• 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.

  • UVic Vikes & UBC T'Birds Top Golf Coaches Association Of Canada Mid-Season Rankings For 2016-17

    The University Of Victoria Vikes Men's Golf Team Are The Best University/College Golf Team In Canada At The Mid-Point Of The 2016-17 Season According To The Golf Coaches Association of Canada - Image Courtesy UVic Athletics

    Golf Coaches Association of Canada

    The University of Victoria Vikes Men’s Golf Team (50 points) have been named the best University/College golf team in Canada at the mid-season point of the 2016-17 golf season, as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of Canada. 

    The Vikes earned all five 1st place votes based on results from various Conference championships and fall team scoring averages. 

  • Three From BC Among 10 Canadians Set To Compete For Status At Web.com Q-school

    From L-R: Seann Harlingten Of West Vancouver, Adam Cornelson Of Langley & Justin Shin From Maple Ridge, Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School This Week - BC Golf Image

    Golf Canada

    The Web.com Tour prepares to host its final stage of qualifying this week from Dec. 8-11 in Winter Garden, Fla., where 10 Canadians including three from British Columbia will compete for 2017 playing status.

    The Canadian contingent will battle against 150-plus athletes in the 72-hole stroke play event, with players finishing inside the Top-45 (plus ties) earning guaranteed starts for the beginning of the 2017 campaign.

  • Delta's Mary Parsons Nominated For Sport BC Junior Female AOY Award

    Mary Parsons of Delta has been nominated for the Sport BC Junior Female Athlete of The Year Award.

    Parsons, who had an outstanding 2016 season with 4 significant victories and is the number one ranked junior female golfer in Canada, 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.

  • Victoria’s Bear Mountain To Once Again Host The Champions Tour As 2017 Schedule Announced

    The 2016 Winner Of The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, Colin Montgomerie, Advocated For Having The Event Return To Victoria Locale And He'll Get His Wish - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Champions Tour announced today its 2017 tournament schedule, featuring 26 official tournaments and two “Challenge Season” events.

    The 23-event regular season will again highlight the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, which will be used to determine the season-long Charles Schwab Cup champion. The Tour will contest events in four countries and 18 states, with total prize money of $55.7 million (U.S).

    Canada will once again have two Champions Tour stops. The Shaw Charity Classic will be played September 1-3 at Canyon Meadows G & Country Club in Calgary.

    The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be contested at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. from September 15 – 17.

  • Video: NAGA Advocates For Tax Fairness For Golf Industry On Parliament Hill

    Scott Simmons, CEO Of Golf Canada, And Jeff Calderwood, CEO Of The National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, Advocate For Tax Fairness For The Golf Industry At Parliament Hill In Ottawa - Image Courtesy YouTube

    OTTAWA – The National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) paid a visit to Parliament Hill recently conducting their National Golf Day and meeting with Parliamentarians to discuss the business of golf in Canada.

    “Golf is one of Canada’s most beloved sports with more people playing the game than any other sport,” said Scott Simmons, NAGA Chair and Golf Canada CEO. “There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,400 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry contributes more than $14 billion to the GDP per year.”

    While golf continues to be a favourite pastime for Canadians, it’s important to note that the small businesses involved in the golf industry have felt the impact of the weak economy over the past several years.

    Both participation rates and employment have significantly decreased. The outdated federal tax legislation ‎that places all golf businesses at an unfair competitive disadvantage can no longer be sustained.

  • Focus On Player Development Paying Big Dividends For B.C. Golfers

    BC's Amateur Golfers Hold The Top Spot In The Country's Rankings In Three Of Four Categories And Are Second In The Other. Clockwise Top L-R: Jared du Toit, Naomi Ko, A.J. Ewart And Mary Parsons

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf, at the competitive level, is all about the leaderboard. After all, that is ultimately how players are judged.

    Right now, British Columbia amateur golfers are enjoying the view from the top. As we head down the 18th fairway and prepare to put a wrap on another year, it is not a stretch to say that 2016 has been a very good one for British Columbia Golf. No wonder Debbie Pyne is smiling.

