• 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.

  • Team Canada Women Set To Compete At World Amateur In Mexico

    Victoria's Naomi Ko (Bottom Left) Is In Mexico With Team Canada Teammates Maddie Szeryk (Bottom Right), & Josée Doyon (Top) To Compete In The World Amateur Team Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MEXICO – The trio of Canadian women is set to make its first appearance at the World Amateur Team Championship when action gets underway tomorrow at the Mayakoba El Cameleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    Representing Canada will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Texas, Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 19, of Victoria. The Canadians will be paired with China and Spain for Wednesday’s first round, with Szeryk starting things off at 8:15 a.m. EST followed by Doyon at 8:25 a.m. EST and Ko at 8:35 a.m. EST.

  • Golf Canada’s 2016 World Amateur Teams Include BC’s Du Toit & Ko

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit (L) And Victoria's Naomi Ko (R) Will Represent Canada's Men's & Women's World Amateur Teams Respectively In The World Amateur Team Championship In Mexico This Month - Du Toit Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Ko Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski 

    Via Golf Canada

    Oakville, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships—featuring both a women’s (September 14-17) and men’s (September 21-24) competition—will take place in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    Representing Canada on the women’s side will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Tex., Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 18, of Victoria, B.C. The trio will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Jared du Toit, 21, of Kimberley, B.C., Garrett Rank, 28, of Elmira, Ont., and Hugo Bernard, 21, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. Also contested on both Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.

  • Brooke Henderson Q & A From The CP Women's Canadian Open

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Plays A Bunker Shot During The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    Via FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

    Following her top 15 finish in the CP Canadian Women's Open at Priddis Greens in Calgary last month, Women's World number 3 ranked Brooke Henderson spoke with the media about her recent schedule and the support she's getting from across Canada.

  • Golf Strikes Gold In Inaugural Americas Masters Games

    British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson (Middle) Took Some Time From His Extremely Busy Schedule To Win A Gold Medal In The Men's Golf Competition Of The Americas Masters Games. The Silver Medal In This Flight Went To George Franko (L) And The Bronze To Cameron Kusch (R) -Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural Americas Masters Games held in the city of Vancouver from August 25th - September 4th are now complete and by all accounts the event was a tremendous success, bringing together Masters Athletes from across North America and around the world.

    As was the case at this year's Rio Olympics in Brazil, golf was a featured medal event and provided not only some great play from both the men and the women, it accomplished one of its primary goals, to foster friendship and camaraderie while continuing to promote the sport as a most worthy component in these type of competitions.

  • Coaches Week Celebrates Coaches Coast To Coast

    For Immediate Release

    National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

    September 17 - 25, 2016 marks the second annual National Coaches Week and organizations such as viaSport British Columbia are asking Canadians everywhere for their help celebrating. Whether you are from a National Sport Organization, Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization, club, or you are a coach, parent, or athlete, they want your help saying ‘thanks!’ to coaches from coast to coast.

  • BC’s Lee & Parsons Among Six Selected To Represent Canada At 3rd Annual World Junior Girls Championship

    Surrey's Hannah Lee (L) And Mary Parsons Of Delta Are Both On The Canadian World Junior Girls Team Competing Later This Month At Mississauga Golf & Country Club - Images BC Golf

    Courtesy - Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The world’s top female junior golfers will head to Mississauga for the third edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from September 25-30 at Mississauga Golf & Country Club.

    Two teams of three athletes will don the red and white of the host nation as Canada competes for the title of World Junior Girls champion. Among those representing Canada will be two oustanding juniors from British Columbia, Delta's Mary Parsons and Surrey's Hannah Lee.

  • Victoria's Ko Says CP Women’s Tourney Experience Will Be A Big Benefit

    Victoria's Namoi Ko Didn't Make It To The Weekend At The CP Canadian Women's Open But She's Got A Bright Future Ahead Of Her - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Gord Montgomery (iG)

    PRIDDIS GREENS - While experience in the moment may be painful, down the road it often comes in extremely handy.

    That's the viewpoint Victoria, B.C.'s Naomi Ko is taking back to college after failing to make the cut at the 2016 LPGA CP Women's Open outside of Calgary, AB.

  • Jutanugarn Runs Away With CP Women’s Open

    Ariya Jutanugarn Picked Up Her Fifth Win Of The LPGA Season In The CP Women's Canadian Open At Priddis Greens - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    CALGARY – Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the CP Women’s Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her LPGA Tour-leading fifth victory of the year – all in the last 10 events.

    Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.

