• Two From BC On Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Team Announced For Inaugural Aruba Cup

    Langley's Adam Cornelson (L) And Vancouver's Ryan Williams (R) Will Be A Part Of The 10-Man Mackenzie Tour -PGA TOUR Canada Squad For The Inaugural Aruba Cup - Image British Columbia Golf

    For Immediate Release

    (November 10, 2016 – Oakville, Ont. and Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s 10-man team for the inaugural Aruba Cup was announced Thursday, led by four-time 2016 winner and Player of the Year Dan McCarthy.

    The team, consisting of the top 10 available players on the 2016 Mackenzie Tour Order of Merit with a minimum of five Canadians, will compete against a team of 10 players to be announced from PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in a Presidents Cup-style event at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba, December 12-18, 2016. The three competition days will Four-ball, Foursome and Singles matches on December 15, 16 and 17, respectively.

  • BC's Sloan And Hadwin Move Up In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Merritt's Roger Sloan (L) And Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin (R) Made Positive Moves In The Word And Canadian Men's Rankings This Week - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    In the Weekly Top 10 rankings put out by Golf Canada several players from B.C. moved up and occupy positions in the country's top 10 in both amateur and professional categories.

    This week Merritt's Roger Sloan moved up to number 8 in the Men's Pro Ranking in Canada as he climbed 8 places in the WAGR. He was joined by Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin in making positive gains along with recently announced PNGA Player of the Year winners, Jared du Toit and Naomi Ko.

  • BC’s du Toit, Ko named As PNGA Players Of The Year

    BC's Jared du Toit Of Kimberley And Victoria's Naomi Ko Are The 2016 Men's And Women's PNGA Players Of The Year - Images Courtesy Golf Canada & Jurgen Kaminski

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from the Pacific Northwest Golf Association

    The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) has announced the 2016 Players of the Year. Those honoured include Men’s Player of the Year, Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C.; Women’s, Naomi Ko of Victoria, B.C.; Men’s Mid-Amateur, Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho; Women’s Mid-Amateur, Amanda Jacobs of Portland, Ore.; Senior Men’s, Pat O’Donnell, Happy Valley, Ore.; Senior Women’s, Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore.; Junior Boys’, Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver, Wash.; and Junior Girls’, Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore.

  • Rowe Leads Vikes Men To Victory At CSUSM Fall Classic, Women Sixth

    Courtesy Vikes communications

    VICTORIA - Lawren Rowe and the men's golf team took home their third championship of the young season on Tuesday, with Rowe winning the individual title to help his team secure the trophy.

    The women's team moved up from eighth to sixth between Day 1 and Day 2, as Laura Ferreira and Hannah Diamond both put up rounds of 76 on the final day.

  • BC’s Megan Osland Among Four Canadians Advancing To Stage III Of LPGA Q-School

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Was The Low Canadian In The Field In Stage II Of LPGA Q-School Earning Her Way Along With 3 Other Canucks Into The Final Stage Starting End Of November - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada with files from Symetra Tour

    VENICE, Fla. – Four Canadians were among 84 competitors that advanced to Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament on Sunday at the Plantation Golf & Country Club.

    Megan Osland of Kelowna, B.C., led all 10 Canadians in the field, finishing at 5-over par (72-72-73-76) to grab a share of 30th. Team Canada graduate and Calgary product Jennifer Ha was the next Canadian in line, closing at 7-over par (69-71-79-76) to end in a tie for 47th.

  • Crisologo Wins Otter Invitational, SFU Clan Fifth

    SFU's Chris Crisologo Registered His Second Individual Win Of The New Season At The Otter Invitational In California - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Seaside, CA – Chris Crisologo added a little more hardware to his personal trophy case on Tuesday, as the junior wrapped up a solo victory at the Otter Invitational with a terrific second day. As a whole, the SFU Clan men's golf team took fifth in the three-round event, which was hosted by the Cal State Monterey Otters at Bayonet Golf Course.

