• Happy Vaisakhi To All From British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Tuesday (13 April) was the first day of the Vaisakh month. We sincerely hope everyone was able to celebrate in a happy and safe manner. 

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

    Traditionally, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab region and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by the Sikh diaspora. Vaisakhi is a harvest festival of Punjab, or according to Punjabi calendar it is the New Year for Punjabi people.

    This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

    Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs. 

  • Put Your Team Together For The RBC PGA Scramble

    The RBC PGA Scramble is a national series of events taking place at more than 140 golf facilities around the country in 2021, culminating with Regional Finals and the RBC PGA Scramble National Championship in October.

    The series of events expects to draw more than ten thousand amateur golfers—who will form their own team of four players— from across the country. Teams will look to make it through local qualifying with the ultimate goal of playing in a Regional and hopefully National Championship in October with a PGA of Canada professional playing on their team at some of Canada’s finest golf courses.

  • Having A Golf Canada Membership – “A no-brainer for me”

    Written by Clark Stork (reprinted with permission)

    Regina’s Chad McCormick is very pleased he has a Golf Canada membership.

    McCormick was in Kelowna last year for a family wedding celebration when a vehicle in the parking lot at the course he was playing was broken into. The vehicle was “cleaned out” according to McCormick with many wedding gifts being swiped as well as clubs belonging to several players, including McCormick.

  • Golf Canada Will Tee It Up For 2021 National Amateur Championships

    Media Release

    Golf Canada will tee it up in 2021 to conduct national amateur championships and is working with public health authorities in host communities to finalize operational protocols so that the competitions may proceed safely. 

    Following a 2020 season that saw the cancellation of all Golf Canada competitions due to the pandemic, the 2021 schedule will feature nine National Amateur Championships, eight NextGen Championships for junior-aged golfers, and several USGA qualifiers which will be hosted at member clubs across Canada, starting with the NextGen Pacific Championship at Bear Mountain G&CC in Victoria, BC on May 5th.

  • Titleist & FootJoy Parent Company Acushnet Commits To R&A's Women In Golf Charter

    Acushnet, the parent company of global golf brands Titleist and FootJoy, has demonstrated its commitment to creating a more inclusive culture within golf by becoming a signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

  • Video: What Does it Mean to be a Woman Working in Golf?

    Recently, in celebrating International Women's Day, The R & A asked women working in golf - inside and outside of The R&A - to talk about their work and why having more women in the industry is essential for the future success of the sport.

    British Columbia Golf joins The R&A in being committed to broadening the appeal of the sport for women and girls in all forms whether that is playing the sport or working within it. The Women in Golf Charter and #INVITEHer​ campaign aims to improve inclusivity of golf for women and girls.

    Read more on The R&A's efforts https://www.randa.org/en/theranda/ini...

     

  • An Invitation To Canadians: GOLF IS CALLING…

    (March 23, 2021 – Golf Canada) – Canadians needing a social outlet and a sense of recreational normalcy during the uncertainty of the pandemic in 2020 turned to golf in a major way.

    Now Golf Canada, with the support of industry partners, will build on the excitement, increased interest, and elevated levels of play with a national golfer retention campaign to welcome new and returning players back to the golf course in 2021.

  • World Champions Cup Set To Debut In 2022

    The PGA Tour Champions Is SetTo Hold A 3-way Cup For All Parts Of The World - Image Courtesy World Champions Cup

    CHICAGO (MARCH 16, 2021) – A unique and exciting new professional golf competition is ready to take the world stage, as sports media and marketing firm Intersport announced the creation of the World Champions Cup, scheduled to debut in the fall of 2022.

    Inspired by the passion and tradition of the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, the World Champions Cup will be a first-of-its-kind golf tournament featuring Team USA, Team Europe and Team World squaring off over three days of competition that will renew some of the game’s most storied rivalries as the teams battle for international pride and global bragging rights.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Creating A Business Model That Makes Golf Accessible To Everyone - Kathy Erikson, The Short Game Place

    After the sudden passing of her beloved husband Mike three years ago, Kathy Erikson made a life-changing decision: dedicate her energy to crate a golf experience that appeals to everyone, year round, 24 hours a day.

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host, Colin Weston, sat down with Kathy Erikson to learn about the passion that drives her to create an indoor golf arena that started with an AHA moment almost thirty years ago.

  • Participate In The Golf & Health Survey – Win A £200 Voucher For St. Andrews!

    via Golf Canada and The R&A

    The R&A is keen to understand the importance of health messaging and how to best communicate health benefits to existing and potential golfers.

    We would very much appreciate your feedback on your experiences and perceptions of the health benefits of playing golf and your thoughts for promoting this in the future.

    As a thank you for your time you will have an opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a £200 voucher for Auchterlonies golf shop in St Andrew’s (worldwide shipping)

    To take part in the survey please click on the survey link below:

    The survey is being undertaken by independent research agency Sports Marketing Surveys. Please be assured that the information that you provide will remain confidential.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: James Cronk, Co-Founder Of Golf Industry Guru

    Understanding Customer Needs To Create Value For The Golf Industry - James Cronk, Co-Founder Of Golf Industry Guru

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host Colin Weston recently sat down with Golf Industry Guru Co-Founder James Cronk to learn how his team puts the customer first to create new value in a traditional market space.

