• 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.

  • Take Part In The BC Golf Physical or Cognitive Limitation Participation Survey

    British Columbia Golf is fully invested in doing all we can to assist and promote golf as an accessible sport for all.

    As part of this committment we are circulating this survey intended to gather information to enable further gains to be made in creating and improving accessiblity to golf and golf facilities for those who may themselves have or know others with physical or cognitive limitations.

    Please click on the link below to take part in a short survey. As is requested in the opening question, if you are not someone who has physical or cognitive limitations as identified by EDGA (formerly the European Disabled Golf Association), kindly pass along or inform anyone you may know who could be interested. 

    Survey Link

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFX5W9J

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor, Sloan earn spots in U.S. Open; Talking Rock closed by fire; Ewart a player of the year finalist; UBC men eighth at NAIA Championships

     BC's Nick Taylor Has Qualified To Play In His 4th U.S. Open - Image Credit Marcus Oleniuk/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Abbotsford’s Nick Taylor is heading back to the U.S. Open and will have some British Columbia company as Roger Sloan of Merritt also advanced from a final qualifier in Dallas. 

    With 13 spots up for grabs at the Dallas site, Taylor tied for sixth at nine-under par in the 36-hole qualifier. Sloan had to do some extra work.

    He had to survive a six-man playoff for the final two spots after tying for 12th at seven-under. Sloan birdied the second playoff hole after sticking a wedge from 102 yards to three feet.

  • Patrick Weeks Prevails In Playoff To Win B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock

    Longtime Shaughnessy Golf Club Member Patrick Weeks Also Won The B.C. Mid-Master Championship - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE -- Seven final-round birdies weren’t enough, so Patrick Weeks made one more. The longtime Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club member birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Brent Pound of Kamloops and win the B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    “This is amazing,” said Weeks. “I honestly can’t believe it is true. I have been second so many times -- last year at the B.C. Amateur, then I lost in a playoff at Big Sky in the Mid-Am in 2014. This is redemption. I was two shots back the last time the Mid-Am was here at Talking Rock (in 2015) and they called off the final round due to rain. So this is poetic justice.”

  • Nonie Marler Goes Wire-to-Wire At B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock, Shelly Stouffer Wins Mid-Master Title

    Nonie Marler Of Vancouver With The B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Trophy - Image Courtesy Nonie Marler

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE -- Nonie Marler led from start to finish at the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have to overcome a little adversity along the way.

    During Thursday’s final round at Talking Rock Golf Course, Marler was cruising along with a three-shot lead when her tee ball on the par 4 13th hole sailed slightly right, struck the top of a tall tree and was never seen again. 

    No one saw it come down -- there’s a good chance it remained up in the tree -- and suddenly Marler was under some pressure.

  • Wind Howls, Scores Soar At Talking Rock In BC Mid-Am

    Nonie Marler And Andy Robb Are The 36-hole Leaders at B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship - Images Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    CHASE -- There were whitecaps on the water and lots of bogeys (and others) on scorecards Wednesday at Talking Rock Golf Course. 

    Those waves on Little Shuswap Lake were a warning to players at the B.C. Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur Championships that second-round conditions were going to be challenging. Make that brutal.

    A bit of a morning breeze turned into an absolute gale in the afternoon. Throw in a little hail and unseasonably cool temperatures and Talking Rock presented an extremely stiff test.

  • Nonie Marler, Ed Bellrose Grab First-Round Lead At B.C. Mid-Amateur Championships

    Nonie Marler Of Vancouver Has The First Round Lead In The BC Women's Mid-Am - BC Golf Photo

    CHASE -- Three back-nine birdies propelled Vancouver’s Nonie Marler to an even-par 72 and a four-shot lead after Tuesday’s first round of the B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    Marler, the 2020 B.C. Mid-Am champion who plays out of Marine Drive Golf Club, birdied the 10th, 12th and 15th holes to finish off her round nicely. Shelly Stouffer, the reigning B.C. Senior Women’s Champion from Nanoose Bay, is alone in second place after opening with a four-over 76.

