• Five From B.C. Included In The Ten Canadians To Advance Through Stage 1 Of Web.com Tour Q-School

    B.C.'s Kaleb Gorbahn Of Smithers (Shown Here) Is One Of Ten Canadians Who Are Moving On To The Second Stage Of The 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying School As Play Concluded Friday (Oct. 12.) At Events Taking Place Across The United States - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Written by Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Kaleb Gorbahn of Smithers, B.C., finished runner up at 8-under, while Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., tied for 17th after finishing 2-under at the Dayton Valley, Nev., qualifying event, where the top 22 positions and tied advanced.

    Click here for the leaderboard.

  • Kelowna's Megan Osland Wins NWGA Event While Setting Course And Tour Record

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland won the National Women’s Golf Association's 54-hole Pro Tournament that was held at the Preserve at Turnbull Bay in New Smyrna Beach Florida from September 29th – October 1st.

  • PGA Of BC Names Provincial Recipients Of 2018 Awards

    Hall Of Fame Golf Writer Brad Ziemer, Now A Fixture With British Columbia Golf, Received The PGA of BC Arv Olson Media Personnel Of The Year Award From The PGA of BC For The 2nd Time, Becoming The First Two-Time Winner Of The Award - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    OCTOBER 10, 2018 - RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) - The PGA of BC proudly named the provincial recipients of its annual honours for 2018 during the Association's Awards Celebration presented by Replay Golf Supplies on Wednesday evening at the River Rock Casino Resort.

  • Zibrik Comes From Behind To Capture PGA Of BC Women's Championship Presented By Dexim Golfwear

    Ashley Zibrik (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) Holds The Trophy After Winning The PGA of BC Women's Championship Presented By Dexim Golfwear At Point Grey Golf & Country Club. The Victory Was Zibrik's Second In The event, Coupled With Her Triumph In 2012 - Image Credit PGA of BC

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    October 3, 2018 - VANCOUVER, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – Ashley Zibrik captured her second career title in the PGA of BC Women’s Championship presented by Dexim Golfwear at Point Grey Golf & Country Club, topping one of the strongest fields the tournament has ever seen in its return as a standalone event.

    Zibrik (Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club) recorded 40 stableford points in Wednesday’s final round, making six birdies against two bogeys, to reach a total of 74 points over the tournament’s 36 holes and earn a three-point victory. Also the PGA of BC Women’s Champion in 2012, Zibrik took home $1,000 for the win.

  • BC'ers Sloan And Svensson Join Canadian Contingent On PGA TOUR For 2019

    There Will Be Two More Boys From British Columbia On The PGA TOUR Next Season As Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Surrey's Adam Svensson (R) Have Secured Their 2019 PGA TOUR Status - Images Credit Sloangolf.com/Puma Sports/PGA TOUR

    ATLANTIC BEACH, Florida – The 2018 Web.com Tour season came to a close on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as the Web.com Tour Championship wrapped up the sixth-annual Web.com Tour Finals. University of Virginia alum Denny McCarthy won the season-ending event, where 25 players secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season.

    The Web.com Tour awarded a first set of 25 PGA TOUR cards for the 2018-19 season at the conclusion of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz in August, with a second set of 25 solidified at the conclusion of the Finals.

    The Canadian contingent on the PGA TOUR grew by two players with the addition of British Columbians Roger Sloan from Merritt and Surrey's Adam Svensson.

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.

  • PGA TOUR Announces Changes To Further The Drama Of FedExCup, That... And A Whole Bunch More Money

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA – With the upcoming 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule reflecting previously announced, significant structural changes, PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan today unveiled further innovations that elevate the entire FedExCup season – from the Regular Season through the FedExCup Playoffs and ultimately, at the Playoffs Finale, the TOUR Championship.

    Included in the announcements is the fact that next year's FedExCup champion will receive a $15million bonus as part of the major changes being made to the end-of-season format, up from the previous $10million prize. 

  • Surrey BC's Adam Svensson Realizes ‘Life Long Dream’ By Earning PGA TOUR Card

    Surrey, British Columbia's Adam Svensson Is About To Realize His Dream By Playing On The PGA TOUR Starting Next Year - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    VANCOUVER – There’s one thing you won’t see Canadian Adam Svensson do on the PGA TOUR next year – hit a ball marked with the number four.

    The Surrey, B.C.-native doesn’t know how the superstition started but he simply won’t jinx his game by playing a four, especially on the tour he’s been dreaming of playing his entire life.

