• B.C. Golf Notes: Tough Times For Canadians On Mackenzie Tour; Crisologo Looks To Make Amends At U.S. Amateur

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo, Shown Here At The B.C. Amateur At Morgan Creek Last Month, Is In The Field At The U.S. Amateur This Week At Riviera GC In Los Angeles - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A tie for second on Sunday by veteran Wes Heffernan of Calgary notwithstanding, it has been a tough year for Canadians on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit.

    Eight events into the 12-tournament season, Kimberley’s Jared du Toit is the top Canadian on the Mackenzie Tour’s money list. And he’s 22nd.

    That’s right, there’s not a single Canadian inside the top 20. To this point anyway, it’s the worst year for Canadians since the PGA TOUR started running what used to be the Canadian Tour in 2013.

  • Team B.C. Captures Three Silver Medals And A Bronze At Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg

    Team BC From The Golf Competiton At The 2017 Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg. From L-R: Tristan Mandur, Nolan Thoroughgood, Keaton Gudz, Alisha Lau, Hannah Lee And Tiffany Kong - Image Credit Christine Wong/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The gold rush finally ended for Team British Columbia at the Canada Summer Games, but there were plenty of silver linings.

    The boys and girls teams each took home silver medals, and Richmond’s Alisha Lau won silver in the individual girls competition as the Canada Summer Games golf tournament concluded Friday at Southwood Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg. Tristan Mandur of Mill Bay added a bronze in the boys individual competition.

  • Four PGA TOUR Winners Commit To Playing The 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Clockwise From Top L: Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Jerry Kelly And Rocco Mediate Have All Committed To Competing In 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In Victoria - Image Courtesy SportBox PR

    VICTORIA, B.C. (August 10, 2017) – Tournament Organizers announced today that four golf stars have committed to playing in the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship; Tom Lehman, Mark O’Meara, Jerry Kelly and Rocco Mediate will all be joining the famed field.

    The event will take place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 11-17, 2017.

  • Mayfair Lakes GC Goes Forward By Moving A Step Back

    Mayfair Lakes GC In Richmond Have Taken A Step Backward - In Order To Move Forward - As They've Re-Positioned Their Tee Blocks For The Good Of The Game - Image Courtesy Facility

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Red, white and blue have taken on a new meaning at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course.

    The Richmond course has flipped its tees in an effort to convince its players -- mainly the male ones -- to play from the appropriate set of tees. And according to general manager Mike Smedstad, it’s working.

    The back tees at Mayfair are now red, which traditionally have been the forward tees at most courses.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Bumps Slump With Top-Five Finish In WGC debut; du Toit Low Canadian In Edmonton

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin Surpassed The $3Million Mark For The Year With His 5th Place Finish In The Bridgestone Invitational - Image Courtesy @adamhadwin.com

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Hadwin made his World Golf Championship debut a highly impressive one as he finished tied for fifth in a field that included 49 of the top 50 players in the world. Hadwin closed with a one-under 69 at Firestone Country Club to finish the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at seven-under par.

    Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama ran away from the field, shooting a nine-under 61 Sunday to finish at 16-under par and five shots ahead of American Zach Johnson. Hadwin, who had missed three straight cuts, did more than bump a slump at the Bridgestone. He also boosted his chances of making the International team at this fall’s Presidents Cup.

  • Surrey’s Susan Xiao Sweeps Canadian Junior And Juvenile Titles

    Surrey's Susan Xiao Holds The Trophy Alongside One Of Canada's Finest Following Her Victory In The Canadian Junior Girls Championship - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    Delta’s Mary Parsons Ties For Second; Two Other British Columbians In Top 10

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Susan Xiao didn’t make a bogey Friday until it really didn’t matter. The only blemish on Xiao’s card in the final round of the Canadian Junior Girls Championship came on the par 4 17th hole, where a bogey cut the 15-year-old Surrey resident’s lead to five shots from six. Xiao figured she could hang on from there.

