• 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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    READ MORE

  • 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.

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  • 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.