• Highlights From The British Columbia Golf AGM

    Distinguished Service Award Winner Karen Vanzella, Centre, Receives Her Award From British Columbia Golf President David Atkinson, Left, And Executive Director Kris Jonasson, Right, At The March 28 British Columbia Golf Annual General Meeting In Richmond

    by Alfie Lau

    Volunteers who’ve given countless hours to amateur golf were amongst the attendees at the 12th Annual General Meeting for the British Columbia Golf Association on March 28th at the Executive Airport Plaza in Richmond.

    They were there to hear an informative presentation from Executive Director Kris Jonasson on the USGA’s Pace of Play Research Findings, hear about the Association’s financials, and give thanks to Karen Vanzella, this year’s Distinguished Service Award winner.

  • BCG Contests 2015

    The Picking The Majors Contest powered by Inside Golf... Make your picks to win a Nike Vapor Driver!

  • Christina Spence Proteau Carries Canadian Hopes At Pacific Dunes In Bandon

     

    Port Alberni's Christina Spence Proteau Will Proudly Carry The Canadian Hopes At Pacific Dunes In Bandon, Oregon - image credit USGA/Fred Vuich

     

     

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

     

    When 64 two-women teams tee it up from May 9-13 at the inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Oregon, there will only be one Canadian, Port Alberni’s Christina Spence Proteau, in the field.

    But if you think that thought scares the 31-year-old, think again.

  • Surrey B.C.'s Adam Svensson Leaves Barry University, Turns Professional

    image credit SportBox PR

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Surrey’s Adam Svensson has left Barry University, turned professional and signed on with SportBox Entertainment Group, which also represents Canadian PGA Tour stalwarts Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, Roger Sloan and Mike Weir.

  • British Columbia Golf Big Winner At 49th Sport BC Athlete Of The Year Awards

    Jordan Lu And Naomi Ko Were Both Winners At The 49th Sport BC Athlete Of The Year Awards

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    British Columbia Golf had many reasons to be happy at the 49th Athlete of the Year Awards held on March 12 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

    Both Naomi Ko and Jordan Lu were victorious in their categories, being named Female Junior Athlete and Male High School Athlete respectively.

  • Jordan Lu Named Sport BC Male High School Athlete Of The Year

    Jordan Lu (L) Awaits The Announcement Of His Male High School Athlete Of The Year Award As Coach Todd Kuspira (R) Looks On - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    The honours keep coming the way of University of Washington Huskies freshman Jordan Lu.

    Lu, the reigning British Columbia Amateur Champion and two-time British Columbia AAA High School Champion, was named Sport BC’s Male High School Athlete of the Year at the March 12 Sport BC Dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

  • Naomi Ko Named Female Junior Athlete Of Year At Sport BC Dinner

    A Smiling Naomi Ko Hears Her Name Called As The Sport BC Junior Female Athlete Of The Year Winner. Her Mother Adriana (R) Heartily Approves - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf


    Naomi Ko of Victoria was a big winner at the Sport BC Dinner on March 12.

    Ko beat out cyclist Maggie Coles-Lyster and swimmer Emily Overholt to win the Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award.

  • Media Release - BCG To Support Better Transit And Transportation Coalition

    image courtesy Meredith Botta

    February 2, 2015

     

    For Immediate Release

     

    British Columbia Golf announced today that is has taken the pledge, and joined “The Better Transit and Transportation Coalition”.

    David Atkinson, President of British Columbia Golf stated, “All our research indicates that golfers would play more golf if they had more time.

  • Establishing Local Rules

    Golf Canada

    In addition to the Rules of Golf, clubs and committees may implement Local Rules that pertain specifically to their golf course or competition. Local Rules are created to deal with unusual or abnormal conditions on the golf course. At the club level, these often appear on the score card or posted in the locker rooms. For competition, local rules must not be introduced or altered after a stroke play round has started, but in some cases may be introduced or altered between rounds.

  • Waging War on Sandbaggers

    November 20, 2014

    John Gordon, Golf Canada

    There’s a fellow at my club—let’s call him Fred (as that is his name)—who, thanks to an early retirement, has spent the past several winters in Florida. He plays at least three times a week down there. When our club reopens in the spring, his game hasn’t lost a beat. And speaking of “beat,” that’s what he does to the rest of us poor souls who haven’t swung a club all winter.

  • The Scorecard - A New Digital Magazine

    January 7, 2015

    Jim Lee, British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf today launched its new digital magazine - the Scorecard.  The magazine was published in partnership with Inside Golf

    This magazine provides feature articles on:

    • Vancouver's Doug Roxbourgh
    • Nikc's new drivers
    • BC's up and coming golfers
    • Shirin Anjarwalla from Nanaimo
    • Kelowna's Kylie Jack
    • Burnaby Golf
    • Alisha Lau from Richmond
    • Update on changes to Chambers Bay for the 2015 US Open
    • Kevin Carrigan from Victoria
    • Christina Proteau from Port Alberni
    • Surrey's Adam Svennson
    • BC Golf's nominations for the Sport BC Athlete of the Year awards
    • Golf destinations - Hawaii and Phoenix

    The Scorecard will be published quarterly, with the next issue due at the end of March. 

    To access the Scorecard, click here.

  • British Columbia Golf Nominates Five For Sport BC Athlete Of The Year Awards

    (Vancouver, B.C.) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the nomination of five outstanding golfers in their respective categories for the Sport BC Athlete of The Year Awards.

