• PNGA Senior Team Championships Being Held At Gold Mountain GC

    Burnaby's John Gallacher (L) And Port Moody's Gudmund Lindbjerg (R) Are No Strangers To Success In The PNGA Senior Team Championships Having Won In 2014 - Image Courtesy PNGA

    For Immediate Release

    Bremerton, Wash. - The 34th Pacific Northwest Men's and Women's Senior Team Championships are being held this week at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

    The two championships will be held consecutively on Gold Mountain's Cascade and Olympic courses, with the Women's being held September 19-21 and the Men's being held September 21-23.

  • Team England Wins Canadian International Junior Challenge By One Shot Over Canada

    It Was Team England Coming From Behind To Defeat Team Canada By One Shot At The CIJC Challenge At Wildfire GC In Ontario - Image Courtesy CJGA

    For Immediate Release

    Douro-Dummer, Ont. (September 16, 2016) - Round three of the Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC) at Wildfire Golf Club, was nothing short of dramatic. The day started off bitterly cold, but by mid morning junior golfers were playing in nearly perfect conditions, with not a cloud in sight.

    While Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Team Canada led the pack for the majority of the tournament, it was not enough to claim the CIJC title. That honour went to the boys from Team England, who finished strong on the back nine to beat CJGA Team Canada by one stroke.

  • Du Toit Maintains Top Standing In Weekly Rankings

    Positive movements for six of the Top-10 in Canada, while the remaining four maintained their standings, including top-ranked Jared du Toit, who begins the new collegiate season at No. 26 in the world.

    Lawren Rowe gained 440 spots in the world rankings to move into the Top-20 in Canada after finishing in a tie for 23rd at the California State Fair Amateur. The University of Victoria Vike is coming off a solid summer in which he posted a runner-up finish at the Canadian University/College Championship and a tie for ninth at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. Fellow Canadian Patrick Murphy finished third at the same event, four strokes behind the winner.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship To Host The Junior Clinic For Kids

    Graham DeLaet Will Be On-Site At Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa To Conduct A Junior Clinic On Saturday, September 24th - Image Courtesy Sportbox

    For Immediate Release

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to host the junior clinic for kids, held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, September 24th.

    DeLaet is known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, while also possessing one of golf’s most colorful personalities on and off the course. After recording three top-10 finishes on the 2016 PGA TOUR schedule, DeLaet went on to represent Canada for golf in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    DeLaet will once again represent his native country at the prestigious World Cup of Golf in November.

  • Greg Pool And Matt Dunn Lead PGA of BC Professional Development Program

    (Photo/PGA of BC)

    With only three months left until this year’s PGA of BC Professional Development Program (PDP) presented by Sunice and Bobby Jones Golf Apparel winds down, Greg Pool (Capilano Golf & Country Club) and Matt Dunn (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) lead an extremely tight points race.

  • USGA To Host 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium In Vancouver

    (Photo/USGA)

    FAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association will host the 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium on March 6-7 at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown in Vancouver, BC, gathering leaders in sustainable facility management and sports research to share knowledge and advance the game.

    Symposium attendees will discuss how research, science, and data can help golf facilities around the world reduce their costs, operate more efficiently and provide a better experience for golfers. Over two days, the USGA and other contributing innovators will share details of their ongoing work in areas such as resource management, golf operations, revenue management, pace of play and equipment standards.

  • Team Canada Women Set To Compete At World Amateur In Mexico

    Victoria's Naomi Ko (Bottom Left) Is In Mexico With Team Canada Teammates Maddie Szeryk (Bottom Right), & Josée Doyon (Top) To Compete In The World Amateur Team Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MEXICO – The trio of Canadian women is set to make its first appearance at the World Amateur Team Championship when action gets underway tomorrow at the Mayakoba El Cameleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    Representing Canada will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Texas, Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 19, of Victoria. The Canadians will be paired with China and Spain for Wednesday’s first round, with Szeryk starting things off at 8:15 a.m. EST followed by Doyon at 8:25 a.m. EST and Ko at 8:35 a.m. EST.

