• Victoria’s Naomi Ko Wins First NCAA Event

    Reigning Canadian Junior Girls Champion Naomi Ko Of Victoria, BC Won Her First Event On The NCAA Collegiate Circuit In Puerto Rico - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Team Canada’s Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC, had a day to remember on Tuesday, hoisting her first collegiate trophy after a playoff victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

    Ko, a sophomore at N.C. State, closed the 54-hole event at the Rio Mar Country Club with a score of 1-under par (74-71-70) to enter a five-way tie for first. The Royal Colwood GC member went on to capture medallist honours by way of a scorecard playoff.

  • The 2017 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show Happens This Weekend

    KICK OFF THE GOLF SEASON WITH SOME FUN!

    The 2017 Vancouver Golf & Travel Show is upon us to help get the golf season started. Come on down to the PNE this weekend, February 18th & 19th for great deals and a chance to see & try all the exciting new equipment, take part in fun contests, draws for terrific prizes and so much more.

    Peak Golf has been a part of the Vancouver Golf & Travel Show for many years and we are happy to have the Peak Golf Retail Centre here again. Peak Golf will offer some terrific deals on apparel, accessories, shoes, bags, equipment and more! Don't miss this year's event to get your golf season started in all the right gear.

    Innovations Golf again brings us the BC Putting Championship. Prove that you are the best putter in BC and win a new Innovations Golf putter and a $100 Peak Golf Gift Card. You get three putts for only $5 with the entry going to support our Golf Show charity. The finals begin on Sunday at 2pm with a head-to-head battle. If you qualify you will receive a free ticket to Sunday's show.

    Don't miss out on all this fun!

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Top 10 At Pebble Gives Taylor Some Breathing Room

    Since Winning The Sanderson Farms Championship, Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Has Been Looking For More Performances Like The One He Had This Week At Pebble Beach - Image Courtesy Sky Sports

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor won the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship in just his fourth start as a PGA TOUR regular, he earned more than just the $720,000 US top prize.

    Taylor was also awarded a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR. In other words, he had that precious commodity of job security on the PGA TOUR. That exemption expires after the 2017 season, meaning Taylor is playing with some extra pressure this year.

  • Canada’s Weekly Top 10 Sees BC’s Du Toit Make Top 20 In World Amateur Ranking

    Kimberley, B.C.'s Jared du Toit continues to lead his Arizona State Sun Devils golf squad in heroic fashion as his three-way tie for top spot at the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii paced his team to a 4th place finish in the NCAA event. 

    It was du Toit's fourth Top-10 this year for the Sun Devils and orchestrated a career high ranking in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. 

  • Du Toit, Ko And Ewart Chosen As Finalists For Sport BC AOY Awards

    From L-R: Jared du Doit, Naomi Ko and A.J. Ewart Are All Finalists For Sport BC Athlete Of The Year Awards

    Three out of four golfers nominated by British Columbia Golf for a Sport BC Athlete of the Year Award have been chosen as finalists for their particular category.

    Jared du Toit of Kimberley is a finalist for the Male Senior AOY, with Victoria’s Namoi Ko as Female Senior Athlete and Coquitlam’s A.J. Ewart in the Male Junior Athlete categories also being acknowledged as finalists with the winners to be announced March 8th at the annual Sport BC AOY awards dinner.

  • Long Time BC Golf Contributor Peter Dobson Passes Away

    Former BC Golf Zone 3 Chair And Long-Time Contributor To The Game In British Columbia Peter Dobson (December 21, 1931 ~ January 5, 2017)

    Peter Dobson, a long-time resident of Abbotsford and Mission, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 5, at Menno Home in Abbotsford. He was 85. 

    Peter was an avid, low-handicap golfer throughout his adult life as well as maintaining an interest in boxing.

    He received the Sports BC Award of Community Sports Hero for his decades as community advisor and leader: mentoring youth in the Restorative Justice program, training young golfers, Chairing British Columbia Golf Zone 3, volunteering for the Western Canada Summer Games and serving as Director of the BC Amateur Boxing Association.

