• BC Teams Finish Well at 2014 Ping CCAA Golf National Championships

    October 19, 2014

    Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Bad weather forced the cancellation of the third and final round of the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships at the Club de Golf Lorette in Quebec on Friday morning.

    That meant the leaders after the second round were declared champions and Camosun Chargers student Jarred Callbeck won the men’s title. Callbeck shot a (-2) round of 70 in his second round Thursday to beat Hugo Bernard of Andre-Laurendeau by one stroke. Grant Maskiewich from Camosun finished in a tie for fourth.

  • Naomi Ko Wins 2014 Junior Girls' Championship

    July 4, 2014 - (British Columbia Golf)

    Naomi Ko won the 2014 British Columbia Golf Junior Girls’ Championship title at The Dunes at Kamloops with a 6-under par 286 after four days of competitive play.


    The Team Canada member shot even par on the par-73 5,886-yard course on the final day of the Championship on her way to winning the title.

     “I felt pretty good going into the round, I started off with a bogey so I knew I had to make a couple birdies to get where I needed to,” said Ko.

  • Kim Hangs On To Win B.C. Women's Amateur Championship

    July 11, 2014 - (British Columbia Golf)

    Taylor Kim finished at 10-under to win the title at the 111th British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur at Kamloops Golf and Country Club.


    Kim shot (-2) on Friday to finish out a week of exceptional play, winning her first title at a British Columbia Golf Championship. The Team Canada member was already 2-under at the turn and her only bogey on number 15 proved to be nothing more than a slight speed bump on her way to the title.

  • Little Wins Fourth Senior Women's Title; Horwood Takes Super-Senior

    June 19, 2014 - (British Columbia Golf)

    Jackie Little won her fourth British Columbia Golf Senior Women’s Championship in addition to placing first in the Mid-Master Championship at Vernon Golf and Country Club in the 40th year of the Senior Women’s competition as players competed for the Lucy Markham Trophy.

    Holly Horwood took home top honours in the Super-Senior Championship.


    Little closed out the championships shooting (78-73-78) for a final of (+7) on the 5,919-yard par-74 course to record a comfortable six shot victory.

  • BC Golfers in Canada's Top 10 Amateurs

    October 13, 2014

    John Marchesan, Globe and Mail (Golf Canada)

    Adam Svensson climbed six spots into the top 50 in the world amateur rankings following his latest victory. The Surrey, B.C. golfer wasted little time in adding to his collegiate win total by taking the Guy Harvey Invitational, the first event of the fall season for Barry University, the No. 1 ranked team in Division II. Svensson’s 9-under total tied a tournament record and his second round 64 was the second-best total of his career. The win, which moved him up to No. 46 in the world, was his eighth career collegiate title.

  • BC Golfers Nominated For PNGA Awards

    October 15, 2014

    by Alfie Lau, Inside Golf

    Eight British Columbia amateur golfers have been nominated for prestigious Pacific Northwest Golf Association Awards.

    The PNGA gives out awards in eight categories: Men's, Women's, Mid-Amateur Men's, Mid-Amateur Women's, Senior Men's, Senior Women's, Junior Boys', and Junior Girls'.

    The players are voted on by the PNGA Championship Committee and the nominated players come from British Columbia, Idaho, Washington State and Oregon.

  • Doell Captures BothTitles At British Columbia Golf Mid-Amateur & Mid-Master Championships

     June 6, 2014 - (British Columbia Golf) PEMBERTON, B.C. – Craig Doell defeated Patrick Weeks on the first hole of a playoff to win the 29th British Columbia Golf Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Big Sky Golf Club.

    Doell’s double-bogey on the 17th combined with a birdie by Weeks on 18, left the two competitors tied at 1-under for the tournament, forcing a sudden death playoff starting on 17 and then playing 18 until a conclusion.

  • Roxburgh Successfully Defends B.C. Senior Men's Title; Lindbjerg Wins Super-Senior Championship

    July 24, 2014 - (British Columbia Golf) Doug Roxburgh added to his collection of titles with a second consecutive win at the 2014 British Columbia Golf Men’s Senior Championship finishing 5-under par at Christina Lake Golf Club, while Gudmund Lindbjerg took home top honours in the Super-Senior Championship after a two-hole playoff victory, finishing at 1-under par.


    Midway through the final round of competition it appeared that the defending champion had all but secured a victory. He began the day with a 1-stroke advantage and two birdies over the first nine holes had him four shots ahead of the nearest competitor.

    Following the turn, however, Roxburgh ran into some trouble getting out of the left-hand greenside bunker on number 10 and double-bogeyed for the first time in the Championship.

