• BC’s Lindbjerg And Gallacher Finish One-Two In WSGA Super Senior Championship

    Brad Karns (L) Winner Of The 30th Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship And Gudmund Lindbjerg, Winner Of The 9th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur - WSGA Image

    Courtesy WSGA

    Walla Walla, Wash. - Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. shot 1-under par in the final round to win the 30th Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship; while Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. went wire-to-wire in capturing the 9th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur. This is the second title for Lindbjerg, having also won this championship in 2014.

  • 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship Includes BC's Kyle Grummett

    BC's Kyle Grummett (Left In Photo) Is Competing In The 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship In Port St. Lucie Florida - Images Courtesy Special Olympics

    More than 200 golfers from across the United States and Canada will converge on Port St. Lucie, FL for the 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship, hosted at the prestigoius and beautiful PGA Golf Club, using the Ryder and Wannamaker Courses.

    One of those golfers is West Kelowna, BC's Kyle Grummett who has a Bronze medal from the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles along with the Gold medal he picked up in the 2014 Special Olympic Summer Games held in Vancouver.

    Grummett was also nominated by British Columbia Golf for a 2016 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award for an athlete with a disability.

  • Yuka Saso Leads Philippines To World Junior Girls Title

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The sun beamed through at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club to crown the Philippines as World Junior Girls team champions. Yuka Saso battled through a gusty day to claim individual medallist honours at the third edition of the annual event.

  • Team Canada Sits T2nd At 2016 World Junior Girls Championship

    Delta's Mary Parsons Is Part Of Team Canada One At The World Junior Girls Amateur Championship In Mississauga - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A steady wind blew through Mississaugua Golf and Country Club as the 2016 World Junior Girls Championship got underway. Despite the gusty conditions, the trio representing the Philippines built a distinct early advantage to top the team competition by 11 strokes.

    With a total of 2-over 146, Canada One comprised of  Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ont., Mary Parsons (Delta, B.C.) and Chloe Currie (Mississauga, Ont.) are knotted in second with Team China and Team USA.

  • Golf In Schools Tallies 230 Adoptions To Date In 2016

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    With Golf Canada’s fiscal year coming to a close at the end of the October, Golf in Schools has tallied 230 adoptions to Elementary, Intermediate, and Secondary schools across Canada. That figure translates to an additional 27,600 students being introduced to the sport on an annual basis.

  • Dave Zibrik Captures PGA of BC Cleveland Golf & Srixon Canada Club Pro Championship

    Point Grey Golf Club Head Professional Dave Zibrik Is The 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Champion - Image Courtesy PGA of BC 

    Richmond, B.C. (PGA of BC) - On a day where wind gusts reached almost 40 kilometres per hour at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond, Dave Zibrik (Point Grey Golf & Country Club) maintained his first round lead to claim the 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Championship presented by Club Car.

    Firing rounds of 67-70, Zibrik had a four stroke lead after Monday's round, while five players sat hot on his tail in second place.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

    Image Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

    Affectionately known as ‘The King’, Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

  • Colin Montgomerie Wins Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In Playoff

    Colin Montgomerie Accepts The Winner's Cheque After Taking The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In A Playoff - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship was won in dramatic fashion by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie over Scott McCarron of the U.S. on the third playoff hole. Here is the wrap up of the tournament held this past week at the Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, BC. 

  • Putter The Story For Rutledge At Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Victoria's Jim Rutledge played in his home town as he took part in the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. VI Golf's Jeremy Estey followed Rutledge during the tournament, you can read his story by clicking HERE.

  • Where To Go To Find Out More From The Tournament

    If you want to find out more about what happened during the tournament here are some links, twitter hash tags, etc...

  • British Columbia Golf Executive Director Remembers Competitors

    More than a dozen of the players competing at the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship were once members of the PGA TOUR Canada.

  • Local Pro Poje Puts Champions Tour Experience In Perspective

    Tsawwassen Springs Head Professional Murray Poje Teed It Up Wth The PGA TOUR Champions At The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Bryan Outram

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship saw many of the top names from the PGA TOUR Champions grace the fairways of Victoria, BC’s picturesque Mountain Course at the Bear Mountain Resort.

