• 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.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor’s Fast Start; Allenby Advances In Europe; Cordova Bay Wins RBC Scramble

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor Is Off To A Good Start For The 2017-18 PGA TOUR Season - Image Courtesy SportBox

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor has his 2018 PGA TOUR season off to a fast start. After finishing tied for ninth at the season-opening Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., Taylor followed up with a tie for 13th place Sunday at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

    Taylor closed with a seven-under par 65 to finish at 12-under par. That was 12 shots behind winner Pat Perez, who beat runner-up Keegan Bradley by four strokes. Taylor has made $292,450 in the first two events of the 2018 season and stands ninth on the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup points list.

  • 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

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    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).

  • Adam Svensson Falls Victim To Missed Cuts & Late Withdrawals At Web.com Tour Championship

    Surrey Native Adam Svensson Narrowly Missed Out On His PGA TOUR Card After Two Missed Cuts In A Row And More Than A Dozen Players Chose Not To Play In The Final Round Of The Weather-Delayed Web.com Tour Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    When the Web.com Tour postponed the final round of its Tour Championship until Monday because of inclement weather on Sunday, more than a dozen players who had made the cut and completed their third rounds withdrew from the tournament.

    Even though he missed the cut in the last two Finals events, Surrey’s Adam Svensson was still projected to be 25th -- good enough to get the final PGA TOUR card -- when the third round of the Tour Championship concluded on Saturday.

    However, those late player withdrawals, combined with the two missed cuts, likely cost Surrey’s Adam Svensson his PGA TOUR card.

  • Allenby Closes Out Record Setting Year In Style With Vancouver Open Win

    The 2017 Vancouver Open Champion, James Allenby, Poses With Winning Trophy And A Big Cheque 

    Courtesy Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT)/Fraser Mulholland

    Langley’s James Allenby rose to the top against many of the PACIFIC NORTHWEST’S top Pros at the Johnston Meier Insurance Vancouver Open this weekend at Northview Golf & Country Club.

    Allenby’s win came in dramatic fashion, closing his final round out in style with a 2-putt birdie en route to a stellar round of 6-under par 66 and a one-shot win over Victoria’s Steven Lecuyer and Oregon’s Nick Sherwood.

    Allenby’s 3-day total of 69, 70, 66 (-11) bettered a full field of 142 players including 48 Professionals heralding from as far east as Edmonton, Alberta to as far south as Albany, Oregon.

  • Phil Jonas Wins PGA Of BC Club Professional Championship

    A Final-Round 66 Secured A Two-Stroke Triumph For Phil Jonas In The PGA Of BC Club Professional Championship At Victoria Golf Club - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    VICTORIA, BC,  September 19, 2017 (PGA of British Columbia) - Phil Jonas separated himself from the field to win the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of BC Club Professional Championship presented by Oakcreek Golf & Turf at Victoria Golf Club.

    Jonas (Philip Jonas Golf Academy) fired a tournament-low, 4-under-par round of 66 on the esteemed Oak Bay course to finish with a 36-hole total of 3-under-par 137, beating out Matthew Palsenbarg (Northview Golf Academy) by two strokes to claim the Dick Munn Memorial Trophy.

  • Marc-Etienne Bussieres Wins PGA Assistants' Championship Of Canada At Richmond CC

    Marc-Etienne Bussieres Closed With A Final-Round 6-under 66, Making An Eagle And Three Birdies Over The Final Nine Holes To Win The PGA Assistants Championship - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada 

    [RICHMOND, B.C., Sept. 14, 2017]—Marc-Etienne Bussieres parlayed an incredible final nine holes at Richmond Country Club into a win at the PGA Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

    Bussieres closed with a final-round 6-under-par 66, making an eagle and three birdies over the final nine holes to chase down and eventually pass his good friend Sonny Michaud.

