• Strong Local And Canadian Contingent Headlines Exemptions For 2016 CP Women’s Open; Three From B.C.

    Victoria, BC's Namoi Ko Will Take Part In Her Third LPGA Tour Event Of The Year At The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Courtesy USGA

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    CALGARY (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

    Calgary natives Jaclyn Lee and Jennifer Ha will have a home crowd advantage as they compete at the 44th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. Three British Columbia-based players are included in the exemptions handed out.

  • Dale Jackson Blog From Rio Olympics Day Two - Round 1

    The View Looking Toward The 18th Green At The Olympic Golf Venue - The Barra da Tijuca - All Images Credit Dale Jackson 

    Victoria's Dale Jackson is in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and is providing a daily blog on what he sees and experiences as Canada attempts to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event.

  • Victoria's Dale Jackson Provides Daily Olympic Golf Blog

    Posing Beside The Iconic Olympic Rings In Rio de Janeiro, Victoria, BC's Dale Jackson Has Arrived For The 2016 Olympics In Brazil And Will Blog On The Return Of Golf To The Games - All Images Courtesy Dale Jackson Unless Otherwise Noted

    Victoria's Dale Jackson is in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and is providing a daily blog on what he sees and experiences as Canada attempts to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event.

    Jackson has been involved in giving back to the game as a rules official since becoming interested in this vocation more than 15 years ago. Since then he has risen through the ranks to become a Level Four Rules Official and serving as Managing Director of Rules and Competitions for British Columbia Golf from 2003 to 2007.

    More recently, Jackson has been active at the national level and since 2013 has been the Chair of the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status Committee for Golf Canada.

  • Golf In Rio 2016 - A Referee's Perspective

    Victoria's Dale Jackson is in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and is providing a daily blog on what he sees and experiences as Canada attempts to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event.

    And So It Begins

    by Dale Jackson

    I have been given the great privilege of representing Canada as a referee in golf at the Rio Olympics.

    For the next eight days I will be immersed in the technical details of the first golf competition in the Olympics in 112 years (and if you did not already know, Canada is the defending champion, thanks to George Lyon winning in St Louis in 1904), getting to walk the golf course for four days in a row accompanied by some of the best male golfers in the world (the women play the following week) and experiencing the excitement of the Rio Olympics.

  • Draw Announced For Men’s Golf Competition At Rio 2016

    Ontario's David Hearn (L) And Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet (R) Are Ready To Fly Canada's Colours As They Help Re-Introduce Golf To The Olympics - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from the International Golf Federation

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The International Golf Federation has announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the Men’s Golf Competition at Rio 2016.

    At 7:30 am local time on Thursday August 11th, history will be made when Brazilian Adilson da Silva hits the opening tee shot and golf’s return to the Olympic Games.

    Two further Olympic connections are celebrated in the first grouping. Canada’s Graham DeLaet, whose countryman George S. Lyon won the Olympic gold medal in 1904 - the last time golf was part of the Olympic programme - will tee off second. And, Byeong Hun An, the son of two Olympic table tennis medalists at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, will complete the group.

  • The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) Set For Surrey

    The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) Is A Great Opportunity For Amputees To Get Involved With Sport And Recreation - Image Courtesy Johannes Grames

    The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) is coming to Surrey, BC at the Northview Golf & Country Club from August 22-25, 2016.

    The CADNO is sanctioned by the Canadian Amputee Golf Association (CAGA) and is a National Open Championship for Amputee and Disabled golfers, with participation of international players.

    A Board of Directors, consisting of representation from various parts of Canada, operates the Association for the benefit of all amputees. CAGA’s priorities are to encourage more amputees to get involved with sport and recreation as part of their rehabilitation and future success going forward in life.

  • PGA Of BC To Host Qualifiers For 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    Courtesy PGA of British Columbia

    (August 2, 2016) - The PGA of British Columbia, in collaboration with PGA TOUR Champions and SportBox Group, is proud to announce qualifying information for the 2016 Pacific Links Championship taking place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, BC, September 19-25th.

    An open Pre-Qualifier for all competitors age 50 and over will take place Thursday, September 15th at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford, BC.

  • BC Golf Announces 2016 Eddie Hogan Cup Team

    BC's Eddie Hogan Cup Team: From (L-R) Thomas Verigin, Jaewook Lee, Matt Palsenbarg (Coach), Andy Kim And Isaac Lee

    British Columbia Golf has announced their team for the 2016 Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches to be played from Friday, August 12, 2016 to Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Riverside Golf & CC in Portland, OR.

    British Columbia has sent a team every year as a chartered member, for the last 47 years, to this tournament. The competition includes teams from Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii and other states. 

