• Presidents Cup Provides Bonding Experience For Canada's Hadwin, Weir

    Canada Is Well Represented At The 2019 Presidents Cup By Vice Captain Mike Weir (L) And BC's Adam Hadwin Playing For The International Team For The 2nd Tme - Golf Canada Image

    By Adam Stanley/PGA TOUR

    The first time Adam Hadwin met Mike Weir was not at a junior clinic or Canadian amateur event – when an up-and-coming star would usually connect with a country’s legend – but while they were sitting out a fog delay.

    It was 2013 at the Farmers Insurance Open and Hadwin had Monday-qualified. It was just the eighth PGA TOUR start of his fledgling pro career, and the first of three that season. By shooting 66-74 in the first two rounds at Torrey Pines, he was one shot ahead of Weir. Both made the cut but were well off the lead, as they were in the first two groups on Saturday.

    Due to the weather, the pair of Canadians had to keep retreating off the course. It was the perfect opportunity for them to finally meet and chat.

  • Victoria's Uplands GC Home To Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Players’ Choice for Tournament of the Year

    TORONTO, Ontario / PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (November 21)—The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that Mackenzie Tour players voted the Bayview Place DCBank Open as the 2019 Tournament of the Year.

    Officials handed out the inaugural award on November 20 during the PGA TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

    The Players Choice award was voted on exclusively by Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada members and included a number of criteria, including personal experience, tournament volunteers, hospitality, community support and attendance and the golf course among other considerations.

  • The R&A And The USGA Announce Modifications To World Amateur Golf Ranking ® (WAGR ®)

    Image Courtesy WAGR®

    (20 November 2019, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The R&A and the USGA today announced the World Amateur Golf Ranking ® (WAGR ®) will be determined by a new system called the Power Method beginning with the first update in January 2020.

    The Power Method aims to better reflect the current performance of golfers by placing greater emphasis on current form and results by improving the algorithms used to determine the WAGR.

    In the new structure, every event in the world will earn a Power based on the strength of its starting field which will then determine the total number of ranking points on offer to the field. This will extend to a maximum of 1000 for amateur events with players also able to gain ranking points from playing in professional tournaments.

  • New Morningstar Managers Look To Put Parksville Course Back On The Vancouver Island Golfing Map

    Morningstar GC's 10th And Pro Shop. The Course And Club Are Working Hard To Get Back On Track - Image Courtesy Facility

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    There was a time, not all that long ago, when Morningstar Golf Course was a must-play stop for golfers visiting central Vancouver Island. But Morningstar, beset with ownership and financial problems that took a heavy toll on course conditioning, fell out of favour with golfers in recent years. Happily, it seems the Parksville layout is on the road to re-establishing its once lofty reputation.

    “Morningstar had a great reputation and it certainly got tarnished, but not obliterated, and so we hope to get a lot of that back and have people put Morningstar on their play list again,” says Barrie McWha, a familiar and highly respected name in British Columbia golf circles.

  • Golf Canada's 2020 National Amateur And Junior Squads Includes 4 From BC

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Release

    OAKVILLE, ONT. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the names of the 18 athletes, male and female, who have been selected to represent Team Canada as part of the 2020 National Amateur and Junior Squads.

    Nine athletes will compete for Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad, consisting of five players on the men’s squad and four on the women’s squad.

    Team Canada’s 2020 Squad members have competed and achieved impressive results at regional, national and international competitions, including medals at the Pan-Am Games, NCAA Tournament wins and victories at prestigious amateur competitions.

  • National Park Service Recognizes Golf Industry as Group Volunteer of the Year

    ‘Outstanding Volunteer Service’ Award Given To 2019 National Golf Day Community Service Project Recognizing The Contribution Of The Golf Industry As A Whole To Communities And The Environment

    For Immediate Release

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – A coalition of golf’s leading associations and industry partners will be presented the group award for “Outstanding Volunteer Service” for their April service project, which achieved in just one day the equivalent of 800 hours of work and four months of labor from one National Park Service (NPS) employee.

    On April 30, the golf industry came together for the third-annual Community Service Project, which was part of the 12th annual National Golf Day.

