• Become A Community Golf Coach

    Become A Community Golf Coach And You Too Could Help Produce The Next 'Junior Batman' On The Links Like BC Golf's Tyler McKay (L) - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    On April 28 - 29th from 9am-4pm each day, Eaglequest Golf in Coquitlam will be hosting a Community Golf Coach workshop. If you are a coach who'd like to improve your skills in the area of teaching junior golf or someone who would like to get more involved with junior golf at your facility this is a must-attend workshop.

    The lead facilitator will be 2011 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year Keri Moffatt who has vast experience coaching junior golf at the highest level. See the information below for how to register and what is involved in the program. 

    Should you have any questions or need help with the registration process please contact:

    Tyler McKay
    ph: (604) 279-2580 ext. 208
    email: tyler@britishcolumbiagolf.org
    British Columbia Golf
    Manager, Golf Participation


    Kate Lawson
    Member Training Coordinator | Coordonnateur de formation des membres
    Professional Golfers Association of Canada | PGA du Canada
    1-800-782-5764 ext./poste 225 | kate@pgaofcanada.com| www.pgaofcanada.com

  • Optimist Golf Offers $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity

    Optimist Golf is offering two special awards recognizing the academic accomplishments and/or community service of five junior golfers, the 2018 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD For Boys and Girls Ages 16-18 as of August 1, 2018.

  • The First Tee Golf Program Promotes Honesty, Respect, And Sportsmanship

    Honesty, respect, and sportsmanship - these are a few things that kids learn in The First Tee Golf program. In partnership with BC Golf, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver is facilitating The First Tee outreach programs, spring break camps and after-school programs within Vancouver and Surrey community schools.

    The YMCA of Greater Vancouver's First Tee Golf Program Spring Break camps are open to kids ages 6-17 at Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt, as well as Rupert Park Pitch & Putt.

  • New Research Outlines Potential To Grow Women’s, Girls’ And Family Golf

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Publication

    (February 27, 2018 - St Andrews, Scotland): A significant growth opportunity exists for golf if it can attract more women, girls and families into playing the sport more often according to a new research report published by The R&A.

    Many countries are seeing a fall in the number of both males and females playing golf and the research report analyzes the factors which affect whole family participation in the sport, including women and girls, and details a number of useful practical recommendations for national golf bodies and golf clubs to help them encourage more women and girls to play.

  • Victoria GC's T-Jay Creamer Named Assistant Superintendent Of The Year

    Victoria Golf Club

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company are pleased to announce Mr. T-Jay Creamer from the Victoria Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia, as the first CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award winner for 2017.

    The new CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course assistant superintendent whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected.

    The award is to be presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, innovation and a team approach in their work.

  • BC Provincial Titleist Performance Camp At Northview

    The BC Provincial Titleist Performance Camp is fast approaching, Saturday March 10th - Sunday March 11th at Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey.


    Dear Players/Parents

    The 2018 BC Golf Provincial Titleist Performance camp has been well oversubscribed with almost 40 registrants to date. Therefore, the registration has been closed early due to the high demand. Every effort is being made to set-up additional camps on a regional basis or to accommodate as many players as possible who are seeking provincial level training for future team selection.

    Originally 16 spots were available, we have expanded this to 20 spots. The Performance Camp Selection Committee will meet in the next couple of days to decide the players who will be accepted for the 20 spots for the March 10-11, 2018 camp at Northview Golf Course.

    Players will be notified no later than Thursday afternoon, March 1st, 2018.

    If you were intending to still register for the camp and are interested in training, please feel free to send a note to elizabeth@britishcolumbiagolf.org and she will place you on our wait list to be notified when the additional camps are confirmed. This includes a camp on Vancouver Island.

    Best regards, Debbie Pyne

    Managing Director of Player Development

  • British Columbia Golf Launches Instagram Contest For 2018

    2018 British Columbia Golf Instagram Contest

    Each month of 2018 (excluding January) British Columbia Golf will be giving away a logo shirt (similar to the one worn by 2017 Provincial Order of Merit Winner Chris Crisologo in the picture above) to one of our Instagram followers through our Instagram Contest.

    Here is how you enter:

    1. Take a photo of yourself or your friends doing any golf related activity (mini golf, driving range, virtual golf etc…)
    2. Post that photo to your Instagram page
    3. Tag us (@britishcolumbiagolf) and use the hashtag #BCGOLF
    4. Follow us on Instagram

    Your name goes into a draw at the end of the month to win the shirt.


