• 2017 In Review: Professional Golf

    By John Gordon/ Courtesy Golf Canada

    The year 2017 has drawn to a close and what a year it was for Canadian golf. Our pros won literally around the world and on just about every tour imaginable. Our amateurs of all ages made Canada proud at home and abroad.

    And, off the course, there were significant moments that are well worth memorializing as 2018 gets underway. This is the first of a three-part series remembering most, if not all, of those memorable moments.

    (If we’ve unintentionally overlooked any—there were so many, after all!—please let us know on Twitter or Facebook.)

  • Szeryk, Whalen Take Top National Amateur Honours; Victoria's Ko & Thoroughgood Best From B.C.

    Ontario's Josh Whalen And Maddie Szeryk Topped The Men's & Women's OOM Standings Respectively In Canadian Amateur Golf In 2017 - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada (Terry Lenyk)

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Josh Whalen of Napanee, Ont. and Maddie Szeryk, a dual citizen from London, Ont. and Allen, Texas, have been recognized as Canada’s top male and female amateur golfers for 2017 as Golf Canada announced the final standings for its National Orders of Merit.

  • British Columbians Macdonald, Harlingten Survive Q-School Pressure-Cooker To Earn Web.com Tour Status For 2018

    BCer's Stuart Macdonald (L) And Seann Harlingten (R) Both Survived The Pressure Of Q-School To Obtain Solid Status On The Web.com Tour For 2018 - Images Courtesy PGA TOUR Mackenzie-Tour Canada

    Calgary's Ryan Yip And Toronto's Albin Choi Also Earned Status As All Four Canadians In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School Finished Inside The Top 45 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    If there were any doubts about whether he could make birdies when it mattered most, Stuart Macdonald erased them on the back nine of the fourth and final round of the Web.com Tour qualifying school.

    With the butterflies in his stomach in full flight, the 23-year-old rookie pro from Vancouver’s Point Grey Golf & Country Club, calmly made six birdies on his final nine holes to earn Web.com Tour status for 2018.

    No sweat? Not really.

  • Remembering And Honouring Two BC Golf Legends: Alvie Thompson and John Russell

    British Columbia Golfing Legends Alvie Thompson (L) And John Russell (R) Will Be Remembered Always For Both Their Skill And Grace In The Game Of Golf - Images Courtesy BC Golf House 

    Golf in British Columbia has a very rich history and our province has had no shortage of outstanding players over the years both at the amateur and professional level.

    Recently the golf community as a whole, and here in British Columbia in particular, has been saddened by the loss of a few of those legendary players with two of them leaving us very close together at the end of October and early in November.

    As a tribute to those two fine gentlemen we’d like to present here an overview of the accomplishments and contributions to the game by Alvie Thompson and John Russell. Our game and our community are better for having had them here and being able to call them our own.

  • Canada’s Macdonald, Choi Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Vancouver, BC's Stuart Macdonald Is Moving On To The Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School In Arizona Next Month - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada) 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canadians Stuart Macdonald and Albin Choi both advanced to the third and final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School on Friday at separate events across the United States.

    Macdonald, a Team Canada graduate and Vancouver product, carded a final-round 68 (-4) to finish alone in 7th place. The Purdue University alumnus came in at 11-under par (66-75-68-68) to become the only Canadian to advance at the TPC at Craig Ranch event in McKinney, Texas.

  • Joey Savoie Powers Team Canada To Tailhade Cup Victory

    Team Canada's Joey Savoie (L) And Josh Whalen Pose With The Tailhade Cup - Image Courtesy (Argentina Golf Association)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – National Amateur Squad duo of Joey Savoie and Josh Whalen marched to an emphatic 16-stroke victory on Sunday to win the Tailhade Cup at the Los Lagartos Country Club.

