• Golf’s Modernized Rules And New Player’s Edition Published

    Golf’s New Rules Have Been Published By The R&A And The USGA Ahead Of Coming Into Effect On  January 1st, 2019

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:

    • A more intuitive organization with ten simplified topical groupings
    • A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
    • Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
    • A simpler, more direct writing style

    Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (Download from your App store: iOS / Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.

    Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarize themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.

    For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.

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  • Former BC Senior Zone Champion Barry McKenzie To Be Inducted To Manitoba Golf Hall Of Fame

    The 1974 Team (L-R) Steve Bannatyne, Ted Homenuik, Barry McKenzie, Gavin Speirs And Non-Playing Captain Bill Doyle Was The First Manitoba Team To Win the Willingdon Cup - Image Courtesy Golf Manitoba

    The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. will hold its sixteenth annual induction ceremony on Monday September 24th, 2018 at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club.

    Three new Honoured Members and an Honoured Team will be added: Greg Holden and Alan (Al) Scott will be added in the Builder Category; the late Alexander (Sandy) Weir will be inducted in the Athlete/Builder Category; and the 1974 Men’s Team Steve Bannatyne (Rossmere), Ted Homenuik (Rossmere), the late Barry McKenzie (Rossmere) and Gavin Speirs (Southwood), that won the first Willingdon Cup for Manitoba, will be inducted in the Team Category.

  • Brady Exber Captures 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship; BC's Roxburgh Picks Up Super Senior Crown

    BATHURST, N.B. – American Brady Exber closed out a strong performance with a final-round 73 (+1) to claim the 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club.

    Exber held a share of the lead in the opening round and never looked back, extending his advantage to capture a 7-stroke victory and hoist the John Rankin Memorial Trophy. The 62-year-old Las Vegas native finished the 72-hole event at 10 under par (278) ahead of Canadian runner-up Peter Detemple.

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  • Team Canada Hosting World’s Best Female Junior Golfers

    BC's Tiffany Kong (L) And Lauren Kim (R) Are Both Representing Canada At The Upcoming World Junior Girls Championship In Ottawa -File Images/ Golf Canada

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    OTTAWA, Ont. — A well-accomplished field of competitors will take to Camelot Golf and Country Club from Sept. 11–14, for the fifth annual World Junior Girls Championship. In total, 57 athletes will represent 18 countries—including two teams from host nation Canada.

    “With our partners, we are proud to offer a world-class event for girls of this age group, where there are fewer opportunities for international competitions,” said tournament director Dan Hyatt. “These girls are some of the best juniors in the world and we are thrilled to host them in a tournament where they can continue their growth and development.”

  • Team British Columbia Wins Provincial Title At Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Team BC From L-R: Al Jensen, John Gallacher And Doug Roxburgh Are The 2018 Inter-Provincial Senior Men's Champions - Image Credit Golf Canada

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    Bathurst, N.B. – The second round of the 2018 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship concluded Wednesday at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club with Team British Columbia emerging as provincial team champions.

    The trio of Doug Roxburgh (Vancouver), John Gallacher (Burnaby, B.C.) and Al Jensen (Nanaimo, B.C.) posted a combined second-round score of 2-over-146 to capture the Phil Farley Trophy with a total of 297 (+9). It was a close finish between Team British Columbia and Team Alberta, which was comprised of John Festival (Calgary), Brian Coston (Calgary) and Ken Griffith (Red Deer, Alta.).

  • Team Canada Continues To Climb Leaderboard In Quest For Espirito Santo Trophy

    Victoria's Naomi Ko, (Teeing Off) Along With Teammates Maddie Szeryk Of Ontario (Left) And Calgary's Jaclyn Lee (Not Shown) Have Moved Steadily Up The World Amateur Team Championships Leaderboard To Sit T12 With One Round To Go In Ireland - File Photo (Jurgen Kaminski/JKam Photos/BC Golf)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MAYNOOTH, Ireland — After getting off to a rocky start at the World Amateur Team Championships, Team Canada climbed the leaderboard during round two and three. The Canadian trio, consisting of Team Canada Amateur Squad’s Jaclyn Lee, Naomi Ko and Maddie Szyerk, will start the final day tied for 12th in the hunt the Espirito Santo Trophy.

    Calgary’s Lee has been instrumental in boosting the team up the leaderboard carding rounds of 69 and 72 and a total of ten birdies against six birdies over the last 36 holes. The 21-year-old Ohio State amateur, who started the tournament tied for 75th, now sits T16 heading into Saturday’s final round.

    22-year-old Szyerk, of London, Ont., fired her second 71 of the tournament to share a piece of 51st. Ko, who registered the third and non-counting score, is in a tie for 60th after posting rounds of 78, 70 and 75.

  • Australia's Wooster Defends Canadian Mid-Am & Senior Titles; BC's Little Takes Super Senior

    Sue Wooster (Photo: Claus Andersen)

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    FONTHILL, Ont. — Australian Sue Wooster successfully defended her Senior and Mid-Master titles on Thursday, becoming only the 8th player to win back-to-back champions in the final round of the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur & Senior Championship at Lookout Point Country Club.