  • British Columbia Golf’s Championship Season Set To Begin With Men’s And Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship At Talking Rock

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    She’s a senior golfer now, but Shelly Stouffer likes her chances as she prepares to tee it up with the ‘kids’ at the B.C. Mid-Amateur Championship at Talking Rock Golf Course.

    Stouffer, the reigning B.C. and Canadian Senior Women’s champion, has never laid eyes on Talking Rock. But these days, her golf game is travelling well. She’s never felt more confident about her swing.

    “I am feeling pretty good,” Stouffer says. “I like my chances. I don’t know if I have ever hit it this well. I have hit it farther before, but not as consistently straight and in play all the time. I feel like my swing is a lot better than it has been. And I am putting well. It’s great. I love where my game is at. I am just much more consistent.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For Sale: 2016 Cummings Cargo Trailer

    British Columbia Golf has a Cummings Cargo Transport Trailer available. 

    The trailer can be viewed at the BC Golf office address: 

    #116 - 7198 Vantage Way
    Delta, BC, Canada
    V4G 1K7

    Details below.

  • British Columbia Golf Saddened To Learn Of The Passing Of Longtime Volunteer Lorna Semple

    LORNA JEAN SEMPLE (NEE LITTLE) SEPTEMBER 28, 1943 – MARCH 29, 2022

    It is with great sadness that British Columbia Golf has learned of the passing of longtime volunteer Lorna Semple on March 29th, 2022, at the age of 78, surrounded by the family she loved.

    Her years as a volunteer and rules official at golf tournaments throughout the province with British Columbia Golf were a highlight according to her family. She particularly enjoyed her times with the Junior Boys and Girls golf tournaments.

    She made many friends through BC Golf. Lorna was an avid golfer who loved to play with her “Ladies” and anyone else who was on the tee. Her love of golf and support for charities led to her organizing 12 years of the Golf 4 A Cure Charity Golf Tournament which raised over $200,000 for Cancer Research.

    The family will be planning a celebration of life when the weather is warmer, and all can toast her with a glass of chilled white wine. Contributions in her memory can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

  • Greg Moody Becomes New President Of British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Greg Moody has a rather simple explanation for why he spends considerable time giving back to the game of golf. “I just enjoy volunteering,” Moody says. “I think you’re either born with a volunteer gene or you’re not.”

    Moody clearly has his. A highly respected rules official and a longtime champion of junior golf, Moody is the new president of British Columbia Golf. Moody was officially elected by the BC Golf board on April 3rd. He jokes that it is not a position he expected or coveted.

    “I never aspired to this position,” says Moody, a North Vancouver resident who has been a member of Seymour Golf & Country Club since the mid-1980s. “I just like volunteering. This is something I started to do when I retired and I have especially enjoyed working with the kids.”

  • 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. 

  • Helping Women Say “Yes” To Golf

    BC Golf File Photo

    by Lindsay Knowlton, Iron Lady Golf (via SIRC)

    I started playing golf for the hot dogs. As a 14-year-old girl, I wanted to make friends with the other kids at my golf club. My major motivation after 9 holes was celebrating with friends over a hot dog and a chocolate milkshake. Flash forward 25 years, and golf is my passion. I’ve played and competed around the world. I’ve also taught more than 10,000 women how to play golf.

    Like me, these women are almost always interested in more than learning how to play golf. They learn to be included in their work events or to spend more time with their partners and families. They learn to find new friendships and travel companions, to exercise, spend time in nature or get some fresh air.

    Now more than ever, golf is about much more than just the game. Community is the glue that makes golf stick. In this blog, I offer strategies and tips, based on research and my own experiences, to help golf clubs and organizations create inclusive, welcoming environments that help women say “yes” to golf.

    Please click HERE to read complete story on SIRC....

    About the Author(s)
    Lindsay Knowlton is the founder of Iron Lady Golf and a member of the PGA of Canada. She’s passionate about helping more women say “yes” to golf and building communities. Lindsay was the Captain of the Ohio State Women’s Golf Team, a 3-year Member of Canada’s National Team and a Silver Medalist at the 2004 World Championships. She has also recorded 3 holes-in-1!