• 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.

  • BC's Susan Xiao Bestows Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour With ANA Inspiration Grant

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao, The 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Champion, Has Chosen The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018 - Image Courtesy MJT

    For Immediate Release

    Vancouver, BC – (February 13, 2018) – Canada’s top female Junior Golfer, Susan Xiao, 16, of Surrey, British Columbia, has selected the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018, helping to launch the 20th season of Canada’s number one played Junior Golf Tour on a high note.

    The top-ranked girls in each of ANA’s 11 North American Gateway Cities - of which Vancouver is one – who have qualified into the ANA Inspiration tournament held by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, March 22-25, 2018, are each given the opportunity to give a local golf association that has impacted their life a grant of $5000, courtesy of ANA and the AJGA.

  • More Than 30 Courses Celebrating Anniversaries In 2018

    The Venerable Victoria Golf Club, The Oldest 18-Hole Golf Course In Canada Still On Its Original Site, Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary This Year - Images Courtesy Victoria GC

    It's the 'Year of the Anniversary' in the Pacific Northwest with no fewer than 30 golf facilities recognizing significant milestone anniversaries in 2018. 

    Courtesy of the hard work and dedication of curator Mike Riste, The BC Golf House Society has identified more than 30 PNGA courses celebrating an anniversary this year.

  • Are Golf Courses Too Short?

    Image credit (Michael Schroeder/ Golf Canada)

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “Bifurcation” is a word we’re hearing more and more in the world of golf. It means to divide into two parts. But don’t let that simple definition fool you. It’s an increasingly controversial concept that strikes at the heart of the game as we know it.

    The first area of the current bifurcation debate relates to the Rules of Golf. Should there be one set of guidelines for recreational golfers and another for elite amateurs and professionals?

    The second bone of contention, which has set off near panic among many of my colleagues in the golf media and some golf administrators, is this: Are golf courses too short? Do we need to stretch them to 8,000 yards? Do we need to rein in the ever-advancing ball and club technology?

    No. And no.

  • Victoria, BC's Cory Renfrew Joins CJGA Tournament Team

    - Former Tour Player Takes Over Reigns as CJGA B.C. Tournament Director -

    Courtesy Canadian Junior Golf Association

    Richmond Hill, Ont. (February 4, 2018) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Cory Renfrew, a former Mackenzie-PGA TOUR Canada player from Victoria, B.C. as its new Tournament Director for the province of British Columbia.

    "I'm incredibly excited to take on this new challenge as BC Tournament Director for the CJGA and continue to develop junior golf on the west coast". Said Renfrew when asked about joining the CJGA competitions team.

  • Four-Time BC Amateur Champ James Lepp Keynote Speaker At UFV Fundraiser

    The University of the Fraser Valley athletic department invites you to participate in the success of its student-athletes by attending the second annual Cascades Scholarship Breakfast on Feb. 21!

    This fundraising event will be held at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre Abbotsford, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and will feature keynote speaker James Lepp.

  • Three Canadians, Two From BC, Crack Top 10 At Panama Championship

    Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan, Seen Here Getting Set To Tee Off At Bear Mountain GC In Victoria, Finished 4th In The Web.com Tour's Panama Championship - Image Credit Alfie Lau/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Canadian trio of Roger Sloan, Ryan Yip and Adam Svensson all finished inside the top 10 on Sunday at Web.com Tour’s Panama Championship.

    Sloan, from Merritt B.C., paced the Canadians with a final-round 66 to climb into sole possession of 4th place at 4-under par for the tournament. The finish marks his first top-10 finish early into the 2018 season (he collected four in 2017).

  • Grizzly Golf Tour Announces 2018 Junior And Cub Schedule

    Images Courtesy Grizzly Tour

    For Immediate Release

    Vancouver, B.C. - Local young golfers will have plenty of opportunities to learn the game and develop their competitive skills on a full schedule of tournaments on the 2018 Grizzly Golf Tour [GGT].

    The GGT Cub Division for boys and girls aged 5 to 15 has a full complement of 30 tournaments, and the Junior Division for girls and boys aged 12 to 18 features 20 tournaments this year. These tournaments are posted on the GGT website www.grizzlygolftour.com.