  • Remembering Fallen Golf Heroes

    Geoffrey Cornish Was A Disciple Of Stanely Thompson And Helped Build The Capilano Golf Club In West Vancouver. He Was Also A Major In The Canadian Army, Serving In Europe From 1940-45 - Golf Canada Image

    By Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    They are some of Canada’s most renowned golf legends, a list amassed of professional and amateur players, course architects and administrators. They have all contributed to the growth of the game of golf in this country. However, their contributions to golf pale in comparison to their contributions to the fabric of our nation.

    November 11th is Remembrance Day. A day we remember and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. What better day to remember Canadian golfers of the past who helped our nation during its greatest times of need.

  • Hadwin Pumped About Another Crack At Presidents Cup

    Adam Hadwin Was Made One Of The International Team's Captain's Pick By Ernie Els - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Hadwin has the second chance he so desperately wanted and is determined to make the most of the opportunity afforded him by Ernie Els. Ever since dropping his Sunday singles match 2&1 to Phil Mickelson at the 2017 Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, Hadwin has been yearning for a return engagement to the biennial matches.

    The 32-year-old Abbotsford product got his wish when Els, the International captain for next month’s matches in Melbourne, Australia, made him one of four captain’s picks.

  • Canada’s Hadwin Earns Presidents Cup Captain’s Pick

    British Columbia's Adam Hadwin Will Make His Second Straight International Team Appearance At The 2019 Presidents Cup In Melbourne, Australia - Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images

    MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia – Ernie Els has selected British Columbia’s Adam Hadwin as one of his final four picks for the International Team at next month’s Presidents Cup, the captain announced via teleconference. Hadwin joins Jason Day of Australia, Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Sungjae Im of South Korea as the final international representatives.

    The Presidents Cup returns to Melbourne, Australia and The Royal Melbourne Golf Club for the third time, December 9-15, when the International Team will take on the U.S. Team led by Captain Tiger Woods.

  • Take The Vancouver Parks Golf 2019 Survey

    As the 2019 golf season begins to wind down in BC, many courses are already planning for next year. You can help the 3 terrific municipal layouts in Vancouver (Fraserview, McCleery and Langara) as they look for input to better serve the golfing public going forward. 

  • World Handicap System To Roll Out In 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (4 November 2019, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

    Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in January, the system will go live in other parts of the world throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golfing calendar.

  • Canada’s Most Haunted Golf Clubs

    The Venerable Victoria Golf Club Is Also The Home Of Victoria's Most Famous Ghost - Image Courtesy VGC

    Courtesy Golf Canada Archives

    With its long history and vast geography, Canada boasts many strange and spooky tales. There are haunted coal mines in Cape Breton, poltergeists in Calgary and even a pair of haunted boots in St. Vincent’s Newfoundland.

    It is no wonder, therefore, that golf courses across the country are rumoured to be home to some extraordinary spirits.

  • U.S. And Canadian College Golf Coaches Coming To Richmond ID Camp

    Six university coaches will be arriving at Zone Golf Academy, located in Richmond, BC, on November 30 and December 1. Two Division 1 NCAA schools, Yale University and UC Irvineand two Division III Universities including Whitman College in Washington and Earlham College in Indiana.

    Locally, Burnaby's Simon Fraser University and  Ontario's U of Guelph round out the six universities attending.

    “This is our 8th annual winter golf ID camp, open to all and any golfers from the ages of 10-18. We are excited to host a total of 6 universities this year,” said the Director of Golf, TJ Atley.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2019 PNGA Players Of The Year Nominations

    (Delta, BC) – British Columbia Golf has announced their 2019 PNGA Player of the Year nominees. These are the players nominated for their respective categories for the PNGA annual awards this fall. 

    The category nominees are as follows: Men’s, Chris Crisologo of Richmond; Women's, Mary Parsons of Delta; Men's Mid-Amateur, Mike Aizawa of Richmond; Women's Mid-Amateur, Nonie Marler of Vancouver; Senior Men's, Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver; Senior Women's, Jackie Little of Procter; Junior Boys', Jace Minni of Delta ; and Junior Girls', Michelle Liu of Vancouver .

