• Six Athletes Selected Include 3 From BC To Represent Canada In World Junior Girls Championship At Angus Glen

    Canada One Team From L-R: Euna Han, Brooke Rivers And Emily Zhu - Golf Canada Image

    MARKHAM, Ont. – The world’s top 18-and-under female junior golfers will return to Angus Glen for the sixth edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from Sept. 24-27. As host nation, Canada will send two teams of three athletes to compete for the international title of World Junior Girls champion.

    Representing Canada One will be Brooke Rivers (Brampton, Ont.), Emily Zhu (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Euna Han (Coquitlam, B.C.).

  • Volunteers Needed For 2020 CP Women’s Open At Shaughnessy

    The stars of the LPGA are heading back West to Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in 2020 for the CP Women’s OpenAugust 31st through September 6th.

    Each year over 1,200 people contribute their time and energy to volunteer at the CP Women’s Open. We are so thankful and fortunate to work with such a hardworking group of people each and every year. Registration fills up quickly, so be sure to get your volunteer registration in early.

  • Twenty Years Later, Mike Weir Reflects On His Breakthrough PGA TOUR Win At Northview Golf Club

    Back In 1999 Inside Golf Magazine Was There To Cover The Historic First Victory By Mike Weir On The PGA TOUR In The Air Canada Championship - Images Courtesy Jeff Sutherland/Inside Golf

    Former Masters Champ Mike Weir Is Counting The Days Until His PGA Tour Champions Debut

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mike Weir is too excited about the future to spend a lot of time dwelling on the past, but he’s more than happy to do a little reminiscing about his first PGA TOUR win 20 years ago.

    Yes, it really has been two decades since Weir thrilled golf fans with his Air Canada Championship victory at Northview Golf Club in Surrey. If you were there, you will never forget it. Weir certainly hasn’t, although he has a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that it has been 20 years.

    It was Sept. 5, 1999 when Weir recorded his second straight seven-under 64 to beat American Fred Funk by two shots and get that elusive first PGA TOUR win.

  • Mayfair Lakes G&CC To Celebrate 30th Anniversary

    Yes, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club is 30 years old. The Les Furber designed layout opened for play in 1989 and they'll be celebrating their anniversary on Monday September 23rd

    As part of this celebration every green fee paying golfer that plays in any tee time prior to twilight will receive a $30-dollar golf shop credit to be used on day of play. To book your tee time for this Anniversary Special, click HERE. Please note that online booking is 13 days in advance.

    Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club is owned and operated by Burrard International and GolfBC, a Vancouver-based golf and resort management and investment company. Since 1989, GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia.
     
    GolfBC is the owner/operator of Nicklaus North (Whistler), Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna), The Quail and The Bear at The Okanagan Golf Club (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), as well as a 9-hole facility, The Pinnacle (at Gallagher’s Canyon, Kelowna), and the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Club on Maui, Hawaii. Additional information about GolfBC can be found at its website: www.golfbc.com.
  • The BC Games Coach Mentorship Program Is Back

     Courtesy viaSport

    August 27, 2019 - It's no secret that coaches are a crucial source of support, encouragement and inspiration to sport participants at every stage of the game. While they're often used to building into others, coaches too can always benefit from a bit of motivation and leadership.

    The BC Games Coach Mentorship Program is a partnership between viaSport and the BC Games Society designed to support the development of key mentors within sports, thereby increasing the current capacity of sport leaders in BC.

    The program supports Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) in targeted coach development, through mentorship; builds capacity in coaching leaders in the province and introduces a basic mentorship model in sport that can be used to develop a variety of roles.

  • BC Provincial Titleist Jr Boys Performance Camp Coming To Westwood Plateau G&CC

    A BC Provincial Titleist Jr. Boys Performance Camp will be taking place in early October at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club for junior aged males who are members in good standing with BC Golf/Golf Canada. 

    The details of this camp can be found below along with a link to registration and further information. 

  • New Zealand Captures Astor Trophy At Royal Colwood

    (L-R) Julianne Alvarez, Carmen Lim, Wenyung Keh, and Amelia Garvey (Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

    By Brad Ziemer/For Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – They wore all-black, of course, and just like their country’s famous rugby team, the New Zealand women took care of business in a very efficient manner Sunday at Royal Colwood Golf Club.

    The Astor Trophy, a five-country competition which has been played every four years since 1959, had never been won by New Zealand. Until now.

    And the fact New Zealand earned it with a victory Sunday over Australia made it that much sweeter. This was a little like the All Blacks beating the Wallabies in rugby, albeit on a smaller scale, but in a much more civilized setting.

  • Steven Lecuyer Takes VGT's Johnson Meier Vancouver Open Title

    Steven Lecuyer Holds The Big Winner's Cheque From The VGT Johnson Meier Vancouver Open - Photos Credit/VGT

    Courtesy VGT

    Congratulations to Steven Lecuyer of Bear Mountain Golf Resort, who won the 2019 Johnston Meier Vancouver Open with a score of 11-under par. Steven had three very consistent rounds, shooting 66 at McCleery, 69 at Langara and 68 at Fraserview to claim the $10,000 first place professional purse. Steven came from behind in Sunday's final round.