    The likes of two-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, former U.S. Open champions Lee Janzen, Tom Kite and Scott Simpson and several other major winners including Mark Calcavecchia, Ian Woosnam, Mark O’Meara, Vijay Singh, Larry Mize and World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomery were on hand to vie for the US$2.5 Million purse.

    Those were just some of the names that Tsawwassen’s Murray Poje was teeing it up with this past weekend after he made it through local qualifying to earn a spot in the field with these legends of the game who now make their living playing 3-round, no-cut golf but can still ‘golf their ball’ as the saying goes.

  • Canada Finishes World Amateur In Tie For 9th

    Canada's World Amateur Men's Team From L-R: Jared du Toit, Garrett Rank And Hugo Bernard - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – On the strength of Garrett Rank’s 69 (-2), the Canadian contingent climbed inside the Top-10 for the first time in Saturday’s final round of the 30th World Amateur Team Championship to close the tournament in a tie for ninth at 12-under par.

    Playing on the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club, Rank, 29, led the Canadian trio to a team score of 2-under par on the day, coupled with Jared du Toit’s even-par 71. Collectively, Rank was the leading Canadian at the event. The Elmira, Ont., product finished at 1-under par (74-72-70-69) to hold an individual share of 35th.

    Kimberley, B.C., native Jared du Toit finished two strokes behind Rank at 1-over par (71-70-75-71). The 21-year-old Arizona State senior closed at T44. Teammate Hugo Bernard of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., was disqualified because of a scoring error in his final round.

  • No Cut At Bear Mountain Means Money In The Bank

    With three rounds comes no cut and a guaranteed pay cheque for teeing it up...

  • Pairings On The PGA TOUR Champions Definitely Not Random

    When you see the pairings at a PGA TOUR Champions event, their make up is not entirely a random event.

  • Champions Crowned at PNGA Senior Team Championships Include BC’s Little & McGarvey

    BC's Kathryn McGarvey (L) And Jackie Little (R) Are The 2016 PNGA Senior Women's Team Champions - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Bremerton, Wash. - At the 34th Pacific Northwest Senior Team Championships, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma won the Men's Senior Team title; Charlie Wozow and Toat Brandvold, both of Snohomish, Wash. won the Men's Super Senior; Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C. and Kathryn McGarvey of North Vancouver, B.C. won the Women's Senior; and Mary Ryan of Renton, Wash. and Sun Douthit of Steilacoom, Wash. won the Women's Super Senior.

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Pre-Tournament Notes

    Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Bear Mountain Golf Resort (Mountain Course) | Victoria, B.C. | September 19-25, 2016

    Media Contact

    Chris Richards – PGA TOUR Manager, Communications

    Quick Facts

    Par 71 / 6,881 yards
    Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-design (2003)
    $2,500,000 purse (Winner’s Share: $375,000)
    Golf Channel will televise all three rounds live from 3-6 p.m. PDT

  • B.C.’s du Toit Remains In Top Spot In Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit (Golf Canada/Bernard Brault)

    Ki Taek Lee got his senior campaign at Arizona State off to a solid start, climbing 272 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite; it was the best career result for the senior and moved him back into the Top-20 in the Canadian rankings at No. 15.

    Fellow Canadian and Arizona State teammate Jared du Toit, the No. 1-ranked amateur in Canada, finished in a tie for 48th.

  • 2016 PGA Of BC Awards Regional Recipients Announced

    Recipients Will Be Awarded At The 2016 PGA of BC Awards Celebration On October 12, 2016, At The River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia. (Photo/PGA of BC)

    The PGA of British Columbia is excited to announce the regional recipients in each of the ten categories for the 2016 PGA of BC Awards. Each category features one nominee from each region, including: Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Interior, and Kootenays/Northern BC.

    New for 2016, the PGA of BC is proud to recognize legends in British Columbia with the naming of the annual awards after individuals who have excelled and had dramatic impacts on our industry in their respective field.

