• Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Vancouver’s Victoria Liu an Ivy League star; Taylor top-10s at Valspar; Hadwin, Svensson and Taylor off to Match Play; Arora earns player of week honours

    BC's Victoria Liu Wins Third Ivy League Title This Year - Image Courtesy GoPrincetonTigers.com

    Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Victoria Liu headed to Princeton University with more than a little apprehension about how she would balance the academic challenges of an Ivy League school with playing college golf.

    It turns out the Lord Byng high school graduate from Vancouver need not have worried. Liu is registering excellent grades as she pursues a computer science degree at Princeton and is absolutely acing things on the golf course.

  • Video: How Golf Saved My Life - The Story Of BC's Adam Fine & His Journey

    In the words of Vancouverite Adam Fine, "Golf helped me persevere through the most difficult chapter of my life."

    As Fine explains:

    "In 2015 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune liver disease. I began playing twilight golf at Harding Park in San Francisco to distract myself from the slow deterioration of my health. My passion for golf grew into an obsession, and I played frequently until I received a liver transplant in 2018. After recovering from my surgery, I was fortunate to enjoy playing rounds of golf at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and other bucket list golf courses."

    He goes on to tell the story about one of the first things he found out about the person from whom he received his life-saving opportunity, "Later, I learned that I share a special connection with my liver donor, who shared my passion for golf."

    In this video Adam Fine explains the hugely important role the game of golf played in not only dealing with his situation but in his rehabilitation and his life going forward.


  • Christina Proteau Doing Double Duty At Inaugural Indigenous Championship

    Christna Proteau Holds The Canadian Women's Mid-Amateur Trophy In 2021 - Golf Canada Image

    Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Christina Proteau is a multiple winner of national and provincial golf championships and also qualified to play in the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open.

    She cherishes each of those victories and all of the special moments she’s had playing the game she loves, but perhaps none of those events will be as meaningful as the one the Port Alberni native will compete in at the end of May.

    Proteau will not only play in the inaugural Indigenous Championship British Columbia, she has also agreed to serve as chair of the tournament, which goes May 28-30 at Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Golf a big winner at Sport BC awards; Hadwin, Svensson show well at Players Championship; Angela Arora collects first college win in just her third start

    Shelly Stouffer Was Recongized For Her Tremendous 2022 Season At The Sport BC AOY Dinner - Image Credit BBrault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nanoose Bay’s Shelly Stouffer, UBC coach Chris Macdonald, the UBC women’s golf team and Debbie Pyne, the longtime managing director of player development at British Columbia Golf, were all recognized at Sport BC’s 55th annual athlete of the year awards ceremony.

    Stouffer was selected master athlete of the year after an incredible 2022 season that saw the 53-year-old become the first British Columbian to win a United States Golf Association championship when she captured the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur in Alaska.

  • Jeff Ciecko, Passionate Supporter Of Golf Industry, Passes At Age 49

    Image Courtesy CK Golf Solutions/Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jeff Ciecko’s love of golf evolved into a passion for the golf business and he devoted much of his professional life to helping golf clubs improve their bottom lines.

    Ciecko, who started CK Golf Solutions with his wife Tara in 2008, died March 10 after a battle with cancer at the age of 49. He is being remembered by his many friends in the golf community as someone who made a huge contribution to the health of the golf business.

    “I think Jeff helped transform the golf business in terms of what he and Tara did with their company,” said Troy Peverley, vice president of the West Coast Golf Group and a close friend of Ciecko’s.

  • Golf A Big Winner At Annual Sport BC Awards

    Shelly Stouffer Was Recognized For Her Tremendous 2022 Season At The Sport BC AOY Dinner - Image Credit BBrault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nanoose Bay’s Shelly Stouffer, UBC coach Chris Macdonald, the UBC women’s golf team and Debbie Pyne, the longtime managing director of player development at British Columbia Golf, were all recognized at Sport BC’s 55th annual athlete of the year awards ceremony.

  • Greg Moody: Golf's Mr. Everything

    President of British Columbia Golf, Greg Moody - BC Golf Photo

    by Jim Sutherland

    The Pacific Coast Amateur is easily one of the most illustrious championships in amateur golf.

    For proof, one need only glance at results from the 2015 edition, held at the Eugene Country Club.

    That year, current PGA TOUR player Aaron Wise topped the leaderboard, trailed in order by Beau Hossler, Maverick McNealy, Bryson DeChambeau and Will Zalatoris, with Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa further down the list. Big names all, now on the pro circuit.

    And that wasn’t a one-off.

    Every year the leaderboard is sprinkled with big names. In 2016 and 2017, Wise was followed as winner by Zalatoris and Doug Ghim, yet another pro in waiting.

    This year’s Pacific Coast Amateur will be held July 25-28, at Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver, and you’d expect Championship Chair Greg Moody to be stoked.

    Click HERE to read full article...


  • Happy International Women's Day!

    image courtesy vectorportal.com

    British Columbia Golf would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women's Day! 

    Everyone at British Columbia Golf salutes International Women's Day #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023 ...and we invite you to check out this YouTube video 'Women In Golf Breaking Tradition'


  • BC Golf - Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Spring Tour Series

    The Spring Tour Series is BACK!

