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New Thompson Design Discovered...

July 16, 2019 —     “During our historical research, we uncovered details and blue prints for the Chapples golf course design that were submitted by renowned architect Stanley Thompson in 1947,” said Pat Berezowski, Supervisor Golf Operations. “At that time, City officials approved the construction of a 9 hole design. This original blue print, according to those who study Stanley Thompson history, is...

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Stanley in Saskatchewan

April 12, 2019 — Stanley Thompson’s most famous of his 150 golf courses aren’t located in Saskatchewan but the world-renowned course creator has left his mark on our province. Thompson, who passed away in 1953, has his fingerprints on the Tor Hill Golf Club, Murray Golf Club, Royal Regina Golf Club, and Waskesiu. The Norway, Ontario born Thompson travelled the nation while working on...

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Book Review: Stanley Thompson & Icons of Canada

November 24, 2018 — While on vacation in early August, I received an email from Karen Hewson, executive director for the Stanley Thompson Society, who told me about a new book on the life and times of the society’s namesake. Stanley Thompson and Icons of Canada by Dr. James Harris had just been made available and Hewson asked if she could send me a...

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Golf Atlas - Feature Interview with Dr. James Harris

October 1, 2018 — Dr. Harris comes from the tradition of a golfing family passed on to him by his father who immigrated to Canada from Montrose, Scotland. He first got a degree in history from the University of Saskatchewan, then changed direction and graduated with an MD in 1980. He is currently a family doctor in Prince Albert, SK, an active golfer, and...

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