Fall Match Play - 36 Holes (Ages 4-18)
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Fall Match Play(36 Holes) - Please signup & purchase family or guest Dinner on line-
(A participant's registration includes their "One Dinner Ticket")
1st Round Sat. Sep 24, 2016
   Ages (  5-10) at West Richmond GC    -       Starts at 9 am - $35
   Ages (11-18) at Eaglequest Coquitlam GC - Starts at 2 pm - $55

2nd Round - Sat Oct  1, 2016 at Newlands GC
 - (All Ages 11-18)  Start at 1:00 pm
 & (All Ages  5-10)  Start at 3:00 pm

Tournament Fee Includes one Participant Dinner Ticket
 Dinner Starts @ 6 pm, Oct. 1, 2016


      Family member and guest's Dinner @ 6 pm, Oct. 1 - tickets $15 PER PERSON) -
     (Tue - Sep. 28th - LATE DINNER PURCHASE $20.00 ) - BE AN EARLY BIRD!)

John Zelizney Cup Results Below


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 11th Annual JOHN ZELIZNEY CUP  Team Matches  -  August 27-28, 2016, Mission, BC
        Team Fraser Valley vs Team Lower Mainland

 Ryder Cup style "Match Play Golf" was the order of the weekend for 24 keen and Optimist Junior Linkster golfers at the Mission GC and Cedar Ridge GC, Saturday and Sunday last.
 Scoring for the unique format sees Teams playing the Front Nine for 1 'point', the Back Nine for 1 'point' and the overall 18-Holes for 1 'point.'   3 Points was available for each of the 6 Day 1 matches.
  Six "Best Ball" matches were contested on Day 1 at the historic and challenging Mission GC.  Match play for two-player teams allows the players to "consult" or give advice in their game and help one another out to bring out the best in the "Team."  Most of the matches between the friendly rivals were very close, with a great "putt" here or a happy "chip in" there, making the difference in the end.
 Good sportsmanship, teamwork and comraderie was the order of the day, best exemplified by the life of Optimist John Zelizney, founder of the "Junior Linkster Tour Canada", the "Super Uke!"

 Team Fraser Valley     Team Lower Mainland

Match #1: Ryan Burns & Christopher Dale: 2.5 Points over Justin Yap & Ryan Yap:  .5 Points
Match #2: Kyle Chang & Conrad Sosnowski: 3 Points over Brock MacConnachie & Ryan Zhou: 0
Match #3: Claire Lovan & Alyssa Chang: 2.5 Points over Coco Pei & Angela Arora:  .5 Points
Match #4: Amy Ehlert & Cynthia Peng: .5 Points with Meera Minhas & Denby Carswell: 2.5 Points
Match #5: Brian Dale & Alex Clark:  3 Points over Daniel Kim & Junha Kim:  0 Points
Match #6: Clayton Candy & Tariq Suleman:  3 Points over Abhay Minhas & Janav Darar:  0 Points

 Day 1 Totals:  Fraser Valley:  14.5 Points Lower Mainland:  3.5 Points

 Twelve "Singles" Match play matches were the feature of Day 2 at the Cedar Ridge GC, the top Par 3 golf facility in British Columbia, featuring a full driving range and practice areas for all ages.  The unique "log cabin" down home atmosphere is so apparent from the first moment you arrive!  The John Zelizney Cup Team Matches were much closer on this day as each of the 24 competitors played head to head match play with 3 point matches again the format.  Team Lower Mainland made a valiant comeback and won six of the matches but the Fraser Valley prevailed on the day and overall.  Team Captain Christopher Dale of the Fraser Valley Team happily raises the John Zelizney Cup in Victory!

 Team Fraser Valley     Team Lower Mainland

Match 1:  Christopher Dale:     2 Points     Justin Yap:  1 Point
Match 2:  Brian Dale:               3 Points     Ryan Yap:   0 Points
Match 3:  Kyle Chang:   0 Points    Brock MacConnachie:  3 Points
Match 4:  Conrad Sosnowski:  .5 Points   Ryan Zhou:  2.5 points
Match 5:  Claire Lovan:   3 Points   Coco Pei:    0  Points
Match 6:  Alyssa Chang:  .5 Points   Angela Arora:  2.5 Points
Match 7:  Amy Ehlert:  .5 Points   Denby Carswell:  2.5 Points
Match 8:  Cynthia Peng:  3 Points   Meera Minhas:  0  Points
Match 9:  Ryan Burns: 3 Points   Daniel  Kim:  0  Points
Match 10: Alexander Clark: .5 Points   Jinha Kim:  2.5 Points
Match 11: Clayton Candy: 3  Points   Abhay Minhas:  0  Points
Match 12: Tariq Suleman: 0  Points   Janav Darar:   3  Points

TEAM TOTALS:  Fraser Valley:  14.5 + 19.5= 34 Points   Lower Mainland:  3.5 + 16.5= 20 Points

Jr. Linkster Tour Canada (JLTC) is organized to promote and assisting young golfers in achieving their goals through the motto of Learn. Play. Compete.

We incorporate the values of optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of The Optimist Creed. The following are the five keys:

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To think only the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To be just enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

The goal of Jr. Linkster Tour Canada is to conduct high quality junior golf playing and competition experiences. We take pride in the quality of players, host facilities, sponsors and a broad community involvement.  Our objective is to offer “Affordable Golfing Opportunities” and to give as much support to young golfers through grass root golf development. This has been the guiding principle for the Tour throughout its existence.

We offer Jr. Linkster Tour throughout the season, Little Masters™ Skills Challenge competition and the annual Little Masters™ International Championship. We take pride of both Little Masters™ and the Jr. America's Cup. Our plan in the near future is to host annual Jr. Linkster Alumni Fund Raising Oar 3 Challenge Event for the Tour and for the prestigious Jr. America's Cup. In 2014, we hosted the 42nd Jr. America's Cup here in Vancouver. A team of four individual qualified players represented the Province of British Columbia. 

As for the Tour, age divisions are 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15 and 16-18 for both boys and girls.  The 9 to 10 age group can now have opportunities to play at mid sized one day courses and at some regulation courses with certain permission.   

The 48th Little Masters™ International Championship is to be held from August 8 to 11, 2016. This is an open event, and no membership is needed. The 2016 tour schedule offers much excitement and golf playing opportunities.

The 2016 JLTC membership is $50.00 Additional family member is $25.00 for each individual player. This required fee supports the Tour which, is dedicated to Junior Golf. Full Membership Program can be obtained under Instructions. Pre-registration is free of charge. Membership includes player's profile and access to ShotStat Premium and ShotStat Elite. 

Phillip Hansen Harry White
Tournament Manager Chairman & Golf Mentor
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