• Crisologo Wins, Clan Take 8th At WWU Invitational

    SFU's Chris Crisologo Was The Individual Champion At The WWU Invitational - Image Courtesy SFU Athletics

    Courtesy Aaron Martin - SFU Sports Information Assistant

    BELLINGHAM, WA – On the final day of the Western Washington Men's Golf Invitational, SFU's Chris Crisologo shot a one-over 73, holding off a charging Andrew Harrison, to take his first win of the season.

  • T'Birds Repeat As WWU Invitational Champs, UVic Vikes T4th

    The Victorious UBC T'Bird's Men's Golf Squad After Winning The 45th Annual Western Washington University Men's Golf Invitational - Image Courtesy UBC Athletics

    VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds prevailed as the team champion for the third time in the last four years at the 45th Annual Western Washington University Men's Golf Invitational played at Bellingham Golf & Country Club, Sept. 26-27th.

    The T-Birds finished with a team score of 6-under-par 858, adding the team title at the WWU Invite to winning years in 2007, 2013 and 2014. UBC posted rounds of 1-under 287 and 5-under 282 before finishing up with a 1-over 289,

    Chico State was the team runner-up at 4-under (860), followed by Concordia (Ore.) (E, 864), California State Monterey Bay (+5, 869) and the University of Victoria (+5, 869).

  • BC’s Lindbjerg And Gallacher Finish One-Two In WSGA Super Senior Championship

    Brad Karns (L) Winner Of The 30th Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship And Gudmund Lindbjerg, Winner Of The 9th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur - WSGA Image

    Courtesy WSGA

    Walla Walla, Wash. - Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. shot 1-under par in the final round to win the 30th Washington State Senior Men's Amateur Championship; while Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. went wire-to-wire in capturing the 9th Washington State Super Senior Men's Amateur. This is the second title for Lindbjerg, having also won this championship in 2014.

  • 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship Includes BC's Kyle Grummett

    BC's Kyle Grummett (Left In Photo) Is Competing In The 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship In Port St. Lucie Florida - Images Courtesy Special Olympics

    More than 200 golfers from across the United States and Canada will converge on Port St. Lucie, FL for the 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship, hosted at the prestigoius and beautiful PGA Golf Club, using the Ryder and Wannamaker Courses.

    One of those golfers is West Kelowna, BC's Kyle Grummett who has a Bronze medal from the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles along with the Gold medal he picked up in the 2014 Special Olympic Summer Games held in Vancouver.

    Grummett was also nominated by British Columbia Golf for a 2016 Sport BC Athlete of the Year award for an athlete with a disability.

  • Canadian Golf Mourns The Loss Of Arnold Palmer

    Image Courtesy Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    It is with great sadness that Golf Canada joins the international golf community in mourning the loss of golf legend Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87.

    Affectionately known as ‘The King’, Palmer, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be remembered as one of the most influential figures in the history of golf.

  • Canada Finishes World Amateur In Tie For 9th

    Canada's World Amateur Men's Team From L-R: Jared du Toit, Garrett Rank And Hugo Bernard - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico – On the strength of Garrett Rank’s 69 (-2), the Canadian contingent climbed inside the Top-10 for the first time in Saturday’s final round of the 30th World Amateur Team Championship to close the tournament in a tie for ninth at 12-under par.

    Playing on the Mayakoba El Camaleon Golf Club, Rank, 29, led the Canadian trio to a team score of 2-under par on the day, coupled with Jared du Toit’s even-par 71. Collectively, Rank was the leading Canadian at the event. The Elmira, Ont., product finished at 1-under par (74-72-70-69) to hold an individual share of 35th.

    Kimberley, B.C., native Jared du Toit finished two strokes behind Rank at 1-over par (71-70-75-71). The 21-year-old Arizona State senior closed at T44. Teammate Hugo Bernard of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., was disqualified because of a scoring error in his final round.

  • Champions Crowned at PNGA Senior Team Championships Include BC’s Little & McGarvey

    BC's Kathryn McGarvey (L) And Jackie Little (R) Are The 2016 PNGA Senior Women's Team Champions - Image Courtesy PNGA

    Bremerton, Wash. - At the 34th Pacific Northwest Senior Team Championships, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma won the Men's Senior Team title; Charlie Wozow and Toat Brandvold, both of Snohomish, Wash. won the Men's Super Senior; Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C. and Kathryn McGarvey of North Vancouver, B.C. won the Women's Senior; and Mary Ryan of Renton, Wash. and Sun Douthit of Steilacoom, Wash. won the Women's Super Senior.

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Pre-Tournament Notes

    Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

    Bear Mountain Golf Resort (Mountain Course) | Victoria, B.C. | September 19-25, 2016

    Media Contact

    Chris Richards – PGA TOUR Manager, Communications
    chrisrichards@pgatourhq.com
    678-644-4258

    Quick Facts

    Par 71 / 6,881 yards
    Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-design (2003)
    $2,500,000 purse (Winner’s Share: $375,000)
    Golf Channel will televise all three rounds live from 3-6 p.m. PDT

  • Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Set To Kick Off This Friday With Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Stars

    World Golf Hall Of Fame Member And Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer Highlights A Stellar Field Of PGA TOUR Champions Players Coming To Victoria's Bear Mountain This Week

    Tickets available for PGA TOUR Champions Tournament hosted at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

    VICTORIA, B.C. (September 20, 2016) – The 2016 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will get underway this Friday morning at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Mountain Course, with 81 of the top players on PGA TOUR Champions competing for one of the year’s top purses of US$2.5 million.

    Headlining one of the strongest fields of the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions season are World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Vijay Singh, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara and Tom Kite.

    Langer, who currently leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings with $2,432.659 in 2016 earnings, has put forth one of the strongest seasons in Tour history at the age of 59, with four wins – including major championship victories at the Regions Tradition and Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship earlier this year.

  • 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.