• BC’s Megan Osland Among Four Canadians Advancing To Stage III Of LPGA Q-School

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Was The Low Canadian In The Field In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School Earning Her Way Along With 3 Other Canucks Into The Final Stage Starting End Of November - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from Symetra Tour

    VENICE, Fla. – Four Canadians were among 84 competitors that advanced to Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., led all 10 Canadians in the field, finishing at 5-over par (72-72-73-76) to grab a share of 30th. Team Canada graduate and Calgary product Jennifer Ha was the next Canadian in line, closing at 7-over par (69-71-79-76) to end in a tie for 47th.

  • Six From BC On 2017 Golf Canada Teams

    Four Members Of Golf Canada's 2017 Team Canada Amateur Squad From L-R: Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko, Ontario's Maddie Szeryk, Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit And Quebec's Hugo Bernard - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2017 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad programs.

    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, with three of those players coming from British Columbia.

    There are also 8 players who comprise the National Development Squad and anther three from BC have been named to that group.

  • 3 BCers Among Ten Canadians Set To Compete In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School

    Surrey's Taylor Kim Is One Of Three Girls From BC Teeing It Up In Stage II Of LPGA Qualifying School This Week - Image Credit Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VENICE, Fla. – 10 Canadians are among 210 competitors vying to punch their tickets to the third and final stage of LPGA Qualifying School from Oct. 20-23 at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Playing on the Bobcat and Panther courses, all athletes will compete in the 72-hole stroke-play event (with no cut) to earn one of the Top 80 slots (plus ties) to advance to the third stage at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., from Dec. 1-4.

    Canadians in the field:

    Aram Choi, Surrey, B.C.

    Christina Foster, Toronto, Ontario

    Jennifer Ha, Calgary, Alberta

    Sara-Maude Juneau, Quebec City, Québec

    Anna Kim, Richmond Hill, Ontario

    Taylor Kim, Surrey, B.C.

    Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ontario

    Megan Osland, Kelowna, B.C.

    Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, Ontario

    Vivian Tsui, Markham, Ontario

    Players failing to advance to the final stage will receive 2017 Symetra Tour status depending on completion of 72 holes.

    Click here for pairings.

    Click here for live scoring.

  • Two Canadian Kids Make Back-to-Back Aces

    Ian Fox (L) And Kaeden Trainor (R) After Making Back-to-Back Aces In The Same Group - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    lan Fox and Kaeden Trainor didn’t play golf a year ago. Recently, the two 11-year-old hockey fanatics from Ontario carded back-to-back aces on the 128-yard fifth hole at Amherstview Golf Club in Loyalist, Ont., while playing in the same group.

    How unlikely is that? The odds of two average golfers acing the same hole in the same foursome is 20 million to 1.

    GolfDigest has more in this article.

  • Golf & Health Project Launches To Highlight How Golf Can Benefit All

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Is One Of The Ambassadors For The Golf & Health Project - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKamphotos)

    • New and unique project aiming to assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf has launched around the world
    • An academically rigorous methodology examines pre-existing research
    • Innovative new research will fill knowledge gaps and show golf’s role in health and wellbeing

    (ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., USA) - World Golf Foundation (WGF) – the non-profit organization developing and supporting initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values – announces the launch of the Golf & Health Project, academically researching and highlighting how the game can benefit peoples’ lives.

    Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, led by Dr. Andrew Murray and under the supervision of leading international academics, Professor Nanette Mutrie and Professor Liz Grant, have conducted the largest, most comprehensive study of golf and health, with the results shown in a Scoping Review published in the world’s leading sports medicine and science journal, The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • B.C.’s Lawren Rowe Moves Up 158 Spots To No. 5 In Canada

    Lawren Rowe

    Lawren Rowe (Golf Canada/Chuck Russell)

    Lawren Rowe continued his upward movement inside the Top-10, picking up another 158 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Western Washington Invitational. The result enabled the third year golfer at the University of Victoria move up to the No. 5 ranking in Canada. Over the course of the last two weeks, Rowe has gained 699 spots in the world rankings.

