b'BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLFPipeline project to disrupt Redwoods, Ledgeview in 2022The expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline will have a profound impact on a pair of Fraser Valley golf courses next year.One of them, Redwoods in Langley, plans to close for part of the 2022 season, while the other, Ledgeview in Abbotsford, hopes to reconfigure part of its layout and remain open.It goes right down the middle of our course, Redwoods managing director Doug Hawley says of the pipeline. Basically, it kind of ties our hands.Hawley doesnt yet know exactly when pipeline work will begin at Redwoods or how long it will take.We are trying to get that confirmed with them now, he said. But it will definitely run into the 2022 golf season. As soon as we know well post it so everyone willKolb steps down at Victoria GCknow what is happening. Scott Kolb, the longtime general manager of Victoria Golf Hawley cited one positive that will come out of theClub, is stepping down Feb 1 of 2022. Kolb has spent 25 forced closure of the course.The only good thing is whenyears at Victoria Golf Club, the last 15 as general manager. we re-open well just be in beautiful shape, he said. WellHe first worked at the club as a 13-year-old in the back shop do some other course improvements at the same time. and pro shop.Over at Ledgeview, General Manager Brad Clapp isVGC has been a dream job and will be hard to top, Kolb determined to keep 18 holes in play during pipelinesaid. To have had the opportunity to come back to the club construction.We are doing something different, Clappyou grew up on as a Junior and make substantial changes said. We are not shutting down. We worked out anand improvements is humbling. When you lead a club that agreement as far as re-routing with Trans Mountain. has been successful for over 100 years, you do realize the Some of the holes wont look the same. The par-5 fifthimportance of being a good steward to the property. You hole, for example, will be turned into two holesa par 4want to leave it in a better place than when you arrived. I can and a short par 3. The 12th and 15th holes will be closedproudly say that is the case.during construction. Kolb turned pro in 1992 and worked as an associate under We were able to build a 100-yard temporary hole, ClappMike Parker at Victoria Golf Club before joining GolfBC for said. Long-term, once Trans Mountain is gone, it becomesseveral years. He returned to take the GM job in 2006.a brand new 100-yard short-game facility. We also have aIn a statement to members, Victoria Golf Club president very substantial reclamation project planned to make theSean Midwood said: Since his appointment, Scott has golf course better than what it was and an opportunity toworked with nine presidents and has managed the club improve the areas the pipeline does go through. through a number of successful projects including the new Have a question? Contact us! The pipeline will also run through Belmont Golf Courseshort-game facility, grounds maintenance facility buildings, in Langley. But plans call for the pipeline to go underneathand new kitchen. In his tenure, every hole has had some 1167198 Vantage Way form of restoration.Delta, BC V4G 1K7 the golf course.My understanding is that it wont interfere 604-279-2580 with play at Belmont, said Troy Peverley, vice president ofVictoria Golf Club is one of the six founding clubs of the BritishColumbiaGolf.orgthe West Coast Golf Group. Pacific Northwest Golf Association, which was founded in 1899.Brad ZiemerDEC 2021 |PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER49'