• Second Notice of 2016 AGM for British Columbia Golf

    ALL BCGA VOTING MEMBERS

    ALL SECRETARY/TREASURER OF ZONES

    ALL ZONE CHAIRS

    SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    13th Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Golf Association will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The meeting will take place at Tsawwassen Springs Golf, 5099 Springs Blvd, Delta, BC V4M 0A2.

    • All supporting documents can be found at   www.britishcolumbiagolf.org.
    • For the benefit of the delegates, the AGM registration desk will be open at 8:30 am.

     

    DATED: the 17th day of March 2016.

    Helen Steeves, Secretary

    On behalf of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • David Atkinson’s Year in Retrospect

    David Atkinson/British Columbia Golf

    RICHMOND, British Columbia — For British Columbia Golf, the year 2015 has been an interesting one in many ways, but for me it’s been mostly about the people in our sport.

    Operationally, the dedicated Staff and Volunteers of British Columbia Golf have continued to deliver programs and services at a level of excellence which I am proud to say has made our organization a “best in class” sport association respected by its peers across this country and by other stakeholders around the world.

  • Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor Makes the Biggest Gain for The Week

    Adam Hadwin finished tied for 16th at PGA’s Northern Trust Open, his second straight Top-20 result of the season. His final-round 66 was the best score of the day and the finish marked his best career result at Riviera, which was good for a 15-spot gain in the world rankings for the No. 3 ranked golfer in Canada.

    His gain of 4.95 world ranking points was his third points-paying finish in the last four tournaments. He has earned a total of almost 16 world ranking points over that span and if he can make up the 14-place gap between himself and No. 2 Graham DeLaet by the second week in July, he will qualify for one of two Olympic spots for Canada.

    Fellow Abbotsford, B.C., native Nick Taylor made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 28 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 26th at Riviera. That was good for 2.67 world ranking points – the second straight points-paying finish in as many weeks for the No. 4 ranked golfer in Canada.

  • British Columbia Golf Hires Matthew Steinbach As Manager, Golf Participation

    (Richmond, BC) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Steinbach to their staff as Manager, Golf Participation, effective immediately.

    Matthew will be responsible for managing current 'grow the game' initiatives within British Columbia Golf such as Future Links, Playground 2 Fairway (P2F), SOAR and Golf In Schools and will also be working with the Allied Golf Association to promote all grow the game initiatives.

  • GolfBC Championship Coming To Kelowna In 2016

    Gallagher's Canyon G&CC, Site Of Many British Columbia Golf Championships As Well As The 1988 Canadian Men's Amateur, Will Now Play Host To The Pros For The GolfBC Championship This June - Image Courtesy GolfBC

    Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club To Host New Mackenzie Tour Event

    (February 4, 2016) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and GolfBC announced today a new official event for 2016, the GolfBC Championship, which will focus on making a positive charitable impact in the Kelowna area.

    The inaugural event will take place June 6-12, 2016 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna. GolfBC, which owns and operates a collection of world-class courses throughout British Columbia and in Hawaii, will be the title sponsor as part of a four-year agreement.

  • Northern BC Residents Sought For School Sports Program

    (Prince George, BC – February 3, 2016) - Sports enthusiasts from Prince George and the surrounding area are being recruited to work with elementary-school-age children to encourage them to be more active. 

    SOAR (Sharing Our Activities and Resources) is an initiative developed by Tennis BC, British Columbia Golf and Curl BC. The not-for-profit groups are recruiting individuals to be trained in the delivery of three sports programs.

  • Olympic View Holding Fundraiser For Friend And Teammate Lori Hamstra

    Olympic View is honoured to be hosting a Golf Fundraiser for our friend and Teammate Lori Hamstra

    Registration is required by Thursday February 18th, and can be done quickly by calling the Golf Shop at (250) 474-3673.

    Please view the flyer for the event here.

  • Learning to Be a Better Person Through Golf

    Golf in Schools

    Ted McIntyre (Golf Canada Magazine)

    It is an inspired program that has the power to change lives—to send youngsters on a path to golfing stardom or to simply introduce them to a previously unforeseen athletic pursuit; to nurture confidence in a withdrawn individual and to instill the game’s greatest virtues at a key time in a student’s personal growth.

    The (GIS) program has signed up more than 2,700 schools representing more than 315,000 students, but there are gaps that need to be filled as the program prepares for its next stage of evolution, the most prominent being with the end user.

    For most of the year—and in many cases for years following a program’s initial implementation—equipment and teachers’ manuals sit dormant in gymnasium storage rooms. That’s not to say the responsibility lies entirely with the schools.

  • Jared du Toit Nominated For Sport BC 2015 Senior Male Athlete Of The Year Award

    Jared du Toit of Kimberley, BC has been nominated for the Sport BC Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award for 2015. Winners of the various categories are announced at the awards dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

  • Michelle Kim First From BC To Receive Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award

    Surrey's Michelle Kim Has Been Recognized By The CJGA For Her Outstanding 2015 Year On And Off The Golf Course - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    courtesy CJGA

    Richmond Hill, Ont. (December 18, 2015) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce Michelle Kim as the recipient of the 2015 Helena Harbridge Sportsmanship Award.

    Kim, an 18-year old CJGA member living in Surrey, B.C. is the first British Columbian to earn the honourable distinction for an award that recognizes sportsmanship, dedication, and commitment in the game of golf.

    The award is named after Helena Harbridge, an outstanding junior golfer and CJGA alum that passed away in 2006 during her freshman year at West Georgia University.

