• 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.

  • First Win At Arizona State A Huge Relief For du Toit

    Kimberley, BC Product Jared du Toit Breaks Through With A Four-Stroke Victory After Nine Top-10 Finishes With The Sun Devils

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    With the clock ticking on his collegiate golf career, Kimberley’s Jared du Toit desperately wanted to win before he finished his senior year at Arizona State University.

    He had come oh, so close. Du Toit had registered nine top 10s since transferring to ASU from the University of Idaho after his sophomore year, including a playoff loss at a tournament in Kona, Hawaii in early February.

  • Victoria's Leslie Crawford To Receive Sport BC Presidents' Award

    Victoria's Leslie Crawford Will Once Again Be Heading Up The Volunteer Committee For This Year's Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In September

    by Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 51st Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards are coming up March 8th and at that time Sport BC will also be recognizing the Presidents' Award winners in various levels of sport including golf.

    The Presidents’ Awards are presented annually to volunteers from Sport BC member organizations who "represent the spirit of volunteerism, and whose dedication, energy, and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization in the province of British Columbia."

    The recipeint of a Presidents' Award this year for the sport of golf is Victoria's Leslie Crawford who counts among the many roles she has taken on, the position of Volunteer Chair for the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

  • It's Pink Shirt Day In BC And At British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf Staff Members L-R: Elizabeth Dunn, Andy Fung And Corrie Wong Wear Pink To Support The Erase Bullying Campaign On Pink Shirt Day

    As part of the #ERASEbullying program being run in conjunction by viaSport and the Government of BC, many Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) are taking part in the initiative both by signing the Declaration of Commitment and on this special day, February 22nd, by wearing pink to symbolize the commitment to promoting positive, respectful, engaging, accessible and inclusive environments for all participants in sport.

    TAKE THE PLEDGE TODAY TO #ERASEBULLYING IN SPORT

    Bullying is unwelcome or aggressive behaviour that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and can take many forms including physical, verbal, emotional or other types of intimidating or humiliating behaviours. The behaviour is often repeated and can occur on or away from the playing field, court or arena.

    A sport environment in which participants - athletes, coaches, volunteers and officials – are exposed to negative experiences, such as bullying, can be harmful and cause individuals to quit, and viaSport and the Government of B.C. want to ensure participants at every level of sport are aware that bullying of any form cannot be tolerated.

    To achieve this, the B.C. sport sector is committed to promoting positive, respectful, engaging, accessible and inclusive environments for all participants, and to ensuring a safe, welcoming and positive sport culture and environment for all British Columbians.

    The #ERASEbullying campaign is an important part of this initiative and a key highlight will be on Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, when provincial sport organizations are invited to come together to celebrate the Province’s first Declaration of Commitmentto erase bullying in sport throughout B.C.

    So, stand with us, take the pledge and encourage your sport organizations to support this initiative to #ERASEbullying in sport.

  • Victoria Developers Continue To Build Golf Community

    Patricia and Kenneth W. Mariash Sr., the developers behind Victoria's Bayview Place have supported top-tier pro golf in BC's capital city for more than a decade. Now they are adding support for the amateur side… and more.

  • Canada Games Team BC Selection Camp At Mayfair Lakes

    The 2017 Canada Summer Games will be hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba from August 9-12th for the sport of golf. 

    The 2nd of 3 Canada Games BC Team Selection Camps is coming up March 4th and 5th at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club.

    The games was established in 1967 as part of Canada's Centennial Celebrations promoting unity through sport as it provides an opportunity for amatuer athletes progressing to national and international level competitions.

    The Games is Canada's largest multi-sport competition for young athletes. Athletes from the 13 Provinces and Territories across the Nation compete for the Canada Games Flag and Centennial Cup.

    The 2017 Canada Summer Games BC Team Selection process includes a series of selection camps with the Final Team Selection to be done by a BC Golf Canada Games Selection Committee of a minimum of 5 individuals: including Coaches, BC Golf Board member(s), BC Golf Staff, including the Managing Director of Player Development.

  • Legendary Clan Soccer & Golf Coach John Buchanan Passes Away

    A Charter Member Of The SFU Athletics Hall Of Fame, John Buchanan Worked At The University For 50 Years Until Recently, Starting The Clan Men’s Soccer Program And Leading The Team To The NAIA National Title In 1976, And Later Re-Establishing The Golf Programs - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    By Steve Frost - Sports Information Director (sfrost@sfu.ca)

    BURNABY, BC – The Simon Fraser University community is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary men's soccer and golf coach John Buchanan, who passed away peacefully at home with his family on January 19th at the age of 77.

  • From The President - British Columbia Golf 2016 Year In Review

    By Patrick Kelly

    As we get ready to head full on into the new golf year for 2017 and the British Columbia Golf Annual General Meeting is to take place March 5th, I am pleased to highlight a number of notable BC Golf accomplishments over the past year.

  • Taylor Tracking In Top 10 Weekly Rankings

    A Tie For Tenth At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Shot Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Up 72 Places In The World Golf Rankings This Week - Image Courtesy SkySports/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    BC Golfers continue to make their mark in the Top 10 rankings in Canada. This week it's Abbotsford's Nick Taylor who made the biggest move, jumping up 72 places in the WGR while his Ledgeview clubmate, Adam Hadwin, continues to hold down the number one ranking by a male professional golfer in the country.