A home at University Golf Club
In 1987 a small band of volunteers, wishing to create a golf museum, acquired permission to save and restore the original clubhouse of the University Golf Club at the corner of Blanca Street and West 10th Avenue in Vancouver. The BC Golf Museum was officially opened on May 6, 1989 when Golf Hall of Fame of BC member Dave Barr hit a replica featherie with an authentic 1790s track iron. It is now the oldest surviving clubhouse in British Columbia. Today the museum’s collection is second to none in Canada, showcasing the history of the game, from its roots in Europe, to its beginnings here on the West Coast and forward through to today.
You can read more about the BC Golf House Museum and Hall of Fame on the UGC website.
Celebrating 25 years
The BC Golf House is hosting an open house to mark their 25th anniversary. The event will take place on Saturday, May 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Everyone welcome. Dave Barr’s original opening shot will be re-enacted. Cake and photo opportunities will take place at 1:30 pm.
Tradition Golf Classic
The main annual fundraiser for the Museum is the Tradition Golf Classic. This years event will be held at Point Grey Golf & Country Club on May 12th. Interested players can enter as a single, by bringing a team or by being a hole sponsor. Contact Mike Riste at the BC Golf Museum for more information on either of these events – 604-222-4653, or [email protected] Or visit www.bcgolfhouse.com.
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