Round up of Okanagan golf news

A record number of players hit the Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course for Monday night golf tourney.

A record number of players hit the Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course June 11 as 80 players converged on The Bear to battle fast greens and tough rough.

The fun tour marches on as players collect points using the Stableford system as they look to make the playoff round which will be match play later in the summer.

Last week closest to the pin winners were Greg Forbes, Scotty Hiller, Sam Ghadban and Ward Pateman while Eric Van Seggelen blasted the long drive on the par 5 seventh hole.

Players returned to the Quail Course this Monday but tournament results were not available at deadline.


Black Mountain Golf Club general manager Eric Thorsteinson has achieved the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM) with the Club Managers Association of America.

He becomes one of the youngest Canadian Society of Club Managers members and the first PGA of Canada Golf Professional to have this designation.

He qualified for the CCM examination after fulfilling specific requirements in club management experience, education and association activity. The examination contains nine subject areas including private club administration, sports and recreation management, managerial accounting, food and beverage operations and principles of management and marketing. The exam is prepared and administered under the direction of the certification committee at various college and university across the country.

The Club Managers Association of America is the professional association for managers of leading private country, city, yacht, athletic, military and fraternal clubs and was founded in 1927.


Norm Bradley finished third in the Master-40 division at the B.C. Men’s Mid-Amatuer Golf Championship last week.

Bradley, from the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, carded a three-round 4-over par 220 (71-72-77) at the Summerland Golf and Country Club.

Bradley had a rough start in his final round on Wednesday, going seven over through 11 holes, but battled back with two birdies on the back nine to wind up in a tie for sixth overall.

The Master-40 winner was Courtenay’s Greg Koster (219) in a playoff.

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