  • BC's Hadwin Moves To Number One In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Adam Hadwin's steady play to start the year has seen him climb up the Canadian and World Golf Rankings - Image Courtesy Adam Hadwin Website

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin jumped to the top of the Canadian Men's Professional Golf Rankings after picking up world ranking points in  5 straight PGA TOUR events. He's climbed 79 places in the world ranking since the start of the year.

    Also of note was the huge leap made by Coquitlam's Henry Lee who leapt 282 sport in the world rankings after his performance for the University of Washington in the Arizona Intercollegiate.

  • BC's Macdonald Collects T5 Finish At Avondale Amateur

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Recorded A T5 In The Avondale Amateur In Australia After A Final Round 68 - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – Team Canada Amateur Squad member Stuart Macdonald continued his Australian swing in strong fashion on Thursday, collecting a T5 result at the Avondale Amateur, a 72-hole stroke-play event.

    Macdonald—a Vancouver product and Purdue University graduate—leaped eight spots up the leaderboard at the Avondale Golf Club with a final round 68 (-3) to hold a two-way share of fifth at 6-under par for the tournament (75-65-70-68).

  • Six Canadians Qualify For PGA Tour Lationamérica Status In 2017

    Clockwise From Top Left: Devin Carrey, David Rose, Patrick Williams, Matt Hill, Russell Budd & Ally Tidcombe Have All Earned Status On The PGA TOUR Lationamérica Circuit For 2017

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The remaining two of four PGA Tour Latinoamérica Qualifying Tournaments came to a close on Friday in Argentina and Colombia, with three more Canadians earning status in 2017.

    In total, six Canadians have earned status on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica by way of Q-school. The Canucks were led by Nova Scotia’s Ally Tidcombe, who finished solo fourth at the Argentina event for the strongest finish by a Canadian. With the result, Tidcombe is exempt through the first half of the season (subject to reshuffle for second half).

  • Shelly Stouffer A Finalist In The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards

    Shelly Stouffer's Strong 2016 Season Sees Her Nominated For Female Athlete Of The Year By The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards - Image Courtesy GaugeDesigns.com/Shelly Stouffer 

    Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay has been announced as a finalist for the Female Individual Athlete of the Year by the Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards.

    The Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards were established in 2006. The awards recognize those within the sport community who, during the course of the year, have made a significant contribution to the community in which he or she lives.

    The nominee must be a resident of the Nanaimo area (Ladysmith to Nanoose).

  • Video: #ERASEbullying in Sport

    ...viaSport and the Government of B.C. recognize that bullying in any form cannot be tolerated by anyone in sport at any level – athletes, parents, coaches and officials.

  • Stand Together To #ERASEBULLYING In #Sport

    A sport environment in which participants - athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials - are exposed to negative experiences such as bullying can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.

    55% of BC sports organizations surveyed know of athletes who have dropped out of #sport because of bullying. 

    That’s why viaSport and the Government of B.C. have launched a new #ERASEbullying initiative for every provincial and local sport organization, and all B.C. citizens.

    Click HERE or on the image above to take the online Erase Bullying in Sport pledge. 

    On February 22, 2017, provincial sport organizations will celebrate the Province’s first Declaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport across B.C.

    Learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved as an organization or individual at www.viaSport.ca./erasebullying

  • Sahalee Players Championship Sets Dates for 2017 Event; Anticipates Another Elite Field

    Sammamish, Wash. - Sahalee Country Club and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) are pleased to announce the return of the Sahalee Players Championship on July 5-7, 2017.

    The championship took a hiatus in 2016 while the club hosted the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, won by Brooke Henderson in a playoff with Lydia Ko.

  • Team Canada's Bernard T7 At South American Amateur; BC Teammates Ewart & Parsons Finish Strong

    Quebec's Hugo Bernard Was The Low Canadian For Team Canada At The South American Amateur - Image Credit Golf Canada/ Graig Abel

    Golf Canada

    PILAR COUNTY, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard saved his strongest play for Sunday’s final round of action at the South American Amateur, carding a 5-under par 67 to jump into a three-way tie for seventh place.

