• Hundreds Of Kids Learn About Golf At CN Future Links Park Play Palooza Event In Cloverdale

    CN Future Links Coordinator Stephanie Wong Works With Kids At The Cn Future Links And British Columbia Golf Exhibit At Cloverdale’s Park Play Palooza In Cloverdale - Image Credit Alfie Laui

    by Alfie Lau

    Jim Ingutia was holding two soccer balls in hand when he brought his four kids to Cloverdale Athletic Park on June 27 for Park Play Palooza.

    Jason, 9, Jacob, 6, Janel, 5, and Joe, 3, were going to kick balls around with dad when they noticed the bright targets, balls and golf clubs in the lacrosse box where CN Future Links coordinator Stephanie Wong and her assistants, Eizza “Izzy” Hernandez and Kit Mung were showing hundreds of kids golf fundamentals using SNAG equipment.

    The Ingutia family then spent the better half of their lunch hour launching tennis balls, putting, chipping and generally having a fun time learning that golf is accessible to all kids.

  • Shelly Stouffer, Jackie Little And Alison Murdoch Win Titles At Cowichan

    Shelley Stouffer Overcame A Three-Stroke Deficit In The Last Three Holes To Win The Mid-Master Division Of The British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship At Cowichan - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Sitting three shots behind Alberta’s Jessica Luciuk with only three holes to go, Fairwinds Golf & Country Club’s Shelly Stouffer saw the BC Mid-Master title slipping through her fingers.

    But a clutch birdie on the 16th and pars on the final two holes were enough for Stouffer to come away with the big prize from the British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club.

  • Shelly Stouffer Shoots Even Par, One Stroke Behind Jessica Luciuk After Round 2 At Cowichan

    Shelley Stouffer Shot An Even-Par Round Of 72, The Best Round During Round Two Of The British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship At Cowichan - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    While Alberta’s Jessica Luciuk maintained the lead in the Mid-Master division at the British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club, the biggest move during Round 2 came from Fairwinds Golf & Country Club’s Shelly Stouffer.

  • British Columbia Golf P2F

    Playground to Fairway School Golf Program

    Playground to Fairway (P2F) is British Columbia Golf’s school program introducing basic golf skills and general physical literacy to school-aged children throughout B.C. in a simple, safe and fun way. 

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    P2F is guided by the Long Term Athlete Development Guide for Golf in Canada and uses the “Learn to Play” stage of development. The program is expanding to reach children from kindergarten to grade 12. 

    The physical activity for each session is guided by a trained Playground to Fairway Coach, with help from teachers and volunteers, in a comfortable setting to ensure everyone has a fun, positive experience learning the basics of golf. 

    School Principals and Teachers please Click HERE for introductory letter to P2F School Program

    Attention Coaches – Click HERE If you wish to become certified to teach P2F

    UPCOMING P2F CERTIFICATION WORKSHOPS:

     

    Future Links Driven By ACURA

    Future Links Driven By ACURA 2018 Championship Events

    If you would like a Mobile Clinic to visit your event please contact tyler@britishcolumbiagolf.org.

    Click HERE to learn about Future Links Driven By ACURA Mobile Clinics

    More Links To Future Links Driven By ACURA Programs:

    Girls’ Club

    PGA Junior League


    About Future Links Driven by ACURA

    Future Links Driven by ACURA gives children ages 6-18 the chance to enjoy and learn the game of golf via affordable and accessible programs that align and support the principles of golf's long-term player development guide, which has been endored by Sport Canada.

    More than 1 million junior golfers have successfully participated in Future Links programming sinces its inceptions in 1996.

  • Jessica Luciuk And Holly Horwood Shoot 74, Share Lead At Cowichan Golf & Country Club

    Holly Horwood Has The Lead In Three Categories After Round One Of The British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    A sprinkle of rain wasn’t enough to dampen the hot rounds put up by Shaughnessy’s Holly Horwood and Alberta’s Jessica Luciuk at the British Columbia Golf 2015 Mid-Master, Senior & Super Senior Women’s Championship at Cowichan Golf & Country Club on Wednesday.

    Horwood and Luciuk each shot (+2) rounds of 74 on the challenging par-72 track and lead defending champion Jackie Little of Nanaimo – North Zone 6, who shot a (+4) round of 76.

    Luciuk and Horwood share the lead in the Mid-Master category while Horwood leads the Senior and Super Senior Championships.

  • International Olympic Day A Big Success, British Columbia Golf SNAGs New Golfers

    Chris Crisologo Puts Together Some Snag Equipment For International Olympic Day At The Richmond Oval - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When the doors opened at 10 a.m. Monday for International Olympic Day at the Richmond Olympic Oval, hundreds of schoolchildren rushed through the doors and headed for specialized sports areas such as volleyball, athletics, basketball and tennis.

