• Golf Fore The Cure Raises Over $425k For Breast Cancer Research In 2018

    Over 140 Women Celebrated This Year’s Success At The 15th Annual Golf Fore The Cure National Event At Thornhill Golf Club In Thornhill, Ont. - Image Courtesy Golf For The Cure Facebook

    Via Golf Canada

    The season of giving has another reason to be cheerful. Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru raised over $425k for breast cancer research in 2018 thanks to the efforts over 13,000 participants at 175 events across the country, including two interior locales in BC who were among the top 20 fundraisers, Fernie GC and Chinook Cove Golf & RV in Barrière.

    Since the program’s inception in 2003, upwards of 120,000 women have raised over $6.7 million to date with all proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Québec Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • LPGA Tour Announces 2019 Schedule And Increased Purses

    Written by LPGA Communications/Courtesy Golf Canada

    In a year that saw 10 Rolex First-Time Winners added to the roster of LPGA victors, the 2018 LPGA Tour season produced 26 winners from 10 countries across 32 official tournaments. Powered by determination, athleticism and a drive for greatness, the 2019 season promises to continue the upward growth of the world’s best female golfers.

    The 2019 LPGA Tour schedule will include 33 official events, plus the biennial Solheim Cup, which pits the 12 best players from the United States against their European counterparts. The Tour will visit 15 states and 12 countries (including the United States), with a record $70.55 million in official prize money.

  • BC's Brian McDonald Rallies To Win PGA Head Professional Championship Of Canada

    Brian McDonald claimed his first national title at the PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada presented by Titleist & FootJoy Thursday as he closed with a 5-under-par 67 for a five-shot victory.

    The Director of Golf and General Manager at Fairview Mountain in Oliver, B.C., featured five birdies in his final round at The Gold Course at Wigwam Golf Club, coming from behind to raise a PGA of Canada national championship trophy for the first time in his career.

  • British Columbia Golf Recognizes The Great Work By Our Volunteers As Part Of IVD

    With the recent celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) across the globe, British Columbia Golf would like to take this opportunity to both acknowledge and sincerely thank the many women, men and young people who regularly give of their time and expertise to help make the championship events held in our province run smoothly and efficiently and indeed, allowing them to take place at all.

    Without the countless hours contributed by these volunteers the challenge of putting on and running high level competitions would be next to impossible. Please take a moment to have a look at our Volunteer Recognition page on this website to see some of the terrific individuals who have given of their time for the betterment of golf in recent years. 

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with British Columbia Golf please contact us at susan@britishcolumbiagolf.org , corrie@britishcolumbiagolf.org, bryan@britishcolumbiagolf.org or call (604) 279-2580. 

    About International Volunteer Day

    International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5th to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. Volunteers are leading social change around the world. This special day promotes the work of volunteers at all levels, including local, national and international.

    United Nations Volunteers founded International Volunteer Day in 1985.

    For more information, please visit the United Nations Volunteers website.

  • Technology’s Impact On Golf (And How It Can Help Your Game)

    By John Gordon (Courtesy Golf Canada)

    If asked the question “How has technology impacted your game?”, most golfers automatically think of their adjustable driver, game-improvement irons, a ball that promises both distance and accuracy, foul-weather gear and footwear that protect them from the elements and, perhaps, a distance-measuring device that takes the guesswork out of approach shots or an electric trolley that saves wear and tear on their bodies during a round.

    But we got some revealing and unexpected answers when we asked experts from various sectors of the Canadian golf industry what technology they thought was most impactful on golfers.

  • Nine Changes In The New Rules Of Golf You Absolutely Need To Know For 2019

    By RYAN HERRINGTON, Golf Digest

    As January 1, 2019, approaches, it’s time to consider what New Year’s resolutions you’ll be making to help your golf game in 2019.

    For those who haven’t come up with any, here’s a suggestion: Learn the Rules of Golf. (No, really learn them this time.)

    Perhaps you’ve tried, only to find that by February, the copy of the rules book you picked up is covered with as much dust as that Peloton you bought to get into shape.

    Yet here’s the thing: There’s no better time than now to give it another shot because a new, modernized version of the rules goes into effect on New Year’s Day.

    Click here for the full story...

