• B.C.’s Adam Cornelson Makes Biggest Move in This Week’s Rankings

    Albin Choi made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 102 spots in the world rankings after finishing tied for fifth at the Web.com Tour Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. It was the third-best career finish for the Golf Canada Young Pro Squad member and helped him move from No. 10 in the Canadian rankings up to No. 7. Choi picked up 3.08 world ranking points, his third-straight points-paying finish.

    While Choi made the biggest move inside the Top-10, it was Adam Cornelson making the biggest move of the week with his win at Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada’s Bayview Place Island Savings Open. The Langley, B.C., native gained 882 spots in the world rankings after picking up his first career win while setting a new 72-hole scoring record on the Mackenzie tour. It was quite the turnaround for Cornelson, who finished 94th on the money list last year to lose his Tour status. After finishing tied for ninth at Q-School, he earned exempt status through the first four events of the year. The win was worth 6.00 world ranking points and moved him from No. 29 up to No. 14 in the Canadian rankings.

  • Galvin Green Introduces Spring/Summer Line for 2016

    Galvin Green announces the introduction of its Spring/Summer 2016 Ventil8 range of polos, trousers, shorts and skirts engineered for superior moisture management in excessive heat.

  • Roxburgh Reflects On 50 Years Of Excellence

    Just Like The Man Himself, Doug Roxburgh's Game Has Passed The Test Of Time - Image(s) Courtesy BC Golf House

    This Summer’s B.C. Amateur Championship At Pheasant Glen Has Special Meaning For The 13-Time Winner

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was the summer of 1967. Lester B. Pearson was prime minister, Canada was celebrating its centennial and a shy 15-year-old named Doug Roxburgh was playing in his first B.C. Amateur Championship. A half-century later, Roxburgh is still playing in the tournament he has won a record 13 times. 

    This summer’s 114th playing of the B.C. Amateur at Pheasant Glen Golf Course in Qualicum will be an especially meaningful one for Roxburgh, who will tee it up for the 50th time. Roxburgh hasn’t missed one since playing in his first B.C. Amateur way back in 1967 at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Langley’s Adam Cornelson Cruises To His First Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Win At Uplands

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Poses With The Trophy After His First Win On The Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Circuit In The Bayview Place Island Savings Open at Uplands Golf Club In Victoria - Image Courtesy Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada

    Three Other British Columbians Finish In The Top 10

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Cornelson could be a poster child for perseverance. The Langley native has absorbed plenty of punches as he chased his professional golf dream the last few years.

    Just last month Cornelson had to pull himself off the canvas and fight for survival on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit. He passed that test of nerves at qualifying school at Crown Isle in Courtenay and on Sunday finally delivered a knockout punch of his own.

  • One Of 8 GolfBC Championship Sponsor's Exemptions Goes To Jacqueline Bendrick

    Sophomore Jacqueline Bendrick Will Be The Lone Woman To Tee It Up In The Field Of 156 Players In The Inaugural GolfBC Championship At Gallagher's Canyon Next Week

    155 Men And One Woman To Tee It Up At GolfBC Championship - Jacqueline Bendrick Awarded One Of Eight Sponsor’s Exemptions Into Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Event

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural GolfBC Championship will have the usual 156-player field when it begins Thursday at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna.

    Actually, there will be one notable difference. When the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada makes its Okanagan debut, 155 men and one woman will be teeing it up.

    Jacqueline Bendrick, a 20-year-old collegiate player from Mercer Island, Wash., has been granted a sponsor’s exemption into the $175,000 event. She will be the first woman to play in a Mackenzie Tour event since the PGA TOUR began running what was formerly the Canadian Tour back in 2013.

  • UBC Sweeps All Four Titles At Canadian University Championships, UVic 2nd In Two

    UBC's Kat Kennedy Won The Individual Women's Title At The Canadian University/College Championships. Just One Of Four Titles The T'Birds Hauled In At Morningstar GC In Parksville On Vancouver Island - Image Credit UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    PARKSVILLE -- The University of B.C. Thunderbirds ended their season in style Friday with a complete sweep of the Canadian University/College Championships at Morningstar Golf Course.

    The T-Birds won both the men’s and women’s team titles, while UBC senior Scott Secord claimed the men’s individual title and junior Kat Kennedy took home the women’s individual title.

  • International Women’s Golf Day Happens June 7th Worldwide

    Golf clubs, retail locations, and golf facilities across the country and around the world are participating in Women's Golf Day on June 7th to engage and encourage women and girls to play golf.

