• Las Vegas World Amateur: February 25-28, 2019

    Compete for thousands in prizes at some of the best courses in fabulous Las Vegas with Amateurs from around the world!

  • Golf Canada Weekly Leaderboard Presented By Titleist For Feb. 11-17

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • The USGA And The R&A Release Progress Update On Distance Insights Project

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Feb. 14, 2019) – The USGA and The R&A have issued a periodic update of progress made to date on the Distance Insights project.

    The update can be viewed or downloaded via this link here.

    The project was initiated last May to provide the most comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future impact of distance on the game of golf.

    A complete report is expected to be delivered in late 2019.

    For more information on the Distance Insights project, please visit www.USGA.org/distanceinsights or www.RandA.org.

  • R&A’s Women In Golf Charter Showing Success In Canada & Worldwide

    CP Women's Leadership Summit (Golf Canada)

    Courtesy R&A and Golf Canada

    The R&A’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the sport has been reflected in early success for the new Women in Golf Charter.

    Launched last May in London, the Charter set out to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf globally. It is designed to encourage actions that enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential within the golf industry at all levels.

  • ModGolf Podcast Season 5 Episodes 08 & 09 Focus On The PGA Show From Orlando

    This month we feature the two most recent episodes of The ModGolf Podcast as part of our effort to bring you golf’s best innovation and entrepreneurship stories.

  • Pacific Northwest Golf Community Loses A Close Friend

    Former PNGA President MG Davis Was Championship Chairman In 1994 When Tiger Woods Was The PNGA Men’s Amateur Champion - Image Courtesy Troy Andrew/PNGA

    Former Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) president MG Davis passed away recently and current CEO and Executive Director Troy Andrew penned a sincere note to everyone in the golf community inviting all to a celebration of life .

    Pacific Northwest Golf Friends,

    As many of you know, we lost our great friend MG Davis a couple weeks ago.

    MG loved and was dedicated to the game of golf, The Home Course, and the PNGA. He treated anyone associated to golf as his best friend. His selfless contributions to the golf industry have resulted in the PNGA and The Home Course achieving a level of excellence and respect within the golf community that would otherwise not have been possible. He will be missed dearly!

    Above you'll see one of my favorite pictures of MG when he was the Championship Chairman of the PNGA Men’s Amateur at Royal Oaks CC in 1994, the year Tiger Woods won the PNGA Men’s Amateur and went on to win the U.S. Amateur that same year.

    His family would like to invite you to his Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m. at The Home Course in DuPont, Washington.

    Please click on the following link to RSVP - http://evite.me/9pfShtghjV

    Best regards,

    Troy Andrew | CEO and Executive Director

    Washington State Golf Association, Pacific Northwest Golf Association, The Home Course

  • PGA TOUR - Affiliated Tours Canada Player Results Week of January 28, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • The USGA And The R&A Release 2018 Driving Distance Report

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. and ST ANDREWS, Scotland – The USGA and The R&A have released the 2018 Annual Driving Distance Report, containing driving-distance data from seven men’s and women’s professional golf tours around the world. This is the fourth annual distance report issued by the game’s governing bodies, completed in an effort to monitor current trends in driving distance.

    The 2018 data show that driving distances on these seven tours increased by an average of 1.7 yards, beyond the previous year’s gain of more than 3 yards.

  • Golf Canada Leaderboard Presented By Titleist - How Canadians Fared Around The World Last Week

    See how Canadians fared in professional events around the world this past week.

  • New Rules Will Simplify Game's Penalty Implementation

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf

    "Even though a new set of guidelines have now been put into play for the game of golf, the rulebook still doesn’t address one major component found in every weekend warrior’s game — the mullligan or breakfast ball.

    Despite that oversight, the new rules, the first in over six decades, will make the game’s regulations a bit easier for one and all to comprehend and abide by. At least that’s the word coming from Adam Helmer, the Director of Rules and Competitions for Golf Canada.

  • 72-Year-Old Plays 108 Rounds Over 96 Days Across 48 States

    By JORDAN SCHWARTZ, USGA

    When Nick Karnazes, then age 72, told his cardiologist about his plan to play 96 rounds of golf over 96 days across the 48 contiguous United States, he was warned that he might be coming home in a pine box.

    “No one lives forever,” Karnazes, now 82, told his doctor at the time, fully aware that he was a candidate for heart surgery. “I have a daughter in heaven, so if something happened to me, I’d be with her. I had already mailed out letters to all the courses. I love golf. I’m going on the trip.”

