• BC’s du Toit, Ko named As PNGA Players Of The Year

    BC's Jared du Toit Of Kimberley And Victoria's Naomi Ko Are The 2016 Men's And Women's PNGA Players Of The Year - Images Courtesy Golf Canada & Jurgen Kaminski

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from the Pacific Northwest Golf Association

    The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the 2016 Players of the Year. Those honoured include Men’s Player of the Year, Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C.; Women’s, Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C.; Men’s Mid-Amateur, Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Women’s Mid-Amateur, Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore.; Senior Men’s, Pat O’Donnell, Happy Valley, Ore.; Senior Women’s, Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore.; Junior Boys’, Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver, Wash.; and Junior Girls’, Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore.

  • BC's Harlingten Leads Three Canadians Into Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    West Vancouver's Seann Harlingten Was The Low Canadian At Oak Valley In Stage II Of Web.com Q-School - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    BEAUMONT, Calif. – Three Canadians finished inside the Top-19 on Friday at the Oak Valley Golf Club to advance to the third and final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School.

    The Canadian trio were led by Vancouver product Seann Harlingten, who fired four rounds in the 60s to capture sole possession of second place at 17-under par (67-67-68-69).

  • Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada 2017 Qualifying Tournament Sites Include Courtenay’s Crown Isle

    Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

    Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community In Courtenay, B.C., Will Host A Qualifying Tournament On May 1-5, 2017. The Spring’s Final Qualifying Tournament Will Return To Crown Isle As Part Of A Deal To Host Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Through 2020. (Photo/Golf Vancouver Island)

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament will take place at five separate sites next spring, with fields of 120 players competing for Mackenzie Tour membership for the 2017 season.

    The five 72-hole, no-cut Qualifying Tournaments will take place at: Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif., March 13-17; The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif., March 20-24; Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Fla., April 10-14; PGA Village’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., April 17-21; and Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, British Columbia, May 1-5.

  • Victoria’s Lawren Rowe Made The Biggest Gain In The Weekly Top 10 Golf Rankings

    Lawren Rowe

    Lawren Rowe (Golf Canada/Chuck Russell)

    MEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10

    Lawren Rowe made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 40 places in the world rankings after posting a wire-to-wire victory at the CSUSM Fall Classic. Rowe opened with a 67 for the low round of the day and followed it up with back-to-back rounds of par to win by eight strokes. It was his second collegiate victory of the season and the third team title for the Vikes. The No. 4 ranked amateur in Canada has also recorded Top-10 results in his other two events this fall.

  • Four From BC Among 14 Canadians Battling For Status In Stage II of Web.com Tour Q-School

    West Vancouver's Seann Harlingten Will Be One Of Four Hopefuls From BC Trying To Gain Web.com Tour Status - Photo Credit Claus Andersen-Courtesy PGA Tour Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Four players from British Columbia will be among the 14 Canadians included in the approximately 375 athletes competing for 2017 playing status at the second stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School, hosted at five different sites across the United States from Nov. 1–11.

    Players from BC include Seann Harlingten and David Rose, both of West Vancouver, Ryan Williams from Vancouver and Burnaby's Devin Carrey.

    Each qualifying site will host 72-hole stroke-play events with 78-player fields and no cuts. The number of players advancing from each site will be determined on a pro-rated basis (announced during play).

  • B.C.’s Hadwin Picked Up Eight Places In The World Rankings

    Adam Hadwin

    Adam Hadwin (Golf Canada/Bernard Brault, File)

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin picked up eight places in the world rankings after finishing tied for 21st at the PGA’s CIMB Classic. The result was worth 2.93 world ranking points, his best points-paying finish since a Top-10 result almost three months ago at John Deere Classic.

  • Rowe Leads Vikes Men To Victory At CSUSM Fall Classic, Women Sixth

    Courtesy Vikes communications

    VICTORIA - Lawren Rowe and the men's golf team took home their third championship of the young season on Tuesday, with Rowe winning the individual title to help his team secure the trophy.

    The women's team moved up from eighth to sixth between Day 1 and Day 2, as Laura Ferreira and Hannah Diamond both put up rounds of 76 on the final day.