    But the biggest rush was to the golf area run by the CN Future Links team led by Stephanie Wong and her team of Winnie Hyun, Chris Crisologo, Eizza Hernandez, Curtis Chan and Quilchena assistant pro Tom Flockhart.

  • The Biggest (And Least Publicized) Day in British Columbia Golf

    The Richmond Olympic Oval Will Be The Site Of International Olympic Day Celebrations On Monday, June 15th And Golf Is Playing A Major Role - Image Courtesy Richmond Olympic Oval

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Monday, June 15 looks like any other Monday, the beginning of another work week and the last spring Monday of 2015.

    But look a little deeper and you may discover it’s the biggest day in British Columbia golf.

    Let’s start with an event that’s not just about golf, but is important nevertheless. Golf will return to the Olympics in Rio in 2016 and International Olympic Day will be celebrated from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval, with British Columbia Golf and CN Future Links playing a big part in this event.

  • Alisha Lau Wins CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship, Logan Yanick and AJ Ewart Finish T2 in Junior Boys

    Richmond's Alisha Lau Pulled Off A Big Comeback And Won The CN Future Links Junior Girls Event In Prince Albert, SK - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Team Canada Development Team member Alisha Lau overcame weekend rain and a five-shot opening round deficit to win the CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship at Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert, SK.

    The 15-year-old Richmond resident opened with a (+2) 74 on Friday before a Saturday (+1) 73 and a (-1) round of 71 had her at (+2) 218 and one stroke ahead of British Columbia teammate Mary Parsons.

  • Contest Winner From The ‘Punch Your Ticket To The U.S. Open Contest’

    U.S. Open Trophy With Chambers Bay Background - AP Photo

    The Winners have been drawn for the contest for tickets to the U.S. Open next week.

    More than 1400 British Columbia Golf members entered for the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and the Grand Prize winner was David Proctor.

    Three runners-up were also drawn where the first drawn receives a pair of tickets for their choice of Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, the second drawn has the choice between the remaining two and the third would receive the remaining pair.

  • Albin Choi Wins Bayview Place Island Savings Open Presented By Times Colonist

    Albin Choi Picked Up His First Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Win Claiming The Bayview Place Island Savings Open Presented By Times Colonist - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Brian Decker, Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada

    (June 7, 2015 – Victoria, B.C.) – With a final round 4-under 66, Surrey, B.C's Albin Choi captured his first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada victory on Sunday at Uplands Golf Club, claiming the Bayview Place Island Savings Open presented by Times Colonist.

    The 23-year old came out of the gate hot on Sunday, making birdies on four of his first five holes to separate himself from the field, then held on down the stretch to win by three over North Vancouver's Eugene Wong, fellow Surrey native Adam Svensson and Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s Jason Millard.

  • 'Canadian Ninjas' To Compete On Altered Course Reality Golf Series

    Former Teammates On The UBC Thunderbirds Golf Squad, Kyla Inaba (L) And Eileen Kelly Have Reunited To Compete On The New Golf Reality Series Altered Course - Image Courtesy Golf Channel

    Golf Channel recently announced a new reality competition series, Altered Course, that combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards, traversing the natural obstacles and challenging terrain as fast as possible.

    Altered Course’s inaugural season will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    Of particular interest to Canadians, and British Columbians specifically, is the team of Eileen Kelly and Kyla Inaba, calling themselves the #Canadian Ninjas.

  • Jordan Belton Wins British Columbia Mid-Am, Lance Lundy Wins Mid-Master, Final Round Cancelled Due To Unplayable Course Conditions

    Jordan Belton Of The Vancouver Golf Club Receives His Trophy And Awards From David Atkinson, President Of British Columbia Golf - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Relentless rain at Talking Rock in Chase, BC cancelled the final round of the 2015 British Columbia Golf Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master championship on Thursday.

    “The course was unplayable. There was excessive water in the fairways,” said Susan White, Senior Manager, Field Operations for British Columbia Golf. “To have played would have not been good for the course or the players.”

    White and her tournament team surveyed the course just before 6 a.m. Thursday and notified the players via email just before 6:30 a.m. The respective leaders after the second round were awarded the titles at a presentation ceremony Thursday morning.

    The Vancouver Golf Club’s Jordan Belton won the Mid-Amateur title, with a winning score of (-1) 143. Coming in a tie for second, two strokes behind, were Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club’s Patrick Weeks and Tobiano Golf Club’s Adam Kernan.

  • Jordan Belton Leads Mid-Amateur, Lance Lundy Leads Mid-Master After Round 2 At Talking Rock

    Lance Lundy Leads The British Columbia Golf Mid-Master Component Of The Mid Amateur Event At (+2) 146 After Two Rounds At Talking Rock - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    A steady rain provided some challenges during Round 2 of the British Columbia Golf Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master at Talking Rock Golf Course in Chase on Wednesday.

