• 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.

  • Global Consensus For Golf In The Race To Tackle Physical Inactivity

    (L-R) European Tour Chief Medical Officer Andrew Murray, Professor Fiona Bull, LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam, R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers, Professor Charlie Foster And MP Craig Tracey Were On Hand For The First International Congress on Golf and Health - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Written By The R&A/Courtesy Golf Canada

    LONDON, England – A global consensus amongst leaders in public health, public policy and sport backs golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity and the prevention of a range of non-communicable disease (NCD) including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast and colon.

    Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by The R&A, was presented this week in London at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). The biennial scientific meeting is widely regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.

  • Kelowna's Megan Osland Wins NWGA Event While Setting Course And Tour Record

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland won the National Women’s Golf Association's 54-hole Pro Tournament that was held at the Preserve at Turnbull Bay in New Smyrna Beach Florida from September 29th – October 1st.

  • BC's Jackie Little And Holly Horwood Come Out On Top In PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur

    BC's Jackie Little (L) And Holly Horwood (R) Emerged Victorious In The PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women's Championships Held At Shaughnessy G&CC - Image Credit PNGA

    Courtesy PNGA

    Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot rounds of 72-81 to win the 32nd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. This is her third title in this championship, having previously won in 2008 and 2009.

    In the 7th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur, Holly Horwood (Vancouver, B.C.) shot rounds of 73-80 to successfully defend her title. She won the championship last year, when it was held at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash. Horwood also won the 2012 Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur.

  • Young Golfers Can Attend A Free Seminar On An Athlete's Path To College Admissions

    image courtesy UFV/Flikr

    Are you a student athlete wanting to attend a U.S. university? Are you interested in being recruited but don’t know where to start with the process? 

    Learn about competitive U.S. college sports recruitment and college admissions from two experts: Dr. Katie Brophy-Miles, an LPGA golf professional and Georgetown University’s golf coach for 7 years, and Bryan Ide, a former Cornell University admissions interviewer and a long-time university guidance counsellor.

    Details on where, when and why young golfers who may aspire to earning admissioin to major U.S. Colleges or Universities can be found in the posters below or you can contact TJ Atley at the Zone Golf Academy.

  • The USGA And The R&A Invite Global Golf Community To Share Perspectives And Relevant Data On Distance In Golf

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. AND ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND (Sept. 18, 2018) - A global online questionnaire and data-gathering exercise on distance in golf has been launched by the USGA and The R&A today as part of the Distance Insights project.

    The detailed questionnaire is open to all interested participants in golf until Oct. 31, 2018 and is available in 10 languages. Administered independently by Sports Marketing Surveys Inc., it can be accessed at both usga.org/distanceinsights and at randa.org/distanceinsights.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules And New Player’s Edition Published

    Golf’s New Rules Have Been Published By The R&A And The USGA Ahead Of Coming Into Effect On  January 1st, 2019

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:

    • A more intuitive organization with ten simplified topical groupings
    • A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule to better define why the Rule exists
    • Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts to aid in understanding
    • A simpler, more direct writing style

    Printed copies of The Player’s Edition should be available from your local golf club and the Player’s Edition, the Rules of Golf and Official Guide are all available now on The R&A’s website and on The R&A’s new 2019 Rules of Golf App (Download from your App store: iOS / Android). Print versions of the Official Guide will be available from November.

    Various other resources, including a Visual Search and an updated Rules quiz, are also available to help golfers, Committees and Referees to familiarize themselves with the new Rules of Golf, both on The R&A’s website and on the App. Additional resources, including an updated Rules Academy and a Committee Toolkit, will be added in the coming months.

    For more information on the new Rules of Golf and the resources that are available, follow the link below.

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  • Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch Qualifies For U.S. Senior Women's Amateur

    L to R: Alison Murdoch, Denise Kieffer, Ginny Burkey, Susan Craven And Carrie Jacobson - Image Courtesy WSGA

    Victoria, BC's Alison Murdoch just continues to add to her impressive career resume qualifying for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla. on October 6-11.

  • Video: #inviteHER - The Power of Invitation

    An invitation is a simple yet powerful way to show someone they belong....

     

  • Follow Team Canada's Men's World Amateur Squad At The 2018 WATC Here

    The 2018 World Amateur Team Championships are taking place right now in Dublin, Ireland. Through two rounds the Canadian Team of Joey Savoie, Hugo Bernard and Garrett Ranksit at 18-under par just two shots back of current leader New Zealand.

