• Sport BC Announces 24th Annual Presidents' Award Winners

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recipients will be honoured at the 24th Annual Presidents’ Awards

    Recipients will be honoured at a ceremony on March 28, 2018

    VANCOUVER, BC (February 22, 2018) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the prestigious Presidents’ Awards presented by Sports with Balls. This group is comprised of the following Provincial Sport Organizations - Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse, BC Soccer, Softball BC, Baseball BC, BC Rugby, Tennis BC and BC Ringette.

    The Awards ceremony will take place in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 preceding the Athlete of the Year Awards.

  • 2018 Vancouver Golf EXPO Proves ‘Revitalized’

    By Jeff Sutherland /iG 

    When the National Golf Course Owners’ Association (NGCOA) took over the long running Vancouver Golf Show last fall, they plan to change much more than just the name.

    It started with a new show layout to give attendees room to breathe plus an expanded tee deck to give everyone the chance to hit as many balls as they wanted.

  • Harry White’s Optimist Junior Golf Tour Set To Play On

    Optimist Junior Linkster Tour Image Credit: Michelle Fedosoff

    Thanks to his dedicated friends Harry White’s junior golf activities will operate as normal in 2018. The group, headed by Mike Riste, Volunteer Office manager at the BC Golf Museum, is in the process of establishing the Harry White Junior Linkster Golf Society.

    The new society will: operate Harry White’s Optimist Junior Golf Tour, select the BC Junior America’s Cup Boys Team, select the Optimist Team members, and administer the Harry White Scholarship .

    For updated information visit. www.juniorlinkstertour.com.

    FREE FREE MEET & GREET RECEPTION SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018 

    The Board is inviting all past and new players who plan to play on the 2018 JUNIOR LINKSTER TOUR to a free reception at the BC Golf Museum on SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. 

    LOCATION:

    BC GOLF MUSEUM 

    2545 Blanca St, Vancouver (10th & Blanca) 

    TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    The Board would like to meet the players and parents to discuss the 2018 schedule. We are seeking input on how to improve the tour. If you have any questions please ask us. 

    The GOAL of the Board is to ensure Harry's legacy does not die. 

    REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE EVENT. 

    SEE YOU ON MARCH 11TH. 

    GOOD GOLFING. 

     
  • Golf’s New World Handicap System Designed To Welcome More Golfers

    USGA and The R&A Release Key Features

    Golf Canada To Adopt All Features Of The Proposed New World Handicap System

    For Immediate Release

    February 20, 2018

    Liberty Corner, N.J., USA and St Andrews, Scotland – The R&A and the USGA announce key features of the proposed new World Handicap System (WHS), designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability globally.

    The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by the USGA and The R&A and developed following an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities - Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

  • Freedom 55 Financial Open At Point Grey Kicks Off

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Is Set To Kick Off Its Season at Point Grey Golf & Country Club In Vancouver - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

     

    Tournament announces the opening of Volunteer and Caddie registration and the 2nd annual Canucks for Kids Fund Charity Ball Hockey Classic

    (February 19, 2018 – Vancouver, B.C.) – The Freedom 55 Financial Open is set to open the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season May 31 – June 3rd at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.

    The 72-hole tournament kicks off the Mackenzie Tour’s sixth season, where up-and-coming players from over 15 different countries will aim to make the next step Ion the path to the PGA TOUR and earn Web.com Tour status.

    In addition to showcasing top up-and-coming players, Mackenzie Tour tournaments aim to make a positive impact in the communities where they play, raising more than $1-million for charity in each of the past two years.

    For the third year in a row, the Canucks for Kids Fund will be the Freedom 55 Financial Open’s official charity, and the tournament will once again be incorporating a Canucks for Kids Ball Hockey Classic event to raise both awareness and donations for the charity.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes All From The Chinese Community A Happy New Year

    The 2018 Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16. Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year, because it is based on the lunar calendar.

    New Year's Day normally falls between January 21 and February 20.

    The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound, involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances. Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day.

    Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with 'lucky money' and positive wishes on New Year's Day.

