• Loretta Bulfone To Receive Sport BC Presidents Award (2)

    The President's 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.

    Sport BC member organizations are eligible to recognize one volunteer per year. This year British Columbia Golf is pleased and proud to announce that Trail, BC's Loretta Bulfone will be a Presidents Award recipient at the annual dinner and awards presentation taking place Thursday, March 12th at the Vancouver Convention Centre

    Below is a write-up outlining the background and dedication to the sport of golf that led to Loretta being so deservedly recognized for this award.

  • viaSPORT's All Youth Matter: INCLUSION TRAINING

    Based on deep consultation with nearly 250 youth and over 100 inclusion experts, viaSport’s All Youth Matter: Inclusion Training was developed to equip sport and recreation leaders to make a difference in the lives of diverse youth in their community. 

    Through the four-hour workshop, participants learn about the factors that contribute to an inclusive environment, how to identity and address barriers and biases, and steps to take to intervene and stop discrimination.

    ALL YOUTH MATTER: INCLUSION TRAINING
    March 8th, 2020 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

    In addition, participants are provided with tools, techniques and best practices to create inclusive sport, recreation and physical activity experiences for youth from underserved or marginalized populations.

  • SFU Places 2nd After Record Day At Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout

    SFU's Women's Golf Team Had A Record-Setting Day En Route To A Runner-Up Finish At The Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout Hosted By California State University - Image Courtesy SFU

    By Samuel Rowan/Courtesy SFU Athletics

    ALAMEDA, CA --- From March 2nd to 3rd, the Simon Fraser Women's Golf Team was in California for the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout hosted by California State University - East Bay, at Corica Park's South Course.

    After a difficult start on day one, Simon Fraser shot the lights out on day two of the tournament, positing a team record 1-under 287 team score. The day was led by Jaya Rampuri's stellar 1-under 71, and backed up by three even par rounds from Emily Leung, Claire Lovan and Frida Ehnebom.

  • You Could Still Win Big In Less Than A Minute In The belairdirect Contest

    We would like to remind you that British Columbia Golf offers golfers and their families across the province access to a group insurance program that allows people to save on auto and home insurance by providing them with discounts and exclusive benefits

    Remember to call 1-833-294-2911 for a quick quote and simply mention that you are a part of “British Columbia Golf” to take advantage.

  • BC's AJ Ewart Leads Barry University Men's Golf To School Record Fifth-Straight Win

    Coquitlam, British Columbia's A.J. Ewart Accepts The Medallist Trophy After Winning The Panther Invitational In Florida - Image Courtesy Barry U Men's Golf

    Courtesy Hunter DuBois/ Barry University Athletics

    DURAN, Fla. -- Another historic day took place on Tuesday, Mar. 3, with Coquitlam, B.C.'s A.J. Ewart leading the  Barry University Buccaneers to their school-record fifth straight win after taking home the victory at the Panther Invitational by a six-stroke margin.

    Barry finished strong, shaving nine strokes off their second round 296 with a one-under par 287 in the final round. Three out of the five Buccaneer starters recorded their best round of the tournament on Tuesday to go along with a 70 from Ewart and a 72 from Tyler Bakich.

  • Sport BC's Annual AOY Awards Happens Soon Tickets Still Available!

    The Athlete of the Year Awards, founded by Sport BC, is the longest standing sport recognition event in Canada. Awards in 18 different categories are presented each year to athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for their performance and contribution to sport in our province.

    The awards play a valuable role in nurturing athletic success and recognizing some of BC’s growing talent. Sport BC is proud to celebrate the athletes, dedicated coaches, devoted officials and amazing volunteers from all member Provincial Sport Organizations and sport sector partners in British Columbia.

    For over 50 years, Sport BC has recognized legendary sport heroes and emerging stars.

    This year the Awards Presentation Dinner takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Thursday, March 12th.

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With Charlie Beaulieu Elected To Serve A Second Term As President

    Charlie Beaulieu (Golf Canada Image)

    Mississauga, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada’s 2020 Annual Meeting culminated on Saturday, February 29 with the re-election of Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Qué., to serve a second term as the National Sport Federation’s President.

    Beaulieu will continue to lead Golf Canada’s Board of Directors with Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont., remaining in the position of 1st Vice-President and Dale Jackson of Victoria continuing in the role of 2nd Vice-President.

