• PGA TOUR Announces Korn Ferry As Umbrella Sponsor Of Newly Named Korn Ferry Tour

     Image Courtesy PGA TOUR/Korn Ferry Tour

    Written by Korn Ferry Tour Communications/Courtesy Golf Canada

    (June 19, 2019) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – The PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) announced today a 10-year agreement making the Los Angeles-based, global organizational consulting firm the Umbrella Sponsor of the newly named Korn Ferry Tour.

    In replacing Web.com, Korn Ferry’s sponsorship takes effect June 19 and extends through the 2028 season. The Korn Ferry Tour will continue to award PGA TOUR membership to the Tour’s 50 leading players, including the top 25 from the Regular Season points list and the top 25 from the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals points list.

  • Tee It Forward And Have More Fun

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In Larry Gilhuly’s opinion, the three biggest issues facing the game of golf are pace of play, player enjoyment and economic sustainability.

    Gilhuly likes to think he has the solution for all three. “The answer for all of these, in my opinion, are properly placed forward tees,” Gilhuly told the Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

    For much of his 35-year career with the United States Golf Association, Gilhuly was all about agronomy. His formal title with the USGA is Agronomist, West Region. In other words, Gilhuly is an expert on growing grass. But in recent years, Gilhuly has become passionate -- very passionate -- about teeing it forward. And by forward, he means way forward. “This topic that I am talking about has got me fired up,” Gilhuly told his audience.

  • Henderson Sets Canadian Wins Record On PGA Or LPGA Tour With Ninth Title

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Holds Up The Trophy After Winning The Meijer LPGA Classic - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday to break the Canadian record for tour victories with nine.

    The 21-year-old Henderson led wire-to-wire for her second victory in three years at Blythefield Country Club, closing with a 2-under 70 in chilly conditions to hold off Lexi Thompson, Nasa Hataoka, Su Oh and Brittany Altomare by a stroke.

    Henderson broke a tie with Sandra Post for the Canadian record on the LPGA Tour and also moved ahead of George Knudson and Mike Weir for the overall country mark.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Earns Open Spot; Allenby Takes Positives From MC; Little Set To Defend Sr. Title; Parsons 4th At Porter Cup

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin Can Now Eye The Claret Jug After His Finish At The RBC Canadian Open - File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    He did not get the ultimate prize, but Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin did earn something else of note with his solo sixth-place finish Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open. 

    Hadwin claimed one of three spots that were up for grabs at Hamilton Golf & Country Club into next month’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Hadwin also hoisted his fourth Rivermead Cup as low Canadian in the Canadian Open. He had high hopes of ending the long Canadian victory drought when he began Sunday’s final round just one shot out of the lead.

    But no one was going to catch Rory McIlroy, who closed with a nine-under 61 to finish 22-under, seven shots clear of the field.

  • Juli Inkster Wins Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup, BC's Little 2nd Low Amateur

     Juli Inkster Was The Wire-to-Wire Winner In The Second Annual Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup At White Horse GC In Kingston, WA - Photo credit: Rick Sharp

    SEATTLE, June 8, 2019 – Californian Juli Inkster was a wire-to-wire winner at the second annual Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup presented by Boeing.

    The LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame member posted a final-round score of 7-under 66 to finish at 15-under 131 at White Horse Golf Club.

    Inkster played two bogey-free rounds and added final-round birdies on hole Nos. 16 and 18 to win by four strokes over runner-up Michele Redman of Minnesota. Redman recorded a final-round score of 66 for a two-day total of 11-under 134.

  • BC's Legendary Little To Let It Fly With LPGA Legends At White Horse GC

    Procter, BC's Jackie Little Is Set To Tee It Up With The LPGA Legends This Week At White Horse GC As One Of Four Amateurs In The Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    By Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    If ever there was an aptly named professional event for amateur great Jackie Little to appear in it has to be this one.

    The LPGA Legends Cup taking place at the White Horse Golf Club in Kingston, WA this Friday and Saturday will feature several of the best known and accomplished LPGA stars over the last few decades. 

