Golf

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)

 

(Eaglecrest Golf Club photo)

Eaglecrest Golf Club owners sign one-year lease with Town of Qualicum Beach

Club will still transition to nine-hole layout beginning April 1

 

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
Eaglecrest Golf Club plans to operate as a nine-hole course starting April 1. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)

Eaglecrest Golf Club in Qualicum Beach still plans to have course layout reduced to 9 holes

Town council continues to negotiate lease for 18-hole operation

Eaglecrest Golf Club plans to operate as a nine-hole course starting April 1. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Parksville’s Joy McWhirter celebrates her first hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course 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 celebrates her first hole-in-one at Brigadoon Golf Course on Feb. 6, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club plans to transition from 18-hole facility to a nine-hole layout. (Eaglecrest Facebook Photo)

Eaglecrest Golf Club rejects latest offer from Qualicum Beach council

Course owners plan to reduce layout from 18 holes to nine

Eaglecrest Golf Club plans to transition from 18-hole facility to a nine-hole layout. (Eaglecrest Facebook Photo)
The Town of Qualicum said it has not concluded its lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club for use of the 17th fairway and the 18th tee box. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)

Qualicum Beach officials say lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club not concluded

Club ownership group has indicated plans to reduce course layout from 18 to nine holes

The Town of Qualicum said it has not concluded its lease negotiations with Eaglecrest Golf Club for use of the 17th fairway and the 18th tee box. (Eaglecrest Facebook 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)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Eaglecrest Golf Club will transition to a nine-hole course from its current 18. (Eaglecrest Facebook photo)
Bill Flower. (PQB News file photo)

Practice makes perfect when it comes to the game of golf

Taking lessons key to becoming proficient

  • Oct 30, 2020
Bill Flower. (PQB News file photo)
Brad Reimer, right, with club pro Ryner Wilson, successfully defended his Fairwinds Golf Club Championship title. (Kathy Scales photo)

Reimer, Dunville keep Fairwinds golf club crowns

Men’s championship event draws 76 golfers

Brad Reimer, right, with club pro Ryner Wilson, successfully defended his Fairwinds Golf Club Championship title. (Kathy Scales photo)
Crystal Friesen, left, and Holly Sanders, both from Sunnydale, took the low gross prize of the qualifier for Zone 6 Social Distancing Four Ball Tournament. (Submitted photo)

Zone 6 golf tournaments go virtual

172 teams take part in ladies Social Distancing Four Ball Qualifier

Crystal Friesen, left, and Holly Sanders, both from Sunnydale, took the low gross prize of the qualifier for Zone 6 Social Distancing Four Ball Tournament. (Submitted photo)
Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay gets her ball out of a sand trap during action at the B.C. Golf senior women’s championships at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror)
Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay gets her ball out of a sand trap during action at the B.C. Golf senior women’s championships at the Campbell River Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, Aug. 26. (Marissa Tiel/Campbell River Mirror)
Parksville course tees up safe, active fun for the whole family

Parksville course tees up safe, active fun for the whole family

Golf is uniquely positioned for those wanting to remain active at a distance

  • Aug 10, 2020
Parksville course tees up safe, active fun for the whole family
Junior player Gavyn Knight won the 2020 Pheasant Glen Open with an impressive two-round score of 137. (Pheasant Glen photo inset, Michael Briones photo)

Parksville junior golfer wins title at Pheasant Glen Open

Knight credits putting for his first big title

Junior player Gavyn Knight won the 2020 Pheasant Glen Open with an impressive two-round score of 137. (Pheasant Glen photo inset, Michael Briones photo)
Bruce Barnes still plays a consistently good game of golf at 91 years old. (MIchael Briones photo)

Qualicum Beach’s Barnes still impresses on the golf course at age 91

Senior golfer routinely ‘shoots his age’ or better

Bruce Barnes still plays a consistently good game of golf at 91 years old. (MIchael Briones photo)
Taste the Island at Parksville’s Morningstar Grill!

Taste the Island at Parksville’s Morningstar Grill!

Restaurant showcases the best of local ingredients and beverages

  • Jul 20, 2020
Taste the Island at Parksville’s Morningstar Grill!
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