  • 2021 RBC Canadian Open Cancelled Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Challenges

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA AND TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Due to logistical challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR, title sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Golf Canada announced today that the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 7-13 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario, has been cancelled.

    “Even with an extensive health and safety plan in place, we faced a number of significant logistical challenges that led us to this decision,” said PGA TOUR President Tyler Dennis. “While we are disappointed to cancel Canada’s National Championship, we are thankful to our partners RBC and Golf Canada – along with our Canadian fans — for their unwavering support and cooperation throughout this process. We look forward to the RBC Canadian Open returning to our schedule next year.”

  • Women’s Golf Day Calls On Golfers To Support International Women’s Day With Ballsy Campaign

    Via The Golf Wire & Women's Golf Day

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Monday March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual, global event celebrating women and their achievements.

    Women’s Golf Day (WGD) will be encouraging male and female golfers to celebrate #IWD2021 this year by taking part in a #WGDUnites social media campaign by posting a photo of a golf ball marked with the name of a woman that drives, inspires, motivates, empowers or supports you.

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With Liz Hoffman Elected As 116th President

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    (March 4, 2021 - Golf Canada) – Golf Canada’s 2021 Annual Meeting culminated on Thursday, March 4th with the election of Thornhill, Ont. native Liz Hoffman as the 116th President of the National Sport Federation.

    Hoffman, a past President of Golf Ontario who spent 39 years with the University of Toronto including 16 as Director of Athletics and High-Performance, succeeds Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que. who served consecutive terms as President in 2019-20.

  • British Columbia Golf Covid-19 Information

    COVID-19 Resources for the British Columbia Golf Industry

    The most recent comprehensive provincial update, as provided on February 5th, extends the orders as announced on November 17th indefinitely and until further notice. The PHO’s guidance continues to have a significant impact on the golf industry – the biggest impact continues to be the continuation of province-wide travel advisories to limit movement to essential travel and the updated restrictions on public gatherings.

    Please Click HERE to see AGA-BC Covid-19 resources page

    AGA-BC Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Operations Amidst COVID-19
    (These are still in effect and current as of February 2021)

    Please click HERE to view Allied Golf Association (AGA) Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Courses.

     

    With over 300 golf courses in all areas of the province, it is critical that all golf operations in British Columbia align with COVID-19 orders, direction and safety protocols mandated by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and regional health authorities.

    Please click HERE to view Allied Golf Association (AGA) Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Courses

    Please click HEREto see British Columbia Golf's Return to Sport Guideline and illness policy which is still in effect as of March 1, 2021

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    Golf Canada COVID-19 Resource Page

    Health information for BC residents

    The best source for accurate and up-to-date health information on the COVID-19 pandemic in BC is the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

    Visit http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus

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    B.C.  COVID-19 Support App

    The B.C. government has a COVID-19 support app to help provide residents with the latest information on the ongoing pandemic.

    The app can be downloaded through Apple Store or Google Play and is also available as a website online here

    Besides acting as a platform for posting information and alerts, the app also features the B.C. government’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool that can help residents decide if they need to seek coronavirus testing.

    The self-assessment tool can also be found as a standalone test online here

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  • NEW Tournament Site Launch

    Beginning in 2021, British Columbia Golf along with Golf Canada and the other provincial associations have changed Tournament Management Software.

    British Columbia Golf will be using Golf Genius for the foreseeable future starting in 2021.

  • The R&A And The USGA Modernize Amateur Status Rules

    For Immediate Publication

    22 February 2021, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA: The R&A and the USGA have announced proposals for significant changes to the Rules of Amateur Status that govern the game worldwide.

    These proposals result from a modernisation initiative that has identified a clear need to bring the Rules up to date to reflect today’s global amateur game and ensure that the Rules are easier to understand and apply.

    The proposed Rules, along with explanations to key changes, have been posted on www.RandA.org and www.usga.org and the organisations are now inviting feedback from golfers and stakeholders. Comments will be accepted until Friday, 26 March 2021 with the new Rules scheduled to be adopted on 1 January 2022.

  • ModGolf Podcast Delves Into Breaking Down Barriers In Golf

    Click on the image below to hear the latest ModGolf Podcast with host Colin Weston as he interviews Charles Dillahunt to share how The PGA of America is working to break down barriers to entry for not only playing golf but to participate as a business supplier within the golf industry.

    "My biggest hope for the golf industry is that it one day grows to be more representative of the population of the world, and that it openly welcomes and serves members of all communities and from all walks of life equally and inclusively."

     

  • Air Quality National Guidelines For Outdoor Sporting Activities Survey

    PHOTO: Beacon Rock Golf Course/From Facebook

    Regulatory and Strategic Affairs Center (RASAC) has been contracted by Health Canada to gather input for a guideline to use for outdoor sporting activities during adverse air quality events. 

    With golf obviously being a major outdoor sporting activity, British Columbia Golf is offering to distribute the survey through its various media channels in the hope that responses from the golf community will assist in creating the guideline sought for the health and wellbeing of not only golfers but any and all individuals who partake in outdoor sporting activities.

  • Happy Chinese New Year

    British Columbia Golf would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

    Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12th, 2021, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 26th, 2021. See the full calendar.

    Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (February 11th–17th, 2021).

    Chinese New Year marks the transition between zodiac signs: 2021 is the year of the Ox; 2020 the year of the Rat.