• Canadians Do Everything But Win PC Financial Open

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Was Oh, So Close To Recording His Fourth Consecutive Win As A Professional, Losing In A Playoff In The PC Financial At Point Grey In The Season-Opening Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Event - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    For all four days of the PC Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, Canadian flags were at the top of the leaderboard.

    From first round leader Thomas Hay of Langley to second-round leader Bryn Parry of North Vancouver, the weekend action saw the rise of Langley’s Adam Cornelson and Vancouver’s Ryan Williams on Saturday and on Sunday, Surrey’s Adam Svensson, Victoria’s Riley Wheeldon and Richmond Hill, ON’s Taylor Pendrith all moved up the leaderboard and were part of the five-golfer playoff that also featured Americans Drew Weaver and Ross Beal.

    While Weaver would take the $31,500 first-place cheque and the PC Financial Open title, it was the young British Columbians and Canadians who made the biggest news.

  • Drew Weaver Wins PC Financial Open in 3-Hole Playoff

    Drew Weaver Had Good Reason To Smile After Surviving The Five-Man Playoff To Win The PC Financial Open At Point Grey GC - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    American Drew Weaver spoiled the party for the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada’s 2015 opening event at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

    After Weaver finished regulation in a five-way tie at (-12) with fellow American Ross Beal and a trio of Canadians, Surrey’s Adam Svensson, Victoria’s Riley Wheeldon and Richmond Hill, ON’s Taylor Pendrith, Weaver won the PC Financial Open on the third playoff hole.

  • Holmes And Thunderbirds Victorious At Golf Canada Championship, Victoria Vikes Second

    The 2015 Canadian University/College Champion UBC Thunderbirds

    via press release

    VANCOUVER – Evan Holmes shot a 1-under 69 in the final round of the Golf Canada Canadian University/College Championship on Friday to clinch the tournament's individual crown and lead his UBC Thunderbirds squad to the team title.

  • Canadians Aiming To Get Into U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It Remains To Be Seen Whether There Will Be Any Canadian Flags Flying At Chambers Bay For The 2015 U.S. Open

    Currently, there are no Canadians scheduled to be amongst the 156 players who will tee it up at Chambers Bay starting June 18.

    But come June 8, in what is termed the Longest Day in Golf, at least 22 Canadians will try to overcome their final obstacle, a 36-hole qualifier being played at 10 sites all across America, to get one of the final spots in the U.S. Open.

  • British Columbia Golf Names Morse Cup Team For Pacific Coast Amateur

    Current British Columbia Men's Amateur Champion Jordan Lu Will Lead A Strong BC Morse Cup Team In The Pacific Coast Amateur

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    The Pacific Coast Amateur, being held at Eugene Country Club July 28-31, is coming up fast and British Columbia Golf has just named its Morse Cup team for that event.

    Mid-amateur Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, University of Washington freshman and current British Columbia Amateur champion Jordan Lu, and University of Idaho sophomore Jared du Toit, will be carrying the BC colours in the team portion of the PCA.

  • British Columbia Golf Names 8-Member Team For Western Canada Summer Games

    At 15 Years Of Age Khan Lee Is The Youngest Member Of The Boys Team - But He May Be The Most Outgoing - Image Credit Alfie Lau

     

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Three months from now, the best 16-and-younger golfers will compete at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB and British Columbia will be ably represented by 8 of the best young golfers in the country.

    Head coach Matt Palsenbarg officially named his team after the CN Future Links event in Qualicum Beach earlier this month and the teams feature a girl’s team of all 15-year-olds and a boys team of 3 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old.

  • Coaching Clinic Geared To Helping Community Step Up

     

    by Gord Montgomery, Inside Golf 

    As a pilot project of sorts, the Community Golf Coach program being presented by Golf Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada isn’t about making Joe Public into the world’s greatest golf coach.

    Rather, it’s about allowing the members of the public at large to work alongside CPGA professionals as they teach youth about the grand old game.

  • British Columbia Golf Conducts Monday Qualifier, 10 Players Earn Spots Into PC Financial Open

    Nick Sherwood Smiles As He Receives His Ticket From Susan White Of British Columbia Golf To Play In The PC Financial Open At Point Grey After Monday Qualifying At Swaneset Bay Resort - image credit alfie lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    For Albany, OR’s Nick Sherwood, it was the longest afternoon of his golf career.

    After shooting a morning round of (-3) 69 at Swaneset Bay’s Resort Course during the Monday qualifier for the PC Financial Open, Sherwood had to wait hours to see how the rest of the other 129 players who had forked out $250 to play for one of 10 spots into the first PGA TOUR Canada stop at Point Grey would do.

    Just before 7 p.m., Sherwood got the word he was looking for from British Columbia Golf’s Susan White, who was happy to give Sherwood one of 10 pieces of paper telling him his next steps, which included what awaited him at Point Grey.

  • Canadian Hopes Fly High For U.S. Women’s Amateur At Portland Golf Club

    The Downhill 180 Yard 12Th At Portland Golf Club Is Called Bridge And Is Protected By Four Green Side Bunkers - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It may be the most prestigious amateur title in U.S. women’s golf, but don’t tell that to the myriad of Canadian women who will be trying to hoist the Robert Cox Cup at Portland Golf Club on August 16.

