• UBC Women Win NAIA Championship To Keep Perfect Season Intact

    UBC's Women's Golf Team Overcame A Bizarre Pre-Tournament Incident To Run Its Record This Season To 11-0 - Image Courtesy NAIA/UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    These ’Birds can’t be beat. The UBC Thunderbirds women’s golf team added another chapter to its storybook season by winning the NAIA Championship in Oklahoma City.

    The UBC team of Grace Bell, Elizabeth Labbé, Sonja Tang, Emily Li and Shania Remandaban led from start to finish en route to the national championship. UBC is a perfect 11-0 in tournament play this season.

  • Bowen Golfathon For The Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

    Many Canadians have a strong connection to Ukraine. We all feel for the many colleagues, clients, and community members who have deep connections to Ukrainian family and friends here in Canada and in the Ukraine. To those who are living this nightmare, we share their worry for loved ones and stand with them in the hope that this catastrophic war and resultant refugee crisis will end soon.

    Hoping to make a difference to the lives of these refugees, Peter Boronkay, a governor of Golf Canada and resident portfolio manager, along with a team of volunteers is attempting to set a new Bowen Island Golf Course record for the number of rounds played in one day. Peter will play from dawn to dusk in order to attempt to complete 10 rounds (90 holes) on Monday, June 6, 2022.

    You are invited to support this initiative by contributing to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appealthrough the following donation portal or by calling:
    1.800.418.1111

    http://www.redcross.ca/UkraineCrisis/GolfMarathonforUkraine

    Donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable donation tax receipt.

    Sample donation sizes for an estimated 90 holes played:

    $0.50/hole = $45
    $1/hole = $90
    $2/hole = $180
    $5/hole = $450
    $10/hole = $900

  • Registration is now open for WGD Palooza 2022, coming May 31, 2022

    It is that time of the year again, where women around the world get together to celebrate International Women's Golf Day! To help kick things off once again the WGD Paloooza is having a Digital Day Celebration on May 31st.

    Below is the official press release and more information.

  • Take Part In The BC Golf Physical or Cognitive Limitation Participation Survey

    British Columbia Golf is fully invested in doing all we can to assist and promote golf as an accessible sport for all.

    As part of this committment we are circulating this survey intended to gather information to enable further gains to be made in creating and improving accessiblity to golf and golf facilities for those who may themselves have or know others with physical or cognitive limitations.

    Please click on the link below to take part in a short survey. As is requested in the opening question, if you are not someone who has physical or cognitive limitations as identified by EDGA (formerly the European Disabled Golf Association), kindly pass along or inform anyone you may know who could be interested. 

    Survey Link

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFX5W9J

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor, Sloan earn spots in U.S. Open; Talking Rock closed by fire; Ewart a player of the year finalist; UBC men eighth at NAIA Championships

     BC's Nick Taylor Has Qualified To Play In His 4th U.S. Open - Image Credit Marcus Oleniuk/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor is heading back to the U.S. Open and will have some British Columbia company as Roger Sloan of Merritt also advanced from a final qualifier in Dallas. 

    With 13 spots up for grabs at the Dallas site, Taylor tied for sixth at nine-under par in the 36-hole qualifier. Sloan had to do some extra work.

    He had to survive a six-man playoff for the final two spots after tying for 12th at seven-under. Sloan birdied the second playoff hole after sticking a wedge from 102 yards to three feet.

  • Patrick Weeks Prevails In Playoff To Win B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock

    Longtime Shaughnessy Golf Club Member Patrick Weeks Also Won The B.C. Mid-Master Championship - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE -- Seven final-round birdies weren’t enough, so Patrick Weeks made one more. The longtime Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club member birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Brent Pound of Kamloops and win the B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    “This is amazing,” said Weeks. “I honestly can’t believe it is true. I have been second so many times -- last year at the B.C. Amateur, then I lost in a playoff at Big Sky in the Mid-Am in 2014. This is redemption. I was two shots back the last time the Mid-Am was here at Talking Rock (in 2015) and they called off the final round due to rain. So this is poetic justice.”

  • Nonie Marler Goes Wire-to-Wire At B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock, Shelly Stouffer Wins Mid-Master Title

    Nonie Marler Of Vancouver With The B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Trophy - Image Courtesy Nonie Marler

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE -- Nonie Marler led from start to finish at the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have to overcome a little adversity along the way.