    It's important that women have a positive experience around golf as they are responsible for many of the family decisions and are economic influencers.

    Women’s Golf Day is a brand new international initiative to celebrate the women who currently play and to bring new women into the game and a number of courses and facilites in British Columbia will be front and centre with activities at several venues.

  • T'Birds Settle For Second At NAIA Championships, UVic Vikes T9th

    The UBC Thunderbirds Men's Golf Squad Stumbled In The Final Round But Still Had A Good Result Finishing Runners-Up In The 2016 NAIA Championships - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics/Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The UBC Thunderbirds saw a seven-shot lead quickly evaporate in Friday’s final round and had to settle for second place at the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships in Silvis, Ill.

    The T-Birds had their worst round of the 72-hole event on Friday, when they shot a team score of 301 or 17-over par at the TPC at Deere Run.

    They finished the event eight strokes behind the winning team from Oklahoma City University.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: T-Birds Look To Take Flight At Nationals

    The UBC T-Birds Men's Golf Squad Are Ready To Challenge For The NAIA Championship This Week. Pictured From L-R Are: Andrew Harrison , Jack Wood , Evan Holmes , Nate Ollis And Trent Abraham - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    UBC coach Chris Macdonald likes the fact that this week’s NAIA men’s national championship tournament is returning to the TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

    The course, which is the site of the PGA TOUR’s John Deere Classic, reminds Macdonald of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, where the T-Birds play and practise all year long.

  • Du Toit Helps Sun Devils Earn Spot In NCAA Championship

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit And His Arizona State Sun Devils Are Off To Eugene, Oregon For The NCAA Finals May 27 - June 1st - Image Courtesy ASU Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    B.C. Amateur champion Jared du Toit is off to the NCAA Championship tourney in Eugene, Ore. Du Toit helped lead the Arizona State Sun Devils to a first-place finish at a NCAA regional tourney in Albuquerque, N.M. on Wednesday.

    Du Toit, a Kimberley resident who is completing his junior year and won last year’s B.C. Amateur at Fairview Mountain in Oliver, shot rounds of 72, 73 and 75 to finish in a tie for fifth place at four-over par. The Sun Devils posted a 54-hole team score of 12-over par to beat the field by 12 shots.

  • After Her Biggest Win, Parsons Had To Pass Another Test

    Mary Parsons Is Shown Teeing Off At The CN Future Links Pacific Championship At The Dunes In Kamloops. She Went On To Win By Four Shots -  Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mary Parsons is apparently driving well on and off the golf course. The big-hitting 16-year-old Delta resident used her length off the tee en route to an impressive four-shot win at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship in Kamloops this past weekend.

    Then after that win -- the biggest of her young golf career -- Parsons returned home and passed her driver’s test on Monday morning. “It has been a great few days,” she said with a laugh in an interview Monday night.

  • SFU’s Crisologo Earns PING All-Region West Honours

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Added Another Accolade To His 2016 Season Being Named To The Division II PING All-Region West Team - Image Credit Matthew Steinbach

    courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    (May 16, 2016) NORMAN, Okla. – Simon Fraser University sophomore Chris Crisologo was today named to the Division II PING All-Region West team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

    Crisologo was one of 112 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West – who earned all-region honors for 2016.

  • Delta's Mary Parsons Wins CN Future Links Jr. Girls Title In Kamloops

    Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons Holds The Trophy After Winning The Junior Girls Title In The CN Future Links Event Held At The Dunes In Kamloops - Image Credit Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada

    B.C. Girls Take Four Of The Top 6 Spots In Junior Girls Championship

    Courtesy Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The final round of the 2016 CN Future Links Pacific Championship at The Dunes at Kamloops Golf Club unfolded in much the same way as the previous two – with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls fields in pursuit of Tony Gil and Mary Parsons.

    Neither would be caught as the pair completed wire-to-wire victories to open Golf Canada’s championship season.

    For her part, Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons came out of the gate with a Dunes women's course record 66 and never looked back (that 66 was matched in the final round by Coquitlam's Euna Han).

  • This Week’s Top 10 Rankings in Canada: B.C.’s Richdale Makes Biggest Jump

    Samantha Richdale gained 24 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 45th at the LPGA Tour’s Yokohama Classic. It was her best LPGA result of the season in three tournaments. The result helped her moved up to No. 3 in the Canadian rankings.

