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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 kick off 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.

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By Gary Ahuja - Langley TimesWGSS Team
Published: May 31, 2013, 10:00 AM 
Updated: June 04, 2013 9:13 AM


At the start of the season, the Walnut Grove Gators set out a goal of qualifying for the B.C. provincial high school championships. And the team of five golfers achieved that goal.

The Gators show a combined 620 over the two-day championships which were held at Courtney's Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community on May 28 and 29. They finished five strokes back of the winners, the St. Georges Saints. Even more impressive for Walnut Grove was the fact the team did not even win either the Upper Fraser Valley or Fraser Valley championship, finishing runner-up both times.

"Their focus was to qualify for the provincials," said Walnut Grove coach Dana Ferguson.

"But once we got there, we figured we had a good chance to place well.

"The boys were disappointed that we didn't win."

The Gators were three shots back and in third place after the opening day before moving up to the second spot.

"It was a very good result, but when you are that close, the boys were disappointed they couldn't find those extra strokes to win," Ferguson said.

Leading the way for the team of five golfers was James Kim, who shot a combined 6-over par 150 for the 36 holes. The Grade 9 golfer's result was good enough to tie him for sixth place. Only one golfer finished below par. The rest of the Walnut Grove team is made up of Tony Ko and Ryan Janes — who are both in Grade 12 — Grade 11 golfer Trevor Whiton and Grade 8 golfer Jae Wook Lee. All five are members of the Redwoods Junior Golf program.


Drainage Phase 2

In 2012 we underwent the 1st phase of an extensive drainage improvement project; the benefits of phase 1 have been undeniable in 4 major areas. On May 6th, we began phase 2 of the drainage improvements by addressing 7 different high profile areas, the targeted areas are not only heavily played areas but also high profile view areas as well.
These areas include a large portion of #2 fairway, 2 areas in #4 rough and fairway, the large swale at the corner of #9 in the rough, between the tee and fairway on #10, from 150 yards in on #13 and finally the large area between the back left of #18 from green to starter shed and up to the front of #1 fairway.
Our plan is to install approximately 9500 lineal meters of drainlines, one area at a time consisting of 2" slit drainage with 3 and 4" collector lines.

We would like to encourage golers to contact us directly for the most up to date information.

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Sous Chef Kelly Loat

KellyMeet Kelly Loat; one of Redwoods Finest, Kelly has been with The Redwoods Golf Course for 7 years now. and with his vibrant personality Kelly displays a true passion in the kitchen. He loves to experiment with new and creative items, always looking for ways to enhance a dish as if it were a piece of art.

When not in the kitchen you can find Kelly on the course, with his family at the beach or hitting home runs at baseball, this could all change...

It has been announced that Kelly and his wife are due for a baby this October 14th; Congratulations Kelly!

Give it a Try with one of Kelly's fun and easy dessert recipes


Meet Redwoods Team Member Laura, she first joined the Redwoods Restaurant team inLaura Armstrong 2009 where she worked in our concession shack at the 10th tee. After a few golf seasons in various other serving positions in the restaurant, she now works as a supervisor and can also be seen buzzing around the golf course on our beverage cart during the summer.

She has a very exciting couple of months ahead as she is currently training to run her first half marathon and because she loves the setting at Redwoods so much, she will be kicking off our wedding season this May by marrying the love of her life Matt, right here in our ceremony gardens! With her super upbeat personality and contagious smile, we are thrilled to have Laura as part of our team.

As May is approaching us very quickly Laura has everything planned and is feeling stress-free!

"Working at Redwoods for the past four years, I have seen my fair share of weddings. Although I do not like to admit it, I had started to plan my wedding the first season I worked here - about six months before my soon to be husband, Matt came into the picture. The Redwoods staff team is a very close-knit group; it doesn't take long at all before you start feeling like one of the family. After seeing how dedicated everyone on staff - from the Course Assistants to the General Manager - is and treats each wedding that gets put on, Matthew and I didn't even have to think twice about who we wanted to be taking care of us on our wedding day!"

Thank You Laura!