• Another Senior Moment For Shelly Stouffer As She Wins PNGA Title

    BC's Shelly Stouffer Added Another Title To Her Resume At The PNGA Senior Women's Championship - Image Courtesy PNGA/Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Shelly Stouffer keeps crossing senior women’s golf titles off her list. A week after winning her third straight B.C. title, the reigning Canadian Senior Women’s champion from Nanoose Bay won the PNGA Senior Women’s Championship at the Suncadia resort east of Seattle.

    Stouffer won the 54-hole event by eight shots, finishing the tournament in style by eagling the 18th hole at Suncadia’s Prospector Course.

  • Some Parental Advice From Jack Nicklaus

    All Images Courtesy Brad Ewart

    18-Time Major Winner Jack Nicklaus Presents Coquitlam, BC's A.J. Ewart With The 2022 Jack Nicklaus Award 

    By Brad Ewart

    It’s not easy being a golf parent.

    But, there are times when advice from another source can be very helpful. Especially when that source is Jack Nicklaus. In 2009 I was working on a golf construction project in Bangalore, India where Jack Nicklaus and his staff also happened to be in the early stages of designing a golf course.

    Prior to arriving in India, the 12-man Nicklaus contingent made design stops in Japan and Korea and would be in India for only 24 hours. They toured the Nandi Hills site, Nicklaus made a number of design changes and then attended a dinner party with ten of the richest men in India.

    The next morning, while the group was finishing breakfast and preparing to head off to the airport, I had the opportunity to ask Jack a few questions.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: UBC sweeps team, individual titles at Canadian championships; Hadwin comes up aces at Memorial; Ewart wins Jack Nicklaus Award; Eight British Columbians to tee it up at Canadian Open; Bald Eagle in Point Roberts to re-open June 1

    It Was A Clean Sweep For UBC Golf At The Canadian University/College Championships - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The University of B.C. women’s team put quite the exclamation mark on its perfect season at the Canadian University/College Championship in Bromont, Que.

    The T-Bird women won the event by a whopping 98 strokes to cap a season in which they won all 12 events they played, including the NAIA Championship. The UBC women have now won the past five Canadian championships and 15 in the event’s 18-year history.

    It was a perfect week for UBC, which swept both team titles at the Canadian championships as well as the two individual crowns.

  • Surrey’s Lauren Kim Finds Her First U.S. Women’s Open Experience To Be 'Amazing’

    BC's Lauren Kim, Seen Here During The Canadian Jr. Girls Championship At Beach Grove GC In 2019, Has Her Eyes Set On A Pro Career After Her Experience At the U.S. Women's Open - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    She played a practice round with Lexi Thompson, birdied her first hole at the U.S. Women’s Open and created some memories that will last a lifetime.

    Surrey’s Lauren Kim had an absolute blast at her first U.S. Women’s Open and will return home to her Grade 11 classes at Earl Marriott Secondary more determined than ever to one day becoming a full-time touring pro.

    “It has been amazing,” the 16-year-old Kim said over the phone from Pine Needles Resort in North Carolina.

  • Celebrate 2022 Women’s Golf Day – Play The British Columbia Scramble

    To celebrate Women’s Golf Day 2022, British Columbia Golf is hosting a fun, "cloud scramble" event and we would like you to take part!

    Women’s Golf Day is officially on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 but to accommodate schedules, people wanting to play in our scramble can play their round anytime between June 5th and June 12th.

    The details of the event can be found below:

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Victoria’s Jeevan Sihota makes pro debut as new PGA Tour Canada season begins at Uplands; Lauren Kim off to U.S. Women’s Open; Patrick Weeks wins Marine Drive Amateur; Shelly Stouffer goes for three-peat at B.C. Senior Women’s

    Victoria's Jeevan Sihota Will Make His Pro Debut This Week At Uplands GC - Golf Canada Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    After a two-year hiatus, PGA Tour Canada is back and tees off its new season this week in Victoria at Uplands Golf Club. The $200,000 Royal Beach Victoria Open presented by Times Colonist is the first stop of an 11-event schedule that will touch down in seven different provinces as well as the state of Minnesota.

