• Focus On Player Development Paying Big Dividends For B.C. Golfers

    BC's Amateur Golfers Hold The Top Spot In The Country's Rankings In Three Of Four Categories And Are Second In The Other. Clockwise Top L-R: Jared du Toit, Naomi Ko, A.J. Ewart And Mary Parsons

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf, at the competitive level, is all about the leaderboard. After all, that is ultimately how players are judged.

    Right now, British Columbia amateur golfers are enjoying the view from the top. As we head down the 18th fairway and prepare to put a wrap on another year, it is not a stretch to say that 2016 has been a very good one for British Columbia Golf. No wonder Debbie Pyne is smiling.

  • Golf Leaders Take To Parliament Hill To Advocate For Tax Fairness

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OTTAWA – Today, the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) are on Parliament Hill conducting their National Golf Day and meeting with Parliamentarians to discuss the business of golf in Canada.

    “Golf is one of Canada’s most beloved sports with more people playing the game than any other sport,” said Scott Simmons, NAGA Chair and Golf Canada CEO.

    “There are an estimated 5.7 million Canadian golfers and there are 2,400 golf courses and practice ranges in Canada and the industry contributes more than $14 billion to the GDP per year.”

    While golf continues to be a favourite pastime for Canadians, it’s important to note that the small businesses involved in the golf industry have felt the impact of the weak economy over the past several years.

  • Four From BC Among Nine Canadians Earning Honours From Global Golf Post

    Four BC Golfers Were Honoured Among 178 Amateurs Chosen Worldwide For Global Golf Post's Annual All-Amateur Teams: From L-R: Kimberley's Jared du Doit; Victoria's Kevin Carrigan; Port Alberni's Christina Proteau and Nanoose Bay's Shelly Stouffer - All Images Courtesy BC Golf

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    Winter Park, Fla. - Global Golf Post today announced its men’s and women’s amateurs of the year for 2016, as well as its fourth annual All-Amateur teams for men and women.

    Three-time British Seniors Amateur champion Chip Lutz was selected as the male Amateur of the Year, while UCLA senior Bronte Law was named the female Amateur of the Year. Lutz is an American, while Law is from England.

    “Each fall, The Post labors to find the two players who epitomize the best of the amateur game: a man and woman whose legacy is an inspiration for others,” The Post’s Steve Eubanks wrote for the magazine’s Nov. 28 edition.

  • Jessica Wallace Trading In Her Clubs For A Calculator

    Two-Time B.C. Junior Girls Champion Jessica Wallace Is Stepping Away From Professional Golf And Hopes To Become A Certified Public Accountant - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was Jessica Wallace’s best year on the Symetra Tour and it will also be her last. Wallace, the two-time B.C. Junior Girls champion from Langley who has spent the past four and half years chasing her professional golfing dream, has decided to step away from the game she loves.

    “It’s something that has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years,” says Wallace. “I have always been someone who has had a backup plan in my head even through I had my primary goal. I have always been thinking what would I like to do outside of golf.”

  • Nine Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of LPGA Q-School

    Megan Osland Is One Of Two BC Players From Kelowna, Along With Samantha Richdale, Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of LPGA Tour Q-School This Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada with files from the LPGA Tour

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The LPGA Tour will host the Final Stage of its Qualifying Tournament this week (November 30 – December 4), where nine Canadians will be among the 157 player-field competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards.

    The ladies will alternate over the first four rounds between the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round. The final-round will be contested on the Hills course. Play will begin at 8 a.m. all five days.

  • Justin Shin 9th Canadian To Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    Justin Shin From Maple Ridge Is The Latest Canadian To Play His Way Into The Final Round Of Web.com Tour Q-School - Image Credit (Golf Canada/Graig Abel)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Maple Ridge, B.C., product Justin Shin finished 9th on the PGA Tour China’s Order of Merit to become the latest Canadian to earn a spot in Web.com Tour’s third and final stage of qualifying in December.

    The former Team Canada Amateur Squad member finished with a share of ninth this past weekend at PGA Tour China’s Buick Open, bringing his season earnings total to $362,118 through 13 events.

  • Field Announced For Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Is One Of No Less Than 8 Canadians Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School Next Week - Image Courtesy PGA Tour Canada

    A field of 150-plus aspiring Web.com Tour players is set to compete at Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament next month in Winter Garden, Florida, in hopes of securing strong Web.com Tour status for the 2017 season.

    After spending the past three years at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the all-important Final Stage will relocate to the Orlando suburbs for this year's 72-hole event, with participants playing 36 holes each at Orange County National Golf Club's Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses.

  • BC Golf House Society 2017 Membership Campaign

    Purchase Your New 2017 Membership Or Renew Your 2017 Membership Before December 31st, 2016 And You Are Automatically Entered To Win A Framed And Autographed Photo Of Jack Nicklaus And Arnold Palmer At The Masters

     

    The BC Golf House Society wishes to thank everyone who has renewed or purchased a New Membership. They really appreciate your support. They are 30% towards their goal of selling 150 memberships before December 31, 2016.

    Your membership is very important to the BC Golf House Society and the Directors gratefully extend their appreciation to the 2016 membership. Members are the life blood of the Society and it is their hope that they can count on your continued support in 2017.

    The BC Golf House Society has set the goal to sell 150 memberships before December 31, 2016. The 150 will be a combination of renewal or new memberships. Please renew or join now to assist them in fulfilling their goal - "To preserve BC's rich golfing history".