  • Jack Westover To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Innovative And Dedicated Are Just Two Ways To Describe Life-Long Golf Instructor Jack Westover Who Is Being Recognized By The PGA of BC With A Lifetime Achievement Award

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce Jack Westover as recipient to receive the PGA of BC Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Westover becomes only the 9th recipient of the award, the Association's highest honour. Westover joined the PGA of Canada in 1957 while apprenticing under Bill Thompson and Len Collett at Marine Drive Golf Club until the mid-1960s.

  • Dale Jackson Blog From Rio Olympics - Day 4 And Back Home

    According To Dale Jackson, Golf Belongs In The Olympics, Especially Based Upon His Experience In Rio As A Rules Official - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson has been in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and provided a blog on what he saw and experienced as Canada attempted to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. Here is the final entry from his trip to Brazil.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Cornelson Comes Close In Ottawa; Hadwin Ready For Playoffs; LPGA Tour Heads To Calgary

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Came Oh-So-Close To Winning Sunday At The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Stop In Ottawa, Losing In A 3-Man Playoff - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A bogey-bogey finish proved costly for Langley’s Adam Cornelson, who lost in a three-man playoff Sunday at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada stop in Ottawa.

    Cornelson looked to be in control late in what was a soggy final round of the $175,000 National Capital Open, but wayward drives on the 17th and 18th holes cost him. Cornelson ended up in a three-man playoff with Brock Mackenzie of Coos Bay, Ore., and Samuel Del Val of Spain. All three players finished the 72-hole event at 15-under par.

  • BC's Crisologo Makes Biggest Move In Canada's Top-10 Rankings

    Hugo Bernard

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Made The Biggest Gain Among Canada's Top-10 Rankings This Week Following His 4th Place Finish In The Canadian Men's Amateur - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    Hugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada.

    He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

  • He's Back - Dale Jackson's Rio Olympics Golf Blog Returns

    Wikipedia Describes The Caiman (Shown Here) As 'Relatively Small Sized Crocodilians' - Don't Try Telling That To Dale Jackson Who Encountered This Guy In Rio - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson is in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and is providing a daily blog on what he sees and experiences as Canada attempts to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. The men have finished their event out of the medals and now it's up to the ladies to defend Canada's title.

  • It's Home Sweet Home for Victoria's Jim Rutledge

    When Victoria's Jim Rutledge Tees It Up At Bear Mountain Next Month In The Pacific Links Championship It Will Be Like A Home Game - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    by Gino Cutri/ British Columbia Golf

    There’s nothing quite like putting your head down on your own pillow after a long day’s work, and that’s exactly what Jim Rutledge will get to experience next month when he competes in the PGA tour Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The star studded tournament will run from September 23rd-25th at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort. As a professional Rutledge has never left a stone unturned competing for many years on the Canadian, Web.com, Asian, European, and PGA TOUR. But he knows there is nothing like being back at home.

  • Final Field Announced For 2016 CP Women’s Open

    Brooke Henderson Will Look To Add Her National Championship To The Three LPGA Victories She Has So Far In Her Young Career - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos

    CALGARY – Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) has announced the field of competitors set to challenge for the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28.

    The 156 player field competing at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club will feature the entire top 10, 46 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 on the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List. The field also includes 34 Olympians, fresh off their experience in Rio, where women are competing in Olympic golf competition for the first time ever.

  • Draw Released For Women’s Golf Competition At Rio 2016

    Women's World Number 3 Ranked Brooke Henderson Of Canada Will Go For Golf Gold At The Rio Olympics Beginning This Wednesday - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    For Immediate Release

     (August 15, 2016) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The world’s top women golfers are set to take the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro beginning this Wednesday, 17 August.

    The International Golf Federation this morning announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the women’s golf competition at Rio 2016 when a field of 60 competitors will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Abbott of the United States, who won the gold medal in Paris in 1900.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Must Make Cut In Carolina; Hadwin Top-10’s At John Deere; Crisologo Set For U.S. Amateur

    Canada's Mackenzie Hughes Clinched His PGA TOUR Card For Next Year After Winning The Web.com Tour's Price Charity Classic - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor knows he has work to do. Taylor dropped out of the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list after missing the cut at the John Deere Classic in Silvas, Ill.

    The Abbotsford resident heads into this week’s final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., knowing he must make the cut to have any chance of qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs and extending his PGA TOUR season.

    The top 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list qualify for The Barclays, the first of four playoff events that goes Aug. 25-28 at Bethpage Black in Farmington, N.Y. Taylor dropped to 128th from 120th after missing the cut at the John Deere, where fellow resident Adam Hadwin tied for eighth place.