• Patrick Murphy And AJ Armstrong Bring Team Canada And Alberta Flavour To BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain

    AJ Anderson, Left, And Patrick Murphy, Right, Are Team Canada Development Team Members Who Will Be Teeing It Up At Fairview Mountain For The BC Amateur This Week - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    They’re two Alberta teenage golfers with very bright futures. Patrick Murphy and AJ Armstrong, both members of Team Canada’s Development Squad, are playing in Oliver this week as they try to add the prestigious British Columbia Amateur title to their already impressive resumes.

  • BC's Jared du Toit Off To Arizona State

    Jared du Toit Poses With Fairview Mountain Executive Professional Brian McDonald Prior To His Practice Round For The BC Amateur - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Two years ago, when Jared du Toit was graduating from Selkirk Secondary, he didn’t have many options for his post-secondary golf career.

    It was a stroke of good luck that John Means at Idaho saw something in du Toit and got two solid seasons out of his leader. Not only did du Toit lead the Vandals in scoring (69.61), he won three times in his sophomore season.

    Means also told du Toit he was in the top two or three players he’s ever coached and not only did Means mean that, he knew that it might be time to let du Toit spread his wings.

    And those wings will take du Toit to Tempe, AZ this August, where he’s transferring from Idaho to Arizona State for his junior season.

  • Megan Ratcliffe Keeps Golf All In The Family

    Robert Ratcliffe Couldn't Be Happier To Caddy For Daughter Megan At The BC Women's Amateur At Duncan Meadows. While Megan Would Miss The Cut, It Was Still A Great Two Days For Father And Daughter - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When your dad is the National Development Squad Lead Coach for Golf Canada, a role which has him work with Canada’s top junior golfers, it would seemingly be hard for 16-year-old Megan Ratcliffe to carve her own golf identity.

    But for the opening rounds of the British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows, there was Robert Ratcliffe looping for his daughter. “I’m just being a supportive dad, trying to help Megan wherever I can,” said Ratcliffe. “It’s been a lot of fun and it gives me a different purpose this week.”

  • Jaclyn Lee Tests Herself Against Golf Canada Development Teammates

    Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee Is A Two-Time Alberta Junior Girls Champion And The Defending Alberta Women’s Amateur Champion. She Came To Duncan Meadows To Play The Bc Women’s Amateur To Test Herself Against New Competition, Notably Her Team Canada Development Squad Teammates Michelle Kim, Alisha Lau And Naomi Ko - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The matching outfits were hard to miss. While British Columbia golfers Naomi Ko, Alisha Lau and Michelle Kim prominently represent the province on Team Canada’s Development Squad, they were joined by a fourth member of the team in Duncan.

    Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee, who picked up the sport at Two Eagles in West Kelowna when she was 12, is also a member of Team Canada and decided to play the British Columbia Amateur instead of the Alberta Junior Championships.

  • Team Canada Led By Trio Of British Columbian Golfers

    Team Canada Features A Trio Of Golfers From B.C. Led By Recent Women's Amateur Champion Michelle Kim - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The new British Columbia Women’s Amateur champion, Michelle Kim, headlines the squad and the 17-year-old has a bright future ahead of her when she attends the University of Idaho this autumn.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Awarded Special Exemption By Championship Committee As Entries Close For Star-Studded 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open

    Brooke Henderson Continues To Prove That She Made The Right Choice In Turning Pro - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    (Scotland) July 1, 2015 - The 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open field is set to be strongest and most international Major of the year as entries have now closed for this year’s Championship at Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland, July 30 to August 2.

    Seventeen year old Canadian Brooke Henderson, who turned professional at the end of 2014 and, with only limited playing rights, has had an impressive professional debut year and stormed up the rankings, currently sitting at No.46 on the Rolex Rankings. All this has led to the Championship Committee awarding her a special exemption into the 2015 Championship.

  • Brad Fritsch Even After First Round At U.S. Open, David Hearn Two Strokes Back

    by Alfie Lau

    When no players withdrew from the U.S. Open field at Chambers Bay on Thursday, dashing the hopes of alternate Mackenzie Hughes of Ontario, the red-and-white Canadian colours were left to be carried high by two other golfers with Ontario links.

    The low Canadian was Edmonton’s Brad Fritsch, who now calls North Carolina home.

