• Bear Mountain Set For Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier

    Victoria's Nolan Thoroughgood Will Be Playing In His Own Backyard As He Represents Canada In The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier At Bear Mountain Resort This Week - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup Qualifier makes its return to Canadian soil on Tuesday, with four nations competing for a spot in both the Boys and Girls divisions at Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Team Canada’s National Training Centre.

    The 54-hole stroke play tournament is comprised of teams from host nation Canada, Mexico, Guatemala and Puerto Rico. The Boys division consists of four athletes per team, each submitting a cumulative total from the three lowest scores per round (omitting the highest score). The two lowest team scores after Thursday’s final round will qualify for the 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup.

  • New LeadForward Grant Tackles Much-Needed Gender Representation In Sport

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 9, 2018

    Vancouver, B.C. – viaSport is supporting the advancement of women in sport through a new grant that will provide greater access to leadership opportunities to break down the barriers for female coaches, officials and organizational staff throughout B.C.

    “I congratulate viaSport for offering this important grant to promote gender equity. Having female role models in these key positions in sport is vital to inspiring the next generation,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

    “This funding will make it possible for many British Columbian girls and young women to discover the lifelong skills of resilience and leadership that sport generates – a great thing for our whole society.”

  • First Ever 'Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship' Announced

    Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley Made An Historical Announcement Today Regarding The Establishment Of The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy Twitter

    Via Masters.com 

    AUGUSTA, GA (April 4, 2018) - Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, announced today the establishment of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship, which will be held annually the week prior to the Masters and will culminate with the final round taking place at Augusta National.

    “Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts left behind a legacy of always trying to contribute meaningfully to the game of golf,” Ridley said. “The Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship embodies that principle, and we believe this event will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the women’s game. Our hope and expectation is that this event will further energize those who already love the sport and inspire others through the dream of competing at Augusta National.”

    The 54-hole, stroke play tournament will feature an international field of 72 players. Invitees will be determined by awarding winners of other recognized championships and using the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.

    CLICK HERE to read full story. 

  • 82nd Masters Tee Times Include Past Champion Mike Weir And BC's Adam Hadwin

    Canada Will Be Represented By 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir (Left Inset) And BC's Adam Hadwin At Augusta This Year - Masters Scoreboard Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

    The tee times for the 82nd edition of the Masters are out and two Canadians are in the field with 2003 Champion Mike Weir and world golf ranking number 43 Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, BC representing the Maple Leaf flag at Augusta National in Georgia this week. 

    Below are the times for rounds one and two beginning Thursday at 8:15 a.m. ET with Honourary Starters Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player followed by the first group at 8:30 a.m. of Austin Cook, Ted Potter Jr. and Wesley Bryan.

  • Canada's Vanessa Borovilos A 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Champion

    Toronto's Vanessa Borovilos, The 2018 Girl's 10-11 Age Group Drive, Chip & Putt Champion, Is Inteviewed By Golf Channel After Her Win - Image Courtesy Golf Channel

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The mantra of practice makes perfect was the storyline for Toronto’s Vanessa Borovilos on Sunday at the Drive, Chip & Putt finals at Augusta National.

    Borovilos, playing in her third championship, won the Girls 10-11 age division by the slightest of margins with a one-point victory in the 10-player field.

    “You have to practice a lot to win or to do well here,” said Borovilos in a greenside interview with Golf Channel.

  • With Updates On The Horizon, Golf's Original Rules Reveal A Rougher Game

    Images Labelled For Reuse

    Now that the governing bodies of golf have finalized the 'modernized' version of golf's rules, due to be brought into effect January 1, 2019, we thought we would bring to everyone's attention an article published in the Globe and Mail recently that harkens back to the original rules of the game from 1744.

    Once upon a time, golf was played under a 13 rule format and although in many ways it was a much simpler game, it was also a far more difficult game, certainly at least when you take into account how often the initial laws essentially inferred that it was, 'tough luck old chap' when a number of unfortunate occurences took place.