    “I played pretty good today,” said the 56-year-old. “I got off to a rough start, so I was three over, so it felt hard to finish at that score so I’m really happy with my performance under pressure.”

    Wooster had quite the up-and-down round, starting the day with a bogey on the first hole and a double bogey on the par-3 second hole. After closing out the front-nine with a birdie, Wooster remained steadier after the turn, matching two more bogeys with two birdies to finish with a one-stroke victory over second-round leader Mary Ann Hayward.

  • #inviteHER - See The Power Of Invitation

    Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF  Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign. The nation-wide campaign is aimed at encouraging golfers to invite women in their lives to join them in playing golf.

    The launch took place on Wednesday, August 29 beginning with announcements and appearances on Matt Adams’ Fairways of Life program on Sirius XM, and the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, followed by a special introductory class for women at Topgolf in Hillsboro, Oregon later in the day.

  • Golf Canada's 2018 World Amateur Team Includes Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko (Bottom Right), A Member Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Been Named To Golf Canada's Women's Team For The 2018 World Amateur Team Championships - Golf Canada Image

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    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation.

    The World Amateur Team Championship—featuring both a women’s (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) and men’s (Sept. 5-8) competition— will be contested at Carton House  (Montgomerie and O’Meara Courses) in Maynooth, Ireland, located 30 minutes west of Dublin.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Shoots 65 To Win CP Women’s Open By Four Strokes

    Brooke Henderson Becomes The First Canadian To Win The Canadian Women's Open In 45 Years - Image Courtesy CPWomen'sOpen Instagram

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    REGINA – Brooke Henderson ended Canada’s long drought at the CP Women’s Open on Sunday, firing a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the national championship by four strokes. Henderson finished with a 21-under 267 total, sealing the win with a short birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Wascana Country Club.

    “It’s amazing, just surreal,” Henderson said. “The crowds here have been so amazing all week, and to finish it off the way I did is really a dream come true.”

    American Angel Yin was alone in second place after a 68 and American Jennifer Song (67) was six shots behind at 15 under. Australians Minjee Lee (68) and Su Oh (69) were seven strokes off the pace in a fourth-place tie with South Korea’s Amy Yang (68) and American Austin Ernst (69).

    It was the first time a Canadian has won this tournament since Jocelyne Bourassa took the 1973 event – then called La Canadienne – at Montreal.

  • No Regrets For Nanaimo's Sandy Harper After Close Call At Canadian Mid-Master Championship

    B.C. Golf Hall of Fame Member Sandy Harper Lost In A Playoff For The Canadian Mid-Master Title To Todd Fanning Of Winnipeg At The Venerable Victoria Golf Club - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- It wasn’t like Sandy Harper didn’t have his chances. So when Todd Fanning holed his bunker shot for eagle on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Harper wasn’t feeling like he was robbed of the Canadian Mid-Master Championship for players 40 and over.

    Hey, at age 61 -- soon to be 62 -- Harper was happy just to have had the opportunity to compete for the championship. “If somebody told me I was going to be in a playoff for the Canadian Mid-Master I’d be more than happy,” said the longtime Nanaimo resident. “It doesn’t hurt to lose to an eagle.”

  • Kentucky’s Joseph Deraney Plays Spoiler In Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship At Victoria GC

    Thirty-five-year-old Joseph Deraney, A Father Of Three, Came From Behind To Beat Local Favourites Kevin Carrigan And Saare Adams. He Is Flanked By Golf Canada Officials David Atkinson (L) And Dale Jackson (R) - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Joseph Deraney hails from Kentucky and just like some of those great thoroughbred race horses bred in his native state, he's pretty good down the stretch.

    The 35-year-old father of three hung around just behind the leaders for three days at the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship and then galloped past everyone to the finish line Friday afternoon.

    On a day when the rest of the field was having trouble making birdies, Deraney closed with a nearly flawless five-under par 65 at Victoria Golf Club to win by three lengths -- I mean shots.

  • Victoria's Adams In Lead Heading Into Final Round At Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Victoria GC

    Saare Adams Of The Host Victoria Golf Club Has The 54-Hole Lead In The Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship - Image Credit Golf Canada

    • Nanaimo, BC's Sandy Harper Shoots Low Round To Tie Todd Fanning In Mid-Master Division

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    VICTORIA, B.C. – While cold weather conditions at Victoria Golf Club made for a tougher day Saare Adams carded a third-round 69 on Thursday to edge out Garrett Rank for the lead heading into the final day of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

    Adams battled it out on his home course, where he happens to also be the tournament chair, playing an up and down round with four bogeys and five birdies. The local golfer was one of only four golfers to score in the red during the third round.

    “It was a good round. A little shaky start, butchered the first hole after a good drive and then made another bogey and kind of got into the groove, played better and found my putter,” said the 34-year-old. “I’ve got a good home course advantage. It was a little breezier today, so I think lots of the guys kind of struggled.”

