• BC’s Chris Crisologo Selected To Compete At NCAA Super Regional

    STOCKTON, Calif. – Simon Fraser junior Chris Crisologo, who won four tournaments this year, has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division II West/South Central Super Regional, which will be held this year in Stockton, California.

    The tournament will be held on May 8-10 at the Brookside Golf Course in Stockton. The tournament features 20 teams and eight individuals with 10 teams from the West Region and 10 teams from the South Central Region.

  • BC’s Taylor And Macdonald Make Significant Moves In Canada’s Weekly Top 10 Golf Rankings

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor (L) And Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (R) Made Significant Moves In The World Golf Rankings This Past Week

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Back-to-back top-25 finishes has Nick Taylor climbing the world rankings. For the second straight week, the B.C. golfer picked up 17 places in the rankings after finishing tied for 22nd at the PGA TOUR's Valero Texas Open. That result was worth 2.13 world ranking points and marked his third straight tournament he’s recorded a points-paying finish.

  • Victoria Teens Walk Their Way Into Full-Ride Scholarships

    River Bristow (L) And Tim Peacock (R) Are The Latest Victoria Golf Club Caddies To Earn Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships. With Them Is Victoria Golf Club Memeber And Evans Caddie Scholarship Co-ordinator Berne Neufeld - Image Courtesy Victoria Golf Club

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    There were times over the last four years, on those days when the wind was blowing hard and the rain pounding sideways, when the golf bags they were carrying seemed especially heavy.

    But River Bristow and Tim Peacock soldiered on, knowing there was a potential pot of gold waiting at the end of their journey. And no, we’re not talking about the $40 tip they earned for most of their rounds working as caddies at Victoria Golf Club.

    Bristow and Peacock, a pair of Victoria-area Grade 12 students, have earned something much more substantial than that.

  • Chris Crisologo Wins First GNAC Championship

    by Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Simon Fraser University’s Chris Crisologo shot an even-par 71 to protect his lead and claim his first GNAC individual championship and sixth career title on Tuesday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

    The junior from Richmond finished the event at 5-under-par 208 to edge Chris Hatch of Western Washington by two shots. Crisologo tallied three birdies in a stretch of five holes on Tuesday to earn a comfortable lead with eight holes to play.

  • Emily Leung And Clan Win GNAC Championships

    by Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho –With the help of individual champion Emily Leung, Simon Fraser defended its GNAC Women’s Golf Championships title, winning the event by 19 shots on Tuesday at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.

    Leung carded two birdies on the final nine holes to secure the individual title with a score of 5-over-par 147 while the Clan ran away with the team title. Leung finished six shots ahead of teammate Kylie Jack, who took second place with an 11-over-par 153.

  • GM Brings New Focus to the Fernie Golf & Country Club

    Fernie, British Columbia – Max Sherwood is the new General Manager and Head Pro at the Fernie Golf & Country Club and he brings with him some new ideas about growing golf in the community. He is implementing a number of initiatives in an effort to make the Club more enticing for young players, women, families and seniors. Initiatives include reduced early morning and twilight green fees and offering a very affordable new one-hour short loop. As an incentive to get young players out, children of adult members golf for free and adult club members can sponsor any junior in the community to a free full membership and driving range pass. This July the club is hosting the Future Links Western Canadian Championships Golf Tournament for the top 17 and under boys and girls in Western Canada.

  • New Rules Of Golf Decision Limits Use Of Video Review

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

    The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America representatives to immediately begin a comprehensive review of broader video issues, including viewer call-ins, which arise in televised competitions.

  • Women's Golf Day Is June 6, 2017 Around The World

    Women’s Golf Day is a one day event taking place on the 'Same Day Everywhere Around the World' June 6, 2017, celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.

    It's a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf.

    The four hour experience allows a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and creates a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest.

  • BC's Macdonald & Rowe Capture Peruvian Amateur Titles

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (R) And Victoria's Lawren Rowe (L) Represented British Columbia Golf In Fine Fashion Winning The Team Title And Coming In 1st And 3rd Individually - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    British Columbia’s Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver) and Lawren Rowe (Victoria) teamed up to secure a five-stroke victory on Saturday at the Lima Golf Club en route to capturing the Peruvian International Amateur Championship - The XXIX Campeonato Internacional De Afficionados - and with it the prestigious Manuel Prado Cup.

  • Roberts Family Recognized For Player Development Fund Contributions

    Ray Flynn (L) Chairman Of The Player Development Trust Fund, At The Zone 3 AGM, Presents A Plaque To Graham Roberts For His Tireless Efforts In Raising Funds, From The Harry Roberts Memorial Golf Tournament - Image Courtesy Zone 3/ Ray Flynn

    The Player Development Trust Fund is the charitable arm of British Columbia Golf. The fund provides scholarships to boys and girls for post-secondary education and provides financial assistance to help young boys and girls attend British Columbia Golf sanctioned events.

  • Matt Cella To Coach British Columbia’s Golf Teams At Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Matt Cella, who has been appointed Team B.C.’s head golf coach for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, knows the bar has been set awfully high for him.

    After all, British Columbia has swept the individual and team competitions in the two Canada Summer Games where golf has been contested. Golf was first played at the Canada Summer Games in 2009 in Prince Edward Island, where North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong and Sue Kim of Langley won individual gold medals and B.C. swept the team titles.

