• Enter The BC Golf CKPC Women's Open Golf Pool To Win Tickets & Golf Prizes

    It's almost here! The previously postponed CKPC Women's Open is happening next week at Vancouver's venerable Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

    The top women golfers in the world are coming to BC in search of our National Women's Open title and you can be there for the week just by entering our FREEgolf pool. All entries up until 9pm PDT on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 will be put into a random draw for 2 weekly passes.

  • Final Field For CPKC Women's Open At Shaughnessy G&CC Announced

    Canada's Brooke Henderson - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/British Columbia Golf

    Nine of the top-10 and 22 of the top-25 players on the Race to CME Globe Standings along with 16 in-year winners, eight past champions and 10 Canadians head to Vancouver for Canada’s National Open Championship Aug. 22-27 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club

    (AUGUST 16, 2023) Vancouver, B.C. – Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) announced today the final field of competitors set to challenge for the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open taking place August 22-27 at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C.

    Defending champion Paula Reto leads a stellar field of competitors that includes nine of the top-10 and 22 of the top-25 players on the Race to CME Globe standings. The field will also include 16 of the LPGA Tour’s in-year winners and all 2023 Major winners including two-time major champion and new world no. 1 Lilia Vu.

  • Seven Canadians Earn Exemptions Into 2023 CPKC Women’s Open

    Surrey, BC's Lauren Kim Is One Of Four Team Canada Members With An Exemption Into The CPKC Women's Open At Shaughnessy G&CC Next Week - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    Media Release via Golf Canada

    Vancouver (August 14, 2023) – Golf Canada, in partnership with the title sponsor CPKC, announced today the names of 11 players that have earned tournament exemptions into the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open, August 22-27, at the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor, Hadwin, Svensson continue playoff push; Lilia Vu to join other major winners in CPKC Women’s Open field at Shaughnessy; Sloan drops outside top 30 on Korn Ferry points list

    From L-R: BC's Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin & Adam Svensson - Images Credit Golf Canada/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    One is comfortably inside the top 30, while the other two are looking to move inside that magic number as the PGA TOUR playoffs head to Olympia Fields, Ill. for this week’s BMW Championship.

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor who tied for 24th at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, now sits 16th on the points list and seems a lock to remain inside the top 30 and qualify to play in his first Tour Championship next week in Atlanta.

    Fellow British Columbians Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford and Adam Svensson of Surrey have a little more work to do this week as they currently reside outside that magic top 30 number.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Sloan wins Korn Ferry's Utah Championship; Kim’s win gets John into U.S. Women’s Am; Macdonald moves up PGA Tour Canada points list with T2; Svensson T7 at Wyndham Championship; Homestead GC in Lynden, Wash. closes

    BC's Roger Sloan Won The Korn Ferry Tour's Utah Championship - Golf Canada Photo/Bernard Brault

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Merritt’s Roger Sloan took a huge step toward regaining his PGA TOUR playing privileges by winning the Korn Ferry Tour’s Utah Championship in dramatic fashion. Sloan birdied three of his last four holes — including his final two — to win by one shot.

    The victory, which came nine years after his first Korn Ferry Tour win in Nova Scotia, moved Sloan from 92nd to 27th on the tour’s points list. Only two regular-season events remain and if Sloan can stay inside the top 30, he will earn PGA TOUR playing privileges for the 2024 season.

  • Jim Rutledge Working On The Course As Well As On His Game As He Chases Moe Norman’s Record

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Since winning his seventh PGA Seniors Championship of Canada last summer, Jim Rutledge has spent a lot more time working on the golf course than playing the game he loves.

    A frozen left shoulder sidelined Rutledge for the better part of ninth months. He did not play a single round from late last summer until May of this year.

    He did, however, still rise early five days a week and head to Uplands Golf Club to work with superintendent Brian Youell and the rest of the grounds crew at the highly regarded Victoria layout.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: No pressure to make playoffs for Taylor, Hadwin and Svensson; Shelley matches Lepp’s course record at Capilano and wins Pacific Coast Amateur; Allenby eagles final hole to win Golden Ears Open

    From L-R: Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin, Adam Svensson - Images Courtesy Golf Canada/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The PGA TOUR wraps up its regular season at this week’s Wyndham Championship with many players scrambling to play their way into the top 70 and qualify for the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs.

    The British Columbia trio of Nick Taylor, Adam Svensson and Adam Hadwin have no such worries. All three are well inside the top 70.

    Taylor, who is 12th on the FedEx Cup points list, is taking his second straight week off and not playing the Wyndham Championship. Hadwin and Svensson are both in the Wyndham field.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Macdonald prevails in playoff for first PGA Tour Canada win; Lauren Kim makes run to quarter-finals of U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship; Jackson Jacob top British Columbian at PNGA Men’s Amateur at Chambers Bay

    Vancouver's Stuart Macdonald - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It’s turning into quite the summer for Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald, who won the PGA Tour Canada’s Commissionaires Ottawa Open in a four-hole playoff.

