• First Win At Arizona State A Huge Relief For du Toit

    Kimberley, BC Product Jared du Toit Breaks Through With A Four-Stroke Victory After Nine Top-10 Finishes With The Sun Devils

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    With the clock ticking on his collegiate golf career, Kimberley’s Jared du Toit desperately wanted to win before he finished his senior year at Arizona State University.

    He had come oh, so close. Du Toit had registered nine top 10s since transferring to ASU from the University of Idaho after his sophomore year, including a playoff loss at a tournament in Kona, Hawaii in early February.

  • Lovan Stars For SFU Clan On Final Day Of Stockton Cactus Thaw

    SFU's Sy Lovan Fired A 3-Under 69 In The Second Round To Finish In A T13 With Teammate Chris Crisologo - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Stockton, CA – The final round of the Stockton Cactus Thaw saw freshman Sy Lovan turn in one of his best performances as a member of the SFU Clan men's golf team, as the Clan ended the two-day competition in a tied for 19th overall. After posting a an 11-over-par 299 yesterday, SFU finished with a six-over-par 294 on day two, totalling 593 strokes over the two rounds.

  • BC's Hadwin Moves To Number One In Weekly Top 10 Rankings

    Adam Hadwin's steady play to start the year has seen him climb up the Canadian and World Golf Rankings - Image Courtesy Adam Hadwin Website

    Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin jumped to the top of the Canadian Men's Professional Golf Rankings after picking up world ranking points in  5 straight PGA TOUR events. He's climbed 79 places in the world ranking since the start of the year.

    Also of note was the huge leap made by Coquitlam's Henry Lee who leapt 282 sport in the world rankings after his performance for the University of Washington in the Arizona Intercollegiate.

  • Six Canadians Qualify For PGA Tour Lationamérica Status In 2017

    Clockwise From Top Left: Devin Carrey, David Rose, Patrick Williams, Matt Hill, Russell Budd & Ally Tidcombe Have All Earned Status On The PGA TOUR Lationamérica Circuit For 2017

    courtesy Golf Canada

    The remaining two of four PGA Tour Latinoamérica Qualifying Tournaments came to a close on Friday in Argentina and Colombia, with three more Canadians earning status in 2017.

    In total, six Canadians have earned status on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica by way of Q-school. The Canucks were led by Nova Scotia’s Ally Tidcombe, who finished solo fourth at the Argentina event for the strongest finish by a Canadian. With the result, Tidcombe is exempt through the first half of the season (subject to reshuffle for second half).

  • Stand Together To #ERASEBULLYING In #Sport

    A sport environment in which participants - athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials - are exposed to negative experiences such as bullying can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.

    55% of BC sports organizations surveyed know of athletes who have dropped out of #sport because of bullying. 

    That’s why viaSport and the Government of B.C. have launched a new #ERASEbullying initiative for every provincial and local sport organization, and all B.C. citizens.

    Click HERE or on the image above to take the online Erase Bullying in Sport pledge. 

    On February 22, 2017, provincial sport organizations will celebrate the Province’s first Declaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport across B.C.

    Learn more about this initiative and how you can get involved as an organization or individual at www.viaSport.ca./erasebullying

  • Sahalee Players Championship Sets Dates for 2017 Event; Anticipates Another Elite Field

    Sammamish, Wash. - Sahalee Country Club and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) are pleased to announce the return of the Sahalee Players Championship on July 5-7, 2017.

    The championship 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.

  • Team Canada's Bernard T7 At South American Amateur; BC Teammates Ewart & Parsons Finish Strong

    Quebec's Hugo Bernard Was The Low Canadian For Team Canada At The South American Amateur - Image Credit Golf Canada/ Graig Abel

    Golf Canada

    PILAR COUNTY, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard saved his strongest play for Sunday’s final round of action at the South American Amateur, carding a 5-under par 67 to jump into a three-way tie for seventh place.

    Bernard, a Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., native, recorded six birdies at the Martindale Country Club en route to finishing as the low Canadian at 6-under par. The 22-year-old trailed men’s champion Paul Chaplet of Costa Rica, who secured a two-stroke victory at 14-under par.

  • BC’s Adam Hadwin Finishes Second At PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge

    Abbotsford, BC's Adam Hadwin Followed His Record-Setting 59 In The 3rd Round To Stand-Alone 2nd Place Finish At The PGA TOUR's CareerBuilder Challenge In La Quinta - Image Courtesy AdamHadwin.com

    Golf Canada / PGA Tour Communications

    LA QUINTA, Calif. – Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA TOUR title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.

