• Young Golfers Can Attend A Free Seminar On An Athlete's Path To College Admissions

    image courtesy UFV/Flikr

    Are you a student athlete wanting to attend a U.S. university? Are you interested in being recruited but don’t know where to start with the process? 

    Learn about competitive U.S. college sports recruitment and college admissions from two experts: Dr. Katie Brophy-Miles, an LPGA golf professional and Georgetown University’s golf coach for 7 years, and Bryan Ide, a former Cornell University admissions interviewer and a long-time university guidance counsellor.

    Details on where, when and why young golfers who may aspire to earning admissioin to major U.S. Colleges or Universities can be found in the posters below or you can contact TJ Atley at the Zone Golf Academy.

  • BC'ers Sloan And Svensson Join Canadian Contingent On PGA TOUR For 2019

    There Will Be Two More Boys From British Columbia On The PGA TOUR Next Season As Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Surrey's Adam Svensson (R) Have Secured Their 2019 PGA TOUR Status - Images Credit Sloangolf.com/Puma Sports/PGA TOUR

    ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – The 2018 Web.com Tour season came to a close on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the Web.com Tour Championship wrapped up the sixth-annual Web.com Tour Finals. University of Virginia alum Denny McCarthy won the season-ending event, where 25 players secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season.

    The Web.com Tour awarded a first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, with a second set of 25 solidified at the conclusion of the Finals.

    The Canadian contingent on the PGA TOUR grew by two players with the addition of British Columbians Roger Sloan from Merritt and Surrey's Adam Svensson.

  • Grizzly Golf Tour Announces 2018 Special Fall Tourneys

    Burnaby, B.C. - The Grizzly Golf Tour will host two golf tournaments this fall at Kensington Park Pitch & Putt course in Burnaby that will include both junior and adult golfers.

    The Kensington Open on September 30th and the Boonaby Halloween Open on October 28th will feature two fun, competitive days of golf. Low gross medals and prizes will be presented to winners in each age division. There will also be prizes awarded for closest-to-the-pin, hole-in-ones and a reverse scorecard draw.

  • BC Golf's Titleist Performance Camp Coming To Seymour GC In October

    British Columbia Golf, with the support of Titleist, will be holding a Performance Camp at Seymour Golf & Country Club on the North Shore on October 27th and 28th, 2018. 

    This Provincial Training Camp will be used as a part of the team selection process for the 2019 season, including the North Pacific Junior Team Matches, Girls Junior Americas Cup and Eddie Hogan Cup Matches

    BC Golf uses multiple criteria to make selections for their teams, this will be 1 of the criteria used for the above 3 teams

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.

  • Four Golf Buddies Loving The Game In Their "Golden" Years

    The 'Golden Boys' George Ross (L) And Jerry Lawrence (R) Pose Without Their Other Two Brethren, Roy Nixon And Gord Dakin At BC's Golden Golf Course - Images Credit Jim Claggett

    By Jim Claggett/iG


    When you hear the saying, "Golf is a game for life" what do you think is meant by it? Well, when you meet people who are living proof of that claim, you begin to understand.

    Enter George Ross and Jerry Lawrence. They are half of a regular foursome of members at the beautiful Golden Golf Course in British Columbia.

    George is a 93-year-old from Scotland who flew Spitfires and Hellcats for the British Navy at the tender age of 18. He arrived in Golden about fifteen years ago. George got newspapers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand before deciding to come here to stay.

  • PGA TOUR Announces Changes To Further The Drama Of FedExCup, That... And A Whole Bunch More Money

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – With the upcoming 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule reflecting previously announced, significant structural changes, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan today unveiled further innovations that elevate the entire FedExCup season – from the Regular Season through the FedExCup Playoffs and ultimately, at the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship.

    Included in the announcements is the fact that next year's FedExCup champion will receive a $15million bonus as part of the major changes being made to the end-of-season format, up from the previous $10million prize. 

  • Surrey BC's Adam Svensson Realizes ‘Life Long Dream’ By Earning PGA TOUR Card

    Surrey, British Columbia's Adam Svensson Is About To Realize His Dream By Playing On The PGA TOUR Starting Next Year - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    VANCOUVER – There’s one thing you won’t see Canadian Adam Svensson do on the PGA TOUR next year – hit a ball marked with the number four.

    The Surrey, B.C.-native doesn’t know how the superstition started but he simply won’t jinx his game by playing a four, especially on the tour he’s been dreaming of playing his entire life.

  • Why Aeration Is A Good Thing

    The folks from the Vancouver Park Board look after and maintain, among other properties, the three excellent courses recently used for the  VGT Vancouver Open, namely Langara, Fraserview and McCleery,and are getting set to do the very important job of aerating these facilities. 

    They are very aware of how disappointing it can be for golfers to encounter 'punched and sanded' conditions. The fact remains that this process is critical to the long term health of the turf and to the quality playing conditions found throughout the year on these courses for the benefit of golfers.

    We'd like to share here some of the information put out by the VPB to help explain and educate us all on what goes into an aeration program and why it's definitely worth it for all concerned.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules And New Player’s Edition Published

    Golf’s New Rules Have Been Published By The R&A And The USGA Ahead Of Coming Into Effect On  January 1st, 2019

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:

    • A more intuitive organization with ten simplified topical groupings
    • A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
    • Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
    • A simpler, more direct writing style

    Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (Download from your App store: iOS / Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.

    Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarize themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.

    For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.

