• Follow Canadians In This Week's Prestigious Dixie Amateur

    One of the longest running amateur golf tournaments in south Florida is being contested this week with many Canadians in the field.

    Dating to 1924 in the Men’s Division, the Women’s tournament was added in 2002 and the event has grown to such a stature that it now attracts fields of players from around the world.

    Both the men and women will play this week from December 16-19 with the men tackling Eagle Trace Golf Club and the women taking on Palm Aire Country Club.

  • 2022  CP Women’s Open tickets now available

    The 48th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship is set for August 22-28, 2022 in Ottawa.  

    Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor Canadian Pacific (CP), is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2022 CP Women’s Open are now available.  

    The 2022 edition of the CP Women’s Open will be held August 22-28, marking the championship’s fifth visit to the nation’s capital, as well as the fourth playing at Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, which previously hosted in 1994, 2008 and 2017.

  • With Your Help, First Tee - Canada Can Build Game Changers!

    The Charles Schwab Challenge Grant is providing a transformational opportunity to help First Tee – Canada deepen your impact by matching funds raised until the end of 2021!

    First Tee is an internationally recognized grassroots life skill development program that builds character, instills life-enhancing values and promotes healthy choices for young people through the game of golf.

    In 2021, Golf Canada launched three inaugural First Tee chapters in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

    Our goal is to have 5,000 participants in each of our launched chapters by the end of 2022 and add new chapters serving all provinces by the end of 2023.

    Great news, this year your tax-deductible gift will be matched 1:2 ($1 is matched for every $2 raised) through the Charles Schwab Challenge Grant! With your support, we can help deliver exceptional life-skills programming through the game of golf.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Tobiano plans water-sport packages with marina acquisition; Three B.C. juniors off to Orange Bowl tourney; Osland seventh at Arizona Open; Vancouver Parks Golf looking for junior members

    Tobiano Golf Course With Bruker Marina Below - Image Courtesy: Tobiano Golf/Hux.net

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Tobiano golfers will soon be able to do more than just admire the stunning views of Kamloops Lake during their rounds. They’ll have the opportunity after they play to hop in a boat to do a little cruising, water-skiing or wake-boarding, or perhaps head out on a jet ski, paddle-board or kayak. 

    The golf course has purchased Bruker Marina, which is located on the Tobiano resort property, and general manager Terry Smith said the course plans to develop unique ‘Birdie, Boat and Barbecue’ packages where golf groups can play 18 holes in the morning, spend some time on the water in the afternoon and enjoy a meal afterward on the clubhouse patio.

  • BC Amateur Sport Flood Relief Fund

    The BC Amateur Sport Fund is raising funds to give amateur sports organizations the vital support they need to survive and rebuild in the aftermath of the recent floods in British Columbia.

    You can designate your donation to a specific community, sport or club, or make a general donation which will go to the greatest need selected by Sport BC. You cannot donate to support a specific individual.

    Your donation can help community sport organizations across the province with costs including rebuilding facilities and replacing equipment, rental of temporary facilities and travel costs.

  • Thoughtful Holiday Gifts For The Golfer In Your Life (2021)

    By John Gordon/ Courtesy Golf Canada

    This time of year, we are inundated with “gift guides for the golfer in your life.” I’m here to tell you I am that golfer and I don’t want most of that stuff.

    Why the greatest game has the cheesiest accessories is beyond me. You’ve seen them: Caddyshack gopher head covers, ugly sweaters and those visors with the fake hair sprouting out the top.

    Note to my family: Buy me one of those and the next time you see one while walking through the local thrift store and remark, “Hey, that’s just like the one we got Uncle John for Christmas,” rest assured it is the same one.

    So here’s the real stuff the golfer in your life (and likely you) want for Christmas.

  • Book Now With Golf Kelowna And Get A 4th Night Free!

    Black Mountain Golf Club

    Courtesy Golf Kelowna

    It is difficult to resist the idea of a golf trip in Kelowna. Between the gorgeous scenery and great course conditions you won’t want to leave. Now you can enjoy a bit more time in Kelowna with our 4th Night Free Package! Play 3-rounds of golf and enjoy a 4-night stay at the Sandman Hotel & Suites starting at just $599 per person.

