• Six B.C. Girls Qualify For Prestigious U.S. Junior Girls Championship

    Surrey's Hannah Lee, Shown Above Playing In The 2016 BC Jr. Girls Championship, Led A Group Of Six Girls From BC Who Have Qualified For The U.S. Jr. Girls Championship - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    The 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship will take place at the A.W. Tillinghast designed Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. from July 18-23. Eligibility for the event is for any female who has not turned 18 as of July 23 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 18.4. 

    U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship 18-hole qualifying took place at several locations around the United States during the month of June and six girls from British Columbia took advantage of those opportunities to grab spots in one of the most prestigious Junior tournaments in the world.

  • Brooke Henderson Repeats As Winner Of Portland Classic

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Made It Back-To-Back Wins In The LPGA Cambia Portland Classic Winning By Four Shots - Image Courtesy LPGA 

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Defending champion Brooke Henderson survived some tense moments on the back nine on the way to a four-stroke victory Sunday at the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.

    The second-ranked Henderson – a native of Smiths Falls, Ont., – shot a 14-under 274 after a final round 71 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, pulling away from American Stacy Lewis, who was 10-under after a 69.

    Henderson became the first back-to-back winner at Portland since Annika Sorenstam won consecutive tournaments in 2002 and 2003. The 18-year-old is the first wire-to-wire winner at Portland since the tournament went to a 72-hole event in 2013.

  • Naomi Ko Ready For Biggest Two Weeks Of Her Young Golfing Life

    Victoria's Naomi Ko Has A Couple Of Very Big Weeks Coming Up As She Tees It Up In Two LPGA Tour Tournaments - Image Courtesy USGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Naomi Ko hopes these next two weeks will offer a taste of her future. The 18-year-old amateur from Victoria will tee it up in two straight LPGA Tour events, starting Thursday at the Cambria Portland Classic in Oregon. It will be her LPGA debut and she won’t have long to wait for her second stop, which is an even bigger event.

  • Bear Mountain Looking For Permanent Spot On Champions Tour Schedule

    A Member Of The Rather Exclusive '59 Club' Paul Goydos Was On Hand To Help Promote This Fall's Pacific Links Championship At Bear Mountain In Victoria - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Bear Mountain hopes its first Champions Tour event won’t be its last. The Greater Victoria resort is preparing, on very short notice, to play host to the Pacific Links Championship on the 50-and-over circuit. The 54-hole, $2.5-million US event goes Sept. 22-25.

    And Bear Mountain’s owner, Ecoasis Developments, has made it clear it would love to have a permanent spot on the Champions Tour schedule. “We want this to be successful in 2016,” David Clarke, chief financial officer of Ecoasis, told a news conference this week. “But not just 2016 . . .we would really love to see this as a fixture on the Champions Tour schedule going forward.”

  • Crisologo Named To NCAA PING All-America Third Team

    SFU Sophomore Chris Crisologo Added Antoher Honour To His Stellar 2016 Golf Season Being Named To The NCAA Division II PING All-America Third Team - Image Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    NORMAN, Okla. – Simon Fraser University sophomore Chris Crisologo of Richmond, BC, was today named to the NCAA Division II PING All-America Third Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. 

    Crisologo, a Third Team selection, was among 24 student-athletes from NCAA Division II named to either the first, second or third teams.

  • Top-Ranked Jared du Toit Picks Up 10 Spots in the World Rankings

    Top-ranked Jared du Toit picked up 10 spots in the world rankings to sit at a career-best 57th in the world. The Golf Canada National Team member is coming off a win at the Glencoe Invitational. He became the first player from the host club, The Glencoe Golf & Country Club, to win the tournament since 1995.

  • Two B.C. Boys Take Both Spots In U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier

    A.J. Ewart (L) And Khan Lee Made It A Clean Sweep For British Columbia In The U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier Down In Spanaway, Washington This Week - Image Credit Brad Ewart

    Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart was joined by Surrey's Khan Lee as the two qualifiers at a 36-hole U.S. Junior Amateur qualifying event held at the RMG Club at The Classic Golf Club in Spanaway, Washington on June 21st.

    Ewart had to overcome a severe case of jet-lag having just returned from the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup at the Chukyo Golf Club Ishino Course in Japan where he posted a 3-under par score for the 72 hole event finishing in 19th spot competing against the best junior golfers in the world.

