• Team British Columbia Leads All Championships In Wood Buffalo

    Team BC Is Off To A Rousing Start At The Western Canada Summer Games In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy BC Golf Facebook page

    by Alfie Lau

    Team British Columbia is leading all four golf competitions at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB after the first round of competition on Friday.

  • Billy Kennerly Claims Victory At Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, Victoria’s Carrigan T6th

    courtesy Golf Canada

    Billy Kennerly won the 111th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship co-hosted by Weston Golf & Country Club and Lambton Golf & Country Club. The native of Alpharetta, Ga., shot a final-round 2-under 70 to finish six strokes clear of his nearest competitor.

    “It’s really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,” said the graduate from Clemson University. “It’s a huge tournament and a national championship is always nice. On top of that, to win where Arnold Palmer won his first tournament, that’s really special and something I’ll never forget. I’m honoured to be the Canadian Amateur champion.”

    Ontario's Garret Rank was the top Canadian in a T2nd while Victoria's Kevin Carrigan finished T6th after shooting the low round of the final day.

  • Roy Kang Reaches Final Of PNGA Junior Boys Amateur In Oregon

    by Alfie Lau

    Roy Kang of North Vancouver and the Seymour Golf Club will meet Joshua Gliege of Eagle, ID will meet in Friday morning’s final match at the 61st Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur, which is being held at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, OR.

    The championship is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • Three BCers Included In 14 Player Exemptions Announced For 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

    Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Is One Of Three British Columbians To Receive An Exemption Into The CP Canadian Women's Open Next Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    Coquitlam, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, August 17 – 23, 2015 at The Vancouver Golf Club.

    Headlining the list of exemptions is previously confirmed 17-year old Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario who earned her exemption by way of winning the 2015 PGA of Canada Women’s Championship, the third event on the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour.

  • British Columbia Golfers Win Willingdon Cup

    British Columbia's Winning Willingdon Cup Squad From L-R: Jared du Toit, Kevin Kwon And Stuart Macdonald - Image Credit Alfie Lau


    by Alfie Lau

    The British Columbia Golf team of BC Amateur champion Jared du Toit, runner-up Stu Macdonald and third-place finisher Kevin Kwon came from behind to win the Willingdon Cup at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships in Ontario.

    “It was a nice little surprise to wake up to,” said Stuart Macdonald of the winning team. “It feels awesome. We’ve joined some good names up there [in the championship’s history]. I know B.C. has had some pretty good runs with the Willingdon Cup. I thought we had a pretty good team this year.”

  • Sport Cardiology BC Brings Research Study For Masters Athletes To Kelowna And Victoria

    Sports Cardiology BC is coming to Kelowna September 12th and 13th and Victoria on October 3rd and 4th to conduct Masters Athlete Heart Health Testing on “Masters” athletes aged 35 years and over for this important study.

    Many people will know the name Dr. Jack Taunton, who is an eminent sport medicine physician in BC, co-founder of SportMedBC, Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics along with a number of other accolades and experiences, including working with many national teams.

    Dr. Tauton recently co-founded a new organization called “Sport Cardiology BC” with cardiologist Dr. Saul Isserow. Their mandate is to prevent sudden death in young and Masters athletes.

    They also recently received “UBC Ethics Approval for Screening 2000 Masters - a first in Canada to reduce and prevent sudden death and cardiac arrests in Canada”.

    Testing is quick, easy, and non-invasive. They believe this is paramount to create their own database in British Columbia Masters Athletes in order to gain a better understanding for appropriate and safe participation in sport.

    This is for both recreational and performance athletes over 35 years. SportMedBC is looking for candidates who might be appropriate to include in this study.

  • Megan Osland Top Canadian At Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School, Advances To Stage 2 In Florida In October

    by Alfie Lau

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland’s golf future continues to burn bright after she finished T12 at the Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School in Rancho Mirage, CA from Aug. 3-9.

    Osland, who just completed her senior year at San Jose State University, shot rounds of 73-72-69-72 to finish at (-2) 286 and handily advances to Stage 2 LPGA Q School, which will be held Oct. 19-25 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, FL.

  • Vancouver Open Full of PGA Tour Canada Talent

    Pagoda Ridge Features Unique Asian-Influenced Pieces Of Architecture Including The Great Wall Of Langley, Which Greets You On The Right Side Of The 14Th Hole - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    If you didn’t know the event was the Vancouver Golf Tour’s Vancouver Open at Pagoda Ridge and Ledgeview, you might have thought it was the second Vancouver stop on PGA Tour Canada.

    Dotting the leaderboard is PC Financial Open runner-up Riley Wheeldon, PGA Tour Canada winner of the Syncrude Boreal Open in Fort McMurray, Kevin Spooner, and PGA Tour Canada regulars Ryan Williams, Adam Cornelson, Brad Clapp, Kevin Stinson, Thomas Hay and Seann Harlingten.

  • Introducing Golf To Aboriginal Youth Will Pay Future Dividends

    Alec Dan Performed A Traditional Musqueam Welcoming Song For The 11 Participants Of The BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp & Championships - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It was a beautiful Thursday morning at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre in South Vancouver and while golfers worked on their games, Alec Dan was clad in traditional Musqueam attire .

    Dan was greeting 11 young golfers to the BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp & Championships and performed a traditional Musqueam welcoming song.

    “We are very happy to have you come to our territory and learn about the great game of golf,” said Dan. “Our hope is that you youngsters have fun and enjoy yourself here and maybe you take up the game of golf in the future. The most important thing is to have fun.”

  • Women with Drive - Get in the Game

    The 'Women with Drive Workshop' is being held at Fairwind Golf Course on August 28th in Nanoose Bay.

