Partnership Effort Drives Golf Club Teebox Rebuild &  Course Improvements

As the golf season gets into full swing, players at the Prince Rupert Golf Club (PRGC) will enjoy significant improvements with new and re-designed teeboxes at the club’s signature 18th hole, and an upgrade to the nearby 18th hole green bridge.

Teeboxes are the rectangular platforms or areas from which golfers start each hole along the course, and need to be designed to exacting standards.

Trigon Pacific Terminals led a broad effort, in collaboration with a group of its suppliers – including Aluma, B&B  Contracting Group, Storey’s Excavating– to both fund and complete the rebuild. Together the companies provided volunteer time and expertise, as well as in-kind donations for the required equipment and materials.

Trigon was also joined in supporting the golf course by PPM Civil Constructors – the contractor responsible for Trigon’s Berth Two Beyond Carbon marine construction – who provided their time and expertise for the 18th hole bridge upgrade, as part of their commitment to help support the local community.

“A strong community is about coming together – sometimes by rolling up our sleeves – to make our valued community facilities better,” says Trigon CEO Rob Booker. “We wholeheartedly thank all our local partners who joined us in this work.”

Trigon invests hundreds of thousands of dollars annually into community groups and initiatives in and around Prince Rupert. The total value of the in-kind support provided by Trigon and the partnering companies in the teebox 18 upgrades is $120,000, and in combination with other recent fundraising success on the part of the PRGC has enabled the club to undertake a range of further upgrades in the months ahead.

“Our season may be short, but golf is still a very popular recreational pursuit in Prince Rupert,” says PRGC President Iain Cullen. “Keeping ahead of the maintenance the course needs can be a challenge for an organization of our size, and it speaks well to the values of our business community that they’re willing to step up and assist.”