• BC’s Nolan Thoroughgood Weighing His Collegiate Golf Options

    There's Lots Of Interest In Victoria Teen Nolan Thoroughgood Since Winning Last Summer’s B.C. Amateur Championship - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SQUAMISH -- Nolan Thoroughgood has a decision to make and this one is a little more complicated than choosing what club to hit off the tee.

    Thoroughgood, who last summer at age 15 become the youngest winner in the 114-year history of the B.C. Amateur Championship, has just finished Grade 11 and is being heavily recruited by universities on both sides of the border. The Victoria native has to decide this summer, even though he won’t be starting university until the fall of 2018.

  • Gallacher, Deslauriers Lead The Way At Mid-Amateur & Mid-Master Championships

    John Gallacher, Recent Winner Of The PNGA Men's Super-Senior Title, Is The First Round Leader At The BC Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master At Kokanee Springs - File Photo

    by Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    CRAWFORD BAY -- Burnaby’s John Gallacher has the lead, but not much of a cushion following Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Mid-Amateur & Mid-Master Championship at Kokanee Springs Golf Club.

    Gallacher shot the day’s lone sub-par round, a one-under 70, to grab a one-shot lead over Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, Jordan Orth of Cranbrook and Jason Longshaw of Calgary in the Mid-Amateur category for players 25 and over.

    Four other players -- Craig Doell of Victoria, Ryan Mulhern of Vancouver, Jim Shaw of Mission and Daniel Brown of Grand Forks -- are tied for fifth at one over par. Gallacher also leads the Mid-Master Championship for players 40 and over by one shot over Harper. Doell, Mulhern and Shaw are tied for third.

    In the women’s Mid-Amateur competition, Josee Deslauriers of Parksville shot a four-over 77 and has a one-shot lead over Christina Proteau of Port Alberni and Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna. Deslauriers also has a one-shot lead over Palahniuk in the Mid-Master Championship.

    Harry Ferguson of Invermere and Harper lead the two-ball best-ball competition with a four-under 67. That was one shot better than the teams of Nash Kassam and Thomas Carr of Vancouver and Longshaw and Brant Zurawell of Calgary.

    CLICK HERE for complete scoring in Women's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master

    CLICK HERE for complete scoring in Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master

  • Richmond's Alisha Lau Starts Off Bullish On The Bear In BC Junior Girls Championship

    Alisha Lau Is Your First Round Leader In The 2017 BC Junior Girls Championship After Carding A Ladies' Course Record 67 On The Bear Course At Okanagan GC - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Richmond’s Alisha Lau fired a Ladies’ course record 67 on The Bear at The Okanagan Golf Club today to take a 3-shot lead over Surrey’s Angel Lin in the opening round of the BC Junior Girls Championship.

    The 17-year old Lau, who plays out of Quilchena Golf Club and is a recent graduate of Burnett High School in Richmond, is heading to the University of Colorado in the fall and this will be her final go ‘round in the BC Junior Girls Championship.

  • Follow Live Scoring For BC Golf Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Women's & Men's Mid-Amateur

    Kokanee Springs GC Plays Host To The Women's & Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master Championships This Week In Crawford Bay - Image Courtesy Kokanee Springs Golf Resort

    British Columbia Golf (July 4, 2017) - It's a very busy week for British Columbia Golf Championships as we see the Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley Golf Club, the Junior Girls play The Bear Course at The Okanagan Golf Club and the Mid-Amateur for Women & Men takes place atKokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay.

    British Columbia Golf is proud to have their championships hosted all around this beautiful province and to be able to showcase many of the great golf facilities we are so fortunate to have in our part of the world.

    To follow live scoring for these events please click on the appropriate link below.

    Women's & Men's Mid-Amateur Championships at Kokanee Springs GR

    - Click here for Women's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master scoring

    - Click here for Men's Mid-Amateur/Mid-Master scoring

    Junior Girls Championship at The Okanagan GC

    - Click here for Junior Girls live scoring

    Junior Boys Championship at Squamish Valley GC

    - Click here for Junior Boys live scoring

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Mandur Set To Defend Junior Title; Four British Columbians In Sahalee Field

    The Squamish Valley Golf Course Plays Host To This Week's British Columbia Junior Boys Championship, One Of Three BC Golf Championships Happening This Week - Image Courtesy Squamish Valley GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Tristan Mandur won last year’s B.C. Junior Boys Championship on his home course, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. He will defend that title this week on less familiar territory as this province’s top juniors gather at Squamish Valley Golf Club.

    Mandur will face plenty of stiff competition as he attempts to become the first junior boy to defend his title since Surrey’s Adam Svensson went back to back in 2010 and 2011. 

    This week’s field in Squamish includes current B.C. Amateur champion Nolan Thoroughgood of Victoria, this year’s B.C. high school champion Andy Kim of Langley and two of his Walnut Grove Secondary teammates, Andy Jang and Jaewook Lee, as well as 2014 B.C. Junior champion Keaton Gudz of Victoria.

    The tournament runs Tuesday through Friday and is part of a busy week of amateur golf in British Columbia.

