• Global Consensus For Golf In The Race To Tackle Physical Inactivity

    (L-R) European Tour Chief Medical Officer Andrew Murray, Professor Fiona Bull, LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers, Professor Charlie Foster And MP Craig Tracey Were On Hand For The First International Congress on Golf and Health - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Written By The R&A/Courtesy Golf Canada

    LONDON, England – A global consensus amongst leaders in public health, public policy and sport backs golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity and the prevention of a range of non-communicable disease (NCD) including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast and colon.

    Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by The R&A, was presented this week in London at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). The biennial scientific meeting is widely regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.

  • Five From B.C. Included In The Ten Canadians To Advance Through Stage 1 Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    B.C.'s Kaleb Gorbahn Of Smithers (Shown Here) Is One Of Ten Canadians Who Are Moving On To The Second Stage Of The 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying School As Play Concluded Friday (Oct. 12.) At Events Taking Place Across The United States - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Written by Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Kaleb Gorbahn of Smithers, B.C., finished runner up at 8-under, while Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., tied for 17th after finishing 2-under at the Dayton Valley, Nev., qualifying event, where the top 22 positions and tied advanced.

    Click here for the leaderboard.

  • Ilirian Zalli And Jennifer Gu Victorious At Future Links Fall Series In British Columbia

    Burnaby's Ilirian Zalli (L) And West Vancouver's Jennifer Gu (R) Were The Boys And Girls Division Champions Respectively In The Future Links driven by Acura Fall Series Championship At Sunshine Coast G&CC - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ROBERTS CREEK, B.C. – Jennifer Gu emerged as leader in the Girls Division and Ilirian Zalli captured the Boys Division at the Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club on Sunday.

    Gu, who started the third and final round tied with the lead, carded a 1-over 73 to distance herself from the pack en route to a six-stroke victory. The West Vancouver, B.C., native finished at 7 over par in the 54-hole event.

  • BC'ers Sloan And Svensson Join Canadian Contingent On PGA TOUR For 2019

    There Will Be Two More Boys From British Columbia On The PGA TOUR Next Season As Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Surrey's Adam Svensson (R) Have Secured Their 2019 PGA TOUR Status - Images Credit Sloangolf.com/Puma Sports/PGA TOUR

    ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – The 2018 Web.com Tour season came to a close on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the Web.com Tour Championship wrapped up the sixth-annual Web.com Tour Finals. University of Virginia alum Denny McCarthy won the season-ending event, where 25 players secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season.

    The Web.com Tour awarded a first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, with a second set of 25 solidified at the conclusion of the Finals.

    The Canadian contingent on the PGA TOUR grew by two players with the addition of British Columbians Roger Sloan from Merritt and Surrey's Adam Svensson.

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.

  • PGA TOUR Announces Changes To Further The Drama Of FedExCup, That... And A Whole Bunch More Money

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – With the upcoming 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule reflecting previously announced, significant structural changes, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan today unveiled further innovations that elevate the entire FedExCup season – from the Regular Season through the FedExCup Playoffs and ultimately, at the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship.

    Included in the announcements is the fact that next year's FedExCup champion will receive a $15million bonus as part of the major changes being made to the end-of-season format, up from the previous $10million prize. 

  • Surrey BC's Adam Svensson Realizes ‘Life Long Dream’ By Earning PGA TOUR Card

    Surrey, British Columbia's Adam Svensson Is About To Realize His Dream By Playing On The PGA TOUR Starting Next Year - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    VANCOUVER – There’s one thing you won’t see Canadian Adam Svensson do on the PGA TOUR next year – hit a ball marked with the number four.

    The Surrey, B.C.-native doesn’t know how the superstition started but he simply won’t jinx his game by playing a four, especially on the tour he’s been dreaming of playing his entire life.

  • Help Celebrate National Coaches Week September 22-30th

    September 22nd - 30th is National Coaches Week in Canada. National Coaches Week celebrates the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach.

