• Jordan Lu Named Sport BC Male High School Athlete Of The Year

    Jordan Lu (L) Awaits The Announcement Of His Male High School Athlete Of The Year Award As Coach Todd Kuspira (R) Looks On - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    The honours keep coming the way of University of Washington Huskies freshman Jordan Lu.

    Lu, the reigning British Columbia Amateur Champion and two-time British Columbia AAA High School Champion, was named Sport BC’s Male High School Athlete of the Year at the March 12 Sport BC Dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

  • Naomi Ko Named Female Junior Athlete Of Year At Sport BC Dinner

    A Smiling Naomi Ko Hears Her Name Called As The Sport BC Junior Female Athlete Of The Year Winner. Her Mother Adriana (R) Heartily Approves - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Naomi Ko of Victoria was a big winner at the Sport BC Dinner on March 12.

    Ko beat out cyclist Maggie Coles-Lyster and swimmer Emily Overholt to win the Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award.

  • SFU Clan Open 2015 With Top-Three Finish At NDNU Invitational

    2014 GNAC Champion Kevin Vigna Leads SFU Through Their First Competition Of 2015, Finishing As The Top GNAC Attendees

    by Jade Richardson, SFU Sports Info Co-Ordinator

    Livermore, CA – The eighth-ranked Simon Fraser University men’s golf team opened their 2015 schedule with a third-place finish at the Notre Dame de Namur Argonaut Invitational Monday and Tuesday at the Poppy Ridge Course in Livermore, CA.

  • The 20 Per Cent Discount For American Golfers

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Thousands of American golfers came to the Seattle Golf Show looking for golf bargains and discovered the 20 per cent discount by planning to come to Canada.

    Thousands of American golfers came to the Seattle Golf Show looking for golf bargains, yet only three Canadian exhibitors were astute enough to advertise to this growing segment of customers.

  • The New And The Old At High Performance Camp

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

     Megan Ratcliffe Attended Her First British Columbia Golf High Performance Camp And Made Fast Friends With Many Of The Girls

    Four new participants gave British Columbia Golf’s High Performance Camp a unique and new energy.

    With 13 of 17 young golfers attending their second British Columbia Golf High Performance Camp, there was certainly some overlap in concepts and ideas presented – most notably fitness and nutrition – but it wasn’t just the four new participants that gave the camp a unique and new energy.

  • Five Hopefuls Make Final Push To Make BC Team For Western Canada Summer Games

    by Alfie Lau

    Khan Lee, A.J. Ewart, Hannah Lee, Alisha Lau and Shirin Anjarwalla were attending their second British Columbia Golf High Performance Camp in five months

    For five young British Columbia golfers, it was a chance to show how much their games, attitude and mental games have developed and evolved.

  • British Columbia Golf House: A Museum For The Ages

    By ALfie Lau 

    The BC Golf House, once the former clubhouse of the golf course, has been lovingly transformed into one of the most unique museums in the province.

  • British Columbia Golf House: A Museum For The Ages

    By Alfie Lau - For more than 25 years, the little old building on Blanca Street, just behind the 16th green and beside the 17th tee box on the University Golf Club, has housed more than 200,000 golf artifacts and been one of the best-kept secrets in local sports.

  • Western Canada Summer Games Selection Time Nearing

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Time is ticking for the four boys and four girls who will comprise the British Columbia golf team for the Western Canada Summer Games to be held in Wood Buffalo, Alberta this August.

  • Kelowna's Megan Osland Co-Medalist In SJSU Tourney

    with files from SJSU

    Kelowna, B.C.’s Megan Osland was co-medalist to help the San Jose State women's golf team win the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational at the Almaden Golf & Country Club held February 23-24th.

  • 2015 Western Canada Summer Games Selection Camp

    February 17, 2015

    British Columbia Golf


    The 2015 Western Canada Summer Games will be hosted in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, from August 12-16th for the sport of golf.

    The Western Canada Summer Games brings together athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.

  • Noted PGA Of BC Teaching Professional Speaks Out On Recent Instruction Debate

    February 15, 2015

    by Rob Houlding, Rob Houlding Golf


    Well respected instructor Rob Houlding recently posted a commentary on his Facebook Golf Sports Science forum about the current controversy on the value of technology and science in golf teaching. An abridged version appears here...

    I have been observing (with amusement) an increase over the usual level of debate comparing ‘old school’ versus ‘new school’ teaching in golf, particularly from certain staff of the Golf Channel.