  • Golf Leaders Take To Parliament Hill To Advocate For Tax Fairness

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OTTAWA – Today, the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) are on Parliament Hill conducting their National Golf Day and meeting with Parliamentarians to discuss the business of golf in Canada.

    “Golf is one of Canada’s most beloved sports with more people playing the game than any other sport,” said Scott Simmons, NAGA Chair and Golf Canada CEO.

    “There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,400 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry contributes more than $14 billion to the GDP per year.”

    While golf continues to be a favourite pastime for Canadians, it’s important to note that the small businesses involved in the golf industry have felt the impact of the weak economy over the past several years.

  • Four From BC Among Nine Canadians Earning Honours From Global Golf Post

    Four BC Golfers Were Honoured Among 178 Amateurs Chosen Worldwide For Global Golf Post's Annual All-Amateur Teams: From L-R: Kimberley's Jared du Doit; Victoria's Kevin Carrigan; Port Alberni's Christina Proteau and Nanoose Bay's Shelly Stouffer - All Images Courtesy BC Golf

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    Winter Park, Fla. - Global Golf Post today announced its men’s and women’s amateurs of the year for 2016, as well as its fourth annual All-Amateur teams for men and women.

    Three-time British Seniors Amateur champion Chip Lutz was selected as the male Amateur of the Year, while UCLA senior Bronte Law was named the female Amateur of the Year. Lutz is an American, while Law is from England.

    “Each fall, The Post labors to find the two players who epitomize the best of the amateur game: a man and woman whose legacy is an inspiration for others,” The Post’s Steve Eubanks wrote for the magazine’s Nov. 28 edition.

  • Jessica Wallace Trading In Her Clubs For A Calculator

    Two-Time B.C. Junior Girls Champion Jessica Wallace Is Stepping Away From Professional Golf And Hopes To Become A Certified Public Accountant - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was Jessica Wallace’s best year on the Symetra Tour and it will also be her last. Wallace, the two-time B.C. Junior Girls champion from Langley who has spent the past four and half years chasing her professional golfing dream, has decided to step away from the game she loves.

    “It’s something that has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years,” says Wallace. “I have always been someone who has had a backup plan in my head even through I had my primary goal. I have always been thinking what would I like to do outside of golf.”

  • Nine Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of LPGA Q-School

    Megan Osland Is One Of Two BC Players From Kelowna, Along With Samantha Richdale, Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of LPGA Tour Q-School This Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada with files from the LPGA Tour

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The LPGA Tour will host the Final Stage of its Qualifying Tournament this week (November 30 – December 4), where nine Canadians will be among the 157 player-field competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards.

    The ladies will alternate over the first four rounds between the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round. The final-round will be contested on the Hills course. Play will begin at 8 a.m. all five days.

  • Justin Shin 9th Canadian To Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    Justin Shin From Maple Ridge Is The Latest Canadian To Play His Way Into The Final Round Of Web.com Tour Q-School - Image Credit (Golf Canada/Graig Abel)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Maple Ridge, B.C., product Justin Shin finished 9th on the PGA Tour China’s Order of Merit to become the latest Canadian to earn a spot in Web.com Tour’s third and final stage of qualifying in December.

    The former Team Canada Amateur Squad member finished with a share of ninth this past weekend at PGA Tour China’s Buick Open, bringing his season earnings total to $362,118 through 13 events.

  • Field Announced For Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Is One Of No Less Than 8 Canadians Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School Next Week - Image Courtesy PGA Tour Canada

    A field of 150-plus aspiring Web.com Tour players is set to compete at Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament next month in Winter Garden, Florida, in hopes of securing strong Web.com Tour status for the 2017 season.

    After spending the past three years at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the all-important Final Stage will relocate to the Orlando suburbs for this year's 72-hole event, with participants playing 36 holes each at Orange County National Golf Club's Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses.

