• Lexi Thompson Puts On Clinic For CN Future Links Kids At Seymour G&CC

    LPGA Major Winner And World Women's Number 8 Ranked Lexi Thompson Was On Hand At Seymour Golf & Country Club, Along With Host Head Professional Dale Schienbein, As A Thrilled Group Of Youngsters Took Part In A CN Future Links Clinic At The North Vancouver Layout - Image Credit Jurgen Kaminski

    by Bryan Outram

    When the top players from around the world travel to Vancouver for the CP Canadian Women’s Open one of the great things they do is give of their time for various events surrounding the tournament itself.

    Not far removed from being a junior herself, she’s already a ‘veteran’ at the ripe-old age of 20, women’s world number 8 ranked Lexi Thompson came out to Seymour Golf & Country Club in North Vancouver on the Monday of tournament week to put on a clinic for a group of young aspiring players for CN Future Links National Junior Golf Development.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Canada’s Brooke Henderson Picks Up First LPGA Tour Win In Cambia Portland Classic

    Canada's Brooke Henderson Won The Cambia Portland Classic By 8 Shots For Her First Victory On The LPGA Tour

    courtesy LPGA Communications

    PORTLAND, Ore. –Brooke Henderson captured her first LPGA victory in style, cruising to an eight-shot victory at the Cambia Portland Classic.

    “It’s amazing,” Henderson said with a smile. “It’s such an unbelievable thing it’s not even real life yet I don’t think.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Michelle Kim Wins Canadian Junior Girls Title

    Michelle Kim, Who Picked Up The Trophy For The BC Junior Girls Championship, Now Has The Canadian Junior Girls Title As Well

    by Alfie Lau

    Surrey’s Michelle Kim continued her dream summer by winning the Canadian Junior Girls title at Deer Park Municipal Golf Club in Yorkton, SK.

    Kim’s (-6) total of 286 was two strokes better than fellow Surrey golfer Hannah Lee, who battled a cold to still card a (-4) total of 288. Kim, a member of Golf Canada’s Development Squad, had earlier won the BC Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows and the BC Junior Girls at Cordova Bay.

  • Pace Of Play Is Everyone’s Responsibility

    Slow Play Can Be Maddening. But It's Everyone's Responsibility To Overcome - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    by John Gordon (Golf Canada)

    Not even halfway through your round and you’re hot. Man, are you hot. Sure, the thermometer is in the upper 20s, but it’s not the summer heat that’s frying you. It’s the waiting on every shot. Every shot!

    “Why is that group in front of us so @%#%-ing slow?!”

    Cool down. It just might not be their fault. Or the fault of the groups in front of them.

  • Team BC Wins Inter-Provincial Junior Girls Title In Saskatchewan

    From Left, Akari Hayashi, Michelle Kim And Hannah Lee Comprised Team Bc, Which Won The Inter-Provincial Junior Girls Title In Saskatchewan By 20 Strokes - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Team British Columbia has won the Inter-Provincial Junior Girls team championship at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, SK.

    The BC team of Surrey’s Hannah Lee and Michelle Kim, along with Victoria’s Akari Hayashi, posted a two-day total of 7-under par 285 to capture the team championship by 20 strokes.

  • Team Alberta Wins Provincial Championship At Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, B.C. Finishes Second

    Team Alberta Members (L-R) Sabrine Garrison, Jennifer Ha And Jaclyn Lee Took The Inter-Provincial Women's Championship Title - Image Credit Golf Canada

    Jason St. Jacques/ Golf Canada

    SASKATOON, Sask. – The second round of the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship concluded Thursday afternoon at Riverside Country Club with Team Alberta emerging as the Inter-Provincial Women’s Champions and Team British Columbia finishing in second spot.

    Day three of competition started with half of the players teeing off in their second round after play was suspended on Tuesday.

  • Rain Postpones Opening Round Of Canadian Women’s Amateur

    The British Columbia Golf Team Of, From Left, Gloria Choi, Taylor Kim And Michelle Kim, Posed For A Team Shot Before The Opening Round Of The Canadian Women’s Amateur At The Riverside Country Club In Saskatoon, Sk. The First Round Was Postponed Because Of Rain And Organizers Hope To Get The 105 Golfers Out For 36 Holes On Wednesday - Image Credit Golf Canada

    by Alfie Lau

    Heavy rainfall and unplayable course conditions forced the postponement of the first round of the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon, SK.

