• Langley’s James Allenby Is King Of The Links At RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier

    Langley's James Allenby Carded A Bogey-Free 7-Under 65 To Take Medallist Honours At The RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier At Delta's Kings Links - Image Credit © 2019 Chuck Russell | @russell.pixmedia

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    You want to know what keeps James Allenby going, why he hasn’t given up chasing his professional golf dream? Well, for starters, rounds like the one he shot Monday at Kings Links Golf Course in Delta.

    The 34-year-old from Langley fired a seven-under 65 to top the 43-man field at a regional qualifier for next month’s RBC Canadian Open.

    Rounds like that one stoke the inner belief that fuels Allenby’s desire to make it as a professional golfer, despite the many setbacks he has endured over the last decade.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Belle Delivers At Q-School; GolfBC Championship Winners Shine On Web.com Tour; Little To Play With Legends

    Burnaby's Michael Belle Earned Status On The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada At Crown Isle In Courtenay After Finishing T6 In The Mackenzie Tour's Final Q-School Of The Season - Image Courtesy Twitter

    Golf season is well under way and in British Columbia that also signals the return of 'Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes' as our own Brad Ziemer keeps us up to date on what's happening around the golf world with respect to players and people from our beautiful province. Enjoy. - ed

     

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The third time was the charm for Burnaby’s Michael Belle at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Qualifying School. Belle had failed to make the grade in two previous Q-School attempts at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay. But this time was different.

    Belle was Mr. Consistency as he strung together four straight sub-par rounds of 70-69-69-70 to finish tied for sixth place at 10-under par.

  • McCain Claims Medalist Honours At Mackenzie Tour's Courtenay Q-School; Burnaby's Belle Top Canadian

    Tennessee's Andrew McCain Claimed Medalist Honours In The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Q-School Stop At Crown Isle Resort In Courtenay, B.C. With Burnaby's Michael Belle (Inset) Finishing as Top Canadian At T6 - Images Courtesy Minnesota Golf Assosciation & Vancouver Golf Tour)

    Via Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Communications

    (Courtenay, British Columbia) — Making 22 birdies and an eagle through four rounds at Crown Isle Resort, Andrew McCain claimed medalist honours by three strokes at the sixth and final Mackenzie Tour Q-School event of the 2019 season.

    “It’s not really like a normal golf tournament because it’s more stressful all the way through,” said the Knoxville, Tennessee native. “At the same time, it’s almost more satisfying just because you have one shot every year to do it, so to show up and have some game when it matters, that means a lot.”

  • Golf In Schools Tallies 66 Adoptions During Adopt A School Week

    Golf Canada is proud to celebrate the 66 adoptions that occurred during Adopt a School Week thanks to the efforts of golf enthusiasts and industry partners across the country.

    In total, the figure translates to an additional 7,920 students being introduced to the sport through the Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools program. The coast-to-coast campaign was elevated by support from Canadian industry partners—the Provincial Associations, PGA of Canada, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), Canadian Society of Club Managers and Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

  • Ziggy Nathu And Andy Kim To Become First Players From Canadian School To Compete In PGA Minority Collegiate Championship

    UBC Thunderbirds Men's Golf Team Members Ziggy Nathu (Right In Large Photo/Left In Inset) And Andy Kim Are Off To the PGA WORKS Championship - Inset Image Courtesy UBC Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A huge month of May for the University of B.C. Thunderbirds men’s golf team has become even bigger for Ziggy Nathu and Andy Kim.

    The two UBC players are heading to Florida to compete in the 33rd PGA WORKS Championship. The 54-hole event runs May 10-12 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

    For its first 32 years, the tournament was known as the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, but it has been rebranded this year as the PGA WORKS Championship. UBC is the first Canadian school to send athletes to compete in the event.

  • New World Handicap System Prepares For Implementation Beginning 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (30 April 2019), St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA: Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020.

    Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.

    A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they can use to help support their own education efforts.