    Just last week Canada's Women's team, Naomi Ko, Jaclyn Lee and Maddie Szeryk finished very strong after a slow start and moved up from 39th position to a very respectable 7th place.

    Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 125 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition rotated among three geographic zones of the world: Asia-Pacific, American and European-African.

    Format
    Each team has two or three players and plays 18-holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

    To follow live scoring of the Men's Competition CLICK HERE.

     

  • Team Canada Hosting World’s Best Female Junior Golfers

    BC's Tiffany Kong (L) And Lauren Kim (R) Are Both Representing Canada At The Upcoming World Junior Girls Championship In Ottawa -File Images/ Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OTTAWA, Ont. — A well-accomplished field of competitors will take to Camelot Golf and Country Club from Sept. 11–14, for the fifth annual World Junior Girls Championship. In total, 57 athletes will represent 18 countries—including two teams from host nation Canada.

    “With our partners, we are proud to offer a world-class event for girls of this age group, where there are fewer opportunities for international competitions,” said tournament director Dan Hyatt. “These girls are some of the best juniors in the world and we are thrilled to host them in a tournament where they can continue their growth and development.”

  • Team Canada Continues To Climb Leaderboard In Quest For Espirito Santo Trophy

    Victoria's Naomi Ko, (Teeing Off) Along With Teammates Maddie Szeryk Of Ontario (Left) And Calgary's Jaclyn Lee (Not Shown) Have Moved Steadily Up The World Amateur Team Championships Leaderboard To Sit T12 With One Round To Go In Ireland - File Photo (Jurgen Kaminski/JKam Photos/BC Golf)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MAYNOOTH, Ireland — After getting off to a rocky start at the World Amateur Team Championships, Team Canada climbed the leaderboard during round two and three. The Canadian trio, consisting of Team Canada Amateur Squad’s Jaclyn Lee, Naomi Ko and Maddie Szyerk, will start the final day tied for 12th in the hunt the Espirito Santo Trophy.

    Calgary’s Lee has been instrumental in boosting the team up the leaderboard carding rounds of 69 and 72 and a total of ten birdies against six birdies over the last 36 holes. The 21-year-old Ohio State amateur, who started the tournament tied for 75th, now sits T16 heading into Saturday’s final round.

    22-year-old Szyerk, of London, Ont., fired her second 71 of the tournament to share a piece of 51st. Ko, who registered the third and non-counting score, is in a tie for 60th after posting rounds of 78, 70 and 75.

  • 2018 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Coming To Shaughnessy G&CC

    The PNGA Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship is coming to Vancouver's Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club on October 1-2, 2018

    CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS

    Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who: (a) are members in good standing of a PNGA member club; (b) are 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018; and (c) have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 40.4 at the close of entry.

    Format: 36-hole stroke play competition (Gross and Net). Competitors will be divided into four equal flights by course handicap. An A.M. shotgun start will be used each day.

    Age Limit: Entrants must be 50 years of age or older by October 1, 2018

    Handicap Limit: Entrants must have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 40.4 or less.

    Field Limit: *80 (Field fill method: Exempt players followed by order of entry receipt). *Note: PNGA reserves the right to modify the field limit in conjunction with the PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in order to attain a total field size of 120 players.

    Entry Fee: $180.00 (U.S. Funds)

    Cart Fee: $20.00 per player/day; to be paid during registration

    Entry Deadline: September 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. (PDT)

    Entry Includes: Two rounds of championship play, one hosted practice round, warm up range balls each day, tee prize, luncheon following round one play, heavy hors d’oeuvres and awards ceremony following final round play, and Kusak crystal for top-finishers in each flight (gross and net).

    **Entrants must be members in good standing of a PNGA member club.

    Exemptions:

    Champion earns an exemption into the 2019-2023 PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

    For more information and to register please click HERE.

  • #inviteHER - See The Power Of Invitation

    Through the efforts of the WE ARE GOLF  Women’s Task Force and the LPGA Women’s Network, we are excited to announce the launch of the #inviteHER campaign. The nation-wide campaign is aimed at encouraging golfers to invite women in their lives to join them in playing golf.

    The launch took place on Wednesday, August 29 beginning with announcements and appearances on Matt Adams’ Fairways of Life program on Sirius XM, and the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, followed by a special introductory class for women at Topgolf in Hillsboro, Oregon later in the day.

  • Golf Canada's 2018 World Amateur Team Includes Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko (Bottom Right), A Member Of Royal Colwood GC, Has Been Named To Golf Canada's Women's Team For The 2018 World Amateur Team Championships - Golf Canada Image

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation.