    Karnazes began doing some research and found that 18 people had played 48 rounds in 48 states, but no one had played two rounds in each state over 96 days. While others had circuited the country in small planes, Karnazes drove – mostly by himself – from one tee time to the next in an RV.

    Dubbed “The Happy Golfer” by Callaway, the brand supplied him with clubs, balls, and apparel.

    Click here for the full story.


    Jordan Schwartz is the creative and content lead for the USGA Foundation. Email him at jschwartz@usga.org.

     

  • Dale Jackson - Revealing The Process Behind Creating The New Rules of Golf

     
    On January 1st 2019 The New Rules of Golf were released by the USGA/R&A Joint Rules Committee. Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to what the changes are, but we wanted to reveal the five year process that focused on the why and how.
     
    On this episode Golf Canada Board Member and Past Joint Rules Committee representative Dale Jackson pulls back the curtain to shed some light on the vision, strategy and decision-making process that was half a decade in the making.
  • Video: New 2019 Rules Of Golf Explained

    Some of the new Rules of Golf appear to have confused people.

    This may help, a video highlighting the main changes with the new 2019 Rules of Golf.

     

     

     

  • The Championship Course At University Of New Mexico Set To Host The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

     Via Press Release

    Federal Way, Wash. – The 7,248-yard, par-72 Championship Course at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will host the world’s most accomplished amateur golfers for the 53rd installment of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.

    The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA), will take place July 23-26, 2019. This will be the first time in history that the Pacific Coast Amateur will be played in New Mexico.

  • Register Your Golf Facility For Free To Host A 2019 Women's Golf Day

    Women’s Golf Day is an event celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime while supporting a worthy cause.

    This highly successful and worthwhile event takes place on June 4th in 2019 and interested facilities can register for free to host an event by signing up through February 28th.

  • The Shots That Shaped 2018

    Tiger Woods Called A Wedge From The Bunker On The 10th Hole At Carnoustie In This Year's Open Championship His Best Shot Of The Year - File Photo

    Associated Press Golf Writer Doug Ferguson put together a list of the shots from 2018 representing every club in the bag (that would be 14 for purposes of this article), that he felt were the most memorable of the year. 

    For example he cites: 

    "Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par. Both were crucial in making him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years. Tiger Woods showed glimpses of being back on his game with a long iron and a short one. Tony Finau hit one of the luckiest shots in Ryder Cup history. They were among the memorable shots using all 14 clubs in the bag, from driver to putter, that helped shape 2018 on the PGA TOUR."

    To read his entire list of memorable shots that 'shaped golf in 2018' Click HERE.

  • LPGA Tour Announces 2019 Schedule And Increased Purses

    Written by LPGA Communications/Courtesy Golf Canada

    In a year that saw 10 Rolex First-Time Winners added to the roster of LPGA victors, the 2018 LPGA Tour season produced 26 winners from 10 countries across 32 official tournaments. Powered by determination, athleticism and a drive for greatness, the 2019 season promises to continue the upward growth of the world’s best female golfers.

    The 2019 LPGA Tour schedule will include 33 official events, plus the biennial Solheim Cup, which pits the 12 best players from the United States against their European counterparts. The Tour will visit 15 states and 12 countries (including the United States), with a record $70.55 million in official prize money.

  • British Columbia Golf Recognizes The Great Work By Our Volunteers As Part Of IVD

    With the recent celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) across the globe, British Columbia Golf would like to take this opportunity to both acknowledge and sincerely thank the many women, men and young people who regularly give of their time and expertise to help make the championship events held in our province run smoothly and efficiently and indeed, allowing them to take place at all.

  • Nine Changes In The New Rules Of Golf You Absolutely Need To Know For 2019

    By RYAN HERRINGTON, Golf Digest

    As January 1, 2019, approaches, it’s time to consider what New Year’s resolutions you’ll be making to help your golf game in 2019.

    For those who haven’t come up with any, here’s a suggestion: Learn the Rules of Golf. (No, really learn them this time.)

    Perhaps you’ve tried, only to find that by February, the copy of the rules book you picked up is covered with as much dust as that Peloton you bought to get into shape.

    Yet here’s the thing: There’s no better time than now to give it another shot because a new, modernized version of the rules goes into effect on New Year’s Day.

    Click here for the full story...

  • Uplands GC Superintendent Brian Youell Receives GCSAA Award

    Brian Youell image credit: Chad Hipolito

    Brian Youell Fins 2018 Leo Feser Award From GCSAA


    Brian Youell, the golf course superintendent at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Leo Feser Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

    Now in its 41st year, the award is presented annually to the author of the best superintendent-written article published in Golf Course Management, the association’s flagship publication, during the previous year.