    She did just that, parring the 18th hole to win by five shots. She also captured the Juvenile Championship for players 16 and under, which was being contested at the same time at Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland, Ont.

  • BC's Mandur, Thoroughgood Place 2nd In Canadian Junior/Juvenile Boys Championship

    Tristan Mandur (L) Finished Second At The Canadian Junior Boys Championship While Fellow Vancouver Island Resident Nolan Thoroughgood R) Placed Fourth And Was The Runner-Up In The Juvenile Division - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Tristan Mandur and Nolan Thoroughgood both had to settle for silver on Thursday. Next week, they’ll try to strike gold. Mandur finished second at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship that wrapped up Thursday at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club in Kingston, Ont. Thoroughgood finished second in the Juvenile division for players 16 and under. He was solo fourth overall in the Junior championship.

    It was a terrific result for the two Vancouver Island golfers, who next week will be part of an all-southern Vancouver Island B.C. team at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

  • Three From B.C. In Field As USGA Announces Tee Times For 117th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

    From L-R: BCer's Mary Parsons, Naomi Ko And Kathrine Chan Are In The Field For The 117th U.S. Women's Amateur Next Week In San Diego - British Columbia Golf Photo

    FAR HILLS, N.J. (Aug. 2, 2017) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 117th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the 6,423-yard, par-72 San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

    The U.S. Women’s Amateur consists of 18 holes of stroke play on Aug. 7 and 18 holes of stroke play on Aug. 8, after which the field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. There will then be six rounds of match play, starting Wednesday, Aug. 9. The championship is scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday, Aug. 13.

  • Community Spirit The Heart Of Myrtle Point Golf Course

    The Members Make The difference At One Of British Columbia’s Hidden Golfing Gems, Myrtle Point GC In Powell River - Image Credit 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    POWELL RIVER -- It began as a labour of love. More than a quarter-century later, nothing much has changed at Myrtle Point Golf Course. The fact is Myrtle Point would never have been built without a huge contribution from volunteers.

    That same community spirit helps keep the course in the wonderful shape it was in when it recently played host to the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Shin’s Big Finish Clinches Golden Ears Win; Wong Records First Albatross In VGT History

    Golden Ears 2017 Champion John Shin Holds The Winner's Trophy At Pitt Meadows Golf Club - Image Credit VGT/Mike West

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    His opponent opened the back nine with an albatross, so John Shin knew he had to respond with a big finish of his own. How does birdie, birdie, eagle sound? It got the job done for Shin, who made like Jordan Spieth at the Open Championship with his finish Sunday at the Golden Ears Men’s Invitational at Pitt Meadows Golf Club.

    Shin, who closed with an eight-under 64 to finish the 36-hole event at 11-under par, won by two shots over Eugene Wong. It was Wong who registered that two on Pitt Meadows’ par 5 10th hole on Sunday. Vancouver Golf Tour commissioner Fraser Mulholland said he thinks it is the first albatross recorded on his tour.

  • NGCOA Canada Acquires Vancouver Golf & Travel Show, Event Re-Branded As Vancouver GOLFEXPO

    Vancouver GOLFEXPO Becomes The 7th Consumer Golf Show Owned And Operated by The National Golf Course Owners Association

    Vancouver, BC [July 28, 2017] - The British Columbia Chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada (NGCOA Canada) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Lower Mainland’s consumer golf exposition from previous owners Owen Hoskinson and John Tipping of Cascadia Events (Seattle, WA) which will be re-branded as Vancouver GOLFEXPO.

    This recent acquisition marks the seventh consumer golf show owned and operated by NGCOA Canada and its over 1,300 members across Canada.

