• 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.

  • St-Germain continues to lead Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    July 31, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    Thornhill, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Grace St-Germain carded a third round 1-under 71 to head into the final round atop the leaderboard at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.

  • Second round of Canadian Junior Boys Championship suspended due to inclement weather

    July 30, 2014
    Katrina Owens (Golf Canada)

    Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) - Play at the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Legends on the Niagara was temporarily suspended today due to dangerous playing conditions after strong storm cells rolled through the Niagara Falls, Ont. area Wednesday. Play was suspended for the first time at 11:12 AM EDT, and was suspended for the day at 4:15 PM EDT after an attempted resumption of play.

  • St-Germain leads Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    July 30, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    Thornhill, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Grace St-Germain fired a second consecutive 2-under 70 to grab the outright lead after the second round of the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.

  • Team BC makes history at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games

    July 29, 2014
     (North American Indigenous Games)

    Regina, SK – Team BC has made history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG). They are the first team in the history of the Games to win both the Overall Team Title and the John Fletcher Spirit Award. The John Fletcher Spirit Award is presented to the contingent that best demonstrates the spirit of teamwork, fair play, respect and integrity throughout the NAIG competition week.

  • St-Germain and Tanguay share opening round lead at Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    July 29, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    Thornhill, Ont. – Grace St-Germain and Valérie Tanguay co-lead at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship after firing 2-under 70’s at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.

  • Top Juniors head to Niagara to battle for Canadian Junior Boys' title

    July 24, 2014
    Katrina Owens (Golf Canada)

    Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Canada’s top junior males are headed to Niagara Falls for the 76th playing of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship where players will compete for the Junior Boys national title. This year’s field features a strong contingent of players, including members of the Team Canada Development Squad, provincial champions, and top finishers from all six of the 2014 CN Future Links Championships.

  • Team Canada’s Pendrith, Svensson and Conners added to RBC Canadian Open field

    July 15, 2014
    (Golf Canada)

    OAKVILLE, ON – Golf Canada and RBC are pleased to extend three players exemptions into the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at The Royal Montreal Golf Club through Canada’s National Amateur Team program.

    Among those extended tournament invites are Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. and Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont.

  • Take a kid to the course

    June 25, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    RICHMOND, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Over the past few years there has been a troubling trend across Canada of declining participation in junior golf. In an effort to spark interest in the game and inspire a new generation of golfers, the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada created “Take a Kid to the Course”.

  • Participation in golf by juniors

    April 2014
    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    Almost everyone who takes golf seriously agrees that the future of the game of golf  lies with developing new junior golfers. After all, as our current golfers age and drop out of the game, we need to replace them with younger golfers who will (hopefully) stay with the game over a longer time frame.