    With an amateur record that has her already in both the BC Golf Hall of Fame and the PNGA Hall of Fame, Little is looking forward to teeing it up with and against some of the players she looked up to as an amateur player growing up.

  • BC's Mary Parsons Named To Golf Canada's Pan Am Team

    Delta, BC's Mary Parsons Is Joining The Canadian Pan American Games Golf Squad For The Pan Am Games In Lima, Peru This August - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    For Immediate Release

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the four athletes on Canada’s golf team nominated to compete at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

    The Canadian athletes nominated by Golf Canada for the Pan Am golf competition—which runs August 8-11, 2019 at the Country Club Villa—were determined based on an assessment of world rankings and head-to-head results among those with a declared intent to compete.

    On the women’s side, 20-year-old Brigitte Thibault of Rosemère, Que. has accepted selection to the Pan Am golf team and will be joined by Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C.

  • PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours Canadian Player Results Week of May 20, 2019

    The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of players from Canada as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and their performances.

  • Team B.C. Makes It Four In A Row At North Pacific Junior Ladies Matches

    Team British Columbia Pose As Winners Of The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches For The Fourth Consecutive Year - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Foursomes, otherwise known as alternate shot, is for many players the most nerve-wracking format of match play golf. You never would have known it by watching Team British Columbia perform Sunday at the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond.

    The six B.C. girls earned all nine points up for grabs in their three alternate-shot matches Sunday to register their fourth straight victory in the annual event that includes fellow juniors from Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

  • BC's Golf Facilities Hosting A Women's Golf Day Event June 4th

    Over 30 Clubs and courses are participating. Find below a list of events set to take place around the province for this year's Women's Golf Day...

  • BC's NPJLTM Squad Goes For The 'Four-Peat' At Quilchena G&CC

    The British Columbia Golf North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Clockwise From Top Left: Chaewon Baek, Euna Han, Angela Zhang, Tiffany Kong, Lauren Kim & Angel (Mu Chen) Lin - BC Golf Image

    The 33rd annual edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches are being held at Richmond's Quilchena Golf & Country Club this year and the squad from British Columbia are not only acting as hosts, they are looking to repeat as defending champions - for the fourth year in a row.

    The team from BC were victorious in 2016 at Pitt Meadows GC, in 2017 at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon and again last year at the Rock Creek Country Club in Portland, Oregon. The North Pacific Junior Ladies' Team Matches (NPJLTM) will see squads from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington competing May 24th - 26th.

  • UBC Women Play The Round Of Their Lives To Clinch NAIA Championship

    UBC Women's Golf Senior Avril Li Led The Way For The T-Birds With A 3-under 69 In The Final Round - BC Golf File Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The day did not start quite the way Avril Li or Kate Johnston had hoped, but it sure ended well. Li and Johnston, the No. 1 and 2 players for the UBC Women’s Golf Team, both double-bogeyed the opening hole in Friday’s final round of the NAIA National Championship tourney at Lincoln Park Golf Club in Oklahoma City.

    Johnston followed up with a bogey on the second hole and you could almost see UBC’s slim lead slipping away. But UBC’s two top guns recovered beautifully and led the Thunderbirds to a five-shot win over Keiser University of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Nathu And Mandur To Represent BC In Mexican Amateur

    Ziggy Nathu (L) And Tristan Mandur (R) Are Headed To Mexico To Represent British Columbia In The 2019 Mexican International Amateur - BC Golf File Photo

    British Columbia Golf has announced that Zaahidali (Ziggy) Nathu of Richmondand Tristan Mandurfrom North Cowichan will be BC's representative team at this year's prestigious Mexican Amateur taking place the week of June 6-9th in Mexico City at the Club de golf México.

    The event is a 72 hole stroke play championship with a cut after 36 holes. It draws an international field from North, South and Central America.

