• Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Allenby Heads To Point Grey On A Roll; UBC, UVic Men At NAIA Nationals; Hadwin Records Top-30 Finish At PGA

    Langley's James Allenby Rides A Major Hot Streak Heading Into This Week's Canada Life Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club - Image Credit VGT/Mike West

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    James Allenby’s last four competitive rounds of golf have been nothing short of amazing. He now hopes he’s got four more of the same for this week’s Canada Life Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

    The Langley resident has a sponsor’s exemption into the season-opening event on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit and to say he is on something of a roll would be an understatement.

  • Nathu And Mandur To Represent BC In Mexican Amateur

    Ziggy Nathu (L) And Tristan Mandur (R) Are Headed To Mexico To Represent British Columbia In The 2018 Mexican International Amateur - BC Golf File Photo

    British Columbia Golf has announced that Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu of Richmondand Tristan Mandurfrom North Cowichan will be BC's representative team at this year's prestigious Mexican Amateur taking place the week of June 6-9th in Mexico City at the Club de golf México.

    The event is a 72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes. It draws an international field from North, South and Central America.

  • Special Offer To BC Golf Members For The BC Lions Home Opener

    The BC Lions and British Columbia Golf are working together to help further junior sport development in our province.

    As a member of the BC Golf Association, the BC Lions are happy to extend a discounted ticket rate to their Home Opener on June 15th vs. Winnipeg.

    All members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $30.00 (Reg. $36.00) in the End Zone and $3.00 from every ticket sold will go back to the Playground to Fairway School Golf Program.

    To take advantage of this offer please CLICK HERE

    BC Golf and the BC Lions believe in building a healthy and positive future for all youth involved in sports across British Columbia and Canada.

    Follow the steps in the link, create an account and If you would like to upgrade your tickets and still receive a discounted ticket rate please call Adam D’Angelo at 604.930.5497.

    Thank you

    ADAM D’ANGELO | Account Executive, Fan Services
    BC LIONS FOOTBALL CLUB
    T: 604 930 5497 | E: adangelo@bclions.com
    10605 City Parkway, Surrey BC, V3T 4C8, Canada

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Nathu Drains Eagle For Win; UBC Women Head To Nationals As Fifth Seed; Two SFU Women Off To NCAA DII National Tourney; Tough Times For Canadians In Dallas

    UBC's Ziggy Nathu Drained A Long Eagle Putt To Win The PGA Works Collegiate Championship In Port St. Lucie, Fla. - Image Credit British Columbia Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    University of British Columbia senior Zahidali (Ziggy) Nathu won the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship (most recently known as the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship) in style Sunday.

    Nathu eagled the first playoff hole to beat Logan Bryant of Florida A&M. Both players had finished the 54-hole event at even-par after each shot one-under 71s in Sunday’s final round at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
    Nathu’s eagle came after he had blown a two-shot lead on the 18th green, where he three-putted for bogey from 18 feet while Bryant made birdie.

    He sunk a 40-foot putt for eagle on the first playoff hole. “I was shocked and frustrated about it,” Nathu said. “I just had to forget about it. I hit one of the greatest three-woods from 270 (yards) to the fringe. I kind of felt like I would make the putt. It was a load off my shoulders.”

  • Michael Crisologo Following In His Big Brother’s Footsteps

    Richmond Resident Michael Crisologo Birdied The First Playoff Hole To Clinch The Junior Boys Division Of The Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship At Pitt Meadows GC - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    They are rather big footsteps to try and follow, but Michael Crisologo seems like he is up to the task. The 18-year-old Richmond resident earned the biggest win of his young golf career Sunday at the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

    And the first person to congratulate him -- by emptying a bottle of water over his head -- was Michael’s big brother Chris.

  • Surrey, BC's Lauren Kim Takes Junior Girls Title In Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship

    At Age 13, Lauren Kim Established Herself As One Of Canada’s Top Junior Golfers. The Grade 8 Student From Surrey Won The Junior Girls Division Of The Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship At Pitt Meadows Golf Club - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    She played with confidence, never got rattled and did not make a single bogey all day. Lauren Kim was the epitome of calm, cool and collected. Did we mention she is only 13 years old and just finishing Grade 8?

