• Canadian Contingent Ready To Shine In Ottawa As The CP Women’s Open Converges On Nation’s Capital For Canada 150

    Canadian Women's Golf Legend Lorie Kane (L) And Current LPGA Sensation, Brooke Henderson, Will Vie For The CP Women's Open Title At The Famed Ottawa Hunt Club In August - Image Credit Golf Canada

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    As part of Canada 150 celebrations, the nation’s capital is hosting the stars of the LPGA Tour, including a strong Canadian contingent led by 4-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson.

    Golf Canada, in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP), has announced many of the world’s top players have committed to play in the 2017 CP Women’s Open from August 21-27 at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.

    Defending champion Ariya Jutanugarn leads a stellar list of early commitments set to challenge for the $2.25 million USD purse, one of the largest prizes on tour.

    A six-time winner on the LPGA Tour, the Thailand native recently climbed to No. 1 in the Rolex World Rankings following her victory at the 2017 Manulife LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ont.

  • World-Class Field Including Four From B.C. Set to Compete In 23rd Sahalee Players Championship

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    Sammamish, Wash. - An impressive field of world-class amateur talent will converge on the Pacific Northwest and Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. for the 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), to be played July 5-7, 2017.

    The championship will be contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with 18 holes being played the first day, 36 the second, and 18 on the third and final day. Admission is free to watch the championship.

    The SPC took a hiatus in 2016 while the club hosted the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, won by Brooke Henderson in a playoff with Lydia Ko.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Looking For Super Summer After ‘Breakthrough’ Win In Michigan

    Canada's Brooke Henderson, Seen Here Teeing Off In The CP Women's Open At Vancouver Golf Club In 2015 - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Summer is just getting started and Brooke Henderson has an inkling she is going to have a very good one.

    The 19-year-old Canadian LPGA Tour star sounded like she was oozing with confidence in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. Fresh off a victory this past weekend at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich., Henderson feels like she has turned the corner on what had, by her high standards, been a disappointing start to her 2017 season.

    “I really needed this win and I think it's going to turn around my entire season,” Henderson said.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Crisologo Close At Glencoe; Du Toit Sets Course Record In GolfBC Championship

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo (L) And Kimberley's Jared du Toit (R) Had Solid Outings This Week - Images Credit British Columbia Golf/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jared du Toit left the GolfBC Championship in Kelowna with his first top 10 as a pro and a course record.

    The Kimberley native is just two events into his new professional career and has already seen plenty of highs and lows. Du Toit, the 2015 B.C. Amateur champion, shot a 10-under 61 to set a course record at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in the third round of the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event.

    That round came a day after du Toit had to birdie his final hole in the second round to make the cut. That was thanks mainly to a pair of triple bogeys in his first two rounds.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Male Canada Summer Games Team

    British Columbia Golf Will Be Looking To Keep Their Unbeaten Streak Alive At This Year's Canada Summer Games In Winnipeg

    Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday this year and with that the Canada Games will hold its 50th edition with the Summer Games in Winnipeg from July 28th to August 13th. 

    Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, combined with a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Summer Games will bring together exceptional athletes and artists from coast to coast to celebrate the occasion.

    One of those sports is of course, Golf, and when it comes to competing in the Canada Summer Games, few provinces can boast the results in any discipline quite like BC can when it comes to golf.

    In 2009 (the first year golf was played as a sport in the Summer Games) and 2013 the representatives from British Columbia took home every gold medal available, in individual and team competitions for both males and females.

    With the announcement of the male version of their golf squad this year, the coaches and managers of BC's Summer Games Team look to put together the first component of maintaining that unblemished record.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Finishes 3rd At Porter Cup

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko, A Member Of Royal Colwood GC, Recorded A 3rd Place Finish In The Prestigious Porter Cup - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

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    After entering Friday in a tie for first, Team Canada Amateur squad member Naomi Ko finished solo third at 1-under par at the Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club, in Lewiston, N.Y.

    The Victoria, B.C., product held a share of the 36-hole lead with Lauren Waller (Canonsburg, Penn.) at 3 under par (71-70).

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Du Toit To Make His Pro Debut In Victoria; Wong Finds Place To Play In China

    BC's Jared du Toit Debuts As A Professional This Week At Uplands GC In Victoria In The Mackenzie Tour/PGA Tour Canada's Bayview Place Cardtronics Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kimberley’s Jared du Toit will make his pro debut at this week’s Bayview Place Cardtronics Open at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria and that sounds very familiar to Max Rottluff, du Toit’s former Arizona State University teammate.

    “That’s is where I made my pro debut last year,” Rottluff said after his round Sunday at the Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver. Rottluff, who hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, thinks du Toit will do just fine on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit.

    “Obviously he has shown his game is ready,” Rottluff said of du Toit, the 2015 B.C. Amateur champion. “He has the game, so I'm not too worried. Can he do it in his first event? Hopefully, but I wouldn’t be too worried. I am sure he will do just fine.”

  • Golf Community Saddened By The Loss Of Longtime Club Professional And Friend Of Golf Cec Ferguson

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    On Friday June 2nd Cec Ferguson passed away peacefully at home in the company of his three children, Tanya, Jason and Crystal, along with brothers Rob and Gary and sister-in-law Colleen.

    He was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2016 and dealt with it as he dealt with everything in life; with dignity, perseverance and humour.

    He recently enjoyed his 67th birthday with all of his extended family members, and over the past few months had a chance to visit with many old friends. Cec was well known for his golfing ability over a playing career that saw him represent Canada as an amateur, win the BC Open as an amateur and then compete professionally on the Canadian and Asian Tours back in the 1970’s.

    In the late seventies he settled into the life of a Club Professional and then stepped in to Club management, but not before winning the Canadian PGA Club Professionals’ Championship in 1986.

    He served the memberships of Regina GC and Quilchena G&CC as Head professional before serving as General Manager at Myrtle Point GC, Wascana G&CC, and Vernon G&CC. For 20 years Cec directed the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society tournament fundraiser in memory of his friend, Constable Bruce Denniston, who died before a successful bone marrow transplant donor could be found.

    “The Denniston” was a popular event that attracted celebrities each year along with a host of amateurs who returned year after year to honour the memory of Bruce and raise funds and awareness of the need for the Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

    Cec Ferguson was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame of British Columbia in 2011.

    His last career was the one he might have enjoyed the most – Coach driver for International Stage Lines. He looked forward to being on the road in his 50 passenger coach and entertaining his passengers along the way. Cec had the ability to analyze situations and find a way to achieve a positive outcome, and make and keep friends along the way.

    He will be missed, but never forgotten.

    A celebration of life for Cec Ferguson will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 23rd at University Golf Club in Vancouver. 

    Messages for the family can be relayed through:

    Barrie McWha barriemcwha@gmail.com

    Rick Soutar rsoutar@telus.net

  • Thunderbirds Hold On To Win Canadian University/College Women's Championship; UVic Vikes 3rd

    The Back-To-Back Canadian University/College Women's Champion UBC Thunderbirds And Coach Chris MacDonald - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    T’Birds Kat Kennedy And Evan Holmes Earn Medallist Honours

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    ​BARRIE, Ont. – Kat Kennedy went wire-to-wire to lead the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds to their second consecutive Canadian University/College Championship, while Baptiste Mory helped the Université Laval Rouge et Or hold on to win the men’s division at Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club on Thursday.

  • Private Clubs Open Doors For Women's Golf Day

    As part of the celebration that is International Women's Golf Day on June 6th, the Richmond Country Club and Victoria Golf Club are both hosting events and inviting all interested women to take part in the day's festivities. 

    The focus of Women's Golf Day is essentially socializing, networking and distribution of information regarding lessons, league play, ways to get involved in golf.

    Anyone wishing to participate should contact either of these two facilities before Tuesday June 6th in order to register and find out further information. 

  • Weekly Top 10 Rankings: Victoria's Sihota On The Rise

    Victoria, BC's Jeevan Sihota Hasn't Cracked The Canadian Men's Amateur Top 10 List Yet. But If He Keeps Having Weeks Like The Last Two, It Won't Be Long - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    This week's Top 10 list only reflects a few notable changes but there were some rather significant moves by players vying to get on that list, including Victoria's Jeevan Sihota who is 'quietly' becoming one of the players to watch in British Columbia and the rest of Canada at the ripe-old age of 13.

  • Canada's 150th Birthday Celebration Golf Activity Centre Now Live

    The much anticipated start of British Columbia Golf's 'Get Out And Play' program launches this Sunday commensurate with Golf Canada's 'Get Out And Golf Day' celebration. 

    The goal is to see 150,000 British Columbians partake in 1.5 million golf activities in a span of 150 days beginning on May 28th. As of right now, the Golf Activities Centre is up and running on the Golf Canada site and we will begin officially 'counting activities' beginning this Sunday, the 28th.

    It's a simple process to become involved and help reach this goal as we help celebrate Canada's 150th in a fun, healthy and inclusive enviroment.

