• Golf In Schools Readies For Eager Students In September

    (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The Golf in Schools program has a fresh new look for 2016.

    It starts with updated curriculum, resulting from a partnership between Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the University of Ottawa to incorporate life skills into the learning resource that accompanies each Golf in Schools kit.

    The new life skills component of the program was created from in-depth research of the leading scientific literature behind delivering life skills through sport.

  • Golfers Ready To Light Up Rio

    From (L-R) Paula Reto, Caroline Masson, Maraijo Uribe, Julietta Granada, Shanshan Feng And Canada's Alena Sharp On The Ferry From Evian To Lausanne, Switzerland - image courtesy igf golf

    courtesy International Golf Federation and Ladies European Tour

    From the shores of Lake Geneva to the fairways of Rio de Janeiro, the world’s top women golfers had a taste of what to expect in 2016 when they paid a visit to the Olympic Museum and IOC Headquarters ahead of the Evian Championship.

    Seven golfers from five continents, all with aspirations of going to the 2016 Rio Olympics, played a nearest to the pin contest before taking a guided tour of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland and posing in front of the Olympic Flame.

    Shanshan Feng (China), Julieta Granada (Paraguay), Fabienne In-Albon (Switzerland), Caroline Masson (Germany), Paula Reto (South Africa), Alena Sharp (Canada) and Maria Uribe (Colombia) were all inspired to realize their own Olympic dreams as they learned about past records and heroes.

  • Jack Hall Captures Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Savannah, Georgia's Jack Hall Accepts The Trophy As The 2015 Canadian Senior Men's Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta – Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., shot 7-under par through three rounds to claim the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

    Hall, 58, battled through rainy conditions on Friday to shoot 1-over par 73 to claim a narrow one-stroke victory that was not decided until the final hole.

    “There are three big international tournaments that Americans look forward to playing in, one’s the British, one’s the Canadian and one’s the U.S. Senior Amateur. To have one on my resume is there forever and I enjoy it – love it,” said Hall, who captured his first international title.

  • British Columbia Golfers Take 5 of 6 Team Canada Spots For World Junior Girls Championship In Ottawa

    Three Members Of Team BC From The Western Canada Summer Games Gold Medal Winning Female Team (Tiffany Kong Front Left, Alisha Lau 3rd From Front Left And Hannah Lee 2nd From Right 2nd Row) Will Also Represent Team Canada, Along With Two Other BC Girls Making It 5 Of 6 From This Province - Image Courtesy WCSG

    by Alfie Lau

    It was almost a complete British Columbia sweep of the six Team Canada spots for the 2015 World Junior Girls Golf Championship in Ottawa later this month.

    The event, which runs Sept. 20-25 at The Marshes Golf Club, sees three-player teams competing in 72-hole team and individual competitions. Because Canada is the host country, it can field two teams and BC players are front and centre for both squads.

  • Heavy Winds Halt Second-Round Play And Result In Third-Round Cancellation At Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    courtesy Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Strong winds and the ensuing unplayable conditions during day two of the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship forced the suspension of the second round at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

    Players that were unable to complete their first rounds on Tuesday due to suspension of play did so on Wednesday morning. The same windy conditions experienced on the competition’s first day resurfaced on day two and forced play to be suspended at 3:30 p.m. MDT. The third round has been cancelled and the competition will be reduced to 54 holes.

  • Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Women’s Open For 3rd Time, Brooke Henderson Wins Canadian Hearts

    Stacy Lewis Congratulates Lydia Ko After Ko Made The Putt To Win The CP Canadian Women's Open In A Playoff - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau

    It may be time for the City of Coquitlam to rename itself ‘Koquitlam’ in honour of Lydia Ko.

    For the second time since 2012, the New Zealand citizen has won the Canadian Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club. Add in Ko’s 2013 triumph at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton and Ko has won three of the last four Canadian Women’s Opens.