    Below, PGA of BC members will find a link to vote for their preferred candidate in each category. Please note that a PGA of Canada member ID is required to submit your ballot, and numbers will be verified. Voting will remain open until Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. The voting results will then be forwarded to the final selection committee, which consists of past PGA of BC Award Recipients. Please note that voting will NOT directly determine the recipient of each award, but will be used as supplemental information for the committee in their final decision making.

    2016 PGA of BC Awards Regional Recipients

    Dick Munn Golf Professional of the Year

    • Alan Palmer - Head Professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
    • Brian Schaal - Executive Professional, Copper Point Golf Club
    • Brice MacDermott- Head Professional, Kamloops Golf & Country Club
    • Lindsay Bernakevitch - Head Professional, Victoria Golf Club

    Fred Wood Class "A" Professional of the Year 

    • Ashley Zibrik- Class "A" Professional, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
    • Cindy Soukoroff- Class "A" Professional, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
    • Jamie Stevens- Class "A" Professional, Kelowna Golf & Country Club
    • Doug Hastie- Class "A" Professional, Bear Mountain Golf Resort

    Jock McKinnon Candidate for Membership of the Year

    • Scott Cameron - CFM, The Redwoods Golf Course
    • Bryan Armstrong - CFM, Copper Point Golf Club
    • Jason Jurimae - CFM, Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club
    • Brian Wise - CFM, Glacier Greens Golf Course

    Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year

    • Chris Lutes - Teaching Professional, Northview Golf Academy
    • Braden Chown - CFM, Castlegar Golf Club
    • AJ Eathorne - CFM, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
    • Corey Lowe - Class "A" Professional, Cordova Bay Golf Club

    Herb Paterson Sales Representative of the Year

    • Andy Dexter - Callaway Golf (recipient in both Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions)
    • Deanna Ruby - G&G Golf Company Inc. 
    • Jon Kadin- Nielsen Agencies Inc.

    Golf Shop of the Year

    • University Golf Club
    • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
    • Predator Ridge Golf Resort
    • Glacier Greens Golf Course

    Alvie Thompson Teacher of the Year

    • Jordan Fletcher - Head Professional, The Redwoods Golf Course
    • Jeremy Johnson - Head Professional, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
    • Brodie Carle - CFM, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
    • Arlen Wocknitz - Class "A" Professional, Victoria Golf Club

    Facility of the Year

    • Burnaby Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range
    • Copper Point Golf Club
    • Talking Rock Golf Resort
    • Victoria Golf Club

    Jack Westover Coach of the Year

    • Matt Palsenbarg - Head Teaching Professional, Northview Golf Academy
    • Steve Haggard - Head Professional, Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
    • AJ Eathorne - CFM, Predator Ridge Golf Resort
    • Kevin Oates - Head Professional, Morningstar Golf Club

    Davie Black Professional Development Award

    • Matt Dunn - CFM, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club
    • Peter Smith - Executive Professional, Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
    • Adam Blair - Head Professional, Talking Rock Resort
    • Jeff Palmer- Head Professional, Ardmore Golf Course

    Please click here to submit your vote. 

    Recipients will be awarded at the 2016 PGA of BC Awards Celebration taking place on Wednesday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Tickets to the reception can be purchased by following this link. Admission will include Hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets at the event. At the reception, three additional awards, determined by the PGA of BC Administration and Board of Directors, will be presented to their respective recipients. This includes the Jim Gibson Patron of the Year Award, the Arv Olson Media Personnel of the Year Award, and the Dunc Sutherland Distinguished Service Award.

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Set To Kick Off This Friday With Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Stars

    World Golf Hall Of Fame Member And Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer Highlights A Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Players Coming To Victoria's Bear Mountain This Week

    Tickets available for PGA TOUR Champions Tournament hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 20, 2016) – The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will get underway this Friday morning at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course, with 81 of the top players on PGA TOUR Champions competing for one of the year’s top purses of US$2.5 million.

    Headlining one of the strongest fields of the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions season are World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara and Tom Kite.

    Langer, who currently leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings with $2,432.659 in 2016 earnings, has put forth one of the strongest seasons in Tour history at the age of 59, with four wins – including major championship victories at the Regions Tradition and Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship earlier this year.