  • BC’s Megan Osland Among Four Canadians Advancing To Stage III Of LPGA Q-School

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Was The Low Canadian In The Field In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School Earning Her Way Along With 3 Other Canucks Into The Final Stage Starting End Of November - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from Symetra Tour

    VENICE, Fla. – Four Canadians were among 84 competitors that advanced to Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., led all 10 Canadians in the field, finishing at 5-over par (72-72-73-76) to grab a share of 30th. Team Canada graduate and Calgary product Jennifer Ha was the next Canadian in line, closing at 7-over par (69-71-79-76) to end in a tie for 47th.

  • British Columbia Golf Mourns Passing Of Past Honorary Director Joyce Woodruff

    Published in Victoria Times Colonist

    On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Joyce Millicent Woodruff (Bader) passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC at the age of 82. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Woody, her daughters, Marilee (Greg), Marcia (Alan) and her grandsons, Jordan, Daren (Lexi) and Corey (Brooke), brother, Gerry, niece, Larinda and her children, Heather (Joel), Jeffery (Natalie), Haley (Kyle) and Hannah, as well as numerous family and friends.

    Joyce was predeceased by her parents, Dick and Charlotte and her sister-in-law Phyllis. Joyce was born on October 6, 1934, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Woody and Joyce were married in 1956 and settled in Victoria where Woody was in the Navy. They raised two daughters and then retired to Vernon and Kamloops to be closer to their grandchildren.

    Joyce was an avid sports fan and golfer, active in the BCLGA in her retirement. She was a wonderful piano player and singer and enjoyed taking part in the choir. She loved animals of all kinds but her main loves in life were her three grandchildren. She didn't miss a single sports game that they played.

    A Celebration of Joyce's life will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm in the Gathering Place at Overlander Extended Care, 953 Southill Street, Kamloops, BC, with Celebrant Glen Peter officiating.

    Should friends desire, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the British Columbia Lung Association in memory of Joyce would be greatly appreciated.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com

  • Six From BC On 2017 Golf Canada Teams

    Four Members Of Golf Canada's 2017 Team Canada Amateur Squad From L-R: Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko, Ontario's Maddie Szeryk, Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit And Quebec's Hugo Bernard - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2017 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad programs.

    In all, eight athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men’s team and four on the women’s, with three of those players coming from British Columbia.

    There are also 8 players who comprise the National Development Squad and anther three from BC have been named to that group.

  • 3 BCers Among Ten Canadians Set To Compete In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School

    Surrey's Taylor Kim Is One Of Three Girls From BC Teeing It Up In Stage II Of LPGA Qualifying School This Week - Image Credit Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VENICE, Fla. – 10 Canadians are among 210 competitors vying to punch their tickets to the third and final stage of LPGA Qualifying School from Oct. 20-23 at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Playing on the Bobcat and Panther courses, all athletes will compete in the 72-hole stroke-play event (with no cut) to earn one of the Top 80 slots (plus ties) to advance to the third stage at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., from Dec. 1-4.

    Canadians in the field:

    Aram Choi, Surrey, B.C.

    Christina Foster, Toronto, Ontario

    Jennifer Ha, Calgary, Alberta

    Sara-Maude Juneau, Quebec City, Québec

    Anna Kim, Richmond Hill, Ontario

    Taylor Kim, Surrey, B.C.

    Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ontario

    Megan Osland, Kelowna, B.C.

    Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, Ontario

    Vivian Tsui, Markham, Ontario

    Players failing to advance to the final stage will receive 2017 Symetra Tour status depending on completion of 72 holes.

    Click here for pairings.

    Click here for live scoring.

  • Two Years, Two Straight Titles For Vikes Men At Vikes Golf Shootout, UBC T-Birds Second

    The Host UVic Vikes Defended Their Team Title At The Vikes Golf Shootout Beating Out A Powerful UBC T'Birds Squad - Image Credit Liane Funk/UVic Athletics

    VICTORIA – Two days of rain couldn't put a damper on a strong tournament for the men's golf team, as the UVic Vikes picked up their second straight victory at the Vikes Golf Shootout October 18th. The individual champion was UBC's Evan Holmes, whose T-Birds came in 2nd to their rivals from Vancouver Island.

    Holmes opened the event with a 5-under 66 before finishing with a 3-under 68. His final result of 8-under 134 was six shots better than Craig Bokenfor from the University of Alberta while the Vikes' Andrew Funk, who entered as the two-time defending champion at the tournament, shot two solid rounds to finish tied for third with teammates Bruce Tomie and Lawren Rowe.

    Funk, Tomie and Rowe all finished with one-under-par 141's.

  • Crisologo Wins Otter Invitational, SFU Clan Fifth

    SFU's Chris Crisologo Registered His Second Individual Win Of The New Season At The Otter Invitational In California - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Seaside, CA – Chris Crisologo added a little more hardware to his personal trophy case on Tuesday, as the junior wrapped up a solo victory at the Otter Invitational with a terrific second day. As a whole, the SFU Clan men's golf team took fifth in the three-round event, which was hosted by the Cal State Monterey Otters at Bayonet Golf Course.

  • SFU Clan Women Go Two-For-Two To Open The Season

    The SFU Clan Women's Golf Team Are Off To A Perfect Start Winning Their Opening Two Events On The Fall Schedule - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Bellingham, WA - Talk about a great start, the SFU Clan women's golf team are now two-for-two to start the 2016-17 campaign, as they shot a combined 24-over-par 608 (303, 305) to take first place at the Western Washington Invitational on Tuesday, still fresh off last weekend's win at Saint Martin's.

  • SFU Clan Wins Rain-Shortened SMU Invitational

    SFU's Breanna Croxen Led Her Team To The Title At The SMU Invitational In The Rain-Shortened Season Opening Event For The Lady Clan - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    By Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Simon Fraser University women’s golf team won the rain-shortened Saint Martin’s University that concluded Saturday at the Olympia Golf & Country Club. It was the team’s first tournament of the season.

    Simon Fraser claimed the title with a team-score 479 after weather conditions on the final day of the women's golf tournament forced the round be cut to nine holes on Saturday.

  • Golf & Health Project Launches To Highlight How Golf Can Benefit All

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Is One Of The Ambassadors For The Golf & Health Project - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKamphotos)

    • New and unique project aiming to assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf has launched around the world
    • An academically rigorous methodology examines pre-existing research
    • Innovative new research will fill knowledge gaps and show golf’s role in health and wellbeing

    (ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., USA) - World Golf Foundation (WGF) – the non-profit organization developing and supporting initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values – announces the launch of the Golf & Health Project, academically researching and highlighting how the game can benefit peoples’ lives.

    Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, led by Dr. Andrew Murray and under the supervision of leading international academics, Professor Nanette Mutrie and Professor Liz Grant, have conducted the largest, most comprehensive study of golf and health, with the results shown in a Scoping Review published in the world’s leading sports medicine and science journal, The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • B.C.’s Lawren Rowe Moves Up 158 Spots To No. 5 In Canada

    Lawren Rowe

    Lawren Rowe (Golf Canada/Chuck Russell)

    Lawren Rowe continued his upward movement inside the Top-10, picking up another 158 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Western Washington Invitational. The result enabled the third year golfer at the University of Victoria move up to the No. 5 ranking in Canada. Over the course of the last two weeks, Rowe has gained 699 spots in the world rankings.

  • Wanted: An Investor For Golf’s Future

    Image credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    by John Gordon/ courtesy Golf Canada

    Some would call it sponsorship. I prefer to call it an investment in the future of the game.

    Specifically, I am talking about Golf Canada’s Future Links programming.

  • Crisologo Wins, Clan Take 8th At WWU Invitational

    SFU's Chris Crisologo Was The Individual Champion At The WWU Invitational - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Courtesy Aaron Martin - SFU Sports Information Assistant

    BELLINGHAM, WA – On the final day of the Western Washington Men's Golf Invitational, SFU's Chris Crisologo shot a one-over 73, holding off a charging Andrew Harrison, to take his first win of the season.

  • T'Birds Repeat As WWU Invitational Champs, UVic Vikes T4th

    The Victorious UBC T'Bird's Men's Golf Squad After Winning The 45th Annual Western Washington University Men's Golf Invitational - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds prevailed as the team champion for the third time in the last four years at the 45th Annual Western Washington University Men's Golf Invitational played at Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Sept. 26-27th.

    The T-Birds finished with a team score of 6-under-par 858, adding the team title at the WWU Invite to winning years in 2007, 2013 and 2014. UBC posted rounds of 1-under 287 and 5-under 282 before finishing up with a 1-over 289,

    Chico State was the team runner-up at 4-under (860), followed by Concordia (Ore.) (E, 864), California State Monterey Bay (+5, 869) and the University of Victoria (+5, 869).