    The Canadians were led by Savoie of La Prairie, Que., who fired his lowest round of the tournament with a 5-under 66 en route to capturing medallist honours. The 23-year-old finished at 8 under par (69-73-68-66), two strokes ahead of runner-up Machado Herik of Brazil.

  • Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Rankings For November 1st

    Michelle Kim - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/British Columbia Golf

    Surrey, British Columbia'a Michelle Kim picked up 15 places in the Women's Amateur World Rankings with her 3rd Top 20 result of the college season moving her into 9th place for Women Amateurs in Canada. 

  • BC’s Chris Crisologo Makes Weekly Top 10 Move While Being Named To National Squad

    BC's Chris Crisologo Made A Nice Jump In The World Rankings And Was Recenlty Named As The Youngest Member Of Golf Canada's National Team - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf


    Charles Corner made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 50 spots in the world rankings after finishing sixth at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate. It was his first top 10 result in four tournaments this fall. Corner moved up from No. 9 up to No. 7 in the Canadian rankings.

    Chris Crisologo, who was named the youngest member of the Golf Canada National Team, gained 12 spots in the world rankings after finishing third at the Otter Invitational. The senior from Richmond, B.C. has finished in the top three in all four tournaments this fall.

  • Canadian Golf Superintendents Capture Inaugural Can Am Cup

    Image credit CGSA via Twitter

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Springfield, N.J.– Canada’s golf course superintendents cruised to victory over their American counterparts at the inaugural Can Am Cup, earning a 73-point victory at the rain-shortened event.

    The Cam Am Cup is a Ryder Cup-style golf and educational event that sees golf course superintendents from Canada square off against their colleagues from the United States.

  • Belief In Team Canada

    Team Canada Members Include From L-R : Maddie Szeryk, Grace St-Germain And Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko - Image credit (Minas Panagiotakis)

    By Rick Young (via Golf Canada)

    Eleven years ago, player development in this country was a long overdue idea that (finally) got some buy in.

    Humble beginnings? Imagine it as the professional sports equivalent of an expansion franchise. No coaches, no players, no real structure or support mechanism at kick-off time but, hey, there was a name: Team Canada. In a hockey-infested nation, who couldn’t relate to that?

    And who among us can’t relate to this concept: belief.

  • BC’s UFV Cascades Golf Teams Sweep CCAA National Championships

    The UFV Cascades Golf Program Captured Both Men's & Women's Team Titles In The PING CCAA National Championships - Image Courtesy Chris Bertram/UFV Cascades

    Daniel Campbell And Maddie Kapchinsky Take Individual Medals In Men’s & Women’s Events

    By Dan Kinvig/UFV Cascades

    If it wasn’t the greatest day in the history of the University of the Fraser Valley golf program, it was awfully close.

    The Cascades completed an incredibly dominant run at the PING CCAA Golf National Championships on Friday, sweeping the men’s and women’s team competitions at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, Ont.

    Both UFV teams won their respective titles by double-digit margins, and each produced an individual medalist. Daniel Campbell was the men’s individual champ, winning by eight strokes, and Maddie Kapchinsky took the women’s silver medal.

  • Golf Canada's Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Players from British Columbia continue to hold prominent places in the Golf Canada Top 10 Rankings Powered by RBC with Abbotsford's Nick Taylor leading the way for the professional men moving up 15 spots to number 186 in the world.

  • Four From B.C. Part Of 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad

    Inset From L-R: BC's Nolan Thoroughgood, Naomi Ko, Chris Crisologo And Euna Han Join National Team Members (Background L-R) Hugo Bernard And Maddie Szeryk As Part Of The 2018 Team Canada Golf Squad - Image(s) Courtesy Golf Canada/Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    18 athletes selected to represent Team Canada’s National Amateur and Development Squads

    Centralized component introduced for Development Squad at Bear Mountain Resort; 36-hole Nicklaus design & resort continues to serve as national team training facility

    Team Canada coaching staff announced

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 18 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2018 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad.

