• Golf Canada’s 2016 World Amateur Teams Include BC’s Du Toit & Ko

    Kimberley's Jared du Toit (L) And Victoria's Naomi Ko (R) Will Represent Canada's Men's & Women's World Amateur Teams Respectively In The World Amateur Team Championship In Mexico This Month - Du Toit Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Ko Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski 

    Via Golf Canada

    Oakville, Ont. – Golf Canada is pleased to announce the six individuals selected to represent Canada at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship, conducted by the International Golf Federation. The championships—featuring both a women’s (September 14-17) and men’s (September 21-24) competition—will take place in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    Representing Canada on the women’s side will be Maddie Szeryk, 20, of Allen, Tex., Josée Doyon, 23, of St-Georges-de-Beauce, Que., and Naomi Ko, 18, of Victoria, B.C. The trio will compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club.

    The men’s team selected to represent Canada consists of Jared du Toit, 21, of Kimberley, B.C., Garrett Rank, 28, of Elmira, Ont., and Hugo Bernard, 21, of Mont-St-Hilaire, Que. Also contested on both Mayakoba El Cameleón Golf Club and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, the men compete for the Eisenhower Trophy.

  • Brooke Henderson Q & A From The CP Women's Canadian Open

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Plays A Bunker Shot During The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    Via FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

    Following her top 15 finish in the CP Canadian Women's Open at Priddis Greens in Calgary last month, Women's World number 3 ranked Brooke Henderson spoke with the media about her recent schedule and the support she's getting from across Canada.

  • Golf Strikes Gold In Inaugural Americas Masters Games

    British Columbia Golf Executive Director Kris Jonasson (Middle) Took Some Time From His Extremely Busy Schedule To Win A Gold Medal In The Men's Golf Competition Of The Americas Masters Games. The Silver Medal In This Flight Went To George Franko (L) And The Bronze To Cameron Kusch (R) -Image Credit British Columbia Golf

    Courtesy British Columbia Golf

    The inaugural Americas Masters Games held in the city of Vancouver from August 25th - September 4th are now complete and by all accounts the event was a tremendous success, bringing together Masters Athletes from across North America and around the world.

    As was the case at this year's Rio Olympics in Brazil, golf was a featured medal event and provided not only some great play from both the men and the women, it accomplished one of its primary goals, to foster friendship and camaraderie while continuing to promote the sport as a most worthy component in these type of competitions.

  • BC’s Lee & Parsons Among Six Selected To Represent Canada At 3rd Annual World Junior Girls Championship

    Surrey's Hannah Lee (L) And Mary Parsons Of Delta Are Both On The Canadian World Junior Girls Team Competing Later This Month At Mississauga Golf & Country Club - Images BC Golf

    Courtesy - Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The world’s top female junior golfers will head to Mississauga for the third edition of the World Junior Girls Championship from September 25-30 at Mississauga Golf & Country Club.

    Two teams of three athletes will don the red and white of the host nation as Canada competes for the title of World Junior Girls champion. Among those representing Canada will be two oustanding juniors from British Columbia, Delta's Mary Parsons and Surrey's Hannah Lee.

  • Victoria's Ko Says CP Women’s Tourney Experience Will Be A Big Benefit

    Victoria's Namoi Ko Didn't Make It To The Weekend At The CP Canadian Women's Open But She's Got A Bright Future Ahead Of Her - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    By Gord Montgomery (iG)

    PRIDDIS GREENS - While experience in the moment may be painful, down the road it often comes in extremely handy.

    That's the viewpoint Victoria, B.C.'s Naomi Ko is taking back to college after failing to make the cut at the 2016 LPGA CP Women's Open outside of Calgary, AB.

  • Jutanugarn Runs Away With CP Women’s Open

    Ariya Jutanugarn Picked Up Her Fifth Win Of The LPGA Season In The CP Women's Canadian Open At Priddis Greens - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam Photos)

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    CALGARY – Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the CP Women’s Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her LPGA Tour-leading fifth victory of the year – all in the last 10 events.

    Nine days after withdrawing from the Rio Olympics because of a left knee injury, the 20-year-old Thai player made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory.

  • Jack Westover To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Innovative And Dedicated Are Just Two Ways To Describe Life-Long Golf Instructor Jack Westover Who Is Being Recognized By The PGA of BC With A Lifetime Achievement Award

    Courtesy PGA of BC

    The PGA of British Columbia is proud to announce Jack Westover as recipient to receive the PGA of BC Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Westover becomes only the 9th recipient of the award, the Association's highest honour. Westover joined the PGA of Canada in 1957 while apprenticing under Bill Thompson and Len Collett at Marine Drive Golf Club until the mid-1960s.