    The competition is well attended from college coaches from the North Pacific region and is an elite Championship, some of the best junior boys will be at the Eddie Hogan matches and its always an honor to be on this team.

  • Major Champions Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite And Ian Woosnam Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Championship

    The Pacific Links Championship Has Announced The Addition Of (L-R): Sandy Lyle, Tom Kite & Ian Woosnam To The Field For The September Event At Bear Mountain In Victoria - Image Courtesy Pacific Links

    Strong Field Continues To Build For September Event On PGA TOUR Champions

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Victoria, B.C. (August 2, 2016) – World Golf Hall of Fame members Sandy Lyle and Tom Kite, along with 1991 Masters Tournament winner Ian Woosnam, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. The event will be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016, featuring a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

  • Will Zalatoris Charges Back To Claim 50Th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship At Seattle Golf Club

    Plano, Texas Native And Wake Forest Collegiate Player Will Zalatoris Embraced The Pressure Down The Stretch, Winning In A Thrilling Two-Hole Playoff Against San Diego, Calif.’s, Nahum Mendoza - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Courtesy Chris McGrath/PNGA

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Seattle, Wash.)- Celebrating its 50th installment at the Seattle Golf Club, the Pacific Coast Amateur has crowned a new champion in Will Zalatoris of Plano, Texas.

    Zalatoris, a collegiate player with Wake Forest, came into round four two-strokes off the pace-setters in the final group. After teeing off on the first hole a group ahead of round three leaders Nahum Mendoza and Rico Hoey of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Zalatoris exuded confidence in his quest to become champion.

  • B.C.’s du Toit Remains At The Top Of Weekly Rankings

    Kimberley, BC's Jared du Toit Thrilled Canadian Golf Fans With His Performance At The RBC Canadian Open - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Jared du Toit’s performance at the RBC Canadian Open vaulted him 35 spots in the world rankings to a career-high No. 25 in the world. It was only his second career professional tournament and the University of Arizona senior finished two shots ahead of World No. 1 Jason Day and just two back of former teammate and former top-ranked amateur Jon Rahm. Du Toit captured the Gary Cowan Medal as Low Amateur as a result of his finish

    Garrett Rank, a former top-ranked amateur in Canada, gained 13 places in the world rankings after finishing in a tie for 77th at the RBC Canadian Open.

    Andrew Harrison moved back into the Top-20 with a 32-place gain in the world rankings. He is coming off a third-place finish at the Alberta Amateur.

  • Six-Under 66 Moves Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald Into Contention At Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald Moved Himself Into Contention At The 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship With A 10-Shot Second Round Improvement At Seattle Golf Club - Image Courtesy PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Stuart Macdonald’s round Wednesday at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship had a little bit of everything. 

    We’ll start with the good because there was lots of that. Macdonald carded two eagles in his round at Seattle Golf Club, one of them coming when he holed out from 160 yards on the par 4 12th hole. He also added four birdies.

    Then there was the bad, including a four-putt on the par 3 16th green that resulted in a double-bogey. He wasn’t happy about a three-putt that led to a par on the par 5 18th green either.

    But when it was done, Macdonald had carded the day’s best score, a six-under 66 that moved him into contention at the 50th playing of the prestigious tourney.

  • Pacific Links Championship Is Calling All Volunteers

    Courtesy Pacific Links International

    Victoria, B.C. - Pacific Links International announced recently that it is accepting volunteer submissions for the 2016 Pacific Links Championship. With less than two months remaining until the event they encourage golf enthusiasts to be a part of the action by becoming a volunteer.

    During the coming weeks, you will be hearing a great deal about the – 2016 PGA TOUR Champions event sponsored by Pacific Links International to be held at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, British Columbia September 19-25th, with a field of 81 players, and the purse of $2.5 million.

    The Pacific Links Championship relies on the support and loyalty of volunteers to deliver a world-class event. Volunteers are required in a variety of committees, assignments and positions, each one crucial to making the Championship run as smoothly and seamlessly as possible.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: This Week’s Pacific Coast Amateur The First Of Three Big Events For Chris Crisologo

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Has A Lot To Look Forward To On His Golf Schedule Over The Next Month - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Like a boxer stepping up in weight class, Chris Crisologo is excited about testing himself at the next level. Over the next month, the 20-year-old Richmond resident has three big amateur tournaments on his schedule.

