• Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Minni wins Vancouver City Amateur; Du Toit low Canadian in Lethbridge; Past champs Rutledge, Parry in field for PGA Championship of Canada

    Jace Minni Holds The Trophy As The Vancouver City Amateur Champion - Image Courtesy Scott Minni/Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Delta’s Jace Minni, the reigning B.C. Juvenile Boys champion, added another title to his collection by winning the Vancouver City Amateur on the weekend.

    The 17-year-old Minni, who just completed Grade 11 at South Delta Secondary School, finished the 36-hole event at six-under par to edge Trevor Yu of Vancouver by one shot.

    Minni, who plays out of Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, fired a three-under par 69 in the first round held at Kings Links Golf Course in Delta and then added a three-under par 70 in Sunday’s final round at Quilchena Golf Club in Richmond.

  • Come Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

    Friday, June, 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

    Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples by participating in the many activities happening across Canada!

    As part of the celebrations British Columbia Golf is hosting a Future Links golf booth among the many other activities taking place at The Musqueam Cultural Pavilion, 4000 Musqueam Ave. in Vancouver.

  • Tee It Forward And Have More Fun

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In Larry Gilhuly’s opinion, the three biggest issues facing the game of golf are pace of play, player enjoyment and economic sustainability.

    Gilhuly likes to think he has the solution for all three. “The answer for all of these, in my opinion, are properly placed forward tees,” Gilhuly told the Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

    For much of his 35-year career with the United States Golf Association, Gilhuly was all about agronomy. His formal title with the USGA is Agronomist, West Region. In other words, Gilhuly is an expert on growing grass. But in recent years, Gilhuly has become passionate -- very passionate -- about teeing it forward. And by forward, he means way forward. “This topic that I am talking about has got me fired up,” Gilhuly told his audience.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Knapp Makes It A B.C. Double With Win At GolfBC Championship; Sigg Fires 59; Kelowna Junior Cooper Humphreys Impresses At Gallagher’s Canyon

    It's Two Out Three In B.C. For California's Jake Knapp As He Took The GolfBC Championship Title To Go Along With His Win In The Season Opener At Point Grey G&CC - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Mackenzie Tour

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The guy who shot 59 didn’t win. Greyson Sigg of Augusta, Ga., had to settle for third place after he scorched Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club with a 12-under 59 in Sunday’s final round of the GolfBC Championship.

    It was only the second 59 recorded since the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit started in 2013. Sigg finished the final event of the Mackenzie Tour’s British Columbia Swing at 17-under par. That was three shots behind winner Jake Knapp of Costa Mesa, Calif., who closed with an eight-under 63.

  • Carrington Credits Mom’s Inspiration After winning B.C. Senior Women’s Title

    No Stranger To Winning Championships, Calgary's Kim Carrington Accepts The B.C. Senior Women's Trophy From BC Golf's Doug Hastie - Image Courtesy St.Eugene Resort/Cindy Soukoroff

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Inspired by daily inspirational messages from her mother, Calgary’s Kim Carrington completed her wire-to-wire victory Thursday at the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship.

    Each morning, Carrington received an email from her mom, Shelley. The one she received before Thursday’s final round read in part: “Enjoy the moment. Play fearlessly. Breathe, inhale confidence. Feel your powers, feel your energy. Trust, commit. Love surrounds you. Play happy.” 

    “She was my 15th club,” a tearful Carrington said after winning the B.C. Senior title at St. Eugene Golf Resort in Cranbrook.

  • Carrington Extends Lead After 2nd Round Of B.C. Senior & Super-Senior Championships In Cranbrook

    Kim Carrington Of Calgary Continues To Lead The B.C. Senior And Super-Senior Women’s Championship At St. Eugene Golf Resort In Cranbrook - Image Courtesy Alberta Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    First-round leader Kim Carrington of Calgary extended her lead in Wednesday’s second round and carries a five-shot cushion into Thursday’s final round of the B.C. Senior and Super-Senior Women’s Championship at St. Eugene Golf Resort in Cranbrook.

    Carrington, the 2017 Alberta Senior Women’s champion, fired a four-over 76 on Wednesday and sits at seven-over par through 36 holes. Penny Baziuk of North Saanich, BC is alone is second at 12-over after firing a 77 on Wednesday.

  • Calgary’s Kim Carrington Grabs Three-Shot Lead At B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    Calgary's Kim Carrington (L) Is No Stranger To Winning Golf Tournaments And She Has The First Round Lead At The B.C. Senior and Super-Senior Women’s Championship - Image Credit Alberta Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Albertans always flood the Kootenays during golf season and on Tuesday, three of them settled in at the top of the leaderboard of the B.C. Senior and Super-Senior Women’s Championship at St. Eugene Golf Resort in Cranbrook.

