• Handicapping: Know Your Region's Active Seasons

    For many of us trying to squeeze in the last few rounds of the season, or for those still planning on heading south this winter, it’s important to note the “active season” in the region, province or country you’re playing in.

    Golf Canada’s Handicap System stipulates every player is responsible for returning all acceptable scores into one’s scoring record from rounds played on courses observing their active season, which is part of the golf season when courses have acceptable playing conditions.

    Ultimately, it is the responsibility of authorized provincial golf associations to declare active and inactive periods, and it is the responsibility of the area club and golfers to observe these dates for posting purposes.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard For March 11th Presented By Titleist

     See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week Ending March 10th

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • British Columbia Golf Joins In Celebrating International Women's Day

    As Friday, March 8th marks the celebration of International Women's Day, British Columbia Golf is pleased to take part in acknowledging and promoting the involvement of women of all ages and backgrounds in the game of golf.

    Golf has made a concerted effort in recent years to bring more women into the game worldwide with events such as International Women's Golf Day being only one example. 

    What can be stated without debate is that there have been many great female golfers over the years. Thirty-nine of them have earned enshrinement into the World Golf Hall of Fame including Canada's Marlene Stewart Streit

  • Complaining About Rules Not Doing Golf Any Favours

    With all the recent controversy regarding the 'new rules' of golf, particularly due to some very publicized incidents on the PGA TOUR, Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press wrote a piece that puts the onus where it really should be, on the players, to learn, know, understand and play by the rules. He makes some excellent points here illustrating clearly why it should not be that difficult to accept and embrace the effort and intent of the new rules of golf. - ed

    By Doug Ferguson/Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Florida — The memo PGA TOUR commissioner Jay Monahan sent to players on the new Rules of Golf can be interpreted different ways based as much on the timing as the message.

    One theme was to be patient. “We are committed to playing under these rules as we analyze their effectiveness... and it’s important to acknowledge that we are not at the finish line yet,” Monahan said in a memo.

    Another was to look at the USGA as a partner instead of a villain.

    “This is a collaborative process, one the PGA TOUR has been a part of from the beginning, along with all organizations in the world of golf,” he wrote.

    The hope is that it will lead players to stop complaining about the rules and simply follow them.

    Click HERE to read full story. 

  • Leslie Dunning Reflects: Walking The Talk On Inclusion

    Leslie Dunning (Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada)

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    Leslie Dunning might be expected, as she leaves the presidency of Golf Canada after an eventful year, to focus just on the milestones.

    And there were some notable moments, including trophy presentations to the likes of the world’s top-ranked male golfer, Dustin Johnson, at the RBC Canadian Open and, even more memorable, the presentation to Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., who became just the second Canadian to win the CP Women’s Open.

    How about the announcement of a new, more preferable date for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open? Seeing a historic modernization of the Rules of Golf come into effect? Or travelling to iconic tournaments such as The Masters and the U.S. Open?

  • Newest ModGolf Podcast Features USGA Sr. Director Of Research, Science & Innovation

    This week host Colin Weston speaks to the USGA's Senior Director of Research, Science & Innovation Matthew Pringle.

    Beginning in 2016, Matt has led a new team at the USGA called Research, Science, & Innovation with a mission to, "Create innovative tools that help golf facilities improve the golf experience and reduce the consumption of key resources".

    In this episode Matt and Colin refer to the Lean Startup approach to quickly experiment with and validate ideas/products/services. The USGA has embraced Lean Startup's ability to, "Apply entrepreneurial management to drive innovation in any size organization or sector. We’re now up to a team of five and we like to think of ourselves as a scrappy startup within The USGA".

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With Charlie Beaulieu Of Lorraine, Québec Elected To Serve As President

    DORVAL, Qué. (Golf Canada) – DORVAL, Qué. – Golf Canada’s 2019 Annual Meeting culminated on Saturday, March 2 with the election of Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Qué., to serve as the National Sport Federation’s President.

    Beaulieu succeeds 2018 President Leslie Dunning in leading Golf Canada’s Board of Directors. Liz Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont., becomes 1st Vice-President and Dale Jackson of Victoria assumes the role of 2nd Vice-President.