  • Canada’s Golf Industry Celebrates National Golf Day With Nation-Wide Campaign Launch On Parliament Hill

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OTTAWA – On the second annual National Golf Day, the Canadian golf industry, represented by We Are Golf, is launching a national campaign to encourage Canadians to get involved in the sport. Industry leaders are meeting with Parliamentarians throughout the day, while golf stakeholders are working to spread the word in municipalities nationwide.

  • Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko Qualifies For U.S. Women's Open

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    WOODBURN, Oreg. – Canadian Naomi Ko has punched her ticket back to the U.S. Women’s Open.

    Ko, a Victoria, B.C., product, bested the 56-player field earn medalist honours with a final score of 3 under par (70-71) at the OGA Golf Course, one of 25 qualifying sites this year. The win marks the second time Ko earned a spot in the LPGA major—she qualified in 2016 as an 18-year-old.

    The Team Canada National Amateur Squad member will take to Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., when action gets underway from May 30 – June 2.

    Click here for full scores.

  • SFU Clan's Lin, Jack And Rampuri Named To Women’s Golf All-GNAC First Team

    Courtesy SFU Athletics/Women's Golf

    PORTLAND, OR - Coming off the stunning come-from-behind victory at the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships, Simon Fraser University golfers Belinda Lin, Kylie Jack, Jaya Rampuri and Estee Leung were selected to the 2018-19 GNAC Women's Golf All-Conference Team.

  • Huang Weathers The Storm In MJT Ford Series At Chilliwack Golf Club

    Nine Birdies From Vancouver's Aaron Huang (Holding Trophy) Propelled Him To Victory In The Bantam Boys Division Of The MJT Ford Series in Chilliwack - Image Courtesy MJT

    Press Release

    Chilliwack, BC – (April 29, 2019) – Young golfers on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour in British Columbia competed in the 2019 MJT Ford Series at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club in Chilliwack, April 27 to 28, where, despite thunder and lightning suspending play on day one and winds gusting to 35kmph, they managed to battle it out on an elite golf course that played home to the Canadian University/College Championships just one year ago.

    The course also hosted the MJT Chilliwack Ford Go Golf Junior Clinic over the weekend, which offered a free introduction to golf for boys and girls ages 6 to 12.

  • It's That Championship Season - Sign Up For BC Golf Championship Tournies

    British Columbia Golf 2018 Women's Amateur Champion Mary Parsons - File Photo

    With Spring/Summer weather now solidly upon us, golf is very much on the minds of British Columbians. Being on a golf course is a great place to experience nature, camaraderie and healthy exercise and for many it's also a way to get their 'compete' on.

    British Columbia Golf has the means to allow golfers to test themselves at the highest amateur level. Sign up now for our championships that range from Novice and Bantam, through Junior, Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior and Super-Senior categories for women, men, girls and boys.

    To register now for one of our championship events, which take place at some of the finest courses all around the province, please go to this link now and/or contact our Tournament Director/Manager of Field Operations, Doug Hastie at doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org

  • National Golf Day Is May 1st - Get Out And Play

    The Canadian golf industry represented by We Are Golf (formerly the National Allied Golf Association) has officially announced that May 1, 2019 has been tabbed as National Golf Day in Canada.

    As Canada gets ready to celebrate National Golf Day we are encouraging Canadians to participate by getting involved through a variety of means, such as:

    • Playing a round of golf
    • Experience family time at the local course
    • Introducing a new player to the game
    • Adopting a school in their community through Golf in Schools
    • Taking a lesson, or
    • Making a purchase at their local pro shop, or 
    • Enjoying a meal at your local course clubhouse
  • Help Support BC's Rich Golfing History In The 2019 Tradition Classic

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

    WE STILL HAVE SPOTS IN OUR TOURNAMENT AT MARINE DRIVE GC

    The British Columbia Golf House Society is a registered non-profit, created in 1987, with the express purpose of preserving, recording, and displaying the history of golf for the province.

    It is a membership-based Society that looks to golfers in British Columbia for support through memberships, sponsorships, and donations.

    The Tradition Golf Classic is the most important fundraiser each year for the BC Golf House Society.

