• Coaching Clinic Geared To Helping Community Step Up

     

    by Gord Montgomery, Inside Golf 

    As a pilot project of sorts, the Community Golf Coach program being presented by Golf Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada isn’t about making Joe Public into the world’s greatest golf coach.

    Rather, it’s about allowing the members of the public at large to work alongside CPGA professionals as they teach youth about the grand old game.

  • Ranton & St-Germain CN Future Links Pacific Champs, B.C.’s Lee, Kim Runners-Up

    Grace St-Germain (L) And Trevor Ranton Were Your Winners In The CN Future Links Pacific Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

     

    Herb Fung/ Golf Canada


    The first event of Golf Canada’s competitive season concluded in the same way it unfolded – with a pair of Team Canada Development Squad members atop the leaderboards as Trevor Ranton and Grace St-Germain claimed victory at the 2015 CN Future Links Pacific Championship held at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

  • B.C. Well Represented In CN Future Links Pacific Championship To Open 2015 Season

    QUALICUM BEACH, British Columbia (Herb Fung/Golf Canada) — Golf Canada’s 2015 competitive season will begin with the Pacific edition of the CN Future Links Championships.

    Hosted at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach, B.C., the competition featuring a field of the nation’s top junior-aged golfers will be held May 7-10 with a number of top players from British Columbia involved.

  • Canadian Businessman Hired As New CEO Of European Tour

    TORONTO, Ontario (AP) — The head of a Canadian media conglomerate that acquired rights to the NHL in the largest sports deal in the country’s history has been hired as the new chief executive of golf’s European Tour.

    Keith Pelley, a 51-year-old Canadian, will replace George O’Grady in the role from this summer. O’Grady takes up a new position as president of international relations.

  • Canadian Content At Washington State Abounds

    Nanaimo's Zach Anderson Is The Latest British Columbia Product To Land At Washington State With The Cougars - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Washington State Cougars head golf coach Garrett Clegg may have gone to school at Utah, been an assistant coach at the University of Washington for four years and is currently completing his fourth year as WSU’s head coach, but he’s got a huge affinity for Canada.

    Not only did he work with Nick Taylor at Washington, his current Cougars squad features fifth-year senior Sang Lee from Calgary and freshman Zach Anderson from Nanaimo.

  • Federal Budget Disappointment For Canadian Golf Industry

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (Scott Simmons/Golf Canada’s CEO) — As you may have seen, the 2015 Budget was just released, and despite the fact that the Federal Government announced a sizable surplus, we are disappointed to see that the National Allied Golf Associations’ (NAGA) request to amend the Income Tax Act was not included in this year’s Budget.

  • Canadian Golf Leaders Launch Joint Campaign To Market Golf In Canada

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Canadians from coast to coast invited to share their stories at www.golfcanadagolf.ca or through social media using #GolfCanadaGolf

    Tweet or share: Canadian golf launches #GolfCanadaGolf national marketing campaign; golfers invited to share their stories atwww.golfcanadagolf.ca

    (April 16, 2015) – With nearly 5.7 million enthusiasts and 60 million rounds played annually, Canadians are passionate about the game of golf.

    As Canada’s most participated sport, every golfer has a unique story to tell, and now the Canadian golf industry is encouraging golfers to share those stories, aligning on a national campaign to market the game of golf in Canada.

  • Canada’s Conners Finishes As Top Amateur At Masters

    AUGUSTA, Georgia (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The Canadian story at Augusta National last Friday was the rebound of National Amateur Squad member Corey Conners.

    The Listowel, Ont., native returned to his usual form for Friday’s  2nd round at Augusta, firing a 3-under par 69 despite a double-bogey on the par-4 10th. The 23-year-old Canadian was the only amateur to break par at Augusta National.

  • BCG Contests 2015

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  • Insurance Sponsor Lists Top Vehicle Choices For Theft

    Did you know that our association receives a contribution every time a member switches to Canadian Direct Insurance? Our sponsor, who incidentally has some of the best rates in the industry, forwarded this interesting link to us that looks at which are the most popular vehicles to thieves and how you can protect yourself from theft.

    TORONTO – Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks are big, rugged – and loved by thieves across the country.

    This year’s Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles list, published annually by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), shows a growing interest by organized criminals in Ford (“F”) series trucks.

  • Golf Canada Inducts Paul McLean As 112th President; Two From B.C. On Board Of Directors

    February 17, 2015

    courtesy Golf Canada

     

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Paul McLean of King, Ont. was inducted as Golf Canada’s 112th President during the National Sport Federation’s Annual General Meeting this weekend in Mississauga, Ont.

