• British Columbia Golf Member Club Membership Opportunities

    British Columbia Golf is proud to represent over 300 member golf clubs throughout our province. There's an old saying that "Membership has its privileges" and while that's true, being a member of a golf facility provides so much more than merely privileges.

    The benefits to all involved are numerous and often it's merely a matter of knowing what is available in order to make a solid choice and begin enjoying those benefits right away.

    With that in mind, we present here links to British Columbia Golf member clubs who are offering membership opportunities and just what those opportunities entail as far as categories, price ranges etc. 

    Please click on the links associated with the clubs listed below to see what is being offered and how you can begin getting the most out of your 'golf time'. 

  • The R&A And USGA Release 2017 Distance Study

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Publication

    (5 March 2018, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA) - The R&A and the USGA have completed the annual review of driving distance in golf, producing a research report that documents and evaluates important findings from the 2017 season.

    Introduced in 2015, the annual report examines driving distance data from seven of the major worldwide professional golf tours, based on nearly 300,000 drives per year. The data from studies of male and female amateur golfers is also included.

  • BC Golf Community Saddened By Passing Of Longtime Creston GC Assistant Pro

    British Columbia Golf wishes to extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Cherie A. Baker (Harrison) who passed away on February 8th. As such, we offer a memoriam from her family here in commemoration of Cherie's life and long involvement with the game of golf. 

    Cherie A. Baker (nee Harrison)

    April 8th, 1947 – February 8th, 2018

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Cherie A. Baker (Harrison), age 70, of Creston, BC, who passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, AB, where she was undergoing treatment for cancer.

    Cherie was born in 1947, in Nelson, BC, to Harry and Louise (Peebles) Harrison and moved to Creston in 1974.

    Cherie was very athletic and enjoyed playing sports all of her life. She was an avid skier for many years and a member of the curling club, where she enjoyed league and bonspiel curling.

    Her favorite sport was golf. She became a member of the LPGA for five years and worked for 23 years at Creston Golf Club as assistant pro. She enjoyed teaching others to golf, but most enjoyed playing in tournaments with her friends.

    In the summer, Cherie loved going back to Nelson and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

    Cherie was an amazingly funny, loving, sensitive and caring woman. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by family and so many friends on and off the golf courses and curling rinks throughout the Kootenays.

    She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Gerry) Mesenchuk, her children, Jill Gagnon and Warren (Karen), her grandchildren, Bradley, Justin, Alyssa and Adam, her sister, Mary Lou (Don) Laishley and her brother, Bob (Kathie).

    Numerous Mesenchuk family members who provided and continue to provide amazing support, extended family and countless friends.

    She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Bill.

    A Celebration of Life in honour of Cherie will be planned for April.

  • Steam Whistle Named Official Beer Partner Of Golf Canada, The RBC Canadian Open & CP Women’s Open

    – Steam Whistle Partners With Golf Canada To Enhance The Experience At Canada’s National Open Championships And On Courses Across The Country –

    Written by Dan Pino/ Golf Canada

    Toronto, Ontario (Golf Canada) – The Good Beer Folks at Steam Whistle, Canada’s Premium Pilsner, have announced a new partnership to become the Official Beer of Golf Canada, the RBC Canadian Open and the CP Women’s Open.

    Through the multi-year partnership, Steam Whistle will work alongside Golf Canada to encourage more enthusiasts to enjoy a cold Steam Whistle Pilsner during a round of golf with friends and at Canada’s National Men’s and Women’s Open Championships. The agreement represents Steam Whistle’s largest partnership in their history, a significant milestone for the independent Canadian brewer.

  • 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

    OR

    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.

    THIS CAMP IS NOW SOLD OUT

    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.

    Rules:

    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

    FREE FREE MEET & GREET RECEPTION SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018 

    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. 

    LOCATION:

    BC GOLF MUSEUM 

    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. 

    REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE EVENT. 

    SEE YOU ON MARCH 11TH. 

    GOOD GOLFING. 

     
  • 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.