  • Wanted: An Investor For Golf’s Future

    Image credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    by John Gordon/ courtesy Golf Canada

    Some would call it sponsorship. I prefer to call it an investment in the future of the game.

    Specifically, I am talking about Golf Canada’s Future Links programming.

  • 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship Includes BC's Kyle Grummett

    BC's Kyle Grummett (Left In Photo) Is Competing In The 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship In Port St. Lucie Florida - Images Courtesy Special Olympics

    More than 200 golfers from across the United States and Canada will converge on Port St. Lucie, FL for the 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship, hosted at the prestigoius and beautiful PGA Golf Club, using the Ryder and Wannamaker Courses.

    One of those golfers is West Kelowna, BC's Kyle Grummett who has a Bronze medal from the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles along with the Gold medal he picked up in the 2014 Special Olympic Summer Games held in Vancouver.

    Grummett was also nominated by British Columbia Golf for a 2016 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award for an athlete with a disability.

  • Yuka Saso Leads Philippines To World Junior Girls Title

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The sun beamed through at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club to crown the Philippines as World Junior Girls team champions. Yuka Saso battled through a gusty day to claim individual medallist honours at the third edition of the annual event.

  • Team Canada Sits T2nd At 2016 World Junior Girls Championship

    Delta's Mary Parsons Is Part Of Team Canada One At The World Junior Girls Amateur Championship In Mississauga - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A steady wind blew through Mississaugua Golf and Country Club as the 2016 World Junior Girls Championship got underway. Despite the gusty conditions, the trio representing the Philippines built a distinct early advantage to top the team competition by 11 strokes.

    With a total of 2-over 146, Canada One comprised of  Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ont., Mary Parsons (Delta, B.C.) and Chloe Currie (Mississauga, Ont.) are knotted in second with Team China and Team USA.

  • Golf In Schools Tallies 230 Adoptions To Date In 2016

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    With Golf Canada’s fiscal year coming to a close at the end of the October, Golf in Schools has tallied 230 adoptions to Elementary, Intermediate, and Secondary schools across Canada. That figure translates to an additional 27,600 students being introduced to the sport on an annual basis.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

    Image Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

    Affectionately known as ‘The King’, Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

  • Canada Finishes World Amateur In Tie For 9th

    Canada's World Amateur Men's Team From L-R: Jared du Toit, Garrett Rank And Hugo Bernard - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – On the strength of Garrett Rank’s 69 (-2), the Canadian contingent climbed inside the Top-10 for the first time in Saturday’s final round of the 30th World Amateur Team Championship to close the tournament in a tie for ninth at 12-under par.

    Playing on the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club, Rank, 29, led the Canadian trio to a team score of 2-under par on the day, coupled with Jared du Toit’s even-par 71. Collectively, Rank was the leading Canadian at the event. The Elmira, Ont., product finished at 1-under par (74-72-70-69) to hold an individual share of 35th.

    Kimberley, B.C., native Jared du Toit finished two strokes behind Rank at 1-over par (71-70-75-71). The 21-year-old Arizona State senior closed at T44. Teammate Hugo Bernard of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., was disqualified because of a scoring error in his final round.

  • B.C.’s du Toit Remains In Top Spot In Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit (Golf Canada/Bernard Brault)

    Ki Taek Lee got his senior campaign at Arizona State off to a solid start, climbing 272 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite; it was the best career result for the senior and moved him back into the Top-20 in the Canadian rankings at No. 15.

    Fellow Canadian and Arizona State teammate Jared du Toit, the No. 1-ranked amateur in Canada, finished in a tie for 48th.

  • The Five Earn Web.com Tour Status

    The Five: Adam Cornelson, Brock Mackenzie, Dan McCarthy, Taylor Moore, & Aaron Wise (PGA TOUR/Claus Andersen)

    Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, New York, wrapped up Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Player of the Year honours, finishing with $157,843 in earnings on the season to top the Order of Merit and lead five players who earned status on the Web.com Tour for 2017.