  • New Rules Of Golf For 2019 Unveiled

    2017 British Columbia Golf Junior Boys Champion Christian Zalli Takes A Drop During The Championship At Squamish Valley GC - Image(s) Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    The USGA nd The R&A have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented on 1 January 2019

    The USGA and The R&A finalized golf’s new Rules this month after an extensive review that included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes. Golfers can now access the official 2019 Rules of Golf by visiting www.RandA.org or www.usga.org/rules.

    The process to modernize the Rules began in 2012 and was initiated to ensure that the Rules are easier to understand and apply for all golfers and to make the game more attractive and accessible for newcomers.

  • 2018 Women's Golf Day Happens June 5th - Here's How To Get Involved

    Fast approaching year 3, Women’s Golf Day is a one-day event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime. 

    In less than three years, one woman’s idea has blossomed into a global movement that is quickly becoming the next big thing in golf. The organizers at WGD are excited to bring you better technology, advanced features, new events, and more as #wgdinspires on June 5, 2018!

    As part of this valuable and exciting venture, it is all-important to have as many golf facilities as possible on board and assist with hosting women of all ages for this event as the game continues to grow and welcome everyone who has an interest in 'golf, a sport for life'.

  • Leslie Dunning: Golf Is A Game For Everyone

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

    By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    If ever there was a right person at the right time, it must be Leslie Dunning.

    Dunning, Golf Canada’s new president, couldn’t have constructed a more appropriate resume for the position if she had started with it in mind all her life.

  • The R&A And USGA Release 2017 Distance Study

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Publication

    (5 March 2018, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA) - The R&A and the USGA have completed the annual review of driving distance in golf, producing a research report that documents and evaluates important findings from the 2017 season.

    Introduced in 2015, the annual report examines driving distance data from seven of the major worldwide professional golf tours, based on nearly 300,000 drives per year. The data from studies of male and female amateur golfers is also included.

  • Steam Whistle Named Official Beer Partner Of Golf Canada, The RBC Canadian Open & CP Women’s Open

    – Steam Whistle Partners With Golf Canada To Enhance The Experience At Canada’s National Open Championships And On Courses Across The Country –

    Written by Dan Pino/ Golf Canada

    Toronto, Ontario (Golf Canada) – The Good Beer Folks at Steam Whistle, Canada’s Premium Pilsner, have announced a new partnership to become the Official Beer of Golf Canada, the RBC Canadian Open and the CP Women’s Open.

    Through the multi-year partnership, Steam Whistle will work alongside Golf Canada to encourage more enthusiasts to enjoy a cold Steam Whistle Pilsner during a round of golf with friends and at Canada’s National Men’s and Women’s Open Championships. The agreement represents Steam Whistle’s largest partnership in their history, a significant milestone for the independent Canadian brewer.

  • Become A Community Golf Coach

    Become A Community Golf Coach And You Too Could Help Produce The Next 'Junior Batman' On The Links Like BC Golf's Tyler McKay (L) - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    On April 28 - 29th from 9am-4pm each day, Eaglequest Golf in Coquitlam will be hosting a Community Golf Coach workshop. If you are a coach who'd like to improve your skills in the area of teaching junior golf or someone who would like to get more involved with junior golf at your facility this is a must-attend workshop.

    The lead facilitator will be 2011 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year Keri Moffatt who has vast experience coaching junior golf at the highest level. See the information below for how to register and what is involved in the program. 

    Should you have any questions or need help with the registration process please contact:

    Tyler McKay
    ph: (604) 279-2580 ext. 208
    email: tyler@britishcolumbiagolf.org
    British Columbia Golf
    Manager, Golf Participation

    OR

    Kate Lawson
    Member Training Coordinator | Coordonnateur de formation des membres
    Professional Golfers Association of Canada | PGA du Canada
    1-800-782-5764 ext./poste 225 | kate@pgaofcanada.com| www.pgaofcanada.com

  • Optimist Golf Offers $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity

    Optimist Golf is offering two special awards recognizing the academic accomplishments and/or community service of five junior golfers, the 2018 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD For Boys and Girls Ages 16-18 as of August 1, 2018.

