• ModGolf Podcast Season 5 Episodes 08 & 09 Focus On The PGA Show From Orlando

    This month we feature the two most recent episodes of The ModGolf Podcast as part of our effort to bring you golf’s best innovation and entrepreneurship stories.

  • Early Returns For BC's Faves Show Some Surprising Results

    While we won't be announcing the winners until later this month, we can release a few early indications...
     
    #1 The favourite public courses in the province might likely come from outside the Lower Mainland.
     
    #2 Three courses that maybe have been historically considered "Hidden Gems" are hidden no longer, currently positioning themselves firmly among the top ten.
     
    #3 While on the subject of "Hidden Gems", one that may come as a slight surprise to some is Kings Links in Boundary Bay where more than one-in-five Lower Mainland golfers have included it among their local favourites.
     
    If you wish to add your voice to the discussion, click the link below to take the three-minute survey. The closing date for the survey is Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00am.
     
  • Seen and Heard At The Vancouver GOLFEXPO

    Courtesy Jeff Sutherland/Inside Golf
     
    Entering its second year under the management of the NGCOA, the Vancouver GOLFEXPO tee'd up some great deals but that was not all that happened...
     
    The 2019 edition of the Vancouver GOLFEXPO opened its doors Feb 9-10 to the biggest crowds in years who had their choice of great deals from more than 70 exhibitors. The increased focus on providing deals showed up from the moment golfers walked through the entrance where attendees could enter for a complete golf vacation to play in Reno, NV.
  • Surrey’s Adam Svensson Settling In Nicely On PGA TOUR

    Surrey, BC's Adam Svensson Holds Up His PGA TOUR Card Last Fall After Graduating From The Web.com Circuit. Top Left: Adam Holds The B.C. Junior Boys Trophy He Won In Trail In 2011 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Svensson is now a PGA TOUR regular and that’s a surprise to, well, just about no one.

    After all, that’s always been the plan for Svensson, a 25-year-old Surrey native who is off to a solid start in his rookie campaign on golf’s biggest stage.

    “To tell you the honest truth, we anticipated that Adam would do very well in his career at a very young age,” says Svensson’s dad, Frank. “I just knew he had the talent. We did go abroad and tested his talent at a very young age and he did well there. He was just destined to end up on the PGA TOUR, so it’s not really not that much of a surprise to us.”

  • British Columbia Golf Welcomes New Manager Of Field Operations & Tournament Director Doug Hastie

    (Delta, BC) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Hastie to their staff as the new Manager Field Operations/Tournament Director for BC Golf.

    Doug will officially assume his role with British Columbia Golf commencing on Friday, March 1st, 2019.

    Doug's primary role will be to organize and conduct all British Columbia Golf Amateur Championships. The Manager Field Operations/Tournament Director supports this function through the negotiation, setup and delivery of each event. This individual also acts as a resource available to golfers and member facilities providing interpretations and answers related to the rules of golf and rules of handicapping.

  • Performance Coach Employment Opportunity With British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is looking for a qualified Performance Coach. 

    The position is a part-time, one (1) year contract with a salary pending qualifications and experience, with a three month probation period. Travel allowances and coach education benefits are provided.

    There is potential for the contract to be extended to a two-year period.

    Interested applicants please CLICK HERE for complete details.

    Application  deadline is 12 Noon, February 15th, 2019.

  • 9 Rule Changes That Most Impact The Recreational Golfer

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    As you have heard, a historic reworking of the Rules of Golf came into effect on Jan. 1.

    To gain a better understanding of how it affects recreational golfers like me, I invited Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s director of Rules, competitions and amateur status, to play nine holes with me at my home club. While the round is fictional—it is minus 8 in Central Ontario and Midland G&CC is snow-covered as I write this—the new Rules are anything but.

  • British Columbia Golf Longtime Volunteer Ray Flynn To Receive Sport BC Presidents Award

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce that Chilliwack's Ray Flynn is to be recognized at the 2019 Sport BC Awards Banquet with the prestigious Presidents Award

    Founded in 1994, Sport BC’s Annual Presidents’ Awards promote and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism by giving member organizations an opportunity to acknowledge and thank an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to their sport.