    The first round of play will begin on July 29 at 7 a.m. CST with revised tee times. Round two will also see a revised draw and is slated to begin following the completion of the first round. Pairings for rounds one and two will remain the same as the original groupings.

  • Canadian Women's Amateur Tees Off In Saskatoon

    Augusta James Won The 2014 Canadian Women's Amateur Title - Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    Riverside Country Club is proud to be hosting the 2015 Canadian Women’s Amateur in Saskatoon from July 27 - 31, 2015.

    Conducted by Golf Canada and with presenting sponsors such as RBC, Titleist, Footjoy and CP, the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship is the premier women’s event in Canada.

  • British Columbia Golf Announces Girls Junior America's Cup Team

    Shirin Anjarwalla, Seen Above Playing At The BC Women’s Amateur Earlier This Month, Is Part Of The British Columbia Team Heading To Cheyenne, Wyoming For The Girls Junior America’s Cup July 27-30 - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    It’s almost time for the Girls Junior America’s Cup and the British Columbia team of Shirin Anjarwalla, Mary Parsons, Tiegan Taylor and Natalie Chu will be leaving for Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 24.

    The U-17 will be led by non-playing captain Pat Thompson and the team members were given their uniforms after the BC Junior Girls Championship at Cordova Bay in Victoria.

  • BC Well Represented At IMG Academy Junior World Championships

    Top Canadian Juniors Are Representing The Country Down In San Diego At The IMG Academy World Junior Golf Championships And British Columbia Has Its Fair Share Of Competitors Along - Image Courtesy CJGA

    SAN DIEGO, California (CJGA) — This week from July 14 - 17th, Canada’s top young aspiring golfers are competing in the prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships on nine golf courses around the San Diego area. This year, Canada will once again be well represented with 51 outstanding junior golfers.

  • Patrick Murphy And AJ Armstrong Bring Team Canada And Alberta Flavour To BC Amateur At Fairview Mountain

    AJ Anderson, Left, And Patrick Murphy, Right, Are Team Canada Development Team Members Who Will Be Teeing It Up At Fairview Mountain For The BC Amateur This Week - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    They’re two Alberta teenage golfers with very bright futures. Patrick Murphy and AJ Armstrong, both members of Team Canada’s Development Squad, are playing in Oliver this week as they try to add the prestigious British Columbia Amateur title to their already impressive resumes.

  • BC's Jared du Toit Off To Arizona State

    Jared du Toit Poses With Fairview Mountain Executive Professional Brian McDonald Prior To His Practice Round For The BC Amateur - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    Two years ago, when Jared du Toit was graduating from Selkirk Secondary, he didn’t have many options for his post-secondary golf career.

    It was a stroke of good luck that John Means at Idaho saw something in du Toit and got two solid seasons out of his leader. Not only did du Toit lead the Vandals in scoring (69.61), he won three times in his sophomore season.

    Means also told du Toit he was in the top two or three players he’s ever coached and not only did Means mean that, he knew that it might be time to let du Toit spread his wings.

    And those wings will take du Toit to Tempe, AZ this August, where he’s transferring from Idaho to Arizona State for his junior season.

  • Megan Ratcliffe Keeps Golf All In The Family

    Robert Ratcliffe Couldn't Be Happier To Caddy For Daughter Megan At The BC Women's Amateur At Duncan Meadows. While Megan Would Miss The Cut, It Was Still A Great Two Days For Father And Daughter - Image Credit Alfie Lau

    by Alfie Lau

    When your dad is the National Development Squad Lead Coach for Golf Canada, a role which has him work with Canada’s top junior golfers, it would seemingly be hard for 16-year-old Megan Ratcliffe to carve her own golf identity.

    But for the opening rounds of the British Columbia Golf Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur at Duncan Meadows, there was Robert Ratcliffe looping for his daughter. “I’m just being a supportive dad, trying to help Megan wherever I can,” said Ratcliffe. “It’s been a lot of fun and it gives me a different purpose this week.”