• BC’s Chris Crisologo Selected To Compete At NCAA Super Regional

    STOCKTON, Calif. – Simon Fraser junior Chris Crisologo, who won four tournaments this year, has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division II West/South Central Super Regional, which will be held this year in Stockton, California.

    The tournament will be held on May 8-10 at the Brookside Golf Course in Stockton. The tournament features 20 teams and eight individuals with 10 teams from the West Region and 10 teams from the South Central Region.

  • Victoria Teens Walk Their Way Into Full-Ride Scholarships

    River Bristow (L) And Tim Peacock (R) Are The Latest Victoria Golf Club Caddies To Earn Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships. With Them Is Victoria Golf Club Memeber And Evans Caddie Scholarship Co-ordinator Berne Neufeld - Image Courtesy Victoria Golf Club

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    There were times over the last four years, on those days when the wind was blowing hard and the rain pounding sideways, when the golf bags they were carrying seemed especially heavy.

    But River Bristow and Tim Peacock soldiered on, knowing there was a potential pot of gold waiting at the end of their journey. And no, we’re not talking about the $40 tip they earned for most of their rounds working as caddies at Victoria Golf Club.

    Bristow and Peacock, a pair of Victoria-area Grade 12 students, have earned something much more substantial than that.

  • A World-Class Golf Destination Emerges In Missouri’s Ozark Mountains

    Sunset Over The Top Of The Rock Par 3 Jack Nicklaus Designed Course At Big Cedar Lodge In Missouri - Image Courtesy Big Cedar Lodge

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    RIDGEDALE, Mo. -- His business is all about hunting and fishing, so it seems a tad surprising that Johnny Morris is intent on turning this community in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri into a world-class golf destination.

    Morris, the founder of the Bass Pro Shops outdoors chain, is much more comfortable with a fly rod in his hand than a five-iron. But instead of fish, Morris has landed some of golf’s biggest names to design five courses near his renowned Big Cedar Lodge wilderness resort.

    How is this for a list? Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw and -- drum roll, please -- Tiger Woods, whose Payne’s Valley layout is scheduled to open in 2019.

  • New Rules Of Golf Decision Limits Use Of Video Review

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

    The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America representatives to immediately begin a comprehensive review of broader video issues, including viewer call-ins, which arise in televised competitions.

  • Women's Golf Day Is June 6, 2017 Around The World

    Women’s Golf Day is a one day event taking place on the 'Same Day Everywhere Around the World' June 6, 2017, celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.

    It's a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf.

    The four hour experience allows a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and creates a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest.

  • BC's Macdonald & Rowe Capture Peruvian Amateur Titles

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (R) And Victoria's Lawren Rowe (L) Represented British Columbia Golf In Fine Fashion Winning The Team Title And Coming In 1st And 3rd Individually - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    British Columbia’s Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver) and Lawren Rowe (Victoria) teamed up to secure a five-stroke victory on Saturday at the Lima Golf Club en route to capturing the Peruvian International Amateur Championship - The XXIX Campeonato Internacional De Afficionados - and with it the prestigious Manuel Prado Cup.

  • ‘Poor Putting’ Doesn’t Keep Jackie Little Out Of PNGA Hall Of Fame

    Jackie Little Will Be Enshrined In The PNGA Hall Of Fame On April 28th - Image Credits British Columbia Golf/PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jackie Little is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished amateur golfers, but she hasn’t yet quite convinced her young granddaughter of her playing prowess.

    Last June, Little placed second at the B.C. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Kelowna Golf & Country Club. Her five-year-old granddaughter Myelle was there to watch Little complete her round. As she walked off the 18th green, Myelle asked her grandmother if she had won.

    “She said, ‘Granny, did you win,’” Little recalls with a chuckle. “And I said, ‘no, Granny didn’t win today, Granny didn’t putt very well.’ Ever since then, any time we ask her about my golf she goes, ‘oh Granny, it’s too bad you can’t putt.’ 

    “So I'm going to have to win another championship to prove to her that I can putt.”

  • Clan Sets Sights On GNAC Championships In Idaho

    2016 GNAC Player Of The Year Chris Crisologo Leads The SFU Clan Men's Squad Into Idaho For This Year's GNAC Championships Next Week at Coueur d'Alene - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    courtesy Steve Frost (SFU Athletics)

    BURNABY, BC – The Simon Fraser University golf teams have their sights set on the 2017 GNAC Championships, which takes place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on April 24 and 25. The Clan women enter the tournament as the defending champions while the men's team looks to capture its second conference title after finishing first in 2015.

  • Macdonald And Rowe Represent British Columbia In Lima

    The XXIX Campeonato Internacional De Afficionados sees Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald Victoria’s Lawren Rowe representing British Columbia at the Lima Golf Club in Lima, Peru.

    Macdonald, a member of Team Canada, is currently the 8th ranked amateur in the country. Rowe is in his 3rd year at the University of Victoria and is the 4th ranked male amateur in Canada.

  • The R&A And USGA Work With Handicap Authorities To Develop A Single World Handicap System

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    (19 April 2017), Far Hills, USA and St Andrews, Scotland: The USGA and The R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the sport.

    More than 15 million golfers in over 80 countries presently have a handicap, a numerical index long used as a reference to gauge a golfer’s potential skill level. Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world. The aim of the proposed handicap system is to adopt a universal set of principles and procedures that will apply all over the world.

