• 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.

  • Take Part In Team Canada's Fantasy Camp

    Golf Canada's Team Canada At Bear Mountain Resort - Image Credit BC Golf

    For anyone interested there's a unique opportunity upcoming to meet some of the Team Canada players and undergo skill analysis by their coaches in their world-class training facility at beautiful Bear Mountain at Golf Canada Foundation’s inaugural 2019 Team Canada Fantasy Camp!

    Intended as an exclusive Foundation Trustee-Guest day, the fee is $1,800 per person, inclusive of two days of golf, clinics and analysis, food and beverage; and one night’s accommodation. If an individual decides to join the Foundation Trustee program, their tax-deductible portion from this event can be applied to their first Trustee contribution.

    The Trustee Program is Golf Canada's flagship donor program offered to supporters who want to invest in the developmental pathway for Canadian golf.

  • British Columbia Golf's Zone 4 Putting On Free Rules Seminars

    Some of the most knowledgeable Golf Rules Officials in the province are putting on 3 Free Rules Seminars for anyone who wants to attend. Although it is being run by Zone 4 (Delta, Greater Vancouver, Squamish & the Sunshine Coast) there is No restriction by Zone or Gender for anyone wishing to take part

    Bascially, anybody who would like to take part is welcome. You can learn as much as you care to about the rules of golf, including of course, the newest changes and additions that went into effect on January 1st of this year.

  • BC Golf Fantasy Challenge Presented By Bear Mountain Is Gearing Up For The Masters

    Masters Image Used With Permission

    The first leg of the British Columbia Golf Fantasy Golf Tour Challenge is in the books and we have our initial winners as well as the first group of qualifiers for the Grand Prize final event in the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Championship.

    Next up...The Masters.

    The contest is easy, fun, flexible...and free. Pick your team in any, or all, of five 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

  • British Columbia Golfers Benefitting From belairdirect Partnership With BC Golf

    British Columbia Golf CEO Kris Jonasson (L) Receives A Cheque From belairdirect's Travis Melnychuk To Go Toward The Many Programs BC Golf Provides The Provincial Golf Community - BC Golf Image

    Since aligning with belairdirect Insurance a year ago golfers in British Columbia, belairdirect and British Columbia Golf have all benefitted from the partnership. 

    With outstanding benefits being made available to British Columbia golfers and their families, belairdirect has been able to help save people a lot of money on their home and auto insurance needs.

    At the same time, British Columbia Golf has worked with belairdirect in such a capacity that funds have been created to help BC Golf continue to provide much needed programs for aspiring golfers and essentially any and all who look to get into, learn and enjoy the great game of golf and the lifelong health benefits that it offers.

  • National Golf Day Set For May 1, 2019

    image credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    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.

    The date aligns with the We Are Golf initiative spearheaded out of the United States—also set for May 1, 2019—and will bring further attention to the game of golf and its significant community impact within not only Canada, but across North America.

  • 9 Things To Know About Golf’s New World Handicap System

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by the USGA and The R&A and developed following an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities, going into effect on January 1, 2020.

  • British Columbia Golf Proudly Announces Hiring Of Colin Lavers As Performance Coach

    Colin Lavers Addressed Some Of BC's Finest Young Golfers At A Performance Camp At Northview G&CC Last Spring - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    Colin Lavers spent the last three years as a Provincial Coach for British Columbia Golf and has now taken the next step as the official British Columbia Golf Performance Coach.

    A Class 'A' PGA Professional who works out of Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver, Lavers is no stranger to working with young golfers and has all the credentials one could ask for in taking on this very important new role with BC Golf.

  • Play Golf And Live Longer

    Dr. Roger Hawkes Was On Hand At The BC Golf AGM To Talk About The Exciting Conclusions Coming From The Project Examining The Health Benefits Of Golf - Image/BC Golf/Golf&Health

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    “It’s official. Golf is good for you.”

    Those were the words of Dr. Roger Hawkes, who spoke to the Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club. Hawkes is executive director of Britain’s Golf and Health Project, which is supported by the World Golf Foundation. It aims to study the many and varied health and well-being benefits of golf.

    While there has long been anecdotal evidence that golf has significant health benefits, Hawkes said the goal of the Golf and Health Project is to come up with properly evaluated evidence to support such claims.

  • Welcoming More Women To The Game A Top Priority For British Columbia Golf In 2019

    British Columbia Golf CEO Kris Jonasson And New President Of BC Golf Michelle Collens Hold The Signed 'Women In Golf Charter' Endorsed By The British Columbia Golf Board - BC Golf Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kris Jonasson, the longtime Chief Executive Officer of British Columbia Golf, knows from personal experience about the challenges of bringing more women into the game.

    At British Columbia Golf’s Annual General Meeting at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club, Jonasson told a story about his daughter, who is not a golfer, and his granddaughter, who is on her way to becoming one. “It’s an easy statement to make, it’s not an easy thing to do,” Jonasson said of the challenge of welcoming more women to golf.

    “In certain ways, I failed as a father because I didn’t get my daughter involved in golf. I am doing a much better job with my grandchildren. And I can say with a whole lot of pride I am doing a very good job with my granddaughter, who is 12, and likes to go out and play with me.”

  • British Columbia Golf Joins R&A Supporting Women In Golf Charter Initiative

    The R&A unveiled a new Women in Golf Charter on May 29th, 2018 in London as part of the organization’s global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry.

    Adoption of the Charter requires national associations and other golf bodies to build on and develop initiatives which will focus on encouraging more women and girls to play golf and stay within the sport as members of clubs, while also empowering women to enjoy successful careers working within the golf industry.

  • Join BC Golf For Our LIVE Streaming Of 3 Great Golf Education Sessions This Weekend

    British Columbia Golf has their Annual General Meeting this Saturday, March 30th at the beautiful Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

    We know that AGM's don't get a whole lot of love as a rule, but we're using this occasion to have some very high profile, intelligent and engaging presenters covering topics that are quite important in the growth of the game of golf in today's world.

    Aside from British Columbia Golf signing on to the R&A Women In Golf Charter, we will also have guest speakers representing the USGA and The R&A enlightening us on the subjects of Teeing It Forward and Golf and Health (#GolfHealth)

    Simply click on the image below anytime after 10am Saturday to online stream these presentations to your laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile device. You'll be taken to a custom landing page and can select the session or sessions you'd like to see as they happen or later once they've been recorded.