• 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.

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    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.

  • High school championships conclude; Lu sets course record

    May 29, 2014
    Morgan Gibbens (British Columbia Golf)

    Jordan Lu set a new course record and personal best (63) at Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. His 14-under performance helped Prince of Wales Secondary School capture the BC School Sports ‘AAA’ Championship title.

  • 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.