• Canada’s Most Haunted Golf Clubs

    The Venerable Victoria Golf Club Is Also The Home Of Victoria's Most Famous Ghost - Image Courtesy VGC

    Courtesy Golf Canada Archives

    With its long history and vast geography, Canada boasts many strange and spooky tales. There are haunted coal mines in Cape Breton, poltergeists in Calgary and even a pair of haunted boots in St. Vincent’s Newfoundland.

    It is no wonder, therefore, that golf courses across the country are rumoured to be home to some extraordinary spirits.

  • U.S. And Canadian College Golf Coaches Coming To Richmond ID Camp

    Six university coaches will be arriving at Zone Golf Academy, located in Richmond, BC, on November 30 and December 1. Two Division 1 NCAA schools, Yale University and UC Irvineand two Division III Universities including Whitman College in Washington and Earlham College in Indiana.

    Locally, Burnaby's Simon Fraser University and  Ontario's U of Guelph round out the six universities attending.

    “This is our 8th annual winter golf ID camp, open to all and any golfers from the ages of 10-18. We are excited to host a total of 6 universities this year,” said the Director of Golf, TJ Atley.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2019 PNGA Players Of The Year Nominations

    (Delta, BC) – British Columbia Golf has announced their 2019 PNGA Player of the Year nominees. These are the players nominated for their respective categories for the PNGA annual awards this fall. 

    The category nominees are as follows: Men’s, Chris Crisologo of Richmond; Women's, Mary Parsons of Delta; Men's Mid-Amateur, Mike Aizawa of Richmond; Women's Mid-Amateur, Nonie Marler of Vancouver; Senior Men's, Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver; Senior Women's, Jackie Little of Procter; Junior Boys', Jace Minni of Delta ; and Junior Girls', Michelle Liu of Vancouver .

  • Ten 59s On TOUR – Here’s How They Rank

    BC's Adam Hadwin's 59 Ranks 8th Best According To PGA TOUR's Cameron Morfit - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

    By Cameron Morfit, PGATOUR.COM

    There are no bad sub-60 rounds, but some stand out more than others

    Kevin Chappell was the most recent PGA TOUR pro to record a 59. It was the 10th such score on TOUR, 42-plus years after Al Geiberger authored the first. Blame David Letterman, Bo Derek, or the decimal system, but those 10 59s are just begging to be ranked. Call them the Terrific 10.

    (There’s also been a 58, shot by Jim Furyk, which naturally tops every 59 and will not be ranked here. For more on the 58, click here.)

    Criteria include whether or not the player won; the quality of the 59th shot; whether the round was shot on a par 70, 71 or 72; Strokes Gained; and intangibles. For example, the intangible that Chappell hit the magic number in his first TOUR start since undergoing major back surgery.

    To be clear, there’s never been a bad one, and because finding fault with a 59 would be like finding fault with a rainbow, there are no losers here. Every 59 is beautiful, and golf’s most sacred number must be respected, hence the three-way tie for eighth place.

    Click Here to see the top 10...

     

     

  • Three Fairmont Hotels In Canada’s Western Mountain Region Among Top 100 Golf Resorts

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Signature Hole - All Images Courtesy Facility

    BANFF, Alberta — GOLF Magazine, one of the world’s leading golf media companies, named three Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Canada’s Western Mountain Region — Fairmont Chateau WhistlerFairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs — to its list of the Top 100 Resorts in North America for 2019/2020.

    Selections were made by GOLF Magazine editors based upon feedback from GOLF Magazine readers, course ranking panelists and personal experience. All three properties were recognized in the all-around excellence category, with Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club taking the #3 ranking.