    After round one, which the professionals played at McCleery, former two-time BC Golf Women's Champion Christine Wong lead the entire field after shooting 7-under par.

  • New Zealand Squad Building On Nation’s History Of Stellar Play In BC

     Julianne Alvarez, Carmen Lim, Wenyung Keh, Amelia Garvey And Coach Jay Carter Of Team New Zealand At This Year's Astor Cup - Golf Canada Image

    Written by Brad Ziemer/For Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – New Zealand golfers have a history of playing well in British Columbia.

    Lydia Ko won the CP Women’s Open twice, in 2012 and 2015, at Vancouver Golf Club. And way back in 1992, the New Zealand men’s team that included future U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell along with Phil Tataurangi, Stephen Scahill and Grant Moorehead won the World Amateur Team competition at Capilano Golf Club in West Vancouver.

    Now, it seems, the New Zealanders are at it again in British Columbia at this week’s Astor Trophy competition at Royal Colwood Golf Club. New Zealand earned a big point Friday by winning its match against South Africa. New Zealand has played two matches this week and collected the maximum two points.

  • Brooke Rivers Gives Canadians A Boost At Astor Trophy

    Brooke Rivers (AJGA File Photo)

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Brooke Rivers’ debut on the international golfing stage is off to a splendid start as the 14-year-old from Brampton, Ont. helped put Canada on the board Thursday at the Astor Trophy.

    Rivers, who is about to enter Grade 9, won both of her matches Thursday at Royal Colwood Golf Club as Canada earned half a point by tying its matches with Australia.

    Rivers teamed with Noémie Paré of Victoriaville, Que., to win their foursomes match 2&1 over Australians Amelia Mehmet-Grohn and Kirsty Hodgkins. After a quick lunch, Rivers then went out and beat Australia’s Emily Mahar 2-up in their afternoon singles match.

  • Astor Trophy Competition Marks End Of Busy Summer For Delta’s Mary Parsons

    Mary Parsons (Far Right) With Canadian Teammate Emily Zhu Before Their Match With Wenyung Keh (Far Left) And Julianne Alvarez Of New Zealand - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. Those are some of the places golf has taken Delta’s Mary Parsons the last few years.

    This week is not quite as exotic. The 20-year-old Parsons is a member of Canada’s four-woman team at the Astor Trophy competition being held at Royal Colwood Golf Club. She only had to hop on a ferry to get here. It is the end of what has been a hectic summer for Parsons, the 2018 B.C. Women’s Amateur champion.

    The highlight of her summer came in early August when she was part of Canada’s golf team that won a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Parsons also finished fifth in the women’s individual competition in Lima.

  • New Zealand Leads After Opening-Day Of Astor Trophy Competition

    Canada's Brooke Rivers (Golf Canada)

    Brad Ziemer/For Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – New Zealand swept all four of its afternoon singles matches Wednesday to take the lead after the opening day of the Astor Trophy at Royal Colwood Golf Club.

    All four of those wins came over Canada after the two countries had split their two morning foursomes matches.

    Five four-woman teams — Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Great Britain & Ireland — have gathered for the round-robin match play event that has been held every four years since 1959.  All of the countries will face each other once during the five-day competition.

  • Ashley & Dave Zibrik Managed To Marry Their Two True Loves...Golf And Each Other

    Ashley & Dave Zibrik Have Risen To The Top Of Their Profession While Forging A Life Together At The Same Time - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Before they fell in love with each other, Dave Zibrik and Ashley Hogg had already fallen in love with golf. It was the summer of 2005 when they met -- at a golf course, naturally.

    Ashley had come home for the summer after completing her junior year at Boise State University, where she played collegiate golf, and had landed a summer job at Swaneset Bay in Pitt Meadows. Dave had just turned pro, was also working at Swaneset and was in the midst of completing the golf management program at Camosun College. Both were 21 and soon they were in love with more than just golf.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Crunch Time For Svensson; Strong Field Gathers For Vancouver Open; Crisologo Goes Low At Marine Drive; Astor Trophy Set For Royal Colwood

    BC's Adam Svensson Has His Work Cut Out For Him This Week In Order To Keep His Status On The PGA TOUR - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Surrey’s Adam Svensson needs a big week if he is to regain his PGA TOUR playing privileges. Heading into this week’s finale of the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals, Svensson is in 36th place. He needs to move inside the top 25 after this week’s Korn Ferry Tour Championship to earn a PGA TOUR card for the 2019-20 season that starts next month.

    If not, he will be fully exempt on next year’s Korn Ferry Tour. Svensson tied for 61st place at the Albertson’s Boise Open on Sunday. That dropped him from a tie for 19th into 36th heading into this week’s Tour Championship in Newburgh, Ind.