    British Columbia has two events this season. The GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna goes Sept. 1-4. 

    The Victoria event features a strong British Columbia contingent, including 18-year-old Jeevan Sihota of Victoria. The former junior standout from Victoria will make his pro debut at Uplands after earning conditional Tour status at a qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay earlier this spring.

  • Drive For Five Kept Alive As BC Wins Its Fifth Consecutive North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Title

    Team British Columbia made it five straight wins at the North Pacific Junior Ladies matches played May 27 - 29th at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash. 

    Modelled after the Curtis Cup matches for amateur women, the North Pacific matches are played annually and feature teams from B.C., Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    All competition is match play with the front nine worth one point, the back nine one point and the overall 18 another point.

  • 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.

  • Bowen Golfathon For The Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis

    Many Canadians have a strong connection to Ukraine. We all feel for the many colleagues, clients, and community members who have deep connections to Ukrainian family and friends here in Canada and in the Ukraine. To those who are living this nightmare, we share their worry for loved ones and stand with them in the hope that this catastrophic war and resultant refugee crisis will end soon.

    Hoping to make a difference to the lives of these refugees, Peter Boronkay, a governor of Golf Canada and resident portfolio manager, along with a team of volunteers is attempting to set a new Bowen Island Golf Course record for the number of rounds played in one day. Peter will play from dawn to dusk in order to attempt to complete 10 rounds (90 holes) on Monday, June 6, 2022.

    You are invited to support this initiative by contributing to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appealthrough the following donation portal or by calling:
    1.800.418.1111

    http://www.redcross.ca/UkraineCrisis/GolfMarathonforUkraine

    Donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable donation tax receipt.

    Sample donation sizes for an estimated 90 holes played:

    $0.50/hole = $45
    $1/hole = $90
    $2/hole = $180
    $5/hole = $450
    $10/hole = $900

  • 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.

  • Drive For Five On For B.C. At North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches

    BC's NPJLTM Squad Are No Strangers To Success On The Golf Course. Clockwise From Top Left: Angela Arora, Yeji Kwon, Luna Lu, Martina Yu, Tina Jiang & Katherine Hao 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The long wait is over for Team British Columbia in its quest for a ‘five-peat’ in the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches. 

    It was way back in 2019 that British Columbia won its fourth straight title in the annual competition that features junior teams from B.C., Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    B.C.’s drive for five was put on hold when the 2020 and 2021 matches were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, finally, the matches are a go and scheduled for May 28-29 at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Ewart wins again at NCAA Regionals; Taylor bounces back with tie for 15th at Wells Fargo; Whistler prepares to start a new season; UBC’s Sonja Tang impresses at PGA WORKS tourney

    Coquitlam's A.J. Ewart Picked Up His 5th Win Of The Year Last Week - Photo/Ethan Lowe VSU)/Barry U

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A.J. Ewart is the top-ranked player in NCAA Division II golf and the Coquitlam native keeps showing us why.

    Ewart won again, in most impressive fashion, at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional tourney in Valdosta, Ga. Ewart, a junior at Barry University in south Florida, closed with a six-under 66 on what was his 23rd birthday (on May 7) and beat the field by six shots with a 54-hole total of 13-under par.

  • BC's Shelly Stouffer Wins The Match She Had Been Waiting For; Washington Defends Its Lamey Cup Team Title As B.C. Finishes Third

    Nanoose Bay's Shelly Stouffer Won Her Singles Match Over 3-Time Reigning U.S. Senior Women's Amateur Champion Lara Tennant 4&3 In The 2022 Lamey Cup - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    To say Shelly Stouffer was looking forward to her singles match with Oregon’s Lara Tennant at the PNGA Lamey Cup would be something of an understatement. 

    Quite simply, it was a match Stouffer had wanted since learning she would be a part of Team British Columbia at the 15th playing of the Lamey Cup at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. 

    On Thursday, Stouffer got her wish and delivered in a big way, defeating Tennant 4&3 in cool, wet conditions. “She’s the three-time reigning U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion,” Stouffer said after her win. “Why wouldn’t you want to play her?”

