• BC Golf's Titleist Performance Camp Coming To Seymour GC In October

    British Columbia Golf, with the support of Titleist, will be holding a Performance Camp at Seymour Golf & Country Club on the North Shore on October 27th and 28th, 2018. 

    This Provincial Training Camp will be used as a part of the team selection process for the 2019 season, including the North Pacific Junior Team Matches, Girls Junior Americas Cup and Eddie Hogan Cup Matches

    BC Golf uses multiple criteria to make selections for their teams, this will be 1 of the criteria used for the above 3 teams


    Here is an overview of the BC Team Selection Criteria approved by a motion of the Player Development Committee in 2009. 

    • Current Season Performance
    • Past Performance (2 years, Provincial and National Results)
    • Age Apprpriate Stage of Development
    • Current Provincial Order of Merit
    • Participation in Training (this criteria was added in 2011)
    • Regional Selection
    • Coaches Recommendations and reports

    If you would like the expanded version of the criteria please contact elizabeth@britishcolumbiagolf.org and she will forward you further information. 

    Please CLICK HERE to register for the Performance camp now.

    Click HERE to go to the BC Golf BlueGolf page for further information and to register. 

    Camp Location:
    Seymour Golf & Country Club
    3723 Mt Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1C1
    (604) 929-5491
    seymourgolf.com

    British Columbia Golf is proud to have a highly qualified and respected coaching staff who will be on hand to run the Performance Camp at Seymour G&CC. Here are short bios on the coaches, Colin Lavers, Jennifer Greggain and Lindsay Manion. 

    Colin Lavers 

    • PGA of Canada Class “A” Professional 

    Coaching Experience: 11 Years 

    Specialization: Junior Coaching – High Performance and Recreational 

    Coaching Philosophy: 
    I have two main foundations to my coaching. The first being that the process of learning must be enjoyable. Golf is a sport that we can play for the rest of our lives if we first develop a love of the game. 
    The second foundation is a Growth Mindset - Better is Always Possible. I believe that this one simple phrase can lead to excellence in golf and in life.

    Jennifer Greggain

    • LPGA T&CP Class "A" Member
    • PGA of Canada Member
    • TPI Certified Level I Instructor
    • K-Vest Certified
    • University of the Fraser Valley Assistant Golf Coach
    • Sardis Secondary Golf Academy Head Instructor
    • British Columbia Golf Provincial Coach

    Jennifer's career includes competitive play at the highest levels of amateur and professional golf, making her playing experience one of the best in British Columbia. She earned a scholarship at the University of Washington, where she then pursued over ten years of tour experience, including two years on the LPGA Tour.

    She was the 2010 Washington State Women's Open champion, the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Tour Low Teaching Professional of the Year, and the 2013 PGA of BC Women's Championship winner. Most recently, Jennifer claimed the 2015 Pepsi Northwest Women's Open Championship, as well as the 2015 Women's PGA of BC Championship.

    Jennifer is now a member of the PGA of Canada, LPGA Teaching & Club Pro Division, is K-Vest certified, and is a certified TPI Instructor. She is committed to providing the best golf instruction and programs in the Fraser Valley. Congratulations to Jennifer who has been named the 2016 LPGA T&CP Western Section Teacher of the Year.

    Lindsay Manion

    Head Fitness Coach: Tour Performance LAB 

    Lindsay specializes in rotational training, golf specific conditioning, functional screening and corrective exercise prescription. Lindsay currently is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the UBC Varsity Golf Program and works with the BC Provincial Team. As a former collegiate golfer, mixing in her extensive training background allows Lindsay to train golfers with a complete 360 degree approach. 

    Lindsay is quickly becoming one of the most sought after fitness professionals in Canada.

     

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.

  • Surrey BC's Adam Svensson Realizes ‘Life Long Dream’ By Earning PGA TOUR Card

    Surrey, British Columbia's Adam Svensson Is About To Realize His Dream By Playing On The PGA TOUR Starting Next Year - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    VANCOUVER – There’s one thing you won’t see Canadian Adam Svensson do on the PGA TOUR next year – hit a ball marked with the number four.

    The Surrey, B.C.-native doesn’t know how the superstition started but he simply won’t jinx his game by playing a four, especially on the tour he’s been dreaming of playing his entire life.

  • Help Celebrate National Coaches Week September 22-30th

    September 22nd - 30th is National Coaches Week in Canada. National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach.

    With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules And New Player’s Edition Published

    Golf’s New Rules Have Been Published By The R&A And The USGA Ahead Of Coming Into Effect On  January 1st, 2019

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:

    • A more intuitive organization with ten simplified topical groupings
    • A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
    • Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
    • A simpler, more direct writing style

    Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (Download from your App store: iOS / Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.

    Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarize themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.

    For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.