  • From the Ashes - Neil Bennett Family - GoFundMe Page

    It has come to the attention of British Columbia Golf that due to a tragic fire the Bennett family from Victoria, BC, whose son Daniel represented the province in the recent Hogan Cup Matches in Oregon, have lost virtually all their belongings in the fire that also burned their home to the ground. Sadly, included in that loss was their beloved pet dog Anna. 

    Whereas this isn't standard practice for our organization, we would like to take this opportunity to make anyone who chooses to lend a helping hand aware that a gofundme page has been started to assist the Bennett family in getting their lives back on track. Please go to this link if you wish to offer whatever support you can. Neil Bennett Family - GoFundMe page.

  • Rossland’s Xander Bankes, Langley's Erin Lee Come From Behind To Win B.C. Bantam Championships

    Langley's Erin Lee (L) And Rossland's Xander Bankes (R) Are The 2019 B.C. Bantam Girls' And Boys' Champions - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    They both shot 68 and, not surprisingly, they both won. Xander Bankes of Rossland and Erin Lee of Langley played clutch final rounds in less than ideal conditions Wednesday afternoon to win the B.C. Bantam Boys and Girls Championships at Belmont Golf Course in Langley.

    The two 14-year-olds both overcame three-shot deficits heading into the final round to win the 36-hole competition. Lee’s win achieved a rather lofty goal she set for herself earlier this summer. “This year I really wanted to win at least one provincial championship,” Lee said. “I didn’t play my best at Juveniles, so I am happy I played well today.”

  • BC's Mary Parsons Named To Canada's 2019 Astor Trophy Team

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Will Represent Canada At This Week's Astor Trophy Competition At Royal Colwood GC In Victoria - Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the four athletes selected to represent Canada at the Astor Trophy competition, scheduled for Aug. 29 – Sept. 1 at Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria, B.C.

    Canada’s team will include Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C., Noémie Paré of Victoriaville, Que., Emily Zhu of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Brooke Rivers of Brampton, Ont.

    The Astor Trophy competition is held every four years between teams from Australia, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. Each country is represented by four female players and each country contests foursomes and singles match play in a round-robin format.

  • Bryn Parry Wins TaylorMade & adidas Golf PGA Of BC Championship

    Bryn Parry (Seymour Creek Golf Centre) Holds The William Thompson Trophy After His Victory At Whistler Golf Club In The Taylormade & Adidas Golf PGA Of BC Championship Presented By Axis Insurance Group - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

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    AUGUST 20, 2019 - WHISTLER, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – Bryn Parry cruised to victory Tuesday at Whistler Golf Club, capturing his fourth title in the TaylorMade & adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance Group.

    Parry, who held a two-stroke lead over the field after a 2-under-par 69 in Monday’s first round, carded a tournament-low 66 on Tuesday to finish at 7-under and win the event by six shots. Defending champion Kevin Stinson (Cheam Mountain Golf Course) and 2011 winner Lindsay Bernakevitch (Victoria Golf Club) shared second place at 1-under.

  • Jackie Little Wins Canadian Super-Senior Championship; Vancouver’s Nonie Marler And Christina Proteau Of Port Alberni Tie For Third In Mid-Amateur

    Procter, BC's Jackie Little Holds The Trophy Alongside Two Of Canada's Finest After She Successfully Defended Her Canadian Women's Super-Senior Title On Home Turf - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    OSOYOOS -- Jackie Little didn’t exactly race across the finish line, but she got there first. The British Columbia Golf Hall of Famer successfully defended her Canadian Women’s Super-Senior Championship on Tuesday at Osoyoos Golf Club.

    Little closed with an eight-over par 81 that left her at 11-over par for the 54-hole event. That was good for a five-shot win over Ivy Steinberg of Stouffville, Ont. and Ruth Maxwell of Reno, Nev. “That is the hardest I have had to work for an 81 in a long time,” Little said with a laugh after her round.

    At age 61, Little knows every win now is something of a bonus. “I have been complaining about how I have been hitting it and my husband says, 'well, remember, you are 61 now,'” she said.

  • We Are Golf Launches Economic Impact Of Golf In Canada Study

    The 2019 Economic Impact of Golf in Canada study is underway.

    The research and economic analysis is being led by We Are Golf, a coalition of golf associations that includes the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, Canadian Society of Club Managers, Golf Canada, PGA of Canada and the National Golf Course Owners Association.

    The goal of the study is to understand the impact of golf on Canada’s economy. We Are Golf is working to get the word out through multiple channels to golfers across Canada to invite them to participate in a short survey.

    If your course or business could share the survey links to your patrons or post the survey link to your website and social media channels, that would greatly enhance the overall effectiveness of the survey.

    The English link is here and the French link here

    Should you be a golfer, please complete the survey as well.

    Take the survey HERE.

    Répondez au sondage ICI.