Golf

Morningstar Golf Club is once again being highly regarded as a place golfers want to play. (Michael Briones photo)
Morningstar Golf Club is once again being highly regarded as a place golfers want to play. (Michael Briones photo)
Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer captures 2nd straight B.C. senior women’s crown

Birdie on first playoff hole against Jackie Little clinched title

Nanoose Bay golfer Shelly Stouffer rallied to win her second B.C. Senior Women’s Golf Championship. (PQB News file photo)
Gavyn Knight played well at the 119th B.C. Amateur men’s golf championship held at Stoney Creek Golf Club in Campbell River. (Michael Briones photo)

Parksville’s Gavyn Knight a solid 3rd at 119th B.C. Amateur men’s golf championship

Morningstar golfer coming off B.C. junior title win on home course

Gavyn Knight played well at the 119th B.C. Amateur men’s golf championship held at Stoney Creek Golf Club in Campbell River. (Michael Briones photo)
The Morningstar Golf Club has turned things around since going into receivership in 2018 and successfully staged its first major tournament, the B.C. Junior Golf Championships ,with member Gavyn Knight clinching the crown in June. (Michael Briones photo)

Former ownership group buys back Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville

Club on the upswing since going into receivership in 2018

The Morningstar Golf Club has turned things around since going into receivership in 2018 and successfully staged its first major tournament, the B.C. Junior Golf Championships ,with member Gavyn Knight clinching the crown in June. (Michael Briones photo)
Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News file photo)

PQBeat: How Vancouver Island golfers can beat the heat

Podcast: Instructor Bill Flower shares thoughts on pandemic, area courses and more

  • Jul 12, 2021
Bill Flower visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (PQB News file photo)
Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville will host the 2021 B.C. Junior Golf Championships. (PQB News file photo)
Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville will host the 2021 B.C. Junior Golf Championships. (PQB News file photo)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is renovating the bunkers on the course. (PQB News file photo)
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort is renovating the bunkers on the course. (PQB News file photo)
(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

(Eaglecrest Golf Club 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
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)