British Columbia Golf Boys Team Heads South For Eddie Hogan Cup

Team British Columbia In This Year's Edition Of The Eddie Hogan Cup Consists Of From L-R: Ryan Liang, Ryan Vest, Matthew Wilson And Shunkichi Yamamoto - Images Credit Golf Canada 

The Eddie Hogan Cup tournament is scheduled to take place August 13th – 14th at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Oregon and British Columbia has been represented every single year since its inception in 1969.

BC has won the Eddie Hogan Cup title twice since 1972, with the first coming in 2009 and then again 4 years later in 2013 where team member Kevin Vigna also won the individual title.

The Eddie Hogan Cup is filled with excellent competition from across the USA including Southern and Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii and others as well as British Columbia.

It is restricted to boys 18 years of age or younger as of the final date of competition. However, a player may NOT have started college.

The 2022 team from British Columbia will be represented by:

Name                                      Club                                               Hometown

Ryan Liang                            Point Grey G&CC                        Vancouver, BC
Ryan Vest                                  Harvest  GC                               Vernon, BC
Matthew Wilson                       Nanaimo GC                             Nanaimo, BC
Shunkichi Yamamoto              Gorge Vale GC                            Victoria, BC

Coach: Patrick Lago (Lago Golf Academy, Westwood Plateau GC) 

About the Hogan Cup

The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Awards are presented to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.

The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, their long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968.

At its inception, the competition was between the Portland Metro All-stars and junior golfers representing the rest of the region. Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA Amateur Champion, was credited for transforming the role of the golf professional, developing what is now considered the standard for the green grass pro shop.

Hogan was also dedicated in helping the Oregon Golf Association develop its widely-recognized junior golf program. Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honour that has been bestowed to few individuals, and the excellence of past participants is indicative of the quality of the small, select field.

Hogan Cup alumni include Tour players such as Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Joe Rassett, Jack Renner, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Casey Martin, Jason Gore, Tiger Woods, Ricky Barnes, and Bryson DeChambeau.

Click on the website links below for more information.

Riverside Golf Course
Eddie Hogan Website