• Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Parsons Earns Bronze Medal At Pan-Am Games; Hadwin Moves On, While Taylor And Sloan Eliminated From PGA TOUR Playoffs; Crisologo, Mandur Tee It Up At U.S. Amateur

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons (3rd From Left) Was Part Of The Bronze Medal Winning Team From Canada In The Mixed Team Golf Event At The Peru Pan American Games. L-R: Austin Connelly, Brigitte Thibault, Parsons, Joey Savoie - Image Credit: David Jackson/ COC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Delta’s Mary Parsons won a medal Sunday and came close to earning a second one at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Parsons, Brigitte Thibault of Rosemere, Que., Joey Savoie of La Prairie, Que., and Austin Connelly of Lake Doucette, N.S., combined to win the bronze medal in the mixed team event on Sunday.

    The Canadians finished with a team score of 552, just three shots behind the silver medalists from Paraguay. The United States took the gold medal with a team score of 544. “I think all four of us grinded out every shot to kind of get to where we are,” Parsons said. “We knew coming down the stretch we had to keep pushing because it wasn’t going to be over until it’s over.”

  • BC's Jim Rutledge Wins His Sixth PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada Title

    Victoria, BC's Jim Rutledge Won The 2019 PGA Seniors' Championship Of Canada At Carleton Golf & Yacht Club - Image Credit PGA of Canada

    Courtesy PGA of Canada

    It wasn’t the stroll to the finish line Jim Rutledge had hoped for, but in the end, the 59-year-old from Victoria, BC captured the PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada.

    When the final round began, Rutledge held a three-shot lead over Ken Tarling and a four-shot cushion over Danny King, however, as the day wore on Rutledge’s lead dwindled away. “I’m sure glad we ran out of holes out there this afternoon,” Rutledge joked after his final round 1-under-par 70.

    “Going into the back-nine I hit some wayward shots, some miscues off the tee and the next thing you know I only end up winning by a shot.”

  • Be Among The First To Get Fitted For The New Titleist T-Series Irons During Titleist Thursdays

    The folks at Titleist are very excited about the introduction of their new T-Series Irons and feel golfers will be as well when they get a chance to try them and be properly fitted at the same time.

    The best place and time to have that experience is on one of the scheduled 'Titleist Thursdays' coming up in BC during August & September.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin, Sloan & Taylor Off To Playoffs; Vancouver’s Victoria Liu Second At Canadian Juniors; Strong Showing By Roxburgh In Scotland

    Three B.C. Boys Will Tee It Up In The FedEx Cup Playoffs Beginning This Week. L-R: Adam Hadwin, Roger Sloan & Nick Taylor - File Photos

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A record five Canadians, including three British Columbians, have qualified for the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup playoffs. Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor, both of Abbotsford, and Merritt’s Roger Sloan will join Ontario natives Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes in this week’s first of three playoff events, The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.

    Hadwin enters the playoffs at No. 46 on the FedEx Cup points list and is in good position to be among the top 70 players who will advance to next week’s second playoff event, the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club near Chicago. Taylor and Sloan will need big finishes in Jersey City to advance. Sloan enters the playoffs at No. 91, while Taylor is 117th.

  • BC's Alex Zhang Wins U.S. Kids Golf World Championship Title

    Richmond's Alex Zhang Is The 2019 Boys' 10-year Old Age Division Champion From the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships Held In Pinehurst, North Carolina - Image Courtesy Quilchena GC

    By REEGAN PRICE, CJGA

    PINEHURST, North Carolina — The 2019 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships wrapped up with a number of young Canadians placing in the top tier of the elite junior competition operated by U.S. Kids Golf.

    The Top Canadian performances of the competition were by Aurora, Ontario’s Eddie Gu (Boys 9) and Richmond, BC’s Alex Zhang (Boys 10) who both took the top spot in their respective divisions at the conclusion of the 54-hole competition.

  • Shaughnessy Excited About Welcoming LPGA Tour’s CP Women’s Open Next Summer

    Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club Head Professional And Director of Golf, Ashley Zibrik, Happily Addressed Those On Hand For The Announcement Her Club Would Be Hosting The 2020 CP Women's Open - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club got rave reviews from PGA TOUR players and proved to be a stiff test when it played host to the Canadian Open back in 2005 and 2011. 

    Ashley Zibrik, Shaughnessy’s new Head Professional and Director of Golf, expects more of the same when a collection of the world’s best female players gather at the classic Southwest Marine Drive layout late next summer.

    Shaughnessy was officially announced as the site of the LPGA Tour’s 2020 CP Women’s Open on Thursday. The tournament will be played over the Labour Day weekend, Sept. 3-6.

  • Morgan Creek GC To Host 5th Annual Charlford House Society For Women Tournament

    Flaman Fitness is pleased to present Charlford House’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament. The event will take place at Morgan Creek Golf Course, ranked as one of the ‘Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada’ by Score Magazine.

    Since 1970, Charlford House has provided a supportive treatment facility for women who are ready to move on from their substance addiction.

    Charlford House is a non-profit rehab residence, not an institution. All of the empathetic staff have had personal experience with addiction, but have been clean and sober for a long time. They have all had formal education and training that equips them to help others on the path to recovery.

