• Help Celebrate National Coaches Week September 22-30th

    September 22nd - 30th is National Coaches Week in Canada. National Coaches Week celebrates the 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 saying #ThanksCoach.

    With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules And New Player’s Edition Published

    Golf’s New Rules Have Been Published By The R&A And The USGA Ahead Of Coming Into Effect On  January 1st, 2019

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:

    • A more intuitive organization with ten simplified topical groupings
    • A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
    • Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
    • A simpler, more direct writing style

    Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (Download from your App store: iOS / Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.

    Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarize themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.

    For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.

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  • Karishma Thiagaraj Hoping Her Well-Travelled Golf Game Takes Flight In Vancouver

    Karishma Thiagaraj, A Native Of India, Has Played Well On The Vancouver Golf Tour, Including An Eight-Under 64 In Her Pro Debut At Morgan Creek - Image Courtesy VGT/Mike West

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The seeds of Karishma Thiagaraj’s golf game were sown in southern India, where as an 11-year-old she began to accompany her dad to the course and quickly fell in love with the sport.

    It took root in Virginia in her teenage years after her parents moved the family to the United States. Thiagaraj now hopes it can fully blossom as she begins a professional career in the Vancouver area.

  • Former BC Senior Zone Champion Barry McKenzie To Be Inducted To Manitoba Golf Hall Of Fame

    The 1974 Team (L-R) Steve Bannatyne, Ted Homenuik, Barry McKenzie, Gavin Speirs And Non-Playing Captain Bill Doyle Was The First Manitoba Team To Win the Willingdon Cup - Image Courtesy Golf Manitoba

    The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. will hold its sixteenth annual induction ceremony on Monday September 24th, 2018 at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

    Three new Honoured Members and an Honoured Team will be added: Greg Holden and Alan (Al) Scott will be added in the Builder Category; the late Alexander (Sandy) Weir will be inducted in the Athlete/Builder Category; and the 1974 Men’s Team Steve Bannatyne (Rossmere), Ted Homenuik (Rossmere), the late Barry McKenzie (Rossmere) and Gavin Speirs (Southwood), that won the first Willingdon Cup for Manitoba, will be inducted in the Team Category.

  • Marijuana Survey Provides Definitive Results

    By Jeff Sutherland

    The golf marijuana survey conducted by Inside Golf and British Columbia Golf is now complete with 56 facilities and 5466 golfers responding.

  • Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch Qualifies For U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

    L to R: Alison Murdoch, Denise Kieffer, Ginny Burkey, Susan Craven And Carrie Jacobson - Image Courtesy WSGA

    Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch just continues to add to her impressive career resume qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. on October 6-11.

  • Video: #inviteHER - The Power of Invitation

    An invitation is a simple yet powerful way to show someone they belong....

     

  • Getting Students Involved With British Columbia Golf's Playground 2 Fairway School Golf Program

    With a brand new school year just underway the time is perfect to introduce youngsters to the benefits of basic golf skills and the game's inherent 'physical literacy' along with the fun and enjoyment that can accompany learning about golf, 'a game for life' through the Playground To Fairway school golf program. 

    Please find below an introductory letter for those in appropriate decision-making positions in BC's school system from British Columbia Golf's Manager of Golf Participation, Tyler McKay. We have also attached booking and confirmation forms for those who wish to take advantage of this great opportunity for their students.

  • 20th Anniversary Golf For Kids Charity Classic Goes September 8th At Bear Mountain

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 4, 2018) - This Saturday, September 8, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Golf for Kids Charity Classic at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa in Victoria, BC.

    This year, over 180 participants from across the province and the country will be taking part in the day-long event that provides significant support for children and children’s charities in BC. Last year’s event raised an astounding, record-breaking $1 million in one day, bringing the total funds raised over the tournament’s 19-year history to more than $5.3 million.

    This year, organizers are aiming to surpass that milestone and eclipse the $6 million mark. Thanks to the ongoing commitment and generosity of sponsors, players, volunteers, and philanthropists, Golf for Kids has been building incrementally on its success for 20 years.

