• The Right Place, The Right Time

    Victoria's Dale Jackson Has Gone From Making A Rules Inquiry Playing In An Event To Becoming This Country's Pre-eminent Rules Official - Image Courtesy Dale Jackson 

    By Jeff Sutherland / iG

    When Dale Jackson asked a rules question 20 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine what that would lead to.

    The member at Royal Colwood Golf Club on Vancouver Island may modestly say that his rise to the upper echelons of Canadian golf may be about being in the “right place at the right time,” but, other than the original incident that sparked his interest, chance really has had little to do with it.

    It all started when Jackson was playing in the Colwood Amateur in 2001 and was unable to get a clear answer to a rules question.

  • Golf Canada’s Latest App Update Includes Games And Enhanced Course Lookup

    courtesy Golf Canada

    Golf Canada has dropped an app update that is sure to get golfers pumping their fists!

    Just in time for the 2021 golf season, the latest version of Golf Canada’s app now features the ability to set up Match Play, Skins of Stroke Play games against friends using Gross or Net scoring.

  • 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. 

  • Video: Welcome Back - Golf Is Calling!

    Golf is Calling! Golf is good for you! Get out and play! 

     

     

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Happy Vaisakhi To All From British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Tuesday (13 April) was the first day of the Vaisakh month. We sincerely hope everyone was able to celebrate in a happy and safe manner. 

    Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ, IAST: visākhī), also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism.... Vaisakhi marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

    Traditionally, Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab region and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa. More recently, this festival is also celebrated around the world by the Sikh diaspora. Vaisakhi is a harvest festival of Punjab, or according to Punjabi calendar it is the New Year for Punjabi people.

    This day is also observed as the Thanksgiving day by the farmers whereby the farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

    Vaisakhi is one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das Ji to be celebrated by Sikhs. 

  • Put Your Team Together For The RBC PGA Scramble

    The RBC PGA Scramble is a national series of events taking place at more than 140 golf facilities around the country in 2021, culminating with Regional Finals and the RBC PGA Scramble National Championship in October.

    The series of events expects to draw more than ten thousand amateur golfers—who will form their own team of four players— from across the country. Teams will look to make it through local qualifying with the ultimate goal of playing in a Regional and hopefully National Championship in October with a PGA of Canada professional playing on their team at some of Canada’s finest golf courses.

  • Golf Canada Will Tee It Up For 2021 National Amateur Championships

    Media Release

    Golf Canada will tee it up in 2021 to conduct national amateur championships and is working with public health authorities in host communities to finalize operational protocols so that the competitions may proceed safely. 

    Following a 2020 season that saw the cancellation of all Golf Canada competitions due to the pandemic, the 2021 schedule will feature nine National Amateur Championships, eight NextGen Championships for junior-aged golfers, and several USGA qualifiers which will be hosted at member clubs across Canada, starting with the NextGen Pacific Championship at Bear Mountain G&CC in Victoria, BC on May 5th.

  • Titleist & FootJoy Parent Company Acushnet Commits To R&A's Women In Golf Charter

    Acushnet, the parent company of global golf brands Titleist and FootJoy, has demonstrated its commitment to creating a more inclusive culture within golf by becoming a signatory of The R&A’s Women in Golf Charter.

  • Video: What Does it Mean to be a Woman Working in Golf?

    Recently, in celebrating International Women's Day, The R & A asked women working in golf - inside and outside of The R&A - to talk about their work and why having more women in the industry is essential for the future success of the sport.

    British Columbia Golf joins The R&A in being committed to broadening the appeal of the sport for women and girls in all forms whether that is playing the sport or working within it. The Women in Golf Charter and #INVITEHer​ campaign aims to improve inclusivity of golf for women and girls.

    Read more on The R&A's efforts https://www.randa.org/en/theranda/ini...

     

  • An Invitation To Canadians: GOLF IS CALLING…

    (March 23, 2021 – Golf Canada) – Canadians needing a social outlet and a sense of recreational normalcy during the uncertainty of the pandemic in 2020 turned to golf in a major way.

