• Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Expands MJT Mini Tour In BC

    - Competitive Peewee and Atom Circuit of eight Tournaments starts May 1 and adds a ‘Drive, Chip and Putt’ Skills Competition -

    Vancouver, BC – (April 21, 2016) – Canada’s number-one played Junior Golf Tour, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) presented by Boston Pizza, has expanded the British Columbia portion of the MJT Mini Tour for boys and girls ages 12 and under to an eight tournament circuit at three different venues in the lower mainland to better meet demand for age-appropriate competition over a limited number of holes and shorter yardages.

  • Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge Comes To B.C.

    WHAT IS THE 'PLAY LIKE THE PROS' CHARITY CHALLENGE?

    Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge is a series of mini-tournaments at some of the best golf courses in Canada where golfers pledge support for junior golf through the Golf Canada Foundation.

    The winners at each event and the top fundraising teams will qualify to play Glen Abbey on Monday July 25th, 2016 – the day after the RBC Canadian Open, from the same tees, pin positions, and tournament conditions as the pros played!

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Wallace Continues To Sizzle On Symetra Tour

     Langley's Jessica Wallace Sits Fifth On The Symetra Tour Money List After Her Latest Top 10 Finish On The LPGA Tour's Developmental Circuit - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Langley’s Jessica Wallace recorded her second top-10 finish Sunday in three Symetra Tour starts this year at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial tourney in Fort Myers, Fla. Wallace closed with a one-under 71 to finish the 72-hole event at two-under par and tied for eighth place.

    The Chico’s tourney had a unique format that saw members of the LPGA’s Legends Tour play with Symetra Tour players on the weekend.

  • adidas Signs on as Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is pleased to announce a one-year agreement with adidas Canada, who have signed on as the exclusive apparel partner of the program.

    Committed to growing women’s participation, Golf Fore the Cure boasts over 100,000 participants throughout 12 seasons. During that period, the program has raised over $5.4 million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research.

  • Americas Masters Games - Register For Your Sport & Win Flights & Hotel Stay

    Dear Masters Athlete,

    Spring is arriving the way one would hope as it's gracing us with its beauty here in Vancouver – the host city for the inaugural Americas Masters Games. The Americas Masters Games wants to let you know of a special registration incentive courtesy of their great partners.

    WestJet is giving everybody who has registered by April 30th a chance to win two flights for anywhere they fly in Canada. Plus, you’ll get four free nights at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel where you will be right in the heart of the action. What do you need to do?

  • GolfBC Championship Announces Championship Passes Now On Sale

    For the first time in history the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada is coming to the Okanagan Valley. Now is your chance to get your tickets and be a part of history.

    The GolfBC Championship runs the week of June 6th - 12th, 2016 with competition days taking place June 9th - 12th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna.

    Four-day Championship Tournament Passes are now on sale online for a limited time offer of $25. This represents a savings of $15 off the Day Pass admission price. The Championship Pass is valid all day for all four days of tournament play June 9th - 12th.

  • Jared du Toit Stays at Number One in Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit (Photo/Golf Canada Archive)

    Josh Whalen moves from No. 11 up to No. 9 in the Canadian rankings after picking up 28 spots in the world rankings. The junior from Napanee, Ont., finished tied for 20th at the Aggie Invitational that included an opening-round 69 which had him tied for first place after the first day. It was his second Top-20 result of the season.

    The only other player in the Top-10 to move up in the world rankings this past week was Alastair Tidcombe, who finished tied for 16th at the Azalea Invitational.

    Jared du Toit, who carries the No. 1 ranking in Canada for the second straight week, finished tied for 17th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. It was his seventh Top-20 finish of the season.

  • BCGSA Rounds 4 Research Auction Open Through April 10th

    image courtesy BCGSA via Twitter

    Bid On Rounds Of Golf To Support A Great Cause With Rounds 4 Research 

    Bid now to get great deals on great golf! Whether you choose to bid on courses that have challenged the greatest players in golf or whether you just want a great deal on a local gem, you are supporting the future of the game by funding turfgrass research programs.

  • Growing The Game With Golf Burnaby

    images courtesy Golf Burnaby

    Over The Past 15 Years, Golf Burnaby Has Worked With The Burnaby School Board To Introduce The Game Of Golf To Grade 5 & Grade 10 Students Throughout Burnaby

    Golf Burnaby is growing the game of golf through their 'Reach Out' school-based program. 

    Faced with declining numbers in golf participation, fifteen years ago Golf Burnaby’s Operations Department decided to take matters into their own hands and offer an introduction to golf in the community. The goal was to offer an opportunity for the children to experience various aspects of the game, all within an environment of fun.

    The Golf Burnaby Elementary School Lesson Program was developed and the ball started rolling to introduce elementary school children to the game of golf. In conjunction with the Burnaby School Board, Golf Burnaby introduced the game of golf to students at the grade 5 and grade 10 levels throughout the City of Burnaby via the schools’ physical education classes.

  • B.C.’s Nick Taylor Makes Biggest Weekly Rankings Move

    Nick Taylor

    (Golf Canada/Claus Andersen)

    Nick Taylor made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 52 spots in the world rankings with a tie for fifth at the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open – his second-best career result, behind only his first PGA Tour victory last year. It was his first Top-10 result of the season and was worth 4.96 world ranking points – his third points-paying finish in the last seven weeks.