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  • Karishma Thiagaraj Hoping Her Well-Travelled Golf Game Takes Flight In Vancouver

    Karishma Thiagaraj, A Native Of India, Has Played Well On The Vancouver Golf Tour, Including An Eight-Under 64 In Her Pro Debut At Morgan Creek - Image Courtesy VGT/Mike West

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The seeds of Karishma Thiagaraj’s golf game were sown in southern India, where as an 11-year-old she began to accompany her dad to the course and quickly fell in love with the sport.

    It took root in Virginia in her teenage years after her parents moved the family to the United States. Thiagaraj now hopes it can fully blossom as she begins a professional career in the Vancouver area.

  • Former BC Senior Zone Champion Barry McKenzie To Be Inducted To Manitoba Golf Hall Of Fame

    The 1974 Team (L-R) Steve Bannatyne, Ted Homenuik, Barry McKenzie, Gavin Speirs And Non-Playing Captain Bill Doyle Was The First Manitoba Team To Win the Willingdon Cup - Image Courtesy Golf Manitoba

    The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. will hold its sixteenth annual induction ceremony on Monday September 24th, 2018 at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

    Three new Honoured Members and an Honoured Team will be added: Greg Holden and Alan (Al) Scott will be added in the Builder Category; the late Alexander (Sandy) Weir will be inducted in the Athlete/Builder Category; and the 1974 Men’s Team Steve Bannatyne (Rossmere), Ted Homenuik (Rossmere), the late Barry McKenzie (Rossmere) and Gavin Speirs (Southwood), that won the first Willingdon Cup for Manitoba, will be inducted in the Team Category.

  • Marijuana Survey Provides Definitive Results

    By Jeff Sutherland

    The golf marijuana survey conducted by Inside Golf and British Columbia Golf is now complete with 56 facilities and 5466 golfers responding.

  • Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch Qualifies For U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

    L to R: Alison Murdoch, Denise Kieffer, Ginny Burkey, Susan Craven And Carrie Jacobson - Image Courtesy WSGA

    Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch just continues to add to her impressive career resume qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. on October 6-11.

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  • Getting Students Involved With British Columbia Golf's Playground 2 Fairway School Golf Program

    With a brand new school year just underway the time is perfect to introduce youngsters to the benefits of basic golf skills and the game's inherent 'physical literacy' along with the fun and enjoyment that can accompany learning about golf, 'a game for life' through the Playground To Fairway school golf program. 

    Please find below an introductory letter for those in appropriate decision-making positions in BC's school system from British Columbia Golf's Manager of Golf Participation, Tyler McKay. We have also attached booking and confirmation forms for those who wish to take advantage of this great opportunity for their students.

  • 20th Anniversary Golf For Kids Charity Classic Goes September 8th At Bear Mountain

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 4, 2018) - This Saturday, September 8, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Golf for Kids Charity Classic at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa in Victoria, BC.

    This year, over 180 participants from across the province and the country will be taking part in the day-long event that provides significant support for children and children’s charities in BC. Last year’s event raised an astounding, record-breaking $1 million in one day, bringing the total funds raised over the tournament’s 19-year history to more than $5.3 million.

    This year, organizers are aiming to surpass that milestone and eclipse the $6 million mark. Thanks to the ongoing commitment and generosity of sponsors, players, volunteers, and philanthropists, Golf for Kids has been building incrementally on its success for 20 years.

  • Oregonian Nick Sherwood Hangs On To Win Vancouver Open

    Oregon's Nick Sherwood Is The 2018 Vancouver Open Champion - Image Credit VGT

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Sherwood made it more difficult than it needed to be, but he still managed to win the Vancouver Open. The 27-year-old from Oregon arrived at the 18th tee with a four-shot lead in the final round of the Vancouver Golf Tour’s flagship event Sunday at Fraserview Golf Course. He hung on to win by a single shot over Richmond amateur Chris Crisologo.

    “That was more drama than what I was looking for,” a relieved Sherwood said. “If I was a spectator that would have been fun to watch, but for me it was more nerve-wracking. I got it done, luckily.”

  • 2018 Provincial Indigenous GOLF Camp Happens September 22nd At Musqueam Golf Learning Academy

    The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) of BC is pleased to announce the 2018 BC Indigenous Provincial Golf Camp will be hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band, Musqueam, British Columbia Golf and with the support of the Province of BC.

    The event will be held September 22, 2018 at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy located in Vancouver, BC.

    Please note this is NOT a Team BC selection event for the NAIG (North American Indigenous Games), however, this event does provide opportunity for athletes to better prepare for the 2019 Team BC selection processes for 2020 North American Indigenous Games. Registration is open to eligible participants - No pre-qualification required.

  • 2018 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Coming To Shaughnessy G&CC

    The PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is coming to Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club on October 1-2, 2018

    CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS

    Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who: (a) are members in good standing of a PNGA member club; (b) are 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018; and (c) have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 40.4 at the close of entry.

    Format: 36-hole stroke play competition (Gross and Net). Competitors will be divided into four equal flights by course handicap. An A.M. shotgun start will be used each day.

    Age Limit: Entrants must be 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018

    Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 40.4 or less.

    Field Limit: *80 (Field fill method: Exempt players followed by order of entry receipt). *Note: PNGA reserves the right to modify the field limit in conjunction with the PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in order to attain a total field size of 120 players.

    Entry Fee: $180.00 (U.S. Funds)

    Cart Fee: $20.00 per player/day; to be paid during registration

    Entry Deadline: September 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

    Entry Includes: Two rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls each day, tee prize, luncheon following round one play, heavy hors d’oeuvres and awards ceremony following final round play, and Kusak crystal for top-finishers in each flight (gross and net).

    **Entrants must be members in good standing of a PNGA member club.

    Exemptions:

    Champion earns an exemption into the 2019-2023 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

    For more information and to register please click HERE.