• Nanaimo's Sandy Harper Preaching Patience After Stroke Recovery

    Nanaimo's Sandy Harper Is Seen Here Teeing Off In The 2018 Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur At Victoria Golf Club - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Chuck Russell

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Sandy Harper has always taken pride in the way he has conducted himself on the golf course, where his excellence over many years earned the Nanaimo resident a place in the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame. 

    No matter if he had registered a birdie, par, bogey, double-bogey or worse, Harper remained unflappable.

    That has become more difficult in the past 10 months as the 64-year-old Harper recovered from a stroke he suffered last August. Don’t get Harper wrong. He feels blessed by his recovery.

  • Summerland Golf & Country Club Set To Host B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf’s championship season tees off June 22-25 when Summerland Golf & Country Club plays host to the 116th playing of the B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship. 

    A new champion will be crowned as Vancouver’s Michelle Liu, who at age 13 became the youngest winner of the championship last summer at Campbell River Golf Club, is not defending her title.

    It would not be surprising to see another teenage winner hoist the Flumerfelt Cup as the field includes several top junior players.

  • Video: Morningstar GC Ready For 2021 BC Junior Championships

    With the 2021 British Columbia Junior Championships  starting June 29th, the host venue, Morningstar Golf Club in Parksville on Vancouver Island, are prepared to offer a solid challenge to the top junior golfers in the province. 

    In the video below Director of Golf John Randle and General Manager Barrie McWha welcome players to the upcoming event and provide some insight into the course itself, with the help of junior Brendan O'Brien.


  • First Tee Canada Launches With British Columbia Chapter Off First

    In 2020, Golf Canada partnered with First Tee to launch First Tee – Canada. Together, the partnership will bring First Tee’s youth development emphasis to strengthen Golf Canada’s junior golf activities – previously conducted under the Future Links brand – that reach kids in communities, schools, and golf facilities.

    Golf Canada will serve as the national headquarters of First Tee – Canada. First Tee chapters are being established in markets across Canada to deliver programs in their respective regions, with First Tee British Columbia being the first out of the gate.

  • Golf Canada Announces Revised 2021 Championship Schedule

    Due to interprovincial travel restrictions and other complexities related to COVID-19, Golf Canada has announced additional changes to its championship schedule for the 2021 season. 

    Provincial restrictions had previously forced the cancellation of U.S. Open Local and Final Qualifiers, in addition to the NextGen Pacific, NextGen Western, and NextGen Ontario Championships.

    With continued pandemic-related uncertainty, the remaining NextGen Championships – NextGen Prairie (Quarry Oaks, June 10-13), NextGen Quebec (Club de Golf Hemmingford, June 27-30), and NextGen Atlantic (Dundarave Golf Course, July 12-15) – will also be cancelled and the 2021 NextGen National Junior Orders of Merit will not be awarded.

  • BC Golf Women's Golf Day Scramble A Hit Across The Province

    The ' Cedar Hill Birdie Bunch' Were Just One Of The 112 Teams That Entered The BC Golf Women's Golf Day 'Cloud Scramble' - Image Courtesy Cedar Hill Birdie Bunch

    Between May 25th and Tuesday, June 1st, coinciding with International Women's Golf Day, British Columbia Golf ran a 'Cloud Scramble' for teams put together across the province. Players created their own team, played at the location of their choice and submitted results. Prizes were done on a draw basis with the focus of the event to get out, participate and have fun.

    It appears that's exactly what happened as participation was terrific with over 100 teams entering. 

  • Super Busy: Golf Course Superintendents And Their Crews Challenged By Unprecedented Level Of Play

    Superintendent Dave Fair And His Trusty Companion Max, Have Had A Particularly Busy Time At Work At Northview GC This Season - Image Courtesy Dave Fair

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Golf courses are busy, almost as busy as the men and women who maintain them. The current golf boom has most courses nearly fully booked from dawn to dusk. All that play means more divots in the fairways, more ball marks on greens, more overall wear and tear on courses.

    And that has presented challenges for golf course superintendents and their crews as they attempt to present their properties in the best possible condition for their guests.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Solo Golf As The ‘Single Rider Cart Of BC Golf’

    Delta, BC, June 3, 2021 – British Columbia Golf announced their new partnership with Solo Golf today, designating Solo Golf as the Single Rider Cart of BC Golf.
    This move reinforces British Columbia Golf’s commitment to support new initiatives in the game and create more accessible options for golfers.
    Solo Golf is one of the most innovative new players in the Canadian market, and this new partnership recognizes the value of the products they’re bringing to the Canadian golf industry.
    Kris Jonasson, Chief Executive Officer at British Columbia Golf, is pleased to be welcoming Solo Golf to the family of British Columbia Golf partners. “One of our most important mandates as the Provincial governing body for golf in BC is to promote accessibility within the game” said Jonasson.
  • Pheasant Glen Not Pulling Punches With Different Approach To Aerating Greens

    Article Reprinted Courtesy Inside Golf

    The Qualicum Beach facility takes a very controversial approach to aerating greens... they don't.

    If there is one thing golfers don't like, it is arriving at a course to find the greens have been recently aerated. But most golfers will grudgingly accept the necessity.

    That is not the case at Pheasant Glen, a course well known for good manicure and smooth putting surfaces... good enough to co-host the BC Amateur in 2018.