    The Surrey resident, who grew up on her parents’ driving range, played like a wily veteran as she bested a field that included many of Canada’s top junior golfers and won the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

  • Pick Your Players For The PGA Championship BC Golf Fantasy Challenge Presented By Bear Mountain

    The first two legs of the British Columbia Golf Fantasy Golf Tour Challenge are in the books and we have our up to date group of qualifiers for the Grand Prize final event in the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Championship.

    Next up...The PGA Championship.

    The contest is easy, fun, flexible...and free. Pick your team in any, or all, of four remaining qualifying tournaments through the summer. If you finish in the top 10% of entrants in any one of them you are immediately qualified for the season-ending Championship playoff.

    Emerge victorious there and you will be crowned BC Golf Fantasy Challenge champion. And that title comes with a terrific golf & stay package from Bear Mountain Resort

  • Sihota And Dao Take Early Lead In Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship At Pitt Meadows GC

    After Having His Tee Shot Bury In Some Long Grass, Jeevan Sihota Managed An All-World Par On The 17th Hole At Pitt Meadows GC En Route To An Opening Round Of 2-under Par 69 - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Victoria's Jeevan Sihota, who plays out of Gorge Vale GC, took the first round lead on the Junior Boys side in the Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship taking place this weekend at Pitt Meadows Golf Club, while 2018 Canadian Junior Girls Champion Celeste Dao from Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, QC, and the Summerlea G&CC led the Junior Girls with both players recording under par scores of 69.

    The Junior Boys are playing the course as a par 71 while the Junior Girls play it as a par 72. The finishing 18th hole has been changed to a par 4 for the boys while remaining as a par 5 for the girls.

    At 2-under par Sihota takes a 2-shot lead into round two over 3 players, Ryan Hodgins of Medicine Hat, AB, Kai Iguchi from Banff, AB, and Christopher Vandette of Beaconsfield, QC. Meanwhile, Dao goes into the second round holding a one-shot advantage over Vancouver's Tiffany Kong, with Euna Han of Coquitlam 2 back and Surrey's Angel  (Mu Chen) Lin 3 behind.

  • Discover The Beauty Of Training Ugly

    Trevor Ragan Is Back...

    VOLLEYBALL BC is pleased to announce a special event and learning opportunity. Trevor Ragan graced the stage of the BC Sport Leadership Conference 3 years ago and he's returning to BC to work with our Women's National Team program.

    Canadian Women’s Volleyball National Team Head Coach Tom Black is bringing Trevor and his “Train Ugly” approach to work with the Women's National Team.

    We have kept the price affordable and the event is targeted at athletes, coaches and parents for any sport. Coaches will also get 2 PD credits for attending! 

  • Bring Your Course's Scorecard And Find Out How Short Your New Forward Tees Really Should Be

    WHAT: THE USGA'S LARRY GILHULY TELLS YOU WHY YOUR FORWARD TEES NEED TO BE EVEN SHORTER
    WHERE: VICTORIA GOLF CLUB
    WHEN: NEXT MONDAY, MAY 13th FROM 8AM TO 11AM
    COST: FREE
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND: CLUB MANAGERS, CLUB BOARD MEMBERS, PGA PROFESSIONALS, GREENS COMMITTEE MEMBERS & INTERESTED GOLFERS

    If you are really interested in offering a set of tees that will let women and senior senior-players have a great experience then you must attend Larry Gilhuly's talk next Monday at Victoria GC.

  • Golf In Schools Tallies 66 Adoptions During Adopt A School Week

    Golf Canada is proud to celebrate the 66 adoptions that occurred during Adopt a School Week thanks to the efforts of golf enthusiasts and industry partners across the country.

    In total, the figure translates to an additional 7,920 students being introduced to the sport through the Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools program. The coast-to-coast campaign was elevated by support from Canadian industry partners—the Provincial Associations, PGA of Canada, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), Canadian Society of Club Managers and Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

  • Team WSGA Wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

    The Team From WSGA Mounted A Comeback In The Singles Matches To Win The 14th Annual PNGA Cup Held This Week At The Crosswater Club At SunriverResort In Oregon - Image Courtesy PNGA

    (Federal Way, Wash.) – Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

    This is the third title for Team WSGA in the 14-year history of the matches, which is a Ryder Cup-style competition featuring the finest 48 amateur golfers among the four allied golf associations that comprise the Pacific Northwest Golf Association – the Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, Washington State Golf Association, and British Columbia Golf.

  • New World Handicap System Prepares For Implementation Beginning 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (30 April 2019), St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA: Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020.

    Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.

    A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they can use to help support their own education efforts.