  • BC Golf House Society 2017 Membership Campaign

    Purchase Your New 2017 Membership Or Renew Your 2017 Membership Before December 31st, 2016 And You Are Automatically Entered To Win A Framed And Autographed Photo Of Jack Nicklaus And Arnold Palmer At The Masters

     

    The BC Golf House Society wishes to thank everyone who has renewed or purchased a New Membership. They really appreciate your support. They are 30% towards their goal of selling 150 memberships before December 31, 2016.

    Your membership is very important to the BC Golf House Society and the Directors gratefully extend their appreciation to the 2016 membership. Members are the life blood of the Society and it is their hope that they can count on your continued support in 2017.

    The BC Golf House Society has set the goal to sell 150 memberships before December 31, 2016. The 150 will be a combination of renewal or new memberships. Please renew or join now to assist them in fulfilling their goal - "To preserve BC's rich golfing history".

    Your 2017 membership dues will assist the BC Golf House Society in creating a new display in 2017 to recognize 125 YEARS OF WOMEN IN BC GOLF. The new exhibit will focus on three aspects: the changes in fashion, the changes in equipment, and the champions. They will attempt to identify the women champions for BC tournaments that have been played for at least 50 years.

    Individual Memberships are based on the calendar year. The cost is $25.00 including...

    • A tax receipt for $25.00
    • A monthly e-newsletter
    • Unlimited access to the Golf Museum and Hall of Fame for you and your immediate family
    • First opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2017 Hall of Fame dinner 

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    Purchase Your New 2017 Membership Or Renew Your 2017 Membership Before Dec. 31St, 2016 And You Are Automatically Entered To Win A Framed And Autographed Photo Of Jack Nicklaus And Arnold Palmer At The Masters.

    The BC Golf House is home to the BC Golf Museum and the Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia. As a non-profit society it relies on the support of the golf community to continue its work to preserving and to display the history of golf in BC, to recognize its elite players, and to contribute to the enjoyment of the game of golf in the province.

    JOIN THEM "to preserve BC's rich golfing history".

    CLICK HERE to go to the Membership Form on BC Golf Society website. 

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  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings Powered By RBC Golf Canada - Week of November 21, 2016

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Remains In The Top 30 In The World Amateur Rankings And Is Still No. 1 In Canada - BC Golf Photo

    Mackenzie Hughes was the story this week making a big jump up the world rankings thanks to his first win on the PGA TOUR.

    BC players continue to occupy top spots in the country's rankings as well, led by Kimberley's Jared du Doit and Victoria's Naomi Ko.

  • Coquitlam's AJ Ewart Nominated For 2016 Sport BC Junior Male AOY Award

    Canada’s longest-running sport recognition event is back, and on the heels of an amazing Olympic and Paralympic Games Sport BC is excited to honour BC’s best athletes, coaches and officials in 18 different categories. See who will follow in the footsteps of Steve Nash, Rick Hansen, and Maëlle Ricker as Athlete of the Year Award winners.

    The 51st Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards will be held March 8, 2017 and British Columbia Golf is proud to announce the nomination of Coquitlam's AJ Ewart, a student of Gleneagle Secondary School, as Junior Male Athlete of the Year.

  • 3rd Annual BC Sport Conference Set For January 2017

    North America’s Top Coaching Minds Share Multi-Sport Winning Attitudes And Practices

    The BC Sport Conference is a one-day multi-sport coaching conference being held on Saturday, January 14th 2017. It is designed to help coaches perform at their best level for each athlete and team that they work with. 

    The conference is bundled together with an optional sport-specific Coaching Symposium (Sunday, January 15th), making for a full weekend of professional development.

    Presented by Volleyball BC, BC Sport Conferencewill feature top coaches, athletes, and consultants who have worked and excelled at the provincial, national, and international levels. British Columbia Golf is also proud to be a supporting partner in the BC Sport Conference.

  • British Columbia Loses A Golf Legend As Dawn Coe-Jones Passes At Age 56

    Dawn Coe-Jones Is Shown Here At The 2008 Canadian Women's Open At The Ottawa Hunt Club - Image Courtesy Ian Hutchinson

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Dawn Coe-Jones, a B.C. Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur champion who went on to win three times on the LPGA Tour, died early Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 56.