• AJ Ewart Wins Sunriver Junior Open In Oregon, Competes In Duke Of York Cup In Kent, England

    Coquitlam's AJ Ewart Is Shown Above With The Trophy After Winning Last Month's British Columbia Golf Boy's Juvenile Championship At Spallumcheen - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Reigning British Columbia Juvenile Boy’s Golf champion AJ Ewart is continuing to make waves in the world of golf.

    Less than a month after winning at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club in Vernon, Ewart won the AJGA Sunriver Junior Open in Oregon and competed in the Duke of York Cup in Kent, England.

  • Golf In Schools Readies For Eager Students In September

    (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The Golf in Schools program has a fresh new look for 2016.

    It starts with updated curriculum, resulting from a partnership between Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the University of Ottawa to incorporate life skills into the learning resource that accompanies each Golf in Schools kit.

    The new life skills component of the program was created from in-depth research of the leading scientific literature behind delivering life skills through sport.

  • Memorial Services For Chambers Bay Assistant GM Jamie Fay Announced

    Jamie Fay's Family Are Encouraging Those Who Attend His 'Celebration Of Life' This Week To Wear The Bright Colors That Jamie Himself (2nd From Left Above) Favoured - Image Courtesy GCSAA

    Following the recent tragic loss of Chambers Bay Assistant General Manager Jamie Fay, details of a Memorial service have been announced. 

  • Jack Hall Captures Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

    Savannah, Georgia's Jack Hall Accepts The Trophy As The 2015 Canadian Senior Men's Champion - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

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    MEDICINE HAT, Alta – Jack Hall of Savannah, Ga., shot 7-under par through three rounds to claim the 2015 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta.

    Hall, 58, battled through rainy conditions on Friday to shoot 1-over par 73 to claim a narrow one-stroke victory that was not decided until the final hole.

    “There are three big international tournaments that Americans look forward to playing in, one’s the British, one’s the Canadian and one’s the U.S. Senior Amateur. To have one on my resume is there forever and I enjoy it – love it,” said Hall, who captured his first international title.

  • British Columbia Golfers Take 5 of 6 Team Canada Spots For World Junior Girls Championship In Ottawa

    Three Members Of Team BC From The Western Canada Summer Games Gold Medal Winning Female Team (Tiffany Kong Front Left, Alisha Lau 3rd From Front Left And Hannah Lee 2nd From Right 2nd Row) Will Also Represent Team Canada, Along With Two Other BC Girls Making It 5 Of 6 From This Province - Image Courtesy WCSG

    by Alfie Lau

    It was almost a complete British Columbia sweep of the six Team Canada spots for the 2015 World Junior Girls Golf Championship in Ottawa later this month.

    The event, which runs Sept. 20-25 at The Marshes Golf Club, sees three-player teams competing in 72-hole team and individual competitions. Because Canada is the host country, it can field two teams and BC players are front and centre for both squads.

  • BC’s Wilson Comes From Behind To Win Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

    Brent Wilson Of Cobble Hill On Vancouver Island, BC Was The Come-From-Behind Winner In The PNGA Men's Mid-Am At Bear Mountain, Making It Basically A Home-Town Victory - Image Courtesy PNGA

    courtesy PNGA

    Victoria, B.C. – Brent Wilson of Cobble Hill, B.C. shot a final round 1-under-par 70 to come from behind and win the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

    The 54-hole stroke-play championship was held on the Valley Course at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C., and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • BC's Olson Tied For Lead Heading Into Final Round At PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

    Erik Hanson (Above) Of Kirkland, Washington Heads Into The Final Round Of The PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Tied With BC's Rob Olson - Image Courtesy PNGA

    courtesy PNGA

    Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash., and Rob Olson of Victoria, B.C. will head into the final round of the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship in a tie for the lead at two-under-par 140 after round two.

    The Championship, taking place at Bear Mountain Golf Resort’s Valley Course is a 54-hole competition and is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • BC's McAleer, Doell Tied For Lead After Round One Of PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur

    The 2015 PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Is Being Held At Bear Mountain's Valley Course In Victoria, BC - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    courtesy PNGA Championship recaps by Torrin Westwood

    The opening round of the 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship was held yesterday, September 1st, at Victoria, B.C.’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort on their Valley Course. The 54-hole championship is being conducted by Pacific Northwest Golf Association and concludes on Thursday, September 3rd.