  • New Research Outlines Potential To Grow Women’s, Girls’ And Family Golf

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Publication

    (February 27, 2018 - St Andrews, Scotland): A significant growth opportunity exists for golf if it can attract more women, girls and families into playing the sport more often according to a new research report published by The R&A.

    Many countries are seeing a fall in the number of both males and females playing golf and the research report analyzes the factors which affect whole family participation in the sport, including women and girls, and details a number of useful practical recommendations for national golf bodies and golf clubs to help them encourage more women and girls to play.

  • Victoria GC's T-Jay Creamer Named Assistant Superintendent Of The Year

    Victoria Golf Club

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ETOBICOKE, Ont. – The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company are pleased to announce Mr. T-Jay Creamer from the Victoria Golf Course in Victoria, British Columbia, as the first CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award winner for 2017.

    The new CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year award recognizes the specific achievements of a golf course assistant superintendent whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go beyond those that would normally be expected.

    The award is to be presented to an individual who has contributed to his or her golf facility in a significant way and who has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, innovation and a team approach in their work.

  • Golf’s New World Handicap System Designed To Welcome More Golfers

    USGA and The R&A Release Key Features

    Golf Canada To Adopt All Features Of The Proposed New World Handicap System

    For Immediate Release

    February 20, 2018

    Liberty Corner, N.J., USA and St Andrews, Scotland – The R&A and the USGA announce key features of the proposed new World Handicap System (WHS), designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability globally.

    The idea for a new, unified system was conceived by the USGA and The R&A and developed following an extensive review of systems administered by six existing handicapping authorities - Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes All From The Chinese Community A Happy New Year

    The 2018 Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16. Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year, because it is based on the lunar calendar.

    New Year's Day normally falls between January 21 and February 20.

    The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound, involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances. Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day.

    Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with 'lucky money' and positive wishes on New Year's Day.

    2018 is a Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.

    Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030... The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.

    For more information on Chinese New Year please CLICK HERE

  • Sara-Maude Juneau To Lead Team Canada Development Squad At Victoria's Bear Mountain

    Team Canada's National Development Squad Will Be Centred At Bear Mountain Resort From February - June And Will Be Led By Former Team Canada Member Sara-Maude Juneau (Middle). On Her Right Is Development Squad Member Ellie Szeryk And On Her Left Is Céleste Dao - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Bear Mountain Resort

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce that Canadian professional golfer and former Team Canada member Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Que., has joined the organization in the role of assistant, Development Squad and Next Generation Performance.

    Juneau—who played on both the LPGA and Symetra Tours during her career—will work closely with the 10 Development Squad athletes (five girls, five boys) as well as Golf Canada’s National Team coaches and Sport Science consultants to execute on Next Generation initiatives, all of which will lead to building a stronger Team Canada program.

  • Canada To Compete At Inaugural Women’s PGA Cup

    Courtesy PGA of Canada

    The following countries are tentatively committed to play in the 2019 Women’s PGA Cup: Australia, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, Sweden and the United States.

    The PGA of America announced recently the formation of an international event, the Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for Women PGA members from around the world.

    The PGA of Canada is pleased to be taking part in this landmark event. The inaugural competition will be played October 21-26, 2019 in the United States.

  • BC's Susan Xiao Bestows Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour With ANA Inspiration Grant

    Surrey, BC's Susan Xiao, The 2017 Canadian Junior Girls Champion, Has Chosen The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018 - Image Courtesy MJT

    For Immediate Release

    Vancouver, BC – (February 13, 2018) – Canada’s top female Junior Golfer, Susan Xiao, 16, of Surrey, British Columbia, has selected the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) to receive the ANA (All Nippon Airways) Inspiration’s Gateway City Grant for 2018, helping to launch the 20th season of Canada’s number one played Junior Golf Tour on a high note.

    The top-ranked girls in each of ANA’s 11 North American Gateway Cities - of which Vancouver is one – who have qualified into the ANA Inspiration tournament held by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, March 22-25, 2018, are each given the opportunity to give a local golf association that has impacted their life a grant of $5000, courtesy of ANA and the AJGA.