• 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

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Solid Tournament But Sour Finish For Taylor In Texas

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Was In Contention On The PGA TOUR In Texas But Settled For A T21st - Image Courtesy Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The day began with Nick Taylor in the hunt for his second PGA TOUR win. When it was over, the Abbotsford native had to settle for a tie for 21st finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.
    Taylor’s roller-coaster week ended with a bogey on the 72nd hole, when his second shot on the par 5 18th hole at TPC San Antonio found the creek short of the green. 

    Taylor carded a one-over 73 Sunday and finished the tournament at six-under par, six shots behind winner Charley Hoffman.

  • BC’s Du Toit Continues to Top Amateur Weekly Rankings

    Austin James gained 20 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for second at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational. It was the No. 3 ranked amateur in Canada’s seventh straight Top-10 result and his third consecutive Top-5 showing. His 10-under 206 total was the third lowest in school history.

    Alistair Docherty picked up 19 places in the world rankings after finishing runner-up at the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, just three strokes behind the winner. The result moved the senior at Chico State up to No. 5 in the Canadian rankings. The New Brunswick native, currently the top-ranked Division II golfer, was also one of 10 collegiate golfers selected to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Palmer Cup – the collegiate version of the Ryder Cup.

  • Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour Expands MJT Mini Tour In BC

    - Competitive Peewee and Atom Circuit of eight Tournaments starts May 1 and adds a ‘Drive, Chip and Putt’ Skills Competition -

    Vancouver, BC – (April 21, 2016) – Canada’s number-one played Junior Golf Tour, the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) presented by Boston Pizza, has expanded the British Columbia portion of the MJT Mini Tour for boys and girls ages 12 and under to an eight tournament circuit at three different venues in the lower mainland to better meet demand for age-appropriate competition over a limited number of holes and shorter yardages.

  • Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge Comes To B.C.

    WHAT IS THE 'PLAY LIKE THE PROS' CHARITY CHALLENGE?

    Play Like The Pros Charity Challenge is a series of mini-tournaments at some of the best golf courses in Canada where golfers pledge support for junior golf through the Golf Canada Foundation.

    The winners at each event and the top fundraising teams will qualify to play Glen Abbey on Monday July 25th, 2016 – the day after the RBC Canadian Open, from the same tees, pin positions, and tournament conditions as the pros played!

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Wallace Continues To Sizzle On Symetra Tour

     Langley's Jessica Wallace Sits Fifth On The Symetra Tour Money List After Her Latest Top 10 Finish On The LPGA Tour's Developmental Circuit - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Langley’s Jessica Wallace recorded her second top-10 finish Sunday in three Symetra Tour starts this year at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial tourney in Fort Myers, Fla. Wallace closed with a one-under 71 to finish the 72-hole event at two-under par and tied for eighth place.

    The Chico’s tourney had a unique format that saw members of the LPGA’s Legends Tour play with Symetra Tour players on the weekend.

  • adidas Signs on as Exclusive Apparel Sponsor of Golf Fore the Cure

    OAKVILLE, Ontario (Golf Canada) — Golf Fore the Cure presented by Subaru is pleased to announce a one-year agreement with adidas Canada, who have signed on as the exclusive apparel partner of the program.

    Committed to growing women’s participation, Golf Fore the Cure boasts over 100,000 participants throughout 12 seasons. During that period, the program has raised over $5.4 million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society and Québec Breast Cancer Foundation in support of breast cancer research.

  • Americas Masters Games - Register For Your Sport & Win Flights & Hotel Stay

    Dear Masters Athlete,

    Spring is arriving the way one would hope as it's gracing us with its beauty here in Vancouver – the host city for the inaugural Americas Masters Games. The Americas Masters Games wants to let you know of a special registration incentive courtesy of their great partners.

    WestJet is giving everybody who has registered by April 30th a chance to win two flights for anywhere they fly in Canada. Plus, you’ll get four free nights at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel where you will be right in the heart of the action. What do you need to do?

