• Taylor Tracking In Top 10 Weekly Rankings

    A Tie For Tenth At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Shot Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Up 72 Places In The World Golf Rankings This Week - Image Courtesy SkySports/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    BC Golfers continue to make their mark in the Top 10 rankings in Canada. This week it's Abbotsford's Nick Taylor who made the biggest move, jumping up 72 places in the WGR while his Ledgeview clubmate, Adam Hadwin, continues to hold down the number one ranking by a male professional golfer in the country. 

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Top 10 At Pebble Gives Taylor Some Breathing Room

    Since Winning The Sanderson Farms Championship, Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Has Been Looking For More Performances Like The One He Had This Week At Pebble Beach - Image Courtesy Sky Sports

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor won the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship in just his fourth start as a PGA TOUR regular, he earned more than just the $720,000 US top prize.

    Taylor was also awarded a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR. In other words, he had that precious commodity of job security on the PGA TOUR. That exemption expires after the 2017 season, meaning Taylor is playing with some extra pressure this year.

  • BC's Hadwin Moves To Number One In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Adam Hadwin's steady play to start the year has seen him climb up the Canadian and World Golf Rankings - Image Courtesy Adam Hadwin Website

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin jumped to the top of the Canadian Men's Professional Golf Rankings after picking up world ranking points in  5 straight PGA TOUR events. He's climbed 79 places in the world ranking since the start of the year.

    Also of note was the huge leap made by Coquitlam's Henry Lee who leapt 282 sport in the world rankings after his performance for the University of Washington in the Arizona Intercollegiate.

  • Six Canadians Qualify For PGA Tour Lationamérica Status In 2017

    Clockwise From Top Left: Devin Carrey, David Rose, Patrick Williams, Matt Hill, Russell Budd & Ally Tidcombe Have All Earned Status On The PGA TOUR Lationamérica Circuit For 2017

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The remaining two of four PGA Tour Latinoamérica Qualifying Tournaments came to a close on Friday in Argentina and Colombia, with three more Canadians earning status in 2017.

    In total, six Canadians have earned status on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica by way of Q-school. The Canucks were led by Nova Scotia’s Ally Tidcombe, who finished solo fourth at the Argentina event for the strongest finish by a Canadian. With the result, Tidcombe is exempt through the first half of the season (subject to reshuffle for second half).

  • Stand Together To #ERASEBULLYING In #Sport

    A sport environment in which participants - athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials - are exposed to negative experiences such as bullying can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.

    55% of BC sports organizations surveyed know of athletes who have dropped out of #sport because of bullying. 

    That’s why viaSport and the Government of B.C. have launched a new #ERASEbullying initiative for every provincial and local sport organization, and all B.C. citizens.

    Click HERE or on the image above to take the online Erase Bullying in Sport pledge. 

    On February 22, 2017, provincial sport organizations will celebrate the Province’s first Declaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport across B.C.

    Learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved as an organization or individual at www.viaSport.ca./erasebullying

  • BC’s Adam Hadwin Finishes Second At PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Followed His Record-Setting 59 In The 3rd Round To Stand-Alone 2nd Place Finish At The PGA TOUR's CareerBuilder Challenge In La Quinta - Image Courtesy AdamHadwin.com

    Golf Canada / PGA Tour Communications

    LA QUINTA, Calif. – Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.

    Swafford shot a 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to finish the three-course, pro-am event at 20-under 268. Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C.,came back with a 70 after his third-round 59 to finish second.

  • 2017 Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Qualifying Tournament: Full Information

    The 2017 Qualifying Tournament will take place at five sites in 2017 Including Crown Isle On Vancouver Island - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/PGA TOUR)

    How and when to sign up for this year's Q-Schools

    The application for the 2017 Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Tournament will be open to the public on January 19th at 12 p.m. ET.

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION

    You may access more information about the format, entry fees, field size, eligiblity and more at the above link prior to 12 p.m. ET on January 19th.

    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

    • The application will be available online only
    • Payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard only
    • The application will go live at 12 p.m. ET

    NOTE: Applicant may only play one site. Once applicant is assigned a site, it may not be changed. Sites will be assigned in the order the applications are received.

    Should an applicant withdraw within one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $1000 will be assessed. Should they withdraw prior to one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $250 will be assessed.