    Vancouver, BC – Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Chairs Christine Wong and Ezzabella Hernandez are proud to announce its 2023 Spring Tour Series schedule.

    The golf season is just around the corner and after a very successful 2022 season, the planning is underway to continue the momentum into the 2023 season. In what should be another great year for championship golf in BC, 2023 will include some great courses for our junior girls.

  • Support Blind Golf Canada In Draw For WestJet Roundtrip Tickets For Two!

    Blind Golf Canada is excited to partner with WestJet to help raise money for our 2023 golf tournament season!

    We are giving away One roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination!

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Long winter delays Osoyoos Golf Club’s traditional early start to season; Svensson top-25s at Bay Hill; Parsons fourth on Cactus Tour; Chambers Bay to play host to PNGA Men’s Amateur

    Osyoos GC Facebook Photo From 2019

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Osoyoos Golf Club is usually among the first of the Okanagan courses to emerge from winter hibernation. That won’t be the case this year...

  • Women's Golf 'Cloud' Series Set To Launch In BC

    We are excited to announce the first Women’s Golf Cloud Series – Presented by British Columbia Golf. We received rave reviews from the Women’s Cloud Scramble Event that we hosted each of the past two years, so we decided to expand and turn it into a series of six events. There will be one event per month from April to September.

  • British Columbia Golf Excited To Announce The Inaugural All Abilities Golf Championship For BC

    Iconic McCleery GC (pictured here) To Host BC's First All Abilities Golf Championship This Summer - Image Courtesy vancouver.ca/parks-recreation

    Delta, B.C. February 28, 2023 - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the inaugural All Abilities Golf Championship taking place at McCleery Golf Course from June 12 - 13, 2023.

  • BC Golf, Lieutenant Governor Announce First Indigenous Championship

    British Columbia Golf, in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Osoyoos Indian Band owned Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, announce the launch of the inaugural Indigenous Championship British Columbia.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor has Match Play and Masters on his mind; UBC’s Mackenzie Bickell starts tourney with a bang; Ledgeview to play host to Canadian Open regional qualifier

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor has always been happy to give back to his home town, so when organizers of this past weekend’s Western Golf Expo at Abbotsford’s Tradex facility asked for a favour, Taylor was happy to oblige.

    Taylor lent his support to the show by appearing opening day via Zoom from his Scottsdale home for an interview with Vancouver Golf Tour commissioner Fraser Mulholland and Sportsnet 650’s Randip Janda.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Rutledge reflects on Hall of Fame call; Svensson top-10s at Genesis Invitational; Golf Expo goes big in Abbotsford; Victoria Liu impresses at Princeton

    Victoria, BC's Jim Rutledge - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A half-century golfing odyssey has culminated with what Victoria’s Jim Rutledge calls the highlight of his incredible career.

    Rutledge was named last week as one of two new inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. “The list of honoured members is in itself almost overwhelming and to join that distinguished group is the highlight of my golfing career,” Rutledge told a media conference call.

  • The Western GOLFEXPO Is Back!

    The Western GOLFEXPO returns IN PERSON to the Abbotsford, Tradex this February.

    This is YOUR CHANCE to experience again the sights, sounds, and features of a live expo with large a Demo Range, Seminar Stage, multi-vendor Retail area, Fashion Show, Putting and Long Drive contests, Family Friendly activities and much more.

    New for 2023 will be a golf industry careers section. If you have ever thought about working in the golf industry, this is your chance to learn more!

    The Western GOLFEXPO is a must attend event to kick off your 2023 golf season.

  • BC's Jim Rutledge and Ontarian, Robert S. Weir To Be Inducted Into Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame

    Long-time professional golf standout as well as legendary golf writer to become the 84th and 85th inductees into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

    Inductees to receive the highest honour in Canadian golf as part of RBC Hall of Fame Day in June during the 2023 RBC Canadian Open


    Dan Pino/ Golf Canada


    February 13, 2023 - The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame today announced that long-time professional and PGA of Canada member Jim Rutledge as well as celebrated writer Robert Stanley Weir have been selected for 2023 induction into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor second in Phoenix to earn biggest payday of his career; Vancouver Golf Club to play host to U.S. Women’s Open qualifier; Ames captures third PGA Champions title: Arora top-10s in collegiate debut

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor went head to head with two of the best players in the world and never blinked. And while the Abbotsford native had to settle for second place, he earned one heck of a nice consolation prize at the PGA TOUR’s WM Phoenix Open.

    Taylor took home $2.18 million as he finished the star-stacked $20-million event at TPC Scottsdale at 17-under par, two shots behind new world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler...

  • PGA Of Canada And Golf Canada Announce 2023 Women In Coaching Participants Including Five From B.C.

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    Eight talented PGA of Canada coaches to receive in-depth career development and bring a stronger gender balance to high-performance coaching in Canadian golf

    Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada are excited to announce the names of eight talented coaches who will receive critical education to advance their careers as top golf coaches in the country.

    The eight participant coaches from the Women in Coaching program will receive in-depth career development focusing on four main areas: individualized learning plans with monthly one-on-one check-ins, virtual and in-person coaching education and hands-on training experience.