  • Maddie Szeryk Cruises To Four-Shot Win At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Team Canada's Maddie Szeryk Won The BC Women's Amateur By 4 Shots At Vernon Golf & Country Club - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- After leaving the door slightly ajar with an indifferent third round, Maddie Szeryk slammed it shut early in Friday’s final round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship.

    Szeryk birdied four of her first six holes, building her lead to as many as seven shots before cruising to a four-shot win at Vernon Golf & Country Club.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Bounces Back With Record Round At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

     A Six-Under 67 Moved Victoria’s Naomi Ko To Within Three Shots Of Leader Maddie Szeryk - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- Naomi Ko didn’t get mad. Instead, she got even with Vernon Golf & Country Club in Thursday’s third round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship.

    An 80 in Wednesday’s second round had sent Ko, the first-round leader, tumbling down the leaderboard. The 19-year-old Victoria resident came to the course Thursday determined to make amends. 

    Mission accomplished.

  • Maddie Szeryk Opens Up Six-shot Lead At Halfway Mark Of B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Team Canada's Maddie Szeryk Is Setting A Strong Early Pace For The Rest Of The Field, Holding A 6-Shot Cushion Through 2 Rounds At The B.C. Women's Amateur In Vernon - Image Credit Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Maddie Szeryk is right where many thought she would be halfway through the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Vernon Golf & Country Club. The 20-year-old dual citizen from Allan, Tex., shot a four-under 69 in Wednesday’s second round to grab a commanding six-shot lead.

  • Victoria’s Ko Goes Low To Grab First-Round Lead At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    Royal Colwood's Naomi Ko Is In The Lead After Round One Of The 2017 BC Women's Amateur Following A First Round 69 At Vernon G&CC - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Victoria’s Naomi Ko birdied five of her first 11 holes en route to a four-under 69 Tuesday that gave her the lead after the first round of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Vernon Golf & Country Club.

    Ko, who just completed her sophomore year at North Carolina State University, leads Maddie Szeryk of Allan, Tex., by one shot. Both players are members of Canada’s national women’s team.

  • British Columbia Women's Amateur At Vernon GC Now Underway; Live Scoring Here

    The 2015 BC Women's Amateur Champion, Surrey's Michelle Kim, Is In The Field For This Year's Championship In Vernon - Image Courtesy Vernon GC/ BC Golf

    The BC Women's Amateur, the premier event for Amateur Women golfers in the Province of British Columbia is now underway at Vernon Golf & Country Club and features one of the strongest fields the event has seen in recent years. 

    It includes the entire Women's National Squad in Grace St-Germain of Ottawa, Jaclyn Lee of Calgary, Naomi Ko of Victoria and dual-citizen Maddie Szeryk of Allen, Tex. Also, two members of the national developmental team, Chloe Currie of Mississauga, Ont., and Delta’s Mary Parsons, who came second last year at Beach Grove are in the field.

    CLICK HEREfor live continuous scoring.

    Daily wrap-ups will be added below as the tournament progresses.

  • Golf Participation Survey Shows Increase In Play

    By Jim Lee (edited by Jeff Sutherland)

    A new golf report has been released by British Columbia Golf that is providing both updates and some illumination on some previously unquantified market segments.

    Conducted last year (2016), it has found that the size of the golf market increased slightly in 2016 to 680,000 golfers, continuing its upward trend.

    The participation rate also increased.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Gibson Back In Hall For Third Time; Mulhern Scorches Richmond Country Club With 11-under 61

    The 1979 BC Willingdon Cup Team Including Victoria's Rick Gibson (shown here), Vancouver's Doug Roxburgh, Kelly Murray and Steve Berry Wil Be Enshrined In The BC Golf Hall Of Fame - Images Courtesy Golf Canada & BC Golf Museum

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Victoria native Rick Gibson will be entering the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame for the third time this fall.

    Gibson, who is already in the hall of fame as an individual and as part of Canada’s 1994 Dunhill Cup-winning team, is being inducted again as part of the team that won the 1979 Willingdon Cup for B.C.
    That team was unique in that it was comprised of all Marine Drive Golf Club members. Doug Roxburgh, Steve Berry and Kelly Murray were the other members of that team.

  • Many Of Canada’s Top Young Players Tee It Up In B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship At Vernon Golf Club

    The Venerable Vernon Golf & Country Club Plays Host To This Year's B.C. Women's Amateur Championship Boasting An Incredibly Strong Field

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Keep it between the trees and below the hole. Those are the most basic instructions for Vernon Golf & Country Club, which plays host to the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship June 27-30.

    Vernon is one of British Columbia’s oldest courses, dating back to 1913, and many of its fairways are lined with Lombardy poplars and weeping willows. Stray off the fairway and you will have a decision to make.

  • Pultz Prevails In Playoff Over Horwood To Win Elusive B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    The 2017 BC Women's Senior and Super-Senior Champion Karen Pulz (R) Poses With Team BC Teammates Holly Horwood (L) And Jackie Little (C) - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It's not like she needed a reminder, but Karen Pultz got one the night before the final round of the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club.