    The women who go to their facility are embarking on a journey to recovery, needing the safe and structured support of professional staff and peers. For this reason, they are situated in a family-oriented neighbourhood in Burnaby, British Columbia.

  • Ladner, BC's Mike Darby Gets New Lease On Caddying Life

    BC's Mike Darby Poses With Winner Jim Herman After Herman's Second Career PGA TOUR Victory, This One In The Barbasol Championship With Darby On The Bag - Images Courtesy Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Ladner resident Mike Darby took some good-natured ribbing from some of his fellow PGA TOUR caddies after his recent win with Jim Herman at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky.

    The win was Darby’s third on the PGA TOUR. He had previously partnered with Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor to win the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship and with American D.A. Points to win the 2017 Puerto Rico Open.

    “The big inside joke on tour right now is me going for the opposite field Grand Slam,” Darby said with a chuckle in an interview this week. “If we had won in Reno last week I would have sealed it up. It’s either Reno or the Dominican Republic, so that’s my goal.”

  • Vancouver City Park Board Courses Set To Host 2019 Vancouver Open Pro-Am

    2018 Vancouver Open Champion Nick Sherwood - Image Courtesy VGT Website

    Courtesy Vancouver Parks Golf/Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT)

    The Vancouver Open Golf Tournament hosted by Vancouver Parks Golf and sponsored by Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies brings a great field of Men and Women golfers to Fraserview, McCleery and Langara.

    Professional competitors come from the Vancouver Golf Tour, PGA of Canada, Mackenzie Tour Canada and other Mini-Tours. The flighted event is also open to amateurs with a registered handicap of 18 or less.

  • Blind Golf Championships In BC Wraps Up With The Kootenays Catching All Eyes

    Courtesy Darren Douma President, WCBGA

    British Columbia kicked off a ten-day stretch of Championship Blind Golf in Creston, BC with the first-ever BC Provincial Championships, July 5th and 6th. The Championships had five BC players participating and two who were newcomers to blind golf. 

    As one can see when looking at the results, both had success in their first championships. The Creston Golf Club provided a challenging course for these championships and Mother Nature also cooperated and provided great weather for the 36 holes of championship play.

    This event was also the lead-in to two other championship events to follow taking place in BC in Kimberley (The Western Canadian Blind Golf Championships) and Cranbrook (The ISPS Handa Canadian Blind Golf Championships).

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Roger Sloan’s Super Summer Continues; Amateur A.J. Ewart Wins Golden Ears Men’s Invitational; 12-year-old Michelle Liu Plays Her Way Into CP Women’s Open

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It is turning into a 'super summer' for Merritt’s Roger Sloan, who posted another top-10 finish Sunday on the PGA TOUR . Sloan tied for seventh at the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nev.

    In his last four events, Sloan has finished tied for 21st, T15, T10 and T7. He seems to have his game in solid shape with the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup playoffs set to start in two weeks.

    Sloan finished with 37 points at the Barracuda, an event that uses the Stableford scoring system. That was 10 points behind winner Collin Morikawa, a rookie from Los Angeles. The nice finish in Reno moved Sloan up 13 spots on the FedEx Cup points list to 91st.  Surrey’s Adam Svensson finished 65th in Reno, but dropped five spots on the FedEX Cup list to 171st.

    The PGA TOUR regular season wraps up at this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. The four British Columbians who are PGA TOUR regulars -- Sloan, Svensson, Adam Hadwin (No.41 on FedEx list) and Nick Taylor (No. 114) -- are all scheduled to play at the Wyndham.

  • Navarrosa Wins Canadian Women’s Amateur As BC's Liu Becomes Youngest Ever To Qualify For CP Women's Open

    BC's Michelle Liu Becomes The Youngest Player Ever To Earn Exemption Into The CP Women’s Open By Finishing As Low Canadian In The Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship -  (Credit: Justin Naro/ Golf Canada)

    RED DEER, Alta – Brianna Navarrosa of San Diego, Calif., shot 4 under 68, overcoming a four-stroke deficit to capture the 106th Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship held at Red Deer Golf & Country Club on Friday.

    Michelle Liu of Vancouver finished as the low Canadian of the tournament, becoming the youngest player ever to earn an exemption to the CP Women’s Open. Liu carded a final round of 2 over, finishing at 1 over on the tournament in a tie for 12th.

    Liu will be aged 12 years, nine months and six days when the 2019 CP Women’s Open tees off on August 22 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont.

  • The Legend Continues As Doug Roxburgh Wins His Fifth B.C. Senior Men’s Title

    The 2019 B.C. Senior & Super-Senior Champion, Doug Roxburgh - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- This can’t last forever, but in a way it seems like it already has. Doug Roxburgh keeps adding to his incredible amateur record that began way back in 1969, when he won both the B.C. Amateur and B.C. Junior Boys Championships as a 17-year-old.

    A half-century later, the Marine Drive Golf Club legend is still winning provincial championships. On Thursday evening at Vernon Golf & Country Club, the 67-year-old Roxburgh captured his fifth B.C. Senior Men’s title. Roxburgh closed with an even-par 72 to finish the 54-hole event at five-under par, two shots better than Jim Shaw of Sooke.

