• Vote For Your Top 50 Moments In Canadian Golf History

    In celebration of Golf Canada's 50th anniversary they have created the 'most influential 50 moments' in Canadian golf history.

    Vote to help create the top 10 moments which will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 8th during the RBC Hall of Fame Day presented by Nike Golf.

    Review all of the top 50 moments and vote on your favourite.

  • Women's Golf Day Excited To Announce WGD Palooza 2021

    via Press Release

    Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, are leading the stellar line-up of stars from the world of golf on May 25th for WGD Palooza, a virtual online event brought to you by Women’s Golf Day and hosted at The World Golf Hall of Fame.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Megan Osland earns spot in U.S. Women’s Open; Stuart Macdonald posts career-best finish on Korn Ferry Tour; Whistler courses prepare to open for season

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Also Earned Her Way Into The U.S. Women's Open In 2019 - Image Courtesy USGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The road has at times been quite bumpy with plenty of twists and turns, but Kelowna’s Megan Osland is beginning to see some progress in her professional golf journey. 

    The latest good news came last week when Osland successfully qualified to play in next month’s U.S Women’s Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

    That should not come as a complete surprise as Osland’s game had been showing considerable signs of life since she headed south about a month ago to begin her competitive season.

  • Update On Travel For Amateur Sports In BC

    courtesy viaSPORT

    On April 21, the Province of B.C. announced new restrictions for travel between communities. As a reminder, all sport activities must follow the directives of the Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the PHO Order on Gatherings and Events.

    For details on how this affects sport activities, please read our travel message here.

    We know how anxious everyone is to get back to a new normal for sport, but it's important that we follow this guidance to keep ourselves safe and protect our communities.

  • Update On Provincial COVID-19 Restrictions

    A Message From The Allied Golf Association - British Columbia

    We want to thank everyone for their continued implementation of COVID-19 protection procedures that support the safe operation of golf in British Columbia and suggest increased vigilance on enforcing protocols may be required.

    With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the province, so comes increased scrutiny for all potential sources, including golf, and the need for increased due diligence, such as is happening in the province toward the enforcement of non-essential travel.

    The PHO determined that increased enforcement of non-essential travel restrictions in British Columbia was required. Last Friday, the previous advisories became orders and the government implemented additional measures to mitigate travel.

  • PGA of BC Announces Changes To 2021 Championship Schedule

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    APRIL 26, 2021

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – With the potential for restrictions in British Columbia around travel and sport to overlap with the planned opening of the 2021 PGA of BC championship schedule, the Association has opted to reschedule two tournaments to later in the season.

    Each of the events to be played on new dates will remain at the venues previously announced.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Sean Richardson remembered as special coach; Randy Smith new HP at Sagebrush; Ryan Williams latest B.C. winner on Outlaw Tour; Border closure forces Mackenzie Tour changes

    Sean Richardson Had A Big Impact On Many Young Golfers In BC - Image Courtesy Predator Ridge/Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor and Jessica Wallace will tell you that Sean Richardson not only helped them become better golfers, but better people. 

    Taylor and Wallace were among many in the B.C. golf community who paid tribute to Richardson, who died April 18 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 52. 

    Taylor and Wallace, who both worked with Richardson as junior golfers, say he had a profound impact on their lives. “My career started with Sean and it wouldn’t be where it is without him,” Taylor, a two-time PGA Tour winner, said in a post on Twitter.

    “I’m so appreciative of his help in the early days and so grateful I got to see him last year. He was a light in the golf world and he will truly be missed. RIP Sean.”

  • BC's Christine Wong, Titleist's Newest Brand Ambassador

    Richmond Native Christine Wong Was Recently Named A Titleist Brand Ambassador - Image Courtesy Titleist/FootJoy

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When she has a spare moment, which doesn’t happen often in her life, Christine Wong sometimes thinks about one final run at the LPGA Tour. But then she reflects on how happy she is with her life right now and wonders why she’d want to change a thing.

    “I think for the next couple of years or so I will probably just keep doing what I have been doing,” Wong says. “I feel like I am in a really good place in my life right now and it’s kind of nice.”

    Nice and busy. Wong, a two-time B.C. Women’s Amateur champion who is now nearly eight years removed from a successful collegiate golf career at San Diego State University, has a lot on her plate.

  • Video: Adaptive Golfer Custom Fitted With Kayson Putter Rolls It Like A Pro

    It's no secret that, whenever possible, getting custom fitted for golf equipment is a great way to help improve your game. That can be especially true when it comes to the putter.

    Recently, adaptive golfer Dallas Smith had a session at Kayson Golf (see Brad Ziemer article on BC's Kayson Golf company HERE) and with the aid of a couple of tips from proprietor Danny Seifried, Dallas began rolling in putts like a PGA TOUR pro. 

    Check out the video below. 

     

  • Sean Richardson: In Memoriam

    Sean Richardson, Seen Here Receiving The PGA of BC's Jack Westover Coach Of The Year Award In 2018, Passed Away Sunday Following A Long Battle With Cancer - BC Golf File Photo

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    APRIL 21, 2021

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) –- The PGA of BC regrets to share the news that Sean Richardson (The Harvest Golf Club) passed away Sunday at the age of 52.