    With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules And New Player’s Edition Published

    Golf’s New Rules Have Been Published By The R&A And The USGA Ahead Of Coming Into Effect On  January 1st, 2019

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:

    • A more intuitive organization with ten simplified topical groupings
    • A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
    • Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
    • A simpler, more direct writing style

    Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (Download from your App store: iOS / Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.

    Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarize themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.

    For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.

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  • Former BC Senior Zone Champion Barry McKenzie To Be Inducted To Manitoba Golf Hall Of Fame

    The 1974 Team (L-R) Steve Bannatyne, Ted Homenuik, Barry McKenzie, Gavin Speirs And Non-Playing Captain Bill Doyle Was The First Manitoba Team To Win the Willingdon Cup - Image Courtesy Golf Manitoba

    The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. will hold its sixteenth annual induction ceremony on Monday September 24th, 2018 at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

    Three new Honoured Members and an Honoured Team will be added: Greg Holden and Alan (Al) Scott will be added in the Builder Category; the late Alexander (Sandy) Weir will be inducted in the Athlete/Builder Category; and the 1974 Men’s Team Steve Bannatyne (Rossmere), Ted Homenuik (Rossmere), the late Barry McKenzie (Rossmere) and Gavin Speirs (Southwood), that won the first Willingdon Cup for Manitoba, will be inducted in the Team Category.

  • Brady Exber Captures 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship; BC's Roxburgh Picks Up Super Senior Crown

    BATHURST, N.B. – American Brady Exber closed out a strong performance with a final-round 73 (+1) to claim the 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club.

    Exber held a share of the lead in the opening round and never looked back, extending his advantage to capture a 7-stroke victory and hoist the John Rankin Memorial Trophy. The 62-year-old Las Vegas native finished the 72-hole event at 10 under par (278) ahead of Canadian runner-up Peter Detemple.

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  • Team Canada Hosting World’s Best Female Junior Golfers

    BC's Tiffany Kong (L) And Lauren Kim (R) Are Both Representing Canada At The Upcoming World Junior Girls Championship In Ottawa -File Images/ Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OTTAWA, Ont. — A well-accomplished field of competitors will take to Camelot Golf and Country Club from Sept. 11–14, for the fifth annual World Junior Girls Championship. In total, 57 athletes will represent 18 countries—including two teams from host nation Canada.

    “With our partners, we are proud to offer a world-class event for girls of this age group, where there are fewer opportunities for international competitions,” said tournament director Dan Hyatt. “These girls are some of the best juniors in the world and we are thrilled to host them in a tournament where they can continue their growth and development.”

  • Team British Columbia Wins Provincial Title At Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Team BC From L-R: Al Jensen, John Gallacher And Doug Roxburgh Are The 2018 Inter-Provincial Senior Men's Champions - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Bathurst, N.B. – The second round of the 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship concluded Wednesday at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club with Team British Columbia emerging as provincial team champions.

    The trio of Doug Roxburgh (Vancouver), John Gallacher (Burnaby, B.C.) and Al Jensen (Nanaimo, B.C.) posted a combined second-round score of 2-over-146 to capture the Phil Farley Trophy with a total of 297 (+9). It was a close finish between Team British Columbia and Team Alberta, which was comprised of John Festival (Calgary), Brian Coston (Calgary) and Ken Griffith (Red Deer, Alta.).

  • Team Canada Continues To Climb Leaderboard In Quest For Espirito Santo Trophy

    Victoria's Naomi Ko, (Teeing Off) Along With Teammates Maddie Szeryk Of Ontario (Left) And Calgary's Jaclyn Lee (Not Shown) Have Moved Steadily Up The World Amateur Team Championships Leaderboard To Sit T12 With One Round To Go In Ireland - File Photo (Jurgen Kaminski/JKam Photos/BC Golf)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MAYNOOTH, Ireland — After getting off to a rocky start at the World Amateur Team Championships, Team Canada climbed the leaderboard during round two and three. The Canadian trio, consisting of Team Canada Amateur Squad’s Jaclyn Lee, Naomi Ko and Maddie Szyerk, will start the final day tied for 12th in the hunt the Espirito Santo Trophy.