    It starts this week at the prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur, which is being played at Seattle Golf Club. After that comes the Canadian Amateur at Royal Ottawa Golf Club and then the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

  • Jhonattan Vegas Captures 2016 RBC Canadian Open

    Jhonattan Vegas Rode A Final Round 64 To A Two-Shot Victory In The RBC Canadian Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Adam Hadwin Claims Rivermead Trophy As Low Canadian Professional; Jared du Toit Earns Gary Cowan Medal As Low Amateur

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Jhonattan Vegas earned his second career PGA TOUR victory at the 2016 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club. The Venezuelan tallied nine birdies en route to a final round 64 to emerge victorious at the 107th playing of Canada’s National Open Championship.

    The 31-year-old began the day at 4-under, five-strokes off the lead at the historic Jack Nicklaus design. A string of five birdies from holes two to six vaulted Vegas into a share of second. He would notch four birdies on the back nine, including three straight across his final three holes to secure the clubhouse lead at 12-under and the eventual victory.

  • Carl Yuan Wins 115th PNGA Men's Amateur Championship

    Carl Yuan Is The 115th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Champion - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Courtesy PNGA

    Walla Walla, Wash - Carl Yuan of Lake Mary, Fla. defeated Andrew Whalen of Ephrata, Wash., 5 and 3, in the final match to win the 115th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship.

    The championship was held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). The match between Yuan and Whalen saw 12 lead changes in the first 18 holes of their scheduled 36-hole match, and the two players stood All Square after the morning round.

  • Princess Superal Wins 115th PNGA Women's Amateur; Jacobs Claims Second Title At 15th Women's Mid-Amateur

    Princess Superal (At Left) And Amanda Jacobs (Right) Are The 2016 Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur And Mid-Amateur Winners Respectively - Images Courtesy PNGA

    Courtesy PNGA

    Cle Elum, Wash. - Princess Superal of Sun City, Fla. defeated Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C., 6 and 5, in the final match to win the 115th Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur; while Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore. defeated Shawn Farmer of Renton, Wash., 3 and 2, in the final match to win the 15th Pacific Northwest Women's Mid-Amateur.

    Both matches were held on the Prospector Course at Suncadia in Cle Elum, Wash., and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • Kimberley's Jared du Toit Taking RBC Canadian Open By Storm

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Is Chasing The RBC Canadian Open Title At Glen Abbey GC In Oakville, Ontario. He Went Into The Weekend Just One Shot Back Of The Lead - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Kimberley BC's 21-year old Jared du Toit went into the weekend at the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey GC just one shot back of leader Dustin Johnson. Chances are if you'd said a Canadian would be this close to the top of the leaderboard in his national open it would likely be an Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor or Graham DeLaet.

    Even du Toit himself is at least a little surprised but as he said after his second round, “I didn’t have a lot of expectations coming in. To kind of vault up the leaderboard kind of caught me a bit off guard. But everything from now on is just cream on top.”

  • 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship Set For Seattle Golf Club

    British Columbia Golf Is Well Represented At The 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. From L-R: Jack Croucher (Past President), Chuck Gage (Past President), Stuart Macdonald (Team Member), Kevin Kwon (Team Member), Chris Crisologo (Team Member) And David Atkinson (Immediate Past President) - Image Courtesy PNGA

    via press release

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Seattle, Wash)- The 50th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Washington State and Pacific Northwest golf associations, will take place at historic Seattle Golf Club from July 26-29, 2016.

    Founded in 1900 with a 1996 redesign by Arnold Palmer, Seattle Golf Club has a history well deserving of hosting the Pacific Coast Amateur's 50th installment, including the 1952 U.S. Amateur, 1961 Walker Cup, 1981 U.S. Senior Amateur and three Pacific Coast Amateurs (1967, 1987, 1999).

    A world-class roster of amateur competitors will be taking part in the 72-hole, four-day stroke play competition in the hopes of raising the Dr. Ed Updegraff Trophy as champion. Without a defending champion, following Aaron Wise's departure to the professional ranks, the trophy and accolades coupled with victory are up for grabs.

  • Victoria’s Ko Medals At 115th PNGA Women's Amateur; Port Alberni’s Proteau Medals At 15th Women's Mid-Amateur

    Victoria's Namoi Ko (L) And Port Alberni's Christina Proteau Were Both Medalists In The 115th Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur, Ko In The Amateur And Proteau The Mid-Am - Image BC Golf

    Cle Elum, Wash. - Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko won a three-way playoff to earn medalist honors and No. 1 seed after two rounds of stroke play qualifying at the Prospector Course at Suncadia in Cle Elum, Wash. at the 115th Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur; while Christina Proteau of Port Alberni, BC earned the No. 1 seed in the 15th Pacific Northwest Women's Mid-Amateur.

    Both championships are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    Three giants in the Women's Amateur field are tied at the top - Coquitlam's Jisoo Keel, Princess Superal and Naomi Ko - with Ko winning the playoff for the No. 1 seed honors going into tomorrow's match play format.