  • SFU’s Rampuri Impresses With T7 Finish At NCAA Division II National Championship

    Simon Fraser University Junior Jaya Rampuri Parlayed Her First Appearance In The NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships Into An Admirable T7th Finish - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jaya Rampuri finished off her NCAA Division II National Championship tourney in style, rolling in a 10-foot downhill putt for birdie on the 18th green.

    It was a fitting conclusion for the Simon Fraser University junior, who did herself and her school proud with a tie for seventh place. Rampuri and teammate Kylie Jack were the first SFU women to ever compete in the National Championship tourney. Both received invitations to nationals after strong performances at the West Regional tournament.

  • Kelowna, BC's Megan Osland Plays Her Way Into 2019 U.S. Women's Open

    Image Courtesy Facebook

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland won the 36-hole U.S Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier held at the Bradenton Country Club in Florida, Monday, May 6th shooting 3-under par 68 in the first round and 1-under par 70 in the second to finish 4-under in the one day tournament.

    This secured her a spot in the 2019 U.S Women’s Open Golf Tournament to be held at the Country Club of Charleston in South Carolina May 30-June 2.

  • Hank Haney Has Coached The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Former Coach Of Tiger Woods, Hank Haney Had A Lot Of Very Intriguing Thoughts To Share During The Callaway Golf Learning Summit At Morgan Creek GC - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Hank Haney figures he knows a thing or two about golf instruction. “I feel like I am uniquely qualified,” Haney told a clinic at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey this week. “I am really the only instructor who has taught arguably the greatest player in the history of the game in Tiger Woods and the worst player in the history of the game in Charles Barkley.”

    That line drew lots of laughs from clinic participants -- mostly Vancouver-area club pros -- who had gathered at Morgan Creek to hear four of Callaway Golf’s heavy hitters talk golf.

  • Bald Eagle And Kyle German Reunited In Point Roberts

    Kyle German Has Returned To The Former Point Roberts GC Now Reborn As Bald Eagle - Images Courtesy Brad Ziemer & Bald Eagle GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kyle German was out of the golf business and so, for a time, was Point Roberts. Now they are both back, reunited -- and it feels so good -- in the sleepy Washington state resort community south of Tsawwassen at Bald Eagle Golf Club.

    German ran the original Point Roberts Golf Course for about seven years between 2005 and 2012. He left after things began to slide downhill when the previous owner stopped paying some bills. The course had its water supply cut off, fell into disrepair and was eventually closed. Now it’s back, rebranded as Bald Eagle Golf Club at Point Roberts, and better than ever.

  • Ziggy Nathu And Andy Kim To Become First Players From Canadian School To Compete In PGA Minority Collegiate Championship

    UBC Thunderbirds Men's Golf Team Members Ziggy Nathu (Right In Large Photo/Left In Inset) And Andy Kim Are Off To the PGA WORKS Championship - Inset Image Courtesy UBC Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A huge month of May for the University of B.C. Thunderbirds men’s golf team has become even bigger for Ziggy Nathu and Andy Kim.

    The two UBC players are heading to Florida to compete in the 33rd PGA WORKS Championship. The 54-hole event runs May 10-12 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

    For its first 32 years, the tournament was known as the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, but it has been rebranded this year as the PGA WORKS Championship. UBC is the first Canadian school to send athletes to compete in the event.

  • Team WSGA Wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

    The Team From WSGA Mounted A Comeback In The Singles Matches To Win The 14th Annual PNGA Cup Held This Week At The Crosswater Club At SunriverResort In Oregon - Image Courtesy PNGA

    (Federal Way, Wash.) – Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

    This is the third title for Team WSGA in the 14-year history of the matches, which is a Ryder Cup-style competition featuring the finest 48 amateur golfers among the four allied golf associations that comprise the Pacific Northwest Golf Association – the Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association, Washington State Golf Association, and British Columbia Golf.

  • New World Handicap System Prepares For Implementation Beginning 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (30 April 2019), St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, NJ, USA: Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020.

    Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.

    A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they can use to help support their own education efforts.