• Top Five Q&A With Tiger Woods At Chambers Bay

    With all his poor play of late it only stood to reason that former World Number One Tiger Woods would face some questions about the state of his game when he sat in front of the media at Chambers Bay for the press conference prior to the 2015 U.S. Open.

    And he did...

  • Top Five Q & A With World Number One Rory McIlroy

    The Men's World Number One ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, answered questions from the media before heading out for a late afternoon practice round at Chambers Bay ahead of the 2015 U.S. Open.

    Here is a selection of those questions and answers:

  • In The Media Mess For The Sixth Time

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf and intrepid BCG reporter

    Never has the U.S. Open been closer to home for British Columbians, but that only intensifies the pressure for us media types covering the event.

    Having covered six U.S. Opens for Inside Golf, the 2015 version, at Chambers Bay, presented a variety of unique challenges.

    While the course was a manageable 4-hour drive away from Vancouver, securing suitable accommodation close to Tacoma proved quite challenging.

  • The Biggest (And Least Publicized) Day in British Columbia Golf

    The Richmond Olympic Oval Will Be The Site Of International Olympic Day Celebrations On Monday, June 15th And Golf Is Playing A Major Role - Image Courtesy Richmond Olympic Oval

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Monday, June 15 looks like any other Monday, the beginning of another work week and the last spring Monday of 2015.

    But look a little deeper and you may discover it’s the biggest day in British Columbia golf.

    Let’s start with an event that’s not just about golf, but is important nevertheless. Golf will return to the Olympics in Rio in 2016 and International Olympic Day will be celebrated from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval, with British Columbia Golf and CN Future Links playing a big part in this event.

  • Canadians David Hearn And Brad Fritsch Qualify For U.S. Open

    David Hearn Will Lead The Canadian Contingent Of Two Into The U.S. Open Next Week At Chambers Bay - CP Photo

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada with files from Associated Press/CP

    Two Canadians have emerged from the ‘Longest Day of Golf’ and have received their tickets to the 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., June 18-21.

    Competing in one of the toughest fields at Brookside Golf and Country Club, PGA TOUR member David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., and Manotick Ont., native Brad Fritsch, who plays on the Web.com tour, have earned spots into the U.S. National Open Championship.

  • 'Canadian Ninjas' To Compete On Altered Course Reality Golf Series

    Former Teammates On The UBC Thunderbirds Golf Squad, Kyla Inaba (L) And Eileen Kelly Have Reunited To Compete On The New Golf Reality Series Altered Course - Image Courtesy Golf Channel

    Golf Channel recently announced a new reality competition series, Altered Course, that combines golf, speed, fitness, teamwork and decision-making as teams navigate re-imagined and extreme golf holes in excess of 700 yards, traversing the natural obstacles and challenging terrain as fast as possible.

    Altered Course’s inaugural season will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    Of particular interest to Canadians, and British Columbians specifically, is the team of Eileen Kelly and Kyla Inaba, calling themselves the #Canadian Ninjas.

  • Canadian Team Named For Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

    Brooke Henderson Leads The Contingent Of Canadians Named To The 2015 Pan Am Games Team 

    courtesy Golf Canada

    TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Golf Canada have announced the four athletes who have been nominated to represent Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from July 10 to 26.

    The Canadian athletes nominated by Golf Canada for the Pan Am golf competition – which runs July 16-19 at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ont. – were determined based on selection criteria and world ranking as of May 15, 2015.

    On the women’s side, 17-year-old former world number one amateur Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. has accepted selection to the Pan Am golf team and will be joined by four-time LPGA Tour winner Lorie Kane of Charlottetown.

  • Canadians Aiming To Get Into U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It Remains To Be Seen Whether There Will Be Any Canadian Flags Flying At Chambers Bay For The 2015 U.S. Open

    Currently, there are no Canadians scheduled to be amongst the 156 players who will tee it up at Chambers Bay starting June 18.

    But come June 8, in what is termed the Longest Day in Golf, at least 22 Canadians will try to overcome their final obstacle, a 36-hole qualifier being played at 10 sites all across America, to get one of the final spots in the U.S. Open.

  • British Columbia Golf Names Morse Cup Team For Pacific Coast Amateur

    Current British Columbia Men's Amateur Champion Jordan Lu Will Lead A Strong BC Morse Cup Team In The Pacific Coast Amateur

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    The Pacific Coast Amateur, being held at Eugene Country Club July 28-31, is coming up fast and British Columbia Golf has just named its Morse Cup team for that event.

    Mid-amateur Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, University of Washington freshman and current British Columbia Amateur champion Jordan Lu, and University of Idaho sophomore Jared du Toit, will be carrying the BC colours in the team portion of the PCA.

  • Canadian Hopes Fly High For U.S. Women’s Amateur At Portland Golf Club

    The Downhill 180 Yard 12Th At Portland Golf Club Is Called Bridge And Is Protected By Four Green Side Bunkers - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    It may be the most prestigious amateur title in U.S. women’s golf, but don’t tell that to the myriad of Canadian women who will be trying to hoist the Robert Cox Cup at Portland Golf Club on August 16.