    Your 2017 membership dues will assist the BC Golf House Society in creating a new display in 2017 to recognize 125 YEARS OF WOMEN IN BC GOLF. The new exhibit will focus on three aspects: the changes in fashion, the changes in equipment, and the champions. They will attempt to identify the women champions for BC tournaments that have been played for at least 50 years.

    Individual Memberships are based on the calendar year. The cost is $25.00 including...

    • A tax receipt for $25.00
    • A monthly e-newsletter
    • Unlimited access to the Golf Museum and Hall of Fame for you and your immediate family
    • First opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2017 Hall of Fame dinner 

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    Purchase Your New 2017 Membership Or Renew Your 2017 Membership Before Dec. 31St, 2016 And You Are Automatically Entered To Win A Framed And Autographed Photo Of Jack Nicklaus And Arnold Palmer At The Masters.

    The BC Golf House is home to the BC Golf Museum and the Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia. As a non-profit society it relies on the support of the golf community to continue its work to preserving and to display the history of golf in BC, to recognize its elite players, and to contribute to the enjoyment of the game of golf in the province.

    JOIN THEM "to preserve BC's rich golfing history".

    CLICK HERE to go to the Membership Form on BC Golf Society website. 

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  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings Powered By RBC Golf Canada - Week of November 21, 2016

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Remains In The Top 30 In The World Amateur Rankings And Is Still No. 1 In Canada - BC Golf Photo

    Mackenzie Hughes was the story this week making a big jump up the world rankings thanks to his first win on the PGA TOUR.

    BC players continue to occupy top spots in the country's rankings as well, led by Kimberley's Jared du Doit and Victoria's Naomi Ko.

  • Coquitlam's AJ Ewart Nominated For 2016 Sport BC Junior Male AOY Award

    Canada’s longest-running sport recognition event is back, and on the heels of an amazing Olympic and Paralympic Games Sport BC is excited to honour BC’s best athletes, coaches and officials in 18 different categories. See who will follow in the footsteps of Steve Nash, Rick Hansen, and Maëlle Ricker as Athlete of the Year Award winners.

    The 51st Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards will be held March 8, 2017 and British Columbia Golf is proud to announce the nomination of Coquitlam's AJ Ewart, a student of Gleneagle Secondary School, as Junior Male Athlete of the Year.

  • 3rd Annual BC Sport Conference Set For January 2017

    North America’s Top Coaching Minds Share Multi-Sport Winning Attitudes And Practices

    The BC Sport Conference is a one-day multi-sport coaching conference being held on Saturday, January 14th 2017. It is designed to help coaches perform at their best level for each athlete and team that they work with. 

    The conference is bundled together with an optional sport-specific Coaching Symposium (Sunday, January 15th), making for a full weekend of professional development.

    Presented by Volleyball BC, BC Sport Conferencewill feature top coaches, athletes, and consultants who have worked and excelled at the provincial, national, and international levels. British Columbia Golf is also proud to be a supporting partner in the BC Sport Conference.

  • British Columbia Loses A Golf Legend As Dawn Coe-Jones Passes At Age 56

    Dawn Coe-Jones Is Shown Here At The 2008 Canadian Women's Open At The Ottawa Hunt Club - Image Courtesy Ian Hutchinson

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Dawn Coe-Jones, a B.C. Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur champion who went on to win three times on the LPGA Tour, died early Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 56.

  • BC's Hannah Lee And Mary Parsons Among 5 Team Canada Members To Sign On With NCAA Programs

    Surrey's Hannah Lee (L) And Delta's Mary Parsons (R) Have Signed With Oklahoma And Indiana's Women's Golf Programs Respectively For The 2017-18 Season - Images/ British Columbia Golf

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    During the mid-November early signing period, five Team Canada Development Squad athletes signed National Letters of Intent to commit to NCAA golf programs for the 2017-18 season.

    On the women’s side, three athletes made their official announcements to join NCAA Div I programs next year.

  • Two From BC On Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Team Announced For Inaugural Aruba Cup

    Langley's Adam Cornelson (L) And Vancouver's Ryan Williams (R) Will Be A Part Of The 10-Man Mackenzie Tour -PGA TOUR Canada Squad For The Inaugural Aruba Cup - Image British Columbia Golf

    For Immediate Release

    (November 10, 2016 – Oakville, Ont. and Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s 10-man team for the inaugural Aruba Cup was announced Thursday, led by four-time 2016 winner and Player of the Year Dan McCarthy.

    The team, consisting of the top 10 available players on the 2016 Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit with a minimum of five Canadians, will compete against a team of 10 players to be announced from PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in a Presidents Cup-style event at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba, December 12-18, 2016. The three competition days will Four-ball, Foursome and Singles matches on December 15, 16 and 17, respectively.

  • BC's Sloan And Hadwin Move Up In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin (R) Made Positive Moves In The Word And Canadian Men's Rankings This Week - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    In the Weekly Top 10 rankings put out by Golf Canada several players from B.C. moved up and occupy positions in the country's top 10 in both amateur and professional categories.

    This week Merritt's Roger Sloan moved up to number 8 in the Men's Pro Ranking in Canada as he climbed 8 places in the WAGR. He was joined by Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin in making positive gains along with recently announced PNGA Player of the Year winners, Jared du Toit and Naomi Ko.

  • 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).