  • World’s Best Golfers Ready To Battle As CP Women’s Open Makes First-Ever Visit To Saskatchewan

    The Wascana Country Club In Regina, Sask. Is Set To Host 89 Of The Top 100 Players On The LPGA Tour Money List Including Canadian Sensation Brooke Henderson - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    REGINA, Sask. (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) announced the field of competitors set to challenge for the 2018 CP Women’s Open taking place August 23-26 at The Wascana Country Club in Regina, Sask.

    Defending champion and world no. 4 Sung Hyun Park will lead a stellar field that includes world no. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn, world no. 5 Lexi Thompson, world no. 6 Shanshan Feng, world no. 7 Minjee Lee, world no. 9 Jessica Korda and world no. 10 Georgia Hall as well as Canadian superstar Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Delivers Clutch Performance; Svensson Gets PGA TOUR Card; Kong Ready For Second LPGA Tour Start

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Came Through Big In The Clutch On Sunday With A Final Round 63 At The Wyndam Championship To Keep His Exempt Status On The PGA TOUR For 2019 - File Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    With his job on the line Sunday, all Nick Taylor did was shoot the lowest round of his PGA TOUR career. Taylor’s seven-under 63 in the final round of the Wyndam Championship in Greensboro, N.C., -- the final event of the PGA TOUR regular season -- personified clutch.

    His tie for eighth place finish moved the Abbotsford native from 129th to 119th on the FedEx Cup points list, allowing Taylor to retain his exempt status for next year by finishing inside the top 125.

    That 63 is the lowest round Taylor has shot in his four years on the PGA TOUR. It certainly could not have come at a better time. “It was a stressful week,” a relieved Taylor said in a telephone interview Sunday night. “Not having to deal with that uncertainty now is a huge relief.”

  • Golf Canada Looking For Volunteers For 2019 Season

    Golf Canada, the governing body for the sport in our country, is looking for interested applicants for volunteer positions for 2019 with the deadline coming up soon on September 14, 2018.

    They are seeking to engage a more diverse volunteer workforce, and will be looking for opportunities to do so in 2019.

    Golf Canada’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy is part of the information letter/package in Golf Canada President Leslie Dunning's letter below along with how to apply.

    They are also seeking to expand their Duty Roster volunteers through the Provincial Golf Associations and other referrals.

  • Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship A Big Part Of 125th Anniversary Celebrations At Victoria Golf Club

    An Aerial View Of The Victoria Golf Club Which Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary This Year - Image Courtesy Wikipedia

    By Brad Ziemer

    When you get to be 125 years old, one birthday party just won’t do. So Victoria Golf Club, which was founded back in 1893, is having a year-long celebration of sorts to mark its notable anniversary. The Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be played Aug. 21-24 on Victoria Golf Club’s spectacular seaside links, is a big part of that celebration.

    “Our actual birthday is Nov. 7,” says Head Professional Lindsay Bernakevitch. “We are hosting a bit of a member’s tournament on that day or right around there, but that was the impetus behind us trying to get this national championship that we could host and celebrate our 125th with.”

    In July, an outdoor gala was held with about 650 people in attendance. And earlier this month, Victoria’s putting green was the site of a special afternoon high tea. Victoria Golf Club is the oldest 18-hole golf course still on its original site in Canada. It is also among the most beautiful anywhere.

  • Canadian Tee Times for 118th U.S. Amateur Championship Include Two From B.C.

    British Columbians Sy Lovan (Surrey) (L) And Chris Crisologo (Richmond) (R) Will Be Teeing It Up In The U.S. Amateur At Pebble Beach Starting Monday, August 13th - BC Golf File Images 

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship, Monday (Aug. 13) and Tuesday (Aug. 14), at 7,075-yard, par-71 Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links and at 6,995-yard, par-72 Spyglass Hill Golf Course, in Pebble Beach, Calif.

    The U.S. Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play on Aug. 13 and 14, after which the 312-player field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. There will be six rounds of match play, starting Aug. 15. The quarterfinals and semifinals are slated for Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18, respectively. The championship is scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday, Aug. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. PDT.

  • It's Back-To-Back For Zach At Canadian Men's Amateur

    Virginia Native Zach Bauchou Beat Florida’s Philip Knowles By Three Shots To Win His Second Consecutive Canadian Men's Amateur Title - Image Credit Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    DUNCAN -- The Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship is no longer decided via match play, but apparently no one told Zach Bauchou and Philip Knowles.

    There were 69 other competitors on the course, but right from the start of Thursday’s final round at Duncan Meadows Golf Course it was Bauchou versus Knowles. Everyone else, it seemed, was playing for third place. Bauchou ultimately prevailed and became the 13th player to win back to back Canadian Amateur titles. 

    “I think the feelings are a lot different for me this year because last year I kind of came up here to try and get into the U.S. Amateur and I felt a lot of pressure to win coming down the stretch,” said the 22-year-old Bauchou. “Today I was kind of playing to defend and I was a lot less nervous today than I was last year.”