Mid & North Island News & Notes

Moves, deals and details of what is happening from Nanaimo to Gold River...


#5 Tree topping at Comox on Feb 6th
“Thank you @skyline_tree_service_ for all your help today. You did a fantastic job!”

#4 Young deer At Fairwinds
“Our course is home to a variety of beautiful birds, cute critters, and fascinating creatures that are sure to add an extra element of excitement to your golf game.”

#3 Just A Cool Photo Of Long Beach GC
One of our favourites

#2 Morningstar Member has Aced All Four Par-Threes
94-year old Bill Crane, a Morningstar member since 1994, has holes-in-one on EVERY par 3 at the Club - two on the 4th hole, three on the 8th hole, one on the 14th hole, and, his most recent one in 2021, on the 17th hole. What an incredible achievement!

#1 Centenarian celebrates birthday with round of golf
Denham Kelsey celebrating being 100 years young with a golf game at Arrowsmith Golf Course, and lunch at Micky J's Bar & Grill!



Morningstar GC Welcomes New HP Mike Loewen

In a social media post, "We are so excited to be welcoming Mike Loewen (above), our new Head Professional, to our Morningstar team! Mike officially started on Monday, March 27th and enjoyed a sunny start to his first day (aren’t all our days sunny here at the coast?)
Mike comes to us from the Okanagan where he was the Head Professional at Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club since 2016. He was also HP at Canoe Creek (now called Shuswap National) and Assistant Professional at Predator Ridge. A Class A PGA member since 2012, Mike brings a tremendous set of skills and invaluable experience to Morningstar. In his spare time, he has also been very involved in coaching junior hockey. We couldn’t be happier he has chosen Morningstar to be his new “home”. If you have the chance, stop in to the Golf Shop and give him a warm, Oceanside welcome! Great to have you on team Morningstar, Mike!"

Wright Heads To Crown Isle
Posted by John Randle, Academy Director and Lead Instructor at Morningstar earlier this year, “Today was a tough day for Morningstar. @awgolfsolutions (Adrien Wright) worked his last shift before moving to Crown Isle. I’m going to miss him but know he will crush it at his new home.”

Other PGA members on the move:
Brayden Eriksen has left TaylorMade Golf and joins Pheasant Glen Golf Resort as an Apprentice Professional
Jared Siminoff has left Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community and joins the PGA of BC as a Class "A" Professional
Ryner Wilson has successfully completed the National Training Academy and becomes a Class "A" Professional at Nanaimo Golf Club

Congrats to Chris Wilson from Nanaimo Golf Club for making it into the PGA of BC Top 100 at position #54. Introduced in 2013, the PGA of British Columbia Professional Development Program (PDP) is an annual Order of Merit designed to recognize members of the Association who have shown a tremendous contribution to the Association, the industry, and mostly importantly, themselves.


The Quality Foods’ 31st Annual Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament goes May 20th and May 21st at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club.

Neil Bidewell Head Golf Professional (on behalf of the committee), “We are very excited to see the return of one of BC’s premier amateur golf tournaments. This year’s event will be held on the May long weekend, May 20th and 21st. Don’t forget the horserace on Friday evening, May the 19th –  6PM start.”

Make your entry HERE


The Nanaimo Men’s Amateur Tournament is held each year on the weekend following BC Day in August. It is a 3-day individual stroke-play tournament played from the Blue tees in 4 flights, with a maximum of 216 competitors. In addition to NGC men members, players come from many other golf clubs on Vancouver Island and BC’s Lower Mainland. Prizes are awarded for both gross and net winners in each flight. The entry fee includes 3 rounds of golf, prizes, a BBQ dinner on Thursday, a Salmon BBQ dinner on Friday, a Gala Dinner on Saturday, and lunch from our famous hamburger stand at the turn each day.

Find out more HERE


Campbell River Golf Club says “Swing into the perfect midday escape with our Nine & Dine special, beginning today and running all season long. Enjoy a round of 9 holes, then indulge in a mouthwatering burger and fries for only $55(+ tax). This offer is available Monday to Friday from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Call 250-287-4970 ext.2 to book your tee time today!


Storey Creek has a very comprehensive Junior program…

Little Bogeys
This series is designed to get kids to let out their inner athlete! This program is loaded with tons of fun games and exercises teaching a healthy golfing motion. The goal is to get kids excited about golf and learn fundamentals. Ages range from 5-9.

Par Performers
This series is designed to build fast and healthy golf swings. For ages 7-13. Teachings are focused on mobility, skill development, speed, and etiquette. The goal is to peak juniors interest in golf by getting more skilled at it.

Advanced Juniors
This series is designed for juniors who are looking to compete and excel in tournament golf. Designed for motivated juniors of any age group. Instruction takes place on and off course. The goal is to create confident golfers who enjoy competition.

Junior Girls Golf Program
This program is designed for junior girls who are interested in improving their skills or learning golf in a fun and friendly learning environment. Run by PGA of Canada Instructor Megan Ratcliffe, this monthly program is the perfect way to get junior girls to fall in love with the game! There are two different age categories, U9 and U12. For more information or if you have any questions, please email Megan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out more HERE


Quadra has a big line-up for 2023:
May 13 - Horserace
May 27 - Tee'd Off Par 3
June 9 - Horserace
June 10 - Mixed Open
June 23-25 -Holoiday-Tchir Challenge
July 15 - Seaside Challenge
July 22 - Horserace
July 29 - Triple Threat 27-Hole
Aug 5 - Neighbourhood Challenge
Aug 18/19 - Rod Clark Memorial
Sept 8 - Horserace
Sept 9/10 - Club Championships
Oct 14 - Ironman/Ironmaiden

Find out more HERE