  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings Powered By RBC

    In this week's Golf Canada Top 10 rankings, Abbotsford's Nick Taylor picked up 13 spots in the OWGR thanks to his T9 in the Australian PGA Championship.

    Taylor remains at number 4 in the Men's Pro rankings in Canada, with fellow Abbotsford native Adam Hadwin continuing to be this country's top ranked male professional, a place he's held for nearly two years running, and sits at number 68 in the world.

  • BC's Harlingten One Of Four Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of 2019 Web.com Tour Q-School

    Vancouver's Seann Harlingten Is One Of Four Canadians Vying For Web.com Tour Status In The Final Stage Of Q-School This Week - File Photo

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    The final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament gets underway Thursday at the Whirlwind Golf Club (The Cattail and Devil’s Claw) in Chandler, Ariz., where four Canadians will look to secure or improve their status for 2019.

  • Video: Arnold Palmer Saves Christmas!

    Courtesy the good folks at Global Golf Post and YouTube, we'd like to share this inspiring video from 2013.

    Each Christmas at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, there are a few kids who are too sick to go home. Watch how Arnold Palmer helped deliver some Christmas Miracles just in time!

    Video created with love by strong films (http://strongfilms.org)

    "Auld Lang Syne" and "Jingle Bells" performed by Ben Rector, used with permission!

  • Mackenzie Tour Announces 2019 Q-School Tournament Dates Including Return To Crown Isle

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is busy preparing for another strong season, announcing on Thursday the dates and sites for its six 2019 Qualifying Tournaments, events that determine the membership of the Mackenzie Tour.

    The six sites will be: TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, TX (February 25-March 1), Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howie-In-The-Hills, FL (March 4-8), Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, CA (March 25-29), Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, AZ (April 1-5), TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (April 22-26) and Crown Isle Resort & Golf Club in Courtenay, BC (April 29-May 3).

    Each event is a 72-hole, no-cut qualifying tournament, with fields of 120 players.

  • Two From B.C. Among Global Golf Post's World's Best Amateurs For 2018

    One Of BC's Most Decorated Golfers, Procter's Jackie Little, Has Been Recognized By The Global Golf Post As A First Team All-Amateur Selection - Image Courtesy Global Golf Post

    Global Golf Post has named their 6th Annual Global Golf Post All-Amateur Teams. Selections were made for Men & Women's Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior categories with some 199 players from 24 nations being honoured.

    Guided mostly by the World Amateur Golf Rankings, the selection committee also put in a lot of hours scouring results and national rankings to come up with who they consider had the best years as amateur players around the globe.

  • Kelowna’s Popularity As Hotbed Golf Destination Continues To Grow

    Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, With 27 Holes, Will Make You Feel Challenged Like Some Of The World’s Best - Image Courtesy Gallagher's Canyon G&CC

    Written by Adam Stanley/ Golf Canada

    Whether you’re actually outdoorsy – and you enjoy hiking, cycling, or camping – or if you’re “outdoorsy” – and a round of golf or a craft cocktail on a patio is more your style – then Kelowna has it all.

    Kelowna gets approximately 2,000 hours of sunshine every summer, and while it’s long been known as a spot for retirees escaping the hustle of Vancouver, it’s recently become a hotbed for young residents getting away from Vancouver’s sky-high real estate prices.

    And it’s got some of the best golf in the country.

  • Three From BC Named To 2019 Golf Canada Squad

    Named To Golf Canada's 2019 Team Canada Squad From B.C. Are From L-R: Richmond's Chris Crisologo and Victoria's Namoi Ko And Jeevan Sihota - Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    Golf Canada is proud to announce the 17 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2019 National Amateur and Junior Squads.

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

  • Now You Can Replace Your Lost Or Damaged Golf Clubs At No Cost

    Courtesy Golf Canada/Written by John Gordon

    No matter how many times we talk about the benefits and amenities included with a Golf Canada Gold-level membership (most recently, here), it doesn’t strike home until, well, it strikes home.

    A little while ago, I saw a tweet from a member at a local golf club. “Somebody stole my putter out of my bag while I was at the range right before my match. My red TaylorMade Spider…,” he lamented, adding a few expletives directed at the thief.

