• Hughes Credits A Little Help From His ‘Friends’ In Helping Secure First PGA TOUR Win

    For Canada's Mackenzie Hughes The Future's So Bright He's Gotta Wear Shades - Image Credit Golf Canada/Claus Andersen

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mackenzie Hughes is quick to credit so many people who helped him realize his professional dream by winning on the PGA TOUR.

    During an hour-long conference call with the media on Tuesday, a humble Hughes thanked his coaches, Golf Canada and his family. He also suggested credit should go to six folks named Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey and Monica.

    It seems the cast of Friends was instrumental in helping him win the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga.

  • Brooke Henderson Discusses 2016 As LPGA Season Wraps

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Finished Up A Solid LPGA Season As The 3rd Leading Money-Winner Including 2 Victories And 15 Top-10 Results - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The the 2016 LPGA season wrapped up on the weekend and Canada’s Brooke Henderson ended the year with two wins, 15 top-10 finishes & $1,724,409 earned, which left her 3rd on the LPGA official money list.

    Henderson discussed her 2016 in this interview with the LPGA’s Matt Haas.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Rookie Mackenzie Hughes Wins Sea Island Playoff

    Team Canada Young Pro Squad Member Mackenzie Hughes Is In Disbelief After The Last Man Fell In A Five Man Playoff Leaving Him With His First PGA TOUR Win - Image Courtesy YouTube

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Mackenzie Hughes holed an 18-foot par putt from off the green Monday morning to win the RSM Classic and become the first rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA TOUR victory.

    The Team Canada Young Pro Squad member calmed his nerves and came up clutch in chilly conditions at Sea Island. He was the only player of the four remaining in the playoff who was never on the green at the par-3 17th hole until his ball was in the cup.

    “I made the putt of my life right there,” Hughes said.

  • British Columbia Loses A Golf Legend As Dawn Coe-Jones Passes At Age 56

    Dawn Coe-Jones Is Shown Here At The 2008 Canadian Women's Open At The Ottawa Hunt Club - Image Courtesy Ian Hutchinson

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Dawn Coe-Jones, a B.C. Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur champion who went on to win three times on the LPGA Tour, died early Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 56.

  • Two From BC On Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Team Announced For Inaugural Aruba Cup

    Langley's Adam Cornelson (L) And Vancouver's Ryan Williams (R) Will Be A Part Of The 10-Man Mackenzie Tour -PGA TOUR Canada Squad For The Inaugural Aruba Cup - Image British Columbia Golf

    For Immediate Release

    (November 10, 2016 – Oakville, Ont. and Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s 10-man team for the inaugural Aruba Cup was announced Thursday, led by four-time 2016 winner and Player of the Year Dan McCarthy.

    The team, consisting of the top 10 available players on the 2016 Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit with a minimum of five Canadians, will compete against a team of 10 players to be announced from PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in a Presidents Cup-style event at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba, December 12-18, 2016. The three competition days will Four-ball, Foursome and Singles matches on December 15, 16 and 17, respectively.

  • BC's Sloan And Hadwin Move Up In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin (R) Made Positive Moves In The Word And Canadian Men's Rankings This Week - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    In the Weekly Top 10 rankings put out by Golf Canada several players from B.C. moved up and occupy positions in the country's top 10 in both amateur and professional categories.

    This week Merritt's Roger Sloan moved up to number 8 in the Men's Pro Ranking in Canada as he climbed 8 places in the WAGR. He was joined by Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin in making positive gains along with recently announced PNGA Player of the Year winners, Jared du Toit and Naomi Ko.

  • BC's Harlingten Leads Three Canadians Into Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School

    West Vancouver's Seann Harlingten Was The Low Canadian At Oak Valley In Stage II Of Web.com Q-School - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

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    BEAUMONT, Calif. – Three Canadians finished inside the Top-19 on Friday at the Oak Valley Golf Club to advance to the third and final stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School.

    The Canadian trio were led by Vancouver product Seann Harlingten, who fired four rounds in the 60s to capture sole possession of second place at 17-under par (67-67-68-69).

  • Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada 2017 Qualifying Tournament Sites Include Courtenay’s Crown Isle

    Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community

    Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community In Courtenay, B.C., Will Host A Qualifying Tournament On May 1-5, 2017. The Spring’s Final Qualifying Tournament Will Return To Crown Isle As Part Of A Deal To Host Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Through 2020. (Photo/Golf Vancouver Island)

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Qualifying Tournament will take place at five separate sites next spring, with fields of 120 players competing for Mackenzie Tour membership for the 2017 season.

    The five 72-hole, no-cut Qualifying Tournaments will take place at: Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif., March 13-17; The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif., March 20-24; Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Fla., April 10-14; PGA Village’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., April 17-21; and Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, British Columbia, May 1-5.

  • Victoria’s Lawren Rowe Made The Biggest Gain In The Weekly Top 10 Golf Rankings

    Lawren Rowe

    Lawren Rowe (Golf Canada/Chuck Russell)

    MEN’S AMATEUR TOP-10

    Lawren Rowe made the biggest gain among the Top-10, picking up 40 places in the world rankings after posting a wire-to-wire victory at the CSUSM Fall Classic. Rowe opened with a 67 for the low round of the day and followed it up with back-to-back rounds of par to win by eight strokes. It was his second collegiate victory of the season and the third team title for the Vikes. The No. 4 ranked amateur in Canada has also recorded Top-10 results in his other two events this fall.

  • Four From BC Among 14 Canadians Battling For Status In Stage II of Web.com Tour Q-School

    West Vancouver's Seann Harlingten Will Be One Of Four Hopefuls From BC Trying To Gain Web.com Tour Status - Photo Credit Claus Andersen-Courtesy PGA Tour Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Four players from British Columbia will be among the 14 Canadians included in the approximately 375 athletes competing for 2017 playing status at the second stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying School, hosted at five different sites across the United States from Nov. 1–11.

