• World Handicap System Club Presentation

    The World Handicap System (WHS) consists of the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System.

  • The World Handicap System (WHS) Is Now Live

    The World Handicap System (WHS) will bring major changes to the fabric of our handicap system. This new World Handicap System aims to bring the game of golf under a single set of handicapping rules and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world.

  • PGA TOUR statement regarding cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship and upcoming PGA TOUR events

    It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship.

    We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open.

    We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process. We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our players in order to continue the event throughout the weekend, and we were endeavoring to give our fans a much-needed respite from the current climate. But at this point – and as the situation continues to rapidly change – the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause.

    We will be prepared to answer additional questions on Friday at 8 a.m.

  • Not The Retiring Kind

    Every Golf Facility Throughout The Entire Pacific Northwest And B.C. Has Been Touched By The Hand, And Voice, Of Larry Gilhuly - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    by Paul Ramsdell

    (As seen in the pages of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine)

    You can call it a farewell tour, or a thank-you tour, but whatever you call it, it wasn’t something Larry Gilhuly had planned.

    After 36 years with the USGA Green Section, helping Northwest golf courses and their superintendents constantly adapt to changing landscapes and climates, both natural and political, Gilhuly retired in 2019 at the age of 67.

    At one of their meetings, which over the years Gilhuly was a regular attendee and speaker, superintendent groups from British Columbia to Hawaii to the Dakotas said thank you with various honors and presentations.

  • PGA TOUR Statement By Commissioner Jay Monahan On THE PLAYERS And Upcoming Events As It Pertains To The Coronavirus

    PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan Has Made A Statement Regarding Play On The PGA TOUR And The Coronavirus Issue Going Forward - Image By Screen Capture

    Let me preface my remarks by reinforcing that the health and safety of our players, employees, partners, volunteers, fans and everybody associated with the PGA TOUR is our top priority.

    I’ve spoken to President Trump this morning, and I spoke to Governor Ron DeSantis a few hours ago as well.

    Our team is in constant communication with local health authorities in each market in which our tournaments are played, and we are tracking and monitoring the health information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization in addition to the travel advisories provided by the U.S. State Department.

    Both the White House and the Governor’s office have been and are supportive of the precautionary measures we have taken to this point.

  • Delta's Minni Helps OS Beavers Rally To Win Meadow Club Invitational

    A Team Selfie For The OSU Beavers Women's Golf Team After Winning The Meadow Club Invitational. Delta, BC's Amanda Minni Is On The Right - Image Courtesy OSU

    Courtesy OSU Beavers

    FAIRFAX, Calif. – The Oregon State women's golf team rallied in the final round of the Meadow Club Invitational on Tuesday, March 10th to win its second title of the season. Senior Nicole Schroeder and freshman Issy Taylor both fired a 3-under 69 in the final round to lead the Beaver charge and help the team post a 4-under 284 effort on the day.

    Oregon State concluded the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a 7-over 291-296-284--871 at the par-72, 6,157-yard Meadow Club to win the 13-team event by six strokes over second-place Washington State.

  • Two VGC Caddies Receive Prestigious Chick Evans Scholarship

    Flanking Evans Scholar Coordinator Berne Neufeld Are Victoria Caddies, Lachlan Stewart (L) And Laszlo Torok (R), Who Have Been Awarded Full-Ride Scholarships To The University Of Washington-Seattle For Fall 2020 - (photo credit: Alisa Kerr)

    (Victoria, March 9, 2020) – Lachlan Stewart and Laszlo Torok have been awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship by the Western Golf Association Scholarship Committee to attend the University of Washington-Seattle beginning in Fall 2020.

    These are full, four-year, tuition and housing scholarships each valued at US$200,000. Lachlan and Laszlo are caddies number seven and eight from Victoria Golf Club to receive this generous scholarship. The Club is truly proud of their achievement.

  • PGA TOUR Statement Regarding Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 And The WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

    Bubba Watson Hits A Tee Shot During The 2018 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR) 

    By THE PGA TOUR

    The PGA TOUR is very mindful of concerns regarding the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in light of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play being held in three weeks in Austin, Texas. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our tournament teams, volunteers, players, fans, sponsors and anyone associated with the event.

    We have been and are continuing to monitor the developing situation closely through updates from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. Based upon current knowledge and their recommendations on planning for mass gatherings, we are proceeding as scheduled with the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play later this month. We will continue to review the available information with authorities and take appropriate action as advised.

