• B.C.'s Gail Graham, A.V. Macan Latest Inductees Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    BC's Gail Graham (L) Is The Newest Member Of The Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame To Go In As A Player, While Renowned Golf Course Architect A.V. Macan Was Inducted Posthumously In The Builder Category - Images Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Archives

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Gail Graham has always had a connection of sorts to A.V. Macan, one that was strengthened Thursday when the two British Columbians were announced as the latest inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

    Graham, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is an honorary member at Kelowna Golf & Country Club, one of many courses that the prolific Macan designed in B.C. and throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Graham’s brother, Rob Anderson, also happens to be the head professional at Kelowna.

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With Leslie Dunning Of Calgary Elected To Serve As President

    Golf Canada's Newest President Is Calgary's Leslie Dunning - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Written by Golf Canada

    2017 ANNUAL REPORT & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

    TOM ZARISKI HONOURED WITH 2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD;

    GOLF CANADA PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS TO LONG-TIME GOLF VOLUNTEERS FRAN MARSDEN AND FLORIN BERGH AS WELL AS GOLF HISTORIAN RON LYONS; RENOWNED GOLF COLUMNIST CAM COLE TO BE HONOURED IN JUNE;

    CALGARY – Golf Canada’s 2018 Annual Meeting culminated on Saturday, January 27th with the election of Leslie Dunning to serve as the National Sport Federation’s volunteer President.

    Dunning succeeds 2016-2017 President Roland A. Deveau in leading Golf Canada’s Board of Directors while Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que., becomes 1st Vice-President and Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont. assumes the role of 2nd Vice-President. The group will work closely to support new Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum who joined the association in last July.

  • Golf Canada Deepens Commitment To Responsible Coaching Movement By Implementing Respect In Sport Training

    Laurence Applebaum & Kevin Thistle -Image Credit (Golf Canada/ Tyler Costigan)

    – National Sport Federation for golf to join other NSF’s preventing bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination by mandating Respect Training –

    Written by Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Calgary, Alta. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is proud to announce it is working to combat and prevent abuse, bullying and harassment in golf by adopting Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace as part of its deepened commitment to the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM).

    Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace are online resources used to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission is to empower participants to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from the game and workplace, through a global culture of respect.

    Golf Canada will be joining other National Sport Federation’s in Canada offering Respect Training to coaches, support staff, parents of Team Canada athletes, directors, staff and other key stakeholders. The association is also encouraging training at the provincial golf association level.

  • Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum Previews 2018 And Beyond

    Laurence Applebaum (Minas Panagiotakis/Golf Canada)

    Laurence Applebaum, CEO of Golf Canada, caught up with journalist Ian Hutchinson of Golf News Now in a phone interview recently to discuss the successes of 2017 and what’s ahead for Golf Canada in 2018 and beyond.

    Listen to the clip here.

  • Golf Journalists Association Of Canada Names 2017 Players Of The Year

    Abbotsford, B.C.'s Adam Hadwin Was Selected As Both The Male Professional Player Of The Year And The Canadian Golf Story Of The Year For 2017 By The Golf Journalists Association Of Canada (GJAC) - Image Courtesy Kelly Murray

    TORONTO – Adam Hadwin had a career year in 2017, and as the calendar changed, he added two more honours.

    The Golf Journalists Association of Canada (GJAC) is proud to announce Hadwin, Josh Whalen, Judith Kyrinis, and Brooke Henderson as the 2017 Players of the Year as voted by GJAC members across the country. Hadwin’s magical season where he notched his first PGA TOUR victory, shot 59, and played on the Presidents Cup team was also named the Canadian Golf Story of the Year.

  • BC's Chris Crisologo Wins South American Amateur Title

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Became The First Canadian Male To Win The South American Amateur With His 4 Stroke Victory In Buenos Aires - Image Courtesy Argentina Golf Association

    By Golf Canada

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – National Amateur Squad member Chris Crisologo hoisted the South American Amateur trophy on Tuesday following a four-stroke victory at the Martindale Country Club.