    Sean Fallows of Edmonds, Wash., Michael McAleer of Vancouver, B.C., and Craig Doell of Victoria, B.C. share the lead after the first round at three-under-par after each posted scores of 68 on the par-71 Valley Course.

  • Chambers Bay Assistant GM Jamie Fay Suffers Tragic Death In Windstorm

    The following message was sent out by Tom Cade, the president of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) to address the tragic loss of Jamie Fay, the Assistant General Manager at Chambers Bay, host of this year's U.S. Open championship. 

    Jamie Fay succumbed to injuries sustained when a tree fell onto his vehicle during the windstorm this past weekend. The PNGA along with many other golf associations including British Columbia Golf want to express their most sincere condolences to Jamie Fay's wife and family following this terrible accident.

  • 31st PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship To Be Held At Bear Mountain Golf Resort In Victoria

    The Beautiful Bear Mountain Golf Resort Plays Host To The 2015 Pacific Northwest Men's Mid-Amateur - Image Credit Jeff Sutherland

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    August 31, 2015 

    Victoria, B.C. – The 31st Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will take place Sept. 1-3 at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, B.C. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) and will be played on the resort’s Valley Course.

  • Canada’s Adam Svensson Takes 36-Hole Lead At Winco Foods Portland Open

    Adam Svensson Will Try To Take His 36-Hole Lead All The Way To A Victory On Sunday In The WinCo Foods Portland Open - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    For Immediate Release

    North Plains, Ore. – Canada’s Adam Svensson fired a 5-under-par 66 at Witch Hollow Golf Club at Pumpkin Ridge in the second round and grabbed the lead at the halfway point of the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz, the finale to the Web.com Tour Regular Season.

    The 21-year-old Tour rookie’s 12-under-par 130 total is good for a one-stroke cushion over PGA TOUR veteran Dicky Pride (66).

    Overnight leader Curtis Thompson (70) and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica alum Ryan Sullivan (67) sit in a tie for third at 10-under-par.

    Three back in a tie for fifth are four-time TOUR winner Tim Herron (65) and former PAC-12 Player of the Year Michael Kim (68).

  • Thompson Sets Record, BC's Svensson Just 2 Shots Back In Winco Portland Open

    Surrey's Adam Svensson Is Just Two Back In The Web.com Tour's Winco Foods Portland Open After An Opening Round 64

    For Immediate Release

    North Plains, Ore. – Rookie Curtis Thompson fired a course-record, 9-under 62 Thursday and grabbed the first-round lead at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, the final event on the Web.com Tour’s regular season schedule.

    Thompson, older brother to LPGA star Lexi, chalked up nine birdies in a flawless trip around the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge in suburban Portland to take a two-shot lead over Canada’s Adam Svensson, who's bogey-free round included 7 birdies.

  • B.C.’s Cameron MacKenzie Earns Medalist Honors At U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying At Gamble Sands

    Vancouver's Cameron MacKenzie (L) Took Medalist Honours At Gamble Sands In Washington State To Qualify For The 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship - Image Courtesy USGA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    (August 26, 2015 Brewster, Wash.) – Cameron MacKenzie of Vancouver, B.C. shot a 2-under-par 70 during today’s 18-hole qualifier to earn medalist honors in qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, which will be held October 3-8, 2015 at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Fla.

  • Sean Buckles And Karen Zhang Win BC Bantam Titles, Bryan Lee Wins Novice Boys At Two Eagles In West Kelowna

     From Left, Karen Zhang Won The Bc Bantam Girls And Sean Buckles Won The Bc Bantam Boys At Two Eagles On Tuesday - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The final British Columbia Golf tournament of the year saw Sean Buckles and Karen Zhang crowned as BC Bantam champions, while Bryan Lee earned the BC Novice Boys title at Two Eagles Golf Course and Academy in West Kelowna.

    The 36-hole tournament was played under grey skies, as winds carried smoke from American wildfires into the Okanagan.

  • Karen Zhang Leads Bantam Girls, Bryan Lee Leads Novice Field, 5 Players Tied For B.C. Bantam Boys Championship

    Karen Zhang Leads The BC Bantam Girls Championship With One Round To Go At Two Eagles In West Kelowna - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Karen Zhang of Quilchena Golf & Country Club shot the low round of the day, a (-2) 63 at the par-65 Two Eagles Golf Course & Academy on Monday. Zhang leads Akari Hayashi of Victoria by one stroke, as the two girls were the only players to shoot under par in the Bantam Boys and Girls competition.