  • Roxburgh Goes Wire To Wire To Win His Third B.C. Senior Title

    Doug Roxburgh Accepts The BC Senior Men's Championship Trophy From British Columbia Golf President Patrick Kelly - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf


    POWELL RIVER -- Legends apparently don’t retire. They just keep winning championships. Doug Roxburgh, at age 65, added another line to his Hall of Fame resume on Thursday, winning the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship at Myrtle Point Golf Club in Powell River.

    It was Roxburgh’s third B.C. Senior Men’s title to go along with his 13 B.C. Amateur Championship titles, four Canadian Amateur crowns, his Canadian Senior championship and countless other titles. He won with a score of one-under par after closing the 54-hole event with an even-par 72.

  • Canadian Junior Boys Championship Heads To Cataraqui Golf & Country Club

    The 79th Playing Of The National Junior Championship Is Set Go July 31st At The Cataraqui G&CC In Kingston ON, With A Large Contingent Of Players From BC Taking Part Including Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart (L) And Duncan's Callum Davison (R) - Images Credit British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    KINGSTON, Ont. –  Cataraqui Golf & Country Club will welcome the nation’s best young golfers for the 2017 Canadian Junior Boy Championship. The 79th playing of the tournament will take place between July 31-Aug. 3 and will consist of 156 of many of the nation’s best junior golfers, including all four members of Team Canada’s Development Squad.

    Included in that field are 29 players from British Columbia including Team Canada Development Squad member A.J. Ewart and Callum Davison, (both pictured above) who is 3rd in the Future Links Order of Merit.

  • Roxburgh Survives Late Double-Bogey Retains Two-Shot Lead At B.C. Senior Men’s Championship

    Don't Look Now But Doug Roxburgh Is In Position To Win Yet Another BC Provincial Title At Myrtle Point GC in The Senior Mens Championship - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    POWELL RIVER -- Doug Roxburgh had just stuck his approach to the 10th green inches from the cup for his third straight birdie when one of his playing partners joked about having to try and find a way to slow him down.

    “I’m going to do a Nancy Kerrigan on him,” deadpanned Pemberton’s Lance Lundy. For a while, it looked like it might take a 7-iron to the knees to stop Roxburgh in the second round of the B.C. Senior Men’s Championship at Myrtle Point Golf Club in Powell River.

  • Live Scoring and Wrap-Ups From The 2017 BC Men's Senior & Super-Senior Championships

    Defending BC Senior Men's Champion Harry Ferguson Is Back At Myrtle Point To Defend The Title He Won Last Year At Shuswap Lake Estates GC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    As the 2017 British Columbia Golf Championship season moves into its back-nine, we see the Senior & Super-Senior Men's events taking place at Myrtle Point GC in Powell River. 

    As always the tournament boasts a strong field that includes many of the top senior players in BC and the Pacific Northwest. The defending champion is Invermere's Harry Ferguson and he'll be trying to retain his crown with the likes of past Senior Mens' Champions Doug RoxburghJohn Gallacher, Gudmund Lindbjerg and Sandy Harper looking to wrest the trophy back. 

    The BC Senior Men's Championship is open to male players aged 55 and older as of the first day of the Canadian Senior Men's Championship - (September 11, 2017) . The Super-Senior Championship is open to players aged 65 and older. Maximum field size is 156 players.

    Each Championship is 54-hole gross stroke play (NO CUT). Players will be competing in all events in which they are age eligible. The Zone Team Championship is held concurrently with the first and second rounds of the Championship. Four person zone teams are named by each zone prior to the start of the tournament. The zone team competition uses the low 3 of 4 scores each day. 

    There is also a Best-Ball Competition where players may make up their own 2-man teams from the field.

    CLICK HERE for further information and live scoring.

  • Redwoods Golf Course Is Raising Money For The BC Wildfire Victims

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    This year’s weather has been wild; record breaking snowfall over winter, enormous amounts of rain and flooding through spring, and now a summer fire season that is one for the BC history books.

