• B.C. And Ontario To Meet At Bear Mountain In Inaugural Indigenous Challenge Cup

    Victoria's Bear Mountain Will Host The Inaugural Indigenous Challenge Cup  

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Christina Spence Proteau has lots of great memories from this past spring’s inaugural B.C. Indigenous Championship played at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver.

    She’ll never forget winning the event, one that she also chaired and helped organize, but what really stood out for Spence Proteau was the tournament’s spirit.

    The Port Alberni native had never seen so many smiles at a golf tournament. Participants seemed proud to be there and recognized they were helping plant the seeds for an event that will continue to blossom in the years ahead.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Coach’s Cousin Leads Cascades To Season-Opening Win; Sloan Closer To PGA TOUR Return; Henry Lee Survives 1st Stage Of DP World Tour Q-school; UBC Men, Women Open With Big Wins; BC's Boydell Close At All-Abilities

    Lucas O'Dell Led The UFV Cascades To A Win In Their Season Opener At Okanagan GC’s Bear Course

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    One of the first things Connor O’Dell did when he was appointed the new golf coach at the University of the Fraser Valley was convince his cousin, Lucas O’Dell, to return home and play for the Cascades.

    That decision paid early dividends when Lucas won the individual title and helped the Cascades capture the team event at the season-opening Battle of the Bear tourney in Kelowna.

    Lucas, a Maple Ridge native, transferred to UFV after spending his freshman year at The Master’s University, a NAIA school in Santa Clara, Calif. He fired rounds of 67 and 68 at Okanagan Golf Club’s Bear course to win the individual competition by six shots over teammates Jackson Jacob and Eli Greene.

    The Cascades won the men’s team title by 28 shots over the University of Victoria.

  • British Columbia Golf Performance Team Selection Camp Announcement

    Image Credit British Columbia Golf/JKamPhotos

    The 2023 TEAM British Columbia Performance Camp is coming soon to Mayfair Lakes G&CC in Richmond.

    This annual program event is open to all juniors for possible selection. Please see below for details and links to registration and contacts. 

  • 2023 Canadian All Abilities Championship Set For Kamloops Golf & Country Club

    Kamloops Golf & Country Club - Image Courtesy Golf Canada 


    Kamloops, B.C. – The 2023 Canadian All Abilities Championship, presented by BDO is set for September 14-15 with a field of 44 amateur golfers competing at The Kamloops Golf and Country Club in Kamloops, B.C.

    The third playing of the national championship will be contested as a 36-hole competition and will feature players with neurological, intellectual, sensory, and physical impairments.

    There are four different divisions in the Canadian All Abilities Championship that players will compete in, regardless of disability classification: Women’s Gross Stroke Play; Women’s Net Stableford; Men’s Gross Stroke Play; and Men’s Net Stableford.

  • Special Announcement: BC Golf House Society & Golf Hall Of Fame Of BC

    2023 Golf Hall of Fame Tickets Now on Sale

    Tickets for the 2023 Golf Hall of Fame of BC Induction/Dinner are now on sale.

    Join us for an evening celebrating 4 great golfers and their numerous achievements in golf.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Cao in, Macdonald out of top five after season-ending PGA Tour Canada event; Big Sky a tough test at Canadian Senior Men’s; Surrey’s Lauren Kim named ‘freshman to watch’; Four Vancouver-area players qualify for Team Canada

    Delta, BC Resident Yi Cao - Image Credit PGA Tour Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Delta resident Yi Cao earned his Korn Ferry Tour status the hard way. All Cao did was finish first and second in the final two events of the PGA Tour Canada season to grab the fifth and final graduating spot on the Fortinet Cup points list.

    Cao closed the season-ending Fortinet Cup Championship at Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary with a five-under 66 that moved him into solo second place at 17-under par. He holed a chip for eagle on the par 5 17th hole to move into second place.

    Cao had entered the tournament ninth on the points list and his big finish in Calgary, which came on his 32nd birthday, was enough to move him into fifth on the points list. The top five players all earned some status on the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour and all get a pass through to the final stage of this fall’s PGA TOUR qualifying school, where the top five finishers will earn their PGA TOUR cards.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Macdonald on the bubble at final PGA Tour Canada event; Delta resident Yi Cao a winner in Minnesota; John, Kong advance at LPGA Tour Q-school; Canadian Senior Men’s Championships set for Big Sky

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

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Vancouver’s Stuart Macdonald will be on the bubble when the PGA Tour Canada circuit completes its season at this week’s Fortinet Cup Championship in Calgary.

