• First Tee Canada Launches With British Columbia Chapter Off First

    In 2020, Golf Canada partnered with First Tee to launch First Tee – Canada. Together, the partnership will bring First Tee’s youth development emphasis to strengthen Golf Canada’s junior golf activities – previously conducted under the Future Links brand – that reach kids in communities, schools, and golf facilities.

    Golf Canada will serve as the national headquarters of First Tee – Canada. First Tee chapters are being established in markets across Canada to deliver programs in their respective regions, with First Tee British Columbia being the first out of the gate.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Davison leads strong B.C. contingent at Forme Tour qualifier; Another week, another top 10 for Macdonald; Du Toit heads to Colombia; Stinson wins on Vancouver Golf Tour

    From Left To Right, BC's Chris Crisologo, Callum Davison And Jared du Toit Took The Top 3 Spots In The Forme Tour Q-School - Image Courtesy Forme Tour/Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Duncan’s Callum Davison will be bringing his mom and dad along for the ride as he plays the new Forme Tour this summer after winning last week’s qualifying school in Washington state. 

    The 20-year-old former B.C. Bantam Boys champion topped the field at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash., with a 72-hole score of 13-under par. He earned a full exemption to the eight-event Forme Tour which starts later this month in Athens, Ga.

    “This is huge,” Davison said of being fully exempt. “It just frees me up. I don’t have to worry about Monday qualifiers or the reshuffle. I will be able to play and do my thing. I don’t have to worry about if I am getting in (a tournament) or not.”

  • Golf Canada Announces Revised 2021 Championship Schedule

    Due to interprovincial travel restrictions and other complexities related to COVID-19, Golf Canada has announced additional changes to its championship schedule for the 2021 season. 

    Provincial restrictions had previously forced the cancellation of U.S. Open Local and Final Qualifiers, in addition to the NextGen Pacific, NextGen Western, and NextGen Ontario Championships.

    With continued pandemic-related uncertainty, the remaining NextGen Championships – NextGen Prairie (Quarry Oaks, June 10-13), NextGen Quebec (Club de Golf Hemmingford, June 27-30), and NextGen Atlantic (Dundarave Golf Course, July 12-15) – will also be cancelled and the 2021 NextGen National Junior Orders of Merit will not be awarded.

  • Mackenzie Tour’s Eight-event Schedule Concludes With Two B.C. Tournaments

    Image Courtesy PGA TOUR

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit has released an eight-event schedule for Canadian-based players that concludes with tournaments in Kelowna and Victoria in late September and early October.

    The schedule touches both coasts as it includes two tournaments in Prince Edward Island in late August and early September.

    The schedule begins July 29 - Aug. 1 with the Mackenzie Investments Open in Blainville, Que. It concludes Sept. 31 - Oct. 3 with the DCBank Open presented by Times-Colonist at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria.

    The GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna goes Sept. 23-26. The tour’s regular Vancouver-area event will not be played this year.

  • PGA of Canada Presents The NOSWEAT Hardest Hole In Canada Contest

    Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Maybe it’s the length. Maybe it’s a few well-placed ponds. Maybe it’s a set of white stakes that seem more like a golf-ball magnet than an out-of-bounds indicator.

    For whatever reason it may be, we want to know which golf hole in Canada gives you shivers just thinking about. We’re in search of the NoSweat Hardest Hole in Canada presented by the PGA of Canada.

  • CP Women’s Open Cancelled For Second Straight Year; Shaughnessy To Play Host To Event In 2023

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    For the second straight year, the CP Women’s Open scheduled for Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver has been cancelled. 

    The LPGA event, which had been set for Aug. 26-29, is once again a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current border and quarantine restrictions.

    Golf Canada and tournament sponsor Canadian Pacific made the announcement late Wednesday afternoon.

  • The Right Place, The Right Time

    Victoria's Dale Jackson Has Gone From Making A Rules Inquiry Playing In An Event To Becoming This Country's Pre-eminent Rules Official - Image Courtesy Dale Jackson 

    By Jeff Sutherland / iG

    When Dale Jackson asked a rules question 20 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine what that would lead to.

    The member at Royal Colwood Golf Club on Vancouver Island may modestly say that his rise to the upper echelons of Canadian golf may be about being in the “right place at the right time,” but, other than the original incident that sparked his interest, chance really has had little to do with it.

    It all started when Jackson was playing in the Colwood Amateur in 2001 and was unable to get a clear answer to a rules question.

  • Golf Canada’s Latest App Update Includes Games And Enhanced Course Lookup

    courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada has dropped an app update that is sure to get golfers pumping their fists!

    Just in time for the 2021 golf season, the latest version of Golf Canada’s app now features the ability to set up Match Play, Skins of Stroke Play games against friends using Gross or Net scoring.

  • Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame And Museum To Celebrate 5Oth Anniversary In 2021

    Celebration activities include a Top-50 Most Influential Moments in Canadian Golf voting challenge, a virtual RBC Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Gala presented by Nike Golf on Tuesday, June 8, and an online auction in support of golf heritage

    (May 3, 2021 - Golf Canada) - The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is inviting Canadians and golf enthusiasts to help celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021 by weighing in on the 50 most influential  moments in Canadian golf. 

