• The R&A and USGA Announce 2023 Rules of Golf Update

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    Via Golf Canada

    The R&A and the USGA have unveiled a regular update to the Rules of Golf as they continue to make the Rules easier to understand and apply. The new Rules will go into effect on January 1, 2023.

    The 2023 edition continues the modernization process, with an emphasis on both inclusion and sustainability. For the first time, the modified Rules for players with disabilities have been fully incorporated into the playing rules without the need to adopt a local rule.

  • A Parent's Guide On How To Watch Your Child Compete In Golf

    Photo Courtesy Golf Canada/Youth On Course

    By Brad Ewart

    Casper the friendly ghost would make a good golf parent.

    As an invisible ghost he could always remain out-of-sight and out-of-mind allowing his golfer to play without distraction.

    Often when parents think they are helping or doing what’s best for their player — they are doing the opposite. Negatively getting into their player’s mind and disruptively into their game.

    Perhaps as a parent-spectator you don’t realize that you could adversely affect your golfer and their result. Let’s hope that moving forward you will begin to help and not hinder your player.

  • 9 Tips For Your First Time Golfing

    By John Gordon (Courtesy Golf Canada)

    The game of golf is booming like never before and, if you’re reading this, you likely are one of the thousands who are taking up the game for the first time.

    The allure of golf is obvious: it’s fun exercise, it’s a chance to enjoy the outdoors and it’s very social. Like any sport or recreational pastime, it requires you to learn a bit about the fundamentals and to practise if you want to enjoy the game to its fullest.

    Here are nine tips to help you enjoy the game. (Coincidentally, nine holes is just the right number for beginners.)

  • British Columbia Golf Covid-19 Information

    COVID-19 Resources for the British Columbia Golf Industry

    Please click here for the most recent comprehensive provincial update, as provided March 11th, 2022

    Please Click HERE to see AGA-BC Covid-19 resources page

    AGA-BC Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Operations Amidst COVID-19
    (These are still in effect and current as of February 1, 2022)

    Please click HERE to view Allied Golf Association (AGA) Best Practices Manual For BC Golf Courses.

  • Golf Tips From Paradise With Claude Brousseau

    Three-foot putts shouldn't be complicated, but some golfers put too much pressure on themselves when standing over short putts.

    In this latest Morning Golf Read series from the shores of Maui, Claude Brousseau says to stop thinking of three feet as a "puking zone," and start using this simple mental trick to give yourself a jolt of confidence.

     

  • 10 Ways To Improve Your Golf Game From Home This Off-Season

    With the winter season upon us, not everyone has the ability to get outside to practice and play. And while this break may not be your first choice, there are still things you can do to improve in the off-season.

    GOLF.com Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel shares 10 tips.

    Click here to read the full story...

  • Ideas To Make Your Course More Accessible

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    Written by Leslie Dunning/Courtesy Golf Canada & CSCM

    The Invictus Games, held in Toronto in September 2017, included a golf event hosted by St. George’s Golf Club where spectators were treated to outstanding performances by the athletes. Those of us fortunate enough to attend the event could not help but imagine the opportunities of engaging more people with disabilities in golf.

    “This was the most memorable and inspirational event we have been a part of,” said Jason Clarke, CCM, who was general manager at St. George’s during the Games.

  • New Evidence Indicates Golf Improves Muscle Strength And Balance

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    Written by The R&A/Courtesy Golf Canada

    An international research study backed by The R&A has found new evidence to suggest golf can provide significant health benefits to older participants in the form of improved muscle strength and balance.

    Muscle strength and balance exercises form an important part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended guidelines to tackle physical inactivity in older people about which little was previously known for golf.

    The Strength and Balance Study, carried out with two sample groups over two years by Professor Maria Stokes OBE at the University of Southampton and Dr George Salem at the University of Southern California (USC), has indicated that older golfers have and develop strength and balance benefits.

  • Women’s Golf Tips: The 2 Keys For A Great Bunker Game

    The truth is, you need two things to be a good greenside bunker player as a woman: sand and speed.

    GOLF.com Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel shares two very important fundamentals to help you to take sand before under and after your golf ball come from your setup.

    Click here to read the full story...

  • Helpful Golf Specific Tips To Work On At Home

    During this time of uncertainty and disruption to our regular routines both at home and in the community, we'd like to make this space available for readers to access the many golf tips on line that can be done away from the golf course or driving range, so either at home or in the back yard. 

    We'll search for informative and hopefully entertaining articles and share the links with you in this section. Check back regularly to see what's been newly posted to help get you ready for when we head back out to the golf course.