    Macdonald missed the cut at last week’s final full-field event, the CRMC Championship, in Brainerd, Minn. In doing so, he dropped from fourth to fifth on the Fortinent Cup points race.

    The top five on the list after this week’s event at Country Hills Golf Club in Calgary will earn status on the 2024 Korn Ferry Tour. Macdonald must hold his position or improve it in order to earn one of those five coveted cards.

  • BC Golf Program A Highlight Of ISPARC Healthy Living E-Bulletin

    In 2007, driven by the desire to improve the health and well-being of BC’s Indigenous people, several prominent provincial Indigenous organizations came together to develop a social legacy from the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games—a legacy that would lead to transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous people across the province.

    Today, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established with the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous peoples by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities.

  • Jenny Kwon Finishes Magical Month Of August With Win At B.C. Bantam Girls Championship

    Vancouver's Jenny Kwon Added The BC Bantam Title To The Juvenile Girls Trophy She Picked Up At Highland Pacific Last Week  - BC Golf photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In case you were wondering, winning never gets old. Just ask Jenny Kwon.

    The 14-year-old from Vancouver completed a magical month of August by winning the B.C. Bantam Girls Championship at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria. It followed by six days her win at the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship at Highland Pacific Golf Course in Victoria.

    Kwon began her August by capturing the PNGA Junior Girls Amateur Championship at North Bellingham Golf Course in Washington state.

  • Jaden August Clinches B.C. Bantam Boys Championship With Clutch Two-Putt Final Green

    BC Bantam Boys Champion, Jaden August - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Jaden August had to grind a little harder than he imagined on the 18th green in the final round of the B.C. Bantam Boys Championship.

    The 14-year-old from Pitt Meadows had a two-shot lead as he walked onto the green at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria. But when playing partner Luke Van Alstine of Vancouver rolled in a 30-foot putt for birdie, August’s lead was cut in half.

    “I had a decent length putt that I had to two-putt,” August said. “I hit my first putt a little past the hole and I had about four feet left. I knew that was for the win. To be honest, I don’t remember too much what I was thinking standing over it. I was kind of in my own little world there. I was a little nervous.”

  • Jenny Kwon, Jaden August Lead B.C. Bantam Championships At Cedar Hill Golf Course

    Jenny Kwon Leads After Round One At The BC Bantam Girls Championship - BC Golf File Photos

    British Columbia Golf Report

    VICTORIA — Just days after winning the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship, Vancouver’s Jenny Kwon is well positioned to add the B.C. Bantam Girls title.

    The 14-year-old Kwon shot an even-par 67 in the first round of the event for players aged 14 and under at Cedar Hill Golf Course in Victoria.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Twenty years later, Motomochi back at Shaughnessy; Five B.C. women head to LPGA Tour Q-school; Crisologo top-10s in Manitoba; Taylor’s season ends with another big payday

    BC's Jonnie Motomochi Caddied For Yu Liu In The CPKC Women's Open - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Back in 2003, Delta’s Jonnie Motomochi made headlines when at age 12 he became the youngest player to compete in the Canadian Amateur Championship, which was held that year at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

    Motomochi was back at Shaughnessy last week, but this time he wasn’t playing. Motomochi caddied for China’s Yu Liu at the CPKC Women’s Open. “A kid that I coach, his dad knows her dad, they used to practise at the same course in Beijing,” said Motomochi, who coaches at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Surrey.

    “Her caddie got Covid so they gave me a call Monday night. “It was a great experience. She’s a really good player, so it’s been fun. I didn’t say much, I didn’t do much.”

  • Austin Krahn Captures Juvenile Boys Championship For His Second Provincial Title This Season

    BC Juvenile Boys Champion Austin Krahn With Highland Pacific GM Jeff Palmer - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A couple of other players shot lower rounds, but no one was more consistent than Austin Krahn at the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship.

    The 16-year-old Christina Lake native shot three straight sub-par rounds at Highland Pacific Golf Club in Victoria and earned his second provincial championship of the season.

    “This week I minimized my mistakes,” Krahn said. “It was all about keeping it consistent and I think I only had six bogeys on the week. It was just pars all round and then I dropped in a couple of putts for birdies. I just kept my rounds really solid.”