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame enlisted the support of golf leaders, media, and historians to help create a list of the 50 most influential moments in Canadian golf history. The moments will be showcased online and Canadians are invited to share in the history and vote on their favourite moments. 

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  • Vote For Your Top 50 Moments In Canadian Golf History

    In celebration of Golf Canada's 50th anniversary they have created the 'most influential 50 moments' in Canadian golf history.

    Vote to help create the top 10 moments which will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 8th during the RBC Hall of Fame Day presented by Nike Golf.

    Review all of the top 50 moments and vote on your favourite.

  • Women's Golf Day Excited To Announce WGD Palooza 2021

    via Press Release

    Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, are leading the stellar line-up of stars from the world of golf on May 25th for WGD Palooza, a virtual online event brought to you by Women’s Golf Day and hosted at The World Golf Hall of Fame.

  • Sean Richardson: In Memoriam

    Sean Richardson, Seen Here Receiving The PGA of BC's Jack Westover Coach Of The Year Award In 2018, Passed Away Sunday Following A Long Battle With Cancer - BC Golf File Photo

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    APRIL 21, 2021

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) –- The PGA of BC regrets to share the news that Sean Richardson (The Harvest Golf Club) passed away Sunday at the age of 52.

    One of the most accomplished coaches and instructors among the ranks of PGA of BC Professionals, Richardson had battled cancer for several years prior to his passing. He spent the entirety of his impressive career based at golf facilities in British Columbia.

  • Happy Vaisakhi To All From British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Tuesday (13 April) was the first day of the Vaisakh month. We sincerely hope everyone was able to celebrate in a happy and safe manner. 

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

    Traditionally, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab region and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by the Sikh diaspora. Vaisakhi is a harvest festival of Punjab, or according to Punjabi calendar it is the New Year for Punjabi people.

    This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

    Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs. 

  • Put Your Team Together For The RBC PGA Scramble

    The RBC PGA Scramble is a national series of events taking place at more than 140 golf facilities around the country in 2021, culminating with Regional Finals and the RBC PGA Scramble National Championship in October.

    The series of events expects to draw more than ten thousand amateur golfers—who will form their own team of four players— from across the country. Teams will look to make it through local qualifying with the ultimate goal of playing in a Regional and hopefully National Championship in October with a PGA of Canada professional playing on their team at some of Canada’s finest golf courses.

  • Golf Canada Will Tee It Up For 2021 National Amateur Championships

    Media Release

    Golf Canada will tee it up in 2021 to conduct national amateur championships and is working with public health authorities in host communities to finalize operational protocols so that the competitions may proceed safely. 

    Following a 2020 season that saw the cancellation of all Golf Canada competitions due to the pandemic, the 2021 schedule will feature nine National Amateur Championships, eight NextGen Championships for junior-aged golfers, and several USGA qualifiers which will be hosted at member clubs across Canada, starting with the NextGen Pacific Championship at Bear Mountain G&CC in Victoria, BC on May 5th.

  • Titleist & FootJoy Parent Company Acushnet Commits To R&A's Women In Golf Charter

    Acushnet, the parent company of global golf brands Titleist and FootJoy, has demonstrated its commitment to creating a more inclusive culture within golf by becoming a signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

  • Video: What Does it Mean to be a Woman Working in Golf?

    Recently, in celebrating International Women's Day, The R & A asked women working in golf - inside and outside of The R&A - to talk about their work and why having more women in the industry is essential for the future success of the sport.

    British Columbia Golf joins The R&A in being committed to broadening the appeal of the sport for women and girls in all forms whether that is playing the sport or working within it. The Women in Golf Charter and #INVITEHer​ campaign aims to improve inclusivity of golf for women and girls.

    Read more on The R&A's efforts https://www.randa.org/en/theranda/ini...

     

  • An Invitation To Canadians: GOLF IS CALLING…

    (March 23, 2021 – Golf Canada) – Canadians needing a social outlet and a sense of recreational normalcy during the uncertainty of the pandemic in 2020 turned to golf in a major way.

    Now Golf Canada, with the support of industry partners, will build on the excitement, increased interest, and elevated levels of play with a national golfer retention campaign to welcome new and returning players back to the golf course in 2021.

  • World Champions Cup Set To Debut In 2022

    The PGA Tour Champions Is SetTo Hold A 3-way Cup For All Parts Of The World - Image Courtesy World Champions Cup

    CHICAGO (MARCH 16, 2021) – A unique and exciting new professional golf competition is ready to take the world stage, as sports media and marketing firm Intersport announced the creation of the World Champions Cup, scheduled to debut in the fall of 2022.

    Inspired by the passion and tradition of the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, the World Champions Cup will be a first-of-its-kind golf tournament featuring Team USA, Team Europe and Team World squaring off over three days of competition that will renew some of the game’s most storied rivalries as the teams battle for international pride and global bragging rights.