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  • Marijuana Survey Provides Definitive Results

    By Jeff Sutherland

    The golf marijuana survey conducted by Inside Golf and British Columbia Golf is now complete with 56 facilities and 5466 golfers responding.

  • Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch Qualifies For U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

    L to R: Alison Murdoch, Denise Kieffer, Ginny Burkey, Susan Craven And Carrie Jacobson - Image Courtesy WSGA

    Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch just continues to add to her impressive career resume qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. on October 6-11.

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  • Getting Students Involved With British Columbia Golf's Playground 2 Fairway School Golf Program

    With a brand new school year just underway the time is perfect to introduce youngsters to the benefits of basic golf skills and the game's inherent 'physical literacy' along with the fun and enjoyment that can accompany learning about golf, 'a game for life' through the Playground To Fairway school golf program. 

    Please find below an introductory letter for those in appropriate decision-making positions in BC's school system from British Columbia Golf's Manager of Golf Participation, Tyler McKay. We have also attached booking and confirmation forms for those who wish to take advantage of this great opportunity for their students.

  • Team British Columbia Wins Provincial Title At Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Team BC From L-R: Al Jensen, John Gallacher And Doug Roxburgh Are The 2018 Inter-Provincial Senior Men's Champions - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Bathurst, N.B. – The second round of the 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship concluded Wednesday at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club with Team British Columbia emerging as provincial team champions.

    The trio of Doug Roxburgh (Vancouver), John Gallacher (Burnaby, B.C.) and Al Jensen (Nanaimo, B.C.) posted a combined second-round score of 2-over-146 to capture the Phil Farley Trophy with a total of 297 (+9). It was a close finish between Team British Columbia and Team Alberta, which was comprised of John Festival (Calgary), Brian Coston (Calgary) and Ken Griffith (Red Deer, Alta.).

  • 2018 Provincial Indigenous GOLF Camp Happens September 22nd At Musqueam Golf Learning Academy

    The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) of BC is pleased to announce the 2018 BC Indigenous Provincial Golf Camp will be hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band, Musqueam, British Columbia Golf and with the support of the Province of BC.

    The event will be held September 22, 2018 at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy located in Vancouver, BC.

    Please note this is NOT a Team BC selection event for the NAIG (North American Indigenous Games), however, this event does provide opportunity for athletes to better prepare for the 2019 Team BC selection processes for 2020 North American Indigenous Games. Registration is open to eligible participants - No pre-qualification required.

  • 2018 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Coming To Shaughnessy G&CC

    The PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is coming to Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club on October 1-2, 2018

    CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS

    Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who: (a) are members in good standing of a PNGA member club; (b) are 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018; and (c) have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 40.4 at the close of entry.

    Format: 36-hole stroke play competition (Gross and Net). Competitors will be divided into four equal flights by course handicap. An A.M. shotgun start will be used each day.

    Age Limit: Entrants must be 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018

    Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 40.4 or less.

    Field Limit: *80 (Field fill method: Exempt players followed by order of entry receipt). *Note: PNGA reserves the right to modify the field limit in conjunction with the PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in order to attain a total field size of 120 players.

    Entry Fee: $180.00 (U.S. Funds)

    Cart Fee: $20.00 per player/day; to be paid during registration

    Entry Deadline: September 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

    Entry Includes: Two rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls each day, tee prize, luncheon following round one play, heavy hors d’oeuvres and awards ceremony following final round play, and Kusak crystal for top-finishers in each flight (gross and net).

    **Entrants must be members in good standing of a PNGA member club.

    Exemptions:

    Champion earns an exemption into the 2019-2023 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

    For more information and to register please click HERE.

  • Australia's Wooster Defends Canadian Mid-Am & Senior Titles; BC's Little Takes Super Senior

    Sue Wooster (Photo: Claus Andersen)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    FONTHILL, Ont. — Australian Sue Wooster successfully defended her Senior and Mid-Master titles on Thursday, becoming only the 8th player to win back-to-back champions in the final round of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at Lookout Point Country Club.

    “I played pretty good today,” said the 56-year-old. “I got off to a rough start, so I was three over, so it felt hard to finish at that score so I’m really happy with my performance under pressure.”

    Wooster had quite the up-and-down round, starting the day with a bogey on the first hole and a double bogey on the par-3 second hole. After closing out the front-nine with a birdie, Wooster remained steadier after the turn, matching two more bogeys with two birdies to finish with a one-stroke victory over second-round leader Mary Ann Hayward.

  • Zhang, Baek Triumph At B.C. Bantam Boys And Girls Championships

    B.C. Bantam Boys Champion Billy Zhang Accepts The Winner's Trophy From British Columbia Golf's Len Fergie At Shannon Lake GC In Kelowna - Images Credit Susan White/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Billy Zhang figured he’d win and it turned out the 14-year-old from Coquitlam won big at the B.C. Bantam Boys Championship at Shannon Lake Golf Club in Kelowna. Zhang fired a one-over 70 in Wednesday’s second and final round of the 36-hole event and beat the field by eight shots.