  • Vancouver’s Jenny Kwon Hangs On And Wins B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship

    BC Juvenile Girls Champion Jenny Kwon With Highland Pacific GM Jeff Palmer - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When it was suggested to Jenny Kwon that she has had an impressive month of August, the 14-year-old added something of a qualifier.

    “I have a lot of places for improvement, but mostly yes, I think so,” she said. These kids are never satisfied. All Kwon has done this month is win the PNGA Junior Girls Amateur and now the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship.

    The Vancouver resident, who plays out of Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, outlasted Elsa Wu of Maple Ridge by a single shot to win the Juvenile crown for players aged 16 and under at Highland Pacific Golf Club in Victoria.

  • B.C. Contingent Looking To Bounce Back In Second Round Of CPKC Women’s Open

    Former BC Junior Girls Champion Luna Lu - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    They battled their nerves along with an exceptionally tough golf course. Teeing it up a LPGA Tour event was a new experience for five of the six British Columbians playing in the CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

    “I think on a scale of one to 10 on the first tee I was like an eight or a nine,” was how Burnaby’s Luna Lu described her nerves early in Thursday’s opening round. “And then after about nine holes I was like maybe 5 or 6.”

    The 16-year-old former B.C. Junior Girls champion carded a five-over 77, joining a large percentage of the field who were over par for the day.

  • Shaughnessy Bares Its Teeth In First Round Of CPKC Women’s Open

    The CPKC Women's Open 1st Round Leader Is Yuka Saso - Image Credit Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Just like it did back in 2005 and 2011 for the PGA TOUR, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club is presenting a stern test for some of the best female golfers on the planet.

    There were lots more bogeys than birdies in the first round of the CPKC Canadian Women’s Open. Only 18 of the 156 players in the field of the LPGA Tour event managed to break par.

    Everyone is chasing 2021 U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso, who rattled off four straight birdies on her back nine and shot a six-under 66, a new tournament course record at Shaughnessy.

  • BC Golf's CPKC Women's Open Golf Pool Random Draw & Prize Winners

    We are pleased to announce the winner of the random draw for two passes to last month's CPKC Women's Open Championship at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club along with the top 5 finishers in the BC Golf CPKC Women's Open golf pool & their prizes.

  • Jenny Kwon, Eric Joo Lead Heading Into Final Round Of B.C. Juvenile Girls & Boys Championships

    Jenny Kwon Leads After Two Rounds At The BC Juvenile Girls Championship - BC Golf Photo

    VICTORIA — Vancouver’s Jenny Kwon still leads, but things have have tightened up considerably at the B.C. Juvenile Girls Championship at Highland Pacific Golf Course.

    Kwon, a 14-year-old who plays out of Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, began Wednesday’s second round with a five-shot lead. Her lead is now a single shot heading into Thursday’s final round of the 54-hole championship for players aged 16 and under.

  • Austin Krahn, Trevor Wong Share Lead After First Round Of B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship; Jenny Kwon Has Five-Shot Lead In Juvenile Girls Championship

    Christina Lake's Austin Krahn Is Trying To Add To His Indigenous Championship Triumph Earlier This Year At The BC Juvenile Boys - BC Golf Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA — Austin Krahn has already collected one British Columbia championship this season and now the 16-year-old Christina Lake resident is in search of a second.

    Krahn, who won the inaugural B.C. Indigenous Championship this past spring at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, has a share of the lead after the first round of the B.C. Juvenile Boys Championship.

    Krahn and Vancouver’s Trevor Wong both opened with one-under 70s at Highland Pacific Golf Course in Victoria. Four players are just one shot behind Krahn and Wong.

  • Rose Zhang Makes Big Impression With First Nations Kids

    LPGA Tour Rookie Star Rose Zhang Was A Hit With First Nations Youth At Her Clinic At Musqueam Golf & Learning Centre - Image Credit: Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The first question came from nine-year-old Constanza Ordaz, who asked Rose Zhang something all frustrated golfers would like to know. “What does she do when she misses something, when she misses a shot,” the youngster asked Zhang. “What do you do?”

    Zhang and everyone who had gathered at the Musqueam Golf and Learning Centre chuckled at Constanza’s question. “I wish there was a thing so you couldn’t miss on the golf course,” Zhang said. “But it’s frustrating. Golf is hard.”

    Before she set foot for the first time on Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, the site of this week’s CPKC Women’s Open, Zhang dropped by the Musqueam Golf Centre on Tuesday morning for a clinic organized by Golf Canada and the British Columbia chapter of the First Tee.