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Location7425 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6P
Blake Cook
Jack Ellis
Phil Gofton
Johnny Johnston
Stan Leonard
George Norgan
Marilyn Palmer
Barbara Renwick
Doug Roxburgh
Richard Zokol

Phil Gofton

Dr. Phil Gofton became involved with MDGC in 1957 when he became a “Waiting to Play” Limited Member as the Regular Men’s compliment was full. A few months later, he became a Regular.

At Marine Drive, Dr. Gofton has been:

  • On the Links Committee, 1964 and “Forever”!
  • Member of the Board of Directors for 8 years
  • President of the Club, 1977 and 1978
  • Past President, 1979
  • Chairman of the Finance Committee, 1983
  • Two-time Vice-Captain
  • Club Captain, 1987
  • Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee for 4 years
  • On-going Committee Member for another 18 years including Property and Kitchen Property
  • Working with the Park Board over proposed walkways along the river and the Yew Street link up
  • Two-time Honorary Vice-President
  • Honorary President
  • Chairman of Trustees, 1993
  • The only person who actually knows the boundaries of the Club

Some of the major changes to the golf course that he has been instrumental in are:

  • Greens rebuild #2, 8, 11, 12
  • Tees rebuild #3, 9, 11, 12
  • #13 green and fairway, #14 tee and green and #15 tee- over 100 000 yards of fill to re-do these areas
  • New men’s tee #16
  • Many trees removed on #5 and #8