    Now Golf Canada, with the support of industry partners, will build on the excitement, increased interest, and elevated levels of play with a national golfer retention campaign to welcome new and returning players back to the golf course in 2021.

  • World Champions Cup Set To Debut In 2022

    The PGA Tour Champions Is SetTo Hold A 3-way Cup For All Parts Of The World - Image Courtesy World Champions Cup

    CHICAGO (MARCH 16, 2021) – A unique and exciting new professional golf competition is ready to take the world stage, as sports media and marketing firm Intersport announced the creation of the World Champions Cup, scheduled to debut in the fall of 2022.

    Inspired by the passion and tradition of the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, the World Champions Cup will be a first-of-its-kind golf tournament featuring Team USA, Team Europe and Team World squaring off over three days of competition that will renew some of the game’s most storied rivalries as the teams battle for international pride and global bragging rights.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Creating A Business Model That Makes Golf Accessible To Everyone - Kathy Erikson, The Short Game Place

    After the sudden passing of her beloved husband Mike three years ago, Kathy Erikson made a life-changing decision: dedicate her energy to crate a golf experience that appeals to everyone, year round, 24 hours a day.

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host, Colin Weston, sat down with Kathy Erikson to learn about the passion that drives her to create an indoor golf arena that started with an AHA moment almost thirty years ago.

  • Participate In The Golf & Health Survey – Win A £200 Voucher For St. Andrews!

    via Golf Canada and The R&A

    The R&A is keen to understand the importance of health messaging and how to best communicate health benefits to existing and potential golfers.

    We would very much appreciate your feedback on your experiences and perceptions of the health benefits of playing golf and your thoughts for promoting this in the future.

    As a thank you for your time you will have an opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a £200 voucher for Auchterlonies golf shop in St Andrew’s (worldwide shipping)

    To take part in the survey please click on the survey link below:

    The survey is being undertaken by independent research agency Sports Marketing Surveys. Please be assured that the information that you provide will remain confidential.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: James Cronk, Co-Founder Of Golf Industry Guru

    Understanding Customer Needs To Create Value For The Golf Industry - James Cronk, Co-Founder Of Golf Industry Guru

    ModGolf Podcast creator and host Colin Weston recently sat down with Golf Industry Guru Co-Founder James Cronk to learn how his team puts the customer first to create new value in a traditional market space.

  • 2021 RBC Canadian Open Cancelled Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Challenges

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA AND TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Due to logistical challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR, title sponsor Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Golf Canada announced today that the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, scheduled for June 7-13 at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario, has been cancelled.

    “Even with an extensive health and safety plan in place, we faced a number of significant logistical challenges that led us to this decision,” said PGA TOUR President Tyler Dennis. “While we are disappointed to cancel Canada’s National Championship, we are thankful to our partners RBC and Golf Canada – along with our Canadian fans — for their unwavering support and cooperation throughout this process. We look forward to the RBC Canadian Open returning to our schedule next year.”

  • Women’s Golf Day Calls On Golfers To Support International Women’s Day With Ballsy Campaign

    Via The Golf Wire & Women's Golf Day

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Monday March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual, global event celebrating women and their achievements.

    Women’s Golf Day (WGD) will be encouraging male and female golfers to celebrate #IWD2021 this year by taking part in a #WGDUnites social media campaign by posting a photo of a golf ball marked with the name of a woman that drives, inspires, motivates, empowers or supports you.

  • Golf Canada Annual Meeting Concludes With Liz Hoffman Elected As 116th President

    Courtesy Golf Canada

    (March 4, 2021 - Golf Canada) – Golf Canada’s 2021 Annual Meeting culminated on Thursday, March 4th with the election of Thornhill, Ont. native Liz Hoffman as the 116th President of the National Sport Federation.

    Hoffman, a past President of Golf Ontario who spent 39 years with the University of Toronto including 16 as Director of Athletics and High-Performance, succeeds Charlie Beaulieu of Lorraine, Que. who served consecutive terms as President in 2019-20.