• British Columbia Golf Announces Nominees For 2018 PNGA Player Of The Year Awards

    Every fall the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) votes on the Player of the Year Award for Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Men’s, Women’s, Mid-Amateur Men, Mid-Amateur Women, Senior Men, and Senior Women.

    The PNGA Player of the Year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee.

  • Global Consensus For Golf In The Race To Tackle Physical Inactivity

    (L-R) European Tour Chief Medical Officer Andrew Murray, Professor Fiona Bull, LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers, Professor Charlie Foster And MP Craig Tracey Were On Hand For The First International Congress on Golf and Health - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Written By The R&A/Courtesy Golf Canada

    LONDON, England – A global consensus amongst leaders in public health, public policy and sport backs golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity and the prevention of a range of non-communicable disease (NCD) including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast and colon.

    Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by The R&A, was presented this week in London at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). The biennial scientific meeting is widely regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.

  • Five From B.C. Included In The Ten Canadians To Advance Through Stage 1 Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    B.C.'s Kaleb Gorbahn Of Smithers (Shown Here) Is One Of Ten Canadians Who Are Moving On To The Second Stage Of The 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying School As Play Concluded Friday (Oct. 12.) At Events Taking Place Across The United States - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Written by Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Kaleb Gorbahn of Smithers, B.C., finished runner up at 8-under, while Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., tied for 17th after finishing 2-under at the Dayton Valley, Nev., qualifying event, where the top 22 positions and tied advanced.

    Click here for the leaderboard.

  • Campbell River Golf & Country Club A Nice Addition To Rich Vancouver Island Golfing Landscape

    The New Campbell River G&CC Course Was Built Very Quickly On The Site Of The Former Sequoia Springs Layout. This Is The Par 3 Sixth - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CAMPBELL RIVER -- If the folks at Guinness World Records had a category for fastest construction of a golf course, the newest addition to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail would certainly be a contender.

    Campbell River Golf & Country Club, which opened in early August, came to life in about 17 months. Apparently no corners were cut because the course turned out beautifully.

  • Kelowna's Megan Osland Wins NWGA Event While Setting Course And Tour Record

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland won the National Women’s Golf Association's 54-hole Pro Tournament that was held at the Preserve at Turnbull Bay in New Smyrna Beach Florida from September 29th – October 1st.

  • PGA Of BC Names Provincial Recipients Of 2018 Awards

    Hall Of Fame Golf Writer Brad Ziemer, Now A Fixture With British Columbia Golf, Received The PGA of BC Arv Olson Media Personnel Of The Year Award From The PGA of BC For The 2nd Time, Becoming The First Two-Time Winner Of The Award - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    OCTOBER 10, 2018 - RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of its annual honours for 2018 during the Association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • BC's Jackie Little And Holly Horwood Come Out On Top In PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur

    BC's Jackie Little (L) And Holly Horwood (R) Emerged Victorious In The PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women's Championships Held At Shaughnessy G&CC - Image Credit PNGA

    Courtesy PNGA

    Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot rounds of 72-81 to win the 32nd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. This is her third title in this championship, having previously won in 2008 and 2009.

    In the 7th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur, Holly Horwood (Vancouver, B.C.) shot rounds of 73-80 to successfully defend her title. She won the championship last year, when it was held at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. Horwood also won the 2012 Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur.

  • PGA Of BC Initial 2018 Award Recipients Include BC Golf's Brad Ziemer

    British Columbia Golf's Brad Ziemer Is Seen Here Interviewing 13-Time B.C. Amateur Champion Doug Roxburgh. Ziemer Will Receive His 2nd PGA of BC Arv Olson Media Personnel Of The Year Award At This Year's PGA of BC 2018 Association Awards At The River Rock Casino - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    October 3, 2018 - RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC is proud to announce the recipients of four of the Association's 2018 awards, as well as the PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary and the Jim Gibson Scholarship. These honours are designed to recognize leaders in the golf community exhibiting qualities such as volunteerism, selflessness, passion, and dedication to the game.

    These honourees, along with the recipients of 11 other Association awards, will be recognized at the PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies, taking place Oct. 10 at the River Rock Casino Resort:

  • Zibrik Comes From Behind To Capture PGA Of BC Women's Championship Presented By Dexim Golfwear

    Ashley Zibrik (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) Holds The Trophy After Winning The PGA of BC Women's Championship Presented By Dexim Golfwear At Point Grey Golf & Country Club. The Victory Was Zibrik's Second In The event, Coupled With Her Triumph In 2012 - Image Credit PGA of BC

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    October 3, 2018 - VANCOUVER, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – Ashley Zibrik captured her second career title in the PGA of BC Women’s Championship presented by Dexim Golfwear at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, topping one of the strongest fields the tournament has ever seen in its return as a standalone event.

    Zibrik (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) recorded 40 stableford points in Wednesday’s final round, making six birdies against two bogeys, to reach a total of 74 points over the tournament’s 36 holes and earn a three-point victory. Also the PGA of BC Women’s Champion in 2012, Zibrik took home $1,000 for the win.

  • Ilirian Zalli And Jennifer Gu Victorious At Future Links Fall Series In British Columbia

    Burnaby's Ilirian Zalli (L) And West Vancouver's Jennifer Gu (R) Were The Boys And Girls Division Champions Respectively In The Future Links driven by Acura Fall Series Championship At Sunshine Coast G&CC - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ROBERTS CREEK, B.C. – Jennifer Gu emerged as leader in the Girls Division and Ilirian Zalli captured the Boys Division at the Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club on Sunday.

    Gu, who started the third and final round tied with the lead, carded a 1-over 73 to distance herself from the pack en route to a six-stroke victory. The West Vancouver, B.C., native finished at 7 over par in the 54-hole event.