  • SFU Clan Women Go Two-For-Two To Open The Season

    The SFU Clan Women's Golf Team Are Off To A Perfect Start Winning Their Opening Two Events On The Fall Schedule - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Bellingham, WA - Talk about a great start, the SFU Clan women's golf team are now two-for-two to start the 2016-17 campaign, as they shot a combined 24-over-par 608 (303, 305) to take first place at the Western Washington Invitational on Tuesday, still fresh off last weekend's win at Saint Martin's.

  • SFU Clan Wins Rain-Shortened SMU Invitational

    SFU's Breanna Croxen Led Her Team To The Title At The SMU Invitational In The Rain-Shortened Season Opening Event For The Lady Clan - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    By Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Simon Fraser University women’s golf team won the rain-shortened Saint Martin’s University that concluded Saturday at the Olympia Golf & Country Club. It was the team’s first tournament of the season.

    Simon Fraser claimed the title with a team-score 479 after weather conditions on the final day of the women's golf tournament forced the round be cut to nine holes on Saturday.

  • Golf & Health Project Launches To Highlight How Golf Can Benefit All

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Is One Of The Ambassadors For The Golf & Health Project - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKamphotos)

    • New and unique project aiming to assess the health and wellbeing benefits of golf has launched around the world
    • An academically rigorous methodology examines pre-existing research
    • Innovative new research will fill knowledge gaps and show golf’s role in health and wellbeing

    (ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., USA) - World Golf Foundation (WGF) – the non-profit organization developing and supporting initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values – announces the launch of the Golf & Health Project, academically researching and highlighting how the game can benefit peoples’ lives.

    Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, led by Dr. Andrew Murray and under the supervision of leading international academics, Professor Nanette Mutrie and Professor Liz Grant, have conducted the largest, most comprehensive study of golf and health, with the results shown in a Scoping Review published in the world’s leading sports medicine and science journal, The British Journal of Sports Medicine.

  • Congratulations To Tom Cade, 2016 NWGMA Distinguished Service Award winner

    The 2016 Distinguised Service Award winner, as honoured by the Northwest Golf Media Association, is Tom Cade.

    Cade is the long-time editor of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, which is published by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). He is also the senior director of communications for the PNGA and the Washington State Golf Association.

  • Anita Wicks Rebounds To Capture PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur, BC's Laschuk 2nd

    Anita Wicks (L) And Mary Ryan (R) Are The Senior & Super Senior PNGA Women's Amateur Champions For 2016 - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. shot a 2-over par 74 in the final round to come from behind first round leader Phyllis Laschuk of Vancouver, B.C. and win the 30th Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur; while Mary Ryan of Renton, Wash. put together another solid round in winning the 5th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur.

    Both championships were held concurrently at Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore. and were contested over 36 holes of stroke play. They were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • Crisologo Wins, Clan Take 8th At WWU Invitational

    SFU's Chris Crisologo Was The Individual Champion At The WWU Invitational - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Courtesy Aaron Martin - SFU Sports Information Assistant

    BELLINGHAM, WA – On the final day of the Western Washington Men's Golf Invitational, SFU's Chris Crisologo shot a one-over 73, holding off a charging Andrew Harrison, to take his first win of the season.

  • T'Birds Repeat As WWU Invitational Champs, UVic Vikes T4th

    The Victorious UBC T'Bird's Men's Golf Squad After Winning The 45th Annual Western Washington University Men's Golf Invitational - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds prevailed as the team champion for the third time in the last four years at the 45th Annual Western Washington University Men's Golf Invitational played at Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Sept. 26-27th.

    The T-Birds finished with a team score of 6-under-par 858, adding the team title at the WWU Invite to winning years in 2007, 2013 and 2014. UBC posted rounds of 1-under 287 and 5-under 282 before finishing up with a 1-over 289,

    Chico State was the team runner-up at 4-under (860), followed by Concordia (Ore.) (E, 864), California State Monterey Bay (+5, 869) and the University of Victoria (+5, 869).

