Athletic Teams

Golf

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St. George’s School is home to a robust golf program that gives athletes the opportunity to compete and train every week in Vancouver, attend tournaments, and tour to locations across Canada and the USA. Our golf program provides an environment that encourages both skill development in the sport of golf and personal growth through the School’s Core Values. Team members are expected to be committed golfers with a passion and an ability for the sport.

Based out of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, the St. George’s Golf Team competes weekly against other Independent School Association teams at courses across the Lower Mainland. The Team also competes at tournaments including the Lower Mainland Tournament, the Provincial Championships, and the Saints Open (our annual of two rounds championship play, range balls, tee prize, dinner following final round, prizes for top three finishers in each flight).

List of 5 items.

  • Key Events

    • Saints Open
    • Tom Dolan Memorial
    • Bill Egbers Memorial
    • Independent Schools Association (ISA’s)
    • Lower Mainland Tournament
    • Provincial Championships
  • Tryouts

    Tryouts occur at University Golf Club in early March and are open to boys in Grade 8–12. Students will have the opportunity to play 9, 18, or 27 holes, and this will depend on their performance. Additional sessions may occur at the driving range. Prior to the on-course session, each boy will participate in a short interview to determine his level of interest and experience.

    Any boy interested in representing the School Golf Team will be required to try out regardless of his team status the previous season.
  • Team Selection

    Team selections are generally finalized prior to Spring Break. The size of the team ranges from 18–24 student-athletes distributed between Grades 8–12. Selection is based on multiple criteria, including character, commitment, competitiveness, ability, potential, and passion for the game. Characteristically, boys who are successful in making the team play golf 8–10 months per year.

    Team members will be expected to make a full commitment to the program. This will include one team training session per week and 1–2 matches per week.
  • Season

    The competitive season runs from early April to late May. Matches are 18 holes of stroke-play format and occur Monday through Thursday. Anywhere from four to seven student-athletes will represent St. George’s at a match.

    Our league consists of the following schools:

    • Notre Dame
    • St. John’s
    • St. Thomas More
    • Vancouver College
    • West Point Grey Academy
  • Tours

    Tours generally occur during spring break and have taken place in the following locations:

    • London, Ontario
    • Maui, Hawaii
    • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Palm Desert, California
    • Phoenix, Arizona

Home Course

Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club is a tree-lined, parkland-style golf course overlooking the mouth of the Fraser River and Strait of Georgia. While the club itself dates back to 1911, the actual course was constructed in 1960, designed by Arthur Vernon Macan: a Scottish immigrant who was one of the region’s best golfers. Many of the trees at Shaughnessy, which boast over one hundred and fifty different species, were donated by club members and planted when the course was being built. Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club has long been regarded as one of the best golf courses in Canada, currently ranked in the top 20 by Scoregolf Magazine. The club has hosted many high profile pro events, including the 2011 Canadian Open which coincided with Shaughnessy’s 100th Anniversary.

Results, Tours, and History

Tour Events and Destinations

2020 Champions’ Invitational
Palm Springs, California USA, Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort

2019 Canadian High School Spring Classic
London, Ontario Canada, Fire Rock Golf Club

2018 Champions’ Invitational
Palm Desert, California USA The Golf Club at Terra Lago

2017
Hawaiian Exhibition Series
Maui, Hawaii USA
Kapalua Resort
Ka’anapali Golf Course
The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course
Wailea Golf Club

2016
Palmetto High School Golf Championship – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
True Blue Golf Club
2014 Champions’ Invitational
Palm Desert, California USA, The Terra Lago Golf Club

2013 Champions’ Invitational
Palm Desert, California USA, The Terra Lago Golf Club

2012
Palmetto High School Golf Championship Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort
Moorland at Legends Resort

2011 Florida Training Camp
Orlando, Florida USA
Orange County National – Crooked Cat Course & Panther Lake Course

2011 Canadian High School Spring Classic
London, Ontario Canada
FireRock Golf Club
Forest City National Golf Club

2010 Arizona Training Camp
Phoenix, Arizona USA
Red, Blue and Gold Course at Wig Wam Golf Resort and Spa
The Lakes Course at Palm Valley Golf Club

Coaches

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Anthony Mercer

    Anthony Mercer 

    Teacher
  • Photo of Paul Proznick

    Paul Proznick 

    PE Teacher / House Parent
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