  • PGA of BC Names Provincial Recipients Of 2019 Awards

    Point Grey Golf & Country Club Head Professional Dave Zibrik Was Presented With The PGA Of BC's 2019 Dick Munn Golf Professional Of The Year Award. Zibrik's Honour Was One Of Many Handed Out At The PGA Of BC Awards Celebration Presented By Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal, Held At The River Rock Casino Resort - PGA of BC Photo

    OCTOBER 16, 2019 - RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of its annual honours for 2019 during the Association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • PGA of BC Names Recipients Of Six 2019 Awards

    The PGA of BC Proudly Named Six Recipients Of The Association's 2019 Awards, From Left: The Sunday Morning Golf Show (co-host Fraser Mulholland, PGA, pictured), Bryn Parry, Odlum Brown Limited, Gordon Mink, Myles Johnson and Jared Siminoff - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- The PGA of BC is proud to name four recipients of the Association's 2019 Awards, as well as this year's PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary and Jim Gibson Scholarship beneficiaries. 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 & Tribal, taking place Oct. 16 at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • Inaugural PGA Women's Cup Features 5 Teams Including Canada

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A field featuring five PGA governing bodies: Australia, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, Sweden and the United States, will compete in the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for women PGA Members from around the world.

    Canada's squad consists of Ontario's Emma De Groot (Team Captain), Meaghan Allum, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Casey Ward along with Richmond, BC's Christine Wong.

    The international showcase event is Oct. 22-26, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, in Austin, Texas.

  • Shania Remandaban, UBC Women’s Golf Earn Historic First Canada West Wins

    The UBC Women's Golf Squad Took The Inaugural Canada West Golf Championship Title - Image Credit Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

    Courtesy UBC Athletics

    VANCOUVER – Shania Remandaban led the UBC Thunderbirds to the women's golf title at the inaugural Canada West golf championships at Kelowna's Okanagan Golf Club. She'll also be able to say she was the first individual to capture the conference women's gold medal in the sport.

    Remandaban, a third-year golfer from Coquitlam, B.C., roared back to take the women's individual crown and guided her squad to the win. "It's super cool. When I'm older, I'll be like: I did that first."

  • Follow Canadians In The 2019 USAGA International Adaptive Golf Championship

    The 2019 USAGA International, America’s only USAGR triple-weighted tournament with opportunities to earn WR4GD world ranking points is underway at Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The International is a 54-hole stroke play event with the 18-hole final round scores from selected players also determining the International Cup Team Challenge winner.

    After the opening round there are 3 Canadians in the top 5 and you can follow the results by clicking on the link shown below.

  • Taking On Vernon’s Big Three – The Rise & Predator Ridge

    The Rise Golf Course In Vernon Is A Fred Couples Signature Course - All Images Credit Gord Montgomery

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    Having warmed up on more modest terrain at the Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club and Vernon Golf & Country Club, iG writer Gord Montgomery was ready to test his skill, and wayward shot-making abilities, at higher elevations in the North Okanagan as he headed upward and onward to challenge The Rise and Predator Ridge Resort’s two courses.

    VERNON, British Columbia — A bit of a drive upwards in Vernon can change your perspective of golf in a big way. The dramatic elevation changes tossed your way at both The Rise, a Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, and the two outstanding tracks at Predator Ridge Resort, The Predator and The Ridge, mean you’ll be using every club in your bag.

    At the same time though, you’ll be using every shot your phone camera can handle with stunning hilltop views of Okanagan Lake and the mountains beyond.

  • Vernon Knocks Your Socks Off With Great Variety Courses (Part 1)

    Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club In Vernon, B.C. - All Images Credit Gord Montgomery

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    VERNON, British Columbia — Whether you choose to hit the links in Vernon, B.C. in the spring, summer or fall, you can be guaranteed one thing: You’re going to have your argyle socks knocked off.

    This city, located in the northern end of the famed Okanagan Valley, is resplendent with top-end golfing playgrounds and whether you’re a fan of parkland, mountain, or hybrid-links style of challenge there’s something to fit you, and your playing partners, in this vibrant community.

  • Economic Survey On Golf In Canada Continues - Please Take Part

    RBC Canadian Open (Marcus Oleniuk/ Golf Canada)

    Whether you’re a club member, an avid public player or a new enthusiast to the game, spending on the sport of golf drives massive benefit to communities across Canada.

    The impact of golf on the Canadian economy is enormous—an economic impact in excess of $14B is only part of the story. Golf courses and the industry at large account for hundreds of thousands of jobs. Canadians and international visitors plan golf vacations to communities that market themselves as golf destinations and resorts offer golf packages that result in millions of tourism dollars.