  • Following The B.C. Boys On The PGA TOUR’s West Coast Swing

    Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) Gained Valuable Experience At Pebble Beach

    February 15, 2015

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    By the time the final putt dropped on another brilliant day in Northern California and Brandt Snedeker won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the second time in three years, the best British Columbia golfers had already hightailed it out of the Monterey Peninsula.

    Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor will be getting ready to play practice rounds at Riviera for the Northern Trust Open this week while Roger Sloan is back in Houston to work on his game in anticipation of his next PGA TOUR stop, hopefully in Florida.

    Victoria’s Cory Renfrew will be trying to Monday qualify for Riviera with a 12:55 p.m. tee time alongside Billy Mayfair and aspiring PGA TOUR pros Ryan Williams and Adam Cornelson will be planning their Web.com schedules for the spring.

    After three weeks covering this golden generation of British Columbia golf professionals, this much is clear: It’s a roller coaster ride of emotions for these young men as they pursue their golf dreams.

  • B.C.'s Adam Svensson Repeats As Matlock Collegiate Champion

    February 13, 2015

    Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada

    LAKELAND, Florida (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada’s Adam Svensson continued his winning ways, notching the second win of his junior season with a victory at the Matlock Collegiate Classic.

  • Put Him In Coach: Matt Palsenbarg Is Everywhere

    Cory Renfrew (L) With Coach Matt Palsenbarg (image credit Alfie Lau)

    January 28th, 2015


    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    When we last saw Matt Palsenbarg, Golf LAB at Northview Golf & Country Club co-owner, he had spent two action-packed days teaching some of the best British Columbia juniors high-performance golf techniques.

    He started this week on Monday, giving a presentation on those high-performance techniques to PGA of BC professionals at the Vancouver Golf Club.

    He had just enough time to get home to spend some time scootering with his daughter when he found out that another of his charges, Victoria’s Cory Renfrew, had Monday qualified for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

  • Victoria's Cory Renfrew Monday Qualifies For Waste Management Phoenix Open

    January 26, 2015

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It was just after 6 p.m. at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale and almost too dark to see anything, but Victoria’s Cory Renfrew smiled so widely that it almost lit up the course.

    Renfrew, listed officially as a Scottsdale resident – he does live here with roommate Eric Hawerchuk, as they chase their golf dreams – is the pride of Victoria and shot a (-6) round of 66 on the Pine Course at McCormick Ranch to claim one of the three spots into the Waste Management Open, Phoenix’s biggest party masquerading as a golf tournament.

  • Adam Svensson Works With Rob Houlding On His Swing

    January 1, 2015

    Inside Golf

    Recently in a tune-up session at Houlding’s Golf Academy the two put together a recording of how Svensson could hit either a fade or a draw from virtually the same set up, changing only his alignment by a ball width or so.

    Watch as coach Houlding asks Svensson how he sets up for each type of shot and then goes through the technical numbers from his TrackMan equipment confirming how solid Svensson is striking the ball and creates each flight pattern with a minimal alteration to his address position.  Watch the video
  • The Bright Future For British Columbia Golf In 2015

    December 20, 2014

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    The history books may show 2014 as the year British Columbia golfers thrust themselves onto the world stage, but to understand how this happened, you have to go 150 miles south, to the campus of the University of Washington Huskies golf teams.

    Men’s coach Matt Thurmond and women’s coach Mary Lou Mulflur have successfully mined a sterling crop of British Columbia golfers who have bright futures in front of them.

  • B.C. Amateur Champion Jordan Lu Hopes To Add More Titles In 2015

    December 18, 2014
    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf
    The thrill of the chase will always be a part of Jordan Lu’s golf story.
    The Vancouver teenager had to chase down Burnaby’s Michael Belle at the British Columbia Amateur last July and after a closing hole birdie drew him even with Belle, it would take five playoff holes before Lu was victorious, taking home the Bostock Trophy and the 112th British Columbia Amateur title.
    “[Winning] makes me feel that my game has gotten a lot better. Last year I came in tied at 22nd in the BC Amateur,” said Lu after receiving his trophy.
  • Taylor Kim’s Golden Golfing Credentials

    December 18, 2014

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    During the school year, Surrey golfer Taylor Kim is a proud member of the Kent State Golden Flashes university women’s golf team.

    But the rest of the year, the former Team Canada member is winning titles, most notably the 111th British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur at Kamloops Golf and Country Club.

    Kim finished two strokes ahead of another Surrey golfer, A Ram Choi, to take home the top prize in provincial women’s amateur golf.

    Kim, who honed her game alongside Team Canada superstar Brooke Henderson, had a simple game plan for winning the BC Women’s Amateur.