• College Coaches Gather At Beach Grove To Search For Talent At B.C. Women’s Amateur

    Coquitlam’s Jisoo Keel Will Take A Six-Shot Lead Into Friday’s Final Round - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nicole Bird jokes that she is looking for the next Graham DeLaet. That would be the female version, of course. Bird is one of a handful of U.S. college golf coaches who have spent the week in Tsawwassen assessing the talent at the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Beach Grove Golf Club.

    Bird is heading into her 10th season as women’s golf coach at Boise State University, where DeLaet played his collegiate golf before becoming one of Canada’s top pros. “Besides Graham, we have had a few other Canadian men as well, so I am trying to kind of break into that a little bit,” Bird said.

    Many of the young women competing at Beach Grove this week have already committed to a U.S. school. “But there are probably eight or 10 others who haven’t,” Bird said.

  • With School Out For Summer, Jisoo Keel’s Attention Returns To Golf

    Former Junior Star Jisoo Keel From Coquitlam Has The Lead At  The Halfway Point Of The B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship At Beach Grove Golf Club - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    A funny thing happened when Jisoo Keel accepted a golf scholarship from Stanford University. She discovered there was more to life than golf. 

    The now 20-year-old Coquitlam resident, who graduated from Gleneagle secondary and enjoyed a stellar junior career, headed south three nearly three years ago to chase her LPGA Tour dreams.

    But lately, golf has taken a back seat to Keel’s educational ambitions. “I haven’t played much competitive golf the past two years,” Keel said Wednesday. “I have been more focused on school. I really want to make the most out of my Stanford education. I am heading into my senior year and hopefully I will be starting my Masters degree the following year.”

  • A.J. Ewart Shoots 64 To Take Second Round Lead In BC Junior Boys Championship

    Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart Jumped Into The Halfway Lead At The BC Junior Boys Championship With A Bogey-Free 6-under 64 - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    What a difference a day makes. Round two of the BC Junior Boys Championship at Arbutus Ridge Golf Course in Cobble Hill was played under beautiful blue, calm, sunny skies following an overcast, damp, windy and mostly cool opening round.

    The change in the weather obviously agreed with many of the young guns in the field for the 71st edition of this championship as evidenced by some of the big turnaround scores posted.

    The reversal of fortune was led by 2015 BC Juvenile Boys Champion A.J. Ewart who fashioned a bogey-free round of 6-under 64 to jump into the lead at the halfway point sitting at 3-under (137). 

  • Kim Gets Her Title Defence Off To A Solid Start

    Surrey Resident Michelle Kim Fired A Three-Under Par 69 To Grab A One-Shot Lead After First Round Of B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship At Beach Grove Golf Club - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer. British Columbia Golf

    Michelle Kim seems determined to keep the A.C. Flummerfelt Cup in the family. Two years ago, Michelle’s older sister, Taylor, hoisted that historic trophy as winner of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship. Last year, Michelle beat Taylor by one shot to take home the title.

    On Tuesday, Michelle Kim served notice she is intent on repeating as champion. The soon-to-be 19-year-old from Surrey fired a three-under 69 at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen to grab the first-round lead of the Women’s Amateur.

  • Cameron Bourque Takes Early Lead In BC Junior Boys Championship

    Victoria's Cameron Bourque Is The First Round Leader At 3-under Par In The BC Junior Boys Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    On an overcast, cool day that tested the best male Junior golfers in British Columbia it was Cameron Bourque's steady play in recording a 3-under 67 that staked him to a one shot lead over Parksville's Aidan Goodfellow and Vancouver's Andrew Spalti after the first round of the BC Junior Boys Championship being held at Arbutus Ridge GC in Cobble Hill.

    Bourque, a member of Uplands GC in Victoria carded four birdies against just one bogey en route to posting his score from the morning groups and watched it hold on throughout the rest of the day. Notably, he birdied both of the par 3's on the back nine including the difficlut island green 17th that caused fits for many of the players throughout the day.

  • BC Women's Amateur Championship Leaderboard Link

    The 2016 British Columbia Women's Amateur Championship is underway at Beach Grove GC in Tsawwassen. For live leaderboard scoring CLICK HERE.