  • PGA TOUR Statement Regarding Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, March 3, 2020

    The PGA TOUR has been closely monitoring all available information related to the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.

    We conduct more than 175 tournaments across our six Tours, and the health and safety of our players, employees, fans, partners, volunteers and everyone associated with the PGA TOUR continues to be our No. 1 priority.

    After reviewing the relevant positions from the Centers of Disease Control and the World Health Organization, there are no planned schedule changes beyond what has already been decided with PGA TOUR Series-China (a delay to the start of the season).

    However, we are establishing additional protocols to promote the health and safety of all participants and fans at our tournaments, and we will regularly review our schedule in light of revised CDC and WHO reports and make any updates as necessary.

  • Titleist & FootJoy Become Newest National Partners Of RBC PGA Scramble

    Image courtesy PGA of Canada

    Written by PGA of Canada/Courtesy Golf Canada

    Titleist & FootJoy have become the newest supporting partners of the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company.

    In addition to this partnership, Titleist & FootJoy will continue as presenting sponsors of PGA of Canada’s Training Academy.

    “Titleist & FootJoy’s commitment to the betterment of golf is first-rate,” said PGA of Canada President Mark Patterson. “We are proud to have their support as national partners and look forward to seeing them elevate an already exceptional experience for golfers across the country.”

  • SFU's Scott Kerr Outlasts In 6-Hole Playoff For 2nd Career Individual Title

    BEAUMONT, CA --- On February 17th and 18th in California, The Simon Fraser Men's Golf Team took part in the CSUSB Coyote Classic at Canyon Crest Country Club.
     
    Leading the way for Simon Fraser was senior golfer Scott Kerr, who took home the individual title after posting a three round total of 216 (72-71-73). Kerr went on to secure the solo victory after fighting off Cal State San Marco's Justin Vrzich in an epic 6-hole playoff.

  • Feel The Berne

    The Evans Caddie Scholarship Program Exists At The Victoria Golf Club Due To The Tremendous Efforts Of Berne Neufeld, Pictured Here Alongside Angela Bowers, The First Female Caddie From VGC And Canada, To Be A Finalist For The Evans Scholarship - Images Courtesy VGC

    By Jenny Dobell

    Berne Neufeld is my golf partner. When she hits a great drive I shout, much to her embarrassment, “Feel the Berne!” She didn’t get the reference to that American Bernie, so often in the headlines. While I first did it to tease her (which is easy), I now do it because she is a person whose commitment to a cause reminds me of a political candidate in the heat of a campaign battle.  

    And Berne’s cause is the Evans Caddie Scholarship Program.

  • In Memoriam: Diane Rands

    We lost another great friend and golfer on Friday, February 7th, as Diane Rands (Phillips), an honorary Life Member of Uplands Golf Club, passed away following a courageous fight with cancer. British Columbia Golf and the entire golf community wish to pass along our deepest condolences and best wishes to Diane's family and friends. 

    Aside from her stellar nursing career and family life, Diane was an extremely accomplished competitive golfer, still holding the Uplands women's course record of 67, and indeed this past Fall the Uplands Women's Club Championship trophy was renamed the Diane (Phillips) Rands trophy. 

    A Celebration of Life will be held at Uplands Golf Club on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2pm – 4pm.

    Below is the memoriam posted on the McCall Gardens website

  • Golf Canada Names 2020 Team Canada Young Pro Squad

    Nine athletes selected to receive extended support during transition to professional golf

    Golf Canada adds BC's Jennifer Greggain and Ontario's Andrew Parr as assistant coaches

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the nine athletes who have been selected to the 2020 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2020 Men’s Young Pro Squad are returnees Hugo Bernard (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.), Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver, B.C.) and Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) along with new additions Chris Crisologo (Richmond, B.C.) and Joey Savoie (La Prairie, Que.). Crisologo, 23, and Savoie, 25, will make their Young Pro Squad debuts after graduating from the Men’s Amateur Squad.

    The Women’s Young Pro Squad will be represented by a trio of returning athletes in Jaclyn Lee (Calgary, Alta.), Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.), and Maddie Szeryk (London, Ont.).