  • Stinson, Allenby Players To Beat At Vancouver Open

    Vancouver Golf Tour’s Flagship Event Begins Friday At Northview Golf Club - Image Courtesy Northview Golf Club

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Vancouver Golf Tour commissioner Fraser Mulholland chuckled when asked if he had been able to talk Adam Hadwin into defending his Vancouver Open title this weekend at Northview Golf Club. “Not quite,” Mulholland says. “We’re glad to not have him in the field if we can watch him play the Tour Championship for $10 million. It’s just so great for him to be hitting all these milestones.”

    Hadwin, a three-time winner of the Vancouver Open -- including last year at Pagoda Ridge in Langley -- will be wrapping up his spectacular PGA TOUR season this weekend at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Then it’s on to the Presidents Cup, where the Abbotsford native will play for captain Nick Price’s International team.

  • Surrey’s Adam Svensson Looking To Realize Childhood Dream By Locking Up PGA TOUR Card

    Adam Svensson (R) Has A Virtual Lock On His PGA TOUR Card For 2018 And Fellow British Columbian Roger Sloan (L) Is Right On The Verge Of Joining Him - Image Credit BC Golf

    By BRAD ZIEMER, British Columbia Golf

    It was the biggest putt of Adam Svensson’s life and he still doesn’t quite know how he made it. “I was shaking,” Svensson said of the 15-foot birdie putt he faced on the 18th green Sunday at the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open.

    Svensson had glanced at the scoreboard and knew that if he made the putt he would move inside the top five and make enough money to virtually lock up his 2018 PGA TOUR card.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Big Bonus For du Toit; Kelly Takes Down The Bear; Hadwin Off To Atlanta

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Has Had A Pretty Solid Start To His Pro Career, Earning Canadian Player Of The Year Honours On The PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour Circuit - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He wasn’t happy with the way he finished his round, but Kimberley’s Jared du Toit hung on to win Canadian Player of the Year honours on the PGA Tour Canada-Mackenzie Tour circuit.

    That award, sponsored by Freedom 55 Financial, carries a hefty $25,000 bonus and du Toit said it helped soothe the frustration he was feeling about ending his round Sunday with three straight bogeys.

    Du Toit closed with an even-par 70 to finish the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship in London, Ont., at 10-under par and tied for 17th place. He finished the season 23rd on the money list with $26,233, although he made more than that in unofficial money on Sunday.

  • Championship Pairing And Starting Times

    The starting tee time for the Pacifi Links Bear Mountain Championship have been released and there are some marquee pairings to follow...

  • Richmond Country Club Hosts PGA Assistants’ Championship Of Canada Presented By Callaway Golf Canada

    The 54-hole National Championship Takes Place Sept. 18-20 At The Richmond Country Club And Features A Field Stacked With Talent - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Via PGA of Canada (Chris Fry)

    [RICHMOND, B.C.]—British Columbia’s fourth-largest city is set to host the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf.

    “The PGA of Canada is excited about visiting the beautiful province of British Columbia and the highly-regarded Richmond Country Club,” says PGA of Canada president Steve Wood. “The PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada presented by Callaway Golf annually features some of the best players in our association and this year is no different.”

  • Lethbridge To Host Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Event In 2018

    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — Next up on the tee, the Paradise Canyon Golf Resort.

    That was the word coming from the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada when they announced they’ve added another stop in Alberta during the 2018 season. The event, which is in addition to already existing stops in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray, will be held sometime in late June.

  • Abbotsford's Taylor Can't Wait 'Til Next Year... Starting Next Month

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor Reflected On A Positive 2017 PGA TOUR Season And Is Already Looking Ahead To Next Year, Which Is Only A Month Away With The New PGA TOUR Schedule - Image Courtesy Sky Sports

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor says he will take many positives from his just-concluded 2017 PGA TOUR season and can’t wait until next year. He won’t have to wait long. The 2018 PGA TOUR campaign starts in just over a month at the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif., which goes Oct. 13-16.

    Until then, Taylor will enjoy some down time and work on sharpening the one part of his game that he felt at times let him down this past season. That would be his putting. “On the greens I wasn’t great this year putting, so I think that is an area where I can get better,” Taylor said in an interview with British Columbia Golf.