    Players from BC include Seann Harlingten and David Rose, both of West Vancouver, Ryan Williams from Vancouver and Burnaby's Devin Carrey.

    Each qualifying site will host 72-hole stroke-play events with 78-player fields and no cuts. The number of players advancing from each site will be determined on a pro-rated basis (announced during play).

  • B.C.’s Hadwin Picked Up Eight Places In The World Rankings

    Adam Hadwin

    Adam Hadwin (Golf Canada/Bernard Brault, File)

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin picked up eight places in the world rankings after finishing tied for 21st at the PGA’s CIMB Classic. The result was worth 2.93 world ranking points, his best points-paying finish since a Top-10 result almost three months ago at John Deere Classic.

  • B.C.’s Stephen Ames & Julian Etulain Announced As Team Captains For Aruba Cup

    Stephen Ames & Julian Etulain Will Captain The Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada & PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Sides In The Inaugural Aruba Cup. (Photo/Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada)

    OAKVILLE, Ontario, and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — Four-time PGA TOUR winner Stephen Ames and PGA TOUR member Julian Etulain will captain the teams from the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica at the inaugural Aruba Cup, December 12-18 at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf, it was announced along with a new logo for the event.

    Ames, who played on the Mackenzie Tour from 1990 to 1991 and has amassed more than $20 million in career earnings and Etulain, a three-time PGA TOUR Latinoamérica winner who earned his PGA TOUR card for the 2016-17 season, will lead the teams of 10 players each in the President’s Cup-style match play event at Tierra del Sol.

  • BC’s Megan Osland Among Four Canadians Advancing To Stage III Of LPGA Q-School

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Was The Low Canadian In The Field In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School Earning Her Way Along With 3 Other Canucks Into The Final Stage Starting End Of November - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from Symetra Tour

    VENICE, Fla. – Four Canadians were among 84 competitors that advanced to Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., led all 10 Canadians in the field, finishing at 5-over par (72-72-73-76) to grab a share of 30th. Team Canada graduate and Calgary product Jennifer Ha was the next Canadian in line, closing at 7-over par (69-71-79-76) to end in a tie for 47th.

  • 3 BCers Among Ten Canadians Set To Compete In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School

    Surrey's Taylor Kim Is One Of Three Girls From BC Teeing It Up In Stage II Of LPGA Qualifying School This Week - Image Credit Chuck Russell/ Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    VENICE, Fla. – 10 Canadians are among 210 competitors vying to punch their tickets to the third and final stage of LPGA Qualifying School from Oct. 20-23 at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Playing on the Bobcat and Panther courses, all athletes will compete in the 72-hole stroke-play event (with no cut) to earn one of the Top 80 slots (plus ties) to advance to the third stage at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., from Dec. 1-4.

    Canadians in the field:

    Aram Choi, Surrey, B.C.

    Christina Foster, Toronto, Ontario

    Jennifer Ha, Calgary, Alberta

    Sara-Maude Juneau, Quebec City, Québec

    Anna Kim, Richmond Hill, Ontario

    Taylor Kim, Surrey, B.C.

    Jennifer Kirby, Paris, Ontario

    Megan Osland, Kelowna, B.C.

    Elizabeth Tong, Thornhill, Ontario

    Vivian Tsui, Markham, Ontario

    Players failing to advance to the final stage will receive 2017 Symetra Tour status depending on completion of 72 holes.

    Click here for pairings.

    Click here for live scoring.

  • B.C.’s Lawren Rowe Moves Up 158 Spots To No. 5 In Canada

    Lawren Rowe

    Lawren Rowe (Golf Canada/Chuck Russell)

    Lawren Rowe continued his upward movement inside the Top-10, picking up another 158 spots in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for sixth at the Western Washington Invitational. The result enabled the third year golfer at the University of Victoria move up to the No. 5 ranking in Canada. Over the course of the last two weeks, Rowe has gained 699 spots in the world rankings.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

    Image Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

    Affectionately known as ‘The King’, Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

  • Colin Montgomerie Wins Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In Playoff

    Colin Montgomerie Accepts The Winner's Cheque After Taking The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship In A Playoff - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship was won in dramatic fashion by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie over Scott McCarron of the U.S. on the third playoff hole. Here is the wrap up of the tournament held this past week at the Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, BC. 

  • Putter The Story For Rutledge At Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Victoria's Jim Rutledge played in his home town as he took part in the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. VI Golf's Jeremy Estey followed Rutledge during the tournament, you can read his story by clicking HERE.

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  • Local Pro Poje Puts Champions Tour Experience In Perspective

    Tsawwassen Springs Head Professional Murray Poje Teed It Up Wth The PGA TOUR Champions At The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Bryan Outram

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship saw many of the top names from the PGA TOUR Champions grace the fairways of Victoria, BC’s picturesque Mountain Course at the Bear Mountain Resort.

    The likes of two-time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, former U.S. Open champions Lee Janzen, Tom Kite and Scott Simpson and several other major winners including Mark Calcavecchia, Ian Woosnam, Mark O’Meara, Vijay Singh, Larry Mize and World Golf Hall of Fame member Colin Montgomery were on hand to vie for the US$2.5 Million purse.

    Those were just some of the names that Tsawwassen’s Murray Poje was teeing it up with this past weekend after he made it through local qualifying to earn a spot in the field with these legends of the game who now make their living playing 3-round, no-cut golf but can still ‘golf their ball’ as the saying goes.