    1. To be entered you must be following British Columbia Golf on Instgram
    2. Only one entry per person per month

    For further information contact either Tyler McKay at tyler@britishcolumbiagolf.org or Bryan Outram at bryan@britishcolumbiagolf.org 

  • SFU Golf Presents The John Buchanan Classic

    In support of the SFU  Men's and Women's  Golf Team we invite you to The John Buchanan Classic presented by OpenRoad Audi Boundary at The Vancouver Golf Club on Monday, April 10.

    The John Buchanan Classic is the annual tournament held in loving memory of SFU's Legendary Coach John Buchanan. John Buchanan was part of the fabric of Simon Fraser University Athletics & Recreation where for 50 years, he energized our community and exemplified our institutional ambition to be better tomorrow than we are today. Sadly, we said goodbye to Coach Buchanan in January 2017.

    The John Buchanan Classic serves as the major fundraising event for SFU Golf. All proceeds from the annual event go towards the John Buchanan Golf Endowment, giving us an opportunity to remember Coach Buchanan and honour his legacy.

  • Sport BC Announces 24th Annual Presidents' Award Winners

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recipients will be honoured at the 24th Annual Presidents’ Awards

    Recipients will be honoured at a ceremony on March 28, 2018

    VANCOUVER, BC (February 22, 2018) — Sport BC is pleased to announce the following recipients of the prestigious Presidents’ Awards presented by Sports with Balls. This group is comprised of the following Provincial Sport Organizations - Basketball BC, Volleyball BC, BC Lacrosse, BC Soccer, Softball BC, Baseball BC, BC Rugby, Tennis BC and BC Ringette.

    The Awards ceremony will take place in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 preceding the Athlete of the Year Awards.

  • 2018 Vancouver Golf EXPO Proves ‘Revitalized’

    By Jeff Sutherland /iG 

    When the National Golf Course Owners’ Association (NGCOA) took over the long running Vancouver Golf Show last fall, they plan to change much more than just the name.

    It started with a new show layout to give attendees room to breathe plus an expanded tee deck to give everyone the chance to hit as many balls as they wanted.

  • Harry White’s Optimist Junior Golf Tour Set To Play On

    Optimist Junior Linkster Tour Image Credit: Michelle Fedosoff

    Thanks to his dedicated friends Harry White’s junior golf activities will operate as normal in 2018. The group, headed by Mike Riste, Volunteer Office manager at the BC Golf Museum, is in the process of establishing the Harry White Junior Linkster Golf Society.

    The new society will: operate Harry White’s Optimist Junior Golf Tour, select the BC Junior America’s Cup Boys Team, select the Optimist Team members, and administer the Harry White Scholarship .

    For updated information visit www.juniorlinkstertour.com


    The Board is inviting all past and new players who plan to play on the 2018 JUNIOR LINKSTER TOUR to a free reception at the BC Golf Museum on SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. 



    2545 Blanca St, Vancouver (10th & Blanca) 

    TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    The Board would like to meet the players and parents to discuss the 2018 schedule. We are seeking input on how to improve the tour. If you have any questions please ask us. 

    The GOAL of the Board is to ensure Harry's legacy does not die. 




  • Golf’s New World Handicap System Designed To Welcome More Golfers

    USGA and The R&A Release Key Features

    Golf Canada To Adopt All Features Of The Proposed New World Handicap System

    For Immediate Release

    February 20, 2018

    Liberty Corner, N.J., USA and St Andrews, Scotland – The R&A and the USGA announce key features of the proposed new World Handicap System (WHS), designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability globally.

    The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by the USGA and The R&A and developed following an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities - Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

  • Freedom 55 Financial Open At Point Grey Kicks Off

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Is Set To Kick Off Its Season at Point Grey Golf & Country Club In Vancouver - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf


    Tournament announces the opening of Volunteer and Caddie registration and the 2nd annual Canucks for Kids Fund Charity Ball Hockey Classic

    (February 19, 2018 – Vancouver, B.C.) – The Freedom 55 Financial Open is set to open the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season May 31 – June 3rd at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.

    The 72-hole tournament kicks off the Mackenzie Tour’s sixth season, where up-and-coming players from over 15 different countries will aim to make the next step Ion the path to the PGA TOUR and earn Web.com Tour status.

    In addition to showcasing top up-and-coming players, Mackenzie Tour tournaments aim to make a positive impact in the communities where they play, raising more than $1-million for charity in each of the past two years.

