• B.C. Golf Notes: Svensson Posts Career-Best Finish In Dominican Republic; Hadwin Returns To Action

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Had His Best Finish On The Web.com Tour In The Dominican Republic This Weekend - Image Courtesy SporBox Entertainment Group

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A tie for sixth place at the Web.com Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship was a career-best finish for Surrey’s Adam Svensson.

    Svensson strung together rounds of 67, 65, 69 and 70 in the Dominican Republic to finish at 17-under par, three shots behind winner Nate Lashley of Scottsbluff, Neb. Svensson earned $21,719 and moved to 45th from 91st on the Web.com Tour money list. Svensson, who started his year by missing three straight cuts, has finished inside the top 25 in three of his last four starts.

  • Crisologo And Diack To Represent British Columbia In 90th Mexican Amateur

    Steven Diack (L) And Chris Crisologo (R) Will Represent British Columbia In The 90th Mexican Amateur Championship This Summer 

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce that Chris Crisologo of Richmond and Steven Diack from Coquitlam will be representing BC in the 90th Mexican Amateur Championship June 8 -11, 2017 at the Campeche Country Club in Campeche located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

    Crisologo and Diack will play as individuals and as a team simultaneously in the 16th International Mexican Pairs Championship representing British Columbia. 

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Sloan Finding His Form On Web.com Tour

    Merritt Native Roger Sloan Registerd His Second Top-5 Finish In His Last Three Web.com Tour Starts - Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    After a slow start to his Web.com Tour season, Merritt’s Roger Sloan seems to be rounding into form and has moved inside the top 25 on the money list.

    Sloan finished in a three-way tie for third place at last week’s El Bosque Mexico Championship. It was Sloan’s second top-5 finish in his last three starts.

  • Defending Champion British Columbia Golf Announces North Pacific Junior Ladies Team

    The 2017 British Columbia Golf North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Squad, Clockwise From Top Left: Shirin Anjarwalla, Euna Han, Tiffany Kong, Abigail Rigsby, Cecile Kwon And Akari Hayashi

    This year is the 31st edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies' Team Matches and will see squads from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington competing Saturday, May 27th - Sunday, May 28th at the Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon.

    British Columbia Golf is looking to retain the title they won on home soil at Pitt Meadows Golf Club in the 2016 event.

  • Help Fill A Dream Returns As Official Charity Partner Of 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    VICTORIA, B.C. (May 2, 2017) – Pacific Links International and the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Tournament Organizers are pleased to announce that Help Fill a Dream, a Victoria based charitable organization, will once again be the Official Charity Partner of the PGA TOUR Champions Event.

    After a successful partnership through the 2016 Event, raising over $80,000, both parties were keen to continue the relationship and build upon what was accomplished last year.

  • Golf Canada Welcomes The R&A As Supporting Partner In Future Links Junior Golf Program

    The R&A Has Entered AThree-Year Agreement To Support Future Links, Driven By Acura As Part Of A Global Investment In 'Good For The Game' Initiatives - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada is proud to announce that The R&A has become a supporting partner in Future Links, driven by Acura, Canada’s national junior golf program.

    The decision to align with Canada’s national junior golf program was led by The R&A’s Golf Development Committee, a group that assesses applications and requests from the 152 worldwide affiliates of The R&A, including Golf Canada, and whose mandate is to support what is good for golf.

  • BC’s Abigail Rigsby Makes All-Heartland Conference Honour List

    Courtenay, BC's Abigail Rigsby, Seen Here Teeing Off In The 2016 North Pacific Junior Ladies Matches At Pitt Meadows GC, Has Received An All-Heartland Conference Honour - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy OCU Athletics

    WACO, Texas (April 27, 2017) – Oklahoma Christian freshman Abigail Rigsby was named Thursday to the All-Heartland Conference women's golf second-team honor list.

    Risgby, from Courtenay, British Columbia, was the Lady Eagles' most consistent player during the 2016-17 season, posting four top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place showing last week at the Heartland Conference Championship at Apple Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

  • BC’s Chris Crisologo Selected To Compete At NCAA Super Regional

    STOCKTON, Calif. – Simon Fraser junior Chris Crisologo, who won four tournaments this year, has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division II West/South Central Super Regional, which will be held this year in Stockton, California.

    The tournament will be held on May 8-10 at the Brookside Golf Course in Stockton. The tournament features 20 teams and eight individuals with 10 teams from the West Region and 10 teams from the South Central Region.

  • Victoria Teens Walk Their Way Into Full-Ride Scholarships

    River Bristow (L) And Tim Peacock (R) Are The Latest Victoria Golf Club Caddies To Earn Chick Evans Caddie Scholarships. With Them Is Victoria Golf Club Memeber And Evans Caddie Scholarship Co-ordinator Berne Neufeld - Image Courtesy Victoria Golf Club

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    There were times over the last four years, on those days when the wind was blowing hard and the rain pounding sideways, when the golf bags they were carrying seemed especially heavy.

    But River Bristow and Tim Peacock soldiered on, knowing there was a potential pot of gold waiting at the end of their journey. And no, we’re not talking about the $40 tip they earned for most of their rounds working as caddies at Victoria Golf Club.

    Bristow and Peacock, a pair of Victoria-area Grade 12 students, have earned something much more substantial than that.

  • A World-Class Golf Destination Emerges In Missouri’s Ozark Mountains

    Sunset Over The Top Of The Rock Par 3 Jack Nicklaus Designed Course At Big Cedar Lodge In Missouri - Image Courtesy Big Cedar Lodge

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    RIDGEDALE, Mo. -- His business is all about hunting and fishing, so it seems a tad surprising that Johnny Morris is intent on turning this community in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri into a world-class golf destination.