  • Golf Canada’s 2016 World Amateur Teams Include BC’s Du Toit & Ko

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit (L) And Victoria's Naomi Ko (R) Will Represent Canada's Men's & Women's World Amateur Teams Respectively In The World Amateur Team Championship In Mexico This Month - Du Toit Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Ko Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski 

    Via Golf Canada

    Oakville, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships—featuring both a women’s (September 14-17) and men’s (September 21-24) competition—will take place in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    Representing Canada on the women’s side will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Tex., Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 18, of Victoria, B.C. The trio will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Jared du Toit, 21, of Kimberley, B.C., Garrett Rank, 28, of Elmira, Ont., and Hugo Bernard, 21, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. Also contested on both Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.

  • PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Being Held At Sandpines Golf Links

    For Immediate Release

    Florence, Ore. - The 32nd Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur Championship is being held Sept. 13-15 at Sandpines Golf Links in Florence, Ore. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    Players must be 25 years of age or older by September 13, 2016 and require a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower to be eligible. In last year's Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, held on the Valley course at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under par 70 to come from behind to win.

  • PGA of BC Members Come Out Swinging For ALS

    Brett Standerwick Of Fairwinds Golf Course Has Been A Longtime Supporter And Fundraiser For The Annual Golfathon For ALS - Standerwick Image Courtesy Fairwinds

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Like so many other members of the Professional Golfers Association of BC, Brett Standerwick has been a longtime supporter of the organization’s annual golfathon for ALS

    Standerwick, who is sales and revenue manager at Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, has also tried to put his own personal stamp on a fundraiser that is now more than a decade old. “Typically, guys go out and you play from dawn to dusk and play as many holes and you can,” Standerwick says.

    “That’s fun but we all do the same thing, so after the first couple of years I started to think about what I could do that was something different, just to try and increase the exposure a little bit.”

  • Golf Strikes Gold In Inaugural Americas Masters Games

    British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson (Middle) Took Some Time From His Extremely Busy Schedule To Win A Gold Medal In The Men's Golf Competition Of The Americas Masters Games. The Silver Medal In This Flight Went To George Franko (L) And The Bronze To Cameron Kusch (R) -Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural Americas Masters Games held in the city of Vancouver from August 25th - September 4th are now complete and by all accounts the event was a tremendous success, bringing together Masters Athletes from across North America and around the world.

    As was the case at this year's Rio Olympics in Brazil, golf was a featured medal event and provided not only some great play from both the men and the women, it accomplished one of its primary goals, to foster friendship and camaraderie while continuing to promote the sport as a most worthy component in these type of competitions.

  • Coaches Week Celebrates Coaches Coast To Coast

    For Immediate Release

    National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

    September 17 - 25, 2016 marks the second annual National Coaches Week and organizations such as viaSport British Columbia are asking Canadians everywhere for their help celebrating. Whether you are from a National Sport Organization, Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization, club, or you are a coach, parent, or athlete, they want your help saying ‘thanks!’ to coaches from coast to coast.

  • BC Golf Canada Summer Games Selection Camp Coming To Olympic View GC In Victoria

    Olympic View Golf Club Will Be The Site Of A Canada Summer Games Selection Camp For The 2017 Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg

    For Immediate Release

    British Columbia Golf will be hosting a Canada Summer Games Selection Camp on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at Olympic View Golf Club, Victoria, BC. The 2017 Canada Summer Games will showcase the best athletes in Canada who are on the fast track to the Olympics for 2020 in multiple sports, including golf.

    Celebrating its 50th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Games will be “an extra” special experience for the 4,000 athletes and coaches who will participate in 2017. British Columbia – Team BC Golf has captured every gold medal at the Games since 2009, with past BC gold medalists including: Eugene Wong, Kevin Kwon, Sue Kim and Taylor Kim.

  • Bring Your Clubs Back To School?

    By Matthew Steinbach (British Columbia Golf: Manager, Golf Participation)

    As the bell rings and children head back to school, I am reminded that the summer golf season is gone and fall is here. The end of summer holidays signals the start of a new school year and our little golfers trade in their clubs for hockey sticks and soccer balls.

    Too often, our little golfers, who just a few weeks ago were hitting balls daily, won’t touch a golf club until next spring. Returning to School, however, doesn’t need to mean the end of the golf season.

