• BC’s Adam Hadwin Finishes Second At PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Followed His Record-Setting 59 In The 3rd Round To Stand-Alone 2nd Place Finish At The PGA TOUR's CareerBuilder Challenge In La Quinta - Image Courtesy AdamHadwin.com

    Golf Canada / PGA Tour Communications

    LA QUINTA, Calif. – Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.

    Swafford shot a 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to finish the three-course, pro-am event at 20-under 268. Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C.,came back with a 70 after his third-round 59 to finish second.

  • CAN - Canucks Autism Network Supporting Individuals With Autism In Sport

    The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round, high- quality sports, recreational, arts, and social programs for individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.

    The Canucks Autism Network team consists of a diverse group of trained staff, experienced support workers and dedicated volunteers who administer programs for families and individuals living with autism in our province.

  • 2017 Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Qualifying Tournament: Full Information

    The 2017 Qualifying Tournament will take place at five sites in 2017 Including Crown Isle On Vancouver Island - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/PGA TOUR)

    How and when to sign up for this year's Q-Schools

    The application for the 2017 Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Tournament will be open to the public on January 19th at 12 p.m. ET.

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION

    You may access more information about the format, entry fees, field size, eligiblity and more at the above link prior to 12 p.m. ET on January 19th.

    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

    • The application will be available online only
    • Payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard only
    • The application will go live at 12 p.m. ET

    NOTE: Applicant may only play one site. Once applicant is assigned a site, it may not be changed. Sites will be assigned in the order the applications are received.

    Should an applicant withdraw within one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $1000 will be assessed. Should they withdraw prior to one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $250 will be assessed.

    No refunds will be issued to contestants after they have started play in the Qualifying Tournament. Contestants who withdraw during the round may be subject to disciplinary action.

    Full refunds will be offered to those who withdraw while on the alternate list.

  • Jared du Toit Nominated For Sport BC Senior Male Athlete of The Year

    Jared du Toit of Kimberley has been nominated for the Sport BC Senior Male Athlete of The Year Award.

    Du Toit, who had an outstanding 2016 season, has been the number one ranked amateur male golfer in Canada for over 44 weeks straight as well as being ranked as high as number 23 in the world, will find out on March 8th, 2017 during the awards ceremony dinner being held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, whether he will be adding another honour to his name.

  • Birdies, A Bride And Maybe A Win In Hadwin’s Plans For 2017

    Abbotsford Pro Adam Hadwin Is Set To Return To PGA TOUR After Fruitful Fall Season - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Personally and professionally, Adam Hadwin figures 2017 is going to be a great year. The former seems a given, as Hadwin will marry his fiancee, Jessica Dawn, in a late March ceremony in the Arizona desert. But Hadwin is also expecting 2017 to be a significant year on the golf course.

    Now in his third year as a PGA TOUR regular, the 29-year-old Abbotsford pro is adamant that he is ready to win on golf’s biggest stage.

  • Chilliwack's Clapp Milking This Job For All It’s Worth

    Chilliwack's Brad Clapp (L) With Some Of His 'Cow-orkers' - Image Courtesy Brad Clapp & Betsy (R)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    You’ve probably heard all about the glamorous life of a professional golfer, right? The big pay-cheques, the courtesy cars, the five-star hotels.

    Well, Brad Clapp would like to welcome you to his world.

    Clapp, a regular and past winner on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit, is spending the winter working on a dairy farm. And man, will he have some stories to tell on the driving range when the Mackenzie Tour tees off its 2017 season this spring.

  • Du Toit Carries On Where He Left Off: No. 1 In Golf Canada Weekly Top-10 Rankings

    Kimberley, British Columbia's Jared du Toit begins his 44th consecutive week as the Number one ranked Men's Amateur in Canada this week. He is ably joined in the Men's Top 10 Amateur rankings in the country by Victoria's Lawren Rowe at no. 4,  Richmond's Chris Crisologo at no. 6 and Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver in 10th spot, giving BC 4 of the top 10 places in the country.

    On the Women's Amateur side, Naomi Ko of Victoria continues to hold down the number two ranking in the country with Surrey's Michelle Kim at no. 5 and Vancouver's Sophie Liu jumping up 3 spots to no. 7 on the list.

    BC's top pros are also prominent holding down 4 of the top 10 men's spots and 3 of the top 10 in the women's standings.

