• Tiffany Kong Happy With First LPGA Appearance At CP Women’s Open

    Vancouver's 14-Year Old Tiffany Kong Will Finish Off A Whirlwind Week By Taking A Family Vacation. Even 14-Year Olds Deserve Time Off - File Photo

    by Alfie Lau

    For Tiffany Kong, a week that began with two medals at the Western Canada Summer Games at Wood Buffalo, AB will end with a well-deserved Caribbean vacation.

    Oh, did we mention that Kong Monday qualified for the CP Women’s Open LPGA stop at the Vancouver Golf Club and played the first two rounds, shooting a (+9) score of 153 after rounds of 76 and 77?

    “It was tiring, but I had a lot of fun,” said the David Thompson Secondary student who earned one of four spots into the tournament with an even-par 72 at Pitt Meadows Golf Course on Monday.

  • British Columbia Golf A Big Presence At CP Canadian Women’s Open

    If There's An Event With A British Columbia Golf Presence You Can Be Sure BC Golf President David Atkinson (1st From Right) Won't Be Far Away - Image Courtesy WSGA

    by Alfie Lau

    Not even 24 hours after competing in the British Columbia Juvenile Boys and Girls Championships at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club in Vernon, Roy Kang and Phoebe Yue were at the Vancouver Golf Club, cheering for their heroes playing the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

    Kang was hanging around the putting green and ecstatic that he got a picture with Lydia Ko, while Yue was headed toward the first tee, where Ko, Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie were about to start their second round.

    Look even further afield and in the scoring tent by the 9th green is British Columbia Golf President David Atkinson, who had a pivotal job of making sure the players were taking due care and attention in signing their official cards.

  • BC's McWha And Harvey To Join Manitoba Golf Hall Of Fame

     For Immediate Release

    (Manitoba, August 20th, 2015) - The Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Inc. will hold its thirteenth annual induction ceremony, presented by the McPhillips Station Casino, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at the McPhillips Station Casino.

    Included in the ceremony will be two men with very prominent British Columbia ties, Barrie McWha, GM of Blue Ocean GC on the Sunshine Coast and Len Harvey, Teaching Professional at Predator Ridge.

  • Abigail Rigsby Shoots Course Record 65, Wins BC Juvenile Girls At Spallumcheen

    Courtenay, BC's Abigail Rigsby Is The 2015 BC Juvenile Girls Champion Following A Course Record Performance At Spallumcheen In Vernon - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    VERNON (August 20) - Courtenay’s Abigail Rigsby shot a new course record (-6) 65 at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club on Thursday to win the BC Juvenile Girls Championship by three strokes over Surrey’s Hannah Lee.

    Rigsby had a spotless card, with six birdies, including a downhill 20-footer on her last hole that saw her better the previous course record, a (-4) 67 shot by Mary-Ann Hayward at the 2013 Canadian Senior Women’s Championship.

    “I just found out at the scoring tent that I had set the new course record,” said Rigsby, who was playing her final tournament of the season and final BC Juvenile.

  • AJ Ewart Wins British Columbia Juvenile Boys Championships At Spallumcheen

    Coquitlam' AJ Ewart Proudly Displays The Hardware From His Win At The BC Juvenile Boys Championship Played At Spallumcheen In Vernon - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    VERNON (August 20) - AJ Ewart of Coquitlam shot his third consecutive under-par round and took home the BC Juvenile Boys Championship by six strokes over runner-up Keaton Gudz.

    Ewart shot rounds of 70, 66 and 69 to finish at (-8) 205. Gudz shot a final round 73 to finish at (-2) 211, while Andrew Spalti and Tristan Mandur finished T3 at (-1) 212.

    For Ewart, it’s the biggest British Columbia Golf title he’s won since winning the 2012 BC Bantam Boys title. “I’ve been so close so many times so to finally win, I’m pretty happy right now,” said Ewart. “It’s pretty surreal.”

  • Hannah Lee and AJ Ewart Lead British Columbia Juvenile Championships At Spallumcheen

    Hannah Lee Of Surrey Shot Another Under-Par Round At Spallumcheen On Wednesday And Heads Into The Final Round Of The BC Juvenile Boys Championship Four Strokes Ahead Of Alisha Lau And Abigail Rigsby - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Hitting a hybrid from 242 yards out on the par-5 11th hole to four feet and then converting the eagle putt propelled Pitt Meadow Golf Club’s AJ Ewart to a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the BC Juvenile Boys Championships at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club.

