• Salmon Arm GC Master Superintendent Tim Kubash Faces 'Big Reset' Following Major Spinal Injury

    Image via Tim Kubash Twitter/@westernrootzone

    Tim Kubash, Master Superintendent For The Salmon Arm Golf Club, Suffered A Major Spinal Injury Recently And Is Facing A Long Road To Recovery

    #TEAMKUBASH is asking for help in getting the word out to request any support well-wishers may be able to give on behalf of Tim Kubash, CGSA Master Superintendent.

    Tim suffered a serious and life-altering accident on May 5th that required not one but two air ambulance trips, eventually taking him to the Intensive Care Unit at Vancouver General Hospital. Tim suffered a break to his C6 and C7 vertebrae and received emergency surgery May 6th.

  • Magic At Meadow Gardens As Coquitlam Pro Michael Caan Shoots 59 And Goes For A Swim

    Meadow Gardens Member Michael Caan Joined Another Very Exclusive Club By Shooting A 59 At Home Course - Image via Instagram/@michaelcaan

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Now that he’s dried himself off and had some time to reflect on the round of his life, Michael Caan still can’t quite believe what happened.

    His round of 59, which ended with a celebratory dive into the pond surrounding the 18th green at Meadow Gardens Golf Course that went viral on social media, remains a bit of a blur. Especially the closing few holes, when the 27-year-old Coquitlam pro realized he had a chance to do something special.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Minni mighty upset over NCAA regional cancellation; Mandur, Thoroughgood advance to final stage of U.S. Open qualifying; Hadwin 1 of 3 Canadians in PGA Championship

    BC's Amanda Minni Was Caught Up In The Controversial Decision To Cancel The NCAA Regionals Due To Wet Playing Conditions - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf 

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Delta’s Amanda Minni couldn’t believe what she was hearing and she wasn’t alone. Minni, her Oregon State University teammates and so many other players at the NCAA regionals in Baton Rouge, La., were shocked when the competition was cancelled without a single shot being played.

    Just like that, Minni’s season was over. Her team’s chance of securing a berth to the NCAA national championships was gone. “It is heart-breaking,” Minni said over the phone from Louisiana.

    “Especially for our team because COVID obviously happened last year so we didn’t have a chance to go to post-season. And then this year our two seniors came back very excited to have a go at it and they get cut short again. I feel very sorry for them in particular. This was the end of their college golf careers. It’s very sad.”

  • Canadian Golf Hall Of Fame And Museum To Celebrate 5Oth Anniversary In 2021

    Celebration activities include a Top-50 Most Influential Moments in Canadian Golf voting challenge, a virtual RBC Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Gala presented by Nike Golf on Tuesday, June 8, and an online auction in support of golf heritage

    (May 3, 2021 - Golf Canada) - The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is inviting Canadians and golf enthusiasts to help celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021 by weighing in on the 50 most influential  moments in Canadian golf. 

    The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame enlisted the support of golf leaders, media, and historians to help create a list of the 50 most influential moments in Canadian golf history. The moments will be showcased online and Canadians are invited to share in the history and vote on their favourite moments. 

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Wheeldon, Allenby prepare for new Forme Tour; Nick Taylor finishes strong at Wells Fargo; A.J. Ewart T10 at NCAA Div II regional; Amanda Minni, Henry Lee off to NCAA Regionals

    BC's Riley Wheeldon (L) And James Allenby (R) Are Getting Set To Compete On The Newly Formed Forme Tour - Image Credits: Wheeldon/BCGolf/Allenby/ChuckRussell(GolfCan)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    When the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit completed its 2019 season, only three Canadians managed to finish in the top 60 on the money list and retain their exempt status.

    Ontario’s Taylor Pendrith, who finished second, won’t be needing his. He graduated to the Korn Ferry Tour, has continued to play well and will compete as a PGA TOUR regular starting this fall. The other two guys, British Columbians James Allenby (17th) and Riley Wheeldon (40th), have been forced to play a waiting game.

