• PNGA Senior Team Championships Being Held At Gold Mountain GC

    Burnaby's John Gallacher (L) And Port Moody's Gudmund Lindbjerg (R) Are No Strangers To Success In The PNGA Senior Team Championships Having Won In 2014 - Image Courtesy PNGA

    For Immediate Release

    Bremerton, Wash. - The 34th Pacific Northwest Men's and Women's Senior Team Championships are being held this week at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

    The two championships will be held consecutively on Gold Mountain's Cascade and Olympic courses, with the Women's being held September 19-21 and the Men's being held September 21-23.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Leads Team Canada To Finish 9th At World Amateur

    Josée Doyon, Naomi Ko, Maddie Szeryk

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (Golf Canada with files from the International Golf Federation) — The Canadian trio held their ground in the final round at the World Amateur, posting a 1-under score to finish inside the Top-10 in 9th place, climbing back from a T23 standing after the first round.

  • Currie Becomes First Canadian To Win Duke Of York Young Champions Trophy

    Ontario's Chloe Currie Poses With The Duke Of York Trophy And The Duke Of York himself, Prince Andrew, After She Captured The Prestigious Title At Royal Birkdale Golf Club - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada

    SOUTHPORT, England – Team Canada Development Squad member Chloe Currie made history Thursday at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club, shooting up the leaderboard at the Duke of York to leapfrog the competition on her way to becoming the first Canadian to capture the Young Champions Trophy.

    The Mississauga, Ont., product saved her best for last, carding a tournament-low 68 (-4) to finish atop both the boys’ and girls’ divisions with a 54-hole total of 214 (-2).

  • Team England Wins Canadian International Junior Challenge By One Shot Over Canada

    It Was Team England Coming From Behind To Defeat Team Canada By One Shot At The CIJC Challenge At Wildfire GC In Ontario - Image Courtesy CJGA

    For Immediate Release

    Douro-Dummer, Ont. (September 16, 2016) - Round three of the Canadian International Junior Challenge (CIJC) at Wildfire Golf Club, was nothing short of dramatic. The day started off bitterly cold, but by mid morning junior golfers were playing in nearly perfect conditions, with not a cloud in sight.

    While Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Team Canada led the pack for the majority of the tournament, it was not enough to claim the CIJC title. That honour went to the boys from Team England, who finished strong on the back nine to beat CJGA Team Canada by one stroke.

  • Victoria’s Naomi Ko Cards Tournament-Low 66 At World Amateur To Lift Canada Into 10th Place

    Naomi Ko (Photo/Mike Schroeder)

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (Golf Canada with files from the International Golf Federation) — Team Canada’s Naomi Ko was the lone bright spot on the day for the Canadian trio, carding a tournament-low 66 (-6) on the Iberoster Playa Paraiso Golf Course to lift the team into sole possession of 10th place through 36 holes at the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship.

    Following her second round, the 19-year-old Victoria, B.C., native owns a share of third place individually at 3-under par (75-66), just two strokes off the pace. Ko’s round was a much-needed boost for the Canadian contingent, who otherwise struggled with a 78 (+6) from Maddie Szeryk and an 80 (+8) from Josée Doyon.

  • Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet Joins The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship To Host The Junior Clinic For Kids

    Graham DeLaet Will Be On-Site At Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa To Conduct A Junior Clinic On Saturday, September 24th - Image Courtesy Sportbox

    For Immediate Release

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 14, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that Canadian PGA TOUR Star Graham DeLaet will join the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship to host the junior clinic for kids, held at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, September 24th.

    DeLaet is known to be one of the game’s best ball strikers, while also possessing one of golf’s most colorful personalities on and off the course. After recording three top-10 finishes on the 2016 PGA TOUR schedule, DeLaet went on to represent Canada for golf in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

    DeLaet will once again represent his native country at the prestigious World Cup of Golf in November.

  • USGA To Host 2017 Golf Innovation Symposium In Vancouver

    (Photo/USGA)

    FAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association will host the 2017 North American Golf Innovation Symposium on March 6-7 at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown in Vancouver, BC, gathering leaders in sustainable facility management and sports research to share knowledge and advance the game.