  • UBC Men’s Thunderbirds Tie For Eighth At NAIA Tournament

    Scott Secord Was The Top Finishing Individual For The UBC Men At The NAIA Championship In Alabama

    via press release

    GULF SHORES, Ala. – The UBC Thunderbirds finished in a tie for eighth at the 64th NAIA Men's Golf National Championship, which concluded Friday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The team recorded a 3-over par 291 to finish at 19-over 1191 (295-297-288-291). UBC – which teed off from the tenth hole – moved up two spots with its performance on Friday on the par-72, 6,947-yard Hills Course at LPGA International.

  • B.C.’s Shin Wins Wuhan With Wong 2nd On PGA TOUR China

    Maple Ridge, B.C.'s Justin Shin Holds The Trophy After His Victory In The Wuhan Open In China

    WUHAN, China — Justin Shin,from Maple Ridge, B.C. shot a 3-under 69 in the final round of the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open to win his first professional title, finishing at 12-under and three shots ahead of fellow Canadian, North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong.

  • Surrey's Svensson Picks Up Third Swingthought.com Win

    Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Adam Svensson of Surrey, BC picked up his 3rd Swingthought.com Tour win in as many tries this past weekend  at the Milton Martin Honda Classic in Gainesville, Ga.

    Svensson shot rounds of 66, 66, 67 and 67 to finish at 22-under par on the Chattahoochee Golf Club course to win by five shots, pocketing $20,000 US.

  • Three T'Birds Land As NAIA All-Americans

    UBC's Stephanie Wong Became A Four-Time All-American With Her Selection To The 2015 NAIA Women's First Team

     

    By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2015 NAIA Women’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA-Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee.

    A total of 30 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to the first and second team. The UBC Thunderbirds Women's team had 3 players named along with one honourable mention.

  • WSGA Wins 10th Annual PNGA Cup, Team BC Golf 3rd

    Portland, Ore. – The 12-person team representing the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) took a slim lead into the second day’s play and held on to win the 10th PNGA Cup.

    The Ryder Cup-style matches were held at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore., and featured 48 of the finest amateur golfers representing the Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia golf associations.

  • UVic And UBC Men Ready To Tee Of At NAIA Nat'l Championships In Daytona

    2015 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships Pairings Announced (May 8) - National championships play opens at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19

    By Mike DeVader, NAIA Communications & Sports Information Intern

    KANSAS CITY Mo. – (First Round) | (Second Round)

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the first and second round pairings for the 2015 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The 64th annual event will take place May 19-22.

    First round play gets underway on May 19 at 7:30 a.m. EDT with defending national champion Coastal Georgia, along with Victoria (B.C.) and Marian (Ind.) starting on hole No. 1.

    Beginning the day on No. 10 at 7:50 a.m. will be Zach Day of Mobile (Ala.), Kade Crossland of Corban (Ore.) and Daniel Thompsett of Rocky Mountain (Mont.). UBC's men are off the 10th tee at 9 a.m.

  • UBC Women's Golf: T’Birds Win Sixth Straight A.I.I. Conference Championship

    VANCOUVER -- The UBC Thunderbirds women's golf team won its sixth straight Association of Independent Institutions Conference Championship April at The Club at Colony Creek in Victoria, Texas.

    With the victory the Thunderbirds earn an automatic berth into the 2015 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship May 12-15 at the Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.

  • UBC Men's Golf: Secord Leads UBC To Second-Place Finish At Conference Tournament

    The UBC Thunderbirds men's golf team finished in a tie for second at the Association of Independent Institutions conference championship, Tuesday, April 28, in Victoria, Texas.

    After two rounds of 4-over par 292 on Monday, the Thunderbirds recorded a final-round score of 7-over 295 to finish at 15-over 879. California State University-San Marcos won the tournament by three strokes over UBC and Ashford University, which led the event by three going into the final round at the Victoria Country Club.

  • Paula Creamer Calls for Women’s Masters at Augusta National

    DALY CITY, California (Janie McCauley/AP) — Paula Creamer is calling for a women’s Masters at Augusta National.

    Creamer would love for organizers to at least listen to the idea of women playing a Masters in consecutive weeks with the men’s tournament. She reiterated her thoughts Tuesday at Lake Merced Golf Club, where the Bay Area native is preparing for this week’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

    On April 14, Creamer posted on Twitter: “I hope The Masters will consider a Women’s Masters soon. They do so much to grow the game. Fastest area of golf growth is women! #6Majors?”

  • Canadian Businessman Hired As New CEO Of European Tour

    TORONTO, Ontario (AP) — The head of a Canadian media conglomerate that acquired rights to the NHL in the largest sports deal in the country’s history has been hired as the new chief executive of golf’s European Tour.

    Keith Pelley, a 51-year-old Canadian, will replace George O’Grady in the role from this summer. O’Grady takes up a new position as president of international relations.