• 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.

  • Track Your Golf Handicap And Compete Against Anyone

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “I’m not good enough to keep track of my handicap.” Craig Loughry, Golf Canada’s Director of Handicap and Course Rating, is tired of hearing that.

    “The purpose of the Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis,” the Golf Canada Handicap Manual states.

    “If you’re playing golf regularly, you’re keeping track of your scores in some fashion,” he points out. “You’re golfing for a reason or reasons, whether it’s for the competition against yourself or others, recreation, socializing, whatever. It obviously is a significant part of your activity schedule, so why not keep track on an ongoing basis?

  • Discovery, PGA TOUR Unveil GOLFTV To Unite Global Golf Fan Community

    The GOLFTV Brand Will Underpin The First-Of-Its-Kind International Golf Streaming Service Launching On January 1st, 2019

    For Immediate Release

    NEW YORK – Discovery and the PGA TOUR have today revealed GOLFTV, powered by the PGA TOUR, the distinctive brand for the destination that will unite the community of golf fans around the world. The brand will underpin the new live and on-demand international video streaming service, which will launch globally outside the United States* on 1st January 2019.

    GOLFTV will offer fans a one-stop destination to access the widest range of golf content. With a growing portfolio of content, it will feature many of the sport’s most exciting moments, superstar players and tournaments on every screen and device.

  • Global Consensus For Golf In The Race To Tackle Physical Inactivity

    (L-R) European Tour Chief Medical Officer Andrew Murray, Professor Fiona Bull, LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers, Professor Charlie Foster And MP Craig Tracey Were On Hand For The First International Congress on Golf and Health - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Written By The R&A/Courtesy Golf Canada

    LONDON, England – A global consensus amongst leaders in public health, public policy and sport backs golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity and the prevention of a range of non-communicable disease (NCD) including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast and colon.

    Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by The R&A, was presented this week in London at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). The biennial scientific meeting is widely regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.

  • Five From B.C. Included In The Ten Canadians To Advance Through Stage 1 Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    B.C.'s Kaleb Gorbahn Of Smithers (Shown Here) Is One Of Ten Canadians Who Are Moving On To The Second Stage Of The 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying School As Play Concluded Friday (Oct. 12.) At Events Taking Place Across The United States - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Written by Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Kaleb Gorbahn of Smithers, B.C., finished runner up at 8-under, while Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., tied for 17th after finishing 2-under at the Dayton Valley, Nev., qualifying event, where the top 22 positions and tied advanced.

    Click here for the leaderboard.

  • Ilirian Zalli And Jennifer Gu Victorious At Future Links Fall Series In British Columbia

    Burnaby's Ilirian Zalli (L) And West Vancouver's Jennifer Gu (R) Were The Boys And Girls Division Champions Respectively In The Future Links driven by Acura Fall Series Championship At Sunshine Coast G&CC - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ROBERTS CREEK, B.C. – Jennifer Gu emerged as leader in the Girls Division and Ilirian Zalli captured the Boys Division at the Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club on Sunday.

    Gu, who started the third and final round tied with the lead, carded a 1-over 73 to distance herself from the pack en route to a six-stroke victory. The West Vancouver, B.C., native finished at 7 over par in the 54-hole event.

  • BC'ers Sloan And Svensson Join Canadian Contingent On PGA TOUR For 2019

    There Will Be Two More Boys From British Columbia On The PGA TOUR Next Season As Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Surrey's Adam Svensson (R) Have Secured Their 2019 PGA TOUR Status - Images Credit Sloangolf.com/Puma Sports/PGA TOUR

    ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – The 2018 Web.com Tour season came to a close on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the Web.com Tour Championship wrapped up the sixth-annual Web.com Tour Finals. University of Virginia alum Denny McCarthy won the season-ending event, where 25 players secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season.

    The Web.com Tour awarded a first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, with a second set of 25 solidified at the conclusion of the Finals.

    The Canadian contingent on the PGA TOUR grew by two players with the addition of British Columbians Roger Sloan from Merritt and Surrey's Adam Svensson.

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.