  • Your Perfect Spring Couples Weekend: Golf, Dining and Relaxation

    Gallagher's Canyon In Kelowna - All Images courtesy facility

    By Golf Kelowna

    Friday Afternoon: The Couple that Learns Together

    Golf is a sport that you can play together for a lifetime. Whether you are both new to the game, experienced players or both, flexible scheduling and customized personal instruction will get your weekend off to a terrific start.

    You may both approach the game differently, but that is what golf is all about. Enjoy some time outdoors, learning together.

  • Voting Is Now In On BC's Favourite Private Courses

    Capilano Golf Club's Par 3 14th Hole - All Images Courtesy Facility

    Last month, we announced your choices for top public access courses. Now, it's time for the top privates...

  • Helping To Make Golf A Game For Everyone

    Tanelle Bolt Demonstrates How She Is Able To Continue Playing Golf, A Game She Grew Up With, Using A 'Para-Golfer' During The Golf & Health Week Adaptive Golf Day At Langara GC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf has always been a big part of Tanelle Bolt’s life.

    Her dad, Michael, was the longtime superintendent and assistant superintendent of Lethbridge Country Club, where Tanelle played junior golf and later worked on the grounds crew with her father. She loved the game and 15 years later nothing has changed, although there have been some very significant changes in Bolt’s life.

    Nearly five years ago -- on Aug. 10, 2014 -- Bolt suffered a life-changing injury after free-jumping off a bridge in Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. She fractured her T6 vertebrae and was left paralyzed from her chest down.

  • Take Part In Team Canada's Fantasy Camp

    Golf Canada's Team Canada At Bear Mountain Resort - Image Credit BC Golf

    For anyone interested there's a unique opportunity upcoming to meet some of the Team Canada players and undergo skill analysis by their coaches in their world-class training facility at beautiful Bear Mountain at Golf Canada Foundation’s inaugural 2019 Team Canada Fantasy Camp!

    Intended as an exclusive Foundation Trustee-Guest day, the fee is $1,800 per person, inclusive of two days of golf, clinics and analysis, food and beverage; and one night’s accommodation. If an individual decides to join the Foundation Trustee program, their tax-deductible portion from this event can be applied to their first Trustee contribution.

    The Trustee Program is Golf Canada's flagship donor program offered to supporters who want to invest in the developmental pathway for Canadian golf.

  • Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Earns First Collegiate Win For Indiana

    BC's Mary Parsons (Back Row 3rd From Right) Poses With Her Teammates After She Led Them To A Win In The Lady Boilermaker Classic With Her First Collegiate Victory(Image Courtesy IU Athletics)

    Courtesy IU Women's Golf

    Sophomore Mary Parsons picked up her first collegiate win for the Indiana Hoosiers Women's Golf Team  after rounds of 70 and 66 put her at 8-under par, six shots ahead of second place Inez Wanamarta of Purdue.

    Parsons led her team to the overall victory in the weather-shortened Lady Boilermaker Classic held in West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • You Could Win Big In Less Than A Minute In The belairdirect Contest

    We would like to remind you that British Columbia Golf offers golfers and their families across the province access to a group insurance program that allows people to save on auto and home insurance by providing them with discounts and exclusive benefits. 

    Remember to call 1-833-294-2911 for a quick quote and simply mention that you are a part of “British Columbia Golf” to take advantage. 

    And that’s not all! Our partner, belairdirect, is happy to offer up a brand new contest that gives you a chance to win big in less than a minute! 

    Visit belairdirect.com/60seconds to participate.  And Good Luck!

  • British Columbia Golf's Zone 4 Putting On Free Rules Seminars

    Some of the most knowledgeable Golf Rules Officials in the province are putting on 3 Free Rules Seminars for anyone who wants to attend. Although it is being run by Zone 4 (Delta, Greater Vancouver, Squamish & the Sunshine Coast) there is No restriction by Zone or Gender for anyone wishing to take part

    Bascially, anybody who would like to take part is welcome. You can learn as much as you care to about the rules of golf, including of course, the newest changes and additions that went into effect on January 1st of this year.