    In all, eight athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men’s team and four on the women’s. The 10-member Development Squad will include five women and five men.

  • Four Players From UFV Cascades Among CCAA All-Canadians For 2017

    UFV Cascades Golfers(L-R) Daniel Campbell, Hannah Dirksen, Ben Whiton And Emery Bardock Were Named CCAA All-Canadians - Image Courtesy UFV Cascades Varsity Golf

    The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the golf All-Canadian award recipients on Monday for the 2017 season.

    Twenty student-athletes (10 women, 10 men) were selected ahead of this week’s national championship at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Ashburn, Ont.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The South Asian Community A Happy Diwali

    The happy festival of Diwali is almost upon us again. Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance.

    It is celebrated in honour of Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after an exile of fourteen years. The festival is also linked to Goddess Lakshmi - the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

    Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh and meeting friends and family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.

    This year, Diwali will be celebrated on October 19.

  • BC's Team Cordova Bay Wins RBC PGA Scramble

     Cordova Bay Teammates Rodney Webber, Phil Kondrak, Eric Smith, Eric Watson And PGA of Canada Professional Nate Ollis - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    INVERNESS, Nova Scotia (PGA of Canada) — As if it were scripted, the RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company National Final came down to a nerve-inducing putt.

    Needing to make a four-foot par putt for the win on the final hole at Cabot Links, team Cordova Bay amateur player Rodney Webber stepped up and made the biggest putt of his life.

  • New PGA Of Canada CEO Named To Lead Association

    The PGA of Canada's New CEO, Kevin Thistle - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Following an extensive search of accomplished business and marketing leaders, the PGA of Canada has selected one of its own to lead the association to a new level of sustainable growth and success, its President announced.
    “Considering the large number of highly accomplished business leaders who entered this competition, I am excited to announce that our Board of Directors has selected Kevin Thistle to lead the PGA of Canada into an exciting new era of success,” Steve Wood, President of the Board of Directors of the PGA of Canada announced.

  • Interactive History Map Of Golf Courses In Canada

    After much research and a lot of interesting background work, the folks at Golf Canada have compiled a fascinating interactive map of Canada showing the history of golf course locations across the country dating from 1873 to the present.

    The storied legacy of Canadian golf courses is presented through an interactive website mapping out 143 years of Canadian golf course history from coast to coast.

  • Video: Canada's Club Creator - The Bob Vokey Story

    Courtesy Bob Vokey & Golf Canada

    Canadian Bob Vokey was born in Verdun, Quebec in 1939. His father, Walter, was a precision tool and die maker, an avid golfer and constant tinkerer of golf equipment. Bob did not necessarily share his father's passion for golf as a child, but he observed and assisted in his father's club creations.

    Bob, at 25 left Montreal for the United States and settled in Carlsbad, California. Despite his earlier feelings toward golf, he became smitten with the game and wanted to become involved in some way. He lived near a golf course, and started to play competitively, eventually developing his father's passion for "tinkering" with golf clubs.

  • Canadian Star Brooke Henderson Claims MCKAYSON New Zealand Women’s Open

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Holds The Trophy After Her Fifth Career LPGA Tour Win At The McKayson New Zealand Open - Image Credit: Photosport


    Canadian Brooke Henderson made light of the challenging conditions on Monday to run away from the field and claim the MCKAYSON New Zealand Open by five shots.

    Henderson, the world No. 12, had looked the class act of the field all week in Auckland. The 20-year-old claimed her fifth LPGA title – and second of the year - with sizzling rounds of 65, 70, 67 and a remarkable 69 in extremely challenging conditions over Sunday and Monday as stormy weather sent the tournament into a fifth day.

    Picking up her round Monday after competing just six holes on Sunday as rain and thunderstorms lashed the Windross Farm course, Henderson made light of the still gusty conditions to see off challenges from China’s Jing Yan (-12) and Korea’s Hee Young Park (-11).