Golf

The District of Saanich announced April 12 that the Cedar Hill Golf Course clubhouse would remain closed for at least six months for repairs after a flood on Feb. 14 caused by faulty sprinklers. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Faulty sprinklers to blame for second Cedar Hill Golf Course clubhouse closure in just over a year

Saanich facility facing six-month shutdown for flood repairs, course not impacted

 

A vehicle is towed away from the site of a crash involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Tiger Woods was driving at twice the speed limit when he crashed SUV near LA

Woods was driving 84 to 87 mph (135 to 140 kph) in an area that had a speed limit of 45 mph (72 kph)

 

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, centre, poses with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers with the Championship trophy after winning the 2019 Canadian Open golf championship in Ancaster, Ont., on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The 2021 Canadian Open is set to be cancelled because of COVID-19 border restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

RBC Canadian Open cancelled for second year in a row

The Canadian national men’s golf championship was also cancelled in 2020 because of travel restrictions

 

Parksville’s Joy McWhirter points to the ball after recording a hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course in Parksville on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Parksville woman joins 90-year-old dad in golf’s hole-in-one club

Joy McWhirter records ace at Brigadoon Golf Course

Parksville’s Joy McWhirter points to the ball after recording a hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course in Parksville on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)

Island golf course does a booming business in 2020

A total of 15,000 more rounds played than the previous year at Mount Brenton

Extensive water on No. 4 and 5 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course following heavy rains earlier this month. (Photo submitted)
Saanich golfer and top B.C. junior and juvenile player Willy Bishop was named to the 2021 Canadian National Junior Golf Squad on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy Jenny Bishop)

Saanich student to tee-off with national golf team

Willy Bishop, 16, named to Canadian National Junior Golf Squad in 2021

Saanich golfer and top B.C. junior and juvenile player Willy Bishop was named to the 2021 Canadian National Junior Golf Squad on Nov. 19. (Photo courtesy Jenny Bishop)
A West Shore Rotary Club member unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Rotary Club of West Shore raises $20,000 with Golf Ball Drop

Nearly 4,000 golf balls pour onto Olympic View golf course

A West Shore Rotary Club member unloads a box of golf balls into a crane bucket for their Golf Ball Drop fundraiser. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Canada West Golf Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

UBC, UBC-O, UFV and UVic athletes will not hit the links this year, Kelowna was set to host

The 2020 Canada West Golf Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The 562 yard, par 5, 15th hole at Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, N.S. on June 1, 2016. If it seems like it’s been harder to get a tee time this summer, it’s not just your imagination.Golf Canada reports that there were 17 per cent more scores registered with the national sport body this June compared to the same month last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadians playing more golf in 2020 – once COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The upward trend comes even as Golf Canada had to cancel all of its amateur and professional championships

The 562 yard, par 5, 15th hole at Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, N.S. on June 1, 2016. If it seems like it’s been harder to get a tee time this summer, it’s not just your imagination.Golf Canada reports that there were 17 per cent more scores registered with the national sport body this June compared to the same month last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC

Plan your visit to BC’s mountain towns

  • Jun 29, 2020
Exploring Mountain Peaks and Towns in Southeastern BC
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The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
Tiger Woods. (AP File Photo/Mike Carlson)

Tiger, Brady shine in charity golf match

Exhibition raises millions for COVID-19 relief funds

Tiger Woods. (AP File Photo/Mike Carlson)
Staff at the Saanich Emergency Operations Centre are looking at ways to safely reopen the Cedar Hill Golf Course. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich ‘looking at options’ to safely reopen Cedar Hill Golf Course

Mayor ‘so pleased’ with residents following pandemic safety protocol

Staff at the Saanich Emergency Operations Centre are looking at ways to safely reopen the Cedar Hill Golf Course. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police respond to calls about a group using the Cedar Hill Golf Course despite the facility being shut down since March due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Group reported sneaking onto closed Saanich golf course to hit balls

Cedar Hill Golf Course shuttered indefinitely since March due to the pandemic

Saanich police respond to calls about a group using the Cedar Hill Golf Course despite the facility being shut down since March due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mount Brenton Golf Course is opening up to members again Friday. Guests are welcome to begin playing again next Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Golf courses opening up again amid COVID-19 safety measures

Mount Brenton in Chemainus opts to resume play on Friday for members

Mount Brenton Golf Course is opening up to members again Friday. Guests are welcome to begin playing again next Monday. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cedar Hill Golf Course has been closed for a little over a week now, but staff are continuing to see people use the area for recreation. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Excess activity damaging Saanich golf course – despite being closed

Cedar Hill Golf Course manager reminds people of the 170 parks available in Saanich

Cedar Hill Golf Course has been closed for a little over a week now, but staff are continuing to see people use the area for recreation. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A sunny spring day saw dozens of golfers lined up at the Belmont Golf Course in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A sunny spring day saw dozens of golfers lined up at the Belmont Golf Course in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Nick Taylor of Abbotsford follows his shot from the fourth tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Abbotsford golfer Nick Taylor wins AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Second PGA Tour victory means spot in 2020 Masters

Nick Taylor of Abbotsford follows his shot from the fourth tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Golfers line up at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort before playng in the 13th annual BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic, a fundraiser this year benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria. The event raised $50,000 for the cause. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Ferries golf tournament raises $50G for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria

Local non-profit’s mentoring programs to be boosted with influx of cash

Golfers line up at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort before playng in the 13th annual BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic, a fundraiser this year benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria. The event raised $50,000 for the cause. Don Descoteau/Victoria News