    No refunds will be issued to contestants after they have started play in the Qualifying Tournament. Contestants who withdraw during the round may be subject to disciplinary action.

    Full refunds will be offered to those who withdraw while on the alternate list.

  • Birdies, A Bride And Maybe A Win In Hadwin’s Plans For 2017

    Abbotsford Pro Adam Hadwin Is Set To Return To PGA TOUR After Fruitful Fall Season - Image Courtesy adamhadwin.com

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Personally and professionally, Adam Hadwin figures 2017 is going to be a great year. The former seems a given, as Hadwin will marry his fiancee, Jessica Dawn, in a late March ceremony in the Arizona desert. But Hadwin is also expecting 2017 to be a significant year on the golf course.

    Now in his third year as a PGA TOUR regular, the 29-year-old Abbotsford pro is adamant that he is ready to win on golf’s biggest stage.

  • Chilliwack's Clapp Milking This Job For All It’s Worth

    Chilliwack's Brad Clapp (L) With Some Of His 'Cow-orkers' - Image Courtesy Brad Clapp & Betsy (R)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    You’ve probably heard all about the glamorous life of a professional golfer, right? The big pay-cheques, the courtesy cars, the five-star hotels.

    Well, Brad Clapp would like to welcome you to his world.

    Clapp, a regular and past winner on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit, is spending the winter working on a dairy farm. And man, will he have some stories to tell on the driving range when the Mackenzie Tour tees off its 2017 season this spring.

  • Canadian Corey Conners Posts First Career Top-5 At Web.com Tour Season Opener

    Canada's Corey Conners Recorded A T5 In His First Start On The Web.com Tour - Image Credit Golf Canada (Chuck Russell)

    PGA Tour media with files from Golf Canada

    GREAT EXUMA, Bahamas – Kyle Thompson took home his fifth career Web.com Tour title in paradise Wednesday at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay with his third consecutive round of 2-under 70.

    The 37-year-old finished as the runner-up at the Web.com Tour season opener a year ago in Panama, but edged out Andrew Yun and Nicholas Thompson by two shots this year with a 2-under 286 in the Tour’s first ever Sunday – Wednesday tournament format.

  • B.C. Golf Community Mourns The Passing Of Ward Stouffer

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Ward Stouffer, who spent more than 20 years as head professional and director of golf at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay, passed away Thursday, January 5th. He was 56.

    Friends and playing competitors remember Stouffer, who stood about 6-feet, 8 inches, as a gentle giant with a heart of gold who hit the ball a mile.

  • PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Holds On To Win Aruba Cup

    Image Credit Enrique Berardi/PGA TOUR -  Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brian Decker/ Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

    A late rally by the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada fell short on Saturday at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf, giving PGA TOUR Latinoamérica victory in the first-ever Aruba Cup.

    Though the Mackenzie Tour put together a valiant charge, winning five of the first seven singles matches of the day, it wasn’t enough to overcome a daunting 8.5-1.5 deficit, with Latinoamérica prevailing by a 13-7 final score over the three-day match play competition between the two Tours.

  • Tiger Woods Signs Multi-year Deal with Bridgestone Golf

    Former No. 1 in World Golf Rankings Tiger Woods To Play Bridgestone Tour B330-S Golf Ball - Image Courtesy Bridgestone Golf


    COVINGTON, Ga. (December 15, 2016) – Bridgestone Golf, a leading manufacturer of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – announced that it has signed Tiger Woods to a multi-year agreement to exclusively play and promote its high-performance golf balls. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

    Woods, whose decorated career includes a record run of 683 weeks as the top-ranked golfer in the world, selected the Bridgestone Tour B330-S ball after thoroughly testing it against competing models from all major brands.

  • Maple Ridge's Justin Shin Among Four Canadians Earning Web.com Tour Status At Q-School

    Justin Shin From Maple Ridge Was The Top Finisher From BC Among The 10 Canadians Who Took Part In The Final Stage At Web.com Tour Q-School Coming In T35 - Image Golf Canada

    Golf Canada

    Winter Garden, FL - Thornhill, Ont., native Ben Silverman tied for 6th and led the way for the 10-player Canadian contingent taking part in the final stage of Web.com Tour qualifying at Orange County National near Orlando, Fla.

