Welcome to the British Columbia Golf Zone 2, Men’s Section Website. Zone 2 covers the following: Regional Districts of Central Okanagan, Columbia/Shuwap (excluding electoral ‘A’), North Okanagan, Okanagan/Similkameen, Thompson-Nicola and Electoral Areas – ‘B’ of the Squamish/Lilooet Regional District.
Zone 2 Men’s Executive are pleased to provide assistance/liaison to member clubs in the areas of Course Rating, Handicapping and the Rules of Golf. In addition the Zone also plans organizes and executes:
- Junior Tour consisting of 12 events held throughout the Zone
- Zone 2 Junior Championship – 2 Day Event
- Men’s Championship & Qualifying for the BC Men’s Amateur
- Senior Men’s Championship
Information on the above noted events can be found on their respective pages in the website.
Osoyoos, & Osoyoos Golf & CC to host Canadian Women Mid Amateur and Senior
Top-flight amateur women golfers will descend on the South Okanagan in August as the Osoyoos Golf Club (OGC) hosts the 49th playing of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur and Senior Championships.
The championships comprise one of Golf Canada’s premier events and will feature women amateurs from across the country and beyond.
“We are very excited to be conducting the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at one of the finest golf courses in British Columbia,” said tournament director Adam Cinel of Golf Canada.
“It’s great to be back in the Osoyoos community – our competitors are in for a phenomenal experience as we look to write the next chapter of Canadian golf history.”
Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff is delighted with the decision to hold the event here: “I certainly think that it’s a feather in our cap that not only do they enjoy coming to Osoyoos, with our weather, but obviously the Osoyoos Golf Club has put together a package that was totally appropriate to what Golf Canada needed.”
Competition takes place on the Park Meadows 18-hole championship course at OGC over three days: Sunday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 20. An official practice round is scheduled for Saturday. The 18-hole Desert Gold course will remain open for OGC members and guests.
Some 150 players will compete for four trophies: Mid-Amateur – for players over 25 years of age; Mid-Master – over 40; Senior – over 50; and Super Senior – over 60.
Two-time defending champion Sue Wooster of Australia is expected to return to Canada for the events. In last year’s championships at Lookout Point Country Club near Niagara Falls, Wooster captured the Mid-Amateur, Mid-Master and Senior titles.
Officials and staff from Golf Canada will visit OGC over the spring and summer and then arrive in force the week before the event for final preparations and to direct proceedings.
OGC general manager Doug Robb is proud of the club’s selection as this year’s host. “There are about 2,500 golf clubs in Canada and only eight national events a year. So, we feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to show off the club and the town of Osoyoos.”
Club president Herb Wycherley is excited about what the event will do for the club and the town: “This championship will allow us to showcase our 36-hole facility, our town and the Okanagan wine region to the rest of Canada.”
Even though the event is five months away, the local tournament committee, under the direction of Host Club Tournament Chair Lise Mathieu, is hard at work rounding up volunteers and sponsors and attending to the myriad details involved in a major national championship.
“Hosting a Golf Canada national event is no small task,” said Mathieu. “All aspects of golf operations need to be fine-tuned to provide a challenging experience for about 150 women golfers, some coming from as far as Australia. It takes a dedicated staff and a host of flexible volunteers to pull this off.”
Destination Osoyoos executive director Kelley Glazer said: “A recent study shows that in Osoyoos, a golfer visit represents approximately a $500 per day spent per couple (which) goes) into our community restaurants, shops, golf courses, hotels, campgrounds and wineries. We are looking forward to welcoming all participants and their friends and family.”
Golf Canada: Tyler Costigan, [email protected] 1-800-263-0009
OGC: Roy Wood, [email protected] 250-689-5123
ZONE 2 2018 CHAMPIONS
MEN’S SENIOR: NORM BRADLEY, Kelowna G & CC
MEN’S: BRENT POUND, Kamloops G & CC
JUNIOR BOYS ORDER OF MERIT: MATT HOPLEY, Gallaghers Canyon G & CC
JUNIOR BOYS: ADAM NILES, Rivershore Golf Links
JUVENILE BOYS: ADAM NILES, Rivershore Golf Links
BANTAM BOYS: COOPER HUMPHRIES, Okanagan GC
JUNIOR GIRLS: EMMA SABBAGH, Kelowna G & CC
ZONE 2 RESULTS AT NATIONAL EVENTS
COLE WILSON, Okanagan Golf Club, Junior Champion, Golf Canada Pacific Future Links
JUSTIN TOWILL, Kelowna G & CC, Junior Champion, Maple Leaf Tour Canada
RYAN VEST, Predator Ridge GC, 3rd Place, Maple Leaf Tour Canada
COOPER HUMPHRIES, Okanagan GC, 3rd Place, Maple Leaf Tour Canada
ADAM NILES, Rivershore Golf Links, 6th Place, Alberta Future Links
ZONE 2 RESULTS AT PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
NORM BRADLEY, Kelowna G & CC, Tied for 2nd
LAUREN GIACOMUZZI , Kelowna G & CC, Tied for 2nd
RUSS BENTLEY, Okanagan Golf Club, TIED FOR 4TH
RANDY STRANG, Spallumcheen Golf Clubn, TIED FOR 6TH
FRANK MACKENZIE, Predator Ridge G & CC, TIED FOR 10TH
BRANDON CHAI, Okanagan Golf Club– TIED FOR 11TH
COLE WILSON, Okanagan Golf Club – TIED FOR 20TH
ZONE TEAM OF ADAM NILES, VERNON GOLF & CC, MATT HOPLEY, GALLAGHER’S CANYON g & cc, , JADEN STEINKE, VERNON G & CC, & JUSTIN TOWILL, KELOWNA G & CC; FINISHED 2ND
ADAM NILES, VERNON G & CC, & BRENT POUND, KAMLOOPS G & CC, Tied for 13th
MATTHEW KREUZ, Predator Ridge GC, Tied for 20th
RYAN VEST, Predator Ridge: Tied for 2nd
COOPER HUMPHRIES: Tied for 11th
ADAM NILES, Rivershore: Tied for 15th
MATT HOPLEY, Gallaghers Canyon, 18th
KYLE MAYNARD: Tied for 19th
RYAN VEST, Predator Ridge: Tied for 7th
GRAYSON LESIUK, Kelowna G & CC: Tied for 15th
COOPER HUMPHRIES: Tied for 19th
Please browse the website, and if you can’t find what you are looking for please contact a member of the Zone 2 Executive. Their contact information and portfolio responsibilities can be found by clicking the Zone Executive icon on the left.
If you think something is missing, please contact Ken Oleschuk at [email protected]