• BC's Macdonald Looking To Make More Q-School Magic

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonad, Shown Here Competing In The Pacific Coast Amateur, Will Be Looking To Punch His Ticket To The Web.com Tour On A Full-Time Basis This Coming Week - Image Courtesy PCGA

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    Qualifying schools are supposed to be golf’s ultimate pressure-cookers, but so far they haven’t fazed Stuart Macdonald. The 23-year-old rookie pro from Vancouver has sailed through the first and second stages of the Web.com Tour qualifying school to earn a spot in the finals.

    “Getting through first and second stage isn’t exactly the easiest thing to accomplish,” Macdonald said in an interview. “So to get to the finals and have a chance to play on the Web.com Tour is good. I am excited to get there and see what I can do.”

  • BC Golf House 2018 Membership Drive In Full Swing

    British Columbia Golf is proud to support the BC Golf House Society & Musuem in their 2018 membership drive campaign.

    In order to "Preserve BC's Rich Golfing History" please consider taking out membership in this very worthwhile society.

    Click on the image below to see how you can get your membership. 

  • Remembering And Honouring Two BC Golf Legends: Alvie Thompson and John Russell

    British Columbia Golfing Legends Alvie Thompson (L) And John Russell (R) Will Be Remembered Always For Both Their Skill And Grace In The Game Of Golf - Images Courtesy BC Golf House 

    Golf in British Columbia has a very rich history and our province has had no shortage of outstanding players over the years both at the amateur and professional level.

    Recently the golf community as a whole, and here in British Columbia in particular, has been saddened by the loss of a few of those legendary players with two of them leaving us very close together at the end of October and early in November.

    As a tribute to those two fine gentlemen we’d like to present here an overview of the accomplishments and contributions to the game by Alvie Thompson and John Russell. Our game and our community are better for having had them here and being able to call them our own.

  • British Columbia Golf Seeks Expression Of Interest For 2018 Directors At Large

    British Columbia Golf is the Provincial Sport Organization, recognized by Government and Golf Canada as the body responsible for the sport of golf within British Columbia.

    Membership is comprised of over 300 golf facilities with an individual membership that exceeds 50,000 golfers. British Columbia Golf is incorporated under the British Columbia Societies Act with By-Laws approved by the membership.

    A volunteer board of directors governs British Columbia Golf and sets strategic direction and policies for the association. The board size is twelve and consists of nine directors, elected at large, two elected by the Zone Council and a Past President. Board terms are staggered, with a three-year term.

    The nomination committee is currently seeking interested individuals who have an interest and passion in engaging British Columbians in the sport of golf. In total three directors at large will be elected at the Annual General Meeting, which is expected to occur in March 2018.

    Please CLICK HERE to see a PDF of the complete Memorandum on the Expression of Interest for the Position of Director with British Columbia Golf.

  • BC's Crown Isle To Once Again Host Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Qualifier

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Announced Their 2018 Qualifying Tournament Sites Including Vancouver Island's Crown Isle Resort - Image Courtesy Facility

    (November 15, 2017 – Toronto, Ont.) - The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament will take place at five separate sites during the spring of 2018 as players compete for Mackenzie Tour membership for the 2018 season.

  • BC’s Eugene Wong On The Comeback Trail With 3rd Place In Hong Kong

    North Vancouver, BC's Eugene Wong Made Good Use Of His Recent Trip To Hong Kong With A Solid 3rd Place Finish In The Clearwater Bay Open - Image Credit: PGA TOUR-China/Zhuang Liu

    Courtesy Laury Livsey (PGA TOUR-China)

    HONG KONG—Vancouver’s Eugene Wong has not had a memorable last two seasons on the golf course. Playing primarily in China in 2017, Wong, the University of Oregon product, missed three of five cuts and had a tie for 45th at the Beijing Classic for his best finish.

  • Shaughnessy Eyes 2023 Presidents Cup

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club is making a pitch to bring the Presidents Cup to Vancouver.

    “Recently the Club has been asked to participate in a bid process which could see Shaughnessy host the Presidents Cup in 2023,” general manager Jason Sigurdson said in a recent note to members.