  • Alisha Lau Wins CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship, Logan Yanick and AJ Ewart Finish T2 in Junior Boys

    Richmond's Alisha Lau Pulled Off A Big Comeback And Won The CN Future Links Junior Girls Event In Prince Albert, SK - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Team Canada Development Team member Alisha Lau overcame weekend rain and a five-shot opening round deficit to win the CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship at Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert, SK.

    The 15-year-old Richmond resident opened with a (+2) 74 on Friday before a Saturday (+1) 73 and a (-1) round of 71 had her at (+2) 218 and one stroke ahead of British Columbia teammate Mary Parsons.

  • CN Future Links Signs Graham DeLaet As Golf In Schools Ambassador, Adopts 15 Schools In Kamloops

    by Alfie Lau

    He may not be in the field at the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, but Canada’s No. 1 ranked PGA TOUR player is still doing some great things.

    Saskatchewan’s Graham DeLaet announced this week that he is now an ambassador for Golf in Schools, Golf Canada’s junior golf initiative aimed at introducing golf to students through a school’s PE curriculum.

  • Canadians David Hearn And Brad Fritsch Qualify For U.S. Open

    David Hearn Will Lead The Canadian Contingent Of Two Into The U.S. Open Next Week At Chambers Bay - CP Photo

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada with files from Associated Press/CP

    Two Canadians have emerged from the ‘Longest Day of Golf’ and have received their tickets to the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., June 18-21.

    Competing in one of the toughest fields at Brookside Golf and Country Club, PGA TOUR member David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., and Manotick Ont., native Brad Fritsch, who plays on the Web.com tour, have earned spots into the U.S. National Open Championship.

  • Canadian Team Named For Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

    Brooke Henderson Leads The Contingent Of Canadians Named To The 2015 Pan Am Games Team 

    courtesy Golf Canada

    TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Golf Canada have announced the four athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from July 10 to 26.

    The Canadian athletes nominated by Golf Canada for the Pan Am golf competition – which runs July 16-19 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont. – were determined based on selection criteria and world ranking as of May 15, 2015.

    On the women’s side, 17-year-old former world number one amateur Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. has accepted selection to the Pan Am golf team and will be joined by four-time LPGA Tour winner Lorie Kane of Charlottetown.

  • Holmes And Thunderbirds Victorious At Golf Canada Championship, Victoria Vikes Second

    The 2015 Canadian University/College Champion UBC Thunderbirds

    via press release

    VANCOUVER – Evan Holmes shot a 1-under 69 in the final round of the Golf Canada Canadian University/College Championship on Friday to clinch the tournament's individual crown and lead his UBC Thunderbirds squad to the team title.

  • Mackenzie Investments Becomes Umbrella Sponsor Of PGA TOUR Canada

    PGA TOUR Canada President Jeff Monday, PGA TOUR Winner Nick Taylor And Mackenzie Investments Vice President, Sponsorship Court Elliott Pose Next To New Signage For The Mackenzie Tour - Image Courtesy PGA TOUR Canada

    via press release

     

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., and TORONTO (May 27, 2015) – The PGA TOUR and Mackenzie Investments announced today a six-year agreement making the investment management firm the umbrella sponsor of PGA TOUR Canada.

    The Tour is being renamed the Mackenzie Tour–PGA TOUR Canada, effective immediately with this week’s season-opening event in Vancouver.

  • Canadians Aiming To Get Into U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It Remains To Be Seen Whether There Will Be Any Canadian Flags Flying At Chambers Bay For The 2015 U.S. Open

    Currently, there are no Canadians scheduled to be amongst the 156 players who will tee it up at Chambers Bay starting June 18.

    But come June 8, in what is termed the Longest Day in Golf, at least 22 Canadians will try to overcome their final obstacle, a 36-hole qualifier being played at 10 sites all across America, to get one of the final spots in the U.S. Open.

  • British Columbia Golf Names 8-Member Team For Western Canada Summer Games

    At 15 Years Of Age Khan Lee Is The Youngest Member Of The Boys Team - But He May Be The Most Outgoing - Image Credit Alfie Lau

     

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Three months from now, the best 16-and-younger golfers will compete at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB and British Columbia will be ably represented by 8 of the best young golfers in the country.

    Head coach Matt Palsenbarg officially named his team after the CN Future Links event in Qualicum Beach earlier this month and the teams feature a girl’s team of all 15-year-olds and a boys team of 3 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old.

  • 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.