• North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong Earns 2016 Web.com Tour Membership

    Eugene Wong Has Played His Way Onto The Web.com Tour For 2016 After A Top Five OOM Finish On The PGA TOUR China In 2015 - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    DONGGUAN, China (December 6)—North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong finished fifth on the 2015 Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series’ Order of Merit, a position that earned him membership on the 2016 Web.com Tour. Wong's fellow British Columbian, Justin Shin from Maple Ride, slipped to 6th spot on the OOM, narrowly missing his ticket to the next level. 

    Besides Wong other players moving to the Web.com Tour are Australia’s Bryden Macpherson, New Zealand’s Josh Geary and China’s Xinjun Zhang and Zecheng Dou. The players received their membership cards during a ceremony following the final event of the season, the Capital Airlines – HNA Real Estate Championship.

  • PGA TOUR China Announces Site And Dates For Global Qualifying

    Maple Ridge, BC's Justin Shin Was The 2015 Medallist And Currently Sits 5th On The OOM And In Position To Earn Membership On The 2016 Web.com Tour - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Graig Abel

    BEIJING, China – The Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA TOUR China Series announced that OCT Kunming Wind Valley Club in Yunnan Province will host both of the Tour’s Global Qualifying Tournaments in 2016, events open to players from every country but China.

    The application deadline for the first Qualifying Tournament is January 4, 2016, the deadline for the Second Qualifying Tournament January 11, 2016. The first 2016 Qualifying Tournament will be January 12-15, with the second Qualifying Tournament the following week (January 19-22).

  • Ten Canadians, Including 3 From B.C. Head Into LPGA Final Qualifying

    Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Is One Of Three BC Women Who Will Be Teeing Up At The Final Stage Of LPGA Qualifying This Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada with files from the LPGA

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Final Stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament begins Wednesday, December 2 and concludes on Sunday, December 6 at LPGA International, Jones and Hills Courses.

    There are 157 players in the field – including 10 Canadians – competing for LPGA Tour membership on the 2016 LPGA priority list.

  • Four More Canadians Move On To Web.com Q-School Finals, Five From B.C. In Total

    North Vancouver's Eugene Wong Is One Of Five British Columbians Who Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Qualifying On Dec. 10th - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    Four more Canucks advanced to the final stage of Web.com Tour Q-School on Nov. 20th, playing at two locations in the U.S.

    Lucas Kim was the low scorer for the Canadians, carding 11-under thru 72 holes to finish alone in third place at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club in Plantation, Fla. Just sneaking inside the cut line was Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., who posted a 3-under score to finish T20.

    In California, Calgary’s Ryan Yip finished at 8-under (69-69-70-72) to finish in a tie for fifth. Not far behind was Matt McQuillan of Kingston, Ont., who carded a total score of 5-under (69-71-70-73) to finish T15.

  • Crown Isle Resort And Golf Community To Host Q-School Through 2020

    Crown Isle Resort Will Host The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Qualifying Tournaments In Each Of The Next Five Seasons - Image Courtesy Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

    (Oakville, Ont.) – Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community will host one of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s Qualifying Tournaments in each of the next five seasons, it was announced Wednesday.

    Located in Courtenay, British Columbia, the 7,025 yard Graham Cooke and Associates layout has hosted qualifying tournaments in each of the past two years, with the 2016 tournament taking place May 2-6.

    A full schedule of Mackenzie Tour qualifying dates and sites as well as the format for qualifying will be announced in the coming weeks.

  • USGA And FOX Sports Announce Premiere Of '2015 U.S. Open: Spieth's Northwest Conquest'

    Jordan Spieth Casually Hangs On To The U.S. Open Trophy While Addressing The Media After His Dramatic Win At Chambers Bay In The 2015 U.S. Open Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    FAR HILLS, N.J. (Nov. 19, 2015) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Fox Sports have announced the premiere of their film celebrating the 2015 U.S. Open Championship.

    Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm, the one-hour film, 2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest, will debut in the U.S. on Thursday, Nov. 26 on Fox (approximately 4 p.m. EST; check local listings) following the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.

    The film will be rebroadcast at 4:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 29, on Fox Sports 1.

  • Danny King Wins 3rd PGA Championship Of Canada Title

    Danny King Became The First In PGA Of Canada Association History To Win Three National Championships In The Same Calendar Year - Image Courtesy PGA Of Canada

    [BUCKEYE, ARIZ.]—Danny King capped off his 2015 championship season in memorable fashion, capturing the Titleist & FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada. With the win, King becomes the first person in association history to win three PGA of Canada national championships in the same calendar year.