    The British Columbia Mid-Amateur is for players age 25 and older while the Mid-Master is for players age 40 and older. The 54-hole event has a cut to top 70 and ties after 36 holes.

    Talking Rock played to 6,620 yards on Wednesday, with only two players breaking par. Jordan Belton and Mark Heinrich, playing in the same group, both shot (-1) rounds of 71, while Kamloops’ Adam Kernan came in at even par 72.

    Belton leads the Mid-Amateur standings with a (-1) total of 143. He’s two strokes ahead of Kernan and first-round leader Patrick Weeks, who shot (+3) 75 on Wednesday.

  • Patrick Weeks Leads Mid-Amateur, James Decker Leads Mid-Master After Round 1 At Talking Rock

    Patrick Weeks Of Shaughnessy Is The First-Round Leader At The British Columbia Golf Mid-Amateur At Talking Rock In Chase. Weeks Shot A (-2) Round Of 70 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The first tournament of the British Columbia Golf calendar kicked off Tuesday at Talking Rock Golf Course in Chase with the Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Master. The British Columbia Mid-Amateur is for players age 25 and older while the Mid-Master is for players age 40 and older.

    The 54-hole event – cut to top 70 and ties after 36 holes – opened under grey skies and some rain, but that didn’t stop three golfers, of the 97 who started the tournament, from breaking par on the par-72 6,641-yard track.

  • Canadians Do Everything But Win PC Financial Open

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Was Oh, So Close To Recording His Fourth Consecutive Win As A Professional, Losing In A Playoff In The PC Financial At Point Grey In The Season-Opening Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Event - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    For all four days of the PC Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, Canadian flags were at the top of the leaderboard.

    From first round leader Thomas Hay of Langley to second-round leader Bryn Parry of North Vancouver, the weekend action saw the rise of Langley’s Adam Cornelson and Vancouver’s Ryan Williams on Saturday and on Sunday, Surrey’s Adam Svensson, Victoria’s Riley Wheeldon and Richmond Hill, ON’s Taylor Pendrith all moved up the leaderboard and were part of the five-golfer playoff that also featured Americans Drew Weaver and Ross Beal.

    While Weaver would take the $31,500 first-place cheque and the PC Financial Open title, it was the young British Columbians and Canadians who made the biggest news.

  • Drew Weaver Wins PC Financial Open in 3-Hole Playoff

    Drew Weaver Had Good Reason To Smile After Surviving The Five-Man Playoff To Win The PC Financial Open At Point Grey GC - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    American Drew Weaver spoiled the party for the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada’s 2015 opening event at Point Grey Golf & Country Club.

    After Weaver finished regulation in a five-way tie at (-12) with fellow American Ross Beal and a trio of Canadians, Surrey’s Adam Svensson, Victoria’s Riley Wheeldon and Richmond Hill, ON’s Taylor Pendrith, Weaver won the PC Financial Open on the third playoff hole.

  • Holmes And Thunderbirds Victorious At Golf Canada Championship, Victoria Vikes Second

    The 2015 Canadian University/College Champion UBC Thunderbirds

    via press release

    VANCOUVER – Evan Holmes shot a 1-under 69 in the final round of the Golf Canada Canadian University/College Championship on Friday to clinch the tournament's individual crown and lead his UBC Thunderbirds squad to the team title.

  • Canadians Aiming To Get Into U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It Remains To Be Seen Whether There Will Be Any Canadian Flags Flying At Chambers Bay For The 2015 U.S. Open

    Currently, there are no Canadians scheduled to be amongst the 156 players who will tee it up at Chambers Bay starting June 18.

    But come June 8, in what is termed the Longest Day in Golf, at least 22 Canadians will try to overcome their final obstacle, a 36-hole qualifier being played at 10 sites all across America, to get one of the final spots in the U.S. Open.

  • British Columbia Golf Names Morse Cup Team For Pacific Coast Amateur

    Current British Columbia Men's Amateur Champion Jordan Lu Will Lead A Strong BC Morse Cup Team In The Pacific Coast Amateur

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    The Pacific Coast Amateur, being held at Eugene Country Club July 28-31, is coming up fast and British Columbia Golf has just named its Morse Cup team for that event.

    Mid-amateur Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, University of Washington freshman and current British Columbia Amateur champion Jordan Lu, and University of Idaho sophomore Jared du Toit, will be carrying the BC colours in the team portion of the PCA.

  • British Columbia Golf Names 8-Member Team For Western Canada Summer Games

    At 15 Years Of Age Khan Lee Is The Youngest Member Of The Boys Team - But He May Be The Most Outgoing - Image Credit Alfie Lau

     

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Three months from now, the best 16-and-younger golfers will compete at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB and British Columbia will be ably represented by 8 of the best young golfers in the country.

    Head coach Matt Palsenbarg officially named his team after the CN Future Links event in Qualicum Beach earlier this month and the teams feature a girl’s team of all 15-year-olds and a boys team of 3 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old.