  • Dale Jackson Blog From Rio Olympics - Day 4 And Back Home

    According To Dale Jackson, Golf Belongs In The Olympics, Especially Based Upon His Experience In Rio As A Rules Official - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson has been in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and provided a blog on what he saw and experienced as Canada attempted to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. Here is the final entry from his trip to Brazil.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Cornelson Comes Close In Ottawa; Hadwin Ready For Playoffs; LPGA Tour Heads To Calgary

    Langley's Adam Cornelson Came Oh-So-Close To Winning Sunday At The Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada Stop In Ottawa, Losing In A 3-Man Playoff - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A bogey-bogey finish proved costly for Langley’s Adam Cornelson, who lost in a three-man playoff Sunday at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada stop in Ottawa.

    Cornelson looked to be in control late in what was a soggy final round of the $175,000 National Capital Open, but wayward drives on the 17th and 18th holes cost him. Cornelson ended up in a three-man playoff with Brock Mackenzie of Coos Bay, Ore., and Samuel Del Val of Spain. All three players finished the 72-hole event at 15-under par.

  • BC's Crisologo Makes Biggest Move In Canada's Top-10 Rankings

    Hugo Bernard

    Richmond's Chris Crisologo Made The Biggest Gain Among Canada's Top-10 Rankings This Week Following His 4th Place Finish In The Canadian Men's Amateur - Image Credit Bryan Outram/ British Columbia Golf

    Hugo Bernard added to his impressive season, coming from behind to claim the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. The result saw the Team Canada National Amateur Squad member climb 104 spots in the world amateur rankings, moving up to No. 4 in Canada.

    He becomes the first Canadian to win the National Men’s Amateur title since Team Canada Young Pro Squad member Mackenzie Hughes won back-to-back championships in 2011-12. He is the first Quebec native to win the competition since Craig Matthew of Montréal accomplished the feat in 1998. Bernard previously claimed medallist honours at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championship before capturing this year’s Alexander of Tunis event. The win earned the Mont-St-Hilaire, Que., native an exemption into the 2017 RBC Canadian Open and the 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship.

  • He's Back - Dale Jackson's Rio Olympics Golf Blog Returns

    Wikipedia Describes The Caiman (Shown Here) As 'Relatively Small Sized Crocodilians' - Don't Try Telling That To Dale Jackson Who Encountered This Guy In Rio - Image Credit Dale Jackson

    Victoria's Dale Jackson is in Rio as a golf rules official for the 2016 Olympic Games and is providing a daily blog on what he sees and experiences as Canada attempts to defend its Gold Medal from the 1904 Olympic Games the last time golf was a part of the quadrennial event. The men have finished their event out of the medals and now it's up to the ladies to defend Canada's title.

  • It's Home Sweet Home for Victoria's Jim Rutledge

    When Victoria's Jim Rutledge Tees It Up At Bear Mountain Next Month In The Pacific Links Championship It Will Be Like A Home Game - Image Courtesy PGA of Canada

    by Gino Cutri/ British Columbia Golf

    There’s nothing quite like putting your head down on your own pillow after a long day’s work, and that’s exactly what Jim Rutledge will get to experience next month when he competes in the PGA tour Champions Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship.

    The star studded tournament will run from September 23rd-25th at Victoria’s Bear Mountain Golf Resort. As a professional Rutledge has never left a stone unturned competing for many years on the Canadian, Web.com, Asian, European, and PGA TOUR. But he knows there is nothing like being back at home.

  • Final Field Announced For 2016 CP Women’s Open

    Brooke Henderson Will Look To Add Her National Championship To The Three LPGA Victories She Has So Far In Her Young Career - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos

    CALGARY – Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) has announced the field of competitors set to challenge for the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28.

    The 156 player field competing at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club will feature the entire top 10, 46 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 on the LPGA Tour’s Official Money List. The field also includes 34 Olympians, fresh off their experience in Rio, where women are competing in Olympic golf competition for the first time ever.

  • Draw Released For Women’s Golf Competition At Rio 2016

    Women's World Number 3 Ranked Brooke Henderson Of Canada Will Go For Golf Gold At The Rio Olympics Beginning This Wednesday - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski (JKam photos)

    For Immediate Release

     (August 15, 2016) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: The world’s top women golfers are set to take the Olympic stage in Rio de Janeiro beginning this Wednesday, 17 August.

    The International Golf Federation this morning announced the draw for the first and second rounds of the women’s golf competition at Rio 2016 when a field of 60 competitors will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Abbott of the United States, who won the gold medal in Paris in 1900.

  • Strong Local And Canadian Contingent Headlines Exemptions For 2016 CP Women’s Open; Three From B.C.

