• 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.


    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…

  • British Columbia Golf High Performance Camp Opens Eyes Of 24 Young Golfers

    Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    For the 24 young golfers who attended the British Columbia Golf High Performance Camp at Northview in Surrey on Oct. 18 and 19, the message and tone was set early each morning.

    Coaches Jody Jackson, Matthew Palsenbarg, Helene Delisle and Matt Cella, along with TPI trainers Lindsay Manion and Nick Mueller, emphasized that while they wanted all the players to have fun and learn, each player was being evaluated.

    “There is a lot of assessing going on,” said Jackson. “We are comparing you against all the other players here and we will be working with you on all aspects of your game.”

  • BC Golfers Nominated For 2014 PNGA Awards

    October 15, 2014

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Eight British Columbia amateur golfers have been nominated for prestigious Pacific Northwest Golf Association Awards.

    The PNGA gives out awards in eight categories: Men's, Women's, Mid-Amateur Men's, Mid-Amateur Women's, Senior Men's, Senior Women's, Junior Boys', and Junior Girls'.

    The players are voted on by the PNGA Championship Committee and the nominated players come from British Columbia, Idaho, Washington State and Oregon.

  • To Post Or Not to Post? That is the Question

    October 6, 2014

    Susan White, British Columbia Golf

    The active season for posting scores made on golf courses in British Columbia is from March 1st to November 15th. This is the season set by the provincial golf association in which clubs may open their handicap system for the posting of scores played on B.C. Courses. 

    Individual clubs may determine that their course is not ready for the posting of scores and may delay the opening of their books to a later date in time.

    Once your club has “opened for the posting of scores” your club has other factors to consider during the “active season”.

  • RunJumpThrow and P2F Coach Workshop

    October 3, 2014
    Kathy Gook (British Columbia Golf)

    In partnership with BC Athletics this workshop provides instructor training for both our Playground to Fairway school golf Coaches and for golf professionals wanting to learn and add more fundamental movement games in their junior golf programs.  

    RunJumpThrow (RJT) is the grassroots development program for our sport. This FUNdamentals program teaches the skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical skill progressions for track and field events. It is designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, has progressions for older athletes, and can be adapted for special needs.

  • Anjarwalla holds on to win Juvenile Girls' title; San Pedro secures Boys' Championship win with a play-off victory

    August 28, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Diego San Pedro secured the 2014 Juvenile Boys’ Championship title with a one-hole play-off victory, while Shirin Anjarwalla held on to become the Juvenile Girls’ champion on Thursday at Royalwood Golf Course, after leading all three days of competition.


  • Members help support Canadian athlete development

    August 19, 2014
     Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Richmond, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Team Canada member and recent Kent State graduate, Corey Conners of Listowel, ON, finished as runner-up at the US Amateur Championship last week. The week prior, 16-year-old, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, ON also came within reach of the US Women’s Amateur title, losing by two holes in the championship match to Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas.

    It’s safe to say, Team Canada is doing well. And they’re forcing the world to notice.

  • Kathy Gook wins LPGA western section Junior Golf Leadership Award

    August 15, 2014
     Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    British Columbia Golf’s Director of School Golf, Kathy Gook, has won the LPGA Teachers & Club Professionals Western Section Junior Golf Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the area of junior golf as selected by LPGA T&CP membership, and Gook is now in the running for the overall national award determined by the LPGA T&CP Executive Committee.

  • Choosing Your Game

    Aug 13, 2014
    Kris Jonasson (British Columbia Golf)

    Terms such as “double black diamond” warn the less experienced skier that this particular run may not be pleasant; while “bunny slope” resonates with the beginner. Even the name of the Grouse Grind suggests a difficult hike; while “meadows trail” suggests it’s appropriate for all and “promenade walk” sounds pretty darn inviting.

  • Little wins fourth Senior Women's title; Horwood takes top spot in Super-Senior Championship

    June 19, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Jackie Little won her fourth British Columbia Golf Senior Women’s Championship in addition to placing first in the Mid-Master Championship on Thursday at Vernon Golf and Country Club; while Holly Horwood took home top honours in the Super-Senior Championship.


  • Highlights From Men's Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Championship

    Craig Doell is the 2014 Men's Mid-Am and Mid-Master Champ, check out some of the highlights

  • High school championships conclude; Lu sets course record

    May 29, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Jordan Lu set a new course record and personal best (63) at Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. His 14-under performance helped Prince of Wales Secondary School capture the BC School Sports ‘AAA’ Championship title.

  • Women in golf

    May 6, 2014
    Jim Lee, (British Columbia Golf)

    The National Golf Foundation recently released information on women's participation in golf, comparing the US to other countries.  Over the past 20 years the number of women in the game in the US has remained the same, despite significant efforts to increase their participation.  Currently, about 20% of US golfers are women, compared with 30% in Canada, 38% in Korea and 39% in Germany.  The NGF cites the following factors in the differences between the US and other countries. 

  • World Champion Figure Skater Patrick Chan Hits The Links With British Columbia Golf And ASPAC

    May 15, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    As a proud partner of the ASPAC Club, British Columbia Golf was on hand at Richmond Olympic Oval on Wednesday, May 14 as the club announced three-time World Champion figure skater, Patrick Chan, as honorary member No. 1.

    Following a press conference with the two-time Olympic silver medalist, British Columbia Golf was honored to enjoy lunch and a short round of golf with Chan at Quilchena Golf and Country Club.