• Michelle Kim Leads By 3 Strokes At Halfway Point of BC Women’s Amateur, Plays In Final Group With Sister Taylor For Round 3

    Michelle Kim Leads At The Midway Point Of The British Columbia Amateur And Mid-Amateur Women’s Championship At Duncan Meadows Golf Course - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Surrey sisters Michelle and Taylor Kim will play together in the final group for Round 3 of the British Columbia Amateur and Mid-Amateur Women’s Championship at Duncan Meadows Golf Course.

    Michelle Kim shot her second straight even par round of 72, for a two-round total of (E) 144 and leads Taylor by three strokes after Taylor shot a (+1) round of 73 to go with her opening round (+2) 74 to stand at (+3) 147. The Kim sisters and Mary Parsons tee off at 9:50 a.m. Thursday.

  • 2015 Inductees to Golf Hall of Fame of BC

    The BC Golf House Society would like to announce the 2015 Inductees to the Golf Hall of Fame of BC: Lyle Crawford, Rick Gibson, Gail (Anderson) Graham, Alvie Thompson, and Jennifer Wyatt.

    The Induction/Dinner will be held on October 22, 2015, at the Marine Drive Golf Club. Tickets go on sale after September 1, 2015.

  • New Research Study For Masters Athletes - Screening And Cardiovascular Risk Assessment In Masters Athletes

    Many people will know the name Dr. Jack Taunton, who is an eminent sport medicine physician in BC, co-founder of SportMedBC, Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics along with a number of other accolades and experiences, including working with many national teams.

    Dr. Tauton has recently co-founded a new organization called “Sport Cardiology BC” with cardiologist Dr. Saul Isserow. Their mandate is to prevent sudden death in young and Masters athletes.

    They have recently received “UBC Ethics Approval for Screening 2000 Masters - a first in Canada to reduce and prevent sudden death and cardiac arrests in Canada”.

    To that end, they are now recruiting “Masters” athletes aged 35 years and over for this important study. This is for both recreational and performance athletes over 35 years. SportMedBC is looking for candidates who might be appropriate to include in this study.

  • The Friendly Competition Between Sisters Taylor And Michelle Kim

    Sisters Michelle Kim (L) And Taylor Kim (R) Provide Inspiration And Support For Each Other At The Same Time As They Compete With One Another - Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

     

     

     

     

     

    by Alfie Lau

    If 17-year-old Michelle Kim needs any inspiration for winning the Flumerfelt Cup at the British Columbia Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows, she need look no further than her 20-year-old sister Taylor, the 2014 champion.

    Michelle, a Team Canada Development Team member, hopes to follow in her sister’s footsteps, and having held the first-round lead at the British Columbia Golf Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows Golf Course, Michelle knows it won’t be easy to win the most prestigious title in provincial amateur golf.

  • Friends Alisha Lau And Hannah Lee Competing And Having Fun

    Good Friends And Friendly Competitors, Hannah Lee (L) And Alisha Lau (R) - Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

    by Alfie Lau

    At the heart of it, Alisha Lau and Hannah Lee are two 15-year-olds having a great time.

    Besides the fact they’re two of the best young junior golfers in the province, they’re both competing with and against each other at this week’s British Columbia Golf Amateur & Mid-Amateur Women’s Championship at Duncan Meadows Golf Course.

  • Michelle Kim Leads British Columbia Women’s Amateur After Round One At Duncan Meadows

    Michelle Kim Is Your First Round Leader In The 2015 British Columbia Women's Amateur At Even Par 72 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    If 17-year-old Michelle Kim needs any inspiration for winning the Flumerfelt Cup at the British Columbia Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows, she need look no further than her older sister Taylor, the 2014 champion.

    Michelle, a Team Canada Development Team member, shot the low round of the day at the British Columbia Golf Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows Golf Course Tuesday, as her even-par 72 has her one stroke ahead of a quartet of young golfers: Team Canada Development Team member Alisha Lau of Quilchena Golf & Country Club, Hannah Lee and Gloria Choi of Fraser Valley Zone 3, and Mary Parsons of Mayfair Lakes Golf Club.

  • Exciting Field Now Set For British Columbia Women’s Amateur And Mid-Amateur At Duncan Meadows

    Duncan Meadows Golf & Country Club Is No Stranger To Hosting Championships - Image Courtesy Facility

    by Alfie Lau

    Sixty of the province’s best female amateur golfers are set to tackle Duncan Meadows Golf & Country Club from June 30 to July 3 for the British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship.

    Leading the field of contenders are defending champion Taylor Kim of Kent State University; defending Mid-Amateur champion Christina Spence Proteau; Team Canada development team members Michelle Kim, Naomi Ko and Alisha Lau from British Columbia and Jaclyn Lee from Alberta; Alison Murdoch and Jessica Luciuk, who competed in the Mid-Master, Senior and Super Senior championships at Cowichan; and promising young juniors Susan Xiao, Mary Parsons, Hannah Lee, Vivian Lee and Shirin Anjarwalla.

