• Belief In Team Canada

    Team Canada Members Include From L-R : Maddie Szeryk, Grace St-Germain And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko - Image credit (Minas Panagiotakis)

    By Rick Young (via Golf Canada)

    Eleven years ago, player development in this country was a long overdue idea that (finally) got some buy in.

    Humble beginnings? Imagine it as the professional sports equivalent of an expansion franchise. No coaches, no players, no real structure or support mechanism at kick-off time but, hey, there was a name: Team Canada. In a hockey-infested nation, who couldn’t relate to that?

    And who among us can’t relate to this concept: belief.

  • BC’s UFV Cascades Golf Teams Sweep CCAA National Championships

    The UFV Cascades Golf Program Captured Both Men's & Women's Team Titles In The PING CCAA National Championships - Image Courtesy Chris Bertram/UFV Cascades

    Daniel Campbell And Maddie Kapchinsky Take Individual Medals In Men’s & Women’s Events

    By Dan Kinvig/UFV Cascades

    If it wasn’t the greatest day in the history of the University of the Fraser Valley golf program, it was awfully close.

    The Cascades completed an incredibly dominant run at the PING CCAA Golf National Championships on Friday, sweeping the men’s and women’s team competitions at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont.

    Both UFV teams won their respective titles by double-digit margins, and each produced an individual medalist. Daniel Campbell was the men’s individual champ, winning by eight strokes, and Maddie Kapchinsky took the women’s silver medal.

  • Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Players from British Columbia continue to hold prominent places in the Golf Canada Top 10 Rankings Powered by RBC with Abbotsford's Nick Taylor leading the way for the professional men moving up 15 spots to number 186 in the world.

  • Four From B.C. Part Of 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad

    Inset From L-R: BC's Nolan Thoroughgood, Naomi Ko, Chris Crisologo And Euna Han Join National Team Members (Background L-R) Hugo Bernard And Maddie Szeryk As Part Of The 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad - Image(s) Courtesy Golf Canada/Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    18 athletes selected to represent Team Canada’s National Amateur and Development Squads

    Centralized component introduced for Development Squad at Bear Mountain Resort; 36-hole Nicklaus design & resort continues to serve as national team training facility

    Team Canada coaching staff announced

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 18 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2018 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad.

    In all, eight athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men’s team and four on the women’s. The 10-member Development Squad will include five women and five men.

  • Four Players From UFV Cascades Among CCAA All-Canadians For 2017

    UFV Cascades Golfers(L-R) Daniel Campbell, Hannah Dirksen, Ben Whiton And Emery Bardock Were Named CCAA All-Canadians - Image Courtesy UFV Cascades Varsity Golf

    The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the golf All-Canadian award recipients on Monday for the 2017 season.

    Twenty student-athletes (10 women, 10 men) were selected ahead of this week’s national championship at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The South Asian Community A Happy Diwali

    The happy festival of Diwali is almost upon us again. Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.

    It is celebrated in honour of Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after an exile of fourteen years. The festival is also linked to Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

    Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh and meeting friends and family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.

    This year, Diwali will be celebrated on October 19.

  • BC's Team Cordova Bay Wins RBC PGA Scramble

     Cordova Bay Teammates Rodney Webber, Phil Kondrak, Eric Smith, Eric Watson And PGA of Canada Professional Nate Ollis - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    INVERNESS, Nova Scotia (PGA of Canada) — As if it were scripted, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final came down to a nerve-inducing putt.

    Needing to make a four-foot par putt for the win on the final hole at Cabot Links, team Cordova Bay amateur player Rodney Webber stepped up and made the biggest putt of his life.

  • New PGA Of Canada CEO Named To Lead Association

    The PGA of Canada's New CEO, Kevin Thistle - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Following an extensive search of accomplished business and marketing leaders, the PGA of Canada has selected one of its own to lead the association to a new level of sustainable growth and success, its President announced.
     
    “Considering the large number of highly accomplished business leaders who entered this competition, I am excited to announce that our Board of Directors has selected Kevin Thistle to lead the PGA of Canada into an exciting new era of success,” Steve Wood, President of the Board of Directors of the PGA of Canada announced.

  • Interactive History Map Of Golf Courses In Canada

    After much research and a lot of interesting background work, the folks at Golf Canada have compiled a fascinating interactive map of Canada showing the history of golf course locations across the country dating from 1873 to the present.

    The storied legacy of Canadian golf courses is presented through an interactive website mapping out 143 years of Canadian golf course history from coast to coast.

  • Video: Canada's Club Creator - The Bob Vokey Story

    Courtesy Bob Vokey & Golf Canada

    Canadian Bob Vokey was born in Verdun, Quebec in 1939. His father, Walter, was a precision tool and die maker, an avid golfer and constant tinkerer of golf equipment. Bob did not necessarily share his father's passion for golf as a child, but he observed and assisted in his father's club creations.

    Bob, at 25 left Montreal for the United States and settled in Carlsbad, California. Despite his earlier feelings toward golf, he became smitten with the game and wanted to become involved in some way. He lived near a golf course, and started to play competitively, eventually developing his father's passion for "tinkering" with golf clubs.

  • Canadian Star Brooke Henderson Claims MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Holds The Trophy After Her Fifth Career LPGA Tour Win At The McKayson New Zealand Open - Image Credit: Photosport

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    Canadian Brooke Henderson made light of the challenging conditions on Monday to run away from the field and claim the MCKAYSON New Zealand Open by five shots.

    Henderson, the world No. 12, had looked the class act of the field all week in Auckland. The 20-year-old claimed her fifth LPGA title – and second of the year - with sizzling rounds of 65, 70, 67 and a remarkable 69 in extremely challenging conditions over Sunday and Monday as stormy weather sent the tournament into a fifth day.

