• Put Him In Coach: Matt Palsenbarg Is Everywhere

    Cory Renfrew (L) With Coach Matt Palsenbarg (image credit Alfie Lau)

    January 28th, 2015

     

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf


    When we last saw Matt Palsenbarg, Golf LAB at Northview Golf & Country Club co-owner, he had spent two action-packed days teaching some of the best British Columbia juniors high-performance golf techniques.

    He started this week on Monday, giving a presentation on those high-performance techniques to PGA of BC professionals at the Vancouver Golf Club.

    He had just enough time to get home to spend some time scootering with his daughter when he found out that another of his charges, Victoria’s Cory Renfrew, had Monday qualified for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

  • Victoria's Cory Renfrew Monday Qualifies For Waste Management Phoenix Open

    January 26, 2015

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It was just after 6 p.m. at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale and almost too dark to see anything, but Victoria’s Cory Renfrew smiled so widely that it almost lit up the course.

    Renfrew, listed officially as a Scottsdale resident – he does live here with roommate Eric Hawerchuk, as they chase their golf dreams – is the pride of Victoria and shot a (-6) round of 66 on the Pine Course at McCormick Ranch to claim one of the three spots into the Waste Management Open, Phoenix’s biggest party masquerading as a golf tournament.

  • The Maturation Of Nick Taylor Into A PGA TOUR Winner

    by Alfie Lau

    Five years after he burst onto the national golf scene, Nick Taylor was still worrying about one thing: laundry.

    Taylor won the 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday.

    His first PGA TOUR victory comes with a $720,000 first-place cheque, a two-year exemption on the PGA TOUR and exemptions into the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits next August and the Players Championship at Sawgrass next May.

    (But not The Masters in April, because there was a competing WGC event in China last week).

  • Nick Taylor Talks About His First PGA TOUR Win

    Courtesy Fraser Mulholland, VGT Commissioner

    Taylor Ends 5-Year Drought For Canadians Winning On PGA TOUR

    The enormity of his win on the PGA TOUR may not have sunk in yet for 26-year old Abbotsford Pro Nick Taylor, but it won’t take long, believe me.

    With his win, the 10-time winner on the Vancouver Golf Tour was the first Canadian-born winner on the PGA TOUR since 2007 when Mike Weir won at the Frys.com Open.

    Yes, Canada has had quite a drought.

  • BC's Taylor, Hadwin and Sloan Qualify For the PGA Tour

    Sept 21, 2014

    Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada

    Chalk up one more Canadian to watch for on PGA Tour leaderboards during the 2014-15 season.

    With Abbotsford, B.C.'s Adam Hadwin and Merrit, B.C.'s Roger Sloan having already secured their PGA Tour playing privileges after cracking the top 25 on the Web.com Tour's regular season money list, the stage was set for one of the most clutch final rounds in Canadian golf history.

  • Win a pair 2015 US Open Tickets at Chambers Bay.

    June 4, 2014
    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    Tickets for the 2015 US Open to be held at Chambers Bay, south of Seattle, are now on sale to the general public.  There are a range of ticket options available, from all inclusive week-long packages to daily general admission.

  • BC's Adam Hadwin Wins Chile Classic

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Canada's Adam Hadwin won the Chile Classic for first Web.com Tour title, birdieing the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Australia's Alistair Presnell.

  • They Said It: An Interview With Nick Taylor

    by Bryan Outram

    With an amateur career that rivals the best to ever play the game in not only B.C. or Western Canada but all of the country - (with all due respect to Doug Roxburgh) - Abbostford, British Columbia's Nick Taylor is beginning to show the same consistent skills as a young professional that had him ranked as the number one amateur in the world for a 20 week span in 2009.