• Gudz Wins Humber College PGM Western Junior Championship Presented by Tour Performance LAB

    St. Patrick's Day Saw These Four Plucky Players Finding Gold At The End Of The Rainbow In Some Rather Wet Conditions At Northview G&CC. (L-R): Bailey Bjornson, Euna Han, Jennifer Gu And Keaton Gudz - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/ British Columbia Golf

    courtesy CJGA

    Surrey, BC (March 18, 2017) – Juniors from coast to coast gathered in British Columbia this past spring break for the Humber College PGM Western Junior Championship presented by Tour Performance LAB. The three-day event took place on Northview Golf & Country Club’s Canal Course in Surrey, B.C.

  • BC's Macdonald A 'Player To Watch' In This Week's Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Q-School

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Is Tabbed By Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Experts As One To Watch This Week At Q-School In California - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Brian Decker/ Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada

    The quest to earn Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada status resumes this week at The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, California, where 120 players will look to earn their cards to compete on the Mackenzie Tour this season.

    Below are all the details from this week along with storylines to watch for from California:

  • adidas Golf Signs On As Official Apparel And Headwear Partner Of National Team Program

    Team Canada Members Jared du Toit From Kimberley, BC And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko Model Some Of The New adidas Team Canada Apparel - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada and adidas Golf announced an agreement that will see adidas Golf become the official apparel and headwear outfitter for Golf Canada’s National Team Program.

    The adidas Golf performance products will be worn by Team Canada athletes, coaches and sport science staff in training as well as during competition at domestic and international golf championships.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit Nominated For Byron Nelson Award

    by Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    Seven Byron Nelson Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, including Canadians Jared du Toit and Joey Savoie. The award is given to the graduating senior who excels in golf, the classroom, and the community.

  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings - Hadwin Eyes World Top 50 Spot

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Is Now Number 51 In The OWGR After His Victory In The Valspar Championship - Image Credit Kelly Murray/ British Columbia Golf

    It was a big week for players from BC in the Canadian Weekly Top-10 rankings and in particular for Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin followin his dramatic first career PGA TOUR victory at the Valspar Championship in Florida. Hadwin's triumph has now only one place back of occupying a top 50 world ranking among male professionals. 

    Other notable names from BC such as Kimberley's Jared du Toit (no. 1 Male Amateur) and Victoria's Naomi Ko (no. 2 Female Amateur) continue to occupy lofty positions in our national rankings.

  • Kimberley's du Toit Continues To Roll With T3 In Las Vegas

    BC's Jared du Toit Is Showing No Signs Of Slowing Down In His Senior Year At Arizona State University - Image Credit Golf Canada

    courtesy Golf Canada

    LAS VEGAS – National Amateur Squad member Jared du Toit continued his impressive run last week, finishing in a tie for third at the Southern Highlands Collegiate.

    The 21-year-old senior (and captain) at Arizona State closed the event at 5-under par—one stroke off the lead. His final-round scorecard included a hole-in-one on the par-3 2nd hole, lifting him into contention down the stretch.

  • USGA And The R&A Announce Proposed Changes To Modernize Golf’s Rules

    FAR HILLS, N.J., USA and ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (March 1, 2017) – The USGA and The R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply.

    The online release of this preview begins a six-month feedback and evaluation period during which all golfers worldwide can learn about the proposed changes and provide input before they are finalized in 2018 and take effect January 1, 2019.

  • Yahoo! Founder Jerry Yang Headlines Speakers At 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium In Vancouver

    Two-Day Gathering Draws Golf’s Leaders to Vancouver March 6-7

    (Feb. 28, 2017) – Entrepreneur and technology investor Jerry Yang will headline a noteworthy lineup of speakers at the 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium, which will be hosted by the USGA in conjunction with Golf Canada and the Mexican Golf Federation on March 6-7, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    The co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! and the founding partner of AME Cloud Ventures, Yang exemplifies the focus on data, innovative thinking and transformative technology that are keystones of the symposium and bedrocks of the USGA’s work in advancing the game toward a stronger, more sustainable future.

  • Modernizing The Rules Of Golf

    By John Gordon (courtesy Golf Canada)

    “The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come.” Henry Longhurst, 1937

    And here I thought I had come up with a novel idea for this blog. Turns out iconic golf writer Longhurst was 80 years ahead of me.

    His quote can be found in the opening pages of a small volume called The Rules of Golf in Plain English.

  • Golf Canada AGM Concludes With Roland A. Deveau Elected To Serve Second Term As President

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    TORONTO – Golf Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting culminated on Saturday, February 25th with the election of Roland A. Deveau of Bedford, N.S., to serve a second term as the National Sport Federation’s President.

    Deveau’s election to serve a second term is historic as he joins Alfred Collyer (1930-31), F.A. Rolph (1915-1919), A.W. Austin (1907 & 1910) and Col. George A. Sweeny (1898, 1901 & 1909) as only the fifth President to serve multiple or consecutive terms since the association’s formation in 1895.