    Swafford shot a 5-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to finish the three-course, pro-am event at 20-under 268. Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C.,came back with a 70 after his third-round 59 to finish second.

  • 2017 Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada Qualifying Tournament: Full Information

    The 2017 Qualifying Tournament will take place at five sites in 2017 Including Crown Isle On Vancouver Island - Image Credit (Chuck Russell/PGA TOUR)

    How and when to sign up for this year's Q-Schools

    The application for the 2017 Mackenzie Tour Qualifying Tournament will be open to the public on January 19th at 12 p.m. ET.

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION

    You may access more information about the format, entry fees, field size, eligiblity and more at the above link prior to 12 p.m. ET on January 19th.

    NOTICE TO APPLICANTS:

    • The application will be available online only
    • Payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard only
    • The application will go live at 12 p.m. ET

    NOTE: Applicant may only play one site. Once applicant is assigned a site, it may not be changed. Sites will be assigned in the order the applications are received.

    Should an applicant withdraw within one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $1000 will be assessed. Should they withdraw prior to one week of their assigned competition, a processing fee of $250 will be assessed.

    No refunds will be issued to contestants after they have started play in the Qualifying Tournament. Contestants who withdraw during the round may be subject to disciplinary action.

    Full refunds will be offered to those who withdraw while on the alternate list.

  • PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Holds On To Win Aruba Cup

    Image Credit Enrique Berardi/PGA TOUR -  Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brian Decker/ Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada

    A late rally by the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada fell short on Saturday at Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf, giving PGA TOUR Latinoamérica victory in the first-ever Aruba Cup.

    Though the Mackenzie Tour put together a valiant charge, winning five of the first seven singles matches of the day, it wasn’t enough to overcome a daunting 8.5-1.5 deficit, with Latinoamérica prevailing by a 13-7 final score over the three-day match play competition between the two Tours.

  • Ladies’ Golf Union And R&A Complete Merger

    Chief Executive Of The R&A, Martin Slumbers - Image Courtesy Twitter

    courtesy Golf Canada with files from the R&A

    St Andrews, Scotland – The merger of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A has been finalized and will come into effect January 1, 2017.

    The heads of agreement between the two organisations was signed in June leading to the integration of the LGU’s business operations and its members of staff into The R&A group of companies. An agreed governance structure has also been implemented to give LGU Board members representation on relevant R&A Committees.

  • Maple Ridge's Justin Shin Among Four Canadians Earning Web.com Tour Status At Q-School

    Justin Shin From Maple Ridge Was The Top Finisher From BC Among The 10 Canadians Who Took Part In The Final Stage At Web.com Tour Q-School Coming In T35 - Image Golf Canada

    Golf Canada

    Winter Garden, FL - Thornhill, Ont., native Ben Silverman tied for 6th and led the way for the 10-player Canadian contingent taking part in the final stage of Web.com Tour qualifying at Orange County National near Orlando, Fla.

    Silverman birdied three of his last five holes to finish at four under on the day and 10-under overall, seven shots back of the winning score. By virtue of finishing in the top 10, Silverman is guaranteed spots in the Tour’s first 12 events of 2017.

    Calgary’s Ryan Yip carded had a 70 on Sunday to tie for 23rd at 6-under. Justin Shin of Maple Ridge, B.C., fired a 69 for a share of 35th at 4-under. Listowel, Ont., native and Team Canada Young Pro Corey Conners tied for 42nd at 3-under.

  • Three From BC Among 10 Canadians Set To Compete For Status At Web.com Q-school

    From L-R: Seann Harlingten Of West Vancouver, Adam Cornelson Of Langley & Justin Shin From Maple Ridge, Will Tee It Up In The Final Stage Of Web.com Q-School This Week - BC Golf Image

    Golf Canada

    The Web.com Tour prepares to host its final stage of qualifying this week from Dec. 8-11 in Winter Garden, Fla., where 10 Canadians including three from British Columbia will compete for 2017 playing status.

    The Canadian contingent will battle against 150-plus athletes in the 72-hole stroke play event, with players finishing inside the Top-45 (plus ties) earning guaranteed starts for the beginning of the 2017 campaign.

