GolfBC Media and Press Room

Welcome, and Thank You for your interest in the GolfBC Group - owners and operators of twelve golf courses throughout British Columbia and Hawaii and the Crystal Lodge in Whistler Village. To read about what's new at GolfBC, scroll down to "News", a listing of our Press Releases.

News

23-NOV-2006
Vancouver, BC – The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has selected British Columbia as the “2007 Golf Destination of the Year” for North America at the IAGTO Awards, held as a part of the 9th annual International Golf Travel Market in Marbella, Spain. This evening’s awards ceremony will be attended by major golf tour operators and golf travel media from around the world. Votes for these awards were cast by IAGTO’s 260 golf tour operators from 40 different countries. Each operator was ...

13-NOV-2006
Vancouver, BC – The GolfBC Group’s Learn to Play & Play More Often strategy continued the successful growth of its player development programs in 2006. For the second straight year, over 1000 complimentary junior golf rounds were given away under the “Kids Play Free at GolfBC” initiative. This year’s launch of “GolfBC Free Lesson Month” had 250 complimentary lessons taught to new, beginner and avid golfers, and for the second straight year GolfBC’s partnership with the National Golf Course Owners ...

01-NOV-2006
Penticton, BC - GBC Golf Academy – at Olympic View Golf Club - Lead Instructor, Lori Randle, has won the prestigious 2006 BC PGA Teacher of the Year award. The British Columbia Professional Golf Association awards dinner was held in Penticton on October 11th, 2006 where the announcement was made. The award is voted by a group of fellow golf professionals, making it an especially large honor. "I am so happy to have been recognized by my peers. While helping golfers improve is my biggest reward, it is very ...

18-SEP-2006
WAILEA, Maui – The Wendy’s Champions SKINS GAME will celebrate its 20th year by returning to the stunning and picturesque Wailea Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, tournament officials announced today. Wailea Resort’s heralded Gold Course, which features postcard views of the Pacific Ocean on all 18 holes, will once again play host to the popular winter event, which will kick off the 2007 Champions Tour season. The $770,000 event will be played once again with four two-man teams in the ...

08-SEP-2006
Vancouver, BC – Furry Creek Golf and Country Club is proud to be the first location to have $10,000 awarded for a hole-in-one in GPS Industries’ Fire at the Flag™ contest.  Carolyn Emo from Maple Ridge, who has been golfing for over 35 years, came to the 8th tee on August 20, 2006, paid $10 to enter the contest and with one swing made her first ever hole-in-one!  “I was in total shock. I dropped my club and fell to my knees. I was blown away to get my first hole-in-one. My friends then started screaming ...

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