• 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.

    Without the countless hours contributed by these volunteers the challenge of putting on and running high level competitions would be next to impossible. Please take a moment to have a look at our Volunteer Recognition page on this website to see some of the terrific individuals who have given of their time for the betterment of golf in recent years. 

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with British Columbia Golf please contact us at susan@britishcolumbiagolf.org , corrie@britishcolumbiagolf.org, bryan@britishcolumbiagolf.org or call (604) 279-2580. 

    About International Volunteer Day

    International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a global celebration of volunteers. It takes place every year on December 5th to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. Volunteers are leading social change around the world. This special day promotes the work of volunteers at all levels, including local, national and international.

    United Nations Volunteers founded International Volunteer Day in 1985.

    For more information, please visit the United Nations Volunteers website.

  • 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.

  • Video: Arnold Palmer Saves Christmas!

    Courtesy the good folks at Global Golf Post and YouTube, we'd like to share this inspiring video from 2013.

    Each Christmas at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, there are a few kids who are too sick to go home. Watch how Arnold Palmer helped deliver some Christmas Miracles just in time!

    Video created with love by strong films (http://strongfilms.org)

    "Auld Lang Syne" and "Jingle Bells" performed by Ben Rector, used with permission!

  • Golf in Costa Rica – “Pura Vida”

    The Hacienda Pinella Club de Golf In Costa Rica - All Images Credit Michael Cunningham

    By Michael Cunningham

    Brilliant rays of red and orange disperse across the darkening sky as our aircraft gently touches down on the runway at San Jose’s Juan Santamaria airport.

    "Pura vida, welcome to Costa Rica”! Is a recurring expression of warmth that I will encounter throughout my visit here, genuine wishes for a “good life and happiness”.

    I have arrived in Costa Rica to experience the emergence of golf in this county. My host is Fabio Solano, owner of Tee Times Costa Rica and the unheralded ambassador for the promotion of the sport in his country.

  • Mackenzie Tour Announces 2019 Q-School Tournament Dates Including Return To Crown Isle

    The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada is busy preparing for another strong season, announcing on Thursday the dates and sites for its six 2019 Qualifying Tournaments, events that determine the membership of the Mackenzie Tour.

    The six sites will be: TPC San Antonio in San Antonio, TX (February 25-March 1), Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howie-In-The-Hills, FL (March 4-8), Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, CA (March 25-29), Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, AZ (April 1-5), TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (April 22-26) and Crown Isle Resort & Golf Club in Courtenay, BC (April 29-May 3).

    Each event is a 72-hole, no-cut qualifying tournament, with fields of 120 players.

  • Vancouver's Leah John Signs Full Ride Golf Scholarship To The University Of Nevada In Reno

    Marine Drive Golf Club's Leah John, Seen Here Teeing Off At Her Home Course In The Canadian Women's Amateur This Summer, Is Headed To The University Of Nevada In Reno On A Full Ride Golf Scholarship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Nevada Wolf Pack Women's Athletics

    RENO, Nev. – Nevada women's golf coach Kathleen Takaishi signed three young players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period, with Vancouver's Leah John being one of them.

    "I am very excited about this recruiting class," said Takaishi. "Their hard work and dedication exemplify the values and culture we have built over the past few years. Each of them brings a unique aspect to our team. I anticipate this class making a big impact on our success moving forward."

  • Two From B.C. Among Global Golf Post's World's Best Amateurs For 2018

    One Of BC's Most Decorated Golfers, Procter's Jackie Little, Has Been Recognized By The Global Golf Post As A First Team All-Amateur Selection - Image Courtesy Global Golf Post

    Global Golf Post has named their 6th Annual Global Golf Post All-Amateur Teams. Selections were made for Men & Women's Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior categories with some 199 players from 24 nations being honoured.

    Guided mostly by the World Amateur Golf Rankings, the selection committee also put in a lot of hours scouring results and national rankings to come up with who they consider had the best years as amateur players around the globe.

  • Video: The Greatest Swing In Golf Today

    Okay, most golfers have heard the phrase, "It's not how...it's how many," or "There's no pictures on the scorecard," when it comes to getting a result in a game of golf despite what may be less than exemplary methods. 

    South Korean golf professional Ho-Sung Choi has created a new standard. His incredibly unique 'golf swing' has just enabled him to capture the Casio World Open on the Japan Golf Tour. It's actually his 2nd win on the tour but now people are starting to notice. Choi needs to be in a major...soon.

    Just watch.

  • BC's Mary Parsons and Chris Crisologo Among 2018 PNGA Players Of The Year

    Those Honored Include, Clockwise From Top Left: Men’s Player of the Year, Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C.; Women’s, Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C.; Men’s Mid-Amateur, Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Women’s Mid-Amateur, Gretchen Johnson of Portland, Ore.; Junior Boys’, Ian Siebers of Bellevue, Wash; Junior Girls’, Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash; Senior Men’s, Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. and Senior Women’s, Lara Tennant of Portland, Ore.

    Among this year's PNGA Player of The Year winners are Delta, B.C.'s Mary Parsons (Women's POY) and Richmond, B.C.'s Chris Crisologo (Men's POY).

    The PNGA Player of the Year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee and members of the Northwest Golf Media Association.