    But it wasn’t easy for Ko, who had to survive a playoff with American Stacy Lewis, who shot a (-5) round of 67 to tie Ko at (-12) for the tournament.

  • Lexi Thompson Puts On Clinic For CN Future Links Kids At Seymour G&CC

    LPGA Major Winner And World Women's Number 8 Ranked Lexi Thompson Was On Hand At Seymour Golf & Country Club, Along With Host Head Professional Dale Schienbein, As A Thrilled Group Of Youngsters Took Part In A CN Future Links Clinic At The North Vancouver Layout - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski

    by Bryan Outram

    When the top players from around the world travel to Vancouver for the CP Canadian Women’s Open one of the great things they do is give of their time for various events surrounding the tournament itself.

    Not far removed from being a junior herself, she’s already a ‘veteran’ at the ripe-old age of 20, women’s world number 8 ranked Lexi Thompson came out to Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver on the Monday of tournament week to put on a clinic for a group of young aspiring players for CN Future Links National Junior Golf Development.

  • BC's McWha And Harvey To Join Manitoba Golf Hall Of Fame

     For Immediate Release

    (Manitoba, August 20th, 2015) - The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. will hold its thirteenth annual induction ceremony, presented by the McPhillips Station Casino, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at the McPhillips Station Casino.

    Included in the ceremony will be two men with very prominent British Columbia ties, Barrie McWha, GM of Blue Ocean GC on the Sunshine Coast and Len Harvey, Teaching Professional at Predator Ridge.

  • Brooke Henderson Granted LPGA Tour Membership

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Is Now A Full Fledged Member Of The LPGA Tour - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Release via LPGA Tour

    Canada’s Brooke Henderson has been granted immediate status on the LPGA Tour. Read the statement by the tour’s commissioner Michael Whan and one from Brooke below.

  • Jim Rutledge Wins Fourth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship Of Canada Title

    Victoria's Jim Rutledge Picked Up His Fourth PGA Seniors' Championship Of Canada Title In Mississauga Last Week - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Chris Fry/ PGA of Canada

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Jim Rutledge cruised to win his fourth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf since 2010 at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.

    The 55-year-old Victoria, B.C., native put together rounds of 64-71-69 for a three-day total of 9-under-par. His 54-hole score was three shots better than David Wettflaufer and Ken Tarling, who both fired 6-under-par 65 final rounds.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Picks Up First LPGA Tour Win In Cambia Portland Classic

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Won The Cambia Portland Classic By 8 Shots For Her First Victory On The LPGA Tour - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    courtesy LPGA Communications

    PORTLAND, Ore. –Brooke Henderson captured her first LPGA victory in style, cruising to an eight-shot victory at the Cambia Portland Classic.

    “It’s amazing,” Henderson said with a smile. “It’s such an unbelievable thing it’s not even real life yet I don’t think.”

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Leads LPGA Portland Event By 5 Shots

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Blasted Her Way To A Five Shot Lead In The Cambia Portland Classic On Saturday With One Round To Go - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    courtesy Golf Canada

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Canadian teen Brooke Henderson opened a five-stroke lead Saturday in the Cambia Portland Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 at Columbia Edgewater.

    The 17-year-old Henderson is trying to join Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson as the only players to win an LPGA Tour title before turning 18.

  • Billy Kennerly Claims Victory At Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, Victoria’s Carrigan T6th

    courtesy Golf Canada

    Billy Kennerly won the 111th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship co-hosted by Weston Golf & Country Club and Lambton Golf & Country Club. The native of Alpharetta, Ga., shot a final-round 2-under 70 to finish six strokes clear of his nearest competitor.

    “It’s really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,” said the graduate from Clemson University. “It’s a huge tournament and a national championship is always nice. On top of that, to win where Arnold Palmer won his first tournament, that’s really special and something I’ll never forget. I’m honoured to be the Canadian Amateur champion.”

