• British Columbia Golf 2023 Annual General Meeting - Second Notice

    ALL BCGA VOTING MEMBERS

    ALL SECRETARY/TREASURERS OF ZONES

    ALL ZONE CHAIRS 

    SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    The 20th Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Golf Association will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The meeting will take place virtually utilizing Zoom technology. Details as to how to attend the meeting will be circulated  to voting members prior to the meeting. All supporting documents can be found on our website at the bottom of this page. 

    • For the benefit of the delegates, the AGM registration desk will be open at 6:45 p.m.

    DATED:  the 14th day of March 2023

    Sheila Van Gisbergen, Secretary

    On behalf of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA

    6:45 – 7:00 p.m.           Registration

    7:00 – 7:30 p.m.           Annual General Meeting

    7:30 p.m. on                 Distinguished Service Award presentation

    • Dan Sabourin
    • Wilda Schab

    The following order of business must be observed at the Annual General Meeting:

    1. call to order, welcoming remarks;
    2. reading notice of meeting and proof of mailing same;
    3. approval of agenda;
    4. report as to quorum;
    5. appoint scrutineers;
    6. reading and disposition of any unapproved minutes;
    7. elections of Directors to the Board;
    8. review of financial statements and auditor’s report;
    9. general business

    The following documents are on our website for your consideration:

    Second Notice of Meeting

    Details on how to access the meeting will be circulated prior to the meeting.

  • Greg Moody: Golf's Mr. Everything

    President of British Columbia Golf, Greg Moody - BC Golf Photo

    by Jim Sutherland

    The Pacific Coast Amateur is easily one of the most illustrious championships in amateur golf.

    For proof, one need only glance at results from the 2015 edition, held at the Eugene Country Club.

    That year, current PGA TOUR player Aaron Wise topped the leaderboard, trailed in order by Beau Hossler, Maverick McNealy, Bryson DeChambeau and Will Zalatoris, with Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa further down the list. Big names all, now on the pro circuit.

    And that wasn’t a one-off.

    Every year the leaderboard is sprinkled with big names. In 2016 and 2017, Wise was followed as winner by Zalatoris and Doug Ghim, yet another pro in waiting.

    This year’s Pacific Coast Amateur will be held July 25-28, at Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver, and you’d expect Championship Chair Greg Moody to be stoked.

    Click HERE to read full article...

     

  • Happy International Women's Day!

    image courtesy vectorportal.com

    British Columbia Golf would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women's Day! 

    Everyone at British Columbia Golf salutes International Women's Day #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023 ...and we invite you to check out this YouTube video 'Women In Golf Breaking Tradition'

     

  • BC Golf - Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Spring Tour Series

    The Spring Tour Series is BACK!

    Vancouver, BC – Zone 3 & 4 Junior Girls Chairs Christine Wong and Ezzabella Hernandez are proud to announce its 2023 Spring Tour Series schedule.

    The golf season is just around the corner and after a very successful 2022 season, the planning is underway to continue the momentum into the 2023 season. In what should be another great year for championship golf in BC, 2023 will include some great courses for our junior girls.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Long winter delays Osoyoos Golf Club’s traditional early start to season; Svensson top-25s at Bay Hill; Parsons fourth on Cactus Tour; Chambers Bay to play host to PNGA Men’s Amateur

    Osyoos GC Facebook Photo From 2019

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Osoyoos Golf Club is usually among the first of the Okanagan courses to emerge from winter hibernation. That won’t be the case this year...

  • Women's Golf 'Cloud' Series Set To Launch In BC

    We are excited to announce the first Women’s Golf Cloud Series – Presented by British Columbia Golf. We received rave reviews from the Women’s Cloud Scramble Event that we hosted each of the past two years, so we decided to expand and turn it into a series of six events. There will be one event per month from April to September.

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With David McCarthy Elected As The Association’s 117th President

    Golf Canada's 117th President David McCarthy - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

  • British Columbia Golf Excited To Announce The Inaugural All Abilities Golf Championship For BC

    Iconic McCleery GC (pictured here) To Host BC's First All Abilities Golf Championship This Summer - Image Courtesy vancouver.ca/parks-recreation

    Delta, B.C. February 28, 2023 - British Columbia Golf is pleased to announce the inaugural All Abilities Golf Championship taking place at McCleery Golf Course from June 12 - 13, 2023.

  • BC Golf, Lieutenant Governor Announce First Indigenous Championship

    British Columbia Golf, in partnership with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Osoyoos Indian Band owned Nk’mip Canyon Desert Golf Course, announce the launch of the inaugural Indigenous Championship British Columbia.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Taylor second in Phoenix to earn biggest payday of his career; Vancouver Golf Club to play host to U.S. Women’s Open qualifier; Ames captures third PGA Champions title: Arora top-10s in collegiate debut

    Abbotsford, BC's Nick Taylor - Image Credit Bernard Brault/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor went head to head with two of the best players in the world and never blinked. And while the Abbotsford native had to settle for second place, he earned one heck of a nice consolation prize at the PGA TOUR’s WM Phoenix Open.

    Taylor took home $2.18 million as he finished the star-stacked $20-million event at TPC Scottsdale at 17-under par, two shots behind new world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler...

  • Rules of Amateur Status Changes Will Help Introduce The Game To Underserved Demographics

    image courtesy Iron Lady Golf/Golf Canada

    By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    “The Rules of Amateur Status.” “Growing the game.”

    In the past, those phrases were seldom mentioned in the same breath.

    But let’s give credit where it’s due. The Rules of Amateur Status are essential for preserving the integrity of the game by clearly delineating the difference between an amateur golfer and a pro. For example, amateurs must not accept payment or other compensation for giving instruction. (Golf instruction involves teaching the mechanics of swinging a club and hitting the ball.)

