• UBC Women Repeat As NAIA Champions

    Sonja Tang Led The UBC Women T'Birds With Her T4 Finish - Image Courtesy UBC/Bushnell Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    For a while, it looked like it might be close. Turns out, it wasn’t. The University of B.C. women’s golf team rebounded nicely after a second-round hiccup and repeated as NAIA champions with a resounding 29-stroke victory at the TPC Deere Run in Silvas, Ill.

    The Thunderbirds did what they were expected to do, which often isn’t as easy as it sounds. They entered the tournament ranked No. 1, but after a poor second round trailed Keiser University by one shot.

  • Driving Towards Inclusive Golf for All

    BC's Tanelle Bolt Uses A Swing-Assist Cart At Langara GC In Vancouver - BC Golf Photo

    BY REBECCA BLISSETT/Writer for Rick Hansen Foundation

    For Anthony Brummet, like many of the 1 in 5 Canadians with a disability, his medical condition wasn’t something he had planned for. Anthony, or Tony as he is called, developed a health issue in his senior years that affects his legs to the point he can no longer stand.

  • North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Shaping Up As A Canada vs USA Showdown

    British Columbia Will Go For Six Straight At The North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches Championship In Corvallis, Oregon

    This international competition, created by Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) founder, Joan Teats in 1987, has featured a rotation of sites in recent years between the competing golf associations comprising British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    The 2023 edition of the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches is being held at Trysting Tree GC in Corvallis, Oregon and will see the contest taking on a slightly different look as Team BC goes for their 6th consecutive victory in the event.

    With Idaho not competing this year, Oregon and Washington have combined to form one team (6 girls each), which will take on 5-time defending champion British Columbia who will be bringing 12 players to the event, creating a 'Canada vs U.S.A.' approach to this year's competition.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Four B.C. juniors to rub shoulders with LPGA stars at new event; Hadwin, Svensson T40th at PGA Championship; Sloan makes it a B.C. foursome at U.S. Open; Rothwell off to NCAA Division I championship; SFU’s Goodfellow honoured

    L-R: Lauren Kim, Michelle Liu & Luna Lu Finished As The Top 3 In The 2020 BC Women's Amateur. They Will Be Joined By Vanessa Zhang (Far Right) In The Upcoming Mizuho Americas Open

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Four B.C. junior golfers will be playing alongside some of the biggest stars on the LPGA Tour at the upcoming Mizuho Americas Open at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.

    Burnaby’s Luna Lu, Lauren Kim of Surrey and Michelle Liu and Vanessa Zhang, both of Vancouver, are among 24 American Junior Golf Association players who have qualified to play in the inaugural event, which goes June 1-4.

  • UBC Men Win NAIA National Championship Tourney

    The UBC T'Birds Are 2023 NAIA Champions - Photo Credit Dan O'Connor (UBC T'Birds Communications)

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    For just the second time in program history, the University of B.C. men’s golf team has captured the NAIA national championship. The T-Birds surprised even their coach by winning the 72-hole tournament at Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.

    “To be honest it’s a big surprise and it’s a big upset,” said longtime UBC coach Chris Macdonald. “We were the 12th-ranked team coming in, so a lot of things had to go right.”

  • Surrey’s Lauren Kim Qualifies To Play In Her Second Straight U.S. Women’s Open

    Lauren Kim (L) And Gabriela Ruffels Were The Two Qualifiers For The U.S. Women's Open At VGC - Image Courtesy Golf Canada/Twitter

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Lauren Kim’s one and only visit to California’s Monterey Peninsula occurred a few years ago when she and her family were driving home from a junior golf tournament in the San Diego area.

    Kim, all of 11 or 12 years old at the time, vividly remembers what a beautiful spot it was. “We went to all of the golf courses in the area and picked up every scorecard,” she says. “And then we went to the beach and dipped our toes in the water.

    “I bought one of those bouncy balls that had a big Pebble Beach logo on it. And it had golf ball dimples on it. I thought this is really cool, I want that.” She also decided right there and then that she’d one day play Pebble Beach.

