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

    CALLING ALL CADDIES
    Carry a bag for a future PGA TOUR Professional!

    WHAT – 1st stop of the Mackenzie tour PGA TOUR Canada – FREEDOM 55 FINANCIAL OPEN
    WHEREPOINT GREY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, VANCOUVER
    WHEN – MAY 30 – JUNE 3RD
    WHO – Anyone that can carry a bag for 18 holes (training provided)

    (Golfers from approximately 14 different countries compete. Over 20 past players currently have PGA TOUR cards including Adam Hadwin, Tony Finau, and Nick Taylor)

    To sign up or get more information:
    www.freedom55financialopen.com/caddie.html

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    BE A VOLUNTEER!!
    AMAZING GOLF -- AMAZING VENUE

    Mackenzie Tour- PGA TOUR Canada’s first stop across Canada is here in Vancouver with the Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey.

    May 28 – June 3rd
    Point Grey Golf Club in Vancouver

    The Volunteer package includes the following:

    • Official Tournament golf shirt as part of the volunteer uniform
    • All meals and snacks included during volunteer shifts
    • Volunteer appreciation party
    • Free parking and transportation to and from course from designated parking lots
    • Two tickets to a Vancouver Canucks regular season home game
    • Short shuttle to parking; easy access by public transportation

    (Golfers from approximately 14 different countries compete. Over 20 past players currently have PGA TOUR cards including Adam Hadwin, Tony Finau, and Nick Taylor)

    sign up or get more information at :
    www.freedom55financialopen.com

  • Handicapping: Active seasons

    For many of us trying to squeeze in the last few rounds of the season, or for those planning on heading south during the winter, it’s important to note the “active season” in the region, province or country you’re playing in.

    Golf Canada’s Handicap System stipulates every player is responsible for returning all acceptable scores into one’s scoring record from rounds played on courses observing their active season, which is part of the golf season when courses have acceptable playing conditions.

  • SFU's Kylie A 'Jack' Of All Trades With School, Golf, Community Involvement

    Pentiction's Kylie Jack (Far Right), Shown Here With Her 2017 NCAA Division II Champion Teammates, Juggles Her School Work, With Her Golf Game And Her Involvement In Her Community As She Also Takes On Being A Role Model For Indigenous Youth - Image Courtesy SFU

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It’s not easy being a university student-athlete, for whom it can often seem like there are not enough hours in the day to juggle the demands of academics and their chosen sport.

    Kylie Jack knows all about that, yet the 21-year-old criminology major and member of the Simon Fraser University golf team also finds time to pursue another passion: being a role model for indigenous youth.

    When she’s not hitting the books or banging golf balls at the driving range, Jack volunteers her time helping new indigenous students settle in at SFU. And when she’s back at her Kelowna-area home, Jack can often be found doing volunteer work for both the Penticton and Westbank Indian bands.

  • Golfer Chris Crisologo Might Be SFU's Top Prospect Right Now

    Richmond, BC's Chris Crisologo Has A Bright Future In Front Of Him - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Steve Ewen Province Sports Reporter

    Chris Crisologo gets it.

    There aren’t many people in this country more skilled with a golf club in their hands and a golf ball at their feet than Crisologo.

    The SFU Clan senior star knows that it’s going to give him opportunities, like when he took part in the South American Amateur in Buenos Aires, Argentina, back in January.

    Crisologo won the tournament. He also found the time to get out, to see the sights, to have an experience. The way he can plunk a golf ball down exactly where he wants from 220 yards away with the wind whipping and assorted foliage encroaching will take him places he may not normally visit. He wants to take advantage of that.

    To read complete story by Steve Ewen please CLICK HERE

  • BC's Gail Graham Announces Inaugural Gail Graham & Friends Hall Of Fame Pro-Am

    Recently, Kelowna's Gail Graham was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame along with renowned course architect A.V. Macan. (See story by Brad Ziemer HERE).

    The two will be formally introduced to the hall during the RBC Canadian Open week at Glen Abbey in July.