  • B.C. Golf Community Mourns The Passing Of Ward Stouffer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Ward Stouffer, who spent more than 20 years as head professional and director of golf at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay, passed away Thursday, January 5th. He was 56.

    Friends and playing competitors remember Stouffer, who stood about 6-feet, 8 inches, as a gentle giant with a heart of gold who hit the ball a mile.

  • Victoria's Naomi Ko Nominated For Sport BC Senior Female AOY Award

    Naomi Ko of Victoria has been nominated for the Sport BC Senior Female Athlete of The Year Award.

    Ko, who had an outstanding 2016 season with 2 significant victories to go along with medallist honours in two other high profile events, is the number two ranked amateur female golfer in Canada and will find out on March 8th, 2017 during the awards ceremony dinner being held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, whether she will be adding another honour to her name.

  • Golf Journalists Association Of Canada Names 2016 Players Of The Year

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada Players of The Year. From Top L-R Clockwise: Brooke Henderson, Mackenzie Hughes, Jared du Toit And Naomi Ko. Image Courtesy GJAC

    For Immediate Release

    TORONTO – Brooke Henderson won twice on the LPGA Tour in 2016, and before the year ended, she added two more honours to her ever-growing trophy case.

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is proud to announce Henderson, Mackenzie Hughes, Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit, and Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC as the 2016 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Henderson’s two-win season was also named the Canadian Golf Story of the Year.

  • Szeryk, du Toit, Ewart And Parsons Named Canada’s 2016 Players Of The Year

    Canada's Players Of The Year From L-R: Mary Parsons, Maddie Szeryk, Jared du Toit And A.J. Ewart - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    Team Canada athletes Maddie Szeryk and Jared du Toit finished first in the women’s and men’s National Order of Merits, respectively, to claim honours as the top amateur athlete in each division and be named Canada’s 2016 Players of the Year.

    On the Junior Order of Merits, two-time Development Squad athlete A.J. Ewart captured the boys’ title, while Development Squad rookie Mary Parsons took home the honours for the girls.

    “We’re pleased to recognize the outstanding accomplishments that these athletes have worked so hard to achieve through this past season,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s Chief Sport Officer.

  • Community Golf Coach Program Gearing Up For Musqueam In January

    Dear Golf Clubs,

    BC Golf has a great opportunity for your members. We are hosting a Community Golf Coach Course, January 13th - 15th at the Musqueam Community Centre.

    Two days will be at the Musqueam Community Centre with one day at the BC Sport Conference, registration included in the course.

    If you would like to pass this information on to your members there is a poster attached that can be emailed or printed. If you choose to email, the registration link is active on the poster. Registration is now open on the BC Golf website.

  • Weekly Top 10 - Kimberley's du Toit & Victoria's Rowe Make Year's Biggest Overall Gain In WAGR

     Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Saw His Fine Play All Year, Including A Top 10 At The RBC Canadian Open, Boost Him In The WAGR To 29th In The World - Image Credit Mike du Toit

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PLEASE NOTE: This is the final Weekly Top 10 for 2016. The next Weekly Top 10 will be published January 11th, 2017.

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit was the number one ranked Canadian Amateur Male golfer for all but five weeks of 2016 and moved up an incredible 973 places in the Wordl Amateur Golf Rankings to finish the year ranked at No. 29 in the world.

    Making the biggest leap up the WAGR was Victoria's Lawren Roweas his play for the the University of Victoria Vikes vaulted him 1,207 places to become Canada's number 4 ranked amateur. 

  • Golf Canada Launches Search For New CEO

    By Dan Pino/ Golf Canada

     

    Lighthouse has been selected as the firm to lead the CEO search

    Chief Sport Officer Jeff Thompson has been appointed as interim CEO effective January 9, 2017

    With the recent announcement that CEO Scott Simmons will be leaving the organization, Golf Canada’s Board of Directors is engaged in the process to search for a new CEO.

    Golf Canada wishes to take an inclusive and comprehensive approach with this CEO search. The process will involve garnering input from key stakeholders in the golf industry to design the optimal CEO profile.

    Proposals were sought from executive recruitment firms that expressed interest in participating in the search for Golf Canada’s new CEO.

  • PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Holds On To Win Aruba Cup

    Image Credit Enrique Berardi/PGA TOUR -  Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brian Decker/ Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

    A late rally by the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada fell short on Saturday at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf, giving PGA TOUR Latinoamérica victory in the first-ever Aruba Cup.

    Though the Mackenzie Tour put together a valiant charge, winning five of the first seven singles matches of the day, it wasn’t enough to overcome a daunting 8.5-1.5 deficit, with Latinoamérica prevailing by a 13-7 final score over the three-day match play competition between the two Tours.

  • Vancouver To Host 2017 Tournament Administration And Referees’ School

    (Image credit - Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

    Courtesy Adam Helmer/ Golf Canada

    Golf Canada’s second installment of the Tournament Administration and Referees’ School (TARS) will be held at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond, B.C., from April 27th to 30th.

    New for 2017, they are extending the invitation to all certified level 2 rules officials and PGA of Canada professionals!

    The objective of the Tournament Administration and Referees’ School is to get championship volunteers and staff members from key golf associations/clubs in Canada assembled to discuss important topics related to tournament administration and competitions.

  • BC's Hadwin Moves To No. 3 In Golf Canada Pro Rankings

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin Has Moved Into The Number 3 Position In Canada Among The Professional Men - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via Golf Canada

    BC Golfers are once again prominent among those ranked nationally in Golf Canada's Weekly Top-10 rankings. Led by Abbotsford natives Adam Hadwin (3) and Nick Taylor (5), BC has 4 of the top 10 ranked male pro golfers in Canada. Hadwin and Taylor are followed closely by Merritt's Roger Sloan at no. 7 and Surrey's Adam Svensson in 9th spot.

  • Allied Golf Association Of BC Receives Funding Boost For IPM From BC Government

    BC Environment Minister Mary Polak (L) Was On Hand At Redwoods Golf Course In Langley To Present A Cheque To AGA-BC President Trevor Smith (R) - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf

    Following up on several months of work and communication, the Allied Golf Association of British Columbia (AGA-BC) this past Monday received a cheque from BC Minister of Environment, Honourable Mary Polak on behalf of the BC Ministry of Environment for $35,000 to go toward their Integrated Pest Management Program(IPM). 

    The presentation took place at The Redwoods Golf Course in Langley.

    As AGA-BC President Trevor Smith has stated in the past, “Both the environment and climate action are paramount to the future of our province and have a profound effect on the golf industry. As a result, AGA-BC members work everyday to ensure they’re protecting the environment and to fight climate change.”

  • Matthew Steinbach Named Interim Golf Coach At SFU With John Buchanan On Medical Leave

     Matthew Steinbach (Inset) Will Become SFU's New Golf Coach Beginning In January Of 2017, Taking Over From John Buchanan (Pictured With SFU Golf Bag)

    Courtesy Steve Frost/ SFU Athletics

    BURNABY, BC – Former Simon Fraser University men’s golf captain, Matthew Steinbach, has been appointed Interim Head Coach of the men’s and women’s golf programs while long-time coach John Buchanan is on medical leave from the University, Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation Theresa Hanson announced today.

    Buchanan, the legendary SFU Athletics Hall of Fame coach, who started the Clan men’s soccer and golf programs, has worked at the University for almost 50 years until recently.

  • Maple Ridge's Justin Shin Among Four Canadians Earning Web.com Tour Status At Q-School

    Justin Shin From Maple Ridge Was The Top Finisher From BC Among The 10 Canadians Who Took Part In The Final Stage At Web.com Tour Q-School Coming In T35 - Image Golf Canada

    Golf Canada

    Winter Garden, FL - Thornhill, Ont., native Ben Silverman tied for 6th and led the way for the 10-player Canadian contingent taking part in the final stage of Web.com Tour qualifying at Orange County National near Orlando, Fla.

    Silverman birdied three of his last five holes to finish at four under on the day and 10-under overall, seven shots back of the winning score. By virtue of finishing in the top 10, Silverman is guaranteed spots in the Tour’s first 12 events of 2017.

    Calgary’s Ryan Yip carded had a 70 on Sunday to tie for 23rd at 6-under. Justin Shin of Maple Ridge, B.C., fired a 69 for a share of 35th at 4-under. Listowel, Ont., native and Team Canada Young Pro Corey Conners tied for 42nd at 3-under.