• 2020 CP Women’s Leadership Summit To Be Held Virtually

    - Third annual business summit to inspire empowerment will be held online Tuesday, September 1, with complimentary admission -

    - Panelists include CP Ambassadors Brooke Henderson and Lorie Kane; Olympians Marnie McBean and Perdita Felicien; as well as executive and educator, Candy Ho and CP executive Pam Arpin -

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) has announced the third annual CP Women’s Leadership Summit will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, with complimentary access.

    The intent of the CP Women’s Leadership Summit is to bring together like-minded female business leaders for an opportunity to network, as well as inspire empowerment and philanthropy among women. This year’s Summit will feature four sessions, running from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, and will be hosted by TSN anchor Lindsay Hamilton.

    The CP Women’s Leadership Summit will also help raise funds for the BC Children's Hospital Foundation, the primary charity partner of the 2021 CP Women's Open, with online donations supporting the health and wellness of children at the BC Children’s Hospital.

  • Victoria’s William Bishop Rides Hot Putter To B.C. Juvenile Boys Title

    Victoria's William Bishop Is The 2020 BC Boys Juvenile Champion - All Images Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    DUNCAN -- William Bishop rolled in six birdie putts, made a couple of great par saves and won going away Thursday at the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club.

    The 16-year-old from Victoria has had quite the summer. Thursday’s win followed his triumph at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship in late July at Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course in Kelowna.

    “Oh yeah, it’s been an enjoyable summer,” said Bishop, who shot three rounds in the 60s at Cowichan’s A.V. Macan-designed layout and beat North Vancouver’s Niklas Jaakkola by four shots.

  • British Columbia Golf Blind Open 'Cloud' Championship Set To Go

    image courtesy Blind Golf Canada

    The British Columbia Golf Blind Open 'Cloud' Championship tees off from various locales this weekend around the country.

    Organized with the hard work of Western Canada Blind Golf Association President and Blind Golf Canada Director, Darren Douma from Creston, BC, the event will allow players who qualify within the categories recognized for Blind Golf to play at their home course or one they choose and still compete against one another using scoring comparisons from the facility's slope rating.

  • Victoria’s William Bishop Looks For Junior-Juvenile Double; Abby Chow Of Coquitlam & Michelle Liu Of Vancouver Share Girls’ Lead

    Victoria's William Bishop Is Looking For His Second Provincial Title In As Many Months At Cowichan G&CC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    DUNCAN -- Young golfers normally win the B.C. Juvenile Championship before adding the B.C. Junior Championship to their resumés. William Bishop is taking a different approach.

    The 16-year-old from Victoria won the B.C. Junior Boys Championship last month at the Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course in Kelowna. On Thursday, he has an opportunity to hoist the B.C. Juvenile Boys’ trophy at Cowichan Golf & Country Club.

  • Niklas Jaakkola And Michelle Liu Grab First-Round Lead At B.C. Juvenile Championships

    Niklas Jaakkola Is The 1st Round Leader In The BC Juvenile Boys Championship In Cowichan - JKam Photos/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    DUNCAN -- Despite a swing and a miss from a difficult lie on the final hole, North Vancouver’s Niklas Jaakkola shot a three-under 67 Tuesday to grab the first-round lead at the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club.

    Jaakkola, a 16-year-old who plays out of Seymour Golf & Country Club, was five-under for his round when he arrived on the 18th tee. But a wayward tee shot led to something of an adventure and an eventual double-bogey to end his round.

  • Golf Canada Partners With First Tee To Establish First Tee – Canada

    All Images Courtesy First Tee - Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada and First Tee announced on August 10th a new partnership to launch First Tee – Canada. First Tee’s Board Chairman, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan, shared the news during a global announcement that the Presidents Cup will return to Royal Montreal Golf Club in 2024.

    Together, the partnership will bring First Tee’s youth development emphasis to strengthen Golf Canada’s junior golf activities – previously conducted under the Future Links brand – that reach kids in schools and at golf facilities.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: No sweat for Sloan; Hadwin unhappy with T58 at PGA; Juvenile/Junior Girls Championships set for Cowichan

    Vancouver's Nonie Marler Won The Ontario Women's Mid-Amateur And Will Be In The Field At The B.C. Women's Amateur/Mid-Amateur Later This Month - Photo Courtesy PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In a normal year, Merritt’s Roger Sloan would be playing for his PGA TOUR life at this week’s regular-season finale, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. Of course, this year has been anything but normal and Sloan has nothing to worry about.