    Ewart’s (-5) round of 66 included five birdies and two bogeys to go with that eagle, and he sits at (-6) 136. Ewart leads first-round leader Callum Davison by one stroke after Davison shot a (-1) round of 70 to go with his opening round 67.

  • Golf Options Endless For BC Junior Golfers

    Team Canada Development Squad Member Alisha Lau Has Played In Saskatchewan, Alberta And British Columbia This Summer And Has Weathered Ups And Downs As She Works On Her Game - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When 14-year-old Tiffany Kong Monday qualified for the CP Women’s Open, perhaps the people most happy for her were her BC teammates from the Western Canadian Summer Games.

    “What a great achievement for Tiffany,” said Alisha Lau, “I’ll try and go and cheer for her on Friday.” 

    Lau, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, can’t see her friend until Friday because she’s competing in the BC Juvenile Girls Championship at Spallumcheen until Thursday afternoon.

  • Callum Davison And Hannah Lee Lead British Columbia Juvenile Championships At Spallumcheen

    First Round Juvenile Boys Leader Callum Davison Was Pleased With His Start After His Opening Round 67 - Image Credit Alfie Lau
    by Alfie Lau

    The best 16-and-under golfers are at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club this week and after one round, it’s Hannah Lee of Surrey for the girls and Callum Davison of Cowichan for the boys who are topping the leaderboard.

    On a beautiful sunny opening round of the 54-hole tournament, eight boys broke par and two girls did likewise.

  • Brooke Henderson Granted LPGA Tour Membership


    For Immediate Release via LPGA Tour

    Canada’s Brooke Henderson has been granted immediate status on the LPGA Tour. Read the statement by the tour’s commissioner Michael Whan and one from Brooke below.

  • Vancouver's 14-Year Old Tiffany Kong Qualifies For CP Women's Open

    Tiffany Kong (2nd from L) Is Shown Here After Winning The MJT Odlum Brown Classic-PGA of BC Junior Championship Title At Northview Recently - Image Courtesy MJT (Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour)

    compiled by BC Golf editors

    Tiffany Kong carded an even-par 72 at Pitt Meadows Golf Club during the Monday qualifier for this week's CP Canadian Women's Open.

    The 14-year-old Vancouver resident who had just played her way into the LPGA event being held at the Vancouver Golf Club was overjoyed, “I am so excited right now,” Kong said. “I can’t believe I just made that putt and made those shots. Today was a fantastic day for me.”

  • Jim Rutledge Wins Fourth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship Of Canada Title

    Victoria's Jim Rutledge Picked Up His Fourth PGA Seniors' Championship Of Canada Title In Mississauga Last Week - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    Chris Fry/ PGA of Canada

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Jim Rutledge cruised to win his fourth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada presented by Adams Golf since 2010 at Credit Valley Golf and Country Club.

    The 55-year-old Victoria, B.C., native put together rounds of 64-71-69 for a three-day total of 9-under-par. His 54-hole score was three shots better than David Wettflaufer and Ken Tarling, who both fired 6-under-par 65 final rounds.

  • British Columbia Girls Sweep, Boys Win Gold & Silver In Golf In Wood Buffalo

    Team BC Made Quite A Haul In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy Matt Palsenbarg

    by Alfie Lau

    British Columbia came within one bronze medal of sweeping all the medals in the golf competition at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB.

    One day after both the boys and girls won the gold in the team competition, it was BC golfers winning the day again. Surrey’s Hannah Lee and Coquitlam’s AJ Ewart won gold medals, while Vancouver’s Tiffany Kong and Mill Bay’s Tristan Mandur won silver medals and Richmond’s Alisha Lau won a bronze medal.

  • British Columbia Wins Team Titles At Western Canada Summer Games, Lee And Ewart Lead Individual Race

    Team BC Swept The Team Titles At The Western Canada Games In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy BC Golf Facebook page

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s two golds in the bank for BC golfers and possibly two more to come on Sunday.

    Reigning Canadian Juvenile Girls champion Hannah Lee threw down a 67 during Round 2 of the Western Canadian Summer Games on Saturday and that helped the BC team to another girls’ team title in Wood Buffalo, AB.