    Augusta James, who lost a spot in the Canadian rankings to Richdale, gained three spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour’s Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in South Carolina. It was her fourth Top-15 result this season in five starts.

    Jennifer Kirby gained 79 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 7th in South Carolina. Kirby’s best career finish on the development tour enabled the former Golf Canada National Team member to move up to No. 12 in the Canadian rankings.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Qualifies For U.S. Women’s Open

    Victoria's Naomi Ko, Who Plays Out Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Qualified For This Summer's U.S. Women's Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Naomi Ko called it the round of her life and it could not have come at a better time for the 18-year-old Victoria native. A clutch five-under 67 in the second round of a 36-hole sectional qualifier at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., earned Ko a spot in this summer’s U.S. Women’s Open.

    Ko, a member of Canada’s national amateur team and former B.C. Junior Girls champion, topped a field of 48 players to earn the one spot available at the Monday qualifier.

  • Three From B.C. Among 7 Canadians To Gain Exempt Status At Mackenzie Tour Q-School

    Port Moody's Brendan Dillon Was The Top Canadian At The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School Held At Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community In Courtenay - Image Courtesy VGT

    courtesy Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour

    (May 6, 2016 – Courtenay, B.C.) – Lake Elsinore, California’s Aaron Wise shot an even-par 72 on Friday at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community to take medalist honours and earn fully exempt status for the 2016 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada season at the British Columbia Qualifying Tournament.

    The 19-year old sophomore at the University of Oregon finished at 14-under for the week, two shots ahead of Dallas, Texas’ Conrad Shindler and Atherton, California’s Jonathan Garrick.

    Port Moody's Brendan Dillon was the top Canadian Finisher at 6-under par in a T6th followed closely by Langley's Adam Cornelson and Thomas Hay one shot back  at 5-under and T9th. The top 16 finishers earned exempt status for the 2016 Mckenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada season.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit Climbs Back to Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit

    Conference championship week saw several Canadians in action. Top-ranked Jared du Toit finished in a tie for 19th at the PAC-12 Championship. The tournament was won by the National Amateur Team member’s Arizona State teammate – and current world No. 1 – Jon Rahm.

    Joey Savoie makes his return to the Top-10, replacing fellow Saint Leo teammate Hugo Bernard.

  • T-Bird Men, Women En Route To NAIA Nationals After Convincing Wins At Conference Championships

    Both The Women And The Men From UBC Won Their Conference Tournaments Handily To Qualify For The NAIA National Championships - Image Courtesy UBC Twitter 

    UBC Men & Women Finish 1 -2 With UVic Men & Women At Conference Championships

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The University of B.C.’s men’s and women’s golf teams both punched tickets to the NAIA national championships with convincing wins Tuesday at their conference tournaments. The men beat the field by 33 shots to win the Association of Independent Institutions title at Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton, Ind. 

    The T-Birds posted a 54-hole score of 19-under par. The University of Victoria finished second.

  • Cornelson, Belle Among 16 British Columbians Heading To Q-School At Crown Isle

    Adam Cornelson (L) And Mike Belle (R) Are Both Headed To The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Q-School At Crown Isle Next Week - Image Courtesy GNAC/SFU

    By Brad Ziemer. British Columbia Golf

    Adam Cornelson has been there and done that. Unfortunately, he now has to do it all over again. Mike Belle has never done it before, but can’t wait to get started. 

    The two Vancouver Golf Club members are heading to next week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Course in Courtenay with very different perspectives. Belle is a 23-year-old rookie pro, who is anxious to test his game at the next level. Cornelson, 28, has been at the pro game for a few years and was hoping he’d seen the last of Q-school.

  • Brooke Henderson Continues Top-10 Streak, Lands in Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

    Brooke Henderson

    Brooke Henderson continued her streak of Top-10 results on the LPGA Tour, finishing in a tie for sixth at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. It was her eighth straight Top-10 finish this year – nine if you count the Ladies Masters event in Australia, which was a European Tour event back in February. The result moved the Smiths Falls, Ont., golfer up to a career-best No. 5 in the world. She is currently eighth on the Tour’s money list, fourth in scoring average and second on the Tour in birdies with 152 to date.

    Making the biggest move inside the Top-10 was Sara-Maude Juneau, who climbed 24 places in the world rankings, up to No. 9 in Canada, after finishing in a tie for fifth at the Symetra Tour’s Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay in Florida. It was her first Top-10 result in four tournaments this year