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  • Events, Championships, Traditions & Leaders « Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Vancouver BC
    Whitworth and Sandra Post at the start of the final round She managed to post a 72 for a 70 70 72 total 212 finish Mann earned 4 012 in the tournament Sandra Post tied for second place 215 with Kathy Whitworth The Opens The Canadian Open is the world s third oldest national golf championship Shaughnessy hosted four successful Open events from 1948 to 2011 1948 Shaughnessy Heights Golf Course hosted the first Canadian Open west of Ontario The course played at 6 590 yards with 131 competitors Chuck Congdon won the Seagram Gold Cup Canadian Walt McElroy was the low amateur while Club pro Freddy Wood won the Rivermead Cup for the low Canadian Professional 1966 Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club reversed the front and back nine on the new course to improve camera coverage for the 47 th Open Among notable players were Jack Nicklaus Chi Chi Rodriguez Tom Weiskopf Gene Littler Doug Sauders Al Balding and Billy Casper The winner was 29 year old Texan Doug Massengale with Rodriguez earning the number two spot 2005 Shaughnessy again hosted the Canadian Open with Bell Canada as the national sponsor The Club made 2 million of improvements as part of its bid as host The course was lengthened to 7 010 yards and par reduced from 73 to 70 1 655 volunteers were recruited to assist in hosting the function Mark Calcavecchia led by three strokes after the third round and held on to win by one stroke over co runners up Craig Barlow and Jesper Parnevik 2011 Shaughnessy hosted the 5 2 million RBC Canadian Open only six years later The field world number one Luke Donald Ernie Els Paul Casey Jim Furyk Rickie Fowler Matt Kuchar Hunter Mahan Sean O Hair as well as 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel The Open was won by Sean O Hair with Kris Blanks in runner up position after a one hole playoff on the 18 th The Fed Cup Shaughnessy hosted the 1996 Fed Cup the equivalent of the Davis Cup for women s tennis It was the first year the event was played as home and away one similar to Davis Cup so that players could compete in their own country The international country to country tournament began in 1923 when the USA competed against Britain In 1996 Czechoslovakia was pitted against Canada Cold and wet weather didn t deter more than 300 members who came out to support the action on the outdoor courts on April 27 th and 28 th The Czech Republic defeated Canada 3 0 and advanced to the play offs The Cup was won by the United States who defeated Spain in the final held in Atlantic City Charities The Shaughnessy Room at Kate Booth House Jim Vipond Globe Mail Writer Shaughnessy members have a long tradition of raising funds for underprivileged individuals and groups in our society Both the men and the women of the

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  • Golf & Tennis Professionals « Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Vancouver BC
    possible He was well respected for his excellent golf game and teaching abilities When Collett resigned in 1974 he went into the boating and yachting supply business But he couldn t stay away from golf for long A few years later he moved to Kelowna when Dick Munn offered him a job at Gallagher s Canyon Jack McLaughlin 1974 1991 An extraordinary teacher innovator business entrepreneur and skilled organizer Jack McLaughlin enthusiastically encouraged everyone from kids to tour professionals He is best known for initiating golf programs for juniors aged four and up but he capably oversaw all the Club s golfing events He left an enormous golf legacy in Canada especially at Shaughnessy In 1985 Jack hired the first ever woman golf professional in B C Ginny Golding who was also the first assistant to teach full time at Shaughnessy In his all too brief career Jack trained more club professionals than anyone else in Canada In 2007 the Professional Golfers Association of British Columbia awarded Jack a Lifetime Achievement Award Shaughnessy s gentle giant of golf Jack McLaughlin died of a heart attack at age 57 on January 23 1991 while golfing in Palm Springs In March 2013 Jack was nominated to be inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Bruce Murray 1992 2003 Bruce Murray was at Royal Montreal the oldest private golf club in North America when he learned of the opportunity at Shaughnessy The west coast and Shaughnessy were appealing prospects for Murray who had been at the Royal Montreal Club since 1977 He came to Shaughnessy with great credentials in 1981 he was awarded Master Professional status the highest level of achievement for a golf professional in Canada Bruce was renowned as a wonderful teacher of golf and greatly assisted many members at Shaughnessy with their games To mark his resignation from Shaughnessy the Club gave him a special farewell reception on November 27 2002 Murray moved back to Ontario where he accepted a position to run the golf operations at the Wildfire Golf Course Scott Dickson 2003 2012 Scott Dickson was head golf professional at Kiakwa Country Club in Winnipeg and senior associate golf professional at Royal Montreal before migrating to the west coast As Director of Golf Scott uniquely combined old and new traditions Old style pros spent time with members and encouraged them to improve their game wheras contemporary pros like Scott focused more on management showing leadership and organizing sponsorships and tournaments Scott helped prepare for and host two Canadian Open events Scott was twice awarded Player of the Year and Provincial Champion by the PGA of Manitoba and was recognized as one of Canada s Top 50 Instructors by the National Post in 2005 In 2011 he was nominated as Golf Professional of the Year and Retailer of the Year by the PGA of BC Alan Palmer 2012 Present Born in London Ontario Alan grew up in Montreal and represented The Royal Montreal Golf Club as an amateur

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