  • Kimberley’s Jared du Toit Preparing For His Collegiate Golf Swan-Song

    Canada’s Top-Ranked Amateur, Jared du Toit, Is Expected To Wave Good-Bye To His Amateur Career And Turn Pro After The NCAA Championships - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jared du Toit calls the feeling bittersweet. He is excited about what lies ahead, but also a bit sad about what he is leaving behind.

    Du Toit, Canada’s top-ranked amateur golfer, is preparing to play his final collegiate event for his Arizona State University Sun Devils and acknowledged in a telephone interview that he has been doing a lot of thinking in recent days.

  • National Title Would Be A Nice Senior Moment For UBC’s Kat Kennedy

    Kat Kennedy And Her UBC T'Birds Women's Golf Team Have Come Together Quite Nicely As A Team Heading Into The NAIA Women's Golf National Championships - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kat Kennedy wanted to make her final year of collegiate golf a memorable one. So far, so good. Kennedy, a 22-year-old senior with the University of British Columbia’s women’s golf team, has won five individual titles this season for the Thunderbirds and is ranked by Golfstat as the top player in the NAIA.

    What she is most interested in now is a team title at the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships, which begin Tuesday at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

  • Tennis Executive Laurence Applebaum Named New Chief Executive Officer Of Golf Canada

    Golf Canada's Newest CEO Is Laurence Applebaum. He Has 20 Years Of Sports Business Experience - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf Canada has reached into the world of women’s tennis to find its new chief executive officer.

    Laurence Applebaum, who has spent the past five years as executive vice president of the Florida-based Women’s Tennis Association, was introduced as Golf Canada’s new boss at a news conference Tuesday morning in Oakville, Ont.

    He succeeds Scott Simmons, who resigned in November after leading Golf Canada for 10 years. Applebaum will begin his new duties on July 10.

  • Golf Canada Appoints Laurence Applebaum As New Chief Executive Officer

    Toronto Native And Global Sports Executive Laurence Applebaum Is To Assume Duties Leading Canadian Golf’s National Sport Federation And Governing Body On July 10, 2017 - Golf Canada Image

    For Immediate Release

    May 16, 2017 - OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) — Following a comprehensive search, Golf Canada has announced the appointment of Laurence Applebaum as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Applebaum, most recently the Executive Vice President of the Florida-based Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), will assume his new role as of July 10, 2017.

  • Future Links Pacific Championship Live Scoring

    The 2017 season opening Golf Canada Future Links Championship is the Pacific Championship taking place at the Chilliwack Golf Club in British Columbia's picturesque Fraser Valley.

    For live tournament scoring please CLICK HERE

    For round one recap CLICK HERE

    For round two recap CLICK HERE

    For final round recap CLICK HERE - Boys

                                   CLICK HERE - Girls

  • Chilliwack Golf Club Set For Future Links, Driven By Acura Pacific Championship

    Junior Tournament To Kick Off Golf Canada’s 2017 Championship Season At Picturesque Chilliwack Golf Club. Shown Here Is Hole 12 - Image Courtesy Chilliwack GC

    ​CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Golf Canada’s first junior golf championship of 2017 is set to take place this week as the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship gets underway at Chilliwack Golf Clubin Chilliwack, B.C., from May 12-14.

    With support from British Columbia Golf, the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship is the first of six regional junior championships presented in partnership with Acura. The 54-hole stroke play tournament will begin with a practice round on May 11 before the tournament gets underway with round one on May 12.

  • The Future Is Now For Victoria's Thoroughgood In FL Pacific Championship

    Victoria's Nolan Thoroughgood Is Looking Forward To 'Redeeming' Himself At Chilliwack Golf Club In This Week's Future Links Pacific Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf  

    Nolan Thoroughgood feels like he has a score to settle with Chilliwack Golf Club.

    Thoroughgood is the Victoria teen who made history when he won last July’s B.C. Amateur Championship at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach as a 15-year-old. About a month later, he didn’t have the same kind of success at Chilliwack Golf Club during the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship.  

    Thoroughgood didn’t play terribly -- he tied for sixth place -- but he learned what so many others have about Chilliwack Golf Club, which plays host to this weekend’s Future Links Pacific Championship: It’s tougher than it looks.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Sloan Finding His Form On Web.com Tour

    Merritt Native Roger Sloan Registerd His Second Top-5 Finish In His Last Three Web.com Tour Starts - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    After a slow start to his Web.com Tour season, Merritt’s Roger Sloan seems to be rounding into form and has moved inside the top 25 on the money list.

    Sloan finished in a three-way tie for third place at last week’s El Bosque Mexico Championship. It was Sloan’s second top-5 finish in his last three starts.