• The Junior Girls Spring Tour Is Back For 2022

    After a two-year break the Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Spring Tour is returning!

    Please see the notice and details on the Spring Tour from co-ordinator Christine Wong below.

  • Golf Canada to enhance player-development program with a goal to advance 30 Canadians to the LPGA and PGA TOUR by 2032

    Media Release/Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is undertaking an integrated and multi-faceted enhancement of its high-performance program to accelerate Canada’s position in the global professional golf landscape.

    The National Sport Federation announced last week (Feb. 23rd) a strategic framework for its player development program with a stated primary objective to increase the cumulative number of Canadian athletes on the LPGA and PGA TOUR to 30 by 2032.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Canada Summer Games Coaches

    With the Canada Summer Games back on the schedule this year, following its postponement in 2021 due to the Covid -19 pandemic, British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the selection of the coaches who will be in charge of our province's team heading to Niagara, Ontario August 6th - 21st.

    Golf is being played the second week from August 14th - 21st, and will feature two events. Both the team event and individual event will be played at the Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls with four rounds of play.

    Golf joined the Summer Games sport program in 2009, and has been on every summer program since. https://niagara2022games.ca/

  • Having A Golf Canada Membership – “A no-brainer for me”

    Written by Clark Stork (reprinted with permission)

    Regina’s Chad McCormick is very pleased he has a Golf Canada membership.

    McCormick was in Kelowna for a family wedding celebration when a vehicle in the parking lot at the course he was playing was broken into. The vehicle was “cleaned out” according to McCormick with many wedding gifts being swiped as well as clubs belonging to several players, including McCormick.

  • Join The 2022 BC Golf Education Summit

    Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The 2022 BC Golf Education Summit. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

    The 2022 Summit will bring together leaders in their field to talk about competitive golf as it relates to Mid-Amateur and Senior athletes. It is an amazing opportunity for competitive players to come together to learn from some of the most knowledgeable people in Canada on how to succeed along the path to becoming the best possible golfer you can be.

    All Webinars are free and start at 7:00 p.m. PST

  • In Memoriam: Past BC Golf President George Faithfull

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    The British Columbia golfing community lost a good friend last week with the passing of George Faithfull. 

    Faithfull, a life member of Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria, was a past president of British Columbia Golf who spent countless hours serving as a volunteer at golf events throughout the province. 

    Kris Jonasson, chief executive officer of British Columbia Golf, credited Faithfull for being a mentor to so many golfers. “George Faithfull was a wonderful leader and a real asset to British Columbia Golf,” Jonasson said.

  • In Conversation With... BC Golf President Michelle Collens

    BC Golf Senior Contributor Brad Ziemer recently spoke with Michelle Collens who has sat on the British Columbia Golf's board since 2013, the last two years as President...

  • Sign Up Now For BC Golf 2022 Rules Of Golf Seminars

    Let's face it, almost all of us are if not openly, at least 'closet' rules freaks, when it comes to golf. Some of the most fascinating discussions and heated arguments in the game come about from the unlimited variety of situations and circumstances that present themselves during a round of golf due to the very nature of where the game takes place...in nature. 

    Please click HERE to learn about taking the LEVEL 1 online workshop. If you wish to take your knowledge of rules even further, Provincial Rules Seminars (requiring Level 1 certification online) are a great next step.

    To that end, whether you're just curious about how to properly apply the rules to your or your playing partner's predicaments, or would even consider taking your knowledge to a higher level of application...golf tournaments and associations are always in need of accredited 'rules officials'...anyone with a Level 1 rules certification can register to take part in the upcoming British Columbia Golf rules seminars, which begin on February 1st.

    "At the start of every championship season, it is a series of family reunions for the referees, tournament officials and players as we prepare and work our championships. Volunteering at a championship is hard work, however, it's very rewarding to pay it forward for the love of the game.”

    - Michael Cook, BC Golf Rules Official and Board Member

    Information and registration for online sessions can be found HERE

  • Golfers Share Their 2021 Stats As Part Of New Golf Canada #MyGolfYear Campaign

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE – (Golf Canada) – Some golfers claim their favourite aspect of the game is recanting highlights (and maybe even some lowlights) with friends following a round of golf.

    Now, members of Golf Canada and their respective provincial golf association who track their games with Golf Canada Score Centre can do just that… digitally.

    Introducing Golf Canada #MyGolfYear – a retrospective of a member’s golf year generated by the scoring data posted to the Golf Canada Score Centre in 2021.

  • This Holiday Season Give the gift of an LPGA Amateurs Membership!

    The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is the recreational arm of the LPGA family. They are the largest women’s amateur golf community in the world dedicated to growing access to the sport and creating golf opportunities for women across their 118+ chapters worldwide.

    With three chapters established in British Columbia, including LPGA Amateurs – Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, LPGA Amateurs – Vancouver Island, and LPGA Amateurs – Okangan /Kamloops/ Shuswap, we feel as though membership to the association would be the perfect gift for the female golfer in your life.

  • R&A Announces Record Numbers Now Playing Golf Worldwide

    Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Courtesy Golf Canada via R & A

    (St. Andrews, Scotland) – New research figures revealed by The R&A and Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS) show golf has enjoyed a significant increase in popularity worldwide since 2016 with over five-and-a-half million additional golfers taking up the sport.