    Picking up her round Monday after competing just six holes on Sunday as rain and thunderstorms lashed the Windross Farm course, Henderson made light of the still gusty conditions to see off challenges from China’s Jing Yan (-12) and Korea’s Hee Young Park (-11).

  • Canada Claims Five Medals At Inaugural Invictus Games Golf Competition

    Medalists In The Golf Competition At The Invictus Games In Toronto Include 5 Canadians - Image Courtesy Invictus/Twitter

    Written by Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    TORONTO – The inaugural adaptive golf competition of the Invictus Games took place Tues, Sept. 26, at St. George’s Golf and Country Club, where Canadians claimed five medals.

    The competition was contested over 18 holes using modified Stableford scoring using Handicap Factors/Index.

    Claiming gold in the men’s competition with a 38-point total was David Scott of the United Kingdom. Canada’s Étienne Aubé claimed silver with 37 points. Canadians Dan Graham and Jay Nickol earned bronze with 35 points, as did American Josh Lindstrom.

  • Golf Canada To Match Golf In Schools Adoptions During Adopt A School Week

    By Golf Canada

    School is back in session and the 2017/18 school year is officially underway. To help celebrate the start of the school year, Golf Canada is proud to announce it will match Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools adoptions from Sept. 18-22 in support of Golf Canada’s Adopt a School Week.

  • Marc-Etienne Bussieres Wins PGA Assistants' Championship Of Canada At Richmond CC

    Marc-Etienne Bussieres Closed With A Final-Round 6-under 66, Making An Eagle And Three Birdies Over The Final Nine Holes To Win The PGA Assistants Championship - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada 

    [RICHMOND, B.C., Sept. 14, 2017]—Marc-Etienne Bussieres parlayed an incredible final nine holes at Richmond Country Club into a win at the PGA Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

    Bussieres closed with a final-round 6-under-par 66, making an eagle and three birdies over the final nine holes to chase down and eventually pass his good friend Sonny Michaud.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Big Bonus For du Toit; Kelly Takes Down The Bear; Hadwin Off To Atlanta

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Has Had A Pretty Solid Start To His Pro Career, Earning Canadian Player Of The Year Honours On The PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour Circuit - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He wasn’t happy with the way he finished his round, but Kimberley’s Jared du Toit hung on to win Canadian Player of the Year honours on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit.

    That award, sponsored by Freedom 55 Financial, carries a hefty $25,000 bonus and du Toit said it helped soothe the frustration he was feeling about ending his round Sunday with three straight bogeys.

    Du Toit closed with an even-par 70 to finish the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship in London, Ont., at 10-under par and tied for 17th place. He finished the season 23rd on the money list with $26,233, although he made more than that in unofficial money on Sunday.

  • Richmond Country Club Hosts PGA Assistants’ Championship Of Canada Presented By Callaway Golf Canada

    The 54-hole National Championship Takes Place Sept. 18-20 At The Richmond Country Club And Features A Field Stacked With Talent - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Via PGA of Canada (Chris Fry)

    [RICHMOND, B.C.]—British Columbia’s fourth-largest city is set to host the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

    “The PGA of Canada is excited about visiting the beautiful province of British Columbia and the highly-regarded Richmond Country Club,” says PGA of Canada president Steve Wood. “The PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf annually features some of the best players in our association and this year is no different.”

  • USGA And The R&A Receive Extensive Feedback In Global Program To Modernize Golf's Rules

    The Idea Of Modernization Of The Rules Of Golf Has Been Well Received By Golfers Around The World - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    FAR HILLS, N.J., USA and ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (September 7, 2017) - The USGA and The R&A have received comments on the proposed new Rules from more than 22,000 golfers in 102 countries, as well as representatives of golf organizations throughout the world, providing valuable feedback as the organizations work toward their implementation on January 1, 2019.

    With the worldwide survey and evaluation period now complete, the USGA and The R&A and their respective committees will continue to review all comments received with the goal of finalizing the new Rules next spring and beginning a comprehensive education program later in 2018.

  • Lethbridge To Host Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Event In 2018

    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Next up on the tee, the Paradise Canyon Golf Resort.

    That was the word coming from the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada when they announced they’ve added another stop in Alberta during the 2018 season. The event, which is in addition to already existing stops in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, will be held sometime in late June.

  • BC’s Euna Han Among Six Selected To Represent Canada At The Fourth Annual World Junior Girls Championship

    Coquitlam, BC's Euna Han Is In Ottawa As A Member Of Team Canada For The World Junior Girls Championship At The Marshes Golf Club - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/ BC Golf

    Two Teams Will Fly The Flag For Canada At The Marshes Golf Club In Ottawa

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – The world’s top 18-and-under female junior golfers will head to Ottawa for the fourth edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from Sept. 26-29 at The Marshes Golf Club. As host nation, Canada will send two teams of three athletes to compete for the international title of World Junior Girls champion.

    “It is an honour to host this prestigious event and we look forward to welcoming these players to Canada,” said tournament director Mary Beth McKenna. “The course is in fantastic shape and we are thrilled to host some of the world’s best juniors at this historic club. Our partners at The Marshes Golf Club and the communities in the surrounding area have come together to make this a truly memorable event for our competitors.”

  • 3rd Annual National Coaches Week In B.C. Happens Sept. 23-30th

    September 23 - 30, 2017 marks the third annual National Coaches Week and viaSPORT is asking Canadians everywhere for their help celebrating! Whether you're from a National Sport Organization, Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization, club, or you are a coach, parent, or athlete, they want your help saying ‘thanks!’ to coaches from coast to coast.

    National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. Join the conversation on social media using #ThanksCoach and #CoachesWeek.