• 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.

  • Are Golf Courses Too Short?

    Image credit (Michael Schroeder/ Golf Canada)

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “Bifurcation” is a word we’re hearing more and more in the world of golf. It means to divide into two parts. But don’t let that simple definition fool you. It’s an increasingly controversial concept that strikes at the heart of the game as we know it.

    The first area of the current bifurcation debate relates to the Rules of Golf. Should there be one set of guidelines for recreational golfers and another for elite amateurs and professionals?

    The second bone of contention, which has set off near panic among many of my colleagues in the golf media and some golf administrators, is this: Are golf courses too short? Do we need to stretch them to 8,000 yards? Do we need to rein in the ever-advancing ball and club technology?

    No. And no.

  • Victoria, BC's Cory Renfrew Joins CJGA Tournament Team

    - Former Tour Player Takes Over Reigns as CJGA B.C. Tournament Director -

    Courtesy Canadian Junior Golf Association

    Richmond Hill, Ont. (February 4, 2018) - The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Cory Renfrew, a former Mackenzie-PGA TOUR Canada player from Victoria, B.C. as its new Tournament Director for the province of British Columbia.

    "I'm incredibly excited to take on this new challenge as BC Tournament Director for the CJGA and continue to develop junior golf on the west coast". Said Renfrew when asked about joining the CJGA competitions team.

  • Three Canadians, Two From BC, Crack Top 10 At Panama Championship

    Merritt, BC's Roger Sloan, Seen Here Getting Set To Tee Off At Bear Mountain GC In Victoria, Finished 4th In The Web.com Tour's Panama Championship - Image Credit Alfie Lau/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Canadian trio of Roger Sloan, Ryan Yip and Adam Svensson all finished inside the top 10 on Sunday at Web.com Tour’s Panama Championship.

    Sloan, from Merritt B.C., paced the Canadians with a final-round 66 to climb into sole possession of 4th place at 4-under par for the tournament. The finish marks his first top-10 finish early into the 2018 season (he collected four in 2017).

  • Big B.C. Influence In Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Powered By RBC

    Players from British Columbia are once again very prominent in this week's Top 10 as published by Golf Canada. Richmond's Chris Crisologo rode his win in the prestigious South American Amateur to the number 4 spot in the country among amateur men.

    Other notable names from B.C. making some moves this week in the rankings are Surrey's Michelle Kim, Adam Svensson and Hannah Leealong with Nanaimo's Zach Anderson, while Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin continues to be the number one ranked professional male in Canada.

  • Two From BC Named To Golf Canada 2018 Young Pro Squad

     Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (L) And Kimberley's Jared du Toit (R) Are BC's Contributions To The 2018 Golf Canada Young Pro Squad - Images Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the eight athletes—four female and four male—who have been selected to the 2018 Team Canada Young Pro Squad.

    Comprising the 2018 Women’s Young Pro Squad is Anne-Catherine Tanguay (Quebec City), Brittany Marchand (Orangeville, Ont.), Augusta James (Bath, Ont.), and Jennifer Ha (Calgary) while Jared du Toit (Kimberley, B.C.), Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver), Albin Choi (Toronto) and Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.) will represent the Men’s Young Pro Squad.

  • B.C.'s Gail Graham, A.V. Macan Latest Inductees Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    BC's Gail Graham (L) Is The Newest Member Of The Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame To Go In As A Player, While Renowned Golf Course Architect A.V. Macan Was Inducted Posthumously In The Builder Category - Images Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Archives

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Gail Graham has always had a connection of sorts to A.V. Macan, one that was strengthened Thursday when the two British Columbians were announced as the latest inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

    Graham, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, is an honorary member at Kelowna Golf & Country Club, one of many courses that the prolific Macan designed in B.C. and throughout the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Graham’s brother, Rob Anderson, also happens to be the head professional at Kelowna.

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With Leslie Dunning Of Calgary Elected To Serve As President

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

    Written by Golf Canada

    2017 ANNUAL REPORT & FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

    TOM ZARISKI HONOURED WITH 2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD;

    GOLF CANADA PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS TO LONG-TIME GOLF VOLUNTEERS FRAN MARSDEN AND FLORIN BERGH AS WELL AS GOLF HISTORIAN RON LYONS; RENOWNED GOLF COLUMNIST CAM COLE TO BE HONOURED IN JUNE;

    CALGARY – Golf Canada’s 2018 Annual Meeting culminated on Saturday, January 27th with the election of Leslie Dunning to serve as the National Sport Federation’s volunteer President.

    Dunning succeeds 2016-2017 President Roland A. Deveau in leading Golf Canada’s Board of Directors while Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que., becomes 1st Vice-President and Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont. assumes the role of 2nd Vice-President. The group will work closely to support new Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum who joined the association in last July.

  • Golf Canada Deepens Commitment To Responsible Coaching Movement By Implementing Respect In Sport Training

    Laurence Applebaum & Kevin Thistle -Image Credit (Golf Canada/ Tyler Costigan)

    – National Sport Federation for golf to join other NSF’s preventing bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination by mandating Respect Training –

    Written by Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Calgary, Alta. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is proud to announce it is working to combat and prevent abuse, bullying and harassment in golf by adopting Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace as part of its deepened commitment to the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM).

    Respect in Sport and Respect in the Workplace are online resources used to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission is to empower participants to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from the game and workplace, through a global culture of respect.

    Golf Canada will be joining other National Sport Federation’s in Canada offering Respect Training to coaches, support staff, parents of Team Canada athletes, directors, staff and other key stakeholders. The association is also encouraging training at the provincial golf association level.