  • Canada’s Golf Industry Celebrates National Golf Day With Nation-Wide Campaign Launch On Parliament Hill

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OTTAWA – On the second annual National Golf Day, the Canadian golf industry, represented by We Are Golf, is launching a national campaign to encourage Canadians to get involved in the sport. Industry leaders are meeting with Parliamentarians throughout the day, while golf stakeholders are working to spread the word in municipalities nationwide.

  • Follow Live Scoring With BC Golf Team In PNGA Cup

    The 14th annual PNGA Cup is now underway at Crosswater GC in Sunriver, Oregon. British Columbia Golf is in competition with teams from the Idaho Golf AssociationOregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.

    The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Oregon and hosted by the Oregon Golf Association.

    Each association has selected a 12-person team consisting of eight men and four women. The representation includes four mid-amateur men of 25 years of age or older, two men of 40 years or older, two senior men of 55 years or older, two mid-amateur women of 25 years or older and two senior women of 50 years or older.

    The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day. With three matches for each player, the championship allows each competitor to compete against players from each of the other associations. With both men’s and women’s scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the U.S.

    The Oregon Golf Association will be attempting to defend its title, having won the event for the 7th time last year. British Columbia Golf has won the competition on 3 occasions, in 2009, '13 and '14.

    CLICK HERE for Live Scoring

  • 14th Annual PNGA Cup Set To Begin At Oregon's Crosswater Club

    Federal Way, Wash. – The 2019 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season kicks off this week as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 14th PNGA Cup, to be held May 1-2 at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

    The PNGA Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the friendship and partnership of the region’s allied associations under the PNGA umbrella – British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.

    The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Oregon and hosted by the Oregon Golf Association.

  • It's That Championship Season - Sign Up For BC Golf Championship Tournies

    British Columbia Golf 2018 Women's Amateur Champion Mary Parsons - File Photo

    With Spring/Summer weather now solidly upon us, golf is very much on the minds of British Columbians. Being on a golf course is a great place to experience nature, camaraderie and healthy exercise and for many it's also a way to get their 'compete' on.

    British Columbia Golf has the means to allow golfers to test themselves at the highest amateur level. Sign up now for our championships that range from Novice and Bantam, through Junior, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior and Super-Senior categories for women, men, girls and boys.

    To register now for one of our championship events, which take place at some of the finest courses all around the province, please go to this link now and/or contact our Tournament Director/Manager of Field Operations, Doug Hastie at doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org

  • National Golf Day Is May 1st - Get Out And Play

    The Canadian golf industry represented by We Are Golf (formerly the National Allied Golf Association) has officially announced that May 1, 2019 has been tabbed as National Golf Day in Canada.

    As Canada gets ready to celebrate National Golf Day we are encouraging Canadians to participate by getting involved through a variety of means, such as:

    • Playing a round of golf
    • Experience family time at the local course
    • Introducing a new player to the game
    • Adopting a school in their community through Golf in Schools
    • Taking a lesson, or
    • Making a purchase at their local pro shop, or 
    • Enjoying a meal at your local course clubhouse
  • Help Support BC's Rich Golfing History In The 2019 Tradition Classic

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

    WE STILL HAVE SPOTS IN OUR TOURNAMENT AT MARINE DRIVE GC

    The British Columbia Golf House Society is a registered non-profit, created in 1987, with the express purpose of preserving, recording, and displaying the history of golf for the province.

    It is a membership-based Society that looks to golfers in British Columbia for support through memberships, sponsorships, and donations.

    The Tradition Golf Classic is the most important fundraiser each year for the BC Golf House Society.

  • Helping To Make Golf A Game For Everyone

    Tanelle Bolt Demonstrates How She Is Able To Continue Playing Golf, A Game She Grew Up With, Using A 'Para-Golfer' During The Golf & Health Week Adaptive Golf Day At Langara GC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf has always been a big part of Tanelle Bolt’s life.

    Her dad, Michael, was the longtime superintendent and assistant superintendent of Lethbridge Country Club, where Tanelle played junior golf and later worked on the grounds crew with her father. She loved the game and 15 years later nothing has changed, although there have been some very significant changes in Bolt’s life.

    Nearly five years ago -- on Aug. 10, 2014 -- Bolt suffered a life-changing injury after free-jumping off a bridge in Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. She fractured her T6 vertebrae and was left paralyzed from her chest down.