  • Big B.C. Influence In Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Powered By RBC

    Players from British Columbia are once again very prominent in this week's Top 10 as published by Golf Canada. Richmond's Chris Crisologo rode his win in the prestigious South American Amateur to the number 4 spot in the country among amateur men.

    Other notable names from B.C. making some moves this week in the rankings are Surrey's Michelle Kim, Adam Svensson and Hannah Leealong with Nanaimo's Zach Anderson, while Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin continues to be the number one ranked professional male in Canada.

  • Two From BC Named To Golf Canada 2018 Young Pro Squad

     Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (L) And Kimberley's Jared du Toit (R) Are BC's Contributions To The 2018 Golf Canada Young Pro Squad - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the eight athletes—four female and four male—who have been selected to the 2018 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2018 Women’s Young Pro Squad is Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec City), Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.), Augusta James (Bath, Ont.), and Jennifer Ha (Calgary) while Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver), Albin Choi (Toronto) and Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) will represent the Men’s Young Pro Squad.

  • B.C.'s Gail Graham, A.V. Macan Latest Inductees Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    BC's Gail Graham (L) Is The Newest Member Of The Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame To Go In As A Player, While Renowned Golf Course Architect A.V. Macan Was Inducted Posthumously In The Builder Category - Images Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Archives

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Gail Graham has always had a connection of sorts to A.V. Macan, one that was strengthened Thursday when the two British Columbians were announced as the latest inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

    Graham, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is an honorary member at Kelowna Golf & Country Club, one of many courses that the prolific Macan designed in B.C. and throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Graham’s brother, Rob Anderson, also happens to be the head professional at Kelowna.

  • Vancouver GOLFEXPO Special Promo Code Now Available Online

    Yes, it's that time of year again. Thank goodness. With the start of each new year comes the desire to get ready to head out onto the local golf links in our fine province as Spring is surely just around the corner. 

    And one of the harbingers of that time of year is of course the Vancouver GOLFEXPO, where golf enthusiasts can get an early start on special deals for their favourite courses, see the latest exciting equipment that's being offered and do some great pre-season shopping for apparel as well.

    The Vancouver GOLFEXPO is now under the management of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) of Canada and with that there promises to be a host of new and different experiences at the show so be sure to come and check it out.

    Find out more details and get the discount PROMO CODE for your ticket below. 

  • BC's Adam Svensson Wins Web.com Tour's The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic

    Surrey, BC's Adam Svensson Broke Through For His First Win On The Web.com Tour In The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic - (Kevin Prise/PGA TOUR)

    Courtesy Web.com Tour

    GREAT ABACO, The Bahamas – Canadian Adam Svensson picked up his first Web.com Tour win at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club in his 58th career start.

    The 34-year-old from Surrey, British Columbia carded a final-round, 4-under-par 68. His 17-under-par 271 total was good for a one-stroke victory over rookie phenom Sungjae Im, who missed a 10-footer on the 72nd hole to force overtime.

    “It's a relief,” said Svensson, who couldn’t see Im’s birdie bid at the last. “Your heart is racing and when it's over it slows down, and you realize what you've done. I just so thrilled I got the win and just so happy.”

  • Golf Journalists Association Of Canada Names 2017 Players Of The Year

    Abbotsford, B.C.'s Adam Hadwin Was Selected As Both The Male Professional Player Of The Year And The Canadian Golf Story Of The Year For 2017 By The Golf Journalists Association Of Canada (GJAC) - Image Courtesy Kelly Murray

    TORONTO – Adam Hadwin had a career year in 2017, and as the calendar changed, he added two more honours.

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is proud to announce Hadwin, Josh Whalen, Judith Kyrinis, and Brooke Henderson as the 2017 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Hadwin’s magical season where he notched his first PGA TOUR victory, shot 59, and played on the Presidents Cup team was also named the Canadian Golf Story of the Year.

  • 2018 BC Sport Conference Huge Success

    BC Golf Proud To Be A Partner For The Conference Which Was A Great Learning Experience For Attending Golf Coaches

    About 250 people took in the fourth annual BC Sport Leadership Conference this past Sunday at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, B.C.

