• The 117th B.C. Women's Amateur Is Under Way Follow Scoring Here

    Defending BC Women's Amateur Champion Leah John - Pitt Meadows GC photo Courtesy Golf Canada

    Pitt Meadows Golf Club is hosting the 117th B.C. Women's Amateur.

    This is the fifth time the venerable layout has played host to the B.C. Women's Amateur and some outstanding golf will be played from today until Friday the 24th.

    Come out and see the best female amateur golfers in the province compete for the title won last year by Leah John. 

    You can read Brad Ziemer's tourney preview by clicking the link below:

    A Confident Leah John Looks To Defend Her Title At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    To follow the scoring please click HERE

  • Inaugural Women's Golf Day BC Cloud Scramble A Big Hit

    As part of the annual Women's Golf Day festivities this year British Columbia Golf put on a 'Cloud Scramble' for teams of women across the province.

    Players put together their own teams and participated at courses around B.C. The total number of courses that saw teams play at their facility numbered 68, it was great to see the widespread participation. 

    All rounds were played between June 5th and June 12th and prizes were awarded through a draw as the event was focussed on participation.

  • A Confident Leah John Looks To Defend Her Title At B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Leah John took home more than a nice trophy when she won last summer’s B.C. Women’s Amateur Championship at Summerland Golf & Country Club. 

    John also banked some confidence, an inner belief that she could perform on the golf course under pressure when it really mattered. 

    “The B.C. Amateur was the first really big tournament I have ever won,” John says. “It was just really cool to see my game come together the way I had visualized before and knew it could. It was the beginning of what gave me a lot of confidence in myself as a player.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Hadwin, Taylor, Sloan head to U.S. Open; Mandur enjoys dream pro debut; St. George’s wins Triple-A high school crown; Wong set to defend Glencoe title; UBC’s Howlett heading south; Lee goes low in Colombia

    L-R: BC's Adam Hadwin, Nick Taylor & Roger Sloan - Images Courtesy Golf Canada/BBrault/RMcCullough

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was the Rory McIlroy show at the RBC Canadian Open, but British Columbians Adam Svensson, Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin all played supporting roles at St. George’s Golf Club in Toronto.

    At a tournament where they give a trophy to the low Canadian, Surrey’s native Svensson came second. Ontario’s Corey Conners was the low Canuck, closing with an impressive eight-under 62 to finish alone in sixth place at 12-under par. 

    Svensson tied for 21st at six-under after shooting a three-under 67 in the final round. “I got off to a bit of a weird start, I three-putted the first hole,” Svensson said. “Then I made another bogey and then slowly made my way back with five birdies after that. It was a slow start, but I knew I was hitting it well, I knew I was playing well, so I just stayed calm and it paid off.”

  • BC Summer Games Gearing Up For Prince George This Summer

    Prince George will host the 2022 BC Summer Games July 21-24 in venues throughout the community and surrounding area. Volunteers are working to put details into place and finalize the plans to host over 3,000 participants this summer.

    The 2020 BC Summer Games were originally scheduled to take place in Maple Ridge but were cancelled due to Covid-19. Maple Ridge is on tap to host the games in 2024.

    The volunteer recruitment team can be seen all over Prince George and on June 5 from 10 am-4 pm they held a VOLUNTEER-A-THON at Canadian Tire.

  • Junior Skills Challenge Set To Go July 19th At Northview GC

    The 2022 Junior Skills Challenge event takes place at Northview Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, July 19th.

    It is free for juniors to play the event and they must fill out the form found at the link in this article to enter.

    The entry deadline is Friday, July 15thand the field is limited to 36 players on a 'first come, first served' basis.

  • Shelly Stouffer Wins Third Straight B.C. Senior Women’s Title At Her Home Course

    Nanoose Bay Resident Shelly Stouffer Beat Sandra Turbide Of Maple Ridge On The First Hole Of A Sudden-Death Playoff - All Images Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    NANOOSE BAY -- One of her sons works in the pro shop, her mom and dad had a house near the first tee and her late husband was the longtime head professional at Fairwinds Golf Club, so yes, this one meant a lot to Shelly Stouffer. 

