• 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.

  • Rain Postpones Opening Round Of Canadian Women’s Amateur

    The British Columbia Golf Team Of, From Left, Gloria Choi, Taylor Kim And Michelle Kim, Posed For A Team Shot Before The Opening Round Of The Canadian Women’s Amateur At The Riverside Country Club In Saskatoon, Sk. The First Round Was Postponed Because Of Rain And Organizers Hope To Get The 105 Golfers Out For 36 Holes On Wednesday - Image Credit Golf Canada

    by Alfie Lau

    Heavy rainfall and unplayable course conditions forced the postponement of the first round of the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon, SK.

    The first round of play will begin on July 29 at 7 a.m. CST with revised tee times. Round two will also see a revised draw and is slated to begin following the completion of the first round. Pairings for rounds one and two will remain the same as the original groupings.

  • Canadian Women's Amateur Tees Off In Saskatoon

    Augusta James Won The 2014 Canadian Women's Amateur Title - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Riverside Country Club is proud to be hosting the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur in Saskatoon from July 27 - 31, 2015.

    Conducted by Golf Canada and with presenting sponsors such as RBC, Titleist, Footjoy and CP, the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship is the premier women’s event in Canada.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Girls Junior America's Cup Team

    Shirin Anjarwalla, Seen Above Playing At The BC Women’s Amateur Earlier This Month, Is Part Of The British Columbia Team Heading To Cheyenne, Wyoming For The Girls Junior America’s Cup July 27-30 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s almost time for the Girls Junior America’s Cup and the British Columbia team of Shirin Anjarwalla, Mary Parsons, Tiegan Taylor and Natalie Chu will be leaving for Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 24.

    The U-17 will be led by non-playing captain Pat Thompson and the team members were given their uniforms after the BC Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay in Victoria.

  • BC Well Represented At IMG Academy Junior World Championships

    Top Canadian Juniors Are Representing The Country Down In San Diego At The IMG Academy World Junior Golf Championships And British Columbia Has Its Fair Share Of Competitors Along - Image Courtesy CJGA

    SAN DIEGO, California (CJGA) — This week from July 14 - 17th, Canada’s top young aspiring golfers are competing in the prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships on nine golf courses around the San Diego area. This year, Canada will once again be well represented with 51 outstanding junior golfers.

  • Patrick Murphy And AJ Armstrong Bring Team Canada And Alberta Flavour To BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain

    AJ Anderson, Left, And Patrick Murphy, Right, Are Team Canada Development Team Members Who Will Be Teeing It Up At Fairview Mountain For The BC Amateur This Week - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    They’re two Alberta teenage golfers with very bright futures. Patrick Murphy and AJ Armstrong, both members of Team Canada’s Development Squad, are playing in Oliver this week as they try to add the prestigious British Columbia Amateur title to their already impressive resumes.

  • BC's Jared du Toit Off To Arizona State

    Jared du Toit Poses With Fairview Mountain Executive Professional Brian McDonald Prior To His Practice Round For The BC Amateur - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Two years ago, when Jared du Toit was graduating from Selkirk Secondary, he didn’t have many options for his post-secondary golf career.

    It was a stroke of good luck that John Means at Idaho saw something in du Toit and got two solid seasons out of his leader. Not only did du Toit lead the Vandals in scoring (69.61), he won three times in his sophomore season.

    Means also told du Toit he was in the top two or three players he’s ever coached and not only did Means mean that, he knew that it might be time to let du Toit spread his wings.

    And those wings will take du Toit to Tempe, AZ this August, where he’s transferring from Idaho to Arizona State for his junior season.

  • Megan Ratcliffe Keeps Golf All In The Family

    Robert Ratcliffe Couldn't Be Happier To Caddy For Daughter Megan At The BC Women's Amateur At Duncan Meadows. While Megan Would Miss The Cut, It Was Still A Great Two Days For Father And Daughter - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When your dad is the National Development Squad Lead Coach for Golf Canada, a role which has him work with Canada’s top junior golfers, it would seemingly be hard for 16-year-old Megan Ratcliffe to carve her own golf identity.