  • Golf Canada Set For 2019 Annual Meeting In Montreal

    DORVAL, Que. – Golf Canada’s 2019 Annual Meeting is set for this week (February 28 to March 2) at the Marriott Montréal Airport In-Terminal Hotel in Dorval, Que., just outside of Montreal.

    The event brings together Golf Canada’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers as well as representatives from Canada’s provincial golf associations, national and international partners and other stakeholders. The group will assemble for select meetings, innovative presentations and discussion in preparation for the upcoming golf season.

    CEO Laurence Applebaum will also present Golf Canada’s Strategic Plan (2019-2022) to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf.

  • Mike Weir Returns To Full Time Play On Web.com Tour

    Canada's Only Masters Champion, Mike Weir, Is Trying To Get His Game Back In Form On The Web.com Tour - Image Courtesy MikeWeir.com

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Most golfers on the Web.com Tour don’t get to play Augusta National on their weeks off.

    Mike Weir is the exception, however.

    The 2003 Masters champion is planning on playing a full schedule on the PGA TOUR’s feeder circuit thanks to a special exemption category for golfers aged 48-49 – which should mark the first time he’s played more than 20 events since 2014.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • Why Learning The New Rules Will Set You Up For Success On The Golf Course

    Written By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    "It would not be a bad idea to require each golfer to pass a written examination on the Rules of Golf…”

    Don’t panic. That was just the opinion of J.T. Clark, editor of the Toronto Star.

    In 1915.

  • Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Series Kicks Off In Vancouver

    In 2019 the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy will be partnering with the Canadian Junior Golf Association as the title sponsor of two events on the Canadian Junior Tour schedule.

    Both events will be held as part of the of the Junior Tour's spring schedule with one taking place in British Columbia in March & the second being held in Ontario in April.

  • Canadian Players On PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Week Of February 18th, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • BC Golf Proud To Extend Exclusive Ticket Offer To Watch International Soccer At BC Place

    Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will return to BC Place for a crucial international match on Sunday, March 24 against French Guiana.

    Secure your seats to catch Canada’s next generation of dynamic young stars, featuring former Vancouver Whitecaps phenom Alphonso Davies’ return to Vancouver, by taking advantage of an exclusive British Columbia Golf ticket offer featuring a 30% discount!

  • A Quick Solution To Golf’s Pace Of Play Problem

    PGA TOUR Genesis Open Champion J.B. Holmes - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/AP

    Written By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    I’m the anti J.B. Holmes.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not “anti” J.B. Holmes.

    When he won the Genesis Open for his fifth PGA TOUR victory, I applauded the resurgence of someone who, by most accounts, is a good guy, a great husband and father who has survived brain surgery. Former Ryder Cupper, long hitter, great ball striker.

    Also, alas, human rain delay.

  • Golf Canada Weekly Leaderboard Presented By Titleist For Feb. 11-17

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • The USGA And The R&A Release Progress Update On Distance Insights Project

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Feb. 14, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have issued a periodic update of progress made to date on the Distance Insights project.

    The update can be viewed or downloaded via this link here.

    The project was initiated last May to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future impact of distance on the game of golf.

    A complete report is expected to be delivered in late 2019.

    For more information on the Distance Insights project, please visit www.USGA.org/distanceinsights or www.RandA.org.

  • R&A’s Women In Golf Charter Showing Success In Canada & Worldwide

    CP Women's Leadership Summit (Golf Canada)

    Courtesy R&A and Golf Canada

    The R&A’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the sport has been reflected in early success for the new Women in Golf Charter.

    Launched last May in London, the Charter set out to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf globally. It is designed to encourage actions that enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential within the golf industry at all levels.

  • Golf Canada 2019 Championship Schedule Starts And Finishes In British Columbia

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2019 championship schedule, which includes a record setting 31 amateur and professional competitions in addition to various qualifiers hosted at golf facilities across Canada.

    The 2019 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships — the RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open, to be conducted August 19-25 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont.

    The 2019 competition calendar includes eight national amateur championships, eight Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior competitions and two international women’s championships.