UVic Vikes Golf Teams

 

History

For the past 15 years and counting, Uplands Golf Club has served as the host golf club for the University of Victoria Men’s and Women’s Golf Programmes. This partnership has enabled elite amateur golfers to attend UVic as a student-athlete and further develop their golf abilities by practicing and playing at a prestigious golf facility such as Uplands Golf Club.

Giving Back

While practicing and playing at Uplands Golf Club throughout the school season, members of the golf teams understand and appreciate the use of the course.  In an effort to give back to the membership, the UVic golf teams help pick the driving range twice a week throughout the school year, and are continually involved in helping out in various junior tournaments and clinics, including the Thrifty’s Junior Clinics as part of the BPIS Open event (hosted by Uplands over the last 4 years).

Accomplishments

Since the Uplands/UVic relationship began in 2000, the UVic golf programs have won 4 National Championships and have produced notable individual champions such as our very own Uplands member, Megan Woodland. In addition, over 10 Club Champions have been represented on the UVic golf teams since 2000, including past Uplands Golf Club champions: Megan Woodland (Ladies CC), Brian Sluggett (Men’s CC), and Michael Griffin (Jr. CC).  Most recently, one of our current 1st year men’s player, Lawren Rowe, was named University of Victoria Male Athlete Rookie of the Year for the 2014/15 season.  Lawren is also a member at Uplands Golf Club.

The UVic men’s and women’s golf teams are currently ranked 12th and 15th respectively in the NAIA (as of April, 2015).  It is safe to say that every season UVic produces championship caliber golf programs, and a lot of their success can be attributed to the generosity of Uplands and their membership in allowing the UVic student-athletes practice and play at their facility.

Fund Raising and Its Impact on UVic Vikes 

Uplands Golf Club annually hosts the UVic Golf Classic Tournament every August.  With over 140 entrants, the UVic Golf Classic raises significant funds to help the UVic golf teams travel and compete in various tournaments within the NAIA. By competing in these events, it allows UVic student-athletes to play at the most competitive level in collegiate golf, while not only representing Canada, but also representing Uplands Golf Club in Victoria, B.C
 
Justin Clews,Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Golf
Vikes Athletics & Recreation | Division of Student Affairs | University of Victoria
c. 250.812.9932 | w. 250.853.3967 | e. jclews@uvic.ca
 



2015-2016 Vikes Women's Golf Team 




2015-2016 Vikes Men's Golf Team