    On Monday, that dream became a reality. Kim will not only play Pebble Beach, she’ll play it in this summer’s U.S. Women’s Open.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Simon Fraser University men clinch spot in NCAA Division II national championship tourney; UBC, University of Victoria off to NAIA championships; Strong named new PGA of BC executive director

    SFU Red Leafs Men's Golf Team - Image Courtesy SFU/Sonoma State Athletics

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The solid play of senior Aidan Goodfellow (Centre In Team Photo Shown) and a pair of clutch 18th-hole birdies by Michael Crisologo and Jordan Bean helped the Simon Fraser University men’s golf team earn a spot in the NCAA Division II national championship tourney for the first time since 2015.

    The Red Leafs tied for fourth at the West/South Central regional tourney in Rohnert Park, Calif., where the top five teams earned spots in the national championship tourney.

    It was a nail-biter of a final round as only seven strokes separated the top nine teams.

  • Former U.S. Ryder Cup Team Member Ken Green Readies For 5Th United States Disabled Open At PGA Golf Club

    By Craig Dolch, Special to the PGA of America

    This article from Craig Dolch has some wonderful insight from former 5-time PGA TOUR winner Ken Green as he gains more and more admiration for those whose main goal is to compete, regardless of the compromised physical situation they may be faced with.

  • Women's Golf Day Celebrations Coming Up Soon

    It's Time to Celebrate! Women's Golf Day Celebrations begin May 30 and run through June 6th! You can participate in a number of ways! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the fun!

    There are lots of ways to get involved - starting May 30th.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Amy Lee and Jerry Li winners at NextGen opener on Sunshine Coast; B.C. a close third at PNGA Lamey Cup; Svensson struggles on the Green Mile; Rowe wins second straight VGT event

    NextGen Pacific Champions Amy Seung Hyun Lee & Jerry Li - Image Credit Chuck Russell/Golf Canada

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The NextGen Championships put on by Golf Canada each year are what you might call 'junior majors'. Amy Seung Hyun Lee now has won two of them.

    Lee, a 15-year-old Langley resident, captured the NextGen Pacific Championship at Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club.

    She went wire-to-wire and won by five shots against an elite field of B.C. juniors.

  • PNGA Lamey Cup A Perfect Combination Of Camaraderie And Competition

    The Last BC Team To Win The Lamey Cup Was In 2014 - PNGA Photo

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    It was cool, rainy and windy at last year’s PNGA Lamey Cup, but John Robertson enjoyed every minute of what was his debut in the annual Ryder Cup-style competition featuring teams from the British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho golf associations.

    Robertson loved the competitive side of the event, but also remembers the great camaraderie between the teams.

  • PGA TOUR Announces Formation Of PGA Tour Americas


    April 25, 2023

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada will merge into a singular Tour to form PGA TOUR Americas, which will begin play in February 2024, the PGA TOUR announced today.

    PGA TOUR Americas will consist of 16 events contested across Latin America, Canada and the United States from February through September. The top 10 finishers on the season-long points list will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership for the following season.

  • Happy Vaisakhi To All From British Columbia Golf

    British Columbia Golf is pleased to recognize that Friday, April 14th is the first day of the Vaisakhi month. We sincerely hope everyone is able to celebrate in a safe and happy 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.

    "Vaisakhi presents an opportunity for me to reflect on my journey as a Sikh, and to reaffirm my commitment to the values of Sikhism," said Harman Singh, senior manager of education at The Sikh Coalition.

    Traditionally, the Vaisakhi (also known as Baisakhi) festival is celebrated in Punjab 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 the 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 Guru Amar Das Ji chose to be celebrated by Sikhs. 

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Jace Minni conquers Chambers Bay to earn first collegiate win; Ewart wins again for Barry; Frustrating finish for Svensson at Masters; Henry Lee earns conditional status at PGA Tour Canada Q-School

    Delta, BC's Jace Minni - Image Courtesy Gonzaga University

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    The Gonzaga golf drought is over, thanks to Delta’s Jace Minni.

    The former B.C. Juvenile Boys champion earned his first collegiate win in impressive fashion last week by capturing Seattle University’s Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., by four shots.

