• Belief In Team Canada

    Team Canada Members Include From L-R : Maddie Szeryk, Grace St-Germain And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko - Image credit (Minas Panagiotakis)

    By Rick Young (via Golf Canada)

    Eleven years ago, player development in this country was a long overdue idea that (finally) got some buy in.

    Humble beginnings? Imagine it as the professional sports equivalent of an expansion franchise. No coaches, no players, no real structure or support mechanism at kick-off time but, hey, there was a name: Team Canada. In a hockey-infested nation, who couldn’t relate to that?

    And who among us can’t relate to this concept: belief.

  • Furry Creek Redux - Michael Geller's Blog

    A Drawing Prepared In 1990 To Illustrate How The Completed Community At Furry Creek Might Appear One Day

    By Michael Geller (Reprinted with permission)

    "How would you like to design Carmel North?" This was the question posed by a real estate agent at Colliers International late one Friday afternoon in 1990.

    The next day, he introduced me to representatives of Tanabe Corporation of Japan, who retained my planning and real estate consulting firm to carry out a Due Diligence study for approximately 1,000 acres of land along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor at Furry Creek.

    We were given just two weeks to assess the feasibility of accommodating a new golf course, 1000 housing units, a marina and a resort. At the time, all I could think of was Terry Jacks and the Save the Howe Sound Society; and having just come off a dramatic highly publicized failure trying to rezone the 753 acre Spetifore Lands, I did not want to be associated with another high profile failure.

  • BC’s UFV Cascades Golf Teams Sweep CCAA National Championships

    The UFV Cascades Golf Program Captured Both Men's & Women's Team Titles In The PING CCAA National Championships - Image Courtesy Chris Bertram/UFV Cascades

    Daniel Campbell And Maddie Kapchinsky Take Individual Medals In Men’s & Women’s Events

    By Dan Kinvig/UFV Cascades

    If it wasn’t the greatest day in the history of the University of the Fraser Valley golf program, it was awfully close.

    The Cascades completed an incredibly dominant run at the PING CCAA Golf National Championships on Friday, sweeping the men’s and women’s team competitions at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont.

    Both UFV teams won their respective titles by double-digit margins, and each produced an individual medalist. Daniel Campbell was the men’s individual champ, winning by eight strokes, and Maddie Kapchinsky took the women’s silver medal.

  • Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Players from British Columbia continue to hold prominent places in the Golf Canada Top 10 Rankings Powered by RBC with Abbotsford's Nick Taylor leading the way for the professional men moving up 15 spots to number 186 in the world.

  • Four From B.C. Part Of 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad

    Inset From L-R: BC's Nolan Thoroughgood, Naomi Ko, Chris Crisologo And Euna Han Join National Team Members (Background L-R) Hugo Bernard And Maddie Szeryk As Part Of The 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad - Image(s) Courtesy Golf Canada/Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    18 athletes selected to represent Team Canada’s National Amateur and Development Squads

    Centralized component introduced for Development Squad at Bear Mountain Resort; 36-hole Nicklaus design & resort continues to serve as national team training facility

    Team Canada coaching staff announced

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 18 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2018 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad.

    In all, eight athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men’s team and four on the women’s. The 10-member Development Squad will include five women and five men.

  • Four Players From UFV Cascades Among CCAA All-Canadians For 2017

    UFV Cascades Golfers(L-R) Daniel Campbell, Hannah Dirksen, Ben Whiton And Emery Bardock Were Named CCAA All-Canadians - Image Courtesy UFV Cascades Varsity Golf

    The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the golf All-Canadian award recipients on Monday for the 2017 season.

    Twenty student-athletes (10 women, 10 men) were selected ahead of this week’s national championship at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The South Asian Community A Happy Diwali

    The happy festival of Diwali is almost upon us again. Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.

    It is celebrated in honour of Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after an exile of fourteen years. The festival is also linked to Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

    Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh and meeting friends and family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.

    This year, Diwali will be celebrated on October 19.