  • Dale Jackson - Revealing The Process Behind Creating The New Rules of Golf

     
    On January 1st 2019 The New Rules of Golf were released by the USGA/R&A Joint Rules Committee. Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to what the changes are, but we wanted to reveal the five year process that focused on the why and how.
     
    On this episode Golf Canada Board Member and Past Joint Rules Committee representative Dale Jackson pulls back the curtain to shed some light on the vision, strategy and decision-making process that was half a decade in the making.
  • Video: New 2019 Rules Of Golf Explained

    Some of the new Rules of Golf appear to have confused people.

    This may help, a video highlighting the main changes with the new 2019 Rules of Golf.

     

     

     

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules Are Now In Effect

    Golf’s new Rules have been published by the The R&A and USGA in partnership with Golf Canada with the effective date of Jan. 1, 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 game.

  • The Championship Course At University Of New Mexico Set To Host The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

     Via Press Release

    Federal Way, Wash. – The 7,248-yard, par-72 Championship Course at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will host the world’s most accomplished amateur golfers for the 53rd installment of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.

    The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA), will take place July 23-26, 2019. This will be the first time in history that the Pacific Coast Amateur will be played in New Mexico.

  • British Columbia Golf Recognizes The Great Work By Our Volunteers As Part Of IVD

    With the recent celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) across the globe, British Columbia Golf would like to take this opportunity to both acknowledge and sincerely thank the many women, men and young people who regularly give of their time and expertise to help make the championship events held in our province run smoothly and efficiently and indeed, allowing them to take place at all.

  • Nine Changes In The New Rules Of Golf You Absolutely Need To Know For 2019

    By RYAN HERRINGTON, Golf Digest

    As January 1, 2019, approaches, it’s time to consider what New Year’s resolutions you’ll be making to help your golf game in 2019.

    For those who haven’t come up with any, here’s a suggestion: Learn the Rules of Golf. (No, really learn them this time.)

    Perhaps you’ve tried, only to find that by February, the copy of the rules book you picked up is covered with as much dust as that Peloton you bought to get into shape.

    Yet here’s the thing: There’s no better time than now to give it another shot because a new, modernized version of the rules goes into effect on New Year’s Day.

    Click here for the full story...

  • Video: Arnold Palmer Saves Christmas!

    Courtesy the good folks at Global Golf Post and YouTube, we'd like to share this inspiring video from 2013.

    Each Christmas at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, there are a few kids who are too sick to go home. Watch how Arnold Palmer helped deliver some Christmas Miracles just in time!

    Video created with love by strong films (http://strongfilms.org)

    "Auld Lang Syne" and "Jingle Bells" performed by Ben Rector, used with permission!

  • BC Golf Joins In Mourning The Loss Of Emily Mae Beauchamp (Ringheim)

    British Columbia Golf members and staff would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Emily Mae Beauchamp (Ringheim) following her passing in September. There is a celebration of her life being planned for July 27th, 2019.

    The Kimberley, BC native was heavily involved in junior golf in our province and was a tremendous influence in the community volunteering her time in many capacities. 

    Below is an excerpt from her obituary posted by Thompson Funeral Service in Nelson, BC.

    Emily Mae Beauchamp (Ringheim)

    Obituary

    What an incredible woman! Emily was a super-mum, super-grandmum, devoted daughter, loving partner and joyful friend. A kind and generous woman, she will be remembered as someone who put the happiness of others first. If you knew Emily, you have probably enjoyed a meal she prepared, received a thoughtful care package in the mail, or had her helping hand strongly influence your life. She celebrated our victories and consoled us in grief. A lifetime volunteer, Emily was generous with her time to her community. She helped found the Nelson Friends of the Family Foundation, which provides aid for families with children stricken with serious illness or injury. She served with the Ernie Gare Scholarship Program, which assisted young student athletes attend university. She impacted numerous young golfers through her many years of service in the Junior Golf program. Emily did whatever she could to make those around her feel better. She was a delight to be around and a joy to her family and friends. She loved to laugh, and she formed strong friendships everywhere she went.