    The number of total golfers globally has increased from 61 million to 66.6 million in a five-year growth period, surpassing the previous high mark of 61.6 million set in 2012.

    The measure includes club members and non-member independent golfers playing nine or 18 holes and users of driving ranges in markets where course availability is limited.

  • With Your Help, First Tee - Canada Can Build Game Changers!

    The Charles Schwab Challenge Grant is providing a transformational opportunity to help First Tee – Canada deepen your impact by matching funds raised until the end of 2021!

    First Tee is an internationally recognized grassroots life skill development program that builds character, instills life-enhancing values and promotes healthy choices for young people through the game of golf.

    In 2021, Golf Canada launched three inaugural First Tee chapters in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

    Our goal is to have 5,000 participants in each of our launched chapters by the end of 2022 and add new chapters serving all provinces by the end of 2023.

    Great news, this year your tax-deductible gift will be matched 1:2 ($1 is matched for every $2 raised) through the Charles Schwab Challenge Grant! With your support, we can help deliver exceptional life-skills programming through the game of golf.

  • Thoughtful Holiday Gifts For The Golfer In Your Life (2021)

    By John Gordon/ Courtesy Golf Canada

    This time of year, we are inundated with “gift guides for the golfer in your life.” I’m here to tell you I am that golfer and I don’t want most of that stuff.

    Why the greatest game has the cheesiest accessories is beyond me. You’ve seen them: Caddyshack gopher head covers, ugly sweaters and those visors with the fake hair sprouting out the top.

    Note to my family: Buy me one of those and the next time you see one while walking through the local thrift store and remark, “Hey, that’s just like the one we got Uncle John for Christmas,” rest assured it is the same one.

    So here’s the real stuff the golfer in your life (and likely you) want for Christmas.

  • Win $$$$ And Canucks vs Leafs Tickets In belairdirect Contest

    British Columbia Golf members could win $1,000 from belairdirect, our group home, condo, and renter’s insurance partner! 

    There are two prizes awarded monthly in the Win More $$$$’s @ belairdirect contest, and there are still lots of prizes up for grabs as the contest runs until February 28th, 2022!

    To enter the contest, simply complete the entry form at belairdirect.com/winmore - be sure to select British Columbia Golf as your group.

    BONUS PRIZE DRAW EXCLUSIVE to BC Golf members – WIN a pair of CANUCKS vs LEAFS tickets!!!

  • Women In Coaching Program Applications Now Open For 2022

    L-R: Savannah Grewal, Salimah Mussani (Assistant Coach) And Noémie Paré - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via Golf Canada

    Together with the PGA of Canada, Golf Canada is excited to announce the continuation of the National Women in Coaching program and formally open applications for the 2022 cohort.

    The Women in Coaching program is an initiative started in 2021 with nine participants, that strives to reach a stronger gender balance among high-performance coaches.

    Each participant receives in-depth career development support that is focused on four main areas: individualized learning plans, virtual and in-person coaching education, hands-on training experiences with coaches and top players, and new for 2022, integration with the PGA of Canada mentorship program.

  • Golf Canada Names Athletes Selected To 2022 Team Canada

    Courtesy GOLF CANADA

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the group of 46 junior and amateur athletes selected as part of the Team Canada player development program for 2022.

    Professional players who will be part of Team Canada in 2022 will be determined and announced in January.

  • BC Golf Seeks Editorial Contributors

    British Columbia Golf is looking for a few internet-savvy golf enthusiasts to do some part-time research and writing…

  • The First Golf Club in Vancouver

    Approaching The Fourth Green At Jericho Country Club Golf Course (circa 1908) - Image via City of Vancouver Archives

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to share an article that will be published in the November 2021 Vancouver Historical Society newsletter, accompanying the promotion for renowned Pacific Coast golf historian Michael Riste’s lecture on Thursday, November 25th at 7:00 pm on Zoom. 

    Readers are welcome to join the lecture, they would need to email the VHS (Vancouver Historical Society) to ask for the link. Instructions to register can be found at the end of the article.

  • Handicapping: Active seasons

    (October 25, 2021) - An Active Season is the period of time when acceptable scores from a specified area should be submitted for handicap purposes. The Rules of Handicapping stipulates that every player is responsible for submitting all acceptable scores into one’s scoring record for rounds played on courses during the active season.

    It is the responsibility of authorized provincial golf association to declare active and inactive seasons, with area clubs and players required to observe these dates for score posting purposes. To make this process easier, the Golf Canada Score Centre automatically considers the active season of the course being played when a score is posted and whether it should be included in calculating a player’s Handicap Index.

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules of Amateur Status Published

    (OCTOBER 26, 2021)

    Golf’s new Rules of Amateur Status have been published by The R&A and the USGA ahead of coming into effect on January 1, 2022.

    The work was the latest step by the governing bodies to make the Rules easier to understand and apply, and follows the modernization process of the Rules of Golf in 2019. The new Rules were informed by golfer and golf industry feedback as a part of a comprehensive review, to ensure they continue to reflect how the modern game is played by millions of golfers around the world.