    At Wednesday night’s tournament banquet, Pultz was looking at the long list of past Senior Women’s champions when her good friend and a past champion of the event, Phyllis Laschuk, gave her some words of encouragement.

    “Phyllis said it's time you put your name on this,” Pultz recalled Thursday. “I'm 60 years old and I was probably known as one of the best players never to have won the B.C. Senior. And now I am a little bit in shock to say the least because I've done it!”

  • Live Scoring & Round-by-Round Wrap-Ups From 2017 BC Golf Women's Senior, Super-Senior & Net-Stableford Championship

    The 2017 British Columbia Golf Women's Senior, Super-Senior & Net-Stableford Championship is underway at the beautiful Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club.

    The competiton is open to all female golfers age 50 and older as of the first day of the National Senior Women's Championship (August 22, 2017).

    Senior and Super-Senior: 54-hole gross stroke play competition. Players will be competing in all events in which they are age-eligible.

    Net-Stableford: 54-hole Net-Stableford (Players may elect to play off a shorter set of tees, however, will not be in the primary championships).

    Zone Team Gross - 2 person teams selected by each zone in advance of the competition. Scoring is based on players combined 2 day scores on day one and day two. Note players in this zone competition must be competing in the primary competition.

    Best-Ball Team Net – players may submit the names of their teams at registration (prior to the beginning of play on day 1). Players may be in any of the primary or secondary (Stableford) championships. Net scores will be adjusted relative to the course rating. Scoring will be based on better-ball net score on each of the 54-holes of play.

    For live scoring please CLICK HERE 

    For a round-by-round wrap-ups please see below.

  • BC's Senior Women Golfers Set To Do A Little Walking On Sunshine

    The Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club Is Set To Play Host To The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The scorecard seldom tells us the real story about a golf course. This is especially true at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club, which from June 20-22 plays host the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship.

    With tees ranging in length from 4,743 to 6,357 yards, Sunshine Coast is not, by today’s standards, a long golf course.

    But what it may lack in length, Sunshine Coast more than makes up with its many subtleties, like green complexes that are among the most challenging in the province. That is where the Senior and Super Senior women’s championships figure to be decided. She with the fewest three-putts may win.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Male Canada Summer Games Team

    British Columbia Golf Will Be Looking To Keep Their Unbeaten Streak Alive At This Year's Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg

    Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday this year and with that the Canada Games will hold its 50th edition with the Summer Games in Winnipeg from July 28th to August 13th. 

    Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, combined with a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Summer Games will bring together exceptional athletes and artists from coast to coast to celebrate the occasion.

    One of those sports is of course, Golf, and when it comes to competing in the Canada Summer Games, few provinces can boast the results in any discipline quite like BC can when it comes to golf.

    In 2009 (the first year golf was played as a sport in the Summer Games) and 2013 the representatives from British Columbia took home every gold medal available, in individual and team competitions for both males and females.

    With the announcement of the male version of their golf squad this year, the coaches and managers of BC's Summer Games Team look to put together the first component of maintaining that unblemished record.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Du Toit Moves On To Kelowna After Pro Debut; Svensson Top 10s On Web.com Tour

    BC's Steven Diack (L) And Chris Crisologo (R) Represented British Columbia Golf In Fine Fashion With A 3rd Place Finish Just Four Back Of The Winners At The Mexican National Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy Mexican Golf Federation

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It wasn’t the finish he wanted, but Jared du Toit still enjoyed what must be considered a successful pro debut this past weekend in Victoria.

    Du Toit finished tied for 29th place at the Bayview Place Cardtronics Open at Uplands Golf Club. The 2015 B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley had entered Sunday’s final round tied for eighth spot after opening with rounds of 67, 70 and 66. But a three-over 73 on Sunday dropped him down the leaderboard.

    Du Toit had been Canada’s top-ranked amateur before turning pro after graduating recently from Arizona State University.

  • BC's John Gallacher Goes Wire-To-Wire Claiming PNGA Super Senior Men’s Title, Tom Brandes Takes Senior Men’s Title In Playoff

    BC's John Gallacher (L) And Washington State's Tom Brandes (R) Are Your 2017 PNGA Super Senior And Senior Champions Respectively - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Courtesy PNGA Staff

    June 8, 2017 -- Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. came from behind in the final round to successfully defend his title and win the 53rd Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, while John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. went wire-to-wire for the title in the 8th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

    The two championships were held concurrently at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, both of which are located in Blaine, Wash. The championships were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • British Columbia Golf Announces GJAC Team For 2017 In Las Vegas

    The 2017 BC Girls Junior Americas Cup Team Clockwise From Top Left (With Non-Playing Team Captain Pat Thompson In The Centre): Kathrine Chan, Tiegan Taylor, Tiffany Kong And Cecile Kwon - All Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf 

    The 2017 Girls Junior Americas Cup takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada July 30th – August 3rd. This prestigious event is being hosted this year by the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association & Reflection Bay Golf Club.

    The GJAC was established in 1978 under the leadership of Joan Teats from the state of Washington. The first tournament was held at Tumwater Valley Golf Course in Olympia, Washington.

    Eleven teams participated including Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, Idaho, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, San Diego, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Washington.