    The Mid-Amateur category was created in 2012. The awards are officially presented at the PNGA Annual Meeting in the spring.

  • Committee Toolkit Now Available For Local Rules Committees

    The Committee Toolkit is now live on the R&A website. It contains a useful Local Rules Creator and Resource Centre for Committees to help them prepare for 2019.

    Whether you are a Committee member or a referee, this “Toolkit” is designed to help you understand and apply the Committee Procedures section of the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.

    Local Rules Creator
    The Local Rules Creator aims to help Committees with the process of writing and updating Local Rules. It is strongly recommended that you review the purpose of each Local Rule to ensure they are appropriate for the competition or course. The purpose of each Model Local Rule is detailed in Section 8 of the Committee Procedures.

    Resource Centre
    The resources available in the Resource Centre include information for both Committees and Referees. It includes information to help Committees apply the Committee Procedures, related information and resources for those looking to further understand the changes to the 2019 Rules of Golf.

  • New Global Ranking For Golfers With Disabilities To Launch In 2019

    Flickr Image

    Via Press Release

    (13 November 2018, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The R&A and the USGA will administer a global ranking for golfers with disabilities, which will help to grow participation and competition around the world and to promote inclusivity within the sport.

    The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability will launch on January 1st, 2019 and will be administered in tandem with the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) for both men and women via www.WAGR.com.

  • BC's Seann Harlingten First Canadian To Move On To Web.com Q-School Final Stage

    A group of Canadian hopefuls has been looking to advance through one of five Web.com Tour qualifying events across the United States from Oct. 30 – Nov. 9.

    Field sizes at each event are approximately 75 players with no cut. The number of applicants advancing from each site will be on a pro rata basis (i.e., approximately the same percentage from each site will advance), and such number will be announced during the Second Qualifying Stage.

    All applicants tying for the last qualifying position at the conclusion of play at each site will advance.

  • BC's Rigsby Wins Marathon Playoff To Take Oklahoma Intercollegiate Title

    OC Junior Abigail Rigsby Holds The Trophy From Her Second Collegiate Win At The Oklahoma Intercollegiate - Image Courtesy OCU Athletics

    Courtesy OCU Women's Golf

    LAWTON, Okla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – Oklahoma Christian's Abigail Rigsby played brilliantly at Lawton Country Club, but she still needed to put on a steely display of endurance in a four-hole playoff for medalist honors.

    The junior from Courtenay, British Columbia, capped her final-round 1-under-par 70 with her second career playoff win to take top honors in the Oklahoma Intercollegiate, leading the 15th-ranked Lady Eagles to a runner-up team finish in the 12-team event.

  • Team Canada Hopes Long-Standing Friendship Leads To World Cup Of Golf Title

    Both From Abbotsford And Members At Ledgeview Golf Club, Adam Hadwin (L) And Nick Taylor (R), Are Teaming Up To Represent Canada At This Year's ISPS Handa World Cup Of Golf In Melbourne, Australia - Image Credit: Bernard Brault, Golf Canada

    BY MICHAEL BALIKER, PGATOUR.COM

    Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor go way back.

    Both hailing from the same hometown of Abbotsford, BC, Canada’s representatives in the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf have been a part of nearly every stage of each other’s young careers.

    The two first became familiar with each other’s talent as teenagers during the long summer days spent at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club and grew even closer while rooming together during their time on the Web.com Tour as they honed their games prior to beginning their careers on the PGA TOUR.

    “It’s pretty exciting. We grew up at the same golf course, same city,” Hadwin said. We’ve roomed a lot together. We both live in Phoenix and both of our families are still in Abbotsford, so we share a lot in common.”

    CLICK HERE for complete story.

    CLICK HERE to see wrap up of World Cup with Canada finishing T4

  • Track Your Golf Handicap And Compete Against Anyone

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    “I’m not good enough to keep track of my handicap.” Craig Loughry, Golf Canada’s Director of Handicap and Course Rating, is tired of hearing that.

    “The purpose of the Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis,” the Golf Canada Handicap Manual states.

    “If you’re playing golf regularly, you’re keeping track of your scores in some fashion,” he points out. “You’re golfing for a reason or reasons, whether it’s for the competition against yourself or others, recreation, socializing, whatever. It obviously is a significant part of your activity schedule, so why not keep track on an ongoing basis?

  • Discovery, PGA TOUR Unveil GOLFTV To Unite Global Golf Fan Community

    The GOLFTV Brand Will Underpin The First-Of-Its-Kind International Golf Streaming Service Launching On January 1st, 2019

    For Immediate Release

    NEW YORK – Discovery and the PGA TOUR have today revealed GOLFTV, powered by the PGA TOUR, the distinctive brand for the destination that will unite the community of golf fans around the world. The brand will underpin the new live and on-demand international video streaming service, which will launch globally outside the United States* on 1st January 2019.

    GOLFTV will offer fans a one-stop destination to access the widest range of golf content. With a growing portfolio of content, it will feature many of the sport’s most exciting moments, superstar players and tournaments on every screen and device.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Nominees For 2018 PNGA Player Of The Year Awards

    Every fall the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) votes on the Player of the Year Award for Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Men’s, Women’s, Mid-Amateur Men, Mid-Amateur Women, Senior Men, and Senior Women.

    The PNGA Player of the Year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee.