• Celebrating A Gleneagle Golf Dynasty

    After An Impressive 10-Year Run, Coach Brian Unger And His Gleneagle High School Golf Team From Coquitlam Will Be Unable To Field A Squad For The Provincial Championships This Year - Images Courtesy Smithsonian & Wikipedia

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Brian Unger wants to make one thing perfectly clear: It was never about the coaching.

    Unger is the longtime coach of the golf team at Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Secondary, which has put together a rather remarkable record over the past decade.

    He jokes that he has done little but get his kids to the course on time and point them to the first tee. Unger is undoubtedly short-changing his contribution, but he has had a nice pipeline of players drop into his lap at Gleneagle.

    “It has just been an embarrassment of riches of good kids,” says Unger, a social studies teacher at Gleneagle. “I don’t want to completely dismiss my role, but I am under no illusions. I don’t really do any coaching. These kids have all got their own personal coaches and training regimens, so I am more of a coordinator. But I do think I have created a bit of a fun environment.”

  • Freedom 55 Financial Open Kicks Off Mackenzie Tour Season On June 1st At Point Grey Golf & Country Club, Vancouver

    Freedom 55 Financial Open Tournament Director David Lee Fay Addressed The Assembled Media At Point Grey Golf Club Prior To The Upcoming Web.com Event - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    Season-Opening Freedom 55 Financial Open Tournament Announces Canucks For Kids Fund Charity Ball Hockey Classic And Sponsor Exemptions 

    (May 25, 2017 – Vancouver, B.C.) – The Freedom 55 Financial Open is set to open the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season next week at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.

    In addition to the 72-hole tournament, the first of 12 Mackenzie Tour events this season that will see players compete to earn status on the Web.com Tour, the Freedom 55 Financial Open has incorporated a Canucks for Kids Fund Charity Ball Hockey event to raise both awareness and donations for the charity, along with the second annual Freedom 55 Financial Open Charity Walk.

    Children between the ages of 8 – 12 will have the opportunity to participate in a ball hockey game, which will be coached by Canucks stars Daniel and Henrik Sedin, on the Sunday of tournament week, leading into the golf tournament’s exciting Sunday finish.

    The tournament also announced six sponsor exemptions, adding to a field of 156 players from nearly 20 countries for the $175,000 event.

  • Kimberley’s Jared du Toit Preparing For His Collegiate Golf Swan-Song

    Canada’s Top-Ranked Amateur, Jared du Toit, Is Expected To Wave Good-Bye To His Amateur Career And Turn Pro After The NCAA Championships - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jared du Toit calls the feeling bittersweet. He is excited about what lies ahead, but also a bit sad about what he is leaving behind.

    Du Toit, Canada’s top-ranked amateur golfer, is preparing to play his final collegiate event for his Arizona State University Sun Devils and acknowledged in a telephone interview that he has been doing a lot of thinking in recent days.

  • Richmond, BC’s Crisologo Selected To NCAA All-Region West Team

    Chris Crisologo Added Another Accolade To His Season Being Named To The NCAA Divison II PING All-Region West Team - Image Courtesy GNAC

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    NORMAN, Okla. – Simon Fraser University golfer Chris Crisologo was today named to the NCAA Division II PING All-Region West team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

    Crisilogo won four individual titles this season and was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive year.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Secures Spot In U.S. Open; Close To Earning Berth In Open Championship

    Adam Hadwn Continues To Have A Breakout Year On The PGA TOUR, Now He'll Tee It Up In The U.S. OPen - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin has earned an exemption into next month’s U.S. Open and is close to securing a berth in his first Open Championship.

    Hadwin earned a spot in the U.S. Open by virtue of being ranked 49th on the latest Official World Golf Ranking. All players inside the top 60 of the world ranking as of Monday received exemptions into the U.S. Open, which goes June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis.

    Hadwin will earn a berth in the Open Championship, which goes July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, if his world ranking remains inside the top 50 as of May 29.

  • National Title Would Be A Nice Senior Moment For UBC’s Kat Kennedy

    Kat Kennedy And Her UBC T'Birds Women's Golf Team Have Come Together Quite Nicely As A Team Heading Into The NAIA Women's Golf National Championships - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kat Kennedy wanted to make her final year of collegiate golf a memorable one. So far, so good. Kennedy, a 22-year-old senior with the University of British Columbia’s women’s golf team, has won five individual titles this season for the Thunderbirds and is ranked by Golfstat as the top player in the NAIA.

    What she is most interested in now is a team title at the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships, which begin Tuesday at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

  • Kimberley’s du Toit And His ASU Sun Devils Advance To NCAA Championships

    Jared du Toit Is Not Going To Go Gently Into That Good Night Of His College Golf Career As He And His ASU Sun Devils Have Qualified For The NCAA Championship Tourney - Golf Canada Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jared du Toit’s collegiate career isn’t over just yet. Du Toit and his Arizona State University Sun Devils advanced to the NCAA Championship tourney on Wednesday with a fifth-place finish at their NCAA regional site in Austin, Tex.

  • Golf Canada Appoints Laurence Applebaum As New Chief Executive Officer

    Toronto Native And Global Sports Executive Laurence Applebaum Is To Assume Duties Leading Canadian Golf’s National Sport Federation And Governing Body On July 10, 2017 - Golf Canada Image

    For Immediate Release

    May 16, 2017 - OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) — Following a comprehensive search, Golf Canada has announced the appointment of Laurence Applebaum as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Applebaum, most recently the Executive Vice President of the Florida-based Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), will assume his new role as of July 10, 2017.

  • Victoria’s ‘Seasoned Veteran’ 13-Year Old Jeevan Sihota Wins Future Links Pacific Tourney

    Victoria's Jeevan Sihota Held Off A Late Charge From Tristan Mandur To Win The Future Links Pacific Championship At Chilliwack Golf Club - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHILLIWACK -- There was a calmness about Jeevan Sihota in Sunday’s final round of the Future Links Pacific Championship at Chilliwack Golf & Country Club. 

    No final-round jitters were evident as Sihota played the last few holes and sealed his win at the first major junior tourney of the season. After all, Sihota is a seasoned veteran. Oh, and he just turned 13. And is in Grade 7.

  • Parsons Prevails In Playoff To Defend Her Future Links Pacific Championship

    Mary Parsons Successfully Defended Her Future Links Pacific Championship At Chilliwack Golf Club - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHILLIWACK -- Mary Parsons is learning that there is more than one way to win a golf tournament. Some are definitely tougher than others.

    Last spring, Parsons went wire-to-wire to cruise to her win at the Future Links Pacific Championship at The Dunes in Kamloops. Her title defence on Sunday at Chilliwack Golf & Country Club was a little more difficult. Actually, a lot more difficult.

  • After All That Swinging In The Rain, UBC Men Off To NAIA Championships

    The UBC T'Birds Men's Golf Squad Is Off To The NAIA National Championships After Defending Their A.I.I. Title Earning An Automatic Berth In The Tournament - Image Courtesy UBC Athleticis/Indiana Northwest Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Metro Vancouver’s cold winter and soggy spring have presented some considerable challenges to the men’s and women’s golf teams at the University of British Columbia.

    It was tough to find a place to practice. Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, which for years has been UBC’s main practice facility, was shut down due to the weather for much of the winter and early spring. So were Point Grey and Marine Drive.

  • Future Links Pacific Championship Live Scoring

    The 2017 season opening Golf Canada Future Links Championship is the Pacific Championship taking place at the Chilliwack Golf Club in British Columbia's picturesque Fraser Valley.

    For live tournament scoring please CLICK HERE

    For round one recap CLICK HERE

    For round two recap CLICK HERE

    For final round recap CLICK HERE - Boys

                                   CLICK HERE - Girls

  • Video: BC's Jackie Little Goes Into PNGA Hall of Fame

    Her accompishments on the golf course are not commensurate with her last name by any stretch.

    Jackie Little has a very big list of titles to mark her stellar amateur career and that fact was honoured recently with her induction to the PNGA Hall of Fame.

    Watch the video below to see Jackie's entry and accompanying interview on the night of her induction. 

     

     

    You can click here to see the other inductees interview/speeches.

  • Chilliwack Golf Club Set For Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship

    Junior Tournament To Kick Off Golf Canada’s 2017 Championship Season At Picturesque Chilliwack Golf Club. Shown Here Is Hole 12 - Image Courtesy Chilliwack GC

    ​CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Golf Canada’s first junior golf championship of 2017 is set to take place this week as the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship gets underway at Chilliwack Golf Clubin Chilliwack, B.C., from May 12-14.

    With support from British Columbia Golf, the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship is the first of six regional junior championships presented in partnership with Acura. The 54-hole stroke play tournament will begin with a practice round on May 11 before the tournament gets underway with round one on May 12.

  • Coquitlam's Euna Han Blitzes Field In MJT Lindsay Kenney Classic

    Coquitlam's Euna Han (R) Was 'On Fire' As She Won By 17 Shots Over Runner-Up Emma Yang (L) Of Langley In The MJT LK Law Classic- Image Courtesy MJT

    Vancouver, B.C. (May 8, 2017) – 14-year-old Euna Han of Coquitlam, BC, fired 65, 66 to highlight the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s Lindsay Kenney Classic at Pagoda Ridge Golf Course in Langley, BC, May 6th and 7th.

    Close to 80 juniors were vying for titles in seven divisions as well as for age-specific qualifying spots in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships in San Diego this July.

    Click HERE for Results Page

    Lindsay Kenney LLP, a Tournament Sponsor of the MJT for the past 19 years, has offices in Langley and Vancouver, and supported this successful event once again. Winners of each division are highlighted below, and recipients of the PLYR Long Drive, PLYR Closest-to-the-Pin and Golf Town Performance Awards are posted online on the LK Law Classic Results page.

  • The Future Is Now For Victoria's Thoroughgood In FL Pacific Championship

    Victoria's Nolan Thoroughgood Is Looking Forward To 'Redeeming' Himself At Chilliwack Golf Club In This Week's Future Links Pacific Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf  

    Nolan Thoroughgood feels like he has a score to settle with Chilliwack Golf Club.

    Thoroughgood is the Victoria teen who made history when he won last July’s B.C. Amateur Championship at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach as a 15-year-old. About a month later, he didn’t have the same kind of success at Chilliwack Golf Club during the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship.  

    Thoroughgood didn’t play terribly -- he tied for sixth place -- but he learned what so many others have about Chilliwack Golf Club, which plays host to this weekend’s Future Links Pacific Championship: It’s tougher than it looks.

  • Abbotsford's Taylor Ups His Play In The Nick Of Time

    Don't Look Now, But Nick Taylor Is Movin' On Up In The FedEX Cup Points Race - Image Courtesy SkySports

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Very quietly, which is kind of his style, Nick Taylor is putting together a solid year on the PGA TOUR.

    This past weekend in North Carolina, the Abbotsford native finally got the top-10 result at the Wells Fargo Championship that he felt he should have had at both the Valero Texas Open and the RBC Heritage tourneys in April.

    Taylor closed with a one-under 71 at the Wells Fargo, birdieing the 72nd hole to finish inside the top 10 in a tie for eighth place.

  • Tyler McKay Announced As New Manager, Golf Participation For British Columbia Golf

    May 8th, 2017 (Richmond, BC) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Tyler McKay to their staff as the new Manager, Golf Participation for BC Golf. Tyler will assume his role with BC Golf commencing on Thursday, May 18th, 2017.

    Tyler will be responsible for managing current 'grow the game' initiatives within British Columbia Golf such as Future Links, Playground 2 Fairway (P2F), SOAR and Golf In Schools and will also be working with the Allied Golf Association to promote all grow the game initiatives.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Svensson Posts Career-Best Finish In Dominican Republic; Hadwin Returns To Action

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Had His Best Finish On The Web.com Tour In The Dominican Republic This Weekend - Image Courtesy SporBox Entertainment Group

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A tie for sixth place at the Web.com Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship was a career-best finish for Surrey’s Adam Svensson.

    Svensson strung together rounds of 67, 65, 69 and 70 in the Dominican Republic to finish at 17-under par, three shots behind winner Nate Lashley of Scottsbluff, Neb. Svensson earned $21,719 and moved to 45th from 91st on the Web.com Tour money list. Svensson, who started his year by missing three straight cuts, has finished inside the top 25 in three of his last four starts.

  • Juniors Battle For Team West Spots on DeLaet Cup Team at Ledgeview Golf Club

    Abbotsford, BC (May 5, 2017) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) will be playing this weekend in Abbotsford, BC at Ledgeview Golf Club.

    Ledgeview is the home of former CJGA players and PGA TOUR winners Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin. Juniors will be playing this weekend for a chance to represent Team West at the DeLaet Cup in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from June 13-15.