    The win is undoubtedly the highlight, so far, of Macdonald’s professional career. But the 28-year-old has an even bigger moment coming in about three week’s time.

    Macdonald’s wife, Carly, is due to deliver the couple’s first child in mid-August.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Henderson hoping for more West Coast magic; Taylor top-20s at Scottish Open; Five British Columbians in U.S. Girls Junior field; Angela Zhang reaches final of PNGA Women’s Amateur

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Is A Big Fan Of Playing Golf In The Pacific Northwest - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Brooke Henderson has won twice in Portland, picked up another victory in Seattle and now figures it’s time to add Vancouver to her list of West Coast triumphs.

    Henderson made a quick visit to Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club last week to help promote next month’s CPKC Women’s Open. She referenced her past success in the Pacific Northwest.

    “I love this area, I love the Pacific Northwest and having won in Portland and Seattle I feel the next stop has to be here in Vancouver,” she said.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Four new inductees to join B.C. Golf Hall of Fame; Svensson ties for 21st at John Deere; Close call for Lauren Kim at U.S. Women’s Open

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Four new inductees, each with a long list of playing accomplishments, will be welcomed this fall into the B.C. Golf Hall of Fame.

    Craig Doell of Victoria, Brian DeBiasio of Qualicum, Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay and the late Ron Willey of Nanaimo will be inducted at a dinner Oct. 26 at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver.

    Doell, DeBiasio and Stouffer all expressed delight at being selected to join the Hall of Fame. “I am thrilled to be selected to the B.C. Golf Hall of Fame and to have my name in there with so many great players is amazing,” said Stouffer. “I never played golf as a junior, so to be recognized now for my accomplishments is pretty cool.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Osland beats the heat to win on Women’s All Pro Tour in Texas; Heart-breaker for Hadwin at Rocket Mortgage Classic; Ewart top-20s in Alberta

    BC's Megan Osland - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland not only had to beat her opponents, she had to beat the heat to win the Oscar Williams Classic on the Women’s All Pro Tour. The 72-hole event was held in Anna, Tex., during what has been an epic heat wave in parts of the southern U.S.

    “I would say most of the days it was between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius, plus the humidity,” Osland said over the phone. “I had a 7 a.m. tee time one day, so I got to the course just before 6 a,m. and I got out of the car and I just started sweating. At 6 a.m.! It was crazy. The heat was definitely a battle in itself.”

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Lauren Kim to play in three USGA championships this summer; Nathu plays his way into next PGA Tour Canada event; Svensson, Hadwin head to Motor City; Team Canada makes spirited title defence in Japan

    BC's Lauren Kim (R) Posed With LPGA Legend Betsy King Before The 2022 U.S. Women's Open At Pine Needles In North Carolina - Image Credit Kevin Kim

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Before she heads to the University of Texas to begin her collegiate golf career, Surrey’s Lauren Kim has a busy summer ahead of her.

    Kim, who just graduated from Earl Marriott Secondary, has qualified to play in three major United States Golf Association events this summer.

    In addition to the Women’s Amateur, Kim has also qualified to play in the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Junior Girls Championships.

  • Video: Nick Taylor's 72-Footer For The Win Of A Lifetime

    If you are Canadian, it is definitely a bona fide 'Where were you when' moment. Depending on one's age you may recall Paul Henderson's winning goal for Canada against Russia in the final minute of the final game in what became known as the 'Summit Series' hockey tournament back in September of 1972.

    Or Sidney Crosby's Golden Goal against the Americans in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

    Of course, there's Mike Weir's playoff victory over Len Mattiace to capture the 2003 Masters title, the only major ever won by a Canadian. And now this...Nick Taylor's improbable 72-foot bomb of a putt on the 4th playoff hole of the RBC Canadian Open to defeat England's Tommy Fleetwood and become the first Canadian in 69 years to win our National Professional Men's Golf Championship. 

    Pat Fletcher was the last Canadian to win the event back in 1954 at Vancouver's Point Grey Golf & Country Club and Canadian golf fans had been reminded of that...every...year...since. No disrespect to Mr. Fletcher or his family, but Canada is definitely ready to talk about the newest 'last Canadian to win' our national open. Thank you, Nick Taylor.

    There's so much to be said and enjoyed about that moment and indeed the entire tournament. But watching the PGA TOUR video of the broadcasting moment on CBS does a fine job of capturing the joy, celebration and relief of an entire country.

    Oh...and a viral social media moment accidentally produced by Taylor's friend and fellow Canadian on Tour, Adam Hadwin, now eternally linked with Taylor's spectacular winning moment.

     

  • BC's Ewart Feels He 'Belongs' After Pro Debut In Victoria

    Coquitlam, BC's AJ Ewart Made His Pro Debut In Victoria After A Stellar College Career - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA — A.J. Ewart will remember some good shots and some not so good shots, but the one thing he will remember most about his first event as a golf pro was that feeling of knowing he belongs.