    People from all over the province, and country, are being affected by the fires in the interior and northern BC—whether you’re from there, vacation there, or have friends and family there, we all are connected to the people and places that are currently under evacuation, or that have been destroyed by fires in the last few weeks.

    In light of the wildfires, Redwoods is using their knowledge, resources, and connections in the industry and community to do one of the things they do best: hosting a golf tournament to raise money for those displaced by the BC Wildfires.

  • BC Golf Notes: A Tournament Tough Roxburgh Seeks Third B.C. Senior Title; Six British Columbians In RBC Canadian Open

    Doug Roxburgh Will Seek His Third B.C. Senior Men's Title This Week At Myrtle Point GC In Powell River - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In his last four B.C. Senior Men’s Championships, Doug Roxburgh has finished first twice, second and third. Don’t be surprised if he contends again at this week’s championship at Myrtle Point Golf Course in Powell River.

    Roxburgh proved at last week’s B.C. Amateur Championship that his game is in good shape. He comfortably made the cut in his 51st B.C. Amateur, a tournament he has won a record 13 times. And Roxburgh has been playing more tournament golf of late than he has in several years.

    Over the last month, he has competed at the Kelowna Senior, the Rivershore Senior in Kamloops, the B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship, the Ogopogo Invitational in Kelowna and last week’s B.C. Amateur at Morgan Creek in Surrey.

  • Golf Canada CEO Meets With BC Golf Industry Leaders

     AGA-BC Directors Meet With New Golf Canada CEO, Laurence Applebaum, At Point Grey Golf & Country Club. (From Left) Jerry Rousseau, Western Canada Turfgrass Association, Donald Miyazaki, PGA of BC, Mike Whalen, Canadian Society of Club Managers, Laurence Applebaum, Golf Canada, Kris Jonasson, British Columbia Golf, Joan Probert, National Golf Course Owner’s Association, Eric Beck, National Golf Course Owner’s Association, Trevor Smith, Allied Golf Association of BC President, Dale Jackson, Golf Canada. (Photo/AGA-BC)

    By Jeff Sutherland 

    Barely into his start, Golf Canada's new CEO is already making the rounds.

    Laurence Applebaum, who spent the last five years as executive vice-president of the Women’s Tennis Association, set an aggressive 21-day schedule to meet with golf industry leaders across Canada... all on their home turf.

    His stop in BC was July 19th, hosted by the Point Grey Golf and Country Club and was an opportunity for break out meetings with four separate groups including the directors of the Allied Golf Association (AGA) of BC (a collective of individual provincial golf sector leaders).

  • B.C. Coaches Gear-Up For Canadian Championships

    British Columbia Golf Coaches Clockwise From Top Left: Matt Cella, Keri Moffat, Colin Lavers And Jennifer Greggain - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    With two Canadian Junior Championships coming up, B.C.’s four coaches will be at the national championships working with two provincial teams and two development teams.

    The coaches will be travelling with 14 B.C. juniors to national competitions and coaching them throughout the week. Both of the championships take place the same week of July 31st - August 4th in Ontario, with the boys in Kingston at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club and the girls in Cumberland playing the Camelot Golf & Country Club.

    As fortunate as our province is to have some very fine golfers on both the women’s and men’s sides, this seems a good time to acknowledge the behind the scenes contribution by the dedicated B.C. Golf coaches.

  • DuVall Prevails In Playoff To Win 115th B.C. Amateur Championship

    The 2017 British Columbia Amateur Champion, Jake DuVall, Holds The Bostock Trophy Over His Head After Winning The Title In A Playoff Over Washington's Jacob Koppenberg - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It may have been the biggest fist-pump in the 115-year history of the B.C. Amateur Championship.

    Victoria’s Jake DuVall was more than a little excited when he rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey.

    “This is huge,” an elated DuVall said. “I have never really won any big tournament anywhere near the stature of this one. It kind of gives me belief going forward into golf, thinking about turning pro, that I can do it in pressure situations and I am really excited.”