    Kim Carrington of Calgary fired a three-over 75 to grab a three-shot lead after the first round of the 54-hole event. Carrington, the 2017 Alberta Senior Women’s champion, had one birdie and four bogeys in her round.

  • Make Your Picks For The U.S. Open In The BC Golf Fantasy Golf Challenge

    The first four legs of the British Columbia Golf Fantasy Golf Tour Challenge are in the books and we have our up to date group of qualifiers for the Grand Prize final event in the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Championship.

    Next up...The U.S. Open.

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

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Earns Open Spot; Allenby Takes Positives From MC; Little Set To Defend Sr. Title; Parsons 4th At Porter Cup

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin Can Now Eye The Claret Jug After His Finish At The RBC Canadian Open - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He did not get the ultimate prize, but Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin did earn something else of note with his solo sixth-place finish Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open. 

    Hadwin claimed one of three spots that were up for grabs at Hamilton Golf & Country Club into next month’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Hadwin also hoisted his fourth Rivermead Cup as low Canadian in the Canadian Open. He had high hopes of ending the long Canadian victory drought when he began Sunday’s final round just one shot out of the lead.

    But no one was going to catch Rory McIlroy, who closed with a nine-under 61 to finish 22-under, seven shots clear of the field.

  • BC's Legendary Little To Let It Fly With LPGA Legends At White Horse GC

    Procter, BC's Jackie Little Is Set To Tee It Up With The LPGA Legends This Week At White Horse GC As One Of Four Amateurs In The Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    If ever there was an aptly named professional event for amateur great Jackie Little to appear in it has to be this one.

    The LPGA Legends Cup taking place at the White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, WA this Friday and Saturday will feature several of the best known and accomplished LPGA stars over the last few decades. 

    With an amateur record that has her already in both the BC Golf Hall of Fame and the PNGA Hall of Fame, Little is looking forward to teeing it up with and against some of the players she looked up to as an amateur player growing up.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Frenchman Barjon Triumphs In Victoria; Free Admission At GolfBC Championship; Hadwin Focused On Canadian Open

    Paul Barjon Won The PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour Bayview Place DCBank Open Presented By Times Colonist In Victoria - Image Credit Kevin Light/Mackenzie Tour

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The Canadian drought on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit officially reached three years Sunday when Frenchman Paul Barjon won the Bayview Place DCBank Open in VictoriaLangley’s Adam Cornelson, at the 2016 Bayview Place tourney, was the last Canadian to win a Mackenzie Tour event.

    Barjon closed with a five-under 65 at Uplands Golf Club to edge American Doc Redman, the 2017 U.S. Amateur champion, by a single shot. Barjon, who previously won the 2016 Canada Life Championship on the Mackenzie Tour, finished the 72-hole event at 19-under par.

  • Magical Back Nine Gives Dan Swanson His First Provincial Title

    Abbotsford Resident Dan Swanson (R), With Tournament Chair Tom Hall (L), Claimed The B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Championships At Ledgeview Golf Club - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    ABBOTSFORD -- It was moments like this that Dan Swanson envisioned when he decided a couple of years ago to apply to regain his amateur status. A couple times on the back nine of Thursday’s final round of the B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship the 40-year-old found himself thinking back to past battles he’d had in provincial championship events in his late teens and early 20s. Those ones didn’t always end well.

    He’d come close, losing a heartbreaker at the 1999 B.C. Amateur Championship at Storey Creek in Campbell River, for example. This time, 20 years later, Swanson sealed the deal with a brilliant back nine at Ledgeview Golf Club to finally claim that elusive provincial title.

  • Stouffer Coasts To A Five-Shot Win In B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

    Nanoose Bay Resident Shelly Stouffer Won Both Titles In The 2019 Women's Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Championships At Ledgeview Golf Club - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    ABBOTSFORD -- Shelly Stouffer was delighted with everything about her play at the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Well, almost everything. 

    She wasn’t thrilled about her final hole. “I finished with a bang,” Stouffer said with a laugh after she four-putted the 18th green at Ledgeview Golf & Country Club on Thursday for her only double-bogey of the tournament. “I was trying to make the (birdie) putt. Oh well.”

    Stouffer could have afforded to take three or four more whacks at it on the 18th green. The Nanoose Bay resident had arrived there with a seven-shot lead.