    It was the first individual win by a Gonzaga University player since 2016 and Minni’s final-round 65 matched the low round in the history of the golf program at the Spokane school.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Former B.C. Bantam champ laps field in South Africa; Taylor ties for 15th at Texas Open, where fellow Canadian Corey Conners wins for second time; Macdonald goes low in Brazil; SFU women win

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    A former B.C. Bantam Boys champion now living in South Africa has made world-wide headlines after winning a prestigious junior tournament by 21 shots.

    Daniel Bennett, a former Victoria-area resident who played out of Gorge Vale Golf Club, won the 2020 Bantam Boys title by six shots at Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus. Shortly afterward, he and his family returned to their native South Africa.

  • BC Golf Members Get 20% Off Billie Jean King Cup Women's Tennis Tickets

    Vancouver hometown tennis athlete Rebecca Marino and her Team Canada teammates, Leylah Fernandez, Bianca Andreescu and Gabriela Dabrowski will take on Belgium right here in Vancouver, at the Pacific Coliseum, April 14-15, in the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers, the World Cup of Women's Tennis. 

    The tie is going to be a fabulous showcase of some of the best athletes our country, and the world, has to offer. By attending, watching and following, you're directly supporting and elevating women's sport in Canada.

    BC Golf members can get 20% off single-day tickets to cheer on Team Canada at the Pacific Coliseum. See promo code details below.

  • Ziemer' B.C. Golf Notes: Victoria the lone B.C. stop on PGA Tour Canada schedule; Early exits for Taylor, Hadwin, Svensson at Dell Match Play; UBC women keep winning; Ewart wins again for Barry University; Macdonald top-20s in Argentina

    Uplands GC Will Host BC's Only PGA Tour Canada Event This Year - Image Courtesy Uplands GC

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    PGA Tour Canada has released its 2023 schedule and as expected it includes only one British Columbia event, the season-opening Royal Beach Victoria Open which goes June 15-18 at Uplands Golf Club.

    B.C. has had as many as three PGA Tour Canada events in the past. But the former tournament held at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver was last played in 2019.

    And the Kelowna stop at Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna ended after last summer’s event when GolfBC chose not to renew its sponsorship of the tournament.

  • Happy Ramadan From British Columbia Golf

    As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday March 23rd, 2023, and end on Thursday April 20th, 2023, depending on the sighting of the moon.

    Islamic holidays always begin at sundown and end at sundown the following day/days ending the holiday or festival.

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a month of fasting, prayer, giving and self-evaluation observed by Muslims. The month lasts 29-30 days depending on the sightings of the crescent moon.

    British Columbia Golf hopes you enjoy a tranquil Ramadan.

  • Ziemer's B.C. Golf Notes: Vancouver’s Victoria Liu an Ivy League star; Taylor top-10s at Valspar; Hadwin, Svensson and Taylor off to Match Play; Arora earns player of week honours

    BC's Victoria Liu Wins Third Ivy League Title This Year - Image Courtesy GoPrincetonTigers.com

    Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    Victoria Liu headed to Princeton University with more than a little apprehension about how she would balance the academic challenges of an Ivy League school with playing college golf.

    It turns out the Lord Byng high school graduate from Vancouver need not have worried. Liu is registering excellent grades as she pursues a computer science degree at Princeton and is absolutely acing things on the golf course.

  • Video: How Golf Saved My Life - The Story Of BC's Adam Fine & His Journey

    In the words of Vancouverite Adam Fine, "Golf helped me persevere through the most difficult chapter of my life."

    As Fine explains:

    "In 2015 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune liver disease. I began playing twilight golf at Harding Park in San Francisco to distract myself from the slow deterioration of my health. My passion for golf grew into an obsession, and I played frequently until I received a liver transplant in 2018. After recovering from my surgery, I was fortunate to enjoy playing rounds of golf at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and other bucket list golf courses."

    He goes on to tell the story about one of the first things he found out about the person from whom he received his life-saving opportunity, "Later, I learned that I share a special connection with my liver donor, who shared my passion for golf."

    In this video Adam Fine explains the hugely important role the game of golf played in not only dealing with his situation but in his rehabilitation and his life going forward.