• Tobiano Changes Hands

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    Tobiano Golf Course near Kamloops has changed hands. Michael Ternier, a part owner of the Tobiano real estate development, has purchased 100 per cent of the golf course.

    “Owning both makes it much easier to integrate many of the operations, and the two will complement the long-term growth and success of each other,” Ternier said in a news release.

    He said he has no plans to make significant changes to the golf course operation, but acknowledged Tobiano’s challenging par 5 8th hole could be tinkered with.

    Ternier said a top priority for the golf course will be the construction of a hotel to allow for stay-and-play packages.

    “The process of determining the best location for our first hotel, the hotel branding, and the selection of an architect is already underway,” he said.

  • Canoe Creek Gets A New Name

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    Canoe Creek Golf Course is getting a new name for the 2018 season. The Salmon Arm course, which was designed by two-time PGA Tour winner Dave Barr, is being re-named Shuswap National.

    This name change is in part, recognition of new ownership who are undertaking major upgrades.

    On their website, it says: 
    "Mike and Sean Foss, our new owners, have an exciting vision for the golf course... Spring of 2018 will be an expecially exciting time as we anticpate that most of their phase one revitalization plan will have been completed."

  • Two BCers’ Close To Web.com Cards

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    West Vancouver’s Seann Harlingten and Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver have both qualified for the final stage of the Web.com Tour qualifying school.

    Harlingten advanced by finishing tied for 20th at a second stage Q school site at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif., while Macdonald finished alone in seventh place at another site at the TPC at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Tex.

    Riley Wheeldon of Comox missed advancing by one shot at Bear Creek, while Kimberley’s Jared Du Toit fell four shots short.

    Macdonald and Harlingten will join fellow Canadians Ryan Yip of Calgary and Albin Choi of Toronto at the Q school finals, which go Dec. 7-10 at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.

  • Be A Part Of The Movement To Protect Youth From Sexual Abuse In B.C. Sport

    Join Viasport Brtish Columbia on November 21st for an impactful and empowering day of expert-led discussion, policy development, and networking on protecting youth from sexual abuse in sport.

  • BC's Goodfellow And Anjarwalla Among Five To Sign With NCAA's SFU Golf Squads

    Vancouver Islanders Aidan Goodfellow (L) And Shirin Anjarwalla (R) Are Set To Join The Simon Fraser University Golf Program Next Season - Images Credit British Columbia Golf

    BURNABY, BC – Matthew Steinbach has signed five student-athletes during the NCAA early signing period in his second recruiting class as head coach of the Simon Fraser University golf programs.

    Shirin Anjarwalla of Nanaimo is set to join the women’s golf program in September 2018, while Aidan Goodfellow (Parksville), Sylvain Ruest (Winnipeg), Jordan Bean (Canmore), and Isaac Lee (Seoul, South Korea) have signed their National Letters of Intent to compete for Canada’s NCAA men’s golf team next season.

  • Canada’s Macdonald, Choi Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Is Moving On To The Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School In Arizona Next Month - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada) 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canadians Stuart Macdonald and Albin Choi both advanced to the third and final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School on Friday at separate events across the United States.

    Macdonald, a Team Canada graduate and Vancouver product, carded a final-round 68 (-4) to finish alone in 7th place. The Purdue University alumnus came in at 11-under par (66-75-68-68) to become the only Canadian to advance at the TPC at Craig Ranch event in McKinney, Texas.

  • BC’s Susan Xiao Picks Up PNGA Player Of The Year Honours

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao Added The Junior Girls PNGA Player Of The Year Award To Her 2017 Trophy Case Which Includes The Hardware Shown Here From The Canadian Junior And Juvenile Girls Titles - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Federal Way, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) announced its 2017 Players of the Year for the region and among those winners is Susan Xiao of Surrey, B.C., who topped the Junior Girl’s category.