    Emily was born and raised in Kimberley, BC. She attended her final year of high school in Sandpoint, Idaho. Emily went on to Notre Dame University on an athletic scholarship with the Canadian National Ski Team. She fell in love with and married Eric Beauchamp, who was in her words, “the best guy.” They lovingly raised their family in Nelson, spending summers on the shores of Queens Bay. Later in life, she spent her time in British Columbia, Arizona and traveling around the world. After Eric’s passing, she met Dan Calles and they enjoyed skiing, golfing, entertaining and traveling together.

    Emily passed peacefully on September 15 with family and loved ones by her side following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her sons Gray (Victoria) of Denver, Colorado and Tye of Nelson, BC; grandson Adden and his mother Loula Fouad of Toronto, Ontario; brothers Danny (Donna) Ringheim of Golden and Henry (Sharon) Ringheim of Invermere, BC, her partner Dan Calles of Kimberley, BC; and many other loving relatives and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Eric Louis Beauchamp and parents Olwyn and Myles Ringheim.

    In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Nelson Friends of the Family Foundation, #204, 518 – Lake Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 4C6 (nelsonfriendsofthefamily.com).

    Emily loved a party, and her last hoorah will take place in Nelson, BC on July 27, 2019.

     

  • Three From BC Named To 2019 Golf Canada Squad

    Named To Golf Canada's 2019 Team Canada Squad From B.C. Are From L-R: Richmond's Chris Crisologo and Victoria's Namoi Ko And Jeevan Sihota - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    Golf Canada is proud to announce the 17 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2019 National Amateur and Junior Squads.

    In all, seven athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men’s team and three on the women’s team. The 10-member Junior Squad will include five women and five men.

  • BC's Mary Parsons and Chris Crisologo Among 2018 PNGA Players Of The Year

    Those Honored Include, Clockwise From Top Left: Men’s Player of the Year, Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C.; Women’s, Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C.; Men’s Mid-Amateur, Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Women’s Mid-Amateur, Gretchen Johnson of Portland, Ore.; Junior Boys’, Ian Siebers of Bellevue, Wash; Junior Girls’, Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash; Senior Men’s, Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. and Senior Women’s, Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore.

    Among this year's PNGA Player of The Year winners are Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons (Women's POY) and Richmond, B.C.'s Chris Crisologo (Men's POY).

    The PNGA Player of the Year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee and members of the Northwest Golf Media Association.

    The Mid-Amateur category was created in 2012. The awards are officially presented at the PNGA Annual Meeting in the spring.

  • Now You Can Replace Your Lost Or Damaged Golf Clubs At No Cost

    Courtesy Golf Canada/Written by John Gordon

    No matter how many times we talk about the benefits and amenities included with a Golf Canada Gold-level membership (most recently, here), it doesn’t strike home until, well, it strikes home.

    A little while ago, I saw a tweet from a member at a local golf club. “Somebody stole my putter out of my bag while I was at the range right before my match. My red TaylorMade Spider…,” he lamented, adding a few expletives directed at the thief.

    At last check, that putter retails for close to $400. He thought he was out of pocket for a replacement.

  • Committee Toolkit Now Available For Local Rules Committees

    The Committee Toolkit is now live on the R&A website. It contains a useful Local Rules Creator and Resource Centre for Committees to help them prepare for 2019.

    Whether you are a Committee member or a referee, this “Toolkit” is designed to help you understand and apply the Committee Procedures section of the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.

    Local Rules Creator
    The Local Rules Creator aims to help Committees with the process of writing and updating Local Rules. It is strongly recommended that you review the purpose of each Local Rule to ensure they are appropriate for the competition or course. The purpose of each Model Local Rule is detailed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures.

    Resource Centre
    The resources available in the Resource Centre include information for both Committees and Referees. It includes information to help Committees apply the Committee Procedures, related information and resources for those looking to further understand the changes to the 2019 Rules of Golf.