Alderwood Country Club History 1924 – 1953

ALDERWOOD COUNTRY CLUB HISTORY 1923 – 1953 “The most difficult golf course in the Pacific Northwest” For over fifty years, 1913 – 1964 Arthur Vernon Macan determined how the golfers of the Pacific Northwest played the game. He succeeded through … Continue reading

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The Junor Clan – Their influence in Oregon Golf

George Junor – An unknown NW Golf Architect. While researching the Alderwood CC article, Portland newspapers frequently noted George Junor was constructing or designing a new golf course in Oregon or South-west Washington. Preliminary research indicates  he specialized in renovations, … Continue reading

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Oregon State Golf Association (OGA) formed 1924

The Formation of the Oregon State Golf Association (later Oregon Golf Association)  First attempt in May 1920 Walter Pearson of Waverley canvassed for the formation of a state golf association. Waverley introduced a state championship for men and women in … Continue reading

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Kimberley GC celebrates 100 years in 2024.

Kimberley Golf Club Celebrates 100 Years in 2024 Sources: Newspapers:Vancouver Sun & Province, Nelson Daily News, Creston Review, Cranbrook News, Calgary Herald, Victoria Daily Colonist Mountain Treasures 1979 Kimberley Senior Citizen History Book Committee Backspin 1993 Arv Olson Guide to … Continue reading

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Wood Valance Championship hosted by the Kimberley GC

Wood Valance Championship This tournament is the oldest championship in the Kootenays that is still being played. The first regional championship was the Crow’s Nest Golf Championship. It commenced in 1920 at Cranbrook and ended in the 1970’s     … Continue reading

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A Comparison of the 1969 and 2023 LPGA events at Shaughnessy

A Comparison between the 1969 and the 2023 LPGA Events at Shaughnessy While attending the recent 2023 CNKC LPGA championship at Shaughnessy, I began to reflect back to my recollections of caddying in  the September 1969 Molson’s LPGA championship.  Wearing … Continue reading

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Meet the 2023 Golf Hall of Fame Inductees

The Brian De Biasio Story “First player from the Kootenays to be inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame of BC” Brian credits his parents for making certain their three children had every opportunity to play all sports. These were … Continue reading

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Mt Brenton Golf course Celebrates 75th in 2023

Mt Brenton Golf club Celebrates 75th Anniversary in 2023. John Alexander Humbird In 1909 A. E. Collyer purchased the Horseshoe Bay Inn.  He used his Collyer farm to supply  fresh produce, dairy products, and fruit to their Horseshoe Bay Inn. … Continue reading

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First Chemainus Golf Course 1925

A Capsule History of the First Golf Course in Chemainus     The St Paul Daily Globe newspaper reported the recent purchase by John A. Humbird, John E. Glover and William H. Phipps as follows: February 29 1892 (Leap Year) … Continue reading

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Nakusp Golf Club History 1925 – 1938

NAKUSP RECREATIONAL GOLF CLUB (1930 – 1937) While researching the history of the Slocan GC we discovered another lost golf course for BC – the Nakusp Golf Club. Similarly during this research another lost golf club appeared – West Demars. … Continue reading

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