  • Oregonian Nick Sherwood Hangs On To Win Vancouver Open

    Oregon's Nick Sherwood Is The 2018 Vancouver Open Champion - Image Credit VGT

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Sherwood made it more difficult than it needed to be, but he still managed to win the Vancouver Open. The 27-year-old from Oregon arrived at the 18th tee with a four-shot lead in the final round of the Vancouver Golf Tour’s flagship event Sunday at Fraserview Golf Course. He hung on to win by a single shot over Richmond amateur Chris Crisologo.

    “That was more drama than what I was looking for,” a relieved Sherwood said. “If I was a spectator that would have been fun to watch, but for me it was more nerve-wracking. I got it done, luckily.”

  • 2018 Provincial Indigenous GOLF Camp Happens September 22nd At Musqueam Golf Learning Academy

    The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) of BC is pleased to announce the 2018 BC Indigenous Provincial Golf Camp will be hosted by the Musqueam Indian Band, Musqueam, British Columbia Golf and with the support of the Province of BC.

    The event will be held September 22, 2018 at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy located in Vancouver, BC.

    Please note this is NOT a Team BC selection event for the NAIG (North American Indigenous Games), however, this event does provide opportunity for athletes to better prepare for the 2019 Team BC selection processes for 2020 North American Indigenous Games. Registration is open to eligible participants - No pre-qualification required.

  • 2018 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Coming To Shaughnessy G&CC

    The PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is coming to Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club on October 1-2, 2018

    CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS

    Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who: (a) are members in good standing of a PNGA member club; (b) are 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018; and (c) have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 40.4 at the close of entry.

    Format: 36-hole stroke play competition (Gross and Net). Competitors will be divided into four equal flights by course handicap. An A.M. shotgun start will be used each day.

    Age Limit: Entrants must be 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018

    Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 40.4 or less.

    Field Limit: *80 (Field fill method: Exempt players followed by order of entry receipt). *Note: PNGA reserves the right to modify the field limit in conjunction with the PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in order to attain a total field size of 120 players.

    Entry Fee: $180.00 (U.S. Funds)

    Cart Fee: $20.00 per player/day; to be paid during registration

    Entry Deadline: September 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

    Entry Includes: Two rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls each day, tee prize, luncheon following round one play, heavy hors d’oeuvres and awards ceremony following final round play, and Kusak crystal for top-finishers in each flight (gross and net).

    **Entrants must be members in good standing of a PNGA member club.

    Exemptions:

    Champion earns an exemption into the 2019-2023 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

    For more information and to register please click HERE.

  • #inviteHER - See The Power Of Invitation

    Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF  Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign. The nation-wide campaign is aimed at encouraging golfers to invite women in their lives to join them in playing golf.

    The launch took place on Wednesday, August 29 beginning with announcements and appearances on Matt Adams’ Fairways of Life program on Sirius XM, and the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, followed by a special introductory class for women at Topgolf in Hillsboro, Oregon later in the day.

  • Junior Program Success At Fraserview

    Courtesy Vancouver Park Board

    “Four years ago there were six participants in the Junior Program at Fraserview,” says Director of Instruction Derek Thornley.

    “We are really pleased with the remarkable progress the Fraserview Golf Academy has made in reaching more youth in the community through an array of programs geared to children of all ages and abilities.”

    We anticipate an average increase from 2017 of at least 25%. Our programs have grown exponentially and have come a long way since 2014.

  • Zhang, Baek Grab Lead At B.C. Bantam Boys And Girls Championships

    Chaewon Baek Of Langley Leads The Girls Division Of The B.C. Bantam Championship At Shannon Lake GC In Kelowna - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The B.C. Bantam Boys Championship was looking a little like the Coquitlam Open after Tuesday’s first round at Shannon Lake Golf Club in Kelowna. The top three scores were recorded by Coquitlam residents.