  • BC's Luna Lu And Ontario's Ashton McCulloch Win Future Links’ BC Fall Series Finale At Crown Isle

     Luna Lu (Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

    Written by Golf Canada

    COURTENAY, B.C. —Luna Lu of Burnaby, BC, went wire-to-wire at Crown Isle Golf Resort on picturesque Vancouver Island, signing a final scorecard of 70 to win the last of eight Golf Canada junior championships for the 2019 golf season, taking home the title of the BC Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series Junior Girls champion with an overall score of (+2) for the tournament.

    In the Junior Boys division, Kingston, Ontario’s Ashton McCulloch topped a strong field of 71 competitors to claim the title.

  • Women In Golf Charter Update

    British Columbia Golf CEO Kris Jonasson And Board President Michelle Collens Were Two Of The First Signatories On Board From A Provincial Association In Canada For The Women In Golf Charter - BC Golf Photo

    Courtesy R & A/ British Columbia Golf

    (Friday, 27 September, 2019) - To date, 153 organizations have given their commitment to the Women in Golf Charter, pledging to build on current initiatives and develop new projects to increase the number of women, girls and families playing golf and becoming members of clubs, as well as giving women wider opportunities to enjoy careers and volunteering in the sport.

  • With Three Golfers In Top 10, SFU Captures SMU Invitational

    SFU's Victorious Men's Golf Squad From L-R: Ryan Stolys, Isaac Lee,  Michael Crisologo, Scott Kerr, Aiden Goodfellows And Matthew Steinbach (Coach) - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    DUPONT, Wa. -- With three golfers in the top 10, and a near-record round on day 1, Simon Fraser University captured the Saint Martin's Invitational by 16 strokes on Friday and Saturday at The Home Course in Dupont, WA.

    First round leader Simon Fraser (286-270-277) led the field by 16 strokes after 36 holes, and held that margin the rest of the way to capture the team title.

  • Recognize Greatness In The #ThanksBCcoach Contest

    National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle. From September 21 - 29, 2019, encourage yourself to say thanks to the coaches who call B.C. home.

    To celebrate National Coaches Week, viaSport is giving away $1000 through our Coaches Week Contest! See below for more details.

  • Parksville & Qualicum Beach Area Checks All The Boxes For A Great Golf Road Trip

    The Ninth Hole At Fairwinds Golf Course In Nanoose Bay - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    PARKSVILLE -- It takes more than great golf to make a great golf road trip. Think about it. On a three-day golf getaway, you and your pals are likely only going to spend about 12 hours on the golf course. No matter how good the golf is or how many birdie putts you drain, the quality of the considerable time spent away from the course will ultimately determine just how memorable that trip is.

    That’s one of the reasons why the Parksville & Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island is such a great destination for a golf getaway. During my recent three-day visit -- we’ll call it the Mid-Island Express -- the golf was terrific. But so was the time spent between rounds.

  • Rampuri Wins First NCAA Tournament, SFU Captures True North Classic

    Jaya Rampuri Collected Her First Collegiate Win At The Inaugural True North Classic At Richmond CC - SFU Athletics Photo

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Marketing & Communications

    RICHMOND, BC – Senior Jaya Rampuri captured medalist honours for her first collegiate tournament win and Simon Fraser University won the inaugural True North Classic, the first-ever NCAA golf tournament held in Canada at the Richmond Country Club.

    Rampuri fired a second round par 72, on the 5,978 yard layout to win by three strokes over first-round leader Cammie Decker of Concordia, who was the only player under par at -1 after one round. Rampuri shot two rounds of 72 to win the 36-hole tournament with a 144 after Decker slipped to a final round 4-over-par 76 during the wet and windy conditions on day two. Decker finished at 147.

  • The Astor Trophy Competition Marked The End Of A Very Busy Summer For Delta’s Mary Parsons

    Mary Parsons (Far Right) With Canadian Teammate Emily Zhu Before Their Match With Wenyung Keh (Far Left) And Julianne Alvarez Of New Zealand In The Astor Trophy Competition - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. Those are some of the places golf has taken Delta, BC's Mary Parsons the last few years.

    The last week of August was not quite as exotic for the 20-year-old Parsons, who was a member of Canada’s four-woman team at the Astor Trophy competition held at Royal Colwood Golf Club. She only had to hop on a ferry to get there. It marked the end of what was a hectic summer for Parsons, the 2018 B.C. Women’s Amateur champion.