  • Hundreds Of Kids Learn About Golf At CN Future Links Park Play Palooza Event In Cloverdale

    CN Future Links Coordinator Stephanie Wong Works With Kids At The Cn Future Links And British Columbia Golf Exhibit At Cloverdale’s Park Play Palooza In Cloverdale - Image Credit Alfie Laui

    by Alfie Lau

    Jim Ingutia was holding two soccer balls in hand when he brought his four kids to Cloverdale Athletic Park on June 27 for Park Play Palooza.

    Jason, 9, Jacob, 6, Janel, 5, and Joe, 3, were going to kick balls around with dad when they noticed the bright targets, balls and golf clubs in the lacrosse box where CN Future Links coordinator Stephanie Wong and her assistants, Eizza “Izzy” Hernandez and Kit Mung were showing hundreds of kids golf fundamentals using SNAG equipment.

    The Ingutia family then spent the better half of their lunch hour launching tennis balls, putting, chipping and generally having a fun time learning that golf is accessible to all kids.

  • Shelly Stouffer, Jackie Little And Alison Murdoch Win Titles At Cowichan

    Shelley Stouffer Overcame A Three-Stroke Deficit In The Last Three Holes To Win The Mid-Master Division Of The British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship At Cowichan - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Sitting three shots behind Alberta’s Jessica Luciuk with only three holes to go, Fairwinds Golf & Country Club’s Shelly Stouffer saw the BC Mid-Master title slipping through her fingers.

    But a clutch birdie on the 16th and pars on the final two holes were enough for Stouffer to come away with the big prize from the British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club.

  • Shelly Stouffer Shoots Even Par, One Stroke Behind Jessica Luciuk After Round 2 At Cowichan

    Shelley Stouffer Shot An Even-Par Round Of 72, The Best Round During Round Two Of The British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship At Cowichan - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    While Alberta’s Jessica Luciuk maintained the lead in the Mid-Master division at the British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club, the biggest move during Round 2 came from Fairwinds Golf & Country Club’s Shelly Stouffer.

  • British Columbia Golf P2F

    Playground to Fairway School Golf Program

    Playground to Fairway (P2F) is British Columbia Golf’s school program introducing basic golf skills and general physical literacy to school-aged children throughout B.C. in a simple, safe and fun way. 

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    P2F is guided by the Long Term Athlete Development Guide for Golf in Canada and uses the “Learn to Play” stage of development. The program is expanding to reach children from kindergarten to grade 12. 

    The physical activity for each session is guided by a trained Playground to Fairway Coach, with help from teachers and volunteers, in a comfortable setting to ensure everyone has a fun, positive experience learning the basics of golf. 

    School Principals and Teachers please Click HERE for introductory letter to P2F School Program

    Attention Coaches – Click HERE If you wish to become certified to teach P2F

    UPCOMING P2F CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS:

     

    Future Links Driven By ACURA

    Future Links Driven By ACURA 2018 Championship Events

    If you would like a Mobile Clinic to visit your event please contact tyler@britishcolumbiagolf.org.

    Click HERE to learn about Future Links Driven By ACURA Mobile Clinics

    More Links To Future Links Driven By ACURA Programs:

    Girls’ Club

    PGA Junior League


    About Future Links Driven by ACURA

    Future Links Driven by ACURA gives children ages 6-18 the chance to enjoy and learn the game of golf via affordable and accessible programs that align and support the principles of golf's long-term player development guide, which has been endored by Sport Canada.

    More than 1 million junior golfers have successfully participated in Future Links programming sinces its inceptions in 1996.

  • Jessica Luciuk And Holly Horwood Shoot 74, Share Lead At Cowichan Golf & Country Club

    Holly Horwood Has The Lead In Three Categories After Round One Of The British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    A sprinkle of rain wasn’t enough to dampen the hot rounds put up by Shaughnessy’s Holly Horwood and Alberta’s Jessica Luciuk at the British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club on Wednesday.

    Horwood and Luciuk each shot (+2) rounds of 74 on the challenging par-72 track and lead defending champion Jackie Little of Nanaimo – North Zone 6, who shot a (+4) round of 76.

    Luciuk and Horwood share the lead in the Mid-Master category while Horwood leads the Senior and Super Senior Championships.

  • International Olympic Day A Big Success, British Columbia Golf SNAGs New Golfers

    Chris Crisologo Puts Together Some Snag Equipment For International Olympic Day At The Richmond Oval - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When the doors opened at 10 a.m. Monday for International Olympic Day at the Richmond Olympic Oval, hundreds of schoolchildren rushed through the doors and headed for specialized sports areas such as volleyball, athletics, basketball and tennis.

    But the biggest rush was to the golf area run by the CN Future Links team led by Stephanie Wong and her team of Winnie Hyun, Chris Crisologo, Eizza Hernandez, Curtis Chan and Quilchena assistant pro Tom Flockhart.

