• World Junior Girls Championship An International Celebration Of Golf

    Coach Mike Martz With The Six Members Of Team Canada, From Left, Euna Han, Tiffany Kong, Kathrine Chan, Hannah Lee, Grace St-Germain And Alisha Lau - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Of the 44 u-19 golfers standing in golf blazers, skirts and black dress shoes for the opening ceremonies of the World Junior Girls Championship at The Marshes in suburban Ottawa, it wasn’t hard to miss the six in the traditional red of Canada.

    Five British Columbia girls, Hannah Lee and Tiffany Kong on Team Canada 1 with Ontario’s Grace St-Germain; and the all-BC Team Canada 2 squad of Alisha Lau, Kathrine Chan and Euna Han, were nervously waiting for the bagpiper to lead the 14 teams out for the ceremony.

  • Taylor And O’Donnell Win PNGA Sr. Team Title, BC’s Gallacher And Lindbjerg 4th In Defence

    Pat O'donnell (L) And Denny Taylor, Winners Of The 33Rd Pacific Northwest Men's Senior Team Championship - PNGA

    Courtesy Pacific Northwest Golf Golf Association

    Denny Taylor of Gladstone, Ore. and Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. teamed to win the 33rd Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship, while two teams consisting of British Columbia golfers came in the top five.

    The championship was held at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort, and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • World Junior Girls Golf Championship Builds Upon First Year Success

    Canada's Newest LPGA Star, Brooke Henderson - Seen Here Playing In The CP Women's Open At Vancouver GCC -  Was A Participant In Last Year's World Junior Girls Championship At Angus Glen - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski 

    by Alfie Lau

    The inaugural World Junior Girls Golf Championship at Angus Glen Golf Club last September has proven to be a great indicator of future golf success.

    As the second World Junior Girls Golf Championship is set to take place Sept. 20-25 at The Marshes Golf Club in suburban Ottawa, it’s instructive to take a look at where last year’s teenagers have taken their game since that tournament.

  • B.C.’s Gallacher And Lindbjerg Set To Defend PNGA Senior Team Championship Title

    John Gallacher And Gudmund Lindbjerg Will Defend Their PNGA Senior Team Championship Title At Sunriver Resort In Oregon This Week - Image Courtesy  PNGA

    via PNGA press release

    Sunriver, Ore. – The 33rd Pacific Northwest Men’s and Women’s Senior Team Championships are returning to Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon for the fourth consecutive year.

    The Women’s Championship is set to begin today with the competition concluding on September 16, while the Men’s Championship will be held at the resort on September 16-18.

  • Golf In Schools Readies For Eager Students In September

    (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The Golf in Schools program has a fresh new look for 2016.

    It starts with updated curriculum, resulting from a partnership between Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the University of Ottawa to incorporate life skills into the learning resource that accompanies each Golf in Schools kit.

    The new life skills component of the program was created from in-depth research of the leading scientific literature behind delivering life skills through sport.

  • Memorial Services For Chambers Bay Assistant GM Jamie Fay Announced

    Jamie Fay's Family Are Encouraging Those Who Attend His 'Celebration Of Life' This Week To Wear The Bright Colors That Jamie Himself (2nd From Left Above) Favoured - Image Courtesy GCSAA

    Following the recent tragic loss of Chambers Bay Assistant General Manager Jamie Fay, details of a Memorial service have been announced. 

  • Jack Hall Captures Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Savannah, Georgia's Jack Hall Accepts The Trophy As The 2015 Canadian Senior Men's Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta – Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., shot 7-under par through three rounds to claim the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

    Hall, 58, battled through rainy conditions on Friday to shoot 1-over par 73 to claim a narrow one-stroke victory that was not decided until the final hole.

    “There are three big international tournaments that Americans look forward to playing in, one’s the British, one’s the Canadian and one’s the U.S. Senior Amateur. To have one on my resume is there forever and I enjoy it – love it,” said Hall, who captured his first international title.