    Morris, the founder of the Bass Pro Shops outdoors chain, is much more comfortable with a fly rod in his hand than a five-iron. But instead of fish, Morris has landed some of golf’s biggest names to design five courses near his renowned Big Cedar Lodge wilderness resort.

    How is this for a list? Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw and -- drum roll, please -- Tiger Woods, whose Payne’s Valley layout is scheduled to open in 2019.

  • New Rules Of Golf Decision Limits Use Of Video Review

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.

    The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA TOUR, PGA European Tour, Ladies European Tour and PGA of America representatives to immediately begin a comprehensive review of broader video issues, including viewer call-ins, which arise in televised competitions.

  • Women's Golf Day Is June 6, 2017 Around The World

    Women’s Golf Day is a one day event taking place on the 'Same Day Everywhere Around the World' June 6, 2017, celebrating girls and women playing golf and learning the skills that last a lifetime.

    It's a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf.

    The four hour experience allows a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and creates a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest.

  • BC's Macdonald & Rowe Capture Peruvian Amateur Titles

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald (R) And Victoria's Lawren Rowe (L) Represented British Columbia Golf In Fine Fashion Winning The Team Title And Coming In 1st And 3rd Individually - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    British Columbia’s Stuart Macdonald (Vancouver) and Lawren Rowe (Victoria) teamed up to secure a five-stroke victory on Saturday at the Lima Golf Club en route to capturing the Peruvian International Amateur Championship - The XXIX Campeonato Internacional De Afficionados - and with it the prestigious Manuel Prado Cup.

  • ‘Poor Putting’ Doesn’t Keep Jackie Little Out Of PNGA Hall Of Fame

    Jackie Little Will Be Enshrined In The PNGA Hall Of Fame On April 28th - Image Credits British Columbia Golf/PNGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jackie Little is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished amateur golfers, but she hasn’t yet quite convinced her young granddaughter of her playing prowess.

    Last June, Little placed second at the B.C. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Kelowna Golf & Country Club. Her five-year-old granddaughter Myelle was there to watch Little complete her round. As she walked off the 18th green, Myelle asked her grandmother if she had won.

    “She said, ‘Granny, did you win,’” Little recalls with a chuckle. “And I said, ‘no, Granny didn’t win today, Granny didn’t putt very well.’ Ever since then, any time we ask her about my golf she goes, ‘oh Granny, it’s too bad you can’t putt.’ 

    “So I'm going to have to win another championship to prove to her that I can putt.”

  • Clan Sets Sights On GNAC Championships In Idaho

    2016 GNAC Player Of The Year Chris Crisologo Leads The SFU Clan Men's Squad Into Idaho For This Year's GNAC Championships Next Week at Coueur d'Alene - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    courtesy Steve Frost (SFU Athletics)

    BURNABY, BC – The Simon Fraser University golf teams have their sights set on the 2017 GNAC Championships, which takes place in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on April 24 and 25. The Clan women enter the tournament as the defending champions while the men's team looks to capture its second conference title after finishing first in 2015.

  • Macdonald And Rowe Represent British Columbia In Lima

    The XXIX Campeonato Internacional De Afficionados sees Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald Victoria’s Lawren Rowe representing British Columbia at the Lima Golf Club in Lima, Peru.

    Macdonald, a member of Team Canada, is currently the 8th ranked amateur in the country. Rowe is in his 3rd year at the University of Victoria and is the 4th ranked male amateur in Canada.

  • The R&A And USGA Work With Handicap Authorities To Develop A Single World Handicap System

    image courtesy pixabay

    (19 April 2017), Far Hills, USA and St Andrews, Scotland: The USGA and The R&A are working with golf’s handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the sport.

    More than 15 million golfers in over 80 countries presently have a handicap, a numerical index long used as a reference to gauge a golfer’s potential skill level. Handicaps are currently delivered through six different systems around the world. The aim of the proposed handicap system is to adopt a universal set of principles and procedures that will apply all over the world.

  • Trophy Design Contest Winner Announced For 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The Winning Trophy Design For Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Reflects A Strong West Coast Theme - Image Courtesy SportBox PR

    VICTORIA, BC (April 18, 2017) - The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship announced today the winner of the Event’s 2017 Trophy Design Contest. Tournament Organizers received many amazing submissions, making it a difficult choice to narrow down the designs to three finalists.

    Following the initial finalists selection, the trophy design contest was opened to the public to decide on the winner based on the majority of fan votes. After voting closed on April 12, it was determined that Patrick Belanger of Vancouver Island was the winner.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes All A Happy Easter

    Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

    Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week"—it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

    Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are identical or very similar.

    Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs (symbols of the empty tomb).

    The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.

    Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

  • British Columbia Golf Wishes The Entire Jewish Community A Happy Passover

    Passover is a Jewish festival celebrated in commemoration of the release of the Hebrews from the brutal slavery of the ancient Egyptians. The festival holds great significance for the entire Jewish community residing across the world.

    Passover, which is also known as Pesach, falls on the 15th day of the Nisan month in the Hebrew calendar and lasts till the 21st or 22nd day. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Observed with much pomp and show, Passover celebrations revolve around holidaying, feasting and merry-making. People meet one another and exchange greetings.

    This year Passover is celebrated between April 10 and 18th. 

    On behalf of British Columbia golf, "May you be blessed with Happiness, prosperity, peace and good health on Pesach and always. Happy Passover!"