    Victoria, BC's Namoi Ko Will Take Part In Her Third LPGA Tour Event Of The Year At The CP Canadian Women's Open At Priddis Greens In Calgary - Image Courtesy USGA

    Terry Lenyk/ Golf Canada

    CALGARY (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific (CP) are pleased to announce the names of 14 players who have received exemptions into the 2016 CP Women’s Open taking place August 22–28 at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.

    Calgary natives Jaclyn Lee and Jennifer Ha will have a home crowd advantage as they compete at the 44th playing of Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. Three British Columbia-based players are included in the exemptions handed out.

  • Team Canada’s Hugo Bernard Rallies To Claim Canadian Men’s Amateur Crown

    Team Canada's Hugo Bernard Holds The Trophy After Winning The Canadian Men's Amateur At The Royal Ottawa Golf Club - Image Credit Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada

    Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

    GATINEAU, Que. – The 112th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship concluded under beaming sunshine and stifling heat. Hugo Bernard battled through the sweltering conditions to shoot 5-under 65 for a come-from-behind victory at The Royal Ottawa Golf Club. 

    Stuart Macdonald of Vancouver and Richmond, BC's Chris Crisologo finished 3rd and 4th alone, respectively.

    Bernard – a member of Golf Canada’s National Amateur Team – began the day knotted in third, three shots behind leader Blair Bursey. Bernard carded a 65 – one short of the tournament’s low round that he posted on the second day – to secure the win.

  • The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) Set For Surrey

    The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) Is A Great Opportunity For Amputees To Get Involved With Sport And Recreation - Image Courtesy Johannes Grames

    The 2016 Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open (CADNO) is coming to Surrey, BC at the Northview Golf & Country Club from August 22-25, 2016.

    The CADNO is sanctioned by the Canadian Amputee Golf Association (CAGA) and is a National Open Championship for Amputee and Disabled golfers, with participation of international players.

    A Board of Directors, consisting of representation from various parts of Canada, operates the Association for the benefit of all amputees. CAGA’s priorities are to encourage more amputees to get involved with sport and recreation as part of their rehabilitation and future success going forward in life.

  • B.C. Golf Notes: Sloan Comes Close In Kansas; Taylor Needs Playoff Push; Jonas Receives Exemption Into Champions Tour Qualifier

    Merritt's Roger Sloan Is Getting Closer To The Coveted Top 25 Spot On The Web.com Tour Money List He Needs To Gain A Place On The PGA TOUR Next Year - Image Credit Bryan Outram/British Columbia Golf

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A bogey on the final hole Sunday cost Merritt’s Roger Sloan a spot in a playoff at the Web.com Tour’s Digital Ally Open in Kansas.

    Sloan just missed a five-foot putt for par on the 18th hole that would have put him in a playoff with Americans Wesley Bryan, J.T. Poston and Grayson Murray. Instead, he ended up in a five-way tie for fourth place.

  • Naomi Ko’s Win Highlights Impressive British Columbia Performance At Canadian Junior Girls Championship

    Victoria, BC's Naomi Ko Accepts The Canadian Junior Girls Championship Trophy From Golf Canada President Roland Deveau (R) And One Of Canada's Finest (L) - Image Courtesy Twitter

    Mary Parsons Finishes Third As B.C. Places Seven Players In Top 11

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It hasn’t been a great summer in British Columbia, but don’t try telling that to Naomi Ko. She has been so much better than the weather. The 18-year-old Victoria resident’s super summer continued Friday in Shubenacadie, N.S., where she  won the Canadian Junior Girls Championship. 

    Ko birdied three of her first five holes en route to a even-par 72 at The Links at Penn Hills and finished the 72-hole event at five-under par. That was good for a four-shot win over Chloe Currie of Mississauga, Ont.

  • The Royal Ottawa Golf Club And Eagle Creek Golf Club Set For Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship

    The Venerable Royal Ottawa Golf Club Will Be Co-Hosting The 125th Canadian Men's Amateur This Week - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Herb Fung/Golf Canada

    GATINEAU, Que. – History abounds at the 112th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. A number of significant milestones surround this year’s edition of the world’s third oldest amateur golf competition to be co-hosted by The Royal Ottawa Golf Club in Gatineau, Que., and Eagle Creek Golf Club in Dunrobin, Ont., from August 8-11.

    The championship returns to The Royal Ottawa Golf Club – the inaugural tournament’s host venue – in celebration of the club’s 125th year. Eagle Creek will co-host this historic competition as part of its festivities surrounding its 25th anniversary. The 2016 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship will also mark the first time the event has been staged in two provinces.