• BC Girls Prominent On National Development Squad

    November 30, 2014


    by Bryan Outram, Inside Golf

    With the recent announcement by Golf Canada of the athletes selected to represent Team Canada as part of the 2015 National Amateur Squad and Development Squad program, the strength of British Columbia’s contribution to high level amateur golf in this country was further confirmed.

    While Surrey’s Adam Svensson was the only player (male or female) from BC to make the National Amateur side, BC’s young women are a big component of the Development Squad.

    Of The 5 young women selected to represent Canada on the Development squad, 3 hail from British Columbia, including Naomi Ko, Michelle Kim and Alisha Lau.

    In all, eight athletes make up Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad, including four players on the women’s team and four players on the men’s team. The National Development Squad is comprised of 11 athletes (five women and six men).

  • Beaches and Bunkers: A Trip Of A Lifetime For Golf/History Enthusiasts

    If you’re looking for a different kind of getaway this June, one that combines ‘Honour’ and ‘Play’, your love of history along with a passion for golf, British Columbia writer and producer Robb Lucy has the answer with Beaches and Bunkers.

    Beaches and Bunkers is a trip of a lifetime created in honour of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It’s for the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters who want to understand the experiences of those soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy, then fought through France, Belgium and Holland. It’s a tour to learn about and honour that history, then have a little fun by playing four different golf courses along the way.

  • Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

    September 19, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    BARRIE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Garrett Rank rolled in a short birdie putt on the first playoff hole to capture the 2014 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Barrie Country Club.

    Rank, 27, finished the championship tied with Rob Couture of Dallas, Texas at 4-under 284 after Couture forced the pair into a playoff by birdieing the par-5 18th hole in regulation.

  • Doug Roxburgh wins Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    August 29, 2014
    Terry Lenyk (Golf Canada)

    West Vancouver, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Vancouver’s Doug Roxburgh shot a 2-under par 69 Friday to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the 2014 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship.

  • Austin James wins Canadian Junior Boys Championship

    August 1, 2014
    Katrina Owens (Golf Canada)

    Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) – After 72 holes of play that consisted of multiple course records, low scores, and weather delays, 18-year-old Austin James of Bath, Ont. claimed the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course.

  • James Beale victorious at 110th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

    August 7, 2014
    (Golf Canada)

    Winnipeg, Man. (Golf Canada)  – James Beale claimed the 2014 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship title after rolling in a long birdie putt on the third playoff hole at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club.

  • St-Germain continues to lead Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    July 31, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    Thornhill, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Grace St-Germain carded a third round 1-under 71 to head into the final round atop the leaderboard at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.

  • Second round of Canadian Junior Boys Championship suspended due to inclement weather

    July 30, 2014
    Katrina Owens (Golf Canada)

    Niagara Falls, Ont. (Golf Canada) - Play at the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Legends on the Niagara was temporarily suspended today due to dangerous playing conditions after strong storm cells rolled through the Niagara Falls, Ont. area Wednesday. Play was suspended for the first time at 11:12 AM EDT, and was suspended for the day at 4:15 PM EDT after an attempted resumption of play.

  • St-Germain leads Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    July 30, 2014
    Morgan Bell (Golf Canada)

    Thornhill, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Grace St-Germain fired a second consecutive 2-under 70 to grab the outright lead after the second round of the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.

  • Team BC makes history at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games

    July 29, 2014
     (North American Indigenous Games)

    Regina, SK – Team BC has made history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG). They are the first team in the history of the Games to win both the Overall Team Title and the John Fletcher Spirit Award. The John Fletcher Spirit Award is presented to the contingent that best demonstrates the spirit of teamwork, fair play, respect and integrity throughout the NAIG competition week.

  • Participation In Golf By Juniors

    April 2014
    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    Almost everyone who takes golf seriously agrees that the future of the game of golf  lies with developing new junior golfers. After all, as our current golfers age and drop out of the game, we need to replace them with younger golfers who will (hopefully) stay with the game over a longer time frame. 

  • Adam Svensson Goes Down In Barry U Record Books With Victory

    Adam Svensson made history at Barry University earlier in March, winning his fifth tournament of the season at the Bobcat Invitational in Eatonton, Georgia.

  • Mackenzie Hughes Named Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year

    It’s probably a good thing he was named Golden Horseshoe Athlete of the Year. If only to break the string of ridiculously bad luck Mackenzie Hughes has been dealing with recently.