    2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

    Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030... The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.

    For more information on Chinese New Year please CLICK HERE

  • BC Provincial Titleist Performance Camp At Northview Coming Up

    The BC Provincial Titleist Performance Camp is fast approaching, Saturday March 10th - Sunday March 11th at Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey.

    For those interested in the camp here are the early details and the all-important registration link.

  • Sara-Maude Juneau To Lead Team Canada Development Squad At Victoria's Bear Mountain

    Team Canada's National Development Squad Will Be Centred At Bear Mountain Resort From February - June And Will Be Led By Former Team Canada Member Sara-Maude Juneau (Middle). On Her Right Is Development Squad Member Ellie Szeryk And On Her Left Is Céleste Dao - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Bear Mountain Resort

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce that Canadian professional golfer and former Team Canada member Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Que., has joined the organization in the role of assistant, Development Squad and Next Generation Performance.

    Juneau—who played on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours during her career—will work closely with the 10 Development Squad athletes (five girls, five boys) as well as Golf Canada’s National Team coaches and Sport Science consultants to execute on Next Generation initiatives, all of which will lead to building a stronger Team Canada program.

  • Mobile Version Of Vancouver GOLFEXPO Program Now Live

    With the Vancouver GOLFEXPO coming up this weekend, Feb. 17 & 18 at the PNE Forum, you can now preview who is taking part and what there is to see and do in this great kick-start to the golf year.

    Simply CLICK HEREor on the image below to see the live, mobile-friendly version of the GOLFEXPO show program with the floor plan of where to find your favourite equipment manufacturers, golf facilities, travel opportunities, instructors, associations and organizations and so much more at this year's show.

  • BC's Susan Xiao Bestows Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour With ANA Inspiration Grant

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao, The 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Champion, Has Chosen The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018 - Image Courtesy MJT

    For Immediate Release

    Vancouver, BC – (February 13, 2018) – Canada’s top female Junior Golfer, Susan Xiao, 16, of Surrey, British Columbia, has selected the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018, helping to launch the 20th season of Canada’s number one played Junior Golf Tour on a high note.

    The top-ranked girls in each of ANA’s 11 North American Gateway Cities - of which Vancouver is one – who have qualified into the ANA Inspiration tournament held by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, March 22-25, 2018, are each given the opportunity to give a local golf association that has impacted their life a grant of $5000, courtesy of ANA and the AJGA.

  • More Than 30 Courses Celebrating Anniversaries In 2018

    The Venerable Victoria Golf Club, The Oldest 18-Hole Golf Course In Canada Still On Its Original Site, Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary This Year - Images Courtesy Victoria GC

    It's the 'Year of the Anniversary' in the Pacific Northwest with no fewer than 30 golf facilities recognizing significant milestone anniversaries in 2018. 

    Courtesy of the hard work and dedication of curator Mike Riste, The BC Golf House Society has identified more than 30 PNGA courses celebrating an anniversary this year.

  • Are Golf Courses Too Short?

    Image credit (Michael Schroeder/ Golf Canada)

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “Bifurcation” is a word we’re hearing more and more in the world of golf. It means to divide into two parts. But don’t let that simple definition fool you. It’s an increasingly controversial concept that strikes at the heart of the game as we know it.

    The first area of the current bifurcation debate relates to the Rules of Golf. Should there be one set of guidelines for recreational golfers and another for elite amateurs and professionals?

    The second bone of contention, which has set off near panic among many of my colleagues in the golf media and some golf administrators, is this: Are golf courses too short? Do we need to stretch them to 8,000 yards? Do we need to rein in the ever-advancing ball and club technology?

    No. And no.

  • British Columbia Golf Member Club Membership Opportunities

    British Columbia Golf is proud to represent over 300 member golf clubs throughout our province. There's an old saying that "Membership has its privileges" and while that's true, being a member of a golf facility provides so much more than merely privileges.

    The benefits to all involved are numerous and often it's merely a matter of knowing what is available in order to make a solid choice and begin enjoying those benefits right away.