    But for the opening rounds of the British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows, there was Robert Ratcliffe looping for his daughter. “I’m just being a supportive dad, trying to help Megan wherever I can,” said Ratcliffe. “It’s been a lot of fun and it gives me a different purpose this week.”

  • Jaclyn Lee Tests Herself Against Golf Canada Development Teammates

    Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee Is A Two-Time Alberta Junior Girls Champion And The Defending Alberta Women’s Amateur Champion. She Came To Duncan Meadows To Play The Bc Women’s Amateur To Test Herself Against New Competition, Notably Her Team Canada Development Squad Teammates Michelle Kim, Alisha Lau And Naomi Ko - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The matching outfits were hard to miss. While British Columbia golfers Naomi Ko, Alisha Lau and Michelle Kim prominently represent the province on Team Canada’s Development Squad, they were joined by a fourth member of the team in Duncan.

    Calgary’s Jaclyn Lee, who picked up the sport at Two Eagles in West Kelowna when she was 12, is also a member of Team Canada and decided to play the British Columbia Amateur instead of the Alberta Junior Championships.

  • Team Canada Led By Trio Of British Columbian Golfers

    Team Canada Features A Trio Of Golfers From B.C. Led By Recent Women's Amateur Champion Michelle Kim - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The new British Columbia Women’s Amateur champion, Michelle Kim, headlines the squad and the 17-year-old has a bright future ahead of her when she attends the University of Idaho this autumn.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Awarded Special Exemption By Championship Committee As Entries Close For Star-Studded 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open

    Brooke Henderson Continues To Prove That She Made The Right Choice In Turning Pro - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    (Scotland) July 1, 2015 - The 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open field is set to be strongest and most international Major of the year as entries have now closed for this year’s Championship at Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland, July 30 to August 2.

    Seventeen year old Canadian Brooke Henderson, who turned professional at the end of 2014 and, with only limited playing rights, has had an impressive professional debut year and stormed up the rankings, currently sitting at No.46 on the Rolex Rankings. All this has led to the Championship Committee awarding her a special exemption into the 2015 Championship.

  • Brad Fritsch Even After First Round At U.S. Open, David Hearn Two Strokes Back

    by Alfie Lau

    When no players withdrew from the U.S. Open field at Chambers Bay on Thursday, dashing the hopes of alternate Mackenzie Hughes of Ontario, the red-and-white Canadian colours were left to be carried high by two other golfers with Ontario links.

    The low Canadian was Edmonton’s Brad Fritsch, who now calls North Carolina home.

  • Alisha Lau Wins CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship, Logan Yanick and AJ Ewart Finish T2 in Junior Boys

    Richmond's Alisha Lau Pulled Off A Big Comeback And Won The CN Future Links Junior Girls Event In Prince Albert, SK - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Team Canada Development Team member Alisha Lau overcame weekend rain and a five-shot opening round deficit to win the CN Future Links Junior Girls Prairie Championship at Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert, SK.

    The 15-year-old Richmond resident opened with a (+2) 74 on Friday before a Saturday (+1) 73 and a (-1) round of 71 had her at (+2) 218 and one stroke ahead of British Columbia teammate Mary Parsons.

  • CN Future Links Signs Graham DeLaet As Golf In Schools Ambassador, Adopts 15 Schools In Kamloops

    by Alfie Lau

    He may not be in the field at the upcoming U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, but Canada’s No. 1 ranked PGA TOUR player is still doing some great things.

    Saskatchewan’s Graham DeLaet announced this week that he is now an ambassador for Golf in Schools, Golf Canada’s junior golf initiative aimed at introducing golf to students through a school’s PE curriculum.

  • Canadians David Hearn And Brad Fritsch Qualify For U.S. Open

    David Hearn Will Lead The Canadian Contingent Of Two Into The U.S. Open Next Week At Chambers Bay - CP Photo

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada with files from Associated Press/CP

    Two Canadians have emerged from the ‘Longest Day of Golf’ and have received their tickets to the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., June 18-21.

    Competing in one of the toughest fields at Brookside Golf and Country Club, PGA TOUR member David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., and Manotick Ont., native Brad Fritsch, who plays on the Web.com tour, have earned spots into the U.S. National Open Championship.