• McCain Claims Medalist Honours At Mackenzie Tour's Courtenay Q-School; Burnaby's Belle Top Canadian

    Tennessee's Andrew McCain Claimed Medalist Honours In The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Q-School Stop At Crown Isle Resort In Courtenay, B.C. With Burnaby's Michael Belle (Inset) Finishing as Top Canadian At T6 - Images Courtesy Minnesota Golf Assosciation & Vancouver Golf Tour)

    Via Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Communications

    (Courtenay, British Columbia) — Making 22 birdies and an eagle through four rounds at Crown Isle Resort, Andrew McCain claimed medalist honours by three strokes at the sixth and final Mackenzie Tour Q-School event of the 2019 season.

    “It’s not really like a normal golf tournament because it’s more stressful all the way through,” said the Knoxville, Tennessee native. “At the same time, it’s almost more satisfying just because you have one shot every year to do it, so to show up and have some game when it matters, that means a lot.”

  • Golf In Schools Tallies 66 Adoptions During Adopt A School Week

    Golf Canada is proud to celebrate the 66 adoptions that occurred during Adopt a School Week thanks to the efforts of golf enthusiasts and industry partners across the country.

    In total, the figure translates to an additional 7,920 students being introduced to the sport through the Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools program. The coast-to-coast campaign was elevated by support from Canadian industry partners—the Provincial Associations, PGA of Canada, the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA), Canadian Society of Club Managers and Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

  • Ziggy Nathu And Andy Kim To Become First Players From Canadian School To Compete In PGA Minority Collegiate Championship

    UBC Thunderbirds Men's Golf Team Members Ziggy Nathu (Right In Large Photo/Left In Inset) And Andy Kim Are Off To the PGA WORKS Championship - Inset Image Courtesy UBC Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A huge month of May for the University of B.C. Thunderbirds men’s golf team has become even bigger for Ziggy Nathu and Andy Kim.

    The two UBC players are heading to Florida to compete in the 33rd PGA WORKS Championship. The 54-hole event runs May 10-12 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

    For its first 32 years, the tournament was known as the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, but it has been rebranded this year as the PGA WORKS Championship. UBC is the first Canadian school to send athletes to compete in the event.

  • New World Handicap System Prepares For Implementation Beginning 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (30 April 2019), St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA: Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020.

    Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.

    A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they can use to help support their own education efforts.

  • Canada’s Golf Industry Celebrates National Golf Day With Nation-Wide Campaign Launch On Parliament Hill

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    OTTAWA – On the second annual National Golf Day, the Canadian golf industry, represented by We Are Golf, is launching a national campaign to encourage Canadians to get involved in the sport. Industry leaders are meeting with Parliamentarians throughout the day, while golf stakeholders are working to spread the word in municipalities nationwide.

  • Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko Qualifies For U.S. Women's Open

    Image courtesy Golf Canada

    WOODBURN, Oreg. – Canadian Naomi Ko has punched her ticket back to the U.S. Women’s Open.

    Ko, a Victoria, B.C., product, bested the 56-player field earn medalist honours with a final score of 3 under par (70-71) at the OGA Golf Course, one of 25 qualifying sites this year. The win marks the second time Ko earned a spot in the LPGA major—she qualified in 2016 as an 18-year-old.

    The Team Canada National Amateur Squad member will take to Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., when action gets underway from May 30 – June 2.

    Click here for full scores.

  • National Golf Day Is May 1st - Get Out And Play

    The Canadian golf industry represented by We Are Golf (formerly the National Allied Golf Association) has officially announced that May 1, 2019 has been tabbed as National Golf Day in Canada.

    As Canada gets ready to celebrate National Golf Day we are encouraging Canadians to participate by getting involved through a variety of means, such as:

    • Playing a round of golf
    • Experience family time at the local course
    • Introducing a new player to the game
    • Adopting a school in their community through Golf in Schools
    • Taking a lesson, or
    • Making a purchase at their local pro shop, or 
    • Enjoying a meal at your local course clubhouse
  • Helping To Make Golf A Game For Everyone

    Tanelle Bolt Demonstrates How She Is Able To Continue Playing Golf, A Game She Grew Up With, Using A 'Para-Golfer' During The Golf & Health Week Adaptive Golf Day At Langara GC - Image Credit Brad Ziemer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf has always been a big part of Tanelle Bolt’s life.

    Her dad, Michael, was the longtime superintendent and assistant superintendent of Lethbridge Country Club, where Tanelle played junior golf and later worked on the grounds crew with her father. She loved the game and 15 years later nothing has changed, although there have been some very significant changes in Bolt’s life.

    Nearly five years ago -- on Aug. 10, 2014 -- Bolt suffered a life-changing injury after free-jumping off a bridge in Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island. She fractured her T6 vertebrae and was left paralyzed from her chest down.

  • Take Part In Team Canada's Fantasy Camp

    Golf Canada's Team Canada At Bear Mountain Resort - Image Credit BC Golf

    For anyone interested there's a unique opportunity upcoming to meet some of the Team Canada players and undergo skill analysis by their coaches in their world-class training facility at beautiful Bear Mountain at Golf Canada Foundation’s inaugural 2019 Team Canada Fantasy Camp!

    Intended as an exclusive Foundation Trustee-Guest day, the fee is $1,800 per person, inclusive of two days of golf, clinics and analysis, food and beverage; and one night’s accommodation. If an individual decides to join the Foundation Trustee program, their tax-deductible portion from this event can be applied to their first Trustee contribution.

