Third Annual Battle of the Peace Disc Golf Tournament happening this weekend at Lone Wolf

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Lone Wolf Golf Club will play host to the Third Annual Battle of the Peace Disc Golf Tournament this weekend.The tournament will see close to 40 disc golfers competing from around B.C. and the Yukon. This year’s tournament will also be a part of the Professional Disc Golfer’s Association (PDGA) for the first time ever.“We’re doing a pro and amateur event, so it’s under the PDGA guidelines, rules and structure,” said tournament organizer Daniel Martin.- Advertisement -Martin explained the reason the event is now PDGA certified is due to the fact participants from Alberta and the Yukon wanted a closer venue to receive points in the World Disc Golf standings.“The big reason why we did that was because Grande Prairie folks and people from the Yukon wanted us to make it PDGA. For example, Whitehorse folks travel all the way to the badlands (Wayne, Alberta), a 27-hour drive because it’s a PDGA event.”Featured at the tournament will be free glow golf on Saturday night as well as practice rounds. Match play starts on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and will see participants play 36 total holes of disc golf.Advertisement Registration for the tournament is still open and anyone looking to sign up can do so by clicking here. Registration costs $60 and includes lunch, prizes and a cart.Battle of the Peace Flyer. Photo by Daniel Martin.last_img read more

Commission appointments criticized

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“To sacrifice these pine forests for golf is frivolous,” said Mark Massara, an attorney and director of Sierra Club’s coastal programs. “The speaker is trying to insert a yes-person who has no experience in coastal issues.” The appointment of Elizabeth Blem – a commercial and securities attorney from Orange County – has especially raised eyebrows. She is expected to vote Wednesday because the commissioner she was named to represent cannot make the meeting. Commissioner Steve Padilla – mayor of the City of Chula Vista – said only he can decide his alternate. “I have not made any changes to my alternate,” he said. Padilla said state law requires that commissioners select their alternates, not politicians in Sacramento. He declined to comment on the Pebble Beach vote. SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez appointed four people as alternates to the California Coastal Commission on Friday, a move the Sierra Club and at least one commissioner said he had no authority to do. The appointments came days before the coastal commission was scheduled to cast a final vote on a multimillion golf project in Pebble Beach, a development backed by actor Clint Eastwood, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth and retired golfer Arnold Palmer. The Pebble Beach Co. – which hosts the annual fundraiser for the Democratic Party – is pushing a plan to build an 18-hole course, driving range, equestrian center, 160 new hotel units, conference center and underground parking. Coastal commission staff in March described the project as “highly problematic” because developers would cut sensitive pine trees in the Del Monte Forest and pave wetlands. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB HOPING TO HOST IRISH OPEN IN 2019

first_imgSpeculation is mounting that Ballyliffin Golf Club are set to make an approach to the European Tour regarding the possibility of them hosting the prestigious Irish Open event in 2019.  Ballyliffin Golf Club has already staged top quality events in the form of the Challenge Tour and a number of European Senior tour events.The course is highly regarded throughout Ireland, the stunning course boasts two championship links courses – The Old Links and The Glashedy Links. It’s Ireland’s most northerly golf course, and has drawn acclaim for its spectacular setting and outstanding presentation standards throughout the year.The Inishowen club is considering making an approach amid speculation that Royal Portrush could stage the 2019 British Open.If the Irish Open was to be held in Ballyliffin, it would represent a major boost to the local economy in Inishowen, and would be welcomed by the tourism sector in the county.BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB HOPING TO HOST IRISH OPEN IN 2019 was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:approachBallyliffin Golf ClubBritish OpencourseEuropean TourIrish OpennewsSportlast_img read more