• Canada’s Most Haunted Golf Clubs

    The Venerable Victoria Golf Club Is Also The Home Of Victoria's Most Famous Ghost - Image Courtesy VGC

    Courtesy Golf Canada Archives

    With its long history and vast geography, Canada boasts many strange and spooky tales. There are haunted coal mines in Cape Breton, poltergeists in Calgary and even a pair of haunted boots in St. Vincent’s Newfoundland.

    It is no wonder, therefore, that golf courses across the country are rumoured to be home to some extraordinary spirits.

  • Brooke Henderson Win's Canadian People's Choice Award

    Brooke Henderson Tees Off At Vancouver Golf Club In The 2017 CP Women's Open - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)/BC Golf

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    Brooke Henderson added to her impressive collection of awards, receiving the inaugural People’s Choice Award from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The award was created to “Recognize future Hall of Famers who are a champion of their sport and a champion for their community.”

    The 22-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., had another stellar campaign on the LPGA Tour, capturing her record ninth title at the Meijer LPGA Classic, becoming the winningest Canadian golfer in history on either the LPGA or PGA Tours.

  • U.S. And Canadian College Golf Coaches Coming To Richmond ID Camp

    Six university coaches will be arriving at Zone Golf Academy, located in Richmond, BC, on November 30 and December 1. Two Division 1 NCAA schools, Yale University and UC Irvineand two Division III Universities including Whitman College in Washington and Earlham College in Indiana.

    Locally, Burnaby's Simon Fraser University and  Ontario's U of Guelph round out the six universities attending.

    “This is our 8th annual winter golf ID camp, open to all and any golfers from the ages of 10-18. We are excited to host a total of 6 universities this year,” said the Director of Golf, TJ Atley.

  • Three Fairmont Hotels In Canada’s Western Mountain Region Among Top 100 Golf Resorts

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Signature Hole - All Images Courtesy Facility

    BANFF, Alberta — GOLF Magazine, one of the world’s leading golf media companies, named three Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in Canada’s Western Mountain Region — Fairmont Chateau WhistlerFairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Banff Springs — to its list of the Top 100 Resorts in North America for 2019/2020.

    Selections were made by GOLF Magazine editors based upon feedback from GOLF Magazine readers, course ranking panelists and personal experience. All three properties were recognized in the all-around excellence category, with Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club taking the #3 ranking.

  • Inaugural PGA Women's Cup Features 5 Teams Including Canada

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A field featuring five PGA governing bodies: Australia, Canada, Great Britain & Ireland, Sweden and the United States, will compete in the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for women PGA Members from around the world.

    Canada's squad consists of Ontario's Emma De Groot (Team Captain), Meaghan Allum, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Casey Ward along with Richmond, BC's Christine Wong.

    The international showcase event is Oct. 22-26, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, in Austin, Texas.

  • Follow Canadians In The 2019 USAGA International Adaptive Golf Championship

    The 2019 USAGA International, America’s only USAGR triple-weighted tournament with opportunities to earn WR4GD world ranking points is underway at Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The International is a 54-hole stroke play event with the 18-hole final round scores from selected players also determining the International Cup Team Challenge winner.

    After the opening round there are 3 Canadians in the top 5 and you can follow the results by clicking on the link shown below.

  • Economic Survey On Golf In Canada Continues - Please Take Part

    RBC Canadian Open (Marcus Oleniuk/ Golf Canada)

    Whether you’re a club member, an avid public player or a new enthusiast to the game, spending on the sport of golf drives massive benefit to communities across Canada.

    The impact of golf on the Canadian economy is enormous—an economic impact in excess of $14B is only part of the story. Golf courses and the industry at large account for hundreds of thousands of jobs. Canadians and international visitors plan golf vacations to communities that market themselves as golf destinations and resorts offer golf packages that result in millions of tourism dollars.

  • BC's Luna Lu And Ontario's Ashton McCulloch Win Future Links’ BC Fall Series Finale At Crown Isle

     Luna Lu (Photo: Chuck Russell/Golf Canada)

    Written by Golf Canada

    COURTENAY, B.C. —Luna Lu of Burnaby, BC, went wire-to-wire at Crown Isle Golf Resort on picturesque Vancouver Island, signing a final scorecard of 70 to win the last of eight Golf Canada junior championships for the 2019 golf season, taking home the title of the BC Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series Junior Girls champion with an overall score of (+2) for the tournament.