    That mandate belongs to PGA of Canada members.

    But recent changes to those Rules offer an exception if the instruction is part of a program that has been approved in advance. To date, two programs—First Tee ​Canada​ and Iron Lady Golf—have been approved. Each application is reviewed jointly by Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada.

    Click HERE to see complete story...

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Another Victoria Golf Club caddie lands prestigious Evans Scholarship; Monterey magic continues for Taylor; Former McCleery, Mayfair Lakes pro Pat Dunn passes

    Evans Caddie Scholarship Recipient Aleksej Milojevic - Images Courtesy A. Milojevic/Victoria GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When he began caddying for members at Victoria Golf Club two years ago, Aleksej Milojevic had no idea how profoundly it would change his life.

    He was 15 and as green as the grass he walked on to complete his first caddying loops on the scenic oceanside layout. Milojevic knew very little about golf or life...

  • British Columbia Golf 2023 Annual General Meeting - First Notice

    Arbutus Ridge GC, Site of The 2023 BC Women's Amateur - Image Courtesy Arbutus Ridge GC 

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF VOTING MEMBERS
    SECRETARY/TREASURER OF British Columbia Zone committees

    FIRST NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    TAKE NOTICE THAT the 20th Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf will be a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The meeting will use “Zoom” as the meeting platform and all voting members will be provided with a meeting link to log-in to the meeting.

    All supporting documents can be located below.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Surrey teen off to Augusta National; Motomochi cashes on NEXT Tour; du Toit third on Asher Tour; Hadwin surprises wife with made cut

    BC's Ha Young Chang Won A Regional Drive, Chip & Putt Competition At Pebble Beach - Image Courtesy Minku Chang

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Surrey teenager Ha Young Chang is counting the days until she visits Augusta National Golf Club for the finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. She figures to be spending a lot of those days at the driving range and practice green.

    “I am really excited,” says Chang, a Grade 9 student at Elgin Park Secondary. “I have always watched it on TV. I know I’ll be a little nervous.”

  • Bell Let's Talk Day - Let's Create Positive Change

    Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 25. We are joining in and committing to take meaningful action to create positive change.

    Since 2011, Canadians and people around the globe have joined in the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the stigma around mental health issues, inspire one another to take action, and help create a Canada where everyone can access the mental health support they need. But it is clear more needs to be done.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Tower Ranch sold to Vernon-based company; Hadwin enjoys another successful visit to desert; Lauren Kim fifth at Annika Invitational; Osland hot on Cactus Tour

    Tower Ranch GC - Image Courtesy BCGMA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Vernon businessman Gurjit Jhajj’s timing could not have been much better when he got into the golf business by purchasing Sunset Ranch in Kelowna about five years ago.

    The ensuing COVID-19 pandemic gave golf a boost and brought new players to the game. Sunset Ranch, like most other courses, has benefitted.

    That got Jhajj, owner of Durali Properties Ltd., thinking about adding a second course to his company’s portfolio. He did not have to look much farther than just down the road.

  • Golf Places 5 In Sport BC's 55th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards Finalists

    Media Advisory – January 16, 2023 – (Vancouver, BC)

    Sport BC has announced the finalists to be celebrated at the upcoming 55th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards taking place on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East.

    The event, to be hosted by CBC’s Scott Russell, recognizes the province’s best in amateur sport including athletes, coaches, teams, and officials for outstanding performances in their sport in either the 2021 or 2022 season.

    Each finalist was nominated by their Provincial or Multi-Sport Organization, High School, College, or University. The sport of Golf is very pleased and proud to see no fewer than 5 finalists being recognized for their outstanding performances. 

    The Selection Committee, led by long-serving Chair Bernie Pascall, included a diverse group of highly experienced British Columbia sport leaders and media members.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Chilliwack Golf Club approves ambitious renovation plan; Bald Eagle up for sale; Crown Isle Q-school moved to June; Osland comes close in Arizona

    Chilliwack Golf Club - Image Courtesy Facility

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When Kaleb Fisher was appointed course superintendent at Chilliwack Golf Club just over a year ago, he was asked to come up with a long-term plan for the golf course. 

    “I took over last November and at the first board meeting I went to, the board and (general manager) Bryan Ewart said to me, we need to think forward and we want to task you with some long-term planning goals and try to figure out what we want this golf club to look like in the future,” Fisher recalled in an interview.

    So Fisher went to work coming up with a plan and a year later, that future is now in focus.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Redwoods may not re-open until 2024; Team B.C. wins at PGA Head Professional Championship of Canada; Shaughnessy to play as par 72 at next summer’s CP Women’s Open

    The Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Continues At Langley's Redwoods GC - Image Courtesy Redwoods

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A closure that was anticipated to last six months could drag on for two years as work on the Trans Mountain pipeline project continues at a snail’s pace at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley. 

    When the last shots were struck at Redwoods on April 18th of 2022, the hope was the popular course would be back up and and running by fall. But managing director Doug Hawley’s worst fears are now being realized....

  • Video: A Look At The Five Most Important Changes In the Rules Of Golf For 2023

    The Rules of Golf underwent a massive review and overhaul with the newest version of the rules being brought into effect at the start of 2019. But as the game itself has evolved and continues to do so...so do the rules.

    There are some more changes in store just around the corner for 2023, and while these changes are not nearly as extensive, they still represent some important new regulations that we should all know about.

     The following video takes a look at what's coming for next year as put forward by the R&A, The USGA and the world's governing bodies for the game of golf, including of course, Golf Canda.