    When the PGA TOUR was forced to take a lengthy hiatus this spring due to COVID-19, it decided that players would retain their current status through the end of the 2020-21 season.

  • Langely's Adam Cornelson Emerges From Retirement To Play First Event Of Canada Life Series

    Adam Cornelson Won The Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada's Bayview Place Island Savings Open In 2016 - Image Courtesy adamcornelsongolf.com

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In his new life, Langley’s Adam Cornelson often finds himself in operating rooms observing intricate orthopedic surgeries. In some ways it reminds Cornelson of his former life as a touring golf professional. “I find it very similar to what golf used to give me,” says Cornelson, who sells medical equipment for Conmed, a large U.S. based company.

    “When I know I have to go into the operating room the next morning I am kind of studying and preparing and I am nervous. There’s two or three hours of intensity and then you kind of relax. I find it very similar to a golf tournament.”

  • UBC, UVic, UFV And UBC-Okanagan Planning A Made-in-B.C. Fall Golf Series

    UBC T'Birds Golf Coach Chris Macdonald Is Spearheading A Fall Golf Series For BC Universities - Image Credit Wison Wong/UBC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Four B.C. universities are planning a series of tournaments throughout the province this fall as a way of salvaging some semblance of a collegiate golf season.

    University of British Columbia coach Chris Macdonald came up with the idea when his team’s spring season ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    “My thinking was we needed to make a pivot, an adjustment, and create more of a local schedule because it does look like the borders are going to remain closed for some time,” said Macdonald, whose UBC men’s and women’s teams normally play against NAIA and NCAA Division II opponents south of the border.

  • Canada Life Series An Opportunity To Boost Canadian Content On Mackenzie Tour

    Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Executive Director Scott  Pritchard - BC Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Canadian content. The PGA TOUR currently has lots of it. The Mackenzie Tour could use more of it.

    The four-event Canada Life Series, which begins next week at Bear Mountain near Victoria, is designed in part to give Canadians access to the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit.

    Scott Pritchard, the Mackenzie Tour’s executive director, acknowledges that a lack of Canadian content is something of a challenge for his circuit.

  • Golf Canada Tees Up New All-In-One Golf App With Innovative Enhancements

    The new Golf Canada app sets the stage for a greatly enhanced digital experience

    Written by Brent Long/Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canada’s largest golf community is about to become more connected with the launch of the new Golf Canada app.

    The user-friendly app launched August 5 is now available to all golfers nationwide to record and track their scores, trace where they have played and provide detailed game statistics as a game improvement tool. The app is free to download and can be used by golfers at any level of skill.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Macdonald posts career-best finish on Korn Ferry Tour; Hadwin and Taylor head to PGA Championship; Belle wins in Fort St. John

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Graig Abel

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It wasn’t quite the round he hoped for, but Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald still posted his best-ever finish on the Korn Ferry Tour on Sunday.

    Macdonald closed with a two-over 73 that left him in a tie for 20th at the Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, Neb. Macdonald’s six-under total was five shots behind winner Seth Reeves.

    The Point Grey Golf Club product had started the day in a tie for sixth spot. The finish earned Macdonald $7,300 and moved him up 21 spots on the Korn Ferry Tour points list to 128th. Macdonald has made the cut in six of seven starts this year.

  • Golf Canada Launches COVID-19 Golf Relief Fund

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation have joined together to launch the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND, to support golf courses in helping employees and golfers stay safe while also thanking front-line workers through encouraging additional play and welcoming juniors to further experience the game.

    During the pandemic, golf has experienced a booming resurgence, emerging as one of the safest recreational activities for Canadians to enjoy and highlighting the physical and mental benefits that the sport provides.

  • B.C. Junior Boys Title A Big Deal For Victoria’s William Bishop

    Victoria's William Bishop Poses With The Medal & Trophy As The 2020 BC Junior Boys Champion - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- William Bishop summed up his win at the B.C. Junior Boys Championship this way: “This is big,” he said. “This is really big.”