    The 36-hole tournament at Two Eagles will also determine the Bantam Boys Champion and the Novice Boys Champion. The tournament began Monday morning under smoky skies, as winds carried smoke from American wildfires into the Okanagan.

  • Lydia Ko Wins Canadian Women’s Open For 3rd Time, Brooke Henderson Wins Canadian Hearts

    Stacy Lewis Congratulates Lydia Ko After Ko Made The Putt To Win The CP Canadian Women's Open In A Playoff - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau

    It may be time for the City of Coquitlam to rename itself ‘Koquitlam’ in honour of Lydia Ko.

    For the second time since 2012, the New Zealand citizen has won the Canadian Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club. Add in Ko’s 2013 triumph at Royal Mayfair in Edmonton and Ko has won three of the last four Canadian Women’s Opens.

    But it wasn’t easy for Ko, who had to survive a playoff with American Stacy Lewis, who shot a (-5) round of 67 to tie Ko at (-12) for the tournament.

  • Brooke Henderson Saves Best For Last, Shoots 67 In Final Round Of CP Women’s Open

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Attracted Big Crowds All Week And Rewarded Her Fans With A Fine Final Round 67 At The Vancouver Golf Club In The CP Canadian Women's Open - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski

    by Alfie Lau

    By media attention, Brooke Henderson was the ‘IT’ story for Canadians all week. But by score, at least until Sunday afternoon, it was Alena Sharp who was outplaying Henderson.

    That all changed with Henderson’s (-5) round of 67 which vaulted her up the leaderboard and justified all the media attention she received during the week. Henderson finished at (-4) 284 for the tournament.

    “It was a really fun day out there today,” said Henderson. “I wanted to show and to give the crowd a little bit of excitement, and I think today, I did that.”

  • Brooke Henderson Keeps Enthralling Canadian Golf Fans

    Brooke Henderson Has Clearly Established Herself As The Darling Of The Fans In Vancouver - Image Credit Bryan Outram

    by Alfie Lau

    By all rights, Alena Sharp should be the Canadian story at the CP Women’s Open at the Vancouver Golf Club. Sharp is currently the low Canadian, at (-2) 214 after a (-1) round of 71 which included a workmanlike two birdies and one bogey to go with 15 pars.

    “I had a lot of good opportunities,” said Sharp of her round. “I just didn’t make putts. I found the pins were pretty tough. I was above some of them today. It was hard to stop it below. . . It was a really good round. I played solid all day.”

    But it’s Smiths Falls, ON’s Brooke Henderson, sitting four strokes behind Sharp, who continues to garner all the attention.

  • Lexi Thompson Puts On Clinic For CN Future Links Kids At Seymour G&CC

    LPGA Major Winner And World Women's Number 8 Ranked Lexi Thompson Was On Hand At Seymour Golf & Country Club, Along With Host Head Professional Dale Schienbein, As A Thrilled Group Of Youngsters Took Part In A CN Future Links Clinic At The North Vancouver Layout - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski

    by Bryan Outram

    When the top players from around the world travel to Vancouver for the CP Canadian Women’s Open one of the great things they do is give of their time for various events surrounding the tournament itself.

    Not far removed from being a junior herself, she’s already a ‘veteran’ at the ripe-old age of 20, women’s world number 8 ranked Lexi Thompson came out to Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver on the Monday of tournament week to put on a clinic for a group of young aspiring players for CN Future Links National Junior Golf Development.

  • Tiffany Kong Happy With First LPGA Appearance At CP Women’s Open

    Vancouver's 14-Year Old Tiffany Kong Will Finish Off A Whirlwind Week By Taking A Family Vacation. Even 14-Year Olds Deserve Time Off - File Photo

    by Alfie Lau

    For Tiffany Kong, a week that began with two medals at the Western Canada Summer Games at Wood Buffalo, AB will end with a well-deserved Caribbean vacation.

    Oh, did we mention that Kong Monday qualified for the CP Women’s Open LPGA stop at the Vancouver Golf Club and played the first two rounds, shooting a (+9) score of 153 after rounds of 76 and 77?

    “It was tiring, but I had a lot of fun,” said the David Thompson Secondary student who earned one of four spots into the tournament with an even-par 72 at Pitt Meadows Golf Course on Monday.