  • BC's Team Cordova Bay Wins RBC PGA Scramble

     Cordova Bay Teammates Rodney Webber, Phil Kondrak, Eric Smith, Eric Watson And PGA of Canada Professional Nate Ollis - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    INVERNESS, Nova Scotia (PGA of Canada) — As if it were scripted, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final came down to a nerve-inducing putt.

    Needing to make a four-foot par putt for the win on the final hole at Cabot Links, team Cordova Bay amateur player Rodney Webber stepped up and made the biggest putt of his life.

  • PGA of BC Names 2017 Award Recipients

    Adam Blair, Head Professional At Talking Rock Golf Course, Was Named The PGA of BC's 2017 Dick Munn Golf Professional Of The Year. The Award Was Among 16 Association Honours Presented During The Event. (Photo/PGA of BC)

    RICHMOND, British Columbia (PGA of BC) — The PGA of BC proudly named the recipients of its annual honours for 2017 during the association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor’s Fast Start; Allenby Advances In Europe; Cordova Bay Wins RBC Scramble

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor Is Off To A Good Start For The 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season - Image Courtesy SportBox

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor has his 2018 PGA TOUR season off to a fast start. After finishing tied for ninth at the season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., Taylor followed up with a tie for 13th place Sunday at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

    Taylor closed with a seven-under par 65 to finish at 12-under par. That was 12 shots behind winner Pat Perez, who beat runner-up Keegan Bradley by four strokes. Taylor has made $292,450 in the first two events of the 2018 season and stands ninth on the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup points list.

  • The 2017 BC Golf Hall Of Fame Inductees

    The Golf Hall of Fame of BC is inducting new members on October 18, 2017 at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. Prior to the induction ceremony, the BC Golf House is releasing a series of biographies of the inductees.

    See who the honourees are and read about their accomplishments which helped propel them into the company of this province's elite golfers as recognized by the Golf Hall of Fame of BC.

  • BC’s Mary Parsons Sets School Record As Indiana Wraps Up Bettie Lou Evans Invitational

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Finished Her 3rd Round With Four Consecutive Birdies To Set A School Record For The Inidana Hoosiers Women's Golf Squad - Image Credit IU/Brian Tirpak

    Courtesy IUHoosiers.com

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Freshman Mary Parsons set a new school single round score of 66 in the third round as Indiana Women's Golf finished seventh overall at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational on Saturday.

    Parsons's third round score was one stroke better than the previous school record which was set five previous times, most recently in 2015 by Ana Sanjuan and Camille Chevalier (67).

  • Interactive History Map Of Golf Courses In Canada

    After much research and a lot of interesting background work, the folks at Golf Canada have compiled a fascinating interactive map of Canada showing the history of golf course locations across the country dating from 1873 to the present.

    The storied legacy of Canadian golf courses is presented through an interactive website mapping out 143 years of Canadian golf course history from coast to coast.

  • Wicks Repeats As PNGA Senior Women's Amateur Champion; BC’s Horwood Lights Up Scoreboard To Win Super Senior

    Roseburg, Oregon's Anita Wicks (L) And Vancouver, BC's Holly Horwood (R) Are The 2017 PNGA Senior And Super Senior Women's Champions - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Medina, Wash. - Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. survived a two-hole playoff to successfully defend her title at the 31st Pacific Northwest Senior Women's Amateur; while Holly Horwood of Vancouver, B.C. won the 6th Super Senior Women's Amateur, shooting the low round of both championships in the final round to claim the title.

    Both championships were contested over 36 holes of stroke play and were held concurrently at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. They were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • PGA Of BC Names Initial 2017 Award, Scholarship And Bursary Recipients

    From left, Dan Dodman, Jesse Crowe (Salmon Arm Golf Club), Philip Jonas (Philip Jonas Golf Academy), Cam Tucker, Winston Michell (Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club) and Connor Taiji (Victoria Golf Club) are among the recipients of 2017 PGA of BC Awards who will be honoured during the Association's Awards Celebration taking place Oct. 11 at the River Rock Casino Resort - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    OCTOBER 3, 2017

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC is proud to announce the recipients of four of the Association's 2017 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.