    One of the most accomplished coaches and instructors among the ranks of PGA of BC Professionals, Richardson had battled cancer for several years prior to his passing. He spent the entirety of his impressive career based at golf facilities in British Columbia.

  • Guidance On Travel Restrictions For Sports In B.C. - April 2021

    Courtesy viaSPORT

    The arrival of spring means a new group of sports and leagues are getting underway. The following reminders apply to anyone conducting or participating in sport activities in British Columbia.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Mackenzie Tour plans events in Canada and U.S.; Kootenay courses begin their seasons; Svensson struggles in final round; Du Toit wins on Outlaw Tour

    Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Executive Director Scott Pritchard - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In a normal year, the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit would be just over a month away from starting its season with a three-event swing through British Columbia. 

    Of course, nothing is normal these days, and Mackenzie Tour executive director Scott Pritchard is scrambling to put together a schedule. Pritchard promises we’ll get an idea later this week what that might look like, but it will likely include events in both Canada and the United States.

  • New Provincial Restrictions To Save Our Summer Season

    Courtesy Allied Golf Association of BC

    With updates to travel restrictions and new enforcement measures being officially announced on April 23rd, the Allied Golf Association of BC will be working to clarify the information and will be providing resources to help BC's golf courses navigate the shifting landscape.

    In brief, the new measures are aimed at reducing the rapid spread of variants of concern and are intended to abate the spread of COVID-19 by focusing on restricting the movement of people into and within the province.

  • Job Opportunity With First Tee British Columbia Chapter

    OPPORTUNITY:

    Title: Development Officer, First Tee, British Columbia
    Reports to: Senior Director, Development Golf Canada Foundation
    Location: Bear Mountain Office, Victoria, BC & British Columbia Golf Association Office, Vancouver, BC Status: Full-Time
    Anticipated Start Date: May 17th, 2021

  • AGA-BC Publishes How to Golf Responsibly Amidst COVID-19

    via Allied Golf Association - British Columbia

    We have the great fortune to continue to play golf in British Columbia amidst COVID-19 as our provincial health authorities recognize the activity is performed outside and can be enjoyed with proper protocols in place and adherence to provincial health orders.

    Our British Columbia golf course operators have been provided Best Practices for Responsible Operation of BC Golf Courses and we remind golfers in British Columbia to do their part in golfing responsibly for everyone’s continued enjoyment of the game.

    Here linked are a pdf version and a word version for the British Columbia Golf Industry’s use.

     

  • Building The 'Wakanda' For Young Black Golfers

    In the latest edition of The ModGolf Podcast, creator and host, Colin Weston, interviews Andy Walker, the Director of The UGA Academy & Player Development.

    Walker explains how the state-of-the-art facility in Florida he calls The Wakanda For Golf aims to teach this game at the highest level "...with resources that include biomechanics and short game area to learn how to score develop emotionally, physically and mentally.”

    We will introduce players of African decent to the industry because not all of them are going to play on tour. We want to flood the industry with qualified professionals that go into the management side of the game, or golf architecture, club design, agronomy. All the different opportunities with the PGA and on The PGA Tour.”

  • 2021 UBC Sports Hall of Fame Elects 2000/01 Women's Golf Team

    Congratulations to the 2000/01 UBC Women's Golf Team on being selected to enter the UBC Sports Hall of Fame. See the background on this accomplished team of athletes and the video accompanying their induction below. 

  • Happy Vaisakhi To All From British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Tuesday (13 April) was the first day of the Vaisakh month. We sincerely hope everyone was able to celebrate in a happy and safe manner. 

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

    Traditionally, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab region and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by the Sikh diaspora. Vaisakhi is a harvest festival of Punjab, or according to Punjabi calendar it is the New Year for Punjabi people.

    This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

    Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs. 

  • The Journey To Create The World’s First 3D Printed Putter

    In the latest edition of The ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston sat down with COBRA PUMA Golf VP of Innovation Mike Yagley to learn the 'how and why' behind the creation of the 3D printed King Supersport-35 putter.

    Colin also explored other disruptive initiatives with Yagley such as their "Machine Learning / The Internet of Things" collaboration with Arccos Golf.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Cecile Kwon says bittersweet goodbye to UBC; Ewart wins for third time at Barry University; Hadwin, Taylor head to Hilton Head; Crown Isle's Q-School heads south

    Maple Ridge, BC's Cecile Kwon Is Seeing Her Collegiate Career At UBC Come To A Close - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Her collegiate career is not ending quite the way she had imagined, but that won’t tarnish the many great memories Cecile Kwon has of her four years with the University of British Columbia women’s golf team.

    “I had an awesome experience and I feel so lucky and honoured to have been a part of this program,” says the 21-year-old from Maple Ridge.

    “The past year definitely has been unexpected and different from what I could have imagined my senior year being like. But looking back, I don’t have any regrets about my college career because I had such amazing experiences during my first two years of full competitive play and into my third year until last March.”