    In the Junior Boys division, Kingston, Ontario’s Ashton McCulloch topped a strong field of 71 competitors to claim the title.

  • Women In Golf Charter Update

    British Columbia Golf CEO Kris Jonasson And Board President Michelle Collens Were Two Of The First Signatories On Board From A Provincial Association In Canada For The Women In Golf Charter - BC Golf Photo

    Courtesy R & A/ British Columbia Golf

    (Friday, 27 September, 2019) - To date, 153 organizations have given their commitment to the Women in Golf Charter, pledging to build on current initiatives and develop new projects to increase the number of women, girls and families playing golf and becoming members of clubs, as well as giving women wider opportunities to enjoy careers and volunteering in the sport.

  • Recognize Greatness In The #ThanksBCcoach Contest

    National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle. From September 21 - 29, 2019, encourage yourself to say thanks to the coaches who call B.C. home.

    To celebrate National Coaches Week, viaSport is giving away $1000 through our Coaches Week Contest! See below for more details.

  • The Astor Trophy Competition Marked The End Of A Very Busy Summer For Delta’s Mary Parsons

    Mary Parsons (Far Right) With Canadian Teammate Emily Zhu Before Their Match With Wenyung Keh (Far Left) And Julianne Alvarez Of New Zealand In The Astor Trophy Competition - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. Those are some of the places golf has taken Delta, BC's Mary Parsons the last few years.

    The last week of August was not quite as exotic for the 20-year-old Parsons, who was a member of Canada’s four-woman team at the Astor Trophy competition held at Royal Colwood Golf Club. She only had to hop on a ferry to get there. It marked the end of what was a hectic summer for Parsons, the 2018 B.C. Women’s Amateur champion.

  • Team Canada’s Pendrith Wins Mackenzie Tour Canadian Player Of The Year

    Taylor Pendrith Was A Two-Time Winner On The Mackenzie Tour - PGA Tour Canada This Year - Image Credit Claus Andersen (Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada)

    Written by Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada/Courtesy Golf Canada

    LONDON, Ont. – For the second time in four years, Taylor Pendrith earned Canada Life Canadian Player of the Year honours on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada.

    The native of Richmond Hill, Ont., came the final round at the Canada Life Championship with a chance to top the Order of the Merit, but after 1-under-par 69 Pendrith ended second, just $2,700 behind Paul Barjon

    Pendrith won twice in 2019 – at the 1932byBateman Open and the Mackenzie Investments Open – and had seven top-10 finishes, including a tie for 10th at the Canada Life Championship en route to winning his second Dan Halldorson Trophy (he won the award in 2015, as well).

  • PGA TOUR Developmental Tours Moving To Point System For 2020

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – The PGA TOUR’s three international tours—PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China—will use a points-based system for its Orders of Merit, starting in 2020, the three Tours announced September 11.

    This will align these three Tours with the PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour, which are both using points to measure players’ success.

  • How Canada’s Olympic Golf Team Gets Selected

    Canada Will Be Returning A Golf Squad In The 2020 Olympics In Tokyo - Image Used With Permission 

    By Terry Lenyk/Courtesy Golf Canada

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Wondering how Canada’s Olympic golf team will be selected? You’re not alone.

    In 2016, golf made its historic return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, dating back to when Canadian George S. Lyon won gold for Canada at St. Louis 1904. A lot has happened since 2016 (new Rules of Golf and new PGA TOUR schedule just to name a few) and many golf fans have forgotten how Olympic qualifying works, which is why we’re writing this article.

    The field for the 2020 Olympic golf competition will include 60 women and 60 men competing over 72 holes of stroke play in a men’s individual event (July 30-August 2) and a women’s individual event (August 5-8).

  • Six Athletes Selected Include 3 From BC To Represent Canada In World Junior Girls Championship At Angus Glen

    Canada One Team From L-R: Euna Han, Brooke Rivers And Emily Zhu - Golf Canada Image

    MARKHAM, Ont. – The world’s top 18-and-under female junior golfers will return to Angus Glen for the sixth edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from Sept. 24-27. As host nation, Canada will send two teams of three athletes to compete for the international title of World Junior Girls champion.

