Golf season in full swing

Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club

Did the golf season ever end? Hard to imagine that at this time last year the ponds were frozen and there was snow on the ground at the Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club, but as it is, golfers have been out enjoying the course looking forward to another great season of golf here on the Coast.

“It’s just incredible really,” said head professional Jim Pringle. “I skated on some of the ponds this time last year. It’s great to see people out on the course and taking advantage of the nice days. It’s been awesome.”

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On Feb. 14, the club hosted a Beat the Pro Scramble event where 60 golfers, took on the pros.

“Five teams beat us based on the handicap scoring,” said Pringle. “It was a good mix of members, the general public, men and ladies. I think the best part was the 60 people having lunch on the patio after the event enjoying this fabulous weather.”

The club has also recently welcomed Mike Hobson to the staff. Hobson was previously the head pro at the Sechelt Golf Club.

“Mike will be focusing on teaching along with myself and our other professional Bill McDonough,” said Pringle. “It just seems like a real positive vibe is growing up here and it’s great to have Mike with us.”

This weekend the club is set to host another scramble event and more than 80 golfers are already registered.

“This is just the start of a great, and active golf season for everyone on the Coast,” said Pringle.

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