    The Nanoose Bay resident won her third straight B.C. Senior Women’s title Wednesday on her home course and had to work a little extra time to do it. Stouffer birdied the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to beat Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge.

  • Now Swinging, Not Swimming, Leslie Cliff Enjoys Her Time On The Links

    Former Olympic Medallist Leslie Cliff Is Playing In The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    NANOOSE BAY -- It is the golden anniversary of her silver medal. Leslie Cliff doesn’t dwell on that great Olympic memory of winning silver in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

    The swimming part of her life ended a long time ago and Cliff has had a busy and productive business career that is just now starting to wind down. That allows for more time to enjoy another sporting passion: Golf. 

    Cliff, a longtime member of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, is competing this week in the B.C. Senior Women’s Championship at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay.

  • Celebrate 2022 Women’s Golf Day – Play The British Columbia Scramble

    To celebrate Women’s Golf Day 2022, British Columbia Golf is hosting a fun, "cloud scramble" event and we would like you to take part!

    Women’s Golf Day is officially on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 but to accommodate schedules, people wanting to play in our scramble can play their round anytime between June 5th and June 12th.

    The details of the event can be found below:

  • Defending Champion Shelly Stouffer Grabs First-Round Lead At B.C. Senior Women’s Championship

    Two-Time Defending Champion Shelly Stouffer Is Leading After Round One In The B.C. Senior Women’s Championship At Fairwinds GC - File Photo Courtesy Kathryn Riley/USGA

    NANOOSE BAY -- Shelly Stouffer got her quest for a third straight B.C. Senior Women’s title off to a nice start Monday as she opened with an even-par 72 at Fairwinds Golf Course. Stouffer, not surprisingly, feels right at home at Fairwinds. She’s a member there and a longtime resident of Nanoose Bay.

    Her round Monday had some ups and downs. Stouffer, the reigning Canadian Senior Women’s champion, offset five bogeys with five birdies and she carries a two-shot lead over Sandra Turbide of Maple Ridge into Tuesday’s second round of the 54-hole event. Turbide’s two-over 74 included a pair of birdies on the front nine. B.C. Golf Hall of Fame member Jackie Little of Procter was third after her four-over 76 on Monday. 

    The Senior Championship is open to players aged 50 and older as of Aug. 30, 2022. A Super-Senior Championship for players aged 60 and older and a Super-Super Senior Championship for players aged 70 and above are also being contested this week at Fairwinds. 

    Little leads the Super-Senior division by two shots over Barb Flaman of Sherwood Park, Alta. Dee Horie of Courtenay leads the Super-Super-Senior category after opening with a 13-over 85. Holly Horwood of Vancouver and Lynda Palahniuk of Kelowna are just one shot back.

    Click HERE for complete scoring.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Victoria’s Jeevan Sihota makes pro debut as new PGA Tour Canada season begins at Uplands; Lauren Kim off to U.S. Women’s Open; Patrick Weeks wins Marine Drive Amateur; Shelly Stouffer goes for three-peat at B.C. Senior Women’s

    Victoria's Jeevan Sihota Will Make His Pro Debut This Week At Uplands GC - Golf Canada Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    After a two-year hiatus, PGA Tour Canada is back and tees off its new season this week in Victoria at Uplands Golf Club. The $200,000 Royal Beach Victoria Open presented by Times Colonist is the first stop of an 11-event schedule that will touch down in seven different provinces as well as the state of Minnesota.

    British Columbia has two events this season. The GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna goes Sept. 1-4. 

    The Victoria event features a strong British Columbia contingent, including 18-year-old Jeevan Sihota of Victoria. The former junior standout from Victoria will make his pro debut at Uplands after earning conditional Tour status at a qualifying school at Crown Isle Golf Resort in Courtenay earlier this spring.

  • Drive For Five Kept Alive As BC Wins Its Fifth Consecutive North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Title

    Team British Columbia made it five straight wins at the North Pacific Junior Ladies matches played May 27 - 29th at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash. 

    Modelled after the Curtis Cup matches for amateur women, the North Pacific matches are played annually and feature teams from B.C., Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    All competition is match play with the front nine worth one point, the back nine one point and the overall 18 another point.

  • 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.