    Prior to that date Graham has announced the inaugural Gail Graham & Friends Hall of Fame Pro-Am taking place Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Kelowna Golf & Country Club where her brother Rob Anderson is the Head Golf Professional. 

    LPGA ‘Legends’ currently committed to the event are: Gail Graham, Lorie Kane, Elaine Crosby, Michelle McGann, Nancy Scranton and Patty Sheehan.

    It is the intention of the Gail Graham & Friends Hall of Fame Pro-Am to direct ALL net proceeds to charity

  • Army Of Volunteers Clean Up Oliver Golf Course After Mudslide

    A Volunteer Cleanup Crew Descended On Fairview Mountain Golf Course In Oliver, BC To Help Clean Up The Mess From A Recent Mudslide - Image Courtesy Global News

    By Shelby Thom
    South Okanagan Reporter Global News

    An army of volunteers descended on the Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver on Wednesday to finish off cleanup efforts after a destructive mudslide struck more than two weeks ago.

    General Manager Brian McDonald (who can be seen working with the volunteersin the centre of the accompanying picture using the red-handled rake ) said the mudslide occurred overnight on March 23. 

    It spread at least 2,000 yards and covered five holes. “The damage was extensive,” McDonald said. “There was a lot of debris here. In the end it was over 3,000 cubic tonnes that had to be removed from the site.”

    CLICK HERE to see complete story.

  • Canada Punches Tickets To Toyota Junior Golf World Cup

    The Team Canada Development Squad Used A Late Push To Tie Mexico For Top Spot In The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier Held At Bear Mountain Resort In Victoria - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Team Canada’s Development Squad boys and girls teams both finished atop the leaderboards in Thursday’s qualifying event at Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa to secure a spot to play in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup.

    In the boys division, Canada traded shots with Mexico through the 54-hole event but found themselves trailing heading into the final stretch. A late push by the four-man Canadian squad saw the contingent force a tie for the lead after going 5 under collectively on the final three holes. The two teams netted out tied at 23 over par, each grabbing one of two qualifying spots available on the boys side.

  • Vancouver Parks Board Announces Women's Golf Day Plans

    The Vancouver Parks Board trio of golf courses have announced their plans to take part in the upcoming International Women's Golf Day on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.

    Check out the information links below to see how you can join in on this important day of golf and camaraderie. 

    WOMEN'S GOLF DAY

    Join us June 5th to celebrate Women's Golf Day at Fraserview Golf Course with an evening of golf tips, great food and of course, some retail therapy at special rates. This is an event you don't want to miss!

    All are welcome to participate. Registration opens at 5:30pm. Light snacks available upon arrival. Clinics start at 6:00pm. Limited Spaces Available.

    Sign up at Fraserview , McCleery or Langara Golf Shops or call 604-257-6923 or contact golfspecialevents@vancouver.ca today!

    Get more Women's Golf Day information.

  • BC's Trevor Yu Makes Player Of The Month At OSU

    BC's Trevor Yu Had A Solid Month For His Oregon State University Beavers Leading To An Athlete Of The Month Recognition - Image Courtesy OSU Athletics

    Courtesy OSU Communications

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Athletics is proud to announce Trevor Yu and Nicole Schroeder have been named April Scholar-Athletes of the Month.

    Yu, a junior from Vancouver, B.C., has played in all nine tournaments this season and has a scoring average of 74.19. His best finish was 26th place at the Desert Mountain Collegiate and his best score was a 3-under 68 in the first round at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.

  • Cowichan, BC's "Stormin' Norm" Jackson Receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

    Longtime Cowichan Golf & Country Club GM And Head Pro Norm Jackson Is Being Honoured With A Lifetime Achievement Award By The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce

    The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Norm Jackson.

    Mr. Jackson is being honoured for significant and lasting contributions to Cowichan and for his extensive volunteer work for the Cowichan Hospital Foundation, Cowichan Golfers Against Cancer, Cowichan Women Against Violence, KidSport and many other organizations.