  • Roxburgh Carries Two-Shot Lead Into Final Round Of B.C. Senior Men’s Championship

    Vancouver's Doug Roxburgh Is Seeking His Fifth B.C. Seniors Title As He Heads Into Thursday's Final Round At Vernon G&CC  - Images Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VERNON -- Doug Roxburgh has a battle on his hands at the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship and he’s okay with that. 

    The 67-year-old Roxburgh will carry a slim two-shot lead into Thursday’s final round of the 54-hole championship at Vernon Golf & Country Club after his one-under 71 Wednesday left him at five-under for the tournament.

    Jim Shaw, a longtime Mission-area resident who now calls Sooke home, is second at three-under. Shaw fired a two-under 70 on Wednesday. Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper and Victoria’s Neil O’leary are tied for third at two-under.

  • Doug Roxburgh, Greg Bismeyer Share First-Round Lead At B.C. Senior Men’s Championship

    Doug Roxburgh (Inset Left) And Greg Bismeyer (Inset Right) Are Your Co-Leaders After Round One Of The B.C. Senior Men's Championship At Vernon G&CC - BC Golf File Photos

    A four-under 68 in Tuesday’s opening round gave Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh a share of the lead as the Canadian golf legend attempts to win his fifth B.C. Senior Men’s title.

    The 67-year-old Roxburgh, a 13-time B.C. Amateur and four-time Canadian Amateur champion, did most of his damage on the front side at Vernon Golf & Country Club. He birdied his first hole and three others on the front nine to make the turn in 32.

    Roxburgh, who is seeking his third straight Senior Men’s championship, shares the lead with Greg Bismeyer of Mission.

  • BC's Roger Sloan On Making The Most Of His Second Chance On The PGA TOUR. . .And The Beatles

    Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan Has His Golf Game In A Groove Of Late. And, Yes, He Does Know Something About Liverpool's Fab Four, Despite What Peter Kostis Thinks - Sloan Image Credit Alfie Lau/BC Golf (Beatles Image Used With Consent)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Roger Sloan wasn’t born Yesterday. Of course he knows who the Beatles are. Sloan, the 32-year-old Merritt product who is wrapping up a successful season on the PGA TOUR, laughs when the subject of the Fab Four is broached. “That is a funny story,” Sloan says.

    It was at the John Deere Classic earlier this month when CBS golf analyst Peter Kostis suggested on air that Sloan, who was in contention that week, didn’t really know anything about John, Paul, Ringo and George. Sloan says that could not be further from the truth.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Roxburgh looks for B.C. Senior win No. 5; Taylor clinches exempt status for 2019-20 season; Ashley Zibrik appointed Head Professional and Director of Golf at Shaughnessy

    Doug Roxburgh Will Be Going For B.C. Senior Men's Championship Number Five This Week In Vernon - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Doug Roxburgh will be seeking his fifth B.C. Senior Men’s Championship this week at Vernon Golf Club. The 67-year-old Roxburgh won last year’s championship by 10 shots at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton and will be looking for his third straight Senior Men’s title.

    The 13-time B.C. Amateur champion served notice earlier this month at Big Sky that his game is in solid shape. Roxburgh finished the 117th playing of the B.C. Amateur at Big Sky with a one-over 73 on a course that was set up at about 6,900 yards for the final round. And Roxburgh said that round could have been much better. “I played well,” he said. “I had good looks at birdie on the last three holes and didn’t make any of them.”

  • BCer's Chris Crisologo, Tristan Mandur Earn Spots In U.S. Amateur Championship

    BC's Chris Crisologo (Inset Left) And Tristan Mandur (Inset Right) Have Each Qualified For Next Month's Prestigious U.S. Amateur

    Richmond’s Chris Crisologo has played his way into next month’s United States Amateur Championship. Crisologo earned one of two available spots at a 36-hole qualifier at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Palouse, Wash. Crisologo fired rounds of 72 and 67 to finish one-under par for the day. That was six shots behind medalist Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash.

    The 119th playing of the U.S. Amateur goes Aug. 11-18 at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Crisologo, a member of Canada’s National Amateur Team and the 2018 B.C. Amateur champion, will be joined in the U.S. Amateur field by fellow British Columbian Tristan Mandur of North Cowichan.

  • The 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Golf Championships Registration Is Now Open

    The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Golf Championships will be hosted in partnership with xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam First Nation) at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy from August 16 - 18, 2019 in Vancouver, BC.

    Indigenous youth golfers are invited to attend this 3-day event sanctioned by the British Columbia Golf Association.

    Please note this event will also serve as a talent identification event to identify athletes to form a "Team BC Development Squad" to train for and pursue participation in the 2020 North American Indigenous Games held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from July 12 to 18, 2020.

  • Canadian Amputee And Disabled National Open 2019

    The 2019 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) will be held in Okotoks, Alberta at the River’s Edge Golf Club August 13 – 16, 2019. The event will be a 54-hole tournament open to all amputees and people with qualifying disabilities.