    Symposium attendees will discuss how research, science, and data can help golf facilities around the world reduce their costs, operate more efficiently and provide a better experience for golfers. Over two days, the USGA and other contributing innovators will share details of their ongoing work in areas such as resource management, golf operations, revenue management, pace of play and equipment standards.

  • Team Canada Women Set To Compete At World Amateur In Mexico

    Victoria's Naomi Ko (Bottom Left) Is In Mexico With Team Canada Teammates Maddie Szeryk (Bottom Right), & Josée Doyon (Top) To Compete In The World Amateur Team Championship - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    MEXICO – The trio of Canadian women is set to make its first appearance at the World Amateur Team Championship when action gets underway tomorrow at the Mayakoba El Cameleon Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    Representing Canada will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Texas, Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 19, of Victoria. The Canadians will be paired with China and Spain for Wednesday’s first round, with Szeryk starting things off at 8:15 a.m. EST followed by Doyon at 8:25 a.m. EST and Ko at 8:35 a.m. EST.

  • Golf Canada’s 2016 World Amateur Teams Include BC’s Du Toit & Ko

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit (L) And Victoria's Naomi Ko (R) Will Represent Canada's Men's & Women's World Amateur Teams Respectively In The World Amateur Team Championship In Mexico This Month - Du Toit Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Ko Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski 

    Via Golf Canada

    Oakville, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships—featuring both a women’s (September 14-17) and men’s (September 21-24) competition—will take place in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    Representing Canada on the women’s side will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Tex., Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 18, of Victoria, B.C. The trio will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Jared du Toit, 21, of Kimberley, B.C., Garrett Rank, 28, of Elmira, Ont., and Hugo Bernard, 21, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. Also contested on both Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.

  • PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Being Held At Sandpines Golf Links

    For Immediate Release

    Florence, Ore. - The 32nd Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur Championship is being held Sept. 13-15 at Sandpines Golf Links in Florence, Ore. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

    Players must be 25 years of age or older by September 13, 2016 and require a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower to be eligible. In last year's Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, held on the Valley course at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under par 70 to come from behind to win.

  • Golf Strikes Gold In Inaugural Americas Masters Games

    British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson (Middle) Took Some Time From His Extremely Busy Schedule To Win A Gold Medal In The Men's Golf Competition Of The Americas Masters Games. The Silver Medal In This Flight Went To George Franko (L) And The Bronze To Cameron Kusch (R) -Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural Americas Masters Games held in the city of Vancouver from August 25th - September 4th are now complete and by all accounts the event was a tremendous success, bringing together Masters Athletes from across North America and around the world.

    As was the case at this year's Rio Olympics in Brazil, golf was a featured medal event and provided not only some great play from both the men and the women, it accomplished one of its primary goals, to foster friendship and camaraderie while continuing to promote the sport as a most worthy component in these type of competitions.

  • Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez & Mark O’Meara Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Organizers Have Announced Commitments From (L-R): Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh, Miguel Angel Jimenez And Colin Montgomerie

    Jay Haas, Fred Funk, Craig Stadler And John Cook Round Out The Latest Legends Commitments

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 7, 2016) – Tournament Organizers announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame members Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie, as well as four-time European Ryder Cup team member Miguel Angel Jimenez, have committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The PGA TOUR Champions event will be contested at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016. The tournament will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $375,000.

  • Jutanugarn Runs Away With CP Women’s Open

    Ariya Jutanugarn Picked Up Her Fifth Win Of The LPGA Season In The CP Women's Canadian Open At Priddis Greens - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    CALGARY – Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the CP Women’s Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her LPGA Tour-leading fifth victory of the year – all in the last 10 events.

    Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.

  • Americas Masters Games Opening Ceremonies Announcement

    Celebration On Jack Poole Plaza Set To Welcome Athletes For 9 Days Of Celebration

    VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – Be a part of history as Vancouver welcomes thousands of Masters-aged athletes to the first-ever Americas Masters Games, taking place August 26 to September 4. The Games’ organizers are thrilled with the progress of this inaugural sporting event, and look forward to hosting athletes competing in 24 sports at some of Vancouver’s most iconic venues and locations.

