• Golf Canada Set For 2019 Annual Meeting In Montreal

    DORVAL, Que. – Golf Canada’s 2019 Annual Meeting is set for this week (February 28 to March 2) at the Marriott Montréal Airport In-Terminal Hotel in Dorval, Que., just outside of Montreal.

    The event brings together Golf Canada’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers as well as representatives from Canada’s provincial golf associations, national and international partners and other stakeholders. The group will assemble for select meetings, innovative presentations and discussion in preparation for the upcoming golf season.

    CEO Laurence Applebaum will also present Golf Canada’s Strategic Plan (2019-2022) to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf.

  • British Columbia Golf Members Chose Your Top Ten Favourite Tracks In The Province

    British Columbia Golf, in conjunction with publishing partner Inside Golf, has just completed the largest course ranking survey ever in the province.
     
    More than 2500 golfers completed the six question survey which asked them to identify their favourite courses both from across the province and locally within their own region.
  • Why Learning The New Rules Will Set You Up For Success On The Golf Course

    Written By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    "It would not be a bad idea to require each golfer to pass a written examination on the Rules of Golf…”

    Don’t panic. That was just the opinion of J.T. Clark, editor of the Toronto Star.

    In 1915.

  • BC Golf 2019 AGM To Focus On Women, Health, Teeing It Forward

    With the 2019 Annual General Meeting coming up, British Columbia Golf, the governing body of amateur golf in our province, is using the occasion to shine a light on three of the most important elements identified as part of the continued growth and well-being of the game as we look ahead with '2020' vision.

    This year's meeting will take place on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30am (registration) - 3pm at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club, 5099 Springs Boulevard, Tsawwassen, B.C .

  • Golf Canada 2019 Championship Schedule Starts And Finishes In British Columbia

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce its 2019 championship schedule, which includes a record setting 31 amateur and professional competitions in addition to various qualifiers hosted at golf facilities across Canada.

    The 2019 schedule is headlined by Golf Canada’s premier professional championships — the RBC Canadian Open, June 3-9 at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ont., and the CP Women’s Open, to be conducted August 19-25 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont.

    The 2019 competition calendar includes eight national amateur championships, eight Future Links, driven by Acura regional junior competitions and two international women’s championships.

  • ModGolf Podcast Season 5 Episodes 08 & 09 Focus On The PGA Show From Orlando

    This month we feature the two most recent episodes of The ModGolf Podcast as part of our effort to bring you golf’s best innovation and entrepreneurship stories.

  • Early Returns For BC's Faves Show Some Surprising Results

    While we won't be announcing the winners until later this month, we can release a few early indications...
     
    #1 The favourite public courses in the province might likely come from outside the Lower Mainland.
     
    #2 Three courses that maybe have been historically considered "Hidden Gems" are hidden no longer, currently positioning themselves firmly among the top ten.
     
    #3 While on the subject of "Hidden Gems", one that may come as a slight surprise to some is Kings Links in Boundary Bay where more than one-in-five Lower Mainland golfers have included it among their local favourites.
     
    If you wish to add your voice to the discussion, click the link below to take the three-minute survey. The closing date for the survey is Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00am.
     
  • Seen and Heard At The Vancouver GOLFEXPO

    Courtesy Jeff Sutherland/Inside Golf
     
    Entering its second year under the management of the NGCOA, the Vancouver GOLFEXPO tee'd up some great deals but that was not all that happened...
     
    The 2019 edition of the Vancouver GOLFEXPO opened its doors Feb 9-10 to the biggest crowds in years who had their choice of great deals from more than 70 exhibitors. The increased focus on providing deals showed up from the moment golfers walked through the entrance where attendees could enter for a complete golf vacation to play in Reno, NV.
  • Surrey’s Adam Svensson Settling In Nicely On PGA TOUR

    Surrey, BC's Adam Svensson Holds Up His PGA TOUR Card Last Fall After Graduating From The Web.com Circuit. Top Left: Adam Holds The B.C. Junior Boys Trophy He Won In Trail In 2011 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Adam Svensson is now a PGA TOUR regular and that’s a surprise to, well, just about no one.

    After all, that’s always been the plan for Svensson, a 25-year-old Surrey native who is off to a solid start in his rookie campaign on golf’s biggest stage.

    “To tell you the honest truth, we anticipated that Adam would do very well in his career at a very young age,” says Svensson’s dad, Frank. “I just knew he had the talent. We did go abroad and tested his talent at a very young age and he did well there. He was just destined to end up on the PGA TOUR, so it’s not really not that much of a surprise to us.”