    Billy Zhang led the way, shooting a two-over 71 that gave him a two-shot lead over Luke Quanson. Fellow Coquitlam resident Ethan Posthumus was alone in third after opening with a five-over 74.

  • Watch The Future Stars Of Golf At The 2018 Vancouver Open

    The 2017 Vancouver Open Champion, James Allenby, Will Be Back This Year To Defend His Title At McCleery, Langara And Fraserview Golf Courses - Images Courtesy VGT

    Courtesy Vancouver Park Board

    The 2018 Vancouver Open will take place August 31st to September 2nd. Spectators are welcome all three days of the event. Round one will be played at McCleery Golf Course on Friday and round two will be played at Langara Golf Course on Saturday.

    The final round will take place Sunday, September 2nd at Fraserview Golf Course with the leaders teeing off at 2pm to determine the 2018 Vancouver City Open Champion.

  • Golf Canada's 2018 World Amateur Team Includes Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko (Bottom Right), A Member Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Been Named To Golf Canada's Women's Team For The 2018 World Amateur Team Championships - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation.

    The World Amateur Team Championship—featuring both a women’s (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) and men’s (Sept. 5-8) competition— will be contested at Carton House  (Montgomerie and O’Meara Courses) in Maynooth, Ireland, located 30 minutes west of Dublin.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Ties For 11th At Northern Trust; Svensson, Sloan Look To Bounce Back After Slow Starts; Richdale Survives First Stage Of LPGA Tour Q-School

    B.C.'s Adam Hadwin Moved On To The Next Phase Of The FedEx Cup Playoffs After His 11th Place Finish At The Northern Trust - Image Courtesy Adam Hadwin Website

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Hadwin didn’t quite end his top-10 drought on the PGA TOUR, but he sure came close. The Abbotsford native tied for 11th place at the Northern Trust, the first of the FedEx Cup playoff events.
    Paired with Phil Mickelson in Sunday’s final round, Hadwin closed with a one-under 70 to finish at 10-under par. That was eight shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau, who beat the rest of the field by four shots.

    Hadwin, who beat Mickelson by one shot on Sunday, had his last top 10 back in early March when he tied for ninth at the World Golf Championships Mexico Championship. The Northern Trust result moved Hadwin up 18 spots to 52nd on the FedEx Cup points. The top 100 players advanced to this week’s second playoff event, the Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Mass.

  • No Regrets For Nanaimo's Sandy Harper After Close Call At Canadian Mid-Master Championship

    B.C. Golf Hall of Fame Member Sandy Harper Lost In A Playoff For The Canadian Mid-Master Title To Todd Fanning Of Winnipeg At The Venerable Victoria Golf Club - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- It wasn’t like Sandy Harper didn’t have his chances. So when Todd Fanning holed his bunker shot for eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Harper wasn’t feeling like he was robbed of the Canadian Mid-Master Championship for players 40 and over.

    Hey, at age 61 -- soon to be 62 -- Harper was happy just to have had the opportunity to compete for the championship. “If somebody told me I was going to be in a playoff for the Canadian Mid-Master I’d be more than happy,” said the longtime Nanaimo resident. “It doesn’t hurt to lose to an eagle.”

  • Kentucky’s Joseph Deraney Plays Spoiler In Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship At Victoria GC

    Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Deraney, A Father Of Three, Came From Behind To Beat Local Favourites Kevin Carrigan And Saare Adams. He Is Flanked By Golf Canada Officials David Atkinson (L) And Dale Jackson (R) - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Joseph Deraney hails from Kentucky and just like some of those great thoroughbred race horses bred in his native state, he's pretty good down the stretch.

    The 35-year-old father of three hung around just behind the leaders for three days at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship and then galloped past everyone to the finish line Friday afternoon.

    On a day when the rest of the field was having trouble making birdies, Deraney closed with a nearly flawless five-under par 65 at Victoria Golf Club to win by three lengths -- I mean shots.