    He previously won this year's PGA Championship of Canada at Cabot Links and the PGA Team Championship of Canada (with partner Billy Walsh). The head teaching professional at The Performance Academy at Magna also becomes just the third player to have won three or more PGA Club Professional Championships.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Dan Halldorson

    by Dan Pino/ Golf Canada

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the entire golf community mourns the loss of Daniel (Dan) Albert Halldorson who passed away on November 18, 2015 at the age of 63.

    Halldorson suffered a major stroke on Monday, November 16 at his home in Cambridge, Illinois and passed away two days later in hospital. He is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Angela, son Mark, three grandchildren and countless friends across the Canadian and International golf community.

  • Four Canadians Advance To Final Stage Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    Burnaby, B.C. Native Devin Carrey, Shown Here After Winning The Golden Ears Open At Pitt Meadows GC On The Vancouver Golf Tour, Has Moved A Step Closer To The PGA TOUR Dream - Image Courtesy VGT

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    Four Canadians finished inside the cut of T21 (plus ties) on Friday to advance to the final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School. The Canucks were in action at two separate 72-hole stroke-play events contested at different sites in the U.S.

    In Texas, Canadians Devin Carrey of Burnaby, B.C. and Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont., cracked the top-10 at the Clubs of Kingwood-Deerwood to punch their ticket to the final stage.

  • Surrey’s Young Pro Squad Member Adam Svensson Monday Qualifies For RSM Classic

    Surrey, British Columbia's Adam Svensson Will Be Teeing It Up On The PGA TOUR This Week At The RSM Classic After Monday Qualifying In Brunswick, Ga - File Photo

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., qualified for the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic on Monday at the Brunswick Country Club.

    Svensson became one of four qualifiers after advancing via a five-way playoff at 2-under par. The 21-year-old will head to Sea Island Resort to vie for his share of the $5.7 million purse, with action getting underway Thursday.

  • Five BCer’s Compete In Stage II Of Web.com Qualifying School

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    The second stage of Web.com Tour qualifying school kicked off Tuesday at separate sites across the U.S. going from Nov. 10–13 with 13 Canadians in the field including two from British Columbia. The week following, another 10 Canucks with three hailing from B.C. will tee-it-up at two separate events to complete stage II of qualifying.

  • PGA Championship Of Canada Moves West

    The Historic Victoria Golf Club Will Play Host To The 2016 PGA of Canada Championship - Image Courtesy Victoria GC

    (ACTON, ONT.)—The PGA of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious championship is heading to the west coast in 2016.The Victoria Golf Club hosts the PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf June 12-16, 2016.

    “We are very excited about the opportunity to take our PGA Championship of Canada sponsored by Mr. Lube and presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf to Canada’s west coast and the marvelous Victoria Golf Club,” said PGA of Canada president Constant Priondolo.

    “Next year’s championship will undoubtedly be a success story thanks to the marriage of a one-of-a-kind-facility like Victoria and a best-in-class event such as the PGA Championship of Canada.”

  • PGA Of BC Names 2015 Award Recipients

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    OCTOBER 14, 2015

    Richmond, BC (PGA OF BC) - On Wednesday October 14, 2015 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, the PGA of British Columbia recognized the proud achievements of its members at the 2015 PGA of BC Awards Celebration.

    Sixteen awards were presented Wednesday night, preceded by a special presentation by the ALS Society of British Columbia. The PGA of BC has supported the Society for 10 years with its Golfathon for ALS fundraisers across the province, and has raised just shy of $1.2 million for the duration of the program.

  • PGA Of BC Names 2015 Scholarship And Bursary Recipients

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of BC) - The PGA of BC is proud to announce the recipients of both the 2015 Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary, as well as the Jim Gibson Scholarship.

    This recognition program is designed to honour individuals in the golf community that exhibit qualities such as volunteerism, selflessness, passion, and dedication to the game.

    The Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary recognizes an individual who demonstrates an extraordinary desire and passion to to use their abilities to make a difference in the lives of others, setting an example of "giving back" with which all PGA of BC members are proud to be associated.