    Bishop, a 16-year-old from Victoria, rebounded from a slow start and shot an even-par round of 72 to win the championship at the Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course. “I am really happy right now,” Bishop said. “The way I played today was great. I left a couple of strokes out there, but I think everyone did. I have no regrets with the way I played today. I pulled if off and got the win.”

  • Dan Swanson Successfully Defends His B.C. Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Titles

    Dan Swanson, Seen Here Holding Two Trophies - One Being His Son Jack,  Picked Up Both The Mid-Amateur And Mid-Master Titles In The BC Amateur - image credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- Dan Swanson got what he came for when he successfully defended his B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship at Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course.

    He also came tantalizingly close to adding what would have been a very big bonus.

    Swanson, a 41-year-old former pro from Abbotsford who regained his amateur status about three years ago, made a final-round charge that fell one shot short of forcing a playoff for the B.C. Amateur Championship.

  • Tristan Mandur Completes The B.C. Double By Winning 118th B.C. Amateur Championship

    Duncan's Tristan Mandur Added The 2020 BC Amateur Title To His Win In The 2016 Junior Boys - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- Tristan Mandur has had the goal since winning the B.C. Junior Boys title back in 2016. The 21-year-old from Duncan wanted the ‘B.C. double,’ meaning he was looking to add a B.C. Amateur Championship title to his collection.

    Mission accomplished.

  • Three-Way Tie At The Top Going Into Final Round At BC Amateur

    Kelowna's Justin Towill Is Tied Atop The Leaderboard At 4-under Par With One Round To Go In The 2020 BC Amateur - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- The birdies finally started flying inWednesday’s second round of the 118h playing of the B.C. Amateur Championship, setting the scene for what should be an interesting final day at the Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear Course.

    Three players -- former B.C. Junior champion Tristan Mandur of Duncan, Kelowna’s Jake Towill and Brent Pound of Kamloops -- share the lead at four-under par. But they best be looking over their shoulders.

  • Delta’s Russell Howlett Grabs First-round Lead At B.C. Amateur Championship With A Two-under 70

    Russell Howlett Of Delta Is The First Round Leader In The BC Amateur At Okanagan GC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    KELOWNA -- The Bear had some bite in Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Amateur Championship. 

    The feeling heading into the 118th playing of the event was that the Bear Course at Okanagan Golf Club was ripe for the taking. Its four par 5s are reachable for many in the 156-player field and there are two or three par 4s that are drivable for the long hitters.

    It was going to be a birdie-fest. Except it wasn’t. Not in the first round anyway.

  • Golf Canada Foundation Sweepstakes Are Now Live - Win Great VIP Golf Prizes

    The Golf Canada Foundation sweepstakes are now live nationwide and will run until August 27th at 9pm EST. 

    You can win a number of incredible VIP golf experiences including the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, CP Women's Open and the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Be sure to buy tickets early to be entered into the amazing Stay & Play at Cabot Cliffs early bird prize that will be drawn on August 12th at 11:59pm EST.

    Why we are raising funds?
    In response to the pandemic, Golf Canada and the Golf Canada Foundation along with partners (R&A, PGA TOUR, USGA, PGA of Canada, Levelwear, Bear Mountain, Cabot, TPC Toronto) and individual donors have set up the COVID-19 GOLF RELIEF FUND to help golf course employees stay safe and to encourage additional play for front-line workers and juniors to experience the physical and mental benefits of golf.

    How does this work?
    Golf Canada member clubs can apply for reimbursement of any, or all, of the following up to a maximum dollar amount:

    • PPE costs
    • Rounds of play for juniors
    • Rounds of play for front-line workers

    Click HERE to get more details and buy tickets. 



  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Gorbahn finishes with eagle at Golden Eagle; Taylor makes WGC debut in Memphis; du Toit settles for sixth in Colorado

    Kaleb Gorbahn Was The 2018 BC Amateur Silver Medallist - Image Courtesy Dana Gorbahn

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Smithers pro Kaleb Gorbahn put an exclamation point on his win Sunday at the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Golden Eagle Open in Pitt Meadows.

    Gorbahn finished his round with an eagle on his 18th hole (the par 5 ninth) at Golden Eagle’s North Course to cap off a six-under 66. That left Gorbahn with a 36-hole score of 11-under par, four shots better than amateur Tristan Mandur of Duncan and fellow amateur Amanda Minni of Delta, who won the women’s division.