  • GolfBC Championship Announces Championship Passes Now On Sale

    For the first time in history the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada is coming to the Okanagan Valley. Now is your chance to get your tickets and be a part of history.

    The GolfBC Championship runs the week of June 6th - 12th, 2016 with competition days taking place June 9th - 12th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna.

    Four-day Championship Tournament Passes are now on sale online for a limited time offer of $25. This represents a savings of $15 off the Day Pass admission price. The Championship Pass is valid all day for all four days of tournament play June 9th - 12th.

  • Jared du Toit Stays at Number One in Weekly Rankings

    Jared du Toit (Photo/Golf Canada Archive)

    Josh Whalen moves from No. 11 up to No. 9 in the Canadian rankings after picking up 28 spots in the world rankings. The junior from Napanee, Ont., finished tied for 20th at the Aggie Invitational that included an opening-round 69 which had him tied for first place after the first day. It was his second Top-20 result of the season.

    The only other player in the Top-10 to move up in the world rankings this past week was Alastair Tidcombe, who finished tied for 16th at the Azalea Invitational.

    Jared du Toit, who carries the No. 1 ranking in Canada for the second straight week, finished tied for 17th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. It was his seventh Top-20 finish of the season.

  • BCGSA Rounds 4 Research Auction Open Through April 10th

    image courtesy BCGSA via Twitter

    Bid On Rounds Of Golf To Support A Great Cause With Rounds 4 Research 

    Bid now to get great deals on great golf! Whether you choose to bid on courses that have challenged the greatest players in golf or whether you just want a great deal on a local gem, you are supporting the future of the game by funding turfgrass research programs.

  • Growing The Game With Golf Burnaby

    images courtesy Golf Burnaby

    Over The Past 15 Years, Golf Burnaby Has Worked With The Burnaby School Board To Introduce The Game Of Golf To Grade 5 & Grade 10 Students Throughout Burnaby

    Golf Burnaby is growing the game of golf through their 'Reach Out' school-based program. 

    Faced with declining numbers in golf participation, fifteen years ago Golf Burnaby’s Operations Department decided to take matters into their own hands and offer an introduction to golf in the community. The goal was to offer an opportunity for the children to experience various aspects of the game, all within an environment of fun.

    The Golf Burnaby Elementary School Lesson Program was developed and the ball started rolling to introduce elementary school children to the game of golf. In conjunction with the Burnaby School Board, Golf Burnaby introduced the game of golf to students at the grade 5 and grade 10 levels throughout the City of Burnaby via the schools’ physical education classes.

  • B.C.’s Nick Taylor Makes Biggest Weekly Rankings Move

    Nick Taylor

    (Golf Canada/Claus Andersen)

    Nick Taylor made the biggest move among the Top-10, gaining 52 spots in the world rankings with a tie for fifth at the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open – his second-best career result, behind only his first PGA Tour victory last year. It was his first Top-10 result of the season and was worth 4.96 world ranking points – his third points-paying finish in the last seven weeks.

    No. 1 ranked Graham DeLaet climbed two spots after finishing in a tie for 11th at the PGA’s Puerto Rico Open. The result was worth 2.76 world ranking points for his third straight points-paying finish in as many tournaments. The Weyburn, Sask., native has climbed 40 spots in the world rankings over the last four weeks.

  • B.C.’s Lee And Ewart Top Finishers At AJGA Event

    Team Canada Member And Coquitlam Native, A.J. Ewart Narrowly Missed A Playoff By One Shot After 18 Straight Pars In The Final Round - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    (with files from AJGA & Golf Canada)

    Ricky Castillo of Yorba Linda, California, won the 18th annual AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona in a three-man sudden-death playoff.

    Castillo defeated overnight leader, Jaewook Lee, of Langley, British Columbia, and Brock Goyen of Gilbert, Arizona, to claim his first AJGA victory since the 2015 BBCN Bank Junior All-Star.