  • Victoria, B.C.’s Cory Renfrew Earns His Way Into PGA TOUR Season Opener

    Victoria's Cory Renfrew Was The Low Monday Qualifier For The PGA TOUR's Season Opening Frys.com Event - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    courtesy Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    Victoria native Cory Renfrew posted a 7-under 65 to earn medalist honours at the Monday Qualifier for the Frys.com Open – the season-opening event on the PGA TOUR.

    The 29-year-old collected eight birdies en route to a four-stroke victory over runners-up Ben Geyer, Eric Hallberg and David Bradshaw. The quartet completed the full field of 144 hoping to notch a win at Silverado Country Club in Napa, Calif.

  • B.C.’s Nick Taylor PGA TOUR Rookie Of The Year Finalist

    Nick Taylor Was The Lone Rookie To Win On The PGA TOUR This Year - Image Courtesy PGA TOUR

    Abbotsford, B.C.'s Nick Taylor has been named a finalist for PGA TOUR rookie of the year.

    A graduate from the Web.com Tour a year ago, Taylor won his first PGA TOUR title in just his fourth start at the Sanderson Farms Championship. 

    The former top-ranked amateur in the world went on to finish 101st in FedEx Cup standings and 93rd on the tour money list ($1,072,360), recording one top-10 finish and two top 25s with 17 made cuts.

  • Golfers Ready To Light Up Rio

    From (L-R) Paula Reto, Caroline Masson, Maraijo Uribe, Julietta Granada, Shanshan Feng And Canada's Alena Sharp On The Ferry From Evian To Lausanne, Switzerland - image courtesy igf golf

    courtesy International Golf Federation and Ladies European Tour

    From the shores of Lake Geneva to the fairways of Rio de Janeiro, the world’s top women golfers had a taste of what to expect in 2016 when they paid a visit to the Olympic Museum and IOC Headquarters ahead of the Evian Championship.

    Seven golfers from five continents, all with aspirations of going to the 2016 Rio Olympics, played a nearest to the pin contest before taking a guided tour of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland and posing in front of the Olympic Flame.

    Shanshan Feng (China), Julieta Granada (Paraguay), Fabienne In-Albon (Switzerland), Caroline Masson (Germany), Paula Reto (South Africa), Alena Sharp (Canada) and Maria Uribe (Colombia) were all inspired to realize their own Olympic dreams as they learned about past records and heroes.

  • Canada’s Adam Svensson Takes 36-Hole Lead At Winco Foods Portland Open

    Adam Svensson Will Try To Take His 36-Hole Lead All The Way To A Victory On Sunday In The WinCo Foods Portland Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Release

    North Plains, Ore. – Canada’s Adam Svensson fired a 5-under-par 66 at Witch Hollow Golf Club at Pumpkin Ridge in the second round and grabbed the lead at the halfway point of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz, the finale to the Web.com Tour Regular Season.

    The 21-year-old Tour rookie’s 12-under-par 130 total is good for a one-stroke cushion over PGA TOUR veteran Dicky Pride (66).

    Overnight leader Curtis Thompson (70) and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica alum Ryan Sullivan (67) sit in a tie for third at 10-under-par.

    Three back in a tie for fifth are four-time TOUR winner Tim Herron (65) and former PAC-12 Player of the Year Michael Kim (68).

  • Thompson Sets Record, BC's Svensson Just 2 Shots Back In Winco Portland Open

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Is Just Two Back In The Web.com Tour's Winco Foods Portland Open After An Opening Round 64

    For Immediate Release

    North Plains, Ore. – Rookie Curtis Thompson fired a course-record, 9-under 62 Thursday and grabbed the first-round lead at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final event on the Web.com Tour’s regular season schedule.

    Thompson, older brother to LPGA star Lexi, chalked up nine birdies in a flawless trip around the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge in suburban Portland to take a two-shot lead over Canada’s Adam Svensson, who's bogey-free round included 7 birdies.

  • Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Women’s Open For 3rd Time, Brooke Henderson Wins Canadian Hearts

    Stacy Lewis Congratulates Lydia Ko After Ko Made The Putt To Win The CP Canadian Women's Open In A Playoff - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau

    It may be time for the City of Coquitlam to rename itself ‘Koquitlam’ in honour of Lydia Ko.

    For the second time since 2012, the New Zealand citizen has won the Canadian Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club. Add in Ko’s 2013 triumph at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton and Ko has won three of the last four Canadian Women’s Opens.

    But it wasn’t easy for Ko, who had to survive a playoff with American Stacy Lewis, who shot a (-5) round of 67 to tie Ko at (-12) for the tournament.