    Attendees represented a variety of sports and organizations, including, volleyball, softball, Tennis, British Columbia Golf, synchronized swimming, Special Olympics, lacrosse, boxing, viaSport and the BC Games Society, just to name a few.

    Red travel coffee mugs, provided by belairdirect, awaited excited attendees as they entered the ballroom for a day of fun, learning and networking.

    Emcee, Matt Baker from TSN 1040/BC Lions, welcomed everyone, took care of a few ‘housekeeping’ items and kept the show running like a well-oiled machine.

    Up first, five-time Olympian, Natalie Cook kicked things off with energy and her presentation titled Believe: Strategies & Practical Tips toBuild Confidence in Individuals and Teams.

  • BC's Chris Crisologo Wins South American Amateur Title

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Became The First Canadian Male To Win The South American Amateur With His 4 Stroke Victory In Buenos Aires - Image Courtesy Argentina Golf Association

    By Golf Canada

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – National Amateur Squad member Chris Crisologo hoisted the South American Amateur trophy on Tuesday following a four-stroke victory at the Martindale Country Club.

    The Richmond, B.C., native struggled early in the final round, going 4-over par through his first five holes before recovering on the back nine with four birdies. Crisologo, 23, recorded the tournament’s two lowest rounds (64-66) to hold a lead as large as seven.

    He went on to close the event at 13-under par, four strokes clear of runner-up Alejandro Tosti of Argentina.

  • Local Grizzly Golf Tour Announces New Managing Director And Tournament Operations Manager

    For Immediate Release  - January 12, 2018 

    Grizzly Golf Tour Bites Into Local Golf Market With Signing Of Managing Director And Tournament Operations Manager                                        

    Vancouver, B.C. - The Grizzly Golf Tour [GGT] is proud to announce the signing of PGA of Canada golf professional Brad Ewart as Managing Director and Tournament Operations Manager.

    Ewart, 62, brings a wealth of golf and media experience to the Grizzly Golf Tour. A Teaching Professional at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course and Class ‘A’ member of the PGA of Canada,
    for the past six years Ewart has served as a Tournament Director for the Canadian Junior Golf Association.

    “Our focus at the GTT is to do our part in growing the game of golf in B.C. ” said Ewart. “Affordable and inclusive: if we can maintain that mandate and bring as many new golfers into the game as we can, then we will be doing our job.”

  • 2017 In review: Milestones

    The year 2017 hass drawn to a close and what a year it was for Canadian golf. Our pros won literally around the world and on just about every tour imaginable. Our amateurs of all ages made Canada proud at home and abroad. And, off the course, there were significant moments that are well worth memorializing as 2018 gets underway.

    This is the third of a three-part series remembering most, if not all, of those memorable moments.

    (If we’ve unintentionally overlooked any—there were so many, after all!—please let us know on Twitter or Facebook.)

  • BC Schools Top List Of Golf Coaches Association Of Canadian Poll At Halfway Mark

    The University Of Victoria Vikes' Lawren Rowe Helped Lead His Team To The Number One Men's Ranking At The Midway Point Of The University/College Golf Season - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    The Golf Coaches Association of Canada, in partnership with Golf Canada, have announced the mid-season poll rankings for both the men’s and women’s University/College golf teams.

    Schools from the province of British Columbia once again figure prominently in those polls, with the UBC T'Birds Women and University of Victoria Vikes Men's squads leading their respective national categories. See the complete rankings below.

  • Me, Golf, And Mr. Harry White

    A Photo From A Junior Event Held At Westwood Plateau A Few Years Back With A Young Chris Crisologo (3rd From Left Standing, Middle Row) And His Acknowledged Mentor Harry White (Back Row, Centre) - Image Courtesy Brad Ewart (Kneeling, Far Right In Photo) 

    One of Harry White's most gracious and talented young disciples, Chris Crisologo, pays tribute to the gentleman who helped him fall in love with the game, but more importantly, as Chris iterates, taught him so many valuable life lessons.

     

    By Chris Crisologo (reprinted with permission)

    The one question I get asked often is ‘why did you choose golf?’ The short and quick answer I like to give is that my dad thought it was a good idea to introduce me to all sports and see which one stuck.

    Here’s the long story that got me hooked to competitive golf, one that seems very fitting.