    The Richmond, B.C., native struggled early in the final round, going 4-over par through his first five holes before recovering on the back nine with four birdies. Crisologo, 23, recorded the tournament’s two lowest rounds (64-66) to hold a lead as large as seven.

    He went on to close the event at 13-under par, four strokes clear of runner-up Alejandro Tosti of Argentina.

  • Canada’s Brad Fritsch Explains Violation Of Anti-Doping Policy

    Ontario's Brad Fritsch Finds Himself Suspended For 3 Months After Taking A Banned Dietary Supplement - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The PGA TOUR announced today that Brad Fritsch has violated the PGA TOUR Anti-Doping Policy’s ban on the use of performance-enhancing substances and has been suspended for three months.

    Mr. Fritsch self-reported this information after discovering that an ingredient in a supplement that he was taking was on the prohibited list. He has acknowledged his inadvertent error and accepted his suspension. He will be eligible to return on February 28, 2018.

    CLICK HERE to read the full story including Fritsch's explanation of the situation as posted on his Facebook Page.

  • 2017 In review: Milestones

    The year 2017 hass drawn to a close and what a year it was for Canadian golf. Our pros won literally around the world and on just about every tour imaginable. Our amateurs of all ages made Canada proud at home and abroad. And, off the course, there were significant moments that are well worth memorializing as 2018 gets underway.

    This is the third of a three-part series remembering most, if not all, of those memorable moments.

    (If we’ve unintentionally overlooked any—there were so many, after all!—please let us know on Twitter or Facebook.)

  • BC Schools Top List Of Golf Coaches Association Of Canadian Poll At Halfway Mark

    The University Of Victoria Vikes' Lawren Rowe Helped Lead His Team To The Number One Men's Ranking At The Midway Point Of The University/College Golf Season - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    The Golf Coaches Association of Canada, in partnership with Golf Canada, have announced the mid-season poll rankings for both the men’s and women’s University/College golf teams.

    Schools from the province of British Columbia once again figure prominently in those polls, with the UBC T'Birds Women and University of Victoria Vikes Men's squads leading their respective national categories. See the complete rankings below.

  • 2017 In Review: Amateur Golf

    By John Gordon/ Courtesy Golf Canada

    The year 2017 has drawn to a close and what a year it was for Canadian golf. Our pros won literally around the world and on just about every tour imaginable. Our amateurs of all ages made Canada proud at home and abroad.

    And, off the course, there were significant moments that are well worth memorializing as 2018 gets underway. This is the second of a three-part series remembering most, if not all, of those memorable moments.

    (If we’ve unintentionally overlooked any—there were so many, after all!—please let us know on Twitter or Facebook.)

  • 2017 In Review: Professional Golf

    By John Gordon/ Courtesy Golf Canada

    The year 2017 has drawn to a close and what a year it was for Canadian golf. Our pros won literally around the world and on just about every tour imaginable. Our amateurs of all ages made Canada proud at home and abroad.

    And, off the course, there were significant moments that are well worth memorializing as 2018 gets underway. This is the first of a three-part series remembering most, if not all, of those memorable moments.

    (If we’ve unintentionally overlooked any—there were so many, after all!—please let us know on Twitter or Facebook.)

  • Szeryk, Whalen Take Top National Amateur Honours; Victoria's Ko & Thoroughgood Best From B.C.

    Ontario's Josh Whalen And Maddie Szeryk Topped The Men's & Women's OOM Standings Respectively In Canadian Amateur Golf In 2017 - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada (Terry Lenyk)

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont. and Maddie Szeryk, a dual citizen from London, Ont. and Allen, Texas, have been recognized as Canada’s top male and female amateur golfers for 2017 as Golf Canada announced the final standings for its National Orders of Merit.