    At last check, that putter retails for close to $400. He thought he was out of pocket for a replacement.

  • Committee Toolkit Now Available For Local Rules Committees

    The Committee Toolkit is now live on the R&A website. It contains a useful Local Rules Creator and Resource Centre for Committees to help them prepare for 2019.

    Whether you are a Committee member or a referee, this “Toolkit” is designed to help you understand and apply the Committee Procedures section of the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.

    Local Rules Creator
    The Local Rules Creator aims to help Committees with the process of writing and updating Local Rules. It is strongly recommended that you review the purpose of each Local Rule to ensure they are appropriate for the competition or course. The purpose of each Model Local Rule is detailed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures.

    Resource Centre
    The resources available in the Resource Centre include information for both Committees and Referees. It includes information to help Committees apply the Committee Procedures, related information and resources for those looking to further understand the changes to the 2019 Rules of Golf.

  • New Global Ranking For Golfers With Disabilities To Launch In 2019

    Flickr Image

    Via Press Release

    (13 November 2018, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The R&A and the USGA will administer a global ranking for golfers with disabilities, which will help to grow participation and competition around the world and to promote inclusivity within the sport.

    The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability will launch on January 1st, 2019 and will be administered in tandem with the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) for both men and women via www.WAGR.com.

  • BC's Seann Harlingten First Canadian To Move On To Web.com Q-School Final Stage

    A group of Canadian hopefuls has been looking to advance through one of five Web.com Tour qualifying events across the United States from Oct. 30 – Nov. 9.

    Field sizes at each event are approximately 75 players with no cut. The number of applicants advancing from each site will be on a pro rata basis (i.e., approximately the same percentage from each site will advance), and such number will be announced during the Second Qualifying Stage.

    All applicants tying for the last qualifying position at the conclusion of play at each site will advance.

  • Weekly Top-10 Rankings Powered By RBC For October 24th, 2018

    As The PGA TOUR has quickly teed off on its new season, we note that two of Canada's top 3 ranked Male Professionals hail from Abbotsford, BC. Fitting also that Adam Hadwin (No.1) and Nick Taylor (No.3), will be partnering up to represent Canada at the upcoming World Cup of Golf in Melbourne next month.

    Meanwhile, BC continues to see its fair share of players in both the Men's and Women's amateur and professional categories holding prominent positions in the Weekly Top Ten Powered by RBC Canadian Rankings.

  • Team Canada Hopes Long-Standing Friendship Leads To World Cup Of Golf Title

    Both From Abbotsford And Members At Ledgeview Golf Club, Adam Hadwin (L) And Nick Taylor (R), Are Teaming Up To Represent Canada At This Year's ISPS Handa World Cup Of Golf In Melbourne, Australia - Image Credit: Bernard Brault, Golf Canada

    BY MICHAEL BALIKER, PGATOUR.COM

    Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor go way back.

    Both hailing from the same hometown of Abbotsford, BC, Canada’s representatives in the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf have been a part of nearly every stage of each other’s young careers.

    The two first became familiar with each other’s talent as teenagers during the long summer days spent at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club and grew even closer while rooming together during their time on the Web.com Tour as they honed their games prior to beginning their careers on the PGA TOUR.

    “It’s pretty exciting. We grew up at the same golf course, same city,” Hadwin said. We’ve roomed a lot together. We both live in Phoenix and both of our families are still in Abbotsford, so we share a lot in common.”

    CLICK HERE for complete story.

    CLICK HERE to see wrap up of World Cup with Canada finishing T4

  • Golf Town Merges With Sporting Life, New Stores Coming To B.C.

    A New 'Flagship' Golf Town Store Will Open At Brentwood Mall In 2019, With Others Planned To Come In B.C. Including Richmond, Also In 2019 - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    TORONTO – Sporting Life Inc. and Golf Town Limited have announced they will merge to become Sporting Life Group Limited (“SLG”).

    Sporting Life is a premium sports and lifestyle retailer that provides an assortment of high-end sport and lifestyle brands coupled with a focus on premium customer service.

    It currently has 11 locations operating in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec, following the recent opening of a 27, 500 square foot store last week. In 2019, it will open another flagship store in the new “Amazing Brentwood” Mall in Vancouver.