    Experience the rush and golf along the cliffs of Black Mountain Golf Club, while you enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery the Okanagan can offer.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Henry Lee makes cut in pro debut far from home; Collin Morikawa’s Vancouver connection; Sagebrush now booking for 2022 season; Ewart earns South Beach invite; Hadwin inspires at National Team camp

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    Coquitlam's Henry Lee Has His First Official Pro Paycheque From The PGA Tour Latino-America circuit

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Henry Lee will always remember that his pro golf journey started a long way from his Coquitlam home. About 11,000 kilometres to be exact. He’ll also recall that he cashed a cheque in that first event.

    Not a big one, mind you, but he got paid nonetheless. Lee tied for 43rd at the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires, the season-opening event of the 2022 PGA Tour Latino-America circuit.

    For that, Lee made $866.25 US from the $175,000 purse. That likely won’t cover airfare, but it’s a positive first step in his professional life.

  • B.C. Brothers Look To Break Into Golf Accessory Business

    Gordon (L) And Jamie (R) Jarvis Have Launched Precision Golf Aids Out Of Langely, BC - Image Courtesy Precision Golf Aids

    By GORD MONTGOMERY, Inside Golf 

    LANGLEY, British Columbia — Being an entrepreneur, or in this case a golfpreneur, isn’t easy especially in the case of Jaime and Gordon Jarvis’ new business.

    Then again, it’s somewhat of a cakewalk compared to their upbringing. Early in their lives the brothers faced daily difficulties as their mother battled drug problems and the boys dealt with the struggles that lifestyle brings upon a family.

    Now though, they’re all bound and determined to make a go of it in the golf industry after undertaking a new venture in supplying golf aids to courses, and individuals.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Grading B.C.’s PGA TOUR regulars for their fall term; Nathu closes strong to earn conditional status on PGA LA Tour; Three British Columbians tee it up in AJGA Tournament of Champions; Bald Eagle to remain closed until spring

    L-R: Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor, Roger Sloan, Adam Svensson -BC Golf Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The fall portion of the new 2021-22 PGA TOUR season ended at the recent RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga., so it’s a good time to examine the results of the four British Columbia regulars.

    We’ll start with Abbotsford’s Adam Hadwin, who will head into the new year ranked 65th on the FedEx Cup points list. 

    Hadwin played in six of the eight full-field fall events. He missed the cut in the season-opening Fortinet Championship, but rebounded to make his last five cuts. A tie for sixth place at the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas highlighted Hadwin’s fall campaign.

    Unfortunately, Hadwin finished no better than 45th in his other four events, so his fall was a good, but not a great one. Grade: B.

  • Women In Coaching Program Applications Now Open For 2022

    L-R: Savannah Grewal, Salimah Mussani (Assistant Coach) And Noémie Paré - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via Golf Canada

    Together with the PGA of Canada, Golf Canada is excited to announce the continuation of the National Women in Coaching program and formally open applications for the 2022 cohort.

    The Women in Coaching program is an initiative started in 2021 with nine participants, that strives to reach a stronger gender balance among high-performance coaches.

    Each participant receives in-depth career development support that is focused on four main areas: individualized learning plans, virtual and in-person coaching education, hands-on training experiences with coaches and top players, and new for 2022, integration with the PGA of Canada mentorship program.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Fraser Valley courses hit hard by flooding; Kolb stepping down as Victoria GM; Fresh B.C. faces on Golf Canada’s new national teams

    The Recent Flooding In BC Wreaked Havoc On The Fraserglen GC - Image Courtesy Facility

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Corrine Allan doesn’t hesitate when asked if she thinks her golf course, now one giant water hazard, can recover from the devastation brought by the flooding in the Sumas Prairie area of Abbotsford.

    “Oh gosh, yes,” says Allan, owner and general manager of Fraserglen Golf Course. “I am going to aim for March.There is a lot of water and debris on the course, but once that is cleaned up and the greens are cleaned over time, it will come back just fine.”

    Make that lots and lots of water. Allan estimates her clubhouse and restaurant had as much as five feet of water inside them.