    “I was pretty confident I could win,” Zhang said. “I know almost everyone who came to the tournament. I was a bit nervous before my round, but after hitting my tee shot off No. 1 I felt pretty confident. Throughout the front nine things were still pretty tight, but I just played the best I could and outplayed the rest of the field.”

    The Bantam championship is open to players aged 14 and under. Chaewon Baek of Langley captured the Bantam Girls Championship.

  • #inviteHER - See The Power Of Invitation

    Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF  Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign. The nation-wide campaign is aimed at encouraging golfers to invite women in their lives to join them in playing golf.

    The launch took place on Wednesday, August 29 beginning with announcements and appearances on Matt Adams’ Fairways of Life program on Sirius XM, and the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, followed by a special introductory class for women at Topgolf in Hillsboro, Oregon later in the day.

  • Zhang, Baek Grab Lead At B.C. Bantam Boys And Girls Championships

    Chaewon Baek Of Langley Leads The Girls Division Of The B.C. Bantam Championship At Shannon Lake GC In Kelowna - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The B.C. Bantam Boys Championship was looking a little like the Coquitlam Open after Tuesday’s first round at Shannon Lake Golf Club in Kelowna. The top three scores were recorded by Coquitlam residents.

    Billy Zhang led the way, shooting a two-over 71 that gave him a two-shot lead over Luke Quanson. Fellow Coquitlam resident Ethan Posthumus was alone in third after opening with a five-over 74.

  • No Regrets For Nanaimo's Sandy Harper After Close Call At Canadian Mid-Master Championship

    B.C. Golf Hall of Fame Member Sandy Harper Lost In A Playoff For The Canadian Mid-Master Title To Todd Fanning Of Winnipeg At The Venerable Victoria Golf Club - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- It wasn’t like Sandy Harper didn’t have his chances. So when Todd Fanning holed his bunker shot for eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Harper wasn’t feeling like he was robbed of the Canadian Mid-Master Championship for players 40 and over.

    Hey, at age 61 -- soon to be 62 -- Harper was happy just to have had the opportunity to compete for the championship. “If somebody told me I was going to be in a playoff for the Canadian Mid-Master I’d be more than happy,” said the longtime Nanaimo resident. “It doesn’t hurt to lose to an eagle.”

  • Kentucky’s Joseph Deraney Plays Spoiler In Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship At Victoria GC

    Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Deraney, A Father Of Three, Came From Behind To Beat Local Favourites Kevin Carrigan And Saare Adams. He Is Flanked By Golf Canada Officials David Atkinson (L) And Dale Jackson (R) - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Joseph Deraney hails from Kentucky and just like some of those great thoroughbred race horses bred in his native state, he's pretty good down the stretch.

    The 35-year-old father of three hung around just behind the leaders for three days at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship and then galloped past everyone to the finish line Friday afternoon.

    On a day when the rest of the field was having trouble making birdies, Deraney closed with a nearly flawless five-under par 65 at Victoria Golf Club to win by three lengths -- I mean shots.

  • Victoria's Adams In Lead Heading Into Final Round At Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Victoria GC

    Saare Adams Of The Host Victoria Golf Club Has The 54-Hole Lead In The Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship - Image Credit Golf Canada

    • Nanaimo, BC's Sandy Harper Shoots Low Round To Tie Todd Fanning In Mid-Master Division

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – While cold weather conditions at Victoria Golf Club made for a tougher day Saare Adams carded a third-round 69 on Thursday to edge out Garrett Rank for the lead heading into the final day of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

    Adams battled it out on his home course, where he happens to also be the tournament chair, playing an up and down round with four bogeys and five birdies. The local golfer was one of only four golfers to score in the red during the third round.

    “It was a good round. A little shaky start, butchered the first hole after a good drive and then made another bogey and kind of got into the groove, played better and found my putter,” said the 34-year-old. “I’ve got a good home course advantage. It was a little breezier today, so I think lots of the guys kind of struggled.”

  • Golf Is All In The Family For New Juvenile Boys Champion Jace Minni Of Delta

    Jace Minni Is The 2018 BC Juvenile Boys Champion - Image Credit Ron Tate/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He wasn’t quite swinging golf clubs before he learned how to walk, but it was close. Golf runs in the family for Jace Minni, the new B.C. Juvenile Boys Champion. His dad Scott is a four-time PGA of BC Champion and noted instructor. His mom Mellodee is the current Women’s Club Champion at Beach Grove´Golf Club in Tsawwassen and his older sister Amanda plays collegiate golf for Oregon State University.

    So it’s safe to say Jace caught the golf bug early. “Yeah, I was right into the game from when I was born holding clubs,” the 16-year-old said after beating Vernon’s Ryan Vest in a playoff Thursday at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club in Kelowna.