    During Thursday’s final round at Talking Rock Golf Course, Marler was cruising along with a three-shot lead when her tee ball on the par 4 13th hole sailed slightly right, struck the top of a tall tree and was never seen again. 

    No one saw it come down -- there’s a good chance it remained up in the tree -- and suddenly Marler was under some pressure.

  • BC's Barker Wins, Eight Others Through At RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier At Meadow Gardens GC

    Vernon, BC's Bryce Barker Played His Way Into The Final RBC Canadian Open Qualifier 

    Via Golf Canada

    PITT MEADOWS, B.C. – It took six holes for Bryce Barker to get settled in at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C., but once he found his groove, there was no looking back.

    After making a bogey on hole 6, the Vernon, B.C. native shifted gears into the fast lane as he recorded three birdies in his final 12 holes to finish at 2-under par on Tuesday at the RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier in British Columbia.

    As there were less than 100 competitors at the Regional Qualifier, Barker did not gain a direct exemption into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open, but will be vying for a spot in the tournament at the Final Qualifier.

  • Wind Howls, Scores Soar At Talking Rock In BC Mid-Am

    Nonie Marler And Andy Robb Are The 36-hole Leaders at B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship - Images Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE -- There were whitecaps on the water and lots of bogeys (and others) on scorecards Wednesday at Talking Rock Golf Course. 

    Those waves on Little Shuswap Lake were a warning to players at the B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships that second-round conditions were going to be challenging. Make that brutal.

    A bit of a morning breeze turned into an absolute gale in the afternoon. Throw in a little hail and unseasonably cool temperatures and Talking Rock presented an extremely stiff test.

  • Surrey Teen Lauren Kim Gets A Spot In U.S. Women’s Open

    BC's Lauren Kim Is Off To The U.S. Women's Open At Pine Needles In North Carolina - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The email informing Lauren Kim she has a spot in next month’s U.S. Women’s Open came in the middle of the night. Her dad, an early-riser, saw it first.

    “My dad woke up really early and just looked through his email and was like, ‘oh my gosh, Lauren just got into the U.S. Open,’ a delighted Kim said Tuesday.

    “But he didn’t say anything because I was sleeping. Then my mom woke up around 6:30 and she came into my room screaming, ‘you just got in!’ It was a nice wake-up call.”

  • UBC Women Ready To Put Perfect Season On The Line At NAIA Championship Tourney

    The 2022 UBC Women's Golf Team -Image Courtesy Cascade Collegiate Conference

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It would have been easy for the UBC Thunderbirds to be a little upset with their No. 3 ranking heading into the upcoming NAIA Women’s Golf Championships in Oklahoma City.

    All the Thunderbirds have done this season is win all 10 events they played in. What does a team have to do to be No. 1?

    The Thunderbirds have decided to take the high road and let their clubs do the talking. The team’s attitude, quite simply, is we’ll show you how good we are.

  • British Columbia Golf Marks Centennial Year in 2022

    image courtesy BC Golf Museum

    by Michael Riste/BC Golf Museum

    To understand the history of the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA), it is necessary to study the history of the BC Men’s Amateur Championship. Prior to World War II, the BCGA’s basic purpose was to administer the Men’s Championship and the selection of the Men’s Willingdon Cup Team.

    The Bostock Trophy, presented annually to the BC Amateur Champion, was donated by Senator Hewitt Bostock in 1895 on the condition that it be used for the Amateur Championship of British Columbia. The Bostock Trophy is considered to be the oldest golf trophy in North America still played for on a continuous basis.

  • Whistler Adaptive Sports Presents: Golf For A Good Cause

    Calling all golfers! Join us on Friday, June 24th at the Whistler Golf Club as we kick off the summer with a great day of golf, sunshine and fundraising! We already know you love to golf, but we want to know if you love to give back! Show us some love by registering your foursome today.