  • Karishma Thiagaraj Hoping Her Well-Travelled Golf Game Takes Flight In Vancouver

    Karishma Thiagaraj, A Native Of India, Has Played Well On The Vancouver Golf Tour, Including An Eight-Under 64 In Her Pro Debut At Morgan Creek - Image Courtesy VGT/Mike West

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The seeds of Karishma Thiagaraj’s golf game were sown in southern India, where as an 11-year-old she began to accompany her dad to the course and quickly fell in love with the sport.

    It took root in Virginia in her teenage years after her parents moved the family to the United States. Thiagaraj now hopes it can fully blossom as she begins a professional career in the Vancouver area.

  • Oregonian Nick Sherwood Hangs On To Win Vancouver Open

    Oregon's Nick Sherwood Is The 2018 Vancouver Open Champion - Image Credit VGT

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Sherwood made it more difficult than it needed to be, but he still managed to win the Vancouver Open. The 27-year-old from Oregon arrived at the 18th tee with a four-shot lead in the final round of the Vancouver Golf Tour’s flagship event Sunday at Fraserview Golf Course. He hung on to win by a single shot over Richmond amateur Chris Crisologo.

    “That was more drama than what I was looking for,” a relieved Sherwood said. “If I was a spectator that would have been fun to watch, but for me it was more nerve-wracking. I got it done, luckily.”

  • Watch The Future Stars Of Golf At The 2018 Vancouver Open

    The 2017 Vancouver Open Champion, James Allenby, Will Be Back This Year To Defend His Title At McCleery, Langara And Fraserview Golf Courses - Images Courtesy VGT

    Courtesy Vancouver Park Board

    The 2018 Vancouver Open will take place August 31st to September 2nd. Spectators are welcome all three days of the event. Round one will be played at McCleery Golf Course on Friday and round two will be played at Langara Golf Course on Saturday.

    The final round will take place Sunday, September 2nd at Fraserview Golf Course with the leaders teeing off at 2pm to determine the 2018 Vancouver City Open Champion.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Shoots 65 To Win CP Women’s Open By Four Strokes

    Brooke Henderson Becomes The First Canadian To Win The Canadian Women's Open In 45 Years - Image Courtesy CPWomen'sOpen Instagram

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    REGINA – Brooke Henderson ended Canada’s long drought at the CP Women’s Open on Sunday, firing a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the national championship by four strokes. Henderson finished with a 21-under 267 total, sealing the win with a short birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Wascana Country Club.

    “It’s amazing, just surreal,” Henderson said. “The crowds here have been so amazing all week, and to finish it off the way I did is really a dream come true.”

    American Angel Yin was alone in second place after a 68 and American Jennifer Song (67) was six shots behind at 15 under. Australians Minjee Lee (68) and Su Oh (69) were seven strokes off the pace in a fourth-place tie with South Korea’s Amy Yang (68) and American Austin Ernst (69).

    It was the first time a Canadian has won this tournament since Jocelyne Bourassa took the 1973 event – then called La Canadienne – at Montreal.

  • Stinson Takes Route 66 To PGA Of BC Championship

    Abbotsford Teaching Pro Kevin Stinson Won By Three Shots At Taking Rock Golf Resort - Image Courtesy PGA of BC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kevin Stinson has stopped chasing his PGA TOUR dream, but he certainly has not stopped playing good golf. The 32-year-old Abbotsford resident, who now teaches the game at Cheam Mountain Golf Course in Chilliwack, continued what has been a solid summer by winning the PGA of BC Championship at the Talking Rock Golf Resort in Chase on Tuesday.

    Stinson had to come from behind to do it. He began the day two shots behind first-round leader Jonnie Motomochi of Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey, but reeled him in with a brilliant six-under 66.

  • World’s Best Golfers Ready To Battle As CP Women’s Open Makes First-Ever Visit To Saskatchewan

    The Wascana Country Club In Regina, Sask. Is Set To Host 89 Of The Top 100 Players On The LPGA Tour Money List Including Canadian Sensation Brooke Henderson - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    REGINA, Sask. (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) announced the field of competitors set to challenge for the 2018 CP Women’s Open taking place August 23-26 at The Wascana Country Club in Regina, Sask.

