• 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


    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.

  • 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.