  • British Columbia Golfers Take 5 of 6 Team Canada Spots For World Junior Girls Championship In Ottawa

    Three Members Of Team BC From The Western Canada Summer Games Gold Medal Winning Female Team (Tiffany Kong Front Left, Alisha Lau 3rd From Front Left And Hannah Lee 2nd From Right 2nd Row) Will Also Represent Team Canada, Along With Two Other BC Girls Making It 5 Of 6 From This Province - Image Courtesy WCSG

    by Alfie Lau

    It was almost a complete British Columbia sweep of the six Team Canada spots for the 2015 World Junior Girls Golf Championship in Ottawa later this month.

    The event, which runs Sept. 20-25 at The Marshes Golf Club, sees three-player teams competing in 72-hole team and individual competitions. Because Canada is the host country, it can field two teams and BC players are front and centre for both squads.

  • BC’s Wilson Comes From Behind To Win Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

    Brent Wilson Of Cobble Hill On Vancouver Island, BC Was The Come-From-Behind Winner In The PNGA Men's Mid-Am At Bear Mountain, Making It Basically A Home-Town Victory - Image Courtesy PNGA

    courtesy PNGA

    Victoria, B.C. – Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under-par 70 to come from behind and win the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

    The 54-hole stroke-play championship was held on the Valley Course at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • Heavy Winds Halt Second-Round Play And Result In Third-Round Cancellation At Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    courtesy Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada


    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Strong winds and the ensuing unplayable conditions during day two of the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship forced the suspension of the second round at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

    Players that were unable to complete their first rounds on Tuesday due to suspension of play did so on Wednesday morning. The same windy conditions experienced on the competition’s first day resurfaced on day two and forced play to be suspended at 3:30 p.m. MDT. The third round has been cancelled and the competition will be reduced to 54 holes.

  • BC's Olson Tied For Lead Heading Into Final Round At PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

    Erik Hanson (Above) Of Kirkland, Washington Heads Into The Final Round Of The PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Tied With BC's Rob Olson - Image Courtesy PNGA

    courtesy PNGA

    Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash., and Rob Olson of Victoria, B.C. will head into the final round of the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in a tie for the lead at two-under-par 140 after round two.

    The Championship, taking place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Valley Course is a 54-hole competition and is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • BC's McAleer, Doell Tied For Lead After Round One Of PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

    The 2015 PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Is Being Held At Bear Mountain's Valley Course In Victoria, BC - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    courtesy PNGA Championship recaps by Torrin Westwood

    The opening round of the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship was held yesterday, September 1st, at Victoria, B.C.’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort on their Valley Course. The 54-hole championship is being conducted by Pacific Northwest Golf Association and concludes on Thursday, September 3rd.

    Sean Fallows of Edmonds, Wash., Michael McAleer of Vancouver, B.C., and Craig Doell of Victoria, B.C. share the lead after the first round at three-under-par after each posted scores of 68 on the par-71 Valley Course.

  • Chambers Bay Assistant GM Jamie Fay Suffers Tragic Death In Windstorm

    The following message was sent out by Tom Cade, the president of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) to address the tragic loss of Jamie Fay, the Assistant General Manager at Chambers Bay, host of this year's U.S. Open championship. 

    Jamie Fay succumbed to injuries sustained when a tree fell onto his vehicle during the windstorm this past weekend. The PNGA along with many other golf associations including British Columbia Golf want to express their most sincere condolences to Jamie Fay's wife and family following this terrible accident.

  • 31st PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship To Be Held At Bear Mountain Golf Resort In Victoria

    The Beautiful Bear Mountain Golf Resort Plays Host To The 2015 Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur - Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    August 31, 2015 

    Victoria, B.C. – The 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will take place Sept. 1-3 at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, B.C. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and will be played on the resort’s Valley Course.

  • Sean Buckles And Karen Zhang Win BC Bantam Titles, Bryan Lee Wins Novice Boys At Two Eagles In West Kelowna

     From Left, Karen Zhang Won The Bc Bantam Girls And Sean Buckles Won The Bc Bantam Boys At Two Eagles On Tuesday - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The final British Columbia Golf tournament of the year saw Sean Buckles and Karen Zhang crowned as BC Bantam champions, while Bryan Lee earned the BC Novice Boys title at Two Eagles Golf Course and Academy in West Kelowna.

    The 36-hole tournament was played under grey skies, as winds carried smoke from American wildfires into the Okanagan.

