• BC Golf Proud To Extend Exclusive Ticket Offer To Watch International Soccer At BC Place

    Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will return to BC Place for a crucial international match on Sunday, March 24 against French Guiana.

    Secure your seats to catch Canada’s next generation of dynamic young stars, featuring former Vancouver Whitecaps phenom Alphonso Davies’ return to Vancouver, by taking advantage of an exclusive British Columbia Golf ticket offer featuring a 30% discount!

  • A Quick Solution To Golf’s Pace Of Play Problem

    PGA TOUR Genesis Open Champion J.B. Holmes - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/AP

    Written By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    I’m the anti J.B. Holmes.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not “anti” J.B. Holmes.

    When he won the Genesis Open for his fifth PGA TOUR victory, I applauded the resurgence of someone who, by most accounts, is a good guy, a great husband and father who has survived brain surgery. Former Ryder Cupper, long hitter, great ball striker.

    Also, alas, human rain delay.

  • Golf Canada Weekly Leaderboard Presented By Titleist For Feb. 11-17

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • The USGA And The R&A Release Progress Update On Distance Insights Project

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Feb. 14, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have issued a periodic update of progress made to date on the Distance Insights project.

    The update can be viewed or downloaded via this link here.

    The project was initiated last May to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future impact of distance on the game of golf.

    A complete report is expected to be delivered in late 2019.

    For more information on the Distance Insights project, please visit www.USGA.org/distanceinsights or www.RandA.org.

  • R&A’s Women In Golf Charter Showing Success In Canada & Worldwide

    CP Women's Leadership Summit (Golf Canada)

    Courtesy R&A and Golf Canada

    The R&A’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the sport has been reflected in early success for the new Women in Golf Charter.

    Launched last May in London, the Charter set out to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf globally. It is designed to encourage actions that enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential within the golf industry at all levels.

  • Golf Canada 2019 Championship Schedule Starts And Finishes In British Columbia

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2019 championship schedule, which includes a record setting 31 amateur and professional competitions in addition to various qualifiers hosted at golf facilities across Canada.

    The 2019 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships — the RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open, to be conducted August 19-25 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont.

    The 2019 competition calendar includes eight national amateur championships, eight Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior competitions and two international women’s championships.

  • Canadian Player Results On PGA TOUR And Affiliated Tours For Week Of Feb. 4 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • ModGolf Podcast Season 5 Episodes 08 & 09 Focus On The PGA Show From Orlando

    This month we feature the two most recent episodes of The ModGolf Podcast as part of our effort to bring you golf’s best innovation and entrepreneurship stories.

  • PGA TOUR - Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week of January 28, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World For The Week JAN 31 - FEB 3

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • The USGA And The R&A Release 2018 Driving Distance Report

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland – The USGA and The R&A have released the 2018 Annual Driving Distance Report, containing driving-distance data from seven men’s and women’s professional golf tours around the world. This is the fourth annual distance report issued by the game’s governing bodies, completed in an effort to monitor current trends in driving distance.

    The 2018 data show that driving distances on these seven tours increased by an average of 1.7 yards, beyond the previous year’s gain of more than 3 yards.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World Last Week

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • New Rules Will Simplify Game's Penalty Implementation

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    "Even though a new set of guidelines have now been put into play for the game of golf, the rulebook still doesn’t address one major component found in every weekend warrior’s game — the mullligan or breakfast ball.

    Despite that oversight, the new rules, the first in over six decades, will make the game’s regulations a bit easier for one and all to comprehend and abide by. At least that’s the word coming from Adam Helmer, the Director of Rules and Competitions for Golf Canada.

  • Canada's Thibault To Play Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur

    Brigitte Thibault

    By GOLF CANADA

    The field for the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship is taking shape as the tournament announced the first 66 players who accepted invitations into the 72-player field for the April 3-6 event.

  • 9 Rule Changes That Most Impact The Recreational Golfer

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    As you have heard, a historic reworking of the Rules of Golf came into effect on Jan. 1.

    To gain a better understanding of how it affects recreational golfers like me, I invited Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s director of Rules, competitions and amateur status, to play nine holes with me at my home club. While the round is fictional—it is minus 8 in Central Ontario and Midland G&CC is snow-covered as I write this—the new Rules are anything but.

  • BC's Hadwin Among GJAC 2018 Players Of The Year

    The Top Female And Male Professionals Of The Year As Voted By The Golf Journalists Association of Canada: Brooke Henderson And Adam Hadwin - Images Courtesy: Golf Canada/Adam Hadwin.com

    TORONTO – Brooke Henderson’s two LPGA Tour victories in 2018, including her historic win on home soil at the CP Women’s Open, earned her two additional honours to add to her rapidly-expanding resumé.

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) has announced Henderson, Adam Hadwin, Garrett Rank and Jaclyn Lee as its 2018 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Henderson’s victory at the national open, the first by a Canadian in 45 years, was also voted Canadian Golf Story of the Year by an overwhelming margin.

  • Golf Clinic Helps Visually Impaired See Past Disability

    By JORDAN SCHWARTZ, USGA

    Matt McCue was used to overcoming the odds. Diagnosed with leukemia at 5, he eventually lost his sight due to a stroke, but didn’t give up. Instead, he found Envision, a not-for-profit in Wichita, Kan., that supports the visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

    One of the programs Envision runs is a summer golf clinic that the USGA has helped fund three times since 2015 through its Alliance Grant Program. The clinic matches visually impaired golfers with mentors to learn the basics of the game.

    “Aside from the physical benefits of playing golf, it gives these people an outlet for socialization and engagement with others,” said Bonnie Cochran, director of support programs for Envision.

    The clinic began in 2011 as the brainchild of a child. Envision patient Andrew McLeod wanted to play golf like his dad, Brady, so he asked Cochran what she could do. The program director mentioned the idea to a volunteer named Manuela Nivia, who played at Kapaun Mount Carmel High School. Nivia asked her first coach if he’d teach the class.

    “I said yes, and I haven’t been sorry for it one day,” said senior instructor Len Hudson. “I got a little panicked on the way to the first session because I had never taught visually impaired people before, but then I realized it was the same as anyone else: grip, stance and swing.”

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  • Two British Columbians On 2019 Golf Canada Young Pro Squad

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit (R) Is One Of Two BC Players, Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald Is The Other, Joining The Likes Of Maddie Szeryk (L) On The 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 10 athletes—six female and four male—who have been selected to the 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2019 Women’s Young Pro Squad is Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.) , Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec City), Maddie Szeryk (London, Ont.) Augusta James (Bath, Ont.), Jennifer Ha (Calgary) and Jaclyn Lee (Calgary). Lee, 21, makes the transition from the Amateur Squad after turning professional in December.

    The Men’s Young Pro Squad will be represented by Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Hugo Bernard (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.), Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver).

  • The 2018 PGA of Canada National Award Winners

    By THE PGA OF CANADA

    The PGA of Canada is proud to announce its 2018 National Award winners and newest Hall of Fame inductee.

  • Dale Jackson - Revealing The Process Behind Creating The New Rules of Golf

     
    On January 1st 2019 The New Rules of Golf were released by the USGA/R&A Joint Rules Committee. Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to what the changes are, but we wanted to reveal the five year process that focused on the why and how.
     
    On this episode Golf Canada Board Member and Past Joint Rules Committee representative Dale Jackson pulls back the curtain to shed some light on the vision, strategy and decision-making process that was half a decade in the making.