    The Trustee Program is Golf Canada's flagship donor program offered to supporters who want to invest in the developmental pathway for Canadian golf.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist For Week 14

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

    (BC Players shown in Bold)

  • Drive Chip And Putt Contest Shows Promise For Future Generations Of Golfers

    From One Canadian Champion At Augusta To Another, 2003 Masters Winner Mike Weir Presents The Trophy To Nicole Gal For Taking Her Age Division Title - Image Courtesy Augusta Media Hub

    By Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    Started in 2013, Drive Chip & Putt is a joint initiative of the Masters, PGA of America and the USGA. Boys and girls are organized into 4 categories, by age, and compete in driving, chipping and putting. Ages groups are 7-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15.

    Qualifying takes place at over 250 local qualifying sites throughout the United States. Top finishers at each site advance through sectional, then regional qualifying, with the final 80 competitors representing 10 finalists, in 4 age divisions for both genders.

  • National Golf Day Set For May 1, 2019

    image credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    The Canadian golf industry represented by We Are Golf (formerly the National Allied Golf Association) has officially announced that May 1, 2019 has been tabbed as National Golf Day in Canada.

    The date aligns with the We Are Golf initiative spearheaded out of the United States—also set for May 1, 2019—and will bring further attention to the game of golf and its significant community impact within not only Canada, but across North America.

  • Thibault Represents Canada Well At Augusta National Women's Amateur

    Brigitte Thibault Was Canada's Only Representative At The Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur - Image Courtesy Fresno State/ Matt Burkholder / Director of Communications

    By Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    Tristan Mullally is the Golf Canada National Team Coach for Women. He reports directly to Jeff Thompson, Chief Sport Officer for Golf Canada. Derek Ingram coaches the men’s team while Robert Ratcliffe coaches the boys and Matt Wilson coaches the girls’ junior squad.

    These individuals are not widely known by Canadian golfers but they, along with excellent support staff, are the reason Golf Canada is gaining significant notice for the quality of our national development program.

  • 9 Things To Know About Golf’s New World Handicap System

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    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, going into effect on January 1, 2020.

  • Canada's Thibault Comes Up Short Of Making Cut At Inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur

    Team Canada Member Brigitte Thibault (R) With Her Fresno State Golf Coach Emily Loftin At The Augusta National Women’s Amateur - Image Credit Kris Jonasson/BC Golf

    By Kris Jonasson/British Columbia Golf

    Red is a powerful colour to wear. Brigitte Thibault from Rosemere, Quebec wears it well, whether as a member of Team Canada or playing on the Fresno State Bulldog Golf Team.

    Thursday was day 2 of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. It was also moving day. An opening round 79 saw Thibault sitting at 7-over but more importantly, 5 shots removed from reaching the goal of making the cut.

    All 72 competitors in the inaugural event play Augusta National on Friday in what is billed as a practice round, but only the top 30 come back Saturday to finish the event.

  • British Columbia Golf Joins R&A Supporting Women In Golf Charter Initiative

    The R&A unveiled a new Women in Golf Charter on May 29th, 2018 in London as part of the organization’s global drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry.

    Adoption of the Charter requires national associations and other golf bodies to build on and develop initiatives which will focus on encouraging more women and girls to play golf and stay within the sport as members of clubs, while also empowering women to enjoy successful careers working within the golf industry.

  • Rory McIlroy To Make First-Ever Start In RBC Canadian Open

    2019 PLAYERS Champion And 15-Time PGA TOUR Winner Rory McIlroy Has Announced He Will Join The Elite Field In The 2019 RBC Canadian Open - Image Credit: TourProGolfClubs

    (March 21, 2019) OAKVILLE, ON (Golf Canada) – Today, RBC and Golf Canada announced that world ranked No. 4 – Rory McIlroy – will compete in the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

    Fresh off an impressive victory at the 2019 PLAYERS Championship, McIlroy joins an already strong field of players, including world No. 1 and Team RBC Ambassador Dustin Johnson, alongside team members Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, Webb Simpson and Brandt Snedeker.

    “I‘m really excited to play in my first RBC Canadian Open,” said McIlroy. “There continues to be a lot of momentum around this historic tournament, with a new date, new location and now a new concert series. I’ve had the opportunity to see the passion that Canada has for our sport and I look forward to seeing the energy of Canadian golf fans first hand. I’m also looking forward to squaring off with DJ, Adam and the rest of Team RBC for Canada’s National Open Championship.”

  • Golf And Health Week To Highlight How The Sport Helps Wellbeing

    image credit Getty Images

    For Immediate Publication: Issued by The R&A on behalf of the Golf Forum Communications Group

    (19 March 2019), St Andrews, Scotland: A dedicated campaign to raise awareness of the health benefits of golf for people of all ages and abilities is to tee off next month.

    The first ever Golf and Health Week will take place from 15-19 April and will aim to encourage golfers, non-golfers and lapsed golfers into taking part in the sport.

  • Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Announces 2019 Schedule

    TORONTO, Ontario – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced its 2019 schedule today, featuring 12 events that will once again take the Tour from coast-to-coast.

    The season will begin with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 20-26) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. All regular events feature purses of $200,000 (CDN) and a $225,000 (CDN) purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 9-15) at Highland Country Club in London, Ontario.

  • ModGolf Podcast Season 5 Episode 12 - Laurence Applebaum, CEO Of Golf Canada

    The ModGolf Podcast this week, hosted by Colin Weston, features Laurence Applebaum, CEO Of Golf Canada - Creating Golf Moments That Matter

    "If your best moment is being on the golf course, we want to create more moments like that". This week our host Colin Weston speaks to Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. Since 2017 Laurence has lead the team at Golf Canada - the National Sport Federation and governing body for golf in Canada - with a mission to "have more people playing more golf and to succeed within the sport more than ever before”.