    Four years later in Sherbrooke, Que., Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows and Taylor Kim of Surrey won gold and B.C. again took home gold in the boys’ and girls’ team competition.

  • ‘Poor Putting’ Doesn’t Keep Jackie Little Out Of PNGA Hall Of Fame

    Jackie Little Will Be Enshrined In The PNGA Hall Of Fame On April 28th - Image Credits British Columbia Golf/PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jackie Little is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished amateur golfers, but she hasn’t yet quite convinced her young granddaughter of her playing prowess.

    Last June, Little placed second at the B.C. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Kelowna Golf & Country Club. Her five-year-old granddaughter Myelle was there to watch Little complete her round. As she walked off the 18th green, Myelle asked her grandmother if she had won.

    “She said, ‘Granny, did you win,’” Little recalls with a chuckle. “And I said, ‘no, Granny didn’t win today, Granny didn’t putt very well.’ Ever since then, any time we ask her about my golf she goes, ‘oh Granny, it’s too bad you can’t putt.’ 

    “So I'm going to have to win another championship to prove to her that I can putt.”

  • Clan Sets Sights On GNAC Championships In Idaho

    2016 GNAC Player Of The Year Chris Crisologo Leads The SFU Clan Men's Squad Into Idaho For This Year's GNAC Championships Next Week at Coueur d'Alene - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    courtesy Steve Frost (SFU Athletics)

    BURNABY, BC – The Simon Fraser University golf teams have their sights set on the 2017 GNAC Championships, which takes place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on April 24 and 25. The Clan women enter the tournament as the defending champions while the men's team looks to capture its second conference title after finishing first in 2015.

  • The R&A And USGA Work With Handicap Authorities To Develop A Single World Handicap System

    image courtesy pixabay

    (19 April 2017), Far Hills, USA and St Andrews, Scotland: The USGA and The R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the sport.

    More than 15 million golfers in over 80 countries presently have a handicap, a numerical index long used as a reference to gauge a golfer’s potential skill level. Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world. The aim of the proposed handicap system is to adopt a universal set of principles and procedures that will apply all over the world.

  • Trophy Design Contest Winner Announced For 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The Winning Trophy Design For Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Reflects A Strong West Coast Theme - Image Courtesy SportBox PR

    VICTORIA, BC (April 18, 2017) - The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship announced today the winner of the Event’s 2017 Trophy Design Contest. Tournament Organizers received many amazing submissions, making it a difficult choice to narrow down the designs to three finalists.

    Following the initial finalists selection, the trophy design contest was opened to the public to decide on the winner based on the majority of fan votes. After voting closed on April 12, it was determined that Patrick Belanger of Vancouver Island was the winner.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes All A Happy Easter

    Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

    Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week"—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

    Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are identical or very similar.

    Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs (symbols of the empty tomb).

    The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.

    Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The Entire Jewish Community A Happy Passover

    Passover is a Jewish festival celebrated in commemoration of the release of the Hebrews from the brutal slavery of the ancient Egyptians. The festival holds great significance for the entire Jewish community residing across the world.

    Passover, which is also known as Pesach, falls on the 15th day of the Nisan month in the Hebrew calendar and lasts till the 21st or 22nd day. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Observed with much pomp and show, Passover celebrations revolve around holidaying, feasting and merry-making. People meet one another and exchange greetings.

    This year Passover is celebrated between April 10 and 18th. 

    On behalf of British Columbia golf, "May you be blessed with Happiness, prosperity, peace and good health on Pesach and always. Happy Passover!"

  • British Columbia Golf Joins In Wishing All A Happy Baisakhi

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit A Ben Hogan Award Semi-Finalist

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Is One of 10 Semi-finalists For The Prestigious Ben Hogan Award - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    FORT WORTH, Texas (April 12, 2017) – Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced that nine first-time semi-finalists are among the 10 players in contention for the 2017 Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta).

    The semi-finalists, in alphabetical order, are: Sam Burns (LSU, So.), Wyndham Clark (Oregon, Sr.), Sean Crocker (Southern California, Jr.), Jared du Toit (Arizona State, Sr.), Nick Hardy (Illinois, Jr.), Maverick McNealy (Stanford, Sr.), Dylan Meyer (Illinois, Jr.), Collin Morikawa (California, So.), Matthias Schwab (Vanderbilt, Sr.) and Will Zalatoris (Wake Forest, Jr.). McNealy, a two-time award finalist (2015, 2016), is the lone player ever to previously appear as a semi-finalist.

  • Kelowna's Richdale Proof That The Dream Never Dies

    Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Continues To Swing Toward Her Dream Of Playing Regularly On The LPGA Tour - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    MESA, Ariz. -- The long and winding road that has been Samantha Richdale’s professional golf career stopped earlier this month in Arizona, where the Kelowna native made a little Symetra Tour history.

    Richdale tied for 12th place at the tour’s Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa and the $1,624 she earned pushed her into the top spot in Symetra Tour career earnings.

    No one has made more on the Symetra Tour -- the official developmental tour of the LPGA Tour -- than the $227,670 Richdale has pocketed since turning pro in 2006.