  • SFU Places 2nd After Record Day At Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout

    SFU's Women's Golf Team Had A Record-Setting Day En Route To A Runner-Up Finish At The Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout Hosted By California State University - Image Courtesy SFU

    By Samuel Rowan/Courtesy SFU Athletics

    ALAMEDA, CA --- From March 2nd to 3rd, the Simon Fraser Women's Golf Team was in California for the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout hosted by California State University - East Bay, at Corica Park's South Course.

    After a difficult start on day one, Simon Fraser shot the lights out on day two of the tournament, positing a team record 1-under 287 team score. The day was led by Jaya Rampuri's stellar 1-under 71, and backed up by three even par rounds from Emily Leung, Claire Lovan and Frida Ehnebom.

  • BC's AJ Ewart Leads Barry University Men's Golf To School Record Fifth-Straight Win

    Coquitlam, British Columbia's A.J. Ewart Accepts The Medallist Trophy After Winning The Panther Invitational In Florida - Image Courtesy Barry U Men's Golf

    Courtesy Hunter DuBois/ Barry University Athletics

    DURAN, Fla. -- Another historic day took place on Tuesday, Mar. 3, with Coquitlam, B.C.'s A.J. Ewart leading the  Barry University Buccaneers to their school-record fifth straight win after taking home the victory at the Panther Invitational by a six-stroke margin.

    Barry finished strong, shaving nine strokes off their second round 296 with a one-under par 287 in the final round. Three out of the five Buccaneer starters recorded their best round of the tournament on Tuesday to go along with a 70 from Ewart and a 72 from Tyler Bakich.

  • PGA TOUR Statement Regarding Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, March 3, 2020

    The PGA TOUR has been closely monitoring all available information related to the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.

    We conduct more than 175 tournaments across our six Tours, and the health and safety of our players, employees, fans, partners, volunteers and everyone associated with the PGA TOUR continues to be our No. 1 priority.

    After reviewing the relevant positions from the Centers of Disease Control and the World Health Organization, there are no planned schedule changes beyond what has already been decided with PGA TOUR Series-China (a delay to the start of the season).

    However, we are establishing additional protocols to promote the health and safety of all participants and fans at our tournaments, and we will regularly review our schedule in light of revised CDC and WHO reports and make any updates as necessary.

  • Feel The Berne

    The Evans Caddie Scholarship Program Exists At The Victoria Golf Club Due To The Tremendous Efforts Of Berne Neufeld, Pictured Here Alongside Angela Bowers, The First Female Caddie From VGC And Canada, To Be A Finalist For The Evans Scholarship - Images Courtesy VGC

    By Jenny Dobell

    Berne Neufeld is my golf partner. When she hits a great drive I shout, much to her embarrassment, “Feel the Berne!” She didn’t get the reference to that American Bernie, so often in the headlines. While I first did it to tease her (which is easy), I now do it because she is a person whose commitment to a cause reminds me of a political candidate in the heat of a campaign battle.  

    And Berne’s cause is the Evans Caddie Scholarship Program.

  • Geoff Ogilvy Makes Plea For More Mixed-Gender Tournaments

    By JOEL BEALL, GolfDigest.com

    “It's more than just guys in the world who play golf.”

    Last year the Victorian Open debuted a ground-breaking collaboration between the European Tour, the LPGA Tour, the PGA of Australia and Australian Ladies Professional Golf, with men and women playing concurrent tournaments at 13th Beach Golf Club for equal prize money. The format received rave reviews, and returns this week in Geelong, Australia.

    However, while there are a handful of mixed-gender events — most notably, Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam are set to host the Scandinavian Mixed this June — the approach has yet to receive global acceptance. According to former U.S. Open champ Geoff Ogilvy, it is time golf's governing bodies get with the program.

    “There’s more than just guys, you know. It just makes sense," Ogilvy said at the Vic Open. "We should do this more often. The fact that this happens only once in a year is just nonsense.”

    Click here to read the full story...

  • BC's Nick Taylor Wins AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am For 2nd Career PGA TOUR Victory

    Abbotsford's Nick Taylor Picked Up His Second PGA TOUR Win At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am And Will Now Join Fellow Ledgeview Clubmate Adam Hadwin At This Year's Masters, Making It Four Canadians In Total In The Field At Augusta, Tied For The Most Canucks Ever - Image Courtesy Facebook

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. The Canadian managed both just fine Sunday and won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for his second career victory.

    With the gallery eager to see Mickelson add a record sixth victory at Pebble Beach, Taylor, from Abbotsford, B.C., showed plenty of moxie in building a five-shot lead at the turn and then holding on when 40 mph gusts blasted the Monterey Peninsula.