  • BC’s Lindbjerg And Gallacher Finish One-Two In WSGA Super Senior Championship

    Brad Karns (L) Winner Of The 30th Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship And Gudmund Lindbjerg, Winner Of The 9th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur - WSGA Image

    Courtesy WSGA

    Walla Walla, Wash. - Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. shot 1-under par in the final round to win the 30th Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship; while Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. went wire-to-wire in capturing the 9th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur. This is the second title for Lindbjerg, having also won this championship in 2014.

  • 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship Includes BC's Kyle Grummett

    BC's Kyle Grummett (Left In Photo) Is Competing In The 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship In Port St. Lucie Florida - Images Courtesy Special Olympics

    More than 200 golfers from across the United States and Canada will converge on Port St. Lucie, FL for the 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship, hosted at the prestigoius and beautiful PGA Golf Club, using the Ryder and Wannamaker Courses.

    One of those golfers is West Kelowna, BC's Kyle Grummett who has a Bronze medal from the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles along with the Gold medal he picked up in the 2014 Special Olympic Summer Games held in Vancouver.

    Grummett was also nominated by British Columbia Golf for a 2016 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award for an athlete with a disability.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

    Image Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

    Affectionately known as ‘The King’, Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

  • Canada Finishes World Amateur In Tie For 9th

    Canada's World Amateur Men's Team From L-R: Jared du Toit, Garrett Rank And Hugo Bernard - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – On the strength of Garrett Rank’s 69 (-2), the Canadian contingent climbed inside the Top-10 for the first time in Saturday’s final round of the 30th World Amateur Team Championship to close the tournament in a tie for ninth at 12-under par.

    Playing on the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club, Rank, 29, led the Canadian trio to a team score of 2-under par on the day, coupled with Jared du Toit’s even-par 71. Collectively, Rank was the leading Canadian at the event. The Elmira, Ont., product finished at 1-under par (74-72-70-69) to hold an individual share of 35th.

    Kimberley, B.C., native Jared du Toit finished two strokes behind Rank at 1-over par (71-70-75-71). The 21-year-old Arizona State senior closed at T44. Teammate Hugo Bernard of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., was disqualified because of a scoring error in his final round.

  • Champions Crowned at PNGA Senior Team Championships Include BC’s Little & McGarvey

    BC's Kathryn McGarvey (L) And Jackie Little (R) Are The 2016 PNGA Senior Women's Team Champions - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Bremerton, Wash. - At the 34th Pacific Northwest Senior Team Championships, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma won the Men's Senior Team title; Charlie Wozow and Toat Brandvold, both of Snohomish, Wash. won the Men's Super Senior; Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C. and Kathryn McGarvey of North Vancouver, B.C. won the Women's Senior; and Mary Ryan of Renton, Wash. and Sun Douthit of Steilacoom, Wash. won the Women's Super Senior.

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Pre-Tournament Notes

    Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Bear Mountain Golf Resort (Mountain Course) | Victoria, B.C. | September 19-25, 2016

    Media Contact

    Chris Richards – PGA TOUR Manager, Communications

    Quick Facts

    Par 71 / 6,881 yards
    Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-design (2003)
    $2,500,000 purse (Winner’s Share: $375,000)
    Golf Channel will televise all three rounds live from 3-6 p.m. PDT

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Set To Kick Off This Friday With Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Stars

    World Golf Hall Of Fame Member And Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer Highlights A Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Players Coming To Victoria's Bear Mountain This Week

    Tickets available for PGA TOUR Champions Tournament hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 20, 2016) – The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will get underway this Friday morning at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course, with 81 of the top players on PGA TOUR Champions competing for one of the year’s top purses of US$2.5 million.

    Headlining one of the strongest fields of the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions season are World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara and Tom Kite.

    Langer, who currently leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings with $2,432.659 in 2016 earnings, has put forth one of the strongest seasons in Tour history at the age of 59, with four wins – including major championship victories at the Regions Tradition and Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship earlier this year.