  • Hamilton And Szeryk Recognized As Canada’s Top Amateur Golfers For 2015, BC’s Kim Tops Junior Girls OOM

    Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    Blair Hamilton of Burlington, Ont., and dual citizen Maddie Szeryk who hails from London, Ont., as well as Allen, Texas, have been recognized as Canada’s top male and female amateur golfers after finishing atop their respective National Orders of Merit for the 2015 season.

    Charles-Éric Bélanger and Michelle Kim claimed top honours on their respective CN Future Links Junior Orders of Merit.

  • The R&A Hosts Industry Forum To Discuss Pace Of Play

    The Home Of Golf, St. Andrews, Is Hosting A Forum On Pace Of Play Issues - Image Courtesy The Royal & Ancient Golf Club Of St. Andrews 

    via Golf Canada with files from the R&A

    St. Andrews, Scotland – The R&A is conducting an industry forum in St. Andrews this week to examine the issues surrounding pace of play and the time it takes to play golf.

    The Time for Golf conference, which is taking place today and tomorrow (Nov. 24-25) will bring together representatives of national affiliated bodies with figures from some of the key organizations involved in administering the sport to discuss factors such as the golf course, management and player behaviour.

    Dale Jackson, chair of Golf Canada’s Rules Committee, is there representing Canada.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Dan Halldorson

    by Dan Pino/ Golf Canada

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the entire golf community mourns the loss of Daniel (Dan) Albert Halldorson who passed away on November 18, 2015 at the age of 63.

    Halldorson suffered a major stroke on Monday, November 16 at his home in Cambridge, Illinois and passed away two days later in hospital. He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Angela, son Mark, three grandchildren and countless friends across the Canadian and International golf community.

  • Want To Coach In Elementary School Sport Programs?

    British Columbia Golf is taking part in a joint training session for P2F (Playground To Fairway) and SOAR (Sharing Our Activities And Resources) in early December - Jody Jackson, LPGA will be the master trainer for golf for this training workshop.

    SOAR is a program developed by three provincial sport organizations, Tennis BC, British Columbia Golf and Curl BC, to help elementary school students experience three great sports.

  • Courtenay, B.C.’s Abigail Rigsby To Join Oklahoma Christian University Women’s Golf Team

    Courtenay's Abigail Rigsby Will Be An Eagle In 2016 As She Has Signed A Letter Of Intent With The Oklahoma Christian University Women's Golf Program - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    courtesy Oklahoma Christian University Athletics

    COURTENAY, British Columbia (Nov. 17, 2015) – Abigail Rigsby, who won a provincial title in her native country of Canada, has signed a letter of intent to play college golf at Oklahoma Christian, OC women's coach Greg Lynn said Tuesday.

  • Richmond's Diego San Pedro Signs With OSU Beavers

    Richmond, B.C.'s Diego San Pedro, Seen Here Holding The 2014 BC Juvenile Boys Championship Trophy, Has Signed A National Letter Of Intent To Join The Oregon State Men's Golf Team Program For The 2016-17 Season - Image Courtesy Richmond-News.com

    via OSU Beavers website

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State men’s golf head coach Jon Reehoorn has announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2016-17 season.

    The class includes Kyosuke Hara from Honolulu, Hawai’i, Shawn Lu, from Honolulu, Hawai’i and Diego San Pedro from Richmond, British Columbia.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Hiring Of Bryan Outram As New Communications Manager/Website Editor

    (Richmond, B.C.) - British Columbia Golf announced this week the addition of Bryan Outram to their staff in the capacity of Communications Manager and Website Editor.

    Bryan joins British Columbia Golf in a role that is intended to grow the company's profile through an increased online presence via their interactive website, monthly digital magazine and regular regional e-newsletters. He will also be responsible for maintaining the strong relationship that media outlets have enjoyed with British Columbia Golf for many years.

  • Pacific Northwest Golf Association Selects 2015 Players Of The Year

    Federal Way, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the 2015 Players of the Year.

    Those honored include Men's Player of the Year, Charles Kern of Mercer Island, Wash.; Women's, Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore.; Men's Mid-Amateur, Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Women's Mid-Amateur, Amanda Jacobs of Seattle, Wash.; Senior Men's, Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash.; Senior Women's, Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore.; Junior Boys', Joshua Gliege of Eagle, Idaho; and Junior Girls', Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore.

  • BC Golf House Hall of Fame Awards Dinner Sees Past, Present And Future Honoured

    Alvie Thompson Accepts His Award From Jim Sutherland (Left) And Dawn Chubai As He Enters The BC Golf Hall of Fame - Image Courtesy Mike Riste

    BC Golf House Society president Jim Sutherland wrote in the program accompanying the awards dinner for the 2015 BC Golf Hall of Fame affair that every two years the induction ceremony is held and that, “Every two years it seems less and less likely that the Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia will be able to maintain the standards to which it has become accustomed.”

    Much to his and many other’s delight, the class of 2015 more than lived up to those lofty standards as it witnessed the inclusion of Lyle Crawford, Rick Gibson, Gail Graham, Alvie Thompson and Jennifer Wyatt into the hallowed hall.

  • Golf’s Governing Bodies Announce Rules Of Golf Revisions For 2016

    Adam Helmer/ Golf Canada's Director of Rules and Competitions

    Oakville, Ont. – As golf’s governing body in Canada, Golf Canada, in conjunction with the R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), announce the new revisions to the Rules of Golf for 2016.

    In accordance with the Joint Rules Committee’s four-year review cycle of the Rules of Golf, the new changes will come into effect on January 1, 2016.