• Craving Competition, Shelly Stouffer Returns To Provincial Golf Scene

    Nanoose Bay Resident Shelly Stouffer Shares The Lead With Port Alberni’s Christina Proteau After The First Round Of The B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy Parksville Qualicum Beach News

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    ABBOTSFORD -- In good times and in bad, golf has been a constant in Shelly Stouffer’s life. And even though we haven’t seen her on the provincial tournament scene the last three years, Stouffer never stopped playing. 

    “I have been playing more lately,” the Nanoose Bay resident said after Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Ledgeview Golf Club. “My two sons (aged 11 and 13) are getting into golf, so I am going out there with them a little bit.”

    Finding the time to golf became more difficult when Stouffer lost her husband, Ward -- a highly respected club pro -- to a heart attack in early 2017.

  • 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 enter promo code BCGOLF after you CLICK HERE

    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.

    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.

    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: Ollis Ready For Second Crack At Uplands; UFV Cascades Defend At Canadian University Championships; B.C. Mid-Amateur Championships Set For Ledgeview

    Cordova Bay GC Assistant Pro Nate Ollis (Inset) Will Be In The Field At This Week's Bayview Place DCBank Open At Oak Bay's Uplands GC - Golf Course Image Courtesy Uplands - Nate Ollis Photo/Pheasant Glen website

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit moves to Victoria this week for the Bayview Place DCBank Open, where tournament organizers always ensure they have a strong local contingent in the field. Four spots into the $200,000 event are awarded off the 15-event Bayview Performance Tour and this year Cordova Bay Assistant Pro Nate Ollis topped the Order of Merit.

    Ollis, a Victoria native who played his collegiate golf at the University of B.C., won three events and ran away with the points list. He feels like his game is in a good place as he prepares to play the Bayview Place tourney at Uplands Golf Club for a second straight year.

  • Team B.C. Makes It Four In A Row At North Pacific Junior Ladies Matches

    Team British Columbia Pose As Winners Of The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches For The Fourth Consecutive Year - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Foursomes, otherwise known as alternate shot, is for many players the most nerve-wracking format of match play golf. You never would have known it by watching Team British Columbia perform Sunday at the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond.

    The six B.C. girls earned all nine points up for grabs in their three alternate-shot matches Sunday to register their fourth straight victory in the annual event that includes fellow juniors from Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

  • Make Your Picks For The RBC Canadian Open In The BC Golf Fantasy Golf Challenge

    The first three 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 RBC Canadian Open.

    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

  • 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.

  • BC's NPJLTM Squad Goes For The 'Four-Peat' At Quilchena G&CC

    The British Columbia Golf North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Clockwise From Top Left: Chaewon Baek, Euna Han, Angela Zhang, Tiffany Kong, Lauren Kim & Angel (Mu Chen) Lin - BC Golf Image

    The 33rd annual edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches are being held at Richmond's Quilchena Golf & Country Club this year and the squad from British Columbia are not only acting as hosts, they are looking to repeat as defending champions - for the fourth year in a row.

    The team from BC were victorious in 2016 at Pitt Meadows GC, in 2017 at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon and again last year at the Rock Creek Country Club in Portland, Oregon. The North Pacific Junior Ladies' Team Matches (NPJLTM) will see squads from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington competing May 24th - 26th.

  • 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 2019 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.

  • 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