  • BC’s Lee & Parsons Among Six Selected To Represent Canada At 3rd Annual World Junior Girls Championship

    Surrey's Hannah Lee (L) And Mary Parsons Of Delta Are Both On The Canadian World Junior Girls Team Competing Later This Month At Mississauga Golf & Country Club - Images BC Golf

    Courtesy - Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The world’s top female junior golfers will head to Mississauga for the third edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from September 25-30 at Mississauga Golf & Country Club.

    Two teams of three athletes will don the red and white of the host nation as Canada competes for the title of World Junior Girls champion. Among those representing Canada will be two oustanding juniors from British Columbia, Delta's Mary Parsons and Surrey's Hannah Lee.

  • Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez & Mark O’Meara Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Organizers Have Announced Commitments From (L-R): Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh, Miguel Angel Jimenez And Colin Montgomerie

    Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Craig Stadler And John Cook Round Out The Latest Legends Commitments

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 7, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame members Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, as well as four-time European Ryder Cup team member Miguel Angel Jimenez, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The PGA TOUR Champions event will be contested at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016. The tournament will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $375,000.

  • Victoria's Ko Says CP Women’s Tourney Experience Will Be A Big Benefit

    Victoria's Namoi Ko Didn't Make It To The Weekend At The CP Canadian Women's Open But She's Got A Bright Future Ahead Of Her - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Gord Montgomery (iG)

    PRIDDIS GREENS - While experience in the moment may be painful, down the road it often comes in extremely handy.

    That's the viewpoint Victoria, B.C.'s Naomi Ko is taking back to college after failing to make the cut at the 2016 LPGA CP Women's Open outside of Calgary, AB.

  • Patient Play Earns Scutt Victory At Royal Colwood

    Olympic View PGA Of BC Instructor Gordy Scutt Wins The PGA of BC Championship For The Second Time - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    Gordy Scutt Shoots Two-under In Final Round To Win The 2016 TaylorMade & adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship At Royal Colwood Golf Club In Victoria

    By Jeff Sutherland

    Gordy Scutt, who teaches at the nearby Olympic View GC, started the day at one-over. He was among twenty players who were within three shots of first round leader Luke Bogdan of Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford who had opened with a one-under 69.

    Scutt, who won the Championship when it was held at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in 2014, got off to a good start for day two at the 103 year-old AV Macan designed course.

  • Americas Masters Games Opening Ceremonies Announcement

    Celebration On Jack Poole Plaza Set To Welcome Athletes For 9 Days Of Celebration

    VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Be a part of history as Vancouver welcomes thousands of Masters-aged athletes to the first-ever Americas Masters Games, taking place August 26 to September 4. The Games’ organizers are thrilled with the progress of this inaugural sporting event, and look forward to hosting athletes competing in 24 sports at some of Vancouver’s most iconic venues and locations.

    A celebration on Jack Poole Plaza (Celebration Site) will kick off the Games with the Opening Ceremonies on August 27. It is free to the public and will begin at 6 pm with a march of Masters athletes representing 30 different countries, and will include music, entertainment and speeches from local politicians, representatives from the International Masters Games Association (IMGA) in Switzerland, athletes, dignitaries and welcoming remarks from local First Nations elders.

    The Games will be officially declared open with a ceremonial lighting of the Cauldron.

  • Zalli Hangs On, Hayashi Charges Back In BC Bantam Boys' & Girls' Championships At Bowen Island GC

    The 2016 BC Bantam Champions Ilirian Zalli (L) And Akari Hayashi (R) Receive Their Trophies From Tournament Director Greg Moody At Bowen Island GC

    By Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    It was a tale of two different days for the two winners in the 2016 British Columbia Golf Bantam Boys' & Girls' Championships held at picturesque and often demanding Bowen Island Golf Club.

    The 9-hole course provided plenty of challenges for the young competitors in the 14 & under competition. First round leader in the Boy's division, Vancouver's Ilirian Zalli, was a little more conservative in round two on the heels of his course record-setting 63 as he settled for a 4-over 74 but it was still good enough for a three shot win over Markus Yiu, also from Vancouver. 

    Victoria's Akari Hayashi rebounded from an opening round 6-over 76 to record the only under par round in the tournament by the girls at 1-under 69 and a 7-shot win over her closet competitor, Claire Lovan of Surrey.