    Doug Roxburgh, Jackie Little, Christina Proteau, Adam Svensson and Naomi Ko have each been nominated by British Columbia Golf’s President David Atkinson and Executive Director Kris Jonasson.

    The gala event, being held March 12, 2015, is the longest standing provincial sports award program in Canada to recognize the accomplishments of amateur athletes, coaches and officials.

  • Jackie Little Nominated For Sport BC Master Female Athlete Of 2014

    December 11, 2014

    Bryan Outram/Inside Golf

    Port Alberni’s Jackie Little has been nominated for the Sport BC Master Female Athlete of the Year Award.

    Little will find out at the Sport BC Athletes of the Year Awards on March 12, 2015 whether she’ll be adding yet another award to her already impressive collection.

    The gala event is the longest standing provincial sports award program in Canada to recognize the accomplishments of amateur athletes, coaches and officials.

    With a stellar amateur career already on her resume from her junior years in Alberta, Little has continued her winning ways since becoming a resident of British Columbia in 1982.

  • Gudz Wins 2014 BC Junior Boys' Championship

    July 11, 2014,British Columbia Golf

    Keaton Gudz won the British Columbia Golf Junior Boys’ Championship presented by Canadian Direct Insurance at Meadow Gardens Golf Club with a 5-under-par 283 after four rounds of hard fought competition.

    RESULTS | PHOTOS (DAY 4) | HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

    Tied with Trevor Yu at (-4) with one hole left to play, it looked like a play-off was imminent, but the 15-year-old Gudz, who hails from Victoria, showed incredible composure making a clutch birdie putt to claim the title.

  • New British Columbia Golf Trips For All Golfers

    January 14, 2015

    Jim Lee, British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new member trips to our calendar.  These events, one to be held in Arizona this spring, and one in BC in late summer, are designed for all golfers of all abilities.  All play will be based on net scores to ensure equal opportunity to do well, but the event will be developed to maximize fun and meet other golfers.

    The first of these trips will be held April 6 - 8 in Phoenix at the JW  Marriott Camelback Resort. For more information on Camelback, click here.  Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $299 per night and this rate is available for pre and post stays. To make a room booking using the special code, click here.  If you are already in Phoenix, or have other plans, you can make your own accommodation arrangements.

    In order to provide maximum flexibility, we are separating the golf tee times from the accommodation.  This will allow for non-golfing partners.  Tee times have been booked on the Ambiente and Padre courses for the morning of both the 7 and 8, but I will be making up the draw to maximize the social aspect of the event and allow you to meet other golfers.  If you wish to register for the event as tee times are limited at this discounted rate, send me an email at jim@britishcolumbiagolf.org

    We are working wih our partners at the Arizona Golfl Association to invite their members to participate as well, so that participants will have an opportuity to meet AGA members as well as other British Columbia Golf members.

    Further information and registration for the event will be available on an ongoing basis, contact Jim Lee.

    The summer/fall event will be structured the same way, with invitations to AGA members.  A BC resort will be selected to host the event in April.

  • Doug Roxburgh Nominated For Sport BC Master Male Athlete Of The Year

    December 4, 2014

    by Bryan Outram, Inside Golf

     Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver has been nominated for the Sport BC Master Male Athlete of the Year Award.

    One of the true amateur golf legends in Canada as well as his home province of British Columbia, the 62-year old (turning 63 on December 28th) has continued to add to his trophy case throughout a decorated career.

  • Adam Svensson Nominated For Sport BC Male Athlete Of The Year Award

    November 29, 2014

    Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Surrey’s Adam Svensson keeps on adding honours to his resume.

    Svensson was named a nominee for the Sport BC Male Athlete of the Year Award and will find out at the Sport BC Athletes of the Year Awards on March 12, 2015 whether he wins one of the most prestigious titles in the province.

    Svensson was just named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s Male Golfer of the Year, is currently ranked number 2 in Golf Canada’s ranking of top amateur golfers, is a member of Golf Canada’s National Team and has put together an impressive and consistent championship record in 2014.

  • Naomi Ko Nominated For Sport BC Junior Female Athlete Of The Year Award

    November 24, 2014

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Naomi Ko of Victoria has been nominated for the Sport BC Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award.

    Ko, who was recently named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Junior Girls’ award winner, will find out at the Sport BC Athletes of the Year Awards on March 12, 2015 whether she’s adding another honour to her name. 

    The gala event is the longest standing provincial sports award program in Canada to recognize the accomplishments of amateur athletes, coaches and officials.

  • Christina Proteau Nominated For Sport BC Female Athlete Of The Year Award

    November 21, 2014

    Alfie Lau Inside Golf

    Christina Proteau of Port Alberni has been nominated for the Sport BC Female Athlete of the Year Award.

    Proteau, who was recently named the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Women’s Mid-Amateur award winner, will find out at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards on March 12, 2015 whether she’s adding another honour to her name.

  • Golf Fore Millennials Survey

    November 7, 2014

    Gayle Moss, GolfGal

    Over the past few years, there has been much weeping and gnashing of teeth in the golf industry over “millennial madness”.

    How can smart and tech-savvy Gen Y guys and gals NOT love a game that has fascinated their forefathers since BC’s first golf course at Jericho Beach opened its fairways in 1892?  I decided to find out…