Golf

A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)

Vernon golfer scores rare albatross

Dave Desnoyer sinks a deuce from 175 yards on par-5 425-yard 12th hole at The Rise

A Vernon golfer recorded a rare albatross (scoring a 2 on a par-5 hole) at Vernon’s The Rise Golf Course’s 12th hole Sunday, July 19. (therisegolf.ca photo)
Vernon’s Ryan Vest finished in a three-way tie for 11th place at the 119th B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship held last week in Campbell River. (Black Press - file photo)

Vernon golfer cracks top dozen at B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship

Ryan Vest finishes tied for 11th place, 10 shots behind the winner; Lake Country’s Brandon Frechette makes 36-hole cut

Vernon’s Ryan Vest finished in a three-way tie for 11th place at the 119th B.C. Men’s Amateur Golf Championship held last week in Campbell River. (Black Press - file photo)
Hyde Mountain Golf Resort in Sicamous. (File photo)

Shuswap golf course sells to Kelowna-based company

Development, renaming planned for Hyde Mountain Golf Course near Sicamous

Hyde Mountain Golf Resort in Sicamous. (File photo)
Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys follows his drive at the B.C. Junior Boys Golf Championships in Parksville. Humphreys finished in second place overall, five shots behind the winner, Gavyn Knight of Parksville. (Michael Briones - Black Press)

Okanagan golfers qualify for Canadian Junior championships

Vernon’s Austin Armanini and Ryan Vest, and Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys and Kyle Mayner score well at B.C. finals

Kelowna’s Cooper Humphreys follows his drive at the B.C. Junior Boys Golf Championships in Parksville. Humphreys finished in second place overall, five shots behind the winner, Gavyn Knight of Parksville. (Michael Briones - Black Press)
The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)

Golf raffle helps Okanagan families score homes

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan swinging into action this summer with a new raffle

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce will host the Valley Wide Business Expo May 4 at Predator Ridge Resort. (photo submitted)
Dan Leatherdale, soon after hitting his hole-in-one at the 17th hole of Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course on June 3, 2021. (Contributed)

‘No way!’ Alberta man in disbelief after acing 17th hole at Hyde Mountain near Sicamous

Dan Leatherdale, 34, has been playing golf since he was a kid and had never hit a hole-in-one

Dan Leatherdale, soon after hitting his hole-in-one at the 17th hole of Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course on June 3, 2021. (Contributed)
A group of Coquitlam golfers was interrupted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by a black bear who bit a player's ball and tossed it back towards the group. (Screen grab/Mark Pettie)

VIDEO: ‘Seriously annoyed’ black bear tosses ball, interrupts B.C. golfers

‘If the bears are chasing golf balls at least they are not chasing golfers,’ says Sgt. Todd Hunter, a B.C. conservation officer

A group of Coquitlam golfers was interrupted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by a black bear who bit a player's ball and tossed it back towards the group. (Screen grab/Mark Pettie)
Vernon’s Nolan Jensen (left) and playing partner Carson DeVries celebrate Jensen’s first-ever hole-in-one on the par 3 ninth at Hillview Golf Course Saturday, May 22. (Curt Jensen photo)

Vernon youth aces par-3 ninth hole at Hillview Golf Course

Nolan Jensen uses driver for milestone shot; earns glass, pin, Slurpee

Vernon’s Nolan Jensen (left) and playing partner Carson DeVries celebrate Jensen’s first-ever hole-in-one on the par 3 ninth at Hillview Golf Course Saturday, May 22. (Curt Jensen photo)
Phil Mickelson holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, S.C. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ageless wonder: Mickelson, 50, becomes oldest golfer to win a major with PGA Championship title

Lefty makes history with two-shot victory over Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen

Phil Mickelson holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the final round at the PGA Championship golf tournament on the Ocean Course, Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, S.C. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
GolfBC Championship to return to Kelowna in September

GolfBC Championship to return to Kelowna in September

Pending government approval, the tournament will take place at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Course

GolfBC Championship to return to Kelowna in September
On Friday, May 14 at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, Michael Caan joined a very elite club of golfers who have shot under 60 (Instagram)

VIDEO: B.C. golfer shoots a 59, then jumps in the water

‘Oh, my God,’ said Michael Caan

On Friday, May 14 at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, Michael Caan joined a very elite club of golfers who have shot under 60 (Instagram)
Megan Osland. (Contributed)

Kelowna golfer takes home title from Florida tournament

Megan Osland earned her third professional win at the Hawks Landing Golf Course in Orlando last week

Megan Osland. (Contributed)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course begins men’s night

75 players on hand for first weekly competition of new season

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course begins men’s night

75 players on hand for first weekly competition of new season

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club started its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club kicks off its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)

Spallumcheen Golf Course set for men’s night

Men’s day event helps members get set for opening week of competition

The Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club kicks off its weekly men’s night competition April 13. (Morning Star file photo)
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)

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)
Blind Bay’s Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club is under new ownership. (Facebook photo)

New owners for Shuswap golf course

Karyn Bruschinsky and Ian Morrison have taken over Shuswap Lake Estates from the Barker family

Blind Bay’s Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club is under new ownership. (Facebook photo)
North Okanagan golf courses, such as the Vernon Golf and Country Club (pictured), are gearing up for the 2021 season. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan golf courses tee up for new season

Highlands Short Game opens Saturday; Hillview and Vernon driving ranges open; Spall open for members

North Okanagan golf courses, such as the Vernon Golf and Country Club (pictured), are gearing up for the 2021 season. (Morning Star - file photo)
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

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
Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Golf in full swing on opening day at Penticton course

All tee times are booked into the next two weeks at the Penticton Golf and Country Club

Penticton Golf and Country Club was in full swing on opening day on March 2. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)