• Hughes Credits A Little Help From His ‘Friends’ In Helping Secure First PGA TOUR Win

    For Canada's Mackenzie Hughes The Future's So Bright He's Gotta Wear Shades - Image Credit Golf Canada/Claus Andersen

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mackenzie Hughes is quick to credit so many people who helped him realize his professional dream by winning on the PGA TOUR.

    During an hour-long conference call with the media on Tuesday, a humble Hughes thanked his coaches, Golf Canada and his family. He also suggested credit should go to six folks named Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey and Monica.

    It seems the cast of Friends was instrumental in helping him win the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Rookie Mackenzie Hughes Wins Sea Island Playoff

    Team Canada Young Pro Squad Member Mackenzie Hughes Is In Disbelief After The Last Man Fell In A Five Man Playoff Leaving Him With His First PGA TOUR Win - Image Courtesy YouTube

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Mackenzie Hughes holed an 18-foot par putt from off the green Monday morning to win the RSM Classic and become the first rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA TOUR victory.

    The Team Canada Young Pro Squad member calmed his nerves and came up clutch in chilly conditions at Sea Island. He was the only player of the four remaining in the playoff who was never on the green at the par-3 17th hole until his ball was in the cup.

    “I made the putt of my life right there,” Hughes said.

  • British Columbia Loses A Golf Legend As Dawn Coe-Jones Passes At Age 56

    Dawn Coe-Jones Is Shown Here At The 2008 Canadian Women's Open At The Ottawa Hunt Club - Image Courtesy Ian Hutchinson

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Dawn Coe-Jones, a B.C. Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur champion who went on to win three times on the LPGA Tour, died early Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 56.

  • BC's Hannah Lee And Mary Parsons Among 5 Team Canada Members To Sign On With NCAA Programs

    Surrey's Hannah Lee (L) And Delta's Mary Parsons (R) Have Signed With Oklahoma And Indiana's Women's Golf Programs Respectively For The 2017-18 Season - Images/ British Columbia Golf

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    During the mid-November early signing period, five Team Canada Development Squad athletes signed National Letters of Intent to commit to NCAA golf programs for the 2017-18 season.

    On the women’s side, three athletes made their official announcements to join NCAA Div I programs next year.

  • Trammell Named New IAGA President; Andrew Named To IAGA Board Of Directors

    At The IAGA Conference At Amelia Island, Fla., PNGA CEO Troy Andrew (L) Was Named To The IAGA Board Of Directors And Oregon Golf Association CEO Barb Trammell (R) Was Elected To A One-Year Term As IAGA President - Image Courtesy PNGA/IAGA

    Courtesy PNGA News By PNGA Site Administrator

    At a conference for the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) in early November at Amelia Island, Fla., Barb Trammell was named the new president of the IAGA. She will serve a one-year term.

    An industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the golf business, Barb has served as CEO of the Oregon Golf Association since November 2007, a position she will continue to serve.

    The IAGA is made up of golf administrators from state, regional, provincial and national golf associations, and serves as a means of exchanging information, techniques and communication among the world’s golf organizations.

  • 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.