    Silverman birdied three of his last five holes to finish at four under on the day and 10-under overall, seven shots back of the winning score. By virtue of finishing in the top 10, Silverman is guaranteed spots in the Tour’s first 12 events of 2017.

    Calgary’s Ryan Yip carded had a 70 on Sunday to tie for 23rd at 6-under. Justin Shin of Maple Ridge, B.C., fired a 69 for a share of 35th at 4-under. Listowel, Ont., native and Team Canada Young Pro Corey Conners tied for 42nd at 3-under.

  • Three From BC Among 10 Canadians Set To Compete For Status At Web.com Q-school

    From L-R: Seann Harlingten Of West Vancouver, Adam Cornelson Of Langley & Justin Shin From Maple Ridge, Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School This Week - BC Golf Image

    Golf Canada

    The Web.com Tour prepares to host its final stage of qualifying this week from Dec. 8-11 in Winter Garden, Fla., where 10 Canadians including three from British Columbia will compete for 2017 playing status.

    The Canadian contingent will battle against 150-plus athletes in the 72-hole stroke play event, with players finishing inside the Top-45 (plus ties) earning guaranteed starts for the beginning of the 2017 campaign.

  • Victoria’s Bear Mountain To Once Again Host The Champions Tour As 2017 Schedule Announced

    The 2016 Winner Of The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, Colin Montgomerie, Advocated For Having The Event Return To Victoria Locale And He'll Get His Wish - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Champions Tour announced today its 2017 tournament schedule, featuring 26 official tournaments and two “Challenge Season” events.

    The 23-event regular season will again highlight the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, which will be used to determine the season-long Charles Schwab Cup champion. The Tour will contest events in four countries and 18 states, with total prize money of $55.7 million (U.S).

    Canada will once again have two Champions Tour stops. The Shaw Charity Classic will be played September 1-3 at Canyon Meadows G & Country Club in Calgary.

    The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be contested at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. from September 15 – 17.

  • Jessica Wallace Trading In Her Clubs For A Calculator

    Two-Time B.C. Junior Girls Champion Jessica Wallace Is Stepping Away From Professional Golf And Hopes To Become A Certified Public Accountant - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was Jessica Wallace’s best year on the Symetra Tour and it will also be her last. Wallace, the two-time B.C. Junior Girls champion from Langley who has spent the past four and half years chasing her professional golfing dream, has decided to step away from the game she loves.

    “It’s something that has been in the back of my mind for a couple of years,” says Wallace. “I have always been someone who has had a backup plan in my head even through I had my primary goal. I have always been thinking what would I like to do outside of golf.”

  • Nine Canadians Ready For Final Stage Of LPGA Q-School

    Megan Osland Is One Of Two BC Players From Kelowna, Along With Samantha Richdale, Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of LPGA Tour Q-School This Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada with files from the LPGA Tour

    DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – The LPGA Tour will host the Final Stage of its Qualifying Tournament this week (November 30 – December 4), where nine Canadians will be among the 157 player-field competing for 20 full LPGA Tour cards and 25 partial cards.

    The ladies will alternate over the first four rounds between the Jones and Hills courses at LPGA International. There will be a cut to the top 70 and ties after the fourth round. The final-round will be contested on the Hills course. Play will begin at 8 a.m. all five days.

  • Justin Shin 9th Canadian To Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    Justin Shin From Maple Ridge Is The Latest Canadian To Play His Way Into The Final Round Of Web.com Tour Q-School - Image Credit (Golf Canada/Graig Abel)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Maple Ridge, B.C., product Justin Shin finished 9th on the PGA Tour China’s Order of Merit to become the latest Canadian to earn a spot in Web.com Tour’s third and final stage of qualifying in December.

    The former Team Canada Amateur Squad member finished with a share of ninth this past weekend at PGA Tour China’s Buick Open, bringing his season earnings total to $362,118 through 13 events.

  • Field Announced For Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Is One Of No Less Than 8 Canadians Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School Next Week - Image Courtesy PGA Tour Canada

    A field of 150-plus aspiring Web.com Tour players is set to compete at Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament next month in Winter Garden, Florida, in hopes of securing strong Web.com Tour status for the 2017 season.

    After spending the past three years at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the all-important Final Stage will relocate to the Orlando suburbs for this year's 72-hole event, with participants playing 36 holes each at Orange County National Golf Club's Crooked Cat and Panther Lake courses.