    The 2020 Mackenzie Tour season was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 season is going to look quite different when it starts late next month.

  • 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.

  • Women's Golf Day Excited To Announce WGD Palooza 2021

    via Press Release

    Golf legends, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, are leading the stellar line-up of stars from the world of golf on May 25th for WGD Palooza, a virtual online event brought to you by Women’s Golf Day and hosted at The World Golf Hall of Fame.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Megan Osland earns spot in U.S. Women’s Open; Stuart Macdonald posts career-best finish on Korn Ferry Tour; Whistler courses prepare to open for season

    Kelowna's Megan Osland Also Earned Her Way Into The U.S. Women's Open In 2019 - Image Courtesy USGA

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The road has at times been quite bumpy with plenty of twists and turns, but Kelowna’s Megan Osland is beginning to see some progress in her professional golf journey. 

    The latest good news came last week when Osland successfully qualified to play in next month’s U.S Women’s Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.

    That should not come as a complete surprise as Osland’s game had been showing considerable signs of life since she headed south about a month ago to begin her competitive season.

  • Update On Travel For Amateur Sports In BC

    courtesy viaSPORT

    On April 21, the Province of B.C. announced new restrictions for travel between communities. As a reminder, all sport activities must follow the directives of the Order of the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the PHO Order on Gatherings and Events.

    For details on how this affects sport activities, please read our travel message here.

    We know how anxious everyone is to get back to a new normal for sport, but it's important that we follow this guidance to keep ourselves safe and protect our communities.

  • 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.

  • PGA of BC Announces Changes To 2021 Championship Schedule

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    APRIL 26, 2021

    RICHMOND, BC (PGA of British Columbia) – With the potential for restrictions in British Columbia around travel and sport to overlap with the planned opening of the 2021 PGA of BC championship schedule, the Association has opted to reschedule two tournaments to later in the season.

    Each of the events to be played on new dates will remain at the venues previously announced.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Sean Richardson remembered as special coach; Randy Smith new HP at Sagebrush; Ryan Williams latest B.C. winner on Outlaw Tour; Border closure forces Mackenzie Tour changes

    Sean Richardson Had A Big Impact On Many Young Golfers In BC - Image Courtesy Predator Ridge/Facebook

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Nick Taylor and Jessica Wallace will tell you that Sean Richardson not only helped them become better golfers, but better people. 

    Taylor and Wallace were among many in the B.C. golf community who paid tribute to Richardson, who died April 18 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 52. 

    Taylor and Wallace, who both worked with Richardson as junior golfers, say he had a profound impact on their lives. “My career started with Sean and it wouldn’t be where it is without him,” Taylor, a two-time PGA Tour winner, said in a post on Twitter.

    “I’m so appreciative of his help in the early days and so grateful I got to see him last year. He was a light in the golf world and he will truly be missed. RIP Sean.”

  • 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.

  • Video: Adaptive Golfer Custom Fitted With Kayson Putter Rolls It Like A Pro

    It's no secret that, whenever possible, getting custom fitted for golf equipment is a great way to help improve your game. That can be especially true when it comes to the putter.

    Recently, adaptive golfer Dallas Smith had a session at Kayson Golf (see Brad Ziemer article on BC's Kayson Golf company HERE) and with the aid of a couple of tips from proprietor Danny Seifried, Dallas began rolling in putts like a PGA TOUR pro. 

    Check out the video below. 

     

  • 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.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Mackenzie Tour plans events in Canada and U.S.; Kootenay courses begin their seasons; Svensson struggles in final round; Du Toit wins on Outlaw Tour

    Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Executive Director Scott Pritchard - Image Credit Bryan Outram/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In a normal year, the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada circuit would be just over a month away from starting its season with a three-event swing through British Columbia. 

    Of course, nothing is normal these days, and Mackenzie Tour executive director Scott Pritchard is scrambling to put together a schedule. Pritchard promises we’ll get an idea later this week what that might look like, but it will likely include events in both Canada and the United States.

  • 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.