also known by Caddie Cart, Kaddie Kart, Pull Cart, Push Cart, Bag Cart Bag Boy golf cart Not the First A simple search of the web credits Bruce Williamson in Portland, Oregon for developing … Continue reading

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Early Golf in Mission, BC

Golf In Mission is at least 90 years old. What commenced as a simple research project to determine the history of the Mission G&CC that formed in 1925 developed into an on going project. The Fraser Valley Record (FVR) October … Continue reading

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