    In 2017, Xiao captured the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, the AJGA UA Canadian Championship and the MJT Vancouver Season Opener. She had top-5 finishes in four other events.

  • BC’s Chris Crisologo Makes Weekly Top 10 Move While Being Named To National Squad

    BC's Chris Crisologo Made A Nice Jump In The World Rankings And Was Recenlty Named As The Youngest Member Of Golf Canada's National Team - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf


    Charles Corner made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 50 spots in the world rankings after finishing sixth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. It was his first top 10 result in four tournaments this fall. Corner moved up from No. 9 up to No. 7 in the Canadian rankings.

    Chris Crisologo, who was named the youngest member of the Golf Canada National Team, gained 12 spots in the world rankings after finishing third at the Otter Invitational. The senior from Richmond, B.C. has finished in the top three in all four tournaments this fall.

  • British Columbia Golf Joins The Golf Community In Mourning The Passing Of Alvie Thompson

    Life Professional Alvie Thompson (centre) Is Joined By Wife Donna While Receiving A Trophy From Barrie McWha To Commemorate His Induction Into The PGA of Canada Hall of Fame Earlier This Year. Thompson Has Passed Away At The Age Of 81. - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    OCTOBER 27, 2017

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) --  The PGA of BC and British Columbia Golf are saddened to learn that honoured Life Professional Alvie Thompson has passed away at the age of 81.

    Born in Unity, Sask., in 1936, Thompson became a Professional in 1957 and spent the majority of his career based in British Columbia. First working as an assistant at Marine Drive Golf Club in the late 1950s, Thompson moved on to postings in Ontario and Quebec before returning to Marine Drive as Head Professional in 1972 for a four-year stint. He then spent 18 years as Head Professional at McCleery Golf Club before retiring to the Sunshine Coast in 1994.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2017 Players Of The Year

    British Columbia Golf Players Of The Year - Top L-R: Christina Proteau, Jackie Little, Doug Roxburgh, Craig Doell & Alison Murdoch. Bottom L-R: Steven Diack, Nolan Thoroughgood, Naomi Ko, Chris Crisologo & Susan Xiao.

    The British Columbia Golf Championship Committee meets each year in October to vote and select the Players of the Year in the categories of Women's, Men's, Senior Women’s, Senior Men's, Women's Mid-Amateur, Women's Mid-Master, Men's Mid-Amateur,  Men's Mid-Master, Junior Girls' and Junior Boys'.

    The British Columbia Golf Titleist Order of Merit Performance Points list is used as the primary guide for the selection.

  • BC’s Susan Xiao Named Rolex Junior All-American

    Surrey Native Susan Xiao Is To Be Honored By Rolex And The AJGA As One Of Junior Golf’s Best - Image Courtesy AJGA

    BRASELTON, Ga. – Susan Xiao of Surrey, British Columbia, was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association, establishing herself among the top tier of current and former junior golfers from around the world.

  • Belief In Team Canada

    Team Canada Members Include From L-R : Maddie Szeryk, Grace St-Germain And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko - Image credit (Minas Panagiotakis)

    By Rick Young (via Golf Canada)

    Eleven years ago, player development in this country was a long overdue idea that (finally) got some buy in.

    Humble beginnings? Imagine it as the professional sports equivalent of an expansion franchise. No coaches, no players, no real structure or support mechanism at kick-off time but, hey, there was a name: Team Canada. In a hockey-infested nation, who couldn’t relate to that?

    And who among us can’t relate to this concept: belief.

  • Furry Creek Redux - Michael Geller's Blog

    A Drawing Prepared In 1990 To Illustrate How The Completed Community At Furry Creek Might Appear One Day

    By Michael Geller (Reprinted with permission)

    "How would you like to design Carmel North?" This was the question posed by a real estate agent at Colliers International late one Friday afternoon in 1990.

