• BC’s Nolan Thoroughgood Weighing His Collegiate Golf Options

    There's Lots Of Interest In Victoria Teen Nolan Thoroughgood Since Winning Last Summer’s B.C. Amateur Championship - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    SQUAMISH -- Nolan Thoroughgood has a decision to make and this one is a little more complicated than choosing what club to hit off the tee.

    Thoroughgood, who last summer at age 15 become the youngest winner in the 114-year history of the B.C. Amateur Championship, has just finished Grade 11 and is being heavily recruited by universities on both sides of the border. The Victoria native has to decide this summer, even though he won’t be starting university until the fall of 2018.

  • Mark Calcavecchia Commits To Playing 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Mark Calcavecchia Has Had Great Success In Canada And Is Looking For More In 2017 The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship - Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

    2005 Canadian Open Winner Discusses His Return to British Columbia in an Exclusive Interview

    VICTORIA, B.C. (June 29, 2017) – Tournament Organizers have announced that 2005 Canadian Open winner and 1989 Open Championship winner Mark Calcavecchia has committed to playing in the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    Calcavecchia has won two tournaments in British Columbia on the PGA TOUR; the 1997 Greater Vancouver Open at Northview and the 2005 Canadian Open at Shaughnessy. Calcavecchia also won the 2012 Montreal Championship on PGA TOUR Champions.

  • World-Class Field Including Four From B.C. Set to Compete In 23rd Sahalee Players Championship

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    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 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), to be played July 5-7, 2017.

    The championship will be contested over 72 holes of stroke play, with 18 holes being played the first day, 36 the second, and 18 on the third and final day. Admission is free to watch the championship.

    The SPC took a hiatus in 2016 while the club hosted the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, won by Brooke Henderson in a playoff with Lydia Ko.

  • BC's Motomochi Movin' On

    Delta, BC’s Jonnie Motomochi (R) Hopes To Stay With Coaching Golf After He Lost His Oregon State Coaching Job When His Work Visa Was Denied - Image Courtesy YouTube

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jonnie Motomochi doesn’t know if he is a victim of Donald Trump’s pledge to crack down on foreigners obtaining visas to work in the United States. He just knows he is out of a job that he loved.

    Motomochi, a Delta native, had spent the last four years working as an assistant coach with Oregon State University’s men’s golf team. He got the job after graduating from OSU and spending four years playing collegiate golf for the Beavers.

  • Creston Golf Club Set To Host ISPS Handa Vision Cup For Blind Golfers

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When Darren Douma began to lose his sight, he thought he was going to lose golf as well. 

    Phil Mickelson helped convince him otherwise.

    It was the spring of 2010 and Douma, having been diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, was watching that year’s Masters telecast. Mickelson was hitting his second shot out of the pine straw on the par 5 13th hole in the final round and, well, you probably remember the shot, too.

  • BC's John Gallacher Goes Wire-To-Wire Claiming PNGA Super Senior Men’s Title, Tom Brandes Takes Senior Men’s Title In Playoff

    BC's John Gallacher (L) And Washington State's Tom Brandes (R) Are Your 2017 PNGA Super Senior And Senior Champions Respectively - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Courtesy PNGA Staff

    June 8, 2017 -- Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. came from behind in the final round to successfully defend his title and win the 53rd Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship, while John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. went wire-to-wire for the title in the 8th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur.

    The two championships were held concurrently at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, both of which are located in Blaine, Wash. The championships were conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • British Columbia Golf Announces GJAC Team For 2017 In Las Vegas

    The 2017 BC Girls Junior Americas Cup Team Clockwise From Top Left (With Non-Playing Team Captain Pat Thompson In The Centre): Kathrine Chan, Tiegan Taylor, Tiffany Kong And Cecile Kwon - All Images Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/British Columbia Golf 

    The 2017 Girls Junior Americas Cup takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada July 30th – August 3rd. This prestigious event is being hosted this year by the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association & Reflection Bay Golf Club.

    The GJAC was established in 1978 under the leadership of Joan Teats from the state of Washington. The first tournament was held at Tumwater Valley Golf Course in Olympia, Washington.

    Eleven teams participated including Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, Idaho, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, San Diego, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Washington.

  • Private Clubs Open Doors For Women's Golf Day

    As part of the celebration that is International Women's Golf Day on June 6th, the Richmond Country Club and Victoria Golf Club are both hosting events and inviting all interested women to take part in the day's festivities. 

    The focus of Women's Golf Day is essentially socializing, networking and distribution of information regarding lessons, league play, ways to get involved in golf.

    Anyone wishing to participate should contact either of these two facilities before Tuesday June 6th in order to register and find out further information. 

  • Team BC Successfully Defends Title In NPJLTM Event

    Team BC Coach Matt Cella Poses With His Winning Squad From The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches After Defending Their Title In Oregon - Image Credit: It's A Selfie!