  • BC Mid-Am Host Ledgeview Still Waiting For Its New Clubhouse Three Years After Fire

    The Devastating Fire That Destoyed The Clubhouse At Ledgeview Golf Club In Abbotsford In April Of 2016. The Club Has Yet To Find Out What Sort Of Replacement Will Be Built - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    ABBOTSFORD -- The leader in the clubhouse at the B.C. Men’s & Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Ledgeview Golf Club is. . .wait, there is no clubhouse. And that’s a shame.

    It has been more than three years since fire destroyed the clubhouse at Ledgeview. In its place sits a large tent. Next to it are a couple of portable washrooms. The pro shop and restaurant are operated out of trailers at the opposite end of the parking lot. 

    The golf course, meanwhile, is in absolute pristine condition.

  • Craving Competition, Shelly Stouffer Returns To Provincial Golf Scene

    Nanoose Bay Resident Shelly Stouffer Shares The Lead With Port Alberni’s Christina Proteau After The First Round Of The B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy Parksville Qualicum Beach News

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    ABBOTSFORD -- In good times and in bad, golf has been a constant in Shelly Stouffer’s life. And even though we haven’t seen her on the provincial tournament scene the last three years, Stouffer never stopped playing. 

    “I have been playing more lately,” the Nanoose Bay resident said after Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Ledgeview Golf Club. “My two sons (aged 11 and 13) are getting into golf, so I am going out there with them a little bit.”

    Finding the time to golf became more difficult when Stouffer lost her husband, Ward -- a highly respected club pro -- to a heart attack in early 2017.

  • Special Offer To BC Golf Members For The BC Lions Home Opener

    The BC Lions and British Columbia Golf are working together to help further junior sport development in our province.

    As a member of the BC Golf Association, the BC Lions are happy to extend a discounted ticket rate to their Home Opener on June 15th vs. Winnipeg.

    All members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $30.00 (Reg. $36.00) in the End Zone and $3.00 from every ticket sold will go back to the Playground to Fairway School Golf Program.

    To take advantage of this offer please enter promo code BCGOLF after you CLICK HERE

    Follow the steps in the link, create an account and If you would like to upgrade your tickets and still receive a discounted ticket rate please call Adam D’Angelo at 604.930.5497.

    BC Golf and the BC Lions believe in building a healthy and positive future for all youth involved in sports across British Columbia and Canada.

    Thank you

    ADAM D’ANGELO | Account Executive, Fan Services
    BC LIONS FOOTBALL CLUB
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  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Ollis Ready For Second Crack At Uplands; UFV Cascades Defend At Canadian University Championships; B.C. Mid-Amateur Championships Set For Ledgeview

    Cordova Bay GC Assistant Pro Nate Ollis (Inset) Will Be In The Field At This Week's Bayview Place DCBank Open At Oak Bay's Uplands GC - Golf Course Image Courtesy Uplands - Nate Ollis Photo/Pheasant Glen website

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit moves to Victoria this week for the Bayview Place DCBank Open, where tournament organizers always ensure they have a strong local contingent in the field. Four spots into the $200,000 event are awarded off the 15-event Bayview Performance Tour and this year Cordova Bay Assistant Pro Nate Ollis topped the Order of Merit.

    Ollis, a Victoria native who played his collegiate golf at the University of B.C., won three events and ran away with the points list. He feels like his game is in a good place as he prepares to play the Bayview Place tourney at Uplands Golf Club for a second straight year.

  • Team B.C. Makes It Four In A Row At North Pacific Junior Ladies Matches

    Team British Columbia Pose As Winners Of The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches For The Fourth Consecutive Year - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Foursomes, otherwise known as alternate shot, is for many players the most nerve-wracking format of match play golf. You never would have known it by watching Team British Columbia perform Sunday at the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond.

    The six B.C. girls earned all nine points up for grabs in their three alternate-shot matches Sunday to register their fourth straight victory in the annual event that includes fellow juniors from Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

  • Make Your Picks For The RBC Canadian Open In The BC Golf Fantasy Golf Challenge

    The first three legs of the British Columbia Golf Fantasy Golf Tour Challenge are in the books and we have our up to date group of qualifiers for the Grand Prize final event in the PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Championship.

    Next up...The RBC Canadian Open.

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

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Allenby Heads To Point Grey On A Roll; UBC, UVic Men At NAIA Nationals; Hadwin Records Top-30 Finish At PGA

    Langley's James Allenby Rides A Major Hot Streak Heading Into This Week's Canada Life Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club - Image Credit VGT/Mike West

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    James Allenby’s last four competitive rounds of golf have been nothing short of amazing. He now hopes he’s got four more of the same for this week’s Canada Life Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

    The Langley resident has a sponsor’s exemption into the season-opening event on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit and to say he is on something of a roll would be an understatement.