  • Victoria’s Bear Mountain To Once Again Host The Champions Tour As 2017 Schedule Announced

    The 2016 Winner Of The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, Colin Montgomerie, Advocated For Having The Event Return To Victoria Locale And He'll Get His Wish - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Champions Tour announced today its 2017 tournament schedule, featuring 26 official tournaments and two “Challenge Season” events.

    The 23-event regular season will again highlight the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, which will be used to determine the season-long Charles Schwab Cup champion. The Tour will contest events in four countries and 18 states, with total prize money of $55.7 million (U.S).

    Canada will once again have two Champions Tour stops. The Shaw Charity Classic will be played September 1-3 at Canyon Meadows G & Country Club in Calgary.

    The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be contested at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. from September 15 – 17.

  • Golf’s US$35 Billion Opportunity

    Syngenta Golf Ambassador Carin Koch & Syngenta Global Head of Lawn & Garden Jeff Cox Launched The New Report At The HSBC Golf Business Forum. (Photo/Syngenta)

    CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — Women account for just 24% of golfers worldwide, yet the number of prospective female players could add $35 billion to the global golf economy.

    These are the findings of a groundbreaking global study into female golf participation commissioned by Syngenta and conducted by an independent international market research company.

    The new report, ‘The Global Economic Value of Increased Female Participation in Golf,’ surveyed 14,000 people in eight markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

  • Four From BC Among Nine Canadians Earning Honours From Global Golf Post

    Four BC Golfers Were Honoured Among 178 Amateurs Chosen Worldwide For Global Golf Post's Annual All-Amateur Teams: From L-R: Kimberley's Jared du Doit; Victoria's Kevin Carrigan; Port Alberni's Christina Proteau and Nanoose Bay's Shelly Stouffer - All Images Courtesy BC Golf

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    Winter Park, Fla. - Global Golf Post today announced its men’s and women’s amateurs of the year for 2016, as well as its fourth annual All-Amateur teams for men and women.

    Three-time British Seniors Amateur champion Chip Lutz was selected as the male Amateur of the Year, while UCLA senior Bronte Law was named the female Amateur of the Year. Lutz is an American, while Law is from England.

    “Each fall, The Post labors to find the two players who epitomize the best of the amateur game: a man and woman whose legacy is an inspiration for others,” The Post’s Steve Eubanks wrote for the magazine’s Nov. 28 edition.

  • Hughes Credits A Little Help From His ‘Friends’ In Helping Secure First PGA TOUR Win

    For Canada's Mackenzie Hughes The Future's So Bright He's Gotta Wear Shades - Image Credit Golf Canada/Claus Andersen

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mackenzie Hughes is quick to credit so many people who helped him realize his professional dream by winning on the PGA TOUR.

    During an hour-long conference call with the media on Tuesday, a humble Hughes thanked his coaches, Golf Canada and his family. He also suggested credit should go to six folks named Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Joey and Monica.

    It seems the cast of Friends was instrumental in helping him win the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Rookie Mackenzie Hughes Wins Sea Island Playoff

    Team Canada Young Pro Squad Member Mackenzie Hughes Is In Disbelief After The Last Man Fell In A Five Man Playoff Leaving Him With His First PGA TOUR Win - Image Courtesy YouTube

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Mackenzie Hughes holed an 18-foot par putt from off the green Monday morning to win the RSM Classic and become the first rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for his first PGA TOUR victory.

    The Team Canada Young Pro Squad member calmed his nerves and came up clutch in chilly conditions at Sea Island. He was the only player of the four remaining in the playoff who was never on the green at the par-3 17th hole until his ball was in the cup.

    “I made the putt of my life right there,” Hughes said.

  • British Columbia Loses A Golf Legend As Dawn Coe-Jones Passes At Age 56

    Dawn Coe-Jones Is Shown Here At The 2008 Canadian Women's Open At The Ottawa Hunt Club - Image Courtesy Ian Hutchinson

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Dawn Coe-Jones, a B.C. Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur champion who went on to win three times on the LPGA Tour, died early Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 56.

  • BC's Hannah Lee And Mary Parsons Among 5 Team Canada Members To Sign On With NCAA Programs

    Surrey's Hannah Lee (L) And Delta's Mary Parsons (R) Have Signed With Oklahoma And Indiana's Women's Golf Programs Respectively For The 2017-18 Season - Images/ British Columbia Golf

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    During the mid-November early signing period, five Team Canada Development Squad athletes signed National Letters of Intent to commit to NCAA golf programs for the 2017-18 season.

    On the women’s side, three athletes made their official announcements to join NCAA Div I programs next year.