  • Canada’s Adam Hadwin Excited To Be A Father, Enjoying Return To PGA TOUR

    Adam Hadwin Is A New Dad And It's Helped Put Golf In Perspective For Him - Image Courtesy Inside Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    To say it’s been a busy start to 2020 for Adam Hadwin is an understatement. Hadwin took a break from golf after his wife Jessica gave birth to their daughter Maddox on Jan. 8, insuring he could spend time with his young family before returning to the PGA TOUR. He was back in time for the Waste Management Open in Phoenix, near his Arizona residence, on Jan. 30.

    Hadwin then played in last week’s Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Southern California before joining the field for this week’s Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles. “This is only my third tournament back and we’re still trying to get used to being parents,” Hadwin said. “It’s still a bit chaotic at home. It’s definitely a change in our life, but it’s very exciting.”

    Fellow Canadian Nick Taylor joins Hadwin at the Genesis Invitational this week. They often played together as teenagers at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club in their hometown of Abbotsford, B.C., and remain friends on the PGA TOUR.

  • Golf Canada Announces 2020 Championships

    OAKVILLE, ONT. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2020 championship schedule which includes 29 amateur and professional competitions hosted at member clubs across Canada.

    The 2020 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships – the RBC Canadian Open from June 8-14 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Ont. (in partnership with Islington Golf Club), and the CP Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C., from Aug. 31 – Sept 6.

    The competition calendar includes eight National Amateur Championships, eight NextGen junior competitions (formerly Future Links Championships) and the World Junior Girls Championship.

  • BC's Nick Taylor Wins AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am For 2nd Career PGA TOUR Victory

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Picked Up His Second PGA TOUR Win At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am And Will Now Join Fellow Ledgeview Clubmate Adam Hadwin At This Year's Masters, Making It Four Canadians In Total In The Field At Augusta, Tied For The Most Canucks Ever - Image Courtesy Facebook

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. The Canadian managed both just fine Sunday and won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his second career victory.

    With the gallery eager to see Mickelson add a record sixth victory at Pebble Beach, Taylor, from Abbotsford, B.C., showed plenty of moxie in building a five-shot lead at the turn and then holding on when 40 mph gusts blasted the Monterey Peninsula.

    He closed with a 2-under 70 for a four-shot victory over Kevin Streelman (68). Mickelson, who closed within two shots with four holes to play, shot 74 and finished alone in third. He has won, been runner-up twice and finished third in his last four starts at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

  • World Handicap System Seminars To Be Held Around B.C.

    British Columbia Golf will present World Handicap Certification seminars across the province, details and registration links are below.

    Cost $25.00 (taxes in) Lunch included

    January 1, 2020 Golf Associations around the world started moving to a single handicap system introduced and administered jointly by the R&A and the USGA. This seminar is a detailed look at WHS and is appropriate for staff and volunteers who will be involved in handicapping at the club level.

  • BC Lands 4 Courses In Golfers' Choice: Best Value Golf Courses In Canada

    "Hyde Mountain On Mara Lake Golf Course In B.C. Delivers Dazzling Views At A Great Price" According To Reviewer u1748438 From Golf Advisor (Image Credit GolfAdvisor Reviewer u1748438)

    GolfAdvisor's list of the top 25 Best Value courses in Canada include 4 layouts found in Britrish Columbia.

    Here's how they ranked according to the 'Canada Golfers' Choice list, where raters were seeking the best value among the courses in the country and GolfAdvisor scanned their reviews from 2019.

    They combined a course's overall and value star-rating averages from reviews submitted by their 'rating' community throughout the year.

  • R&A and USGA Release Key Findings On Impacts Of Distance In Golf

    Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    The USGA and The R&A have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf.

    After extensive stakeholder research, the report features more than 100 years of data, informed by a library of 56 supporting documents. It is accompanied by a 15-page conclusions paper from the governing bodies that summarizes their perspectives on the long-term implications for the sport.

  • Deals Keep Getting Better At Vancouver GolfExpo - Free Round At Sandpiper If You Show Up At The Show!

    The Vancouver GolfExpo is set to jump start the 2020 golf season in the Lower Mainland and the Pacific Northwest for that matter. This weekend, Feb. 8-9th at the PNE Forum you can try the latest equipment at their indoor range, find some terrific deals on merchandise, get tips from PGA of BC Professionals, and so much more. 

    And now, Sandpiper Golf Course is prepared to offer a FREE round of golf to everyone who attends the show! Play The PIPER for FREE!

    For more details on the Vancouver GolfExpo click HERE.