  • Trophy Design Contest Winner Announced For 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The Winning Trophy Design For Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Reflects A Strong West Coast Theme - Image Courtesy SportBox PR

    VICTORIA, BC (April 18, 2017) - The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship announced today the winner of the Event’s 2017 Trophy Design Contest. Tournament Organizers received many amazing submissions, making it a difficult choice to narrow down the designs to three finalists.

    Following the initial finalists selection, the trophy design contest was opened to the public to decide on the winner based on the majority of fan votes. After voting closed on April 12, it was determined that Patrick Belanger of Vancouver Island was the winner.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes All A Happy Easter

    Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

    Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week"—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

    Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are identical or very similar.

    Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs (symbols of the empty tomb).

    The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.

    Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The Entire Jewish Community A Happy Passover

    Passover is a Jewish festival celebrated in commemoration of the release of the Hebrews from the brutal slavery of the ancient Egyptians. The festival holds great significance for the entire Jewish community residing across the world.

    Passover, which is also known as Pesach, falls on the 15th day of the Nisan month in the Hebrew calendar and lasts till the 21st or 22nd day. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Observed with much pomp and show, Passover celebrations revolve around holidaying, feasting and merry-making. People meet one another and exchange greetings.

    This year Passover is celebrated between April 10 and 18th. 

    On behalf of British Columbia golf, "May you be blessed with Happiness, prosperity, peace and good health on Pesach and always. Happy Passover!"

  • British Columbia Golf Joins In Wishing All A Happy Baisakhi

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

  • BC’s Jared du Toit A Ben Hogan Award Semi-Finalist

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Is One of 10 Semi-finalists For The Prestigious Ben Hogan Award - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    FORT WORTH, Texas (April 12, 2017) – Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced that nine first-time semi-finalists are among the 10 players in contention for the 2017 Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta).

    The semi-finalists, in alphabetical order, are: Sam Burns (LSU, So.), Wyndham Clark (Oregon, Sr.), Sean Crocker (Southern California, Jr.), Jared du Toit (Arizona State, Sr.), Nick Hardy (Illinois, Jr.), Maverick McNealy (Stanford, Sr.), Dylan Meyer (Illinois, Jr.), Collin Morikawa (California, So.), Matthias Schwab (Vanderbilt, Sr.) and Will Zalatoris (Wake Forest, Jr.). McNealy, a two-time award finalist (2015, 2016), is the lone player ever to previously appear as a semi-finalist.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces 2017 PNGA Cup Team

    The 2017 PNGA Cup is being held this year from May 3-5 at the Timberstone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho.

    This Ryder-Cup style championship features some of the most notable amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest region with 12-member teams representing the regional golf associations that makeup the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, which includes British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, and Washington State Golf Association.

  • Tickets Officially On Sale For 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Plus Addition Of ‘Travel Ticket’

    PGA TOUR Champions Member Miguel Angel Jimenez On The 18th Green At Bear Mountain Resort In Victoria During The Final Round Of The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    Jimenez, McCarron, Sluman, And Browne Comment On 2017 Event

    VICTORIA, BC (April 5, 2017) - Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Tournament Organizers announced today that tickets are now officially available for purchase for the PGA TOUR Champions event.

    An exciting addition to the current ticket offerings is the new travel ticket package - a joint initiative from Pacific Coastal Airlines and the Tournament to make the Event more accessible to fans from the mainland.

    The all inclusive travel ticket will consist of three different tournament pass options, as well as round trip flights into Victoria for the Event from Vancouver, Kelowna or Prince George and tournament transportation from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to Bear Mountain Golf Resort.

  • Canada’s Savannah Grewal Wins Division At Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

    Canada's Savannah Grewal Accepts The Trophy For Winning The Girls 14-15 Division At The Drive, Chip & Putt Championship At Augusta National From 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson (Photo: Augusta National Golf Club)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Canadian Savannah Grewal can now say she’s one of few juniors to walk away a champion from Augusta National. The Mississauga, Ont. native rose to the occasion on Sunday under the spotlight of Golf Channel’s live broadcast to capture the Girls 14-15 division at the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.

    With the grandstands looking on, Grewal overcame the pressure-packed situation to strike a putt inside five feet, the range needed to secure the one-point victory.

  • Clutch Finish At Q-School Secures Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald Status On Mackenzie Tour

    Stuart Macdonald Turned It On Late To Secure Himself Status On The Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Circuit At Q-School In California - Image Credit Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Birdie. Birdie. Birdie. That’s how Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald finished his first qualifying school Friday to secure status on this year’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit. That would be your textbook definition of clutch.

    The 22-year-old member of Point Grey Golf & Country Club, who is a member of Canada’s national amateur team, finished the 72-hole Q school at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, Calif., tied for ninth place at three-under par. That guarantees him the first four starts of the Mackenzie Tour season and means he won’t be an amateur much longer.

  • Q-School Q & A With Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald

    Stuart Macdonald Looks To Begin The Transition To His Professional Career With A Good Week At Q-School - Image Credit PNGA

    by Brian Decker/PGATOUR.com

    Vancouver, B.C.'s Stuart Macdonald is looking to earn Mackenzie Tour status this week a Q-School. The member of Golf Canada's National Amateur Team plays out of Point Grey Golf and Country Club, host of the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, and recently finished his collegiate career at Purdue University.

    MacDonald plans on competing as an amateur into this summer, but has eyes on his next steps and professional future this week in California.