• Q-School Q & A With Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald

    Stuart Macdonald Looks To Begin The Transition To His Professional Career With A Good Week At Q-School - Image Credit (Bernard Brault/Golf Canada)

    by Brian Decker/PGATOUR.com

    Vancouver, B.C.'s Stuart Macdonald is looking to earn Mackenzie Tour status this week a Q-School. The member of Golf Canada's National Amateur Team plays out of Point Grey Golf and Country Club, host of the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, and recently finished his collegiate career at Purdue University.

    MacDonald plans on competing as an amateur into this summer, but has eyes on his next steps and professional future this week in California.

  • Freedom 55 Financial Open At Point Grey GC Looking For Volunteers

    The Freedom 55 Financial Open will take place at the prestigious Point Grey Golf & Country Club the week of May 29 – June 4, 2017. They are looking for people that are interested in volunteering time to assist in implementing this great event.

    This year’s charity recipient is the Canucks for Kids Fund.

  • Gudz Wins Humber College PGM Western Junior Championship Presented by Tour Performance LAB

    St. Patrick's Day Saw These Four Plucky Players Finding Gold At The End Of The Rainbow In Some Rather Wet Conditions At Northview G&CC. (L-R): Bailey Bjornson, Euna Han, Jennifer Gu And Keaton Gudz - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/ British Columbia Golf

    courtesy CJGA

    Surrey, BC (March 18, 2017) – Juniors from coast to coast gathered in British Columbia this past spring break for the Humber College PGM Western Junior Championship presented by Tour Performance LAB. The three-day event took place on Northview Golf & Country Club’s Canal Course in Surrey, B.C.

  • BC's Macdonald A 'Player To Watch' In This Week's Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Q-School

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Is Tabbed By Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Experts As One To Watch This Week At Q-School In California - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Brian Decker/ Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada

    The quest to earn Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada status resumes this week at The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, California, where 120 players will look to earn their cards to compete on the Mackenzie Tour this season.

    Below are all the details from this week along with storylines to watch for from California:

  • Ziemer's Monthly BC Golf Notes: It's Back To School For Wheeldon And Wong

    Riley Wheeldon (L) And Eugene Wong (R) Are Getting Set For The Second Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School At Crown Isle - Image Courtesy Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Two British Columbians who are past winners on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit will be back at qualifying school later this spring trying to regain their playing privileges.

    Riley Wheeldon of Comox and North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong have both entered the tour’s qualifying school at Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay. That 72-hole event, the last of five Mackenzie Tour Q-schools this spring, goes May 2-5.

  • adidas Golf Signs On As Official Apparel And Headwear Partner Of National Team Program

    Team Canada Members Jared du Toit From Kimberley, BC And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko Model Some Of The New adidas Team Canada Apparel - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada and adidas Golf announced an agreement that will see adidas Golf become the official apparel and headwear outfitter for Golf Canada’s National Team Program.

    The adidas Golf performance products will be worn by Team Canada athletes, coaches and sport science staff in training as well as during competition at domestic and international golf championships.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit Nominated For Byron Nelson Award

    by Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    Seven Byron Nelson Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, including Canadians Jared du Toit and Joey Savoie. The award is given to the graduating senior who excels in golf, the classroom, and the community.

  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings - Hadwin Eyes World Top 50 Spot

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Is Now Number 51 In The OWGR After His Victory In The Valspar Championship - Image Credit Kelly Murray/ British Columbia Golf

    It was a big week for players from BC in the Canadian Weekly Top-10 rankings and in particular for Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin followin his dramatic first career PGA TOUR victory at the Valspar Championship in Florida. Hadwin's triumph has now only one place back of occupying a top 50 world ranking among male professionals. 

    Other notable names from BC such as Kimberley's Jared du Toit (no. 1 Male Amateur) and Victoria's Naomi Ko (no. 2 Female Amateur) continue to occupy lofty positions in our national rankings.

  • Kimberley's du Toit Continues To Roll With T3 In Las Vegas

    BC's Jared du Toit Is Showing No Signs Of Slowing Down In His Senior Year At Arizona State University - Image Credit Golf Canada

    courtesy Golf Canada

    LAS VEGAS – National Amateur Squad member Jared du Toit continued his impressive run last week, finishing in a tie for third at the Southern Highlands Collegiate.

    The 21-year-old senior (and captain) at Arizona State closed the event at 5-under par—one stroke off the lead. His final-round scorecard included a hole-in-one on the par-3 2nd hole, lifting him into contention down the stretch.

  • BC's Stinson A 'Player To Watch' At Mackenzie Tour Q-School In California

    courtesy Brian Decker/ Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

    The quest to earn Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada status begins this week at Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, California, where 120 players will look to earn their cards to compete on the Mackenzie Tour this season.

    Among players to keep an eye on are Mission, BC's Kevin Stinson who has 38 Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada starts to his credit and is looking to regain full status. 

  • Final Selection Camp For 2017 Canada Summer Games Set For Northview March 15-17

    Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ British Columbia Golf

    The final 2017 Canada Summer Games Selection Camp will be held March 15-17, 2017 at Northview Golf and Country Club, Surrey, BC and supported by the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA), a sanctioned BC Golf OOMtournament.

    British Columbia Golf is the provincial sport organization in BC that oversees the Team BC program for golf at the multi-sport games.