  • BC Junior Boys Championship Leaderboard Link

    The 2016 British Columbia Golf Junior Boys Championship is underway at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club in Cobble Hill. For live scoring leaderboard CLICK HERE

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  • BC Junior Boys Championship Coming To Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

    The 'Thoughtful, Scenic' Arbutus Ridge Golf Course In Cobble Hill On Vancouver Island Will Host The Best Junior Boys In The Province For This Year's BC Junior Boys Championship - Image Courtesy Arbutus Ridge

    by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 2016 BC Junior Boys Championship is set to tee off on Tuesday, July 5th at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. Arbutus Ridge, owned and operated by the GolfBC Group, is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill within the Cowichan Valley amongst nine of Vancouver Island’s finest wineries and 10 minutes from the cultural city of Duncan and just a scenic 40 minute drive from Victoria or Nanaimo.

    A Bill Robinson design built in 1987, Arbutus Ridge was specifically routed to offer some of the most stunning views on Vancouver Island amongst the characteristic Arbutus trees. The front nine weaves alongside a seaside community while the back nine climbs a ridge overlooking the Satellite Channel.

  • Michelle Kim Back To Defend Her B.C. Women’s Amateur Title At Beach Grove

    Surrey's Michelle Kim Will Be Looking To Defend The Title She Won Last Year In The BC Women's Amateur Next Week At Beach Grove Golf Club - Image Credit Alfie Lau/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    We are about to find out what Michelle Kim is going to do for an encore. Last year, Kim got what was a super summer started by winning the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Duncan Meadows on Vancouver Island.

    The Surrey resident finished the 72-hole event at three-under par and beat her older sister Taylor by one shot. She followed that up by capturing the B.C. Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay in Victoria and then winning the Canadian Junior Girls Championship in Yorkton, Sask.

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    The book is now available online to British Columbia Golf members only for a promotional rate of $21.95 plus tax, includes shipping.

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  • Overflowing Youth Involvement For National Aboriginal Day

    The Target In The Swing Net Was A Big Hit With The Youth Who Came Out To Participate In National Aboriginal Day At Musqueam - Image Credit Gino Cutri

    By Gino Cutri

    The day began with the opening ceremony in the Musqueam Centre gymnasium. Young girls dressed in traditional Musqueam clothing entered the room singing hymns passed down from their elders. 

    The display reminded those in attendance of the importance of National Aboriginal Day, and what it means to Musqueam Nation. As the opening ceremony concluded, the block party ensued. Music, and barbecue filled the surrounding area with the sounds and smells of a block party celebration.

  • A Super-Sized Win For Holly Horwood In Kelowna

    Hooray For Holly Horwood, Your 2016 British Columbia Women's Senior & Super-Senior Champion - Images Credit Susan White/British Columbia Golf 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- Holly Horwood came to Kelowna Golf & Country Club looking for her second B.C. Women’s Super-Senior Championship. She got that and something even better. The Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club member also claimed her third B.C. Senior Women’s title, coming from behind to beat five-time champion Jackie Little of Port Alberni in Thursday’s final round.

    At age 64, Horwood didn’t see another seniors title in her future. That category is open to players 50 and over. Horwood had her sights set on the super-senior category, which is for players 60 and over.

  • Little Wonder The Field's Chasing Jackie At B.C. Senior Women's Championship

    Once Again, The Field Is Chasing Jackie Little At The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship The B.C. Golf Hall Of Fame Member Is In Position To Claim Her Sixth Seniors Title - Images Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- Jackie Little collected five B.C. Women’s Amateur titles and hoped to match that total when she began the senior phase of her golfing life. Little accomplished that goal last summer and the Hall of Famer from Port Alberni is now in a position to go one better.

    Little fired a one-over 73 in Wednesday’s second round of the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at Kelowna Golf & Country Club and with a 36-hole total of six-over 150 carries a one-shot lead over Vancouver’s Holly Horwood into Thursday’s final round. Win No. 6 -- which would be her third straight -- is in her sights.

