• UBC Women Win NAIA Championship To Keep Perfect Season Intact

    UBC's Women's Golf Team Overcame A Bizarre Pre-Tournament Incident To Run Its Record This Season To 11-0 - Image Courtesy NAIA/UBC Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    These ’Birds can’t be beat. The UBC Thunderbirds women’s golf team added another chapter to its storybook season by winning the NAIA Championship in Oklahoma City.

    The UBC team of Grace Bell, Elizabeth Labbé, Sonja Tang, Emily Li and Shania Remandaban led from start to finish en route to the national championship. UBC is a perfect 11-0 in tournament play this season.

  • Registration is now open for WGD Palooza 2022, coming May 31, 2022

    It is that time of the year again, where women around the world get together to celebrate International Women's Golf Day! To help kick things off once again the WGD Paloooza is having a Digital Day Celebration on May 31st.

    Below is the official press release and more information.

  • BC's Barker Wins, Eight Others Through At RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier At Meadow Gardens GC

    Vernon, BC's Bryce Barker Played His Way Into The Final RBC Canadian Open Qualifier 

    Via Golf Canada

    PITT MEADOWS, B.C. – It took six holes for Bryce Barker to get settled in at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, B.C., but once he found his groove, there was no looking back.

    After making a bogey on hole 6, the Vernon, B.C. native shifted gears into the fast lane as he recorded three birdies in his final 12 holes to finish at 2-under par on Tuesday at the RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier in British Columbia.

    As there were less than 100 competitors at the Regional Qualifier, Barker did not gain a direct exemption into the 2022 RBC Canadian Open, but will be vying for a spot in the tournament at the Final Qualifier.

  • Golf Canada Introduces New Financial Benefits At Four 2022 National Amateur Championships

    Golf Canada is adding new financial benefits available to competitors at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship, Canadian Junior Boys Championship, Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, and Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, each presented by BDO.

  • The Canadian Dermatology Association Launches Its Month-Long National Sun Awareness Campaign

    OTTAWA, May 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the weather becomes milder and Canadians start heading outdoors, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) launches its month-long sun awareness campaign.

    The campaign informs Canadians about the importance of self skin examinations and the simple steps that can be taken to protect themselves and their families from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation exposure.

    For the full month of May, the CDA will be dedicated to sharing important sun awareness messages and resources for Canadians, including steps to conduct a self-examination and preventative actions across Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, CDA websites, media, and more.

    (Please click HEREto read 2-time BC Women's Amateur Champion Kim Cowburn-Evans' personal story on dealing with Melanoma)

  • ModGolf Podcast: Creating A Sustainable Golf Future Through The "Seventh Generation Principle"

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and inspirational Indigenous Speaker.

    "Walk in that good way, helping and sharing your journey so those before you can smile."

    - Steve Tooshkenig

  • Canada Secures Spot At Victoria's Royal Colwood For 2022 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup

    Team Canada L-R Back Row: Jeff MacDonald (Coach), Cooper Humphreys, Ethan Wilson, Jean Phillippe Parr, Felix Bouchard, Robert Ratcliffe (Head Coach), L-R Front Row: Jennifer Greggain (Coach), Michelle Liu, Yeji Kwon, Nicole Gal - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Via Golf Canada

    VICTORIA, B.C. – Team Canada’s National Junior Squad boys and girls teams both finished with top spots on the leaderboard at Royal Colwood Golf Club to secure the opportunity to play in the 2022 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup.

  • Dawson City Golf Course Seeks New Clubhouse Manager & Course Superintendent

    The Dawson City Golf Course is looking to fill two major positions at their facility. Please see the postings below seeking a Clubhouse Manager and Grounds Superintendent. 

    The Dawson City Golf Course, situated across the Yukon River in Dawson City, Yukon, features nine-holes, a driving range, a clubhouse, and hosts multiple special events throughout the season. The course is operated by the Dawson Golf Association (DGA), a non-profit association.

  • NextGen Pacific To Kick Off BC's Canada Summer Games Team Selection

    Two BC Amateur Champions, Tristan Mandur (L) & Nolan Thoroughgood (R) ReceiveTheir Team Silver Medals At The 2017 Canada Summer Games - Image Credit: 2017 Canada Summer Games/Anthony_Fernando-Golf-1715

    The  British Columbia Golf selection committee will use the NextGen Pacific Championship, taking place at Nanaimo GC May 13 - 15, 2022, as a competition to start the process of selecting the top performance juniors for the 2022 Canada Summer Games to represent British Columbia in Niagara Falls in August. 

  • RBC PGA Scramble Announces 2022 Regional Final Host Locations

    Update to Program Handicap Stipulations Coming

    (Acton, ON) - The PGA of Canada is pleased to announce that some of Canada’s top courses have been secured as host sites for the 2022 RBC PGA Scramble Regional Finals.

    Building on last year's return to Cabot Links for the National Final and the largest draw of players ever to participate in the program, we are excited to announce that players who qualify from their local qualifier will head to one of the following Regional Final hosts:

  • Four Regional Qualifiers Set For RBC Canadian Open Including BC's Meadow Gardens GC

    Player Registration Is Now Open For The 2022 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifying Competitions In British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, & Alberta

    (March 14, 2022) - Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, is pleased to announce the qualifying format for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 6-12 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto with nearby Islington Golf Club serving as the official practice facility.

    A two-stage qualifying process for Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship will feature regional qualifying competitions in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec as well as Alberta which is new for 2022. Three of four regional qualifier dates and host sites are set with the Quebec qualifier details to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

  • 2022 RBC Canadian Open Tickets Now Available

    The 111th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship Returns June 6-12, 2022 At St. George’s Golf & Country Club In Partnership With Islington Golf Club In Toronto

    For Immediate Release

    (March 10, 2022) – The RBC Canadian Open is officially back to kick off the 2022 summer festival season!

    Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, is pleased to offer a full selection of ticket options for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.

    Following two years of cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RBC Canadian Open returns June 6-12 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto with nearby Islington Golf Club hosting the tournament’s official practice facility.

    The stars of the PGA TOUR will return to Toronto as St. George’s prepares to host the tournament for the fifth time and first since 2010.

  • Liz Hoffman Elected To Second Term As Golf Canada President; BC's Dale Jackson Continues As VP

    via Golf Canada

    Golf Canada’s 2022 Annual Meeting culminated on Thursday, March 3rd with the election of Liz Hoffman of Wasaga Beach, Ont. to serve a second term as the 116th President of the National Sport Federation.

    Hoffman, a member of both Mad River Golf Club in Creemore, Ont. as well as The Thornhill Club in Vaughn, Ont. is joined by Vice-President Dale Jackson of Victoria, B.C. in leading the 13-member Board of Directors who will work closely with Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum.

    Based on the report of Golf Canada’s Nominating Committee, Hoffman and Jackson will be joined on the 2022 Board of Directors by returnees Alison Chisholm of Rothesay, N.B., Adam Daifallah of Montreal, Que., Diane Drury-Clarke of Montreal, Que., Shawn Evans of Kitchener, Ont., Patrick Kelly of Victoria, B.C., Susan MacKinnon of Calgary, Alta., Peter Major of Calgary, Alta., David McCarthy of Toronto, Ont., Jean-Sébastien Monty of Montreal, Que., and Rai Sahi of Mississauga, Ont., along with new addition Michelle Collens of Vancouver, B.C.

  • Reimagining Golf

     By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    For the most part, I enjoyed and appreciated Richard Moss’s 2013 book The Kingdom of Golf in America.

    Until the very last paragraph.

    After 355 pages, Moss took a double bogey on the (figurative) 18th hole.

    “Golf’s problems are rooted in the seismic changes in the economy and the culture of the past 40 years. If the golf community responds to these changes by dramatically changing the game, by making it shorter, easier or by changing the rules, it will be a profound mistake. Golf is not best seen as a consumer product …”

    Not?

  • Golf Canada to enhance player-development program with a goal to advance 30 Canadians to the LPGA and PGA TOUR by 2032

    Media Release/Golf Canada

    Golf Canada is undertaking an integrated and multi-faceted enhancement of its high-performance program to accelerate Canada’s position in the global professional golf landscape.

    The National Sport Federation announced last week (Feb. 23rd) a strategic framework for its player development program with a stated primary objective to increase the cumulative number of Canadian athletes on the LPGA and PGA TOUR to 30 by 2032.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Canada Summer Games Coaches

    With the Canada Summer Games back on the schedule this year, following its postponement in 2021 due to the Covid -19 pandemic, British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the selection of the coaches who will be in charge of our province's team heading to Niagara, Ontario August 6th - 21st.

    Golf is being played the second week from August 14th - 21st, and will feature two events. Both the team event and individual event will be played at the Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls with four rounds of play.

    Golf joined the Summer Games sport program in 2009, and has been on every summer program since. https://niagara2022games.ca/

  • Having A Golf Canada Membership – “A no-brainer for me”

    Written by Clark Stork (reprinted with permission)

    Regina’s Chad McCormick is very pleased he has a Golf Canada membership.

    McCormick was in Kelowna for a family wedding celebration when a vehicle in the parking lot at the course he was playing was broken into. The vehicle was “cleaned out” according to McCormick with many wedding gifts being swiped as well as clubs belonging to several players, including McCormick.

  • Orlando PGA Show Returns With A Different Flair According To ModGolf Podcaster Colin Weston

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host, Colin Weston, recently returned from the 2022 PGA Show in Orlando, FLA after missing the event last year due to COVID restrictions. He found a slightly different but still extremely informative and enjoyable show presentation on this visit and put together this blog to share with us about his observations and experiences at 'golf's biggest industry event'. - editor

    The ModGolf Podcast at The 2022 PGA Show

    Contributed by Colin Weston/ModGolf (reposted with permission)

    It's been two long years since I last attended The PGA Show in Orlando and although I was apprehensive about getting on a plane from Vancouver with the Omicron variant still swirling around us, I'm glad I made the decision to go.

    After hundreds of Zoom video calls over the past 24 months has pushed me to the point of burnout, reconnecting with old golf industry friends and meeting some new ones face-to-face was exactly the medicine my spirit needed.

    So here's a recap of my eight days in central Florida and my takeaways from golf's biggest industry event.

  • Maggie's Tartan & Plaid A Match For Prostate Cancer Fundraiser

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A small British Columbia company specializing in handcrafted tartan golf head covers and accessories is teaming with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Plaid for Dad campaign to help raise money for prostate cancer research.

    Vernon residents Henry and Sandra Goy started Maggie’s Celtic Golf Collection about five years ago. Recently retired and both avid golfers, the couple was looking for something to do during the off-season. “How it started is kind of an interesting story,” Henry says.

  • New Canadian Contingent Ready For LPGA Season

    MADDIE SZERYK WON THE BC WOMEN'S AMATEUR IN 2017 - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    By Lara Kuipers/Golf Canada

    With a new year comes a new group of players on the LPGA Tour, and 2022 will be no different.

    While 10-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson will no doubt continue to push the envelope for Canadian golf, there’s some new and familiar faces ready to join the Smiths Falls, Ont., native on the 2022 schedule, which includes the return of the CP Women’s Open at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club from Aug. 22-28.

    Veteran Alena Sharp will carry Symetra Tour status. She’ll have the opportunity to play LPGA events through sponsor exemptions and Monday qualifiers.