  • The Biggest (And Least Publicized) Day in British Columbia Golf

    The Richmond Olympic Oval Will Be The Site Of International Olympic Day Celebrations On Monday, June 15th And Golf Is Playing A Major Role - Image Courtesy Richmond Olympic Oval

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Monday, June 15 looks like any other Monday, the beginning of another work week and the last spring Monday of 2015.

    But look a little deeper and you may discover it’s the biggest day in British Columbia golf.

    Let’s start with an event that’s not just about golf, but is important nevertheless. Golf will return to the Olympics in Rio in 2016 and International Olympic Day will be celebrated from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval, with British Columbia Golf and CN Future Links playing a big part in this event.

  • Alisha Lau Wins CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship, Logan Yanick and AJ Ewart Finish T2 in Junior Boys

    Richmond's Alisha Lau Pulled Off A Big Comeback And Won The CN Future Links Junior Girls Event In Prince Albert, SK - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Team Canada Development Team member Alisha Lau overcame weekend rain and a five-shot opening round deficit to win the CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship at Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert, SK.

    The 15-year-old Richmond resident opened with a (+2) 74 on Friday before a Saturday (+1) 73 and a (-1) round of 71 had her at (+2) 218 and one stroke ahead of British Columbia teammate Mary Parsons.

  • Contest Winner From The ‘Punch Your Ticket To The U.S. Open Contest’

    U.S. Open Trophy With Chambers Bay Background - AP Photo

    The Winners have been drawn for the contest for tickets to the U.S. Open next week.

    More than 1400 British Columbia Golf members entered for the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and the Grand Prize winner was David Proctor.

    Three runners-up were also drawn where the first drawn receives a pair of tickets for their choice of Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, the second drawn has the choice between the remaining two and the third would receive the remaining pair.

  • Albin Choi Wins Bayview Place Island Savings Open Presented By Times Colonist

    Albin Choi Picked Up His First Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Win Claiming The Bayview Place Island Savings Open Presented By Times Colonist - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Brian Decker, Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada

    (June 7, 2015 – Victoria, B.C.) – With a final round 4-under 66, Surrey, B.C's Albin Choi captured his first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada victory on Sunday at Uplands Golf Club, claiming the Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist.

    The 23-year old came out of the gate hot on Sunday, making birdies on four of his first five holes to separate himself from the field, then held on down the stretch to win by three over North Vancouver's Eugene Wong, fellow Surrey native Adam Svensson and Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s Jason Millard.

  • 'Canadian Ninjas' To Compete On Altered Course Reality Golf Series

    Former Teammates On The UBC Thunderbirds Golf Squad, Kyla Inaba (L) And Eileen Kelly Have Reunited To Compete On The New Golf Reality Series Altered Course - Image Courtesy Golf Channel

    Golf Channel recently announced a new reality competition series, Altered Course, that combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards, traversing the natural obstacles and challenging terrain as fast as possible.

    Altered Course’s inaugural season will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    Of particular interest to Canadians, and British Columbians specifically, is the team of Eileen Kelly and Kyla Inaba, calling themselves the #Canadian Ninjas.

  • Jordan Belton Wins British Columbia Mid-Am, Lance Lundy Wins Mid-Master, Final Round Cancelled Due To Unplayable Course Conditions

    Jordan Belton Of The Vancouver Golf Club Receives His Trophy And Awards From David Atkinson, President Of British Columbia Golf - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Relentless rain at Talking Rock in Chase, BC cancelled the final round of the 2015 British Columbia Golf Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master championship on Thursday.

    “The course was unplayable. There was excessive water in the fairways,” said Susan White, Senior Manager, Field Operations for British Columbia Golf. “To have played would have not been good for the course or the players.”

    White and her tournament team surveyed the course just before 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the players via email just before 6:30 a.m. The respective leaders after the second round were awarded the titles at a presentation ceremony Thursday morning.

    The Vancouver Golf Club’s Jordan Belton won the Mid-Amateur title, with a winning score of (-1) 143. Coming in a tie for second, two strokes behind, were Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club’s Patrick Weeks and Tobiano Golf Club’s Adam Kernan.

  • Jordan Belton Leads Mid-Amateur, Lance Lundy Leads Mid-Master After Round 2 At Talking Rock

    Lance Lundy Leads The British Columbia Golf Mid-Master Component Of The Mid Amateur Event At (+2) 146 After Two Rounds At Talking Rock - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    A steady rain provided some challenges during Round 2 of the British Columbia Golf Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master at Talking Rock Golf Course in Chase on Wednesday.

    The British Columbia Mid-Amateur is for players age 25 and older while the Mid-Master is for players age 40 and older. The 54-hole event has a cut to top 70 and ties after 36 holes.

    Talking Rock played to 6,620 yards on Wednesday, with only two players breaking par. Jordan Belton and Mark Heinrich, playing in the same group, both shot (-1) rounds of 71, while Kamloops’ Adam Kernan came in at even par 72.

    Belton leads the Mid-Amateur standings with a (-1) total of 143. He’s two strokes ahead of Kernan and first-round leader Patrick Weeks, who shot (+3) 75 on Wednesday.