    The World Amateur Team Championship—featuring both a women’s (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) and men’s (Sept. 5-8) competition— will be contested at Carton House  (Montgomerie and O’Meara Courses) in Maynooth, Ireland, located 30 minutes west of Dublin.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Delivers Clutch Performance; Svensson Gets PGA TOUR Card; Kong Ready For Second LPGA Tour Start

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Came Through Big In The Clutch On Sunday With A Final Round 63 At The Wyndam Championship To Keep His Exempt Status On The PGA TOUR For 2019 - File Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    With his job on the line Sunday, all Nick Taylor did was shoot the lowest round of his PGA TOUR career. Taylor’s seven-under 63 in the final round of the Wyndam Championship in Greensboro, N.C., -- the final event of the PGA TOUR regular season -- personified clutch.

    His tie for eighth place finish moved the Abbotsford native from 129th to 119th on the FedEx Cup points list, allowing Taylor to retain his exempt status for next year by finishing inside the top 125.

    That 63 is the lowest round Taylor has shot in his four years on the PGA TOUR. It certainly could not have come at a better time. “It was a stressful week,” a relieved Taylor said in a telephone interview Sunday night. “Not having to deal with that uncertainty now is a huge relief.”

  • Canadian Tee Times for 118th U.S. Amateur Championship Include Two From B.C.

    British Columbians Sy Lovan (Surrey) (L) And Chris Crisologo (Richmond) (R) Will Be Teeing It Up In The U.S. Amateur At Pebble Beach Starting Monday, August 13th - BC Golf File Images 

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 118th U.S. Amateur Championship, Monday (Aug. 13) and Tuesday (Aug. 14), at 7,075-yard, par-71 Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links and at 6,995-yard, par-72 Spyglass Hill Golf Course, in Pebble Beach, Calif.

    The U.S. Amateur consists of 36 holes of stroke play on Aug. 13 and 14, after which the 312-player field will be reduced to the low 64 scorers. There will be six rounds of match play, starting Aug. 15. The quarterfinals and semifinals are slated for Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18, respectively. The championship is scheduled to conclude with a 36-hole final on Sunday, Aug. 19, starting at 7:30 a.m. PDT.

  • BC Team Heads To Olympic Club In San Francisco For 52nd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

    Reprsenting BC This Week At The 52nd Pacific Coast Amateur In San Francisco Are From L-R: Lawren Rowe, Nolan Thoroughgood And Henry Lee - File Images

    The 52nd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship tees of this week on Tuesday, July 24th at the famed Olympic Club in San Francisco. This is the 8th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship to be held at The Olympic Club.

    All players will be vying for the individual Ed Updegraff Trophy, named after the longtime volunteer and standout amateur golfer who played on three Walker Cup teams (1963, 1965, 1969), won the inaugural Pacific Coast Amateur title at Seattle Golf Club in 1967 and was the 1999 Bob Jones Award recipient from the USGA.

    Taking place concurrently with the first and second rounds will be the battle for the Morse Cup, a 36-hole stroke play team competition using predetermined rosters representing the 15 member associations of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. The defending champions of the Morse Cup are the contingent from the Southern California Golf Association.

  • Mitchell Baldridge Takes 117th PNGA Men’s Amateur Over BC's Trevor Yu

    Mitchell Baldridge Holds The Macan Cup After His 36-Hole Final Match Win Over Vancouver, BC's Trevor Yu (Inset) In The Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy PNGA

    DuPont, Wash. – Mitchell Baldridge of Edgewood, Wash. defeated Trevor Yu of Vancouver, B.C. 2-up in the 36-hole final match to win the 117th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

    In the tight pressure-packed match, Baldridge never trailed. He won the first hole with a par, and was able to go 2-up a couple of times during the day, but Yu continually came back. Yu birdied the long par-4 13th hole in their afternoon round (their 31st hole in the match) to square the match up, but three holes later, the long-hitting Baldridge birdied the par-5 16th (34th hole of the match) to go 1-up.

  • The Super Bowl Of Golf Research Is Happening Now In B.C.

    The World Scientific Congress Of Golf Will Is On Now In Abbotsford At The University Of The Fraser Valley This - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    If you’re writing off the World Scientific Congress of Golf (WSCG) as a biennial conclave of pointy-headed boffins, don’t be too hasty. While the “trickle-down theory” may be controversial in economics, it is incontrovertible when it comes to the impact of high-level research on all aspects of the sport as we now know it.

    “Much of what we do as golfers, from how we swing to the equipment we use to the training and practice habits we employ and so on, has been born from great research,” says Glenn Cundari.