    The next day, he introduced me to representatives of Tanabe Corporation of Japan, who retained my planning and real estate consulting firm to carry out a Due Diligence study for approximately 1,000 acres of land along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor at Furry Creek.

    We were given just two weeks to assess the feasibility of accommodating a new golf course, 1000 housing units, a marina and a resort. At the time, all I could think of was Terry Jacks and the Save the Howe Sound Society; and having just come off a dramatic highly publicized failure trying to rezone the 753 acre Spetifore Lands, I did not want to be associated with another high profile failure.

  • BC’s UFV Cascades Golf Teams Sweep CCAA National Championships

    The UFV Cascades Golf Program Captured Both Men's & Women's Team Titles In The PING CCAA National Championships - Image Courtesy Chris Bertram/UFV Cascades

    Daniel Campbell And Maddie Kapchinsky Take Individual Medals In Men’s & Women’s Events

    By Dan Kinvig/UFV Cascades

    If it wasn’t the greatest day in the history of the University of the Fraser Valley golf program, it was awfully close.

    The Cascades completed an incredibly dominant run at the PING CCAA Golf National Championships on Friday, sweeping the men’s and women’s team competitions at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont.

    Both UFV teams won their respective titles by double-digit margins, and each produced an individual medalist. Daniel Campbell was the men’s individual champ, winning by eight strokes, and Maddie Kapchinsky took the women’s silver medal.

  • Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Players from British Columbia continue to hold prominent places in the Golf Canada Top 10 Rankings Powered by RBC with Abbotsford's Nick Taylor leading the way for the professional men moving up 15 spots to number 186 in the world.

  • Four From B.C. Part Of 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad

    Inset From L-R: BC's Nolan Thoroughgood, Naomi Ko, Chris Crisologo And Euna Han Join National Team Members (Background L-R) Hugo Bernard And Maddie Szeryk As Part Of The 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad - Image(s) Courtesy Golf Canada/Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    18 athletes selected to represent Team Canada’s National Amateur and Development Squads

    Centralized component introduced for Development Squad at Bear Mountain Resort; 36-hole Nicklaus design & resort continues to serve as national team training facility

    Team Canada coaching staff announced

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 18 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2018 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad.

    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. The 10-member Development Squad will include five women and five men.

  • Four Players From UFV Cascades Among CCAA All-Canadians For 2017

    UFV Cascades Golfers(L-R) Daniel Campbell, Hannah Dirksen, Ben Whiton And Emery Bardock Were Named CCAA All-Canadians - Image Courtesy UFV Cascades Varsity Golf

    The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the golf All-Canadian award recipients on Monday for the 2017 season.

    Twenty student-athletes (10 women, 10 men) were selected ahead of this week’s national championship at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The South Asian Community A Happy Diwali

    The happy festival of Diwali is almost upon us again. Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.

    It is celebrated in honour of Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after an exile of fourteen years. The festival is also linked to Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

    Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh and meeting friends and family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.

    This year, Diwali will be celebrated on October 19.

  • BC's Team Cordova Bay Wins RBC PGA Scramble

     Cordova Bay Teammates Rodney Webber, Phil Kondrak, Eric Smith, Eric Watson And PGA of Canada Professional Nate Ollis - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    INVERNESS, Nova Scotia (PGA of Canada) — As if it were scripted, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final came down to a nerve-inducing putt.

    Needing to make a four-foot par putt for the win on the final hole at Cabot Links, team Cordova Bay amateur player Rodney Webber stepped up and made the biggest putt of his life.

  • PGA of BC Names 2017 Award Recipients

    Adam Blair, Head Professional At Talking Rock Golf Course, Was Named The PGA of BC's 2017 Dick Munn Golf Professional Of The Year. The Award Was Among 16 Association Honours Presented During The Event. (Photo/PGA of BC)

    RICHMOND, British Columbia (PGA of BC) — The PGA of BC proudly named the recipients of its annual honours for 2017 during the association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies at the River Rock Casino Resort.