    Women with Drive is a workshop series for business women interested in utilizing golf as a business tool, to leverage their career success. The workshop will provide women with the skills and confidence to "Get in the Game" No experience necessary and no membership required to register for the workshop. 

    Instruction will be provided by three top level intructors in Hélène Delisle, PGA of Canada Class “A” member and Head of Instruction at Fairwinds, Jody Jackson, LPGA T & CP - Class A and Sue Maltby, a member of the Fairwinds team who has been instructing for 18 years.

  • Volunteers Urgently Required For CP Women's Open At Vancouver Golf Club

    The CP Canadian Women’s open is taking place at the Vancouver Golf Club this August 20 to 23 and there is a need for Volunteer Course Marshals.

    We are inviting groups to participate in marshalling a portion or an entire hole during the tournament.

    The Canadian Women’s Open Championship is one of the ultimate tournaments for the members of the LPGA Tour as it always draws the top 100 players in the world. Volunteers will have an opportunity to get close up to the world’s best women golfers.

  • John Gallacher Wins BC Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set, Gudmund Lindbjerg Wins Super Senior Championship

    John Gallacher Of Burnaby And The Vancouver Golf Club Won His Second British Columbia Golf Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set Bay Resort In Pitt Meadows. Gallacher Had Won Previously In 2007 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s been eight years since John Gallacher first won the British Columbia Golf Senior Championship and that drought came to an end Thursday when he beat Doug Roxburgh by four strokes for his second senior’s title at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort.

  • BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp And Championships Camp Waives Fee

    The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council is pleased to present the BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Camp & Championships, which take place from August 6-8, 2015 at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre in Vancouver, BC and are hosted by the Musqueam First Nation.

    ATTENTION!
    The Fee is now waived for Aboriginal youth who register for this year’s event thanks to the support of our partners.

    Deadline to register for the Golf CAMP and Championships is Thursday, July 30th. This year’s event is a great opportunity for youth who are newer to golf to enjoy the camp portion before trying out the course. Novice and advanced golfers are invited to participate!

  • John Gallacher Leads By 3 At BC Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set

    John Gallacher Of Burnaby And The Vancouver Golf Club Holds A Three-Stroke Lead Heading Into The Final Round Of The British Columbia Golf Senior And Super Senior Championships At Swan-e-Set Bay Resort In Pitt Meadows - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    On a day when no under-par rounds were recorded during Round 2 of the British Columbia Golf Senior and Super Senior Championships at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows, it was the even-par round of 72 that staked The Vancouver Golf Club’s John Gallacher to a three-stroke lead.

    The Burnaby product sits at (-2) 142, three strokes clear of the group at (+1) 145 that includes two-time defending champion Doug Roxburgh, 2012 champion Sandy Harper and Summerland’s Len Filek.

    The 54-hole championship runs until Thursday, with the final round set to begin at 7:30 a.m.

  • John Gallacher And Len Filek Share First-Round Lead At BC Senior Championship at Swan-e-Set

    John Gallacher Shot A (-2) Round Of 70 During The Opening Round Of The BC Senior Men’s Golf Championship At Swan-e-Set - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    John Gallacher of Burnaby and Summerland’s Len Filek share the lead at (-2) 70 after Round 1 of the British Columbia Golf Senior and Super Senior Championships at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows. The 54-hole championship runs until Thursday, with Round 2 set to begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Gallacher, who won the BC Senior Men’s Championship in 2007, started out with a birdie on his opening hole and added five more during his round to go with only four bogeys.

  • Canadian Women's Amateur Tees Off In Saskatoon

    Augusta James Won The 2014 Canadian Women's Amateur Title - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Riverside Country Club is proud to be hosting the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur in Saskatoon from July 27 - 31, 2015.

    Conducted by Golf Canada and with presenting sponsors such as RBC, Titleist, Footjoy and CP, the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship is the premier women’s event in Canada.

  • 43rd Junior America’s Cup Under Way

    The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is hosting the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup July 26-30 at Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    The competition brings together an elite international field of 18 teams made up of the top four boys representing 12 Western States, Mexico and Canada (Click Here to see teams and rosters).

  • 2015 Girls Junior Americas Cup Under Way

    British Columbia Is Just One Of The 18 Teams Taking Part In The 2015 Girls Junior Americas Cup Competition - Image Courtesy GJAC

    Some of the best young golfers from the Western U.S., Mexico and Canada are teeing off in Cheyenne July 26-30.

    For the first time ever, the Cheyenne Country Club is playing host to the Girls Junior America’s Cup (GJAC). The international golf tournament features 18 teams made up of four 14-17 year old girls.

  • Prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Championship Visits Eugene Country Club

    The University of Washington’s Corey Pereira Won The 48th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship - Image courtesy PCGA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Robert Trent Jones-Designed Course Plays Host To 84 Top-Ranked International Amateur Golfers; Championship Consists Of 72-Holes Of Stroke Play Over Four Days Of Competition; Six Oregonians Slated To Compete On Home Soil

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Eugene, OR)- The 49th installment of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Oregon Golf Association, will take place at the historic Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon from July 28th-31st, 2015.

  • Roxburgh Goes For Three-Peat At Men’s Senior Championship At Swan-e-Set

    Doug Roxburgh Will Be Trying To Win His Third Straight BC Senior Men’s Championship At Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club From July 27-30 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Fresh off the disappointment of missing only his second cut in 49 BC Amateur tournaments, Marine Drive’s Doug Roxburgh will be trying to win his third consecutive BC Senior Men’s Championship at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort & Country Club from July 27-30.