• Ideas To Make Your Course More Accessible

    image credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    Written by Leslie Dunning/Courtesy Golf Canada & CSCM

    The Invictus Games, held in Toronto in September 2017, included a golf event hosted by St. George’s Golf Club where spectators were treated to outstanding performances by the athletes. Those of us fortunate enough to attend the event could not help but imagine the opportunities of engaging more people with disabilities in golf.

    “This was the most memorable and inspirational event we have been a part of,” said Jason Clarke, CCM, who was general manager at St. George’s during the Games.

  • New Evidence Indicates Golf Improves Muscle Strength And Balance

    image courtesy Golf Canada/R&A 

    Written by The R&A/Courtesy Golf Canada

    An international research study backed by The R&A has found new evidence to suggest golf can provide significant health benefits to older participants in the form of improved muscle strength and balance.

    Muscle strength and balance exercises form an important part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended guidelines to tackle physical inactivity in older people about which little was previously known for golf.

    The Strength and Balance Study, carried out with two sample groups over two years by Professor Maria Stokes OBE at the University of Southampton and Dr George Salem at the University of Southern California (USC), has indicated that older golfers have and develop strength and balance benefits.

  • Women’s Golf Tips: The 2 Keys For A Great Bunker Game

    The truth is, you need two things to be a good greenside bunker player as a woman: sand and speed.

    GOLF.com Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel shares two very important fundamentals to help you to take sand before under and after your golf ball come from your setup.

    Click here to read the full story...

  • British Columbia Golf Covid-19 Current Information & Updates

    AGA-BC Publishes Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Operations Amidst COVID-19

  • Helpful Golf Specific Tips To Work On At Home

    During this time of uncertainty and disruption to our regular routines both at home and in the community, we'd like to make this space available for readers to access the many golf tips on line that can be done away from the golf course or driving range, so either at home or in the back yard. 

    We'll search for informative and hopefully entertaining articles and share the links with you in this section. Check back regularly to see what's been newly posted to help get you ready for when we head back out to the golf course.

  • 2021 Women's Fixture Sheet

    We hope Zones and Clubs will be able to host events in 2021 with the proper precautions in mind.  We will try and update this page as events are confirmed.

    To have your event added, please email details to Doug Hastie at doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org.

    Contact the club or the zone to find our more information.

    To view association schedules, please visit following links:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

    GOLF CANADA

    PNGA

     


  • 2021 Men's Fixture Sheet

     

    We hope Zones and Clubs will be able to host events in 2021 with the proper precautions in mind.  We will try and update this page as events are confirmed.

    To have your event added, please email details to Doug Hastie at doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org.

    Contact the club or the zone to find our more information.

    To view association schedules, please visit following links:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

    GOLF CANADA

    PNGA

  • Video: Callaway 'Wedgeducation' How To Hit The Flop Shot

    Arguably the best wedge designer in history, Roger Cleveland, and PGA TOUR pro Wesley Bryan show you how to hit a flop shot.

    Many golfers would love to hit this shot, watch as Cleveland and Bryan show you it really isn't as difficult as you think...

     

     

  • 2021 Junior Fixture Sheet

    2021

    The sheet will be updated as tournaments are confirmed so please check back regularly for tournaments in your area or ones in which you'd like to participate or attend. Contact the club or the zone to find out more information.

    To have your event added, please email details to Doug Hastie at doug@britishcolumbiagolf.org

    To view zones and association schedules, please visit following links:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

    GOLF CANADA

    PNGA

    CJGA

    MJT

    ZONE 2   ZONE 3   ZONE 4  ZONE 5  ZONE 6

  • British Columbia Golf's H2F (Home To Fairway) Program

    Presented By Tyler McKay/British Columbia Golf, Manager - Participation

    The following 7 drills are adapted drills from British Columbia Golf’s Playground 2 Fairways (P2F) school golf program and can easily be done at home.

    In fact, we call this program “Home to Fairway” or H2F. Each drill comes with a written explanation on this page along with a video demonstration which will be linked here next to the explanation.

    There are also written reasons on why each of the skills focused on in these drills will help with golf and other sports.