  • Team British Columbia Leads All Championships In Wood Buffalo

    Team BC Is Off To A Rousing Start At The Western Canada Summer Games In Wood Buffalo - Image Courtesy BC Golf Facebook page

    by Alfie Lau

    Team British Columbia is leading all four golf competitions at the Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB after the first round of competition on Friday.

  • Billy Kennerly Claims Victory At Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, Victoria’s Carrigan T6th

    courtesy Golf Canada

    Billy Kennerly won the 111th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship co-hosted by Weston Golf & Country Club and Lambton Golf & Country Club. The native of Alpharetta, Ga., shot a final-round 2-under 70 to finish six strokes clear of his nearest competitor.

    “It’s really nice to win, especially the Canadian Am,” said the graduate from Clemson University. “It’s a huge tournament and a national championship is always nice. On top of that, to win where Arnold Palmer won his first tournament, that’s really special and something I’ll never forget. I’m honoured to be the Canadian Amateur champion.”

    Ontario's Garret Rank was the top Canadian in a T2nd while Victoria's Kevin Carrigan finished T6th after shooting the low round of the final day.

  • Roy Kang Reaches Final Of PNGA Junior Boys Amateur In Oregon

    by Alfie Lau

    Roy Kang of North Vancouver and the Seymour Golf Club will meet Joshua Gliege of Eagle, ID will meet in Friday morning’s final match at the 61st Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur, which is being held at Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, OR.

    The championship is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

  • Three BCers Included In 14 Player Exemptions Announced For 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

    Kelowna's Samantha Richdale Is One Of Three British Columbians To Receive An Exemption Into The CP Canadian Women's Open Next Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    via press release

    Coquitlam, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2015 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, August 17 – 23, 2015 at The Vancouver Golf Club.

    Headlining the list of exemptions is previously confirmed 17-year old Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ontario who earned her exemption by way of winning the 2015 PGA of Canada Women’s Championship, the third event on the 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour.

  • British Columbia Golfers Win Willingdon Cup

    British Columbia's Winning Willingdon Cup Squad From L-R: Jared du Toit, Kevin Kwon And Stuart Macdonald - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    The British Columbia Golf team of BC Amateur champion Jared du Toit, runner-up Stu Macdonald and third-place finisher Kevin Kwon came from behind to win the Willingdon Cup at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championships in Ontario.

    “It was a nice little surprise to wake up to,” said Stuart Macdonald of the winning team. “It feels awesome. We’ve joined some good names up there [in the championship’s history]. I know B.C. has had some pretty good runs with the Willingdon Cup. I thought we had a pretty good team this year.”

  • Sport Cardiology BC Brings Research Study For Masters Athletes To Kelowna And Victoria

    Sports Cardiology BC is coming to Kelowna September 12th and 13th and Victoria on October 3rd and 4th to conduct Masters Athlete Heart Health Testing on “Masters” athletes aged 35 years and over for this important study.

    Many people will know the name Dr. Jack Taunton, who is an eminent sport medicine physician in BC, co-founder of SportMedBC, Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics along with a number of other accolades and experiences, including working with many national teams.

    Dr. Tauton recently co-founded a new organization called “Sport Cardiology BC” with cardiologist Dr. Saul Isserow. Their mandate is to prevent sudden death in young and Masters athletes.

    They also recently received “UBC Ethics Approval for Screening 2000 Masters - a first in Canada to reduce and prevent sudden death and cardiac arrests in Canada”.

    Testing is quick, easy, and non-invasive. They believe this is paramount to create their own database in British Columbia Masters Athletes in order to gain a better understanding for appropriate and safe participation in sport.

    This is for both recreational and performance athletes over 35 years. SportMedBC is looking for candidates who might be appropriate to include in this study.

  • Megan Osland Top Canadian At Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School, Advances To Stage 2 In Florida In October

    by Alfie Lau

    Kelowna’s Megan Osland’s golf future continues to burn bright after she finished T12 at the Stage 1 LPGA Qualifying School in Rancho Mirage, CA from Aug. 3-9.

    Osland, who just completed her senior year at San Jose State University, shot rounds of 73-72-69-72 to finish at (-2) 286 and handily advances to Stage 2 LPGA Q School, which will be held Oct. 19-25 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, FL.