• Canada's Brad Fritsch Makes Cut At U.S. Open As David Hearn Misses

    Brad Fritsch Will Be The Lone Canadian To Tee It Up On The Weekend At Chambers Bay In The 2015 U.S. Open - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    A quick turnaround for Edmonton’s Brad Fritsch cost him some strokes, but didn’t prevent him from making the cut at his second US Open at Chambers Bay.

    Fritsch, in the first group out off the 1st tee at 7 a.m., started the day at even par and got it into red numbers with a birdie at the par-5 first hole.

    But then a couple of poor swings led to three consecutive bogeys and it was an uphill struggle for the resident of North Carolina who also gets sponsorship from the Ottawa Senators.

  • The End Of The Tiger Era – Again

    Surprisingly, Despite Turning Down Fox TV Sports Request For An Interview, Tiger Woods Did Answer Some Questions For The Rest Of The Media After Shooting Another Round In The 80's - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau

    The epitaph has been written several times this year already.

    It came after an 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the subsequent missed cut. It came a week later when after only 11 holes, a WD and a hurried rush to the parking lot, where an impromptu press conference was held only because his car was blocked by camera stands and reporters.

    It came two weeks ago when he shot 85 at The Memorial in the third round, a score not even a 14-handicapper would take.

    And now, we come here to praise and to bury the great golf career that spawned 14 Major titles for Tiger Woods.

  • Stenson And DJ Lead U.S. Open, Mickelson In Contention, Tiger And Rickie Trail Far Behind

    Not Many Thought Tiger Would Face The Meida After His 10-Over Round Of 80 At Chambers Bay But He Did. Briefly. - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    There’s an old saying that you can’t win the U.S. Open on the first day, but you certainly can lose it.

    That’s definitely the case for the group featuring Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen. The trio combined to shoot (+28), with the South African’s (+7) 77 the best score amongst them, three better than Woods and his 80 and four ahead of Fowler’s 81.

    Woods, coming up on the 7th anniversary of winning his last Major, came out to answer five questions from the media. “Not very happy, that's for sure,” said Woods of his round.

  • Brad Fritsch Even After First Round At U.S. Open, David Hearn Two Strokes Back

    by Alfie Lau

    When no players withdrew from the U.S. Open field at Chambers Bay on Thursday, dashing the hopes of alternate Mackenzie Hughes of Ontario, the red-and-white Canadian colours were left to be carried high by two other golfers with Ontario links.

    The low Canadian was Edmonton’s Brad Fritsch, who now calls North Carolina home.

  • Top 10 News Tidbits From The U.S. Open At Chambers Bay

    by Alfie Lau

    Never has the U.S. Open come all the way north and west to Washington State, but now that Chambers Bay looks set to host one of the most unforgettable tournaments in recent history, here’s 10 things you might have missed, but we at BC Golf have on our radar.

  • 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.