  • Video: Phil Mickelson Gets Advice From Young Fan Then Says, "You Can Caddy For Me Anytime"

    Long a fan favourite on the PGA TOUR, Phil Mickelson, playing in the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, asked a young fan what he would do in this situation after 'Lefty' had found the left rough off the tee.

    The young man, whose name is Riley, offered a quick no-nonsense reply, "If I could hit my 3-wood 260 I would probably go for it." It seems the gallery along with Mickelson, who said, "I like the way you think," felt that was the best strategy and the 3-time Masters Champion loaded up his 3-wood from the rough and let fly.

    Following the shot, which appeared to turn out quite well, Mickelson turned to the youngster, smiled and said, "Riley, you can caddy for me anytime."

    Watch the interaction below. 

     

  • Four Canadians In Web.com Tour Finals Include B.C.’s Sloan And Svensson

    Merritt, B.C.'s Roger Sloan (L) And Surrey's Adam Svensson (R) Are Looking To Earn PGA TOUR Cards For Next Year As They Play The Web.com Finals This Week - Image Credits- Alfie Lau (Sloan)/ SportBox (Svensson) 

    Written by Austin Stanton / Golf Canada

    Four Canadians will be in the field this week at the first Web.com Tour Finals event the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Charity Championship at Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Arlington, Ohio. Leading the way with his PGA TOUR card already locked up is Thornhill, Ont., native Ben Silverman.

    Silverman is playing the best golf of his professional career with four top-10s in his last four starts – including his first career Web.com Tour win at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper.

    He finished the regular season No. 10 on the Web.com Tour Money List securing one of 25 cards available in the regular season and will be jockeying for priority on the PGA TOUR card list during the Finals.

    Joining Silverman in Ohio are fellow Canadians Corey Conners (Listowel, Ont.), Roger Sloan (Merritt, B.C.),and Adam Svensson (Surrey, B.C.).

  • Sung Hyun Park Wins CP Women’s Open, Canada’s Henderson 12th

    Korea's Sung Hyun Park Holds The Trophy After Winning The CP Women's Open At The Ottawa Hunt Club - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    (Sunday, August 27th) OTTAWA – Now that she’s won two LPGA championships, Sung Hyun Park is finally going to get to see the biggest attraction in her home away from home.

    Park shot a 7-under 64 to finish at 13-under par to win the CP Women’s Open on Sunday, five weeks after winning the U.S. Women’s Open. Both wins came in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour and she feels it’s time for a rest, so she’s returning to her North American home in Orlando to relax.

    “I’ve never been to Disney World. I think I’ve got to go this time,” said Park through a translator. “I have a dog named Ato. It’s been a while since I’ve seen my dog, so I’m planning to play with my dog during my vacation.”

  • John Shin Captures PGA Of BC Championship Title In Playoff

    Northview Golf Academy's John Shin Holds The William Thompson Trophy As The 2017 PGA of BC Champion After Prevailing In A Playoff At Capilano GC - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

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    AUGUST 25, 2017 - WEST VANCOUVER, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - John Shin endured in a thrilling finish Friday to capture the TaylorMade & adidas Golf PGA of BC Championship presented by Axis Insurance Managers.

    After carding a 4-under-par round of 68 to reach 3-under for the 36-hole championship, Shin went on to defeat Brady Stead on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to secure the title at Capilano Golf & Country Club.

  • One Of The Best Fields Ever Compete In Boeing Classic This Week At Snoqualmie Ridge

    image courtesy Boeing Classic

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    SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2017 – The list of 78 PGA TOUR Champions golfers who will compete in the 13th annual Boeing Classic Aug. 21-27 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for a $2.1 million purse has been finalized and adds up to being one of the most impressive fields of legendary golfers to ever play in the Pacific Northwest.

    “This field of PGA Champions Tour Players is truly amazing and we’re thrilled that golf fans in the Seattle area will get an up-close opportunity to see the very best led by Seattle’s hometown favorite Fred Couples,” said Boeing Classic Executive Director Brian Flajole.

    “This field is truly a collection of the who’s who of legendary golfers, which will make for a very exciting and competitive week of world-class golf on a great course with breathtaking views.”