  • 2023 Women's Fixture Sheet

    Arbutus Ridge GC - Image Courtesy Facility

    To have your event added, please email details to Jerome Goddard at jerome@britishcolumbiagolf.org

    Contact the club or the zone to find out more information

    To view association schedules, please visit following links:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

    GOLF CANADA

    PNGA

    May

    - Kick off Your Golf Season - May 20th - 21st - Sunset Ranch GC

     

     

    June

    - Swing Into Spring Vernon 2-lady Best Ball - June 3rd - Vernon G&CC

    - Zone 1 Ladies Championship - June 4-5 - Castlegar Golf Club

    - Zone 2 Two Lady Team Event - June 10th - Penticton G&CC

    - Club Team Championship - June 13th - Sunnydale GC

    - Shannon Lake 4-lady Team Stableford - June 13th - Shannon Lake GC

    - Cherie Baker - June 14th - Creston Golf Club

    - Ladies 2-Ball - June 15th - Twin Lakes

    - 2 Lady Best Ball - June 17th - Castlegar Golf Club

    - 1st Annual Ladies Open - June 20th - Gallagher's Canyon G&CC

    - Zone 3 and 4 Four Ball - June 27 - Sandpiper Golf Club

    July 

    - Ladies Sweepstakes - July 5th - Birchbank GC

    - Creston Senior's Open - July 7th - 8th - Creston GC

    - Ladies Open - July 9th- - 10th - Golden G and CC

    - Zone 6 Net Tournament - July 11th - Arrowsmith GC

    - Zone 5 Net Tournament - July 15th - Metchosin GC

    - Rivershore Two Lady Team Event - July 16-17 - Rivershore GC

    - Spallumcheen Ladies Amateur Open - July 20th - Spallumcheen GC

    - The Dunes 4-lady Team Scramble - July 21st - The Dunes GC 

    - Storey Creek Crystal Open - July 23-24 - Storey Creek Golf Course

    August

    - Four Ball - August 5th - Myrtle Point GC

    - 666 Format/The Gem - August 6th - Kamloops GC

    - Kelowna Sunshine Open Stroke Play/Net Stableford - August 6th - 7th - Kelowna G and CC

    - Sunset Ladies 2-ball - August 8th - Sunset Ranch GC

    - Bluebell - Aug. 10th - Riondel Golf Course

    - 2-lady team - August 13th - 14th - Big Horn GC

    - Zone 3 and 4 Businss Women's Championship - Aug. 14 - Tsawwessen Springs G.C.

    - Salmon Arm 2-lady Amateur Best Ball - August 20th - Salmon Arm GC

    - West Kootney Team Challenge - Aug. 29th - Birchbank GC

    - Ladies Open - Aug. 30th - Christina Lake GC

    - Zone 6 Four Ball - Aug. 31st - Myrtle Point GC

    September

    - Shadow Ridge Ladies 4-ball - September 1st - Shadow Ridge GC

    - Zone 4 Senior Women's Open - Sept. 8th - Tsawwassen Springs G.C.

    - Ladies Open (2 Lady Best Ball) - Sept 9th - Balfour Golf Course

    - Swinging Skirts 2-lady team - September 9th - Nk'mip Canyon and Desert GC

    - Champion of Champions - September 16th - Morningstar GC

    - Zone 5 Foursomes Qualifing - September 23rd - Cedar Hill

    - Zone 5 Foursomes Qualifing - September 26th  - Olympic View GC

    - Zone 5 Foursomes Qualifing - September 27th - Arbutus Ridge GC

    - Zone 5 Foursomes Qualifing - September 29th - Gorge Vale GC

    - Zone 5 Foursomes Qualifing - September 30th  - TBA

    October

    - Ladies Ironmaiden - Oct. 11th - Creston Golf Club

    - Wimpy - Oct. 23rd - Creston Golf Club

  • 2023 Men's Fixture Sheet

    Morningstar GC - Image Courtesy Facility

    To have your event added, please email details to Jerome Goddard at jerome@britishcolumbiagolf.org.

    Contact the club or the zone to find our more information.

    To view association schedules, please visit following links:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

    GOLF CANADA

    PNGA

     

    April

    - Zone 4 Senior Championship - April 11th and 26th - Beach Grove G.C. and Seymour G.C. 

    - Vancouver Island Open - April 23-24 - Highland Pacific G.C. and Victoria G.C. 

    May

    - Zone 6 Challenge Cup - May 7th - Glacier Greens GC

    - Zone 3 Senior Men's Championship - May 9th - Chilliwack GC

    - Zone 5 Amateur Championship - May 14 -15th - Cedar Hill G.C. and Gorge Vale G.C.

    - Zone 1 East Amateur Qualifier - May 28th-29th - Kimberly GC

    - Zone 1 West Amateur Qualifier - May 28th - 29th - Castlegar G.C. and Christina Lake G.C. 

    - Zone 6 Men's Amateur Championship - May 28th-29th - Storey Creek G.C.

    June

    - Zone 1 East Senior Qualifier - June 4th - 5th - Kimerly GC

    - Zone 4 Summer Senior Tour #1 - June 6th - Riverway GC

    - Zone 2 Amateur Championship - June 11th-12th - Shuswap Lake GC

    - Zone 3 Amateur Championship - June 11th - 12th - Golden Eagle GC

    - Zone 4 Championship - June 18-19 - Kings Links by the Sea and Beach Grove GC

    - Rivershore Senior Amateur - June 21st-22nd - Rivershore GL

    July

    - Ogopogo - July 7-9 - Kelowna G and CC.