  • Williams Excited To Begin Season At Point Grey

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Scott Wheeler/PGATOUR.COM) — Ryan Williams, PGA TOUR Canada’s highest Canadian finisher on the 2014 Order of Merit, is poised to take on his local course as the 2015 season kicks off with the PC Financial Open.

    Williams, who plays out of Point Grey Golf and Country Club, host to this year’s season-opening tournament, finished sixth on the Order of Merit in 2014, completing the season with a win at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship.

  • UBC Men’s Thunderbirds Tie For Eighth At NAIA Tournament

    Scott Secord Was The Top Finishing Individual For The UBC Men At The NAIA Championship In Alabama

    via press release

    GULF SHORES, Ala. – The UBC Thunderbirds finished in a tie for eighth at the 64th NAIA Men's Golf National Championship, which concluded Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The team recorded a 3-over par 291 to finish at 19-over 1191 (295-297-288-291). UBC – which teed off from the tenth hole – moved up two spots with its performance on Friday on the par-72, 6,947-yard Hills Course at LPGA International.

  • B.C.’s Shin Wins Wuhan With Wong 2nd On PGA TOUR China

    Maple Ridge, B.C.'s Justin Shin Holds The Trophy After His Victory In The Wuhan Open In China

    WUHAN, China — Justin Shin,from Maple Ridge, B.C. shot a 3-under 69 in the final round of the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open to win his first professional title, finishing at 12-under and three shots ahead of fellow Canadian, North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong.

  • Surrey's Svensson Picks Up Third Swingthought.com Win

    Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Adam Svensson of Surrey, BC picked up his 3rd Swingthought.com Tour win in as many tries this past weekend  at the Milton Martin Honda Classic in Gainesville, Ga.

    Svensson shot rounds of 66, 66, 67 and 67 to finish at 22-under par on the Chattahoochee Golf Club course to win by five shots, pocketing $20,000 US.

  • Three T'Birds Land As NAIA All-Americans

    UBC's Stephanie Wong Became A Four-Time All-American With Her Selection To The 2015 NAIA Women's First Team

     

    By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee.

    A total of 30 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to the first and second team. The UBC Thunderbirds Women's team had 3 players named along with one honourable mention.

  • Ranton & St-Germain CN Future Links Pacific Champs, B.C.’s Lee, Kim Runners-Up

    Grace St-Germain (L) And Trevor Ranton Were Your Winners In The CN Future Links Pacific Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

     

    Herb Fung/ Golf Canada


    The first event of Golf Canada’s competitive season concluded in the same way it unfolded – with a pair of Team Canada Development Squad members atop the leaderboards as Trevor Ranton and Grace St-Germain claimed victory at the 2015 CN Future Links Pacific Championship held at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

  • Tournament For Tommy A Great Way To Help A Friend In Need

    The game of golf and those who play it have garnered a very well-earned reputation for using the love of the game and its drawing power to help those in need.

    When someone could use a hand due to circumstances beyond their control there are few, if any, partners like golf and golfers who come together and make a real difference.

    With the goal being to assist a great friend of the game, longtime PING Golf Canada sales representative Brad Thomas, the upcoming 'Tournament For Tommy' is one of those occasions.

  • UVic And UBC Men Ready To Tee Of At NAIA Nat'l Championships In Daytona

    2015 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships Pairings Announced (May 8) - National championships play opens at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19

    By Mike DeVader, NAIA Communications & Sports Information Intern

    KANSAS CITY Mo. – (First Round) | (Second Round)

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the first and second round pairings for the 2015 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 64th annual event will take place May 19-22.

    First round play gets underway on May 19 at 7:30 a.m. EDT with defending national champion Coastal Georgia, along with Victoria (B.C.) and Marian (Ind.) starting on hole No. 1.

    Beginning the day on No. 10 at 7:50 a.m. will be Zach Day of Mobile (Ala.), Kade Crossland of Corban (Ore.) and Daniel Thompsett of Rocky Mountain (Mont.). UBC's men are off the 10th tee at 9 a.m.

  • B.C. Well Represented In CN Future Links Pacific Championship To Open 2015 Season

    QUALICUM BEACH, British Columbia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada’s 2015 competitive season will begin with the Pacific edition of the CN Future Links Championships.

    Hosted at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, B.C., the competition featuring a field of the nation’s top junior-aged golfers will be held May 7-10 with a number of top players from British Columbia involved.

  • Golf Awareness Day Taking Root

    British Columbia Golf Volunteer And Member Of The Leq:amel First Nation (Sto:lo Nation) In The Fraser Valley, Patrick Kelly, Addresses The AGA "Golf Awareness Day" Assembly - Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

     

    by Jeff Sutherland, Inside Golf

    When the Allied Golf Association of BC (AGA BC) was formed four years ago, one of its chief aims was to present the needs and position of Golf in BC to government.

    And if the fourth annual "Golf Awareness Day" held in late April in Victoria was any indication, they are doing a great job. Twenty MLA's came to a luncheon and got an update on where golf in BC is and where it is headed.

  • PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Resumes In British Columbia

    Beautiful Crown Isle Resort Will Be The Site Of The Final PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tourney For 2015

    COURTENAY, British Columbia (Brian Decker/Golf Canada) — PGA TOUR Canada qualifying resumes this week with the final of three Qualifying Tournaments taking place at the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, B.C. for the second straight year.

    Once again, PGA TOUR Canada players will aim to take the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR in 2015.