    Defending champion and world no. 4 Sung Hyun Park will lead a stellar field that includes world no. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn, world no. 5 Lexi Thompson, world no. 6 Shanshan Feng, world no. 7 Minjee Lee, world no. 9 Jessica Korda and world no. 10 Georgia Hall as well as Canadian superstar Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Delivers Clutch Performance; Svensson Gets PGA TOUR Card; Kong Ready For Second LPGA Tour Start

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Came Through Big In The Clutch On Sunday With A Final Round 63 At The Wyndam Championship To Keep His Exempt Status On The PGA TOUR For 2019 - File Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    With his job on the line Sunday, all Nick Taylor did was shoot the lowest round of his PGA TOUR career. Taylor’s seven-under 63 in the final round of the Wyndam Championship in Greensboro, N.C., -- the final event of the PGA TOUR regular season -- personified clutch.

    His tie for eighth place finish moved the Abbotsford native from 129th to 119th on the FedEx Cup points list, allowing Taylor to retain his exempt status for next year by finishing inside the top 125.

    That 63 is the lowest round Taylor has shot in his four years on the PGA TOUR. It certainly could not have come at a better time. “It was a stressful week,” a relieved Taylor said in a telephone interview Sunday night. “Not having to deal with that uncertainty now is a huge relief.”

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Crisologo Impresses In PGA TOUR Debut; Sunday Struggles Cost Taylor; Ames Third At Senior Open Championship; Shin Repeats As Golden Ears Champ

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Carried On His Solid Summer By Taking The Gary Cowan Award As The Low Amateur At The RBC Canadian Open - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Chris Crisologo’s first RBC Canadian Open started and finished with a birdie. The 70 holes in between weren’t bad, either. The 22-year-old Richmond resident and reigning B.C. Amateur champion rolled in a 20-foot putt for birdie on the par 5 18th hole Sunday to finish his first PGA TOUR event tied for 45th place at nine-under par.

    Crisologo closed with a three-under par 69 Sunday at Glen Abbey Golf Course after opening with rounds of 68, 69 and 73. “It was quite the experience,” Crisologo told reporters after his final round.

  • PGA TOUR Releases Revamped Full 2018-19 Schedule

    Image Credit (Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR today unveiled a revamped tournament schedule for next season, providing an exciting change for players and fans as they are able to engage in – and better follow – a cadence of events highlighted by significant championships every month and culminating with the FedExCup Playoffs in August.

    Highlights from the new 46-tournament schedule:

  • Canadian Pacific Extends Sponsorship Of CP Women’s Open Through 2023

    Brooke Henderson's Sister and Caddie, Brittany Henderson (R) Exchanges A Fist-Bump With CP President & CE) Keith Creel At The 2017 CP Women's Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canadian Pacific (CP), Golf Canada and the LPGA Tour officially announced today that CP has extended its title sponsorship of the CP Women’s Open for five years, beginning in 2019 through 2023. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

    Since becoming title sponsor of the CP Women’s Open in November of 2013, CP has worked closely with Golf Canada to enhance Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship including the overall experience for players and fans. CP has also established a meaningful charitable legacy through CP Has Heart, which has raised nearly $6.5M for heart health initiatives in the event’s host communities.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hyde Mountain Welcomes Mid-Amateur Championship; Big Payday For Spooner; B.C. Teens Off To U.S. Junior Championships

    2017 Mid-Am Champs Craig Doell (L) And Josee Deslauriers Are In Sicamous At Hyde Mountain GC This Week To Defend Their Titles - Images: Hyde Mtn./BC Golf/PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Last year’s champions will be in the field to defend their titles this week when Hyde Mountain Golf Course in Sicamous plays host to the B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters Championship.

    Last year at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort in Crawford Bay, Victoria’s Craig Doell won both the Men’s Mid-Amateur and Mid-Masters titles. Doell beat Cameron Powell of Fernie in a playoff to win the Mid-Am category, which is for players 25 and over. Doell edged Nanaimo’s Sandy Harper by one shot to win the Mid-Masters crown, which is for players 40 and older.

  • Six Canadians To Compete For 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship Including BC's Jonas, Yonomoto and Ames

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 23, 2018) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship, Thursday (June 28) and Friday (June 29), at 7,264-yard, par-70 The Broadmoor (East Course).

    The U.S. Senior Open is a 72-hole, stroke-play competition. A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on June 28 and 29, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. This year's field includes a total of six players from Canada including BC's Phil Jonas, Kendal Yonomoto and Stephen Ames.