  • Little Shakes Off Pre-round Accident And Helps Deliver Two Points To Team B.C. In Lamey Cup Competition

    Proctor, BC's Jackie Little - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jackie Little and Shelly Stouffer wouldn’t want to change a thing after their two matches Wednesday at the PNGA Lamey Cup team competition at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Well, maybe one thing. 

    Little and Stouffer won both of their matches in convincing fashion after something of a scare just prior to their morning four-ball match. That’s when a cart attendant plowed into Little’s push cart, which then banged her and sent the British Columbia Golf Hall of Famer flying into a rock wall.

    Little, who now lives in the small Kootenay community of Procter, played both matches with a sore lower back, but you never would have known it.

  • 15th PNGA Lamey Cup Set To Begin At Bellingham Golf & Country Club

    Courtesy PNGA

    Tacoma, Wash. – The 2022 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season kicks off this week as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 15th PNGA Lamey Cup, to be held May 4-5 at Bellingham (Wash.) Golf and Country Club.

    Due to the pandemic, and due in particular to the U.S.-Canada border closure during this time, the competition was canceled in 2020 and 2021, with this year marking the first time since 2019 that the event will be held.

  • Lamey Cup Returns After Two-year Hiatus And B.C. Players Can’t Wait To Compete

    Mid-Amateur Champions Craig Doell & Shelly Stouffer Head Up BC Golf's PNGA Lamey Cup Team

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The PNGA Lamey Cup is named in honour of Dr. Jack Lamey, a former president of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association who started the Ryder Cup-style team competition featuring players representing the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia golf associations 16 years ago.

    Kelowna’s Norm Bradley, a former B.C. Senior Men’s champion, considers it his good fortune to have played in nine of them. He’ll make his 10th appearance in early May when the Lamey Cup resumes after a two-year Covid-induced hiatus at Bellingham Golf & Country Club.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Attitude adjustment propels Wheeldon to Q-school win; T-Birds advance to NAIA Championships; Another honour for A.J. Ewart; Victoria Liu wins Ivy League championship; Sagebrush opens its season

    Riley Wheeldon Has Fully Exempt Status This Year On The PGA TOUR Canada - PGA TOUR Canada Image

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Riley Wheeldon will tell you it was a lot more than home course advantage that propelled him to his impressive performance at last week’s PGA Tour Canada qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Resort. 

    Sure, his intimate familiarity with the Crown Isle layout that is located not far from his childhood home in Comox came in handy, but Wheeldon credits an attitude adjustment with his solid play. 

    “My game has always been there,” Wheeldon said. “My attitude hasn’t. That was one thing I said to myself last summer, that if I was going to keep doing this, my attitude has to change. Having a little refresh this winter, I was able to come out and focus on attitude and let everything else fall into place and behold, this game is pretty fun.”

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Building Community As A "Senior-Preneur" - Jim Plumb, Co-Founder Of Fore! Sixty

    In this edition of the ModGolf Podcast, creator and show host Colin Weston speaks with Jim Plumb, the Co-Founder of FORE! SIXTY. 

    FORE! SIXTY is a unique online community dedicated to enhancing the game for golfers sixty and over with age-relevant information, videos and a wide selection of curated value offerings on golf equipment, natural, anti-inflammatory pain relief and Sun Smart UPF50 sun protection apparel.

  • 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

  • Mike Weir One Of Four Captain’s Assistants For 2022 Presidents Cup

    Canada's Mike Weir Will Make His Third Appearance As A Presidents Cup Asst. Captain - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — International Team Captain Trevor Immelman announced his four captain’s assistants for the 2022 Presidents Cup: Canada’s Mike Weir, Korea’s K.J. Choi, Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy, and Colombia’s Camilo Villegas. The foursome will join Immelman at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 20-25.

    Weir will make his third appearance as captain’s assistant after serving for Nick Price at the 2017 Presidents Cup and in 2019 for Ernie Els. The Canadian has competed in five Presidents Cups (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009) and was teammates with Immelman in 2005 and 2007. An eight-time PGA TOUR winner, Weir is 13-9-2 all-time at the Presidents Cup and is one of five International Team members with 10 or more match wins in competition.