• It’s Party Time As Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

    The Beautiful Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary This Month. Come On Out And Join The Party! - Image Courtesy Sunshine Coast G&CC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club was built in large part thanks to the contributions of many volunteers who donated their time, energy, resources and whatever else was necessary to make the course a reality. Fifty years later, as the club celebrates it golden anniversary, not much changed.

    That same community spirit remains a big part of a course that certainly has to be regarded as one of British Columbia’s hidden gems. Sunshine Coast G&CC is blessed with a gorgeous landscape that makes a round feel a little like a walk in the park. But Jim Pringle, the longtime director of golf and head professional, thinks the real strength of the course are its members.

  • 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.

  • Helijet & Nanaimo Golf Club Team Up For One-Day Golf Getaways

    The Nanaimo Golf Club Is A Hidden Gem Designed By A.V. Macan And Will Celebrate Its 100th Birthday Next Year - All Images Courtesy Nanaimo GC/Helijet

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    I told my wife it was going to be a tough day at the office, but she wasn’t buying it. She knew I was golfing. Again. And she knew this little one-day golf getaway was going to be different from all of the others.

    After all, I was travelling in style. My day began at Helijet’s Vancouver Harbour terminal, where I boarded the 8:40 a.m. flight to Nanaimo. Did I mention the sun was shining? As luck would have it, it was one of those picture-postcard kind of days when we West Coasters really appreciate where we live.

    The views were outstanding as our chopper flew low over the Lions Gate Bridge and out over the Strait of Georgia. Not even a couple of double-bogeys were going to spoil this day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Play Where The Pros Do

    Gallagher’s Canyon Pinnacle Course - All Images Courtesy Golf Kelowna

    By Golf Kelowna

    Natural beauty, abundant sunshine, crystal clear lakes and an extended golf season are all reasons that Kelowna is truly a golfers paradise!

    Add in impeccably manicured fairways, incredible vistas, towering pines, natural grasses and majestic willows and the golf experience you are searching for can be found at any of Kelowna’s 19 spectacular golf courses

    Now imagine yourself playing where the pros do. Kelowna plays host to one of the three Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada events held in British Columbia each year. Okanagan Golf Club’s The Bear course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, provides a challenging qualifying site.

    Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club hosts the four-day main event, which starts on June 13th, and is known as the GolfBC Championship. The tournament brings golf tour players to compete on The Canyon’s challenging fairways and well protected greens while trying not to be distracted by the awe-inspiring vistas.

  • Claremont Tops Field At B.C. High School AAA Golf Championships

    Your 2019 BC High School AAA Golf Champions From Claremont Seconday In Victoria - Image Courtesy BC School Sports

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was a banner day at Claremont Secondary and the Victoria school hadn’t had one of those in a while. 

    “This is the first team (championship) banner we have had in nine years for the school, so it is exciting,” coach Shon Ryan said after his Claremont team won the B.C. High School AAA Golf Championship at Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club.

    The five-man Spartans team of Willie Bishop, Michael Wu, Chase Basanta, Richard Zhang and Connor Watson put together a strong final round in the 36-hole event to beat Vancouver College by eight shots.

  • Morgan Creek Golf Course A Great Place To Learn The Game Of Golf

    Located in South Surrey, BC this well manicured public course is open year round...

  • Golf Burnaby Makes Practice More Interactive With Personal Launch Monitors

    "New for 2019, Burnaby Mountain and Riverway are offering brand new ES15 Personal Launch Monitors on both ranges," said Hal Eremko, Head Professional.

    This means you are able to measure distance, ball speed and, spin rate.

    Come check out our innovative new launch stalls! Easy to use with instant feedback - 15 minutes for only $6.00 (tax included).

    By connecting your smart device to the ES15 through Bluetooth, you will also have access to the free app and can record your session, save and analyze your data.

    This launch monitor is also vital for custom fitting golf clubs to any golfers swing. We can have a love-hate relationship with our golf clubs at the best of times.

    It's easy to blame a bad shot on them, and it's easy to place all the praise on your new $700 purchase when you hit a good shot. But is this the best way to get the most out of your game?

    Contact your Burnaby Golf Professionals to get fitted by some of the best brands in golf.

    To follow along with Burnaby Golf's social media CLICK HERE

  • Langley, BC's James Allenby Plays His Way Into The RBC Canadian Open

    Langley Resident James Allebby Shot A Four-Under Par 67 To Win The RBC Canadian Open Monday Qualifier At Heron Point Golf Links - Image Courtesy Chuck Russell/Mackenzie Tour

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    James Allenby has waited a long time to play in his first PGA TOUR event and now that he has finally achieved that goal the Langley native hopes to make the most out of it. “It is a massive opportunity that I am going to try and take advantage of by just playing my game,” Allenby said after winning the Monday qualifier for this week’s RBC Canadian Open.

    If Allenby does play his game, he should be just fine. The 34-year-old has been on quite the roll of late on both the Vancouver Golf Tour and PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit.

  • 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.

  • Toptracer Technology Comes To Cultus Lake Golf Club

    New VIP Lounge Bays Make Going To The Driving Range A Fun, Social Experience That Can Help Grow The Game - All Images Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He played much of his junior golf there as a kid, so Brad Clapp clearly has an emotional attachment to Cultus Lake Golf Club. Clapp, the new Director Of Golf at the gorgeous, tree-lined par-63 executive course, is delighted to be back at the place where his love affair with golf got started.

    And the former winner on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit is more than a little excited about the changes he and his staff are making that Clapp thinks will help Cultus Lake thrive in the years to come.

  • UBC Men, Women Stage Dramatic Comebacks To Win Canadian University/College Championship

    Image Credit Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    An emotional roller-coaster of a week ended on a high Friday for coach Chris Macdonald and his University of B.C. Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Both teams staged dramatic final-round comebacks to win the Canadian University/College Championships at Firerock Golf Club in Komoka, Ont. 

    The Thunderbird women edged Laval by just one shot in the 72-hole competition. The UBC men needed a playoff to beat Western Ontario. It was the fourth straight Canadian University Championship for the UBC women, who capped an incredible year with Friday’s win. Two weeks ago, they won the NAIA National Championship tourney in Oklahoma and with Friday’s victory they end their season with 10 wins.

  • 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's Mary Parsons Named To Golf Canada's Pan Am Team

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Is Joining The Canadian Pan American Games Golf Squad For The Pan Am Games In Lima, Peru This August - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    For Immediate Release

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the four athletes on Canada’s golf team nominated to compete at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

    The Canadian athletes nominated by Golf Canada for the Pan Am golf competition—which runs August 8-11, 2019 at the Country Club Villa—were determined based on an assessment of world rankings and head-to-head results among those with a declared intent to compete.

    On the women’s side, 20-year-old Brigitte Thibault of Rosemère, Que. has accepted selection to the Pan Am golf team and will be joined by Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C.

  • 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.