  • British Columbia Golf Welcomes New Manager Of Field Operations & Tournament Director Doug Hastie

    (Delta, BC) - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the addition of Doug Hastie to their staff as the new Manager Field Operations/Tournament Director for BC Golf.

    Doug will officially assume his role with British Columbia Golf commencing on Friday, March 1st, 2019.

    Doug's primary role will be to organize and conduct all British Columbia Golf Amateur Championships. The Manager Field Operations/Tournament Director supports this function through the negotiation, setup and delivery of each event. This individual also acts as a resource available to golfers and member facilities providing interpretations and answers related to the rules of golf and rules of handicapping.

  • Performance Coach Employment Opportunity With British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is looking for a qualified Performance Coach. 

    The position is a part-time, one (1) year contract with a salary pending qualifications and experience, with a three month probation period. Travel allowances and coach education benefits are provided.

    There is potential for the contract to be extended to a two-year period.

    Interested applicants please CLICK HERE for complete details.

    Application  deadline is 12 Noon, February 15th, 2019.

  • 9 Rule Changes That Most Impact The Recreational Golfer

    By John Gordon/Courtesy Golf Canada

    As you have heard, a historic reworking of the Rules of Golf came into effect on Jan. 1.

    To gain a better understanding of how it affects recreational golfers like me, I invited Adam Helmer, Golf Canada’s director of Rules, competitions and amateur status, to play nine holes with me at my home club. While the round is fictional—it is minus 8 in Central Ontario and Midland G&CC is snow-covered as I write this—the new Rules are anything but.

  • British Columbia Golf Longtime Volunteer Ray Flynn To Receive Sport BC Presidents Award

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce that Chilliwack's Ray Flynn is to be recognized at the 2019 Sport BC Awards Banquet with the prestigious Presidents Award

    Founded in 1994, Sport BC’s Annual Presidents’ Awards promote and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism by giving member organizations an opportunity to acknowledge and thank an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to their sport.

  • Dale Jackson - Revealing The Process Behind Creating The New Rules of Golf

     
    On January 1st 2019 The New Rules of Golf were released by the USGA/R&A Joint Rules Committee. Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to what the changes are, but we wanted to reveal the five year process that focused on the why and how.
     
    On this episode Golf Canada Board Member and Past Joint Rules Committee representative Dale Jackson pulls back the curtain to shed some light on the vision, strategy and decision-making process that was half a decade in the making.
  • Video: New 2019 Rules Of Golf Explained

    Some of the new Rules of Golf appear to have confused people.

    This may help, a video highlighting the main changes with the new 2019 Rules of Golf.

     

     

     

  • Golf’s Modernized Rules Are Now In Effect

    Golf’s new Rules have been published by the The R&A and USGA in partnership with Golf Canada with the effective date of Jan. 1, 2019.

    For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the game.

  • The Championship Course At University Of New Mexico Set To Host The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship

     Via Press Release

    Federal Way, Wash. – The 7,248-yard, par-72 Championship Course at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque will host the world’s most accomplished amateur golfers for the 53rd installment of the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship.

    The 53rd Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, hosted by the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA), will take place July 23-26, 2019. This will be the first time in history that the Pacific Coast Amateur will be played in New Mexico.

  • British Columbia Golf Recognizes The Great Work By Our Volunteers As Part Of IVD

    With the recent celebration of International Volunteer Day (IVD) across the globe, British Columbia Golf would like to take this opportunity to both acknowledge and sincerely thank the many women, men and young people who regularly give of their time and expertise to help make the championship events held in our province run smoothly and efficiently and indeed, allowing them to take place at all.

  • Nine Changes In The New Rules Of Golf You Absolutely Need To Know For 2019

    By RYAN HERRINGTON, Golf Digest

    As January 1, 2019, approaches, it’s time to consider what New Year’s resolutions you’ll be making to help your golf game in 2019.

    For those who haven’t come up with any, here’s a suggestion: Learn the Rules of Golf. (No, really learn them this time.)

    Perhaps you’ve tried, only to find that by February, the copy of the rules book you picked up is covered with as much dust as that Peloton you bought to get into shape.

    Yet here’s the thing: There’s no better time than now to give it another shot because a new, modernized version of the rules goes into effect on New Year’s Day.

    Click here for the full story...

  • Video: Arnold Palmer Saves Christmas!

    Courtesy the good folks at Global Golf Post and YouTube, we'd like to share this inspiring video from 2013.

    Each Christmas at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, there are a few kids who are too sick to go home. Watch how Arnold Palmer helped deliver some Christmas Miracles just in time!

    Video created with love by strong films (http://strongfilms.org)

    "Auld Lang Syne" and "Jingle Bells" performed by Ben Rector, used with permission!