• 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!

  • BC Golf Goes For Unprecedented 'Five-Peat' In North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches

    In 2019 British Columbia Picked Up Their 4th Consecutive Win In The NPJLTM - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski/BC Golf

    British Columbia's North Pacific Junior Ladies Team will be on a quest not often realized at any level of sports competition when they tee off at the Home Course in Washington State this May 27th - 29th for the 34th edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches.

    Although the annual NPJLTM competition has been cancelled the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are back on track this year and Team BC just happens to have won the last four events played, from 2016 - 2019. Thus they take to the links in search of the rare 'Five-Peat'. 

    The return to competition after a two-year break will bring with it some new faces to the BC Team, both on the player's side and the coaches as well.

  • Registration Is Now Open For The Provincial Training Camp for BC Competitive Blind Golfers

    BC Golf's Debbie Pyne (L) With BC Blind Golfer Darren Douma and All Abilities Golfer Joe Higgins (putting) - image credit Jeff Sutherland/Inside Golf

    Hello Players,

    We welcome you to register for the 2022 BC Golf Provincial Training Camp - Western Blind Golf being held at Westwood Plateau, Lago Golf Academy in Coquitlam on April 30th and May 1st.

    This camp is open to all BC Blind Competitive Golfers, Men and Women, who are members of BC Golf/Golf Canada in good standing along with their personal coaches/guides.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: British Columbia Golf’s championship season on the horizon; Lee earns conditional status at PGA Tour Canada Q-school; UBC sweeps team titles at Vikes tourney; Vancouver Open to remain at three city courses

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The start of British Columbia Golf’s championship season is just two months away and Chief Executive Officer Kris Jonasson is delighted with the courses that will play host to the events. 

    “We have an outstanding set of venues for our championships this year,” Jonasson says. “We’re really excited about where we are going.” 

    The season tees off May 16-19 with the Women’s and Men’s Mid-Amateur/Mid Master Championships at Talking Rock Golf Course in Chase. “We have been trying to go to Talking Rock for an event the last three years and we have been thwarted by the pandemic,” Jonasson says.

  • British Columiba Golf 2022 Annual General Meeting: Second Notice

    ALL BCGA VOTING MEMBERS
    ALL SECRETARY/TREASURER OF ZONES
    ALL ZONE CHAIRS

    SECOND NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    The 19th Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Golf Association will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. 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 6:45pm

    DATED: the 15th day of March 2022

       
    Sheila Van Gisbergen, Secretary
    On behalf of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

  • British Columbia Golf 2022 Annual General Meeting - First Notice

    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF VOTING MEMBERS

    SECRETARY/TREASURER OF British Columbia Zone Committees

    FIRST NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    TAKE NOTICE THAT the 19th Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf will be a virtual meeting held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. 

    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 by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page. 

  • 2022 RBC Canadian Open Tickets Now Available

    The 111th playing of Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship Returns June 6-12, 2022 At St. George’s Golf & Country Club In Partnership With Islington Golf Club In Toronto

    For Immediate Release

    (March 10, 2022) – The RBC Canadian Open is officially back to kick off the 2022 summer festival season!

    Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor RBC, is pleased to offer a full selection of ticket options for the 2022 RBC Canadian Open.

    Following two years of cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RBC Canadian Open returns June 6-12 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Toronto with nearby Islington Golf Club hosting the tournament’s official practice facility.

    The stars of the PGA TOUR will return to Toronto as St. George’s prepares to host the tournament for the fifth time and first since 2010.

  • Berne Neufeld, Scott Vannatter And David Atkinson To Receive Distinguished Service Awards From British Columbia Golf

    From L-R: David Atkinson, Berne Neufeld, Scott Vannatter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    First as a high school teacher and then as the director of Victoria Golf Club’s Evans Scholarship program for caddies, Berne Neufeld has made changing the lives of young people a personal passion. 

    Neufeld is the reason the Evans program exists at Victoria Golf Club and her steadfast determination is why it has prospered. “Berne just took it upon herself to make it happen,” says John Bodenhamer, who is now chief championships officer with the United States Golf Association.

    “She singlehandedly made it happen.”

  • Liz Hoffman Elected To Second Term As Golf Canada President; BC's Dale Jackson Continues As VP

    via Golf Canada

    Golf Canada’s 2022 Annual Meeting culminated on Thursday, March 3rd with the election of Liz Hoffman of Wasaga Beach, Ont. to serve a second term as the 116th President of the National Sport Federation.

    Hoffman, a member of both Mad River Golf Club in Creemore, Ont. as well as The Thornhill Club in Vaughn, Ont. is joined by Vice-President Dale Jackson of Victoria, B.C. in leading the 13-member Board of Directors who will work closely with Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum.

    Based on the report of Golf Canada’s Nominating Committee, Hoffman and Jackson will be joined on the 2022 Board of Directors by returnees Alison Chisholm of Rothesay, N.B., Adam Daifallah of Montreal, Que., Diane Drury-Clarke of Montreal, Que., Shawn Evans of Kitchener, Ont., Patrick Kelly of Victoria, B.C., Susan MacKinnon of Calgary, Alta., Peter Major of Calgary, Alta., David McCarthy of Toronto, Ont., Jean-Sébastien Monty of Montreal, Que., and Rai Sahi of Mississauga, Ont., along with new addition Michelle Collens of Vancouver, B.C.