Redwoods SooBin Kim Wins the Safeway Classic Amateur Open in a Playoff to Earn Spot at the LPGA Safeway Classic
- Created on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:33
Tuesday August 13, 2013
After the one day event held at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Portland, Oregon SooBin Kim returns home one step closer to her dream. The Redwoods Graduate and Coach Brian Jung saw great opportunity for competition in this Amateur event, “it is such an exciting feeling to have come down and played so well, I birdied 16 and 17 which helped to finish strong.”
Through 18 holes Kim shot 3 under par, 68 to tie Taylor Babcock; with only 1 available spot the two would enter into a playoff match where Kim claimed her victory on the second playoff hole.
SooBin Kim has earned a spot in the LPGA Safeway Classic August 29th – September 1st at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, OR – this event will be the very first LPGA event for Kim where she will play with the best professionals on the LPGA tour.
Kim is currently ranked 3rd in Canada as an amateur player and back in 2008, Kim was the Canadian National Champion. Following the LPGA Safeway Classic Kim will head back for her Junior season at the University of Washington; currently ranked 9th in NCAA Division 1 Women’s Golf and as a sophomore Kim was ranked 4th in the NCAA Division 1 Women’s individual rankings.
Welcome Redwoods Staff Member
- Created on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 18:22
WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A WARM WELCOME TO THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE REDWOODS TEAM;
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT CAMERON WATT!
Cameron joins us from Kananaskis Country Golf Course following the worst flood in Alberta history as it ravaged through both Mt.Kidd & Mt. Lorette courses to pretty much destroy everything in its path; it took one day to tear the courses apart. Cameron was the assistant superintendent at Mt. Kidd for 15 months and during his time they had just re-done 29 of the 36 greens. “It is heartbreaking to see the courses in this condition.”
Cameron’s passion for golf began at age 13 where he first picked up the game and has never looked back. When Cam was 16 he started working at a local course in Kelowna; Shadow Ridge as a cart washer & outside services where he remained through high school. After graduation, Cam was ready for more responsibilities; he found a place on the maintenance team at Sunset Ranch for his first experiences in turf care. After 1 year of turf care he was hooked and felt the desire to pursue an education in horticulture; he moved out to Langley for a 2 year program at Kwantlan in turf management. Heading home for the summer Cam landed himself a job at Predator Ridge where he became the lead foreman for 4 years following graduation. Following Predator Ridge, he relocated to Two Eagles Golf Course for 5 years as the assistant superintendent and in 2012 the opportunity was offered to move to the beautiful Kananaskis country for a position as assistant superintendent at Mt. Kidd.
Outside of Work:
Cameron’s passion is golf and still enjoys a great round when not on the course working. Away from the golf course Cam also enjoys a number of other activities; as a teenager in Kelowna he spent a great amount of time on the mountains snowboarding; Big White was his preferred choice! From outside to inside, it turns out Cam has expressed his excitement to be back in an area with a number of curling clubs as he really appreciates a good curling match.
A man’s best friend, if Cam could do all of these activities with his dog Baxter he would but during summer he spends his time with Baxter on hiking adventures.
WELCOME CAMERON, ANOTHER GREAT ADDITION TO OUR TEAM!
Sue Kim Win's first Symetra Tour Title
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A Special Appearance by the B.C. Debt Clock
- Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 17:57
CTF B.C. FUNDRAISER - A NEW GOVERNMENT: NOW WHAT?
There's a new government in Victoria and taxpayers are scrambling to answer the question: What does this mean for me?
Join Canadian Taxpayer Federation B.C. Director Jordan Bateman, along with CTF President Troy Lanigan and CTF VP Communications Scott Hennig, as we break down the election's ramifications for taxpayers, examine the challenges facing the Premier and Cabinet and look at what the next four years could hold for those of us paying the government's bills.
We'll recap our work in 2012-13 and how we have tangibly saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars this year along.
Plus a special appearance by the CTF's ultimate icon - the famed Debt Clock.
Last year's first-ever CTF B.C. fundraiser was a smash success - great outdoor venue, gorgeous summer weather, delicious barbecue steak buffet, down-to-earth people, and brass tacks conversations on how governments tax and spend us. This year is going to be even better.
Tee off Made Fun at the Chamber Golf Tournament
- Created on Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:37
Tee off made fun
How often do you get to swing a golf club, and get rewarded if your ball hits someone? Well, that's going to be the case at the annual Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce golf tournament happening at The Redwoods golf course today (Thursday).
There are 144 golfers participating, including Township Mayor Jack Froese and outgoing Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender. They tee off on a designated hole (Peter is hole 15, Jack is hole 3, and where their ball lands, a bigger than life-sized cutout will be erected.
All golfers are then encouraged to hit the mayors - or at least the cutouts. If they do, their name is entered to win a pair of passes to golf Redwood again.
This is one of the many fun aspects of the annual Texas-scramble tournament that tees off at 11 a.m.
Even before tee-off, however, all golfers have a chance to win a gift basket from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. Each player is given a ball, and the first putt into the hole wins.
It's a new, fun, and interesting way to kickoff the day-long fundraising and networking event, said chamber event organizer Jaclyn Van Den Berg, who noted a barbecue and awards ceremony (emceed by none other than Jim McGregor) will once again follow the day on the course.
Now, speaking of chamber happenings, on a more serious note the business organization is holding its annual general meeting and election of officers next Tuesday, June 18, at Cascades Casino. Can't believe Angie Quaale's term as president is already over.
Stay tuned for a full list of the chamber's new board of directors next week.