• Team Canada Women Set To Compete At World Amateur In Mexico

    Victoria's Naomi Ko (Bottom Left) Is In Mexico With Team Canada Teammates Maddie Szeryk (Bottom Right), & Josée Doyon (Top) To Compete In The World Amateur Team Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MEXICO – The trio of Canadian women is set to make its first appearance at the World Amateur Team Championship when action gets underway tomorrow at the Mayakoba El Cameleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    Representing Canada will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Texas, Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 19, of Victoria. The Canadians will be paired with China and Spain for Wednesday’s first round, with Szeryk starting things off at 8:15 a.m. EST followed by Doyon at 8:25 a.m. EST and Ko at 8:35 a.m. EST.

  • Golf Canada’s 2016 World Amateur Teams Include BC’s Du Toit & Ko

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit (L) And Victoria's Naomi Ko (R) Will Represent Canada's Men's & Women's World Amateur Teams Respectively In The World Amateur Team Championship In Mexico This Month - Du Toit Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Ko Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski 

    Via Golf Canada

    Oakville, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships—featuring both a women’s (September 14-17) and men’s (September 21-24) competition—will take place in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    Representing Canada on the women’s side will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Tex., Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 18, of Victoria, B.C. The trio will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Jared du Toit, 21, of Kimberley, B.C., Garrett Rank, 28, of Elmira, Ont., and Hugo Bernard, 21, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. Also contested on both Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.

  • PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Being Held At Sandpines Golf Links

    For Immediate Release

    Florence, Ore. - The 32nd Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur Championship is being held Sept. 13-15 at Sandpines Golf Links in Florence, Ore. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    Players must be 25 years of age or older by September 13, 2016 and require a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower to be eligible. In last year's Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, held on the Valley course at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under par 70 to come from behind to win.

  • Golf Strikes Gold In Inaugural Americas Masters Games

    British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson (Middle) Took Some Time From His Extremely Busy Schedule To Win A Gold Medal In The Men's Golf Competition Of The Americas Masters Games. The Silver Medal In This Flight Went To George Franko (L) And The Bronze To Cameron Kusch (R) -Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural Americas Masters Games held in the city of Vancouver from August 25th - September 4th are now complete and by all accounts the event was a tremendous success, bringing together Masters Athletes from across North America and around the world.

    As was the case at this year's Rio Olympics in Brazil, golf was a featured medal event and provided not only some great play from both the men and the women, it accomplished one of its primary goals, to foster friendship and camaraderie while continuing to promote the sport as a most worthy component in these type of competitions.

  • Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez & Mark O’Meara Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Organizers Have Announced Commitments From (L-R): Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh, Miguel Angel Jimenez And Colin Montgomerie

    Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Craig Stadler And John Cook Round Out The Latest Legends Commitments

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 7, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame members Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, as well as four-time European Ryder Cup team member Miguel Angel Jimenez, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The PGA TOUR Champions event will be contested at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016. The tournament will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $375,000.

  • Jutanugarn Runs Away With CP Women’s Open

    Ariya Jutanugarn Picked Up Her Fifth Win Of The LPGA Season In The CP Women's Canadian Open At Priddis Greens - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    CALGARY – Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the CP Women’s Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her LPGA Tour-leading fifth victory of the year – all in the last 10 events.

    Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.

  • Americas Masters Games Opening Ceremonies Announcement

    Celebration On Jack Poole Plaza Set To Welcome Athletes For 9 Days Of Celebration

    VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Be a part of history as Vancouver welcomes thousands of Masters-aged athletes to the first-ever Americas Masters Games, taking place August 26 to September 4. The Games’ organizers are thrilled with the progress of this inaugural sporting event, and look forward to hosting athletes competing in 24 sports at some of Vancouver’s most iconic venues and locations.

    A celebration on Jack Poole Plaza (Celebration Site) will kick off the Games with the Opening Ceremonies on August 27. It is free to the public and will begin at 6 pm with a march of Masters athletes representing 30 different countries, and will include music, entertainment and speeches from local politicians, representatives from the International Masters Games Association (IMGA) in Switzerland, athletes, dignitaries and welcoming remarks from local First Nations elders.

    The Games will be officially declared open with a ceremonial lighting of the Cauldron.

  • Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle And Jim Rutledge Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The Latest Canadian Representatives In The 2016 Pacific Links Championship Coming To Bear Mountain Next Month: L-R: Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle And Jim Rutledge

    Trio Of Canadian Golfers Add To Strength Of Upcoming PGA TOUR Champions Event Field

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, to be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016.

    The event will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

  • Dale Jackson Blog From Rio Olympics - Day 4 And Back Home

    According To Dale Jackson, Golf Belongs In The Olympics, Especially Based Upon His Experience In Rio As A Rules Official - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson has been in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and provided a blog on what he saw and experienced as Canada attempted to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. Here is the final entry from his trip to Brazil.

  • Rose Captures Golf’s 1st Gold Medal In 112 Years

    Olympic Medal Winners In Men's Golf At Rio de Janeiro, Brazil From L-R: Sweden's Henrik Stenson (Silver), Great Britain's Justin Rose (Gold) And USA's Matt Kuchar (Bronze) - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (International Golf Federation) — It took 112 years for golf to find a new Olympic champion, but it was well worth the wait. Great Britain’s Justin Rose followed in the footsteps of the long-departed George Lyon of Canada when he climbed onto the podium to collect the Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.

    On a sun-drenched final day, in front of a sell-out crowd of 12,000 at Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course, Rose added the Olympic crown to his 2013 US Open title after a prolonged and exciting battle down the stretch with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.

  • He's Back - Dale Jackson's Rio Olympics Golf Blog Returns

    Wikipedia Describes The Caiman (Shown Here) As 'Relatively Small Sized Crocodilians' - Don't Try Telling That To Dale Jackson Who Encountered This Guy In Rio - Image 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. The men have finished their event out of the medals and now it's up to the ladies to defend Canada's title.

  • Draw Released For Women’s Golf Competition At Rio 2016

    Women's World Number 3 Ranked Brooke Henderson Of Canada Will Go For Golf Gold At The Rio Olympics Beginning This Wednesday - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    For Immediate Release

     (August 15, 2016) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The world’s top women golfers are set to take the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro beginning this Wednesday, 17 August.

    The International Golf Federation this morning announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the women’s golf competition at Rio 2016 when a field of 60 competitors will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Abbott of the United States, who won the gold medal in Paris in 1900.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Must Make Cut In Carolina; Hadwin Top-10’s At John Deere; Crisologo Set For U.S. Amateur

    Canada's Mackenzie Hughes Clinched His PGA TOUR Card For Next Year After Winning The Web.com Tour's Price Charity Classic - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor knows he has work to do. Taylor dropped out of the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list after missing the cut at the John Deere Classic in Silvas, Ill.

    The Abbotsford resident heads into this week’s final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., knowing he must make the cut to have any chance of qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs and extending his PGA TOUR season.

    The top 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list qualify for The Barclays, the first of four playoff events that goes Aug. 25-28 at Bethpage Black in Farmington, N.Y. Taylor dropped to 128th from 120th after missing the cut at the John Deere, where fellow resident Adam Hadwin tied for eighth place.

  • 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.