• Roy Kang Reaches Final Of PNGA Junior Boys Amateur In Oregon

    by Alfie Lau

    Roy Kang of North Vancouver and the Seymour Golf Club will meet Joshua Gliege of Eagle, ID will meet in Friday morning’s final match at the 61st Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur, which is being held at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, OR.

    The championship is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • Three BCers Included In 14 Player Exemptions Announced For 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

    Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Is One Of Three British Columbians To Receive An Exemption Into The CP Canadian Women's Open Next Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    Coquitlam, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, August 17 – 23, 2015 at The Vancouver Golf Club.

    Headlining the list of exemptions is previously confirmed 17-year old Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario who earned her exemption by way of winning the 2015 PGA of Canada Women’s Championship, the third event on the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour.

  • Megan Osland Top Canadian At Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School, Advances To Stage 2 In Florida In October

    by Alfie Lau

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland’s golf future continues to burn bright after she finished T12 at the Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School in Rancho Mirage, CA from Aug. 3-9.

    Osland, who just completed her senior year at San Jose State University, shot rounds of 73-72-69-72 to finish at (-2) 286 and handily advances to Stage 2 LPGA Q School, which will be held Oct. 19-25 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, FL.

  • 61st PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur Championship Set to Begin at Wildhorse Resort

    via press release

    PENDLETON, Oregon — The 61st Pacific Northwest Junior Boys' Amateur Championship heads to Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Ore.

    The championship, conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), will be held August 10-14, hosting some of the most talented junior golfers in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Wise Catches Fire In Final Round To Capture 49th Pacific Coast Amateur, BC’s du Toit T6th

    Aaron Wise Is The 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Champion - Image Courtesy Pacific Coast Golf Association

    via press release

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Eugene, OR)- University of Oregon Duck Sophomore Aaron Wise of Lake Elsinore, California has etched his name in Pacific Coast Amateur history with an impressive final round at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon.

    Coming into the final round, Wise sat two strokes back of third round leaders Will Zalatoris of Plano, Texas and Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis, California. Wise got off to a great start, making birdies on holes one and three to get to four under and into a lead he would never relinquish.

    "Today was a great day," stated Wise. "I got off to a hot start just as I had wanted to."

  • Southern California Wins 43rd-Annual Junior America’s Cup At Pine Canyon Club, Team B.C. Comes 4th

    Team California (L-R) – Joseph Chun, Chase Furey, Sam Choi, Kevin Smith And Justin Kim - Image Courtesy JGAA

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The team from Southern California took top honours at the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup held in Flagstaff, Arizona at Pine Canyon Club, July 28-30.

    The team – made up of Sam Choi of Cerritos, Chase Furey of Newport Beach, Justin Kim of Fullerton and Joseph Chun of Irvine – finished at 25-under par for the tournament, 13 strokes clear of the second-place team from Wyoming and 17 strokes ahead of the third-place team from Colorado with Team British Columbia two shots further back.

  • You Can Play With Aspiring Indian Professional Golfers

    Ten Top-Ranked Indian Professional Golfers Are Coming To Seattle As Part Of A Tour Of The United States In The Months Of July - August - Image Courtesy IAPGA & IMGC

    The Indian Men's Golf Club (IMGC) of Seattle, in collaboration with the Indo-American Professional Golf Association (IAPGA), presents a first of its kind Golf Pro-Am tournament in Seattle.

    The tournament will bring the local Indian and American golfing community together to enhance their golfing skills and enjoy the game over the weekend of August 15-16th 2015.

  • Wyoming Blitzes Back Nine For Share Of Lead With Oregon After Round One, BC Team Just Two Shots Back In Junior Americas Cup

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Absent from the top of the leaderboard for most of the day, the team from Wyoming blistered the back nine with nine birdies, one eagle and only three bogies to move into a two-way tie for the lead with Oregon after the first round of the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup.

    They finished the day with a 10-under-par 206, two strokes ahead of British Columbia and three strokes ahead of Southern California.

  • Colton Yates Leads BC’s Jared du Toit By One After Round One At Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Championship

    Kimberley BC's Jared du Toit Continues To Play Well After Capturing The British Columbia Men's Amateur Just Over 10 Days Ago, Sitting In Second Spot At The 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Eugene, OR)- Colton Yates, a soon-to-be Junior on the Colorado State University Men's Golf Team, set the first round pace at the 49th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship hosted by the par 70, 6,975-yard Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon.

  • 43rd Junior America’s Cup Under Way

    The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is hosting the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup July 26-30 at Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    The competition brings together an elite international field of 18 teams made up of the top four boys representing 12 Western States, Mexico and Canada (Click Here to see teams and rosters).

  • 2015 Girls Junior Americas Cup Under Way

    British Columbia Is Just One Of The 18 Teams Taking Part In The 2015 Girls Junior Americas Cup Competition - Image Courtesy GJAC

    Some of the best young golfers from the Western U.S., Mexico and Canada are teeing off in Cheyenne July 26-30.

    For the first time ever, the Cheyenne Country Club is playing host to the Girls Junior America’s Cup (GJAC). The international golf tournament features 18 teams made up of four 14-17 year old girls.

  • Prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur Golf Championship Visits Eugene Country Club

    The University of Washington’s Corey Pereira Won The 48th Pacific Coast Amateur Championship - Image courtesy PCGA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Robert Trent Jones-Designed Course Plays Host To 84 Top-Ranked International Amateur Golfers; Championship Consists Of 72-Holes Of Stroke Play Over Four Days Of Competition; Six Oregonians Slated To Compete On Home Soil

    PACIFIC COAST GOLF ASSOCIATION (Eugene, OR)- The 49th installment of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Oregon Golf Association, will take place at the historic Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon from July 28th-31st, 2015.

  • JGAA Hosts 43rd-Annual Junior America’s Cup July 26-30 At Pine Canyon Club

    18 Teams Representing 12 States, Mexico And Canada Compete In Prestigious Junior Golf Tournament

    PHOENIX — The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is hosting the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup July 26-30 at Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    The competition brings together an elite international field of 18 teams made up of the top four boys representing 12 Western States, Mexico and Canada (teams and rosters below).

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Eddie Hogan Team

    Roy Kang, Seen Here At The BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain, Is Part Of The BC Team Playing The Eddie Hogan Cup In Portland In August - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    They are four of the province’s most promising young golfers and from Aug. 7 to 9, they’ll be representing BC at the 47th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches at the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, OR.

    Roy Kang of Seymour, Sy Lovan of Capilano, Daniel Sun of the Lab@Northview and Andy Kim of the Wolfpack – and playing out of Redwoods in Langley – comprise the u-17 BC team which will try to wrest the team title away from the 2014 champions, Northern California.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Girls Junior America's Cup Team

    Shirin Anjarwalla, Seen Above Playing At The BC Women’s Amateur Earlier This Month, Is Part Of The British Columbia Team Heading To Cheyenne, Wyoming For The Girls Junior America’s Cup July 27-30 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s almost time for the Girls Junior America’s Cup and the British Columbia team of Shirin Anjarwalla, Mary Parsons, Tiegan Taylor and Natalie Chu will be leaving for Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 24.

    The U-17 will be led by non-playing captain Pat Thompson and the team members were given their uniforms after the BC Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay in Victoria.

  • BC Well Represented At IMG Academy Junior World Championships

    Top Canadian Juniors Are Representing The Country Down In San Diego At The IMG Academy World Junior Golf Championships And British Columbia Has Its Fair Share Of Competitors Along - Image Courtesy CJGA


    SAN DIEGO, California (CJGA) — This week from July 14 - 17th, Canada’s top young aspiring golfers are competing in the prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships on nine golf courses around the San Diego area. This year, Canada will once again be well represented with 51 outstanding junior golfers.

  • Is Building Muscle in the Gym Bad for Golfers?

    Tiger And Phil Have Taken Slightly Different Fitness Paths In Their Careers - Image Courtesy OWGR

    by Jessica Robertson (jessica.robertson@letsgetwise.co.uk)

    With seismic developments in sports science over the last decade, we are now arguably seeing more well-rounded athletes in many of the world’s most popular sports.

    None more so in athletics and golf where seconds are shaved off world records, and tee shots are being driven further than ever. Gone are the days where athletes relied on huge muscle bulk to help them succeed.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Awarded Special Exemption By Championship Committee As Entries Close For Star-Studded 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open

    Brooke Henderson Continues To Prove That She Made The Right Choice In Turning Pro - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    (Scotland) July 1, 2015 - The 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open field is set to be strongest and most international Major of the year as entries have now closed for this year’s Championship at Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland, July 30 to August 2.

    Seventeen year old Canadian Brooke Henderson, who turned professional at the end of 2014 and, with only limited playing rights, has had an impressive professional debut year and stormed up the rankings, currently sitting at No.46 on the Rolex Rankings. All this has led to the Championship Committee awarding her a special exemption into the 2015 Championship.

  • World-Class Field Set To Compete In 22nd Sahalee Players Championship; Vancouver's Macdonald Takes Qualifying Spot

    The Picturesque 8th Hole At Sahalee Country Club - Image Courtesy Sahalee CC

    For Immediate Release

    (Sammamish, Wash.) – An impressive field of world-class amateur talent will converge on the Pacific Northwest and Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. for the 22nd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), to be played June 29-July 1, 2015.

    The championship will be contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with 36 holes being played the first day, 18 the second, and 18 on the third and final day. This year the SPC field will consist of 66 of the top amateur golfers from around the world.

    A qualifier to fill the final three spots was held Monday, June 22 at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., with the three advancing to the championship proper being Adam Barker, a freshman at Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash.; R.J. Manke of Lakewood, Wash.; and Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver, B.C., a senior from Purdue University.

  • Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth Lead U.S. Open At Midway Point, Dustin Johnson And Branden Grace One Shot Back

    Jordan Spieth Is Vying For His Second Straight Major Of 2015 At Chambers Bay - Image Courtesy USGA 

    by Alfie Lau

    On a day when first-round co-leaders Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson fell back to earth, two of golf’s Young Guns seized the second-round lead at the U.S. Open.

    Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth now lead at Chambers Bay with a (-5) score of 135. Reed, who started the day one stroke out of the lead, had a roller coaster round of 5 birdies, 6 bogeys and an eagle at the 284-yard par-4 12th for his second-round 69.

    Reed made his move with four birdies in his first 11 holes and looked set to be sole leader after a birdie on the 16th hole had him at (-6). But a bogey on the 18th brought Reed back into a tie with Spieth and sets up a marquee final pairing on Saturday.