    Ontario's Garret Rank was the top Canadian in a T2nd while Victoria's Kevin Carrigan finished T6th after shooting the low round of the final day.

  • Three BCers Included In 14 Player Exemptions Announced For 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

    Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Is One Of Three British Columbians To Receive An Exemption Into The CP Canadian Women's Open Next Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    Coquitlam, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, August 17 – 23, 2015 at The Vancouver Golf Club.

    Headlining the list of exemptions is previously confirmed 17-year old Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario who earned her exemption by way of winning the 2015 PGA of Canada Women’s Championship, the third event on the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour.

  • British Columbia Golfers Win Willingdon Cup

    British Columbia's Winning Willingdon Cup Squad From L-R: Jared du Toit, Kevin Kwon And Stuart Macdonald - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The British Columbia Golf team of BC Amateur champion Jared du Toit, runner-up Stu Macdonald and third-place finisher Kevin Kwon came from behind to win the Willingdon Cup at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships in Ontario.

    “It was a nice little surprise to wake up to,” said Stuart Macdonald of the winning team. “It feels awesome. We’ve joined some good names up there [in the championship’s history]. I know B.C. has had some pretty good runs with the Willingdon Cup. I thought we had a pretty good team this year.”

  • Megan Osland Top Canadian At Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School, Advances To Stage 2 In Florida In October

    by Alfie Lau

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland’s golf future continues to burn bright after she finished T12 at the Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School in Rancho Mirage, CA from Aug. 3-9.

    Osland, who just completed her senior year at San Jose State University, shot rounds of 73-72-69-72 to finish at (-2) 286 and handily advances to Stage 2 LPGA Q School, which will be held Oct. 19-25 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, FL.

  • Michelle Kim Wins Canadian Junior Girls Title

    Michelle Kim, Who Picked Up The Trophy For The BC Junior Girls Championship, Now Has The Canadian Junior Girls Title As Well

    by Alfie Lau

    Surrey’s Michelle Kim continued her dream summer by winning the Canadian Junior Girls title at Deer Park Municipal Golf Club in Yorkton, SK.

    Kim’s (-6) total of 286 was two strokes better than fellow Surrey golfer Hannah Lee, who battled a cold to still card a (-4) total of 288. Kim, a member of Golf Canada’s Development Squad, had earlier won the BC Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows and the BC Junior Girls at Cordova Bay.

  • Pace Of Play Is Everyone’s Responsibility

    Slow Play Can Be Maddening. But It's Everyone's Responsibility To Overcome - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by John Gordon (Golf Canada)

    Not even halfway through your round and you’re hot. Man, are you hot. Sure, the thermometer is in the upper 20s, but it’s not the summer heat that’s frying you. It’s the waiting on every shot. Every shot!

    “Why is that group in front of us so @%#%-ing slow?!”

    Cool down. It just might not be their fault. Or the fault of the groups in front of them.

  • Team BC Wins Inter-Provincial Junior Girls Title In Saskatchewan

    From Left, Akari Hayashi, Michelle Kim And Hannah Lee Comprised Team Bc, Which Won The Inter-Provincial Junior Girls Title In Saskatchewan By 20 Strokes - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Team British Columbia has won the Inter-Provincial Junior Girls team championship at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, SK.

    The BC team of Surrey’s Hannah Lee and Michelle Kim, along with Victoria’s Akari Hayashi, posted a two-day total of 7-under par 285 to capture the team championship by 20 strokes.

  • Team Alberta Wins Provincial Championship At Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, B.C. Finishes Second

    Team Alberta Members (L-R) Sabrine Garrison, Jennifer Ha And Jaclyn Lee Took The Inter-Provincial Women's Championship Title - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    SASKATOON, Sask. – The second round of the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship concluded Thursday afternoon at Riverside Country Club with Team Alberta emerging as the Inter-Provincial Women’s Champions and Team British Columbia finishing in second spot.

    Day three of competition started with half of the players teeing off in their second round after play was suspended on Tuesday.