  • BC Golf's Fitness And Wellness Page

    During this time of uncertainty and disruption to our regular routines both at home and in the community, we'd like to make this space available for readers to access the many fitness tips on line that are useful for golf as well as everyday life. 

    We'll search for informative and hopefully entertaining articles and share the links with you in this section. Check back regularly to see what's been newly posted to help get you ready for when we head back out to the golf course.

  • World Handicap System To Roll Out In 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (4 November 2019, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

    Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in January, the system will go live in other parts of the world throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golfing calendar.

  • Great Ideas on Gifts for Golfers – No Special Occasion Required!

    By DR. BARRY LOTZ, Inside Golf

    This is the time to plan your gift giving for your favorite golfers to unwrap this year. These gifts are useful and different from just a generic sleeve of balls. They reflect your thoughtfulness and appreciation of the recipient.

  • Early Survey Results Sees Big Difference In Male vs. Female Point Of View

    More than 1000 golfers have taken the survey in the first 24 hours...
  • Titleist Introduces 718 AP3 And AP2 Irons In Limited Black Finish

    Golfers seeking the breakthrough technology and proven performance of Titleist 718 AP3 and AP2 irons can bring an extra edge to their game with the introduction of new limited all-black editions.

  • Golf Spectating Benefits Health, New Study Shows

    The First Study To Assess Spectator Physical Activity While Watching Golf Shows Fans Averaged Nearly 12,000 Steps Per Day, With 82.9% Achieving Their Recommended Daily Step-Count - Image Credit (LET/Tristan Jones -ladieseuropeantour.com)

    (ST. ANDREWS, SCO) – The University of Edinburgh in conjunction with the Golf & Health Project released new research about the health benefits of golf spectating, showing those who attend golf events could potentially gain benefits similar to those playing in them. 

    The study is the first to assess spectator physical activity while watching golf, showing that of the fans surveyed, 82.9% met the recommended daily step-count levels by achieving on average 11,589 steps.

    The study suggests that golf spectating can provide health enhancing physical activity; whilst also allowing spectators to spend time in green space, socialise with friends and family, and watch their sporting heroes compete in real life.

  • The Key To Your Best Round Of Golf - Think About It

    by Ian Fabian (iG contributor)

    There is no doubt in my mind that the key to your best round of golf ever is the “swing thought.”

    We constantly hear that the game is far more mental than physical and therein lies the power of the swing thought. For those who may be new to the game let me endeavour to explain exactly how the swing thought works (or, in some cases, doesn’t work).

  • Get Out And Golf Day Teed Up For Sunday May 28th

    Canadian Golf Industry Partners With The PartcipACTION 150 Play List To Invite Canadians To Celebrate The Country And The Game Of Golf In Communities From Coast-To-Coast

    OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) — With Canada 150 celebrations happening in communities from coast-to-coast all year long, the Canadian golf industry has partnered with ParticipACTION in designating Sunday, May 28th as Get Out and Golf Day.

    The ParticipACTION 150 Play List — introduced this year in honour of Canada 150 — invites Canadians to participate in 150 activities throughout 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. As part of Get Out and Golf Day, avid players and new enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in a round of golf (No.14 on the Play List), learn more about the sport or take part in golf related activities at golf facilities in their community.

  • Modernizing The Rules Of Golf

    By John Gordon (courtesy Golf Canada)

    “The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come.” Henry Longhurst, 1937

    And here I thought I had come up with a novel idea for this blog. Turns out iconic golf writer Longhurst was 80 years ahead of me.

    His quote can be found in the opening pages of a small volume called The Rules of Golf in Plain English.

  • Golf’s Best Match

    Carruthers Creek, Ajax, Ont. (Rachel Wittenberg/ Love the Moment Photography)

    By John Gordon, courtesy Golf Canada

    On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, let’s get all the bad, frequently offensive, jokes out of the way first.

    To speed up the process, I will provide just the punch lines to a couple of the hoariest groaners. “No way! The last time I tried that shot, I made double bogey!” “But you don’t understand. It’s my wife’s funeral.”

    On a related note this Feb. 14, let’s officially bury the term “golf widow.” With that out of the way, let’s move on.