• Video: The Greatest Swing In Golf Today

    Okay, most golfers have heard the phrase, "It's not how...it's how many," or "There's no pictures on the scorecard," when it comes to getting a result in a game of golf despite what may be less than exemplary methods. 

    South Korean golf professional Ho-Sung Choi has created a new standard. His incredibly unique 'golf swing' has just enabled him to capture the Casio World Open on the Japan Golf Tour. It's actually his 2nd win on the tour but now people are starting to notice. Choi needs to be in a major...soon.

    Just watch.

  • Video: European Tour - The Hickory Challenge

    Of course the game of golf has gone through many changes over the years, quite notably the evolution of equipment. So how would today's top players fair having to hit a seemingly benign 180-yard shot - normally a 7-iron as Rickie Fowler put it, if they had to choose from only an array of old hickory-shafted clubs? 

    Some not too bad...others, well, let's say they likely now have a greater appreciation for today's modern equipment. 

  • Four Golf Buddies Loving The Game In Their "Golden" Years

    The 'Golden Boys' George Ross (L) And Jerry Lawrence (R) Pose Without Their Other Two Brethren, Roy Nixon And Gord Dakin At BC's Golden Golf Course - Images Credit Jim Claggett

    By Jim Claggett/iG


    When you hear the saying, "Golf is a game for life" what do you think is meant by it? Well, when you meet people who are living proof of that claim, you begin to understand.

    Enter George Ross and Jerry Lawrence. They are half of a regular foursome of members at the beautiful Golden Golf Course in British Columbia.

    George is a 93-year-old from Scotland who flew Spitfires and Hellcats for the British Navy at the tender age of 18. He arrived in Golden about fifteen years ago. George got newspapers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand before deciding to come here to stay.

  • Video: 8-Year Old's Beat The Pros Swing Is The Real Thing

    8-year old Dean Janssens tee'd up in the 2018 KLM Open in the Beat the Pros competition, and it's safe to say he stole the show.

     

  • Video: Chambers Bay Golf Course To Replace Greens With Poa Annua

    Golf fans will recall the hue and cry that accompanied the 2015 U.S. Open Championship held at Chambers Bay Golf Course just outside of Seattle. The condition of the greens was a widely talked about sore point with many of the players, media and fans alike. 

    The good people at Chambers Bay heard those complaints and they are doing something about it in advance of the next championship they will host, the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship,originally scheduled to be held there in 2019,which will now happen in 2021 instead,moving to Bandon Dunesin Oregon for next year.

    Watch this video to learn more about the decision to switch from all-fescue to poa greens at Chambers Bay GC and what it means for course conditions for hosting the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. You'll hear from Matt Allen and Eric Johnson with Chambers Bay, and Larry Gilhuly with the USGA.

  • Video: Fox On The Run; Watch As A Golfer Has His Ball Stolen Off The Green By A Red Fox

    Many of us are familiar with having a golf ball interfered with during the course of play by an 'outside agency' (see Rule 18-1). In this video you'll see another example of the many unknowns that await us during a round of golf.

    Some may recall a song from the 1970's (1974, to be exact) called Fox On The Run by Sweet - well here's the golf video tribute to that tune. 

  • Ranking The Top 5 Best Golf Movies

    Few Golf Movie Scenes Are Better Than The Bob Barker Fight Scene In "Happy Gilmore." - Photo/YouTube

    Recently T.J. Auclair from the PGA of America paid homage to one of the most popular and oft-quoted golf movies of all time on the occasion of its 38th birthday on July 25th. In so doing he also provided us with his version of the top-5 golf movies ever made. Lists of this sort are always great fodder for debate and certainly for entertainment. That said, here is Auclair's ranking. - ed

  • Video: Check Out Phil Mickelson's Dance Moves In His Latest Commercial

    Just when we thought we'd seen it all...Phil 'Lefty' Mickelson gives us this.....

     

     

  • Arbutus Ridge Introduces 'The Fast Five'

    Image courtesy GolfBC/Arbutus Ridge GC

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Cobble Hill, B.C., (May 23rd, 2018) – Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is launching a revolutionary golf program for people who love golf but don’t have the time to play…it’s called the FAST FIVE!

    “Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is committed to growing the game of golf by eliminating the barriers preventing people from playing,” says General Manager Richard Ingle.

    “The Fast Five program offers golf for a significantly discounted price to those that don’t have 4 hours to play a full round and is the only 5-hole rate available on Vancouver Island,” he continued. The Fast Five is a discounted rate of only $15 to play the first five holes at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club; the 5th green is closely located to the clubhouse, making the perfect short loop for time restricted golfers.

  • New LeadForward Grant Tackles Much-Needed Gender Representation In Sport

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    April 9, 2018

    Vancouver, B.C. – viaSport is supporting the advancement of women in sport through a new grant that will provide greater access to leadership opportunities to break down the barriers for female coaches, officials and organizational staff throughout B.C.

    “I congratulate viaSport for offering this important grant to promote gender equity. Having female role models in these key positions in sport is vital to inspiring the next generation,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

    “This funding will make it possible for many British Columbian girls and young women to discover the lifelong skills of resilience and leadership that sport generates – a great thing for our whole society.”