    The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program: Golf for a Good Cause June 24th, 2022 - see details below.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: UBC, Victoria men off to NAIA Championships; Angela Arora wins NextGen Pacific tourney; Victoria Liu closes out impressive rookie season; Hadwin heads to PGA Championship at Southern Hills

    UBC Thunderbirds Golf Coach Chris Macdonald - Image Credit Wilson Wong/UBC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It shouldn’t take the UBC Thunderbirds men’s golf team long to find out where it stands at this week’s NAIA Championship tourney in Silvas, Ill. The sixth-seeded Thunderbirds are paired with top-ranked Keiser University of West Palm Beach, Fla., in the first two rounds of the tournament. 

    “Keiser has been the best team in the NAIA all season, so it will be a great test for us,” said head coach Chris Macdonald. UBC has a young team and Macdonald is pleased with the way it has progressed this season. “I feel like our team has improved a lot this year,” he said. 

  • PGA of British Columbia Introduces Women’s Golf Week

    RICHMOND, British Columbia — The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce the launch of a new Association initiative in 2022 that will help showcase the many elements of one of the fastest-growing areas of golf.

    PGA of BC Women’s Golf Week presented by Dexim Golfwear will take place June 1-7, 2022, and will be an online-based platform for the Association to highlight various aspects of the game, specifically targeted at females in BC. From juniors to seniors and beginners to tournament players, Women’s Golf Week will dedicate seven days to showcasing the many people, programs, and upcoming events available to all female golfers across the province.

  • The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Presents: The VMO Cup

    This August 15th at Richmond Country Club the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra presents, The VMO Golf Tournament Cup. The event features team awards, tournament prizes, on-course competitions, raffle draws, and a silent auction.

    Using a Texas Scramble format, entrants are encouraged to either register as a single or put together a foursome or you can simply attend the dinner if you so wish. Complete details can be found below.

  • British Columbia Golf’s Championship Season Set To Begin With Men’s And Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    She’s a senior golfer now, but Shelly Stouffer likes her chances as she prepares to tee it up with the ‘kids’ at the B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    Stouffer, the reigning B.C. and Canadian Senior Women’s champion, has never laid eyes on Talking Rock. But these days, her golf game is travelling well. She’s never felt more confident about her swing.

    “I am feeling pretty good,” Stouffer says. “I like my chances. I don’t know if I have ever hit it this well. I have hit it farther before, but not as consistently straight and in play all the time. I feel like my swing is a lot better than it has been. And I am putting well. It’s great. I love where my game is at. I am just much more consistent.”

  • Venerable Marine Drive GC To Hold Inaugural Junior Invitational

    Via Marine Drive Golf Club

    Marine Drive is set to host a new competitive Junior Tournament this coming summer. The Invitational will be catered towards highly competitive golfers looking to test their skills at a premier golf club.

    Marine Drive Golf Club has long produced many talented players that have gone on to become accomplished professionals and amateurs. Today that spirit remains the same, with programs aimed towards nurturing top-tier golfing talent. 

    With this new junior event we hope to give young aspiring golfers a chance to compete where some of the best in the region have mastered their games.

  • Drive For Five On For B.C. At North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches

    BC's NPJLTM Squad Are No Strangers To Success On The Golf Course. Clockwise From Top Left: Angela Arora, Yeji Kwon, Luna Lu, Martina Yu, Tina Jiang & Katherine Hao 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The long wait is over for Team British Columbia in its quest for a ‘five-peat’ in the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches. 

    It was way back in 2019 that British Columbia won its fourth straight title in the annual competition that features junior teams from B.C., Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    B.C.’s drive for five was put on hold when the 2020 and 2021 matches were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, finally, the matches are a go and scheduled for May 28-29 at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Ewart wins again at NCAA Regionals; Taylor bounces back with tie for 15th at Wells Fargo; Whistler prepares to start a new season; UBC’s Sonja Tang impresses at PGA WORKS tourney

    Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart Picked Up His 5th Win Of The Year Last Week - Photo/Ethan Lowe VSU)/Barry U

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A.J. Ewart is the top-ranked player in NCAA Division II golf and the Coquitlam native keeps showing us why.

    Ewart won again, in most impressive fashion, at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional tourney in Valdosta, Ga. Ewart, a junior at Barry University in south Florida, closed with a six-under 66 on what was his 23rd birthday (on May 7) and beat the field by six shots with a 54-hole total of 13-under par.