    Lee also had some overcoming to do as he opened the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier with a 79 but bounced back nicely with a round of even par 72.

  • A Century-Old Tradition Continues With Seattle-Victoria Inter-Club Matches

    The Inter-Club Matches Between Seattle GC And Victoria GC Have Been Taking Place For Over A Century - Images Courtesy Facilities

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It’s not so much about winning or losing, but playing the game, which is something members of Victoria Golf Club and Seattle Golf Club have been doing at one another’s course for more than a century.

    This weekend, 40 male members from each club will gather in Victoria to continue a tradition that began way back in 1903. That’s how long the annual inter-club matches between the two golf clubs have been going on.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Jared du Toit Ready For First Taste Of Pro Game

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit Will See How He Stacks Up Against The Pros In This Week's SIGA Dakota Dunes Open - Image Courtesy Jared du Toit/Twitter 

    B.C. Amateur Champion Has Spot In This Week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Event In Saskatoon

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Fresh off a big win at Calgary’s Glencoe Invitational, Jared du Toit will get his first taste of pro golf at this week’s Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event in Saskatoon. Du Toit, the reigning B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley, has been granted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open. 

    It will be the first professional tournament for du Toit, Canada’s top-ranked amateur player.

  • 14-Year-Old Girl Wins Boys’ State High School Championship

    Fourteen-Year Old Phoebe Brinker Became The First Female To Win The Delaware State Boys' High School Championship In Its 43-Year History - Image Courtesy GolfforHer

    By Mike Stachura for GolfDigest.com

    In Delaware golf, the women are taking over. Well, the young women are. On Wednesday, June 1st, eighth-grader Phoebe Brinker became the first female to win the Delaware high school golf championship in its 43-year history, and she and teammate Jennifer Cleary helped Tower Hill win the team title by 22 shots.

    Brinker, who won by six shots over second-place finisher Matt Pulgini, a recent medalist at U.S. Open local qualifying in Hellertown, Pa., was one of three girls to finish in the top five at the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association golf championship at Rehoboth Beach CC.

    “That feels really good,” Brinker told The News-Journal after posting a two-day total of 4-under-par 140. “It’s just really cool. I feel like maybe it’s just male-dominated, and it’s just cool to break that stereotype.”

  • Team Canada Readies For Toyota Junior Golf World Cup

    Team Canada Is Off To Japan For The Toyota Junior Golf World Cup. Among The Team Members Is Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart (3rd From Right) And Coach Robert Ratcliffe Of Comox, B.C. (Far Left) - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Team Canada Men’s Development Squad returns to the Chukyo Golf Club this week from June 14–17 for the 24th annual Toyota Junior Golf World Cup supported by JAL.

    Leading the way for the Canadian foursome is Tony Gil of Vaughan, Ont., who will be returning to the event for the third consecutive year. In 2015, the 18-year-old University of Houston commit finished T10 to lead the Canadians.

    He will be joined by teammates Charles-Éric Belanger (Quebec), A.J. Ewart (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Jack Simpson (Aurora, Ont.).

  • Canada’s Henderson Beats Ko To Win Women’s PGA Championship In Playoff

    Brooke Henderson Holds The Trophy After Her Dramatic Playoff Win Over Lydia Ko In The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship At Sahalee - Images courtesy www.facebook.com/BrookeHendersonGolf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Canada’s Brooke Henderson beat top-ranked Lydia Ko with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after overcoming a three-shot deficit on the back nine.

    The 18-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., ranked No. 4 in the world, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 – the best round of the week at Sahalee – to match Ko at 6-under 278. Ko finished with a 67.

    In the playoff on the par-4 18th, Henderson hit her second shot from 155 yards to 3 feet, while Ko’s second from farther back in the fairway left her with 20 feet. Ko missed to the left, and Henderson tapped in to cap a week that started with a hole-in-one on her fourth hole of the tournament and ended with a major championship.

  • Brandes Wins His 3rd PNGA Senior Men's Amateur; Kubisa Wins Super Senior; Lundy & Lindbjerg Of B.C. Take Runner-up Spots

    Tom Brandes (L), Winner Of The 2016 PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur, And Tom Kubisa, Winner Of The 2016 PNGA Super Senior Men’s Amateur - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Pemberton, B.C. - Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. pulled away from the field in the final round to win the 52nd Pacific Northwest Senior Men's Amateur, while Tom Kubisa of Bremerton, Wash. shot rounds of 73-71-73 to earn a victory in the 7th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men's Amateur.