    McCarthy, 31, who produced a unprecedented season of four wins and the all-time record for single-season earnings, will be fully exempt on the 2017 Web.com Tour after finishing $73,768 ahead of No. 2 Brock Mackenzie of Yakima, Washington. Joining McCarthy and Mackenzie in The Five were No. 3 Taylor Moore of Richmond Hill, Ontario, No. 4 Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore, California and No. 5 Adam Cornelson of Langley, B.C.

    The Five will graduate to the Web.com Tour in 2017 and look to follow in the footsteps of at least nine PGA TOUR-era Mackenzie Tour alumni who will have PGA TOUR status for the 2016-17 season, including 2013-15 Order of Merit winners Mackenzie Hughes, Joel Dahmen and J.J. Spaun.

  • Currie Becomes First Canadian To Win Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy

    Ontario's Chloe Currie Poses With The Duke Of York Trophy And The Duke Of York himself, Prince Andrew, After She Captured The Prestigious Title At Royal Birkdale Golf Club - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    SOUTHPORT, England – Team Canada Development Squad member Chloe Currie made history Thursday at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, shooting up the leaderboard at the Duke of York to leapfrog the competition on her way to becoming the first Canadian to capture the Young Champions Trophy.

    The Mississauga, Ont., product saved her best for last, carding a tournament-low 68 (-4) to finish atop both the boys’ and girls’ divisions with a 54-hole total of 214 (-2).

  • Dustin Risdon Wins PGA Assistants’ Championship Of Canada

    Calgary's Dustin Risdon Kisses The Trophy After Winning Handily In The 2016 PGA Assistants’ Championship Of Canada - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Chris Fry/ PGA of Canada

    Thornbury, Ont. – Dustin Risdon put the hammer down Thursday at Lora Bay Golf Club, winning the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf in astonishing fashion.

    The 35-year-old’s three-day total of 18-under-par (67-67-64) was 11-shots better than his nearest competitors, Mike Belbin, Thomas Keddy and BC's Bryn Parry.

  • Team England Wins Canadian International Junior Challenge By One Shot Over Canada

    It Was Team England Coming From Behind To Defeat Team Canada By One Shot At The CIJC Challenge At Wildfire GC In Ontario - Image Courtesy CJGA

    For Immediate Release

    Douro-Dummer, Ont. (September 16, 2016) - Round three of the Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC) at Wildfire Golf Club, was nothing short of dramatic. The day started off bitterly cold, but by mid morning junior golfers were playing in nearly perfect conditions, with not a cloud in sight.

    While Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Team Canada led the pack for the majority of the tournament, it was not enough to claim the CIJC title. That honour went to the boys from Team England, who finished strong on the back nine to beat CJGA Team Canada by one stroke.

  • Du Toit Maintains Top Standing In Weekly Rankings

    Positive movements for six of the Top-10 in Canada, while the remaining four maintained their standings, including top-ranked Jared du Toit, who begins the new collegiate season at No. 26 in the world.

    Lawren Rowe gained 440 spots in the world rankings to move into the Top-20 in Canada after finishing in a tie for 23rd at the California State Fair Amateur. The University of Victoria Vike is coming off a solid summer in which he posted a runner-up finish at the Canadian University/College Championship and a tie for ninth at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. Fellow Canadian Patrick Murphy finished third at the same event, four strokes behind the winner.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship To Host The Junior Clinic For Kids

    Graham DeLaet Will Be On-Site At Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa To Conduct A Junior Clinic On Saturday, September 24th - Image Courtesy Sportbox

    For Immediate Release

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to host the junior clinic for kids, held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, September 24th.

    DeLaet is known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, while also possessing one of golf’s most colorful personalities on and off the course. After recording three top-10 finishes on the 2016 PGA TOUR schedule, DeLaet went on to represent Canada for golf in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    DeLaet will once again represent his native country at the prestigious World Cup of Golf in November.