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Langley's Trozzo Tops at Kenney Classic
By >Staff Writer - Langley Times Frank
Published: May 09, 2012 2:00 PM
Updated: May 09, 2012 2:38 PM

Jackson Trozzo won the boys’ 13 and under division by six strokes at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Lindsay Kenney Classic over the weekend. The two-day golf tournament was held at Pitt Meadows’ Swan-e-Set Bay Resort.

The 13-year-old Trozzo trailed by three strokes after a rain-soaked opening round, but just like the weather turned around on Sunday for some sunny skies, so too did Trozzo, who bounced back with a solid second round to win by six.

In the boys’ 14-16 division, another Langley golfer, 16-year-old Simon Blaker, finished two strokes back of top spot, finishing with a 154. Both golfers play out of Redwoods Golf Course.

Courtney’s Logan Yanick — who won the 14-16 division — and Blaker both earned international exemptions for the prestigious East Aurora International Junior Masters in New York, and a a U.S. junior amateur regional qualifier of their choice. Blaker also won the skills award.

Other top result for Langley golfers included Hazelmere Golf Club’s Jesse Reichelt finishing fifth in the boys’ 17-19 division with a 164 while Ryan Saran was eighth with a 173.

Redwoods’ Jordan Nielson was 11th.
Reichelt also won the long drive competition.

In the boys’ 14-6 group, Redwoods golfers Hoon Lee and Greg Webster were tied for 15th and 19th, respectively. Two other Redwoods golfers, Euna Han and Rene Cheng were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the girls’ division.


seal2012 A 300Langley BC – The Redwoods Golf Course is just the Second Golf Course in British Columbia to become Climate Smart Certified. Completing the Climate Smart program in February 2012, Redwoods receives the Climate Smart Seal for recognition and credibility.

Climate Smart works with businesses to measure and reduce their carbon footprint while cutting costs. The Climate Smart training program incorporates classroom learning, web-based software, and one-on-one coaching to provide all the tools and knowledge for tackling greenhouse gas management in-house. When the work is complete, Climate Smart reviews and ensures all data is accurate thus providing the Climate Smart Seal.

Environmental sustainability has long been a business strategy for The Redwoods Golf Course. In 2007 Redwoods was involved in an environmental impact study to discover an actual greenhouse gas emissions reading. Data included the consumption of water, energy, waste and fuels along with the maintenance of the property. Redwoods opted to implement various programs to improve its environmental practices and further reduce their carbon footprint.

Through Climate Smart, The Redwoods Golf Course measured a baseline inventory for operations using the 2010 calendar year. Data included the consumption of energy, electric, waste, paper and fuels paired with the maintenance and usage of the property. Efforts to continue reducing these emissions include a complete light fixture retrofitting throughout the clubhouse, improving waste management, to install faucet aerators and to implement turn-it-off programs.


LEPS 2011 Charity of the YearBy Matthew Claxton, Langley AdvanceMarch 20, 2012

A Langley environmental group will benefit from an annual donation made by a local golf course.

The Redwoods Golf Course has given $1,000 to the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS). The donation was in appreciation for LEPS’ work over the last 18 years as one of the community’s top environmental groups.

LEPS does a great deal of work for Langley Township, undertakes educational programs about compost and invasive plants for young and old alike, and works with a variety of stream keeping groups and volunteers to keep rivers and creeks in prime shape for salmon spawning.

The donation is part of a program by Redwoods to recognize and donate to one significant Langley charity per year.

Each time a golf course staff member plays a round of golf, they make a $2 donation. All donations are accumulated during the year and at the end of the calendar year funds are tabulated and awarded to the charity of choice.

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To any passerby, Jaewook Lee looks like a regular 12-year-old boy, laughing and joking with his friends as they practice their putting at the Redwoods Golf Course.  But Lee is far more than a regular amateur golfer.  Last week he became the youngest person ever to win a Vancouver Golf Tour event — a tour for local professional and amateur players to play at a high level of competition in a PGA Tour environment.


He shot a 2-over par 72 at the VGT’s Winter Tour Event held in Fort Langley at the Belmont Golf Club. Finishing tied for top spot — there was no playoff — also gave Lee something besides first place: he became the tour’s youngest-ever winner of an amateur event.  The previous youngest winner of an amateur event was 17 years old.  One of the remarkable aspects of Lee’s accomplishment is the fact he only took up the sport two years ago.  After playing for only two years, Lee has won numerous events including a Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event in June.


“I just came to the golf course with my dad.  It looked fun and interesting so I wanted to play,”  he said about how he got involved in the sport.  When asked what he loves most about playing he said “I like hitting it and getting it in and watching the balls fly.”


Despite winning the event, Lee is not ready to rest on his laurels.  Asked how it felt to win, he replied “like I have to practice more.”  He did admit that winning was a good feeling.


Lee practices daily at Redwoods, where he is a junior member.


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Published on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 08:08PM EST Last updated on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 08:51PM EST


Sue Kim has won a professional golf tournament. This time, she gets to keep the money.  The 20-year-old from Langley, B.C., breezed to a six-shot win Thursday at a SunCoast Ladies Series event in Lake Mary, Fla. She shot the lowest score of the final round – a one-under-par 71 – to reach five-over 221 and post a comfortable victory over runner-up Cristina Corpus of the United States.

The former amateur star broke into the winner’s circle in 2008, at 17, with consecutive victories on the CN Canadian Women’s Tour. As an amateur, she wasn’t allowed to keep the first-prize money.  A pro since 2010, she can pocket the modest $1,300 (all currency U.S.) earned Thursday at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club.

She wasn’t the only Canadian to win on the mini-tours this week. In Arizona, Hamilton-born Alena Sharp roared to victory at the Grasshopper Tour’s inaugural 2012 event Wednesday on familiar ground – in the Phoenix area, where she now lives, and at Seville Golf and Country Club, of which she’s a member.  Canada’s top-ranked female player shot five-under 67 in the final round to reach eight-under 208. She won by five strokes over Alejandra Llaneza of Mexico and earned $1,700.

It was her first competitive outing of the 2012 season. An LPGA Tour regular, she skipped its season opener in Australia to attend her sister Tara’s wedding in Ontario. She plans to make her 2012 debut on the big tour next month at its stop in Phoenix.  Sharp entered the final round Wednesday tied for the lead and pulled away on the front nine, going three under. “The final round was extremely fun for me,” Sharp said on her website, alenasharpgolf.com. “I love being in that position where you are anxious to get out there and see what the golf course gives you.”  She credited her success to keeping her foot on the accelerator. “I was proud of myself for staying aggressive and target-focused all day long. It truly pays off.”

Canada nearly had a third champion this week, too. Calgary amateur Nicole Zhang led a Cactus Tour event in Chandler, Ariz., going into the final round Wednesday. But she shot four-over 76 and slipped into a tie for third place, five strokes behind winner Joy Trotter of the United States.

Kim now leads the Florida mini-tour’s 2012 money list, through five events. She has two other top-10 finishes.  The results should give Kim momentum as she heads toward her regular gig on the LPGA Futures Tour. The developmental circuit, one rung below the LPGA Tour, begins its season in late March in Florida.  Maude-Aimée Leblanc of Sherbrooke placed fifth Thursday, finishing the 54-hole event at 17 over. Leblanc, a former teammate of Kim’s on Canada’s national amateur squad, holds an LPGA Tour card.