    A celebration on Jack Poole Plaza (Celebration Site) will kick off the Games with the Opening Ceremonies on August 27. It is free to the public and will begin at 6 pm with a march of Masters athletes representing 30 different countries, and will include music, entertainment and speeches from local politicians, representatives from the International Masters Games Association (IMGA) in Switzerland, athletes, dignitaries and welcoming remarks from local First Nations elders.

    The Games will be officially declared open with a ceremonial lighting of the Cauldron.

  • Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle And Jim Rutledge Commit To 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    The Latest Canadian Representatives In The 2016 Pacific Links Championship Coming To Bear Mountain Next Month: L-R: Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle And Jim Rutledge

    Trio Of Canadian Golfers Add To Strength Of Upcoming PGA TOUR Champions Event Field

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Canadians Stephen Ames, Rod Spittle and Jim Rutledge committed to play the 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, to be contested on Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course in Victoria, British Columbia the week of September 19-25, 2016.

    The event will feature a US$2.5 million purse, with 81 players competing for a winner’s share of $440,000.

  • Dale Jackson Blog From Rio Olympics - Day 4 And Back Home

    According To Dale Jackson, Golf Belongs In The Olympics, Especially Based Upon His Experience In Rio As A Rules Official - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson has been in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and provided a blog on what he saw and experienced as Canada attempted to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. Here is the final entry from his trip to Brazil.

  • Rose Captures Golf’s 1st Gold Medal In 112 Years

    Olympic Medal Winners In Men's Golf At Rio de Janeiro, Brazil From L-R: Sweden's Henrik Stenson (Silver), Great Britain's Justin Rose (Gold) And USA's Matt Kuchar (Bronze) - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (International Golf Federation) — It took 112 years for golf to find a new Olympic champion, but it was well worth the wait. Great Britain’s Justin Rose followed in the footsteps of the long-departed George Lyon of Canada when he climbed onto the podium to collect the Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.

    On a sun-drenched final day, in front of a sell-out crowd of 12,000 at Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course, Rose added the Olympic crown to his 2013 US Open title after a prolonged and exciting battle down the stretch with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson.

  • He's Back - Dale Jackson's Rio Olympics Golf Blog Returns

    Wikipedia Describes The Caiman (Shown Here) As 'Relatively Small Sized Crocodilians' - Don't Try Telling That To Dale Jackson Who Encountered This Guy In Rio - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson is in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and is providing a daily blog on what he sees and experiences as Canada attempts to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. The men have finished their event out of the medals and now it's up to the ladies to defend Canada's title.

  • Draw Released For Women’s Golf Competition At Rio 2016

    Women's World Number 3 Ranked Brooke Henderson Of Canada Will Go For Golf Gold At The Rio Olympics Beginning This Wednesday - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    For Immediate Release

     (August 15, 2016) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The world’s top women golfers are set to take the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro beginning this Wednesday, 17 August.

    The International Golf Federation this morning announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the women’s golf competition at Rio 2016 when a field of 60 competitors will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Abbott of the United States, who won the gold medal in Paris in 1900.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor Must Make Cut In Carolina; Hadwin Top-10’s At John Deere; Crisologo Set For U.S. Amateur

    Canada's Mackenzie Hughes Clinched His PGA TOUR Card For Next Year After Winning The Web.com Tour's Price Charity Classic - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor knows he has work to do. Taylor dropped out of the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list after missing the cut at the John Deere Classic in Silvas, Ill.

    The Abbotsford resident heads into this week’s final regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., knowing he must make the cut to have any chance of qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs and extending his PGA TOUR season.

    The top 125 players on the FedEx Cup points list qualify for The Barclays, the first of four playoff events that goes Aug. 25-28 at Bethpage Black in Farmington, N.Y. Taylor dropped to 128th from 120th after missing the cut at the John Deere, where fellow resident Adam Hadwin tied for eighth place.