  • Hadwin’s Proud Parents Both Nervous Wrecks As Their Son Secures First PGA TOUR Win

    While Son Adam Was Playing His Way To His 1st PGA TOUR Victory, Mom Brenda (Not Shown) Couldn't Watch, But Dad Gerry (Inset) Was Glued To The TV - Image Credit/Kelly Murray/Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    His mom couldn’t bear to watch, finally turning on the TV when her son was on the 18th green. His dad didn’t miss a shot.

    Both of them could not be more proud of their son, Adam Hadwin, who on Sunday won the Valspar Championship in Florida for his first PGA TOUR win.

  • March Turning Into A Magical Month For Hadwin

    Adam Hadwin Holds Valspar Trophy Follwing His First PGA TOUR Victory - Image Credit Kelly Murray

    First A PGA TOUR Win And Now A Wedding. And Next Month, The Masters

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Hadwin knew March was going to be a special time in his life. Just not this special.

    His March 24th wedding in Scottsdale, Ariz., to fiancee Jessica Kippenberger figured to be the highlight of his year -- and still will be -- but Hadwin will also remember March 12, 2017 as another big day in his life.

    His wedding will change his life and so will his first PGA TOUR win Sunday at the Valspar Championship on Florida’s west coast.

  • BC's Hadwin Working On First PGA TOUR Win 'One Shot At A Time'

    BC's Adam Hadwn Is One Round Away From His First PGA TOUR Win As He Goes Into The Final Day At Valspar Championship With A 4-Shot Lead - Image Courtesy Golf Channel 

    By Kelly Murray

    One of Canada's greatest golfers and considered among the best ball-strikers ever, 8-time PGA TOUR winner George Knudson said to me in 1981 that, "Each golf shot is worth one. Your opening tee shot, your fairway shot on 7, bunker shot on 13, your last putt on 18." That's exactly how Knudson related it to me and it's as fresh in my memory as if he had told me just yesterday.

    It became the way I thought. It became the way I played.

    On Tuesday of this week heading into the Valspar Championship, Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin shared with me, "Your first tee shot, your fairway shot on 5, your last tee shot or last putt are all worth one," and that he is focusing very hard on that mindset, not trying to place too much importance on any one shot in particular, but rather going through the process to hit the best possible shot that he can at every opportunity.

  • ‘Late Bloomer’ Hadwin Shoots A 29 For Third Time This PGA TOUR Season

    BC's Adam Hadwin Signs An Autograph For A Fan Following His 2nd Round 7-Under 64 That Gave Him The 36-Hole Lead At The Valspar Championship In Florida - Image Credit Kelly Murray/Inside Golf

    by Kelly Murray

    For the third time this season Adam Hadwin shot 29 for nine holes. His second round back-nine 29 went with a 35 on the outward 9. The 6-under 29 coming home vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard here at the Valspar Championship where he is walking the fairways looking very composed, his rhythm and tempo extraordinary. He's a very relaxed and calm young man.

  • USGA Boss Hopes To Change More Than Golf’s Rules

    USGA Chief Executive Officer Mike Davis Delivers Closing Address 'Imagining The Future' At The Conclusion Of The 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium In Vancouver - (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Variable-distance golf balls, courses that are more brown than green, hard and fast fairways, slower greens and balls with chips embedded in them that you will always be able to find.

    Those are just some of things Mike Davis, executive director of the United States Golf Association, sees in golf’s future.

  • Yahoo! Founder Jerry Yang Headlines Speakers At 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium In Vancouver

    Two-Day Gathering Draws Golf’s Leaders to Vancouver March 6-7

    (Feb. 28, 2017) – Entrepreneur and technology investor Jerry Yang will headline a noteworthy lineup of speakers at the 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium, which will be hosted by the USGA in conjunction with Golf Canada and the Mexican Golf Federation on March 6-7, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    The co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! and the founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures, Yang exemplifies the focus on data, innovative thinking and transformative technology that are keystones of the symposium and bedrocks of the USGA’s work in advancing the game toward a stronger, more sustainable future.

  • The 2017 RBC Cordova Bay Invitational Is Looking For Elite Amateurs

    The RBC Cordova Bay Invitational will take place from June 26-29th at Cordova Bay Golf Course in Victoria, BC.  This event will host 69 elite, world-ranked amateur golfers in a 54 hole medal competition. 

    If you are interested in participating in this event, please fill out the short form attached.

  • Golf Canada AGM Concludes With Roland A. Deveau Elected To Serve Second Term As President

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    TORONTO – Golf Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting culminated on Saturday, February 25th with the election of Roland A. Deveau of Bedford, N.S., to serve a second term as the National Sport Federation’s President.

    Deveau’s election to serve a second term is historic as he joins Alfred Collyer (1930-31), F.A. Rolph (1915-1919), A.W. Austin (1907 & 1910) and Col. George A. Sweeny (1898, 1901 & 1909) as only the fifth President to serve multiple or consecutive terms since the association’s formation in 1895.

  • George McLeod, BC's Bill Klein, Recognized As Co-Recipients Of Golf Canada’s Volunteer Of The Year Award

    Bill Klein (L) & George McLeod (R) Volunteer Duo Recognized During Golf Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Golf Canada

    Toronto (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce that Bill Klein of Parksville, B.C. along with George McLeod of Brandon, Man. have been named co-recipients of Golf Canada’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

    The pair were acknowledged during the closing dinner of Golf Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 25th at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel.