• PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week Ending March 10th

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • British Columbia Golf Joins In Celebrating International Women's Day

    As Friday, March 8th marks the celebration of International Women's Day, British Columbia Golf is pleased to take part in acknowledging and promoting the involvement of women of all ages and backgrounds in the game of golf.

    Golf has made a concerted effort in recent years to bring more women into the game worldwide with events such as International Women's Golf Day being only one example. 

    What can be stated without debate is that there have been many great female golfers over the years. Thirty-nine of them have earned enshrinement into the World Golf Hall of Fame including Canada's Marlene Stewart Streit

  • Complaining About Rules Not Doing Golf Any Favours

    With all the recent controversy regarding the 'new rules' of golf, particularly due to some very publicized incidents on the PGA TOUR, Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press wrote a piece that puts the onus where it really should be, on the players, to learn, know, understand and play by the rules. He makes some excellent points here illustrating clearly why it should not be that difficult to accept and embrace the effort and intent of the new rules of golf. - ed

    By Doug Ferguson/Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Florida — The memo PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted different ways based as much on the timing as the message.

    One theme was to be patient. “We are committed to playing under these rules as we analyze their effectiveness... and it’s important to acknowledge that we are not at the finish line yet,” Monahan said in a memo.

    Another was to look at the USGA as a partner instead of a villain.

    “This is a collaborative process, one the PGA TOUR has been a part of from the beginning, along with all organizations in the world of golf,” he wrote.

    The hope is that it will lead players to stop complaining about the rules and simply follow them.

    Click HERE to read full story. 

  • Play The BC Golf Fantasy Challenge

    This golf season, get the provincial bragging rights for Fantasy Golf with The BC Golf Fantasy Challenge.

    The contest is easy, fun, flexible...and free. Pick your team in any, or all, of six qualifying tournaments through the summer, finish in the top 10% of entrants in any one of the six and you are immediately qualified for the season-ending Championship playoff. Emerge victorious there and you will be crowned BC Golf Fantasy Challenge champion.

    The Qualifying Series starts this week with the Players Championship followed by the Four Majors with the RBC Canadian Openalso included. All those who qualify from each tournament will then pick a team of players from the season-ending Fedex Cup Tour Championship.

    This format means that, as each of the six tournaments is a separate qualifier for the Championship round, there is no issue if you miss a tournament or two. Qualify early on and you can sit back and wait.

    Along the way, participants can win some great prizes. BC Golf will be working with the courses who earned the distinction of being selected as one of the province's top ten favourites by our members to provide green fees for winners in the individual Qualifying Series tournaments. The Grand Prize and presenting sponsor will be announced later this month.

    Stay tuned for word on that and in the meantime check out below how you can register to get started in search of 'Fantasy Golf Glory'.

  • Newest ModGolf Podcast Features USGA Sr. Director Of Research, Science & Innovation

    This week host Colin Weston speaks to the USGA's Senior Director of Research, Science & Innovation Matthew Pringle.

    Beginning in 2016, Matt has led a new team at the USGA called Research, Science, & Innovation with a mission to, "Create innovative tools that help golf facilities improve the golf experience and reduce the consumption of key resources".

    In this episode Matt and Colin refer to the Lean Startup approach to quickly experiment with and validate ideas/products/services. The USGA has embraced Lean Startup's ability to, "Apply entrepreneurial management to drive innovation in any size organization or sector. We’re now up to a team of five and we like to think of ourselves as a scrappy startup within The USGA".

  • British Columbia Golf Members Chose Your Top Ten Favourite Tracks In The Province

    British Columbia Golf, in conjunction with publishing partner Inside Golf, has just completed the largest course ranking survey ever in the province.
     
    More than 2500 golfers completed the six question survey which asked them to identify their favourite courses both from across the province and locally within their own region.
  • Late SFU Clan Coach John Buchanan Named Recipient Of The Daryl Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    VANCOUVER, BC (February 27, 2019) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the recipient of the prestigious Daryl Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award is the late John Buchanan, former coach at Simon Fraser University.

    The Daryl Thompson Award is proudly sponsored by the BC Games Society and named in honour of the late Daryl Thompson, former chair of Sport BC. Daryl’s contribution to sport as an athlete, coach and executive officer were exemplary.

    This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has contributed their time in an extraordinary way to sport over a long period of time or has made a major contribution to amateur sport in British Columbia.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • Why Learning The New Rules Will Set You Up For Success On The Golf Course

    Written By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    "It would not be a bad idea to require each golfer to pass a written examination on the Rules of Golf…”

    Don’t panic. That was just the opinion of J.T. Clark, editor of the Toronto Star.

    In 1915.

  • Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Series Kicks Off In Vancouver

    In 2019 the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy will be partnering with the Canadian Junior Golf Association as the title sponsor of two events on the Canadian Junior Tour schedule.

    Both events will be held as part of the of the Junior Tour's spring schedule with one taking place in British Columbia in March & the second being held in Ontario in April.

  • Canadian Players On PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Week Of February 18th, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • BC Golf Proud To Extend Exclusive Ticket Offer To Watch International Soccer At BC Place

    Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will return to BC Place for a crucial international match on Sunday, March 24 against French Guiana.

    Secure your seats to catch Canada’s next generation of dynamic young stars, featuring former Vancouver Whitecaps phenom Alphonso Davies’ return to Vancouver, by taking advantage of an exclusive British Columbia Golf ticket offer featuring a 30% discount!

  • BC Golf 2019 AGM To Focus On Women, Health, Teeing It Forward

    With the 2019 Annual General Meeting coming up, British Columbia Golf, the governing body of amateur golf in our province, is using the occasion to shine a light on three of the most important elements identified as part of the continued growth and well-being of the game as we look ahead with '2020' vision.

    This year's meeting will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30am (registration) - 3pm at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club, 5099 Springs Boulevard, Tsawwassen, B.C .

  • Golf Canada Weekly Leaderboard Presented By Titleist For Feb. 11-17

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • Jonathan Kadin Named PGA of BC President

    Jonathan Kadin

    By THE PGA OF BC

    TSAWWASSEN, British Columbia — The PGA of BC Board of Directors is pleased to name Jonathan Kadin as the 40th President of the Association.

  • Freedom 55 Financial Open At Point Grey GC Looking For Volunteers & Caddies

    2019 Freedom 55 Financial Open Champion Jordan Niebrugge (R) Heads Up The Iconic 18th Hole At Point Grey G&CC With HomeTown Lad Nigel Colclough On The Bag - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 2019 Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada season is not far away and the first event on their schedule kicking off the season will be at Vancouver's venerable Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

    The Freedom 55 Financial Open takes place May 20 - 26th and leading up to the tournament the organizers are looking for volunteers for a number of roles.

    They also need caddies. As it happens, last year's champion Jordan Niebrugge had his bag toted by longtime Pitt Meadows Golf Club member Nigel Colclough, so it could be your turn this time.

    Along with the opportunity to be up close with many future PGA TOUR stars (both Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor played on the Mackenzie Tour and have gone on to record victories on the PGA TOUR), there is a great volunteer package that includes tickets for a Vancouver Canucks game.

  • Golf Canada 2019 Championship Schedule Starts And Finishes In British Columbia

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2019 championship schedule, which includes a record setting 31 amateur and professional competitions in addition to various qualifiers hosted at golf facilities across Canada.

    The 2019 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships — the RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open, to be conducted August 19-25 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont.

    The 2019 competition calendar includes eight national amateur championships, eight Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior competitions and two international women’s championships.

  • Canadian Player Results On PGA TOUR And Affiliated Tours For Week Of Feb. 4 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • ModGolf Podcast Season 5 Episodes 08 & 09 Focus On The PGA Show From Orlando

    This month we feature the two most recent episodes of The ModGolf Podcast as part of our effort to bring you golf’s best innovation and entrepreneurship stories.

  • Early Returns For BC's Faves Show Some Surprising Results

    While we won't be announcing the winners until later this month, we can release a few early indications...
     
    #1 The favourite public courses in the province might likely come from outside the Lower Mainland.
     
    #2 Three courses that maybe have been historically considered "Hidden Gems" are hidden no longer, currently positioning themselves firmly among the top ten.
     
    #3 While on the subject of "Hidden Gems", one that may come as a slight surprise to some is Kings Links in Boundary Bay where more than one-in-five Lower Mainland golfers have included it among their local favourites.
     
    If you wish to add your voice to the discussion, click the link below to take the three-minute survey. The closing date for the survey is Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00am.