  • Vernon Steps Out Of The Golfing Shadows

    The City Of Vernon's Courses Are Working Together To Market The Area As A Golf Destination - Image Courtesy Spallumcheen GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- Myles Johnson is proud to call Vernon home. It’s where Johnson was born and raised, where he learned to golf and where he has spent more than 20 years in the golf industry. So it’s probably safe to say no one was happier than Johnson, the head professional of Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club, when Vernon-area golf courses recently formed a consortium to market themselves as a golf destination.

    “I love it,” Johnson says. “I think for too long we have been trying to do things on our own and we end up being lost in the Kelowna-Okanagan shuffle. I think by doing things together we are going to let people know what we have and give ourselves better exposure.”

  • Young Golfers Can Attend A Free Seminar On An Athlete's Path To College Admissions

    image courtesy UFV/Flikr

    Are you a student athlete wanting to attend a U.S. university? Are you interested in being recruited but don’t know where to start with the process? 

    Learn about competitive U.S. college sports recruitment and college admissions from two experts: Dr. Katie Brophy-Miles, an LPGA golf professional and Georgetown University’s golf coach for 7 years, and Bryan Ide, a former Cornell University admissions interviewer and a long-time university guidance counsellor.

    Details on where, when and why young golfers who may aspire to earning admissioin to major U.S. Colleges or Universities can be found in the posters below or you can contact TJ Atley at the Zone Golf Academy.

  • BC'ers Sloan And Svensson Join Canadian Contingent On PGA TOUR For 2019

    There Will Be Two More Boys From British Columbia On The PGA TOUR Next Season As Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Surrey's Adam Svensson (R) Have Secured Their 2019 PGA TOUR Status - Images Credit Sloangolf.com/Puma Sports/PGA TOUR

    ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – The 2018 Web.com Tour season came to a close on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the Web.com Tour Championship wrapped up the sixth-annual Web.com Tour Finals. University of Virginia alum Denny McCarthy won the season-ending event, where 25 players secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season.

    The Web.com Tour awarded a first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, with a second set of 25 solidified at the conclusion of the Finals.

    The Canadian contingent on the PGA TOUR grew by two players with the addition of British Columbians Roger Sloan from Merritt and Surrey's Adam Svensson.

  • Grizzly Golf Tour Announces 2018 Special Fall Tourneys

    Burnaby, B.C. - The Grizzly Golf Tour will host two golf tournaments this fall at Kensington Park Pitch & Putt course in Burnaby that will include both junior and adult golfers.

    The Kensington Open on September 30th and the Boonaby Halloween Open on October 28th will feature two fun, competitive days of golf. Low gross medals and prizes will be presented to winners in each age division. There will also be prizes awarded for closest-to-the-pin, hole-in-ones and a reverse scorecard draw.

  • BC Golf's Titleist Performance Camp Coming To Seymour GC In October

    British Columbia Golf, with the support of Titleist, will be holding a Performance Camp at Seymour Golf & Country Club on the North Shore on October 27th and 28th, 2018. 

    This Provincial Training Camp will be used as a part of the team selection process for the 2019 season, including the North Pacific Junior Team Matches, Girls Junior Americas Cup and Eddie Hogan Cup Matches

    BC Golf uses multiple criteria to make selections for their teams, this will be 1 of the criteria used for the above 3 teams

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.

  • Four Golf Buddies Loving The Game In Their "Golden" Years

    The 'Golden Boys' George Ross (L) And Jerry Lawrence (R) Pose Without Their Other Two Brethren, Roy Nixon And Gord Dakin At BC's Golden Golf Course - Images Credit Jim Claggett

    By Jim Claggett/iG


    When you hear the saying, "Golf is a game for life" what do you think is meant by it? Well, when you meet people who are living proof of that claim, you begin to understand.

    Enter George Ross and Jerry Lawrence. They are half of a regular foursome of members at the beautiful Golden Golf Course in British Columbia.

    George is a 93-year-old from Scotland who flew Spitfires and Hellcats for the British Navy at the tender age of 18. He arrived in Golden about fifteen years ago. George got newspapers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand before deciding to come here to stay.

  • PGA TOUR Announces Changes To Further The Drama Of FedExCup, That... And A Whole Bunch More Money

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – With the upcoming 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule reflecting previously announced, significant structural changes, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan today unveiled further innovations that elevate the entire FedExCup season – from the Regular Season through the FedExCup Playoffs and ultimately, at the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship.

    Included in the announcements is the fact that next year's FedExCup champion will receive a $15million bonus as part of the major changes being made to the end-of-season format, up from the previous $10million prize. 

  • Surrey BC's Adam Svensson Realizes ‘Life Long Dream’ By Earning PGA TOUR Card

    Surrey, British Columbia's Adam Svensson Is About To Realize His Dream By Playing On The PGA TOUR Starting Next Year - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    VANCOUVER – There’s one thing you won’t see Canadian Adam Svensson do on the PGA TOUR next year – hit a ball marked with the number four.

    The Surrey, B.C.-native doesn’t know how the superstition started but he simply won’t jinx his game by playing a four, especially on the tour he’s been dreaming of playing his entire life.

  • Why Aeration Is A Good Thing

    The folks from the Vancouver Park Board look after and maintain, among other properties, the three excellent courses recently used for the  VGT Vancouver Open, namely Langara, Fraserview and McCleery,and are getting set to do the very important job of aerating these facilities. 

    They are very aware of how disappointing it can be for golfers to encounter 'punched and sanded' conditions. The fact remains that this process is critical to the long term health of the turf and to the quality playing conditions found throughout the year on these courses for the benefit of golfers.

    We'd like to share here some of the information put out by the VPB to help explain and educate us all on what goes into an aeration program and why it's definitely worth it for all concerned.