    With that in mind, we present here links to British Columbia Golf member clubs who are offering membership opportunities and just what those opportunities entail as far as categories, price ranges etc. 

    Please click on the links associated with the clubs listed below to see what is being offered and how you can begin getting the most out of your 'golf time'. 

  • Victoria, BC's Cory Renfrew Joins CJGA Tournament Team

    - Former Tour Player Takes Over Reigns as CJGA B.C. Tournament Director -

    Courtesy Canadian Junior Golf Association

    Richmond Hill, Ont. (February 4, 2018) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Cory Renfrew, a former Mackenzie-PGA TOUR Canada player from Victoria, B.C. as its new Tournament Director for the province of British Columbia.

    "I'm incredibly excited to take on this new challenge as BC Tournament Director for the CJGA and continue to develop junior golf on the west coast". Said Renfrew when asked about joining the CJGA competitions team.

  • Four-Time BC Amateur Champ James Lepp Keynote Speaker At UFV Fundraiser

    The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department invites you to participate in the success of its student-athletes by attending the second annual Cascades Scholarship Breakfast on Feb. 21!

    This fundraising event will be held at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre Abbotsford, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and will feature keynote speaker James Lepp.

  • Three Canadians, Two From BC, Crack Top 10 At Panama Championship

    Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan, Seen Here Getting Set To Tee Off At Bear Mountain GC In Victoria, Finished 4th In The Web.com Tour's Panama Championship - Image Credit Alfie Lau/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Canadian trio of Roger Sloan, Ryan Yip and Adam Svensson all finished inside the top 10 on Sunday at Web.com Tour’s Panama Championship.

    Sloan, from Merritt B.C., paced the Canadians with a final-round 66 to climb into sole possession of 4th place at 4-under par for the tournament. The finish marks his first top-10 finish early into the 2018 season (he collected four in 2017).

  • Grizzly Golf Tour Announces 2018 Junior And Cub Schedule

    Images Courtesy Grizzly Tour

    For Immediate Release

    Vancouver, B.C. - Local young golfers will have plenty of opportunities to learn the game and develop their competitive skills on a full schedule of tournaments on the 2018 Grizzly Golf Tour [GGT].

    The GGT Cub Division for boys and girls aged 5 to 15 has a full complement of 30 tournaments, and the Junior Division for girls and boys aged 12 to 18 features 20 tournaments this year. These tournaments are posted on the GGT website www.grizzlygolftour.com.

  • Big B.C. Influence In Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Powered By RBC

    Players from British Columbia are once again very prominent in this week's Top 10 as published by Golf Canada. Richmond's Chris Crisologo rode his win in the prestigious South American Amateur to the number 4 spot in the country among amateur men.

    Other notable names from B.C. making some moves this week in the rankings are Surrey's Michelle Kim, Adam Svensson and Hannah Leealong with Nanaimo's Zach Anderson, while Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin continues to be the number one ranked professional male in Canada.

  • Two From BC Named To Golf Canada 2018 Young Pro Squad

     Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (L) And Kimberley's Jared du Toit (R) Are BC's Contributions To The 2018 Golf Canada Young Pro Squad - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the eight athletes—four female and four male—who have been selected to the 2018 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2018 Women’s Young Pro Squad is Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec City), Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.), Augusta James (Bath, Ont.), and Jennifer Ha (Calgary) while Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver), Albin Choi (Toronto) and Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) will represent the Men’s Young Pro Squad.

  • B.C.'s Gail Graham, A.V. Macan Latest Inductees Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    BC's Gail Graham (L) Is The Newest Member Of The Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame To Go In As A Player, While Renowned Golf Course Architect A.V. Macan Was Inducted Posthumously In The Builder Category - Images Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Archives

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Gail Graham has always had a connection of sorts to A.V. Macan, one that was strengthened Thursday when the two British Columbians were announced as the latest inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

    Graham, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is an honorary member at Kelowna Golf & Country Club, one of many courses that the prolific Macan designed in B.C. and throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Graham’s brother, Rob Anderson, also happens to be the head professional at Kelowna.