    For the third year in a row, the Canucks for Kids Fund will be the Freedom 55 Financial Open’s official charity, and the tournament will once again be incorporating a Canucks for Kids Ball Hockey Classic event to raise both awareness and donations for the charity.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes All From The Chinese Community A Happy New Year

    The 2018 Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16. Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year, because it is based on the lunar calendar.

    New Year's Day normally falls between January 21 and February 20.

    The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound, involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances. Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day.

    Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with 'lucky money' and positive wishes on New Year's Day.

    2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

    Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030... The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.

    For more information on Chinese New Year please CLICK HERE

  • Sara-Maude Juneau To Lead Team Canada Development Squad At Victoria's Bear Mountain

    Team Canada's National Development Squad Will Be Centred At Bear Mountain Resort From February - June And Will Be Led By Former Team Canada Member Sara-Maude Juneau (Middle). On Her Right Is Development Squad Member Ellie Szeryk And On Her Left Is Céleste Dao - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Bear Mountain Resort

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce that Canadian professional golfer and former Team Canada member Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Que., has joined the organization in the role of assistant, Development Squad and Next Generation Performance.

    Juneau—who played on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours during her career—will work closely with the 10 Development Squad athletes (five girls, five boys) as well as Golf Canada’s National Team coaches and Sport Science consultants to execute on Next Generation initiatives, all of which will lead to building a stronger Team Canada program.

  • Mobile Version Of Vancouver GOLFEXPO Program Now Live

    With the Vancouver GOLFEXPO coming up this weekend, Feb. 17 & 18 at the PNE Forum, you can now preview who is taking part and what there is to see and do in this great kick-start to the golf year.

    Simply CLICK HEREor on the image below to see the live, mobile-friendly version of the GOLFEXPO show program with the floor plan of where to find your favourite equipment manufacturers, golf facilities, travel opportunities, instructors, associations and organizations and so much more at this year's show.

  • BC's Susan Xiao Bestows Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour With ANA Inspiration Grant

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao, The 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Champion, Has Chosen The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018 - Image Courtesy MJT

    For Immediate Release

    Vancouver, BC – (February 13, 2018) – Canada’s top female Junior Golfer, Susan Xiao, 16, of Surrey, British Columbia, has selected the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018, helping to launch the 20th season of Canada’s number one played Junior Golf Tour on a high note.

    The top-ranked girls in each of ANA’s 11 North American Gateway Cities - of which Vancouver is one – who have qualified into the ANA Inspiration tournament held by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, March 22-25, 2018, are each given the opportunity to give a local golf association that has impacted their life a grant of $5000, courtesy of ANA and the AJGA.

  • More Than 30 Courses Celebrating Anniversaries In 2018

    The Venerable Victoria Golf Club, The Oldest 18-Hole Golf Course In Canada Still On Its Original Site, Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary This Year - Images Courtesy Victoria GC

    It's the 'Year of the Anniversary' in the Pacific Northwest with no fewer than 30 golf facilities recognizing significant milestone anniversaries in 2018. 

    Courtesy of the hard work and dedication of curator Mike Riste, The BC Golf House Society has identified more than 30 PNGA courses celebrating an anniversary this year.

  • Are Golf Courses Too Short?

    Image credit (Michael Schroeder/ Golf Canada)

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “Bifurcation” is a word we’re hearing more and more in the world of golf. It means to divide into two parts. But don’t let that simple definition fool you. It’s an increasingly controversial concept that strikes at the heart of the game as we know it.

    The first area of the current bifurcation debate relates to the Rules of Golf. Should there be one set of guidelines for recreational golfers and another for elite amateurs and professionals?

    The second bone of contention, which has set off near panic among many of my colleagues in the golf media and some golf administrators, is this: Are golf courses too short? Do we need to stretch them to 8,000 yards? Do we need to rein in the ever-advancing ball and club technology?

    No. And no.

  • Victoria, BC's Cory Renfrew Joins CJGA Tournament Team

    - Former Tour Player Takes Over Reigns as CJGA B.C. Tournament Director -

    Courtesy Canadian Junior Golf Association

    Richmond Hill, Ont. (February 4, 2018) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Cory Renfrew, a former Mackenzie-PGA TOUR Canada player from Victoria, B.C. as its new Tournament Director for the province of British Columbia.

    "I'm incredibly excited to take on this new challenge as BC Tournament Director for the CJGA and continue to develop junior golf on the west coast". Said Renfrew when asked about joining the CJGA competitions team.