  • Tobiano Changes Hands

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    Tobiano Golf Course near Kamloops has changed hands. Michael Ternier, a part owner of the Tobiano real estate development, has purchased 100 per cent of the golf course.

    “Owning both makes it much easier to integrate many of the operations, and the two will complement the long-term growth and success of each other,” Ternier said in a news release.

    He said he has no plans to make significant changes to the golf course operation, but acknowledged Tobiano’s challenging par 5 8th hole could be tinkered with.

    Ternier said a top priority for the golf course will be the construction of a hotel to allow for stay-and-play packages.

    “The process of determining the best location for our first hotel, the hotel branding, and the selection of an architect is already underway,” he said.

  • Canoe Creek Gets A New Name

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    Canoe Creek Golf Course is getting a new name for the 2018 season. The Salmon Arm course, which was designed by two-time PGA Tour winner Dave Barr, is being re-named Shuswap National.

    This name change is in part, recognition of new ownership who are undertaking major upgrades.

    On their website, it says: 
    "Mike and Sean Foss, our new owners, have an exciting vision for the golf course... Spring of 2018 will be an expecially exciting time as we anticpate that most of their phase one revitalization plan will have been completed."

  • Two BCers’ Close To Web.com Cards

    Submitted by Brad Ziemer,  Nov 14, 2017

    West Vancouver’s Seann Harlingten and Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver have both qualified for the final stage of the Web.com Tour qualifying school.

    Harlingten advanced by finishing tied for 20th at a second stage Q school site at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, Calif., while Macdonald finished alone in seventh place at another site at the TPC at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Tex.

    Riley Wheeldon of Comox missed advancing by one shot at Bear Creek, while Kimberley’s Jared Du Toit fell four shots short.

    Macdonald and Harlingten will join fellow Canadians Ryan Yip of Calgary and Albin Choi of Toronto at the Q school finals, which go Dec. 7-10 at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.

  • Be A Part Of The Movement To Protect Youth From Sexual Abuse In B.C. Sport

    Join Viasport Brtish Columbia on November 21st for an impactful and empowering day of expert-led discussion, policy development, and networking on protecting youth from sexual abuse in sport.

  • BC's Goodfellow And Anjarwalla Among Five To Sign With NCAA's SFU Golf Squads

    Vancouver Islanders Aidan Goodfellow (L) And Shirin Anjarwalla (R) Are Set To Join The Simon Fraser University Golf Program Next Season - Images Credit British Columbia Golf

    BURNABY, BC – Matthew Steinbach has signed five student-athletes during the NCAA early signing period in his second recruiting class as head coach of the Simon Fraser University golf programs.

    Shirin Anjarwalla of Nanaimo is set to join the women’s golf program in September 2018, while Aidan Goodfellow (Parksville), Sylvain Ruest (Winnipeg), Jordan Bean (Canmore), and Isaac Lee (Seoul, South Korea) have signed their National Letters of Intent to compete for Canada’s NCAA men’s golf team next season.

  • Canada’s Macdonald, Choi Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Is Moving On To The Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School In Arizona Next Month - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada) 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canadians Stuart Macdonald and Albin Choi both advanced to the third and final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School on Friday at separate events across the United States.

    Macdonald, a Team Canada graduate and Vancouver product, carded a final-round 68 (-4) to finish alone in 7th place. The Purdue University alumnus came in at 11-under par (66-75-68-68) to become the only Canadian to advance at the TPC at Craig Ranch event in McKinney, Texas.

  • BC’s Susan Xiao Picks Up PNGA Player Of The Year Honours

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao Added The Junior Girls PNGA Player Of The Year Award To Her 2017 Trophy Case Which Includes The Hardware Shown Here From The Canadian Junior And Juvenile Girls Titles - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Federal Way, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) announced its 2017 Players of the Year for the region and among those winners is Susan Xiao of Surrey, B.C., who topped the Junior Girl’s category.

    In 2017, Xiao captured the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, the AJGA UA Canadian Championship and the MJT Vancouver Season Opener. She had top-5 finishes in four other events.