    The team of Akari Hayashi, Sumie Francois, Shirin Anjarwalla, Cecile Kwon, Euna Han And Tiffany Kong representing British Columbia Golf successfully defended the title they won last year at Pitt Meadows Golf Course by taking the 4 team international event held this year at at the Illahe Hills Country Club in Oregon May 27-28.

    Team BC collected 14 out of the available 36 points, with 2nd place Washington 4.5 points back at 9.5 while host Oregon was 3rd with 6.5 and Idaho 4th with 6 points.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin Clinches Spot In Open Championship; Sihota Third At Future Links Ontario Championship

    Having Won His First PGA TOUR Event At The Valspar Championship This Year, Adam Hadwin Now Has His Eyes On Another Very Special Trophy - The Claret Jug - Image Credit Kelly Murray

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It wasn’t the finish he was looking for, but Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin still had reason to celebrate after Sunday’s final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Tex.

    Hadwin tied for 53rd spot at Colonial Country Club, but more importantly he remained inside the top 50 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking and clinched a spot in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Announces 2017 Junior Clinic For Kids

    Saskatchewan's Graham DeLaet Poses With The Kids At The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Junior Clinic for Kids - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Tournament Organizers have announced that the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Junior Clinic for Kids will take place on Saturday, September 16, from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The clinic will be held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa — the site of the PGA TOUR Champions event, and will be hosted by one of the PGA TOUR Champions players competing in the tournament.

  • Richmond, BC’s Crisologo Selected To NCAA All-Region West Team

    Chris Crisologo Added Another Accolade To His Season Being Named To The NCAA Divison II PING All-Region West Team - Image Courtesy GNAC

    Courtesy Steve Frost/SFU Athletics

    NORMAN, Okla. – Simon Fraser University golfer Chris Crisologo was today named to the NCAA Division II PING All-Region West team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

    Crisilogo won four individual titles this season and was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive year.

  • Kimberley’s du Toit And His ASU Sun Devils Advance To NCAA Championships

    Jared du Toit Is Not Going To Go Gently Into That Good Night Of His College Golf Career As He And His ASU Sun Devils Have Qualified For The NCAA Championship Tourney - Golf Canada Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jared du Toit’s collegiate career isn’t over just yet. Du Toit and his Arizona State University Sun Devils advanced to the NCAA Championship tourney on Wednesday with a fifth-place finish at their NCAA regional site in Austin, Tex.

  • Video: Guinness World Record For Fastest Hole Of Golf Played

    With all the concern these days over pace of play, here's a different take on how to move play along. 

    Sergio Garcia hosted the attempt as teams from Spain, France and Denmark tried to break the Guinness World Records title for the Fastest hole of golf by a team of four.

    Filmed on the par five fourth hole ahead of the Real Club Valderrama Open de España.

    This inspiring effort featurie Garcia and 11 other European Tour stars.

     

    Behind The Scenes video:

  • After All That Swinging In The Rain, UBC Men Off To NAIA Championships

    The UBC T'Birds Men's Golf Squad Is Off To The NAIA National Championships After Defending Their A.I.I. Title Earning An Automatic Berth In The Tournament - Image Courtesy UBC Athleticis/Indiana Northwest Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Metro Vancouver’s cold winter and soggy spring have presented some considerable challenges to the men’s and women’s golf teams at the University of British Columbia.

    It was tough to find a place to practice. Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, which for years has been UBC’s main practice facility, was shut down due to the weather for much of the winter and early spring. So were Point Grey and Marine Drive.

  • Video: BC's Jackie Little Goes Into PNGA Hall of Fame

    Her accompishments on the golf course are not commensurate with her last name by any stretch.

    Jackie Little has a very big list of titles to mark her stellar amateur career and that fact was honoured recently with her induction to the PNGA Hall of Fame.

    Watch the video below to see Jackie's entry and accompanying interview on the night of her induction. 

     

     

    You can click here to see the other inductees interview/speeches.

  • Team IGA Wins PNGA Cup; BC Golf Runner-Up With WSGA

    The Host Association, Team IGA, Won Their First PNGA Cup With A Stirring Final Day Performance In The Singles Matches - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Federal Way, Wash. - Serving as the host golf association in the 12th Annual PNGA Cup held this past week at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho, Team IGA ran away in the final day's Singles matches to seal their first victory in the history of the competition.

    Team IGA (Idaho Golf Association) took a slim half-point lead going into the final Singles matches, after earning three points in the first round morning Four-Ball matches and 3.5 points in the afternoon's Foursomes matches.

    Teams WSGA (Washington State Golf Association) and BC Golf (British Columbia Golf) were tied for second after Day One, at six points each, and Team OGA (Oregon Golf Association) was one point behind the leader.

  • 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.