  • George McLeod, BC's Bill Klein, Recognized As Co-Recipients Of Golf Canada’s Volunteer Of The Year Award

    Bill Klein (L) & George McLeod (R) Volunteer Duo Recognized During Golf Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Golf Canada

    Toronto (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce that Bill Klein of Parksville, B.C. along with George McLeod of Brandon, Man. have been named co-recipients of Golf Canada’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

    The pair were acknowledged during the closing dinner of Golf Canada’s 2017 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 25th at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel.

  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings - Hadwin Breaks Into World Top 100

    In a week where several Canadians were prominent on scoreboards around the world, it was a breakthrough period for Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin as the Ledgeview GC product moved up 7 sport in the OWGR to break into the Top 100 on the planet for the first time in his career.

    Hadwin sits at No. 99 with his next scheduled PGA TOUR event the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, FL, March 9-12.

  • Golf Canada Announces 2017 Championship Schedule Starting At Chilliwack GC

    Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce its competition schedule including host clubs and dates for the 2017 championship season.

    A total of 25 professional and amateur championships, as well as qualifying events into Canada’s two National Open Championships—the RBC Canadian Open and the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open—will be conducted in 2017.

  • Taylor Tracking In Top 10 Weekly Rankings

    A Tie For Tenth At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Shot Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Up 72 Places In The World Golf Rankings This Week - Image Courtesy SkySports/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    BC Golfers continue to make their mark in the Top 10 rankings in Canada. This week it's Abbotsford's Nick Taylor who made the biggest move, jumping up 72 places in the WGR while his Ledgeview clubmate, Adam Hadwin, continues to hold down the number one ranking by a male professional golfer in the country. 

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Wins First NCAA Event

    Reigning Canadian Junior Girls Champion Naomi Ko Of Victoria, BC Won Her First Event On The NCAA Collegiate Circuit In Puerto Rico - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Team Canada’s Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC, had a day to remember on Tuesday, hoisting her first collegiate trophy after a playoff victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

    Ko, a sophomore at N.C. State, closed the 54-hole event at the Rio Mar Country Club with a score of 1-under par (74-71-70) to enter a five-way tie for first. The Royal Colwood GC member went on to capture medallist honours by way of a scorecard playoff.

  • Golf’s Best Match

    Carruthers Creek, Ajax, Ont. (Rachel Wittenberg/ Love the Moment Photography)

    By John Gordon, courtesy Golf Canada

    On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, let’s get all the bad, frequently offensive, jokes out of the way first.

    To speed up the process, I will provide just the punch lines to a couple of the hoariest groaners. “No way! The last time I tried that shot, I made double bogey!” “But you don’t understand. It’s my wife’s funeral.”

    On a related note this Feb. 14, let’s officially bury the term “golf widow.” With that out of the way, let’s move on.

  • Canada’s Weekly Top 10 Sees BC’s Du Toit Make Top 20 In World Amateur Ranking

    Kimberley, B.C.'s Jared du Toit continues to lead his Arizona State Sun Devils golf squad in heroic fashion as his three-way tie for top spot at the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii paced his team to a 4th place finish in the NCAA event. 

    It was du Toit's fourth Top-10 this year for the Sun Devils and orchestrated a career high ranking in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. 

  • BC's Hadwin Moves To Number One In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Adam Hadwin's steady play to start the year has seen him climb up the Canadian and World Golf Rankings - Image Courtesy Adam Hadwin Website

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin jumped to the top of the Canadian Men's Professional Golf Rankings after picking up world ranking points in  5 straight PGA TOUR events. He's climbed 79 places in the world ranking since the start of the year.

    Also of note was the huge leap made by Coquitlam's Henry Lee who leapt 282 sport in the world rankings after his performance for the University of Washington in the Arizona Intercollegiate.

  • Next Gen: The Next Opportunity For High Performance Golf

    Golf Canada

    PGA Of Canada Pro Matt Wilson Has Been Named Golf Canada’s Director, Next Generation Performance To Lead Strategy To Strengthen Canadian Golf Development System

    Six months after golf made its historic return after 112 years to the Olympic Games, Golf Canada is adding a new layer to its high-performance programming to improve its support of its next generation of Canadian golfing talent.

    What is “Next Generation” programming? Simply put, it’s about improving the support for, and taking an aligned approach to, players demonstrating performance characteristics, as well as recognizing and supporting the coaches working with those players.

  • BC's Macdonald Collects T5 Finish At Avondale Amateur

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Recorded A T5 In The Avondale Amateur In Australia After A Final Round 68 - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia – Team Canada Amateur Squad member Stuart Macdonald continued his Australian swing in strong fashion on Thursday, collecting a T5 result at the Avondale Amateur, a 72-hole stroke-play event.

    Macdonald—a Vancouver product and Purdue University graduate—leaped eight spots up the leaderboard at the Avondale Golf Club with a final round 68 (-3) to hold a two-way share of fifth at 6-under par for the tournament (75-65-70-68).