    -  Zone 4 Summer Senior Tour #2 - July 11th - Sunshine Coast GC

    - Penticton Men's Open - July 13th-16th - Penticton GC

    - Spalding Cup- July 23rd-24th - Salmon Arm G.C.

    - Summerland Mixed - July 23rd - Summerland G.C.

    - Rivershore Men's Amateur - July 30th-August 1st - Rivershore GL

    August

    - 1st Annual Delta Amateur - August 6-7 - Delta Golf & Country Club (entry deadline: July 22) ph: 604-594-1414 email: proshop@deltagolfcourse.com 

    - Zone 4 Summer Senior Tour #3 - August 8th - Squamish GC

    - Sunshine Open - August 20th-21st - Kamloops G and CC

    - Princton Men's Open - August 20th-21st - Princeton G.C. 

    - Nk’Mip Mixed Divorce Open - August 28th - Nk'Mip Canyon Desert G.C.

    - Two Man Senior Best Ball - August 30-31 - Royalwood G.C. 

    September

    - Summerland Men’s Amateur - Sept 2-4 - Summerland G.C. 

    - Revelstoke Men’s & Women’s Open - Sept 2-4 - Revelstoke G.C.

    - Princeton Fall Mixed Open - Sept 7th-8th - Princeton 

    - Salmon Arm Ian Grey 2 Person Scramble - Sept 10th - Salmon Arm G.C. 

    - Zone 4 Summer Senior Tour #4 - September 12th - Kings Links by the Sea GC

    - Summerland Men’s & Women’s 5 Person Scramble - Sept. 17th-18th - Summerland G.C.

    - Rivershore Mr. & Mrs. Mixed - Sept 24th-25th - Rivershore Golf Links

    - Zone 3 Champion of Champions - Sept 25th - Fort Langley G.C.

    October

    - West Kelowna 2 Man Shoot Out - Oct. 1st-2nd - Two Eagles G.C. and Shannon Lake G.C. 

    - Zone 3 Senior Fall Classic - October 5th - Richmond G.C. 

    - Summerland Mixed Slugfest - October 15th-16th - Summerland G.C.

     

  • Video: Callaway 'Wedgeducation' How To Hit The Flop Shot

    Arguably the best wedge designer in history, Roger Cleveland, and PGA TOUR pro Wesley Bryan show you how to hit a flop shot.

    Many golfers would love to hit this shot, watch as Cleveland and Bryan show you it really isn't as difficult as you think...

     

     

  • 2023 Junior Fixture Sheet

    Prince George Golf & Curling Club - Image Courtesy Facility

    This sheet will be updated as tournaments are confirmed so please check back regularly for tournaments in your area or ones in which you'd like to participate or attend.

    Contact the club or the zone to find out more information.

    To have your event added, please email details to Jerome Goddard at jerome@britishcolumbiagolf.org

    To view zones and association schedules, please visit following links:

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF

    GOLF CANADA

    PNGA

    Canadian Junior Golf Association 

    Maple Leaf Junior Tour

    ZONE 1  ZONE 2   ZONE 3   ZONE 4  ZONE 5  ZONE 6 ZONE 8

  • British Columbia Golf's H2F (Home To Fairway) Program

    Presented By Tyler McKay/British Columbia Golf, Manager - Participation

    The following 7 drills are adapted drills from British Columbia Golf’s Playground 2 Fairways (P2F) school golf program and can easily be done at home.

    In fact, we call this program “Home to Fairway” or H2F. Each drill comes with a written explanation on this page along with a video demonstration which will be linked here next to the explanation.

    There are also written reasons on why each of the skills focused on in these drills will help with golf and other sports.

  • BC Golf's Fitness And Wellness Page

    During this time of uncertainty and disruption to our regular routines both at home and in the community, we'd like to make this space available for readers to access the many fitness tips on line that are useful for golf as well as everyday life. 

    We'll search for informative and hopefully entertaining articles and share the links with you in this section. Check back regularly to see what's been newly posted to help get you ready for when we head back out to the golf course.

  • World Handicap System To Roll Out In 2020

    For Immediate Release

    (4 November 2019, St Andrews, Scotland and Liberty Corner, N.J., USA): The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched from January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time.

    Though many countries are planning to adopt the new system in January, the system will go live in other parts of the world throughout the year to accommodate different implementation plans and variations in the golfing calendar.

  • Great Ideas on Gifts for Golfers – No Special Occasion Required!

    By DR. BARRY LOTZ, Inside Golf

    This is the time to plan your gift giving for your favorite golfers to unwrap this year. These gifts are useful and different from just a generic sleeve of balls. They reflect your thoughtfulness and appreciation of the recipient.

  • Early Survey Results Sees Big Difference In Male vs. Female Point Of View

    More than 1000 golfers have taken the survey in the first 24 hours...
  • Titleist Introduces 718 AP3 And AP2 Irons In Limited Black Finish

    Golfers seeking the breakthrough technology and proven performance of Titleist 718 AP3 and AP2 irons can bring an extra edge to their game with the introduction of new limited all-black editions.