    Bernard, a Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., native, recorded six birdies at the Martindale Country Club en route to finishing as the low Canadian at 6-under par. The 22-year-old trailed men’s champion Paul Chaplet of Costa Rica, who secured a two-stroke victory at 14-under par.

  • BC’s Adam Hadwin Finishes Second At PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Followed His Record-Setting 59 In The 3rd Round To Stand-Alone 2nd Place Finish At The PGA TOUR's CareerBuilder Challenge In La Quinta - Image Courtesy AdamHadwin.com

    Golf Canada / PGA Tour Communications

    LA QUINTA, Calif. – Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.

    Swafford shot a 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to finish the three-course, pro-am event at 20-under 268. Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C.,came back with a 70 after his third-round 59 to finish second.

  • CAN - Canucks Autism Network Supporting Individuals With Autism In Sport

    The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round, high- quality sports, recreational, arts, and social programs for individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.

    The Canucks Autism Network team consists of a diverse group of trained staff, experienced support workers and dedicated volunteers who administer programs for families and individuals living with autism in our province.

  • 2017 Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Qualifying Tournament: Full Information

    The 2017 Qualifying Tournament will take place at five sites in 2017 Including Crown Isle On Vancouver Island - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/PGA TOUR)

    How and when to sign up for this year's Q-Schools

    The application for the 2017 Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Tournament will be open to the public on January 19th at 12 p.m. ET.

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION

    You may access more information about the format, entry fees, field size, eligiblity and more at the above link prior to 12 p.m. ET on January 19th.

    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

    • The application will be available online only
    • Payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard only
    • The application will go live at 12 p.m. ET

    NOTE: Applicant may only play one site. Once applicant is assigned a site, it may not be changed. Sites will be assigned in the order the applications are received.

    Should an applicant withdraw within one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $1000 will be assessed. Should they withdraw prior to one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $250 will be assessed.

    No refunds will be issued to contestants after they have started play in the Qualifying Tournament. Contestants who withdraw during the round may be subject to disciplinary action.

    Full refunds will be offered to those who withdraw while on the alternate list.

  • Jared du Toit Nominated For Sport BC Senior Male Athlete of The Year

    Jared du Toit of Kimberley has been nominated for the Sport BC Senior Male Athlete of The Year Award.

    Du Toit, who had an outstanding 2016 season, has been the number one ranked amateur male golfer in Canada for over 44 weeks straight as well as being ranked as high as number 23 in the world, will find out on March 8th, 2017 during the awards ceremony dinner being held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver, whether he will be adding another honour to his name.

  • Birdies, A Bride And Maybe A Win In Hadwin’s Plans For 2017

    Abbotsford Pro Adam Hadwin Is Set To Return To PGA TOUR After Fruitful Fall Season - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Personally and professionally, Adam Hadwin figures 2017 is going to be a great year. The former seems a given, as Hadwin will marry his fiancee, Jessica Dawn, in a late March ceremony in the Arizona desert. But Hadwin is also expecting 2017 to be a significant year on the golf course.

    Now in his third year as a PGA TOUR regular, the 29-year-old Abbotsford pro is adamant that he is ready to win on golf’s biggest stage.

  • Chilliwack's Clapp Milking This Job For All It’s Worth

    Chilliwack's Brad Clapp (L) With Some Of His 'Cow-orkers' - Image Courtesy Brad Clapp & Betsy (R)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    You’ve probably heard all about the glamorous life of a professional golfer, right? The big pay-cheques, the courtesy cars, the five-star hotels.

    Well, Brad Clapp would like to welcome you to his world.

    Clapp, a regular and past winner on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit, is spending the winter working on a dairy farm. And man, will he have some stories to tell on the driving range when the Mackenzie Tour tees off its 2017 season this spring.