  • Lu Comes From Behind To Win 112th B.C. Amateur In Playoff

    July 18, 2014 - (British Columbia Golf) After a thrilling five-hole play off, Jordan Lu won the 112th British Columbia Amateur Championship presented by Blue Shore Financial at Seymour Golf and Country Club.


    Lu birdied the final hole of regulation play; a 558-yard par 5, to finish Even (284) for the Championship tied with Michael Belle, and forced a sudden-death playoff to determine the 2014 champion.

  • Surrey's Adam Svensson Starts Season With a Win

    October 7, 2014

    Tyler Costigan, Golf Canada

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.– Team Canada’s Adam Svensson showed no signs of rust out of the gate, winning the Guy Harvey Invitational by three strokes on Tuesday with a score of 9-under par.

  • Team BC makes history at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games

    July 29, 2014
     (North American Indigenous Games)

    Regina, SK – Team BC has made history at the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (2014 NAIG). They are the first team in the history of the Games to win both the Overall Team Title and the John Fletcher Spirit Award. The John Fletcher Spirit Award is presented to the contingent that best demonstrates the spirit of teamwork, fair play, respect and integrity throughout the NAIG competition week.

  • 2014 BC Games conclude; Zone 3 wins team competition

    July 21, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf) 

    The 2014 BC Summer games featured 2500 of the provinces best young developing athletes who competed in 19 sports. Golfers aged 12-16 were among those competing in Nanaimo at the multi-sport event July 17-20.

  • Bees in the trees at Colwood Golf Club

    July 9, 2014
    (Victoria News)

    In a rather wild area a mere duck-hooked drive away from the 17th tee at Royal Colwood Golf Club, Barry Denluck pulls a bee-filled panel out of one of five hives he recently set up there.

    Before pointing out the queen for the visitors, the beekeeper and breeder mutters, “I shouldn’t really be doing this.”

  • Getting To Know: Pat Thompson

    June 24, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Pat Thompson used to play over 100 rounds of golf a year but now her games are few and far between.

    That’s not to say she’s not on the course, now Thompson is giving those rounds back to the next generation of golfers, and she’s doing it for free.

  • Two contestants run the table in Picking The Majors contest

    The second edition of 2014 for the popular contest saw more than 600 golf fans tee it up with two participants making every right choice.

    June 19, 2104
    Jeff Sutherland (Inside Golf) 

    The 2014 US Open Picking The Majors contest may have had a surprise winner in Martin Kaymer but Laurie Woodland of Victoria, BC and Toni Perreault of Smithers, BC both beat some big odds themselves in making every possible right pick for the US Open instalment.
  • The golf community supports a great cause

    June 17, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Golfers commit each game to 'going low'. But when it comes to giving back, it’s clear the golf community aims high.

    Approximately $40,000 was raised through the 19th Annual KidSport Golf Tournament on Monday at Morgan Creek Golf Course, according to early calculations by the organization.

  • Husband and Wife Score Back-to-Back Aces at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club

    June 16, 2014
    (Inside Golf)

    WHISTLER, British Columbia — According to those in the know, the odds of scoring a hole-in-one are quite long – an estimated 12,500/1 – and, the odds that two people in a threesome will score consecutive holes-in-one are truly astronomical – 26,000,000/1. Yet, that is exactly what happened for husband and wife Mike and Noreen Unsworth of West Vancouver, BC while playing the award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club in British Columbia, earlier this month.

  • Giving Back Through Golf – One Swing At A Time

    April 15, 2014
    Gayle Moss (Inside Golf)

    Did you know that golf raises more money for charity than all other sports combined?

    For those of us who love the game, this doesn't come as a big surprise. But the act of giving isn't reserved for the wealthy or the professional associations that run major tournaments.

  • Sixteen year old Alex Francois advances to the Canadian Open Qualifier

    June 11, 2014

    Jim Lee (British Columbia Golf)

    Sixteen year old Alex Francois of Burnaby, BC advanced to the Monday qualifier stage of the Canadian Open on Monday.  Francois was one of eight players who qualified, with 3 other BC residents - Adam Cornelson of Langley, Kevin Stinson of Mission and Ryan Williams of Vancouver playing at Marine Drive Golf Club.

    Francois is well known in BC golf junior circles.  He captured the 2014 CN Future Links Pacific Championship and was the winner of the 2013 BC Juvenile Boys Champiionship, seven strokes ahead of the second place finisher.  His sister Sumie also won the 2013 Juvenile Girls event.

  • Must Play 9-hole Courses

    May 29, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Canadian Golf Magazine has named Bowen Island Golf Club one of the country’s must-play nine-hole courses. The 3,003 yard, par-35 course is located just a short 20 minute ferry ride from the lower mainland an offers a picturesque back drop to the challenging course.