  • The Right Place, The Right Time

    Victoria's Dale Jackson Has Gone From Making A Rules Inquiry Playing In An Event To Becoming This Country's Pre-eminent Rules Official - Image Courtesy Dale Jackson 

    By Jeff Sutherland / iG

    When Dale Jackson asked a rules question 20 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine what that would lead to.

    The member at Royal Colwood Golf Club on Vancouver Island may modestly say that his rise to the upper echelons of Canadian golf may be about being in the “right place at the right time,” but, other than the original incident that sparked his interest, chance really has had little to do with it.

    It all started when Jackson was playing in the Colwood Amateur in 2001 and was unable to get a clear answer to a rules question.

  • Take Part In BC Golf's 'Cloud Scramble' In Celebration Of Women's Golf Day

    As part of this year's Women's Golf Day celebration, British Columbia Golf is holding a 'Cloud Scramble' and you can win prizes by entering your own team. The Scramble format has proven to be a fun way to play and to have everyone get a chance to contribute to the team. 

    There will be prizes drawn from the scorecard images entered by each team, thus the 'awards' are strictly based on participation. Have fun, it's called 'playing' Golf ????

    Teams will receive clarification on the basics of the rules upon entering the event from Tyler McKay. See more details below. 

  • Video: Welcome Back - Golf Is Calling!

    Golf is Calling! Golf is good for you! Get out and play! 





  • Video: BC Golf Receives Inaugural Delivering On Diversity Award

    During the annual SportBC awards held in March of this year, after a delay due to Covid-19 from 2020, the very first 'Delivering On Diversity' award was handed out by the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport, the Honourable Minister Melanie Mark. 

    The awards were held on a virtual basis and Minister Mark made the announcement to open the proceedings. The award recognizes a "Provincial, disability or multi-sport organization that has demonstrated a committment towards advancing accessibility and inclusion."

  • Vote For Your Top 50 Moments In Canadian Golf History

    In celebration of Golf Canada's 50th anniversary they have created the 'most influential 50 moments' in Canadian golf history.

    Vote to help create the top 10 moments which will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 8th during the RBC Hall of Fame Day presented by Nike Golf.

    Review all of the top 50 moments and vote on your favourite.

  • Update On Provincial COVID-19 Restrictions

    A Message From The Allied Golf Association - British Columbia

    We want to thank everyone for their continued implementation of COVID-19 protection procedures that support the safe operation of golf in British Columbia and suggest increased vigilance on enforcing protocols may be required.

    With the increase in COVID-19 cases in the province, so comes increased scrutiny for all potential sources, including golf, and the need for increased due diligence, such as is happening in the province toward the enforcement of non-essential travel.

    The PHO determined that increased enforcement of non-essential travel restrictions in British Columbia was required. Last Friday, the previous advisories became orders and the government implemented additional measures to mitigate travel.

  • BC's Christine Wong, Titleist's Newest Brand Ambassador

    Richmond Native Christine Wong Was Recently Named A Titleist Brand Ambassador - Image Courtesy Titleist/FootJoy

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When she has a spare moment, which doesn’t happen often in her life, Christine Wong sometimes thinks about one final run at the LPGA Tour. But then she reflects on how happy she is with her life right now and wonders why she’d want to change a thing.

    “I think for the next couple of years or so I will probably just keep doing what I have been doing,” Wong says. “I feel like I am in a really good place in my life right now and it’s kind of nice.”

    Nice and busy. Wong, a two-time B.C. Women’s Amateur champion who is now nearly eight years removed from a successful collegiate golf career at San Diego State University, has a lot on her plate.

  • Sean Richardson: In Memoriam

    Sean Richardson, Seen Here Receiving The PGA of BC's Jack Westover Coach Of The Year Award In 2018, Passed Away Sunday Following A Long Battle With Cancer - BC Golf File Photo

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    APRIL 21, 2021

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) –- The PGA of BC regrets to share the news that Sean Richardson (The Harvest Golf Club) passed away Sunday at the age of 52.

    One of the most accomplished coaches and instructors among the ranks of PGA of BC Professionals, Richardson had battled cancer for several years prior to his passing. He spent the entirety of his impressive career based at golf facilities in British Columbia.

  • Guidance On Travel Restrictions For Sports In B.C. - April 2021

    Courtesy viaSPORT

    The arrival of spring means a new group of sports and leagues are getting underway. The following reminders apply to anyone conducting or participating in sport activities in British Columbia.

  • New Provincial Restrictions To Save Our Summer Season

    Courtesy Allied Golf Association of BC

    With updates to travel restrictions and new enforcement measures being officially announced on April 23rd, the Allied Golf Association of BC will be working to clarify the information and will be providing resources to help BC's golf courses navigate the shifting landscape.

    In brief, the new measures are aimed at reducing the rapid spread of variants of concern and are intended to abate the spread of COVID-19 by focusing on restricting the movement of people into and within the province.

  • Job Opportunity With First Tee British Columbia Chapter


    Title: Development Officer, First Tee, British Columbia
    Reports to: Senior Director, Development Golf Canada Foundation
    Location: Bear Mountain Office, Victoria, BC & British Columbia Golf Association Office, Vancouver, BC Status: Full-Time
    Anticipated Start Date: May 17th, 2021