  • Karen Zhang Leads Bantam Girls, Bryan Lee Leads Novice Field, 5 Players Tied For B.C. Bantam Boys Championship

    Karen Zhang Leads The BC Bantam Girls Championship With One Round To Go At Two Eagles In West Kelowna - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Karen Zhang of Quilchena Golf & Country Club shot the low round of the day, a (-2) 63 at the par-65 Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy on Monday. Zhang leads Akari Hayashi of Victoria by one stroke, as the two girls were the only players to shoot under par in the Bantam Boys and Girls competition.

    The 36-hole tournament at Two Eagles will also determine the Bantam Boys Champion and the Novice Boys Champion. The tournament began Monday morning under smoky skies, as winds carried smoke from American wildfires into the Okanagan.

  • Tiffany Kong Happy With First LPGA Appearance At CP Women’s Open

    Vancouver's 14-Year Old Tiffany Kong Will Finish Off A Whirlwind Week By Taking A Family Vacation. Even 14-Year Olds Deserve Time Off - File Photo

    by Alfie Lau

    For Tiffany Kong, a week that began with two medals at the Western Canada Summer Games at Wood Buffalo, AB will end with a well-deserved Caribbean vacation.

    Oh, did we mention that Kong Monday qualified for the CP Women’s Open LPGA stop at the Vancouver Golf Club and played the first two rounds, shooting a (+9) score of 153 after rounds of 76 and 77?

    “It was tiring, but I had a lot of fun,” said the David Thompson Secondary student who earned one of four spots into the tournament with an even-par 72 at Pitt Meadows Golf Course on Monday.

  • British Columbia Golf A Big Presence At CP Canadian Women’s Open

    If There's An Event With A British Columbia Golf Presence You Can Be Sure BC Golf President David Atkinson (1st From Right) Won't Be Far Away - Image Courtesy WSGA

    by Alfie Lau

    Not even 24 hours after competing in the British Columbia Juvenile Boys and Girls Championships at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club in Vernon, Roy Kang and Phoebe Yue were at the Vancouver Golf Club, cheering for their heroes playing the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

    Kang was hanging around the putting green and ecstatic that he got a picture with Lydia Ko, while Yue was headed toward the first tee, where Ko, Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie were about to start their second round.

    Look even further afield and in the scoring tent by the 9th green is British Columbia Golf President David Atkinson, who had a pivotal job of making sure the players were taking due care and attention in signing their official cards.

  • Abigail Rigsby Shoots Course Record 65, Wins BC Juvenile Girls At Spallumcheen

    Courtenay, BC's Abigail Rigsby Is The 2015 BC Juvenile Girls Champion Following A Course Record Performance At Spallumcheen In Vernon - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    VERNON (August 20) - Courtenay’s Abigail Rigsby shot a new course record (-6) 65 at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club on Thursday to win the BC Juvenile Girls Championship by three strokes over Surrey’s Hannah Lee.

    Rigsby had a spotless card, with six birdies, including a downhill 20-footer on her last hole that saw her better the previous course record, a (-4) 67 shot by Mary-Ann Hayward at the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s Championship.

    “I just found out at the scoring tent that I had set the new course record,” said Rigsby, who was playing her final tournament of the season and final BC Juvenile.

  • AJ Ewart Wins British Columbia Juvenile Boys Championships At Spallumcheen

    Coquitlam' AJ Ewart Proudly Displays The Hardware From His Win At The BC Juvenile Boys Championship Played At Spallumcheen In Vernon - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    VERNON (August 20) - AJ Ewart of Coquitlam shot his third consecutive under-par round and took home the BC Juvenile Boys Championship by six strokes over runner-up Keaton Gudz.

    Ewart shot rounds of 70, 66 and 69 to finish at (-8) 205. Gudz shot a final round 73 to finish at (-2) 211, while Andrew Spalti and Tristan Mandur finished T3 at (-1) 212.

    For Ewart, it’s the biggest British Columbia Golf title he’s won since winning the 2012 BC Bantam Boys title. “I’ve been so close so many times so to finally win, I’m pretty happy right now,” said Ewart. “It’s pretty surreal.”