  • Golf And Business: A Merger For Success

    Both Men & Women Can Benefit From Incorporating A Game Of Golf Into Their Business Dealings - Image Courtesy pixabay.com

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    If you’re a golfer who has been in the business world for any length of time, then the gist of this blog will be much like, as the old saying goes, preaching to the choir.

    You understand the inestimable value of being able to spend a few relatively uninterrupted hours in a scenic setting with valued clients, co-workers or colleagues. For the most part, it’s less about golf than it is about building relationships.

    But if you’re new to golf or the business world or both, then it’s well worth your time to read on.

  • Golf Canada's 2018 Championship Schedule Includes 5 Events In B.C.

    OAKVILLE, ONT. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2018 championship schedule which includes a record-30 amateur and professional competitions plus qualifiers hosted at golf facilities in communities across Canada.

    The 2018 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships—the RBC Canadian Open from July 23-29 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open at Wascana Country Club in Regina, Sask. from August 20-26.

    The 2018 competition calendar includes eight National Amateur Championships, six Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior competitions and the World Junior Girls Championship.

    Golf Canada will also host 11 qualifying events in 2018 including qualifiers for prestigious international competitions such as the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup and the U.S. Open (Local Qualifying), as well as the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur.

  • Bear Mountain Set For Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier

    Victoria's Nolan Thoroughgood Will Be Playing In His Own Backyard As He Represents Canada In The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier At Bear Mountain Resort This Week - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier makes its return to Canadian soil on Tuesday, with four nations competing for a spot in both the Boys and Girls divisions at Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Team Canada’s National Training Centre.

    The 54-hole stroke play tournament is comprised of teams from host nation Canada, Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. The Boys division consists of four athletes per team, each submitting a cumulative total from the three lowest scores per round (omitting the highest score). The two lowest team scores after Thursday’s final round will qualify for the 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup.

  • New LeadForward Grant Tackles Much-Needed Gender Representation In Sport

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 9, 2018

    Vancouver, B.C. – viaSport is supporting the advancement of women in sport through a new grant that will provide greater access to leadership opportunities to break down the barriers for female coaches, officials and organizational staff throughout B.C.

    “I congratulate viaSport for offering this important grant to promote gender equity. Having female role models in these key positions in sport is vital to inspiring the next generation,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

    “This funding will make it possible for many British Columbian girls and young women to discover the lifelong skills of resilience and leadership that sport generates – a great thing for our whole society.”

  • Sport BC 2018 AOY Award Winners Include Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin

    VANCOUVER, BC (April 4, 2018) — Sport BC is very proud to announce the athletes, coaches and officials who were the successful recipients of the 2018 Athlete of the Year Awards, held in Vancouver on March 28, 2018.

    The Province of BC proudly supported the 52nd Annual Athlete of the Year Awards with the Honourable Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture in attendance to honour the recipients. These extraordinary individuals were honoured for their excellence in and contribution to sport in front of 500 guests at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel.

  • KidSport Celebrates 25 Years With 23rd Annual Golf Tournament At Morgan Creek

    You're invited to the 23rd Annual KidSport Golf Tournament hosted by Morgan Creek Golf Course.

    They will be hosting once again at Morgan Creek on Monday, June 18th. Last year was a big success and they are hoping to build on that success again this year. Please check out the registration links below as a full field of golfers means more kids will have the opportunity to play a season of sport.

  • First Ever 'Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship' Announced

    Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley Made An Historical Announcement Today Regarding The Establishment Of The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy Twitter

    Via Masters.com 

    AUGUSTA, GA (April 4, 2018) - Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, announced today the establishment of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship, which will be held annually the week prior to the Masters and will culminate with the final round taking place at Augusta National.

    “Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts left behind a legacy of always trying to contribute meaningfully to the game of golf,” Ridley said. “The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship embodies that principle, and we believe this event will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the women’s game. Our hope and expectation is that this event will further energize those who already love the sport and inspire others through the dream of competing at Augusta National.”

