• 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.

  • Strong Local And Canadian Contingent Headlines Exemptions For 2016 CP Women’s Open; Three From B.C.

    Victoria, BC's Namoi Ko Will Take Part In Her Third LPGA Tour Event Of The Year At The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Courtesy USGA

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    CALGARY (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

    Calgary natives Jaclyn Lee and Jennifer Ha will have a home crowd advantage as they compete at the 44th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. Three British Columbia-based players are included in the exemptions handed out.

  • Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard Rallies To Claim Canadian Men’s Amateur Crown

    Team Canada's Hugo Bernard Holds The Trophy After Winning The Canadian Men's Amateur At The Royal Ottawa Golf Club - Image Credit Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada

    Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    GATINEAU, Que. – The 112th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship concluded under beaming sunshine and stifling heat. Hugo Bernard battled through the sweltering conditions to shoot 5-under 65 for a come-from-behind victory at The Royal Ottawa Golf Club. 

    Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver and Richmond, BC's Chris Crisologo finished 3rd and 4th alone, respectively.

    Bernard – a member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team – began the day knotted in third, three shots behind leader Blair Bursey. Bernard carded a 65 – one short of the tournament’s low round that he posted on the second day – to secure the win.

  • Draw Announced For Men’s Golf Competition At Rio 2016

    Ontario's David Hearn (L) And Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet (R) Are Ready To Fly Canada's Colours As They Help Re-Introduce Golf To The Olympics - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from the International Golf Federation

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The International Golf Federation has announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the Men’s Golf Competition at Rio 2016.

    At 7:30 am local time on Thursday August 11th, history will be made when Brazilian Adilson da Silva hits the opening tee shot and golf’s return to the Olympic Games.

    Two further Olympic connections are celebrated in the first grouping. Canada’s Graham DeLaet, whose countryman George S. Lyon won the Olympic gold medal in 1904 - the last time golf was part of the Olympic programme - will tee off second. And, Byeong Hun An, the son of two Olympic table tennis medalists at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, will complete the group.

  • The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) Set For Surrey

    The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) Is A Great Opportunity For Amputees To Get Involved With Sport And Recreation - Image Courtesy Johannes Grames

    The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) is coming to Surrey, BC at the Northview Golf & Country Club from August 22-25, 2016.

    The CADNO is sanctioned by the Canadian Amputee Golf Association (CAGA) and is a National Open Championship for Amputee and Disabled golfers, with participation of international players.

    A Board of Directors, consisting of representation from various parts of Canada, operates the Association for the benefit of all amputees. CAGA’s priorities are to encourage more amputees to get involved with sport and recreation as part of their rehabilitation and future success going forward in life.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Sloan Comes Close In Kansas; Taylor Needs Playoff Push; Jonas Receives Exemption Into Champions Tour Qualifier

    Merritt's Roger Sloan Is Getting Closer To The Coveted Top 25 Spot On The Web.com Tour Money List He Needs To Gain A Place On The PGA TOUR Next Year - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A bogey on the final hole Sunday cost Merritt’s Roger Sloan a spot in a playoff at the Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open in Kansas.

    Sloan just missed a five-foot putt for par on the 18th hole that would have put him in a playoff with Americans Wesley Bryan, J.T. Poston and Grayson Murray. Instead, he ended up in a five-way tie for fourth place.

  • Naomi Ko’s Win Highlights Impressive British Columbia Performance At Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko Accepts The Canadian Junior Girls Championship Trophy From Golf Canada President Roland Deveau (R) And One Of Canada's Finest (L) - Image Courtesy Twitter

    Mary Parsons Finishes Third As B.C. Places Seven Players In Top 11

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It hasn’t been a great summer in British Columbia, but don’t try telling that to Naomi Ko. She has been so much better than the weather. The 18-year-old Victoria resident’s super summer continued Friday in Shubenacadie, N.S., where she  won the Canadian Junior Girls Championship. 

    Ko birdied three of her first five holes en route to a even-par 72 at The Links at Penn Hills and finished the 72-hole event at five-under par. That was good for a four-shot win over Chloe Currie of Mississauga, Ont.

  • The Royal Ottawa Golf Club And Eagle Creek Golf Club Set For Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

    The Venerable Royal Ottawa Golf Club Will Be Co-Hosting The 125th Canadian Men's Amateur This Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Herb Fung/Golf Canada

    GATINEAU, Que. – History abounds at the 112th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. A number of significant milestones surround this year’s edition of the world’s third oldest amateur golf competition to be co-hosted by The Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Gatineau, Que., and Eagle Creek Golf Club in Dunrobin, Ont., from August 8-11.

    The championship returns to The Royal Ottawa Golf Club – the inaugural tournament’s host venue – in celebration of the club’s 125th year. Eagle Creek will co-host this historic competition as part of its festivities surrounding its 25th anniversary. The 2016 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will also mark the first time the event has been staged in two provinces.

  • Sam Meek Crowned 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Champion; BC's Davison T3rd

    Sam Meek Of Peterborough, ON Is The 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada 

    Courtesy Herb Fung/Golf Canada

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Any memories of inclement weather during the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Championship were all but forgotten thanks to clear skies and brilliant sunshine during the final round at Clovelly. Sam Meek took advantage of the conditions to earn a come-from-behind victory and claim the national junior title.

    With the victory, Meek becomes the prestigious championship’s 78th winner. The history of the competition and the significance of the victory were not lost upon the champion.

    “This win means the world,” said the native of Peterborough, Ont. “This is what I’ve strived to accomplish my entire junior golf career. To have my name on the same trophy as some of those winners is incredible. This is the top of junior golf in Canada, so just to be a part of that is an amazing feeling.”

  • Major Champions Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite And Ian Woosnam Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    The Pacific Links Championship Has Announced The Addition Of (L-R): Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite & Ian Woosnam To The Field For The September Event At Bear Mountain In Victoria - Image Courtesy Pacific Links

    Strong Field Continues To Build For September Event On PGA TOUR Champions

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Victoria, B.C. (August 2, 2016) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Sandy Lyle and Tom Kite, along with 1991 Masters Tournament winner Ian Woosnam, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. The event will be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016, featuring a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Nolan Thoroughgood Plays His First National Tourney A Long Way From Home

    Victoria's Nolan Thoroughgood Has Enjoyed Success In His Home Province This Summer And Hopes To Have Similar Results As He Goes 'National' With His Game - Image Courtesy Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer British Columbia Golf

    Nolan Thoroughgood literally travelled from sea-to-shining sea to compete in his first national championship. The 15-year-old from Victoria, who last month became the youngest winner in the 114-year history of the B.C. Amateur Championship, is in St. John’s, Nfld., to compete at this week’s Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship.

    Thoroughgood, who also won gold at the recent B.C. Summer Games in Abbotsford, will also compete in next week’s Canadian Amateur Championship in Ottawa. He knows these two events will be a stern test.