    Representing Canada One will be Brooke Rivers (Brampton, Ont.), Emily Zhu (Richmond Hill, Ont.) and Euna Han (Coquitlam, B.C.).

  • Why You Should Get Involved With The CP Women’s Leadership Summit

    Written by Rob Gavarkovs/ Golf Canada

    On a sunny Tuesday afternoon at Magna Golf Club during CP Women's Open week, the inspirational CP Women’s Leadership Summit took place.

    The Summit’s mission was geared towards empowering women in the workplace, providing a platform for networking, and giving back to the community, a task of which title sponsor CP is going above and beyond with this year.

    Hosted by Sportsnet Anchor Evanka Osmak, the day was a mixture of networking and speeches from successful women figures in business and sports, including RBC CAO Jennifer Tory, and Assistant VP of Investor Relations for tournament sponsor Canada Pacific, Maeghan Albiston.

    On the sports side, Team Canada Olympians Karina Leblanc (soccer), and Natalie Spooner (hockey) both spoke to their journeys, and what has made them successful both in sports and in life.

  • Volunteers Needed For 2020 CP Women’s Open At Shaughnessy

    The stars of the LPGA are heading back West to Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in 2020 for the CP Women’s OpenAugust 31st through September 6th.

    Each year over 1,200 people contribute their time and energy to volunteer at the CP Women’s Open. We are so thankful and fortunate to work with such a hardworking group of people each and every year. Registration fills up quickly, so be sure to get your volunteer registration in early.

  • Kids Are Back In School And It's Adopt A School Week

    With school back in session, now is a great time to give the gift of golf. Arm a local school with all the tools they need to introduce golf into their physical education curriculum for the 2019-20 school year by providing them with the Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools program. 

    Developed by Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) with Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada, Golf in Schools was written for teachers by teachers, regardless of their background in golf. It meets the learning outcomes of school curriculums (grades 1-12) across Canada. The full program consists of the Learning Resource as well as age-appropriate golf equipment that is student friendly, safe and easy to store.

    • Golf in Schools reaches 444,000 students annually coast-to-coast
    • Over 70% of Canadian schools are without the program – we need your help!

    Support the next generation of golfers and Adopt a School in your community!

    Visit golfinschools.golfcanada.ca/overview/adopt-a-school for more information.

  • Twenty Years Later, Mike Weir Reflects On His Breakthrough PGA TOUR Win At Northview Golf Club

    Back In 1999 Inside Golf Magazine Was There To Cover The Historic First Victory By Mike Weir On The PGA TOUR In The Air Canada Championship - Images Courtesy Jeff Sutherland/Inside Golf

    Former Masters Champ Mike Weir Is Counting The Days Until His PGA Tour Champions Debut

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Mike Weir is too excited about the future to spend a lot of time dwelling on the past, but he’s more than happy to do a little reminiscing about his first PGA TOUR win 20 years ago.

    Yes, it really has been two decades since Weir thrilled golf fans with his Air Canada Championship victory at Northview Golf Club in Surrey. If you were there, you will never forget it. Weir certainly hasn’t, although he has a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that it has been 20 years.

    It was Sept. 5, 1999 when Weir recorded his second straight seven-under 64 to beat American Fred Funk by two shots and get that elusive first PGA TOUR win.

  • Astor Trophy Competition Marks End Of Busy Summer For Delta’s Mary Parsons

    Mary Parsons (Far Right) With Canadian Teammate Emily Zhu Before Their Match With Wenyung Keh (Far Left) And Julianne Alvarez Of New Zealand - Image Credit Brad Ziemer/BC Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    VICTORIA -- Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Peru. Those are some of the places golf has taken Delta’s Mary Parsons the last few years.

    This week is not quite as exotic. The 20-year-old Parsons is a member of Canada’s four-woman team at the Astor Trophy competition being held at Royal Colwood Golf Club. She only had to hop on a ferry to get here. It is the end of what has been a hectic summer for Parsons, the 2018 B.C. Women’s Amateur champion.

    The highlight of her summer came in early August when she was part of Canada’s golf team that won a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Parsons also finished fifth in the women’s individual competition in Lima.