    The 54-hole, stroke play tournament will feature an international field of 72 players. Invitees will be determined by awarding winners of other recognized championships and using the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.

    CLICK HERE to read full story. 

  • 82nd Masters Tee Times Include Past Champion Mike Weir And BC's Adam Hadwin

    Canada Will Be Represented By 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (Left Inset) And BC's Adam Hadwin At Augusta This Year - Masters Scoreboard Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

    The tee times for the 82nd edition of the Masters are out and two Canadians are in the field with 2003 Champion Mike Weir and world golf ranking number 43 Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, BC representing the Maple Leaf flag at Augusta National in Georgia this week. 

    Below are the times for rounds one and two beginning Thursday at 8:15 a.m. ET with Honourary Starters Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player followed by the first group at 8:30 a.m. of Austin Cook, Ted Potter Jr. and Wesley Bryan.

  • In Memoriam - Uplands Golf Club Remembers Honorary Life Member Joan Lawson

    Courtesy Uplands Golf Club Newsletter (Jan Allen - editor)/Prepared by UGC Member Nancy Greer

    In Memoriam - Joan Lawson

    This past month brought with it the sad news of the passing of a very special member of the Women's Division, Honorary Life Member, Joan Lawson, in her 98th year.

    Joan began golfing as a 15-year-old junior member of Uplands in 1935, just 13 years after Uplands was founded. Her first major win in a truly outstanding amateur golf career came just 3 years later in 1938 when she won the Empress Midwinter Tournament.

    This was followed by a long list of wins, not the least of which was being our Ladies Club Champion 21 times and Runner Up 3 times between 1942 to 1978, a truly remarkable feat to remain in top competitive form over this span of 36 years.

    But her golfing accomplishments were not limited to this achievement for she also won the Winter Cup 17 times between 1954 and 1989, and the Rose Ann Barrett Memorial trophy in both 1979 and 1980. The story becomes even more impressive when you consider her history of wins at the City, Provincial and National levels.

    She was C-FAX Victoria & District Champion 3 times and runner up 4 times. As well, she was a member of the BC Amateur team in 1959 which won the Low Net Canadian Team championship.

    If that were not enough, her Senior golfing career was equally impressive. Joan won the first C-Fax Victoria City & District Senior Championship in 1981, the BC Senior Championship twice and was runner up 3 times.

    She was a member of the BC Senior Team 12 times at the Canadian National Senior Championships, and was a member of the team that won Low Gross Canadian Senior Team Champions 5 times.

    She also was part of the team that won Low Net Canadian Senior Champions twice. Individually, Joan was Runner Up in the Canadian Senior Championship in 1978. It is not surprising that she was tied for 9th in the ratings of Canada's top 10 Senior Lady Golfers.

    In 1969 Joan served as our Ladies Captain and donated the trophy which is now awarded each year at the Handicap Tournament. It has long been a pleasure to have Joan on hand each year to present that trophy, and to have her as a lively presence at the annual Past Captain's luncheon. In recognition of all of the above, Joan was fittingly awarded Honorary Life Membership in 1998.

    A truly remarkable lady whose accomplishments were only outshone by her graciousness. Farewell, Joan; you will continue to inspire us all and will not be forgotten.

  • Colwood Greenskeeper Earns Medal For Bravery

    Janson Chapman And Becca Covey At Government House In Victoria, Where Chapman Was Honoured For Saving Covey's Life - Photograph By TIMES COLONIST

    A hiking date on Vancouver Island for two friends turned into a life-saving rescue from the edge of a frigid waterfall that earned Janson Chapman a bravery medal and a lifetime partner.

    Chapman, a golf course greens keeper from Colwood, was one of 46 people honoured Wednesday with medals of service by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette during a ceremony at British Columbia's government house.

    Twenty-two-year-old Chapman said he was on a date last March with Becca Covey near Gold River when she slipped on ice, fell about 15 metres and ended up clinging from a log at the edge of the Lower Myra Falls.

    CLICK HERE to see full story