    He closed with a 2-under 70 for a four-shot victory over Kevin Streelman (68). Mickelson, who closed within two shots with four holes to play, shot 74 and finished alone in third. He has won, been runner-up twice and finished third in his last four starts at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

  • It’s Back! Life In The Trap Comic Strip Returns

    A few years back a humorous comic strip centred around golf with some characters whose lives in and around the game are likely very familiar to many of us, was a regular feature in many golf publications and on websites.

    Life In The Trap, written by Seattle's Rick Newell, tells the story of Clay, Duff, Rosie, Putts and Carrie, the local golf pro, along with the occasional insight from 'Dimples' the golf ball. After a self-imposed hiatus, Newell has decided now is a good time to bring back the once hugely popular strip.

    There is a deeper, more meaningful story as to why Newell has resurrected the comic strip and what he hopes it can do toward a greater good. He and his wife run a program called M.U.S.T. - a mentorship program for young people that is having a real positive effect in their community.

  • R&A and USGA Release Key Findings On Impacts Of Distance In Golf

    Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    The USGA and The R&A have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf.

    After extensive stakeholder research, the report features more than 100 years of data, informed by a library of 56 supporting documents. It is accompanied by a 15-page conclusions paper from the governing bodies that summarizes their perspectives on the long-term implications for the sport.

  • British Columbia Golf Supports Bell 'Let's Talk' Day

    Bell Let’s Talk Day 2020 

    On January 29th, Bell will donate five cents to Canadian mental health for every text message and mobile and long distance call made by a Bell, Bell Cause pour la cause, Bell MTS or Bell Aliant customer, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, view of the Bell Let’s Talk video on Twitter, FacebookInstagram, Snapchat and YouTube, and use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

    Background 

    Bell Let’s Talk is a campaign dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada. The strategy is built on four pillars: anti-stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research, and leading by example in workplace mental health. 

    Bell Let’s Talk is not only changing the landscape of mental health funding in Canada, but is also contributing to changes in attitudes and behaviours. 85% of Canadians think attitudes about mental health have changed for the better in the past 5 years, and 75% believe the stigma around mental illness has been reduced. 

    With the help of Canadians and people around the world, Bell Let’s Talk Day has now surpassed 1 billion messages of support sent and over $100 million in Bell funding towards mental health.

  • BC's Jared du Toit Exceeds His Own Expectations At Latinoamerica Qualifier

    Jared du Toit Has Earned Himself A Fully Exempt Spot On The PGA Tour Latinoamerica Circuit For 2020 Thanks To His Medallist Performance At Their Qualifying Event - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada - Written by John Chidley-Hill/ Canadian Press

    A month ago, Jared du Toit wasn’t even sure he’d be playing in the Latinoamerica Qualifying Tournament in Mexico. He’d been frustrated with the state of his game for all of the 2019 season and drilled hard for most of November and December trying to get things back on track. By the time the holidays rolled around, he was fed up.

    But fast forward to last Sunday and he’d won the event at the Estrella del Mar Golf & Beach Resort, earning a full exemption for the PGA Tour Latinoamerica season.

    “I talked to the people close to me, my coaches and family and everyone was kind of like, ‘Nah, just go do it,”’ said du Toit, who had consulted with Golf Canada coach Derek Ingram and Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, a mental performance coach with the national program, among others.

    “So then I really committed to doing it and really good practices and whatnot and I felt really good for tee off and then obviously played well in the event so it was a big relief getting it done.”

  • BC's Ashley Zibrik Featured In U.S. Club Trends Magazine

    Not only is BC's Ashley Zibrik having a positive impact on the game of golf here at home for golf as a whole and, in many respects, for the advancement of women in the game in particular, her contributions are being duly noted south of the border. 

    Recently Zibrik, Shaughnessy Golf Club's Head Professional, was interviewed by Club Trends magazine, a publication put out by the National Club Association based in Washington, DC. She was a major component of an issue put out by Club Trends focussing on the impact women are having at private clubs these days.

    The issue, Female Factor: Women's Evolving Influence In Private Clubs,was put out for Fall 2019 and among the articles was a feature Q & A with the former Class 'A' Professional of The Year and two-time PGA of BC Women's Champion, Ashley Zibrik. 

  • The R&A And European Tour To Help Drive New LPGA-LET Joint Venture

    Courtesy Golf Canada (Written by LPGA Tour Communications)

    The R&A and the men’s European Tour have committed to help the newly formed joint venture between the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Ladies European Tour (LET) in its efforts to significantly grow playing opportunities, financial incentives and television exposure for women’s professional golf in Europe and around the world.

    As well as providing financial support and leveraging other assets they manage, the bodies will each have one seat on the new LPGA-LET Joint Venture Board of Directors.