    McLean succeeds 2014 President Douglas Alexander of London, Ont. while Roland Deveau of Bedford, N.S. becomes First Vice-President and Leslie Dunning of Calgary assumes the role of Second Vice-President.

  • B.C.'s Sue Kim Part Of Team Canada's Young Pro Squad

    February 10, 2015

    via Media Release

     (image courtesy symetratour.com)

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six athletes – three female and three male – who have been selected to the 2015 Team Canada Young Pro Squad for the program’s second year of operation.

    Comprising the team for 2015 are: Brooke Henderson (Smiths Falls, Ont.); Rebecca Lee-Bentham (Toronto); Sue Kim (Langley, B.C.); Albin Choi (Toronto); Mackenzie Hughes (Dundas, Ont.) and Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ont.).

  • RBC Canadian Open Recognized For Environmental And Sustainability Initiatives

    image credit Royal Montreal Golf Club (Golf Canada/ Bernard Brault)

    January 28, 2015

    courtesy Golf Canada

    PHOENIX, Arizona (Golf Canada) — Waste Management has announced that the RBC Canadian Open was named the winner of the second annual Sustainability Challenge, a contest sponsored by Waste Management to encourage all PGA TOUR tournaments to engage in and advance sustainable practices at their respective events.

    With this distinction, the RBC Canadian Open joins the ranks of the Sustainability Challenge inaugural winner, the Shell Houston Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open as PGA TOUR tournaments that demonstrate the value of responsible sustainability practices.

  • Victoria's Cory Renfrew Monday Qualifies For Waste Management Phoenix Open

    January 26, 2015

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It was just after 6 p.m. at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale and almost too dark to see anything, but Victoria’s Cory Renfrew smiled so widely that it almost lit up the course.

    Renfrew, listed officially as a Scottsdale resident – he does live here with roommate Eric Hawerchuk, as they chase their golf dreams – is the pride of Victoria and shot a (-6) round of 66 on the Pine Course at McCormick Ranch to claim one of the three spots into the Waste Management Open, Phoenix’s biggest party masquerading as a golf tournament.

  • BC Girls Prominent On National Development Squad

    November 30, 2014


    by Bryan Outram, Inside Golf

    With the recent announcement by Golf Canada of the athletes selected to represent Team Canada as part of the 2015 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad program, the strength of British Columbia’s contribution to high level amateur golf in this country was further confirmed.

    While Surrey’s Adam Svensson was the only player (male or female) from BC to make the National Amateur side, BC’s young women are a big component of the Development Squad.

    Of The 5 young women selected to represent Canada on the Development squad, 3 hail from British Columbia, including Naomi Ko, Michelle Kim and Alisha Lau.

    In all, eight athletes make up Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad, including four players on the women’s team and four players on the men’s team. The National Development Squad is comprised of 11 athletes (five women and six men).

  • Beaches and Bunkers: A Trip Of A Lifetime For Golf/History Enthusiasts

    If you’re looking for a different kind of getaway this June, one that combines ‘Honour’ and ‘Play’, your love of history along with a passion for golf, British Columbia writer and producer Robb Lucy has the answer with Beaches and Bunkers.

    Beaches and Bunkers is a trip of a lifetime created in honour of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It’s for the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters who want to understand the experiences of those soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy, then fought through France, Belgium and Holland. It’s a tour to learn about and honour that history, then have a little fun by playing four different golf courses along the way.

  • Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

    September 19, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    BARRIE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Garrett Rank rolled in a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole to capture the 2014 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Barrie Country Club.

    Rank, 27, finished the championship tied with Rob Couture of Dallas, Texas at 4-under 284 after Couture forced the pair into a playoff by birdieing the par-5 18th hole in regulation.

  • Doug Roxburgh wins Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    August 29, 2014
    Terry Lenyk (Golf Canada)

    West Vancouver, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh shot a 2-under par 69 Friday to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the 2014 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship.

  • Austin James wins Canadian Junior Boys Championship

    August 1, 2014
    Katrina Owens (Golf Canada)

    Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) – After 72 holes of play that consisted of multiple course records, low scores, and weather delays, 18-year-old Austin James of Bath, Ont. claimed the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course.

  • James Beale victorious at 110th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

    August 7, 2014
    (Golf Canada)

    Winnipeg, Man. (Golf Canada)  – James Beale claimed the 2014 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship title after rolling in a long birdie putt on the third playoff hole at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club.