    No. 1 ranked Graham DeLaet climbed two spots after finishing in a tie for 11th at the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open. The result was worth 2.76 world ranking points for his third straight points-paying finish in as many tournaments. The Weyburn, Sask., native has climbed 40 spots in the world rankings over the last four weeks.

  • B.C.’s Lee And Ewart Top Finishers At AJGA Event

    Team Canada Member And Coquitlam Native, A.J. Ewart Narrowly Missed A Playoff By One Shot After 18 Straight Pars In The Final Round - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    (with files from AJGA & Golf Canada)

    Ricky Castillo of Yorba Linda, California, won the 18th annual AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona in a three-man sudden-death playoff.

    Castillo defeated overnight leader, Jaewook Lee, of Langley, British Columbia, and Brock Goyen of Gilbert, Arizona, to claim his first AJGA victory since the 2015 BBCN Bank Junior All-Star.

  • Golf Canada 2016 Championship Schedule

    (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada is pleased to announce its competition schedule including host clubs and dates for the 2016 championship season.

    A total of 24 professional and amateur championships, as well as qualifying events into Canada’s two National Open Championships – the RBC Canadian Open and the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open – will be conducted in 2016.

  • Masters Athletes Research Study Questionnaire

    Self-reported Sedentary Time In Older Athletes

    You are invited to participate in a research study focusing on Canadian Masters and recreational athletes that are aged 55 and up. The study is being conducted through the Kinesiology program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

  • Marine Drive GC One Of Two Canadian Clubs To Host U.S. Amateur Qualifiers

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, and BRAMPTON, Ontario (Adam Stanley/Golf Canada) — There will be a first for Canadian golf in 2016. For the first time ever, two Canadian clubs will play host to U.S. Amateur championship qualifiers.

    Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver will host a qualifier for the men on July 18, while Brampton Golf Club in Brampton, Ont., will host a qualifier for the women on June 27.

    “Golf Canada has been working on several initiatives with the USGA to strengthen our partnership and these qualifiers are the beginning of what we hope to be larger collaborations,” says Mary Beth McKenna, manager of rules and competitions for Golf Canada. “With Canadian golfers experiencing more and more success on the professional and amateur level, it was likely a natural fit for the USGA to expand these qualifiers into Canada.”

  • Jeff Palmer Now At Ardmore

    Jeff Palmer Will Be Bringing His Tremendous Expertise To Ardmore.
    Image Courtesy Inside Golf.

    Ardmore Golf Course has a new General Manager.

    Jeff Palmer, formerly the Director of Instruction at the GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View, joins the team and takes over from Greg de Jong, who is stepping back from the GM role to focus on the golf course as the Head Superintendent.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit Tops Weekly Ranking

    Jared du Toit ended Blair Hamilton’s four-week reign atop the Canadian amateur rankings, regaining the top spot for the first time since Week 4.

    Hamilton lost 14 places in the world rankings to surrender his No. 1 ranking by one spot. The senior from Burlington, Ont., was recently named the 2015-16 American Athletic Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He has posted six Top-20 finishes in seven tournaments to date and three Top-10 finishes in a four-tournament stretch at the end of the fall and start of the spring seasons.

  • Kane, Sye And Weeks Named For Induction Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    From (L-R) Lorie Kane, Warren Sye And Bob Weeks Are The Newest Members Of Canada's Golf Hall Of Fame - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce that Canadian LPGA Tour legend Lorie Kane of Charlottetown, two-time Canadian Men’s Amateur champion Warren Sye of London, Ont., and renowned golf journalist Bob Weeks, of Toronto, Ont., have been elected as 2016 inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

    Kane and Sye are being inducted under the player category, while Weeks will be inducted as a builder. With their inductions, the trio will become the 75th, 76th and 77th honoured members of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

  • Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee Moves Up to No. 7 on Amateur Rankings

    Jaclyn Lee (Golf Canada/Josh Schaefer)

    Golf Canada – Week of February 29, 2016

    Golf Canada National Team member Jaclyn Lee climbed 135 spots in the world rankings and moved up to No. 7 in Canada after finishing in a tie for ninth at the Westbrook Invitational. It was the first career Top-10 result for the freshman out of Calgary.

  • BC’s Pat Irwin Recognized As Golf Canada’s Volunteer Of The Year

    Ladysmith's Pat Irwin (L) Was Recognized By Golf Canada As The Volunteer Of The Year For 2015 At The Golf Canada AGM In Halifax - Image Credit Shanda Harris née Irwin

    Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    HALIFAX – Golf Canada announced that Ladysmith, B.C., native Pat K. Irwin has been named its 2015 Volunteer of the Year. He received the honour at the Saturday, February 27 closing dinner of the 2016 Annual General Meeting at the Prince George Hotel in Halifax.

    Individuals’ paths to the game of golf can travel many routes. Golfers often recall early years on the course with parents or grandparents and credit them as sources of inspiration. Pat Irwin’s journey to the game came about in a more unique fashion – he decided to quit smoking.

  • Golf Canada’s AGM Culminates with Induction of Roland Deveau as 113th President

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S., was inducted as Golf Canada’s 113th president at the conclusion of the National Sport Federation’s Annual General Meeting this past weekend in Halifax.

    Deveau succeeds 2015 president Paul McLean of King, Ont., in leading Golf Canada’s Board of Directors. Calgary’s Leslie Dunning becomes first vice-president while Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que., assumes the role of second vice-president.