  • Ten 59s On TOUR – Here’s How They Rank

    BC's Adam Hadwin's 59 Ranks 8th Best According To PGA TOUR's Cameron Morfit - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

    By Cameron Morfit, PGATOUR.COM

    There are no bad sub-60 rounds, but some stand out more than others

    Kevin Chappell was the most recent PGA TOUR pro to record a 59. It was the 10th such score on TOUR, 42-plus years after Al Geiberger authored the first. Blame David Letterman, Bo Derek, or the decimal system, but those 10 59s are just begging to be ranked. Call them the Terrific 10.

    (There’s also been a 58, shot by Jim Furyk, which naturally tops every 59 and will not be ranked here. For more on the 58, click here.)

    Criteria include whether or not the player won; the quality of the 59th shot; whether the round was shot on a par 70, 71 or 72; Strokes Gained; and intangibles. For example, the intangible that Chappell hit the magic number in his first TOUR start since undergoing major back surgery.

    To be clear, there’s never been a bad one, and because finding fault with a 59 would be like finding fault with a rainbow, there are no losers here. Every 59 is beautiful, and golf’s most sacred number must be respected, hence the three-way tie for eighth place.

    Click Here to see the top 10...

     

     

  • Three Fairmont Hotels In Canada’s Western Mountain Region Among Top 100 Golf Resorts

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Signature Hole - All Images Courtesy Facility

    BANFF, Alberta — GOLF Magazine, one of the world’s leading golf media companies, named three Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Canada’s Western Mountain Region — Fairmont Chateau WhistlerFairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs — to its list of the Top 100 Resorts in North America for 2019/2020.

    Selections were made by GOLF Magazine editors based upon feedback from GOLF Magazine readers, course ranking panelists and personal experience. All three properties were recognized in the all-around excellence category, with Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club taking the #3 ranking.

  • PGA of BC Names Provincial Recipients Of 2019 Awards

    Point Grey Golf & Country Club Head Professional Dave Zibrik Was Presented With The PGA Of BC's 2019 Dick Munn Golf Professional Of The Year Award. Zibrik's Honour Was One Of Many Handed Out At The PGA Of BC Awards Celebration Presented By Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal, Held At The River Rock Casino Resort - PGA of BC Photo

    OCTOBER 16, 2019 - RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of its annual honours for 2019 during the Association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • PGA of BC Names Recipients Of Six 2019 Awards

    The PGA of BC Proudly Named Six Recipients Of The Association's 2019 Awards, From Left: The Sunday Morning Golf Show (co-host Fraser Mulholland, PGA, pictured), Bryn Parry, Odlum Brown Limited, Gordon Mink, Myles Johnson and Jared Siminoff - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- The PGA of BC is proud to name four recipients of the Association's 2019 Awards, as well as this year's PGA of BC Community Leadership Bursary and Jim Gibson Scholarship beneficiaries. These honours are designed to recognize leaders in the golf community exhibiting qualities such as volunteerism, selflessness, passion, and dedication to the game.

    These honourees, along with the recipients of 11 other Association awards, will be recognized at the PGA of BC Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies & Tribal, taking place Oct. 16 at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • Inaugural PGA Women's Cup Features 5 Teams Including Canada

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A field featuring five PGA governing bodies: Australia, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, Sweden and the United States, will compete in the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for women PGA Members from around the world.

    Canada's squad consists of Ontario's Emma De Groot (Team Captain), Meaghan Allum, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Casey Ward along with Richmond, BC's Christine Wong.

    The international showcase event is Oct. 22-26, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, in Austin, Texas.

  • Shania Remandaban, UBC Women’s Golf Earn Historic First Canada West Wins

    The UBC Women's Golf Squad Took The Inaugural Canada West Golf Championship Title - Image Credit Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography

    Courtesy UBC Athletics

    VANCOUVER – Shania Remandaban led the UBC Thunderbirds to the women's golf title at the inaugural Canada West golf championships at Kelowna's Okanagan Golf Club. She'll also be able to say she was the first individual to capture the conference women's gold medal in the sport.

    Remandaban, a third-year golfer from Coquitlam, B.C., roared back to take the women's individual crown and guided her squad to the win. "It's super cool. When I'm older, I'll be like: I did that first."