    The 24-year-old Coquitlam native tied for 37th at the PGA Tour Canada season-opening Royal Beach Victoria Open at Uplands Golf Club. His first pro cheque was worth $940. Not as big as he’d hoped, but it’s a start.

    “I am happy with how I played,” Ewart said after closing with a one-over 71. “Every day I had it going. All in all, I am happy. I made a couple of silly mistakes I will learn from, but I also learned that my good golf can play with these guys. I just need to clean some things up and move on to next week.”

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Victoria Liu wins Glencoe Invitational earns exemption into CPKC Women’s Open; Stinson captures PGA of Canada Championship; du Toit top-5s at PGA Tour Canada opener; New champ to be crowned at this week’s B.C. Women’s Am

    BC's Victoria Liu Will Play In The CPKC Canadian Women's Open In August - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A record-setting round helped Victoria Liu play her way into the CPKC Women’s Open and the 20-year-old is more than a little excited about teeing it up in her first LPGA Tour event an her home course.

    “I play out of Shaughnessy so it’s very exciting,” Liu said after winning the Glencoe Invitational in Calgary. “I was really hoping to get to play in that tournament and so I’m happy I have earned a spot.”

    Liu, who just finished her second year at Princeton University in New Jersey, opened the Glencoe with a course record eight-under 64 that she called the round of her life.

  • Volunteer Spots Are Still Available For The '23 CPKC Women's Open At Shaughnessy G&CC

    Although volunteer spots have been filling up for the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, BC, taking place August 21-27, 2023, there's still time to sign up and be a part of a great event and see the best women golfers in the world, including our very own Brooke Henderson

  • Ziemer's BC Golf Notes: Charlie Lake’s Jake Lane earns PGA Tour Canada status; Big B.C. contingent at this week’s PGA Tour Canada opener in Victoria; Christine Wong defends B.C. Women’s Open pro crown, while Sonja Tang wins amateur division

    Jake Lane Of Charlie Lake, BC Earned His PGA Tour Canada Card At Crown Isle Q-School - Image Credit PGA Tour Canada (used with permission) 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jake Lane’s golf journey began in the northern B.C. community of Charlie Lake and continued in Qualicum Beach before heading south to Florida and North Carolina.

    It will now resume on the PGA Tour Canada circuit after Lane made it through last week’s qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay.

    The 24-year-old fired a five-under 67 in the final round of Q-school and then had to survive a four-man playoff for one of the final two exempt spots. He’s in the field for this week’s tour opener at Uplands Golf Club in Victoria and could not be happier.

  • Nick Taylor’s Inspiring Win Ends Canadian Open Drought

    2023 RBC Canadian Open Champion Nick Taylor Reacts To His Dramatic 72-Foot Eagle Putt Dropping In For The Win - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    To that list of great Canadian sporting moments, we can add three words: Nick Taylor’s putt.

    Yes, that 72-footer for eagle that won the 35-year-old Abbotsford product the RBC Canadian Open on the fourth extra hole Sunday will be discussed in the same breath as Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal, Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run and Mike Weir’s Masters win of 20 years ago. It was that big.

    And no longer will we have to listen to that phrase that has been repeated ad nauseam for decades. You know the one, about no Canadian having won the Canadian Open since Pat Fletcher in 1954.

  • Taylor’s Proud Parents Hope His Win Drives More Kids To The Game

    Nick Taylor - Image Credit Bernard Braultt/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Goolf

    Like much of the rest of the country, Jay and Darlene Taylor were glued to their television as their son Nick made Canadian sports history.

    Alone in the family room of their Abbotsford home, the Taylors hugged one another and cried when Nick’s 72-foot putt dropped on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the RBC Canadian Open.

    They were still crying half-an-hour later when reached on the telephone. “We are super proud, we are super pumped,” said an emotional Jay Taylor.

  • Hadwins Continue To Change Lives Through Infertility Awareness Initiatives

    Image via Instagram Screenshot

    BC's Adam Hadwin and his wife Jessica started a non-profit organization in May of 2020, The Hadwin Family Foundation following the successful IVF (In vitro fertilization) that produced their daughter Maddox. The two felt they could help assist other couples struggling to conceive a child and thus started the foundation and Maddy’s Miracle Grant. Canadian golf writer Adam Stanley has a wonderful story on how it all came to be and an update on where things are now. 

    Written by Adam Stanley
    @adam_stanley

    Jessica Hadwin looked out a plane window in the spring of 2019 to see a unique double rainbow. There were two vertical strips of colour coming out of a collection of clouds, straight toward the ground – a bright splash through the darkness. She needed that. She wondered if it was a sign.

    About a year later – nine months, to be exact – that double rainbow represented their baby girl Maddox. Their fighter. A glimpse of light after years of darkness.

    A “Rainbow Baby” is a term for a child born to a family after experiencing previous child loss.

    Click HERE to read full story.