  • International Olympic Day A Big Hit At The Richmond Oval

    The Velcro Target Dartboards Were A Big Hit With The Kids At BC Golf's Ball Striking Station On International Olympic Day - Images credit Gino Cutri/British Columbia Golf

    By Gino Cutri/British Columbia Golf

    The Richmond Olympic Oval was the host for International Olympic Day, which saw more than 2,000 elementary school students from the Lower Mainland attend. The goal for International Olympic Day is to promote the Olympic values and participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

    With 13 sports represented, International Olympic Day provided students with the opportunity to realize the skills required to play sports across the sporting landscape. At our British Columbia Golf station the skills of ball striking and rolling were on full display.

  • Sidney’s Baziuk Leads B.C. Senior Women's With ‘Newbie’ Sandra Turbide One Back At Kelowna G&CC

    Maple Ridge Resident Sandra Turbide Is Among A Rare Breed To Be Quite Happy At Having Turned 50 - But Competitive Golfers Understand - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- Many of her non-golfing friends couldn’t understand why Sandra Turbide was so happy about turning 50. “When I turned 50 I was so excited and people were like, are you crazy?” Turbide said with a laugh Tuesday. “I said you guys don’t play golf.”

    Maybe now her friends will understand after Turbide shot a three-over 75 in the first round of the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at Kelowna Golf & Country Club. That left the Maple Ridge resident one shot behind first-round leader Penny Baziuk of Sidney.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: McCarthy’s Magic Continues At Gallagher’s Canyon Winning Inaugural GolfBC Title; Vancouver’s Williams 2nd

    The Talons From Gleneagle High School In Coquitlam Repeated As 'AAA' Champions In Golf For 2015-16 - Image Credit Gleneagle HS

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Beautiful British Columbia? You’ll get no argument from Dan McCarthy. The 30-year-old pro from Syracuse, N.Y. won for the second time in three weeks Sunday, capturing the inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna.

    McCarthy, who closed with a seven-under 64, finished the $175,000 Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event at 25-under par. That was seven shots better than runner-up Ryan Williams of Vancouver.

  • Senior Women Get An Old Classic For Their Championship Tourney

    By Brad Ziemer. British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- British Columbia is blessed with a number of golf courses that perhaps can be best described as old classics. Kelowna Golf & Country Club is one such example. It has been around since the 1920s and nearly 100 years later boasts a membership of about 1,300. 

    The course, which was re-designed by A.V. Macan in the early 1960s, is the site of this year’s B.C. Senior Women’s/Super Senior & Stableford Championships. A field of 94 women, including last year’s Senior Women’s champion Jackie Little of Port Alberni, is expected for the 54-hole event that runs Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Women's Golf Day - A Global Success

    By All Accounts International Women's Golf Day Was A Great Success As Evidenced By The Turnout At Venues Like Langara GC Shown Here - Image Credit Gino Cutri

    By Gino Cutri, British Columbia Golf

    All it takes is a search of #womensgolfday on social media to see that the inarguable event was a global success. Women’s Golf Day was founded on three core principles: engage, empower, and support.

    Through these principles the event was designed to allow a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and create a network to support the continuation of golf no matter the skill or interest level.

  • B.C.’s Adam Cornelson Makes Biggest Move in This Week’s Rankings

    Albin Choi made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 102 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for fifth at the Web.com Tour Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. It was the third-best career finish for the Golf Canada Young Pro Squad member and helped him move from No. 10 in the Canadian rankings up to No. 7. Choi picked up 3.08 world ranking points, his third-straight points-paying finish.

    While Choi made the biggest move inside the Top-10, it was Adam Cornelson making the biggest move of the week with his win at Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open. The Langley, B.C., native gained 882 spots in the world rankings after picking up his first career win while setting a new 72-hole scoring record on the Mackenzie tour. It was quite the turnaround for Cornelson, who finished 94th on the money list last year to lose his Tour status. After finishing tied for ninth at Q-School, he earned exempt status through the first four events of the year. The win was worth 6.00 world ranking points and moved him from No. 29 up to No. 14 in the Canadian rankings.