• Rupert Park to host The First Tee programs

    May 28, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    On Wednesday morning The First Tee launched its first golf clinic at Rupert Park Pitch and Putt with a group of children from the nearbySir Matthew Begbie Elementary School.

  • Swonnell beats the odds

    May 27, 2014
     Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    According to the US National Hole-in-one registry, the odds of the average golfer hitting a hole-in-one are 12,000 to one. If you’re a low-handicapper, your odds slightly increase to 5,000 to one. They state that the odds of a golfer making two holes-in-one in the same round are 67 million to one.

    The odds change moderately depending on where you look, but needless to say, they weren’t in Dennis Swonnell’s favour last Thursday when he stepped onto the course at Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club.

    But he beat them anyway.

  • Royal Colwood wins 2014 PGA of BC Tournament of Champions

    May 26, 2014

    PGA of BC


    The Royal Colwood Golf Club team of Head Professional Jason Giesbrecht and Club Champion Kevin Carrigan shot a -9 total of 63 to win the TaylorMade & adidas Golf Tournament of Champions presented by Richport Ford on Monday at the University Golf Club.

  • Hollies Happy Golf

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    Hollies Golf Course is happy to celebrate 10 years in the Alberni Valley

  • Hollies Happy Golf in Port Alberni

    May 26, 2014

    Jim Lee, British Columbia Golf

    This humerous video from the Hoilies Executive Course in Port Alberni shows the fun side of the game and what it can and should be about - having fun!  Port Alberni, located in the center of Vancouver Island, prides itself as the "Salmon Fishing Capital of Canada" but this video shows why Port Alberni has also turned out two of the best women golfers in Canada (full disclosure, I'm a resident of Port Alberni).  The Hollies Executive Course and nearby Alberni Golf Club provide great opportunities to learn the game in an accessible and affordable way.  Watch the video

  • Getting to know: Darren Douma

    May 23, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Playing golf takes patience. It takes composure. It takes strength. Determination. Resilience. One thing that Darren Douma and blind golfers all over the world are proving it doesn’t take - is sight.

  • World Champion Figure Skater Patrick Chan Hits The Links With British Columbia Golf And ASPAC

    May 15, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    As a proud partner of the ASPAC Club, British Columbia Golf was on hand at Richmond Olympic Oval on Wednesday, May 14 as the club announced three-time World Champion figure skater, Patrick Chan, as honorary member No. 1.

    Following a press conference with the two-time Olympic silver medalist, British Columbia Golf was honored to enjoy lunch and a short round of golf with Chan at Quilchena Golf and Country Club.

  • SFU golf establishes itself in NCAA

    May 13, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    The Simon Fraser University men’s golf team is off to Michigan for the NCAA Division II Championship May 19 - 23. 

    And they’re a year early.

  • Getting to know: Megan Osland

    May 12, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    What makes a young, successful athlete chose to pursue one sport over another? In Megan Osland’s case, it was practical foresight.

    Already having a great deal of success at the provincial level, Osland was on pace to compete at a high-level in hockey, until she became increasingly involved in golf, the later sport won her over. She understood and appreciated, even at a young age, the sustainability of the sport of golf.


  • British Columbia Legislature Golf Awareness Day 2014

    May 1, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Golf is more than just a game. It’s an industry in British Columbia that impacts the lives of residents environmentally, economically and physically; and growing the game that many British Columbians are already so passionate about can only help to strengthen the province in these areas.

  • Links as labs

    May 5, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Coquitlam, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Golf courses are used for a number of different functions, from the obvious, playing a round of golf, to hosting banquets and weddings, and on Monday morning the Vancouver Golf Club transformed from links – into a science lab. 

  • A sport for life

    May 1, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    If there was ever any doubt that golf truly is a “Sport for Life”, Kathy Gook, director of British Columbia Golf’s school program for young kids, Playground to Fairway, can set the record straight.

  • Pike peaks with aces on two holes

    April 23, 2014
    Gordon McIntyre (The Province)
    Photo by: Arlene Redekop (The Province)

    He’s no Kim Jong-il, but what Ed Pike did on Monday afternoonis still amazing.

    The 48-year-old forklift operator hit two holes-in-one in the same round Monday at Country Meadows in Richmond.

  • Playground To Fairway Certification Participants Learn To Teach

    April 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    RICHMOND, BC (British Columbia Golf) – Kelowna’s Rutland Elementary School played host to one of British Columbia Golf’s Playground to Fairway School Golf Coach Certification workshops on April 10-11.

    The three-and-a-half-hour long workshop was a success, attracting six new participants to the program that included recreation leaders, golf professionals, city staff and volunteers.

  • Getting to know: Alison Murdoch

    April 11, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Ask Alison Murdoch what it is she likes about playing golf and her answer is so simple, and so obvious, it may surprise you.

    The four-time Canadian Senior Women’s Champion described a survey she once took part in that asked women to check off, from a list, what it was they liked about playing golf. The final possible answer: “playing golf”.

    Murdoch ticked the last box.

  • Clark And Faithfull Receive Awards

    April 1, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Betty Clark and George Faithfull were honoured over the weekend with the Distinguished Service Award. The two devoted volunteers were acknowledged with the distinction for their hard work and significant volunteer contributions to British Columbia Golf.

  • British Columbia Golf Launches New Website and Newsletter

    British Columbia Golf has partnered with Inside Golf publications to develop a new website and new newsletter format that will help us improve our communications capability with our members and other interested golfers. We have been struggling with older systems that limit our capabilities and it was time to refresh our look and feel, and how we communicate with our members.

  • Adam Svensson Goes Down In Barry U Record Books With Victory

    Adam Svensson made history at Barry University earlier in March, winning his fifth tournament of the season at the Bobcat Invitational in Eatonton, Georgia.

  • AJ Ewart Claims Victory At Future Collegians World Tours Event

    A.J. Ewart, a 14-year-old from Coquitlam, claimed victory at the Future Collegians World Tour event hosted by the Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara, CA from February 15-16.

  • Royal Colwood's Place In History

    by Dale Jackson

    Royal Colwood is one of the most architecturally significant courses in North America.