    Calgary’s Lee has been instrumental in boosting the team up the leaderboard carding rounds of 69 and 72 and a total of ten birdies against six birdies over the last 36 holes. The 21-year-old Ohio State amateur, who started the tournament tied for 75th, now sits T16 heading into Saturday’s final round.

    22-year-old Szyerk, of London, Ont., fired her second 71 of the tournament to share a piece of 51st. Ko, who registered the third and non-counting score, is in a tie for 60th after posting rounds of 78, 70 and 75.

  • Australia's Wooster Defends Canadian Mid-Am & Senior Titles; BC's Little Takes Super Senior

    Sue Wooster (Photo: Claus Andersen)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    FONTHILL, Ont. — Australian Sue Wooster successfully defended her Senior and Mid-Master titles on Thursday, becoming only the 8th player to win back-to-back champions in the final round of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at Lookout Point Country Club.

    “I played pretty good today,” said the 56-year-old. “I got off to a rough start, so I was three over, so it felt hard to finish at that score so I’m really happy with my performance under pressure.”

    Wooster had quite the up-and-down round, starting the day with a bogey on the first hole and a double bogey on the par-3 second hole. After closing out the front-nine with a birdie, Wooster remained steadier after the turn, matching two more bogeys with two birdies to finish with a one-stroke victory over second-round leader Mary Ann Hayward.

  • #inviteHER - See The Power Of Invitation

    Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF  Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign. The nation-wide campaign is aimed at encouraging golfers to invite women in their lives to join them in playing golf.

    The launch took place on Wednesday, August 29 beginning with announcements and appearances on Matt Adams’ Fairways of Life program on Sirius XM, and the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, followed by a special introductory class for women at Topgolf in Hillsboro, Oregon later in the day.

  • Golf Canada's 2018 World Amateur Team Includes Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko (Bottom Right), A Member Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Been Named To Golf Canada's Women's Team For The 2018 World Amateur Team Championships - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation.

    The World Amateur Team Championship—featuring both a women’s (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) and men’s (Sept. 5-8) competition— will be contested at Carton House  (Montgomerie and O’Meara Courses) in Maynooth, Ireland, located 30 minutes west of Dublin.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Shoots 65 To Win CP Women’s Open By Four Strokes

    Brooke Henderson Becomes The First Canadian To Win The Canadian Women's Open In 45 Years - Image Courtesy CPWomen'sOpen Instagram

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    REGINA – Brooke Henderson ended Canada’s long drought at the CP Women’s Open on Sunday, firing a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the national championship by four strokes. Henderson finished with a 21-under 267 total, sealing the win with a short birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Wascana Country Club.

    “It’s amazing, just surreal,” Henderson said. “The crowds here have been so amazing all week, and to finish it off the way I did is really a dream come true.”

    American Angel Yin was alone in second place after a 68 and American Jennifer Song (67) was six shots behind at 15 under. Australians Minjee Lee (68) and Su Oh (69) were seven strokes off the pace in a fourth-place tie with South Korea’s Amy Yang (68) and American Austin Ernst (69).

    It was the first time a Canadian has won this tournament since Jocelyne Bourassa took the 1973 event – then called La Canadienne – at Montreal.

  • No Regrets For Nanaimo's Sandy Harper After Close Call At Canadian Mid-Master Championship

    B.C. Golf Hall of Fame Member Sandy Harper Lost In A Playoff For The Canadian Mid-Master Title To Todd Fanning Of Winnipeg At The Venerable Victoria Golf Club - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- It wasn’t like Sandy Harper didn’t have his chances. So when Todd Fanning holed his bunker shot for eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Harper wasn’t feeling like he was robbed of the Canadian Mid-Master Championship for players 40 and over.

    Hey, at age 61 -- soon to be 62 -- Harper was happy just to have had the opportunity to compete for the championship. “If somebody told me I was going to be in a playoff for the Canadian Mid-Master I’d be more than happy,” said the longtime Nanaimo resident. “It doesn’t hurt to lose to an eagle.”