  • Video: Golf As Skee Ball Contest With Jimmy Fallon, Jason Day And Jordan Spieth vs Kids

    Some talented up and coming young golfers paid a visit to the Jimmy Fallon show to take part in a contest showing off their skills. However they didn't realize who they were going to be competing against until Fallon introduced a couple of guys who definitely caught the kids a little off guard.

  • Colwood Greenskeeper Earns Medal For Bravery

    Janson Chapman And Becca Covey At Government House In Victoria, Where Chapman Was Honoured For Saving Covey's Life - Photograph By TIMES COLONIST

    A hiking date on Vancouver Island for two friends turned into a life-saving rescue from the edge of a frigid waterfall that earned Janson Chapman a bravery medal and a lifetime partner.

    Chapman, a golf course greens keeper from Colwood, was one of 46 people honoured Wednesday with medals of service by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette during a ceremony at British Columbia's government house.

    Twenty-two-year-old Chapman said he was on a date last March with Becca Covey near Gold River when she slipped on ice, fell about 15 metres and ended up clinging from a log at the edge of the Lower Myra Falls.

    CLICK HERE to see full story

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  • Are Golf Courses Too Short?

    Image credit (Michael Schroeder/ Golf Canada)

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “Bifurcation” is a word we’re hearing more and more in the world of golf. It means to divide into two parts. But don’t let that simple definition fool you. It’s an increasingly controversial concept that strikes at the heart of the game as we know it.

    The first area of the current bifurcation debate relates to the Rules of Golf. Should there be one set of guidelines for recreational golfers and another for elite amateurs and professionals?

    The second bone of contention, which has set off near panic among many of my colleagues in the golf media and some golf administrators, is this: Are golf courses too short? Do we need to stretch them to 8,000 yards? Do we need to rein in the ever-advancing ball and club technology?

    No. And no.

  • European Tour Video: Top 5 Escapes Of 2017

    Always able to remind us of how talented they are, the European Tour presents their Top 5 'Escapes' of 2017 for our entertainment.

    Some of us may even be able to identify with this...at least in terms of attempting to 'escape' from a perilous position on the golf course.

     

  • Video: Think You Can Hit It Straight? How About 300 Yards Onto A Two-Yard Wide Fairway?

    Once again the lads from the European Tour have given themselves a challenge and put it out there for the rest of us to marvel at.

    Now, we know these guys, like their counterparts on the PGA TOUR and other professional circuits "Are Good"....but do you think one of them could land a ball some 300 yards away and keep it on the fairway...that's only 2 yards wide?

    It is said that the widest fairway in golf is the first hole of the Old Course at St Andrews. But what is the narrowest? Might it be somewhere like Valderrama, perhaps Golf Club Milano, or possibly Crans-sur-Sierre?

    Not even close.

  • Video: European Tour Stars Give Golf Students The Worst Lesson They Can

    3-Time Major Champion Padraig Harrington Gets Close To The Action As He Listens For His Student To Emit The Proper Grunt On His Swing - Image Courtesy European Tour/YouTube

    Ever dreamed of having a one-on-one lesson with a golf legend? How would Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Ian Poulter or Lee Westwood work for you? Expert tuition, unparalleled knowledge and priceless experience imparted in person to you by some of the world's best.

    What a treat...

    Ahead of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the seventh Rolex Series event of the year and the penultimate week of the 2017 Race to Dubai, some lucky fans were given exactly that opportunity at Sun City. The only problem? The players were under strict instructions to do one thing – give the worst golf lessons they possibly could.

    Further to our belief that the European Tour players have more fun, watch this video where four Ryder Cup stars prank real fans by giving the worst golf lessons they can.

     

  • Video: European Tour Fastest Hole Of Golf - Part 2

    You have to love the guys on the European Tour and the fun they bring to the game as evidenced by the videos they put together for our entertainment. Not only do these videos show us the personalities of the players but they serve to also underline just how really talented all these players are even when they're just having fun.

    In this version of an attempt to lead their country to a new Guinness World Records (trademark) title for the Fastest Hole of Golf by a Team of Four, England's Ian Poulter, France's Alex Levy and South Africa's George Coetzee captain their squads in a tremendously exciting, down to the last millisecond finish. 

    Filmed at night in Turkey, the four-man teams have to contend with a hole measuring over 500 yards, a water hazard and a stopwatch.

    The result is closer than anyone could have predicted.

  • Making Time For Pace Of Play

    image courtesy http://www.hanscom.af.mil/

    By Ian Fabian

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to watch a golf television broadcast or read an article pertaining to golf these days without the “Pace of Play” topic being brought up.

    The topic has been directly linked to the subject of “Growing the Game” which is in itself another buzz phrase of the day. One of the main problems, in my estimation, is that absolutely no one believes they’re a slow player and therefore the pace of play has nothing to do with them.

  • Video: How The Pros Prepared For The Presidents Cup: Office Mini-Golf

    Now that the 2017 Presidents Cup is in the books, it's been revealed how the U.S. jump-started their team game...by playing the Internationals in a no-holds-barred game of office mini-golf. 

    Check this out...