Prince Rupert Golf and Country Club general manager and head professional David Belling competed in the 2015 World Golf Teachers Cup in the Senior Division on Oct. 15 and 16 at the Palms Golf Course and the Magnolia Golf Course at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The World Golf Teachers’ Championship is a bi-annual event. Belling qualified through his recent success in the Canada, U.S., and World Teachers Cups, respectively, never finishing out of the Top 10.
Belling had an excellent showing at this tournament in particular, posting scores of 73 and 73 in the two rounds.
He just missed first-place by two shots, finishing second overall.
“I was very pleased with how I played. My opening round of 73 was probably as good as it could have been,” he said.
Belling only had one three-putt that day.
“Conditions were perfect, I knew I had to be 71 or 70 on the second day, and I played well enough to shoot that number, but I didn’t putt well enough. I never missed a fairway in the two-day event,” he added of his success.
The winner, Grant Gulych, is a fellow Canadian from Ontario.
Having someone able to teach the fundamentals of golf bodes very well for the junior golf development in the community and residents can now see all that Belling and the staff at the Prince Rupert Golf Club have to offer up at the golf course.
Information packages for 2016 memberships, green fees, tournaments, and the junior program can now be found up at the course.
Belling took the position as head pro and general manager in July, so the transition to the Rupert community has been quick.
In terms of giving back, David has been reffing youth hockey, as he has officiated at a high level in the past, as well as officiating the Prince Rupert Rampage games.
Belling would like the community to let him know what you think about his officiating, just don’t expect an answer you’d like to hear back, he added slyly.