  • British Columbians Macdonald, Harlingten Survive Q-School Pressure-Cooker To Earn Web.com Tour Status For 2018

    BCer's Stuart Macdonald (L) And Seann Harlingten (R) Both Survived The Pressure Of Q-School To Obtain Solid Status On The Web.com Tour For 2018 - Images Courtesy PGA TOUR Mackenzie-Tour Canada

    Calgary's Ryan Yip And Toronto's Albin Choi Also Earned Status As All Four Canadians In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School Finished Inside The Top 45 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    If there were any doubts about whether he could make birdies when it mattered most, Stuart Macdonald erased them on the back nine of the fourth and final round of the Web.com Tour qualifying school.

    With the butterflies in his stomach in full flight, the 23-year-old rookie pro from Vancouver’s Point Grey Golf & Country Club, calmly made six birdies on his final nine holes to earn Web.com Tour status for 2018.

    No sweat? Not really.

  • Remembering And Honouring Two BC Golf Legends: Alvie Thompson and John Russell

    British Columbia Golfing Legends Alvie Thompson (L) And John Russell (R) Will Be Remembered Always For Both Their Skill And Grace In The Game Of Golf - Images Courtesy BC Golf House 

    Golf in British Columbia has a very rich history and our province has had no shortage of outstanding players over the years both at the amateur and professional level.

    Recently the golf community as a whole, and here in British Columbia in particular, has been saddened by the loss of a few of those legendary players with two of them leaving us very close together at the end of October and early in November.

    As a tribute to those two fine gentlemen we’d like to present here an overview of the accomplishments and contributions to the game by Alvie Thompson and John Russell. Our game and our community are better for having had them here and being able to call them our own.

  • Canada’s Macdonald, Choi Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Is Moving On To The Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School In Arizona Next Month - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada) 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canadians Stuart Macdonald and Albin Choi both advanced to the third and final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School on Friday at separate events across the United States.

    Macdonald, a Team Canada graduate and Vancouver product, carded a final-round 68 (-4) to finish alone in 7th place. The Purdue University alumnus came in at 11-under par (66-75-68-68) to become the only Canadian to advance at the TPC at Craig Ranch event in McKinney, Texas.

  • Joey Savoie Powers Team Canada To Tailhade Cup Victory

    Team Canada's Joey Savoie (L) And Josh Whalen Pose With The Tailhade Cup - Image Courtesy (Argentina Golf Association)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – National Amateur Squad duo of Joey Savoie and Josh Whalen marched to an emphatic 16-stroke victory on Sunday to win the Tailhade Cup at the Los Lagartos Country Club.

    The Canadians were led by Savoie of La Prairie, Que., who fired his lowest round of the tournament with a 5-under 66 en route to capturing medallist honours. The 23-year-old finished at 8 under par (69-73-68-66), two strokes ahead of runner-up Machado Herik of Brazil.

  • Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Rankings For November 1st

    Michelle Kim - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/British Columbia Golf

    Surrey, British Columbia'a Michelle Kim picked up 15 places in the Women's Amateur World Rankings with her 3rd Top 20 result of the college season moving her into 9th place for Women Amateurs in Canada. 

  • BC’s Chris Crisologo Makes Weekly Top 10 Move While Being Named To National Squad

    BC's Chris Crisologo Made A Nice Jump In The World Rankings And Was Recenlty Named As The Youngest Member Of Golf Canada's National Team - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    MEN’S AMATEUR TOP 10

    Charles Corner made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 50 spots in the world rankings after finishing sixth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. It was his first top 10 result in four tournaments this fall. Corner moved up from No. 9 up to No. 7 in the Canadian rankings.

    Chris Crisologo, who was named the youngest member of the Golf Canada National Team, gained 12 spots in the world rankings after finishing third at the Otter Invitational. The senior from Richmond, B.C. has finished in the top three in all four tournaments this fall.

  • Canadian Golf Superintendents Capture Inaugural Can Am Cup

    Image credit CGSA via Twitter

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Springfield, N.J.– Canada’s golf course superintendents cruised to victory over their American counterparts at the inaugural Can Am Cup, earning a 73-point victory at the rain-shortened event.

    The Cam Am Cup is a Ryder Cup-style golf and educational event that sees golf course superintendents from Canada square off against their colleagues from the United States.

  • 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.