    The recipients, along with the winners of 10 other PGA of BC Awards, will be recognized at the PGA of BC Awards Celebration taking place Oct. 11 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond.

  • Coach Of New Competitors Clinic Coming To University Golf Club October 10 -12th

    Colin Lavers, Shown Here Working With Players At A BC Golf Development Camp, Is One Of Only A Few Nationally Certified Coaches From BC - Image Credit/Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    From October 10-12th this fall the PGA of Canada will be holding a National Coaching Certification Program at University Golf Club in Vancouver as part of its pursuit to grow the quality of coaching and instruction in Canada. 

    One of the instructors at that event will be Provincial and Nationally Certified Coach, Colin Lavers, out of Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver. Lavers is one of the few coaches who is CNC certified in the province and he also oversees a National Junior Golf Development Centre (NJGDC) at Seymour G&CC as part of a ‘tri-partnership’ with Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and British Columbia Golf.

  • Adam Svensson Falls Victim To Missed Cuts & Late Withdrawals At Web.com Tour Championship

    Surrey Native Adam Svensson Narrowly Missed Out On His PGA TOUR Card After Two Missed Cuts In A Row And More Than A Dozen Players Chose Not To Play In The Final Round Of The Weather-Delayed Web.com Tour Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    When the Web.com Tour postponed the final round of its Tour Championship until Monday because of inclement weather on Sunday, more than a dozen players who had made the cut and completed their third rounds withdrew from the tournament.

    Even though he missed the cut in the last two Finals events, Surrey’s Adam Svensson was still projected to be 25th -- good enough to get the final PGA TOUR card -- when the third round of the Tour Championship concluded on Saturday.

    However, those late player withdrawals, combined with the two missed cuts, likely cost Surrey’s Adam Svensson his PGA TOUR card.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin's Presidents Cup Debut; Du Toit, Three Others, Sail Through Q-School

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Took Medallist Honours As He And Three Other BCer's Earned Their Way Into Round 2 Of Web.com Q-School - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin officially ended the Presidents Cup on Sunday afternoon when he conceded a three-foot putt for par to Phil Mickelson on the 17th green at Liberty National Golf Club.

    Hadwin and Mickelson were the last two players on the course in Sunday’s singles finale. Of course, the Presidents Cup had been clinched by the Americans much earlier.

  • Kerr, Crisologo Finish 1-2 As SFU Clan Wins WWU Invitational

    SFU's Scott Kerr (L) And Chris Crisologo (R) Finished One - Two In The Annual WWU Invitational At Bellingham Golf & Country Club - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    By Steve Frost/ SFU Athletics (sfrost@sfu.ca)

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Sophomore Scott Kerr fired a final round six-under-par 66 to edge teammate Chris Crisologo for medalist honours, helping Simon Fraser University capture the 46th Annual WWU Invitational Tuesday at Bellingham Golf & Country Club.

    Kerr won his first career tournament by two strokes over Crisologo with a three-round score of 10-under-par 206. Kerr birdied the par 3 18th hole, one of seven birdies in the round, to finish at 6-under par at the 54-hole tournament. Kerr recorded rounds of 71, 69 and 66.

  • Allenby Closes Out Record Setting Year In Style With Vancouver Open Win

    The 2017 Vancouver Open Champion, James Allenby, Poses With Winning Trophy And A Big Cheque 

    Courtesy Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT)/Fraser Mulholland

    Langley’s James Allenby rose to the top against many of the PACIFIC NORTHWEST’S top Pros at the Johnston Meier Insurance Vancouver Open this weekend at Northview Golf & Country Club.

    Allenby’s win came in dramatic fashion, closing his final round out in style with a 2-putt birdie en route to a stellar round of 6-under par 66 and a one-shot win over Victoria’s Steven Lecuyer and Oregon’s Nick Sherwood.

    Allenby’s 3-day total of 69, 70, 66 (-11) bettered a full field of 142 players including 48 Professionals heralding from as far east as Edmonton, Alberta to as far south as Albany, Oregon.