  • 12 Tips To Finally Take Your Offseason Golf Practice To The Next Level

    By John Gordon - Courtesy Golf Canada

    Unless you’re fortunate enough to live in southern British Columbia, most Canadian golfers are looking at a golf season of about six months. That leaves us the other half of the year to … do what?

    Watch golf, think about golf, dream about golf, do just about everything except play golf.

    But if you’re serious about hitting the first tee next spring in mid-season form, there are many ways to do that: Eating healthier, getting or staying in shape, improving your swing, practicing your putting and short game and more.

  • Golf Canada Names Athletes Selected To 2022 Team Canada

    Courtesy GOLF CANADA

    Golf Canada is pleased to announce the group of 46 junior and amateur athletes selected as part of the Team Canada player development program for 2022.

    Professional players who will be part of Team Canada in 2022 will be determined and announced in January.

  • BC Courses In Recovery After Major Storms

    No, It's Not An Island Green - It's The First Tee At Pheasant Glen GC On Vancouver Island - Photo Courtesy Michael Cunningham

    (Reposted With Permission From The PGA of British Columbia)

    NOVEMBER 16, 2021

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) -- Just two weeks into his new role as Chilliwack Golf Club’s Superintendent, Kaleb Fisher never could have expected a challenge like the one his facility is facing after the extreme weather events that have hit southern British Columbia in recent days.

  • Pipeline Project To Disrupt Redwoods, Ledgeview Next Year

    Langley's Redwoods GC Will Be Impacted By The Trans Mountain Pipeline - GC Image Courtesy Redwoods

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline will have a profound impact on a pair of Fraser Valley golf courses next year. 

    One of them, Redwoods in Langley, plans to close for part of the 2022 season, while the other, Ledgeview in Abbotsford, hopes to reconfigure part of its layout and remain open.

    “It goes right down the middle of our course,” Redwoods managing director Doug Hawley says of the pipeline. “Basically, it kind of ties our hands.” Hawley doesn’t yet know exactly when pipeline work will begin at Redwoods or how long it will take.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Lee plays his way on to PGA Tour Latinoamerica circuit; Nathu off to Argentina for Q-School; Macdonald oh-so-close to a 59; Hadwin, Sloan and Taylor head to Georgia for final fall season event; SFU loads up on female recruits

    Coquitlam's Henry Lee (Seen Here) Will Be Joined - At Least Part Time - On The PGA Tour LatinoAmerica Circuit By BC's Kaleb Gorbahn Of Smithers And Kimberley’s Jared du Toit - Image Courtesy University Of Washington

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columba Golf

    One of the biggest challenges for a young professional golfer is finding a place to play. Henry Lee of Coquitlam has checked off that box. Lee, a member of Golf Canada’s national amateur team, tied for sixth at a PGA Tour LatinoAmerica qualifying school in Mazatlan to earn good status for the upcoming season.

    He’ll be exempt through the first re-shuffle, or roughly the first half of the new season which begins early next month with two events in Argentina and Chile.

  • Lest We Forget...

    On this November 11th Remembrance Day....In Flanders fields, Lest We Forget...

  • Honouring National Indigenous Veterans Day

    November 8th is Indigenous Veterans Day, when Canada honours First Nation, Metis and Inuit soldiers and veterans, and their long, distinguished legacy of serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.

    British Columbia would like to join all of our province in thanking these veterans along with noting we are free to play golf today thanks to their sacrifice.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Remembering Neil Roberts; Storm closes University Golf Club; Du Toit, Gorbahn do Q-school in Mexico; Lee helps Canada win bronze; Phil and Patty Jonas honoured by PGA of Saskatchewan

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Pitt Meadows Golf Club and the B.C. golf community are mourning the passing of longtime head professional Neil Roberts. Roberts was a fixture at Pitt Meadows for more than 30 years before retiring in 2017.

    Known for his dry wit, Roberts had a knack for making everyone feel welcome at Pitt Meadows. Roberts was also a fine player. His win at the 1995 PGA of B.C. Championship earned Roberts an exemption into the inaugural Greater Vancouver Open in 1996 at Northview Golf Club in Surrey.