• British Columbia Golf Covid-19 Information

    COVID-19 Resources for the British Columbia Golf Industry

    The most recent comprehensive provincial update, as provided on February 5th, extends the orders as announced on November 17th indefinitely and until further notice. The PHO’s guidance continues to have a significant impact on the golf industry – the biggest impact continues to be the continuation of province-wide travel advisories to limit movement to essential travel and the updated restrictions on public gatherings.

    Please Click HERE to see AGA-BC Covid-19 resources page

    AGA-BC Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Operations Amidst COVID-19
    (These are still in effect and current as of February 2021)

    Please click HERE to view Allied Golf Association (AGA) Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Courses.

     

    With over 300 golf courses in all areas of the province, it is critical that all golf operations in British Columbia align with COVID-19 orders, direction and safety protocols mandated by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and regional health authorities.

    Please click HERE to view Allied Golf Association (AGA) Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Courses

    Please click HEREto see British Columbia Golf's Return to Sport Guideline and illness policy which is still in effect as of March 1, 2021

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    Golf Canada COVID-19 Resource Page

    Health information for BC residents

    The best source for accurate and up-to-date health information on the COVID-19 pandemic in BC is the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

    Visit http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus

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    B.C.  COVID-19 Support App

    The B.C. government has a COVID-19 support app to help provide residents with the latest information on the ongoing pandemic.

    The app can be downloaded through Apple Store or Google Play and is also available as a website online here

    Besides acting as a platform for posting information and alerts, the app also features the B.C. government’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool that can help residents decide if they need to seek coronavirus testing.

    The self-assessment tool can also be found as a standalone test online here

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  • Golf Tips From Paradise With Claude Brousseau

    Three-foot putts shouldn't be complicated, but some golfers put too much pressure on themselves when standing over short putts.

    In this latest Morning Golf Read series from the shores of Maui, Claude Brousseau says to stop thinking of three feet as a "puking zone," and start using this simple mental trick to give yourself a jolt of confidence.

     

  • 10 Ways To Improve Your Golf Game From Home This Off-Season

    With the winter season upon us, not everyone has the ability to get outside to practice and play. And while this break may not be your first choice, there are still things you can do to improve in the off-season.

    GOLF.com Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel shares 10 tips.

    Click here to read the full story...

  • 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...

  • 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

     

    May

     May 7th - Zone 6 Amateur/Senior Championship - Sunnydale Golf Course

    May 14th - Zone 6 Champion of Champions - Morningstar Golf Course

    May 22nd and 23rd - Sunset Ladies Classic - Sunset Ranch Golf Club

    May 30th and 31st - Zone 2 Ladies Championship (Amateur and Senior) - Salmon Arm Golf Club

     

    June

     

    June 5th - Vernon 2-lady team - Vernon Golf Club

    June 10th - Shannon Lake 4-lady Stableford - Shannon Lake Golf Club

     

    July 

     

    July 2nd - Shuswap 2-lady team Summer Swing - Shuswap Lake Golf Club

    July 12th - Eagle Point 2-lady team - Eagle Point Golf Club

    July 15th - The Dunes 4-lady team scramble - The Dunes Golf Club

    July 17th and 18th - Rivershore 2-lady team - Rivershore Golf and Country Club

    July 19th - Chicks with Sticks lady 2-ball - Black Mountain Golf Club

    July 21st - Spallumcheen Ladies Amateur Open - Spallumcheen Golf Club

    July 24-25 - Storey Creek Ladies Crystal Open - Storey Creek Golf Club - Click here for details

     

    August

     

    August 6th -  Revelstoke Mixed Seniors Open - Revelstoke Golf Club

    August 7th - Logan Lake Ladies & Senior Ladies Amateur - Meadow Creek Golf Club

    August 7th and 8th - Kelowna Sunshine Open Stroke Play - Kelowna Golf Club

    August 9th - Sunset Ladies’ 2-ball - Sunset Ranch Golf Club

    August 21st - Salmon Arm 2-lady Amateur - Salmon Arm Golf Club

    August 26th - Shadow Ridge Ladies 4-ball - Shadow Ridge Golf Club

     

    September

     

    September 4th and 5th - Revelstoke Mixed Labour Day Open - Revelstoke Golf Club

    September 14th - Summerland 4-lady Scramble - Summerland Golf Club


  • 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

     

    May

    May 11th - Zone 3 Senior Championship - Surrey Golf Club

    May 16th - 17th - Zone 1E Senior Men's Championship - St. Eugene Golf Course

    May 29th-30th - Zone 5 Junior/Amateur/Senior Championship - Cowichan Golf Club and Duncan Meadows Golf Club

     

    June

    June 6th -7th - Zone 1E Men's Championship - Bootleg Gap Golf Course

    June 12th and 13th - Zone 3 Amateur Championship - Ledgeview Golf Club

    June 19th - Zone 4 Amateur Championshp - Kings Links by the Sea

  • 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

    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.