The Fernie GC and the Hughes Family

THE FERNIE GOLF CLUB AND THE HUGHES FAMILY CAPSULE HISTORY OF THE FERNIE GOLF CLUB What provided the impetus for the founding of the Fernie Golf Club is uncertain at this time. Perhaps some citizens visited Cranbrook and observed the … Continue reading

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The Stones of Trail

THE STONES OF TRAIL Family Roots: Alfred Bardsley probably joined the large group of young Englishmen who came to the prairies for free farmland. He arrived in Quebec City in 1906 from Manchester, England. (Further search of the English census … Continue reading

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Kaslo Golf Club Capsule History / Rainbow Open

KASLO GOLF CLUB HISTORICAL NOTES / RAINBOW GOLF TOURNAMENT In the early 1920’s as the British Columbia economy flourished, the citizens had more disposable income to spend. Many began to purchase automobiles enabling them to travel throughout the province. To … Continue reading

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Slocan / New Denver Open

NEW DENVER OPEN/SLOCAN OPEN Date: Mid August Low Gross:  Wood Vallance Cup Low Net: Graham Cup DATE             MENS                         WOMENS                  SENIORS 1944                Roy Stone 1945                CJ White 1946                Reg Stone 1947 1948                Roy Stone 1949                Reg … Continue reading

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1951 BC Open at Trail, BC

1951 BRITISH COLUMBIA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AT TRAIL BC. Over its sixty-five year history (1928 – 1994) two problems plagued the BC Open: lack of sponsors and a disinterested golfing public. Due to strong lobbying efforts by Ernie Brown and the … Continue reading

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Trail Open 1946 – 1993

ROSSLAND – TRAIL OPEN – ” First Pro-Am golf tournament in the Kootenays.” Peter McIntyre Plate awarded to low professional Pro-Made Trophy awarded to the low amateur Champions  1946    Harry Donaldson 1947    Reg Stone 1948    Bill Mawhinney … Continue reading

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Creston Golf Club – The Early Beginnings 1926 – 1954

CRESTON GOLF CLUB HISTORY – THE BEGINNINGS 1926 – 1956 Existing Golf Courses in the Kootenays in 1926 In 1926 several centres in the Kootenays had constructed a golf course. These included: Cranbrook (1904 & 1915), Invermere (1911), Balfour (1917), … Continue reading

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Nelson District Golf Championship 1928 – 1970

KOOTENAY CHAMPIONSHIP 1928 – 1942 NELSON  DISTRICT OPEN  CHAMPIONSHIP 1943 – In 1928 the golfers of the Nelson Golf & Country Club decided to begin their first Labour Day tournament to attract tourists to the local tourist camp. Research indicates … Continue reading

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West Kootenay Ladies Golf Association

WEST KOOTENAY LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP On September 19th, 1933E.W. Hazelwood donated the Hazelwood Cup  that was presented to the woman’s  champion. Originally the tournament rotated between the three founding clubs: Kaslo, Nelson, and Trail. In 1950 the women from the New … Continue reading

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West Kootenay Men’s Golf Association

WEST KOOTENAY MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (1928 – 1949) Tournament usually held in June Association formed in 1928 Member Clubs: Nelson, Rossland-Trail, Kaslo, New Denver (1945) Anderson Cup: Men’s Champion Schwengers Cup: Club Team Champion   DATE              WINNER                RUNNER-UP              HOST CLUB … Continue reading

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