  • BC’s Chris Crisologo Makes Weekly Top 10 Move While Being Named To National Squad

    BC's Chris Crisologo Made A Nice Jump In The World Rankings And Was Recenlty Named As The Youngest Member Of Golf Canada's National Team - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10

    Charles Corner made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 50 spots in the world rankings after finishing sixth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. It was his first top 10 result in four tournaments this fall. Corner moved up from No. 9 up to No. 7 in the Canadian rankings.

    Chris Crisologo, who was named the youngest member of the Golf Canada National Team, gained 12 spots in the world rankings after finishing third at the Otter Invitational. The senior from Richmond, B.C. has finished in the top three in all four tournaments this fall.

  • British Columbia Golf Joins The Golf Community In Mourning The Passing Of Alvie Thompson

    Life Professional Alvie Thompson (centre) Is Joined By Wife Donna While Receiving A Trophy From Barrie McWha To Commemorate His Induction Into The PGA of Canada Hall of Fame Earlier This Year. Thompson Has Passed Away At The Age Of 81. - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    OCTOBER 27, 2017

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) --  The PGA of BC and British Columbia Golf are saddened to learn that honoured Life Professional Alvie Thompson has passed away at the age of 81.

    Born in Unity, Sask., in 1936, Thompson became a Professional in 1957 and spent the majority of his career based in British Columbia. First working as an assistant at Marine Drive Golf Club in the late 1950s, Thompson moved on to postings in Ontario and Quebec before returning to Marine Drive as Head Professional in 1972 for a four-year stint. He then spent 18 years as Head Professional at McCleery Golf Club before retiring to the Sunshine Coast in 1994.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2017 Players Of The Year

    British Columbia Golf Players Of The Year - Top L-R: Christina Proteau, Jackie Little, Doug Roxburgh, Craig Doell & Alison Murdoch. Bottom L-R: Steven Diack, Nolan Thoroughgood, Naomi Ko, Chris Crisologo & Susan Xiao.

    The British Columbia Golf Championship Committee meets each year in October to vote and select the Players of the Year in the categories of Women's, Men's, Senior Women’s, Senior Men's, Women's Mid-Amateur, Women's Mid-Master, Men's Mid-Amateur,  Men's Mid-Master, Junior Girls' and Junior Boys'.

    The British Columbia Golf Titleist Order of Merit Performance Points list is used as the primary guide for the selection.

  • BC’s Susan Xiao Named Rolex Junior All-American

    Surrey Native Susan Xiao Is To Be Honored By Rolex And The AJGA As One Of Junior Golf’s Best - Image Courtesy AJGA

    BRASELTON, Ga. – Susan Xiao of Surrey, British Columbia, was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American by the American Junior Golf Association, establishing herself among the top tier of current and former junior golfers from around the world.

  • Belief In Team Canada

    Team Canada Members Include From L-R : Maddie Szeryk, Grace St-Germain And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko - Image credit (Minas Panagiotakis)

    By Rick Young (via Golf Canada)

    Eleven years ago, player development in this country was a long overdue idea that (finally) got some buy in.

    Humble beginnings? Imagine it as the professional sports equivalent of an expansion franchise. No coaches, no players, no real structure or support mechanism at kick-off time but, hey, there was a name: Team Canada. In a hockey-infested nation, who couldn’t relate to that?

    And who among us can’t relate to this concept: belief.

  • Furry Creek Redux - Michael Geller's Blog

    A Drawing Prepared In 1990 To Illustrate How The Completed Community At Furry Creek Might Appear One Day

    By Michael Geller (Reprinted with permission)

    "How would you like to design Carmel North?" This was the question posed by a real estate agent at Colliers International late one Friday afternoon in 1990.

    The next day, he introduced me to representatives of Tanabe Corporation of Japan, who retained my planning and real estate consulting firm to carry out a Due Diligence study for approximately 1,000 acres of land along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor at Furry Creek.

    We were given just two weeks to assess the feasibility of accommodating a new golf course, 1000 housing units, a marina and a resort. At the time, all I could think of was Terry Jacks and the Save the Howe Sound Society; and having just come off a dramatic highly publicized failure trying to rezone the 753 acre Spetifore Lands, I did not want to be associated with another high profile failure.