    Lance Lundy was the top finisher from B.C. in the Senior Amateur in 3rd place followed by Mission's Jim Shaw in 4th. In the Super Seniors Gudmund Lindbjerg from Port Moody finished as the runner-up to Kubisa, 4 shots back.

    The two championships were held concurrently at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, B.C., and were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). The Senior Men's Amateur includes men 55 years of age or older while the Super Senior Men's Amateur includes men age 65 years or older.

  • Women's Golf Day - A Global Success

    By All Accounts International Women's Golf Day Was A Great Success As Evidenced By The Turnout At Venues Like Langara GC Shown Here - Image Credit Gino Cutri

    By Gino Cutri, British Columbia Golf

    All it takes is a search of #womensgolfday on social media to see that the inarguable event was a global success. Women’s Golf Day was founded on three core principles: engage, empower, and support.

    Through these principles the event was designed to allow a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and create a network to support the continuation of golf no matter the skill or interest level.

  • PNGA Senior & Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championships Being Held At Big Sky Golf Club

    courtesy PNGA

    The 52nd Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship and 7th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship are being held June 7-9 at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, B.C.

    The two championships are being held concurrently, and are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). The Senior Men’s Amateur includes men 55 years of age or older while the Super Senior Men’s Amateur includes men age 65 years or older.

  • One Of 8 GolfBC Championship Sponsor's Exemptions Goes To Jacqueline Bendrick

    Sophomore Jacqueline Bendrick Will Be The Lone Woman To Tee It Up In The Field Of 156 Players In The Inaugural GolfBC Championship At Gallagher's Canyon Next Week

    155 Men And One Woman To Tee It Up At GolfBC Championship - Jacqueline Bendrick Awarded One Of Eight Sponsor’s Exemptions Into Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Event

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural GolfBC Championship will have the usual 156-player field when it begins Thursday at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna.

    Actually, there will be one notable difference. When the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada makes its Okanagan debut, 155 men and one woman will be teeing it up.

    Jacqueline Bendrick, a 20-year-old collegiate player from Mercer Island, Wash., has been granted a sponsor’s exemption into the $175,000 event. She will be the first woman to play in a Mackenzie Tour event since the PGA TOUR began running what was formerly the Canadian Tour back in 2013.

  • Sue Kim, Taylor Kim Earn Spots In U.S. Women’s Open

    Former B.C. Women's Amateur Champion Taylor Kim Has Qualified For The U.S. Women's Open Next Month - Image Courtesy Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Surrey’s Taylor Kim and Sue Kim of Langley have qualified for next month’s U.S. Women’s Open.

    Taylor Kim, 21, was the medalist at a sectional qualifier Tuesday at Green Valley Golf CLub in Fairfield, Calif. She shot two rounds of 71 to finish one shot ahead of runner-up Julie Yang of Stillwater, Okla.

  • International Women’s Golf Day Happens June 7th Worldwide

    Golf clubs, retail locations, and golf facilities across the country and around the world are participating in Women's Golf Day on June 7th to engage and encourage women and girls to play golf.

    It's important that women have a positive experience around golf as they are responsible for many of the family decisions and are economic influencers.

    Women’s Golf Day is a brand new international initiative to celebrate the women who currently play and to bring new women into the game and a number of courses and facilites in British Columbia will be front and centre with activities at several venues.

  • Dana Christianson Wins Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Over B.C.'s Lancaster

    Victoria, B.C. - Dana Christianson of Tacoma, Wash. outlasted Brooks Lancaster of Kaleden, B.C. in the final match to win the 41st Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship, held last week on the Mountain course at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C.

    The championship, which was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), consisted of the top male amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest over the age of 40.

  • B.C. Wins North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches

    The 2016 North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Champions From British Columbia From L-R: Matt Cella (coach) Abigail Rigsby, Euna Han, Alisha Lau, Shirin Anjarwalla, Amanda Minni, Esther Lee, Keri Moffatt (coach) - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski

    The host team from British Columbia emerged victorious in the 30th Anniversary edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches this past weekend. The competition, which was held at Pitt Meadows Golf Club this year, features teams from British Columbia, Washingotn, Oregon and Idaho.

    The event is patterned after the Curtis Cup Matches for amateur women, which stimulates friendly rivalry for women golfers from the United States, Great Britain and Ireland.